A crystal light fixture that hangs from the ceiling over your dining room table and that has five different branches, each of which accommodates a light bulb, is an example of a chandelier.
Europeans solved this problem by building a temporary fence with tightly bound sticks ("fascines") stacked into wooden frames ("chandeliers").
Origin of chandelier
- Middle English chandeler from Old French chandelier from Vulgar Latin candēlārium alteration of Latin candēlābrum candelabrum candelabrum
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition