Seller: regentantiquesuk (2.798) 100%, Location: London N4 1BX, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 303060866116 OUR LONDON SHOWROOMS OPEN MON to FRI 10am - 5pm And Alternate Saturdays Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Antique Kingwood Writing Slope Stationary Cabinet by Paul Sormani 19th C This is a wonderful antique writing slope / stationary cabinet by the renowned cabinet maker Paul Sormani, C1870 in date. This wonderful writing slope is brass inlaid with wonderful Kingwood parquetry and a scrolling bone inlaid monogramed panel to the front. The fold back lidded comprtment is fitted with ink bottles and the slope with an inset gold toolded burgundy leather writing surface. The brass lockplate is engraved: P.Sormani 10 Rue Charlot Paris Complete with original working lock and key. There is no mistaking its unique quality, design, and provenance, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 21 x Width 39 x Depth 34Dimensions in inches: Height 8.3 x Width 15.4 x Depth 13.4 Paul Sormani, 1817-1877, is a renowned cabinetmaker, of Italian Venetian origin. He established his shop in 1847 at 7 Cimetière Saint Nicolas, then in 1854 at 114 Rue du Temple and then in 1867 at 10 Rue Charlot in Paris . He won a bronze medal in 1849 at the Second Republic Exhibition in Paris. Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III , decorated her palaces with beautiful creations by Paul Sormani. He participated in the great international exhibitions of 1855 , 1862 and 1867. He earned a silver medal at the 1855 Universal Exhibition in Paris, a bronze medal at the 1862 World Exposition in London . At the Universal Exhibition of 1867 in Paris, his work was described in these words "all its production reveals a first-class quality of execution" , and is awarded a silver medal. When Paul Sormani died, his son Paul-Charles and his mother Ursule Marie Philippine (née Bouvaist) resumed the activity under the name "Sormani Veuve Paul et Fils", from 1878 . Our reference: 07978 Image gallery Take a tour of our London showrooms Write to us: Regent Antiques Manor Warehouse 318 Green Lanes London N4 1BX By Underground: Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. By road: There is car parking available on site. Payment Pay with your credit card through PayPal. Please make all cheques payable to "Regent Antiques." Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11 Shipping and returns We ship worldwide. Postage and packing for: Mainland UK: FREE European Union: £20.00 North America: £25.00 (Please note that this is in Pounds Sterling, not US Dollars) Rest of world: £30.00 If you require shipping to a location for which a shipping charge is not provided, please ask for a quote prior to bidding. Williams and Hill Forwarding is our preferred shipping agent for our valuable and fragile furniture items delivered within the UK. After you purchase, we will make all the arrangements to get your item to your door. Stephen Morris Shipping is our preferred specialist for delivery outside of the UK. Increased shipping costs incurred when purchasing additional items are generally quite low. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply. In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item. The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition. Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses. Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.