Sterling Memorial

Library

Restoration

Sterling Memorial Library

Yale University

Yale University is home to some truly amazing stained glass. A quintessential example of this is found at the Sterling Memorial Library. The level of intricacy and attention to detail is second to none. The Sterling Memorial Library is home to many remarkable collections. One of them being the complete works and personal library of a pillar figure of American heritage – Benjamin Franklin. The stained glass in the library was designed and fabricated by G. Owen Bonawit, a noted American stained glass artist. Bonawit often used lead overlays floated with sculpted solder to make his panels come alive to the viewer. Femenella salvaged all of the extant overlays for reuse, and fabricated new where they were missing. Scope for this project included, stained glass, protective glazing, bronze window restoration, retaining original decorative overlays and paint conservation to all leaded panels.

Approximately 70 panels of historic Bonawit stained glass panels with intricate lead overlays were restored. All of the original overlays were salvaged and re-used. The overlays use sculpted solder in the designs to depict delicate textures such as animals or the bark of trees.

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#tbt to our project for protective glazing at Christ Church Park Ave in Manhattan.

Glass is going back in at Trinity! Any guesses on what’s painted on these diamonds? thank you Ray Clagnan and @serpentinostainedglass for your restoration work in

Install complete at St. Mary’s!

The Femenella crew is installing another restored window for St. Mary’s in Tuxedo Park, NY. Can you guess which stained glass artist made this window?

Custom wood windows installed into the front facade at Friends Seminary School in NYC!

Before and after of a window fabricated by Maitland Armstrong & Co. Thank you @avglassart and @serpentinostainedglass for your beautiful restoration work!

We are so happy to share Arthur has been admitted as a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass! #stainedglass #preservation #conservation

Removals have begun at St. Paul’s in Winston-Salem! The weather is warming up and the Femenella crew is in full swing for spring and summer! #stainedglass #stainedglassrestoration

More photos of the Tiffany window being installed at Calvary Center for Culture and Community. Calvary Church is home to the two largest signed Tiffany window ensembles

Newly restored Tiffany windows are currently being installed into the Calvary Center in Philly. This is just one of 24 panels in the large window. Thanks Leah for

The scaffolding is down at Central Presbyterian in Manhattan to reveal the newly restored west window! It’s a beautiful example of a Gothic revival style stained

New wood sash in progress for the new train station in New York City! #woodwindows

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