Changing the light bulb was traumatic for the antique glass shade. It fell and the majority of the panels were broken.
Most of the top pieces were broken and some of the bottom pieces. The top pieces were the most difficult to fit.
The crystal lamp was broken and the base has a large chip . The solution was to reshape the base .
Grind and polish glass chip.
During a major home restoration, the antique chandelier hanging in the foyer was damaged . Two of the cut glass globes were broken. The first step is to make the glass blanks . Then comes the cutting of the design . The hard part is matching the profile of each cutting stone .
Replacement crystal globe/ shade before cutting design.
Rough cut design in glass using antique glass lath with smoothing stone.
Cutting the scallop top
Replacement cut glass globe on the left and the original antique cut glass globe on the right.
The replacement globe was very large and had a cut glass design. We used the old broken glass globe to make a mold used in bending the glass replacement.
The replacement convex glass was frosted and the cut glass design was drawn on it.
The design is cut in the glass using stones and hand polished.
The crystal candelabra was broken and the pieces were missing.
Cue out the chipped part.
Fit in new piece off glass.
Cut in design and polish
Its not perfect but when it is back on the candelabra with the prisms installed you won’t be able to see the repair.
The broken globe was sent from Arizona . The contractor broke three globes on the job site while restoring and old court house. I knew I could make the new globes but matching the design on the globe was going to be the challenge.
The crystal bobeche was broken during a move. Dad tried to find all the piece but an up short. Gluing the remains showed a large piece was missing. I decided that I would make a replacement bobeche. Filling the hole left by the missing pieces was an option but not a good one
Some times when doing a chandelier restoration you can’t find the replacement parts.
The first step to making a replacement bobeche is making the blank.
Stone cut design.
With the replacement bobeche complete the chandelier will hang in splendor again.
The antique lamp had many broken panels and some of the metal pieces were missing. I used old glass to make the matching panels. The glass was an old pattern that isn’t made any more.
I have old glass stock that matched the broken panels. I believe it was made by Mississippi Glass Company.
Rewired lamp using brown cloth wire .
This piece was sent to me and it is from a small table lamp. I am going to make a replacement part rather than repair it.
The antique glass oil lamp has been in the family for generations. During the last move the glass was broken. The pewter was in good shape. We made a replacement glass .