Hanging new chandelier
We have an antique chandelier that we have tried to hang in a house built in 1920. The chandelier has just a live wire and a neutral wire. There are multiple wires coming from the electrical box. The caps have colors, most of the wires don't, and are just covered with cloth. I tried to connect the live chandelier wire to the wires capped in red and the one wire that was capped in yellow, and, for both attempts, wired the neutral from the chandelier to two connected wires coming from the box, one of which was white (I assumed this was the neutral wire). Both times, sparks flew from the connection I thought was the neutral. I have attached a photo. I would greatly appreciate any insight anyone has for wiring this up. Thanks!