A few weeks ago, our lovely new Schonbek chandelier arrived. We had it installed immediately and I've been meaning to share some photos with you. I am very fond of this fixture. I should mention that I purchased the fixture from Carrington Lighting (South) in Calgary and the service was exceptional! I've never been treated so well when buying something for my home.
Schonbek has been designing crystal chadeliers since 1870 and many of their pieces are reminiscent of a bygone era. I love the style we chose as it reminds me of a French design with its low-slung Empire feel. I chose a simple style and a fairly small-scale fixture (24" diameter) because our dining room is quite small (about 12' square)!
I think the new fixture looks grand with our old dining room furniture, which is from the early 1900's and is a Queen Anne style. I almost chose a contemporary fixture but finally settled on one that really spoke to my heart. And I can keep the room current with simple art, clean-lined tableware and accessories.
Art prints on the sideboard are by Albrect Durer (hare) and John Derian (tree). The former is from art.com and the latter was purchased at a small shop in Paris.
FYI: The fixture is called Schonbek Adagio 5103 in Antique Silver. It is in the Schonbek in-store catalogues but not shown on their website. Just Google for retailers or buy from your local Schonbek dealer.
P. S. The antique photo effect was added in Photoshop to give the pictures a vintage feel.