This move speaks to the good work of many charitable organizations and their willingness to part with material goods in order to preserve the best interest of others. The Brattleboro community has decided 20 to 4 that they would rather sacrifice this stunning piece of art than turn their back on the homeless of their community, a group who is growing because of the increasing amount of foreclosures and rising unemployment. This story also speaks to the importance of an accurate appraisal. Through an accurate appraisal, worthy organizations such as the church in Brattleboro have an educated asking price for the stained glass. An ill informed value would dramatically undercut the church and deprive it of the money it needs to serve others. MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. guarantees an accurate appraisal because MIR places a premium on research, insuring that your object is well understood before a value is placed on it.
Tiffany Glass Dome at the Chicago Cultural Center
Tiffany glass has long been an important part of Chicago architectural landmarks; the Art Institute of Chicago, the Marquette Building, Macy’s on State Street (formerly Marshall Field’s) and the Chicago Cultural Center boast Tiffany glass domes, vaults, rotundas or light fixtures. Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) decorated many of the gilded age homes in the United States including many in Chicago. Tiffany’s glass furnaces were opened in 1892 and many of the pieces were hand made and Art Nouveau inspired. Some of Tiffany’s stained glass windows are currently on display at the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
Written & researched by Justin Bergquist
MIR Appraisal Services, Inc.
Principal Appraiser: Farhad Radfar, ISA AM
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“Tiffany Glass,” on Oxford Art Online.