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Surtout De Table (Table Centerpiece) (France), ca. 1810

This is a Surtout de Table (Table centerpiece). It was made by Pierre-Philippe Thomire. It is dated ca. 1810 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is cast and gilt bronze with hand engraving, cut glass, silvered-mirrored glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Reverend Alfred Duane Pell and transferred from National Museum of American History. It is credited Bequest of the Reverend Alfred Duane Pell.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Mount, ca. 1810
  • cast and gilt bronze.
  • Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan.
  • 1907-3-13

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (assembled, overall): 76.2 x 327.7 x 77.5 cm (30 x 129 x 30 1/2 in.) Plateau sections: (-1a) H x W x D: 16.8 x 57.2 x 69.9 cm (6 5/8 x 22 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.) (-1b) H x W x D: 17.1 x 55. 9 x 69.7 cm (6 3/4 x 22 x 27 1/2 in.) (-1c) H x W x D: 17.8 x 71.9 x 70. 2 cm (7 x 28 5/16 x 27 5/8 in.) (-1d) H x W x D: 17.8 x 71.8 x 70.2 cm (7 x 28 1/4 x 27 5/8 in.) (-1e) H x W x D: 18.3 x 71.8 x 70 cm (7 3/16 x 28 1/4 x 27 9/16 in.) Figures: g & n: 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.) n & f: 25.4 cm (10 in.) p/s: 65 x 21 diameter cm o & i: 25.3 cm (9 15/16 in.) k & j: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.) m & l: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.) t/w: 37 x 21 cm (14 9/16 x 8 1/4 in.) x/aa: 12.9 x 17 x 10.5 cm (5 1/16 x 6 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.) bb/gg: 7.5 x 10.5 cm (2 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.) hh & jj: 62.5 x 21 x 16 cm (24 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 5/16 in.) ii & kk: 10 x 28.5 cm (3 15/16 x 11 1/4 in.) ll & mm: 54 x 26 cm (21 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.) nn: 56.5 x 24 cm (22 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.) pp/ww: 12.7 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm (5 x 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on sides of several gilt bronze bases: "THOMIRE A PARIS"

Cite this object as

Surtout De Table (Table Centerpiece) (France), ca. 1810; Made by Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751–1843); cast and gilt bronze with hand engraving, cut glass, silvered-mirrored glass; H x W x D (assembled, overall): 76.2 x 327.7 x 77.5 cm (30 x 129 x 30 1/2 in.) Plateau sections: (-1a) H x W x D: 16.8 x 57.2 x 69.9 cm (6 5/8 x 22 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.) (-1b) H x W x D: 17.1 x 55. 9 x 69.7 cm (6 3/4 x 22 x 27 1/2 in.) (-1c) H x W x D: 17.8 x 71.9 x 70. 2 cm (7 x 28 5/16 x 27 5/8 in.) (-1d) H x W x D: 17.8 x 71.8 x 70.2 cm (7 x 28 1/4 x 27 5/8 in.) (-1e) H x W x D: 18.3 x 71.8 x 70 cm (7 3/16 x 28 1/4 x 27 9/16 in.) Figures: g & n: 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.) n & f: 25.4 cm (10 in.) p/s: 65 x 21 diameter cm o & i: 25.3 cm (9 15/16 in.) k & j: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.) m & l: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.) t/w: 37 x 21 cm (14 9/16 x 8 1/4 in.) x/aa: 12.9 x 17 x 10.5 cm (5 1/16 x 6 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.) bb/gg: 7.5 x 10.5 cm (2 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.) hh & jj: 62.5 x 21 x 16 cm (24 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 5/16 in.) ii & kk: 10 x 28.5 cm (3 15/16 x 11 1/4 in.) ll & mm: 54 x 26 cm (21 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.) nn: 56.5 x 24 cm (22 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.) pp/ww: 12.7 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm (5 x 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.); Bequest of the Reverend Alfred Duane Pell; 1991-31-1-a/ww

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