At the turn of the 20th century, the industrial chandelier evolved from fulfilling an eminently functional function in the home. In a decorative statement of style. Individual manufacturers including Baccarat, Schonbek, Swarovski, and Tiffany had begun to make a name for themselves. As elevated candlesticks in a symbol of prosperity. After becoming a member of the world of art and fashion. Chandeliers from the 1900s reflect the social trends and artistic movements that occurred throughout the century.
In the late 1800s, Americans became interested in high-style designs from Europe. More Americans began to travel to Europe. And young American architects and designers studied aboard. Chandelier styles trace the various “revivals” of style inspired by Old World Europe. Including the classic symmetry and ornamentation of the neoclassical period lighting. Colonial revival or “Williamsburg style” accessories resembling earlier Georgia and Federal styles. And, also Tudor Revival styles made of cast iron, iron and wrought glass.
12 Picture Gallery: Great Industrial Chandelier from the 1900’s
The beginning of the 20th century marked a global movement among designers to introduce new and original interpretations of art and style. Taking inspiration from nature and women, Art Nouveau was a rebellion against rigid academic schools. The main characteristics of the Art Deco movement are derived from various styles of avant-garde paint of the early 20th century. Lamp designs from the 1900s were influence by these two significant artistic movements.
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