Mobile menu

Video: Conservation of a nineteenth-century chandelier

This large chandelier 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.

The chandelier now hangs in The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace as part of the Painting Paradise exhibition, the first time ever that a chandelier has gone on display in the gallery.

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