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Italian Midcentury Style Black Cone and Solid Brass Studio Made Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A 42" Italian midcentury style black lacquer and solid brass studio made chandelier featuring nine arms each with two black shaped cones on each end suspended from a central spoke em...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Custom Egyptian Chandelier
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Amazing Egyptian glass chandelier. Eight jar large hand blown green glass with a brushed brass ring and chain. Amazing look and can be custom made in multiple sizes and colors. In th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Custom Egyptian Chandelier
  • Custom Egyptian Chandelier
  • Custom Egyptian Chandelier
  • Custom Egyptian Chandelier
H 44 in. W 36 in. D 36 in.
Maison Petitot Rectangular Eight Lights Chandelier
By Atelier Petitot
Located in Miami, FL
An impressive Maison Petitot crystal de Sevres cabochon and polished brass chandelier. Wired for US and in working condition. 60 w bulb. Eight lights.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Art Deco Murano Glass Three-Light Grape Chandelier, Italy, Mid-20th Century
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Murano glass three-light chandelier with cast iron and brass mounts, Italy, mid-20th century. Three brass hanging chains with colored and clear glass bunch of grapes form shades conn...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Madrid, ES
An original seven reflector hanging lamp edited by Stilnovo in 1960. Opaque nickel-plated brass and plexiglass .Excellent condition. Beautiful fixture.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
H 78.7 in. Dm 15.7 in.
Chandelier, Black Ivory Pivoting Shades, Twin Bulb, Patina Brass, Stilnovo Style
By Arteluce, Stilnovo
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Lovely small chandelier for entries or corridors. Midcentury cluster three-arm chandelier with a Classic two-tone head. Made by a lab specialized in midcentury restoration. Owner is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass, Metal

Murano Glass and Brass “Scudi” Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Incredible chandelier made of brass and handblown Murano glass. This piece has six curved pieces of textured, metallic glass with a lamp reflecting off of each. In the centre, six mo...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Midcentury Black Double Cone Diabolo Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant double cone chandelier was manufactured in France in the 1950s. It is made of brass and has got two black painted aluminum up and down diabolo shades. Partially resto...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Candelabrum Black Crystal Antique Chandelier Ceiling Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
Candelabrum Black Crystal Antique Chandelier Ceiling Lustre Art Nouveau Measures: Total height 99 cm, height without chain 65 cm, diameter 60 cm. Weight (approximately): 6 kg. Numb...
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Vintage 1920s European 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

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

Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte Attributed Round Crystal and Brass Chandelier, 1940
By Max Ingrand
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant Minimalist chandelier attributed to Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte, with a frosted glass bowl and a large blue crystal shade supported by sophisticated polished brass hardware....
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Limburg Glashütte Black Iron Rings Clear Glass & Brass Pendant Light or Lamp
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte "iron" rings bell pendant lamps with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped large hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germany, circa 1965. ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful German Sculptural Bubble Brass Tube Ceiling Pendant Light
By miiss
Located in Berlin, DE
One of... beautiful solid brass bubble and iron tube pendant light by miiss Studio, The overall height can be customized. Available as wall light version. Germany Lamp sockets: One E...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Vintage Swiss Industrial Bauhaus Enamel and Brass Pendant by Belmag, 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This industrial pendant was manufactured in Switzerland in the late 1920s-1930s by Belmag in Zurich. The black and white enamel lamp shade can be turned and adjusted in multiple dire...
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Stunning Two-Tone Brass with Hand Engraved Glass Arts & Crafts Pendant Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Marvelous design and top quality made antique pendant. With early 20th century light fixtures being one of our specialties, finding a rare Arts & Crafts fixture always brings a smil...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Arts & Crafts White and Black Stylized Flower Alabaster Pendant / Light Fixture
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size and great design Arts & Crafts alabaster pendant with a 'jagged edge'. With early 20th century lighting as one of our specialities, we were thrilled to find this rare and ...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass

Blue Charme Pendant Lamp, Sander Bottinga
By Sander Bottinga
Located in Geneve, CH
Blue Charme Pendant Lamp, Sander Bottinga Dimensions: H 65 (can be customized) x W 38 x D 25 cm Hand-Sculpted in brass, leather, wood and dip dyed colored Fringes in viscose. The mo...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Blue Charme Pendant Lamp, Sander Bottinga
  • Blue Charme Pendant Lamp, Sander Bottinga
  • Blue Charme Pendant Lamp, Sander Bottinga
  • Blue Charme Pendant Lamp, Sander Bottinga
H 25.6 in. W 14.97 in. D 9.85 in.
Handcrafted Stain Leaded Glass Geometric Design Art Deco entry hall Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Wonderful ceiling lamp for the perfect ambiance. If you are looking for a rare, beautiful and geometric design Art Deco pendant then this unique specimen from the 1920s could be the...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

