Fitting Replacement Old Glass

At the Traditional Restoration Company we have a stock of old glass and old mirror glass, and we can fit replacement panes into display cabinets or long-case clocks, or replace the old glass in a broken mirror.

George III Mahogany Bureau Bookcase

This George III mahogany bureau bookcase came into the workshop in a sorry state.  It had fallen forward and much of the glass was broken.   Many of the astragal  parting beads were broken or missing.

George III Bureau Bookcase before restoration

Bureau Bookcase Before Restoration


The glazed doors were re-built and the astragal beading was repaired, but much of it was missing and had to be re-made.   Because of the large amount of broken glass,  reproduction hand-drawn glass was used to re-glaze the doors because we did not have enough matching old hand-drawn glass in our stock.

George III Bureau Bookcase re-built door

Re-built Glazed Door


Some of the split-turned applied decorations were missing, so some new ones were turned in old matching mahogany and coloured to match.



New split-turned mouldings

Split-turned Mouldings


Restoration was completed by colouring the faded surface and re-polishing the entire piece.


George III Mahogany Bureau Bookcase after restoration

George III Bureau Bookcase After Restoration

Our glazing service covers Windsor and Maidenhead, Ascot, Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield, Reading, Egham, London and all areas of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.