Dutch Ball and Flemish Chandeliers
The heavy ball at the bottom of a Dutch ball chandeliers (also known as flemish chandelier) was used to keep the fitting level when candles were originally used. This ball lowered the centre of gravity and reduced tipping if candles burnt faster on one side due to draughts. The heavy ball would also have reduced swinging in the wind.
Flemish chandeliers have stood the test of time and are still very popular today having been reinvented in various guises. From the more familiar antique gold to the updated nickel finish these chandeliers are timeless and fantastic for either period or modern properties. Choose from a selection below or if you are still searching please call us with your requirements.
Flemish Dutch Ball Chandeliers
Dutch chandeliers are also known as Flemish, a style of brass chandelier which has a bulbous baluster and arms curving down around a low hung ball.