Renowned 19th-Century Cabinetmaker Henry Dasson Spreads His Wings

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With this secretary, the famous cabinetmaker proves that he is as comfortable in crafting the exact replica of royal furniture as in the creation of pieces of great originality. Henry Dasson (1825-1896), a rectangular cabinet secretary, with a large leaf opening to reveal a cavity and four small drawers in two rows, on the façade a takamaki-e lacquer panel decorated in gold with peacocks on a tree trunk, framed in amaranth. The front jambs are in the form of an ibis with spread wings whose legs end in three claws, late 19th century, 104 x 114 x 44.5 cm/ 3.4

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