Evolution Of Antique Chandeliers

The first chandeliers were what nowadays would be, simple woodwork with iron spikes. The spikes tended to carry candles. Rather than artistic they were practical. Some of the older chandeliers also had some simple ironwork to hang from the walls, with strings.

Such chandeliers have been used mainly in churches and large country homes, and are available today. In rustic theme homes they look fantastic.Learn more , navigate here 

Chandeliers became more and more intricate during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and the rich had custom-made chandeliers made of steel, timber, iron and even bronze. The latter years witnessed glass conception. Nowadays, these chandeliers are very costly and cost several thousands of pounds.

The 1920s saw many chandeliers transformed to electricity, but if you so wish they can be returned to their original state.

Their prominence grew as professional local blacksmiths crafted some splendid items, and even painted them to look even better, particularly in Britain, France and Italy. As a result, they continued to be used in more homes and were designed in the house to suit different spaces.

During this time, wall lights often complemented chandeliers, which also developed from being candle holders. Materials such as brass were used to create truly beautiful ornaments which added a beautiful atmosphere to many rooms.

Antique candlesticks add a great look to many rooms today. Yet classic built homes can be perfectly complemented by a chandelier or wall light of the right size.

Throughout the site, there are many fine examples, so take a look and draw inspiration from the many styles available and introduce some true craftsmanship to your house.