Most of us grew up with a small chandelier hanging over the dining room table. Today, decorators are just as likely to place a chandelier in a bedroom or in a master bathroom.
The word "chandelier" comes to us from the Latin "candelabrum" which means "candlestick". The earliest chandeliers from the mid 1500's were large, wooden cross sections which held multiple candlesticks. Few of these original chandeliers still exist since most hung in churches and were destroyed in the reformation.
Eventually, chandeliers evolved into metal fixtures adorned with glass or lead crystal. The glass or crystals were added to maximize the light by dispersing and reflecting it. Chandeliers became a status symbol of extreme wealth and luxury, exclusive to royalty and the upper classes.
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