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Antique French Brass Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique French brass crystal chandelier ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp Measures: Total height 120 cm, height without chain 105 cm, diameter 70 cm. Weight (approximately) 15 ...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

French Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity
Located in Berlin, DE
French crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp rarity Measures: Total height 125 cm, height without chain 110 cm, diameter 73 cm. Weight (approximately): 1...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

French Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity
Located in Berlin, DE
French crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp rarity Measures: Total height 150 cm, height without chain 120 cm, diameter 62 cm. Weight (approximately): 1...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity, 1930
Located in Berlin, DE
Crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau Lamp Rarity, 1930 Measures: Total height 110 cm, height without chain 85 cm, diameter 63 cm. Weight (approximately): 18k...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

French Candelabrum Black Crystal Antique Chandelier Ceiling Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
Amber crystal chandelier ceiling Murano Florentiner lustre Measures: Total height 99 cm, height without chain 65 cm, diameter 60 cm. Weight (approximately): 6 kg. Number of li...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

Antique Neoclassical Great Lava Color Alabaster & Bronze Pendant Light Fixture
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning French neoclassical Revival alabaster chandelier. With early 20th century lighting as one of our specialities, we were thrilled to find another rare and truly beautiful a...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass, Bronze

Antique French 1940 brass chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
remember we have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, we can not put everything on 1stdibs, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights, ask...
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Antique French 1940 brass chandelier
  • Antique French 1940 brass chandelier
  • Antique French 1940 brass chandelier
  • Antique French 1940 brass chandelier
H 33 in. W 31 in. D 31 in.
Antique French Crystal and Brass Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French crystal and brass chandelier is a superlative choice for a grandly decorated room! Solid brass framework features graceful scrollwork with a central shaft of three tie...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Antique French Empire Bronze & Brass Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Empire bronze and brass chandelier is a marvel of craftsmanship! Dark green painted body is festooned with polished bronze adornment, with styles influenced by Napoleo...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Antique French chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
remember we have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, we can not put everything on 1stdibs, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights, ask...
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique French chandelier
H 22 in. W 30 in. D 19 in.
Antique French chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
remember we have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, we can not put everything on 1stdibs, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights, ask...
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Antique French chandelier
  • Antique French chandelier
  • Antique French chandelier
  • Antique French chandelier
H 38 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.
Antique Brass and Glass Art Nouveau Chandelier from France
Located in Houston, TX
This charming art nouveau chandelier is one of the few art nouvea pendants we have encountered that is square. A unique take on the epochal style. Wonderfully crafted hand-hammered r...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique French 1930 Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
remember we have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, we can not put everything on 1stdibs, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights, ask...
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Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Antique French 1930 Chandelier
  • Antique French 1930 Chandelier
  • Antique French 1930 Chandelier
  • Antique French 1930 Chandelier
H 24 in. W 21 in. D 21 in.
Antique French 1940 chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
remember we have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, we can not put everything on 1stdibs, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights, ask...
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique French 1940 chandelier
H 22 in. W 25 in. D 25 in.
Antique Dutch Brass Baroque Chandelier, France, Late 19th Century
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Two-tiered Dutch brass chandelier made late in the 19th century and recently wired for electricity. Solid brass twelve - light frame with wonderful old patina. Rewired for US and i...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique French Cut Crystal Eight-Arm Brass Frame Chandelier
Located in Hudson, NY
Antique French cut crystal eight arms brass frame chandelier. Excellent working condition, rewired for US use. The chandelier measure 36 inches Length from the base to the top of the...
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Antique 1890s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Antique French Poultry Basket Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Antique French poultry basket chandelier. This great piece is made out of willow branches and it was actually used to cage poultry. We have taken this unique Provincial piece and tur...
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Antique 19th Century French Country Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Antique French Poultry Basket Chandelier
  • Antique French Poultry Basket Chandelier
  • Antique French Poultry Basket Chandelier
  • Antique French Poultry Basket Chandelier
H 33.5 in. W 33 in. D 33 in.
Classic French Versailles Style Austrian Crystal Chandelier in Antique Brass
Located in New York, NY
Classic French Versailles style Austrian crystal chandelier in antique brass finish. Multi-tiered chandelier with a partial crystal column in the center. There are 6 crystal obelisks...
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21st Century and Contemporary Louis XIV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Antique French Renaissance Style Brass Electric Chandelier with 18 Lights
Located in Casteren, NL
This impressive chandelier was made in France in the late 19th century. The chandelier has 6 arms each divided into three arms and has in total 18 bulbs. The piece is completely ma...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique 19th Century French Brass Chandelier with Cut Crystal Ornaments
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful chandelier was made in Southern France around 1850. It has a forged brass fire gilt open cage frame and is hung with the highest quality clear crystal cut ornaments. T...
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Antique 19th Century French Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Antique French chandelier by DEGUE
By Degué
Located in Los Angeles, CA
remember we have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, we can not put everything on 1stdibs, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights, ask...
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Antique French chandelier by DEGUE
  • Antique French chandelier by DEGUE
  • Antique French chandelier by DEGUE
  • Antique French chandelier by DEGUE
H 31 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Antique Oversized French Empire Brass Trumpet Form Chandelier, 20th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
A large and antique French Empire chandelier offers brass frame with central reeded column having foliate vine wrap and twelve French Horn or Trumpet form scrolled arms wrapped in ta...
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20th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Antique French Eight Light Crystal Chandelier
Located in South Salem, NY
Marvelous antique crystal chandelier made in France circa 1900. Beautiful brass scrollwork is embellished with rectangular cut crystal glass and elaborate crystal finials. A romantic...
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Antique Early 1900s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Antique French Baroque Chandelier, circa 1930
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique French Baroque chandelier, circa 1930 Brass frame. Many curly basket rods. High baluster-shaped body with eight externally placed flames. Rich, ground hand-wired leaf pris...
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Early 20th Century French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Petite Antique Brass French Hall Lantern
Located in Houston, TX
Petite antique brass French hall lantern, circa 1910-1940. Brass pendant with hand blown glass shade. Newly wired for use within the USA using UL listed parts. Includes chain and a c...
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Vintage 1920s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique French Macaroni Beaded Chandelier with Crystals
Located in Brea, CA
Gorgeous bronze frame with swags of old macaroni beaded chain. There are six working lights with beautiful French pendants, spheres, and cut-glass bobeche cups. Unusual crystal icicl...
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Antique French Brass and Glass Holophane Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
Likely by Holophane. By repute these hung in a Parisian bank. France, c1920s. The upper glass is likely a replacement. In good antique condition. Re-wired and PAT test...
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique French Louis XVI Sack of Pearls Crystal Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XVI sack of pearls crystal chandelier makes a stunning impact the minute you walk into the room! Designed to use the prismatic effect of the crystals to their fu...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Antique Directoire Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A remarkable antique empire chandelier crafted out of bronze is in good condition and features a gold-plated finish. It comes with a combination of French pale green paint color with...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Brass

Antique, Good Size & Rare Pattern Alabaster Chandelier With Brass Chain & Canopy
Located in Lisse, NL
Unusual and striking pattern, alabaster pendant. The alabaster rock out of which this shade was hand-carved was consciously chosen for the stunning pattern inside the mineral stone....
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass

Antique French Milk Glass, Brass, and Wood Pendant
By Far-Fetched, LLC.
Located in Houston, TX
One of a kind hand blown vintage milk glass shade with stamped brass banding and a hand-carved antique wood top. Newly wired in the USA with all UL listed parts and a single porcelai...
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Vintage 1940s Dutch Jugendstil Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Crystal Antique Chandeliers
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of chandeliers from France. This rare pair of fixtures feature multiple cut crystal strands and pendants. Wired to fit US standards.
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Antique 1890s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Antique Gilt Bronze & Brass Chandelier with Lion Sculptures and Art Glass Shade
Located in Lisse, NL
Late 1800s French work-of-art light fixture. This unique and stately pendant from the late 1800s is another one of those exceptional examples that breathes the quality and beauty of...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Antique Gilt Bronze and Brass Rococo Style Chandelier with Flowery Glass Shades
Located in Lisse, NL
Stylish and beautifully hand-crafted, 4 light chandelier. If you are looking for a stylish antique light fixture that brings beauty and a good amount of light above your dining tabl...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Art Deco Antiqued Brass and Hand Blown Mottled Glass Chandelier by Muller Frères
By Muller Frères
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Art Deco chandelier was realized in Luneville, France by the celebrated Muller Frères, circa 1930. It features a hand blown concave domed shade replete with a wealth o...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique French Empire Gilt Bronze Candle Pendant Light or Chandelier with Cherub
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and small six light chandelier with gilt bronze cherub and swan sculptures. This top quality made, 19th century candle pendant or small chandelier could be perfect for you...
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Antique 1860s French Empire Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Antique French Crystal Prism Chandelier Murano Glass Red Drop Gold Gilt 4 Arm
Located in Shreveport, LA
Antique French crystal prism chandelier Murano glass red drop gold gilt 4 arm ~Direct from France~ ~Beautiful antique chandelier having a gilded spiral upper frame with gold gilt...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Antique Chandelier Biedermeier Style, circa 1900
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique chandelier Biedermeier style, circa 1900 Basket-shaped carcass of cut prisms lace up in the course. Connected by ornamented, reliefed hoop. Crown-shaped graduation with dr...
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Celling Light in the Style of Boris Lacroix
By Antiques MC
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Interpretation by Henri Fernandez of Boris Lacroix ceiling light, for Antiquesmc shade dimensions: length 12.59 inches x height 7.87 inches x depth 5.11 inches Diameter of the meta...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Brass, Metal

  • Celling Light in the Style of Boris Lacroix
  • Celling Light in the Style of Boris Lacroix
  • Celling Light in the Style of Boris Lacroix
  • Celling Light in the Style of Boris Lacroix
H 37.01 in. W 55.91 in. D 24.41 in.
Antique French Holophane Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A holophane French pendant light. Brass rim and gallery and brass finial to base. Ribbed pressed glass top and diffused glass base. Lacking one finial to the rim. Re-...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique Brass and Glass Holophane Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A good quality pressed glass pendant light. France, c1930s. Patinated brass rim and gallery, some original chain and rose were retained. Re-wired and PAT tested. Dime...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Antique Brass and Glass Holophane Pendant Light
  • Antique Brass and Glass Holophane Pendant Light
  • Antique Brass and Glass Holophane Pendant Light
  • Antique Brass and Glass Holophane Pendant Light
H 8.67 in. W 8.67 in. D 8.67 in.
French Antique Two Tone Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A two tone pendant light, France, c1930s. Opaline top with etched glass base. Brass rim and gallery. No chain or rose were retained with the light. Re-wired and PA...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • French Antique Two Tone Pendant Light
  • French Antique Two Tone Pendant Light
  • French Antique Two Tone Pendant Light
  • French Antique Two Tone Pendant Light
H 11.82 in. W 10.24 in. D 10.24 in.
French Antique Two Tone Conical Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A large conical pendant light, France, c1930s. Patinated brass gallery, opaline base, with semi-translucent top aspect. Unsure of maker, there is a stamp on the glass but ...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • French Antique Two Tone Conical Pendant Light
  • French Antique Two Tone Conical Pendant Light
  • French Antique Two Tone Conical Pendant Light
  • French Antique Two Tone Conical Pendant Light
H 19.3 in. W 12.6 in. D 12.6 in.
Antique Two-Tone French Opaline Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
Early 20th century two-tone pendant light. French, formed from brass rim and gallery. Opaline top and etched glass base terminating in a brass point at the base. Re-wired a...
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Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique Gothic Revival Bronze & Glass Pendant / Chandelier w. Winged Gargoyles
Located in Lisse, NL
Handcrafted, turn of the century work of lighting art. If you are looking for a practical size, quality made and perfect condition chandelier to grace your living space then this Go...
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Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Early 20th Century Antique Yellow Brass Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Early 20th century antique yellow brass ceiling lamp. By unknown manufacturer, France. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful pa...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Early 20th Century Antique Red Brass Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Early 20th century antique red brass ceiling lamp. By unknown manufacturer, France. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patin...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique & Striking Empire Revival Gilt Bronze Swan Sculptures Pendant Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and fine size chandelier with gilt bronze swan sculptures. If you are looking for a truly stylish, well proportioned and top quality made chandelier then this turn of the ...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Antique Bronze Castle Tower Design Gothic Revival Candle Chandelier Great Patina
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and handcrafted, medieval castle theme pendant from the late 1800s. This candle chandelier from the 1880s is another one of our recent great finds. This Gothic Revival chan...
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Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Early 20th Century Antique Clear Blue Brass Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Early 20th century antique clear blue brass ceiling lamp. By unknown manufacturer, France. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautifu...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful Antique Louis XV Style 12-Light Rock Crystal Chandelier, circa 1880
Located in London, GB
A beautiful antique Louis XV style rock crystal chandeliers dating from circa 1880. Featuring 12 lights with 4 obelisks. Large rock crystal plaques with rock crystal garlands linking...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Brass

