The use of inappropriate chemicals, over-aggressive cleaning, or lack of maintenance frequently results in the loss of the original patina on chandeliers and lighting fixtures. We are able to reverse such losses through the use of specific ph neutral cleaning formulas. We offer chandelier and lighting fixture restoration, metal refinishing, cleaning and patination services and can restore lost patina while removing harmful acids and salts. We also can provide protective coating treatments to protect metals from corrosion.

Related Projects

Gilt Bronze Chandelier Restoration for the Erie Club


This project, undertaken for the Erie Club, involved the conservation of two chandeliers/gasoliers fabricated by Archer and Warner of Philadelphia during the last quarter of the 19th century.  While one of the fixtures was conserved in situ, the second larger chandelier was removed for conservation offsite. Over the years, much...

Chandelier Conservation for Breakers House Museum

Rhode Island

Since their installation in 1895, the chandeliers in the Great Hall had never been taken down. Originally, both wired for electricity and piped for gas, the silk covered wiring used in these lighting fixtures had begun to degrade, resulting in short circuits in several of the lamps. In an effort to...

Chandelier Restoration for the Massachusetts State House


This chandelier conservation project involved the center lighting fixture in the Senate Reception Chamber. We focused on cleaning the metalwork and its glass globes. We were asked to simultaneously rectify a persistent short circuit problem associated with the lights within the globes. We discovered that manipulation of the fixtures caused them...

Chandelier Conservation and Cleaning for Historic Building Lobby


The large crystal and brass chandelier had adorned the entrance lobby at Mass Mutual since the 1920s. This unique chandelier was constructed using three iron discs with holes drilled to secure 172 large clear glass sunbursts. A very heavy fixture, weighing close to five hundred pounds with its crystals, this...

Bronze Light Fixture Restoration for Connecticut Courthouse


During the renovation of the Hartford Appeals Court building, two exterior torchieres were excessively cleaned and all natural green patina removed. After careful neutralization of the surface, we applied the patination chemicals necessary to restore the green patina to these two lighting fixtures. This process of ornamental metalwork conservation returned...