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

Dramatic Black & Brass Chandelier Modern Mobile Design Four Pivot Shades, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
Dramatic Italian modern hanging chandelier with sculptural mobile design from Italy. No maker label is apparent. Mobile presents in the style of vintage Stilnovo design. Four shade...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

1950s Black on Brass Sputnik Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage 1950's American Sputnik chandelier, probably by Lightolier, in solid brass but which has been enameled in matte black. I'm not sure if this was an optional finish available f...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Brass and Black Painted Aluminium Chandelier
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Milano, IT
Vintage Italian-made chandelier from the 1950s. The chandelier is made with a patina brass frame. At the end of the brass stem we find an inverted pyramidal dome in white painted alu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Pris 'Y' Chandelier in Black Brass by Pelle
By PELLE
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pris is a slim, sleek lighting system with a futuristic feel. Named after the fembot character in the neo-noir film, Blade Runner, Pris is available in a series of configurations ra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Cord Chandelier 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

Sheraton Style Brass Chandelier 6-Light Black Shades
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Elegant Sheraton style chandelier 6-light brass and black shades Hollywood Regency - midcentury vintage- from a Palm Beach estate Requires 6 chandelier based bulbs - not included....
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Mid-20th Century American Sheraton Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Style Brass Chandelier with Black Perforated Shades
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury style brass chandelier with 14 black perforated shades. Can be done in different sizes and configurations.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Black & Brass 8-Shade Chandelier, Italy, 21st Century
Located in Culver City, CA
Black & Brass 8-Shade Chandelier, Italy, 21st Century Rectangular form with brass hardware and eight black painted metal shades. *Please Note: This fixture is made in Italy, and co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Caracas Black and Brass Sixteen-Light Chandelier
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Kinetic modernism. Simple geometric shapes cones and spheres collide with dynamic results. Ideal scale for a dining room or a spacious foyer, the architectural Caracas sixteen-light ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Black and Brass Maximo Chandelier by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Maximo chandelier features four brass arms at different lengths with perforated or solid shades on the ends. The chandelier is available in brass and powdercoated metal finishes....
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Black Ball Lights Chandelier Polished Brass and Steel
Located in Paris, FR
Chandelier black ball lights with polished brass round arcs and steel spherical diffusers style of 1960s. Eight arms with adjustable lights. Available in all black lights chandelier.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Brass

Long Cord Chandelier Black and Brass
By Brendan Ravenhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
***BEFORE PURCHASING - PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION IN FULL AND SELECT THE CONNECTION BEST SUITED FOR YOUR SPACE. WE CANNOT PROCESS AN ORDER UNTIL WE HAVE THIS INFORMATION SO PLEASE R...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

  • Long Cord Chandelier Black and Brass
  • Long Cord Chandelier Black and Brass
  • Long Cord Chandelier Black and Brass
  • Long Cord Chandelier Black and Brass
H 8 in. W 46 in. D 29 in.
Black and Brass Radial Chandelier by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Radial chandelier features six double cone shades that are centered around a spoked pendant. Available in gloss white or matte black powdercoat. The Lawson-Fenning Collection is...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Black and Brass Radial Chandelier by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The radial chandelier features six double cone shades that are centered around a spoked pendant. Available in gloss white or matte black powder coat. The Lawson-Fenning Collection i...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Pivot Chandelier Black & Brass by Brendan Ravenhill
By Brendan Ravenhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In our Pivot Family fixtures, we create "an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or un-utilized parts" - to borr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Art Deco Regency Style Chandelier
By Chase Brass and Copper Company
Located in New York, NY
Stylish four-light chandelier, of black finished steel and brass trim. The fixture has four candle light sockets, attached to the cylindrical center body. This chandelier is good, or...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Sputnik Brass Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sputnik brass chandelier Germany 1960s 10 arms with candelabra sockets.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Sputnik Brass Chandelier
  • Sputnik Brass Chandelier
  • Sputnik Brass Chandelier
  • Sputnik Brass Chandelier
H 12 in. Dm 31.5 in.
Sputnik Brass Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sputnik brass chandelier Germany, 1960s 10 arms with candelabrum sockets.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Sputnik Brass Chandelier
  • Sputnik Brass Chandelier
  • Sputnik Brass Chandelier
  • Sputnik Brass Chandelier
H 24 in. Dm 31.5 in.
Italian Mid-Century Black and Brass Sputnik Chandelier
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning Italian Mid-Century black and brass sputnik chandelier. This unique and sculptural chandelier consists of 6 artfully balanced brass arms with blackened candelabra sockets...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

21st Century Black Widow Chandelier 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

