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. Our Wood Bead Chandelier is similar to the first crystal chandeliers used in the 17th century, but it features wooden beads instead of crystals, giving it a more rustic appeal. The beads cascade down from the first tier to the second, and collect in an elegant sphere at the base of the chandelier. Small candles encircle the second tier, making this piece an exquisite and traditional beauty. Light up your life with the soft glow and rustic appeal of this Wood Bead Chandelier.