Rare Signed Paul Sormani Marquetry Game Box with Mother-of-Pearl Gambling Chips

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This incredibly rare nineteenth century marquetry game box is made of rosewood, ebony, and plum pudding mahogany with bronze inlay. A rare work from the studio of the renown nineteenth century French cabinet maker, Paul Sormani, the lock is signed VVE P. Sormani and Fils / 10 r. Charlot. Paris. Inside, five deep rosewood removable trays contain eighty-four round mother-of-pearl chips, eighty-seven long rectangular mother-of-pearl chips and thirty-one short rectangular mother-of-pearl chips. The gambling chips in different sizes represented different monetary values. This finely detailed piece boasts the craftsmanship of the master Sormani. An exquisite collector's piece in beautiful condition.

Details

  • Creator
    Paul Sormani (Cabinetmaker)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1875
    Dimensions
    2.5 in. H x 13 in. W x 9.5 in. D
    6 cm H x 33 cm W x 24 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Fayetteville, AR
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU98324977983
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