An Antique Secrétaire Attributed to Henry Dasson
An Antique Secrétaire Attributed to Henry Dasson
An Antique Secrétaire Attributed to Henry Dasson

Attributed to HENRY DASSON (1825-1896)

An Antique Secrétaire Attributed to Henry Dasson

c. 1870 France

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An Antique Secrétaire a Violinné Attributed to Henry Dasson

Constructed in quarter veneered kingwood, decorated with high quality floral marquetry work, and dressed with finely cast and chased gilt bronze mounts; rising from scrolled ormolu feet, the cabinet in the form of a violin, having a shaped serpentine door to the lower part, enclosing a shelved interior; over, the drop front reveals the fitted interior, pigeonholes and a bank of three drawers, flanked by side drawers, all of which are mahogany lined; over, a single shaped drawers, with a flowerhead gilt knob, and capped by an inset Brèche d’ Alep marble top.
Henry Dasson (1825-1896)
Established at 106 Rue Vielle du-Temple, Dasson was one of the most highly celebrated Parisien bronzier ébénistes. His work is renowned for the fine quality of the metalwork, utilising the designs of the ancien régime, and adapting them to conform to the needs of the times. He participated at the Expositions Universelle in 1878, receiving the laudatory critique of Louis Gonse, the Parisian arbiter of bon ton and quality, ‘nouveau venu dans le carrière industrielle Henry Dasson, s’est rapidement créé par la perfection de ces oeuvres une très haute situation a laquelle nous applaudisons chaleureusement’, at which he exhibited a bureau in the Louis XVI manner decorated with Japanese panels; and 1889, he was awarded the ‘Grand Prix Artistique, and examples of his work were purchased by the English Royal Family. Made a chevalier of the Légion d’honneur in 1883, he was elevated to an officier in 1889, following his success at the Paris Exposition of the same year.
Height 120.00 cm (47.24 inches)
Width 65.00 cm (25.59 inches)
Depth 31.00 cm (12.20 inches)
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Kingwood, gilt, ormolu, marble

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