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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

1950-1960 Italian Chandelier
Located in Paris, FR
1950-1960 Italian chandelier in metal with gilt and painted sections. 8 lights.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • 1950-1960 Italian Chandelier
  • 1950-1960 Italian Chandelier
  • 1950-1960 Italian Chandelier
  • 1950-1960 Italian Chandelier
H 44.89 in. W 40.95 in. D 16.93 in.
1950s Italian Chandelier in the Style of Stilnovo with Glass Globes
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Stunning 1950s Italian chandelier with glass globes and brass detail in the style of Stilnovo.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

1950s Italian Chandelier
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Eight-light Italian chandelier black and red finish.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • 1950s Italian Chandelier
  • 1950s Italian Chandelier
  • 1950s Italian Chandelier
  • 1950s Italian Chandelier
H 38 in. Dm 22 in.
1950s Italian Chandelier by Arredoluce
By Arredoluce
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Italian chandelier designed by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce. Three handblown frosted glass cones suspended in black wire cages. Hanging with black cords and brass rings and brass f...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Elegant and Tropical 1950s Italian Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights use the contact dealer button to ask us, we might h...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1950's Italian Chandelier Manner of Fontana Arte Etched Curved Glass Petals
By Fontana Arte, Pietro Chiesa
Located in Hingham, MA
Knock-your-socks-off gorgeous 1950's Italian chandelier in the style of Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte. Five curved etched glass 'petals' supported by scrolled brass arms and foliat...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Sexy 1950's Italian Chandelier Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful and sexy mid century Italian chandelier design by Stilnovo, the color green is so much nicer in person, the height of the chandelier can be shorter
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950's Italian Chandelier by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce
By Arredoluce, Angelo Lelii
Located in Hingham, MA
Absolutely stunning 9 light chandelier with frosted glass candle shades and brass tapers designed in 1950 by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce Monza. Model No. 12613 See other BG listin...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lovely 1950's Italian chandelier, birch & brass hardware and 3 glass pendants
By Stilnovo
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
A high quality production Italian chandelier with 3 glass pendants hanging down from a brass & birch fixture very nice diffused light and a minimal 50's look
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilux Milano Italian Brass Chandelier
By Stilux
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s Italian chandelier brass base with the six-glass shades.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s Italian chandelier, combination of palisander wood bras and opaline glass shade.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Italian Chandelier
  • Italian Chandelier
  • Italian Chandelier
  • Italian Chandelier
H 35 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Wonderful 1950s Italian Candelabra Chandelier in the Manner of Stilnovo
Located in Kingston, NY
This wonderful 1950s Italian chandeliers in the manner of Stilnovo features a candelabra inspired design with a brass frame and (12) filigree handblown conical form lampshades. Ma...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage 1950s Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
This vintage 1950s Italian chandelier has six arms and lights and is made of brass and black metal with hand blown shades. Measures: Height 70 cm. Diameter 70 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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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

Chandelier in the Style of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s Italian chandelier in the style of Stilnovo.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Chandelier in the Style of Stilnovo
  • Chandelier in the Style of Stilnovo
  • Chandelier in the Style of Stilnovo
  • Chandelier in the Style of Stilnovo
H 39 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Italian Gilt Botanical 4-Light Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
A 1950s, Italian chandelier with a gilded metal structure of large leaves and white painted flowers, with four candle-style lights. Hanging with a lengthy chain; 4 candelabra sockets...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Large Italian Midcentury Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful all original 1950s Italian chandelier composed of a satin brass and white enamel fixture and fitting with one large cut crystal and eight small hand-cut crystal bobeches....
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Italian Midcentury Chandelier
  • Large Italian Midcentury Chandelier
  • Large Italian Midcentury Chandelier
  • Large Italian Midcentury Chandelier
H 44 in. W 36 in. D 16 in.
Large Italian Mid-Century Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful all original 1950s Italian chandelier composed of a satin brass and white enamel fixture and fitting with one large cut crystal and eight small hand-cut crystal bobeches....
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Italian Mid-Century Chandelier
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Chandelier
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Chandelier
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Chandelier
H 44 in. W 36 in. D 16 in.
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

1950's Italian Bent Glass Shade Pendant Lantern
Located in Hingham, MA
Perfect for an entrance hallway or powder room, this 1950's Italian chandelier has three curved glass shades in asymmetrical zig-zag form.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

