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Antique American Stained Glass Windows

email:  fduff@antiqueamericanstainedglass windows.com


Antique American Stained/Beveled/Zippercut & Jeweled Leaded Glass Window.  This stunning landing window in its original frame measures about 5’ x 10’, and originally came from a Mansion in San Francisco,CA., built around 1890.  I was told the house was razed in approximately 1976, however I do not know the exact location of the home. This leaded masterpiece has all the elements of color, bevels and jewels. It has a scene of water, flowers, birds and sky and the Beveled leaves are Zipper cut. The condition is remarkable for its age with a few ‘ wiggles’.   The following is a the note I received from the previous owners:

'To Whom it May Concern,

In September 1982, while attending a Musical Box Society convention, we decided to visit Serendipity, a noted high-end antique shop in San Francisco, owned by Walter Hawk. The address was 1467 Polk St.

Upon entering the shop the first thing that caught our eye was this magnificent large stained glass window. It had 3 stained glass birds, 4 large zipper glass flowers and consisted of multiple stained and beveled glass, and was approximately 10’ by 5’. Upon inquiring about the window from Walter, he stated it was from a large home in Pacific Heights. It was commissioned between 1885 and 1895 and was believed to be from the home of Huntington’s first wife. We knew that it would not fit into our budget, so we contacted our good friend, Bill Thunell, co-owner of the world famous Rose Bowl flea market in Pasadena, California. Bill purchased the window and because of the cost, he made payments. It was displayed in his magnificent home in La Habra Heights, California from 1982 until 2002. Upon Bill’s death in September, 2002, we purchased the window from the estate . It has been in our home in Santa Ana since.

After we purchased the window in 2002, we went back to Serendipity, which was now closed and Walter had retired. We took a few photographs of the empty store and drove around Pacific Heights, imaging the home the window had come from.’

Price:  $87,500.00


© Frank Duff 2015