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A Louis XVI Style Occasional Table By Henry Dasson Henry Dasson (1825 - 1896)

Dimensions: H: 30.5 in / 78 cm  |  W: 23.5 in / 60 cm  |  D: 20 in / 50 cm

Description

A Louis XVI Style Occasional Table
By Henry Dasson

Constructed from Mahogany and ormolu-mounted throughout, the oval table supported on four bronze 'toursade' feet conjoined with an incurved and galleried undertier, the fluted legs supporting a Calacatta marble platform, the frieze below dressed with four Wedgewood jasperware plaques and housing a lockable drawer. Stamped by the maker "Henry Dasson."
French, circa 1885
 

Biography

Established at 106 Rue Vielle du-Temple, Dasson was one of the most highly celebrated Parisien bronzier ébénistes. His work is renowned for the fine quality of the metalwork, utilising the designs of the ancien régime, and adapting them to conform to the needs of the times. He participated at the Expositions Universelle in 1878, receiving the laudatory critique of Louis Gonse, the Parisian arbiter of bon ton and quality, ‘nouveau venu dans le carrière industrielle Henry Dasson, s’est rapidement créé par la perfection de ces oeuvres une très haute situation a laquelle nous applaudisons chaleureusement’, at which he exhibited a bureau in the Louis XVI manner decorated with Japanese panels; and 1889, he was awarded the ‘Grand Prix Artistique, and examples of his work were purchased by the English Royal Family. Made a chevalier of the Légion d’honneur in 1883, he was elevated to an officier in 1889, following his success at the Paris Exposition of the same year.

REF No. 9545a

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