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Brooke Friedman

Paul Sormani La Belle Epoque

Paul Sormani, born in Venice in 1817, was trained as a cabinetmaker and moved to Paris opening his first shop in 1847. Under the patronage of Empress Eugenie, wife of Emperor Napoleon III, Sormani created superior works in the Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI styles, copying the originals and surpassing their quality. Known […]

January 11, 2019

The Current Palette: The Art of Giving Art

  Art is a timeless gift, often remaining in families for generations and bringing joy and beauty to all who see it.  The holidays are right around the corner and our December gallery auction on Saturday, December 16, offers multiple opportunities for gifting art. While an amazing present, the buyer should keep a few key […]

December 12, 2017