Antler Chandeliers

By: Jennifer Bailey

Despite the raised eyebrows and reproaches from environmentalists and animal lovers, antler chandeliers continue to be in vogue. Antler chandeliers, as the name suggests, are made from the branched horns of a stag or a reindeer, shed naturally. The frame obtained in this manner must be first thoroughly cleansed, and only then can the bulbs or the candles be fitted and made into a chandelier.

It is worth realizing that the antler chandelier, however attractive it may look, does not fit in all types of rooms and ambiences. For instance, the soft appeal of candles does not blend well with the sturdy and robustness of an antler chandelier. The look of an antler chandelier is such that it is totally out of place in a feminine-type room with soft furnishings and dainty furniture. It is more suited for the masculine-type rooms and ranch houses.

The horns of the chandelier can be obtained from the mule, the elk, the moose, or the whitetail. The chandelier frame can be made from the European antler, too. These different sources mean that the antlers may vary in size, texture and weight. The shapes may vary, too, from being large, medium or small to being two or three tiered. The three-tiered chandeliers are pretty massive in size and are best suited for substantially large rooms, for coupled with their stark, bold frames, they tend to tower over every other object in the room.

The stark, no-frills frame of the antler chandelier makes it ideal for rooms sporting a minimalist look. The antler chandelier has this outdoor feel to it so that it fits well with wooden furniture, brick fireplaces and stone mantelpieces; that is to say, in rooms possessing a homely, lived-inFree Web Content, countryside look.

The antler chandelier is easy to maintain. It only needs regular dusting and an occasional polishing to retain its glaze. It is not surprising that the antler chandelier is rapidly gaining popularity as a light fixture that makes a bold statement.

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