The Townhouse Aberfeldy - Restoration
Taybank Glass were commissioned to make 10 leaded panels as part of the restoration of a Grade B listed building in Aberfeldy - the former Palace Hotel - now restored and re-opened as The Townhouse, Aberfeldy.
Of the ten panels, only three damaged windows were available to us to attempt to restore. The largest panel had been so badly damaged it had been scrapped. This had to be reproduced based on photographs alone.
The three existing panels were disassembled and as much of the original glass as possible was recovered and re-used. This included gluing together some pieces of blue glass that we could not match with a modern equivalent.
Research for the project and the construction of working drawings began in June 2015. In Phase 1 we constructed a pair of matching panels based on two of the extant but damaged panels. These were completed in August 2015 and the second of the two was installed on August 25th. Work in the Studio then moved on to Panel 3, while at the same time research work for the largest panel and construction of a working drawing continued in parallel. Panel 3 was completed and installed towards the end of September 2015. A key challenge in re-creating Panel 4 was the central piece of clear glass. From the recovery of the centre-pieces of panels 1-3, it seemed clear that this would have been custom bevelled. To be faithful to the original, we needed to find a craftsman to execute the bevelling of our glass. This done, the new centrepiece arrived at the beginning of November, allowing completion of the remainder of the project. Panels 4-10 were installed December 1st 2015
Below we present a selection pictures of the originals and our finished panels