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French vitrine sign Henry Dasson 1879 Vernis Martin gold gilt gild dore bronze

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Seller: lukantiques (316) 100%, Location: Hollywood, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 200908752280 Condition: good condition considering age, Type: vitrine, Style: Louis XIII,XIV, XV, XVI, Region of Origin: France, Age: 1800-1899, Original/Reproduction: Original, Details: French grand vitrine by master cabinet maker Henry Dasson signed on one of the bronze mountings on the top as pictured. Great attention to detail, fantastic work on the gilt , gild or other else known as dore ormolu bronze mounting in other word gold plating. Accented by a hand painted romantic scen in the style of Boucher done in the Vernis Martin technique or lacquer tecnique used by his pieces on the bottom of the door. Cabriole legs with sabot feet and cartouche crown on the door no marble top to this piece. The piece dates to 1879 as shown. This exceptional beautiful pieces are only for select and serious collector buyers. marked as seen on the images. Measures: 78" tall by 39" wide by 16" deep measurements taken at the widest part. In great condition considering age no chips or cracks or missing pieces can be seen minimal rubbing can be seen to the gilding. We take no items back we accept no returns and we do not give any refunds please be sure about your purchase and ask whatever questions you need or request further closeups before you finalize the purchase. Happy bidding! BIO Henry Dasson is one of the most important furniture makers of the second half of 19th century. He is very famous for the high quality of his ormolu mounts with extraordinary mercurial gilding. He continues the tradition of excellence created by Charles-Guillaume Winckelsen from whom he purchased business when he died in 1870. Located at 106, rue Vieille-du-Temple, he specializes in the production of furniture and works of art inspired by Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI style. Louis XVI en particulier. " _mstHash="1116690" _mstChunk="true">He was very interested in the ancient masterpieces, especially Louis XVI style. XIXe siècle." _mstHash="1488920" _mstChunk="true">Its furniture is luxuriously adorned with bronzes, inlays or lacquer panels attract a wealthy international clientele, and are today being rediscovered by enthusiasts of the XIX century. He is very successful at the 1878 Paris Universal Exhibition where Louis Gonse congratulates him by saying : “Henry Dasson quickly created himself by the perfection of his works, a very high position to which applaud us warmly”. Born in 1825, Henry Dasson was one of the finest makers of gilt-bronze mounted furniture in the nineteenth century. With a workshop established at 106 rue Vieille-du-Temple, Paris, he specialised predominantly in the production of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI style furniture using the very finest gilt-bronze mounts with the highest quality mercury gilding. In 1871, he purchased the flourishing business and remaining stock of Charles-Guillaume Winckelsen, who had established a reputation for furniture of the highest quality. Dasson almost certainly inherited the craft of ciseleur from Winckelsen. Dasson exhibited a number of pieces at the 1878 and 1889 Paris Exhibition of 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. His copy of the celebrated Bureau du Roi, sold at the same exhibition to Lady Ashbuton, was cited as n'egale-t-elle pas l'original pour la delicatesse et le fini du travail. Henry Dasson made his mark as a leading Parisian cabinetmaker early in his career, garnering favor with the most important figures in the French aristocracy. The wife of Emperor Napoleon III, Empress Eugénie, whose own tastes were largely responsible for the resurgence of the Louis XIV style, made Dasson her personal cabinetmaker. Like so many others, Eugénie was impressed by Dasson’s skill and refinement and she commissioned numerous pieces to adorn her royal residences. Indeed, Dasson studied the designs of the 18th century and was able to both master and vastly improve upon the methods in which those designs were created. Using the more sophisticated tools of his time, Dasson became renowned for his magnificent and technically superior doré bronze work, He participates to many other exhibitions earning awards (Grand Prix Artistique, Légion d’honneur) until the end of the company in 1894. he is said that died in 1896. In French interior design, vernis Martin is a type of imitation lacquer named for the French brothers Guillaume and Etienne-Simon Martin. It imitated Chinese lacquer and European subjects and was applied to a wide variety of items, from furniture to coaches. It is said to have been made by heating oil and copal and then adding Venetian turpentine.

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