Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist's Country Estate

November 21, 2006–May 20, 2007

Tiffany in New York

Tiffany achieved aesthetic unity in all of the environments that he designed for himself—in his three New York City homes, his first Long Island summer residence, and, especially, Laurelton Hall. Included in this exhibition are examples of Tiffany's earliest experiments with interior design for his apartment in the Bella Apartment house at 48 East 26th Street and within the Tiffany house at 72nd Street and Madison Avenue. Of particular interest are the extraordinarily rare objects that survive from these homes, such as the immense carved teakwood doors from the entrance to Tiffany's studio on the top floor of the 72nd Street house and a remarkable Tiffany-designed Steinway piano, inspired by a Damascus chest.