Contemporary Italian Brass Bowl and Black Metal Chandelier
Located in London, London
Made to order chandelier Brass bowls Black metal rods 7 light points Contemporary, Italy.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Six-Light Candle Style Black and Brass Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Black and gold ceramic body and bobeches with brass arms, chain and canopy. Excellent original condition, UL wired, working ready to install. Height of fixture without chain 20".
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Double Church Chandelier Black & Brass by Brendan Ravenhill
By Brendan Ravenhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
***PLEASE NOTE: THIS FIXTURE REQUIRES (2) JUNCTION BOXES - 47" APART*** The Church Family was first created to illuminate California Modernist Rudolph Schindler's Bethlehem Baptist ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Church Chandelier Black & Brass by Brendan Ravenhill
By Brendan Ravenhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Church Family was first created to illuminate California Modernist Rudolph Schindler's Bethlehem Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Schindler called his work “Space Architecture,” me...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

'Cosmic Regolith' Black Patina & Gradient Bronze Brass Pendant Lamp, Chandelier
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
Composed by finely hand-spun brass plates, the Regolith Pendant is hand-finished in a mixed patina. One side in dark bronze and the other in a gently brushed brass gradient. Light is...
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2010s English Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Welles Central Chandelier in Black and Brass 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

Round Black Modern Italian Chandelier Style Arteluce Arredoluce Metal Brass
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Minimal round black modern Italian chandelier style Arteluce Arredoluce metal brass. There are 6 E14 max 40 Watt light bulbs each.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Double Pivot Chandelier Black & Brass by Brendan Ravenhill
By Brendan Ravenhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
***PLEASE NOTE: THIS FIXTURE REQUIRES (2) JUNCTION BOXES - 47" APART*** In our Pivot Family fixtures, we create "an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdepend...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Long Pivot Chandelier Black & Brass by Brendan Ravenhill
By Brendan Ravenhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
***BEFORE PURCHASING - PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION IN FULL AND SELECT THE CONNECTION BEST SUITED FOR YOUR SPACE. WE CANNOT PROCESS AN ORDER UNTIL WE HAVE THIS INFORMATION SO PLEASE R...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1960 Chandelier in Black Trimmings and Gilded Brass Maison Honoré
By Maison Honoré
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Composed of a central baluster-shaped shaft decorated on the upper part with pineapple leaves in gilded brass and decorated on the lower part with a gilt brass ball. From the central...
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Vintage 1960s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1 of 2 Large Black Italian Modern Brass Diabolo Chandelier Stilnovo Style
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful Italian metal chandelier in Stilnovo style. Eight arms and for 16 bulbs up to 40W each, with beautiful patina on the brass parts, the metal parts are lacquered in black, th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Black Metal and Brass Tubular Chandelier, Italy, 21st Century
Located in Culver City, CA
Black metal and brass tubular chandelier, Italy 21st century. Series of black metal tubes with perforated detailing on brass rod. Measures: 23.75” diameter x 32” height.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Jonathan Adler Black and Brass Caracas Sixteen-Light Chandelier
By Jonathan Adler
Located in West Hartford, CT
Eclectic mix of aesthetics can lead to some drop dead gorgeous lighting. Simple geometric shapes cones and spheres collide with dynamic results. Ideal scale for a dining room or a sp...
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Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Minimalist Geometric Black Marble Satin Brass Chandelier/Pendant
By Matlight Milano
Located in New York, NY
Cosulich Interiors in collaboration with Matlight Studio: this contemporary organic modern lighting, entirely handcrafted in Italy, is part of a collection called essential stick, th...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

1960s Stilnovo Style Brass Arms Black Shades Chandelier 12 Arms
By Stilnovo
Located in IT
Big 1960s Stilnovo style Chandelier 12 brass arms 24 bulb lights Attributed to Stilnovo. It has 24 sockets, 12 pointing upwards and 12 pointing downwards, and consists of a brass fra...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century 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

Modernist Brass Sputnik Chandelier with Black/Translucent Handblown Murano Discs
Located in New York, NY
This stunning modernist Sputnik chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Style Chandelier in Brass and Black Lacquered Metal
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
This beautiful midcentury style chandelier is very extraordinary. The large scale-brass and black metal lamp shades can be shifted in different directions. It is crafted in Italy in...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Italian Chandelier in Brass
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian chandelier in brass.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Italian Chandelier in Brass
  • Italian Chandelier in Brass
  • Italian Chandelier in Brass
  • Italian Chandelier in Brass
H 51.19 in. Dm 60.24 in.
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Black Brass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the black brass chandelier you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, brass and glass, every black brass chandelier was constructed with great care. Find 1311 options for an antique or vintage black brass chandelier now, or shop our selection of 554 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer black brass chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A black brass chandelier made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made black brass chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Stilnovo, Fabio Ltd and Gaetano Sciolari are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Black Brass Chandelier?

A black brass chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,253, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $95,000.

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.