Custom Natural Forest Chandelier – Chateau de Foix Inspired Lighting – LC748
Size – custom size, shape, number of lights
Style – iron, design, shape, decorative accents
Finishes – variety of hand applied patina finishes
Metal – iron, brass, copper, or precious metals available in all styles
Glass – decorative, frosted, clear
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Custom Natural Forest Chandelier: Chateau de Foix Inspired Lighting
ArtFactory.com, an American manufacturer of handmade custom lighting and wrought iron chandeliers based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Designs By H.J. Nick have been designing and building some of the world’s finest furnishings for interior designers with ordinary clients as well as prominent and successful individuals, C.E.O.s, leaders, royalty and celebrities for over a century. Most of our clients want custom handmade products that have a BIG WOW factor and elegance. They all want investment value and products that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the ambiance of the environment for which it is intended.
Hand forged iron chandelier and custom pendant lighting master crafted in America since 1913. All of our custom lighting fixtures, including lamps, sconces, and chandeliers are wired to exceed all electrical code and safety requirements worldwide.
Chateau de Foix History
Built In the style of 7th-century fortification, the castle is known from 987. In 1002, it was mentioned in the will of Roger I, Count of Carcassonne, who bequeathed the fortress to his youngest child, Bernard. In effect, the family ruling over the region were installed here which allowed them to control access to the upper Ariège valley and to keep surveillance from this strategic point over the lower land, protected behind impregnable walls.
In 1034, the castle became capital of the County of Foix and played a decisive role in medieval military history. During the two following centuries, the castle was home to Counts with shining personalities who became the soul of the Occitan resistance during the crusade against the Albigensians. The county became a privileged refuge for persecuted Cathars.
The castle, often besieged (notably by Simon de Montfort in 1211 and 1212), resisted assault and was only taken once, in 1486, thanks to treachery during the war between two branches of the Foix family.
From the 14th century, the Counts of Foix spent less and less time in the uncomfortable castle, preferring the Governors' Palace (Palais des gouverneurs). From 1479, the Counts of Foix became Kings of Navarre and the last of them, made Henri IV of France, annexed his Pyrrenean lands to France.
As seat of the Governor of the Foix region from the 15th century, the castle continued to ensure the defence of the area, notably during the Wars of Religion. Alone of all the castles in the region, it was exempted from the destruction orders of Richelieu (1632-1638).
Custom Natural Forest Chandelier Info
- Size - custom size, shape, number of lights
- Style - iron, design, shape, decorative accents
- Finishes - variety of hand applied patina finishes
- Metal - iron, brass, copper, or precious metals available in all styles
- Glass - decorative, frosted, clear
- Learn more about our custom lighting designs
- Solid hand forged wrought iron (no castings or hollow metals)
- Hand patina finished - heat applied iron oxide
- American made and guaranteed forever - backed by fine art craftsmanship since 1913
- Design your dream lighting today (no extra cost). If you find something you like, just show us a picture and we’ll help you create it! Sizes, styles, and designs are limited only by your imagination at ArtFactory.com.
We work with dealers, builders, interior designers, and home owners to create custom handcrafted chandeliers, lighting, lamps, and sconces for your residential or commercial property. Our custom lighting fixtures are available in any size, style, and finish by our American craftsman, hand made using old world techniques to create a luxury fine art furnishing for your home or business. All hand crafted lighting is built using the highest quality materials and all of our custom lighting fixtures, including lamps, sconces, and chandeliers are wired to exceed all electrical code and safety requirements worldwide. Order any themed lights, the choices are endless when you order your custom chandeliers and lighting from ArtFactory.com, call 1-800-292-0008.
ArtFactory.com is a handmade in America custom lighting, door, gate, and furnishing manufacturer based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and featuring designs by H. J. Nick. We have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings for interior designers with ordinary clients as well as more prominent and successful individuals, C.E.O.s, leaders, royalty and celebrities for over 100 years. Most of our clients want custom handmade products that have a BIG WOW factor and elegance, and all want investment value and products that make a proper statement reflecting their personality or the ambiance of the environment for which it is intended.
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