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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.
Ship's Chrome Deck Light with Iron Bracket
Located in Nantucket, MA
A nautical 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 ...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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

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

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

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

12-Light Italian Glass and Gilt Brass Chandelier, circa 1980s
By Murano 5
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Very elegant and high quality 12- arm crystal glass chandelier Italy, circa 1980s. The condition is excellent.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Empire Caryatids Fire Gilded Bronze Cut Glass 4-Light Lantern Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Beautiful pair of antique large French Empire cast bronze lanterns. Fire gilded solid heavy bronze and cut glass shade with four-light. Measures: Diameter 12 in/ 30 cm Height 32 in/ ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Brass Pendant Light Fixture, Vereinigte Werkstaetten, Germany, 1970
By Vereinigte Werkstätten Für Kunst Im Handwerk, Florian Schulz
Located in Austria, 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

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

Italian Eight Arms Brass And Opaline Ceiling Light
By Angelo Lelii
Located in Megeve, FR
Beautiful Italian Angelo Lelli style eight globes ceiling light. Brass and opaline glass.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

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H 7.88 in. W 80.71 in. D 51.19 in.
English Baroque Style Solid Bronze Six-Light Chandelier, circa 1905
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Edwardian English Baroque style solid bronze six-light chandelier having six cusped scroll arms on gadrooned and fluted main body. Wonderful color and patina. Photos show a skewed ar...
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Early 20th Century English Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Italian Murano Glass Wrought Iron Seven-Light Chandelier, 1930s
By Compagnia Di Venezia E Murano (C.V.M.)
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Italian six arm Murano glass chandelier with painted wrought iron flowers and leaf decoration, bowl base of Murano glass flowers and six bunch of grapes shape shades of Murano Glass ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Italian Murano Glass Wrought Iron Seven-Light Chandelier, 1930s
By Compagnia Di Venezia E Murano (C.V.M.)
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Italian six arm Murano glass chandelier with painted wrought iron flowers and leaf decoration, bowl base of Murano glass flowers and six bunch of grapes shape shades of Murano Glass,...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Empire Style Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Twelve-Light Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous antique French Empire style chandelier features twelve electrified candlearms, a semi-nude neoclassical figurine and doré bronze mounts including acanthus and lotus lea...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Large Italian, Wrought Iron Four-Light Chandelier, 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very detailed wrought iron fixture with intricate fleurs-de-lis medallion designs flanking each of the diagonal arm supports and horizontal arms, the bobeches of large leaf-form me...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Large Twelve Light Crystal and Bronze Chandelier Attributed to Bagues
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
A very fine twelve light chandelier with amethyst color and clear crystal drops, attributed to Bagues.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Trio Pierced Brass Asian Ceiling Light Pendant Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Asian pierced brass 3-pendant light chandelier with scrolling arabesque pattern motif. Handcrafted from thick solid brass in Japan in the 1950s. This fixture creates a playful patter...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

French Baroque Revival Six-Light Crystal Chandelier from a Church, circa 1860
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Baroque Revival crystal six-light chandelier from the mid 19th century, with black patinated bronze armature, pendeloques, rosettes and monograms. Found in a French church, ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Fabulous Early 1900's Six-Light Quality Carved Nutwood Chandelier Light Fixture
Located in Lisse, NL
Speaking of hand carved masterpieces. This six-light, early 20th century Italian chandelier is another one of our recent great finds and it is in excellent condition. The superb han...
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Early 20th Century Italian Romantic Chandeliers and Pendants

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Hardwood

Large Pierced Filigree Brass Japanese Asian Pendant Chandelier Light
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Brass pierced Asian chandelier or pendant light with scrolling arabesque pattern motif. Handcrafted from thick solid brass in Japan in the 1950s, this pendant has been refitted with ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Ditri Cascade DXC43, Hexagon Modern Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
DITRI CASCADE DXC43 takes the form of a sleek ditrigon, a blend between a convex hexagon and a triangle. This line was inspired by the flawless natural form of a unique type of snowf...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

DITRI CASCADE DXC43 - Black Hexagon Modern Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
DITRI takes the form of a sleek ditrigon, a blend between a convex hexagon and a triangle. This line was inspired by the flawless natural form of a unique type of snowflake. This dou...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Ditri Cascade III DXC52, Hexagon Modern Triple Tier Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
DITRI takes the form of a sleek ditrigon, a blend between a convex hexagon and a triangle. This line was inspired by the flawless natural form of the ditrigonal snowflake. This tripl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Italian Rococo Style 1890s Six-Light Crystal Chandelier with Gilt Metal Armature
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian Rococo style six-light crystal chandelier form the late 19th century, with gilt armature. This exquisite Italian crystal chandelier features a scrolling gilt armature, del...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Midcentury Light Fixture
Located in Chicago, IL
Fun midcentury molded plastic light fixture with glass lens from the Czech Republic, stamped Xaverov. Many available. Need to be re-wired.
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Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Plastic

