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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 Opaline Glass Shades French 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 standa...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

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

Black Enamel Vintage Cast Iron Porcelain Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, cast iron and opaline glass. Black enamel shade 2 conductors, no ground. Including 80" / 200 cm black cotton wire and metal canop...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

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 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

Black Rubber Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black work light, clear glass with black cotton wire Weight: 1.0 kg / 2.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesce...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rubber

Pair of Contemporary Murano Chandeliers Sambataro, London, 2018
Located in London, GB
An outstanding pair of Monumental over sized Italian designed chandeliers with Murano glass elementals on brass structure Sambataro London.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

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

Forest Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Green enamel factory pendant. White inside. White opaline glass Measure: Diameter glass 21 cm Weight: 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Large Wrought Iron Chandelier and Sconces manner of Poillerat Galleon Dolphin
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in FR
Wrought iron chandelier one of a kind attributed to Gilbert Poillerat, circa 1930 with matching pair of Sconces wall lights Rare and unique With Arts & Crafts Neo Baroque influences...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Holophane Glass Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory pendant. Blue enamel white interior. Cast iron top. Holophane glass. Weight: 9.0 kg / 19.8 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandes...
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20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Holophane Glass Pendant Lamps (10x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory pendant. Blue enamel white interior. Cast iron top. Holophane glass. Weight: 9.0 kg / 19.8 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandes...
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20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Early 20th Century 3 branch copper ceiling light.
Located in Manchester, GB
Great, simple but elegant early 20th Century 3 branch ceiling light in its original anodised copper finish. complimented with replacement twisted vasaline glass shades. Fully rewir...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Vintage Industrial Caged Lamp Rusty
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage European Industrial hanging lamp. Cast iron with clear glass. Weight 9.5 kg / 20.9 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent lig...
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20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

  • Vintage Industrial Caged Lamp Rusty
  • Vintage Industrial Caged Lamp Rusty
  • Vintage Industrial Caged Lamp Rusty
  • Vintage Industrial Caged Lamp Rusty
H 14.18 in. Dm 10.24 in.
Round Black and Gold Brass Italian Chandelier Stilnovo Style 1950s Murano Glass
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chandelier Stilnovo Attributed Italian Mid-Century circa 1955, form and technique of very interesting construction, production of excellent quality.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

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

Brass and Glass Chandelier by Carl Fagerlund, 1960s
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Stockholm, SE
Swedish glass and brass pendant designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, 1950s. Diameter: 50 cm Height is adjustable.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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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

Black Enamel Frosted Glass Vintage Industrial Lamp Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel Industrial lamp. Frosted glass. Weight: 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb. For use outdoors as well as indoors. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incande...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

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

Black Enamel Frosted Glass Vintage Industrial Lamp Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel Industrial lamp. Frosted glass. Weight: 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb. For use outdoors as well as indoors. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incande...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Semi Frosted Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Lamp Pendant
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel industrial lamp. Clear glass with frosted semi transparent stripe in middle. Weight 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb. For use outdoors as well as indoors. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

1 of 2 Limburg Glashütte Black Iron Rings Glass & Brass Pendant Lights/Lamps
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
One of a pair of Limburg Glashütte "iron" rings bell pendant lamps with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped large hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century 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

French Art Nouveau Cloisonné Chandelier, circa 1910
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful Art Nouveau 3-light chandelier, made in France, circa 1910s. This chandelier consists of brass hardware, 3 moulded "flame" glass shades and a body which was probably origi...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Murano Big Chandelier, 107 Transparent Prism Quadriedri, Elena Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic and big Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal multicolored prism in a nickel metal frame. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 51.20 inches height (130 cm) with cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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

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

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

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

Steel Gray Vintage Industrial Scissor Spot Light Clear Glass
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor Varia steel pendant. Gray metal spot light with clear glass. Measures: Mounting plate: 12 × 7 cm. Weight: 7.0 kg / 15.4 lb. All lamps have been made suitable by intern...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Steel

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

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

Rare Midcentury Handcrafted Wrought Iron and Mouthblown Glass Venetian Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size, deep purple, circular glass Venetian pendant. This timeless, midcentury pendant is mouthblown into a symmetrical and circular shape, metal frame. The thick and deep purpl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Purple Murano Handblown Caged Glass Iron Lantern or Ceiling Light
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Measures: Diameter 12 in / 30 cm Height 32 in (17 in+ 13 in/chain) /80 cm (45 cm + 35 cm/chain) Weight: 6 lb/3 Kg 0ne light bulb E27/ 60 W, good working condition/European wiring...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Iron, Iron

