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Architectural ornament from the Laing store

Architectural ornament from the Laing store
Title
Architectural ornament from the Laing store
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 )
Description 
Circular spandrel panel with a raised sunburst pattern.
Credit Line 
Gift of Winston Weisman
Object Number 
1990.5a
Marks 
inscriptions: None.
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).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group