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Stained Glass Copyright

The stained glass windows photographs on this web site are of antique windows which have been removed from old houses in the UK . These photographs are the registered copyright of - COPYING IS NOT PERMITTED

Some Useful Information On Stained Glass

The stained glass windows on this web site with few exceptions have been removed from old houses in the UK . Where possible the Town of origin and dates both of installation and removal are given. Many of these windows are works of art and it is sad that the artists name is not recorded.


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Most of our customers prefer to purchase directly from our antique windows web site.

Here they have a huge selection to choose from and discounts are often available.

We are proud to say that the majority of our customers make repeated purchases.

We are members of Square Trade but go beyond even their stringent fair trading requirements.

If you are in any way dissatisfied with your purchase it can be returned at our expense for a full refund.

All methods of payment are available. Direct credit card via our secure payment pages, bank transfer,cash or any form of payment directly to a bank. You can even use Paypal without an account when you are buying from



For many years now the drafty old houses of England have been systematically brought up to date with double glazing systems thought necessary for the comfort required by today's society. This has meant the removal of many many precious works of art , sometimes of considerable antiquity. The quality of glass used in many of these windows will never be repeated as processes involving the mixing of metal oxides, sometimes along with dangerous substances such as arsenic, is no longer allowed.

The time is fast approaching where all of these old houses have been replaced or renovated. This means that the major source of these valuable antiques will disappear.

Replicas of the design of these old windows never look as good when made with modern glass. This is recognized by discerning people who only want original stained glass made with that beautiful depth of color only obtained with the old manufacturing methods.

The consequence of coarse will be a considerable rise in the the value, particularly of the more beautiful windows. This is all ready happening.


Use And Display

A matching pair of stained glass windows of the right size hinged together make a wonderful fire screen particularly if they are contained in original sash frames and therefore already have feet.

When fitted in a lightweight frame nicely stained and polished these works of art can be hung like paintings.

The most popular method of display is to stand an antique on the sill of an existing window. Easyboo

now fit 2" wide frames instead of shipping frames for a small charge. This lifts the window to let the maximum amount of light through.

A single window is often beautiful in a sliding frame for a serving hatch but three together, one static on either side with a slider in the middle can be magnificent.

Built inside toughened double glazing make a great feature for the wall of a swimming pool.

And of course what about the summer house or gazebo, the shower divider or even in an external wall to turn letting in the light in to an art form





Hanging these beautiful antiques in front of an existing window gives a very pleasing result. Many people,however, like to make them a more integral part of their home and even alter their architecture to suit the window.

A less drastic solution is to resize the window; this can be carried out in most cases using antique glass from windows beyond restoration. If we do not have the antique glass then we do have access to hand made replica glass from a specialist company.

We will be only too pleased to help you find the right solution. Our antique glass restorers have combined and resized many antique windows in a way that maintains the integrity and beauty of the antique while satisfying the specific needs of the customers project.

We would also be pleased to advise on the best way to use antique widows to suit both interior decor and architectural requirements.

Glazing bars can be added if required to add strength. These are necessary only in special circumstances.

We can also set your antique between two sheets of toughened glass if this is required for safety or insulation.

Uk customers refurbishing period homes may require the services of specialist flooring contractors.

May we recommend Designer Flooring Ltd for your Period Floor



In the first quarter of the twelfth century, a German monk, who adopted the pen name Theophilus, wrote a

description of the techniques of making stained glass. The basic methods have hardly changed. Glass was

made by melting sand, potash and lime together in clay pots. The glass was colored by the addition of metallic

oxides - copper for red, iron for green, cobalt for blue and so on. This is called pot-metal glass. Pot-metal glass,

especially red glass, was often too dark to transmit much light. To overcome this, 'flashed' glass was made by

dipping a lump of white glass on the blowpipe into a pot of red glass and then blowing, This provided sheets of

glass with a thin surface layer of co lour. Later, parts of this layer could be removed by grinding with an abrasive

wheel; this produced two colors, red and white, on the same piece of glass. Because paper was scarce and

parchment very expensive, the full scale outline of the design for a stained glass window was drawn out on a

whitened table top. The designer would indicate the principal outlines of his drawing, the shape and color of the

individual pieces of glass to be used, and the position of lead strips (calmes) that would eventually hold all the

pieces of glass together. The panes of colored glass were cut to shape with a 'grozing iron' and laid on top of

the drawing. Through the glass, details of the drawing - faces, hands, drapery etc. - could be seen and these

details were traced with an iron oxide pigment on the surface of the glass. After painting, the pieces were fired in

a small furnace for sufficient time to fuse the paint to the surface of the glass, and then re-laid on the table and

assembled by the glazier, using strips of lead H-shaped in section, which allowed the glass to be slotted into the

grooves on each side. The lead provided a strong but flexible bond. The intersections of all the lead strips were

then soldered, and an oily cement was rubbed into all the joints in order to make them watertight. The panels

were then held in place in the window openings by a grid of iron bars set into the masonry. From the early

fourteenth century a further range of colors varying from a pale lemon to a deep orange could be achieved on

one piece of glass through the discovery of 'silver stain', a silver compound painted on the back of the glass and

then fired in a kiln. By the mid sixteenth century many different colored enamels were being used. As a result,

windows began to be painted like easel pictures on clear glass of regular rectangular shape, with lead calmes

no longer an integral part of the design. These methods prevailed from the seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries.

