How Much Is My Stained Glass Worth?

Stained glass is something that we find people truly value in their homes and churches. They love it because it adds to their daily life: the afternoon glow as the light as it passes through or the memories made beneath it. Regardless of how much sentimental value stained glass holds for the home or church, it graces– real value is much different. Like any piece of art, the value of home and church stained glass based not on ones’ appreciation of it but rather on several real-life factors. We have listed some key determiners of stained glass windows for both homes and churches below.

The Design Of Your Stained Glass Influences Its Value

The design of any stained glass window plays a major part in its value. For example, whether the colored glass was cut from a single sheet of colored glass, making it fairly homogenous or if it was hand-painted with shading, giving it a feeling of depth. The type of lines used also affect value. Intricate lines and curves are typically more appealing and therefore worth more than straight lines. The more detail an artist put into a piece the more it’s worth and the better it will hold its value.

The Age Of Your Stained Glass Influences Its Value

At 100 years things are generally considered an antique and stained glass is no different. We are starting to see a lot of antique stained glass in our studio because so much glass was created in the US at the turn of the last century. Once a window is antique it tends to have more value although how much more depends on a handful of other factors like artist and condition. But in regards to stained glass in your Kansas City home, stained glass usually appraises for about 10x the cost of your original window. Meaning– if you paid $300 for an artfully textured bathroom stained glass window–it could easily add up to $3,000 to your appraisal.

The Condition of Your Stained Glass Influences Its Value

Very true of stained glass is that it is only as good as the condition it is in. So even if you have an older window, if it lacks luster and is missing pieces–it won’t appraise for nearly as much as stained glass windows in good condition. But a great thing about stained glass is that it is fairly renewable. Meaning it can be restored to look nearly new and it is well worth the time, energy and money of doing so.

Who Created Your Stained Glass Influences Its Value

Like most artwork–who made it greatly influences how much it is worth. Here in the US, there were quite a few remarkable glass studios in business right around the turn of the last century. Stained glass windows made by either a famous studio or artist can have considerable value. For instance, Tiffany stained glass windows can be worth $25,000 to $150,000.depending on their size and condition.

For more information on stained glass value and to schedule an appraisal contact us at Kansas City Stained Glass to schedule an appraisal!