My “Business” Sketchbook: Tiffany Chandeliers South Entrance

Enjoy these gorgeous Tiffany Chandeliers!

D.Katie Powell Art

W14 10 5 WA Capitol Chandelier 30 DTLThe chandeliers are a crowning point in the Washington State Capitol Legislative Building.  The architects felt the most important fixtures were those in the north portico, in the rotunda, and in the entry in the south porte cochere, as well as the large gathering rooms.  They went all the way to New York City to have Louis Comfort Tiffany create the fixtures (no one here in this wild wild west was competent), which, along with the six bronze doors, cost the state $158,000.  They were designed by Carl Moser.

DSC00171I love the chandeliers in the entry in the south porte cochere.
The warm glow of the glass hits the delicately detailed bronze and
colors it nearly copper in places, so the lamps look like they are on fire.

W14 10 5 WA Capitol Chandelier 12I started with sketches to understand the construction.
I didn’t lie on my back to sketch the underside because my architectural training…

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