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 PATTI QUILLMAN on 1st Jun 2019
I ACCIDENTALLY CRACKED THE CONVEX OVAL GLASS IN A 101 YEAR OLD FRAMED PICTURE OF MY GRANDFATHER WHEN HE WAS IN THE SERVICE IN 1918. I SIMPLY SAT ON THE FLOOR AND CRIED! THEN AFTER NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS TRYING TO REPLACE THE GLASS, I FOUND THE VICTORIAN FRAME COMPANY. I WAS AFRAID I WOULD ORDER THE WRONG SIZE, SO I CALLED THEM. I SPOKE WITH MISS SHERRY, WHO WAS VERY HELPFUL AND NICE. SHE SUGGESTED I SEND A TEMPLATE IF POSSIBLE, WHICH I DID. SHE CALLED ME TO INFORM ME THAT THEY HAD THE SIZE I NEEDED IN STOCK AND WE SHARED PAYMENT AND SHIPPING INFORMATION. WHEN THE GLASS ARRIVED, I WAS SO EXCITED. IT WAS PERFECT AND THE PACKAGING WAS VERY EFFECTIVE. I TOOK THE GLASS, THE PICTURE, AND THE ORIGINAL FRAME TO A FRAMER AND HE COULDN'T BELIEVE I WAS ABLE TO FIND A REPLACEMENT GLASS! HE DID A GREAT JOB PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER AND NOW GRANDPA IS FINALLY BACK ON MY WALL WHERE HE DESERVES TO BE RECOGNIZED DAILY!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, MISS SHERRY BECAUSE WITHOUT YOUR HELP GRANDPA WOULD PROBABLY STILL BE LAYING ON MY DINING ROOM TABLE.
FROM PATTI (LIVING OUTSIDE NOISY CHICAGO)
fit like s dream
Posted by Kenneth Coleman on 1st Jun 2019
Can't believe the glass fit so well and it came timely and safely.
Posted by Brad Shames on 9th May 2019
I ordered the wrong size.
they held the order and shipped the correct size i needed!
The glass was a perfect fit!
Excellent replacement glass
Posted by Bill Hampton on 8th May 2019
We have other original bubble glass in frames. This is an exact replacement. This glass could not fit better. We are very pleased with this purchase.
Posted by dennis on 2nd Apr 2019
Once the order was placed it took very little time for us to get it. The product was recivieved quick and was in perfect shape.
Posted by Laurie Sisson on 30th Mar 2019
I could not believe my good luck finding Victorian Frames.
Two broken"bubble glass" pieces to replace! Old family pieces need care and they went back together so perfectly! Thank you!
Great Bubble Glass
Posted by Debbra Dee Branen on 2nd Mar 2019
I'm so excited to have my great-grandfather's bubble glass in his big antique picture frame! It is PERFECT!!
Posted by Unknown on 21st Sep 2018
The glass was a perfect fit for an existing frame I already had. It was shipped carefully, and a previous return was not a problem. Great service!
Posted by william leister on 3rd Sep 2018
looked for months for a replacement for this broken glass.
staff person i talked to was very helpful
Posted by Very Satisfied in Canada on 23rd Aug 2018
Thank you, thank you. I was so dismayed when I broke the curved glass on a 90-year-old picture of my dad as a boy. I immediately got on the Internet, found your site, and had a replacement glass within 4 days. I was amazed that these old frames had standard sizes and that I could get replacement glass at such a reasonable price.The picture looks lovely on the wall once again.Thanks for offering a great service.
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