Royal Palace of Amsterdam

Project : Royal Palace of Amsterdam Amsterdam

The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is located on Dam square in the centre of Amsterdam. The palace is used by the Royal Family for receptions and also as a museum.

Restoring the historical Empire chandeliers with E-candles

The chandeliers that have lit the Royal Palace since the era of Louis Bonaparte had been removed in a previous restoration and stored in crates in the attic. Restoration architect Krijn van den Ende, who led the last restoration, said: “A palace like this is unthinkable without chandeliers.”

Based on old photographs from the 19th century, the chandeliers were reassembled and hung in the rooms where they had originally been installed.

The fire-gilded chandeliers and wall chandeliers were remounted on the walls of the upstairs floors.

Halogen E-candles

ll chandeliers and wall chandeliers now have E-candle Royal halogen candles. The modern halogen candles resemble the soft candlelight from the era of Louis Bonaparte.

Van der Ende says: “Those chandeliers are perhaps the most important link between the 19th-century furniture and the 17th-century interior.”

  • kandelaar in de vroedschapskamer paleis op de dam Chandelier in City Council Chamber
  • Kroonluchter uit Napoleontijd Wooden chandelier from the Napoleonic era
  • Historische kristallen kroonluchter Historical crystal chandelier
  • Kristallen zakkroonluchter Crystal empire chandelier
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