First Presbyterian Church - Table of Contents
and Choir Loft - First Presbyterian
One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY
The stained glass
window is an excellent example of Louis Comfort
Tiffany's use of color and favrille
glass to create a mosaic effect. Another description of the glass
which Tiffany and John LaFarge developed while working in close-by
studios. The use of many nuggets
is especially effective . The rich combination of blue,
deep red, yellow, and gold, is
particularly beautiful in the late afternoon.
Tiffany's signature can be seen in the bottom right hand comer of the second lancet from the right.
The window was erected in 1925.
Galleries and Choir Loft
Faux painting for a Byzantine Revival setting ... Note guilloche in upper left ... The guilloche extends across the nave on the ceiling to the opposite gallery ... Three details below:
Detail #1 - Soffit design: Greek cross (at top) symbolizing the suffering Christ crowned with the promise of the resurrection
Detail #3 - Soffit design: peacock symbolizes hope of eternal life
Byzantine Revival ornamentation ... Foliated plaster capital ... Faux painted column shaft