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Custom replacement glass globe for antique light with cut glass design

Friday, May 30th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, bubble convex glass, Etched Glass, Glass Globe | No Comments »

The replacement globe was very large and had a cut glass design.  We used the old broken glass globe to make a mold used in bending the glass replacement.



The replacement convex glass was frosted and the cut glass design was drawn on it.



The design is cut in the glass using stones and hand polished.


replacement cut glass globe




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convex bubble glass for antique cabinet door

Sunday, January 20th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass, bubble convex glass | No Comments »

I custom made a replacement convex bubble glass for an antique cabinet door.  It was an unusual shape. When making a replacement piece it is best to use old glass so the color , blisters and bubbles match.


Antique Cabinet door with broken covex bubble glass


custom bent convex bubble glass





Antique convex bubble glass install in door




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Custom Bent Glass for antique crown glass door bubble out

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass, bubble convex glass | 1 Comment »

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 .

Bent glass for antique china cabinet door

Antique crown glass replacement

I make a custom mold for each piece no two bent crown glass  doors are the same.


curved glass for antique funture

Curved replacement glass


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.


Antique Bubble Glass Door/ Crown 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.


first step in glazing door glass



New glazing made to look old



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Antique Glass Repair Cruet

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, broken glassware, bubble convex glass, Glueings | No Comments »

Antique glass cruet broken in many pieces was sent for repair .
Antique Broken Glass
Antique Broken Glass

Antique glass bottle was sent in for repair. Broken in many pieces it was one from a set. 

Antique Glass Repair Cruet

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Glass globe for gum ball machine

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, bubble convex glass, clock glass, Glass Globe | No Comments »

Antique gum ball machine
Antique gum ball machine

Not sure if its a gum ball or peanut machine   I made a new globe for it . The original was six sided but the customer didn’t want to mke it that way .

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