A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CENTER TABLE
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 262-265)
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CENTER TABLE

BY PAUL SORMANI, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CENTER TABLE
BY PAUL SORMANI, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The circular brocatelle jaune de Jura marble top above a conforming frieze mounted with allegorical trophies, on alternating male and female herm supports joined by a pierced 'X'-shaped stretcher, on spiraly-fluted feet, the foliate molding signed P. SORMANI PARIS
30¾ in. (78 cm.) high, 30¾ in. (78 cm.) diameter

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Lot Essay

This elegant center table, designed in the goût Weisweiler, epitomizes the supreme quality of Sormani's oeuvre. The model was also produced by Sormani's contemporary, Henry Dasson. An example of Dasson's rendition, dated 1867 and formerly in the collection of Pierre Lecoules, is illustrated in D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le mobilier français du XIXe siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 148. An 1884 example, also by Dasson, was sold at Christie's, London, 29 March 2007, lot 96 (£216,000).

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