Historic Bronze Torchieres

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The original torchieres, which were natural gas powered, were melted down for the war effort. Since none existed to take patterns from, we reproduced them from historic photos and extremely detailed architects’ drawings from John G Waite and Associates.

The original torchieres, which were natural gas powered, were melted down for the war effort. Since none existed to take patterns from, we reproduced them from historic photos and extremely detailed architects’ drawings from John G Waite and Associates.

Each torchiere is 14’ tall and is comprised of 70 components. Several processes were used in fabrication such as casting, metal spinning, lathe turning, machining, water jetting, welding, brazing, polishing, etc. We hand-carved approximately 20 different patterns and molds for both lost wax and sand cast components. The globes were custom made. All fixtures are UL approved.

Each torchiere is 14’ tall and is comprised of 70 components. Several processes were used in fabrication such as casting, metal spinning, lathe turning, machining, water jetting, welding, brazing, polishing, etc. We hand-carved approximately 20 different patterns and molds for both lost wax and sand cast components. The globes were custom made. All fixtures are UL approved.

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Hand carved hub pattern (at mid point in the torchiere)

Hand carved hub pattern (at mid point in the torchiere)

Hand carved leaf cross arm pattern

Hand carved leaf cross arm pattern

Hand carved pattern for octagon base shaft

Hand carved pattern for octagon base shaft

Closeup of hand carved base shaft pattern

Closeup of hand carved base shaft pattern

Closeup of octagon base shaft

Closeup of octagon base shaft