Z Gallerie Chandeliers | If you are fascinated by the darker side of decorating, you’ve probably already done almost all of what you believe can be done: Walls painted red or black, black velvet drapes, huge silver candelabra sporting black candles, etc. But candlelight is not always practical, can it be? Sometimes good old electricity has to get yourself into plan to stop you from falling over your Victorian-style furniture. The ultimate object this is because has to be – the black crystal chandelier.
If you haven’t laid your vision on a single of these, you enter to get a treat. Personally, I cannot make a more darkly romantic approach to light up (or down?) a room. Please note that I am not speaking about a black wrought iron chandelier here – no iron! What I am speaking about are few things but pure, black crystal glass. The kind that reflects the light comparable to a glossy black Steinway piano – only unlike a jet mirror. The best crystal chandeliers are the same shape as flowers, with leaves and petals which bend and twist the light reflected in them. With almost any other hue of glass, you will see transparency – but rarely so using the black variety. Definitely a very different lighting experience.
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As with any object of beauty, it’s going for chandeliers that the bit of history makes all the thing a lot more likeable. Here is a bit of chandelier history then. My black crystal chandelier of choice will be from the Murano type – without doubt about that. These are some from the most lavishly designed glass objects (as well as lamps) around, plus quite interesting as much as their history goes. According to Wikipedia, Murano is definitely several small islands linked together by bridges and located in the Venetian lagoon, outside Venice, Italy. First settled by romans in the sixth century, it eventually became famous due to the glassmaking, after every glass-maker in Venice was made to turn to Murano in 1291 (supposedly to reduce the potential risk of fire in the city). They were the key producers of glass in all of the of Europe for years and years and in charge of several inventions and developments in glassmaking. Especially famous nowadays could be the Murano chandelier, that is created from crystal glass – and completely by hand. An authentic Murano chandelier usually has a proof certificate signed from the master glass-maker, although it isn’t really cheap, its price will in fact increase as time passes, rendering it an incredible object for investment. These chandeliers are true artwork along with the black ones are no exception.