THE REPAIR PROCESS –
On the left are images of the panel as it came to us, complete with its impressive bulge where most of the glass was damaged. Many pieces were broken and, although some of the architectural border details were shattered beyond re-use, most of the pieces were intact. This meant that they could be retained by use of edge-bonding techniques and materials such as copperfoil and conservation grade resins and silicone.
Once cold-painting was carefully applied to the areas of shelled paint work, the damage appears lost amongst the heavily painted kaleidoscope of coloured glass. It is quite surprising when you compare the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ images that, with the use of modern adhesives and techniques, just how much of the original glass could be retained.