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Italian 1950s Black and Brass Pendant
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in Milan, IT
Splendid Italian 1950s Brass Pendant attributed to Oscar Torlasco for Lumi. Carries 3 Small Screw Internal Light Bulbs.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Cord Pendant Black and Brass
By Brendan Ravenhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Cord family is a celebration of form driven by physics. The series began as an exercise to simplify Jean Prouvé’s Classic Potence lamp by using the fixture's electrical cord in p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Abbey Pendant Light in Black and Brass
By Delightfull
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the enigmatic life of Abbey Lincoln, this majestic pendant light will be the right lighting design choice for a dramatic dining room. A memorable piece that counts with g...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Brass, Aluminum

  • Abbey Pendant Light in Black and Brass
  • Abbey Pendant Light in Black and Brass
  • Abbey Pendant Light in Black and Brass
  • Abbey Pendant Light in Black and Brass
H 11.82 in. W 43.31 in. D 74.81 in.
Aretha Pendant Light in Black and Brass
By Delightfull
Located in New York, NY
Drawing inspiration from one of the most acclaimed jazz singers of all time, DelightFULL’s designers created Aretha modern chandelier. It is a contemporary reinterpretation of mid-ce...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Aluminum, Brass

Brass and Black Enamel Stilnovo Style Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Stamford, CT
Elegant Stilnovo style pendant with two brass angular arms radiating from a black enameled central body. Each arm has a cylindrical opal glass cover with black screening and brass mo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Brass and Black Enamel Stilnovo Style Pendant
  • Brass and Black Enamel Stilnovo Style Pendant
  • Brass and Black Enamel Stilnovo Style Pendant
  • Brass and Black Enamel Stilnovo Style Pendant
H 14.5 in. W 15.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Stanley Pendant Light in Brass and Black Detail
By Delightfull
Located in New York, NY
Stanley retro pendant lamp is inspired by some of the most iconic lighting designs of the 1960s. It is handmade in brass and aluminum, with a nickel plated finish on the body, and gl...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Brass, Aluminum, Steel

Lucy Pendant in Matte Black Powdercoat and Satin Brass
By Trella
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Lucy pendant features solid brass components styled in three finish combinations; Parlor, Snow, and Tide. All three styles retain the bright satin brass of the shade’s interior. ...
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2010s American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass

Italian Midcentury Brass and Black Enamel Stilnovo Pendant, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant Stilnovo suspension with five angular brass arms that radiate from a black enameled central body. Each arm has a cylindrical opal glass cover and brass mounting hardware. The...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

BL 9 Pendant, Black Brass Base, Medium
By Gubi, Robert Dudley Best
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Bestlite BL9 pendant in four sizes and in a numerous of finishes was designed in 1930 by the Bauhaus influenced British designer Robert Dudley Best. With its great heritage and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Brass

Brown Metal and Brass Pendant Lamp by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup, 1970s
By Fog and Morup
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Brown pendant lamp by Fog and Mørup made in Denmark in the 1970s. It is made from thin aluminium and brass Measures: Height 28-55 cm The light requires one E27 light bulb.   
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Welles Spoke Pendants in Brass and Black by Gabriel Scott
By Gabriel Scott
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Made up of a sequence of interconnected geometric shapes, the Welles Central chandelier forms sculptural and organic shapes to create a unique silhouette.
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Brass

1950s Italian Pendant in Black and Brass Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Italian pendant in black and brass attributed to Stilnovo. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in black panted metal and polished brass with a custom fabricated ar...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Black Enameled Metal Pendant Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
A midcentury vintage chandelier dating from the 1950s, featuring a pierced canister light fixture surrounded by a saucer shaped metal cage with solid brass accents. A unique and very...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Black Aluminum, Brass and Molded Glass Shades Midcentury Pendant Lamp
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Azucena
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Black aluminum body with 2 hemispherical glass lampshades. Very good condition: oxidation spots on the brass parts. Main body: cm 60 H x 30 D. Adjustable overall height.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Hank Pendant Light in Brass and Aluminum with Black Shades
By Delightfull
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the iconic mid-century era, Hank suspension light brings a graceful, organic shape to any room. Perfect for a mid-century modern interior, this lighting design offers the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers ...

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Brass, Aluminum

Brass and Black Metal Pendant, Italy, 21st Century
Located in Culver City, CA
Brass and black metal pendant, Italy, 21st century. Large scale hanging pendant with brass details and frosted glass shade.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Spun Steel and Brass Pendants
By X-Ray Lamp Company
Located in Peekskill, NY
We have a collection of these beautiful industrial lamps. They are very elegant in their simplicity. Each lamp has a blackened spun steel shade. The 3 curved arms and socket have an ...
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20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brown Metal and Brass Pendant Lamp by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup, 1970s
By Fog and Morup
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Brown pendant lamp by Fog and Mørup made in Denmark in the 1970s. The light has the shape of a witches hat. It is made from thin aluminium. Measures: Height 65 - 100 cm The lig...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pendant Light in Brass and Steel with Black and White Globes
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Chandelier is inspired by space, galaxies and the planets that surround us. It is a memorable lighting fixture, with very unique details that make it the luxurious bespoke design pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Brass, Steel

Bl 9 Pendant, Black Brass Base, White
By Gubi, Robert Dudley Best
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Bestlite BL9 Pendant in four sizes and in a numerous of finishes was designed in 1930 by the Bauhaus influenced British designer Robert Dudley Best. With its great heritage and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Brass

Black and Brass Square Pair of Pendant Lights, France, Midcentury
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury French pair of square black and brass pendants Textured plastic light covering Brass extension connecting pendant to ceiling with deco design cap. Fixture height 10" ( not...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Bl 9 Pendant, Medium, Brass Base, Charcoal Black
By Gubi, Robert Dudley Best
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Bestlite BL9 Pendant in four sizes and in a numerous of finishes was designed in 1930 by the Bauhaus influenced British designer Robert Dudley Best. With its great heritage and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Brass

BL 9 Pendant, Black Brass Base, Bone China
By Gubi, Robert Dudley Best
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Bestlite BL9 Pendant in four sizes and in a numerous of finishes was designed in 1930 by the Bauhaus influenced British designer Robert Dudley best. With its great heritage and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Brass

BL 9 Pendant, Brass Base, Large, Black
By Robert Dudley Best, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Bestlite BL9 pendant in four sizes and in a numerous of finishes was designed in 1930 by the Bauhaus influenced British designer Robert Dudley Best. With its great heritage and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Aluminum

E. Elizarova for Matlight Italian Black Marble Glass and Brass Pendant Light
By Ekaterina Elizarova, Matlight Milano
Located in New York, NY
Cosulich interiors in collaboration with Matlight: bespoke sculpture pendant light, part of the Italian modern collection called Andromeda, designed by Ekaterina Elizarova for Matlig...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

E. Elizarova for Matlight Italian Black Marble Glass and Brass Pendant Light
By Ekaterina Elizarova, Matlight Milano
Located in New York, NY
Cosulich Interiors in collaboration with Matlight: bespoke sculpture pendant light, part of the Italian modern collection called Andromeda, designed by Ekaterina Elizarova for Matlig...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

Large Midcentury Brass and Black Pendant Sputnik Lamp, Germany, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
The lamp is executed in partly black lacquered metal and glass brass and this lamp need 12 x E14 Edison screw fit bulb. It’s wired, in working condition and run both on 110 / 230 v...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Contemporary Modern Crystal Black and Alabaster Murano Glass Brass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Price is per individual item - Fun and elegant Italian pendant chandelier, entirely handcrafted, of organic modern design consisting of a succession of elements: black opaline glass ...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold, Brass

21st Century Brass Black Widow Pendant Lamp
Located in RIO TINTO, PT
The Black Widow, the master of the art of weaving and heartless predator, has strongly inspired our designers to develop the Black Widow Family. Emerging exquisite contemporary lamps...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Black Opaline Glass French Brass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French opaline glass Industrial pendant. Excluding light bulb. Measure: Weight 0.7 kg / 1.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international st...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

Jumbo 29 Bubble Chandelier in Black Leather and Satin Brass by Pelle
By Jean and Oliver Pelle
Located in New York, NY
Ethereal and iconic, the bubble chandelier is a modern re-interpretation of the crystal chandelier. Its luminous constellation of delicate glass globes adds beauty and depth to any i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Cosmo Pendant Light in Brass and Steel with Black and White Globes
By Delightfull
Located in New York, NY
Designed as a tribute to the mid-20th century race to space, Cosmo modern chandelier is inspired by space, galaxies and the planets that surround us. It is a memorable lighting fixtu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers ...

