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An ornate Paul Sormani Exotic Amboyna Work Table with curved legs and a polished wood finish, reminiscent of Paul Sormani's craftsmanship. The tabletop boasts an intricate inlay design at its center, trimmed with black edges and delicate silver accents on the feet. A single drawer is visible just below the tabletop.

Paul Sormani Exotic Amboyna Work Table

Paul Sormani (1817-1877), was a Parisian ébénist of fine ‘meubles de luxe’. His work was described in the catalogue of the 1867 Exposition Universelle as: ‘toute sa production révèle une qualité d’exécution de tout premier ordre’ (all of his production reveals a quality of execution all of the first order’).

Indeed, this was true. Paul Sormani’s inspiration for the furniture he produced was based firmly in the finest 18th-century models. Taking particular reference from the reign of Louis XVI and Neo-Classicism. Notably, his work is of such a level of perfection that he exceeded the furniture of the 18th-century masters.

He is perhaps the best known and most revered Parisian ébénist of the late 19th century.

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An ornate Paul Sormani Exotic Amboyna Work Table with curved legs and a polished wood finish, reminiscent of Paul Sormani's craftsmanship. The tabletop boasts an intricate inlay design at its center, trimmed with black edges and delicate silver accents on the feet. A single drawer is visible just below the tabletop.

Paul Sormani Exotic Amboyna Work Table

Stock Number: 8789

Exceptional 19th-century work table by Parisian ébénist, Paul Sormani. Revealing an incredible use of exotic Amboyna Veneer throughout the surface with ebony and brass details. The hinged lid opening to a fitted interior with mirrored lid above a slide basket
Exceptional and extremely fine mechanical lock.


Signed Paul Sormani
  • Depth: 41 cm (16.14 inches)
  • Height: 73 cm (28.74 inches)
  • Width: 59 cm (23.23 inches)

£7,500

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  • Depth: 41 cm (16.14 inches)
  • Height: 73 cm (28.74 inches)
  • Width: 59 cm (23.23 inches)

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