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Window from Henry O. Havemeyer House, New York

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Artwork Details

Window from Henry O. Havemeyer House, New York
Louis Comfort Tiffany
favrile glass and wood
4 ft. 1/8 in. x 28 in. x 1 1/16 in. (122.24 x 71.12 x 2.7 cm);4 ft. 1/8 in. x 28 in. x 1 1/16 in. (122.24 x 71.12 x 2.7 cm)
University purchase 1930, transferred to the Museum of Art, 1986.146.2


March 28, 2009
This window was one of three panels that formed a bow-shaped window in the dining room of the Havemeyer’s mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York. The vegetal vine and leaf pattern overlays a symmetrical scroll pattern executed in rich gold, amber, and brown-hued glass. At the center is a roundel with cabochon glass resembling gems in rough, uncut form. Another window identical to this would have created the sides of the bow shape; an existing third panel in the shape of a square, now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, would have occupied the center of the window.

Subject Matter:

Window from H.O. Havemeyer house in New York is a non-pictorial window, but one of Tiffany's geometric designs--more curvilinear and vine-like than the other two geometric windows from the Havemeyer house.

Physical Description:

White and amber glass (including carbochon pieces) are arranged in a horizontal composition of arabesque design.

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