The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!
The Victorians loved colored glass and often used it in their homes. Its popularity continued into the 20th century, in homes of many styles. Whether produced by a master artist or in a decorative arts factory, it is characteristic of the time and important to the character of the house. It should be preserved. There are experts who can restore damaged stained glass and provide advice for maintaining glass that has survived without damage.
This lovely transom window dates to 1902 and features stylized floral elements of the then emerging Art Nouveau style combined with more typical Victorian elements. It was likely produced in Great Britain and is installed in a palace in Bikaner, India. The same palace has a number of British-made decorative finishes including ceramic tile and cast iron. Similar products were imported to the U.S. from Great Britain and were also produced here.
Decorative art glass is discussed in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!