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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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

Trinity Wall St studio visit | Restoration is in full force for the church’s historic stained glass windows. We are honored to be a part of this project!

Swipe to see the before photos of these beautiful doors at 5th Ave Presbyterian. The leaded glass and wood were restored by Femenella.

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A #beforeandafter of a dutchman repair at a steel frame. These windows were restored for Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. #steel #restoration #steelwindows

Femenella is at the Annual @aptne_ Symposium today learning about restoring historic theaters! Here’s a few photos of the Belasco Theatre where Femenella and Associates

A beautiful #beforeandafter from Yale Sterling Memorial Library. The bronze frames and sash were restored along with the leaded glass panels.

St. Barnabas stained glass restoration project was just completed this winter

Finishing up the window restoration at the 30th st station in Philadelphia, steel windows were restored with custom bubble glass.

Protective glazing at Yale

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