H: 30 in / 76.5 cm W: 22.5 in / 57.5 cm D: 15 in / 38.5 cmDescription
Of rectangular form constructed in mahogany, with gilt bronze ormolu enrichments; rising from truncated conical legs adorned with ormolu sabots, the lower tiers of incurved form, with ormolu guard edgings; the upper legs of tapering square section, with ormolu caps, capitols and collars; the friezes containing oak lined drawers, one bearing the makers plaque, with pierced ormolu foliate moulding to the fascias, with full rectangular ormolu baluster galleries.
French, circa 1870
Paul Sormani, (1817-1877) born Canzo, in the Lombardy area, setting up his first workshops in Paris in 1847, finally settling in Rue Charlot in 1867, offering works of ‘ a quality of execution of the first order’. Supplying copies of furniture in the style of the ancien regime. They exhibited at the Paris Exhibition of 1849, obtaining a bronze medal, and later, the Paris Universelle Expositions of 1855 and 1867, and in London in 1862 , being awarded medals for their excellence .REF No. 8930