The antique crystal chandelier was in disrepair. One of the crystal spires was broken. We cast a mold using one of the old prisms as a pattern . First a rough cast is make of crystal . Then the casting is ground and polish . Then the brass feral from the old broken prism is attached .
A high temp ceramic mold is made .
The mold is then filled with crystal and place in a kiln for annealing.
The rough casting is made smooth using #100 # 200 and #400 grit smoothing stones.
The crystal is hand polished using a cork wheel with pumis and the final step is a felt wheel with cerium oxide.
The brass feral was remove from the old broken prism and installed on the new replacement.
The antique crystal chandelier is back to its original glory.
The second largest chandelier in the world was in need of three replacement bobeches. I have made a lot of crystal bobeches over the years but not as large as these. They sent me a broken bobeche with a part missing. I made a mold and cast it in plaster to fill in the part the was missing.
I made the blanks .
Crystal bobeche twelve inch diameter
Drilled the 24 holes and added pins.
The restoration of the old home included vintage light fixtures. The rust iron fixture had a couple of bent glass panels missing. The glass was a seedy glass. Seedy glass has a lot of bubbles and texture. Using a good panel I made a mold for bending the replacement curved glass.
Custom bent seedy glass panels for antique iron light. The glass was a Kokomo Seedy Glass
This small mirror with a scalloped edges
and satin v grooves goes to an antique wall scone . Sent to me from a light restoration company on the east cost , they need a duplicate mirror .
I was told they go in silver wall sconces . I will post pictures of the restored lights if and when I receive them.
These arms are off a antique crystal candleabra. Made in the 1700 s the wires go on the out side of the arms . There are no holes for the wires to run through. I will get pictures of the chandelier when its complete and post them . The crystal arms were sent to me for repair from Oregon. The piece has been in the family a long time. I would love to know how it got to Oregon and when. I think it came from England.
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I repaired this Antique Glass Chandelier using white cloth covered wire. A little hard to find but worth the time . I like keeping things original when I can. I would have liked to repainted the candle sleeves they look dirty to me compaired to the new wire. Gramas gone now but the antique glass chandelier is repaired and back at work.
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Antique chandelier with a broken bobeche needs repair. This very old chandelier part will go back on the old light and you wont be able to see the repaired part.
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This antique crystal chandelier suffered a broken arm. These kinds of injuries happen all the time. Be careful when you move the dinnig room table so that someone doesn’t walk into the chandlier. Fortunately, broken glass arms from chandeliers are easily repaired, and they hold up very well. This is a small arm, and it is not very old. The older arms are made of solid glass without any space to run the wire, because they were originally made as candelabras.
One of the services that Bruening Glass Works specializes in is chandelier restoration and repair. Whether you own a antique chandelier or a new one, we can fix it. We’ve repaired chandeliers for clients all over the world.
View the video below to see more of what type of chandelier repair we perform.
Chandelier Back To Glory
Work is moving along on the chandelier. We rewired the chandelier and unlike most chandeliers the wires on this piece when in grooves in the arms not through a hole or tube in the arm.