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MatthewC
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New Internal Stained Glass

Post by MatthewC » Sun 4th Jul, 2021 4:58 pm

We've just spent some money on something that is by no means essential, nor is the chosen design appropriate to the age of the house: we have replaced two old and scruffy opaque glass panels in a bedroom door with some new coloured leaded glass in a contemporary original design. This (original, 1860s?) 4-panel pine door was obviously modified with the old glass panels in order to give light onto the staircase, which otherwise gets no natural light. The staircase wall is done with a yellow clay paint. The design pleases t'other half, which is the point, and we had fun looking round the workshop when we collected them. See http://houseintheenchantedforest.blogspot.com/ for a new entry with pictures.

I now have two panes of 4mm opaque glass, grooved on one side and wavy on the other, for sale or exchange, about 87 x 28 cm from memory.

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Re: New Internal Stained Glass

Post by Feltwell » Sun 4th Jul, 2021 10:00 pm

Very nice!

I have my own leaded light conundrum, which I've been diligently putting a decision off about for a very long time.

At the bottom of our stairs is a very nice original leaded light, which was in a shocking state when we moved in but crucially was still there! God Bless the previous owner who just stuck a plain sheet of glass over it rather than ripping it out. Very Victorian and geometric, it has now been restored.

But adjacent to it are our front doors - a non-original but quite essential inner door (keeps the drafts out!) which has fairly boring but inoffensive wavy obscure glass, then a front door which is Victorian but not original to this house we believe, and which is in a fairly bad state, within a badly constructed frame.

I've not found anyone yet who does decent replicas of Victorian glazed front doors. I've been looking at reclaims but ideally I'd get a new door and frame made, and get a glass specialist to design a new leaded light for the door and a fanlight above.;

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Re: New Internal Stained Glass

Post by eezageeza » Mon 5th Jul, 2021 9:24 am

"I've not found anyone yet who does decent replicas of Victorian glazed front doors..."

This guy looks pretty competent!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gJWQpEjoGU

(No connection, just a random youtube find).

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Re: New Internal Stained Glass

Post by Feltwell » Tue 6th Jul, 2021 7:03 am

He does indeed. Not sure if he's still working commercially or not - he's certainly not using his Youtube channel to promote himself, though I did find an email address to try.

I found this firm last night, they do some decent looking replicas and could be worth a try.

https://www.oldenglishdoors.co.uk/bespo ... victorian/

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Re: New Internal Stained Glass

Post by MatthewC » Tue 6th Jul, 2021 9:05 pm

Ours was done by Bath Aqua Glass - www.bathaquaglass.com

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