#4159- Sormani Inlaid Writing Table

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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.

#4028 – Baroque 17th century Commode

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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.

#3775- Mid 18th Century Rococo Console

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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.

#6525- Louis XIV Desk

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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.