LIGHTING RESTORATION

Whether you have an historic pendant light that needs repair, a chandelier with broken glass elements, or a whole building with lighting that needs to be reproduced, we can help. We will restore your historic lighting to it's original glory.

 

Client: Historical Arts and Casting
Lighting Reproduction:
Cast glass for chandelier at 2 Park Avenue, NYC

In 2014 Keer was asked to reproduce some pressed glass elements for the Art Deco chandeliers in the lobby of the 2 Park Avenue building in New York City. We were also tasked with recreating the finials in glass. We did this by putting together 4 cast sections and adding a glass sphere at the bottom.

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Client: Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, Utah
Lighting Reproduction

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In 2017 the Cathedral of the Madeleine contacted Keer to reproduce some of the hand-blown glass shades in their chandeliers. We visited the site to evaluate the installation and take measurements. A mold was produced and replacement glass was made that was both easy to install and visually matched the original shades exactly.

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Custom stainless mold ready for lining with cork

Blowing the glass bubble in the mold for final shaping

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Removing the glass from the mold

Final form achieved

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Cheching for roundness

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Preparation for coating

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Finished coated shades

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Installation

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Restoration complete

 

Client: Historical Arts and Casting
Historic Lighting Reproductions
1992

Hand blown Glass for restoration of Los Angeles Central Library
Trumpets- 1 1/2"H x 10 1/2"D, Bowl- 26"Dia. X 6”D

On April 29, 1986 a fire caused extensive damage to the Los Angeles Central Library. Much of the glass lighting was destroyed. In 1992 we were asked to be part of the effort to bring the interior back to its original splendor. Required were 350 glass shades of various colors, shapes, and sizes. To reproduce them we put together a team of 10 of the most skilled glassblowers in the US and rented a specialized facility in New Jersey where we complete the project in two weeks.

 

Photos by Robert Baird

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