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Italian Modern Adjustable Three-Arm 'Triennale' Brass Lamp in Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo, Arredoluce
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful multicolored Italian three-arm chandelier, lampshades are rotatable and adjustable, also the counterweight rods, perfect for creating light effects, each lampshade for two ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Arts & Crafts Brass and Opaline Shade Oil Lamp or Adjustable Floral Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique, stunning and rare, hand painted oil lamp. This large and impressive oil lamp dates from the early 1900s and the Arts & Crafts design is exceptional. It is made of top quali...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Nouveau, Brass Vessel and Opaline Shade Oil Lamp or Adjustable Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and large antique oil lamp with blackened iron frame. This large and impressive oil lamp dates from the early 1900s. It is made of different, quality materials and expensive te...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Brass

Brass Adjustable Pendant
By Lightolier
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A fine brass adjustable ceiling fixture having a perforated dome shade and ring handle.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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H 19.5 in. Dm 18.75 in.
Brass Pendant Adjustable Lamp
By Edward Wormley
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual pendant lamp in polished brass attributed to Harry Gitlin for Ledlin Lighting Inc. Brass ring allows for easier function and adds decorative appeal. Perforated shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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H 38.5 in. Dm 21.5 in.
Workstead Brass Pendant with Adjustable Reflector
By Workstead
Located in Hudson, NY
This elemental pendant comes in a hewn brass finish. A pivot joint allows for 90 degrees of rotation. The dimension of the rod can be customized at three standard lengths (24", 36", ...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Nouveau Adjustable Brass Pendant Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass Art Nouveau lamp with milk glass lamp shape from about 1900. fully restored with new electric.
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Adjustable Drum Pendant Light in Perforated Brass
Located in New York, NY
A hanging pendant light, produced, circa 1950s, the brass drum form shade with perforated detail and frosted glass diffuser; enabled to adjust suspended height. Good overall vintage ...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Height Adjustable Pendant Lamp in Brass, Germany, 1970s
By Wofi Leuchten
Located in Berlin, DE
Height adjustable pendant lamp in brass, Germany, 1970s Pendant lamp made of brass. Height is adjustable - perfect for a dining table. Please note: Lamp should be fitted profession...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Adjustable White Plexiglass and Brass Pendant, Italy
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1950s. Made in plexiglass and brass. This pendant features its original patina, but on request we can polish the brass. It is a vintage item, therefore it might show slight traces ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Adjustable Danish Brass Pendant by Lyfa
By Lyfa
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass pendants designed by Frits Schlegel and produced by Lyfa in the mid-1960s. Brass mounting bracket with adjustable height. Model P 295. Measures: H. 27 cm. Ø 44 cm. Two piece...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Adjustable Refurbished Brass Counterweight Pendant Lamp by Florian Schulz
By Florian Schulz
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant newly polished brass pendant light by Florian Schulz/Germany with a shiny brass 14.7 inch shade and heavy counterweight to easily adjust the light in height. Excellent restor...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

