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An Excellent Quality Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Gueridon By Henry Dasson

Item # VB37


Henry Dasson

The rectangular top with pierced three-quarter gallery, above a single frieze drawer, the sides each mounted with Minerva’s helmet, supported on floral vine bronze mounted tapering legs each headed by flower swags.

Signed Henry Dasson 1881 to the bronze mount on the left side.

After the very famous 18th century model by Jean-Henry Riesener.

This table is an almost identical copy of Jean-Henri Riesener’s original supplied in 1780 for Marie-Antoinette’s cabinet intérieur at Versailles. In the 19th century’s leading ébénistes often reproduced this model, including François Linke (index no. 881) and E.-Guillaume-Edmond Lexcellent.

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 – 29 inches / 74cm
Width – 23 inches / 58cm
Depth – 16.5 inches / 42cm

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