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Chandeliers have been, and continue to be manufactured around the world. Some styles are instantly recognisable, like the Dutch or Flemish style typical of the 16th century, with early versions made from cast brass or bronze. The Venetian chandeliers can be identified by their colourful flower and leaf patterns and the French with their brass or bronze frames dressed with traditional glass drops. Swedish, Scandinavian and Russian chandeliers however all look very similar and their lighter more delicate metalwork can sometimes be difficult to differentiate.

  • French Empire dishlight

    French Empire dishlight

    The Empire period (1795 – 1830) in France coincided approximately with England’s Regency period. The Empire style featured fine quality brass and bronze castings finished in gilt and contrasting black. This example has 8 lights.

    Style: Dish Light

    Dimensions: Height 132cm - Width 71cm

  • Rock crystal chandelier

    Rock crystal chandelier

    Rock crystal was the original material used on chandeliers before blown glass was discovered. This example features 18 lights on 2 levels and the metalwork is gilded. Central shaft and pans are made of cut lead crystal and dressings are the traditional rock crystal.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 110cm - Width 107cm

  • Bohemian WG3 chandelier

    Bohemian WG3 chandelier

    Illustrated is a 10 light bohemian chandelier, arranged on 2 tiers with 5 lights on each, with cream card candle tubes but can be wired to specification. This is the largest of the 3 bohemian chandeliers that we regularly supply.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 112cm - Width 81cm

  • Bohemian WG2 chandelier

    Bohemian WG2 chandelier

    Illustrated is a 6 light bohemian chandelier, with cream card candle tubes but can be wired to specification. This differs from the other bohemian chandeliers we supply as it has 6 top crooks with rings to hold strands of crystal.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 92cm - Width 61cm

  • Bohemian WG1 chandelier

    Bohemian WG1 chandelier

    The Bohemian crystal chandeliers were produced as far back as the 1720’s and often mirrored English designs. Each of the Bohemian chandeliers are dressed with the finest Austrian crystal drops and buttons.

    Illustrated is a small 5 light bohemian chandelier, with cream card candle tubes but can be wired to specification. Ideal for properties with low ceilings.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 68cm - Width 56cm

  • 24 light Dutch chandelier

    24 light Dutch chandelier

    The Dutch or Flemish style typical of the 16th century are instantly recognisable. Early versions were made from cast brass or bronze and later ones made using lighter weight spinnings.

    There is also a 15 light version available, this one has been produced in brass and the metalwork toned to look antique, a contrast from bright polished 15 light example.

    Style: Large Chandelier, Metal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 140cm - Width 122cm

  • 15 light Dutch chandelier

    15 light Dutch chandelier

    The Dutch or Flemish style typical of the 16th century are instantly recognisable. Early versions were made from cast brass or bronze and later ones made using lighter weight spinnings.

    The reproduction seen features 15 lights, however a three tier 24 light version is also available.

    Style: Metal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 94cm - Width 99cm

  • French cage chandelier

    French cage chandelier

    Typical of the 18th and 19th centuries the French cage is recognised by a brass or bronze frame dressed in a variety of traditional drops and pendants. The French cage is our most popular continental chandelier, illustrated here is a polished brass finish 16 light example, wired with tall cream tapered candles and dressed with the traditional drops and pendants.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 114cm - Width 74cm

  • Antique Swedish chandelier

    Antique Swedish chandelier

    This Swedish chandelier is an antique example from which Wilkinson created a reproduction. Lighter, more delicate metalwork is usually in brass or gilt finish and smaller slender drops were used. Sometimes this style of chandelier would incorporate a blue glass dish or other coloured element.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier
    Dimensions: Height 104cm - Width 74cm

  • 48 light French chandelier

    48 light French chandelier

    A reproduction French mid 19th Century style chandelier of an impressive size. It features 48 lights, gilt metalwork and an impressive amount of crystal. The customer requested that the candles be black when installed, creating a truly gothic looking chandelier.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier, Large Chandelier

  • Venetian chandelier

    Venetian chandelier

    The Venetian style chandelier is very popular with its colourful flowers and leaves, available in a huge variety of colours including gold and silver. The pictured example uses opaline glass and was designed by Wilkinson’s and manufactured by Albarelli & Neilsen in Murano. The chandelier has 8 lights on a single tier but looks more substantial in size due to the decorative rings, hanging pendants and long stemmed flowers.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 99cm - Width 92cm