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Pendant Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel painted shade, fitted with one E27 socket. Made by Stilnovo in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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H 55.12 in. Dm 9.45 in.
ARA Walnut Wood Drum Chandelier Pendant
Located in Bend, OR
This large walnut wood drum light, ARA, is a Mid-Century Modern style pendant. Designers use a chandelier for alcove, entryway, dining room or conference room. ARA is a customized sh...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Other

Brown Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dark brown enamel factory pendant from the Ukraine. White interior. Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.6 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Gray Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lights
By Industria Rotterdam
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industria Rotterdam industrial cage light cast aluminium, clear glass 2 meter / 80” black cotton wire Weight: 1.30 kg / 2.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have be...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Holmegaard Dual Drop Pendant Light, Midcentury Danish
By Holmegaard
Located in London, GB
Midcentury Danish Holmegaard glass Dual drop pendant light. The two glass cones hang from a polished hardwood yoke. Fully rewired. Height/drop adjustable but currently approx 60cm. T...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern gray wood veneer drum pendant
Located in Bend, OR
This Mid-Century Modern lighting is an organic modern designer style. This Scandinavian design is a contemporary pendant in wood veneer with a warm light. There are many luxury desig...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Other

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendants Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Blue large factory light blue enamel. White interior cast iron top. Weight: 2.8 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant. Black enamel spot. White interior. Weight: 6.0 kg / 13.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standard...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

ARA Custom Gray Birdseye Maple Wood Drum Chandelier Pendant
Located in Bend, OR
This large grey birdseye maple drum light, ARA, is a Mid-Century Modern style pendant. Designers use a chandelier for alcove, entryway, dining room or conference room. ARA is a custo...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Other

White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Metal Pendant Lights
By Industria Rotterdam
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Cast aluminum industrial hanging lamp by Industrial Rotterdam. White opaline glass. 2 meter black wire. Weight: 1.10 kg / 2.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have bee...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.40 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and Opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.40 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Clear Glass Globe Vintage European Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Clear texture glass pendant. Brass top 2 meter / 80" black cotton wire Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Clear Globe Glass Vintage European Bakelite Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Clear texture globe glass pendant. Weight: 2.80 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulb...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bakelite, Glass

Clear Globe Glass Vintage European Bakelite Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Clear texture globe glass pendant. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulb...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Bakelite

Opaline Glass Pendant Light Bent Karlby for Fog & Mørup
By Bent Karlby, Fog & Mørup
Located in Vienna, AT
Opaline glass shade with steel element, fitted with one E27 socket. Designed by Bent Karlby and made by Fog & Mørup in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Mathieu Matégot 'Satellite' Pendant in Black and Grey Metal
By Mathieu Matégot, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Mathieu Matégot 'Satellite' pendant in black and grey Metal. Designed in 1953 by Matégot, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark, who meticulously reproduces his w...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Metal

ARA 18x9" Gray Bird's Eye Maple Wood Drum Chandelier Pendant
Located in Bend, OR
This large grey bird’s eye maple drum light, ARA, is a mid-century modern style pendant. Designers use a chandelier for alcove, entryway, dining room or conference room. ARA is a cus...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Other

Blue Gray Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Factory Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel industrial pendant Blue grey enamel shade, cast iron top, white inside. Weight: 4.70 kg / 10.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by inter...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Black Enamel Dutch Design Vintage Industrial Cast Aluminum Pendant Light
By Philips
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black industrial hanging lamp, with aluminum top. Weight: 4.7 kg / 10.4 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energy-eff...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Opaline Glass Gold Striped Vintage European Globe Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass, 3 gold stripes globe glass pendant. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incande...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large German Vintage Blown Glass Globe Ceiling Hanging Pendant Light, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar, Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful hand blown textured bubble glass globe and brass pendant. Germany, 1960s. Measures: Glass D 13.8 in, H 10 in Lamp sockets: 1x E27 (US E26).   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Planet' Terrazzo Pendant Lamp by Bentu Design 'White, Black, Red or Blue'
By Bentu Design
Located in Paris, FR
Terrazzo pendant lamps designed by Cantonese studio Bentu Design Black wire 2m adjustable. Bulb G4 LED / 220V / 3W Measures: Ø 45 × H 15.5 cm These pendant lamps are available...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Concrete

Unique Skeletal X-Ray Chandelier
By X-Ray Lamp Company
Located in Peekskill, NY
The skeletal nature of this lamp suggests that it once was the long-hidden workings of a more decorative fixture. Liberated from its original housing it’s ready to make a statement a...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Maria Theresa Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
The frame is fully dressed all-over with glass. Cut crystal drops of different dimensions and shapes are hanging all-over the octagonal button chains, all around the chandelier. M...
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Vintage 1940s European Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Iron, Wire

