Antique and Vintage Chandeliers

All chandeliers are hanging lamps, but are all hanging lamps chandeliers? Definitely not. Chandeliers take their name from the French word "chandelle," which means "candle" in English, while the English translation of the French word "chandelier" is "candlestick." Because burning candles need room to combust, lest they melt one another due to close proximity, chandeliers illuminated by candle power developed arms and tiers so that many...Continue Reading
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