Red Room Swallows

Swallows, c.1899-1901
John Thomas (c.1826-c.1900)
Stained glass

Red Room 

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The Japanese inspired stained glass windows were designed by John Thomas. The stained glass designs mirror the passage of sun through the day, as seen through the different position of the sun in each window. In Japan, the swallow represents good fortune, fidelity, fertility, devotion to family and motherly love.

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