Show Off Your Home With Class
If you are looking for a truly spectacular statement chandelier, with old world splendor and style, then you will want to choose a Maria Theresa Chandelier. For centuries they have been a symbol of wealth and elegance in homes and businesses. Characterized by multiple levels of cut crystal and ornate ironwork, Maria Theresa chandeliers and fixtures are some of the most beautiful you can install in your home.
Maria Theresa Chandeliers come in a wide variety of sizes, some for large commercial installations such as hotel lobbies, banks and opera houses. Now you can have this same elegance in your own home on a smaller scale. These classic fixtures are available in the same styles, colors and finishes for your dining room or foyer. The sweeping curves and uplifted lighting arms are a beautiful complement to the handing pendants and prisms below.
Many finishes are available to enhance the beauty of our Maria Theresa Chandelier. Black, matte iron finishes will add to the old world Italian look, and highly polished silver or gold finishes will help reflect the light even more around your room or dining area. Most of these stunning chandeliers are fitted with candelabra bulbs to complete the authentic look of the time.
Like most crystal chandeliers, there are many choices of crystal, finishes and lighting options to consider. You can order Swarovski crystals or cut leaded glass in clear or a golden color. Many of the prisms and pendant can be optically coated to enhance light refraction and color. The clear will refract a bright white light and the golden color tones down the light to a softer and warmer color. You will need to take into consideration that your choice of crystal will affect the price and weight of the chandelier.
Most Maria Theresa chandeliers are for up-lighting and are not suited to all areas of your home. Foyers, dining room and entryways are perfect placements for this most stylish of chandeliers. Because they can have many lights and pendants, and can be very heavy, most large Maria Theresa Chandeliers need to be professionally installed. You will also need to take into consideration the space you have available. Generally, you will want to have the fixture take up about one-third of the available space to seem well balanced. You will also need fairly high ceilings to accommodate the required height of the Maria Theresa Chandelier. You should have at least 7 feet from the bottom of the chandelier to the floor enough clearance.
There are, however, smaller Maria Theresa fixtures that can lend class and style to your home. Please visit our complete section of Mini-Chandeliers, which are less than 20 inches in diameter. They will fit fir in almost any space where a larger standard chandelier cannot. There are even wall sconces available that have the characteristic hanging, scalloped edge or faceted pendants. These would be a beautiful addition to your hallways and a perfect complement to any Maria Theresa Chandelier you would choose.