Winged Phoenix Metal Repousse Box, attributed to Alfred Daguet

(France, 20th Century)

Winged Phoenix Metal Repousse Box, attributed to Alfred Daguet

List Price $2,350

A hammered repousse copper over wood box with original key. Stylized winged phoenix and glass cabochon 'jewels' cover all surfaces.

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Origin France
Category Boxes
Period 20th Century
Style Art Nouveau

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CONDITION: minor wear

THB REF: 2784803431


"Alfred-Louis-Achille Daguet, 1875-1942, was a metalsmith who specialized in repoussé metal panels made for application to hinged boxes. His delicately rendered work was enriched with colorful cabochons, giving them a medieval appearance. Daguet, whose workshop was located above Siegfried Bing's famed boutique L'Art Nouveau, provided Bing's shop with metal-clad objets d'art. Famed actress Sarah Bernhardt owned pieces designed by Daguet. His work was exhibited at La Société des Artistes Français in 1903 and 1904."