Ok. I am keeping this light and trying to make it work. It has pros and cons. Let me tell you the truth and you can decide if this is the light for you. WHAT IS THIS LIGHT MADE OF? This light is not ALL iron. The orb is. The chandelier parts are steel or tube metal or something. The light comes almost fully assembled. WHAT ABOUT THE CYRSTALS? The crystals are pretty, have a few with scratches, bubbles or other defects but are still pretty. I have plenty left over crystals to choose the best ones since you have one terrible diagram to look at to try to figure out placement of all the crystals. Still not a terriblle situation- I used my creative license and the crystal set up looks really good (and I have plenty of left overs for replacements). The attachments between crystals are the gold color. WHAT IS THE COLOR OF THIS LIGHT? Ok- this is where I am pretty disgusted. The light claimes it is "iron". I (wrongly) assumed an iron finish meant black wrought iron. Maybe it was a little rusty (that would have been great!). But no. The paint is a glossy black paint with glossy bright red speckles. Even the "candles". It is so tacky, so dollar store, so so ugly. (PS I love dollar stores too, so no offense). I tried my best to fix this situation by buying spray paint in rust color and textured. Sprayed the whole light. Only problem is the one glass piece on the light isn't removable. I can see through the glass and notice the horror show paint behind it. I am hoping it isn't too noticable to anyone else. Time will tell if this is a livable situation. OTHERWISE, now that it is a rusty looking light, it looks great, very very basically exact to a light on my favorite "restoration" site. That light cost over $2000.! So this is quite a savings (as long as the terrible original paint doesn't show through the glass). It's a mixed bag- good deal if you want to do the work and you compare the price to that other site, but 250 bucks is an aweful lot of money to spend on a light that you have to fix to make pretty
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? You can not see the actual color of the light from photos and it calls it "iron" finish
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Paint color is a nightmare- absolutely the worst and probably cheapest. For goodness sake a can of rust textured and colored spray paint is $5 and that would make a world of difference.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? There isn't much of a description so they didn't get much wrong.
there is a lot of assembly, but it was worth it for the price. the crystals aren't actual crystal and the little hooks that hold them in place seem flimsy, but they hold fine and you can't tell when it's up in the ceiling space. there are a TON of extra parts, and the instructions could be better, I just went by the picture and made up some of the design.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color was same as in picture
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. the iron is very nice, looks just like the one from Restoration hardware at fraction of price. it is lighter as well.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
I love the style of this chandelier BUT I was hoping I would have the option to keep the crystals off for a more rustic look. I knew they required some assembly so I figured if I left them off, it would have the look I was going for. Well, the crystals themselves are detachable, but the crystal/glass collar at the top of the fixture is not... nor are the small crystal buttons on the ends of the chandelier arms. I was so bummed- I really wanted to love this fixture but I returned it without even hanging it. If you like the crystal look, this chandelier is a great option for the price point!!!!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very close
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
I drooled over this light for months before I bought it. It kept going in and out of stock. When I would go to buy it, it would be sold out again! Finally I was able to buy it with only four remaining! This light shipped extremely fast and came in very big, well packaged box. I guess I didn't read the dimensions closely because the size of the light surprised me a bit. It was bigger than I expected, but still worked well. You might want to get a tape measure out and double check! : ) I have nine foot ceilings and we just shortened the chain so it looked good in our sitting room. This light is in a room right off my entry way and it gets a lot of attention. The light is bronze with very small reddish flecks. I didn't think it distracted from the beauty. Once its up, its a stunner! The crystals are attached with gold clips. I love gold and bronze, so this worked well for what I had planned. I am very happy with this light and the price. I can't afford the original designer one at almost ten times the price, so this is a great substitute!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It has small reddish fleck that I didn't expect, but it looks fabulous hung. The light is dark Bronze color, not black.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Nice quality, the price is terrific since its a knockoff of another, much more expensive retailer.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate.
I was drawn to this light immediately due to the unique design for my entry foyer. The iron is strong, but not super heavy. Color of the light is closer to black than antique bronze. Beware that there is a lot of assembly with the crystals and there are confusing directions on how to string the crystals. In the end, I winged it and used my own design. The crystals are NOT Swarworski and the wire holding crystals together is gold and pretty flimsy, but when the light is hanging is it beautiful and no one is the wiser. Many. many compliments and 90% cheaper than the original "Foucault's orb" at a major design retailer. Great job again Overstock!
I was so pleased with the look of this light that I bought another! Hubby installed birth, and his part of the installation was quick and uncomplicated. Like has been mentioned in a few reviews so far, the installation instructions for the crystals weren't very clear. However, it didn't take long to figure out, and once I did it was not complicated - just tedious. Look at the picture of the assembled light, hang the crystals BEFORE you hang the light (placing the light in the grooves of the styrofoam packaging makes this easy), and be patient. Value for money? Awesome. Much cheaper than the name brand it is a replica of, and it is very cool looking. The quality isn't the same as one you would pay thousands for, but for a $*** light, I definitely got my money's worth.
