Oval Convex Glass #900A
We have been bending and fitting antique replica convex glass (also known as;bubble glass or domed glass) since the early 1970s, and we currently stock most antique sizes and shapes along with their modern equivalents such as circle frames or oval picture frames. Although convex glass;is most popular with our Vintage Collection of frames, our convex bubble glass will fit any frame we make.
Measuring Convex Glass
Convex bubble glass is measured just like flat glass, measuring length and width directly across the glass (not around the bend of the glass). Convex glass generally has a depth of between 3/4" to 1" although deeper bends are possible. The most popular sizes often seem unusual such as the Oval 13 1/2" x 19 5/8". Many people are concerned that these odd sizes are no longer available or will require custom bending fees. However, we stock many of these unusual antique sizes, and most often no custom set up fees are required.
Although we stock over 50 standard sizes of convex glass, we also custom bend any size of convex bubble glass up to 22"x28". Each custom bend requires a paper tracing of the size required. The line you draw will be the line the glass is cut to. You will need to allow 3-4 weeks delivery after we receiving the tracing to produce your custom size convex glass.
Although oval picture frames make up less than 5% of all picture frames produced today, this has not always been the case. Over half of the picture frames produced in America by some the largest picture frame factories in the late 1800's up to about 1940 were oval, round, or antique octagon. A large percentage of these frames were family portraits that were and then covered with convex glass. Today many attics and basements are home to these family heirlooms framed in antique frames and often broken convex bubble glass.
Victorian Frame Company has a long history of bending convex glass replacements for these images. Our glass bending started in the early 1970’s and today we continue to manufacture convex glass along with a unique collection of antique replica frames. See our Vintage Collection of frames.
Uses of Convex Glass
Most convex glass is used to cover antique portraits in which the photographs themselves were also convex. We produce convex glass to fit our own antique replica frames, and also can supply a convex glass replacement to fit actual antique frames. We also regularly produce convex glass replacements to replace broken pieces in clocks, gauges and other instruments.
The Bending Process
Convex Glass is made by laying flat glass into frame molds and heating the glass to temperatures that allow the glass to slump. Longer heat creates a deeper bend. Just as the antique replica frames and convex glass are available today, it is also possible to have your modern prints made into a convex portrait. For information on having convex pictures created please visit the Brogan-Bowen Company.
Deep Convex Glass or Acrylic Domes?
Convex glass normally has a bend of about 3/4" to 1”. If you are displaying an item that has more depth than a photo or canvas, then you may consider using our acrylic domes which fit all our frames and range in depth from 2.5" up to 7". To view our acrylic domes click here.
- This decorative picture frame is made from Medium Densisty Fibreboard (MDF) using wood sources that meet the highest standards of environmental compliance and responsible forestry practices.
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Posted by Sandra on 19th Apr 2018
Ordering the glass for my antique frame, I was skeptical that it would fit my antique frame. It fits perfectly, and was so well packed. It arrived in perfect condition! Thank you.
Posted by Iryna on 8th Mar 2018
got exact size that was needed , free shipping and looks amazing. Thanks
Posted by Robin L Mitchell-Helt on 5th Mar 2018
The oval glass was perfect. My mother-in_law loves it.
Posted by email@example.com on 16th Feb 2018
Fits like a glove. Very fast shipping and excellent customer service. A+
Oval convex glass
Posted by Pam on 8th Feb 2018
Had an antique frame and needed a convex oval piece of glass. Your company had the exact size we needed. It came very quickly with free shipping and was also packed very well. It fit our frame exactly abd looks beautiful. If I ever need more specialty glass, this is where I will shop.
Posted by Mark on 7th Dec 2017
delivered fast and well packaged
Posted by Unknown on 30th Nov 2017
The glass replacement for my picture frame exceeded my expectations. The service excellent. Thank you!
Posted by Simone d Carbonneau-Kincaid on 20th Nov 2017
This company is a joy to work with and super friendly and they provide excellent customer service and dependible shipping service.
Near Perfect Fit
Posted by Unknown on 25th Sep 2017
The oval convex glass was a great replacement for the broken glass from an antique photo frame. There was plenty of room in the frame for minor adjustment glass, but not too large or too small in any direction.
The glass is clear and free from defects.
Delivery was fast. Packaging was excellent; mostly recyclable with just the necessary amount of bubble rap
Victorian Glass Saves the Day for 100 Yr old Picture
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Sep 2017
While helping hang pictures, a 100 Yr old family photo in oval frame curved glass picture slipped from my Granddaughter's hands and the glass shattered. Victorian Glass had the exact size curved glass in stock and promptly shipped one to me. They were the only source I could find. Thanks Victorian Glass. You saved the day!
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