Many of the most unique touches in the Miners Foundry were salvaged from demolition projects across the world. Charles Woods and David Osborn, creators of the American Victorian Museum, were masters at seeing beauty where others only saw junk. The collection of chandeliers in the Stone Hall are examples of their vision.
The chandeliers date from the Victorian era and were purchased from an English church undergoing a renovation. Many elements of what is today considered Victorian style didn’t become popular until later in the reign of Queen Victoria. Victorian style often included interpretations of historic styles fused with new influences from the Middle East and Asia.
The chandeliers were in storage until Osborn/Woods purchased and renovated the Miners Foundry, granting new life to forgotten works of art.