Featured Late 1800s Stained Glass Window

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  1. Melissa L.

    Melissa L. New Member


    I have an antique stained glass window that has been stored in my grandparents basement. The window is 3 feet by 7 feet and is from the late 1800s. The window came from Philadelphia. I unfortunately do not have any additional details.

    Does anybody have any feedback/information on this window or does anybody know any experts in the field? I am looking to find more information on this window and I am also interested in selling it.

    Thank you.

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  2. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Wow-- that looks amazing. But we're probably going to need more and better pictures to really be able to help you.
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  3. Melissa L.

    Melissa L. New Member

    I have these pictures but I will need to take more and follow up. IMG_2236.jpeg IMG_2237.jpeg
  4. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    If you can, try to get a couple close-up to help determine the way in which it was made. Those can be important clues to origin and age.
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  5. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Breathtaking piece. If you can, go back to your first photo and repost as "FULL IMAGE" as well.

    This glass is absolutely amazing. Maybe needs to go to a nationally advertised auction house where an expert can evaluate hands on. I think the dating of late 1800s is close.

    This could be by a well known glass maker, and I'm not sure anyone can make that call from photos. Maybe someone here knows an expert in the field of stained glass. Are you on the east coast?
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  6. Melissa L.

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  7. Melissa L.

    Melissa L. New Member

    I just reposted the first image. I will take more up-close.

    I am located on the East Coast.

    I appreciate everyone’s feedback.
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  8. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent


    To the manor born.
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  9. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    The boy in the window looks like it is based on a specific photograph. He is wearing a version of "Little Lord Fauntleroy" suit, a style that became popular around the turn of the century, late 1880s into early 1900s.

    Perhaps a memorial window?
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  10. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

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  11. sassafras

    sassafras Well-Known Member

    That is stunning! I'd love to see it with sunlight shining through. I agree that this needs to go to an auction house with national advertising. I can see buyers getting in to a frenzy over it. It's definitely not your average stained glass panel.
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  12. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Very nice window and, potentially, pretty valuable. Agree with a late 19th century date. I think contacting a good auction company with a record for selling stained glass is good advice. Even if you don't end up consigning, it should give you some idea of value. Another option would be to consult with one of the larger salvage companies.

    A few auction companies with good track record for windows are:

    J. Soloman and Mackintosh

    Dan Morphy Auctions

    Great Gatsby's Auction Gallery

    There are others. I have not personally dealt with any of these so do your own due dilligence
  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    A fancier version of a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit. Based on the clothing of the protagonist in the 1886 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.


  14. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I dont know how or where,but Id so have that in my house ! I dont think its a memorial window,wouldnt those have a date or name somewhere ? I think its just an homage to a very loved child. Its so elaborate and well done I almost want to throw Tiffany out there. But everyone thinks their stained glass is Tiffany so there is that.
  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I can't enjoy the rest of the glass with the boy standing there...., but I agree he's the focus of the whole piece.

    How much tha surrounds him is painted on the glass?
  16. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

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  17. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Ber!

    Agree with the comments above. This window is stunning! It’s true that everyone wants their stained glass to be a Tiffany, both for value and beauty; sadly, however, they seldom are. But this window is of that quality, even if I don’t think it’s a Tiffany. Remember, however, that the quality is the thing, and this one’s got it! I’d investigate John LaFarge as a possibility. He's the other “name” in late 19th Century American stained glass. BTW I’d say that this piece is ca. 1890-1900.

    I would add Fontaines Gallery in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Brad’s list. They deal in lots of Victoriana of the very highest quality, such as this window. They reach an international audience, and could no doubt suggest a maker and value for your window and probably sell it for you as well.

    I’d so love to buy it from you, but like my colleagues above just have no proper place to put it!
  18. Sedona

    Sedona Well-Known Member

    Beautiful piece!
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  19. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I will lay odds that you did some mental calculations even though you knew there was no hope. ;):p:p:hilarious::hilarious::hilarious: :kiss::kiss:

    I knew you would be able to help @Melissa L. because this piece would fit in perfectly with all of the beautiful pieces you have shown us. :D:D
  20. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Well aren't you kind! I did, in fact, survey the house for a likely spot, but with our 8-foot ceilings there was just one, in the stairwell, and it’s already occupied by a tapestry. But I gave it a shot!
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