Before the invention of the techniques used to make crystal and glass chandeliers, brass chandeliers were the most prominent and expensive type of chandeliers around. Brass makes very attractive and beautiful chandeliers as it has a very shiny glow which gives it an appearance that is similar to that of gold. It is one of safest metals for use with certain elements that may be harmful and also with electricity. In addition it can be easily manipulated and shaped into different shapes, all these reasons put together makes brass and excellent material for making beautifully designed brass chandelier lighting fixtures.
Having a brass chandelier in the middle of any room will definitely draw the attention of anyone entering the room as a result of golden glow and magnificent finish. These chandeliers can be found in an ornate design or even as antique brass chandeliers, as of such, they tend to look better in rooms that are of these décor themes. Normally it is advised that you try to stay away from chandeliers made from brass if you are situated near a beach, or ocean, as the salt and other elements in the breeze can cause the brass to corrode and become damaged. However, today modern techniques have been used along with various finishing layers which are able to prevent the corrosion and damage of the brass even in these circumstances.
Maintenance of brass chandeliers is going to be crucial if you intend on having your brass chandelier always shining. It is not advisable that you use generic cleaning agents or glass cleaners as these may damage the brass finishing. Also soaking it in soap water or dipping it in the water can result in corrosion and damage the electrical fittings. What you should do is clean it regularly by wiping the dust away using a wash cloth, every couple of months. You may also need to polish the brass for that ever sparkling glow, this may require you taking down the chandelier, and may be tedious, especially those sophisticated antique brass chandelier. All this is well worth it, when you consider how your space will be transformed by this beautiful artwork.
You will be happy to know that these chandeliers are not at all expensive and so you can begin your research or shopping by checking online, to find your glowing jewel of a chandelier.