I love architectural salvage ...
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In the late 1970's/early 1980's, we moved to San Antonio, Texas. Right off , I found this guy who demolished old buildings.
He had a treasure trove of beautiful architectural pieces.
I thought I was in heaven when I found these three, yes three stained and leaded glass Church windows.
They were complete with beautiful wooden frames and original hinges on each window.
We replaced rotted wood in the bottom part of one of the frames and replaced broken and missing glass. I was lucky enough to have some green stained glass from another church window to replace the parts in the wreath.
The student artist who did the glass work, had some old glass he could use. He said some of the glass was Tiffany-style glass and could have been made by Tiffany, but the windows were not. He was so excited to get to work on this one.
This is the area where the repair work was done. This middle window is not as wide as the other two and the pattern is changed just a little.
We made a 6' wide x 7' tall x 9" deep room divider using 2' x 6" boards and molding. We painted it ... don't remember what color. We used this divider in our San Antonio and Michigan house.
We added florescent lights in the top of the divider and glass shelves on the back side of the windows. This gave us a view of the windows from both sides. We displayed clear glass and crystal on the shelves. The electric cord for the lights was hidden under the molding. .... this divider is now being used in our workshop to store cans of paint, etc.
The magnificent candelabra and wreath is beautiful in the full length of the window.
No staging here ... they are mounted in our 6'x6' window behind our TV and floor lamp. We have lights mounted above them and enjoy them at night too. These pictures were taken during the day with natural sunlight behind them.
You will notice some leading that may run at an angle across the glass or be in a place other than the normal pattern ... this is an old repair where the glass was cracked. Each window has eight thin metal bars running across them in several places for stability and protection. This is the side that would face outward.
All windows are 70" tall, The first and third one is 23½" wide and the middle one is 20" wide. We added spacers to the window to make them fit.
The two outside windows are hinged and can be opened for light or fresh air. They stay closed the majority of the time. The middle one is suspended from the top of the window with hooks.
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