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Second Phase of Restoration Work Begins for New Haven Museum

Second Phase of Restoration Work Begins for New Haven Museum

NEW HAVEN, CT – Grand Light has begun the second phase of lighting restoration work for the New Haven Museum in New Haven, Connecticut.  The fixtures being restored include a crystal chandelier from the first floor of the museum as well as ten wall sconces.

The chandelier was partially disassembled at the museum 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 chandelier was missing a number of components, including several crystal spears and prisms, and two crystal chains.

New Haven Museum Chandelier Restoration

All metal surfaces of the chandelier will be polished and then given a UV resistant protective top coat. All mechanical components will be inspected and repaired as required, and all existing electrical components will replaced with UL listed products, rewired, and hi-pot tested. Crystals will be replaced as appropriate, and missing components will be fabricated to closely match the originals. Each existing crystal component will experience a thorough four-part cleaning process, including a final rinsing and hand polishing.

In addition to the crystal chandelier, Grand Light is completely restoring ten wall sconces.  The sconces will be stripped of their original lacquer, polished, re-coated with incralac, and rewired.

Restoration of the sconces has already begun and the difference in appearance of each fixture is dramatic.  Below is an example of a sconce after it had been buffed and polished.

New Haven Museum Wall Sconce Restoration

Those interested in learning more about the first phase of the restoration work can visit the project page and photo gallery.


About Grand Light:

Grand Light has restored, replicated and manufactured custom lighting fixtures at every scale, including various projects at Yale University, 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 since 1929.

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