• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 154

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT WALL-APPLIQUES

    BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT WALL-APPLIQUES
    BY HENRY DASSON, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Each modelled with a fluted pilaster-backplate supporting two cloud bourne turtle-doves, issuing three scrolled foliate cast branches, the central branch headed by a figure of cupid, above a berried acanthus boss, the backs variously stamped 'HD'
    28 in. (71 cm.) high (2)


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    This celebrated design was originally conceived by Pierre-François Feuchère (1737-1823), maître doreur in 1763. Three pairs were supplied to the Hôtel du Garde-Meuble in 1787 and also to the Cabinet de toilette de la Reine at Saint-Cloud in 1788. It is therefore fitting that the present finely cast examples be the work of the famed 19th century ébéniste and bronzier Henry Dasson (d. 1896), who specialized in copying pieces of the highest quality from the Garde-Meuble National and is distinguished for the particularly fine quality of his ormolu. Further appliques of this model by Dasson sold Christie's, New York, 27 September 2007, lots 18 & 19.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY