What makes a modern chandelier shades of light?
Lighting has always been one of the key ingredients in modern contemporary style with showpiece modern chandeliers frequently taking center stage. At Shades of Light, we are thrilled to surf on the cutting edge of modern design by offering a collection of chandeliers made of unique materials and sophisticated cutting-edge finishes.
Can you replace an old chandelier with a new light?
Replacing an old chandelier with a fresh new modern light can update your lighting design in an instant. Visit our blog for more room-based guides to help you in your modern chandelier choice, including our dining room chandelier ideas and living room chandeliers style guide.
What’s the difference between modern and contemporary chandeliers?
Modern and Contemporary Chandeliers: it’s an exhilarating task to embrace a style that is constantly trying to push the envelope and expand possibilities! Lighting has always been one of the key ingredients in modern contemporary style with showpiece modern chandeliers frequently taking center stage.
What are the different types of geometric chandeliers?
With a wide variety of modern geometric chandeliers, including circular, rectangular and diamond shapes, orb and glass sphere chandeliers and the ever-popular drum shade chandeliers, we have taken these popular designs and curated a collection that pushes modern and contemporary chandeliers even further, to new heights.
How can you tell if an old crystal chandelier is authentic?
Glass Color. The color of the glass in an old crystal chandelier is another clue as to its origins and age. The high lead content of a 19th-century chandelier makes the glass appear to have a gray tint. This is a good indication that the chandelier is authentic and not a modern reproduction.
What’s the best way to date a chandelier?
Ask your oldest family members if they have information on the lamp or look through past family photos to narrow down the time frame in question, if the chandelier is a family heirloom. Employ a reputable antique appraiser — preferably one whose specialty is vintage chandeliers. A good appraiser does all the footwork and research for you.
How to tell if a chandelier is French or British?
Characteristics of French-made chandeliers include shallow, pressed-glass drip pans with a floral shape. British chandeliers may be identified by a very distinctive star-shaped drip pan with almond-shaped drops — shaped glass pieces with holes drilled on one or both ends — hanging from each point.
What should I do if my chandelier is frayed?
If they are frayed, use a wire stripper to cut the wires and strip away insulation for new connecting wires. Most chandeliers come in parts that must be assembled. Following the manufacturer’s direction, assemble the parts of your new chandelier. Make sure to wipe down any fingerprints as you go if necessary.