This important and extremely rare window designed by Ker-Xavier Roussel and fabricated by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. in 1895 was first exhibited at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In December of that year “Le Jardin” was one of seven windows presented at Siegfried Bing’s Galerie de l’Art Nouveau along with windows by Ranson, Bonnard, Ibels, Vuillard, Toulouse-Lautrec; all these artists belonging to the group of painters known as “Les Nabis”. Lautrec’s “Papa Chrysanthème” is in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
The panels of this window were removed from a non-original modern metal frame to be cleaned, previous repair leads removed and glass edge glued. Since this window depicts the chestnut trees in Tuilleries Garden in Paris a new wooden frame was designed to replicate the original, this time in chestnut wood. The new wooden frame also allowed for the correct registration of the four panels.