A fantastic quality French tallboy chest of drawers with beautiful plum pudding figured mahogany veneers. The chest has four fluted brass inlaid columns and turned vase shaped feet. The drawer fronts have inset panels with quarter brass mouldings and hexagonal shaped back plates and handles and oak lined drawers.
Drawers 3 and 4 were once a writing slope but have been converted many years ago into more functional drawers, which have been done very well.
The chest has a white carrara marble top and fitted pierced brass gallery. Underneath, the marble the chest is pencil signed:-
Henry Dasson was born in 1825 and was a well known Parisian cabinet maker and bronze gilt metal worker. He exhibited his work at the Expositions Universelles in 1878 and 1889. His furniture was purchased by the Royalty. Dasson died in 1896.
Height - 57 inches
Width - 30 inches
Depth - 15 inches
Circa - 1880 - 1890