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    A Paul Sormani Louis XV-Style Mahogany and Parquetry Bureau Plat with Gilt Bronze Mounts, Paris, France, late 19th century
    Marks to metal plaque: PAUL SORMANI, 10r Charlot. Paris
    31-1/2 h x 71-1/2 w x 35-3/4 d inches (80.0 x 181.6 x 90.8 cm)

    The bureau plat with rectangular top fitted with a tooled leather top, surrounded by a gilt bronze egg-and-dart border and molded edge anchored by shell mounts, above three shaped drawers with diaperwork parquetry and framed by gilt bronze borders, each drawer centering scrolling foliage and armorial crest escutcheon and handles, three false drawers to verso, conforming parquetry to the sides with finely cast bacchanal masks mounts, all raised on cabriole legs headed by female busts transitioning into scrolling foliage, terminating on well detailed lion paw feet.


    Condition Report*: Minor in painting to the leather top, as well as age-related cracking and wear, otherwise with light wear throughout the bureau indicative of age and light use, mounts may have been refreshed.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    24th-27th Friday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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