Set of two Bibuses, results of a Remarkable Parisian work, recalling the Creations of Paul Sormani (1817 - 1877). The famous Italian cabinetmaker founded the House of the same name in 1847 in the French capital. The company quickly specialized in reproducing 18th century Small Furniture, especially those inspired by the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, by decorating her Palaces with Works of Sormani, contributed to her fame, and the Work of the Artist was rewarded several times at the Universal Exhibitions.
These Bibuses are entirely designed in Speckled Mahogany.
Only the tops are in Marble, in Dark Green and Purple colors nuanced with a white veining. These trays are surrounded by grooved brass rods.
The interiors, with holes at regular intervals, are as is furnished with three shelves per piece of furniture, placed on cleats. The latter are therefore perfectly adjustable and their distribution Modular.
The high sleepers of these Bibus are Graciously Chantournées, and the uprights are Rounded.
These Small Libraries are based on plinths marked out by brass rods, and finished with Louis XV style curved legs. The front ones are decorated with Wrought Bronze Chutes.
We will recognize the Softness of the lines, the Elegance and the great Adaptability of these Small Fancy Furniture. At the International Exhibition of 1867, Sormani's work was called "a production showing first-class Workmanship." Terms that would perfectly apply to this Pair of Bibus.
Period: Late 19th century
Excellent condition after restoration in our workshop. Varnished finish after stripping of the old one.
Ref: 141 S
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