Candle Chandeliers

 Chandeliers  have a classical elegance about them, and of all the  chandeliers  available, the candle  chandelier  “takes the cake” because of its lighting. Whatever the make of the candle  chandelier –wrought iron, crystal or antler–candles are fitted to it create a warm, romantic and inviting atmosphere. An incandescent candle  chandelier , with shadows flickering around it, is truly a spectacular sight. These  chandeliers  also give a medieval look to the place.

More than illumination, candle  chandeliers  are used more as mood pieces. It is as appropriate in a stately ballroom as in the sleeping quarters. It doesn’t belong either above the dinner table or above the bathtub.

What the candle  chandeliers  are not suited for are cramped living quarters, sleek furniture with clean cuts and lines or furniture with hard edges. This is because the candles exude a certain softness and do not look at home with such furniture.

Candle  chandeliers  require a bit of maintenance in the sense that apart from the regular cleansing and polishing of the  chandelier  frame, one has to also ensure that molten wax from the candles does not seep into the nooks and crannies of the  chandelier  carvings. Accumulation of the wax will give the  chandelier  a mottled appearance. Another thing to consider is that if the  chandelier  is made up of glass or crystal, then you have to clean the surface thoroughly or the fumes from the candles will blacken them.

A candle  chandelier  glowing in all its exquisite beauty is a fragile object. It has a timeless appeal, but care and nurturing are necessary in order to sustain its glory.