New Haven, CT - Work continues on the restoration of the billiard fixture which is one fixture in the second phase of a large lighting restoration project in a West Hartford residence.
New Haven, CT - Grand Light has completed the restoration of thirty three historic lighting fixtures from a private residence in West Hartford, Connecticut. After completing the first phase of restoration, Grand Light has begun the second phase of restoring two more lighting fixtures from this residence.
New Haven, CT - Grand Light has completed the restoration of thirty three historic lighting fixtures from a
private residence in Hartford, Connecticut.
New Haven, CT - After only a few weeks of hard work, Grand Light's team of restoration artisans are in the final stages of the restoration of thirty three historic lighting fixtures from a private residence in Hartford, Connecticut.
New Haven, CT - Grand Light has begun the restoration of thirty three historic lighting fixtures from a private residence in Hartford, Connecticut. The residence was originally built in 1924 for a lawyer named Mr. Sage. It is a stone rendition of the Colonial Revival style and was designed
by the Hartford firm of Smith and Bassette, who designed many of the
best stately houses in Hartford at that time.
The house did not stay in
Sage's hands for very long. It was purchased by a man named M. Allen
Swift in around 1930, and he had the house until he died in 2005 at the
age of 102. Swift was the general manager of the M. Swift and Sons, a precious metals company in Hartford which was responsible for the gold leafing of the
State Capitol dome when it was constructed. Swift was locally famous for driving around town in the green
Rolls-Royce that he received as a college graduation present from his
father in 1928. The home is currently undergoing a renovation.
The frames of ten hand forged iron lanterns and two wall mounted fixtures for a private residence in Connecticut are now nearly complete and will soon be wired and prepared for shipment.
New Haven, CT - Grand Light has completed restoration work on four historic lighting fixtures from Yale University's Briton Hadden Memorial Building, home to the Yale Daily News.
New Haven, CT - The restoration of numerous sculpture-like lighting fixtures from Yale
University's Morse College has been completed.
New Haven, CT - Grand Light has begun the restoration of four historic lighting fixtures from the Briton Hadden Memorial Building. The building is home to the Yale Daily News, which is claimed to be the "oldest college daily" in the United States.
New Haven, CT - Work continues on the restoration of lighting fixtures from Yale University's Morse College.
The Yale Daily News recently reported
on the restoration of the lighting fixtures of Morse and Ezra Stiles colleges, including 10 massive cast brass sculptures. To read the full story, click here
. For further details and photos from this project, click here
The Yale Daily News recently reported
on the ongoing renovations on Yale's Morse College. To read the full story, click here
. For details of Grand Light's involvement with the project, click here
New Haven, CT - Grand Light has begun the process of restoring numerous lighting fixtures from Yale University's Morse & Stiles Colleges. The fixtures include commissioned work by Oliver Andrews, a well known and respected California sculptor, author and educator at UCLA.
NEW HAVEN, CT - Grand Light has begun the second phase of lighting restoration work for the New Haven Museum in New Haven, Connecticut. The fixtures being restored include a crystal chandelier from the first floor of the museum as well as ten wall sconces.
This past Sunday, the New Haven Register
's Donna Doherty reported on the recent restoration work carried for the Shubert Theater in an article titled "Spiffed-Up Shubert
".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."
A restored 60" diameter pendant lighting fixture from the historic Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut has been reinstalled. Over the past month, the fixture had been carefully cleaned, refinished, repaired and rewired in Grand Light's restoration shop along with numerous other fixtures from the theater.
NEW HAVEN, CT - The restoration of a large 60" diameter pendant from the historic Shubert Theater has been completed, and plans are being made for the lighting fixture to be reinstalled later this week.
NEW HAVEN, CT
- As the lighting restoration work for the Shubert Theater
approached completion, it was determined that a 60" diameter pendant light, the largest in the theater, should also be restored.
NEW HAVEN, CT - An outdoor lighting fixture, previously restored by Grand Light, has been replicated for installation at Yale University's Calhoun College.
