We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is a Victorian Chandelier?

Autumn Rivers
By
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
HomeQuestionsAnswered is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At HomeQuestionsAnswered, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

A Victorian chandelier is a light fixture that embodies the style that was popular during the reign of Queen Victoria of England, which ranged from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Some specialty stores sell antique light fixtures that actually existed in this time period, but those looking to save money typically buy modern recreations of the Victorian chandelier. The antique types usually run on gas, while contemporary kinds use electricity. Either way, the typical Victorian chandelier is known for being extravagant, usually incorporating glass, crystal, beads, and other decorations that tend to grab attention. Even the lights and metal on such chandeliers tend to stand out, as they are often unique or glossy.

There are various kinds of Victorian chandeliers, as this era is known for the diverse tastes of those who lived through it. Many people created their own interpretations of what they thought was exotic and elegant, which is why most chandeliers of this time were outfitted with several types of decorations, and still are today. These decorations usually include beads, crystals, and ornate metal designs. In fact, it is possible to make a Victorian chandelier at home by taking a basic chandelier and adding decorations like strings of beads or elegantly decorated glass housings for each light bulb, making the fixture stand out easily.

The Victorian chandelier was traditionally placed in various rooms around the house during this era. The parlor, which was where guests gathered in most Victorian houses, was often seen first, so this kind of chandelier was usually hung in such a room. In modern homes, this type of lighting is more often seen in living rooms, which is also where guests gather and make a first impression of the house. The dining room was, and is still, a good place for this elegant light fixture, as it is often used as the centerpiece above the table.

This type of light fixture may have just four lights on it, or it can have as many as 20 or more for large rooms. The style of the lights varies, ranging from simple exposed bulbs to blown or frosted glass around each one. There is also a range of metal finishes, such as bronze, brass, chrome, gold, or silver. Additionally, most Victorian chandeliers come with an adjustable chain so that the light fixture can hang at the appropriate level depending on ceiling height. Today, there are even miniature chandeliers of this style for smaller rooms, as well as some that are appropriate for placing outdoors.

HomeQuestionsAnswered is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Autumn Rivers
By Autumn Rivers
Autumn Rivers, a talented writer for HomeQuestionsAnswered, holds a B.A. in Journalism from Arizona State University. Her background in journalism helps her create well-researched and engaging content, providing readers with valuable insights and information on a variety of subjects.
Discussion Comments
Autumn Rivers
Autumn Rivers
Autumn Rivers, a talented writer for HomeQuestionsAnswered, holds a B.A. in Journalism from Arizona State University. Her background in journalism helps her create well-researched and engaging content, providing readers with valuable insights and information on a variety of subjects.
HomeQuestionsAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

HomeQuestionsAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.