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What is this?

Upright, roughly rectangular form with curved edges at top and bottom; cast decoration of stylized vegetal motifs, the word GUARANTY (for the Guaranty Building, Buffalo, NY (1896, Adler and Sullivan, architects) in oval worked into decoration at top; circular hole for doorknob slightly above center; a small screw hole near each corner.

This is a doorplate from United States. It is dated ca. 1895 and we acquired it in 1979. Gift of Roger G. Kennedy. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

cast iron

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 35.6 x 6.1 x 2.7 cm (14 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

This object was designed by Louis Henry Sullivan

This object was donated by Roger G. Kennedy

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