Lockwood de Forest

An Exotic Cake Knife

Cakes and ice cream were the rage in the United States in the nineteenth century. People often entertained at tea and for dessert parties, so this meant the implements to serve these treats were often specialty items that did not match silver services for the dinner table. Some cake knives doubled as ice cream saws as their cutting edge could also saw through the brick-like consistency of ice cream kept cold with blocks of ice.
cake knife, cake saw, ice cream saw, exoticism, Frederic Edwin Church, Lockwood de Forest, silver, flatware

Sea of Mystery

This design for a stained glass window of a mermaid beneath the sea was commissioned by Associated Artists (the decorating firm of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Candace Wheeler, with (at times) Samuel Colman and Lockwood de Forest) for the Manhattan home of Wells Fargo President Ashbel H.
Elihu Vedder, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Candace Wheeler, Samuel Colman, Lockwood de Forest, Associated Artists, New York, stained glass, drawing