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Chandelier conservation

Treatment prior to featuring in Painting Paradise

This large chandelier (RCIN 41785) is formed of opaque lilies and convolvulus flowers of tinted glass in green, blue, white, pink and yellow on gilt metal branches with translucent leaves.

The chandelier has hung at Osborne House for over 150 years. Examination of the object indicated that it was missing some parts and required cleaning.

In anticipation of the exhibition, conservation was undertaken at Wilkinson PLC, specialist glass restorers and holders of the Royal Warrant for glass restoration.

You can learn more about the conservation work in this short film.

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Painting Paradise

This exhibition draws on oil paintings, works on paper, books, manuscripts and decorative arts from the Royal Collection to explore the way in which the garden inspired artists and craftsmen between 1500 and 1900.

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Attributed to Josef and Ludwig Lobmeyr
Chandelier mid-Victorian
  • Audience Room, Osborne House
RCIN 41785

A large chandelier in the form of opaque flowers (lilies and convolvulus, and translucent leaves of tinted glass in green, blue, white, pink and yellow on gilt metal branches) with a gilt metal basket. Flowers and leaves climb up to the top lily finial. A glass chandelier from Osborne House demonstrates the exuberance of floral ornament in the mid-...

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