Antique Napoleon III showcase signed by Paul Sormani
Incredible manufacturing quality, beautiful screwed and golden bronzes
Original key with secret system to open the door
Perfect condition, restored
Paul Sormani (1817-1877) famous cabinetmaker of Lombard origin, is one of the most appreciated designers of the furniture of the Second Empire and the beginning of the Third Republic, its credo of replicas from the 18th century to a time when eclecticism was in order and where the most beautiful models of the Louis XV and Louis XVI style rubbed shoulders with creations of Asian or medieval inspiration in all bourgeois interiors. After the necessary and other small furniture will come the most important furniture, which will make its reputation. The cabinetmaker successfully participated in several major events, including the 1855 Universal Exhibition, where he won a first-class medal, From 1867, he worked at 10 rue Charlot in Paris to produce furniture of first-rate quality inspired by the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. Sormani knew the consecration, becoming one of the great names of the cabinetmaking of the second Empire, indeed Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, decorated her palaces with beautiful creations by Paul Sormani.