Window from Henry O. Havemeyer House, New York

Accession Number

Window from Henry O. Havemeyer House, New York

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
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)

Credit Line
University purchase 1930, transferred to the Museum of Art, 1986.146.2

Label copy
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.

Primary Object Classification
Decorative Arts

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

Collection Area

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architectural elements

6 Related Resources

The Havemeyer House
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
The Havemeyer Tiffany Collection
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
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(Part of: Yoruba Articles)
Math Activity: Symmetry
(Part of: Math + Art Enrichment Activities)
Essay: Havemeyer House
(Part of: Essays)

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 2nd floor ➜ 201 (Tiffany: Between Taubman I doors)