Galerie Anna van Elteren


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!



An impression of a restoration of a gilt bronze French chandelier 

Chandelier before restoration

Gilt bronze chandelier

The chandelier is carefully dismantled and all crystal parts are cleaned by hand with greate care 

All bronze parts are cleaned

The chandelier will be built up and rewired

The lower vase will be placed on its place

All crystal parts are re-attached to the chandelier



Restoration 'Maria Theresia' chandelier 

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

The chandelier after restoration

The chandelier after restoration


An impression of the restoration of a French girandoles