Restoration of antique windows is a time consuming but rewarding task.
If done correctly, the history and character of the piece can be revived to
once again provide beauty and enjoyment. Many factors need to be considered
in the restoration process. The composition of the glass must be carefully
studied. If the company that produced the piece is known, some clues to it's
construction can be ascertained. The availability of replacement glass or
materials needs to be determined and in lieu of the original material, skill
is required to match the calibre and tonality of new glass to the old. The
ravages of weathering, acid rain and other industrial pollutants often cause
fragility, so the approach and tools used in restoration must be carefully
Glass has the wisdom
and experience to assist you with any restoration project you might have.
A faithfully restored
Baroque window complements the Louis XlV,
Biedermeier furniture in this
Glass has the
classical background necessary to retain an
essential period appropriateness.
Broken or shattered glass presents a
particular challenge to the restorer. Reproducing the qualities and
characteristics of the original make and manufacture of the glass
requires a trained and experienced hand. Factors such as stain
matching and firing temperature will have a bearing on how close a
match is achieved.