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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.  

1920's inspired tier model Zelda chandelier with udrop crystals

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 with Swarovski trimmings.  Equally beautifully whether trimmed in Swarovski Strass or Swarovski Spectra, 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.  

This truly is the perfect chandelier!  But, just in case you want a smaller, or larger, bit of 8+4 perfection, check out the 8+4 Small or the 8+4 EXL (the 8+4 Large was lost in history).  

All of our Swarovski trimmed sconces are a perfect fit for this chandelier.

 

The History of the Baron Chandelier 0

We have great pride in our original designs, but we also find joy in creating reproductions.  There is something satisfying about being able to recreate things of beauty from our past.

Over the many, many years we have been building crystal chandeliers, we have been called upon to work on any reproduction projects.  One of our favorites was for Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, Florida.

The building itself is impressive!  Originally built in 1888 by Henry Flagler as the Alcazar Hotel, it has been through a few variations and purposes over the years, but is now, most spectacularly, the Lightner Museum. (You can read more about the building at visitstaug.com  and at https://lightnermuseum.org/history.)

Also in 1888, Mr. Flagler built the Ponce de Leon Hotel, across the street from the Alcazar Hotel. The Ponce de Leon Hotel is currently the heart of Flagler College and home of these beauties, the inspiration for our Baron chandelier:

Crystal chandeliers at Flagler College

Compare the instagram capture above to this great old photo:

And the history in this photo!

In the early 1990's we were approached by Lightner Museum about reproducing these chandeliers for the current phase of their amazing restoration journey.  

With a few little changes and the blessing of all involved, we decided to keep the chandelier in our line of crystal reproductions and named it, fittingly, the Baron.  It remains one of my favorite chandeliers.

If you haven't visited The Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, you are really missing out on a fascinating collection of artwork and antiques.  You will find updated exhibits along with learning experiences and an awesome staff of knowledgeable volunteers.  Tell them the folks at King's Chandelier sent you!

Featuring: Our Belladonna Chandelier 0

Named such because we just love the name. Not for any nefarious reasons, of course! 

Crystal chandelier Belladonna in a diningroom

The main purpose of the structure of this beauty is too support the crystal bells - the stars of the show. There are no pendants on the top of this chandelier and nothing hanging on the bottom, other than the lovely crystal bell. The arms are the plainer, ribbed pattern which complements the bells. The prisms are slightly more narrow than a traditional u-drop and are generally referred to as a French u-drop - they are not too sparkly so as not to take away from the bells.

At 26" wide - the Belladonna is great for a medium sized room.

The 27" length is a bit too long to use in an 9' ceiling and still walk under it, but you could easily hang it in a living room or bedroom with a 10' ceiling. And, of course, it is perfect for a dining room with an 8' or 9' ceiling. 

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The lovely Belladonna chandelier works perfectly with transitional decor - a little bit of classic crystal, traditional components, and a slightly fanciful demeanor.  Fun without being silly.