A French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Pair Of Ormolu Sconces, Signed By Henri Dasson Dated 1889
Item # 8457
A spectacular and very high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. pair of ormolu sconces, signed by Henri Dasson dated 1889. The impressive tapered backplate has a bottom inverted berried finial and at the top is a reeded design centered by the eternal flame. Each of the five wonderfully scrolled arms are decorated with exquisite foliate and large acanthus leaves. The arms are paired on two tiers with the fifth arm centered at a higher level. The arms end in finely chased acanthus leaf and beaded border bobeches with fluted candelcups. Superbly chased throughout with all original gilt. Shown with our custom made two tone pin tuck shades, which are offered separately.
Henry Dasson (1825–1896) A renowned 19th century Parisian maker of gilt-bronze mounted furniture. Dasson began his career as a bronze sculptor, and one characteristic of his work is the quality of his bronze and more precisely of the chasing. Dasson specialized in the production of Louis XIV, XV and XVI styles, using the finest gilt-bronze mounts, and was recognized as a brilliant ‘ébéniste and bronzier’. He participated in the 1878 Paris Exposition Universelle and exhibited a number of pieces in the Louis XV and XVI styles.