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Quoizel Chandelier

Updated on February 26, 2010

Quoizel chandeliers make an attractive addition to your home.  Chandelier lighting is a relatively inexpensive way to change the look of a room.  Quoizel is one of the U.S.'s largest designers and sellers of home lighting, with one of the largest selections of Tiffany style lighting, although they carry other types of decorative lighting.  If you're looking for higher end lighting made of quality materials in many different styles, then Quoizel probably has what you want.  Quoizel began in 1930 in New York, which conincidentally, is only a few years after Tiffany studios closed in 1928, and 3 years before Louis Comfort Tiffany died, in 1933.   Starting as a small company with a limited product line, they expanded in 1964.  The company was relocated to South Carolina where it now remains.  


The original Tiffany Studios turned out all kinds of glass, not just the Tiffany lamps for which they were famous, but Tiffany chandeliers, and stained glass windows many of which still remain.  Louis Comfort Tiffany was a glass blower who experimented with different ways to make glass, intentionally introducing impurities to create patterns in the glass.  The company we remember, Tiffany and Co. was actually started by his father as a stationary and gift shop.  The original Tiffany lamps are beyond the price range of most people but you can find Quoizel Tiffany lamp reproductions.  

Quoizel Tiffany Reproduction

by Binkitybonk via Flickr
by Binkitybonk via Flickr

Quoizel Heirloom Marquette Chandelier

A Quoizel chandelier can be found in many styles and price ranges from several hundred to several thousand dollars.  You can find Art Nouveau chandeliers in the Tiffany, which can look quite modern to today's eyes, or at least modern.  Some of them though might look a little busy if you want a clean look, in the sort of style known as 50's moderne.  Sometimes it's hard to describe "modern" the clean lined 50's look, can seem quite dated today, yet the Art Deco style of the 1920's can be very contemporary.  Consider the Mission style, it's a style that is still popular in many homes, and yet is almost a hundred years old.


 Most people think of crystal chandeliers, when they think of a chandelier, but really any lighting that's hanging from the ceiling can be termed a chandelier.  The term actually means "candle" in French and were originally large wooden crosses with candles on the arms.  They were hung from the ceiling with a rope running to the wall that could be untied so the chandelier could be lowered and the candles lit.  You don't need anything that big these days, a mini chandelier is probably fine for most homes with average size (8 foot) ceilings.  The Quoizel pineapple chandelier is probably the most like the old crystal chandeliers, the pineapple refers to the ornament in the middle of the hanging lights.  For something that might fit a more traditional house a Quoizel Marquette chandelier might be what you want.  Quoizel has a whole Marquette line so you can find other lighting to match.  If you're looking for something modern try the Quoizel downtown chandelier in polished chrome with chandelier shades.


If you're looking for a quick way to change the look of a room then a chandelier can help.  They're relatively easy to install, but if you're not sure you can do it yourself then consult an electrician.  If you're getting a large, heavy chandelier then you should also make sure that your ceiling supports can handle the weight of the new fixture. You don't need to get a large chandelier though to make an impact on your room.  A mini chandelier can be just fine.  In fact a large chandelier can look overpowering in a room with eight foot ceilings, and in fact might get in the way.  A fixture that hangs down 2 feet will be at head level of a tall person.  If you're looking for lighting then a Quoizel chandelier can be just the thing.


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    • DiscountDental4u. profile image

      DiscountDental4u. 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      You are so right that most people think that all chandeliers are made of crystal. In fact, as there some Quoizel-style chandeliers which do not contain any crystals.

      Ken of The Quoizel Source

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      chandeliersnow 

      8 years ago

      I like Quoizel, they make very elegant chandeliers. I liked reading your hub, thanks! =)

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      Thomas 

      8 years ago

      I love your Quoizel Chandeliers Hub. Real good details and information.

      Thomas of http://www.vintagechandelier.org

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