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Choosing and restoring stained glass for a period property

The patterns on stained glass are so distinctive it's possible to date a house from those designs alone.

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Choosing and restoring stained glass for a period property

Choosing and restoring stained glass

Did you know?

  • In the medieval period, stained glass windows were used to tell the stories of the bible to those who couldn't read.

During the early Victorian era, a gothic revival was taking place and stained glass door panels often came in diamond patterns or featured medieval designs. Towards the end of the period, decorative roundels and centre pieces began to emerge.

As the Arts & Crafts period was ushered in, so were stylised flower motifs, typically tulips and roses. The colours were lighter and the designs more beautiful than had been seen before.

Nick Knowles takes you through the different designs in this feature from the series of Nick Knowles’ Original Features. Take a look at similar video guides: Tips on sourcing and restoring original features.