European Furniture & Decorative Arts
Paul Sormani Louis XV-style Mahogany, Mahogany-veneered, and Ormolu-mounted Roll-top Desk, France, c. 1900, oak and mahogany secondary woods, top with ormolu gallery, tambour opens to pullout leather writing surface, three pigeonholes, two faux drawers flanked by two short drawers, center frieze drawer flanked by short drawers, cabriole legs with ormolu knee mounts ending in claw feet, lock plate "Made by P. Sormani Paris for Geo. A. Glaenzer & Co. NY," ht. 43 3/4, writing surface ht. 29 1/2, wd. 49, dp. 29 1/2 in.
Note: George A. Glaenzer (1848-1915) was a New York-based decorative painter and decorator whose clients included Frederick William Vanderbilt.
Metal gallery bent in two places, several water stains to top, wear and stains to leather surface.
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