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Paul Sormani Tables

Italian, 1817-1877

Paul Sormani, counted among the most elite Parisian ébénistes of the 19th century, used the foundation of Louis XV and XVI styles for his meubles de luxe (luxurious furnishings).

Sormani received enormous attention as one of Paris’ finest and most influential ébénistes and earned worldwide acclaim by displaying his pieces at many of the world’s leading exhibitions. At the 1867 Exhibition Universelle in Paris the celebrated designer received an award and was described in the exhibition journal as “...a distinguished ébéniste of Paris, whose works deservedly attracted the attention of the public, and received the marked approval of the connoisseur.”

Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, decorated her palaces with beautiful creations by Paul Sormani whose designs were of a select few favored by the Empress. Revivals of Louis XV and XVI pieces were in high demand among affluent Parisians, and Sormani created many of the finest and most important furnishings of the period.

Find authentic Paul Sormani case pieces and storage cabinets, tables and other furniture on 1stDibs.

(Biography provided by M.S. Rau)

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Creator: Paul Sormani
Paul Sormani '1817-1866', Louis XVI Games Table
By Paul Sormani
Located in BARSAC, FR
Paul Sormani (1817-1866) Very elegant mahogany and mahogany veneer games table with a so-called "mouchoir" opening. Square in shape, four legs covered with gilt brass fluting and ha...
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Mid-19th Century Louis XVI Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Mahogany

Paul Sormani French Dressing Table Amboyna Veneer (Rare). Circa 1870
By Paul Sormani
Located in Incline Village, NV
Paul Sormani (1817-1877) designed and was the maker of this superb quality small dressing table; from his Paris workshop at 10 R. Charlot Park (this was his second workshop---opened in 1867). The attention to detail and intricate design, in addition to selection and application of premium materials and resources are typical of Sormani dedication to excellence, as was recognized by many of his contemporaries during several mid-century Parisean exhibitions. Brass inlaid Fleur de Lis medallion decorates the center; surrounded by beautiful and rare burl Amboyna veneer wood from Indonesia. The surface is bordered by a bold brass application to the serpentine perimeter. A satinwood inlaid border decoration to the surface further enhances the decor. The highly figured veneer design of the surface is further on display to the rectangular 4" skirt support above four elegant cabriole legs with full length linear bold inlaid and applied brass accoutrements to the corners; top to bottom; ending in bronze mounted feet. The special interior is accessed by lifting the top up connected by a pair of decorated and embossed rear hinges; revealing a full surface mirror back and a fitted storage sections with a sliding tray for personal particulars; jewelry, papers, make up, sewing implements, or valuables as may be kept private by locking mechanism which bears the signature and street address of "Paul Sormani, 10 R. Charlot Park". The condition of the table is original, sturdy, and well made with no replacements. Surfaces have a mellow patina displaying warm, age related hues. A small rectangular section to the top surface measuring 2" x 3 1/2", just off the left and front of the center medallion is present. It does not look like a replacement because the grain transcends the section matching perfectly. It simply looks like an early restoration of some kind; possibly done contemporaneously with the manufacture of the table and possibly at the workshop of Sormani Maison because it is done so well. Please note the close up image (#3) of this repair. The base of the interior underneath (see image) is fastened with butterfly wood...
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1870s French Napoleon III Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Amboyna

Very Fine 19th Century Louis XVI Roll Top Desk by Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Dallas, TX
A very fine 19th century French Louis XVI kingwood and tulipwood marquetry rolltop desk. Fine gilt bronze mounts with a beautiful marble top. Signed Paul Sormani.
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Attributed Paul Sormani French Late 19th Century Podreuse Dressing Table
By Paul Sormani
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Brass label on one drawer- Paul Sormani, Paris. A fine Louis XV style podreuse, the shaped top with tall side drawers, an adjustable cartouche form mirror, and flour scrolling brass ...
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Late 19th Century Louis XV Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Desk Made by Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Elegant Louis XVI style desk made by Paul Sormani (1817-1877). Made of veneered wood and gilt bronze sheathed on top of a patiné havane leather. Molded and decorated on all sides wit...
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1870s French Louis XVI Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Wood

Napoleon Kingwood Marble Free-Standing Writing Table Attributed to Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A Napoleon kingwood marble free-standing writing table attributed to Sormani, the shaped rectangular top inset with Breche d’Alep marble within ...
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1860s French Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Kingwood

Louis XV Salon Table Stamped Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in BARSAC, FR
Beautiful and elegant small center table with curved legs and scalloped top in the Louis XV style forming a writing and working table thanks to a sliding top system revealing a drop-...
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Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Amboyna

Peculiar French Book Table by Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Peculiar French book table, by Paul Sormani (1817-1877). Signed Paul Somani, 10 Charlot, Paris. Made of rosewood veneered wood. Octagonal shaped lid. Fruit wood fillets. Two revolving shelves...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Sormani Tables

