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American Ceiling Lamp in Polished Aluminium, circa 1950-1959
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Vintage American light, made of cast aluminium, stripped and polished. Very beautiful corrugated glass, thick and offering a nice light, protected by a fence in cast aluminium.  
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Midcentury Brass Sputnik Model Chandelier, Italian Style, 1950s
Located in Palermo, Italia
Sputnik model chandelier with brass structure made of painted aluminum parts. Twelve lights. In good condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Ceiling Lamp “Filament”, France, circa 1950
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Old ceiling lamp in steel, stripped and patinated, socket holder in cast aluminum, stripped and polished.   
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Vintage 1950s French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Torlasco Pendant with Pulley, Maroon and Silver, Lumi, 1959
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare pulley pendant in maroon and silver (polished aluminium) designed by Oscar Torlasco for Lumi The pendant is adjustable in height through an integrated pulley system in the ca...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Yellow Hans-Agne Jakobsson Perspex Pendant for Markaryd
Located in Berlin, DE
Very rare pendant designed by Hans-Agne Jacobsson for Markaryd in yellow Perspex. The height of the pendant can be adjusted with the wooden cable holder.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

French Midcentury Black Double Cone Diabolo Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant double cone chandelier was manufactured in France in the 1950s. It is made of brass and has got two black painted aluminum up and down diabolo shades. Partially resto...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Lovely Mid-Century Modern Diabolo Pendant Lamp by Hillebrand, 1950s, Germany
By Hillebrand
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern diabolo pendant lamp. Designed and manufactured by Hillebrand Leuchtenfabrik, 1950s, Germany. Executed in perforated and brass anodized aluminium. The lam...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Set of Three Lovely Mid-Century Modern Diabolo Pendant Lamps, 1950s, Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Set of three extremely rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern diabolo pendant lamps. Designed and manufactured probably in 1950s, Germany. Executed in perforated and lacquered aluminiu...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Large Stilnovo Ball Pendant Lamp Opal Glass, circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Large Stilnovo ball pendant opal glass, circa 1950, Italy. Beautiful 16" Italian pendant light with a large lacquered trumpet-shaped aluminum head. It's in good to very good conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Serge Mouille Pendant Ceiling Spider Lamp with Five Fixed Arms
Located in London, GB
My favourite Serge Mouille.
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

MILK GLASS pendant light with black decoration by Scandinavian producer, 1950s
Located in Brondby, Copenhagen
MILK GLASS pendant light with black decoration from the early 1950s - charming milky white glass lamp with brass lacquered top, in very good vintage condition. This 1950s hanging ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

French 1950s Aluminium Chandelier
Located in Buchanan, NY
French 1950s cast aluminium chandelier with six globes.
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Huge Spectacular 1950s Custom-Made Mid-Century Modern Aluminum Chandelier
Located in Lafayette, IN
Do you have a massive, poorly lit Mid-Century Modern mansion that's missing a certain je ne sais quoi? Well look no further than this sensational, custom-made 1950s chandelier! Chand...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

French 1950's Four Arm Chandelier in Copper & Turquoise Aluminum
Located in Hingham, MA
Unusual chandelier from early 1950's France in copper (as opposed to the usual brass) and Guariche style articulating turquoise enameled aluminum diabolo cones emanating from a centr...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Copper

Lightolier 1950s Perforated Aluminum Pendant Lights, '3'
By Lightolier
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Three Lightolier aluminum pendant lights, circa early 1950s. These examples have Lightolier's iconic perforated aluminum frames and are all original. Price listed is for one light.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Stilnovo Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare Stilnovo chandleier from the 1950s. Three brass arms with original black lacquer and blown satin glass diffusers nestled in a brass holders. Original E14 sockets with new wiring.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

  • Stilnovo Chandelier, 1950s
  • Stilnovo Chandelier, 1950s
  • Stilnovo Chandelier, 1950s
  • Stilnovo Chandelier, 1950s
H 23.63 in. Dm 18.9 in.
Lumi Milano Chandelier, 1950s
By Gino Sarfatti, Stilnovo, Lumi
Located in Vienna, AT
Modernist 'UFO' chandelier by Lumi Milano, 1950s. Two satin glass diffusers with a brushed aluminum ring between them. Stem and finials are made of nickeled brass with partially heav...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Nickel

