24 February 2000
A French ormolu-mounted kingwood vitrine
In the Louis XV Style, By Paul Sormani, Paris, Circa 1880
The stepped top with a raised central part and a plateau to each side, above a central glazed panel door, the lock plate signed PAUL SORMANI 10 rue Charlot Paris, flanked by a glazed panel to each side and a shaped side panel, the interior with three adjustable glazed shelves and lined with green velvet to the back and base, on slender cabriole legs
71 in. (180 cm.) high; 52 in. (132 cm.) wide; 14½ in. (37 cm.) deep
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For a note on Paul Sormani, see lot 191.
A similar vitrine is illustrated in C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, Woodbridge, 1989, p.281.
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