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Conservation & Restoration

We have repaired many damaged stained-glass windows in London and the south east of England. 

Broken pieces can be replaced individually in-situ, without the need to remove the whole window. Sometimes removal is necessary if the damage is extensive or the lead is in a poor condition. Where possible original glass is retained, and glued, using conservation grade adhesives, otherwise missing or very damaged Victorian glass is replaced with new repainted glass of the same colour.

The photographs below show a window from St James’ Church, Clacton, before and after restoration.

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Restoration of two heraldic stained-glass windows, one, a copy of a Holbein drawing.

Restoration of a pair of Victorian heraldic stained-glass panels from a house in Suffolk, which are copies of 16th century heraldry designed for families of the Baden-Wurttemberg region. 

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Glass with extensive damage (top left hand section of the glass below)

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After restoration involving 'recreating lost images.

One of a pair of damaged heraldic stained glass panels from Arlington, North Parade, Waven
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Before and after

Before and after

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Before and after


In the course of researching the stained glass prior to its restoration, the original drawing for one of them was discovered, showing it to have been originally designed by Hans Holbein the Younger, court painter to Henry VIII. Holbein’s father, Holbein the Elder, was a successful painter in his own right.

Damaged copy of the design by Hans Holbein The Younger. The arms of Christoph von Eberstei

Damaged glass to be restored with missing sections

Design for a Stained Glass Window for Christoph von Eberstein by Hans Holbein the Younger

Reference image: original drawing by Hans Holbein the Younger, on which the stained glass was based (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford).

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