Over the course of the last three years, we have continued to work on the stained and leaded glazing of a large 1920’s private residence belonging to a client in the High Peak District. This has included the repair, restoration and encapsulation of around 60 original 1920’s top-lights, the replacement of a large 9 panel, triple light staircase window, and new bespoke schemes for internal porch doors and a ground floor WC.
This commission, set to be installed in the door of a newly rebuilt rear porch, is the final piece we are to produce to complete all glazing requirements. Featuring a selection of hand painted native birds beloved of the client and common to their garden, the panel has been specifically designed to create a visual link between the original 1920’s top-lights and the new glazing schemes we have introduced to the property with a specific brief from our client to “Go to town on it”.
Executed in Lambert’s mouth-blown cylinder glass with acid etching and hand painted/kiln fired detailing, the link between old and new is achieved by the inclusion of the central motif of one of the original 1920’s top-lights. This can be seen at the centre of the panel. We also made use of some beautiful old salvaged red flashed cylinder glass to form the inner border.
Of the final piece, our client said: “I’m absolutely over the moon with the window”.
Our images show the completed panel and details of the painted birds and insects.