Project Description

Liechtenstein „Stadtpalais“

Restoration of monumental chandeliers

It started as single monumental chandelier to be restored. All crystal parts where missing and one complete sixth of the metal was missing and had to be reconstructed. Superior gilding techniques and expert casting were among the most demanding tasks beside the installation of high-tech Swarovski LED-candles.
During this inspiring project follow-up projects were awarded resulting in three more monumental chandeliers of similar size and various states of preservation. These ranged from mere cleaning and restoring to a full research and reconstruction from an indistinct picture.
Close supervision of the Liechtenstein restoration authority Lobmeyr partook in the single most outstanding example in recent architectonical and preservational history.

Principal: Liegenschaftsverwaltung Stiftung Fürst Liechtenstein
Building type: Public building
Location: Vienna, Austria
Architect: Wehdorn Architekten
Chandelier design: Historic; various design from early 18th cent.
Services: Restoration, reconstruction, development, research

Monumental chandelier restored by Lobmeyr at Liechtenstein palace

The „Quadratsaal“ chandelier

The pair of chandeliers reconstructed from a photo for the "Bouquetsaal"

The pair of chandeliers reconstructed from a photo for the „Bouquetsaal“

Viennese Barock Chandeliers at the LIechtenstein Gallery

Two Viennese Baroque chandeliers in a gallery hall

Fixing of the large pendulums of the Quadratsaal chandelier at the Liechtenstein Palace

Fixing of the large pendulums (Quadratsaal chandelier)

Massive cast and gilded brass parts being attached on the chandelier

Installing the first of the massive cast brass parts (Quadratsaal chandelier)

The sheer size… (Quadratsaal chandelier)

Drawing and finished cast element

A reconstructed cast element with the first drawing of the main column (Ballsaal chandelier)

The drawing and the final wax models for the casting (Mahagonizimmer chandelier)

A chandelier fragment and its restored splendour (Kleines Mahagonizimmer chandelier)