1 November 2001
A French ormolu-mounted ebony and mahogany centre table
By Veuve Sormani et Fils, Paris, Circa 1880
The top centred by a rose de Marseille marble top, above a panelled frieze centred to the front and back by a mask within scrolling foliage, on four fluted tapering legs, on cast sabots; the underside with a plaque inscribed Vve P. Sormani & Fils, 10, r. Charlot. Paris
29 in. (74 cm.) high; 33½ in. (85 cm.) wide; 21¾ in. (55 cm.) deep
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