JAIC 1998, Volume 37, Number 2, Article 1 (pp. 149 to 172)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1998, Volume 37, Number 2, Article 1 (pp. 149 to 172)

THE CARE AND CONSERVATION OF GLASS CHANDELIERS

JULIE A. REILLY, & MARTIN MORTIMER


ABSTRACT—Glass chandeliers are large, complex, and fragile. They are a challenge to conserve and care for properly. This article will help provide some of the technical, specialized information needed to make chandelier conservation and care easier and safer. Terminology, history, stylistic development, safe handling, disassembly, reassembly, conservation, and restoration techniques for glass chandeliers are discussed.
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Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. THE GLASS CHANDELIER
3. CHANGING STYLE AND THE GLASS CHANDELIER
4. EXAMINING CHANDELIERS
5. HANDLING AND DISMANTLING GLASS CHANDELIERS
6. DETERIORATION OF GLASS CHANDELIERS
7. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION PRACTICES
8. PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION
9. CONCLUSIONS
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a: Appendix , Materials , References , Author Information
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