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Vintage Victorian Beveled Glass Window AE482

Catalog No. AE482
Circa: 1895 - 1900
Price: $1,725
Orientation: Vertical or horizontal
Condition: Excellent
Provenance: Denver, Colorado
Dimensions: Glass is 21" x 29.5". Frame is 26" x 34".

Description: This is a attractively designed beveled window with its intertwining, sinuous curves. Excellent quality workmanship throughout. The beveled pieces are made of generously thick plate.

The frame that you see was designed to be flush mounted to any wall surface. It is actually a Shadowbox with a mirror at the back. The mirror reflects the beveled window’s refracted light patterns back out into the room, which is amazingly dramatic. There does not have to be a lot of light in the room to achieve the desired effect. With such an intelligent design and perfect execution, the result is a sophisticated statement.

The whole unit is constructed from clear 4 inch Honduran mahogany. The high quality mirror on the rear side is protected by 3/8 inch plywood. Both the mirror and ply are recessed in to be flush with the back, and both mirror and plywood are completely removable. The work is top-flight cabinetwork. Several coats of clear satin finish highlight the natural color of the hardwood.

The Shadowbox can easily and securely be mounted to any wall surface on two exposed screw heads. Or if you choose, this frame unit can be converted to a light box with the addition of interior lighting.

There are other options. Instead of mounting the unit onto a wall surface, you may insert the box frame within a wall cavity, or window opening, removing the mirror, then adding trim to match the existing casing of the home. The box is four inches thick from front to back. If you prefer a simple frame instead, the front face of the frame can be separated from the rest of the box in a wood shop.

We have Five Beveled Windows in our inventory that are framed in identical shadowboxes. The Catalog Numbers are AE480, AE481, this window, AE483, and AE484. The first three are listed in the Victorian Beveled Glass Galleries. The last two are listed in the Art Nouveau Beveled Gallery.

Original Photo of AE482 Antique American Beveled Glass Window

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