Louis Comfort Tiffany was an American artist who started his career as a painter but became well-known for his stained glass designs. He even opened a glass factory in Corona, New York, where the Queens Museum houses the Neudstat Collection of Tiffany Glass to this day.

The collection was started by Mr and Mrs Neudstat, an Austrian immigrant couple who bought their first Tiffany lamp from a secondhand store for $12.50. Excited about discovering an American-made piece for their home, they began to collect Tiffany’s works, until they grew to own the most comprehensive Tiffany collection over the course of fifty years.