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Antique china cabinets in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s use to have very intricate designed wood mullions in the doors. They would install glass that bubbled out between the wood. This is called crown glass or bubble glass. Pennsylvania House Furniture also used this technique in there breakfronts. We made replacement glass for Pennsylvania House Furniture for many years . We custom make replacement glass for any antique cabinet doors. The curve in the glass is not simple radius .
I make a custom mold for each piece no two bent crown glass doors are the same.
In the very old pieces of furniture the glass was putty in place . They did not use wood stops to hold in the glass. They would use Portland cement in the putty . This makes the putty very hard and you have to grind it off to install the replacement curved glass.
The real work come matching the antique glazing that holds the glass in the wood door. First you tint the putty and install the glass. Then I use pitch to darken it more and give it the aged dirty look.
The antique perfume bottle has been in the family for many years it holds a lot of sentimental value . The bottle has been broken for over fifteen years . The local glass companies and antique dealers in Miami Fla. said it was not repairable . Her husband persisted and told her she would find someone to repair it keep looking.
The antique amber perfume bottle was sent to me with a broken neck and broken dauber. First step in the restoration process is to remove the broken neck on the antique glass bottle. Great care is taken to remove what was left of the neck with out damaging the bottle.
After connecting the new neck to the old bottle the stopper is ground to fit.
Replacement dauber for antique glass bottle.
The crystal bowl was broken in many pieces . His wife said just through it a way. I can repair the antique cut glass bowl so they can use it.
This bowl is ready for the party . Spike the punch some one is out of the dog house.
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Antique Bent Glass Door, Double Bend Glass , Crown Glass Door, Compound Bent Glass, Antique Bent Glass,Sunday, May 8th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass | Comments Off on Antique Bent Glass Door, Double Bend Glass , Crown Glass Door, Compound Bent Glass, Antique Bent Glass,
The email reads “I have a door to an antique cabinet and it needs glass can you help” ? Its a bent glass but its not a radius. Yes I can make a custom bent glass for the door. It’s called
double bend , camel back, or bubble glass and every one is a different profile . I can make a custom mold to fit the profile of the door . This door has a beautiful inlay design made from wood.
Bruening Glass Works makes the complex bends that other companies can’t .
Replacing the broken glass restores the value of this piece. Now when it comes to auction in New York City it will demand top dollar.
We can bend single strength glass, double strength glass 3/16 “inch glass, 1/4 “inch glass, 3/8 “inch glass, 1/2 “inch glass,and 3/4 “inch glass. Custom bent glass is our specialty . We can bend any shape.