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Chandelier Collection (#4)

"Captivating Chandeliers

Background imageChandelier Collection: The dining room of the Grand Hotel Belle Arti di Orvieto; postcard

The dining room of the Grand Hotel Belle Arti di Orvieto; postcard
3561352 The dining room of the Grand Hotel Belle Arti di Orvieto; postcard by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Grand Hotel Belle Arti, Orvieto 1908 ca)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Illuminations at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 1856 (colour litho)

Illuminations at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 1856 (colour litho)
8663917 Illuminations at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 1856 (colour litho) by Zichy, Mihaly von (1827-1906); Private Collection; (add.info.: Illuminations at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 1856)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Casting-net, Cataract, Cavalry, Center-bit, Chandelier, Chariot, Checker-board, Chimney-sweep

Casting-net, Cataract, Cavalry, Center-bit, Chandelier, Chariot, Checker-board, Chimney-sweep, Chimpanzee, Chinchilla
8651551 Casting-net, Cataract, Cavalry, Center-bit, Chandelier, Chariot, Checker-board, Chimney-sweep, Chimpanzee, Chinchilla, Christmas-tree, Cigarette (engraving) by German School

Background imageChandelier Collection: Portrait of a family gathered around a table

Portrait of a family gathered around a table
3568301 Portrait of a family gathered around a table by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Italy 1930 ca. Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageChandelier Collection: The dining room or ball parlour looking northwards at Home House, 20 Portman Square

The dining room or ball parlour looking northwards at Home House, 20 Portman Square, 1932 (b/w photo)
8794413 The dining room or ball parlour looking northwards at Home House, 20 Portman Square, 1932 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageChandelier Collection: Interior of an art exhibition in London

Interior of an art exhibition in London
3566168 Interior of an art exhibition in London by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: London, Pimlico, Warwick Street)

Background imageChandelier Collection: An engraving depicting a safety candlestick. Using a ball joint

An engraving depicting a safety candlestick. Using a ball joint, it was possible to keep the candle vertical
5311542 An engraving depicting a safety candlestick. Using a ball joint, it was possible to keep the candle vertical irrespective of the angle at which the candlestick held

Background imageChandelier Collection: Entrance to the Villa Fabbricotti or Arcipressi in Florence furnished during the stay of the Queen

Entrance to the Villa Fabbricotti or Arcipressi in Florence furnished during the stay of the Queen Victoria of Hanover
3557728 Entrance to the Villa Fabbricotti or Arcipressi in Florence furnished during the stay of the Queen Victoria of Hanover (Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Queen Victorias Georgian Costume Ball at Buckingham Palace, January 6, 1845, (1901)

Queen Victorias Georgian Costume Ball at Buckingham Palace, January 6, 1845, (1901). Fancy dress party, with costumes from the Georgian period (c1714-1830)

Background imageChandelier Collection: The Blue Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace, London, 1894. Creator: Unknown

The Blue Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace, London, 1894. Creator: Unknown
The Blue Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace, London, 1894. Designed by John Nash, the room is decorated with pairs of scagliola (imitation marble or other stone) columns, here painted to resemble onyx

Background imageChandelier Collection: Chandeliers at Citizen's hall of Royal Palace Amsterdam on Dam Square, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Chandeliers at Citizen's hall of Royal Palace Amsterdam on Dam Square, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Background imageChandelier Collection: Ukraine, Kyiv, Arsenalna Metro Station, Currently The Deepest Station In The World

Ukraine, Kyiv, Arsenalna Metro Station, Currently The Deepest Station In The World, Part Of The Kyiv Metro Line, Chandelier Lighting

Background imageChandelier Collection: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Southern Europe

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Southern Europe. The unique architecture at the Palace of Catalan Music (Palau de la Musica Catalana)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Europe, England, London, Westminster Central Hall

Europe, England, London, Westminster Central Hall

Background imageChandelier Collection: Europe, England, London, Westminster Central Hall

Europe, England, London, Westminster Central Hall

Background imageChandelier Collection: Brass candlestick, 1750

Brass candlestick, 1750
3520905 Brass candlestick, 1750; (add.info.: Brass candlestick, 1750.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageChandelier Collection: The Music Room, 18th/19th century (photo)

The Music Room, 18th/19th century (photo)
XJL103736 The Music Room, 18th/19th century (photo); Palacio Nacional de Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal

Background imageChandelier Collection: The Sajonia Salon, 18th-19th century (photo)

The Sajonia Salon, 18th-19th century (photo)
XJL103720 The Sajonia Salon, 18th-19th century (photo); Palacio Nacional de Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal

Background imageChandelier Collection: Salon Louis XVI, from Le Garde-Meuble, late 19th century, lithograph

