Lighting Restoration

Brady Memorial Lab Chandelier Restoration

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 Laboratory.

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.