20th Century Brass Pendant With Adjustable Height Mechanism
By Frits Schlegel, Lyfa
Located in Paris, FR
A brass pendant with adjustable height mechanism and brass canopy by Frits Schlegel. Model P 295. Manufactured by Lyfa. circa 1960 Dimension: L 44cm, P 44cm, H 35cm.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Up-Down Pendant, Height Adjustable Light- Brass Shade, Brass Hex Counter Weight
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Up-Down light is a contemporary twist on the Classic Industrial age height adjustable pendant light. A range of natural materials contrasted with simple geometric forms to create a l...
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2010s Australian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Strike, A Modern Adjustable Pendant Light Handcrafted in Solid Brushed Brass
By Current
Located in Portland, OR
Inspired by the simple form of a matchstick, Strike’s playful sophistication is born from simple geometric shapes combined with a refined sense of scale. A versatile light, Strike ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Huge Adjustable Brass Pendant Lamp Attributed to Münchner Werkstätten, Germany
By Münchner Werkstätten
Located in Berlin, DE
This huge brass pendant lamp with adjustable shade is attributed to Münchner Werkstätten, 1950s. 1 x E 27 bulb Please note: Lamp should be fitted professionally in accordance to ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Adjustable Pendant with Counter Weight
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendant, metal, brass, Finland, ca. 1960 This pendant features a perforated shade and is finished with subtle solid brass details in the style of Paavo Tynell. This very well made p...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Adjustable Pendant with Counter Weight
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendant, metal, brass, Finland, circa 1960. This pendant features a perforated shade and is finished with subtle solid brass details in the style of Paavo Tynell. This very well m...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Scandinavian Adjustable Pendant with Counterweight
By Paavo Tynell
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendant, in metal and brass, Scandinavia, 1960s. Scandinavian adjustable Pendant with counterbalance in the style of Paavo Tynell. This elegant piece with a perforated shade is ext...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Adjustable Counterweight Pendant by Stilux
By Stilux
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
Pendant by Stilux Italy from the 1950s. This pendant, which can be adjusted in height with a counterweight, shows a striking combination of brass, black enameled metal and green/yell...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Italian Adjustable Pendant with Counterweight
By Paavo Tynell
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendant, in metal and brass, Italy, 1960s.  Scandinavian adjustable ceiling lamp with counterweight in the style of Paavo Tynell. This elegant piece with a perforated shade is ext...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Adjustable Pendant Vienna, circa 1910s
Located in Wien, AT
Adjustable pendant, Vienna, circa 1910s Polished and stove enamelled Green opal shade The height is adjustable to different room heights.
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Jugendstil Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Brass

Italian Adjustable Pendant with Counterweight
By Paavo Tynell
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendant, in metal and brass, Italy, 1960s.  Scandinavian adjustable ceiling lamp with counterweight. This elegant piece with a perforated shade is extendable and adjustable in heigh...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Adjustable Brass Pendant Onos55 by Florian Schulz with a Central Counterweight
By Florian Schulz
Located in Halle, DE
An elegant adjustable brass pendant Onos55 by Florian Schulz with a special Central Counterweight Counter Balance, adjustable from a maximum of 145cm to a minimum of 80cm. With its ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Adjustable White Ceramic and Brass Pendant, Italy, 1950s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in ceramic and brass. It is a vintage item therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it is in excellent original condition and ready to give ambiance to any room. Mea...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Adjustable Counterweight Pulley Pendant by Paavo Tynell, 1950
By Taito Oy, Paavo Tynell
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern perforated brass counter weight pulley pendant with white glass diffuser by Paavo Tynell and manufactured by Taito Oy, Finland, circa 1950. ...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Elegant Adjustable Pendant with Counter Weight
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Very elegant shaped pendant with a perforated shade, finished with subtle solid brass details in the style of Paavo Tynell. This very well made piece is equipped with a narrow inf...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Bent Karlby Adjustable Pendant, Denmark, 1950s
By Bent Karlby
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Bent Karlby attributed pendant lamp for Fog and Mørup, Denmark. The lamp has two crescent shaped dark red metal shades with an opaline glass diffuser each. The shades have star sha...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

