Friday, January 1, 1971

Henri Dasson


Henri Dasson
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Henri Dasson (1825-1896), bronzesmith and cabinetmaker, establishes in Rue Vieille du Temple.
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He was particularly skilled as a bronze artist.He also made numerous copies of 18th century royal furniture, as well as few of his own creations that were nevertheless very close to old models.
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By 1889 he enjoyed such universal fame that he was beyond the reach of all his competitors. He presented a remarkable exhibition in wich the styles of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI were revived with great flair. He was awarded a prestigious artistic prize.
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He ceased his activities in 1894.
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Denise Ledoux-lebard, Les ébénistes du XIXe siècle, les éditions de l'amateur, Paris, 1965