Who Used Chandeliers?
The earliest form of the chandelier, even it utilized candles, was very expensive, and only the powerful and the wealthy people could afford it. During the 15th century, they were mostly used in medieval churches and abbeys for lightening purposes. During the 16th and 17th centuries, these chandeliers became part of the houses of the rich merchants as well. In ancient times, these handmade chandeliers were decorated and painted with hands to make them more attractive. The law of pendulum by Galileo was also made because of the hanging chandelier in Pisa Tower. These chandeliers were used in the royal palaces to add to their glory. They were used in mansions, castles, and big houses mostly and were considered as the symbol of status. Nowadays, also, these chandeliers are made part of the big houses; although their purpose is mostly decorative now. The largest Bohemian crystal chandelier is in Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul that was gifted by Queen Victoria.