Sterling Memorial



Sterling Memorial Library

Yale University, connecticut

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, including 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, depicting delicate textures such as animals or the bark of trees. Approximately 70 panels of historic Bonawit stained glass panels with intricate lead overlays were restored. Femenella salvaged all of the extant overlays for reuse, and fabricated new where they were missing. Scope for this project also included stained glass restoration, bronze window restoration, protective glazing fabrication, retaining original decorative overlays, and paint conservation to all leaded panels.

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In 2010, the Museum of Eldridge Street commissioned a monumental stained glass window over the Bema. Femenella worked closely with Tom Garcia of The Gil Studio on

We’re here at @aptne_ annual meeting and symposium! This years topic is 2020 Vision: New Uses for Old Buildings. Femenella was a part of the restoration at the Park

Installation of the iso thermal window at St. Paul’s in Winston-Salem, NC! Great job team! 👏

Restored Tiffany window at Central Presbyterian in Summit, NJ. Thanks @serpentinostainedglass for your studio work!

Newly restored door panels at @caramoor. Caramoor is an arts and music center tucked away in Katonah, New York. This estate features an abundant collection of art

New window installations in progress at @yale for the Hall of Graduate Studies.

Restored bronze hardware, original to Moynihan station. These are pulleys and locks for the wood double hung windows. #restored #restoredhardware #hardwarerestoration

Restored wood windows for the new Moynihan Train Hall in Manhattan. 🚊 They have been restored to be fully operational using a weight and chain system. This landmarked

Iso-thermal setting in progress for the windows of St. Paul’s in Winston-Salem. #isothermal #stainedglass #glassrestoration #restoration

A beautiful before and after of the chancel window at Central Presbyterian in Summit, NJ. Femenella restored the stained glass and wood frame along with installing

Yale University’s windows feature many unique medallions in their leaded glass windows. These medallions were originally the work of G. Owen Bonawit dating back

Before and after of a broken panel from the Charles Booth windows at Trinity Church Wall St.

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