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Item 3228 is a 12-light Traditional style chandelier from the Stratford Collection by Kalco Lighting. Grand arches and tapered spirals provide Stratford its signature appearance. It has an Antique Copper (AC), Bellagio (BG), Toscana (TC) or Veneto (VO) Finish and a White Alabaster Glass (1219), Stone Glass (1577), Penshell (PS01) or Penshell (PS15) Shade. The variations characteristic of Natural Penshell add to the unique beauty of these handmade shades and no two are identical. This ceiling fixture measures 56" high x 49" diameter. It takes (12) 100-watt (max. each) standard bulbs (not included). This light fixture comes with 8' of chain and 13' of wire. It exceeds 50 pounds and requires joist (ceiling beam) mounting. It is made-to-order & CANNOT be returned.
The Stratford Collection
Grand arches and tapered spirals provide Stratford its signature appearance.
From traditional to contemporary and every style in between, Kalco designs lighting fixtures that will complement any environment. Their lighting designs are completely hand-crafted, making every piece an original work of art. Their teams carefully design and craft each product, incorporating rich details. Unique materials and accents, such as crystal, stone, leather and shell, create the perfect finishing touch.
Kalco's products begin as premium iron stock, which is heated in a fire pit and shaped with a hammer and anvil by skilled artisans whose craft has been honed by years of training. Artisans at their Las Vegas, Nevada factory hand paint their products, using many layering techniques to create the rich finishes that have become Kalco's hallmark.
A range of natural material shades bring amazing warmth and beauty to any room in your home. Kalco's Buddha Leaf, Iridescent Shell and Penshell shades are hand-laid by skilled Philippine artisans, while Calcite shades come directly from a mine in Utah. Any of these shades, coupled with their hand-wrought and hand-painted fixtures, creates a luminescent work of art, as individual as nature itself.
Chandeliers can add style and a decorative focal point to almost any room in your home. While chandeliers have traditionally hung in the dining room or foyer, the trend is to use them in other rooms such as the bedroom, living room, bathrooms and even hallways. In picking a chandelier, you'll need to determine whether you need general or task lighting as well as what size your fixture will need to be.
If you need a fixture that provides task lighting for activities such as doing homework, preparing meals or family recreation, a chandelier with the bulbs and shades pointing downward, or a downlight fixture, would be a good choice. If you need a chandelier that provides general lighting appropriate for dining and entertaining, a chandelier with the shades and bulbs pointing upwards (e.g. candelabra or uplight fixtures) would be ideal.
When it comes to sizing your chandelier, there are several factors that you'll need to consider such as location, room size and ceiling height. For a dining room, you'll typically want the diameter of your chandelier to be about 6" narrower than the size of your table on both sides. You'll also want to consider hanging height. In a dining room with an 8' ceiling, the bottom of the fixture should be hung about 30" to 32" above the table top. For higher ceilings, you can add 3" for every foot of addition ceiling height.
While there is not a hard and fast rule for determining the correct fixture size for your foyer, living room, bedroom or powder room, the overall room size is a primary consideration. One rule of thumb is to measure diagonally across the room, convert this measurement from feet to inches, and the resulting number represents the approximate diameter size for your fixture. Another guideline is to measure the length and width of the room, add those figures together, convert from feet to inches and the resulting number equals the approximate diameter size for your chandelier.
If you are installing your chandelier in a room with a high ceiling, it will be important to consider the height of your chandelier as well as the diameter. For example, you will need a much taller chandelier for a two-story foyer than you would need for a 9' living room.
You'll want to hang your chandelier about 84" above the floor to ensure clearance for doors and taller people walking under it. However, if your foyer or living room has a large second story window where it can be viewed from outdoors, you'll want to hang your chandelier so that it's in the center of the window.
By far the most popular decorating style, Traditional style uses classic styling and symmetry with a mix of beautiful, timeless and refined elements to create a calm, orderly décor with timeless appeal. This style was once considered formal, but through the years is has also been adapted into a more casual format. With this style, look for understated elegance achieved through classic gentle curves and straight lines all wrapped in restrained ornamentation.
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We strive to offer you a wide range of beautiful, high-quality chandeliers at fair prices, but our real product is customer satisfaction. You can be certain that we will do everything we can to make it a good experience for you when you purchase the Stratford 49" 12-Light Chandelier, item number KA-3228, by Kalco Lighting.