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Breaking Through The Ceiling

Ceiling decoration, Upper Loggia, The Breakers,1893-1895, Newport, Rhode Island

The Vanderbilt’s summer “cottage,” The Breakers, was built between 1893-1895. No expense was spared on its decorative elements. The painted ceiling  of the Upper Loggia depicts three decorative canopies against a blue sky, bringing the outside into the room that served an an informal living room. The loggia faces the Atlantic Ocean and its windows can be opened to create a breezeway during warm weather.

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Corners

Morgan Library Corners

Library corner decoration, Morgan Museum and Library, New York City, New York

Library corner decoration, Morgan Museum and Library, New York City, New York

Ceiling corner decorations in Mr. Morgan’s library, one of the historic rooms in the Morgan Library & Museum, New York City, New York.  Built for J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) between 1902 and 1906 as a Renaissance-style palazzo, the once private library possesses a stunning collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, several of which are on display. The collection also includes literary and historical manuscripts, early printed books, author and artist correspondence and papers, old master drawings and prints, and an important collection of music manuscripts.

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