This is an awesome light. I am so happy with how it looks. Someone else said they hung it without the glass in it - it would look classy like that. i chose to put it up with the glass for now though. It does not have glass on the bottom - which is a good thing for preventing dust and making cleaning easier. Took me awhile to figure the assembly - I will try to help others figure this out, but it is difficult without being able to draw it out. Assembly was as directed until it comes to threading the wires through - in the area around the round piece on top remove the bottom 1-inch "bolt" and nut, and on the top of this area, remove the washer and nut. These will not be used. This means the wires will come: 1)through the hole at the bottom of round part, through the joiner type sleeve, 2)through the longer bolt, out the cap of the round part and then 3)through the hook type thing at bottom of chain. The larger one of those hook type things goes at the bottom. Hint: note that the chain has clasps at each end, remove the chain while putting the chandelier together. *Unlike some of the other reviews, my chandelier sleeves were white as pictured, not bronze. They are good quality and made of metal. Other chandelier's I have purchased had cardboard sleeves!
This light is beautiful but really big! I needed a new light for my foyer and I had been eyeing similar ones but the prices ran from $300-$500. It is great quality although the glass isn't quite right. I tried windexing it but it still a little fuzzy. I may just take out the glass altogether. Advice: - I do not recommend getting it if you have lower ceilings unless it is going over a table. My ceilings are 9' and it only has a few links in it so you can comfortably walk under it. - It is heavy so make sure your electrical box is mounted well. I would absolutely purchase this light again, great purchase for the price. Just be aware of the size!
Not recommended - The center bar on the light is too short - once assembled the bottom of the lights do not line up with the bottom of the fixture as shown in the photo. Instead the bottom of the lights are about 1/3rd or 1/2 the way up in the glass area and looks very awkward. I would have returned this item but this flaw until the fixture could not be seen until it was fully assembled and ready to hang! At that point it was just too much of a hassle to take the fixture apart, re-box, etc. Also, the metal structure is very thin and in my opinion does not look chunky or bold enough, a little wimpy. This is hanging in my foyer and is not making the statement that I had hopped, it looks cheap, not even worth the price paid.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was flimsy, not fancy looking, and the middle rod that holds the lights was quite short so that the bottom of the lights are not sitting at the bottom of the fixture, but instead are about 1/3rd to 1/2 up the middle of the fixture and that looks very cheap.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was find, but the actual product did not look like the picture after it was assembled.
I am quite satisfied with the color and style of this light fixture, however it is very large. The product itself seems to be of good quality, but the instructions for installation were not complete. For someone that does not install light fixtures every day, this posed a problem to my husband and I. They included the nuts, screws, bolts, etc., but don't break down where everything needs to go, etc. This is extremely frustrating when you are trying to put this together. My only other complaint was the clips that hold the 4 glass pieces in place, do NOT feel adequate. I am praying that one of them does not fall out, as they are very heavy.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was as expected.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Insufficient clips holding the glass in place
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fine
What a great lantern for a great price! I sprayed mine matte black since I wasn't a big fan of the orange-y bronze color. It looks fabulous in black and I purchased some longer chain since 3' wasn't going to cut it for my 2 story foyer. The electricians have yet to put it up, but I'm very much looking forward to seeing it hanging. It definitely looks like one from XXXXX XXXX minus about XXX bucks! The glass pieces were packed beautifully. Don't hesitate if you are looking for a great knock-off. The size is substantial, so a small area won't really do well with this large pendant. We were looking for something with a "wow" for our foyer and found it. Thanks Overstock!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color is accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? great
Love this fixture. Hang it over our kitchen nook table. I spray painted it black and I love it more. i haven't installed the glass because I like it so far without it. My candle sleeves were white. It does look similar to a more expensive light at ***. It is not heavy duty, but a great value. I have an urban-traditional decor and it looks great with it. Perfect.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good, bronze not copper
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
There are similar chandeliers to this in a popular Hardware store catalog that are upwards of $400. The chandelier looks substantial, but also due to its open construction does not block the visual line. We have it hanging over our breakfast room table and it is perfect there. Check your measurements, this chandelier is large (which is a good thing in my book but it is larger than a standard lantern.) Similar to another reviewer's comment, the "candle" part of the light is brown, not white as shown in the picture, but I think this adds to the rustic look while making it more modern. We have this hanging in our 1940's Georgian home, and it is a good match for the traditional architecture of the house and our more updated decorating style.
