Building 51 | Building 51 | c. 1894 chicago stock exchange ornamental cast iron interior elevator frieze panel
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c. 1894 chicago stock exchange ornamental cast iron interior elevator frieze panel

51-3977-09

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Louis Sullivan

About This Item

hard to find and highly sought after antique american ornamental cast iron elevator enclosure frieze or transom panel, salvaged from the old adler and sullivan chicago stock exchange building demolished in 1972. the richly ornate iron panel was fabricated by the winslow brothers ornamental iron and bronze works, based in chicago. the heavily detailed deep relief contains strong geometric forms, organic elements and gothic motifs. the elevator frieze panel formed the horizontal division between the upper and lower grillework consisting of ball or seed and stick ornament used on floors 3-13 of the stock exchange building interior. the elevator panel is free from cracks or breaks of any kind. the custom built frame is made of quartered oak wood. these specific panels are becoming increasingly hard to acquire (on the open market) as more and more museums and/or public institutions add them to their collections. with frame, the piece measures 79 x 23 inches.