Just wonderful what you can do with clear glass, black paint, yellow stain, and a lot of skill.
I found these details in one of the windows in St Mary's, Banbury, a quite phenomenal 1790s church which once sat 3,000 people and still has most of the old pews in the nave and curving galleries to prove it. Now fifty people come on a Sunday, and they don't sit in the pews but on the new raised area at the front of the church. I love old pews, the taller, the darker, the more enclosed the better, although I don't suppose they are terribly comfortable even though they do keep out the draughts. Anyway, the stained glass windows are beautiful, a complete set made in the 1860s by Heaton, Butler & Bayne, full of unexpected detail (stoats, walruses, seaweed, snowflakes). I could have spent all day moving from pew to pew, window to window, looking for the best one like Goldilocks. Except there'd be more than three choices.