Medium Durham - 12 Light Crystal Chandelier with Swarovski - 26" x 35"

Product Description

Medium Durham with your choice of Swarovski Crystal

Beautiful proportions characterize this graceful crystal chandelier. It is a showroom favorite - simply, yet generously adorned with our Signature 3-button almond pendants (Formerly named the 12-R-10/2.) Your dining room will love this classic chandelier. 

Quick Look:

  • 26" wide x 35" long
  • 12 lights (6 lower, 6 upper)
  • Candelabra base, 40 watt max per socket.
  • Chain and mounting hardware included.
  • Assembled in US of imported and domestic components. 
  • UL Dry Location
  • Shown in Polished Nickel
  • 40 lbs
  • Free shipping on this item to US addresses.

See Small Durham

"Writing this letter of thanks has been on our minds for quite a while. While on vacation this past July, the hotel clerk mentioned that if we had a chance to stop at your showroom, it would be worth the time. Since our new home was under construction, we decided to reroute our drive home and stop. Much to our surprise, we found what we consider now to be a family heirloom.

We purchased a Swarovski trimmed crystal chandelier, model 12-R-10/2. It arrived in September, and due to the fact that our home was not completed yet, it sat in the cartons. The excitement in watching our home being built was great. But my wife and I both said that when the day arrives that we hang our chandelier we will know that all the hard work and planning had been worth it.

Well needless to stay the day came. With much anticipation we unpacked the two cartons. I have to say we were horrified at all the parts. But the sales lady who sold us the chandelier had assured us that we would have no problem putting it together. With great pride I can say that my wife and I assembled it and it worked.

The brilliance and elegance of this chandelier was superb! We thought it was beautiful in the showroom with all the other fixtures. Once it was hung in our dining room, it became a work of art. Friends and family have been very impressed.

During the process of selecting the other lighting fixtures for our home, were pleasantly surprised. We happened upon another fixture that combined the Strass crystal in a two-tier design. The surprise came when we compared prices. The fixture was 3 times what we paid. You truly know how to create a customer for life.
In closing, again let us thank your workmanship, style and more than competitive pricing. I'm sure that our family and we will enjoy this chandelier for generations to come." RM, Westlake OH - Review

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Our experience with King Chandelier was unbelievably positive from start to finish.  The owner of the business, Nancy Daniel, actually met us at the store on a Sunday afternoon and spent 3 hours showing us all of the amazing possibilities.  We ended up choosing a custom made variation of the Durham chandelier...two tiers, 12 lamps, no festoons, Swarovski Spectra pendants.  When 2 large boxes arrived at our new home, it was remarkable that everything inside was intact. My husband spent the better part of a day installing the chandelier...he is a nuclear engineer by the way who has done a lot of electrical work.  (We totally understand why a certified electrician is recommended.) The finished result just blew us away.  The prism effect is gorgeous...brilliant points of colored light appear at random sparkling here and there. I find myself just staring at the chandelier, stunned at how beautiful it is. This company gets an A+ across the board for customer service, quality of product and fair pricing.  By the way, we had been searching the internet for weeks, but that process is overwhelming, and you never really know about the quality of what you are getting when you order on-line. Thank goodness a friend recommended King's. This is the ONLY place you need to look for a chandelier.  DM, Charlotte NC - Review

 

Chain Amount
Metal Choice
Swarovski Choice
$ 3,029.00
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Check out our library for illustrated charts.

How wide of a chandelier do you need?

  • Widths are measured as the diameter of the widest part of the chandelier. 
  • Simply add the width and length of your room and use this sum as a starting point. For example, if your room is 12´x14´, we would suggest looking for a 26" wide chandelier.Consider choosing slightly smaller if you think your room is overly full or close. Or consider going a bit larger for an open room or a room with a high ceiling.
  • If you are placing your chandelier in a two story foyer, remember that the higher you hang a chandelier, the smaller it looks, so you can go bigger than the formula suggests.
  • For living rooms, bedrooms, or baths where it is necessary to walk under the chandelier, you might need to choose smaller than the formula suggests.

How many lights should your chandelier have?

