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Glass Restorers

Regency Portfolio

By the beginning of the 19th century, England was at war with France and punitive taxes were introduced to raise money. The Glass Excise Act meant that a heavy tax was made on all glass made each day at the glass houses. To avoid the tax, chandelier manufacturers purchased crystal drops cut by garret workers made from broken up pieces of glass. These drops were strung together and fitted to decorative metal frames to create Regency chandeliers. Dishlights became a practical alternative to candle light. Colza oil reservoirs fed burners which were covered with decorative or opaque glass shades.

  • Regency Pineapple Fitting

    Regency Pineapple Fitting

    Hand cut crystal pineapple fitting with one internal lampholder. Metalwork is finished in polished brass but can be supplied in various finishes. CAn be hung directly on ceiling hook or suspended with a length of chain.

    Style: Bowl Light

    Dimensions: Height 27cm - Width 11cm

  • Petworth dishlight

    Petworth dishlight

    An elaborate colza oil dishlight with 8 lights in frosted and cut glass lotus shades, with additional lamps in the central dish. This dishlight was restored for Petworth House in Sussex.

    Style: Dish Light, Metal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 168cm - Width 122cm

  • Round Regency chandelier

    Round Regency chandelier

    Pays homage to Baccarats famous crinoline chandelier which was oval shaped. Due to demand we decided to create our own circular version. Gilded brass metalwork with strands of double pointed round buttons create this bag style chandelier. The main ring is dressed with crystal leaves and pendant Albert drops. Contains 12 lights.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 60cm - Width 80cm

  • Kenwood dishlight

    Kenwood dishlight

    A regency style dishlight with a cut crystal dish and ornate metalwork, finished in English gilt. 6 arms surround a central urn with each arm holding a frosted etched lotus shade. The cut glass dish is suspended by 6 rectangular split link chains which attach to a decorative top leaf corona. Dishlight illustrated is a copy of the fitting manufactured for Kenwood House.

    Style: Dish Light, Metal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 150cm - Width 85cm

  • Gilt and bronze dishlight

    Gilt and bronze dishlight

    A regency style dishlight with a cut crystal dish and ornate metalwork. Finished in English gilt and dark bronze. 4 arms surround a central urn with each arm holding a frosted etched lotus shade. The cut glass dish is suspended by 4 rectangular split link chains which attach to a decorative top leaf corona.

    Style: Dish Light

    Dimensions: Height 137cm - Width 66cm

  • Regency Tent and Bag

    Regency Tent and Bag

    A Regency tent and bag style chandelier for 8 lights with cut glass nozzles, dressed with modern octagonal buttons and icicles. Metalwork is finished in English gilt including the top corona of leaves.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 137cm - Width 97cm

  • Regency Tent and Waterfall

    Regency Tent and Waterfall

    A Regency style tent and waterfall chandelier typical of the early 1800’s for 8 lights. With cut glass nozzles and pans, dressed with icicles and octagonal flat back buttons and decorative leaf metalwork.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 112cm - Width76cm

  • Ornate Regency Chandelier

    Ornate Regency Chandelier

    An ornate Regency design by Thomas Hope circa 1800, recreated by Wilkinson in collaboration with Jocelyn Burton Silversmiths & Goldsmiths, London. A total of 50 internal and external lights. Dressed with round icicles and round double pointed buttons.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier, Large Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 160cm - Width 100cm

  • 12 branch Regency Tent and Waterfall

    12 branch Regency Tent and Waterfall

    Regency tent and waterfall chandelier with 12 hollow cut arms, drip pans and nozzles. Photographed without candles but the 12 arms were electrified and additional lighting hidden within the tent. The chandelier is dressed with various sized rule drops and octagon buttons.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: To required specification

  • Regency bag style chandelier

    Regency bag style chandelier

    Toned down gilt metalwork with strands of double pointed octagonal buttons create this bag style chandelier. The main ring with a decorative brass gallery is dressed with crystal leaves and icicles. Finished with a 60mm faceted crystal finial. Contains 12 internal lights

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 54cm - Width 99cm