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H 26 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Gray Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel industrial pendant Gray enamel shade, white inside. Dark gray / green cast aluminum top Weight: 2.90 kg / 6.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made s...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Horizontal Chrome and Glass Flush Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
An Italian chrome-plated 8 light fixture with molded glass insets. The fixture suspended from 2 rods, but could be mounted as flush mounted.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Black enamel. White interior. Weight: 5.3 kg / 11.7 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Scissor Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large scissor light. Black enamel pendant. White interior. Mounting plate: 12 × 7cm. Weight: 6.5 kg / 14.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by ...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Midcentury Pendant Light Chrome and Irridescent Glass Panels
Located in FR
Pendant light chrome and irridescent glass panels midcentury Unusual glass and metal ceiling light Irridescent carnival glass shaped panels Measurements given are for the light it...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Light Fixture and Paper Lantern by Andrew Stansell
By Andrew Stansell
Located in Chicago, IL
Light fixture and paper lantern by Andrew Stansell, intersect - a Japanese paper and steel armature structural light fixture, lantern. Can be used as a table top, lighted piece or pe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Paper

Square Glass Ceiling Light by Veca, 1970s, Italy
By VECA
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful square glass hanging lamp made in Italy in the 1970s. The light is made of thick glass. It has an amazing transparent color and it is very solid. The four glass parts are...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

White Porcelain Vintage Industrial Holophane Glass Hanging Light
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial pendant. White porcelain, clear Holophane glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Porcelain, Glass

Ceiling Light Signed Rambusch NYC, USA, circa 1910
By Rambusch Co.
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Early 20th century ceiling fixture with a metal frame, a hand blown opaque glass shade, and a red enameled metal conical shaped top, original Rambusch label.  
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Moroccan Vintage Metal and Frosted Glass Light Fixture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Great vintage Moroccan handcrafted frosted glass lantern. The top and bottom metal hand-crafted in openwork Moorish design.. Rewired with a cluster of four lights. Comes with 3 feet ...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Metal Top Pendant Light
By Mazda
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French factory light. Black enamel. Used in warehouses and factories. Weight: 5.10 kg / 11.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Metal

Small French Holophane Globe Pendant Light with Brass Caps
Located in London, GB
Small French Holophane globe pendant lights, moulded prismatic glass with spun brass caps and conical finial to base, re-wired with braided silk flex, circa 1960-1980. Larger size av...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

1 of 2 Murano Ball Pendant Light by Doria, Germany, 1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
Doria ceiling light with large volcanic Murano glass ball. High quality of materials - gives a wonderful light effect when it is on. Heavy quality and in very good condition. Cle...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Red Triple Layered Brown/Red Glass Pendant Light, 1960s
By Holmegaard
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This large and very nice pendant lamp is made of red brown colored glass with a white inside. The glass is hung to the fixture by a metal ring with 3 connecting screws. This model is...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

21st Century Woven Oak Lighted Sculpture by Lucy Slivinski
By Lucy Slivinski
Located in Chicago, IL
21st century woven oak lighted sculpture by Lucy Slivinski Woven oak #1 Custom sizes available.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Oak

Extraordinary Aluminium and Murano Glass Ceiling Light by Mazegga, 1970s, Italy
By Mazzega
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful Murano glass hanging lamp made in Italy in the 1970s. The light is made of thick Murano. It has an amazing color and it is very solid. The three glass parts are secure to...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pretty Small Art Deco Light Fixture in Etched Glass and Steel, circa 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pretty small Art Deco light fixture in etched glass and steel, circa 1930.    
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Three-Light Chandelier, Opal and Brass by Bent Karlby for Lyfa, 1940s
By Lyfa, Bent Karlby
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Three-light chandelier by Bent Karlby for Lyfa in the early 1940s, attractive and very charming opal glass and brass chandelier. An extremely charming, yet very stylish chandelier...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Orrefors Chandelier by Lyfa/Orrefors, 1950s, Large Crystal & Brass Ceiling Light
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors, Lyfa
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Orrefors chandelier by Lyfa/Orrefors in the late 1950s, most likely designed by Carl Fagerlund, who is famous, and celebrated, for his amazing crystal lights - Scandinavian midcentur...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Art Nouveau Vaseline Glass Floral Lamp or Ceiling Light Shade
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Stunning, Art Nouveau Vaseline glass uranium glass shade for a lamp, with Huge Intense Floral design of Daisy’s around the perimeter and a ruffled top edge. This would be one of the ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

