New York City, the weekend of December 11th 2009, --featuring Deb, Lucy, Jean and me--and other wonderful gals from MPS '76 (and '75!)
Described as a "gorgeous and glorious wonderland," Tavern on the Green has six spectacular dining rooms and three exquisite gardens. With its "rustic baroque" decor, Tavern is full of whimsical ornamentation in a woodsy setting. Tavern also makes use of light - in mirrors and crystal, sunlight and moonlight pouring through huge windows, and flickering light from candles and chandeliers.
Tavern on the Green has a total of 45 chandeliers, made from more than 15,000 pieces of crystal. The 16 stained glass chandeliers in the corridors, Chestnut and Rafters rooms were designed by Warner LeRoy and made under his supervision in various workshops.
There are 14 sandblasted and etched mirrors, designed by Warner LeRoy and made by the famous Sheft Brothers of Bronx, New York.
Warner LeRoy also designed the 38 carved puntice mirrors that capture the light throughout the restaurant. Also known as "bulls eye" mirrors, they were popular in England in the 17th Century.
There are 24 copper and gold-leaf weathervanes made in 1976 by hammering from original 18th Century molds. The molds have since been lost, making these weathervanes quite rare.
The brass and copper wall sconces were made using the lost "wax method", cast and molded in a wax and dipped. The wooden wall sconces were designed by LeRoy and hand-carved.