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Magnolia and Apple Blossom Window (for George E. Dimock residence, Elizabeth, New Jersey) (Primary Title)
George E. Dimok commissioned this window around 1900 for the study at his house in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Nine separate panels of clear glass make up this large window. The apple blossoms on the left are intertwined with magnolias on the right that arch up over the central window. “Drapery glass,” which is glass that has been folded and bent to form realistic thick waves, is used to create the petals of the magnolia. Small, irregularly shaped pieces of fractured glass create depth, shading, and color for the apple blossoms. The lead strips, called cames, that hold the glass together were designed to simulate bark and branches.
Sydney and Frances Lewis Art Nouveau Fund
Frederick R. Brandt, Late 19th and Early 20th Century Decorative Arts. The Sydney and Frances Lewis Collection in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1985, pp90-91, no. 25;
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Windows, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1980, p. 76, pl. 93, p. 118;
Patricia Bayer, "Art Nouveau," Antiques World, Oct 1981, p. 25;
Elizabeth Wylie and Sheldon Cheek, The Art of Stained and Decorative Glass, Todtri, 1997,
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