Ultra, Copper Pendant Light by Jo Hammerborg, 1963, Fog & Mørup
By Fog & Mørup, Jo Hammerborg
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Ultra, copper pendant light by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup in 1963 - stylish Scandinavian Modern copper ceiling light in very good vintage condition. The Ultra is a beautiful pe...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Central Pendant, Jo Hammerborg, Fog & Mørup, 1967, Stylish Grey Ceiling Light
By Fog & Mørup, Jo Hammerborg
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Central pendant by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup in 1967 - Classic grey hanging lamp in very good vintage condition! A medium sized light grey, almost white, cylinder shaped penda...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Orrefors Semi-Flush by Lyfa/Orrefors, 1960s, Rare Magnificent Scandinavian Light
By Orrefors, Lyfa
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Orrefors Semi-Flush is produced by Danish Lyfa in collaboration with Swedish Orrefors in the 1960s - a rare and beautiful emerald green crystal glass light with clear crystal inner s...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Aluminum

Dinette, Red and White Acrylic Pendant Light by Bent Karlby, 1970, Lyfa
By Lyfa, Bent Karlby
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Dinette by Bent Karlby, 1970, produced by Lyfa - Scandinavian Modern red and white acrylic plastic ceiling light in excellent vintage condition. This stylish pendant is made up of...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Acrylic

Nova, Copper Pendant Light by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup in 1963
By Jo Hammerborg, Fog & Mørup
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
NOVA, copper pendant light by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup in 1963 - attractive and stylish polished copper hanging lamp in good vintage condition. This is an internationally sou...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Peanut, Pendant Lighting by Bent Karlby, 1946, Lyfa Large Opal and Brass Light
By Lyfa, Bent Karlby
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Peanut (P 163), pendant lighting designed by Bent Karlby in 1946 and produced by Lyfa, extremely attractive blown opal glass ceiling light with polished brass, in very good vintage c...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Peanut Lamp by Bent Karlby, 1946, Lyfa, Large Opal and Brass Hanging Light
By Lyfa, Bent Karlby
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Peanut lamp (P 163) - designed by Bent Karlby in 1946 and produced by Lyfa - very rare and extremely attractive pendant in very good vintage condition! This is a rare find (includ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Wonderful Large Austrian Vintage Ceiling Light Chandelier, 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful crystal glass, brass and nickel pendant chandelier. Austria, 1960s. Measures: Diameter 27.5 in Height (body) 6 in Lamp sockets: 8x E27 (US E26).
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Crystal Waterfall Seven-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A wonderful brass and crystal waterfall chandelier with seven tiers Murano crystal sticks, Italy 1950-1959 - impressive lighting effect! This chandelier can also be used as flush mou...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Bamboo Brûlé Chandelier by David Duncan, Twelve Light Chandelier
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A twelve light, two-tiered faux bamboo chandelier. Featuring an intricately constructed cage, formed by cross-banded sections of hand-painted faux bamboo made from brass, with bobech...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Architectural Oval Shaped Brass and Grey Murano Glass Ten-Light Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This chandelier has got a very unusual shape since it is slightly oval. It features ten brass arms ending with high grey Murano frozen glass shades and large crystal turned bowls. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Ornate French Art Nouveau Art Deco Beaded Glass Straw Fringe 6-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Ornate French Art Nouveau and Art Deco, frosted satin etched art glass lamp shades chandelier Measures: Diameter 30.7 in/ 78 cm Height 32.2 in / 82 cm Weight 7 Kg / 32 lb 6-light bu...
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20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

One of Four Huge Kalmar 'Granada' Chandeliers Flush Mount Light Brass Glass 1970
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Austria, AT
One of four square and very large 'Granada' light fixtures by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The lamps can be used as pend...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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8 Light Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the 8 light chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A 8 light chandelier — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. There are 13674 variations of the antique or vintage 8 light chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 2840 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the 8 light 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 8 light chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made 8 light chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Flos, Vistosi and Artemide are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a 8 Light Chandelier?

Prices for a 8 light chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $10 and can go as high as $595,984, while the average can fetch as much as $2,660.

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.