Oval Chandelier – Restoration


DSC00779We didn’t get a before photo on this beauty, but it was in excellent shape when it came to us. The owner of this oval chandelier inherited it from her grandmother and was excited to be living in a space that could finally accommodate it. After being housed in this very sexy crate for a few years, it simply needed rewiring and a little crystal work.

IMG_0052 IMG_0021 IMG_0020 Oval Chandelier Stripped

Alex stripped the frame of the crystal accents and strands. The framing was in excellent shape so a thorough dusting in the nooks and crannies of the leaves and stampings was all that was necessary. Tim rewired, replaced the sockets, and reattached the glass accents on the bands.

Crystal Work detail Alex at work on oval chandelier Alex working on crystal

Putting strands of crystal on an oval chandelier is almost always an exercise in patience. The longest strands hang on the narrowest part of the chandelier, and the strands then graduate down as they hang toward the widest part of the chandelier. The goal is to make this graduation look even. Our young Alex did a great job with veteran Brenda supervising and stepping in to work on evening the most difficult area where the strands almost overlapped.

Oval Chandelier - Wide view Oval Chandelier - Narrow view

This was such a beautiful chandelier that we wanted to share it with everyone.


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