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Flight into Egypt

This stained glass panel is a product of The Zettler Studios of New York City and was probably fabricated in the 1950s when Oscar Zettler, Jr. was at its head. Jules Chartrand collaborated on many projects with Oscar during this period. More contemporary than other of their works, this is a very delicate rendering of the Holy Family and the Flight into Egypt. The coloring and painting are beautifully executed here.  This is one panel, in excellent condition and measures 31" high by 23½" wide. There is a crack in one small piece at the bottom of the panel.

From time to time, we add unique pieces to our collection. These might be old stained glass windows, woodcarvings, antique bronzes or other exceptional treasures of interest. We will picture some of these on this page and invite your inquiries. Large or small, we can prepare these artworks for safe shipment to your location. Of course, all are subject to prior sale.


Old treasures......

The Last Supper

This handsome panel is a work of Ferdinand Stuflesser of Ortisei, Italy. Handcarved in mahogany, oil polychromed with gilt decoration, it is an oval panel, about 2" thick, slightly concave top to bottom and measures 23¼" high by 59" wide. A thick scarlet cross brings the overall depth to about 6" and the overall dimensions to 43" high by 80" wide. The panel is easily detachable from the background cross.  This work was beautifully made about 1980.

The Stuflesser family goes back 136 years to 1875 and five generations in the same location creating works in wood and bronze. This mountainous area, high in the Italian Dolomites, traces woodcarving as part of its culture back to the 15th century. Originally part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this part of the Province of Bolzano is famous for its artistic tradition.

Saint Michael the Archangel

This window of Saint Michael the Archangel is in three leaded panels, each measuring 19½" high by 25" wide. This brings the installed height to a total of almost 5'0".

This work is the creation of the famous French studio of Mauméjean Frères of Paris, produced about 1930. Jules Mauméjean opened his stained glass studio at 6, rue Bezout in Paris in 1860. After considerable success there and having produced works in many French churches,  Jules and his two sons expanded their studios to Hendaye and also San Sebastian in Spain in 1910. The studios in Paris were lost in World War II. Up until that time, they were represented in the United States by Librairie Saint-Michel of Boston. Many churches in New England have their windows.

In the typical Art Deco style of this studio, with the use of brilliant colors, delicately painted and fired, we have a wonderful window of Saint Michael the Archangel shown with the typical attributes of the sword and scales. The notation at the bottom carries the appellation, Patron de la Milice Celeste, that is, Patron of the Heavenly Army. This is a particularly fine example of the work of this firm, pre World War II, with many small pieces, and many shades of blues for which they were renowned. There is rarely an opportunity to purchase a Mauméjean window - and this one is in excellent condition, leading and all.

Detail of the window of Saint Michael

Detail of the slab glass technique

The Dominican Shield - St. Joseph

A different technique of producing stained glass was developed in the 20th century.  Thick slab glass also known as dalles de verre, literally 'glass paving slabs' were created by pouring molten glass into molds and chipping it like a precious jewel allowing for faceted edges. This method was often used with an epoxy material with a cement-like appearance. We have two brilliant windows made of slab glass, but not encased in epoxy. These windows are leaded together and reinforced with poured pewter This method permits more exposure of the edges, letting much more light play through giving a sun-like glow to the work.



The shield of the Dominican Order here is imposed upon the torch of learning. The Dominicans date to 13th century France. Founded to preach the gospel and to combat heresy, the Order is famed for its intellectual tradition.  The second window represents St. Joseph and illustrates the common attributes of the saint. Here are lilies and the carpenter's square and saw.

These two windows are complete units in perfect condition encased in steel frames. Made about 1950, they are probably the work of Mayer Studios of Munich, Germany. Both panels measure 35" wide by 86¾" high. Our photographs do not reveal the unique brilliance of these two works.








































































































































































Original Handcarved Risen Christ

This American work of art is all handcarved and a unique piece created about thirty years ago.






