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Mod 5-Light Chrome and Glass Ball Chandelier
By Moe Light, Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Chic and decorative mod midcentury chandelier having 5 art glass ball globe shades, each having an opaline white to clear fade surface, with a bright chrome body and dramatic curved ...
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Mid-20th Century American Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1940s Wedgwood Neoclassical Light Green Jasperware Pitcher
By Wedgwood
Located in Stamford, CT
1940s Wedgwood small light green jasperware pitcher or creamer featuring a neoclassical motif. Interior of the pitcher is glazed. Stamped Wedgwood on the underside and stamped 48 ind...
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Vintage 1940s English Neoclassical Pitchers

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Pottery

Antique Porcelain Light Blue Dishes Painted with Black Leaves (13 pieces NOT 15)
By Bloor Derby
Located in Katonah, NY
Two of the shaped dishes (the oval and one shell shape) are sold. The price of the set has been reduced accordingly. An exquisite set of Derby Porcelain dishes painted with black lea...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Brown Studio Teapot by Ken Halsall Light Trees Pottery, circa 1975
By Ken Halsall
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A fine vintage Studio Pottery tenmoku glazed teapot and cover by Ken Halsall (b.1928) and made at the Light Trees Pottery. This stylish shaped teapot has a squat rounded body with an...
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Vintage 1970s British Ceramics

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Pottery

Ceramic Vase Model “#1855” by Morten Løbner Espersen Dark Blue Light Blue Red
By Morten Løbner Espersen
Located in Barcelona, ES
Morten Løbner Espersen Ceramic vase model “#1855” Manufactured by Morten Løbner Espersen Denmark, 2016 Stoneware and glaze Measurements 33,3 ø cm x 37,5 h cm. 13,1 ø in x ...
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2010s Danish Ceramics

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Stoneware

Kähler, HAK, Vase in Glazed Ceramics, Maroon Flowers on Light Base, 1930s-1940s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Kähler, HAK. Vase in glazed ceramics. Maroon flowers on light base. 1930s-1940s. Measures: 9.5 x 9 cm. Stamped. In very good condition.    
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Ceramics

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Ceramic

1970s Minimalist Black and Glass Pendant Light, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition with minor signs of use - Fully functional.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

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

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Metal Holophane Glass Scissor Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Double scissor with industrial enamel spot adjustable length Spotlight size: diam. 42 cm 90° angle adjustable shade As shown on picture 98 cm Minimum length 60 cm Maximum l...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Metal

Vintage Black and White Murano Glass Four Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Vintage black and white Murano glass four pendant light. Some aging is showing on canopy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1970s Modernist Black Glass & Chrome Flush Mount Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A modernist flush-mount light fixture crafted from black glass and chrome. USA, circa 1970. Features a black glass panel accented with chrome; four standard sockets hold oversize g...
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Vintage 1970s American Minimalist Flush Mount

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Chrome

Pair of Three-Light Moroccan-Inspired European Lanterns in Black Color w/Glass
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of three-light black metal hanging Moroccan inspired lanterns. This pair of lanterns from Europe have an octagonal-shaped body, within a rounded top and bottom piece. The fram...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Lanterns

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Metal

Contemporary Black Steel and Glass Wall-Mounted Moon Light Sconce
By Ben & Aja Blanc
Located in Rumford, RI
Framed in steel, the image of the moon is lit from within and enclosed in glass, creating a piece that resonates cohesively as light, sculpture and image. The moon light provides dim...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Space Age Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Brass

Large Pendant Light Chandelier, Opal Glass Copper Black Metal, 1970
By Stilnovo, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Graz, AT
A large pendant chandelier manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). This geometric shaped fixture is made of a polished copper ring with little patina and...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

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

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Gold, Brass

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

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Opaline Glass, Blown Glass

Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass pendant light with five E14 bulbs. Measures: Diameter 32 cm. Height 120 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light
H 47.25 in. Dm 12.6 in.
Contemporary Crystal Black and White Smoked Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Fun and elegant Italian pendant chandelier, entirely handcrafted, of organic modern design consisting of a succession of elements: black opaline glass and brass spheres, a hand-cut j...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Gold

