Art Deco Cameo Garland White Glass Ceiling Light Shade The Monticello Hotel
1920s Art Deco Large White Glass Ceiling Light Shade from The Monticello Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia Measurements: 9-1/2" high; 14" diameter, circumference approximately 40" (at widest point) Fitter is 6" Condition is near perfect. Once upon a time this shade graced The Monticello Hotel in the land of all things Thomas Jefferson. The pattern, often referred to as "cameo garland, " is a transfer. It is possible that either the wallpaper or carpets in the hotel matched the pattern of this shade, but I was not able to obtain photos. The Hotel was designed by architect Stanhope Johnson of Johnson and Brannan and still graces 500 Court Square in Charlottesville, VA. Construction of the Hotel began in 1924 and opened to the public in 1926. It was a full-scale five-star hotel hosting many famous guests including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, band leaders Tommy Dorsey and Guy Lombardo, writer Gertrude Stein, and movie stars Robert Taylor, Sterling Hayden, and Joan Blondell. The dining room of the Monticello Hotel was locally renowned until it closed in 1989 and was converted into office space and luxury condominium apartments. The Monticello Hotel was once hailed as Charlottesville's Empire State Building.