Notice the details of the plasterwork on the ceiling.
The one above is amazing. I love the shape.
A closeup shows the figures around the base.
And there's a matching wall sconce.
Of course you would need a half dozen of these chandeliers to make the right impression!
Here's the perfect chandelier to put over a game table.
Last week I was in Germany, and got to view some fabulous interiors in many palaces and castles. Most of them don't allow interior photos, but a few did. Nymphenburg Palace and the Residence Palace in Munich did allow photos without flash. As I walked through these magnificent structures, I thought how opulent they lived, and how easy it is for us to live with beautiful things as they did--without bankrupting a nation.
Above is a Julie Neill chandelier. It has the same feel as the antique ones, don't you think? I am always on the hunt for things with good lines. Of course not having a chandelier in my dining room has had me on a quest.
More on my trip to Germany later. In the mean time, visit Peonies and Orange Blossoms' blog to read about a great pumpkin festival in Germany!