A Gueridon in the Louis XVI Manner by Paul Sormani

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Object Description

A Gueridon in the Louis XVI Manner
by Paul Sormani
Constructed in mahogany and ormolu, with a Campan marble platform; of circular form, supported by gilt bronze toupie feet with four tapering and fluted columns with ormolu capitols and plinths, enclosing a gilt bronze pierced trellis drum, and over, an ormolu border frames the marble platform. Signed to the underside “Sormani, Paris.”
French, circa 1865

Object Literature

Paul Sormani (1817-1877) born Canzo, in the Lombardy area, setting up his first workshops in Paris in 1847, finally settling in Rue Charlot in 1867, offering works of ‘a quality of execution of the first order’, supplying copies of furniture in the style of the ancien regime. They exhibited at the Paris Exhibition of 1849, obtaining a bronze medal, and later, the Paris Universelle Expositions of 1855 and 1867, and in London in 1862, being awarded medals for their excellence.

Campan marble from the department of the Haut-Pyrenees in south west France was extensively utilised in the interior decoration in the wonderful Palace of Versailles at the command of Louis XVI.

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Excellent condition

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