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medieval chandelier picture from designboom.com

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chandelier old fashioned

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modern chandelier pic from http://www.trendir.com/archives/zumtobel-lq-chandelier.jpg

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philippe stark pop kitsch furniture design pic from http://pbaglino.blogspot.com/2008/01/black-is-new-black.html

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Chandeliers are composed by particular and artistic assemblages of lamps. Obviously an increased number of lamps results as an increase lighting volume. In fact chandeliers were mostly used into larger ambients like palaces rooms and royal courts. Nowadays they still represent wealth and are also used for kitsch revival styles.

The earliest chandeliers were little more than a
cross-shape formed from two beams of wood with
a pricket (spike) at each end.
the candles fixed on the prickets would originally
have been made of animal fat (tallow),
rather than the wax type used today.
very few chandeliers of this period survived
the destruction of the reformation in the sixteenth
century, were to be found lending flickering light to
the cavernous interiors of medieval churches
and abbeys across europe.
the first chandeliers in private homes hung only
in the palaces and mansions of the supremely wealthy
and powerful.
apart from a guttering taper or the dim glow of firelight,
illumination after sunset was largely beyond the
means of most.
we see curly-armed brass forms in dutch and flemish
paintings of the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth
centuries. chandeliers are shown hanging in the homes
of the prosperous merchant classes.
more modest households, with access to the raw
materials for candlemaking, might have had chandeliers
made from turned wood, bent metal, wrought iron,
or tin sheet - the latter being a distinctive feature of
pioneering lighting fixtures in america. info source: www.designboom.com

-The use of crystals in the chandelier was used originally to spread and reflect light. A crystal glass was designed to work best with chandeliers because of the strong, clear and reflective features of this type of crystal.
-Electric chandeliers became popular, as they are easier and more functional to use than traditional candles. The styles of chandeliers have changed over time becoming more elaborate and extravagant. info source: www.chandelier-lights.com

       
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