Architectural Archive for over forty years has complied a very large collection of extraordinary examples of american opalescent leaded glass of the 'American Guild Age" and currentley have one of the Country's Largest assembly of Louis Comfort Tiffany leaded art glass windows and other great American leaded art glass of the Guilded age, we have become one of the Countries leading experts in this field.
Architectural Archive Glass Collection
Architectural Archive has one of the country's largest collections of authentic L.C. Tiffany leaded art glass windows and other great glass makers from the American Gilded Age.
Architectural Archive closely examines the glass and glazing techniques of the great craftsmen from this past era. As we pull original glass from some of the antique opalescent glass used in Tiffany windows, this allows us to send samples to stained glass factories to study the formula to recreate and fabricate an exact likeness.
Foreground glass Tiffany used in his Finer windows was fabricated from his own furnaces and is often found in his very rare lamps. This glass is refered to as Tiffany furnace lamp glass, mottel glass or striated glass which is known for its deep and saturated colors.
After many years of studying and possessing these spectacular windows, we have perfected the art of re-creating pieces that mirror the original mastered artwork. Back plating on these masterpieces were very important to the depth of field in color and shading again we have the originals to study from wich have helped us become masters ourselves
Sample of glass commissioned by Architectural Archive using custom made Tiffany Type Glass for an entrance to a Wine Cellar Private Estate
Architectural Archive Custom Designs
Bevel and Stained glass Vase of Roses in a fluted column cove with small pencil cut bevels, geometric borders and soft pastel opalescent American Glass is the exact likeness to the color, craftsmenship and style of the original windows of the 'American Gilded Age" signed by the designer and maker "Architectural Archive"
An intricate Leaded Stained and bevel glass design drawn by the founder of
Architectural Archive: "Marcello"
A beautiful royal design with the coat of arms family crest. This piece possesses very intricate cuts and beveled borders. The glass was installed between two rooms and when viewing, had a wonderful and exciting sparkle effect.
Here is another Architectural Archive drawing of an entrance landing tryptic window. This piece was created to allow clients to pick a theme of flowers or possibly a portrait or figure of an admired love one.
This particular design can be made into any custom size and our artist can recreate portraits of a client's choice in an angelic style.
An ornate bevel and stained window for a
client that commissioned a large ornate
window in the center of their staircase landing, size 42"x 84" when the afternoon sun shines through these intricate bevels 100s of tiny rainbows appear through the entrance hallway.
Bevel and Stained glass entrance and interior doors are very popular with our clients because of the light that is transmitted through the glass, tl prism effect using american quality lead based clear giving a quality crystal effect with the smaller pencil cut refracts the light in a magical way, along with the light pastel American opalescent glass makes a beautiful U.S. product.
Ceilings Skylites & Domes
A Stained glass architectural Ceiling Commission 12" x 24"
One of the many Architectural Archive pieces commissioned for a large estate entrance.
16" in diameter.
One of four 12' x 12' intricate steel reinforced ceilings for a large comercial job the design we used is very close to the
Tiffany skylights in the nations "House of Representitives"
Here is a very interesting bevel and stained glass dome with our design that was a commission to be installed in the Breakfast room above a round table the effect from the 12 oclock noon sun was absolutely amazing with the refracted prism rainbow effect on the walls and in the room, these domes can be made from 4" to 6" dia to 18" dia.
A Stained Class ceiling Commission 12 ft diameter installed in a dining room cove above a large round table. The installment included the backlighting on the ceiling to illuminate the stained glass. The ambience from the light had a warm inviting feeling and the visual was breathtaking.
Custom Entryways and Landing Walls
Architectural Archive has one of the largest collections of leaded art glass windows from the American Gilded Age which allows us to closely study the glass and copy the glazing techniques of the great craftsmen at Tiffany and La Farge Studios New York , pulling original glass from some of the original antique opalescent glass used in Tiffany and La Farge windows allows us to send samples to stained glass Factories to study the formula to recreate and fabricate the exact likeness, Foreground glass Tiffany used was fabricated from his own furnaces and is often found in his very rare Lamps, this glass is refered to as Tiffany Furnace Lamp Glass Mottel glass or striated glass with very deep colors. Over the many years of having the original Museum windows and sending original glass to have made,we have accomplished Glass extremely close to the Masters. Back plating on these masterpieces were very important to the depth of field in color and shading again we have the originals to study from wich have helped us become masters ourselves
Here is an Architectural Archive render of a Large set of Tiffany type windows with La Farge type figures
An Architectural Archive watercolor pencil render of one of four figural windows in his set.