A Museum Quality Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted amboyna inlaid mahogany Bonheur du jour by Henri Dasson.
Signed and dated 1872. The mottled marble top with pierced gallery above a cupboard enclosed by a chinoiserie decorated lacquer panel door depicting a rooster and chick within grille panels and fluted columns, the lower case fitted with a single writing drawer with hinged fall, raised on slender baluster fluted legs joined by incurved stretchers ending in gilt bronze sabots, signed Henri Dasson 1872.
Condition: Excellent. All original. Some minor losses to the front-right side see-through lacing paneling (see photo).
Dasson, Henry: 106 rue Vieille-du-Temple. (1825-1896) Important furniture maker using the very finest ormolu mounts with high quality mercurial gilding. Specialized in copies of eighteenth century models, manly in the Louis XVI style. Exhibited Louis XV, XVI pieces of his own modified eighteenth century design at the 1878 Paris Exhibition. Dasson closed down his business in 1894.