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Brooke Friedman

April 7th Auction: Asian Export Collection

The April 7th Gallery Auction includes a vast and impressive collection of Chinese, Chinese Export and Japanese porcelain items. I sat down with James J. Plumer, resident Asian Arts specialist, to ask him about the exciting upcoming auction. “What I love most about this auction is the diversity of ceramics,” Plumer stated. He continued, “From […]

March 26, 2018

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