This is a great lantern for the money. I looked and looked for something this size and look, but lighting stores charged a fortune. I read the many reviews on this chandelier and decided to give it a go. It was a bit of a pain assembling it, which was not made easier by poor directions that were either missing information or confusing. The frame of the chandelier was crooked, so some "manual adjustment" was needed to square it up so the glass would fit. The instructions don't really show how the glass is secured, how to thread the wires, how to shorten the chain, or which end of the chain goes where. It becomes a bit of trial and error to get it together. So have patience. After assembly installing it is like installing any other chandelier. The color is really antique copper unlike the photo, which resembles oil rubbed bronze. The glass is hazy but after 2 cleanings with glass cleaner it's better. The measurements are accurate. The height of the chandelier makes it seem large. Hanging from a 10 ft. ceiling, I only needed 7 rungs. It replaced a "builders chandelier" which faded into the background. This one has the looks without the price.
This light is my favorite! We haven't hung it yet as we are still building our new home but I searched everywhere for the perfect entryway light and I finally found this one! It is not in the color I wanted (I would describe this color as kinda orange/copper) - all my other fixtures are done in black (going for the country cottage look) - but that did not stop me from purchasing it! I am not afraid to paint anything! So once it arrived, I popped off the inner screws and hit it with some spray paint to match my other fixtures. There are some really great spray paints out there now - I coated the light in a rubbed bronze spray and it looks fabulous! So, don't ever let the wrong color stop you from purchasing a great find - paint does wonders!
Read other reviews for tips on assembly and installation. They helped me. Now that it is up, I love it. Great value. Not the best quality, but reasonable given the price. Everyone asks if it is ***. Very similar to an exterior lantern they currently offer. Overall, I am pleased.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Spot on. I mixed with bronze and it looks fine.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Looks great up. Slightly difficult to install due to cheap manufacturing.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
I am so sad that this light fixture didn't work out for us. I read all of the reviews and was so excited when it arrived. Just as another customer reviewed(which is new since my purchase), the middle rod that holds the lights/wiring is too short. It doesn't fit in the box frame as pictured. I kept looking for an extension, but there doesn't seem to be one. When I put it together the bottom of the rod ends up about mid-height in the center of the box and that puts the lightbulbs up into the "roof" portion of the light---nothing like every angle of the picture I've seen and not even like the diagram in the box it came with! I'm so disappointed in this product. I contacted the manufacturer and overstock. I was sent a replacement. HOWEVER, the replacement arrived today and it is no different from the original fixture I ordered. Both of them are going back and I'm going to have to find another product---I really wish there was a way they could've gotten it right. Did any other reviewers have this problem? I am so surprised by all the positive reviews if they are receiving the same product I am. For reference, the center rod from base to top is 13" long on my 2 products.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was accurate.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Somewhat less that expected according to all the great reviews.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Everything was accurate aside from the fact the middle rod is WAY TOO SHORT and makes the light fixture look awful!
Highly reccommend... Looks much more expensive than what I paid! Constantly receiving compliments... I have 2 hanging over my very large island (5x8) with 12 ft ceilings... The chains are about 5 ft.long I think and are perfect height with my 12 ft ceiling. They can obviously be shortened to work with shorter ceilings but would not recommend if ceiling greater than 12 ft
I love this light - have it hanging above my kitchen island. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it since we moved in. It looks beautiful with my cherry cabinets! The picture makes it look a bit darker than it is in person. I would describe it as a brown tone - very nice though!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? lighter than pictured
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Needed a simple, but elegant foyer chandelier. This one did the trick. Nice compliment to my Tuscany-rustic decor and colors.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
This style of fixture costs $400.00 or more at other places. I was impressed with the packaging of the 4 glass panes. The light is exactly as it looks except the light "sleeves" are not white, they are the same brown as the rest of the fixture--which I like. I do plan to paint the bolt near the finial ball--it's silver and I want it to be brown (a tiny detail). Assembly was minimal and I am pleased with the high quality look for the reasonable price.
I love the way this piece looks in my dining room however it was not easy to assemble! If I had it to do over I would not put the glass in - it adds nothing but I thought it would "finish" the fixture. You can def do without. The instructions are backward - really! #1 should be #5 so be careful wiring. My guy totally caught that in reading the directions ( I know, a guy that reads instructions). Again, I would buy this again but not without someone who understands wiring.
This hangs over a large island and the proportion (large) is perfect. I compared this to Pottery Barn and Ballard's and hesitated before purchasing. I have no regrets...well, maybe one...that I didn't order sooner. It is the perfect piece of "jewelry" for our home!