Restoration Glass

Close-up picture of restored glass in a home.

An antique made by modern hands

In the past, the art of glassmaking required a painstaking, articulate process, passed down through generations by skilled craftsmen. But the product was far from perfect. Distortion and bubbles in window glass were expected and tolerated. Now those same “defects” are sought after in furniture and restoration projects where authenticity matters.

Drexler stocks Restoration Glass® at several price points to meet your needs, and we have the know-how to help direct you into the best product for your project.

Our “factory-made” restoration glass attempts to mimic the waviness and occasional bubbles seen in old glass. It works great for most applications. Then we have restoration glass that is actually made using the old processes so that it is identical to old glass. Manufactured in Germany using authentic historical techniques to create random distortion, this special poured glass exhibits the mild waviness and occasional air bubble characteristic of true antique window glass, making it ideal for historically accurate restoration and period-style reproductions.

Our decades of work in the glass business means that we know how to keep the traditions worth maintaining. And we are always happy to help those of you with an eye for the past to make it a part of your modern world.

Transom windows lining a walk through in a home.

There are two primary options for Restoration Glass®.

Full Restoration Glass® is more distorting and accurately represents much of the glass made in the 17th and 18th centuries. Approximate thickness is 1/8″.

Light Restoration Glass® is less distorting and closely resembles glass found in structures built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Approximate thickness of this type of glass is 3/32″.

Please contact us today and let us walk you through the best uses of these unique designs.