For a long time I was thinking about placing a chandelier on my wall. I went to an antique shop and saw how beautiful bronze chandeliers could be see matching oak furniture;.I regret not having bought them at that time. When I went to look for them by most common stores, I realized that chandeliers are really scarce in market; it was not until I traveled again and visited that same antique store that I could buy chandeliers. Good thing is that this time helped me learn more about wall hanging candle holders. And their evolution throughout history of decoration. Do you want candelabra and do not know how to choose? I explain to you how.
By nature, or rather, by law, architecture of a candelabrum is limit. Form by an axis, glasses and acanthus; chandeliers make remembrance to first rebirth. With that in mind, we can transport ourselves exactly to time when decorations with chandeliers were at their peak and transfer some of that magic to present. But surely you are wondering: axes, glasses and acanthus? Which is logical because culture of decoration is something that over time has been distort or evolving to adapt to needs of today’s society.
If this article were old chandeliers it would be very extensive. But here I leave you just a few sketches by Giovanni Prieto da Birago who was once an exquisite artist. And among many other things. Designer of chandeliers of all kinds. According to concept of decoration of Giovanni. Such as chandeliers, specifically wall, were a perfect option for when you wanted to highlight large family paintings. Give a warm look to a long corridor or reinforce vanity of a room that was crowned by a mirror.
Shapes of chandeliers at that time were forge following a line consistent with frames of frames or frames of mirrors, that is. As far as wall sconces are concerned, they can never be “main course” of decoration. But reinforcement for rest of decoration itself. Feet of furniture forged in gold, and frames of mirrors also forge in gold were something that mark pattern in decoration of aristocratic mansions. Such as chandeliers in bronze, copper. And even iron were use with logic in mind to highlight even more beauty of something by placing next to it an object not so beautiful of course. Here beauty did not refer to art of chandelier itself but to material with which they were made.