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Door Frame, Two Doors, Ceramic Tiles from 236 Clermont Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Decorative Art, South Arm [Hallway outside Milliagn, Civil War, Rockefeller Room]
This doorway comes from a brownstone row house at 236 Clermont Avenue, Brooklyn. It was salvaged in 1952 when the house was razed. In 1953, it was installed in the Museum as you see now. The floor tiles were made in England. The set of inner doors was not salvaged.
MEDIUM Wood, colorless glass, pigment, earthenware tiles, metal
DATES ca. 1850
DIMENSIONS 119 1/2 x 62 x 54 in. (303.5 x 157.5 x 137.2 cm)
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large rectangular door frame with elaborate gadrooned border at sides and top painted dark-green. Upper quarter of door frame inset with color-glass fan light with “236” painted in gold with black borders at center. Each door with large recessed framed rectangular panel above and smaller framed recessed square panel below. Doors fold inward into recessed pockets on either side of entryway. Floor set with 24 square ceramic tiles with identical classical design: rosette set in square borders in light green, dark red/orange, and beige.
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