Salon Louis XVI, from Le Garde-Meuble, late 19th century, lithograph
STC255741 Salon Louis XVI, from Le Garde-Meuble, late 19th century, lithograph; Private Collection; (add.info.: Le Grande-Meuble, a compilation of lithographs of room sets)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Louis Street Synagogue, Leeds (b/w photo)

Louis Street Synagogue, Leeds (b/w photo)
8672706 Louis Street Synagogue, Leeds (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Louis Street Synagogue, Leeds, Yorkshire)

Background imageChandelier Collection: The throne room, Fontainebleau Palace, France, c.1890-c.1900

The throne room, Fontainebleau Palace, France, c.1890-c.1900
1128936 The throne room, Fontainebleau Palace, France, c.1890-c.1900; Private Collection; (add.info.: Photochrom Collection, photomechanical print)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Interior of an art exhibition in London

Interior of an art exhibition in London
3566169 Interior of an art exhibition in London by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: London, Pimlico, Warwick Street)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Imperial Theatre, Constantinople (engraving)

Imperial Theatre, Constantinople (engraving)
8676845 Imperial Theatre, Constantinople (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Interior of the Imperial Theatre attached to the Dolmabahce Palace)

Background imageChandelier Collection: The drawing room, No 10 Downing Street, London (b/w photo)

The drawing room, No 10 Downing Street, London (b/w photo)
8673357 The drawing room, No 10 Downing Street, London (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The drawing room, No 10 Downing Street, London)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Galileo observing the swaying of the chandelier in Pisa Cathedral, c.1584 (engraving)

Galileo observing the swaying of the chandelier in Pisa Cathedral, c.1584 (engraving)
540685 Galileo observing the swaying of the chandelier in Pisa Cathedral, c.1584 (engraving); (add.info.: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian astronomer

Background imageChandelier Collection: The Industrial Arts during the Middle Ages (engraving)

The Industrial Arts during the Middle Ages (engraving)
8644837 The Industrial Arts during the Middle Ages (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Industrial Arts during the Middle Ages)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Chapel

Chapel
Rodrigo Marin

Background imageChandelier Collection: Interior of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London (engraving)

Interior of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London (engraving)
8676382 Interior of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Interior of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)

Background imageChandelier Collection: The Dome, Brighton, used as a hospital for Indian soldiers, World War I (b/w photo)

The Dome, Brighton, used as a hospital for Indian soldiers, World War I (b/w photo)
8676121 The Dome, Brighton, used as a hospital for Indian soldiers, World War I (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Dome, Brighton)

Background imageChandelier Collection: New show room at Howell James & Company, Regent Street, London (engraving)

New show room at Howell James & Company, Regent Street, London (engraving)
8676748 New show room at Howell James & Company, Regent Street, London (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: New show room at Howell James & Company)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Oil lamps used for lighting the wooden scenes, The Olympic Theatre, Vicenza

Oil lamps used for lighting the wooden scenes, The Olympic Theatre, Vicenza
7292537 Oil lamps used for lighting the wooden scenes, The Olympic Theatre, Vicenza; Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, Italy; (add.info.: Vicenzo Scamozzi, 1585); Ghigo Roli

Background imageChandelier Collection: Death of Freedom; Tod der Freiheit, 1929 (oil on canvas)

Death of Freedom; Tod der Freiheit, 1929 (oil on canvas)
653502 Death of Freedom; Tod der Freiheit, 1929 (oil on canvas) by Filla, Emil (1882-1953); 89x116 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Death of Freedom; Tod der Freiheit. Emil Filla (1882-1953)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Great staircase of Palazzo Braschi in Rome

Great staircase of Palazzo Braschi in Rome
3558053 Great staircase of Palazzo Braschi in Rome by Fratelli Alinari (fl.1854-1920); (add.info.: Artist: Valadier, Giuseppe;Morelli, Cosimo Date of Artwork: 1804 Location: Palazzo Braschi)

Background imageChandelier Collection: The private staircase, Titania's Palace (colour litho)

The private staircase, Titania's Palace (colour litho)
8656880 The private staircase, Titania's Palace (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The private staircase, Titania's Palace)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Inside of the building of Gorizia Posts and Telegraphs

Inside of the building of Gorizia Posts and Telegraphs
3568641 Inside of the building of Gorizia Posts and Telegraphs by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: Gorizia 1932 Date of Artwork: 1931 ca)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Italian Opera House, Berlin (engraving)

Italian Opera House, Berlin (engraving)
8676325 Italian Opera House, Berlin (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Italian Opera House, Berlin)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle (engraving)

Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle (engraving)
8676344 Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Crush room at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden, London (engraving)

Crush room at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden, London (engraving)
8676783 Crush room at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden, London (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Crush room at the Royal Italian Opera)

