Artist: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)

Date: ca.1880

Geography: Made in New York, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Leaded glass

Dimensions: 24 1/4 x 29 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (61.6 x 74.9 x 3.2 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Gift of Robert Koch, 2002

Accession Number: 2002.474


The Bella Apartment house was newly constructed in 1878 when Tiffany and his young family moved into a top-floor apartment. Tiffany was able to decorate his apartment, in which the interiors paid homage to the Aesthetic movement in their forms and decoration, uniting Japanese, Islamic, and Indian cultures. The interior also heeded progressive design, as demonstrated by one of the few surviving objects from this interior, the abstract window from the entrance hall. This remarkable and most personal leaded-glass window is an example of nonrepresentational work from Tiffany's formative years.