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Brass, Steel

Cigale Pendant In Black Powder Coat And Solid Brass Organically Curved Shades
By Atelier de Troupe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Cigale pendant is crafted of solid brass, with three organically curved shades that rotate on ball hinges. The shades juxtapose a powder-coated black metal exterior with gleaming...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1950s Italian Sunburst Pendant or Flush Mount in Black Metal and Brass
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modern black lacquered metal and brass sunburst suspension light, chandelier or light fixture, Italy, 1950s. This eye-catching ceiling lamp features a black lacquered me...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Metal, Brass

Italian Sunburst Pendant or Flushmount in Black Metal and Brass, 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modern black lacquered metal and brass sunburst suspension light or light fixture, Italy, 1950s. This eye-catching ceiling lamp features a black lacquered metal shade to...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Metal, Brass

BL 9 Pendant, Brass Base, Extra Large, Black
By Gubi, Robert Dudley Best
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Bestlite BL9 Pendant in four sizes and in a numerous of finishes was designed in 1930 by the Bauhaus influenced British designer Robert Dudley Best. With its great heritage and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Aluminum

Medium Swell Pendant Light in Black and Brass by Pablo Designs
By Pablo Studio, Pablo Designs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Elegant with undulating contours, Swell Single is an LED pendant designed to seamlessly blend the line between indoor and outdoor lighting. Swell single can be suspended individually...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel

Atelier George Black Hole Pendant Light in Blown Glass and Brass
By Atelier George
Located in Paris, FR
"Trou Noir" Pendant by Atelier George : Astral figure pendant light made out of blown glass and brass. The piece combines two blown glass elements : inside in black iridescent glass ...
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2010s French Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass, Blown Glass

'Cosmic Regolith' Black Patina & Gradient Bronzed Brass Pendant Lamp
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
Finely hand-spun brass plates make up this pendant light, finished in a mixed patina. One side is dark end color bronze and the other a gently brushed brass gradient. The light is pr...
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2010s English Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Lotus Pendant
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Brass lotus pendant attributed to Feldman. Requires one up to 60watt regular bulb. Comes with 40" chain that can be adjusted.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Brass Lotus Pendant
  • Brass Lotus Pendant
  • Brass Lotus Pendant
  • Brass Lotus Pendant
H 8 in. Dm 9 in.
Asymmetrical Brass and Black Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An asymmetric shaped chandelier composed by six bent brass arms with black enamel details in the style of Stilnovo midcentury. 12 hand blown white glass globes made in Italy.  
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Strike, A Modern Painted Brass Pendant Light in Matte Black
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 Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Louis Weisdorf 'Multi-Lite' Pendant Lamp in Black / Brass
By Gubi, Louis Weisdorf
Located in Glendale, CA
Louis Weisdorf 'Multi-Lite' pendant lamp in black or brass. Designed in 1972 by Weisdorf, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces his work wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal, Brass

Customizable Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Medium, Black & Brass
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with black shade and brass accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as f...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Benedict Pendant in Blackened Brass, Satin Brass Details and Opal Glass
By Trella
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Benedict pendant celebrates the defining detail of the Benedict Series. Two nested spun brass hemispheres cradle a hand blown glass globe. This fixture lends itself to creative c...
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2010s American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Brass, Brass, Brass, Brass, Brass

