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VISIT OF MUSÉE CHARLIER – 19. CHANDELIER

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24/02/2022

Visit of Musée Charlier – Step n. 19. The Empire Room features this chandelier, slightly different in style from those previously seen. This one is adorned with glass components simulating grape bunches and leaves made of metal covered in gold leaf. Because of the light tricks, the light provided by the lights, as well as the natural light streaming in through the window, creates a beautiful ambiance. 

The lighting manufacturer excels in three disciplines: creation, restoration, and reissuing of antique models. It offers classy replicas or modern items made from a wide range of materials, including wood, synthetic resin, paper, fabric, plants, glass, ceramics, plants, iron, bronze, and crystal. 

The maker of the chandelier or light fixture may be a writer-artist, a self-employed craftsperson, a worker for a corporation, or a civil servant. Wrought iron is the primary material used in the manufacture of chandeliers and other items that require exceptional strength and durability. Cold or hot work can be done on wrought iron. Only in the latter scenario, where temperatures can reach up to 900°C, are more unique shapes possible. The material may shatter if the temperature is too low, and it may melt or even burn if the temperature is too high. The iron is pounded on the anvil and shaped into the proper shape once the proper temperature is reached and the colour is either red or white. Then, welding is used to unite the various shapes.

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Etablissement de Chant-Viron, which we mentioned for the restoration of bronze in the previous room, has also done amazing restorations works of lightning restoration and restitution such as the restoration of the chandeliers of Saint Etienne Cathedral in Bourges and of Château de Versailles. You can see them on their profile.

 


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