1920s Matching Pair of Industrial, Glass & Black Enamel Caged Light Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Original and great shape, industrial factory lamps. This rare pair of industrial pendants with its original glass shades will look wonderful over a kitchen island, but we are certa...
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Early 20th Century European Industrial Balustrades and Fixtures

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Metal, Enamel

Black and White Five-Light Murano Glass 1940s Chandelier
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This five lights chandelier was designed circa 1940s. It is handcrafted from Murano glass in a white and black color. Its dimensions are large: the diameter is 90 cm. Despite its age...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

1915 Holophane Dental Pendant Light with Original Glass Shades Black Finish
Located in New York, NY
Original 1915 brass dental or Industrial pendant light with a black finish and the four original Holophane down light shades. This has been fully restored with a long brass chain and...
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Vintage 1910s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Michael Anastassiades Modern Minimalist Black & Glass S2 Pendant Light for FLOS
By Michael Anastassiades, Flos
Located in New York, NY
FLOS IC Lights S2 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

Pendant Light, Orange Acrylic Glass Black Metal, 1970
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Graz, AT
A pendant light made of a perforated metal belt and orange plexiglass, manufactured in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The acrylic glass has been blown through t...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Quill Gray Aurora Handblown Modern Glass Matte Black Chandelier Light
By Niche
Located in Beacon, NY
The refined frame of the quill chandelier accentuates the handcrafted silhouettes suspended from its bold body. With several signature glass and metal finish options available, the w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Quill Sapphire Aurora Handblown Modern Glass Matte Black Chandelier Light
By Niche
Located in Beacon, NY
The refined frame of the Quill chandelier accentuates the handcrafted silhouettes suspended from its bold body. With several signature glass and metal finish options available, the w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Quill Amber Pod Handblown Modern Glass Matte Black Chandelier Light
By Niche
Located in Beacon, NY
The refined frame of the Quill chandelier accentuates the handcrafted silhouettes suspended from its bold body. With several signature glass and metal finish options available, the w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

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

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Marble, Brass

Grandine Black Five-Light Floor Lamp
By Silvio Mondino Studio
Located in Milan, IT
This stunning floor lamp comprises five clear glass spheres of different sizes assembled on a cylindrical pole and base in burnished brass, to form an abstract organic Silhouette rem...
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2010s Italian More Lighting

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Brass

  • Grandine Black Five-Light Floor Lamp
  • Grandine Black Five-Light Floor Lamp
  • Grandine Black Five-Light Floor Lamp
  • Grandine Black Five-Light Floor Lamp
H 82.68 in. W 11.42 in. D 9.85 in.
E. Elizarova for Matlight Italian Black Marble Glass and Brass Pendant Light
By Ekaterina Elizarova, Matlight Milano
Located in New York, NY
Cosulich Interiors in collaboration with Matlight: bespoke sculpture pendant light, part of the Italian modern collection called Andromeda, designed by Ekaterina Elizarova for Matlig...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

1 of 2 Maison Jansen 5-Light Bronze, Glass and Gunmetal Chandelier Black Shades
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
One of two Maison Jansen chandelier with two-tone metal finish, in a patina bronze and a dark gunmetal color. Glass accents with clear glass round saucers on all pieces just under t...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Bespoke Italian Geometric White Glass Black Lacquered Brass 24-Light Flushmount
Located in New York, NY
Stilnovo Style contemporary 24-light flushmounts / chandelier in a Mid-Century Modern design, the very interesting light airy structure constructed with diamond shaped squares create...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass, Brass

Pair of Large 20th Century Black Iron Four-Light Lanterns with Tinted Glass
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of large 20th century black iron four-light lanterns with tinted glass New wiring.
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20th Century Lanterns

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Iron

1960 Germany Limburg Table Light 'Spirale' Murano Glass Black & White
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant black spiral glass table lamp made by Glashuette Limburg in the 1960s. The spiral is made of black blown Murano glass, the shade of white glass. A real eyecatcher even unlit....
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Murano Mazzega Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass pendant light or chandelier. Total height is 120 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

