- Project Overview
- In Progress
- Completed Project
Much like the other buildings on the historic campus, the laboratory was designed in the Georgian revival style, as were the other academic buildings designed by the architecture firm. Most famous for their work on the east coast, most notably the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, the renaissance inspired classical symmetry that Day and Klauder brought to Yale fit in perfectly with the gothic-revival style of existing architecture.
Grand Light's restoration team was given the project of refurbishing an antique chandelier and a matching set of wall sconces that would be reinstalled in the main entrance way to the building. The fixtures had unfortunately not been cared for, and came into Grand Lights' workshop dusty, dented and paint splattered.
For the chandelier, Grand Light's team repaired the pin sockets and wiring leads, the lamps, and installed a new ballast. The polychromatic green and gold baked enamel paint was also stripped and then recreated by hand with hand stenciling to replicate the original.
The refurbishment of the wall sconces included re-wiring, installation of new ballasts, paint re-touching, structural repair and the replacement of several damaged bobeshes.
The fixtures had been cleaned, repaired, and refurbished on the exterior. Repairs had been made to many of the structural and functional components. Both the chandelier and the sconces had recieved a fresh hand-applied coating of polychromatic green and gold baked enamel paint, as well as a hand-applied stencil to match the original look of the fixtures.