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H 27.56 in. W 17.72 in. D 5.12 in.
Fully Adjustable Danish P 295 Brass Pendant by Fritz Schlegel for Lyfa, 1960s
By Frits Schlegel
Located in Esbjerg, DK
- Solid brass pendant by Fritz Schlegel - Manufactured by Lyfa in Denmark in the mid-1960s - Brass mounting bracket with adjustable height and original matching brass canopy - Mod...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Adjustable Brass Pendant Light by Lamter Milano
By Lamter
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful and extremely rare pair of golden chandeliers / pendant lights by Lamter Milano, The lamp resembling a vertical eye, is suspended on a steel cable and can be adjusted as l...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fully Adjustable Danish P 295 Brass Pendant by Fritz Schlegel for Lyfa, 1960s
By Frits Schlegel
Located in Esbjerg, DK
- Solid brass pendant by Fritz Schlegel - Manufactured by Lyfa in Denmark in the mid-1960s - Brass mounting bracket with adjustable height and original matching brass canopy - Mod...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Adjustable Pendant Attributed to J.T Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Shade made of straw braid and fitted with one E27 socket, attributed to J.T. Kalmar.    
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Adjustable Pendant Designed by J. T. Kalmar, Vienna, 1950
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Wien, AT
Adjustable pendant designed by J. T. Kalmar, Vienna, 1950 Original condition, only the shade is black painted. The height is adjustable to different room heights.    
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Adjustable Woven Rattan Pendant Lamp, circa 1960s
Located in Wien, AT
Adjustable woven rattan pendant lamp, circa 1960s Original condition Extendable up to 190 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Impressive Brass with Adjustable Metal Shades Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Impressive and sculptural brass chandelier with adjustable perforated white lamp shades. The chandelier gives a beautiful light to every room and is in excellent condition. 24x E27 /...
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1990s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Adjustable Brass Lamp, Attributed To Adolf Loos
By J.T. Kalmar, Adolf Loos
Located in Vienna, AT
About 50-60 years old brass with silk lamp shade. I could not find any information about the manufacturer but a similiar model was also produced by J.T. Kalmar.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Vienna Secession Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Workstead Brass Chandelier with Three Arms and Adjustable Cast Brass Clamps
By Workstead
Located in Hudson, NY
The Workstead chandelier fuses the concept of the chandelier with a keen understanding of function and flexibility. The same standard pieces can be reconfigured in countless ways; as...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

A Kalmar Midcentury Height-Adjustable Counterweight Pendant Lamp, Austria, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful midcentury height-adjustable pendant light Kalmar model 2520 with a counterweight, a nice leather-covered handle and a zylindric pastel green lampshade from the 1950s. Ex...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Large and Rare Adjustable Counterweight Pendant Lamp, Germany, 1970s
By Florian Schulz
Located in Berlin, DE
Large solid brass Florian Schulz style adjustable counterweight pendant, Germany, 1960s/1970s. The outside is polished and the inside is white lacquered. Measurements: Diameter 20 in...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful Adjustable Multicolored Italian Chandelier Brass Stilnovo Style
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Fantastic Italian lamp, made of brass, three adjustable arms, multicolored shades and handles. Very good condition with nice patina on the brass parts, already rewired, for three sma...
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20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Swedish Pair of Adjustable Chandeliers in Brass, 1950s
By Hansson & Co
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of height adjustable ceiling lamp, brass, produced by AB E.Hansson & Co in Malmö, Sweden, 1950s. This playful lamp holds the middle between Classic, decorative chandeliers a...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Pair of Adjustable Chandeliers in Brass, 1950s
By Hansson & Co
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of height adjustable ceiling lamp, brass, produced by AB E.Hansson & Co in Malmö, Sweden, 1950s. This playful lamp holds the middle between Classic, decorative chandeliers a...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare Adjustable Ceiling Light in Brass and Suede
Located in Antwerp, BE
Adjustable ceiling fixture in brass, suede and parchment. Diameter 45 cm. Minimum height 90 cm. Maximum height 120 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Up-Down Pendant, Height Adjustable Light, Copper Shade, Obsidian Glass
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Up-down light is a contemporary twist on the classic industrial age height adjustable pendant light. A range of natural materials contrasted with simple geometric forms to create a l...
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2010s Australian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Chandelier Adjustable Latch, Brass Fabric Lampshade, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier adjustable latch brass fabric lampshade, minimum height 100cm and maximum 150cm, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1970s Italian Tiered Round Brass Chandelier with Adjustable Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large two-tiered round Italian chandelier from the 1970s with brass features and 12 adjustable white glass balls.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Robot Lamp, Industrial Style Metal Pendant Lamp with Adjustable Arms
Located in Istanbul, TR
Designed to lighten up the future. Industrial styled pendant lighting consists metal arms which can be adjusted individually.
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2010s Turkish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Stilnovo Chandelier with 9 Adjustable Lights Brass Metal, 1955, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier with 9 adjustable lights brass metal, 1955, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Adjustable Three-Arm Triennale Style Chandelier, Brass Patinated
By Stilnovo, Arteluce
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
A wonderful interpretation of the midcentury iconic three-arm chandelier. Made by a lab specialized in midcentury restoration. Owner is a collector himself and fine connoisseur of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum, Brass, Metal

