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Window Of Brass Foils, Window with perforated brass plaques, 1882–1912

This is a Window of Brass Foils. It was designed by Lockwood de Forest and made by Ahmedabad Wood Carving Company.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Taves Family Collection as part of Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.

It is dated 1882–1912. Its medium is brass, wood frame.

Although not installed in the window frame during de Forest’s time, this shows the kind of creative use of decorative brass foils that de Forest envisioned. Their arrangement is much like that of brass jalis in a wall, with a variety of similar patterns as was common practice in India.

It is credited Henry Taves and Posy Bass.

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W x D: 95.3 × 97.5 × 6.4 cm (37 1/2 × 38 3/8 × 2 1/2 in.) Depth is approx

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Lockwood de Forest | Passion for the Exotic

Join Cooper Hewitt curators Sarah Coffin and Gail Davidson, and Lockwood de Forest scholar Roberta Mayer for three presentations celebrating the Carnegie Mansion’s newly restored Teak Room....

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.

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