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Monday, February 21, 2005

Ebay win: amazing victorian stained glass door

We bought this on a bit of a whim, because it was one of the nicest doors I've ever seen listed on Ebay. Also, because stained glass windows with hand-paintings in them are always a lot more expensive, and this door has two of them. The description:
"This is an original victorian stained glass door with raised mouldings on the front. The two stained glass panels have painted landscape scenes. As far as I can see none of the glass is damaged however some of the the lead work in places is perished and needs to be addressed. Some of the coloured glass in the panels doesn't seem to match but in my opinion it is original to the door and appears as though they have used what glass they had available to them. There are a few bumps and bruises throughout the door, nothing major but consistent with more than 100 years of use. Measurements: Width 28 inches, height 74.5 inches. Glass panels: 7.5 inches width, 35.5 inches tall. Landscape paintings: 6 inches in diameter"

victorian door1

Here are some more pictures of the door taken at Aunt Marion's (where we'd had it stored). You can get a better idea of the details in this. I like it because it is beautiful but retains an amateurish, down-to-earth feel.

stained glass door panel

closeup of glass painting 2

closeup of glass painting 1

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