Elena Hendrix. Chandelier. January 22nd , 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.
The way a chandelier lights up the room is a magnificent sight. The history of chandeliers is as varied as the styles and material that a chandelier is made out of. From the first time that someone realized how brilliantly lit a domicile was if you had multiple candles burning above peoples heads or their natural line of sight. Chandeliers jumped from mere light fixtures high above peoples head, to a craftsmans work of art. During the early 19th century, chandeliers were made to look, shine, and display their light in a specific well crafted way.
The vintage and traditional type of chandeliers use candle lights or incandescent lights for illuminations and have yellowtinted illumination, while modern chandeliers have fluorescent or LED light bulbs and give bright white luminescence. Lighting chandeliers with candle lights is not practically possible on an everyday basis, hence, modern chandeliers have electric bulbs that are designed to look like candle lights. They have been in use since medieval times, i.e., since the sixteenth century, and are believed to have originated from European countries.
For example, the Schonbek crystal chandeliers, or others dating back to the 16th century, are ageless and enduring. These fixtures have withstood the test of time. Since then, many other styles have evolved and are equally as impressive. Most modern fixture designs manage to offer both a nod to the past while fitting seamlessly into the decors and designs of presentday. One of my favorite topics is the chandelier because of its history as a method of lighting that was used before the sixteenth century.
A customer / user is fully liable for installing a chandelier in an environment contrary to the design parameters thereof, as well as for any damage to the chandelier caused by placing it in such an environment. The size of the room is essential when choosing a chandelier. To illustrate, a multitiered chandelier is suitable for lounges with staircases which will then be dominated by the chandelier, no matter which side it is being viewed from. Conversely, small rooms should be fitted with singletier chandeliers or a flush mount. In both cases chandeliers can be combined with wall, table or standing lamps.
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