Chandelier, from the library of the Henry O. Havemeyer house - Louis Comfort Tiffany

This object can be found in the AMH, Second level, American Decorative Arts Gallery. Look for the hanging Chandelier. Let's now move on to the interview with Michele Oka Doner, a U of M alum, to learn about this artwork, its history, and how it influenced her work, also on display at UMMA. Click Here

Chandelier, from the library of the Henry O. Havemeyer house, New York

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Chandelier consists of a bronze post with eight arms (inset with colored glass) from which hangs two rings of yellow translucent glass half-dome glass surrounding a single, large yellow glass half-dome globe in the center.
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Designed for the library of the Havemeyer house, this chandelier shares design motifs that were found in other furnishings in the room. The anirons (now in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts), chairs, and other objects had the same beading motif seen in the post of the chandelier. The decoration of the Havemeyer house comes shortly before Tiffany's chapel designed for the World Columbian Exposition and this chandelier, like elements of the chapel, reflect Tiffany's appreciation of Byzantine design.
University purchase 1930, transferred to the Museum of Art, 1986.146.4
Wednesday, November 30, 2022