Bespoke Reproduction Mirrors for Handel & Hendrix House

Bespoke Reproduction Mirrors Hansel Hendrix House Wilkinson

Wilkinson was asked to create some special bespoke reproduction mirrors for a Ground Floor Parlour at Handel & Hendrix in London, a newly created museum in Brook Street, London which was the home of George Frederic Handel in the 18th century and Jimi Hendrix in the 20th century. The carved and gilded frames were expertly […]

Wilkinson Move to Sittingbourne

Wilkinson Move To Sittingbourne Chandelier Restoration Kent

Just 4 years after moving into our new premises in rural Bredgar, Kent in 2010, Wilkinson has made the decision to move to Sittingbourne in Kent. We realised that we had almost run out of room in the coveted barn, despite the former swimming pool being converted into an underground bunker for glassware! More space […]

Pantiles Arcade in Tunbridge Wells Displays Wilkinson Chandeliers and Lighting

Pantiles Arcade Displays Wilkinson Chandeliers Lighting Kent Tunbridge Wells

The Pantiles Arcade (located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent) is officially displaying chandeliers and lighting by Wilkinson. The new antique centre opened its doors to the public for the first time on 4th July 2021 in spectacular style with Eric Knowles of Antique Roadshow fame, hosting a charity day in aid of The Pickering Cancer […]

Carl Nordbruch Arrives in Sittingbourne

Carl Nordbruch Glassblowing Sittingbourne Kent Wilkinson

Carl Nordbruch, our glassblower for the last 20 years is now blowing glass at Wilkinson’s new glasshouse in Sittingbourne, Kent. Carl has over 30 years experience in the glass industry. Carl started his career at the Isle of White glass in 1987 before he went on to teach as a technical demonstrator at Wolverhampton University. […]

The Thornham Hall Chandelier

Thornham Hall Chandelier Wilkinson Kent

Background The original Thornham Hall chandelier is widely acknowledged as one of the earliest examples of an English crystal chandelier. Thornham Hall was a large stately home in Suffolk in the east of England and it is understood that they acquired their crystal chandelier in 1732. There are two other similar examples of this chandelier, […]

Sidholme Music Room Chandelier Restorations

Sidholme Music Room Chandelier Wilkinson Kent

Wilkinson had the privilege to undertake the chandelier restoration process on seven chandeliers located in the Sidholme Music Room at Sidholme. Sidholme is a magnificent property located in Sidmouth, Devon (and known simply as ‘Sidholme’), and is the perfect example of Regency grandeur. Built in 1826 and former residence of the 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire […]

Wilkinson Manufactures and Installs Europe’s Tallest Chandelier

Europe's Tallest Chandelier Wilkinson Hythe Imperial Hotel Kent

The team at Wilkinson are pleased to announce details on how we helped manufacturer and install Europe’s tallest chandelier. Following hours of labour in our Kent workshop, our creation now hangs in its new home in the central staircase at Hythe Imperial based in Hythe, Kent. Designed, manufactured and installed by our skilled team we […]

Antique Chandelier Restoration at Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Thornham Hall Chandelier In Stock Wilkinson Kent

Wilkinson are happy to announce that we have completed the restoration of an antique chandelier in the Chapel at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Although we are specialists in restoring antique English chandeliers, it is rare that we get the opportunity to work on such exquisite examples as we did in the summer of 2017. We were […]

Wilkinson Begins Restoration on Manchester Assembly Rooms’ Antique Perry Chandelier

Perry Chandelier Restoration Manchester Assembly Rooms Wilkinson

The team at Wilkinson are happy to announce that we have begun restoration on an original antique Perry chandelier from Manchester Assembly Rooms. The chandelier is one of a pair that are being currently being restored by Wilkinson (however, it’s actually one of three) and were originally designed for use with gas. The chandelier has […]

Wilkinson to appear in ‘The Restorers’ for Home & Antiques Magazine

The Restorers Home and Antique Magazine Wilkinson

In early October, photographer Kasia Fiszer came to spend the day at Wilkinson to shoot for ‘The Restorers’ section in an upcoming edition of Home & Antiques Magazine. Our glasshouse welcomed Kasia as she popped by to observe the traditional processes we use to manufacture chandeliers in our Kent based factory as well as discussing […]

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