Rock-crystal chandelier. Contemporary design, France. Rock-crystal from Brazil and gilded bronze. Diameter 18 in. (chain can be adjusted). History comes from far away, in a space where time seems to have stopped. Space still virgin, where nature has kept a pristine aspect, where the earth has held unknown treasures being in Brazil in our case, or Madagascar, a large island in the Indian Ocean. Rock crystal has always been a precious mineral through the ages; from Antiquity to the Renaissance, it was found in palaces and "cabinets de curiosity" sometimes in their natural state called "Etat Brut," or cut in pointed shapes without any other artifice. The vogue of rock crystal became in Renaissance times a favorite gem among rulers who took pride in showing their best pieces in "Kunstkammer" in Vienna, Austria, Dresden, Germany, and Prague, Bohemia. There is no great collection without this precious mineral, sometimes decorated with gold, silver, enamel or simply engraved (Treasures of Venice San Marco, Sainte-Chappelle in Paris, Medici Chapel in Florence and the collections of King Louis XIV kept at the Gallery d’Apollon in the Louvre Museum in Paris). Cool embers with sparkling moon effects, this precious mineral coming from the depths of the earth, has always been a fascination for man. Rock crystal is praised for its beauty, luminosity, and transparency, sometimes opaque like a milky substance, depending on the origins of the minerals: It can be found in Madagascar Brazil or even the Alps, all different, in its transparency. His utilization in contemporary lighting, in our case, gives rock crystal its luminosity and contributes beautifully to fine decor. One can say that rock crystal is shown at his best in a contemporary design.
Size: 18” Wide x 18” Height (Custom sizes also available)
Extension: Adjustable hanging chain for a customizable length up to 24 ft for no extra cost upon request.
Frame Finish: Gilded Bronze (Different frame finish options also available at no additional cost)
Materials: Bronze and Rock Crystal
Weight: 65 lbs.
Bulbs: Watt 110V USA/220 V Europe -candelabra bulbs (included)
Assembly: Fully Assembled
Dimmer Switch Compatible: Optional
Shipping: Free Door-To-Door Shipping Worldwide
Rush Order: 4-6 Weeks; 15% added to total
Regular Lead Time: 6-8 Weeks
Warranty: 5 Years Full Coverage (includes replacement parts)