Restoration Files: Spears!
Some beautiful spear point prisms came to “The Shop” on this project. They are a plain spear point prism, full-cut, but with a cut-out of a smaller, spear point prism on one side. They look like two layers of prisms. Visually so much fun and the kind of prism you would build a chandelier around just to keep.
Like most of our smaller projects, this one was a box of parts dug out of the attic. This project starts with a frame that needs some polishing and a bit of lacquer. There were only 8 holes drilled in the original for crystal strands, so we didn’t add any more.
The piece apparently had included a crystal bobeche in the center (now missing) and prisms at the top. The customer requested a single socket, no more, so we just added the one, although as thick as the crystals were at the bottom, 3 would have worked as well.
Around King’s Chandelier, we NEVER throw anything away, even if it is chipped or discolored. You never know what you may need, or what someone may want.
Not sure how old this group of parts are, but that bowl is pretty darn old! The contents of that old bowl provided us with what we needed to match the existing points and stars.
Once they were cleaned up, they were gorgeous and looked original to the fixture.
The finished chandelier was exactly what the customer wanted. At King’s Chandelier, we are always happy to deliver.
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- Nancy Daniel