Pendant Light in Black Walnut with Brass Fixtures and Leather Straps (4-foot)
By Hinterland Design
Located in Vancouver, BC
It’s believed that ancient Egyptians may have had the technology to harness electricity and create light thousands of years ago. This technology is referred to as the light of the De...
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2010s Canadian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pendant Light in Black Walnut with Brass Fixtures and Leather Straps (6-foot)
By Hinterland Design
Located in Vancouver, BC
It’s believed that ancient Egyptians may have had the technology to harness electricity and create light thousands of years ago. This technology is referred to as the light of the De...
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2010s Canadian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Narrow Swell String Pendant Light in Black and Brass by Pablo Designs
By Pablo Studio, Pablo Designs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Elegant and infinitely flexible, Swell string single is a modular LED lighting system designed to seamlessly blend the line between indoor and outdoor lighting. Swell string single a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel

Swedish Ceiling Pendant Lamp by Hans Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd, 1960s Brass
By Anders Pherson, Paavo Tynell
Located in Berlin, DE
Very beautiful adjustable Swedish pendant lamp with black lacquered shade and brass elements, designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd in the 1960s. In a great original conditio...
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20th Century Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Wide Swell Pendant Light in Black and Brass by Pablo Designs
By Pablo Studio, Pablo Designs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Elegant with undulating contours, Swell Single is an LED pendant designed to seamlessly blend the line between indoor and outdoor lighting. Swell single can be suspended individually...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel

Italian White Glass, Brass, and Black Metal Pendant Lamp Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This Italian pendant was produced circa 1960s in the style of Stilnovo. It is made from a white oval glass sandblasted shade with black metal and brass ceiling and cover. the lamp i...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Black Metal and Brass Ceiling Mount
Located in Culver City, CA
Directional brass rod with black metal fitter and decorative brass ring. Also available with matching black metal ring. Measures: 4" diameter x 28.25" height.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Grain Pendant 16 Black & Brass by Brendan Ravenhill
By Brendan Ravenhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
What was meant as a warning from our fabricator in L.A. – that occasionally a trace of wood grain from the tool used in metal spinning could be seen in finished parts – became the fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Grain Pendant 13 Black & Brass by Brendan Ravenhill
By Brendan Ravenhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
What was meant as a warning from our fabricator in L.A. – that occasionally a trace of wood grain from the tool used in metal spinning could be seen in finished parts, became the foc...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Bespoke Italian Horizontal Oval Black and Pink Murano Glass Brass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary orientalist style custom lantern chandelier, of a modern Venetian geometric series with 4 shapes as per images, entirely custom made in Italy, here with brass hardware, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

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Brass

Bespoke Italian Round Black and Pink Crystal Murano Glass Brass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary orientalist style custom lantern chandelier, of a modern Venetian geometric series with 4 shapes as per images, entirely custom made in Italy, here with brass hardware, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

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Brass

Romantic Brass and Ebonized Black Chandelier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Striking vintage chandelier in black and gold having circular base with 4 extending brass arms with candle lights, suspended from handsome gold chains. Body of fixture has brass cres...
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Vintage 1930s American Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

21st Century Black Widow III Pendant Lamp Brass Glass
Located in RIO TINTO, PT
The Black Widow, the master of the art of weaving and heartless predator, has strongly inspired our designers to develop the Black Widow Family. Emerging exquisite contemporary lamps...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swell Single Black/Brass Pendant Light by Pablo, New
By Pablo Designs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have 3 pieces in total but one is missing the canopy. Elegant with undulating contours, Swell Single is an LED pendant designed to seamlessly blend the line between indoor and ...
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2010s Spanish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Cast Brass Dragon Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cast brass fixture by Harmony House; six candelabra sockets each take 60 watt bulbs.
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Vintage 1940s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Cast Brass Dragon Pendant
  • Cast Brass Dragon Pendant
  • Cast Brass Dragon Pendant
  • Cast Brass Dragon Pendant
H 39 in. Dm 22 in.
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Black And Brass Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic black and brass pendant available at 1stDibs. A black and brass pendant — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. There are 605 variations of the antique or vintage black and brass pendant you’re looking for, while we also have 510 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer black and brass pendant, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each black and brass pendant bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made black and brass pendant over the years, but those crafted by Fabio Ltd, Astep and Stilnovo are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Black And Brass Pendant?

Prices for a black and brass pendant start at $150 and top out at $95,000 with the average selling for $3,295.

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.