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A French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood and ormolu bar attributed to Paul Sormani

List: $22,500.00

A French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood and ormolu bar attributed to Paul Sormani

List: $22,500.00

A beautiful and most unique French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood, ormolu and mirrored bar attributed to Paul Sormani. The high quality bar or rafraishisoir, is raised by elegant cabriole legs with fine pierced wrap around foliate ormolu sabots.... — Read More

  • Item # 9222
  • H: 31.5 in L: 35 in D: 19.5 in

    H: 80 cm L: 89 cm D: 50 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Kingwood, Mirror, Ormolu
  • Louis XV st. Read More
  • (Louis XV st.) - Also known as Louis Quinze or Rocaille, this style followed the traditions of French décor, until it took on a life and look of its own with decorations and motifs becoming more exuberant. The style was heavily influenced by the mistress of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour, and marked the beginning of the Rococo movement. In his old age, from 1750 – 1774, Louis XV showed more signs of constraint in his design style and this period showed more signs of French Neoclassicism.
  • Paul Sormani Read More
  • Paul Sormani (1817-1877) One of the most renowned 19th century French cabinet maker and Bronzier of the highest quality. Paul Sormani established his firm in 1847 at 7 Cimetiere Saint-Nicolas in Paris. Sormani participated in major international exhibitions of 1855, 1862 and 1867. Awarded a bronze medal in 1849 and a first-class medal in 1855. At the Universal Exhibition of 1867, his work has been described as “A quality of workmanship of the highest order".
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