  • Each of our sockets can carry 60 watts, but 40 watts is usually sufficient and more flattering to the chandeliers.
  • Smaller rooms do fine with 6 to 8 lights, but larger rooms may require 8 or more lights if the chandelier is your only light source.
  • Using a dimmer with allow you to adjust brightness as needed and add to the lifetime of your bulbs.
  • To accentuate a tall ceiling, choose a crystal chandelier with an upper tier of lights.  Or, choose a sconce with a center, taller arm.

What length should your chandelier be?

  • Whatever fits!
  • For a dining room, from your ceiling height subtract your table height, the distance you desire from the table to the bottom of the chandelier, and 4" for the ceiling hardware. This figure represents the maximum length that your chandelier can be. If your choice of fixture is shorter than this figure, you will need to use chain.
  •  For living rooms or other rooms that must have a walking clearance, 6´6" or more is an appropriate clearance. Subtract your desired clearance form your total ceiling height, less 4" more for hardware. This will give you your maximum chandelier length.
  • Minimum height of a chandelier is the listed length plus 4" (the total measurement of the mounting hardware plus one link of chain).

What Size Sconce should you use?

  • Choose between a single, double or triple sconce based on which look you and which will fit.  
  • Triple sconces are nice in a room with tall ceilings.  
  • Keep in mind that the outer arms will adjust a bit.  You can count on the flexibility of 1-2 inches.  
Which Crystal Trimmings Should You Choose?
By “Trimmings” we mean the dangling bits and pieces. 

Swarovski Strass:  Crystal chandeliers and sconces trimmed in Swarovski Strass (also called Swarovski Elements) are the pinnacle of luxurious lighting. Each piece of this top-quality, Austrian crystal is optically pure, highly polished and precisely cut. The vibrancy, brilliance and perfection of these trimmings are unmatched. In addition, these crystals have a protective, invisible coating that retards dust making for a low maintenance crystal. Strass is the perfect and sustainable alternative to full lead crystal. 

    

Swarovski Spectra:  The lower priced Swarovski Spectra is manufactured with the same attention to quality and precision from carefully selected raw components. These trimmings provide beautiful clarity with slightly lower brilliance. Spectra is the best mid-range crystal on the market.

 

Classic Trimmings:  In the tradition of old-style European crystal, these crystal chandeliers have an appearance of ages past. They will remind you of an heirloom chandelier - lovely and ornate, but without the brilliance and clarity of modern crystal. If you are looking for the charm and heritage quality of an antique, these are for you. These traditional crystal chandeliers and matching crystal wall sconces are quite popular with historical renovators, as well as those looking for more modestly priced lighting. 

 

Regardless of which trimmings you choose, King´s takes great pride in providing a crystal framework, made of the finest pieces we can source, designed and assembled by our experienced artisans.

Nickel vs. Brass

With our crystal armed chandeliers, you have the finish choice of brass or nickel.  The brass is a slightly shiny brass (not orange) and the nickel is a polished nickel. Why shiny metals?  It matches the shine of the crystal. What parts are metal?  

  • Small supportive pieces under the crystal frame pieces.
  • In many cases, the pinning in the crystal; however, on the Swarovski, we always use nickel pinning so that it blends into the crystal.  
  • The chain and ceiling hardware.
  • The wire that runs through the arms and to the ceiling is gold to match the brass choice or clear to match the nickel choice.

  

 

 

Chandelier Franklin

Almond: A pendant that is shaped like a faceted almond. More frequently called a pear, but we like almond better.

Arm: Crystal or metal piece that encases the wire and that supports the electrical socket. These may also be called “branches”.

Arm-to-arm festoons: Single strands of crystals that drape from one arm to the next arm. They may attach at the front of the arm, from the bobeche, or from some point on the arm itself.

Arm plate: In ours, a steel plate at the bottom of the stem. This is what supports the arms.

Between-arm festoons: Double strands of crystal that drape from the top of the crystal chandelier to beneath the bobeches of the arms. 

Bobeche: A dish shaped crystal piece. Historically, these were designed to catch wax dripping from candles.

Bottom: The crystal bobeches and hardware that are joined together to form one piece that covers the electrical connections at the bottom of the chandelier.

Break: The crystal columns that are stacked to form the stem.

Candelabra, Candelabrum: Multi-armed candle sticks designed to sit on a table or on the floor.

Candle cover: The sleeve that covers the socket.

