One of our very talented students is in the grips of home restoration. At times its lovely to take your time completing windows in one of our many classes, but these sashes needed to be repaired quickly. This set of sash windows were, a re-leaded, puttied, polished and are now ready to bring much needed light to accompany the restoration in there new home.
Door panels are often damaged, brittle and in need of repair. This panel required reinforcing lead to be incorporated into the repair. Older panels often have some form of reinforcing, however we now has access to visually seem less reinforcing lead which can be incorporated into designs. Door panels need to be strong enough to endure constant movement and the impact of the door opening and closing. Nestled back in-between the original side panels this door will now last for many years to come.
Often in our homes we have little accidents, it unfortunate when a set of windows is suddenly broken. An otherwise seemingly simple repair became complicated when it come to replacing glass no longer in production. However with a little time and a few calls we were about to replace the organelle glass to match and restore this piece to its former glory.
Many restoration pieces are born out of our clients love for restoring their homes. This door surround was found incomplete and in need of restoration. After consultation, our clients had the vision to keep the historic charm of the original panels and add side lights with classic clear textures to bring light to this entry way, whilst still holding onto the original design.
It was such a pleasure to work with these clients to recreate this entry way and be part of their home restoration. We look forward to adding a final picture of the entry way when the house restoration is complete.
This crystal cabinet door had seen better days, but bringing back the sparkle was our please to see life reborn in this family heirloom. This classic 1930s design lives another day and will be treasured by the family for many years to come.
Installed in 1995 these 11 panels captured the words of John 13: 34-35 ‘As I have loved you, so you just love one another.’ As the light rises from this piece it is truly a speculator site to see with its many shades of blue and golds depicting the suns setting and rising. Elizabeth and Michael designed and constructed this commission measuring a whopping 11 meters in length and 1 meter in height. The window still exists in the old church, now the Church hall of St Leo’s parish Altona.
St Margaret Mary’s -Mary Mackillop window was installed 20th Feb 2010. This window was designed by Sr. Therese Quinn, drawn to specification by Elizabeth Vassallo, painted by Enes Bowen and was built and completed by Michael. Made to celebrate Mary Mackillop this window also holds significance as it was made in memory of Inez & Anthony Cassar as well as Romilda & Anthony Vassallo, Elizabeth and Michaels parents.
This pretty little panel came in just before Christmas, it had spades of charm, but just needed a little love and repair. With a floating lead look in its feature, what a delight to mimic the original 1920s design and add once again the special little twist this panel holds in its spade design.
The original coloured glass was salvaged and all new clear glass was cut and leaded to refresh and bring this little gem back to life. Another job enjoyed by the Ageless team.
This rather impressive art deco door panel arrived at Ageless to be repaired and restored. Mostly in tact, it only had a few broken pieces, however as part of it restoration we added three reinforcing leads to ensure it continues to delight for many years to come. Measuring at 1200mm x 600mm it was quite the project, with its stunning textures and classic 1930s design it was admired by all of our student for many weeks as it slowly came back to life. It was a pleasure to restore and preserve a peice of Victorias lead light history.
Receiving this early Federation design was a sheer delight. It is very rare that we receive a 1920 style door panel with no broken glass pieces. Although this panel had brittle lead, all the original antique glass has been re-leaded. I’d a great pleasure to have restored this little gem just in the nick of time.