A superb régence style gilt bronze mounted side cabinet with lacquer panels, firmly attributed to Sormani.
This large and imposing side cabinet has a shaped Rouge des Flandres marble top above a frieze fitted with three drawers. Below are four cupboard doors each mounted with superb Chinese floral lacquer panels in gilt bronze frames.
The unusual and striking lacquer panels depict symbolic Chinese flowers.
The first panel with Hemerocallis (day lily) and wild rose.
The second panel with Chrysanthemum.
The third panel with Peony, Morning Glory and Bamboo.
The fourth panel with Lotus.
The present cabinet forms a pair with a signed example by Sormani, in the collection of Pierre Lecoules.
French, circa 1890.