How to buy and care for antique chandeliers

Chandelier restorer David Wilkinson on how best to find and look after modest chandeliers for your own home

In this cut-out-and-keep guide David Wilkinson from family run chandelier restorers and manufacturers Wilkinson's explains how best to seek and look after modest chandeliers for your own home. He explains how to find a chandelier to fit your decor and why you should always avoid chandelier cleaning sprays, as well as how to replace damaged metalwork. So, why not make like Marie Antoinette and introduce a touch of Versailles splendour into your house? 

Cut-out-and-keep guides such as this one are featured in every issue of Homes & Antiques, giving you the inside track on collecting, buying and restoring antique and vintage finds. So that you don't have to take a page out of your favourite magazine, we feature the guides in the collectors' guides section of our website. Simply click on the link below to download the printer-friendly page.

To download and print your guide to buying chandeliers, click here.

First published in Homes & Antiques' November 2016 issue. Back issues are still available. To purchase a copy click here.

Keen to see more? Watch David Wilkinson at work in his studio here. 

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