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As for the previous post, I'm in the dark as to relevance. And the seller's page doesn't specify how many windows are (were) being offered . . .!
I found an example of almost a style copy of the window stating to be from Elmslie. I am wondering if anyone can confirm this or the window on archantiques.com is mis-identified as well?
Does anyone here have deep knowledge of Elmslie windows? I have the 2 main books about Purcell & Elmslie but I do not see this style of window listed. There are some close examples, but nothing definite.
If you have looked closely for windows in Elmslie that match these, and have come up empty-handed, I suspect that they will not be found. For every genuine Wright, Purcell & Elmslie, or other significant designers' art glass, there are hundreds or thousands of anonymous emulations spread across the land. I have repeatedly written to vendors who present such items, asking if they can verify the authenticity of objects proffered as historic; responses vary. Last week we were gratified to find that a table presented as belonging to the Hanna family was indeed genuine (though its designer remains unverified).
We have learned in recent times that the credulousness of the public, in this country at least, cannot be overestimated. Let us be prepared to defend history when necessary, in the spirit of architectural preservation ?