On verso, u.c.: 167 On verso, inscribed, c.: Luther--16 yrs. old. Right arm was cut off by a [reneering?] saw in a box factory. Now attending school. On verso, inscribed, l.c.: The childrenmaimed in factories in past years are among those unfit for the draft today. On verso, inscribed vertically, l.: Nat. Child Labor On verso, stamped, c.l.: National Child Labor Committee 105 E. 22nd St. N.Y.City Inscribed, l.c.: Please return to The National Child Labor Com. 105 E. 22nd St. N.Y.C.
In pencil along lower r. edge: #86 Sketch #1 a lockplate inscribed: Iron Back is blacked the leaves / however are of a steel color which / produces a splendid effect./ the leaves are not only cut out but modelled very/ strangly producing splendid lights and shades ; also: A projects at least 3/4" and is thinned down towards the leaves; also: A Sketch #2 inscribed: this little hinge has/ stunning effect the little/ leaves at the edges are/ modelled the least bit Sketch #3 insribed below sketch: Door Handle of 15th century
One of a pair of doors that formed an arched entryway. In the upper two thirds of the door are opalescent square glass "coffers" in an arched composition that corresponds to the silhouette of the doors. The interior-facing side of the doors include curvilinear lead caming, inset with medium-sized beach stones, that frame the glass "coffers". The exterior-facing side of the doors has the "coffers" framed by patinated copper sheeting.
The doors from the Havemeyer house present different aspects: on the inside the warm wood tones and stones (traditionally thought to have come from beaches in Long Island and given to Tiffany to incorporate in the doors by Louisine Havemeyer) are lighter and more personal than the copper exterior of the doors. The exterior is darker and conveys the image of strength and security.