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White House Visitors Center Lighting Replication Begins

White House Visitors Center Lighting Replication Begins

New Haven, CT – Grand Light has been selected to replicate the wall sconces in the White House Visitors Center in Washington DC. The sconces are being replicated for a current renovation to the visitors center. A total of eight of these fixtures will be made using cast brass and hand forged iron. The cast brass components will be antiqued to match the existing fixtures, and a black patina will be applied to the iron work which makes up the base of the fixture.

Grand Light artisans will use the lost wax method for casting the original components, and the iron components will be all hand forged. A total of eight wall sconces will be fabricated.

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Pictured is the front view of the original wall sconce that has been removed from the White House Visitors Center in Washington, DC and sent to Grand Light where it will be completed dismantled so molds can be made to cast components, as well as to replicate the European style flairs in the iron work.

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Shown is the back of this wall sconce. Grand Light artisans will
replicate the European style flairs by hand shown in the ironwork
located below the lamp sockets.

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A side view showing the detail on the brass filigrees.

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Detail on the backplate of the wall sconce.

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