2009 Christmas Ornament
Sandra Z. Staley designed the ornament after a particularly eye-catching window found on two of this year’s tour properties, 1305 & 1407 Washington Avenue. The arrangement of muntins, narrow pieces of wood that divide individual panes of glass in a window into delicate tracery patterns of repeating geometric shapes, was one of the hallmarks of the Gothic Revival architectural style, popular in the U.S. between circa 1820 and 1860. The same idea was often borrowed and incorporated into Victorian and other late nineteenth-century architectural styles. It was created in pewter by Salisbury Pewter.