  • Lumi Milano Chandelier, 1950s
  • Lumi Milano Chandelier, 1950s
  • Lumi Milano Chandelier, 1950s
  • Lumi Milano Chandelier, 1950s
H 29.14 in. Dm 16.54 in.
Italian Modernist Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo, Gilardi & Barzaghi
Located in Vienna, AT
Very unique modernist Italian chandelier from the 1950s. Three brass arms each with a satin glass 'triplex opal' diffuser encased in Sputnik like structure with black lacquered shade...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Multicolored 1950s Italian Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Multicolored fun and unique 6 shade Mid-Century Modern 1950s Italian chandelier. Original finish, partially restored with 6-E12 candelabra based sockets Wired for use in the US. Ligh...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Multicolored 1950s Italian Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Playful and classically Italian multicolored 1950s Italian chandelier with perforated shades that articulate. Brass and painted aluminium. Measures: OAD: 28” Diameter 26” Chandelier ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Brass and Black Painted Aluminium Chandelier
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Milano, IT
Vintage Italian-made chandelier from the 1950s. The chandelier is made with a patina brass frame. At the end of the brass stem we find an inverted pyramidal dome in white painted alu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Crouse-Hinds Aluminium Pendant, America, circa 1950
By Crouse-Hinds
Located in Culver City, CA
Crouse-Hinds aluminium pendant, America, circa 1950 Generous, industrial form with luminous Pyrex lens hinged to aluminum fitter. Includes manufacturer's seal. Measures: 17.5" ...
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1950s Vintage Opaline and Aluminium Halophane Pendant Lamp
By Halophane
Located in London, GB
1950s Holophane hanging opaline and aluminium glass Space Age UFO light. The opaline glass shade is suspended from a matte aluminium fitting and rod with a matching cup at the top to...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

French 1950s Googie Atomic Chandelier
By M. Kobis & R. Lorence 1, M. Kobis & R. Lorens
Located in Hingham, MA
Mid-Century French chandelier, circa 1957. Red and black enameled cast aluminium 'nucleus' orb with five curved arms radiating like protons and electrons spinning around an atom. Mul...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Midcentury Abstract Aluminum Strip Ribbon Globe Chandelier
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Midcentury abstract ribbon chandelier hand fabricated from aluminum strips fixed together to make a skeleton-like globe. In the center is a suspended plastic white globe shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel

Ettore Sottsass Rinnovel Pendant Lamp Anodized Perforated Aluminum Italy 1950s
By Ettore Sottsass, Rinnovel
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Fabulous light-weight aluminum pendant lamp most probably designed by Ettore Sottsass and executed by Rinnovel, Italy, circa 1950s. The Italian lamp which is made of anodized aluminu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Stilnovo Style Midcentury Italian Brass & Lacquered Aluminium Ceiling Lamp 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Midcentury Italian brass and lacquered aluminium ceiling lamp, style of Stilnovo, circa 1958.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Brass and Painted Aluminum Ceiling Lamp by Lumen, 1950s
By Lumen
Located in Madrid, ES
Ceiling lamp with five lights from the 1950s by Lumen. Construction of brass and white painted aluminum. Partially restored, the aluminum shades have been repainted.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Huge Pendant in Copper Anodized Aluminium with Glass Lens, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Dismantle from a church , a stunning pair of pendant made of spun aluminum . Thick glass lens under (Fresnel) to disperse light evenly. The conical shades measure 24 inches high (...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Italian Midcentury Pendant Lamp in Acrylic Aluminium and Brass by Stilnovo 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful Italian midcentury pendant lamp in Scandinavian style! Attributed to Stilnovo Italy, made in Italy in the 1950s. The upper white dome and the red ring are made of shiny a...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Chrome

Italian Sputnik Chandelier, circa 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in Stamford, CT
Sputnik chandelier in manner of Arredoluce manufactured in Italy, circa 1950s. This rare fixture features eighteen brass arms ending in enameled aluminum sockets and center structure...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Double Suspension Pendant Lamp Red Aluminum Glass, Italy, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare double suspension chandelier attr. Stilnovo, Italy, 1950 Two-cord suspension light with original canopy. Two red lacquered aluminum slightly conical tubes with glass disks. T...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

