19th, Square Ormolu Bronze French Centerpiece with Mirror (Surtout de Table)
This splendid French centerpiece has a square base covered by a mirror, surrounded by a frame made of finely ormolu bronze. The perforated frame is decorated with vases with fruit compositions and bases with leafy volutes.
Very particular the presence of candlesticks on the four corners. it rests on specular feline feet and fan-shaped decorations.
The surtout de table, which entered French fashion in the second half of the 18th century, was designed to be placed in the centre of a dining table. Topped by candelabra, it reflects the light produced by the flame creating a pleasant brightness. It can also spread the light of a chandelier suspended above it. It could also be used to display floral arrangements or, as a tray, to serve fruit and desserts.
The object will be of great effect both on an antique table and on a modern wooden or crystal table, on which will bring refinement, elegance and plenty of light.
3 500 €