Installing Tiffany's Peacock Window at the Burke Museum

October 1, 2019 | Elliot Trotter

Light is once again shining through a magnificent 16-foot tall Tiffany stained glass window named "Peacock with Hollyhocks and Morning Glories" after a group of donors and project partners joined together to restore it for display in the new Burke Museum.

In this short video, Thomas Venturella, owner of Venturella Studio, describes the recent conservation and installation of the window, which is now on display in the Burke's Cascade Room.

Posted: October 1, 2019

Thomas Venturella, owner of Venturella Studio

This is a 1908 window. Now the beauty of this particular installation, you get all the dirt and all the age out of there and you go back to the original. You are back in time. Which is really kind of neat. 

So I'm a big, big proponent of Louis. I know what his windows need. What they want and what we have to do to get them back to what they're supposed to look like. 

They're gutsy. They're really incredible. You're now thrown in the middle of this garden and you can feel yourself going down there. And it's's astounding. 

I would put it into the category of one of the major windows. It's really, really huge. It's 16 feet tall. It's got all of these really mixes in it...that qualify it to be a really top-notch Tiffany window. 

Take a look at this stuff, and see what is in here. This is not cute. This isn't really just pretty. It knocks your socks off.