During the 1400's, the high cost of night-time
illumination made chandeliers with long, curved, ornate arms a status symbol. So
much so that
they could only be found in palaces and homes of the wealthy. By the early 1700's
however, chandeliers could also be found in the homes of the growing
upper-middle class. But it wasn't after World War I that electrified, decorative chandeliers
and wall sconces with candle sockets became a common type of lighting in most
American homes. The fabric candelabra or chandelier shade is a modern adaptation
used to dress up all
types of these fixtures.
These chandelier shades have torpedo bulb clip fitters. It is highly recommended to
use a 25 watt bulb with any chandelier shade.