Case Pieces

A North German Walnut Kas
17th Century

The stepped moulded oversailing cornice centred by a carved relief cresting, above a pair of doors with raised and stepped panels, the carved spandrels with figures, enclosing a plain interior, flanked and divided by carved pilasters headed by figural capitals, above a base drawer with raised panels, on bun feet. Doors are stamped.

Height 97 in. Width 103 in. Depth 38 in.

Inv# Ar-Bu26
An Important North Italian (Lombardy) Rococo Marquetry & Bone Inlaid Bombe Commode
18th Century

Of bombe form, fitted with three drawers, decorated throughout with marquetry and bone inlaid also depicting hunt scenes throughout, all resting on spade legs.

Height 35in. Width 50 1/2 in. Depth 24 in.

Inv# Com71
A Louis XVI Fruitwood Marble Top Commode
18th Century

A shaped marble top over three drawers resting on round tapering legs.

Height 33 ½ in. Width 33 ½ in. Depth 18 ½ in.

Inv# Com70
A Russian Neoclassical Brass Mounted Mahogany Commode
Early 19th Century

The rectangular faux marble top with outset square corners, above a conforming case fitted with three long graduated drawers, flanked by fluted stiles headed by roundels and ending in tapering square feet.


Height 31 1/4 in. Width 41 in. Depth 20 1/2 in.

Inv# Com66
An Italian Venetian Painted Stand
18th Century

Decorated throughout with a single drawer over two cupboard doors all on cabriole legs

Height 33 in. Width 20 in. Depth 20 in.

Inv# Stan61
A French Ormolu-Mounted Inlaid Kingwood & Marble-Top Petit Commode,  By Paul Sormani
19th Century

A rectangular marble top over two drawers with ormolu mounts over cabriole legs ending in sabots.
The drawer with brass plaque inscribed 'PAUL SORMANI 10 R CHARLOT PARIS'

Height 32½in. Width 23 ½ in. Depth 14 in.

Artist Biography:
Paul Sormani (1817-1877), was born in Venice in 1817, and was a 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'.

Sormani exhibited in Paris in 1849, 1855, 1862, 1867, 1878 and 1900, and in London in 1862, winning numerous medals. Amongst the items Sormani exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle were a Louis XV style bureau and a Louis XVI style commode both based on originals held in the Jones Collection at the South Kensington Museum.

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'.

Height 32½in. Width 23 ½ in. Depth 14 in.

Inv# Com50
A Fine Louis XVI Kingwood with Tulipwood & Purplewood Inlaid Commode, Stamped Crepi
18th Century

Francois Crepi maitre 1778

Similar Commode, Versailles

Illustrated in “Le Mobilier Francais Du XVIII Siecle Dictionnaire des Ebenistes, pg. 218-219

The mottled top with canted corners, over three drawers, raised on cabriole legs with sabots.
With Tulipwood & Purplewood inlaid throughout.

Height 34 ½ in. Width 51 ½ in. Depth 24 in.

Inv# Com56
A Fine Louis XV Walnut Armoire
18th Century

The molded cornice above two raised paneled doors, opening to a shelved interior with three small drawers; above a single drawer all resting on cabriole leg feet.

Height 103 Width 64 in. Depth 27 in.

Inv# Ar-Bu20
A Fine Empire Ormolu-Mounted Walnut Commode
Early 19th Century

With a rectangular marble top above one frieze drawer and two long drawers, flanked by Egyptian pilasters, ending on carved mahogany paw feet.

Height 35 in. Width 50 in. Depth 23 3/4 in.

Inv# Com69