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French Country - Chandeliers

A sign of material success and abundance since medieval times, the chandelier is one of the most celebrated forms of French country style lighting. Unlike their English counterparts, French style chandeliers are typically less ornate and have a wider arrangement and placement of their arms. This trademark understatement lets the beauty of the line and materials shine through. Chandeliers started out as simple wooden crosses designed to hold lit candles, but by the early 18th century, ornate and neoclassical forms of chandeliers became popular, as did the combination of cast metal and carved wood that is often found in Swedish Gustavian style pieces. This legacy continues today, with neutral color pallets, distressed finishes and delicate flourishes of leaves and floral decoration.
 
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