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Huge Murano Chandelier Trasaparent and Smoked Triedri, 184 Prism, Mariangela M
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano crystal trasaparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant. Black enamel spot. White interior. Weight: 6.0 kg / 13.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standard...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Black Enamel Dutch Design Vintage Industrial Cast Aluminum Pendant Light
By Philips
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black industrial hanging lamp, with aluminum top. Weight: 4.7 kg / 10.4 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energy-eff...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

'Planet' Terrazzo Pendant Lamp by Bentu Design 'White, Black, Red or Blue'
By Bentu Design
Located in Paris, FR
Terrazzo pendant lamps designed by Cantonese studio Bentu Design Black wire 2m adjustable. Bulb G4 LED / 220V / 3W Measures: Ø 45 × H 15.5 cm These pendant lamps are available...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Concrete

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendants Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Blue large factory light blue enamel. White interior cast iron top. Weight: 2.8 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

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

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Steel

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.
Monumental Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in London, GB
Monumental over sized Italian designed chandelier with white Murano glass elements mounted on a brass fixture
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

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

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

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Wrought Iron

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

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Wrought Iron

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

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Wrought Iron

Large Wrought Iron Chandelier Marine Galleon Dolphin Attributed to Poillerat
Located in FR
Wrought Iron Chandelier attributed to Poillerat one of a kind, circa 1930 Rare and unique With midcentury Arts & Crafts Neo Baroque influences typical of the era Hand forged chandeli...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

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

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Enamel

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

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Enamel, Steel

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

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Enamel, Steel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant adjustable length black enamel spot, white interior Spotlight size: diam. 53 cm (height 40 cm) 90° angle adjustable shade As shown on picture 1...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Hanging Lights Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel, white interior 80" / 200 cm black cotton wire. Weight: 1.0 kg / 2.2 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs,...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Bakelite Vintage Industrial Metal Cage Work Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage work light made out of bakelite. Including 2 meters of black cotton wire. Weight: 0.50 kg / 1.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

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

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Enamel, Metal

Black Enamel German Vintage Industrial Bakelite Top Pendant lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Biesdorf extra large straight. The German Industrial Classic! Used in warehouses and factories in Germany. Black enamel top with Bakelite top. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb Priced p...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Philips Dutch Design Classic Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Original Dutch Philips Industrial pendant. HDK 250 Black enamel shade with white interior Cast aluminum top Weight: 4.40 kg / 9.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps hav...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Black Enamel Philips Vintage Industrial Dutch Design Classic Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Original Dutch Philips industrial pendant. HDK 250 Black enamel shade with white interior Cast aluminum top Weight: 4.40 kg / 9.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps hav...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Black Enamel Philips Vintage Industrial Dutch Design Classic Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black industrial hanging lamps, with cast aluminum top. Weight: 4.40 kg / 9.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for i...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Black Aluminum Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage black industrial pendant. Aluminum shade, cast iron top and clear glass. Weight 4.50 kg / 9.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by inter...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Vintage Industrial Pendant Lamp
Located in Mratin, CZ
This industrial style pendant lamp was produced in former Czechoslovakia during the 1960s It features black enamel shade with white interior and cast iron top. New porcelain socket f...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Vintage Industrial Pendant Lamp
  • Vintage Industrial Pendant Lamp
  • Vintage Industrial Pendant Lamp
  • Vintage Industrial Pendant Lamp
H 11.03 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Pair of Petromax Donut Tank Lamps
By Petromax
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is one of my favourite lamps and we have brought them back from all-over the world. This example is German. What we find interesting interesting with its many unique details inc...
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Early 20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Antique Philips Industrial Lights
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Large industrial lights. Unique and authentic see pictures for details. As seen in photos, heavy glazed steel and wired.
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Mid-20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Porcelain

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.
Tribeca Chambers Chandelier by Søren Rose, Metal Lighting in Black
Located in San Marcos, CA
Bulbs not included. The Tribeca series of lamps started with a Classic American road trip. Danish designer Søren Rose travelled across the US collecting lamps from the early to mi...
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2010s Chinese Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Midcentury Brass Sputnik Model Chandelier, Italian Style, 1950s
Located in Palermo, Italia
Sputnik model chandelier with brass structure made of painted aluminum parts. Twelve lights. In good condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Tivoli Pendant, Black and White Lamp, Jorn Utzon, 1947, Nordisk Solar Compagni
By Nordisk Solar Co., Jørn Utzon
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Tivoli pendant designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon in 1947 and produced by Nordisk Solar Compagni - Very attractive white and black hanging lamp in good vintage condition! Thi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Ceiling Lamp “Filament”, France, circa 1950
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Old ceiling lamp in steel, stripped and patinated, socket holder in cast aluminum, stripped and polished.   
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Vintage 1950s French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Steel

