stained glass restoration fabrication and design
Over the years significant amounts of dirt collected between the plates darkening the entire window. Tie wires failed and panels were released from their support bars.
The window was removed to the Studio for restoration. Plates were removed, collected dirt vacuumed out, glass cleaned and broken glass repaired with Hxtal NYL-1. Areas with failing leads within the design were replaced with leads matching the originals in profile and lead content. New perimeter leads for all eleven panels were replaced as well.
Due to the combination of ferrous and non-ferrous metals used in the original frame, serious metal deterioration occurred rendering this frame unstable. The failing frame was reproduced is steel faced with wood by Studio del Arte of Brooklyn, NY. This allowed for a secure installation to hold the weight of these heavy panels. A new lighting system was designed and installed to replace outdated and burned out florescent light bulbs.