The work included a fifty foot jewelled Tiffany glass screen which separated the main corridor from the north vestibule. The fate of the glass screen is unknown, as it was removed from the White House in 1902 by President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt. There are rumours that Teddy wanted it “smashed into little pieces”, possibly due to a personal vendetta with Louis Tiffany, but that it was instead removed and auctioned off, and eventually installed into the Belvedere Hotel in Maryland, which burnt to the ground in 1923, taking the glass screen with it. The true story of the famous glass screen will probably never be known, but it lives on as one of the lost masterworks of Tiffany. After years of working with stained glass, there was a natural Segway into creating the beautiful lamps we see today, with the iconic stained-glass shades. These have gone on to inspire millions in a similar style, but with a less hefty price tag. With original tiffany pieces such as the ‘Pond Lily’ Lamp, which retailed for $400 at the time, selling for $3,372,500 at Christie’s in New York in December 2018, it is no surprise that cheaper alternatives are a must have!