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Louis XVI Dressing Table by Paul Sormani
- This impeccable Louis XVI style dressing table is inlaid with intricate marquetry
- Ormolu-cast seraphim and a foliate motif trim the exquisite vanity mirror, legs and console drawers
- All three of the table’s console drawers lock to keep precious contents safe and sound
- Crafted by famed Venetian cabinetmaker Paul Sormani in Paris, a favorite of 19th-century royalty
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Venetian cabinetmaker. . .
Venetian cabinetmaker Paul Sormani established his Parisian boutique specializing in crafting meubles de luxe, or “small fancy furniture,” in 1847 and soon became a fashionable favorite of French royalty. Sormani’s popularity among nobility and gentry soared after being commissioned by Empress Eugenie, wife and consort of Napoléon III, to decorate the royal palace. The Sormani House exhibited furnishings at the 1855 World's Fair in Paris where the firm's designs were awarded a silver medal and again at the 1862 World's Fair in London, placing third with a bronze medal. While exhibiting at the 1867 World Expo in Paris, Sormani's designs won yet another silver medal and were described in these terms by judges: “All production reveals quality of execution of the first order.”
Signed “Sormani Paris / 134, Rd Haussmann”
45 3/4“ wide x 25 3/4” deep x 64“ high