Recently in Chandelier Repair Category
New Haven, CT - After shop evaluation of the chandelier, it was determined that all of the finishes on the components are in various stages of failure and or deterioration. All of the aluminum painted surfaces have failed with rust, oxidation and pitting present. The large crystal basket inner frames and outer edges need to be refinished. All of the other bar stock on the cage needs to be touched up where possible without the removal of over 10,000 crystal beads. Additionally, all of the crystal beads strands are in need of re-weaving to the cage. This crochet process requires approximately 32 hours of delicate weaving per cage with stainless steel wire prior to refinishing.
New Haven, CT - The restoration of numerous sculpture-like lighting fixtures from Yale University's Morse College has been completed.
From the article:
"Kaplan and Fisher are quite happy with the way the repair/restoration has been handled, especially since, through their research and recommendations from city engineers, they found that the best people for the job were local companies: Cheshire's John Canning & Co., Ltd. Painting & Conservation Studios and Grand Light & Supply, which has restored all the light fixtures, calling in Branford stained-glass artist Jayne Crowley for her expertise."
When the chandelier was removed for the park, we discovered an issue with three of the original arms. Two of the arms had cracked at the base, and one arm was missing entirely. Also missing were two glass holders which hold the 6" diameter glass globes that rest on the end of each arm. These missing components along with the damaged and missing arms needed to be replicated.