Our Beautiful Berkeley Series 0
Classic, yet understated with a modern feel, our Berkeley series fits into many current decorating styles. All versions of this chandelier have a well-balanced frame with beautiful ribbed arms.
My favorite version is this 22" wide, 12 light. The Berkeley 12S has 6 lower lights and 6 upper lights and is shown in this photo with polished nickel details which give it a very crisp look . I love the little, final crystal piece on the bottom (we call it a crystal donut).
Very similar to the Berkeley 12S is the Berkeley 6. The 6 design has the same structural pieces, with only 6 arms one level. Below, it is shown with the brass metal details, and that brass adds a bit of warmth to the fixture. Made as shown, the Berkeley 6 has been one of the most popular choices this winter.
We have, in our line, a larger version called the Madison. The Madison is 32" wide. Our customers frequently look to this chandelier with added prisms as a simple alternative for a large room. Call us for numerous ideas or give us your vision of how it could look.
Larger Tiered Chandeliers 0
We call them Tier Models; some call them waterfall chandeliers. They are constructed of graduated diameters of banding that hold smaller, slim shapes of crystal prisms. Any of them can have sweeps of crystals from the largest band to the top of the chandelier.
Making for a beautiful transitional style chandelier, these can be thought of as a modern Empire style chandelier, or a little Regency and a little Contemporary.
We make a few different styles, and each style can be made in varying sizes or your choice of metal finish.
All of these Tier Models can be customized.. different sizes and different trimmings.
We've been called upon to make larger versions as well. The two below are 24'' wide and 60" long.
How would it look in your foyer?
How is everyone? 0
We hope everyone is staying healthy! Here in Eden NC, we are all doing okay... working away to get you your beautiful lights or the parts you need. We've added more of our antique parts to the site and are hoping to add more this weekend, so stay tuned!
A past customer sent us a lovely photo this week of a chandelier that they received as a wedding gift in 1978. It is one of my favorites - The Small Tryon.
Mr. King created this chandelier in the 1940s and named it for the Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. (When the world returns to normal, fans of Diana Gabaldon should take their Outlander tour.)
Unfortunately, the beautiful German wood-polished almonds that characterized the Tryon of all sizes are no longer available so we have removed the Tryon from our line of chandeliers. However, a variation of it is available in the Bedford:
We can duplicate the structure of the Tryon for anyone interested in a Georgian style chandelier. We have many alternative crystals for trimming.
As always, feel free to contact us for any custom chandelier creations!
Our Whitaker Series 0
We are quite known for our Gas-light Reproduction collection of chandeliers and sconces, and one of our most popular is the Whitaker collection.
The first in the series of Whitaker chandeliers was created by Mr. King in the 1980's during the boom of popularity of Victorian homes. He wanted something in our line of reproduction chandeliers that wasn't quite so ornate but yet still evoked the sense of grandeur that the Victorian age epitomized.
The old Whitaker 6 differs a tiny bit from the new (graduated crystal instead of baguettes stretching to the top).
As the chandelier grew popular, Mr. King introduced new version, including this lovely 4 armed version with solid brass cast eagles adorning the band.
The eagles, though no longer included on the design, are still available to use on any of the Whitakers, and we welcome your inquiry.
Although the collection was designed in the spirit of Victoriana, it looks beautiful in modern rooms with a warm decor - paneling, dark or rich colors... and just about anywhere!
If you find that the Whitaker chandeliers are the perfect choice for your home, consider a set of scones to flank your favorite painting, mirror or piece of furniture.
2020 is HERE! 0
One of the great things about Social Media is that you see so many fun photos, and this New Year was no exception. I counted no less than 5 Roaring 20's parties involving the grown children of friends. I thought, well, this must be a thing now (like 1950's and 60's parties were when I was young). It was only when a co-worker pointed out the connection, did I get it. Yeah, sometimes I am dense.
How will the 1920's influence the 2020's? Hopefully, lots of sparkles, feathers, and fringe. Glorious colors and patterns -- maybe even velvet! It is exciting to anticipate.
We will be ready with our 1920's inspired chandeliers!
Our collection of tier model chandeliers is led by the Zelda. The name and the design were inspired by that golden age.
When King's chandelier started advertising our product nationally, it was the precursor of the Zelda chandelier that we marketed. $35 plus shipping and handling... the good old days.
If you want to start the 2020's in style, check out all of our tier models and choose one for your home.
Get to Know Our 8+4 Crystal Chandelier Series 0
One of our most popular chandeliers is the 8+4 Medium. It looks lovely in just about any setting.
It is ideal for what we call a "medium sized" dining room - a room that is 12' x 15' or 13' x 14'. However, this is a very full chandelier with abundant trimmings, so it looks a bit larger than its 26" diameter and can enhance even a larger space, including a foyer.
In an 8' ceiling, using 1' of chain, this chandelier will hang about 29" off the table which is a tiny bit closer than our guidelines indicate, but no one will be the wiser! (One link of chain really looks like more because there will be a screw loop protruding from the canopy. Don't be afraid of one link!)
In the photo above, you can see how well it works in an uncomplicated space. It also fits a more decorative space.
All of our Signature sconces are a perfect fit for this chandelier.