This exhibition was on display from March 12, 2016 to March 26, 2017.

There were 43 objects in this exhibition but right now we can only show you 41 of them. Some objects may not be viewable because they were on loan; this might be due to issues involving image rights or simply because there is no digitized image for the objects.

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In this room built in 1902, patronage connects Lockwood de Forest (1850‒1932), its designer, with Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), its owner-patron, and Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848‒1933), who produced the lamps and the chandelier that originally lit it. Carnegie’s exposure to these designers dates back to their joint participation in, and Carnegie’s support of, the founding of the American Fine Arts Society ten years earlier. Tiffany’s experiments in iridizing glass appealed to Carnegie who purchased a large number of Tiffany’s lamps, which suited the golden glow of de Forest’s wall stencils.
By 1902, Tiffany and de Forest had designed aesthetic interiors together and apart for over twenty years. Their professional careers first intersected in 1877 when they joined Candace Wheeler and Samuel Colman in the formation of the Society of Decorative Arts. By 1879, these designers worked collaboratively through Louis C. Tiffany and Associated Artists; concurrently de Forest joined Tiffany in a separate partnership. In 1880, de Forest sailed to India in search of exotic interior furnishings and set up a studio in Ahmedabad, where mistri (master) craftsmen produced carved teak and ornate metalwork. He regularly corresponded with Tiffany about designs to shop back for their interiors. Tiffany continued to order from de Forest long after their partnership dissolved in 1882, ultimately purchasing the Indian studio from de Forest in 1908.

  • Vase (USA), ca. 1909–10
  • molded and bronze electroplated semi-porcelain, mold-blown favrile glass.
  • Gift of Marcia and William Goodman.
  • 1984-84-31
  • Goblet (USA), 1907
  • cast gilt bronze.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisition Endowment.
  • 1985-76-1
  • Bud Vase (USA), ca. 1900
  • mold-blown favrile glass, cast bronze.
  • Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.
  • 1975-32-10-a/e
  • Vase
  • glass.
  • Bequest of Joseph L. Morris.
  • 1966-55-9-b
  • Vase (USA), 1889
  • silver, gold, copper, and mixed metals.
  • Gift of the daughters of Louis deBébian Moore.
  • 1976-58-1-a/f
  • Vase, ca. 1895
  • mouth-blown favrile glass.
  • Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.
  • 1975-32-9
  • Tall Clock, Tall case clock, ca. 1880
  • mahogany, carved teak with dial faces of gilded and patinated metal, glass.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund,1992.70.
  • 21.2013.1
This object has not been digitized yet.
This object has not been digitized yet.
This object has not been digitized yet.
  • Inkwell Box, 1900–10
  • patinated bronze, blown glass.
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago.
  • 72.2015.3
  • Vase (USA), ca. 1906
  • favrile glass.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan.
  • 1956-66-1