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Commissioned Original Work
Commercial Establishments

For ambience, tranquility, subtlety or focal point, art glass benefits an environment as a beautiful attraction, or even as a fascinating distraction. People will want to stay longer and return often.

Our custom designed work for commercial settings has been used in transoms, entrance doors, sidelights, pocket doors, casement windows, double-hung windows, room dividers, skylights, interior doors, backlit panels, partitions, hospital ceiling panels, and more.

Art glass panels add so much to an experience that many establishments have commissioned backlit art glass panels even when windows aren't available.

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Scenes of historic Philadelphia -- representation of Independence Hall for McAteers Restaurant, Somerset, NJ. A combination of American opalescent and mouth-blown antique glass, 6' x 5'.

Since McAteers Restaurant was a stagecoach stop in colonial times, the owner desired historic depictions. The advantages of using primarily opalescent glass were privacy from a busy road and a reduction of harsh light from the southern exposure.

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Independence Hall

One of eight 3' x 5' scenes of historic Philadelphia -- representation of the Philadelphia harbor for McAteers Restaurant, Somerset, NJ. Details are acheived by acid-etching, painting and firing various glass pieces throughout the series.

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Philadelphia Harbor

Scenes of historic Philadelphia -- representation of the Elfreth Alley for McAteers Restaurant, Somerset, NJ.

Elfreth Alley is one of the longest continuously lived-on streets in America. Notice the detail in the painted cobblestone street and walk.

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Elfreth Alley

Scenes of historic Philadelphia -- representation of the Betsy Ross house for McAteers Restaurant, Somerset, NJ.

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Betsy Ross House

Glass pieces are laid on a sheet of clear glass and hot wax is poured between the pieces (waxed up) to bond them to the large sheet so that the window can be previewed in transmitted light and checked for color (value, saturation, hue, density and texture) prior to leading. Any pieces not felt to be harmonious are replaced. This picture shows the following window at that stage.

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One of four 3' x 5' landscape windows for the main dining room of La Scala Restaurant, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The restaurant building was originally the residence of the Spanish ambassodor. It is a wonderful classic Mediterranean style building with white stucco and red tile roof.

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La Scala

One of four landscape windows using American hand-cast opalescent glass in a Tiffanyesque style for the La Scala Restaurant, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Tiffany often used architectural elements like columns, railings, and trellises to provide contrast to natural elements.

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La Scala

A contemporary leaded glass mirror behind the service bar in a catering hall. All of the pieces of glass are mirrored, including the colored ones. All of the glass has the same striated texture.

It is hard to photograph how the wall playfully moves and changes as you walk by.

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leaded glass mirror

One of five triptych windows depicting various Mediterranean sea and landscapes created for Nazzaros Restaurant, Sparta, NJ. Each section is 3 1/2' x 6', using leaded painted antique and opalescent glass. Grape vines and clusters along the top edge are a unifying characteristic of each window.

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Mediterranean scene

A subtle room divider to help break up the linear space, and add a touch of class to this pizzeria.

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dining privacy

The original watercolor sketch for the following window. Sketches are submitted to the client for approval, along with glass samples.

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sketch

A pleasing arched room divider separates the entry from the main dining room. This original design uses freely adapted and stylized free-flowing natural elements: grape clusters and vines, flowers and birds, set against the rectilinear trellis, and background glass leading.

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room divider

Four ceiling panels for the Radiation Therapy Room at Beth Israel Medical Center use leaded opalescent glass to create a soothing mood.

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ceiling panels

A large (7' x 4') Victorian period scene with painted and fired antique and opalescent glass. Marquis Restaurant, Paramus, NJ

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painted & fired glass 1

A 4' square Victorian period fox hunting scene from the Marquis Restaurant, Paramus, NJ.

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painted & fired glass 2

A close-up of some of the painted and fired work on another panel at the Marquis Restaurant, Paramus, NJ.

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painted & fired glass 3
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Four interior windows in the prairie school style for the Diamond II Restaurant. This decorative wall of textured and bevelled glass between the dining room and entrance hallway transmits dancing light into the depths of the room.

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This interior wall window at the Diamond II Restaurant in South Jersey incorporates the company logo in custom bevels and clear textured glass, glazed with zinc cames.

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Diamond II logo window
 

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