Paul Sormani Exotic Amboyna Work Table


Exceptional 19th-century work table by Parisian ébénist, Paul Sormani.
France, circa 1870

Width 59cm – 23.25in
Depth 41cm – 16.2in
Height 73cm – 28.75in

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– 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 rare mechanical lock.
– Signed Paul Sormani

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.

Paul Sormani Links

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Napoleon III – Palace of Versaille

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