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Yale Calhoun College Chandelier Restoration Continues

Yale Calhoun College Chandelier Restored; Project Moves Forward

One of the medium sized chandeliers from the Yale Calhoun College project has been completed.  The fixture’s components were stripped from the frame and then refinished to their original state.  Then, the crystal prisms were individually cleaned and re-pinned, and the fixture was reassembled and rewired and tested in accordance with UL standards.

Antique Crystal Chandelier Restoration

Below you can see the chandelier when it was disassembled and still in progress:


Antique Crystal Chandelier Restoration

Currently, Grand Light’s restoration team is in the process of buffing, polishing, and lacquering the components of a glass bowl shaped pendant and another mid-sized chandelier. The fixtures, once blackened from decades of oxidation, have begun to see their brilliant shine return once more.

In the coming week, Grand Light will begin the restoration of a large number of wall sconces as well as the completion of some of the remaining outdoor fixtures. The restoration team has already finished many of the outdoor wall sconces, lanterns, and hanging pendants.

To read more about this project, please view our previous posts:


About Grand Light:

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.

Grand Light, located at 580 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT, has been serving the interior and exterior lighting needs of homeowners and professionals for over 70 years.

Call 1-800-922-1469 or email to discuss your restoration or custom lighting needs with a member of our team.

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