Both Louis Comfort Tiffany and Stanford White were not only leaders in the world of American decorative art and architecture; they were also proud members of the Salmagundi Club. Learn how each of these iconic men established their place in New York’s Gilded Age society, built dazzling careers and created iconic masterpieces that are still enjoyed today.
There are signs of Tiffany and White all around us at the Salmagundi Club from the Tiffany windows in the Salmagundi dining room to Stanford White’s Washington Arch standing in Washington Square Park just a few blocks away. There are so many famous sites designed by White, especially in New York City, including the Judson Memorial Church just across the street and the Player’s Club in nearby Gramercy Park. Tiffany, also a distinguished New Yorker, had great homes in New York City and Long Island, including Laurelton Hall which has pieces on permanent display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His stained-glass windows can still be seen in countless churches. The design of the historic Veterans Room at the Park Avenue Armory, which involved both Tiffany and White, is legendary.