A Fine Side Table in the Louis XVI Manner
By Henry Dasson
Of rectangular form, constructed in mahogany dressed with fine ormolu mounts; rising from ormolu mounted toupie feet, supporting the looped conjoined stretcher with a central ormolu boss; the tapering legs with bronze-inlaid fillets having square form ormolu bases, with stiff-leaf ormolu capitols; the frieze enclosing a single drawer and dressed with ormolu emblematic trophies and interlacing foliage, the Brocatelle d’Espagne marble top platform enclosed by an ormolu guard band. Bearing the maker’s stamp “Henry Dasson.”
French, circa 1890
This table combines the refinement of 18th century Louis XVI style furniture with the superior craftsmanship of Henry Dasson, paying particular attention to the unusual design of the in-house designed frieze mounts, the rarity of brass fillet-strung legs, and the use of Brocatelle d’Espagne- one of the master’s favourite imported marbles from the Pyrenees.