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A French ormolu-mounted mahogany and parquetry desk
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A French ormolu-mounted mahogany and parquetry desk

BY PAUL SORMANI, PARIS, CIRCA 1875

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A French ormolu-mounted mahogany and parquetry desk
By Paul Sormani, Paris, Circa 1875
Surmounted by a kidney-shaped top, the front centred by a drawer, the lockplate inscribed P. SORMANI 10, rue Charlot, PARIS, flanked to each side by a deep drawer, on four cabriole legs, each headed by a scroll and acanthus fluted clasp, on foliate sabots
30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 46 in. (117 cm.) wide; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.

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Born in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venice in 1817, Paul Sormani produced standard and fantasy furniture from a number of locations in Paris from the mid-19th century. In 1858 he expanded his business, producing articles, styled from the previous century's maître ébénistes and in 1867 established workshops at 10, rue Charlot. The business continued, after his death in 1877, under the direction of his son Paul-Charles and later moved to 134 boulevard Haussman.
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