Step into the world of exquisite 19th-century France with a 2-piece silvered bronze surtout de table. These magnificent pieces come adorned with highly shaped mirrors and are surrounded by intricate floral and foliate motifs. The craftsmanship in each pair is a testament to the skill of the French artisans who created them. As you admire the shimmering silver and delicate glass, you can imagine them gracing the tables of the most elegant and sophisticated dining rooms. It’s no wonder that these beautiful pieces continue to be treasured by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
A surtout de table is a decorative centerpiece that is placed on a dining table, typically during formal occasions or special events. It was designed to adorn the center of a dining table and enhance the visual appeal of the table setting during grand dinners and banquets. Surtouts de table were particularly popular during the 18th and 19th centuries among European aristocracy and upper-class circles. They were used to showcase the host’s wealth, taste, and social status. Place a vase of flowers on these mirrored bronzes, or use them to frame another decorative center piece.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor buildup to silver. Light scratches to mirror with slight loss of silvering, both commensurate with age and use.