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

In honor of #aptmiami2019 @aptpreservation...The Jewel Box in Miami was certainly a unique job for Femenella back in 2015! We were a part of conserving the Dalle

The chancel window at Trinity Wall St has been completed! A new life has been given to this beautiful window using conservative conservation and an iso thermal setting.

The morning sun reflecting colors onto the floor of the sanctuary.

The chancel window is being installed at Trinity Church Wall St! This window is in an #isothermal setting. Conservation work to the stained glass was done by @serpentinostainedglass

Jersey city public library stained glass window recently restored with @zamosgreen. Once a laylight, it’s now been put on display in the wall near the entrance.

#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!

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