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Victorian era cranberry glass window panels with etched birds and trees
This is a pair of rare Victorian era scenic cranberry glass window panels. It is not easy to find antique panels/windows made from cranberry glass (aka Gold Ruby glass or Rubino Oro). I believe these were made by etching the ruby glass layer on the main frosted glass panel. The birds and trees that can be seen on the panels have a slight thickness to them. When light passes through the panels the features look really beautiful. I have included pictures showing the effect with and without bright light. The frames are 54"x27". These glass panels are at least 100 years old according to appraisal by an auction house, probably from the late 19th century.