Architectural ornament from the Laing store

Object Number: 
1990.5a
Date: 
1849
Medium: 
Cast-iron mounted on board (board measurments are included in the overall dimensions).
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 3/8 x 14 3/8 in. ( 36.5 x 36.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: None.
Description: 
Circular spandrel panel with a raised sunburst pattern.
Gallery Label: 
These cast-iron fragments represent one of the most important examples of a notable New York City building type. The Laing Store, according to historians, was the first cast-iron building in New York City and a significant example of the work of noted cast-iron designer James Bogardus (1800-1874).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Winston Weisman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group