Henry Dasson (1825-1896) specialised in the reproduction of high quality 18th century furniture. His work, distinguished by the elevated standard of the gilt-bronze mounts and choice veneers, was frequently featured at the Paris Expositions between the 1870s and 1895.
A pair of the same model, dated 1883, sold Sotheby's New York, 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Art, 29 October 2014, lot 169.
Both in very good condition, with minor marks and scratches consistent with age and use, and faint hairline cracks to the top veneer. Some slight tarnishing to the gilt-bronzes. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."