19 March 2008
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY, HAREWOOD AND PARQUETRY COIFFEUSE
BY PAUL SORMANI, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The kidney-shaped top inset with trellis parquetry surmounted by winged caryatids supporting an oval mirror-plate and flanked by 'S'-scroll candelabra branches, the frieze set to the front with a central drawer, the lockplate inscribed SORMANI PARIS/134 Boulevard Haussmann, and flanked to each side by a short drawer, on square-set tapering legs terminating in acanthus paw sabots
30 in. (76 cm.) high; 45 in. (115 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58 cm.) deep; The mirror: 23½ x 15½ in. (60 x 39 cm.)
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Please see lot 189 for a note on Paul Sormani.
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