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Wall Sconces and Mica Shades from Weehawken Schools Repainted

Wall Sconces with Mica Shades to be Restored for Weehawken Schools

WEEHAWKEN, NJ – Grand Light has begun work on the complete restoration of eight wall sconces from Weehawken High School and Theodore Roosevelt School in Weehawken, NJ.

Weehawken High School, established in 1940, is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in seventh through twelfth grade in Weehawken, New Jersey. Weehawken students in grades 3-6 attend Theodore Roosevelt School.

The sconces feature hand-painted mica shades bearing Theodore Roosevelt’s initials.  They had greatly deteriorated after nearly 70 years of use and were sent to Grand Light for a complete restoration.

Weehawken Schools Wall Sconce Restoration

The sconces will be stripped, repainted & rewired in accordance with UL standards.  Two mica shades from the sconces and their accompanying frames will need to be fabricated.

Weehawken Schools Wall Sconce Restoration

The original paint on the mica shades will be removed utilizing plastic bead blasting at a very low pressure, and then given two coats of incralac before the the original designs are reapplied by a skilled painter.  Once painted, the shades will be attached to the frames with 1/8″ calf leather straps.

Weehawken Schools Sconce Restoration


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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