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

1950s Italian Glass UFO Pendant with Twisted Brass Stem
By Fontana Arte, Max Ingrand
Located in Hingham, MA
Gorgeous early 1950's Italian chandelier in the manner of Pietro Chiesa and Max Ingrand of Fontana Arte in the form of a flying saucer with clear crystal top and textured glass ventu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian 1950s Black Iron and Crystal Cage Pendant Light / Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A stylish and charming 1950s Italian chandelier in patinated black iron with crystal and glass accents. The chandelier is comprised of 8 vertical scrolled iron supports. Four pair ar...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Lanterns

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Crystal, Iron

Stilnovo Attributed Six Arm Chandelier with Opaline Box Shades
By Stilnovo
Located in Hingham, MA
1950's Italian chandelier attributed to Stilnovo with six arms with suspended opaline glass box shades. Brass, black enameled brass and walnut. Completely restored. Height adjustab...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Candle Holders

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Brass

Chandelier Midcentury, Austria, 1950s
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Vienna, AT
An enchanting chandelier with dignified brass finishing and nice detail works. Manufactured in the 1950s, 4 asymmetrical polymer cones underline the laid back aesthetics of the decad...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Suspension Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilux, Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare Italian suspension chandelier from the 1950s. Three long square 'triplex opal' satin glass diffusers - circa 17inches/43cm, each slightly different - are suspended from a filigr...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Italian Suspension Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Suspension Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Suspension Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Suspension Chandelier, 1950s
H 51.19 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Italian Suspension Chandelier, 1950s
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare Italian modernist suspension chandelier from the 1950s, attributed to Stilnovo. Four satin glass diffusers hang from a black lacquered square frame with a smaller square floatin...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Brass

  • Italian Suspension Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Suspension Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Suspension Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Suspension Chandelier, 1950s
H 61.03 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Italian Modernist Chandelier, 1950s
By Gilardi & Barzaghi, Stilnovo
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

Italian Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s fantastic fixture! What's not to like brass, handblown green Murano glass and brass.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
H 33 in. Dm 13 in.
Italian Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp, manufactured in Italy during the 1950s. Made of black enameled iron and brass frame, brass details and opaline Perspex. Original working wire, yo...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Brass

  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
H 36.62 in. Dm 28.35 in.
Elegant 1950s Italian Crystals Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful Italian crystal chandelier, the patina is much nicer in person.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Italian Brass Chandelier, 1950s
By Sarfatti for Arteluce
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous and elegant midcentury full brass chandelier with long original brass rod, suitable for rooms with high ceiling, entrance hall or staircase. The height of the rod can be sho...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian, 1950s, Crystal Chandelier
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Graceful, six arm, crystal chandelier with a turned central column terminating in a gilt brass bucket with a large, crystal sphere below. Two levels are surrounded by hand-strung, cr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

1950s Italian Brass Cornucopia Chandelier
By Gio Ponti, Guglielmo Ulrich, Oscar Torlasco
Located in Hingham, MA
Superbly crafted 'Horn of plenty' sconces with five curved brass horns with slightly scalloped edges around a solid brass cluster body enameled in seafoam green (can be changed or re...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s, Italian Brass Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian chandelier, tree white opaline glass shades, brass base.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass Venini Chandelier - Italy 1950s
By Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
Murano glass Venini chandelier - Italy 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Brass Chandelier Copper Flowers, Italy, 1950s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Chandelier ceiling pendant light full brass pink copper flowers. Fully rewired compatible US use E26/27 bulbs. In the mood of Emil Stejnar pour Rupert Nikoll, Scandinavian lightning,...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

  • Brass Chandelier Copper Flowers, Italy, 1950s
  • Brass Chandelier Copper Flowers, Italy, 1950s
  • Brass Chandelier Copper Flowers, Italy, 1950s
  • Brass Chandelier Copper Flowers, Italy, 1950s
H 42.13 in. W 33.47 in. D 33.47 in.
Midcentury Italian Multi-Color Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This very rare multi-color reflecting chandelier was made in Italy in the 1950s in the manner of Stilnovo. The chandelier has got three lacquered metal shades and requires one E14...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Italian Midcentury Murano Glass Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful true vintage chandelier with up-going arms and light bulbs inside beautifully handcrafted glass bowls. Made in Murano, Italy, during the 1950s. The chandelier is in trans...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

