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Paul Sormani Antique Jewellery Box

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Reference
500401
Height
8 cm (3 1/4")
Width
29 cm (11 1/2")
Depth
11 cm (4 1/4")
Antique jewellery box by master cabinet maker Paul Sormani, made using the very best materials money could buy. Its veneered in stunning Amboyna and inlaid with engraved ornate silver corner brackets with a central initial plate. Monogrammed 'J D".

The interior is lined in a beautifully contrasting red velvet and white water silk paper, with a gold and red rope twist on the underside of the main lid.

The top of the lock mechanism is engraved "P. SORMANI 114 Rue Du Temple Paris." And comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

This outstanding jewellery box originaly was made for gloves at the time, but now more suitable for precoius jewellery such as watches, pearl necklace or even a mobile phone, decoration or function the choice is yours.

Paul Sormani (1817 – 1877) was a preeminent 19th Century Italian cabinetmaker (ébéniste) of Lombard-Venetian origin.

Having moved to Paris, Sormani established his workshop there in 1847 and soon began producing high quality items of standard and fantasy furniture, which he described as meubles de luxe (‘luxury furniture’). Sormani specialised in reproducing styles proved immensely popular with discerning European aristocracy. The Empress Eugenie, was wife of Emperor Napoleon III, chose to decorate her palaces with Sormani’s wonderful furniture.

Sormani frequently exhibited his impressive pieces and was awarded prizes at all the major international exhibitions of the 1860s and 1870s. Notably, at the Parisian Exposition Universelle in 1867, judges described Sormani’s work as revealing “a quality of execution of the first order”.

On his death in 1877, the firm was taken over by Sormani’s widow, Ursula-Marie-Philippine Bouvaist, who, known as 'Veuve Sormani' was joined and later succeeded by her son.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.
Height
8 cm (3 1/4")
Width
29 cm (11 1/2")
Depth
11 cm (4 1/4")
Medium
Amboyna, Silver, Velvet
Country
France