Bruening Glass Works - repairing crystal for over 100 years
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Rocky River, Ohio 44116
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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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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

Antique cabinet door

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 .

Double Bent Glass

 

Double bend, Camel back glass, Crown glass

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.

curved glass double bend

 

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.

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bent glass door

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 Posted in Bent Glass | 2 Comments »

Bent Glass Cabinet

Bent Glass Cabinet

I can custom make any shape bent glass   radius bend   S  bend  or crown bends some times call bubble glass because it bubbles out around the wooden mollions in the door. I have a lot of molds for crown glass for many years I made replacement glass for Pennsylvania House Furniture .  Pennsylvania house would recommed us for replacement glass some of the patterns are very intricate .

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