Full Restoration: Vintage Chandelier

Restoration Complete

Crystal Basket Chandelier –

This amazing chandelier was just recently completed in February 2016.

It needed full rewiring, cleaning, crystal repairs and major repinning work. Initial steps required full electrical restoration, removal of old cracked fabric-based wiring, new sockets and fixture grounding. Repaired a broken ‘hanging bobesche (cup)’, using a shaped crystal sleeve to naturally blend into the fixture, while hiding the broken neck segment.

Doug and Jackie were very pleased – the results far exceeded their expectations.  As many crystal spears had previously hung irregularly and used poor pinning materials, Doug requested full Crystal Hanging and Repinning Services to complete the restoration of their heirloom lighting fixture.

To address broken pinning and heavy soiling in the crystal basket, it was fully disassembled, scrubbed clean and rehung. Repinning of over 150 connections was required, and resetting dozens of pinning points. At the upper ‘accent row’ new seating loops were created to hang 2-inch spear crystals. The remaining 75 dangling ‘spear-crystal’ sets were sized, hung and levelled.

The resulting visual effect is truly stunning and beautiful.

Randy (RCLightRestorations)

for Doug and Jackie


Spear Crystal Closeup View
Closeup View - Crystal Spears hung on Bobesche
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