Saturday, July 20, 2013

THE TIFFANY HOUSE


  The remarkable interiors represented in this series of illustrations were all designed by Mr. Louis C. Tiffany, and are good examples of the genius of this original artist. Architectural Record 1901.

EXTERIOR OF TIFFANY HOUSE.
Madison Avenue and 72nd Street.

FIREPLACE IN LIBRARY.

BALL ROOM.

CORNER IN BREAKFAST ROOM.

BREAKFAST ROOM.

ANOTHER CORNER IN BREAKFAST ROOM.

VESTIBULE TO STUDIO. (The woodwork was a portion of an East Indian palace.)


ENTRANCE TO STUDIO. (Showing carved teak floors.)

STUDIO. SHOWING FOUR-SIDED FIREPLACE.

ANOTHER VIEW OF STUDIO.

PASSAGEWAY FROM STUDIO.

THE DINING ROOM.
  Click this link to view all past posts on Tiffany's 72nd Street home.

4 comments:

  1. Based upon some of the objects that have survived from these interiors, it would be interesting to see colorized versions of the rooms. I think alot is lost especially in this case, when the colors and hues of the mosaics, paint, murals, carpets, glassware, etc cannot be seen in context to the colorful surroundings NYarch

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  2. Thank you! I've been waiting form someone to post a more detailed view of this most fascinating house.

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  3. Aren't these the interiors of only the top floors, where LC Tiffany lived? The rest of the house was shared with his father, who had the largest block of rooms, and with his siblings, as I recall. The McKim, Meade, and White house was the largest private dwelling in the city at the time, I believe. The architecture shown seems to confirm my guess at LC's apartment, with dormers, eyebrow windows, etc., the relatively modest furnishings brilliantly accessorized, and the 'eclectic' taste, which was not necessarily shared by his father, etc.

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  4. Photos are top floors and Tiffany's studio. Charles(father) was to have lived in the first two floors(never moved in). Sister(Annie Mitchell)and her family on the third floor. Then LouisC and family on the 4th/5th. For what ever reason the sister never stayed either and the apartments were rented out. Henry Villard being one when he lost his fortune.

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