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Pair of Sconces by Henry DASSON
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Ref : 94398
5 800 €
Period :
19th century
Dimensions :
l. 14.96 inch X H. 20.87 inch
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Pair of Sconces by Henry DASSON

19th Century work, by Henry Dasson (1825-1896)

Pair of sconces with three arms of light with rococo decoration.
Very finely chiseled and gilded bronze

One can clearly find in this work, the very curved forms of the Louis XV style of which this very great bronzier of the XIXth century was accustomed. The scrolled acanthus leaves and the flower-shaped candlestickes are all representations of this style which Dasson's works were very marked.

Like great dancers, the branches interwine and the leaves roll up in a harmony of movements.

Thanks to the difference in techniques, smooth or engraved, the light is not reflected in the same way on the original gilding, which gives this work a very beautiful depth.

Although they are not signed, our sconces ar unmistakably by Henry Dasson. Indeed, two pairs of similar sconces, also by Henry Dasson (signed and dated around 1880) were sold at Christie's in January 2015 for £ 10,625 (approximately €12,000). We find there a work almost to the exactness of that which we offer here; A rock decoration whose flowers are finely chiseled, very gracefully represented and where the curved volutes are wonderfully moedled (See last Photo)

Henry Dasson (1825-1896)

Henry Dasson is one of the most recognized cabinetmaker and bronzer of the 19th century.

Trained as a watchmaker, he turned more to bronze representations. He made a large number of copies of royal furniture and 18th century works of art. Preferred style of Louis XV or Louis XVI, he adorned them with the most beautiful bronzes of the time with the mercury technique, very beautiful marquetry and lacquer panels; a work highly appreciated by the world bourgeoisie of the time.

In 1871, he bought Charles Winckelsen's workshop (a famour Parisian cabinetmaker of the time). His notoriety only grey for decades ans he was rewarded at numerous exhibitions. In 1878 he received his first gold medal, in 1882 a second and was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor. Finally, in 1889, he received a famous prize from the members of the jury, during the Universal Exhibition, for the prodigious realization of a table all in bronze in the Louis XVI style. He ceased his activity in 1894, only two years before his death.

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