[Advertising display, mosque for the J.W. Smitt Tea and Coffee Company], [ca. 1893]

Material Information

[Advertising display, mosque for the J.W. Smitt Tea and Coffee Company], [ca. 1893]
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Subjects / Keywords:
J.W. Smitts Tea and Coffee Company. ( lcsh )
Electric lighting, Incandescent ( lcsh )
Electric lighting -- Netherlands ( lcsh )
Electric light fixtures -- Exhibitions ( lcsh )
Models -- 1890-1900 ( lctgm )
Advertising -- Coffee -- Netherlands ( lcsh )
Advertising -- Tea ( lcsh )
Display of merchandise -- Netherlands ( lcsh )
Mosques -- 1890-1900 ( lctgm )
conference publication ( marcgt )
festschrift ( marcgt )
comic strip ( marcgt )
models (representations) ( aat )


Hand-built model of mosque for the J.W. Smitts Tea and Coffee Company for the Dutch Pavilion at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, consisting of six sections and tower, painted and gilded. Electrically circuited with approximately 350 individual light sockets. Each socket holds individual small light bulbs that are wired in a series of five, six hanging brass chandelier fixtures that are installed in the grand, octagonal, mirrored ballroom in the center of the lower level. The tower has several hand-painted stained glass panel windows; the pillars and ballroom floor are painted to resemble faux-marble.
General Note:
Title supplied by cataloguer.
General Note:
Not reviewed.
General Note:
As exhibited in "Art & Design in the Modern Age": Model / Advertising display, J.W. Smitts Tea and Coffee Company, c. 1893 / Designer and maker unknown / The Netherlands / Possibly exhibited at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL / Wood, paint, glass / The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection / 86.20.12.

Record Information

Source Institution:
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Holding Location:
The Wolfsonian FIU Library Collection ( AX 2fl Rck 2R104 B )
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
86.20.12 ( accession number )
22995 ( EOS.Web )