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Replacement Glass For Antique Cabinet Door custom made curved, bent, bubble, crown glass

Monday, January 28th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass | Comments Off on Replacement Glass For Antique Cabinet Door custom made curved, bent, bubble, crown glass

Custom made replacement glass for antique cabinet door.  No matter the shape, the size or the type of glass, if it was made I can make it.  I can make bubble glass, bent glass, curved glass, crown glass up to 4 feet by 8 feet.  I also have old glass.   Many times I bend old glass in order to maintain value.

custom made bubble glass

custom made bubble glass

 

bent glass crown glass curved glass bubble glass

bent glass crown glass curved glass bubble glass

It goes by many names.  I don’t care what you call it. I can make it.   They send antique doors  for me to make replacement glass from around the world.  It’s been called bent glass, bubble glass, crown glass, curved glass and slumped glass.

 

 

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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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