Background imageChandelier Collection: The Prime Minister's work-room, No 10 Downing Street, London (b/w photo)

The Prime Minister's work-room, No 10 Downing Street, London (b/w photo)
8673301 The Prime Minister's work-room, No 10 Downing Street, London (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Prime Minister's work-room)

Background imageChandelier Collection: The State Dining Room, No 10 Downing Street, London (b/w photo)

The State Dining Room, No 10 Downing Street, London (b/w photo)
8673294 The State Dining Room, No 10 Downing Street, London (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The State Dining Room, No 10 Downing Street, London)

Background imageChandelier Collection: The main corridor of the piano nobile, designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1483-1546)

The main corridor of the piano nobile, designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1483-1546) Michelangelo (1475-1564)
BEN107148 The main corridor of the piano nobile, designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1483-1546) Michelangelo (1475-1564) Giacomo Vignola (1507-1573) and Giacomo Della Porta (1532-1602)

Background imageChandelier Collection: Interior showing decorated columns, built 1475-79 (photo)

Interior showing decorated columns, built 1475-79 (photo)
BAL122104 Interior showing decorated columns, built 1475-79 (photo); Cathedral of the Dormition, The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

Background imageChandelier Collection: Grand Salon, Frascati's, Paris, early 19th century

Grand Salon, Frascati's, Paris, early 19th century
865915 Grand Salon, Frascati's, Paris, early 19th century.; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageChandelier Collection: The interior of the bedroom in Versailles of Marie-Therese de Savoie, comtesse d'Artois

The interior of the bedroom in Versailles of Marie-Therese de Savoie, comtesse d'Artois
8735744 The interior of the bedroom in Versailles of Marie-Therese de Savoie, comtesse d'Artois, on the day of the birth of Louis-Antoine d'Artois, duc d'Angouleme

Background imageChandelier Collection: Louis XV eight-light chandelier, mid 18th century (ormolu, rock crystal & glass)

Louis XV eight-light chandelier, mid 18th century (ormolu, rock crystal & glass)
8701867 Louis XV eight-light chandelier, mid 18th century (ormolu, rock crystal & glass) by European School, (18th century); 102x76 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChandelier Collection: The Royal Bedroom in the Hall of Don Quixote (photo)

The Royal Bedroom in the Hall of Don Quixote (photo)
XJL103707 The Royal Bedroom in the Hall of Don Quixote (photo); Palacio Nacional, Queluz, Portugal

Background imageChandelier Collection: The Queen's Boudoir, 1774-86 (see 103700 for detail) (photo)

The Queen's Boudoir, 1774-86 (see 103700 for detail) (photo)
XJL103703 The Queen's Boudoir, 1774-86 (see 103700 for detail) (photo); Palacio Nacional, Queluz, Portugal

Background imageChandelier Collection: Octagonal salon of the Comtesse de Provence, 1784 (photo)

Octagonal salon of the Comtesse de Provence, 1784 (photo)
BCC116010 Octagonal salon of the Comtesse de Provence, 1784 (photo) by Chalgrin, Jean Francois Therese (1739-1811); Pavillon de Montreuil, Versailles




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"Captivating Chandeliers: Illuminating Timeless Elegance Across Eras and Continents" From the opulent halls of The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck to the grandeur of William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament, chandeliers have long been a symbol of status and sophistication. These magnificent light fixtures have graced some of history's most iconic spaces. Step into the Interior of Komsomolskaya Metro Station in Moscow, Russia, where a dazzling chandelier adds an ethereal glow to this architectural masterpiece. Meanwhile, Osborne House's Drawing Room exudes Victorian charm with its resplendent crystal centerpiece, casting a warm radiance upon gatherings within. In 1897, The Royal Family of Great Britain basked under shimmering lights as they celebrated Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee – a testament to chandeliers' enduring allure. And who could forget the Permanent Hair-Waving machine from 1928? Even personal grooming was elevated with these luminous creations. Brodsworth Hall's ornate fixture in J950228 transports us back to an era when elegance knew no bounds. Similarly, Apsley House's Striped Drawing Room showcases how they can enhance even the most regal interiors with their timeless beauty. Music filled the air during Cardinal de La Rochefoucauld's concert at Rome's Argentina Theatre; yet it was undoubtedly the majestic chandelier that stole many glances throughout this enchanting performance. Likewise, Dinner in an aristocratic French home became alluringly atmospheric as candlelight danced off exquisite crystals overhead. Finally, journey to Barcelona's Catalan Gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar – where heavenly rays filter through stained glass windows and mingle with delicate chandelier illumination – creating an awe-inspiring ambiance for worshippers across centuries. Through artistry and craftsmanship spanning continents and epochs, these captivating chandeliers continue to captivate our imaginations.