Chandeliers. You want ’em, we got ’em.
Even if you don’t want ’em, we got ’em.
From the mind-blowingly ornate to the simple or trendy, we’ve got a mass of chandeliers hanging out at Laurie’s. Their brilliant designs speak for themselves. And we have loads more styles here at the shop.
We could spend this whole write-up inviting you to do things like “dive into the streamlined designs that glitter with glory, sparkle with sensation and literally drip with opulence.”
But we won’t.
We’ll instead grace you with a crash course on these cool contraptions. Ready?
- The word “chandelier” comes from the French “chandelle.” That means candle holder. The earliest chandeliers held candles and were probably a massive fire hazard when introduced back in the 1300s.
- The first chandeliers were made of two wood beams crossed in the center. Spikes on the ends held the candles.
- “Gasoliers” hit the scene in the early 1700s, featuring gas-powered lighting instead of candles. Thankfully the name went back to “chandeliers” when they evolved to electricity.
- Only churches, gathering halls or the excessively wealthy were initially able to snag one of these opulent beasts. Now we’re lucky enough to serve up chandeliers of all sizes, shapes, designs and prices here at Laurie’s.
Some famous chandeliers of note:
- Evlis’s Graceland boasts a wrought-iron and Italian-cut glass contraption that takes 72 light bulbs.
- California’s Winchester Mystery House (of the gun family fame) has a chandelier that was revamped to hold 13 candles instead of 12 to keep the resident ghosts happy.
- The White House’s Blue Room sports a 79-foot by 36-foot chandelier that takes a single person two days to clean.
Chandeliers. They’re not just for mansions anymore.
Come see what we got.
Don’t leave us hanging!