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    Sale 11628

    THE OPULENT EYE:19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE, WORKS OF ART, CERAMIC & CARPETS

    19 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND SYCAMORE GUERIDON

    BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, DATED 1888

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND SYCAMORE GUERIDON
    BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, DATED 1888
    The circular top with inset gilt-tooled leather writing surface, over a frieze set with one spring-loaded drawer and decorated with musical trophies and attributes of the Four Seasons, on four term legs joined by a loop stretcher centered by a pomegranate finial, the underside stamped HENRY DASSON/1888
    30 ½ in. (77.5 cm.) high, 39 ½ in. (100.5 cm.) diameter


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    This elegant guéridon, designed in the goût Weisweiler, epitomizes the supreme quality of Dasson's finest work. A comparable example, dated 1867 and formerly in the collection of Pierre Lecoules, is illustrated in D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le mobilier français du XIX siècle, Paris, 1984, p. 148. and another marble-topped example, dated 1884, sold at Christie's, London, 29 March 2007, lot 96 (£216,000). The model is also closely associated with a variant of slightly smaller proportions by Paul Sormani, an example of which was sold at Christie's, New York, 18 April 2012, lot 393.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF RICHARD D. BASS