Amie Nanette Chandelier April 17, 2018 08:30:58
Choosing a chandelier is made simple by the many different styles. Today there are chandeliers and other hanging lamps designed to fit into almost any décor. Even men who dream in flannel and boots can find a variety of chandelier styles to fit their design scheme.
If you wish to clean the entire chandelier it is not necessary nowadays to dismantle the whole chandelier dust various parts in soapy water dry them carefully and return back all the parts to their places. It is now possible to buy a special detergent to clean crystal chandeliers. The detergent need only be sprayed on the chandelier and all dirt will disappear and will drain away onto a mat placed beneath the chandelier. The work which would otherwise take hours is finished in a few minutes.
The fact that ceilings of rooms are not of the same height should not be forgotten. We ship our chandeliers with chains of 7 links i.e. 30-50 cm long depending on the type of the chain. It is essential to consider what clearance under the chandelier is required taking the height of the user into account. The usual distance between the bottom part of the chandelier and the floor is 2.1-2.2 meters. With regard to the fact that the height of chandeliers with a chain as stated in our catalogue does not include the length of the chain the length of the chain and the hanger in a canopy whose height is between 10 and 20 cm depending on the size of the chandelier must be added to the height of the chandelier. In cases where the ceiling is not high enough it is possible to shorten the chain. The chain can be shortened up to the length of one link which is necessary for joining the hanger and the body of the chandelier together. Should such a substantial shortening be insufficient a different type of chandelier should be purchased. If the chandelier has already been delivered and you need a longer chain it has to be ordered in the required length along with the flex which should be changed as well because its length is insufficient as well.
Chandeliers date all the way back to the medieval times. The only people to have chandeliers during this time were the wealthy and the lights could be moved from room to room. If the lighting was needed in a different room it was picked up and carried. The chandelier was then set down and relit if any of the candles had gone out.
The main factor that determines the price of a chandelier are the various materials that are used in its crafting. Good examples are wrought iron chandeliers. Because iron is a common metal these chandeliers are definitely more affordable. Other pluses for iron chandeliers include their easy maintenance and the number of styles to choose from. In contrast glass and brass chandeliers are more meticulous to craft and require frequent cleaning and maintenance thus causing the prices to shoot up. Special types of glass can also double or triple the price tag of chandeliers. These include Tiffany glass and Murano glass. The use of Swarovski crystals over imitation gems can also drive up the chandelier s price.
Chandeliers have always been associated with power and wealth and subsequently through the ages many monarchs have owned chandeliers both because of the immense glamour they bring to their surroundings but also because they were seen as a symbol of high class status and demonstrated their wealth. Although a genuine chandelier was not to be created until the 12th century during the 8th century hanging lamps became more decorative and artistic a shadow of the extravagance and beauty that would one day be associated with chandeliers. Between the 11th and the 15th century the Flemish town of Dimant became famous for its chandelier brass works and in the 16th century the Dutch brass ball chandelier became popular. Over the next couple of centuries chandeliers became popular particularly for the very wealthy and royals. The chandeliers changed in many ways shapes and sizes as technology and fashion modernised and transformed.