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Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass pendant light with colored green and yellow glass and chromed metal frame.  
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
H 41.34 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Glass pendant light. Measures: Diameter 20 cm. Height 58 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Glass Pendant Light
  • Glass Pendant Light
  • Glass Pendant Light
  • Glass Pendant Light
H 22.84 in. Dm 7.88 in.
Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Art Deco glass and brass pendant light. Measures: Diameter:35 cm. Height:55 cm. One E27 bulb.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Glass Pendant Light
  • Glass Pendant Light
  • Glass Pendant Light
  • Glass Pendant Light
H 21.66 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass pendant light. The round shade creates a warm and cozy light with a distinct light right underneath the shade. The lamp features one light source of max 80W. The...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 15.75 in. Dm 7.88 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass pendant light or chandelier. Diameter 62 cm. Height fixture 41 cm. Total height 70 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 16.15 in. Dm 24.41 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass pendant light. Diameter: 24 cm. Height fixture: 48 cm. Total height with the chain: 90 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 35.44 in. Dm 9.45 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass pendant light with five E14 bulbs. Measures: Diameter 32 cm. Height 120 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Chrome

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 47.25 in. Dm 12.6 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass pendant light or chandelier. Total height with the chain is 120 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 23.63 in. Dm 18.12 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Murano glass pendant light.(E14 bulb) Measure: Diameter 22 cm. Height fixture 17 cm. Total height 50 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 19.69 in. Dm 8.67 in.
Mid Century Modern Orange Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light, 1950's
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Vibrant orange Murano glass pendant light, 1950s. Rewired and ready to hang.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian orange and white Murano glass pendant light.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 31.5 in. Dm 13 in.
Blown Glass Pendant Light
Located in Stamford, CT
Blown glass pendant light fixture.  
Category

20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

  • Blown Glass Pendant Light
  • Blown Glass Pendant Light
  • Blown Glass Pendant Light
  • Blown Glass Pendant Light
H 27 in. Dm 16 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Lake Success, NY
Murano glass pendant light fixture. Italian, 1960s. The given dimensions in the measurement details is only of the pendant body not including the cable and ceiling cap. Total leng...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 23.75 in. W 6.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Murano glass pendant light or chandelier. Measures: Diameter 30 cm. Height 60 cm. Five E27 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 23.63 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Italian Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian glass pendant.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Italian Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Glass Pendant Light
H 8.67 in. Dm 12.21 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass and brass pendant light. Measure: Diameter 33 cm. Height fixture 30 cm. Total height 90 cm. One E27 bulb.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 35.44 in. Dm 15.36 in.
Oversized Glass Pendant Light
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An exquisite glass ceiling pendant of large size with a blown glass cone shape with a folded double wall design.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Glass Pendant Light,Sweden
Located in Antwerp, BE
Glass and brass pendant light made in Sweden. Diameter 25 cm. Height glass fixture 20 cm. Height glass fixture with brass rod 40 cm. Total height 80 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Glass Pendant Light,Sweden
  • Glass Pendant Light,Sweden
  • Glass Pendant Light,Sweden
  • Glass Pendant Light,Sweden
H 7.88 in. Dm 9.85 in.
Murano Mazzega Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass pendant light or chandelier. Total height is 120 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Chrome

  • Murano Mazzega Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Mazzega Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Mazzega Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Mazzega Glass Pendant Light
H 23.63 in. Dm 18.12 in.
Leaded Glass Pendant Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1910 English leaded glass pendant light fixture with amber tones in the glass. Measurements: Minimum drop 24" Diameter 22"
Category

Vintage 1910s English Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass

Tiffany Glass Pendant Light
By Tiffany Studios
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Wonderful Arts & Crafts period hanging light with 30 10 inch (rare) Tiffany Prisims, started its first life as a gas fixture which dates it circa 1895. Later it was converted to elec...
Category

Antique 1890s North American Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Tiffany Glass Pendant Light
  • Tiffany Glass Pendant Light
  • Tiffany Glass Pendant Light
  • Tiffany Glass Pendant Light
H 40 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
A sculptural Murano glass ceiling light fixture. This pendant lamp has a highly decorative design. Diameter 48 cm. Height fixture 37 cm. Total height 55 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 14.57 in. Dm 18.9 in.
Copper and Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Copper and glass pendant light. Measure: Diameter 50 cm. Height fixture 65 cm. Total height with the chain 85 cm. One E27 bulb.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass, Copper