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Fruitwood, Rosewood

Pair of French Paul Sormani Late 19th Century Bedside Tables with Inlay
By Paul Sormani
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Paul Sormani walnut bedside tables from the late 19th century, with banding. Created in France at the end of the 19th century, each of this pair of nightstands features a rectangular top with inlay, sitting above a single drawer (one of them presenting a Paul Sormani label). A door below opens to reveal either a simple storage compartment or a swiveling shelf...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Brass

19th Century Ormolu-Mounted Table in the Louis XV Style by Maison Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in London, GB
An Elegant Table à Écrire By Paul Sormani Constructed from bois satiné and amaranth, with geometric cubed parquetry inlay, the writing table on slender cabriole legs with ormolu ...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Belle Époque Period Oval Side Table/Desk, Signed Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exquisite French 19th century Louis XV st. Belle Époque period mahogany and ormolu oval side table/desk, signed Paul Sormani. The table is raised by slender cabriole legs with fin...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XIV Style Side Table, Signed Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XIV st. tulipwood, charmwood and ormolu side table, signed Sormani. The table is raised by fine square tapered ...
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19th Century French Louis XIV Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Ormolu

Louis XVI Dressing Table by Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in New Orleans, LA
Eloquent marquetry and faithful interpretation of the Louis XVI taste characterize this beautiful 19th century dressing table by Paul Sorma...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Ormolu

Elegant Louis XV Style Table by P. Sormani, France, Circa 1870
By Paul Sormani
Located in PARIS, FR
Charming Louis XV style table by Sormani, opening with three drawers. The waved rectangular tray, adorned with a floral bois-de-bout marquetry, is circled by a gilded bronze mold. It...
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1870s French Louis XV Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Bronze

French Kingwood and Mahogany-Veneered Ormolu-Mounted Dressing Table
By Paul Sormani
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite kingwood and mahogany-veneered ormolu-mounted dressing table by Paul Sormani. The shaped top with floral inlay opens to fabric-lined compartment with mirror, sides with ...
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19th Century French Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Bronze

Louis XVI-Style Ormolu Mounted with Rouge Marble-Top Round Table
By Paul Sormani
Located in New York, NY
A Louis XVI-style ormolu mounted with rouge marble-top round table. Marked on Plate: “Made by P.SORMANI Paris for Geo A.GLAENZER & Co. NY”; incised underside of apron: “PARIS SORMAN...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Paul Sormani, Square Card Table, Mahogany, Bronze, 1880s, Christies London Prov.
By Paul Sormani
Located in Stamford, CT
A fine french ormolu-mounted kingwood envelope card table by Paul Sormani. Late 19th century. The revolving fold out top enclosing a gilt tooled baize lined interior above a frieze d...
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Early 1900s French Louis XV Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Bronze

Regence Style Ebonised Bureau Plat by Sormani, circa 1880
By Paul Sormani
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A fine Regence style ebonised and gilt-bronze mounted bureau plat by Sormani. Paris, circa 1880. The central drawer bearing a label for ‘VVE P. SORMANI & FILS 10, r. Charlot Pa...
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Late 19th Century French Régence Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Mahogany Gilt Bronze Centre Table by Paul Sormani, circa 1890
By Jean-Henri Riesener, Paul Sormani
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Louis XVI style mahogany gilt bronze centre table after The Model by Jean-Henri Riesener by Paul Sormani. French, circa 1890. Stamped 'Paul Sormani 10 rue Charlot à Paris'. ...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Center Table by Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted center table by Paul Sormani The rectangular top above a frieze drawer, raised on square tapered legs on turned feet joined by shaped stretchers, plaque to drawer inscribed V P. SORMANI & FILS 10 r Charlot Paris "Presented to Harry Mickelburgh Howard Esq. The shareholders of Robert Young...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Bronze

Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Inlaid Marquety Table by Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic late 19th century Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted inlaid marquetry table By Paul Sormani A wonderful inlaid floral marquetry top with a bronze boarder above thre...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Bronze

Ormolu-Mounted Rosewood and Mahogany Folding Card Table by Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in London, GB
Fold over card table on interlaced stem with quatrefoil base scroll legs.
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Paul Sormani Tables

Fine Late 19th Century Two-Tier Tea Table by Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in New York, NY
A fine late 19th century gilt bronze-mounted Louis XV style two-tier tea table. By Paul Sormani. The oval upper tier surmounted by an bronze fra...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Bronze

Fine Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze-Mounted Lamp Table by Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in New York, NY
A fine late 19th century Louis XV style glit bronze mounte lamp table by Paul Sormani. Single frieze door with Greek key design, Bre`che d'Alep marbl...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Bronze

19th Century Inlaid Desk Mounted with Gilded Bronzes, by Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in PALERMO, IT
Elegant center desk, made of exotic wood and inlaid with various precious woods. Entirely inlaid in every minimum detail, painstaking work made by a great 19th century cabinetmake...
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Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Antique Paul Sormani Tables

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Bronze

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Paul Sormani tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Paul Sormani tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original tables by Paul Sormani were created in the louis xv style in france during the 19th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Gervais Durand, Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley, and L'Escalier de Cristal. Prices for Paul Sormani tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $5,444 and can go as high as $95,894, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $29,000.

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