The conservation of historic lighting covers a wide range of metals including ormolu, silver, tin, copper and brass, and many decorative techniques and finishes. As functional objects, light fittings have frequently suffered from unsympathetic modification over the years.
We have a high level of expertise in the cleaning and repair of all forms of lighting including chandelier frames, mounts and furniture, Colza and oil lamps, lanterns, gas and acetylene fittings and electric fittings. This frequently includes the remaking of lost fittings and the replacement of glass, preparation for rewiring, the fitting of current EU standard fittings (both standard and low voltage), and certificated testing by qualified electricians.
We are very experienced in this field and can liaise with your electrician to bring your historic light fittings up to current safety standards, while maintaining the appropriated aged appearance.
We also undertake the replication of decorative chain and other hangings and have significant experience in the safety requirements for the hanging of lighting.