Dutch Door, Lower Section

Object Name: 
Dutch Door, Lower Section

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Object Name: 
Dutch Door, Lower Section
Accession Number: 
75.7.7 A
Overall H: 119.9 cm, W: 75.6 cm, Th: 5.9 cm
Not on Display
about 1924
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Sarah Hawkes Thornton
Web Description: 
Until T. G. Hawkes & Company closed in 1962, it was one of the few Corning cutting firms that maintained a local showroom. The Hawkes building still stands on Corning’s Market Street today. These Dutch-style doors were made for the building when it was remodeled after a fire in 1924. Some of America’s wealthiest families were customers of the Hawkes firm. Names like Astor, Frick, Vanderbilt, and Whitney are engraved in the showroom doors—as well as the company’s trademark, consisting of two hawks facing a central fleur-de-lis inside a trefoil. The names and the trademark were strategic marketing initiatives that suggested luxury and quality to potential buyers.
Thornton, Sarah Hawkes (Mrs. James), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
All wood, painted white on one side.