Chandelier - Chateau de Tonquedec 12th Cen - LC567


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Iron Lantern Chandelier

Designed by the customer and hand built by our master craftsmen, this custom light fixture is a completely original piece of artwork.

Lantern Runner Chandelier - As shown - Color: P-510S Patina Brown - Solid Iron - features hand forged iron, patina finish, artisan hand etched glass, and decorative ceiling canopy. UL listed.

This three light custom chandelier combines country French curves, solid English lanterns and mountain wilderness accents to create an entirely unique, custom design pendant lighting. Surrounded by a frame of hand hammered iron, the glass panes have been etched with frost-white wilderness silhouettes. Each lantern-style light hands freely from the central chandelier support, and is fitted with a standard, candelabra style light bulb. All iron on this custom chandelier light is finished with a patina, where we hand brush oxides onto the raw material, curing them at over 1000 degrees creating a color that is a permanent part of the metal. A patina will never fade, chip, or crack, and will actually improve with age. The lanterns seen here are also available as pendant lights (LP105), or the same design can be applied to a wall sconce.

Fine Art Lighting - All Decorative Hardware - Master Blacksmiths Solid Hand Forged Wrought Iron (no castings or hollow faux metals) - All Heat Applied Iron Oxide Hand Patina Finished (no powder coating or faux paint on iron finishes) - All Working Hardware Is American Made And Guaranteed Forever - Backed By Over A Century Of Fine Craftsmanship Since 1913 - All Electrical Is UL Listed - Order Any Size Or Style

Custom Chandelier and Lighting Design Options

  • Size - custom size, shape, number of lights
  • Style - iron, design, shape, decorative accents
  • Finishes - variety of hand applied patina finishes
  • Metal - iron, brass, copper, or precious metals available in all styles
  • Glass - decorative, frosted, clear
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Designs By H. J. Nick and Scottsdale Art Factory, a handmade in America custom lighting manufacturer based in Scottsdale, Arizona have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings for interior designers with ordinary clients as well as more prominent and successful individuals, CEOs, leaders, royalty and celebrities for over 100 years. Most of our clients want lighting that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance. They all want investment value and lighting that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.


Custom Chandeliers - Historical Origin and Design Inspiration

The Château de Tonquédec is a castle in Brittany, France, and one of the most visited monuments in the département of the Côtes d'Armor. One of the most impressive French medieval sites, this château-fort, stands in a pleasant green forested countryside about 8.5 km (5.3 mi) south of Lannion. The present castle was built in the 15th century, on the site of an earlier 12th-century castle. From the height of a rocky cliff, the castle ruins, with its eleven towers and a closed curtain wall, dominates the valley of the Léguer. It is a genuine vestige of feudal Brittany.

The 12th-century castle was the work of the Coëtmen-Penthièvre family. It was partially dismantled by order of Jean IV, Duke of Brittany, in 1395 because of a conflict between him and the Penthièvres. Indeed, Rolland II and Rolland III of Coëtmen, Viscounts of Tonquédec, had allied themselves to the rebellion of Olivier de Clisson. Reconstruction began in 1406 by Rolland IV of Coetmen. The castle subsequently changed owners several times, before becoming an artillery base in 1577. At this time, the owning family (Goyon de La Moussaye), being Protestant, was therefore in disagreement with the king, Henri IV. During the War of the League, the castle was a hiding place for Huguenots. It was finally dismantled around 1622 on the orders of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu. The castle currently belongs to descendants of the original builders (House of Coëtmen-Penthièvre): Count and Countess Bertrand de Rougé. Since 1862, it has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

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