A pair of French Ormolu Five-Light-Wall by Henry DassonParis, dated 1886.
Lot 124
An impressive pair of French late 19th century gilt-bronze five-light wall-appliques of "Zephyr and Flora" by Henry Dasson, Paris, dated 1886
Sold for £30,000 (US$ 50,372) inc. premium
Lot Details
An impressive pair of French late 19th century gilt-bronze five-light wall-appliques of "Zephyr and Flora"
by Henry Dasson, Paris, dated 1886
each with a caryatid figure backplate holding scrolling foliate branches, each terminating with a circular drip-pan and candle holder, with scrolling acanthus leaf terminal, each signed to the side henry Dasson, 1886, 44cm wide, 88cm high (17" wide, 34.5" high). (2)

Footnotes

  • An identical pair of wall-appliques by Henry Dasson is illustrated in C. Mestdagh, p. 159.

    This model of wall-appliques was first exhibited by Henry Dasson at the Paris Exhibition "des Beaux arts appliqués à l'industrie" in 1880. The pair was illustrated in J.B Giraud, Les arts du métal, published especially for this exhibition (see illustration).
    The design of these wall-appliques derives from a Louis XIV model with two branches, one pair can be seen in the Getty Museum.

    Henry Dasson (1825-1896) was one of the most celebrated Parisian bronziers and ébénistes. His business was located at 106, rue Vieille-du-Temple, Paris. His work is renowned for the fine quality of the metalwork and gilding. Specializing in the production of furniture and gilt bronzes in the styles of Louis XIV, XV and XVI, Dasson often used to copy items whilst adding his own style. Successes at the Paris various exhibitions and especially the Expositions Universelles of 1878 and 1889 brought his work into demand and he established an elite clientele on the continent, in England but also in Russia and the USA.

    Literature:
    - Camille Mestdagh: - L'ameublement d'art français, 2010.
    -'Henry Dasson (1825-1896), ébéniste et bronzier parisien', L'Estampille l'objet d'art, October 2006.
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