This object is currently on display in room 206 as part of Botanical Expressions. There are 6 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

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1905

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1915

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Desk Set

This is a Desk set. It was overseen (as design director) by Louis Comfort Tiffany and produced by Tiffany Studios. It is dated ca. 1910-20 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is favrile glass, etched bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Tiffany produced objects that married decorative appeal and utility, such as this desk set individually created in small batches from sheets of etched metal and pre-cut favrile glass. The Grapevine pattern became one of Tiffany’s most recognizable motifs; the trellis, fruit, and curling vines have a flattened aesthetic reminiscent of Japanese stencil designs.

It is credited Gift of Mrs. Eric Larrabee.

  • Desk, 2015
  • nickel-plated steel.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.1

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Its dimensions are

15.9 x 25.8 x 6.5 cm (6 1/4 x 10 3/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

In addition to Botanical Expressions, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.

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