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    Sale 7710

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics Including Property from The Palazzo of a Milanese Noble Family

    19 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 177

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, AMARANTH, PARQUETRY AND VERNIS MARTIN MEUBLE D'APPUI

    BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, DATED 1886

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, AMARANTH, PARQUETRY AND VERNIS MARTIN MEUBLE D'APPUI
    BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, DATED 1886
    The vert Maurin marble top over a door, the interior with two amboyna-veneered shelves, the back stamped HENRY DASSON/1886
    43 5/8 in. (111 cm.) high; 46½ in. (118 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep


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    Henry Dasson (d. 1896) is recorded as having worked in Paris at 106, rue Vieille-du-Temple. Dasson specialized in reproducing a wide range of furniture and objets d'art of high quality in the style of Louis XIV, XV and XVI, often directly copying known pieces. He purchased the firm of the ébéniste Charles Winckelsen upon his death in 1870, and produced an impressive range of pieces for the Paris Expositions from 1878 until 1895. The firm's output was distinguished particularly by the fine quality of its ormolu mounts. The business continued until 1894, when a sale of remaining stock was held (see D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIX Siècle, Paris, 1984, pp. 146-151).

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