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Born in Venice in 1817, Paul Sormani (1817-1877), was a Parisian maker 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').


Sormani exhibited at the International Exhibitions in Paris in 1849, 1855, 1867, 1878 and 1900, and in London in 1862, winning numerous medals.


Paul Sormani established the firm in 1847 at 7, Cimetière Saint-Nicholas in Paris, moving in 1854 to 114, Rue du Temple, and in 1867 to 10, rue Charlot.


After his death in 1877 Sormani's son Paul-Charles took over the business that later moved to 134 boulevard Haussmann.


It can be difficult to date Sormani's work, as the firm produced furniture for nearly ninety years. However, when Paul Sormani died in 1877, his wife and son took over the business and from this date onwards pieces are normally signed 'Veuve Sormani & Fils'.


Maker Bibliography:


Mestdagh, Camille and Pierre Lécoules, L'Ameublement d'art français : 1850-1900, Editions de l'Amateur, (Paris) 2010.


Meyer, Jonathan, Great Exhibitions - London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, 1851-1900, Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge, UK), 2006.


Ledoux - Lebard, Denise, Les Ébénistes du XIXe Siècle, Editions de L'Amateur (Paris), 1984. pp. 583-588.

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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
Fine Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Lamp Table By Paul Sormani
Fine Late 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Lamp Table By Paul Sormani Single frieze door with greek key design, Brèche d'Ale...
US$20000
Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood and tulipwood Bureau Plat signed Sor...
A stunning and extremely high quality French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood and tulipwood Bureau Plat signed Sormani, Paris. Raised on four cab...
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
Unique Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Commode By Paul S...
A Beautiful and Unique Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Inlaid Marquetry Commode By Paul Sormani Marble top above an Inl...
US$65000
Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
19th Century Vitrine Cabinet By Sormani
A Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Vitrine Cabinet Signed P. Sormani and Fils 10 Rue Chalet a Paris Paul Sormani (1817-...
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Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Cabinet
A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Cabinet by Sormani. This important cabinet is veneered in a rich flame mahogany with fine ...
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Adrian Alan
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Fine Louis XV Style Coromandel Lacquer Commode
A Fine Louis XV Style Coromandel Lacquer Commode with a Rouge de Rance Marble Top by Sormani. This exceptional commode is decorated with pane...
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Fine Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Rococo Cartel Clock
A Fine Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Rococo Cartel Clock by Paul Sormani. The asymmetrical gilt-bronze case is finely cast in the rococo style with...
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Fine Louis XVI Style Commode After a Model by Jean Henri Riesener
A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marquetry Commode by Paul Sormani, After a Model by Jean Henri Riesener. The central door with a stil...
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marble Urn
A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marble Vase, In The Form of A Cassolette After The Model by Pierre Gouthière, Probably By Paul Sormani....
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Fine Pair of Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marquetry Side Cabinets
A Fine Pair of Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marquetry Side Cabinets by Paul Sormani. Each cabinet has a brèche d'alep marble top, the first with two friez...
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Fine Pair of Transitional Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parquetry Commodes
A Fine Pair of Transitional Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parquetry Commodes, By Paul Sormani, After the Model by Charles Topino. This fine pair of ...
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Fine Regence Style Ebonised and Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat
A Fine Regence Style Ebonised and Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat by Sormani.
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Louis XV style kidney shaped ormolu mounted dressing table by Paul Sormani
Finely inlaid marquetry with various precious woods, the hinged top with mirror to interior Born in the Kingdom of Lombardy, Venice, in 1817, Pa...
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Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Louis XVI Style Centre Table After The Model By Riesener
A Louis XVI Style Mahogany Gilt-Bronze Centre Table After The Model By Jean-Henri Riesener by Paul Sormani. This fine mahogany centre table has ...
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Napoleon III period tulipwood and kingwood commode by Paul Sormani
Of bombe form, ormolu mounted with a serpentine marble top above two drawers and cabriole legs Born in the Kingdom of Lombardy, Venice, in 1817,...
£55000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century ormolu Brûle Parfums by Paul Sormani...
A handsome and extremely high quality pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century marble and ormolu mounted Brûle Parfums possibly by Paul Sormani*....
US$44500
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Very Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Pedestals
A Very Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Pedestals, Attributed to Sormani. The pedestals are of tapering form with fin...
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
A Very Fine Regence Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parquetry Regulator
A Very Fine Régence Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parquetry Regulator By Paul Sormani.
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PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
An ormolu mounted kingwood Meuble d'Appui by Paul Sormani
The eared rectangular brèche d'Alep marble top above a tambour shutter door enclosing two adjustable shelves, the canted angles headed by acanthus...
£15000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
An ormolu mounted mahogany rectangular centre table by Sormani
In the manner of Weisweiller, with a frieze drawer and four tapering legs joined by an X-frame stretcher. Born in the Kingdom of Lombardy, Venic...
£15000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
An ormolu mounted rosewood and mahogany folding card table by Sormani
Fold over card table on interlaced stem with quatrofoil base scroll legs Closed height 77cm, width 50cm, depth 50cm Born in the Kingdom of Lomb...
£9500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
Fantastic Pair of Sormani Vitrines
A Fantastic Pair of Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Demilune Vitrines. By Paul Sormani. Notice the Workmanship Used to Make t...
US$115000
Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
Louis XVI Style Vitrine By Paul Sormani
A Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Louis XVI Style Vitrine By Paul Sormani Bronze gallery above a centred glass door, flanked by glass p...
US$35000
Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)
Vernis Martin Ladies Secretaire Cabinet By Paul Sormani
A Lovely Late 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Vernis Martin Ladies Secretaire Cabinet By Paul Sormani The rectangular upper s...
US$30000
Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.