1 of 2 Oversized Sputnik Chandeliers, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, BE
1 of 2 oversized 24 lights starburst sputnik chandelier Milano 1950s Brass and fine enameled shades in black and pearl white Measures: Diameter 55"/ 140cm, height 72"/ 180cm weight ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Italian 1950s Pink Glass Chandelier
Located in London, GB
Glamorous large Italian chandelier, slightly tapering in towards the bottom, with 25 alternating textured glass panels in pale pink and frosted clear glass creating a wonderful light...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Italian Brass Chandelier, circa 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
A gorgeous newly polished brass chandelier featuring five frosted glass shades. Newly rewired.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Chandelier in Brass and White Opaline Glass
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Milano, IT
1950s Italian pendant chandelier. The pendant is made with a brass structure. Five tubular brass brackets radiate from the central body and hold five cylindrical opaline glass shades...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Large 1950s Italian Beaded Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A stunning beaded chandelier, made in Italy in the 1950s. Highly decorative and beautifully made with a gilt metal frame. Grand scale and gorgeous!.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Italian 1950s Chandelier After Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brass base wood and milk glass shades
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Italian 1950s Chandelier After Stilnovo
  • Italian 1950s Chandelier After Stilnovo
  • Italian 1950s Chandelier After Stilnovo
  • Italian 1950s Chandelier After Stilnovo
H 31 in. W 15 in. D 15 in.
Italian 1950s Triple Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A gracefull and architectural Italian 1950s chandelier consisting of three pear shape case glass shade. Each shade is hand blown with a a satin finish clear layer over a white opaque...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

1950s Italian Six-Light Chandelier
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Brass with paper shade (need to be redone) chandelier from Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Eight-Arm Diabolo Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A large, stunning eight arm chandelier in brass and enamel in the manner of Stilnovo. Diabolo lights adjust to face any direction. Beautiful patina on the brass, Italy, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

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

Italian 1950s Empire Silvered Swooping Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful Empire style Italian chandelier in the style of Buccellati. Rewired. 12 Light sources. Candelabra sockets. Rewired. 23” is the body. The chain can be adjusted to your nee...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Enamel, Silver

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

Italian, 1950s Cranberry Red & White Opaline Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A charming Italian, 1950s opaline glass and brass chandelier. The five arms and central rod are white opaline glass and the shades are in cranberry red opaline glass. All handblown i...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Italian Glass Sunburst Chandelier, Stilnovo, 1950s
Located in Aachen, NRW
A stunning six-light chandelier in the manner of Stilnovo, Italy, manufactured in circa 1950-1959. A handmade and high quality piece. High quality and in very good condition. Cleane...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal

Gino Sarfatti Attributed Rare Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Naples, IT
Rare suspension lamp in chromed brass and opal glass, design attributable to Gino Sarfatti. Dimmer on the lamp holder. Written engraved on the brass "Italian Patent 122/747/349812".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Chandelier, 1950s in style of Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian 1950s chandelier with cream shades and the brass base .
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Brass and Chrome Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant eight-arm midcentury fixture in a perfect vintage condition. E14 light bulbs Wired to fit US standards.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Atomic Chandelier with Nine Cylinders, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian Atomic chandelier with nine cylinders, 1950s. Brass body with nine lights in opaline glass and cylindrical shades.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1 of 2 Murano Starburst Sputnik Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, BE
1 of 2 oversized starburst Sputnik chandelier Murano 1950s Stilnovo type, 24-light (e14) Brass and Murano lead crystal glass globes Measures: Diameter 55"/ 140cm, height 72"/ 180...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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1950s Italian Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal 1950s Italian chandelier for your home. Frequently made of metal, brass and glass, every 1950s Italian chandelier was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a 1950s Italian chandelier, we have 4972 options in-stock, while there are 11 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the 1950s Italian chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A 1950s Italian chandelier is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. Stilnovo, Venini and Arredoluce each produced at least one beautiful 1950s Italian chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a 1950s Italian Chandelier?

The average selling price for a 1950s Italian chandelier at 1stDibs is $3,576, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $95,000 for the highest priced.

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.