Experts restoring broken chandelier of Sahebqaranieh Palace

TEHRAN, July. 13 (MNA) – A team of Iranian experts is restoring the broken royal chandelier of the Sahebqaranieh Palace of Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Historical Complex, deputy director of the complex announced on Thursday.

The chandelier will be reinstalled in two weeks after the restoration is completed, Atusa Momeni said in a press release.

“About a month ago, two lights on one of the chandeliers in the western hallway of the palace were accidentally severed and the chandelier tilted toward one side as a result,” she added.

“The chandelier never fell to the floor and only the two lights were damaged,” she noted

Momeni said that a team of experts has done initial studies on restoration of the artifact and it will be reinstalled in its former place in two weeks.

The Persian service of MNA, quoting Niavaran Cultural Historical Complex Director Masumeh Bakuchi, reported that the glass chandelier at the Sahebqaranieh Palace had fallen to the floor and smashed to pieces.

Bakuchi said that the artifacts fell due to the weakness in the ceiling and added that no one was involved in the accident.

The Sahebqaranieh Palace was constructed during the reign of Qajar king Nasser ad-Din Shah (1831-1896). Former Iranian monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi used it as his office and as a place where he received VIPs.

In 2011, 59 chandeliers and 76 wall lights of the monument were dusted off. One of the chandeliers of the palace was given by King Farouk I of Egypt as a wedding gift when his sister Dilawar Princess Fawzia of Egypt married Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in 1939.

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