A Museum Quality Pair of Late 19th Century Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural Candelabra By Henry Dasson
Item # VB17
Each cast as a scantily clad beauty holding aloft a gilt torchere decorated with fruit, flowers and foliage, mounted on a square Porphyry and gilt bronze base.
Signed Hry Dasson et Cie 1888 on the bases.
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 – 39 inches / 99cm
Width – 10 inches / 25cm
Depth – 10 inches / 25cm