All Original Arts & Crafts Lantern Shape Pendant with Opalescent Blue Glass
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning little Arts & Crafts pendant. If you are looking for the ideal pendant to light up your entrance, restroom or small bedroom than this beauty could be perfect for you. This ...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Moroccan Moorish Handmade Metal Ceiling Pendant Lantern in Red and White Glass
Located in Coimbra, PT
Antique handcrafted Moroccan ceiling lamp or light Measures: Diameter 9,5 in/ 24 cm Height 29.5 in (chain 11.9 in)/ 75 cm (chain 30 cm) Weight 4 lb/ 2 Kg 1 light bulb (E27) good work...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

Midcentury Italian Murano Black Glass Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Uniquely styled high-fashion midcentury Italian Murano black glass chandelier with hues of charcoal and gray. The two tiers embellished with long contoured leaf sprays accented overa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Glass, Blown Glass

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Amber Black Triedri Murano Chandelier, 1980
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
A beautiful and impressive chandelier suitable, due to its important height, to spacious rooms and high ceilings. The chandelier creates magnificent reflections of light thanks to ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

High Style Murano Black Glass Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning high style Murano black glass 18-light chandelier. Having two tiers of graceful curved arms, and beautifully adorned with colored teardrop prisms. Beyond chic for numerous d...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Black Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black Murano glass with crystals.    
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Black Blown Glass Murano Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Black glass Murano chandelier decorated in clear and gold glass embellishments. Six candelabra-size lights wired for use within the USA, circa 1970-1990. Retains original gilt brass ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Murano Glass Black Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Wonderful sputnik Murano chandelier with multiple smoked "Triedi" stems shooting out from a brushed nickel sphere. This piece is iconic and will be a show stopper in your home. This ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Tamara Black Chandelier in Handblown Glass
Located in Paris, FR
Chandelier Tamara black with brass structure in nickel finish and with handblown black glass body. With 5 bulbs, lamp holder type E14, max 40watt. Bulbs not included.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Grace Smoky Glass Black Chandelier
By Prof
Located in Milan, IT
Minimalist and elegant, this chandelier exudes a dramatic allure with its black finish and smoky glass shades. Made of mouth-blown glass, the shades (Ø 14 cm) balance in pairs on the...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Brass

  • Grace Smoky Glass Black Chandelier
  • Grace Smoky Glass Black Chandelier
  • Grace Smoky Glass Black Chandelier
  • Grace Smoky Glass Black Chandelier
H 58.27 in. W 42.13 in. D 47.25 in.
Black Murano Glass Disc Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Black Murano glass disc sputnik chandelier in nickel finish and 24" diameter. customization is available in different sizes, finishes and glass colors.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Black Venetian Glass Chandelier Venetian Style
By Il Paralume Marina
Located in Milan, IT
A modern take on the traditional Venetian chandelier, this exquisite piece will make a statement in any decor, creating a dramatic entrance or highlighting a dining room with eleganc...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Black Murano Glass Chandelier by Sam Baron
By Sam Baron
Located in New York, NY
This chandelier was designed by Sam Baron in 2014 and was first exhibited at the Design Miami/Basel Fair in Switzerland. Born in France in 1976, Sam Baron has a degree in design ...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Rare Vintage Smoked Triedri Crystal Spiral Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful all vintage in great working order soft smoked color crystal triedre glass pieces on golden brass hardware/fixture - very hard to find. Scale is wonderful and hanging chain...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Opera Prima Chandelier with Black Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
16 orbs handblown in black glass are assembled on a steel frame with a gun metal patina. The chandelier has brass accents. The light uses three candelabra based sockets, Max wattage ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Large Black Murano Glass Disc Sputnik Chandelier
By Vistosi
Located in New York, NY
Custom large Murano glass disc Sputnik chandelier in chrome finish. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and glass colors.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Chandelier Black and Glass Finish Sputnik
Located in Paris, FR
Chandelier black and glass finish sputnik, in gunmetal, also available in nickel. 24 bulbs of 40W max. Consult us.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Murano Black Art Glass Dome Chandelier Pendant Light
By Effetre International Company
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful modern style or Post-Modern [Postmodern] period Italian Murano black art glass dome chandelier pendant light. Murano glass is predominantly black with clear and red/burgu...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Black and Orange Flower Stunning Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Striking contemporary Murano glass chandelier composed by dozens black and orange hand blown flowers by Galleria Veneziani. Available also a pair.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian chandelier with five E14 bulbs and one E27 bulb. Measures: Diameter 50 cm. Height fixture 38 and 67 cm. Total height with the chain 130 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Italian Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Glass Chandelier
H 26.38 in. Dm 19.69 in.
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Black Glass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal black glass chandelier for your home. A black glass chandelier — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. Find 812 options for an antique or vintage black glass chandelier now, or shop our selection of 471 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer black glass chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A black glass chandelier, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Industrial style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made black glass chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Artemide, Barovier&Toso and Fabio Ltd are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Black Glass Chandelier?

The average selling price for a black glass chandelier at 1stDibs is $3,042, while they’re typically $122 on the low end and $104,200 for the highest priced.

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.