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    Sale 1940

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 441

    A LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY VIDE POCHE

    BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, DATED 1878

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY VIDE POCHE
    BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, DATED 1878
    The rectangular top with ormolu-moulded gallery and central spring-release fall-front, on fluted legs with acanthus-cast sabots joined by a pierced stretcher with an entwined-dolphin finial, the underside stamped henry Dasson 1878 and one dolphin signed henry Dasson
    28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high; 25½ in. (65 cm.) wide; 14¼ in. (36 cm.) deep


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    The present vide poche is based on the model by Adam Weisweiler, now residing at the Louvre. Two additional examples, also by Dasson and dated 1877 and 1882, respectively, were sold Christie's Paris, 8 November 2005 ($9,398) and Sotheby's New York, Property from the Collection of Lily & Edmond J. Safra, 4 November 2005, lot 322 ($33,600).

    Provenance

    Sotheby's New York, 3 November 1984, lot 494.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. RICHARD SCHILLING, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS (LOTS 441-462)