Friday, 18 July 2014

Ninteenth Century Glasgow Domestic Glass

An area of Glasgow known as Woodside was developed as a westward expansion of Glasgow in the mid 19th century flourishing of Glasgow's developing industrialisation.  Much of this area of large terraced houses has been converted into office space.  My involvement was to repair some stair landing windows in an expanding business.  Next to the stair I worked in was this stunning window done in the Aesthetic Revival style.  The maker is not known, but seems to me to be done by the Stephen Adam studio in the middle of the century.

The whole window on the half landing with the obscured urban skyline behind

"Industry" on the right of the window

"Peace" on the left

The decorative top left panel

The top right decorative panel

The windows of this nature seem to have been used to conceal the view over the backs of other houses across the service lane for stabling the horses, and delivery of supplies and services to the houses.  It is wonderful to see some of these still existing a century and a half after being installed.19th

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