Friday, May 14, 2010

Gathered Chandeliers

Bogwater Jim
Lafayette, NJ 07848

If you were to gather up a beautiful bouquet in your hands and tie it up with a length of rope, you would have the inspiration behind the floral chandeliers of the mid-1900's.

As flowers are soft and fragile and metal so strong and durable, the very use of the material creates an appealing contrast.

Since the painted surfaces have had 40-odd years to mellow, these chandeliers usually possess nice old patinas whether pristine or worn and chipped. They are flowery fantasies that, once lit, lend a vintage garden flavor.