  • Copper and Glass Pendant Light
  • Copper and Glass Pendant Light
  • Copper and Glass Pendant Light
  • Copper and Glass Pendant Light
H 33.47 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass ceiling lamp with yellow decoration. Measures: Diameter 29 cm. Height 100 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass, Murano Glass

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
H 39.38 in. Dm 11.42 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pendant light in Murano glass and brass. Measures: Diameter 38 cm. Height fixture 37 cm. Total height with the chain 150 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
H 14.57 in. Dm 14.97 in.
Sizable Holophane Glass Pendant Light
Located in San Francisco, CA
Oversized single Holophane glass pendant with attached glass diffuser. Hand rubbed bronze finish on all brass fittings.
Category

Early 2000s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass ceiling light, chandelier. Measures: Width 52 cm Depth 52 cm. Height 50 cm. Three E27 bulbs.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
H 19.69 in. W 20.48 in. D 20.48 in.
Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass ceiling lamp. Measures: Diameter 37 cm. Height 35 cm. Total height 80 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 13.78 in. Dm 14.57 in.
Large Opaline Glass Pendant Light
Located in Vienna, AT
White opaline glass shade on steel chromed pendulum fitted with one E27 socket, from the 1960s. Height of the glass only 35cm (13.77"). Up to six pieces available.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant Light
H 29.53 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano ceiling light. Light uses three bulbs, Max wattage 40 each.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 30.71 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Midcentury Pendant Chandelier by Moe Light
By Moe Light
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Stunning brass chandelier with three hanging milk glass shades by Moe Light. Photographed with Harry Bertoia Knoll diamond chair for scale.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Milk Glass Pendant Light Fixtures
Located in New York, NY
French circa 1930s milk glass pendant light fixtures with interior lights Measurements: Height (current drop): 15″. Diameter: 16″.
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Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants

1970s Murano Frosted Glass Pendant Light
By Mazzega
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
1970s Murano Frosted Glass Pendant Light with transparent and amber colors Brass base.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Murano Glass Molded Glass Pendant Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960's Italian molded glass light fixture with six interior lights. Measurements: Height: 19" Diameter: 18.5"
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Antique German Opaline Glass Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
Early to mid-20th century German opaline pendant light, White opaline glass with a patinated brass rim and gallery. Re-wired and PAT tested. There is an internal chip around...
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Vintage 1930s German Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Italian Blue Glass Pendant Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1930s semi-flushed pendant blue blown glass light fixture with three interior candelabra lights. Measurements: Height 10? Diameter 19?.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Antique English Leaded Glass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1900 English leaded glass light fixture with six interior lights. Measurements: Height 32" Width 22" Light 6".
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass

Brass and Opaline Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brass and opaline five-tier pendant chandelier, 1960.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Brass and Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Brass and Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Brass and Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Brass and Opaline Glass Pendant Light
H 37.41 in. W 12.21 in. D 12.21 in.
Industrial Silver Mercury Glass Pendant Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial pendant light with faceted bell shaped, silver mercury glass shade and brass fitter with paddle switch is newly wired with 40 inches of silver braided cloth cord to accept...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Italian Midcentury Etched Glass Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
An Italian midcentury two-tone pendant light. Etched glass with clear stripes. Patinated brass gallery and base. Re-wired and ready to hang. Dimensions: 59 height x 28 di...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Antique Opaline Glass Pendant Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1900 English opaline glass light fixture with bronze body, interior lights and hangs from three chains. Measurements: Diameter 14.25" Height of body (minimum drop) 14".
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Opaline Glass

1960s Danish Palisander/Glass Pendant Light
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition with minor signs of use - Fully functional.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass, Rosewood

