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. The gorgeous Sea Fan Chandelier features either a plated-brass or silver finished chandelier on a solid metal base. This chandelier drapes from the ceiling and brings an iridescent glow into a room.