However, the earlier techniques were revived in Victorian times.


Packaging and Shipping


Our packaging for export has proved itself on many occasions and is practically bounce proof.

Shipping prices quoted are air freight and are fully insured against loss and damage. Delivery from 2 days.

If you are in any way dissatisfied with your purchase you can return the goods at our expense and obtain a full refund refund. (excludes where we have made alterations to your specification)

For an individual quote on multiple orders E-mail SALES giving the # numbers.

A tracking or shipping number will be e-mailed to you on dispatch of order .

If you would like to order a number of items shipping costs can often be reduced by making one package.

Customer satisfaction is guaranteed but please ask questions if you are uncertain about anything.


You may be charged import duty on items which are not antique. Local taxes could be levied on any item.

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Stained glass windows are not a high technology production but are manufactured by hand at every stage of the process. Hand rolled glass has, by its very nature, many imperfections even when newly manufactured. These imperfections add to its character and verify its authenticity and are what makes it special. There are often ridges and irregularities in the glass. Lumps bumps color variations,air bubbles,miss shapes and valleys, all adding to the attraction of the piece.

Glass does not deteriorate with age like other materials although the surface can become ingrained with dirt nicotine or other chemicals from an industrial environment.

Our restorers give a large amount of attention to cleaning as part of the process of preparation before we offer an item for sale; a specialist polishing process is then applied to return both the glass and the lead came's to their original lustrous condition. Where it has been necessary to remove the window from its original frame, as often is the case, the outside edge came's will often be damaged  and are then renewed completely. If undue deterioration of the lead came's has occurred then the window is completely re leaded.  The result is an beautiful antique which you will be proud to own.   

Often pieces of glass making up pattern repetitions are cut from slightly different looking pieces of glass. Two pieces of glass cut from the same sheet could often be significantly different in color and texture. In addition to variations in manufacture it is quite common for repairs to have been made during the long life of a window these may or may not be apparent on inspection depending on the the skill of the repairer and the availability of identical glass. Badly executed repairs are rectified  by our restorer before being offered for sale.

On removal from their final resting place as they are replaced during renovation breakage's often occur, these are always repaired using matching glass before being put up for sale. They are carried out by our professional restorers before being photographed and placed on our web site.

Some bowing of the glass due to shrinkage of the frame is a not uncommon occurrence. If this is more than minimal the window is re leaded an polished as previously stated.

Original frames are  normally covered with a number of layers of old paint. Loose and flaking paint is removed from the frames but they are not stripped. Many of our customers prefer to purchase windows still in their original frames and carry out their own renovation. The glass an lead came's must be in good condition before we sell them when the old frames are retained.

When the original frames are not re used we install the window in a pine shipping frame with mitered and screwed corners. Although intended primarily for securing the glass during shipping many of our customers find the frame profile and the workmanship acceptable enough to use as they are, for hanging, or structurally in internal walls. If ,however, you would prefer a carpenter made hardwood frame we can arrange this for a small extra cost.


Easyboo has a growing number of repeat customers who are more than happy with what they have purchased. We would like you to join their numbers.



Additional photos (usually close ups)of the same item are often available. When this is the case we would be only too pleased

to send them to you. Just e-mail your request and we will reply quickly. Additional measurements may also be taken to assist in sizing if required.

You may wonder how certain windows would complement each other if put together. We can set up a photo showing them in the required relative positions either as they are or resized to your requirements. Please email to discuss.

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Payment can be charged directly to your credit card. To use this facility please click on the credit card logo under the picture of the item you are purchasing. Alternatively you can fax or phone your details .If you have a Paypal account you can use this payment option. Shipping costs quoted are for USA and this figure will be inserted in the shipping costs box automatically. ) Please e-mail sales if you have agreed a different one.
USA customs do not impose duty on antiques purchased from

(NEW) UK customers can now purchase directly in £ GBP.

Payment can be made using an international money order. This can be obtained from your bank. Provided the bank is an internationally recognized one money orders are treated as cleared on receipt and your goods dispatched immediately. Direct payment to a USA or UK bank can be made by arrangement (Cash , check or wire transfer)

Personal check`s are welcome particularly when drawn against a UK bank. check`s drawn on other banks require twenty eight days to clear in UK five days if deposited in USA.

If you are purchasing by any other method than credit card please e-mail sales(click here)marking the subject box with the words purchase order and include the #number of the item. Please give your name and address for shipping and telephone number for the delivery person. The item will then be marked as sold and confirmed by return e-mail along with details of how to make out your check or money order. is a private Limited Company Registered in the UK no 4476724

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