  • Murano Mazzega Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Mazzega Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Mazzega Glass Pendant Light
  • Murano Mazzega Glass Pendant Light
H 23.63 in. Dm 18.12 in.
Perf Double Pendant Light, Matte Black Perforated Tube, Glass Round Orb Shades
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Double the fun with the perf double. Made from hand blown opal glass with a perforated metal housing. Utilizing low energy LED bulbs, Perf Double is available in 3 finishes, with cus...
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2010s Australian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Paint

Perf Pendant Light Medium Matte Black Perforated Tube, Glass Round Orb Shade
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Combining hand blown opal glass with a perforated metal housing, Perf pendant is an elemental and versatile decorative fixture. Utilizing a low energy LED bulb, Perf pendant is avai...
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2010s Australian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Paint

Mimosa 27-Light Black Chandelier
By Alberto Donà
Located in Milan, IT
This stylish multi-light pendant is entirely handcrafted on a design by master artisan Alberto Donà. Like the branches of a majestic tree, a linear metal structure with a black nicke...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Mimosa 27-Light Black Chandelier
  • Mimosa 27-Light Black Chandelier
  • Mimosa 27-Light Black Chandelier
  • Mimosa 27-Light Black Chandelier
H 13.78 in. W 63 in. D 35.44 in.
Tekna Quay 90° Wall Light with Black Lacquer Finish and Clear Glass
By Tekna
Located in New York, NY
Wall light in copper with reflector, 90° right angle arm and clear glass. For outdoor use (IP44). Lamp LED 230V E27 4W 2700K Retro A60. Main power 230V 50Hz.
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Copper

Early 20th Century French Black Iron and Beveled Glass Four-Light Lantern
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, hexagonal iron lantern was created in France, circa 1900; with six sides, beveled glass panels, and an ornate scroll iron frame with leaf decor on top and bottom, the t...
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Early 20th Century French Napoleon III Lanterns

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Iron

Black 3 Pendant Light by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Black 3 pendant light by Schwung Dimensions: W 31 x D 31 x H 47 cm Materials: Black gunmetal, frosted glass Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel Schwung is a germa...
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2010s Polish Modern More Lighting

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Glass

  • Black 3 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Black 3 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Black 3 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Black 3 Pendant Light by Schwung
H 18.51 in. W 12.21 in. D 12.21 in.
Black 6 Pendant Light by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Black 6 pendant light by Schwung Dimensions: W 31.5 x D 31.5 x H 44 cm Materials: Black gunmetal, frosted glass Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel, brass 4 other si...
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2010s Polish Modern More Lighting

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Glass

  • Black 6 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Black 6 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Black 6 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Black 6 Pendant Light by Schwung
H 17.33 in. W 12.41 in. D 12.41 in.
Perf Pendant Light Small-Black Perforated Tube, Glass Round Orb Shade
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Combining hand blown opal glass with a perforated metal housing, Perf pendant is an elemental and versatile decorative fixture. Utilizing a low energy LED bulb, Perf pendant is avai...
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2010s Australian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Paint, Glass

Tekna Brooklyn Wall Light with Black Lacquer Finish and Frosted Glass
By Tekna
Located in New York, NY
Eclectic wall light in brass with outside fitted clear or frosted glass, closed top and open bottom. The closed upper part is also the base for the electrical equipment. Wall bracket...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Large Pendant Light Chandelier, Rupert Nikoll, Glass Brass Black Iron, 1960
By J.T. Kalmar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Graz, AT
A large six-arm chandelier by Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1960 (late 1950s or early 1960s). The fixture is made of a nice mixture of materials: large te...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Yellow Black Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Work Light by Stahl
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stahl 6161, Germany Work light by Stahl, Germany Metal with clear glass. 2 meters / 80" black cotton wire E14 Weight: 1.30 kg / 2.9 lb Priced per individual item. All la...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

