Air return grill from the Henry O. Havemeyer house, New York

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Abstract design within a rectangular metal frame consisting of vertical glass rods of milky white and smoky greenish glass. Holding those rods in place are diagonally-woven silvered flat metal strips.
Louis Comfort Tiffany
1890-1891
As with the balustrade fragment, the air return grill combines opulent components in conjunction with prefabricated elements, such as the chain that forms the framing edge of the grill.
University purchase 1930, transferred to the Museum of Art, 1986.146.7
1986.146.7
Wednesday, January 17, 2018