Alisanne Mariette Chandelier June 11, 2018 10:09:08
Candle chandeliers made from metals such as brass brushed nickel and wrought iron are elegant pieces that resonates the rich history of the past. Antique chandeliers made from metals used to hold candles instead of electric bulbs and have been in existence since the 1400 s though they were reinvented in differing finishes throughout the centuries. Antique metal candle chandeliers are among the most expensive lighting fixtures today and may cost up to $60,000 because of their rarity and origin making them collectible items. If you want to save energy and you have the right budget you can always opt for an antique metal candle chandelier.
Among the myriads of chandelier lighting fixtures to choose from crystal chandeliers remains as the most popular preference. These chandeliers are constructed from cut glass crystal pieces that gracefully hang on the arms of the fixture. Crystals reflects light easily and the lights they reflect often produce shimmering effects which makes them all the more visibly entertaining. Crystal chandeliers were popularized by elite Europeans and wealthy Americans during 1920 s and 1930 s.
Chandelier lighting wakes up opens up and illuminates the entire room. A chandelier is a great way to bring attention to the ceiling draw the eye to a focal point or merely light a table. When you suspend a chandelier above a table or a chair it enhances the look and feel of your beautiful and elegant furnishings.
When you re speaking of chandeliers the first thing you must speak about is chandler lighting. The lighting coming off of a chandelier is always beautifully brilliant and magnificent. There are many chandeliers that actually enhance that brilliance. Chandelier makers have always strove to create the most light output. Many makers have created whole pieces that are made of reflective silver so that they could increase the light output. Certain styles of chandelier have placed mirrors around or among the bulbs to increase the light going into the room. When you place mirrors on a chandelier not only do you increase output you also increase the ability to play with the lighting. With a small twist of a mirror the light is bounced to another part of the room or made to hit another mirror. With that thought in mind you also have the ability to cut and etch the mirrors to create a large range of visual effects from rainbows to circles to a split beam that dances on the wall. The way a chandelier lights up the room is a magnificent sight.
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.
When you are deciding to purchase lighting for your home chandeliers may not be a part of lighting options you have considered. Ornate crystal chandeliers are usually the first type of chandeliers that people think of when you mention them. But these sparkling hanging lights are not the only style chandeliers available - not by a long shot.