Empire style ormolu mirrored surtout de table

£45,000

This stunning surtout de table is notable for its wonderful Bacchanalian depictions of putti and goats, scrolling grape vines and overflowing fruit trays.

 

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Description

This ‘surtout de table’, or table centrepiece, is designed to decorate a formal dining table. These items were particularly fashionable in Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries. They would often be topped by candelabra, vases or fine pieces of serveware.

The mirrored centrepiece is composed of five sections, any of which can be removed to adjust the length of the item. It is edged by an elaborate pierced ormolu (gilt bronze) gallery which is decorated with scrolling grape vines, fruit trays and putti figures accompanied by goats. The gallery is further ornamented by anthemion and rosette motifs. The surtout de table is set on scrolled acanthus leaf feet.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
Period
20th Century
Style
Empire, Neoclassical
Material
Mirror, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold

Dimensions

Height
23 cm / 9.1 inches
Width
61 cm / 24 inches
Depth
300 cm / 118.1 inches

Reference:
013436

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