26 February 1998
A pair of French ormolu-mounted amboyna and mahogany vitrines
By Henry Dasson, Paris, Dated 1877 and 1882
Each with a Spanish brocatelle breakfronted rectangular marble top, above an egg-and-dart moulding with foliate-cast frieze, the glazed panel door flanked by a pair of caryatid columnar uprights, with glazed sides, the interior with a mirrored back and a pair of adjustable glass shelves, the lower part with a concealed frieze drawer on fluted tapering octagonal legs with a galleried marble shelf, on toupie feet, one stamped twice to the reverse of the carcass HENRY DASSON 1877, the other signed on the right hand side metal moulding henry Dasson 1882 and stamped to the reverse of the carcass HENRY DASSON 1882, and inscribed in pencil haut No 1, and with a paper label inscribed in ink Heaton Mill, both with a paper label to the underside inscribed in ink Alice Campbell
28¼ in. (72 cm.) wide; 57¾ in. (146.7 cm.) high; 15¼ in. (39 cm.) deep (2)
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An identical vitrine by Dasson was sold at Sotheby's London, 16 May 1997, lot 252.
Another is illustrated in C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, Woodbridge, 1986, p. 288.
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