Variations of the chandelier have been used since the most ancient civilizations; however, the chandelier as we know it today was first used during the medieval era, with the earliest painting depicting a chandelier dating to 1434. Different styles were developed around the world, with cultures using their available materials to create these ornate hanging illuminators. Throughout history, chandeliers have been a mark of prestige in the homes of royalty and aristocrats. This Derby Chandelier is a sophisticated piece featuring a steel frame with a polished nickel finish that encircles the linen shade. With geometric interest and a unique shape, this chandelier will surely light up your decor with its exquisite character.