Brink en van Keulen
Consignment Antique Brass Chandeliers
Traditional Dutch Brass Chandeliers
Do you have antique brass chandeliers that you would like to sell? You can make your chandelier known to us and we will try to sell it through our website and showroom.
The global network of our partners ensures that we can facilitate the consignment and sale of chandeliers. Through the online platform we offer chandeliers to churches, antique dealers and consumers.
Brink en van Keulen deals exclusively in old Dutch brass chandeliers. without crystal. The type of chandelier you can find on this website. We are therefore not Interested in purchasing chandeliers that contain materials such as crystal, iron, wood and so on. Thanks for your understanding.
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View our current range of antique chandeliers in our shop.
How do you recognize an Old Dutch chandelier? Read more about the characteristics of this type of chandelier below.
An important feature of a Dutch chandelier is the shiny large sphere on the underside of the stem. By means of the shiny sphere the (candle) light is reflected. The arms of the Dutch chandelier are deeply sagging and S-shaped.
The arms are S-shaped so that the candlelight comes out at the height of the sphere. As a result, the (candlelight) reflects optimally. In most cases the Dutch chandelier ends with a drop or teat. See below a picture of the construction of a typical Old Dutch crocodile chandelier.
Brink & van Keulen 1646 B.V. Originally a family business, Brink & van Keulen maintains the 17th-century foundry craft by producing the highest quality brass chandeliers. By passing on centuries-old knowledge, Brink & van Keulen has taken an important role in the preservation of the foundry craft. Brink & van Keulen is specialised in the field of production, restoration, valuation, and mediation of traditional Dutch brass chandeliers.
Brink & van Keulen still practices this craft exactly as they used to in 1646. Original molds from that time are used to make the brass parts. Casting is still done in the traditional way: in Brussels soil, a greasy type of sand. Read more
The worldwide network of our partners enables us to facilitate the purchase and sale of chandeliers. Via the online platform, we offer chandeliers to churches, antique dealers, and consumers. Read more
Brass chandeliers are subject to the environment, light and oxygen. Thus these natural elements (air) affect the chandelier over the years and cause the brass to darken. Brink & van Keulen is able to renew old brass chandeliers that are in a poor condition. Read more
You can equip your chandelier with electric LED candle lights. Not only will you save up to 70% of energy, but it will also give you greater user convenience and a long service life. You don't have to light the candles one by one anymore, just use a light switch. Read more
After restoration, the chandeliers are indistinguishable from new ones. The Cultural Heritage Inspectorate values the craftsmanship of Brink & van Keulen so highly that they recommend their treatment for monumental crowns instead of regular polishing!
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