Matched desserte console and pair of console tables by H. Dasson


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The central dessert console contains ormolu mounts and is set on parcel gilt spade legs, with a veined marble top. The frieze below is decorated with foliate and garland motifs, with a central drawer, which is stamped and dated on the back 'HENRY DASSON / 1886'. The pair of console tables have ormolu mounts and parcel gilt legs, with a veined marble top. The drawer below contains a push-button opening, and is stamped and dated on the back 'HENRY DASSON / 1885-1886'.

Dessert console height 91.5cm, width 118cm, depth 50cm

Pair of console tables height 97cm, width 62cm, depth 34.5cm

Henry Dasson was one of the most important Parisian cabinet maker and bronzier of the 19th Century. He accumulated commissions from important members of the French aristocracy, notably the Empress Eug̩nie, Napoleon III's wife, who elected him her personal cabinet maker due to her taste in the Louis XVI style. Dasson specialised in reproducing designs from 18th Century woks of the Ancient Regime, which he adapted to his time using more sophisticated tools now available from that period. He was famous for the quality of his ormolu mounts but also worked with other materials such as marble. He participated at the Expositions Universelles in 1878 and 1889, where he was critically acclaimed and his works were widely admired, leading to examples of his works being purchased by the English Royal Family. He continued to exhibit his works, earning numerous awards until the end of the company in 1894.


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
c. 1880
Late 19th Century
Marble, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Wood
Brown, Gold


91.5 cm / 35.8 inches
118 cm / 46.5 inches
50 cm / 19.7 inches


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