A Great Pair of Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Five Light Sconces By Henry Dasson
Item # CC1035
Each centered by a bearded male mask, downward scale cast candle arms.
Signed Henry Dasson 1878 to the lower side of each sconce
Henry Dasson was considered one of the finest makers of gilt bronze mounted furniture in the nineteenth Century. He established a workshop at 106 rue Vieille-du-Temple, Paris, and specialised in the production of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI style furniture using the very finest ormolu mounts with the highest quality mercury gilding. In 1871, Dasson purchase Charles-Guillaume Winckelsen business and remaining stock.
Dasson exhibited at the 1878 and 1889 Paris Exhibition. He displayed Louis XV and XVI styles as well as pieces of his own modified eighteenth century design. The exhibits in 1878 included a table entirely in gilt bronze, purchased by Lord Dudley.
Height – 25 inches / 64cm
Width – 16 inches / 41cm
Depth – 12 inches / 30cm
Lights – 5