Architectural Archive's craftsmen and artist have kept the old world tradition of manufacturing alive.  We take the same procedures to manufacture our product as the master craftsmen of the American Industrial Age and some methods we use actually date back to the renaissance era. Here at Architectural Archive we feel that tradition is the best policy; therefore,we feel there is no other way to recreate these masterpieces than in the same manner as the their original masters did.  Architectural Archive has become skilled in the ways of artisan traditions, especially that of casting parts in bronze sections, precision grinding polishing, and chasing.  Before we assemble any creation, we are sure to proceed with the same techniques used by our previous masters.

MANUFACTURING

"The State Capital Sconce"

putting a rich brown patina on the cleaned and brushed raw bronze giving these babies a finishing touch before they are packed and shipped.

DRAWINGS PATTERNS & DESIGNS

The first step of any commission begins with our designers. In the the drawing room, they will draft and design fixtures relating to hundreds of existing models in our archives.

The first step of a commission process begins with our designers in the drawing room drafting and designing  fixtures from.

The first step of a commission process begins with our designers in the drawing room drafting and designing  fixtures from 100s of existing models in our archives.

CASTING GRINDING & CHASING

POLISHING & ASSEMBLY

Matthew Marcello lifts a 42" Chicago State Capital

bronze chandelier body.

PACKING & SHIPPING

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