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Mar 17
2009

Restoration Glass


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: windows, preservation

Mason:

My husband and I have recently moved to an old townhome on Church Hill.  We have numerous windows in the house with cracked glass that we'd like to fix.  Problem is, the glass people we've talked-to cannot match our old, wavy glass.  It's either "perfect" new glass, or a fake-looking reproduction.  We'd love it to be the real thing - what should we do?

Liz S., Richmond, VA

 

Liz:

Actually, you have plenty of options, if you know where to look.  Local architectural salvage yard Caravati's (http://www.caravatis.com/) has a stock of authentic salvaged antique glass panes, which may be cut to

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