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    Sale 7614

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

    24 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 85

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT WALL APPLIQUES

    BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, DATED 1890

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT WALL APPLIQUES
    BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, DATED 1890
    Each modelled as a quiver with a ribbon-bow finial and pine-cone boss, issuing three 'S'-scroll husk and acanthus wrapped branches, hung with a floral garland, terminating in rope-cast drip-pans and fluted nozzles, one signed henry Dasson et Cie 1890
    23½ in. (63 cm.) high; 13 in. (33 cm.) wide (2)


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    This model relates closely to a set of appliques supplied for Marie-Antoinette's Grand Cabinet, also named the Salon des Jeux de la Reine, at Compiègne. They were made, Circa 1787, under the direction of the sculptor Jean Hauré, from a model by Gilles-François Martin, cast by Forestier (either Etienne-Jean Forestier maître-fondeur-ciseleur or his brother Pierre-Auguste Forestier) and chased by Pierre-Philippe Thomire. Two pairs, until recently at Fontainebleau, have been reinstated in Marie-Antoinette's Salon des Jeux at Compiègne. Meanwhile, another pair is in 'The James A. de Rothschild Collection' at Waddesdon Manor (no. 223, pp. 806-809) and a further two pairs are in the Wallace collection, London (see The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Furniture, 300-F366-9, pp.1426-1430).

    A pair of 19th century wall-lights by Henry Dasson and Cie., which may have also been copies of the Compiègne model (then at Fontainebleau), were auctioned in 1894 (sold Hôtel Drouot, 10-12 December 1894, lot 88).

    Please see lot 100 for a note on Henry Dasson.

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