Advertising display, Mosque for the J.W. Smitt Tea and Coffee Company

 
Advertising display, Mosque for the J.W. Smitt Tea and Coffee Company
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  • Title :     Advertising display, Mosque for the J.W. Smitt Tea and Coffee Company
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer Unknown, Maker
  • Accession:     86.20.12
  • Country:     Netherlands
  • Date:     circa 1893
  • Dimensions:     Inches 85-1/4 112-1/2 31, Centimeters 216.5 285.8 78.7
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Collection Theme:     World's Fairs and Expositions
  • Subject:     Advertising , World's Fairs and Expositions , Lighting/Lighting Design , Food and Beverage , Display/Exhibition
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     86.20.12.JPG
  • Tags:     World's Fairs and Expositions~Decorative Arts and Furniture
Description:
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.