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Conserving the Surtout de Table: Gilt Metalwork
Conservators Jessica Walthew and Jakki Godfrey discuss their approach to cleaning and enlivening the gilt-metal features of Cooper Hewitt's surtout de table.
Image of Sarah Barak and Drew Anderson, conservation staff, inspecting the Surtout de Table
Conservation of the Surtout de Table
On view for the first time in 30 years, Cooper Hewitt’s surtout de table was recently conserved.
Cleaning the Gilding on the Surtout de Table
Jakki Godfrey, a contract objects conservator, uses a special solution to remove dirt, grime, and copper corrosion from 210-year-old pillars from the Pierr-Philippe Thomire surtout de table, which is on view for the first time in 30 years.
Surtout de Table: Sustenance of Political Power
From Cooper Hewitt's collection handbook, Making Design, the history of the surtout de table.