Original historical moulds from that era are used to make the copper parts. In addition, casting is still done the old-fashioned way in a greasy type of sand called Brussels earth. After the crown is lacquered, the parts are assembled by skilled craftsmen. Electric crowns have curved hollow copper tubes for the arms. The arms and curls are soldered together. While the crowns are being assembled, electrical wiring and lighting components are discreetly inserted.
Brink & van Keulen, a family business founded in 1946, upholds the art of casting by producing copper chandeliers of the highest calibre. Chandeliers by Brink en van Keulen can be found in a number of prestigious churches and monumental buildings in the Netherlands and other parts of the world. Through the transfer of knowledge over many generations, Brink & van Keulen has made an important contribution to the preservation of the Dutch yellow casting craft. The company is the only manufacturer of chandeliers with original casting moulds from the 17th century in the whole of Europe.
- 19th century edition
- 2 hollow arms
- 25 cm high
- 22 cm wide