Ship's Chrome Deck Lights with Iron Brackett
Located in Nantucket, MA
A chrome deck light from a working ship, with an iron bracket which is slightly offset but stays center when you hang it. Midcentury. Rewired for American use and takes one standard ...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Chandelier "Reticello" Gold Inclusions Attributed to Seguso. Murano, 1940
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier gold inclusions, Italy. Hand blown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
H 35.44 in. W 28.75 in. D 22.45 in.
Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, 50 Glass Rondini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Rare Italian vintage Murano chandelier. The fixture is made up of 41 individual hand blown glass elements hanging (transparent and white “lattimo”) from a chrome frame. Each piece cl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Majestic Pair of Murano Chandeliers, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of Murano chandeliers by 86 Murano crystal transparent prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 6...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Disc Murano Glass Chandeliers by Vistosi Style
By Vistosi
Located in Budapest, HU
Vistosi midcentury pink discs Murano glass Italian chandeliers. Spectacular pair chandeliers by Vistosi made in Murano formed by 23 pink discs of precious Murano glass are arrange...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Chandelier by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll, Austria, 1960s
By Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Chandelier designed by Emil Stejnar and manufactured from Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, Austria, 1950s.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Murano Six-Tier Felci Glass Chandelier, 52 Glasses
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Beautiful and huge Italian Murano chandelier composed of 52 splendid transparent glasses that give a very elegant look Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with cha...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Bubble Rock Crystal Chandelier by Phoenix
Located in New York, NY
Rock crystal bubble chandelier with polish brass frame. Created by Phoenix Gallery, NYC. 6 sockets installed. Supplies 60w each led warm light bulbs. Custom size and metal finish upo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Articulated Mini Spot Lights
By Early Electrics Design Studio
Located in Peekskill, NY
Pictured are mini spot pendants. They come in a dark brass finish. The interiors are silvered and an brass ring holds a textured glass lens. It’s 16 in. long including the brass sock...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Articulated Mini Spot Lights
  • Articulated Mini Spot Lights
  • Articulated Mini Spot Lights
  • Articulated Mini Spot Lights
H 16 in. Dm 3.75 in.
Huge Murano Chandelier Trasaparent and Smoked Triedri, 184 Prism, Mariangela M
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano crystal trasaparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Fantastic Franco Luce for Seguso Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier, 1970s
By Franco Luce
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant two-tier chandelier with eight white "lattimo" striated glass petals supported by a gold-plated hardware by Franco Luce, Murano, Italy, 1970s. Excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco Floral Chandelier Signed by Degué
By David Gueron Degue, Degué
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco chandelier by famous artist Degué. Having four clear frosted glass panels and center globe with polished details and floral motif. Held by a polished nickel design fr...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, 24 Glass Rondini
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 24 glass petals "rondini" (transparent crystal, smooth outside, with crystal powder and then rough inside.) in a chrome frame. Period: 19...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid-20th Century Venetian Rezzonico Chandelier 14 Arms, Murano, 1940s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Budapest, HU
Sumptuous chandelier with 14 flames in very delicate Murano glass blown crystal color embellished with 24-carat gold applications. First half of the 20th century. Absolute mast...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pedant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel Industrial lamp. White interior cast iron top. Measures: Weight 7.5 kg / 16.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international sta...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Huge Murano Chandelier Transparent Triedri, 184 Prism, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano trasparent crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have two different sizes. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 6...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Baccarat Signed Chandelier Glass and Gilt Bronze, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Baccarat signed chandelier. Glass and gilt bronze, 19th century. Gilt bronze and transparent glass chandelier with eight lights. The upper part has a series of curved sticks from whi...
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Antique 19th Century European Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
Located in Praha, CZ
The item made of brass, and green glass. Made from one hotel in Prague. Measures: Diameter of shades is 12 cm. Original, functional condition.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
H 26.38 in. W 20.48 in. D 4.73 in.
Set of Four Austrian Vintage Blown Glass Globes Ceiling Hanging Lights, 1960s
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful set of four hand blown textured glass globes and brass pendant lights. Austria, 1960s. Glass globes: 3 x D: 6.3 in; 1 x D: 7.9 in.   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hand Carved Chandelier in Medieval Gothic Style, Six Dragons Holding Lanterns
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique wooden light fixture with dragons and hand forged, wrought iron lanterns. This handcrafted, excellent condition chandelier comes with six stunning and well carved, winged dr...
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Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Ceiling or Wall Lamp by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll, Austria, 1960s
By Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
A rare and wonderful pair of floral flush mounts or wall lamps designed by Emil Stejnar and manufactured from Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, Austria, 1950s. A textured ball shaped glass lamp...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Vintage Murano Chandelier – 107 Transparent Prism Triedri, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 47,25 ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Amazing Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Big Chandelier Venini Style 107 Transparent Prism Quadriedri Elena Mo
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic and big Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism triedri in a nickel-plated metal frame. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 51,20 inches height (130 cm) with cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Amazing Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Pendant Light Fixture, Vereinigte Werkstaetten, Germany, 1970
By Vereinigte Werkstätten Für Kunst Im Handwerk, Florian Schulz
Located in Graz, AT
A large and square brass pendant light fixture manufactured by Vereinigte Werkstätten Munich, Germany, in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). This gorgeous fixture i...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Amazing Italian Chandelier "Royal Crown", Murano, 1950s
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian Murano chandelier of grandiose beauty.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-20th Pair Italian Triedri Glass Chandeliers, 265 trasparent Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair Triedri Murano glass chandeliers, 265 trasparent prism A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 265 pink triedri on crome frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly...
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Late 20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Spectacular Pair of Chandeliers, Murano, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Amazing and elegant hand blown pair of Murano chandeliers, circa 1970. From Banca azionale del Lavoro in Roma.
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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2 Lighting Pendants For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of 2 lighting pendants available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct 2 lighting pendants — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. There are 27304 antique and vintage 2 lighting pendants for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 9067 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of 2 lighting pendants available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. 2 lighting pendants are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are often sought at 1stDibs. 2 lighting pendants have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Fabio Ltd, Gaetano Sciolari and Venini are consistently popular.

How Much are 2 Lighting Pendants?

2 lighting pendants can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,201, while the lowest priced sells for $2 and the highest can go for as much as $975,628.

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.