Millie Mills. Chandelier. January 15th , 2018.
Crystals in chandeliers were originally used to help reflect and spread the light. Crystal glass was found to be the best material for this purpose. Into the 19th century, roped pendants and hanging drops were added to chandelier designs. With the discovery and use of electricity, the antique chandelier has of course moved with the times, and now incorporates electric or gas lighting. Candlelit chandeliers are still available, however, and can add some wonderful unique elegance and personality in the lighting of your home.
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. In the 17th century, the first chandeliers featuring rock crystals were manufactured. These chandeliers were the first of the more extravagant and decorative chandeliers.
Victorian Chandeliers, you do not have to live in a Victorian mansion to add crystal or glassdrop chandeliers. In fact, if you have a formal dining area or baby grand piano, you can use a crystal chandelier for that area. If you have gracefully legged chairs and tables in your living area, crystal chandeliers can also fit. If you decorate in chintz and floral patterns, glassdrop chandeliers can offer the same feel as crystal without being quite as formal. Rustic Chandeliers, many hanging lamps and chandeliers are designed with a more rugged look for todays single men.
Antler chandeliers allow you to bring the hunting lodge home with you. A bentbranch chandelier would go well if you have even one bentbranch chair. Wood beam chandeliers with metal brackets may make you think of medieval castles, but current wood styles offer tailored designs as well as roughhewn designs. Tiffany Chandeliers, this style encompasses how many people currently decorate. And there are a bevy of chandelier designs that can fit in an tiffanyinspired décor. From chandeliers that use colored glass to freeform design, hanging lighting options abound.
In the 1700s, Venetian glass masters produced chandeliers featuring glass arms. This was a new style of chandelier, but one which is now commonly associated with the chandelier shape. In 1720 in the United Kingdom, glass chandeliers were made in the Dutch brassball stem style. It was in the 18th century that chandeliers got their name chandelier is the French word for candlestick, which was soon adopted by England and all over the world as an appropriate description for suspended lights featuring arms.
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