Case Pieces

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

Francois Crepi maitre 1778

Reference:
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
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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
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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
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An Unusual & Rare Louis XV Mahogany Commode, Bordeaux France
18th Century

With a shape top over a shaped case with three drawers all resting on cabriole feet.

Height 35 in. Width 50 ¼ in. Depth 24 ½ in.

Inv# Com60
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A Fine & Rare Louis XV Provincial Carved Walnut & Oak Commode
18th Century

The shaped top over a bombe case with three carved drawers all resting on carved feet.

Height 39 in. Width 61 ½ in. Depth 28 in.

Inv# Com62
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A Regence Mahogany Commode
Early 18th Century

The shaped top above two small drawers over two large drawers with gilt bronze pull handles, all over bracket feet 

Height 34 in. Width 48 in. Depth 23 in.

Inv# Com43
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A Fine Italian Baroque Walnut Commode
17th Century

The shaped rectangular top over three drawers all resting on an ebonized plinth with bracket feet.

Height 37 ½ in. Width 52 ½ in. Depth 27 in.

Inv# Com61
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An Early Continental Polychromed Dome Trunk on Stand
18th Century

The trunk is covered and decorated throughout in polychrome tooled leather.

Height 34 in. Width 50 in. Depth 18 in.

Inv# Tr1
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