The earliest candle ceiling lights & chandeliers were used by the wealthy in medieval times. This type of chandelier could be moved to different rooms. Around the 15th century, more complex forms of chandeliers, based on ring or crown designs, became popular decorative features in palaces and homes of the nobility. Neoclassical motifs became an increasingly common element, mostly in cast metals but also in carved and gilded wood. Chandeliers made in this style also drew heavily on the aesthetic of ancient Greece and Rome, incorporating clean lines and classical proportions. Developments in glass-making allowed cheaper production of lead crystal, the light scattering properties of which quickly made it a popular addition. That led to the development of the crystal chandelier. Its high cost made the chandelier a symbol of luxury and status, which it still is to this day. We offer ceiling lights & chandeliers inspired by luminaires from the 17th century to the present time. Custom sizing is available on all items. There is a wide variety of finishes to choose from. Luminaires trimmed in rock crystal is one of our specialties. Our entire collection of ceiling lights & chandeliers was designed by Shah Gilani, ISFD, who is available to discuss with you your custom designs or special sizes.
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