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. Although oval convex glass is most popular with our Vintage Collection of frames, our convex bubble glass will fit any frame we make.
Measuring Convex Glass
Oval Convex bubble glass is measured just like oval flat glass, measuring length and width directly across the glass (not around the bend of the glass). Oval 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 15 standard sizes of oval convex glass, we also custom bend any size of convex bubble glass up to 20" x 24". 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 picture frames, round picture frames, or antique octagon picture frames. A large percentage of these frames were used to frame family portraits 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 oval 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 an oval 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.
Deep Convex Glass or Acrylic Domes?
Oval 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 oval acrylic domes which fit all our frames and range in depth from 2.5" up to 7". To view our acrylic domes click here.
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Oval Convex Glass
Posted by Unknown on 1st Oct 2019
Was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to order a replacement glass for an oval antique picture frame. I wasn’t sure how to measure an oval piece of glass, but after a quick call to Victorian Frame Company, I not only was told how to measure it, but also they took my order directly over the phone and had it delivered to my home in less than a week. Very pleased with the assistance received and the convex glass we received.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Jul 2019
This was exactly the right size for our old oval picture frame. It came carefully packed and looks great.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jul 2019
This is a reputable company. I first ordered the incorrect size oval convex glass. It arrived so well packed that I could easily return it in the original packaging. The replacement was sent promptly and my payment for the first glass was quickly refunded.
Be careful when measuring. I measured the front and SHOULD have measured the back.
Love my replacement convex glass
Posted by Terri S on 30th Jun 2019
I am so relieved to have found a convex glass to fit my great grandmothers wedding picture. The frame fell from the wall while dusting and the original glass shattered. The frame is vintage from the late 1890's so I was so happy to find the perfect size convex glass. It came packaged well and exactly as described. Excellent Transaction. Thanks!
Posted by Unknown on 28th Jun 2019
Arrived in great condition and fits very well.
Posted by Mike on 24th Jun 2019
Immediate response. Same day shipping. Fits perfectly glass is clean and clear.
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.
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