New Haven, CT – The chandelier which hangs in the center of the Holy Trinity Orthodox church in New Britain, CT has been re-installed at the church by Grand Light artisans where it will be enjoyed by many of the parish for years to come.
Prior to the arrival of the Grand Light team for the re-installation, this fixture had been removed by Grand Light weeks before to be restored. The restoration of this chandelier included re-wiring with UL listed components, UL testing, cleaning of the fixture frame and crystal components, replication of crystal chains that were missing on the lower tier of the chandelier, modification to the up light, stripping and re-finishing of the long decorative brass chain, minor structural mechanical repairs, and application of a UV resistant wax on all of the metal surfaces.
Originally, the up-light that was included with the chandelier, which was a copper lamp shade look, was to be modified to accommodate sockets capable of shooting light up. It was then decided that the complete top of the fixture be modified and a custom configuration be created.
Checholovikan crystals were incorporated into the newly crafted graduated chains to closely match the original. Several decorative crystal stars, bells, and leafs were sourced and replaced, filling the crystal voids on the chandelier for years.
Grand Light artisan as she is re-aligning the upper tier of crystal strands.
Pictured is the completed chandelier during the Grand light Unveil.