Chaneliers damaged by Blast, Fire & Flood.
Uppark. Below image shows shows the state the chandeliers were in after the fire. The ceiling had fallen in and then the floor collapsed. The chandeliers were found in the ashes in the basement. We collected similar antique parts to those destroyed and recut them to the Uppark design. Reproduction arms and canopies were made but most of the stem pieces and pendants are the originals, they were protected by the ashes that they fell into.
The picture below shows the Boodle's Saloon chandelier c1800. I have been conserving and cleaning this chandelier since 1970. I also designed and made the two Regency style chandeliers in the Morning Room in 1989
After a problem with the ceilings the chandeliers at the Assembly Rooms in Bath were stored. They also had new chains fitted at the request of Zurich insurance.
This is Bath's Pump Room chandelier being dismantled for the room to be redecorated. I repaired this fitting a few years ago after it had been damaged in a controlled explosion.
Georgian urn and spire section after conservation.