Candle cup: A crystal or metal piece that supports the socket or candle. 

Canopy: The piece that covers the electrical box at the ceiling.

Chandelier: A multi-arm hanging light. 

Clarity: A quality associated with crystal in that a piece of hanging crystal is clear, not cloudy.

Cross-cut: A pattern of cuts that resemble x’s. 

Crystal: Traditionally, crystal is what you get when you add lead to glass. Not only does the added lead give glass a weight and clarity, it makes the substance easier to cut. 

Double tier: Two levels of arms so that the light bulbs appear on different levels. 

Facet: The small, plane surfaces on a piece of crystal. The quality of the cut forming the facet, as well as the angle and arrangement of the facet, are important to the reflection/refraction of light.

Ferrule: The metal fittings on both ends of a crystal arm or on the end of a spire or scroll. Plaster is used to hold a crystal piece to the ferrule.

Festoon: A strand of crystal designed to drape or swag within the chandelier.

Finial: The final bottom point of a chandelier body. Frequently a crystal ball hangs from the finial.

Flush-mount: A flush mount chandelier will mount directly on the ceiling without any chain. 

French pendalogue: Often known as “paper doll” or “leaf” pendant. These are the intricately shaped pendants that are most frequently found on French style chandeliers.

Full-cut: Refers to how a pendant may be cut. If it is full cut, all sides have facets; therefore, it will not lay flat on a surface.

Full festoons: Our crystal chandeliers with arm-to-arm festoons and between-arm festoons.

Gasolier: A chandelier that, historically, uses gas. Ours are reproductions that are wired for electricity.

Gas cut off, Gas cock: On original gas fixtures, these pieces regulated the flow of gas to the light source. On our Victorian chandeliers, they are ornamental. 

Half-cut: Refers to how a pendant may be cut. If it is half-cut, it will lay flat on a table.

Hand-cut: Any cuts that are made to a piece of crystal that are made by hand. The term may refer to the finishing edge cuts or to the decorative cuts to the crystal. 

Lustre: Another term for a candelabra , a crystal chandelier, or a crystal prism. 

Machine-cut: Any cuts that are made to a piece of crystal that are made by a machine. 

Medallion: Historically plaster, but most these days are made of a polymer. These are the decorative pieces that surround the electrical box on your ceiling. 

Octagon: The buttons or beads that attach to most pendants are in the shape of an octagon. They may vary in size. 

Pear: See Almond above.

Pendant: Any hanging crystal piece regardless of shape. Frequently called prism, pendalogue, pendelogue, doo-dad, thing-a-ma-bob, hangy-down, pear, bauble, tear drop.

Pendalogue: Usually used to identify a pendant that isn’t a prism or almond shape. Also pendelogue.

Precision: A quality associated with crystal that results in straight cuts.

Polishing: The smoothing of the surface of a piece of crystal. 

Prism: A word usually used to identify a pendant with parallel sides.

Sconce: Any wall mounted light fixture.

Single tier: One level of lights. Good for shorter chandeliers.

Spire, Spear: A crystal obelisk that is usually set info a ferule with plaster. They may be notched or plain. Historically, these pieces helped to reflect light from the candle flame on chandeliers.

Stem: The center column of a crystal chandelier.

Swarovski: Austrian Company created in 1895 by Daniel Swarovski, a Bohemian inventor and visionary who invented the machine for cutting and polishing crystal jewelry stones. Our premiere crystal trimmings are made by Swarovski and identified as: Strass and Spectra. See next 3 terms. 

Swarovski Elements: The premium brand of Swarovski crystals. This is the term used for Strass crystal in previous years.

Swarovski Spectra: Another brand of Swarovski crystals.

Swarovski Strass: The current brand name for the premium crystal by Swarovski.

Teardrop: A pendant that is shaped like a drop of water… Tear drops are generally smooth without any faceting.

Top loop: The top most part of the chandelier body. It is the loop that the chain hooks to.

Thumbprint: A pattern of indented circles.

Trimmings: All of the hanging pieces on a chandelier. The pendants, festoons, and balls.

U-drop: A thin prism that flares with multiple facets then goes to a point. Also called an icicle. 

Waterfall, Wedding Cake Chandelier: We call these Tiers. They have concentric rings of pendants and is lit from the inside.