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
old chandelier with love and professionally restored in Berlin. electrical wiring works in the US. Re-wired and ready to hang not one missing Cabling completely renewed. Crystal, han...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

Stunning Horizontal Bavarian Chalet or Black Forest St. Cabin Chandelier Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and remarkable work of German lighting art. The uniqueness and also the craftsmanship that was put into this very well designed and highly decorative chandelier makes it the ey...
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Mid-20th Century German Black Forest Chandeliers and Pendants

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Oak

Chandelier, Black Ivory Pivoting Shades, Twin Bulb, Patina Brass, Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo, Arteluce
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

Opera Chandelier, by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fresh expression of the Classic lantern created to accentuate the shimmering light, which reflects in the many contours of the glass. The hand blown glass orbs with their asymmetri...
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Vintage Murano Chandelier, 107 Prism Triedri, Trasparent and Smoked
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size and colour (trasparent and smoked) Period: ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Lustermanchen Sculpture Chandelier W. Lantern Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and hand carved, beer serving landlord chandelier with real ibex horns. If you are looking for a decorative light fixture for a bar, pub, tavern, restaurant, mancave or lodge t...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Black Forest Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Italian 10-Light Mid-Century Modern Chandelier ITSO Artemide, circa 1970
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Merida, Yucatan
10-light Mid-Century Modern chandelier in the style of Artemide. Chromed metal and opaline glass. Italy, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Chandelier 5 arms Dark Grey Murano Glass with pendants on the arms by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Fluage chandelier with 5 lights in dark grey Murano glass with rings by Multiforme The blown glass chandelier Fluage is the perfect combination between the Venetian tradition and th...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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

Black Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light black green enamel, white interior Weight: 1.50 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Klaylife Lim, Large Ombre Handmade Clay Beaded Chandelier/Light, 21st Century
Located in Brighton, Victoria
The klaylife 'L.I.M' is our most minimal handmade clay beaded chandelier, for those who prefer modern pendant lighting and clean lines. With each clay bead hand rolled, kiln fired...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Chandeliers and Pendants

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Clay

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

Large Black Enameled Czech Factory, Industrial Pendant Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Czech Industrial pendants with black / white enameled steel screen from the 1950s. Dimensions: Height approximately 46cm, Ø 52 cm. On request several pieces available.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Michael Anastassiades Modern Minimalist Black Steel S1 Pendant Light for FLOS
By Flos, Michael Anastassiades
Located in New York, NY
FLOS IC Lights S1 Pendant Light in Black by Michael Anastassiades Like the other pieces in his IC Light Series, the IC Lights S balances designer Michael Anastassiades’ love of indu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

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

Exceptional 1920s, Art Deco Black, Grey and White Alabaster Pendant / Fixture
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size and great looking Art Deco alabaster pendant with matching canopy. If you are looking for the perfect and one of a kind alabaster light fixture to grace your Art Deco inte...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster

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.
One of Twenty-Four Giant Industrial Lights
Located in Antwerp, BE
Twenty-four down-lighters from the 1940s-1950s. Completely enameled inside and out. Greyish black on the outside, white on the inside. Great looking in a bar, a loft or over your kit...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Multi-Color Murano Glass Globe Pendant
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian Murano glass globe pendant blown with black and multicolored hemispheres / Made in Italy circa 1960s Single light / E26 or E27 type / max 60W Diameter 14 inches / height 14 i...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Empire Bronze and Bouillette Hanging Lamp with Tole Shade
Located in Carmel, CA
The proportion and scale of the bouitllette lamp are indicative of its fine workmanship. The arms of the lamp are three finely cast swans in bronze. The candle cups have tiny bead de...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Bronze

Serge Mouille Pendant Ceiling Spider Lamp with Five Fixed Arms
Located in London, GB
My favourite Serge Mouille.
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pendant Plass Grande by Luca Nichetto for Foscarini
By Foscarini, Luca Nichetto
Located in Vienna, AT
Inspired by Murano glass beads. The Plass Suspension Lamp by Foscarini was designed by Luca Nichetto in 2011. Plass portrays the millennia-old artisan conventional of glass making, t...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

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Black Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic black chandelier available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every black chandelier was constructed with great care. There are 5202 variations of the antique or vintage black chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 1696 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the black chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A black chandelier, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Industrial style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Stilnovo, Gaetano Sciolari and Artemide each produced at least one beautiful black chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a Black Chandelier?

The average selling price for a black chandelier at 1stDibs is $2,489, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $178,000 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.