The word chandelier is French in origin and is derived from the word chandelle for candle.
Chandeliers were traditionally hung in hallways to create a grand entrance and welcome guests into the home.
Originally a wooden candle which evolved into elaborate creations of faceted crystals and displayed in the grand halls or over the dining tables of French chateaux.
Let some sparkle into your home.
Keep your eyes open at markets, antique fairs and brocantes for old droppers, or anything that sparkles. Long diamante earrings attached to candle holders and light fittings will catch the light and dance it around the room.