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Victorian Combination Stained, Beveled, and Jeweled Window AE552

Catalog No. AE552
Circa: 1885-1890
Price: $29,500
Orientation: Vertical
Condition: Superb
Provenance: Chicago, Illinois
Dimensions: Top framed size is 74 5/8" x 33 1/4". Bottom framed size is 74 5/8" x 52 3/4". Overall framed size of both pieces is 74 5/8" x 86".

Description: This extraordinary 2-Piece-Combination window is as striking as it is colossal. The quality is extreme throughout; each piece of glass was hand worked - either hand-rolled as with the golden rippled glass, hand-beveled or hand-faceted as with each of the many gold and amber jewels.

The 3" amber central jewel is faceted on front and back, which is exceptionally rare. The entire composition is assembled with heavy gauge "Crown-Profiled" zinc came. Crown shaped zinc is desirable because of its elegant crisp appearance, rigidity and lightness in weight.

Check out the size of the "viewing" bevel in the center of this window. I have not owned a window with such a huge individual bevel, not even close. (This central piece weighs over 50 pounds!) Notably the edge on the big bevel is 1 1/2" lending a dramatic prismatic effect.

Overall this window allows in a great deal of light making an ideal "picture window" in any home or business without compromising the outside views.

Of interest, the three ovals in the design are surrounded by pieces that have been "Beveled-to-a-Point" as well as "Zipper-cut."

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