                     Original Watercolor Rendering                       St. Stephen & St. Cecilia

This watercolor is an original rendering of a proposal for a stained glass window representing St. Stephen the Deacon and St. Cecilia. for an unknown church. Created by Maumejean Freres of Paris about 1920, it is in perfect condition with the original presentation mat.




The  delicately detailed painting  measures approximately 5" wide by 10¼" high. The watercolor is mounted on a gray mat board that measures about 13¼" high by 12¼" wide. This mat has a Roman numeral XIII at the lower right, probably  noting that is is the 12th of a series of windows. The reverse side carries an old rubber stamp mark and the penned "No du Répertoire 983." This is the work of the famous Mauméjean Frères Studios of Paris, represented in the United States at that time by the firm of Librairie Saint-Michel, Inc. of Boston. Mauméjean's windows exist today in many churches in France, Spain, throughout South America and the United States.

The  beautiful Gothic styling seen above illustrates the beautiful blues and reds for which this studio was noted. The banner of the design at the lower left reads Stus. Estephanus and the other reads Scta. Cecilia.  In white at the border is the No. 5293 and to the right the scale is noted E.10::100. This would indicate that the 5" wide rendering would result in a window almost 5'0" wide by 10'0" high.

How beautiful this would be newly matted and nicely framed. This treasure is priced at $725.00 and includes delivery to any destination in the United States.











This rendering is the artwork ready for for the design approval of the customer for a stained glass window. This is a one of a kind watercolor in bright, unfaded colors. Whether or not this design was ever ever executed and for whom this watercolor presentation was made is unknown. The original mat measures 8" high by 15¼" high. The design itself measures 3¾" wide by 11½" high. Usually the scale for this type of work was 1"=1', so that a completed window would have been 11'6" high.

The cost of this treasure is $325.00 which includes shipping to any destination in the United States.








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Embroidered French Sample Chasuble Back












Beautifully hand embroidered in silk and gold threads, this is a miniature Roman style chasuble back. The embroidery is created on a background a a French silk damask lined in a pale crimson fabric. The design is edged in a gold galoon as is the perimeter of the chasuble.

This lined embroidered panel was created by the house of J. Truchot of Lyon, France, for the firm of Librairie-Saint-Michel of Boston ca. 1918. This was a sample for a salesman to show a potential priest client. The Truchot atelier would make complete solemn sets of vestments after this model, including a cope, dalmatic, tunic and humeral veil. During this time period, Lyon was the center of silk manufacture and certainly the center of ecclesiastical garments. After Vatican II brought a style change to liturgical vesture, Truchot ceased operations.





The chasuble back measures about 21" high by 12¾" wide. The figure of Mary is approximately 7" high.

This beautiful embroidery is priced at $975.00  and includes delivery to any destination in the United States.

                       Original Watercolor Rendering                           The Seven Sacraments

Here is an original watercolor rendering for a stained glass window of the Seven Sacraments. This was created sixty-seven years ago by Oscar Zettler of the famous Zettler Studios in New York City. This has the original matting marked with the rendering number - #1142 on the mat and the applied sticker at the bottom reading Zettler Studios, Inc.

On the reverse side of the watercolor is the rubber stamp mark: ZETTLER STUDIOS, 26 EAST ELEVENTH ST. NEW YORK CITY and two markings of the date JAN 29, 1941. The model #1142 is noted in ink and there is an applied paper sticker at the bottom noting New York City.

This original woodcarved figure of the Risen Christ was executed by David Crawford of Plymouth, Massachusetts about 1980. It measures about 36" high and is three-quarter round suitable for hanging on a flat surface.

The wood specie is bassword, a smooth American wood perfect for woodcarvings. This is very much like lime-wood or lindenwood, the favorite of woodcarvers in Italy and Germany from medieval times. The arms are detachable and fit into sockets at the shoulders.

The hand carving has a soft, lightly painted finish and is a wonderful example of American non-academic art.