Keeping an antique brass chandelier



Keeping an antique brass chandelier

Chandeliers are beautiful sources of light. They are large decorative lighting that are hung from ceiling which can usually carry multiple bulbs or candles (mostly in middle ages, even now in some antique chandeliers. They are elegant and can create a wonderful ambience for special occasions and even in everyday life. Like all other lamps, chandeliers too comes with shades. These type of chandeliers are also very easy to assemble at home. There are many types of chandelier lamp shades which portrays different moods and can create very different atmosphere. For example – there are candle chandeliers that is best for romance, sturdy chandeliers that are made of iron, crystal chandeliers that are simply drop-dead gorgeous suitable for any mood, and large chandeliers for enormous rooms. The first chandelier was originally wood put together as a cross that held candles. Owning chandeliers was considered as a sign of wealth in the middle ages.

Uses

Wood and metals like iron, brass were originally used to make chandeliers originally. Even though chandeliers are not used as much they were used about 2 centuries ago, among the currently used chandeliers, antique brass chandeliers are quite popular. Antique brass chandeliers can provide your home with a rich look and a touch of elegance while keeping up with your lighting needs. The best places to hang these chandeliers is in the living room or dining room like any other chandeliers. Also antique brass chandeliers can make a good impression in the bedroom if you have a room big enough and the other furniture matches the brass material of than chandelier.

Tarnishing

While it has its advantages, as you all might know brass is made up of copper and zinc and it can tarnish over time. The tarnishing is because the copper and zinc in the brass of the chandelier undergoes oxidation because of the moisture in the room causing the chandelier to lose the luster it once had. However it’s not a big disadvantage as it can be removed if already happened and it can also be prevented permanently. If it did already happened, remove the chandelier from the ceiling and remove the bulbs and then protect the sockets with plastic cover. Then use a cloth and hot soapy water to remove dirt from the surface. Then dip the cloth in vinegar and table salt to use it to clean the chandelier. After that polish the chandelier with lemon oil until it shines again. If you also need to prevent it from happening again, use UV-resistant clear lacquer or high-gloss urethane to the brass.

 

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