Art Deco Layered Glass Pendant Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Art Deco pendant light with a layered shade of ribbed, frosted and cut glass with aluminum fitter is newly wired with 48 inches of braided beige cord to accept a 150 watt bulb.
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Mazzega Murano Glass Pendant Light 1950's
By AVMazzega
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful Brutalist style tube shaped 2 color Murano glass large pendant light by Mazzega. Thwe light has a brass armature, total height of the light is 1m25 (glass only is 80cm high.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Brutalist Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Murano Glass Italian Pendant Light Fixture Leaves with Stems Shades
By Camer Glass
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Each leaf individually blown with a smoke glass applied stem. Good size for bathroom, dressing room or entryway. In very good condition no damage to the leaves. Each leaf measures ap...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Italian Case Glass Pendant Light, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Italian handblown pendant light, circa 1950. Glass shade is layered with a clear satin finished over white in a tear drop shape. Holds one standard light bulb. Shade is 8" in diamete...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Etched Iridescent Glass Pendant Light Fixture
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fine quality frosted and etched iridescent glass bowl with reddish bronze hanger and hardware. Reconditioned and restored. American, circa 1910. The lamp is 20 inches in diamete...
Category

Early 20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Chic Brass and Textured Glass Pendant Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic brass and textured glass pendant light. Matching canopy. Extra long cord to adjust drop.
Category

20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

1920s-1940s Barovier Murano Glass Pendant Light
By Barovier
Located in London, GB
1920s-1940s Barovier Murano glass pendant light.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

  • 1920s-1940s Barovier Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • 1920s-1940s Barovier Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • 1920s-1940s Barovier Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • 1920s-1940s Barovier Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 39.38 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
Chic Brass and Textured Glass Pendant Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic brass and textured glass pendant light. Matching canopy. Extra long cord to adjust drop.
Category

20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Signed Art Nouveau Sculptural Glass Pendant Light
Located in Chicago, IL
Delicate and colorful iridescent art glass pendant light. Luminous colors of ochre, lavender, violet and turquoise seem to change when seen from different angles. Comes with ample ch...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Chic brass and textured glass pendant light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic brass and textured glass pendant light. Matching canopy. Extra long cord to adjust drop.
Category

20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Blown Glass Pendant Light by Eric Willemart
By Eric Willemart
Located in Geneve, CH
Blown glass pendant light by Eric Willemart Materials: Grey blown glass, polished silver or brass or copper Plating Light specifications: Socket E27, Filament Bulb 20W (optional) ...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Green Cased Glass Pendant Light, circa 1960s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Green cased glass pendant light, circa 1960s. Shade is green and a white inside, when lit gives a nice glow (last 2 photos) glass shade is attached to a metal cylinder from which th...
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Exceptional Venetian Blow, Glass Pendant Light Fixture
Located in Buchanan, MI
Venetian blown-glass pendant light fixture. Electrical piece marked Milan. Each handblown spiral glass piece is suspended from a thin chain with a three-cluster bulb fixture that han...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Art Deco Slat Glass Pendant Light
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Made circa 1920, this Art Deco ceiling pendant has an intricate geometric design with slat white flash opal glass inserts.
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Glass Pendant Light Fixtures
Located in New York, NY
A pair of 1950s Italian silver plated light fixtures with glass drop pendants and with interior lights. Height: 23.5 in. Diameter: 18 in.
Category

Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Pair of Glass Pendant Light Fixtures
  • Pair of Glass Pendant Light Fixtures
  • Pair of Glass Pendant Light Fixtures
  • Pair of Glass Pendant Light Fixtures
H 23.5 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Moroccan Geometric Milk Glass Pendant Light
Located in Montecito, CA
Moroccan pendant with geometric designs.
Category

Late 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

Small Blue Glass Pendant Light by Veca
By VECA
Located in London, GB
A small Italian pendant light in chrome with blue glass.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass

  • Small Blue Glass Pendant Light by Veca
  • Small Blue Glass Pendant Light by Veca
  • Small Blue Glass Pendant Light by Veca
  • Small Blue Glass Pendant Light by Veca
H 10.63 in. W 9.06 in. D 4.73 in.
Orange Murano Glass Pendant Light by Vistosi
By Vistosi
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass ceiling light by Vistosi.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

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Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights 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.

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 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 named for 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 does the right chandelier prove stunning, 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 pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.