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    Sale 1918

    Important Works Of Art By Tiffany Studios

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 25

    TIFFANY STUDIOS

    A FAVRILE GLASS AND WROUGHT-IRON FIRE SCREEN, CIRCA 1905

    Price Realised  

    TIFFANY STUDIOS
    A Favrile Glass and Wrought-Iron Fire Screen, circa 1905
    with gilt details
    31¾ in. (80.6 cm.) high, 57¾ in. (146.7 cm.) wide, 9 in. (22.8 cm.) deep


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    According to Marilynn A. Johnson, in her book Louis Comfort Tiffany Artist for the Ages, this extraordinary wrought iron and glass "chain mail" fire screen was originally placed in Cro Nest, the Rochester, New York, home of Claude Fayette Bragdon (1866-1946). Trained as an architect, Bragdon designed numerous buildings of note in the Rochester area. Of multifarious interests, however, Bragdon was also known for his stage designs, profound interest in mysticism and the occult, and his lectures and extensive writings on architecture, design, theater, yoga and theosophy. He was also a disciple of Louis Sullivan and wrote the forward to Sullivan's seminal treatise Kindergarten Chats.

    Special Notice

    No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.


    Provenance

    With Frederick S. Bailey, Inc., Rochester, NY.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM STRONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PLAY, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE COLLECTIONS FUND


    Literature

    M. A. Johnson, Louis Comfort Tiffany: artist for the ages, London, 2005, p. 169, cat. no. 72.


    Exhibited

    Seattle, Seattle Art Museum; Toledo, Toledo Museum of Art; Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art; Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Louis Comfort Tiffany: artist for the ages, October 2005-January 2007.