The first of two large Bohemian crystal chandeliers from the New Haven Museum has been completely restored and rewired, and is being carefully packed for final assembly at the museum.
The chandeliers were partially disassembled at the museum last week by Grand Light as a protective measure, insuring that each piece was meticulously packaged for transport to Grand Light’s restoration facility.
Upon arrival, the chandeliers’ delicate arms, center column and all remaining components were photographed and cataloged. The chandeliers were completely disassembled and all components were inspected for mechanical deficiencies and repaired as required including resetting several damaged crystal arms.
Each crystal component experienced a thorough four part cleaning process, including final rinsing and hand polishing in order to regain the glorious luster of the chandeliers 1929 debut.
The restoration process included removal and replacement of all original cloth insulated wiring and electrical components and rewired in accordance with UL standards.
All components and partial assemblies were inspected and carefully packed for final assembly at the museum, including a Hipot test of the electrical components on site.
For more information including a photo gallery of the project, visit Grand Light’s website at http://www.grandlight.com.
About New Grand Light, LLC:
Grand Light has restored, replicated and manufactured custom lighting fixtures at every scale, including various projects at Yale University, antique pieces from the Lincoln Square Theater in Decatur, IL, The Otesaga Resort and Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, The Shubert Theater in New Haven, CT, and other prestigious projects nation wide.
Located at 580 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT, Grand Light has been serving the interior and exterior lighting needs of homeowners and professionals for over 70 years.