May 30, 2008

Gothic Stencil Discovered on Church Antique Chandelier

In early 2008, the ceiling of the Orford United Congregational Church collapsed, and the chandelier that once hung shattered to the ground. Entombed in a closed-off section of the bell tower, lay a magnificent 67" dodecagonal gothic-style chandelier. The original gas mirrored reflector chandelier was made circa 1850-1870, and led the restoration search committee chairman Carl Schmidt and Reverend Wilson to Grand Light's restoration team.