Antique & Matching Pair of Empire Style, Gilt Bronze Eagle Sculpture Chandeliers
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning pair of pendant lights with eagle head sculptures and more. If you are looking for truly stylish, well proportioned and top quality made pendants then this early 20th cent...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Brass

Antique Bronze Chandelier or Pendant Light with Glass Scallop Shell Shades, 1920
Located in Lisse, NL
Elegant and simply beautiful, ocean-life-theme chandelier. When you look at early 20th century lighting then it seems like the artists/designers were inspired by all the beauty that...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Bronze and Rock Crystal Lighting, Sunshine Model, Antique Brass Edition
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rock crystal quartz sunshine light, antique brass edition. Original model design by Alexandre Vossion and made since 2014. The fixture, chains and canopy of this rock crystal chand...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

Pair of Extraordinary and Rare Medieval Style Antique Light Fixtures
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A pair of rare iron and antiqued brass light fixtures having an open circle with iron curlicue scrollwork, around which three candlestick lights are set on brass candle cups. Accenti...
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Antique 19th Century French Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Early 20th Century Antique Red Lacquered Metal Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Early 20th century antique red brass ceiling lamp. By unknown manufacturer, France. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patin...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique and Impressive Handcrafted Alabaster Pendant Louis Seize Leaf Carving
Located in Lisse, NL
Large size and stunning, early 20th century craftsmanship chandelier. We have one of the largest collections of antique light fixtures in Europe and probably the largest when it com...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Metal, Brass

Antique Gilt Bronze & Glass Gothic Revival Pendant Light with Chimera Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Small size, early 1900s Gothic Revival light fixture. In architecture, a chimera or grotesque is a fantastic or mythical figure used for decorative purposes, but in the 12th and 1...
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Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Antique Hand Carved Putti Alabaster Pendant with Removable Bronze Candelabras
Located in Lisse, NL
Five-light chandelier with a marvelous alabaster shade and three removable, double candalabras. We salvaged this large and majestic pendant from a house that was built in the 1880s....
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass, Bronze

Stunning Antique Hallway or Stairwell Pendant w. Four Bronze Ram Head Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and highly stylish, gilt bronze and glass entry hall fixture. In the earliest days of electric lighting, designers worked closely together with artists & artisans and together ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

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Antique French Brass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal antique French brass chandelier for your home. Each antique French brass chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. There are 129 variations of the antique or vintage antique French brass chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 4 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the antique French brass chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each antique French brass chandelier bearing Art Deco, Art Nouveau or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made antique French brass chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Antiques MC, Maison Baguès and Alexandre Vossion are consistently popular.

How Much is a Antique French Brass Chandelier?

The average selling price for an antique French brass chandelier at 1stDibs is $2,909, while they’re typically $600 on the low end and $36,847 for the highest priced.

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.