1950 Spun Aluminium Industrial Pendant Light by Benjamin
Located in Surrey, BC
Nice set of 4 here with unusual open section to allow light to escape. spun aluminum by Benjamin electrics. rewired CSA tested and ready for easy installations, and equiped with c...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Bronzed Sciolari Aluminum Minimal Geometric Chandelier Italian Design Gold
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Bronzed Sciolari aluminum minimal geometric chandelier Italian design gold, glass parts. Particular form.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Oscar Torlasco Italian Midcentury Chandelier in Brass, 1950s
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in bari, IT
Monumental Italian chandelier by Oscar Torlasco from 1950s with 30 lights in brass and aluminum.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Rare Chandelier by Angelo Brotto for Esperia, 1950s
By Stilnovo, Esperia, Angelo Brotto
Located in Vienna, AT
Exceptional, one of a kind, Italian chandelier by Angelo Brotto, 1950s. Three oversize "rocket-shaped" arms are attached to a central slanted disc. The red lacquered conical arms eac...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Swiss Red Cone Chandelier by Baumann Kölliker, 1950s
By Stilnovo, BAG Turgi, Baumann Kölliker AG
Located in Vienna, AT
Lovely original cone chandelier from the 1950s by Baumann Kölliker which produced several high quality models for Stilnovo. Three bright red double cone ("diabolo") shades, each with...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Stilnovo Diabolo Chandelier, Italy, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice spectacular 3 shades chandelier by Stilnovo, Italy 1950. This chandelier has 3 diabolo shaped shades. There are 2 sockets per shade so the lamp lits up and down. The round ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

  • Stilnovo Diabolo Chandelier, Italy, 1950
  • Stilnovo Diabolo Chandelier, Italy, 1950
  • Stilnovo Diabolo Chandelier, Italy, 1950
  • Stilnovo Diabolo Chandelier, Italy, 1950
H 43.31 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
1950s Modernist Chandelier by Edward Wormley for Lightolier
By Edward Wormley, Lightolier
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A well scaled and graphic modernist chandelier having a vividly lacquered steel dome and stem with three brushed aluminum conical uplights.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel

Italian Sculptural Chandelier attr Angelo Lelli Arredoluce, 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Vintage 1950s Italian Chandelier Ceiling Lamp attributed to Arreloduce. Sixteen (16) Sculptural arms connect to the canopy. The shades are made of spun alu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Tulips & Flowers Italian 1950's Chandelier
Located in Hingham, MA
Saturday Sale Colorful Italian modernist 1950's chandelier. Each of the three curved brass arms has an enameled aluminum come which has been shaped in the form of a flower with pet...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

1950's Italian Dragonfly Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Hingham, MA
Original 1950's Italian chandelier consisting of original green enameled aluminum spun double-top cluster body supporting six brass spider-like arms each of which holds a leaf shaped...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Spider Chandelier, Lumi Milano Style, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern "spider" chandelier attributed to Lumi Milano manufacturer, from the 1950s. The chandelier is made of bright brass, matt black steel, grey painted aluminum...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

After Stilnovo Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
This 8-light chandelier in brass, aluminum and satin glass, was produced in the 1950s, in Stilnovo style.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Festive Italian Multicolored Modernist Chandelier Lamp Arredoluce Italy 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in National City, CA
Arredoluce attributed delightful Italian multicolored chandelier pendant lamp, 1950s, made in Italy. Brass body with eight vibrant colored aluminum shades that scream fun: red, gree...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

1950's Decorated Glass, Aluminium & Brass Italian Pendant
Located in Amsterdam, NH
Two painted plates with mountain village decorations of red coloring on the glass. With a green tint on the aluminum fitting and lower part of the glass panels. It holds two E14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Italian Glass Chandelier After Fontana Arte, Max Ingrand, 1950s
By Max Ingrand
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Delicate and graceful Italian chandelier from the 1950s after Fontana Arte. Styled with six arms in an airy sculptural form. Made with cut glass, patinated b...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

