Stained Glass Conservation/Restoration

Among the institutions that have turned to Clerkin Higgins for conservation expertise are: (Partial listing of projects in alphabetical order by institution):

American Express Company
  • Six Little House Windows; Frank Lloyd Wright; 1913

Baltimore Museum of Art

  • St. Martin Dividing his Cloak with the Beggar, c.1245-1248
  • Crucifixion Scene , 15th c
  • Torment of St. Anthony Roundel , 1480-1490
  • John the Baptist Roundel , 1510-20
  • Crucifixion Roundel, 1520
  • St. Barbara Roundel , 1515-1525
  • Susanna and the Elders Roundel , 1520-1525
  • Son of Zaleucus of Locria Roundel , 1530
  • Zaleucus Blinded in One Eye Roundel , 1530
  • Kneeling Donors, 15th c

Breed Street Shul

  • Roundel, American, Early 20th C; Judson Studios; See: Los Angeles Times, “Windows Restored in Effort to Renovate Shul”, 8/18/04

Bronx Historical Society Mirror; Poe Cottage

The Brooklyn Museum

  • Geometric Window; Henry Sharp; 1869
  • Dawn in the Woods in Springtime and Sunset in Autumn Woods; Tiffany Studios, 1915.
  • Marine Mosaic Landscape; 1912; Walter Cole Brigham

The Cathedral of St. Patrick 5th Ave & 51st St., NY, NY

  • The Lady Chapel, Paul Woodroffe; Cleaning of all the stained glass in the chapel. Project received Award of Merit from New York Construction

Congregation Shearith Israel (The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue), NY, NY,

  • Tiffany Studios - Geometric Windows, 1897, Conservation and re-leading of just under 2000 square feet of stained glass; treatment of exterior wood frames; protective glazing

Christ Episcopal Church Madison, Indiana: Consultation on Early American Chancel Window, 1850; by I. C. & D.S. Miller

Church of the Transfiguration NYC: St. Peter Window

Channing Memorial Chapel Newport, RI: Consultation

The Commonwealth Fund NYC: JapanesqueEnsemble; G. Owen Bonawit, 20 C

Detroit Institute of Arts

Driehaus Collection Chicago, IL

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

  • God at the Tree of Knowledge, 13th C; France
  • Architectural Canopy; c.1420; Waasenkirche, Leoben, Austria
  • Crucified Bad Thief; Early 16th C; Flanders or Germany
  • Two Early Borders; c.1270; Troyes, Church of Saint-Urbain
  • Condition Survey of the Stained Glass Collection

Harvard University Art Museums

The Jewish Museum NYC: Fabio Mauri Installation with Mirror

First Church of Christ, Scientist: The Mother Church Boston

  • Condition Report, Documentation and Specifications for 225 windows

First Congregational Church of Orwell Orwell, Vermont: Two 19th C Windows

The New-York Historical Society NYC: Six Tiffany Studios Lamps

Grace Memorial Chapel Sabbath Day Point, NY: American Windows, c.1890

Holy Cross Cathedral Boston: Consultation on 98 windows

Indiana UniversityArt Gallery Saint Catherine Seized for Martyrdom; c1520

Kraushaar Galleries: Two Frames with Mirrors, John La Farge, 19thc

McNally Collection

  • Hollyhock Window; John La Farge, 1881
  • Woman with Cherubs; Tiffany Studios; 20thC
  • Dawn on the Edge of Night; John La Farge; 1903;(Contributed to the epoxy restoration)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters Collection

Museum of the City of New York

  • Eugene Oudinot Window
  • Four Leaded-Glass Windows

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Consultation, Hampton Court Windows.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Tiffany Studios Landscape Triptych, Consultation and Documentation.

Museum of Modern Art NYC

  • Nuit de Noel, Henri Matisse
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Window

Musee des Arts Decoratifs deMontreal Edgar Brandt (Daum) Lampshade.

Martin D'Arcy Gallery of Art Saint Margaret and the Dragon; 14th C; Austrian,

The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute Consultation on Tiffany Vase

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City, MO

  • Virgin and child; 16th c; French
  • Nativity; 1460-1480; Loisy-en-Brie, French
  • St. Eleutherius of Tournai; c.1500; workshop of Arnold of Nijmegan, Belgian
  • Saint holding a Chalice; Late 14th C; France
  • Father Eternal Surrounded by Angels; End of 14th C; French
  • Two standing figures; 1500; French
  • Episodes in the life of St. Catherine; French
  • Stained glass Panels; Bulkley and Herter Cabinet.

