12-17-2011 12-17-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2577B Boston
December 17, 2011 10:00 AMCalender
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Mosaic Glass Window Attributed to John LaFarge (American, 1835-1910)

$9,480$8,000
Auction: 20th Century Design - 2577B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 17, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Mosaic Glass Window Attributed to John LaFarge (American, 1835-1910)
Mosaic art glass
New York
Jeweled transom panel, framed, unsigned, some buckling, cane repair and cracks, approx. ht. 17, wd. 25 1/2 in.

Provenance: This LaFarge transom was part of Cornelius Vanderbilt's 5th Ave mansion, installed in 1881. It was taken out in 1893 and sold back to LaFarge, remaining with him until his death. The panel was listed in the LaFarge estate auction in 1911 as "Jewelled Panel, ht. 17, wd. 25 1/2 in." The Kraushaar Gallery purchased it, and subsequently the Weatherspoon Art Museum purchased it from them.
Estimate $5,000-8,000

Keywords

John LaFarge, Ave mansion, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Kraushaar Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum