A fine “French taste” inlaid writing table in the 18th century style by Paul Sormani, 1817-1877. It is signed on a brass plate at the drawer top edge.
Sormani received enormous attention as one of Paris’ finest and most influential ébénistes and earned worldwide acclaim by displaying his pieces at many of the world’s leading exhibitions. At the 1867 Exhibition Universelle in Paris the celebrated designer received an award and was described in the Exhibition journal as “…a distinguished ébéniste of Paris, whose works deservedly attracted the attention of the public, and received the marked approval of the connoisseur.” Paul Sormani is known to most for his incredible furnishings, many of which were beautifully interpreted reproductions of 18th-century designs.
A most sought after Baroque Italian 17th century commode has a moulded edge top overhanging supporting corbels over drawers with raised central panels bound by moulded rims in the bold taste of the period. At each side, flat panels are rimmed by carved mouldings. All rests on a strong and substantial carved moulding properly balanced by the original large bun feet. In two parts and retaining old finish and with later iron hardware, the chest measures: h.36″, w. 41″, d. 27″. Don’t hesitate to call or email for further details. All items offered are here for your immediate inspection.
Continental Empire chest with Biedermeier influence, circa 1830-40. The cherry veneers are highlighted by ebonized classical columns and details. Standing on block feet, it is sturdily built and ready to put in place, $1265.
Continental 18th century armchair in old finish. High back with scrolled arms and supports above a cabriole leg base with a valanced apron. Recent cover. H. 47”, w. 23”. $975.
A brightly painted Continental lift top small chest, late 17th or early 18th century with shaped panels covered by floral decoration of flowers and leafy tendrils. The central raised panels are centered on a molded edge top over a case with raised panels, all fully decorated, on bun feet. Layered old paint. H. 13″, w. 25″, d.18.5″. $495.
A French 18th century trumeaux in soft blue-gray paint and gilt with a Louis XVI looking glass bound atop by a deep cove cornice, vertical panels and carved foliate corners. H. 60.5″, w. 54″. $3200.
A well detailed Rococo console, French, mid 18th century, with the stretcher mounted with a pierced shell is held by scrolling legs below a reticulated frieze with flowers, shell-work, and tendrils. The beautiful rouge marble top, veined with white and grays, conforms to the serpentine outlined base with a bold, molded rim. H. 35″, w. 45″, d. 23″. $4950.
French Empire drum table, circa 1810-20′s with later marble top on columnar legs joined by incurvate stretchers on bun feet. Minor restorations. D. 30″, h. 31.5″. $1800.
A masterpiece 18th century French Regence commode in the sophisticated urban style with a bowfront case featuring marquetry overall with a stepped brass molded rim above fine ormolu mounts and pulls. Polished to a beautiful tone, this dramatic masterwork will prompt your best thoughts of beauty and appreciation
Italian 18th or early 19th century Italian provincial chairs in a set of four are stylist and sturdy examples with cabriole legs, serpentine aprons, and strap-work backs.
H. 37″, w. 19.5″. $1595 the set.
Lower: A 17th century Italian walnut table with bold Baroque turnings and serpentine incurvate stretchers. Very original. H 28 1/2″ w. 38″, d. 24″.
Pair of carved cabriole leg “Queen Anne” side chairs with shell carved crests and aprons in light hardwood. Possibly Dutch. 18th century. H. 40”, w. 19 ½”, $1195 the pair.
A pair of Italian early 19th century terra cotta neoclassical urns with lacca povera details of scene from antiquity in printed paper applied to a faux black surface. Minor rim repair is invisible. H. 15″, Diam 8 1/2″. $975 the pair.
Pair Louis XV 18th century armchairs. 34″ x 25″. $1795/pair.
French Louis XIV baroque walnut backstool, c. 1720. 47″ x 21″. $725.
French Louis XV armchair, 18th century. Waxed old finish. 36″ x 30″. $1900.
French armchair with striped damask cover. Carved and molded arms with leafage over an inlaid patera. Molded legs and old finish. Circa 1810.
Continental late 17th century walnut armchair.
Sofa table, Italian, c.1840. Walnut, with later inlay of birds. Central drawer, trestle base. 3″ x 1′ 9″ x 2′ 7″.
17th century walnut Baroque armchair, recently covered in leather. Probably French, the comfortable armchair has a raked back and well turned baluster legs
An excellent marquetry inlaid three drawer 18th century Louis XV night stand with serpentine sides above slender cabriole legs. Abundant floral inlay. H. 26″, w. 16 1/2″, d. 14″.
The provincial Louis XVI desk has great old patina with deep and rich carving. The lid displays a violin, bow, a trumpet, a French horn, and more against a background of vining leafage. The drawers are also carved. The interior has pigeon holes as well as hidden drawers. All is in sound condition with no major repairs or alterations. Click images to enlarge.
A petite commode in the Louis XV style, late 19th century French. Black lacquer with gilt scenes, gilt ormolu mounts. Ht. 31”, W. 15 ½”. $1750.
Venetian rococo sofa, 18th century, frame in old finish with recent silk damask cover. This has outstanding line and proportion with a curvaceous back, scrolled arms, and cabriole legs.