I read all the reviews for this light and pretty much knew what to expect. The light arrived quickly and was packed well, but still had broken glass parts. The customer service number is plastered all over the box so it only took a quick phone call to a very pleasant representative to get the broken items replaced. This process took a few extra days, but really was not a problem. I had read about the terrible black paint with red flakes and was already planning to paint the fixture. I was concerned about one of the postings that said you could not remove the glass cup to paint the fixture, but I found this to not be true. I used a product called Creative Solutions Rust Antique that is available at hobby stores or on line. It was very labor intensive, but we'll worth it in the end. My husband added a longer cord and chain. The finished product looks exactly like the more costly model. They give you a ton of glass crystals which is good since many were scratched and not usable. If you are prepared for a little work this fixture is a great deal for the price.
Although these lights were Restoration Hardware quality, you definitely get a great look for the money. I do agree with some of the other post, there are a lot of pieces and it took my husband 3 hours to install 2 of them. i would recommend these to anyone who is on a budget, they look fabulous in my sun room!
Beautiful fixture! Took hours to assemble... basically had zero instructions but was very easy once you got going. Had to refer to picture online several times. It turned out just beautiful! and even much better than pictured. I used every Crystal and it is important for you to use the gloves that it comes with to handle the crystals. It's truly a statement piece for your home. I very pleased with the entire purchase, value and product!
I was looking for an inexpensive chandelier for my dining room. I received it very quickly. Unfortunately, there are these little red specks on top of the black glossy finish, I guess this was for a wrought iron faux finish. It would have looked tacky above my dining room table and visible. If your hanging this up higher, maybe in an entryway it would be fine and look great. For the price you really can't beat it. Wish it would have worked, but I sent it right back.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color was not the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. looked cheap
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
The chandalier is of high quality and style. We got it for a great price when compared to other websites with the same products. Fast delivery and great service.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly alike
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Appears to be top quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Right on
I am so glad I purchased this chandelier. I was scared due to the other reviews of the "little red specs" on the orb. But you can't even see them once it is hung. I get soooo many compliments on this chandelier and it looks like the ones from another retailer that cost over $*****. Buy this chandelier!!! You will not regret.
I saw this globe chandelier in a consignment/antique store and fell in love but it was more than I wanted to spend. I began searching online and found a variety of sizes, metals, and especially prices for globe chandeliers. I decided to purchase this one following my research. It is not more black than bronze. It is large. It is pretty and makes a great focus piece in my dining room. We needed to rewire the electrical and purchase a longer chain as the cord and chain attached to the chandelier is not very long even with the 25 inch height of the chandelier and the customary 30 inches from the tabletop to the bottom of the light. It is very unique and fits my decorating style well.
Unfortunately I have received to fixtures and both have been damaged. The 1st I did not even accept from UPS because I could hear the broken glass as the driver approached to deliver. Overstock was great and delivered the replacement expeditiously and this one has broken a broken crystal which is attached permanently to the fixture. I will be returning and look for a similar fixture. It just might be my bad luck.
This is an awesome light fixture. I had been looking at it for months. I read tons of the reviews and had a few concerns. None turned out to be issues at all. As far as the comments about it being black with red splotches. This is true and I was fully prepared to spray paint the fixture upon receiving it. However, I decided it was really not necessary. It is not offensive or super noticeable especially when hung. I just didn't think it was worth my time when it already looked great. Second, there was mention of gold fasteners for all the crystals but mine were all silver. There were a couple scratched crystals but there are so many it was not an issue at all. The light installed easily and crystals weren't too bad to put on. I had to wing it a little because the instructions weren't great. No big deal though. The fixture looks striking. I couldn't he happier.
My husband and I ordered this light fixture for our master bedroom. We had seen something very similar at a local lighting store which had far fewer crystals and cost $900! We are extremely pleased with this product and love it in our bedroom. The color is a very dark bronze, almost black.
The Good: This chandelier looks really nice from far away. I hung mine in the sun room, which has a 14-foot cathedral ceiling, and it looks amazing in there! It has the stylish, modern look I was going for, at a fraction of the cost you'd find it elsewhere. The Not-So-Good: If this chandelier has real crystals, they are the dullest, most glass-looking crystals ever made. When the light is on, there are zero prisms reflected from the crystals. I have a chandelier with real crystals in my eat-in kitchen (also purchased from Overstock!), and there's a HUGE difference in crystal quality. The "bronzed" finish is also questionable up close - it's really more of a black with red spots. That being said, you cannot beat the price point for this trendy chandelier style. High-end retail stores are selling this style of chandelier for at least five times the price you will pay for this one. I recommend sticking with this one for a two-story foyer or a room with a high ceiling. If you're going to hang it at eye level in a dining room, you may want to splurge for the higher end version.
Buyer Beware! This is a very cheap copy of the true "Foucault's Orb." I was very hopeful the finish would be somewhat bronze or a true iron. NAADA --- The finish is a black metal with awful red speckles painted on the metal. Just as another buyer noted in their review on this site, I will be taking it apart to spray paint the entire metal fixture with a textured oil rubbed bronze spray paint. I've done this on many other fixtures and it turns out well. However, I didn't think I would have to pay over $340.00 and then invest in a $7 can a spray paint to fix it. Sytle is lovely, crystals are acceptable; however, there are plastic fleurettes that the crystals attach to on the fixture. These cannot be removed with ease. I am hanging the light fixture from a 12 foot vaulted ceiling in a Master Bath so I am hopeful the "finish" will not be that noticeable. We'll see. I wish I would have put the money towards another mfg orb style. My suggestion --- don't waste your money!