Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tiffany Skylight Discovered

Hidden by Plasterboard at famed Carlton Hotel in Manhattan

These are the kinds of things that happen in New York. Amongst a bustling renovation of the notorious Carlton Hotel, a beautiful stain glass skylight was unearthed. A symbol of the Art Nouveau movement, it turns out the work was designed by legendary glass maker Louis Tiffany and is said to be valued at over a million dollars.

Louis Tiffany

His father was a historic jeweler Charles Tiffany of Tiffany & Co. Where Sr. exceled at jewelry design, the younger Tiffany did at glass making, establishing his own shop in Queens in 1878. There, his popularity grew as he honed his use of opalescent glass and unique coloring in lamps, stain glass, mosaics, and ceramics. His work can be found in the White House, churches, and museums across the country.

Just as this timeless work of art was stumbled upon, many other treasures also await discovery at any of the great Long Island estate sales by Full of Surprizes. Visit our website or call (516)-315-3102 for more information! 

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