French 1950s Chandelier with Six Opaline Glass Diabolo Shades
By Stilnovo
Located in Hingham, MA
Lovely French 1950s chandelier which is easily adaptable to be a flush mount ceiling fixture.....a black enameled hub around which are three brass double arms each of which hold two ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandelier Six Lights Coated Glass, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Splendid Italian Mid-Century Modern chandelier from the 1950s. It is made of polished brass, black painted aluminum, and opal coated glass with six lights in E14 format. Elegant and ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Elegant Maison Arlus French Black Crystal Chandelier Modernist France 1950s
By Arlus
Located in National City, CA
Maison Arlus French crystal chandelier modernist France circa 1950s Crafted of painted aluminum, brass with crystal lalique style diffuser. Dimensions: 21.5 tall x 9 diameter Wear...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Aluminum, Brass

Spun Aluminum Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Old stock spun aluminum pendant with anodized brass plating.
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

  • Spun Aluminum Pendant
  • Spun Aluminum Pendant
  • Spun Aluminum Pendant
  • Spun Aluminum Pendant
H 43 in. Dm 9 in.
STILNOVO Atomic Futuristic Solid Brass Chandelier Painted Red Italy 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
AMBIANIC presents Atomic Age Futuristic Italian Red Chandelier 1950s ITALY Constructed in Solid Brass with Aluminum Shades Painted RED. Unmarked attributed style of Stilnovo. 21 .75 ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier Brass 1950s Lacquered Metal Stilnovo Italian
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Original old chandelier Italian design 1950s lacquered metal, made of brass, parts in enameled aluminium, original 1950s, Stilnovo attributed.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Ten Lights Chandelier Attributer to Stilnovo, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Beautiful Italian Mid-Century Modern chandelier with ten lights in E14 format, attributed to Stilnovo manufacturer, from the 1950s. The chandelier is made of polished brass, black pa...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

STILNOVO 16 Arm Chandelier Swirling Brass Antique White 1950s Grandeur ITALY
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
Italian 16 arm Sculptural Antique White on patinated Swirled Brass Chandelier made in Italy circa 1950s. Unmarked. It is attributed to Stilnovo. Old World Charm. Features painted alu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Ornate Chandelier Majestic 16 Arm Fontana Arte Style Italian Modernism 1950s
By Fontana Arte
Located in National City, CA
Midcentury Modern Sixteen (16) arm sculptural Italian chandelier ITALY 1950s Designed in painted aluminum and patinated brass Dimensions: 42.5in diameter x 25 tall. Decorative brass ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Brass Flower Chandelier Eight-Arm Attributed to Stilnovo, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: a beautiful Italian chandelier constructed with brass and aluminum shades. Eight arms decorated with solid brass leaves resembling a branch with a flower, ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Sputnik Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce Italy Multi Color Brass Chandelier 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in National City, CA
Chandelier Vibrant Vintage Italian Brass chandelier style Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce Italy 1950s. 12 brass arms six are painted black alternating with brass. Incorporates Sputnik ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Elegant Swiss Chandelier Five Handmade Case Glass Shades Style of Stilnovo 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
Chandelier Warm Elegance Swiss chandelier pendant modern Switzerland 1950s Attributed to Stilnovo in design. Unmarked. No design verification. Crafted in Aluminum in Flat Black with ...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

French Red Chandelier Style of Pierre Guariche Curved Triple Cone Lamp, 1950s
By Pierre Guariche
Located in National City, CA
French red hanging chandelier lamp modern design features a trio of lights. Curved sculptural brass construction aluminum cones painted in red. No markings or label present from th...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

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1950s Aluminium Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic 1950s aluminium chandelier available at 1stDibs. Each 1950s aluminium chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, aluminum and brass. There are many kinds of the 1950s aluminium chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Each 1950s aluminium chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Industrial hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made 1950s aluminium chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Stilnovo, Poul Henningsen and Louis Poulsen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a 1950s Aluminium Chandelier?

Prices for a 1950s aluminium chandelier start at $89 and top out at $47,893 with the average selling for $3,098.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.