Italian Vintage Adjustable Murano Glass Fazzoletto Pendant Ceiling Light, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful white hand blown Murano glass pendant light. Italy, 1970s. Measures: Diameter (glass) 16.5 in Height (glass) 8.2 in Lamp sockets: one x E27 (US E26).        
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Adjustable Pendant Lamp by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, Denmark, 1960s
By Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, Holm Sørensen
Located in Berlin, DE
Height adjustable pendant lamp, designed by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen and manufactured by Holm Sørensen and Co in Denmark. Made of teak wood, brass, metal and plastic. 1 x E27 sock...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stunning Chandelier with 16 Adjustable Brass Arms, Italy, 1950s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
It features 16 brass arms that end with adjustable cylinders and that can be moved creating different designs and suggestive lighting effects. It has been rewired and one of the cyl...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large German Vintage Adjustable Counterweight Pendant Lamp by Florian Schulz
By Florian Schulz
Located in Berlin, DE
Large adjustable counterweight pendant lamp Keos by Florian Schulz. Germany, 1960s-1970s. SIDE PULL solid brass nickel-plated version. Lamp sockets: One x E27 (US E26). CENTER PULL ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Up-Down Pendant, Height Adjustable Light, Matte Black Shade, Carrara Marble
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Up-down light is a contemporary twist on the classic industrial age height adjustable pendant light. A range of natural materials contrasted with simple geometric forms to create a l...
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2010s Australian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Black and Brass Adjustable Three-Arm Triennale Style Chandelier
By Stilnovo, Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Black and brass adjustable three-arm Triennale style chandelier Please note price listed is for one chandelier as I have many requests for single item. Superb classy variation of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

3 Armed Full Brass Adjustable Hanging Chandelier by Hillebrand, 1970s, Germany
By Hillebrand
Located in Hagenbach, DE
3 armed full brass body chandelier with adjustable hanging rope by Hillebrand, 1970s Germany Unusual and rare design. Lampshade is in good condition and clean. This lamp w...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Patinated brass and Ivory, Adjustable Three-Arm 'Triennale' Style Chandelier
By Stilnovo, Arteluce
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
A wonderful interpretation of the Mid-Century iconic three-arm chandelier. Made by a lab specialized in Mid-Century restoration. Owner is a collector himself and connoisseur of the p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Adjustable Counterweight Pendant Lamp or Hanging Light, 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and beautiful Mid-Century Modern counterweight pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed and manufactured probably in 1950s in Germany. Due to the cord egg, the hanging height is ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Late 19th Century Arts & Crafts Brass Adjustable Hanging Lamp
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Late 19th century Arts & Crafts brass adjustable hanging lamp, circa 1890. Good quality pressed brass lamp with typical art and craft patterns. Oil lamp with all its components in...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six Adjustable Lights Brass Chandelier by Goffredo Reggiani, Italy, 1960s
By Goffredo Reggiani, Reggiani, Reggiani Lampadari
Located in Rome, IT
Six-light chandelier in brass by the Italian designer Goffredo Reggiani. The lights direction is adjustable. Made in Italy circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

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Adjustable Pendant Brass For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of adjustable pendant brass available at 1stDibs. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. Find 72 options for an antique or vintage item from our selection of adjustable pendant brass now, or shop our selection of 18 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a choice in our collection of adjustable pendant brass — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right object in our assortment of adjustable pendant brass, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Nouveau styles are of considerable interest. Florian Schulz, Stilnovo and Jonathan Ben-Tovim each produced at least one beautiful option in this array of adjustable pendant brass that is worth considering.

How Much is a Adjustable Pendant Brass?

A piece of adjustable pendant brass can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,978, while the lowest priced sells for $390 and the highest can go for as much as $15,549.

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.