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Lunette window, c. 1890–1900
Studio, Tiffany house, Seventy-Second Street, New York City, 1882–1939; art gallery facade, Laurelton Hall, Long Island, New York, 1902–57
Leaded glass, cast lead
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York City, 1892–1900
(61-001,002; Met-011-77; 2004-025)

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) created this decorative lunette first for the studio of his home on Seventy-Second Street in New York City. An exotic construction that includes a three-dimensional, peacock-feather motif centerpiece, heavily jeweled and leaded side panels, and cast-lead cobra heads and Celtic knots, the lunette was removed from the New York studio and installed above the entry to the art gallery building that Tiffany created on the grounds of Laurelton Hall in 1918. The facade was decorated in the manner of an eighteenth-century Indian residence with an intricately carved three-story porch.

Lunette window