If you already found a chandelier you want to buy, have an appraiser check the item to see should it be an authentic antique. If you may use the chandelier, you might like to inspect the fixture yourself for any damages or defects inside wiring and circuitry.

Now and again, high values are affixed to antique chandeliers that have been crafted from certain time periods. For example, Victorian era chandeliers could be very expensive. Equally expensive are antique chandeliers in the Renaissance, Gothic and Rococo Resurrection eras. Because electricity don't exist during these time periods, these chandeliers utilize candles, kerosene or gas, although some authentic antiques have been restored and installed using electrical circuitry. These ornate chandeliers are made from materials that are in wide use during these periods, such as wrought golf iron, bronze, brass and crystals.