Chandeliers Classic / Antique

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    Historic look, latest technology: antique chandeliers

    Whoever likes a bit of extravagance should not miss out on chandeliers; especially in an antique look, which help rooms radiating charm and class. However, chandeliers take up a great deal of space and work best with sufficient room between the light, the walls and the floor – ideal for an apartments with high ceilings, loft apartments or luxurious halls. No need to worry though, you don’t have to live in a castle or a palace to own a classic chandelier, there are small models, too, which are excellent for smaller rooms.

    Are antique chandeliers really old, or just made to look old?

    If you're looking for an authentic antique chandelier, the best place to do so is at a flea market, or antique store. If it is just the look of a classic chandelier that is important to you, and it doesn’t matter if it hasn’t been around for years and years, you can find the perfect model in our shop. In our category of antique chandeliers, you will find models that could easily feature in a castle, without it being obvious that it is a brand new item.

    If you have any questions about classic chandeliers, don’t hesitate to contact our technical advisers using the contact details below.

    What are classic chandeliers made of?

    If you want to know exactly which materials can be used to make chandeliers with an antique charm, just look in our shop under the filter ‘material’. Choose from:

    • Glass
    • Wood
    • Crystal
    • Brass
    • Fabric
    • Silk
    • Other metals such as iron

    And – you will hardly believe it – even plastic. Materials that would never be expected in an old castle can now be given an antique look.

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    Is crystal a special material for chandeliers?

    When it comes to chandeliers, you think of stylish, ornate, heavy pieces that certainly didn't scrimp on crystals. The first thing that comes to mind here are Swarovski crystals, which the company Schonbek uses to create its opulent crystal chandeliers. Other manufacturers of antique crystal chandeliers can be found in our shop using the filter “manufacturer”.

    By the way – we offer contemporary crystal chandeliers, too, if you prefer a modern design.

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    What colours are antique chandeliers available in?

    Think about classic chandeliers, and silver and gold, or maybe even antique brass chandeliers will come to mind. Yet, there’s more to discover. From grey to bronze to cream, there is a new world of colour options. If you want to search specifically whether we stock a chandelier in your preferred colour, use the filter function in our shop. If you have any questions about our selection of suitable shades, you can always call our specialist advisers. Their contact details are listed below.

    How big should a classic chandelier be?

    We leave that up to your personal taste. The only thing you should consider is how practical it is. A large chandelier in a very small room doesn’t exactly look great. An antique-looking, ornate piece like this really needs space around it to allow its magnificence to fully unfold.

    Tip: What you should always consider is the number of bulbs, i.e. the total light output. This is measured in lumens and will determine how bright the room actually is. Simply consult with our specialist advisers about the size of an antique chandelier at any time. Their contact details are listed below.

    Are there any rustic-looking chandeliers?

    Of course, and they are very popular. Which is why we’ve created a separate subcategory in our shop – country / rustic chandeliers.

    Are there any antique chandeliers with candles?

    Chandeliers with real candles are not available in our shop; the flea market is probably your best bet for this. However, we do have chandeliers with LED candle bulbs which almost look like real candles, minus the fire hazard. 

    Tip: Not just candle bulbs, but also flame tip bulbs look great in a classic chandelier. These have a bent or twisted bulb, which is slightly more akin to a real candle.

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    Require some more information or need advice on antique chandeliers? Then just get in touch with our specialist advisers on +353 1 699 2138 or via our contact form.

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