Yale University's Morse College & Ezra Stiles College are currently
undergoing a major renovation and Grand Light has been given the task
of restoring numerous lighting fixtures from the buildings. The
buildings are two of the
twelve residential colleges at Yale University, both of which were
built in 1961 and
designed by architect Eero Saarinen, a master of American 20th Century
The restoration of dozens of lighting fixtures from New Haven, Connecticut's Shubert Theater
is moving along steadily. The fixtures include nine small flush-mounts, 18 large flush-mounts, 5 pendants, and dozens of one-light and two-light sconces.
The Shubert Theater of New Haven, CT is currently undergoing renovations and Grand Light has been contracted to restore all of the lighting fixtures back to their earlier state.
Two large Bohemian crystal chandeliers from the New Haven Museum has been completely restored and rewired, and have been reinstalled in the museum's 1929 colonial revival style building.
The first of two large Bohemian crystal chandeliers from the New Haven Museum has been completely restored and rewired, and is being carefully packed for final assembly at the museum.
Two large Bohemian crystal chandeliers from the New Haven Museum and Historical Society have been designated for a complete restoration. The work is being performed by the restoration team at the New Haven based Grand Light. The team has completed restoration projects for Attica Prison, Yale University, The Shubert Theater, and other prestigious institutions nationwide.
With only two chandeliers and one outdoor fixture remaining, the Yale Calhoun College lighting restoration project
is nearly complete.
The majority of the components for the four large antique chandeliers mentioned in our previous updates have been completely restored, and are currently being reassembled.
Several different lighting fixtures from Yale's Calhoun College are currently being worked on simultaneously in Grand Light's restoration shop.
The Yale Calhoun College lighting restoration project continues with the recent completion of six polished brass wall sconces and a matching chandelier. With many of the outdoor fixtures completed, attention now turns to the large, two-tier chandeliers and the remaining wall sconces.
In addition to being a leader in the restoration and custom lighting industry, Grand Light's Lighting Restoration Gallery
offers a wide range of fully restored & rewired antique lighting fixtures including chandeliers, wall sconces, outdoor lanterns, pendant fixtures, table and floor lamps.
One of the medium sized chandeliers from the Yale Calhoun College project has been completed. The fixture's components were stripped from the frame and then refinished to their original state. Then, the crystal prisms were individually cleaned and re-pinned, and the fixture was reassembled and rewired and tested in accordance with UL standards.
Steady progress is being made on the restoration of a wide variety of lighting fixtures from Yale Calhoun College. The fixtures, ranging from outdoor lanterns to wall sconces to large chandeliers, and are made from a variety of materials including brass, copper, and iron.
Grand Light recently completed the restoration
of a green chandelier and 4 matching wall sconces for Yale's Brady Memorial Lab
. This is the most recent restoration of a number of projects Grand Light has done for Yale University over the past several years.
Recently, Grand Light's team received a
crystal chandelier from a private residence that was in need of restoration
particular crystal chandelier is a family heirloom that belonged to our client's
grandmother and she wanted it brought back to the original condition of when it
hung in the families' dining room.
Yale University has announced that in 2008 it will begin a full-scale renovation of their Calhoun College. As a result of the high level of satisfaction with the work previously done for Yale University, which includes the Marquand Chapel chandeliers
, Dwight Hall fixtures
, and the Divinity School chandelier
, the experts at Grand Light were contracted to begin the extensive restoration of the light fixtures for the college.
Summer is restoration season, and the work shop at Grand Light has been bustling with activity as we're working on numerous restoration jobs simultaneously.
One project we've been working on is the restoration of an antique chandelier with four matching wall sconces for Yale Medical Schools' Brady Memorial Lab.
The restoration work shop at Grand Light has been very busy
over the past few weeks, as "restoration season" has begun. One of the projects we've been working on is
this antique chandelier with matching wall sconces for Yale Medical School's Brady Memorial
The New Haven-based
lighting restorer and designer had its custom outdoor wall bracket fixtures
installed at Yale University's Silliman College.
New Haven, Conn.,
September, 2007 -- Yale University installed its newest outdoor wall
lanterns, designed by Grand Light, at Silliman College
on Grove Street.
The four lanterns, made of hand-crafted iron with a classic
black finish, are the latest fixtures made for the university by the New Haven-based
lighting specialists. They were designed to match the state of the existing
corner bracket lanterns restored by Grand Light during the summer.