Dasson, Henri

Henry Dasson was a cabinet maker highly valued by the Roschild who founded one of the greatest company in the 19th century. He was born in Paris in 1825. In 1854, following marriage with Pauline Dussob, he became a clockmaker. Taking advantage of an opportunity he bought out Charles Winckelsen’s widow workshop and became a cabinet maker.  From the start he offered Louis XIV, Régence, Louis XV, Transition or Louis XVI styles furnishing. Circa 1878, he is recognized by popular critics, and his customer base widened tremendously. With his success came artistic grand prizes. He was awarded the Légion d’Honneur in 1883, and became officer in 1889. He retired in 1894. For the occasion he sold his inventory in an auction he organized in his own workshop. He created both copies and original pieces, but always in the 18th century style, and always signed them.