Chandelier. Wednesday , January 31st , 2018 - 14:25:49 PM
Antique chandeliers are becoming increasingly popular in the home these days, especially with new décor styles that include old and new being mixed in wonderful ways. Higher ceilings and different styled homes have made the chandelier the ideal piece for any room, especially since they do not make the room feel cluttered. Traditionally, antique chandeliers would welcome your arrival at the foyer of a (very affluent) home or was found hanging low to captivate you in a dining room. These days, chandeliers are found in just about any setting from the upper class mansion to the normal suburban home, to the traditional home.
The earliest chandeliers were very basic, almost primitive devices that involved two pieces of wood connected together to form a cross. A spike was inserted at each end to hold the candles and a rope or chain was connected to the crosspiece and then suspended from the ceiling. As a former antique dealer, Ive found that nearly all of the earliest chandeliers were destroyed and very few authentic examples remain in existence today. The chandelier found its resurgence in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and was found in the great palaces of Europe and America.
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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