A restoration project including a large scale antique hand painted polychrome finish chandelier and sconces featuring fruit and berry details, by E.F. Caldwell and Co., installed at the Yale Club in New York City.

Restoration

Remains Lighting Co. is uniquely qualified to take on historic restoration projects. We combine historically accurate methods and finishes with modern design and replication techniques, resulting in pieces that are museum quality, technically state of the art, and time-tested for durability and functionality.

Our extensive firsthand experience in restoration is supplemented by background research in national design archives as well as the Remains Library of archival drawings and texts on lighting design and metalworking.

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Our Process

All aspects of restoration are handled in house, from fabrication of missing parts, to refinishing, to discrete rewiring for modern code-compliant and energy efficient use. Should retrofit or supplemental lamping be a project requirement, we advise on the most functional and practical method, with consideration given to the historic integrity of the fixture and its material makeup.

An antique octagonal brass flush mount ceiling fixture in the patina bath.
A detailed view of a vintage french crystal chandelier being restored and wired.
A Remains Lighting team member puts the finishing touches on the restoration of a French Art Deco torchiere floor lamp.
A detailed view of the base and inner workings of a mica and gilded bronze pendant light fixture.
A cut crystal pendant lantern with patinated bronze fittings, in the process of restoration and UL wiring.
A restored leaded glass and gilt bronze Neoclassical chandelier hangs on a rolling rack in the Remains Lighting Co. workshops in Brooklyn, New York.
A wrought iron and amethyst crystal antique chandelier, its restoration complete and now waiting in the elevator to go upstairs to the photo studio for its moment in the spotlight.
An antique alabaster inverted dome chandelier with patinated brass fittings, viewed from above with its lit bulbs and sockets revealed.
A dilapadated looking antique crystal chandelier in a crate in the elevator, on its way upstairs to be transformed in the restoration workshops at Remains Lighting Co.