The glass used was an "antique" clear...no color at all. The building itself can be carefully lifted off the base which is simply a piece of plywood that has the interior "footprint" tiled. The interior can also be accessed by the double doors in front. One of these days, I am going to attach door handles.....
I was going to use it for a plant filled Conservatory but never got around to making or acquiring sufficient plants as it is quite large. One year, I decorated it for Christmas and so it stayed. Mmm...I see I need to get out the glass cleaner.
I also picked up another "glass house" at Old Time Pottery a few years ago for very little...I think it was $10. This is about 12" square by 8" plus the peak which is about another 5". Right now it keeps the dust off little things lying around but I am thinking of using this for the flower/plant display. It has no doors. It would have to lift off a base rather like a cake cover.
You cannot tell from the picture but the metal is copper with a very pretty twist detail.
This little piece I also got very inexpensively at a home decorating store. The top comes off for access. The arches are glassed. It needs some work to get the top to fit properly and I haven't done anything with it yet but I have an idea for a table setting.
BTW, I believe I have solved the problem of safely shipping the Orreries and such, though I can take no credit myself. My son and husband came up with what I think is a great idea. If will attempt to execute it and, if succesful, I'll post about it. Well, I think I'll post about it even if it isn't succesful.....no sense someone else re-inventing the wheel.