Chandelier Electrification

At G & P Cohn we specialise in electrifying antique Chandeliers, Candelbras, Wall Lights and Lanterns. These can vary from from ornate gas lamps to spectacular oil lamps.

Wall light electrification in the work shop

Glass Candle Chandeliers

There are many beautiful pre-mid 1880 Chandeliers that are still not electrified, which means that these Chandeliers are not used as a central light source and thus become defunct. We have been electrifying these types of Chandeliers for over 60 years and we consider ourselves experts in the field. There are many different ways of electrifying glass Chandeliers, from boring through the glass and threading the wire, to using special translucent wire attached to the glass arms. Rest assured that we will give the best advice for your needs.

Victorian chandelier electrification at Meols Hall in Lancashire

Oil and Gas Chandeliers

Oil and Gas Chandeliers started to be created in the early 1800s, this led to the much greater variety of Chandeliers that we see today. From the very ornate brass gas lamps to the Gothic-style oil colsa Chandeliers. We have electrified hundreds of these types of Chandeliers over a 60-year period so we have a huge amount of experience in performing this complex process.

Chandelier electrification workings


A huge amount of old Chandeliers were rewired in the early part of the century. With the advent of technology there have been huge advancements in safety, wire strength and wiring capability. We would be more than happy to re-electrify your Chandelier to the current standards.

Selection of cable used in the chandelier electrification process


Whether you want to electrify a glass, brass or any other type of Chandelier do seek the advice of an experienced restorer. We won't attempt any restoration that could damage the Chandelier, so therefore rest assured that we will always bear this in mind when offering our advice and/or recommendations and suggestions.

Newly polished brass chandelier arms being electrified

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  • Victorian Wall Lights

    I had two antique wall lights wired. The job was done within a couple of days to my full satisfaction. Very friendly, impeccable service!

    Martin Geiger - 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

  • Maria Theresa Chandeliers

    Two inherited chandeliers were repaired, restored to their former glory and installed in my home by G P Cohn. The team was efficient, courteous and a pleasure to deal with. Their workshop is a treasure trove of beautiful objects, silently reassuring you that these are true craftsmen. I wish I had more chandeliers in need of these experts.

    Angela Walther - Hampstead, London