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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

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

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.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charming Italian Chandelier "Starfish", Murano, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian Murano chandelier with emerald drops.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

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

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Metal

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

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Metal

Pair of Italian Murano Six-Tier Felci Glass Chandeliers
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Beautiful and huge pair of Italian Murano chandeliers composed of 52 splendid pink glasses that give a very elegant look Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Pink Polar Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular Murano chandelier. It consists of dozens of pure Murano glass leaves. Four E 27 lights. Measures: Height with chain cm 100 (39 inches) without chain cm 40 (16 inches).
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Spectacular Pair of Chandeliers by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1970s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Budapest, HU
Amazing and elegant handblown pair of Murano chandeliers by Barovier & Toso, 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

Midcentury Stilnovo Style Teak and Opaline Eight Arm Spider Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large vintage Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style brass and teak wood spider chandelier with Eight hanging arms glass shades in the Danish style. Age patina. Measures: Diameter: 30 in/...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Moroccan Polished Gold Brass Chandelier in Alberto Pinto Style
By Alberto Pinto
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan Moorish style brass chandelier in Alberto Pinto style. This Pasha Moroccan chandelier is handmade of polished gold repousse and open work brass with inlay handblown decorati...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass, Brass, Brass, Brass

Midcentury Italian Chromed Chandelier with Six Satin White Glass Globes, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A chromed chandelier with six satin white fluted glass globes, Italy, 1960s The glass globes are in very good condition, chrome with some wear, rewired. Measures: Overall height 3...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Italian Chromed Chandelier with Six Satin White Glass Globes, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A chromed chandelier with six satin white fluted glass globes, Italy, 1960s The glass globes are in very good condition, chrome with some wear, rewired. Measures: Overall height 3...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Round Nine Tiers Chandelier, 380 Murano Fume' Glass, 1990s, Metal Ring
By Venini, Camer Glass, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Grand midcentury chandelier that carries around 340 glass elements in fume glass. Each element has small grooves that are playing with light. Light fume color appears tea color wh...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Round 5+1 Tiers Chandelier, Murano, Clear Glass 1990s, Bronze Finish Metal Ring
By Venini, Camer Glass, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This dense and luxury midcentury chandelier carries around 140 glass elements. Each element has small grooves that are giving the appearance when lit to be white. Because it's a diff...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Sculptural Ceiling or Wall Light Flush Mount Chandelier by Leola, 1960s
By Leola
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful sculptural Sciolari style ceiling or wall flush mount by Leola. Germany, 1960s. Chrome version. Measures: Height 13.8 in, width 13.8 in, depth 7 in. Other versions and...
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Mid-20th Century German Minimalist Flush Mount

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Brass, Chrome

20th Century French Bronze Balloon Chandelier with Cristal and Glass Pendants
Located in LEGNY, FR
20th century bronze balloon chandelier with crystal and glass pendants. There are four glasses torchlights. The structure chandelier is made with nice bronze sculpted elements. This...
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Italian 20th Century Beaded Crystal Chandelier with Amber Smoke Crystal Pendants
Located in Milan, IT
20th century Italian beaded crystal five-light chandelier, a small cage chandelier realized with squared section iron structure, with gilt finish, in good condition, ready to hang. F...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron

20th Century Louis XVI Style Gilded Bronze and Crystals Chandelier
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful and refined Italian Louis XVI style, circa 1940s chandelier eight lights. In gilded bronze and completely covered drops of crystal. The crystal exudes the typical brightnes...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Art Deco Murano Glass Three-Light Grape Chandelier, Italy, Mid-20th Century
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Murano glass three-light chandelier with cast iron and brass mounts, Italy, mid-20th century. Three brass hanging chains with colored and clear glass bunch of grapes form shades conn...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

20th Century Modern Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier "Ca'rezzonico" Style, 1960s
By Maestri Muranesi
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
An elegant eight-light chandelier in milk-colored Murano glass and sophisticated fuchsia pink finishes. With a centered bulbous column that emits branches and flowers and finely cuts...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Early 20th Century 3 branch copper ceiling light.
Located in Manchester, GB
Great, simple but elegant early 20th Century 3 branch ceiling light in its original anodised copper finish. complimented with replacement twisted vasaline glass shades. Fully rewir...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Gaetano Sciolari Two-Tone Twelve-Light Mid-Century Modern Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York City, NY
Twelve-light expressionist chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. Chrome finished bent metal arcs in polished and satin finish, combine and tier between brass poles accented by acrylic tip...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

1970s Design Chandelier
Located in Halluin, FR
Sculpted glass and psychedelic fabric for this chandelier in total retro and 1970s look.
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Late 20th Century French Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Fabric, Glass

  • 1970s Design Chandelier
  • 1970s Design Chandelier
  • 1970s Design Chandelier
  • 1970s Design Chandelier
H 6.3 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Egyptian Revival Chandelier
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is a very elegant lamp. The warmth of the amber stained glass panels and it's cone shape make this fixture a stand out.
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Early 20th Century American Aesthetic Movement Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Stunning Kinkeldey Chandelier, 1970
By Kinkeldey
Located in Rijssen, NL
This modernist iceglass chandelier with 30 glasses was designed by the Kinkeldey design team during the 1970s, and manufactured in Germany. A very elegant Kinkeldey chandelier, it is...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Stunning Kinkeldey Chandelier, 1970
  • Stunning Kinkeldey Chandelier, 1970
  • Stunning Kinkeldey Chandelier, 1970
  • Stunning Kinkeldey Chandelier, 1970
H 27.56 in. Dm 16.93 in.
Midcentury Crystal Chandelier by Kinkeldey
By Kinkeldey
Located in New York, NY
Striking midcentury chandelier composed of five tiers of crystal elements with a scroll design. Chandelier suspended from a nickel canopy and rod. Rewired for use in the USA. 12 sock...
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20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

Italian Murano Glass Flower Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful Italian Murano glass flower chandelier. Total height with chain is 75 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Doria Twenty-Five-Globe Sputnik Chandelier
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite large-scale brass Sputnik chandelier with 25 blown seed glass globes by Doria. Stem can be cut to size. Chandelier body measures 21.5 inches tall. Rewired for use in the US...
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20th Century German Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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20 Th Century Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the 20 th century chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each 20 th century chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. Find 8901 options for an antique or vintage 20 th century chandelier now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the 20 th century chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each 20 th century chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Industrial hallmarks is very popular. A well-made 20 th century chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Gaetano Sciolari, J.T. Kalmar and Barovier&Toso are consistently popular.

How Much is a 20 Th Century Chandelier?

A 20 th century chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,071, while the lowest priced sells for $85 and the highest can go for as much as $450,000.

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.