Arjean Nichol Chandelier July 05, 2018 10:11:26
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.
Aside from these major parts chandeliers also have supplemental and/or replacement pieces. Some of the replaceable parts include the light bulbs sockets and converters. If chandelier covers are too expensive for you to replace you can go for inexpensive chandelier lamp shades in various colors and designs. You can also change the chains collars and canopies that function to suspend the chandelier to your ceiling. For candle chandeliers you can add quaint bobeches which will catch any wax drippings.
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.
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.
Chandeliers are still considered elegant and may have a bit of the status symbol connected to them. There are so many different designs and sizes to choose from it can become overwhelming. In this day and age the prices of chandeliers are a bit more affordable so that one does not have to be rich to own one
In the modern era chandeliers have been made in a collection of styles from large decorative chandeliers used in high-class restaurants to small colourful ones especially for children. They are far more popular and available to the public and are less associated with royalty and riches. Art deco chandeliers began to be produced in 1970 and have continued to be very popular for a modern buyer looking for a contemporary piece for their home. Throughout the ages chandeliers have developed massively as they have been made by a variety of materials in a variety of shapes to suit constantly changing fashions. Despite their widespread popularity in modern day they still breathe an air of sophistication into any room.