This basket style form can be seen on numerous 17th, 18th, and 19th century chandeliers, most often strung with crystals. Our version, first styled by an Early American tinsmith, renders the draped crystal effect using scalloped metal in place of cut glass. The result is startling - graceful and grounded, a sophisticated marriage of high design and country craftsmanship.
All our lighting fixtures are hand-made, and are well worth the wait. Please allow 12-14 weeks lead time for fabrication and packing for shipment.
All metal parts are made of American sheet copper, brass or terne coated copper. Individual parts start out as sheets of metal on which patterns are laid out, cut, folded, rolled and soldered by hand. When called for in a particular model, wood parts are hand turned of Vermont maple and stained or painted in keeping with the original designs. We make no compromises with either materials or quality.
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Hand Burnished Copper
Copper parts are hand burnished and left uncoated to oxidize and age to a patina similar to an old penny.
A coating of hot-dipped tin alloy is applied to the raw copper sheet at the foundry. When left exposed to the elements its bright new finish will dull down to a mottled gray.
Darkened Terne Coated Copper
Terne-coated copper is oxidized by hand and then sealed to retain its blackened finish. DO NOT USE METAL POLISH AS IT WILL REMOVE THE PLATING.
Hand Burnished Brass
Metal Parts are burnished and left uncoated to age naturally. They will darken over time and acquire a black colored patina.
Metal parts are hand-plated with our pewter formula. They will oxidize darken and acquire the patina of mottled, old pewter. DO NOT USE METAL POLISH AS IT WILL REMOVE THE PLATING.
Metal parts are plated with our custom blue-black formula.
Fingerprints on metal are initially prominent due to accelerated oxidation. Each fixture is assembled by hand and the moisture in the skin darkens the contacted metal rapidly. The drier remaining portions of exposed metal will darken more slowly. Both areas will blend as they age and acquire a patina.