G & P Cohn : About Us | Expert Chandelier Services & Antique Sales

The G & P Cohn Antique Chandelier business was established in 1954 when George Cohn set up a small family-run business in Crawford Street, London. He made his name in the antique Chandelier market by restoring and cleaning damaged Chandeliers. His eye for detail and consumate skills as a metal worker and electrician allowed him to perform all facets of the business. As a result, a specialised and creative enterprise could flourish.

George Cohn, original owner


George's love affair with these beautiful light fixtures was also shared by his wife Gerda who nurtured her self-taught talent for old-style pinning. This would be instrumental in not only making the business viable but a prosperous one.

Excerpt from a paper of Peter Cohn cleaning


George and Gerda's son Peter also inherited his parents' great passion for these timeless items and took up the mantle at the age of 16, learning the business from the ground up. His wife Ivana was also seduced by the world of antiques and learnt the art of pinning from Gerda. Her meticulousness and attention to detail have made her well-known in the field for her exquisite workmanship. Peter and Ivana still manage the business today along with their son-in-law Ben and continue on the great name of G & P Cohn.

Chandeliers for sale in the Kings cross work shop


G & P Cohn has over 70 years of experience in the antique Chandelier field and we are here to assist you in any of your Chandelier, Candelabrum, Wall Light or Lantern needs. Whether you need your broken Chandelier restored or you are keen to make a purchase or you simply need advice, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Our original shop in Crawford Street, London


Have a browse through our website and view the services we provide as well as the chandeliers, Wall Lights, Lanterns and Candelabra that we sell. We would love to hear your feedback.

Please call us on 0207 278 3749 or email us ...


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  • Large Victorian Chandelier

    Peter and Ben did an absolutely first rate job from start to finish on cleaning, renovating and hanging our large Chandelier. The workmanship was excellent and the light has been transformed while retaining all its character, as has the room that they fitted it in. They clearly know
    everything there is to know and offer great value and quality. We used them ourselves on the basis of a recommendation and would not hesitate to recommend them to others (and will be going back ourselves once we have more rooms to hang in!).

    Paul and Hannah Butcher - Islington, London

  • 9 Arm French Chandelier

    Many thanks to G & P Cohn for doing such a great job in restoring our family heirloom. It was a great pleasure to work with a family business who were so considerate and helpful. The result is spectacular and is being much admired in situ.

    Lucy Barnes - London

  • Large Tent and Tier Victorian Chandelier

    I can’t recommend this company enough. Charming, utterly trustworthy people with a deep knowledge of and affection for their subject. I’ve dealt with other Chandelier companies before and I can only say I wish I had found Peter and Ben first.

    Louise Keane - Chiswick, London

  • Georgian Brass Hall Lantern

    Tucked away in an oft forgotten part of Georgian London, in an industrial building that owes so little to its architecturally-delightful neighbours, is one of the capital’s best kept secrets: a family business made up of craftsmen with skill, courtesy and care − the three magic ingredients. My family Georgian brass hall Lantern had been poorly maintained and under-cleaned for several generations. It was refurbished, re-wired, re-glazed and new "period" Candelabra hand-made − all in the period manner. Complete joy.

    Mr Hugo Peel - Isle of Wight