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

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Brass

Tiffany Glass Pendant Light
By Tiffany Studios
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Wonderful Arts & Crafts period hanging light with 30 10 inch (rare) Tiffany Prisims, started its first life as a gas fixture which dates it circa 1895. Later it was converted to elec...
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Antique 1890s North American Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Tiffany Glass Pendant Light
  • Tiffany Glass Pendant Light
  • Tiffany Glass Pendant Light
  • Tiffany Glass Pendant Light
H 40 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Bespoke Italian Black & Pink Crystal Murano Glass Brass Pendant Big Globe Light
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary orientalist style custom lantern chandelier, of a modern Venetian geometric series with 4 shapes as per images, entirely handcrafted in Italy, here with brass hardware, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

Materials

Brass

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

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Brass

Large Moderne Pendant Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
Italian glass light fixture with 8 lights, amber and amethyst molded glass globes with a spiked pattern, circa 1970. Painted metal ceiling plate.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Dixie Six-Light Chandelier with Polished Black Nickel Finish and Fluted Glass
By Trella
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Dixie six-light chandelier centres around a bold fluted glass light assembly and a polished black nickel finish. The chandelier puts this large-scale detail on display in monumen...
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2010s American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass, Brass, Brass

European Mid-Century Modern Blue/Black Pendant Light with Amber Glass Lining
By Nanny Still McKinney
Located in London, GB
*** Please contact us if you would like details of availability of this item. *** Pendant light or lantern made up of an amber-colored caged glass lining, blown into a deep blue/bla...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Copper and Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Copper and glass pendant light. Measure: Diameter 50 cm. Height fixture 65 cm. Total height with the chain 85 cm. One E27 bulb.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Copper

  • Copper and Glass Pendant Light
  • Copper and Glass Pendant Light
  • Copper and Glass Pendant Light
  • Copper and Glass Pendant Light
H 33.47 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Large Midcentury Modern Black & White Glass Flush Mount / Pendant Light Fixture
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and great looking, two-light midcentury flush mount. This very stylish and large size midcentury light fixture with the unique black and white design is another one of our rece...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass, Bakelite

Laurent 07, Black Aluminum Frame and Glass Spheres Pendant Light, LED
By Lambert & Fils
Located in Montreal, Quebec
The Laurent Collection distills the milk globe to its essential relationship between circle and sphere. A series of thin forms compliment the Laurent globes—forms that carve through ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

VeniceM Pinocchio Floor Light in Matte Black Nickel and Glass by Massimo Tonetto
By VeniceM, Massimo Tonetto
Located in Mogliano Veneto, TV
Floor lamp with diffused light. Matte black nickel structure with polished black nickel spheres. Crystal, amber and smoke grey Murano blown glass trihedrons. White Murano blown glass...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Floor Lamps

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Nickel

Limburg Glashütte 1960s Glass Black Iron Rings Circular Domed Flush Mount Light
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte domed shaped flush mount wall or ceiling light fixture made in Germany, circa 1965. The textured glass bulges slightly inwards of its black "Iron" coated frame keep...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Limburg Glashütte Large 1960s Black Iron and Glass Honeycomb Domed Wall Light
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte large minimal geometric shaped flush mount wall or ceiling light fixture made in Germany, circa 1965. The honeycombed textured glass bulges slightly inwards of its ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Metal

Limpid Light L Smoke Standard , Pendant Light,Hand Blown Glass, Europe
By Vantot
Located in Eindhoven, NL
To order the Full-swing version please check our storefront. Our limpid light size L in shade “Smoke” is a pendant light, decorative light, made in Europe. The Limpid Lights collect...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Smoked Glass

Art Deco Revival Etched Glass and Black Enamel Three-Light Pendant
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Deco revival three-light pendant fixture with etched and clear two part glass disc shades. Black enamel steel bullet housing is pierced between the 1st and second glass discs. Bl...
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Vintage 1970s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

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Black Glass Light For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the black glass light you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A black glass light — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. Find 286 options for an antique or vintage black glass light now, or shop our selection of 214 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer black glass light, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A black glass light made by Modern designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made black glass light over the years, but those crafted by Artemide, Vistosi and Tekna are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Black Glass Light?

A black glass light can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,998, while the lowest priced sells for $195 and the highest can go for as much as $51,000.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality. The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.