Published at Wednesday, February 07th, 2018 - 10:58:21 AM. . By Kelsey C.
Enameled glass, crystalline glass and multi-colored glass were further developments that added to the aesthetics of lighting fixtures. At the same time came the evolution of the mirrors and beads that were initially exported in the fourteenth century to the luxurious lighting pieces found today, mainly lamps and chandeliers. Glass-makers were so revered for their art that they were given position in society. For example, glass-makers were permitted to carry swords, they were protected from prosecution and they even made their way into Venetian high-society. Such privileges were well-earned as they possessed a unique skill that created covetous pieces of art that left the world in awe.
In the early times, chandeliers were simply made of wood shaped like a cross with spikes that held the candles. As the years went by, chandeliers were improved and became popular, decorative pieces. It became a focal point of attention in any household. The larger your chandelier, the richer you are.
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