These leaded medicine cabinet doors are a collaborative effort between myself and the client. It was important to compliment an adjacent leaded window in the bathroom as well as a massive set of historic windows viewed walking up the stairs (pictured below – note: I did not make these). We used milky white glass for the center diamonds and two types of antique glass for the outer diamonds and top/bottom borders. The watery ripple was salvaged from an old panel […]
This window had the largest bevels I’ve worked with to date. Measuring approximately 5′ x 18″, it was brought to me after suffering a near fatal tip over. And I’m pretty sure the fragile/bendy condition of the original lead actually saved it from massive damage as all of the bevels except a small one were all in tact. The original frame (encased in wood for transport) was left as is. Oddly, the two support bars were inserted into the front […]
I copied this design from a set of very old windows that were completely falling apart. The border of this new panel includes salvaged clear/wavy glass (from an early 1900’s piece) and features milky blue/purple colors and opalescent white accents. The colors change quite a bit depending on the amount of light.
Restoring this window was a new challenge. In addition to the cracked pieces and collapsing lead, the image in the center was something I had not run into before. Rather than being painted, it was a photo (or some other type of material) encased between two pieces of clear glass. The length of time it lasted was impressive, but if you look closer, you can se how it was shifting downward and to the right. It had dissolved into a thousand […]
This piece is over 100 years old and was cracked in transport from the dealer to my neighbor. I replaced a broken clear piece in the middle by cutting out the old lead, scraping off a lot of oxidation and soldering. While I couldn’t find a perfect match for the cracked piece, we came pretty close. With that done, I added an outer border so it can be mounted in the front door of their home. The photo with the border is a first […]
Measuring 48″ x 48″, the lead is falling off and some sections are collapsing despite the supports. There are also several broken pieces of glass , missing circle and a wood frame that will be replaced. I’m taking the panel completely apart and rebuilding it with new lead came. In the end it will become a giant light box mounted on a wall. See close ups and a progress pic below. It’s cleaning up beautifully! SEE THE FINISHED PANEL BY CLICKING HERE.
This repair was a unique challenge from start to finish. The 70 year old sidelight in Sea Cliff had been hit by a rock on Halloween. Most likely from a slingshot as it also shattered the clear protective glass and landed several feet into the home. Still in moderate condition, the panel would greatly benefit from getting new lead. However, if you look at pictures 3 and 5, you will see the outer glass is actually embedded into the woodwork. To remove the […]