Packer Collegiate Institute Brooklyn, NY

  • Dante Window, Tiffany Studios.
  • Painted 19th C Grisaille Windows.
  • Clinton Street façade, conservation of 1000SF of early American glass by Henry E. Sharp, 1869; Project received Lucy G. Moses Award from New York Landmarks Conservancy (2004)
  • St. Ann’s Church, removal and crating of 3000SF of stained glass.
  • “Dominus Mea Illuminatio…”, 1899; Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company.
  • Harriet Packer Window; Tiffany Studios.
  • Hope; Tiffany Studios; 1901; One lancet
  • Science and Literature Window; Tiffany Studios; 20thC
  • Landscape Window; Jessie Van Brunt; 20th C

Private Collections

  • Four Angels; Tiffany Studios; c1896, Two lancets;
  • Nine Medieval Pieces; 14th-15th c, Private Collection
  • Six Clearings for Hank Williams; Christopher Wilmarth; Private Collection
  • John Oliver Sundial; 1664; Private Collection
  • Nineteen Belcher Mosaic Windows; 19th C, American, Private Collection
  • Adam and Eve Roundel, 16th c., Private Collection
  • Orange Poppy Lampshade; Tiffany Studios; Private Collection
  • Two Frank Lloyd Wright Windows; 20th C; Private Collection
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit Vase; Tiffany Studios; 20th C, Private Collection
  • Two Prairie-Style Windows; 20th C; Private Collection
  • Head of a Woman; 15th C, Rheims Cathedral; Private Collection
  • Oriental Poppy Lampshade; Tiffany Studios; Private Collection
  • Figure of Christ; 16th C; Private Collection
  • Ceramic Bowl; 18th C; Private Collection
  • Consultation on Walter Cole Brigham Window, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Favrile Glass Lampshade; Tiffany Studios; 20th C; Private Collection

Princeton University Museum of Art

  • Saint Cecelia, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris & Co.
  • Tree of Life Window, Martin House, Frank Lloyd Wright

Riverside Church NY: Scenes from the life of Christ, Christ Persecuted; 1520; Flemish.

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS Opalescent Roundel; American, Eleanor Roosevelt Residence.

Robert Miller Gallery Square Clearings, Number Five (for Hank Williams); Christopher Wilmarth; 1973.

Saint Ann and the Holy Trinity Brooklyn, NY,

  • Miriam and Jubal Window; 1844; William and John Bolton, Reproduction painting of 23 tracery panels now installed in the church to replace the originals on display in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Saint Joseph's RC Church Detroit Consultation on Early Mayer of Munich Windows.

St. Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA Geometric Window, Henry Sharp, 1869.

Saint Louis Art Museum

  • Ancestor of Christ, 1206, Braine, France
  • Military Saint; 15th C, Saint Louis Art Museum.
  • Nude with two heraldic shields; 1520-30; Nuremberg.

Saint Mark’s Church Philadelphia, PA, Crucifixion; 1592, The Convent of Rathausen; Lucerne, Switzerland.

Shelburne Farms Shelburne, Vermont

  • Stairwell Window; Replication,
  • 20th century Geometric windows, Restoration, Shelburne Farms, VT

Shubert Archive Chandelier from the Belasco Theatre; Tiffany Studios.

Solow Collection Les Constructeurs, Fernand Leger, Dalle-de-verre window.

Stanford University Palo Alto, CA:

  • The Flight into Egypt Window, 1903, Stanford Memorial Church, Frederick S. Lamb
  • The Annunciation Window , 1903, Stanford Memorial Church, Frederick S. Lamb

The United Nations NYC: The Peace Window; Marc Chagall, 1964

University of Chicago Consultation, Ann Beha Architects

The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore, Maryland

  • Ten Scenes from the Life of Saint Vincent of Saragossa; 1245-1250; Abbey of St. Germain-des-Pres, Paris.
  • Ancestors of Christ; c. 1200; French; Two Windows.
  • Saint Vincent Torn on the Rack; Abbey of St. Germain-des-Pres, Paris.
  • Two Seated Prophets; 1225, French.

Wilmarth Estate Days on Blue; Christopher Wilmarth.

Wolfsonian Foundation Miami Beach

  • The Geneva Window; Harry Clarke; 1930; Irish,
  • Collection Consultation








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