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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.

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  • Dimensions

    H 2.5 in. x W 13 in. x D 9.5 in.

    H 6.35 cm x W 33.02 cm x D 24.13 cm

  • Seller location
    Fayetteville, AR
  • Seller reference number
    16A148
  • Reference number
    LU98324977983

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