Perfect Chandeliers For Your Home

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Antique Chandeliers

Chandeliers enhance the beauty by hanging light fixtures that add charm and style in your home. A chandelier is defined as a lamp which is poised from the ceiling directly or simply from a hook in the ceiling. Most of the chandeliers use three or more low voltage bulbs from 100 to 400 watts of total light, with perfect finish usually shaped in the form of candle flame.

Crystal chandeliers are perhaps one of the most popular to seem to be in homes of wealthy by conveying an elegant and wonderful radiance to any room. Most of the Chandeliers are made of brass material or gold plated which hang creating a beautiful spectrum of light. Depending on the size, color, style and function of the home you can choose the perfect chandelier.

The room of today is normally used for entertaining with less formal chandeliers which include everything from those with exposed bulbs that are made of wood, ceramic, wrought iron, stained glass and even deer antlers. In particular, white ceramic chandelier adorned with pastel blue and green enamel flowers will look suitable in little girl’s room or a sunny tea room. Light fixtures hang over a pool table or game tables as simple with a glassy chandelier. Many people consider the most beautiful mountain cabins to accent with items including wrought iron or antler Chandelier to add a whimsy feel.

Finding the perfect chandelier for your room depends on the function of the room, the size, the color and the style of the home that you are working with. In general, a smaller room with dimensions of 10 x 10 ft (3.05 x 3.05 m) would comfortably house a chandelier no more than 20 inches (50.8 cm) in diameter. A 12 x 12 ft (3.66 x 3.66 m) room will hold a chandelier up to 27 inches (68.58 cm) in diameter. A special large chandelier with a diameter of 36 inches (91.44 cm) or more should only be hung in a room that is 14x 14 ft (4.27 x 4.27 m) or larger.

Normally a decorative chandelier fixture over the dining room table should be hanged atleast 30 inches (76.2 cm) from the surface of the table and 12 inches (30.48) narrower than the table’s width. These guide lines should be followed when choosing a chandelier for your room, which helps you create a tasteful and elegant home décor.

In general chandelier is a decorative ceiling mounted light fixture with atleast two or more arms to hold. In early 18th century, wax candles and gaslights are commonly used as source of illumination.

There are many varied appealing luminaries. Out of which the crystal chandeliers are the most apt which includes cut glass, dangling from the arms and some times the suspended in swage between the mounting area and the arms to reflect light which creates a glittering affect. These crystal chandeliers fixtures were popular during 18th and 19th centuries and were considered as very stylish in Europe. Since then it became the accessory who seek style and old charm.

High quality lead crystal, decorative beaded and shell chandeliers are similar to crystal counterparts. A contemporary design made from capiz shell is a favorite element, which includes the collection of mother of pearl. This beaded or shell chandelier will have the same glossy affect to that of crystal, whilst the significant feature is it tones down its formality and reduces its weight.

Metal chandeliers are simple and will have several streamlined arms that are left plain, which are placed under the lampshades or inside glass cups. More over the arms are S- shaped or otherwise curved with one or more geometric lines with popular finish. These classic light fixtures are a staple of decorating and there are styles to cater to any home’s décor.

Murano glass chandeliers, was created in the glass blowing mecca of Murano. This hand-blown glass vases showoff into a variety of curvy, tabular forms pre equipped with designs of floral motifs and also adds interest to your room with variety of colors.

In early 20th century Americans used Mission chandeliers for arts and crafts style. These metals often have a central metal ceiling mount branches, angular arms and downward facing milk glass lampshades. These lampshades are often inflated with metal or stained glass segments.

Antler chandeliers are made from antler animals like deer, elk, moose, white tail and mule deer. In hunting and mountain lodges large-scale versions are popular fixtures, whilst modest varieties make an equally impressive in rustic residences.

With this artistic chandeliers right from the middle ages have existed in various forms. Where most of them have been fitted with electric lights designed mostly with metal, crystal and glass, which add beauty and charm by conveying elegant and wonderful radiance to your home.

Vintage Italian Gilded Metal 6 Light Chandelier with Flowers

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Vintage Italian Gilded Metal 6 Light Chandelier with Flowers

Vintage Italian gilded metal chandelier with 6 lights, flower motif and original canopy. It is in excellent original condition and has been rewired for the USA by our in-house electrician. Italy Circa 1940-1950.

Country of Origin
Italy

Period
Vintage

Measurements
Height: 29 inches
Depth: 21 inches
Length: 21 inches

Materials/Techniques
Gilded Metal