© 2009 RC deWinter
The spring sky and leafy trees are reflected in the drawn glass of this fanlight, which if part of a historic house in Essex, Connecticut. Drawn glass is the type of glazing used in the earliest windows in this country. It’s made by stretching (drawing) the glass directly from the furnace to the correct dimensions. This accounts for the wavery appearance you see in the original glass of colonial-era houses that have been preserved. Painted from an original photo shop in April 2004.