Galerie Anna van Elteren


Restoration

Restoration of our chandeliers

All our chandeliers are thoroughly checked and if necessary restored in our own workshop. Each chandelier is inspected on technical details. In all cases, we check whether the electrical wiring and fittings are in order and replace them if necessary.
Before we begin restoring a chandelier, we take several pictures to record, for instance, the original position of the drops. The chandelier is then completely dismantled. The old wires from which the drops are suspended are cut and the drops put aside and cleaned. The decorative vases, pinnacles  and other glass elements are also detached from the frame and cleaned.

The frame is cleaned in such a way that the original patina is retained. 
After cleaning, the drops get new brass wire and are re-attached to the chandelier frame. The decorative vases and/ or pinnacles are replaced in their original position.

We only restore our own chandeliers. We do not accept restoration orders from third parties. 
 

 



How we restore our 'Maria Theresia' chandeliers
 

The chandelier is completely dismantled. All glass elements such as decorative vases, crystal drops and flower rosettes are detached from the frame, placed separately and cleaned. 

Chandelier before restoration-Galerie Anna van Elteren

The old electrical wiring and fittings are removed. Glass strips are detached from the frame.
 

Glass strips are detached from the frame


The frame of a dismantled chandelier. The frame after treatment. The wiring is replaced and the decorative vases are fixed into place.

The frame of a dismantled chandelier- Restoration process


All glass strips are cleaned and fixed into place 
 

Restoration Maria Theresia chandelier


The flower rosettes are cleaned and provided with new brass wires

Restoration chandelier by Galerie Anna van Elteren


The flower rosettes are fixed into place

Flower rosettes are fixed into place

Flower rosettes are fixed into place


All glass, crystal and brass parts are cleaned and sorted

All glass and brass parts are cleaned


The crystals get new brass wire

crystal pendants get new brass wire- Restoration process


The fittings are fixed into place

Restoration of a chandelier


The chandelier after restoration

The chandelier after restoration

 



An impression of the restoration of a gilded French chandelier and French girandoles