The Tiffany Window Story
The Tiffany Window is a 56-inch-by-84-inch leaded-and-plated glass landscape window that was created by Louis Comfort Tiffany(the first design director at his family company, Tiffany & Co.) in 1905. The window depicts the birthplace of Lynch’s father, Patrick Lynch, in Ballyduff, County Waterford, Ireland. It was commissioned by Thomas Lynch, a Greensburg resident who was the general manager of the H.C. Frick Coke Co.
The Lynch family Mansion was the original home of this piece of art and to give tribute to this marvelous creation we have named the original location of this art as The Grand Tiffany Staircase.
The window is a beautiful example of Tiffany’s work. The glass is expertly cut and leaded, and the colors are vibrant and rich. The window is also notable for its intricate details, such as the flowers in the window boxes and the sheep grazing in the field. The window is a treasure among treasures. It is a beautiful work of art that is also a reminder of Lynch’s Irish heritage.
In addition to its beauty, The Tiffany Window is also significant for its personal and cultural value. The window provides a glimpse into the life of Thomas Lynch and his family. It also provides a reminder of the Irish immigrant experience in the United States. For Thomas Lynch, the window was a way to connect with his Irish roots. He was born in Greensburg in 1854, but his parents had immigrated from Ireland in the 1840s. The window was a way for Lynch to remember his family’s homeland and to celebrate their culture. The window is also significant for its cultural value. It is a reminder of the Irish immigrant experience in the United States. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, millions of Irish immigrants came to the United States in search of a better life. The Tiffany Window is a reminder of the challenges and triumphs of these immigrants.
After Thomas Lynch’s death in 1914, the mansion was passed down to his children. The mansion remained in the Lynch family until 1945, when it was sold to Greensburg businessman Col. W. John Stiteler Jr., who turned it into offices for the Coal Operators Casualty Co. of Greensburg (a predecessor of Old Republic Insurance Company), and the window was moved to his country home in Rockwood, Pennsylvania. The home was subsequently owned by a Pittsburgh attorney, and thereafter sold to the window’s consignors. The Window was subsequently auctioned off by the famed Auctioneer Christie’s in the year 2001 for USD 391,000 to The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The window continues to be on display till date at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art and is their most valued treasure.