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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

Cocoon 3, Blown Glass Pendant Bedside Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting, Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
Hand-blown glass pendants fixtures. 3 glass pendants on 8" round canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. UL listed. Glass pendant m...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Handmade Shereen 3 Light Modern Smoke and Black Nickel Glass Chandelier
Located in Montreal, CA
The Shereen 3 light chandelier was designed with the expressive elegance of gemstone jewelry in mind. Bold, rounded contours with frosted, multifaceted surfaces create a remarkably e...
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2010s Canadian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mazzucato Mid-Century Modern Black Italian Murano Glass Chandelier, 1984
By Mazzucato
Located in Murano, Venezia
Here is a great classic from 1984 designed by Daniele Mazzucato. This chandelier is composed of 22 glass elements, among which six are arms. Each one, bring a light bulbs that create...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Art Glass

Vistosi Mid-Century Modern Black Crystal Murano Glass Chandelier "Disks", 1980
By Vistosi
Located in Murano, Venezia
Check out this colorful chandelier, made up of 40 black crystal glass elements that make you crazy. It would be able to give joy even to a minimal white room. Overall, it is a very ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Art Glass

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

Italian Black White Murano Glass Petals Curved Leaves Tall Modern Chandelier
By Cosulich Interiors & Antiques
Located in New York, NY
2 available - Iconic black and white for this stunning Venetian creation of Hollywood Regency glamour, this organic modern huge chandelier is composed of blown Murano glass elements ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Iron

Black Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Blown Glass Six-Arm Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Black Murano glass Mid-Century Modern style six arm chandelier from Italy. This can be seen at our 2420 Broadway location on the upper west side in Manhattan.
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Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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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

Modern Chandelier Conical in a Black Finish with Mouthblown Glass Icicles
By William Brand
Located in Naarden, NL
This modern chandelier in a nickel finish is dressed with mouthblown glass icicles, crafted in our own atelier. The Hollywood Icicles collection is designed by William Brand, founder...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Black White Murano Glass Petals Curved Leaves Tall Modern Chandelier
By Cosulich Interiors & Antiques
Located in New York, NY
2 available - Iconic black and white for this stunning Venetian creation of Hollywood Regency glamour, this organic modern huge chandelier is composed of blown Murano glass elements ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Iron

Stilnovo Chandeliers 1 of 2 Black Opal Glass, Mid-Century Modern, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
1 out of 2 large Stilnovo square lamps Italy, circa 1955- Sold and priced individually Cool pair of midcentury ceiling fixtures in original condition. Both are running on neon tub...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Chandelier with White Glass, Black and Copper Shades
Located in London, GB
Very large and impressive Mid-Century Modern chandelier, European, circa 1960s. A wonderful modernist fixture from a former church, which would suit the high ceilings of a loft or ba...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper, Chrome

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

Modern Chandelier with Colored Glass in a Black Matt Finish, Ersa Collection
By William Brand
Located in Naarden, NL
The Ersa, a modern chandelier in a black matte finish with glass spheres,, is designed by William Brand, founder of Brand van Egmond. Sculptural and full of character, the chandelier...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Furnace Donà Mid-Century Modern Amber Black Grey Murano Glass Chandelier, 1998
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Fantastic Sputnik chandelier in blown Murano glass with 57 elements, amber, black and grey color. Six E27 / E26 bulbs. This chandelier is a project of the Murano glass master Alberto...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage Black Blown Glass Murano Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage 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 gil...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Modern Black & Brass Chandelier, Made in Italy
Located in Culver City, CA
Modern Black & Brass Chandelier Made in Italy Brass frame with six circular metal, brass and frosted glass shades. G9 socket. 41.5”L x 31”d x 30.5”h
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers in Frosted Glass, Black Enamel & Chrome
Located in New York, NY
This stunning pair of Mid century modern chandeliers were realized in the Czech republic circa 1950. They offer two oblate spherical forms (like compacted orbs) with atomic channel d...
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Chrome

Authentic Venetian Modern Design Chandelier, Handmade in Murano Glass
By Roberto Beltrami
Located in Murano, VE
Authentic Venetian modern chandelier, handmade in Murano glass, 6 lights This chandelier is forged and blown by real Murano masterglass. A unique handcrafted product, created in ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pendant Light Chandelier, Opal Glass Copper Black Metal, 1970
By Stilnovo, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, 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 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

Gino Sarfatti & Archimede Seguso Italian Modern Glass Pendant Chandelier
By Archimede Seguso, Gino Sarfatti
Located in New York, NY
Italian Modern glass pendant chandelier designed by Gino Sarfatti and Archimede Seguso. The piece has seven pendant glass shades in heavy blue glass hanging from a metal frame. In gr...
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20th Century Italian Modern 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

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Black White Flower Murano Glass Chandelier, 1994
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Exclusive flowers chandelier in Murano blown glass, black and white colour Entirely worked by hand with extreme care and precision. Work performed by Alberto Donà in 1994. The cha...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Lightolier Brass with Cast Glass Shades Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant brass chandelier with thick and heavy cast glass shades. Six lights provide the illumination. Chandeliers present height is 30 inches but that can be altered by ad...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Large Ice Glass Chandelier with Relief Design
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Spectacular Israeli chandelier comprised of handblown relief glass plates. The glass plates are textured and have fossilized leaf prints or formations. There are 24 glass plates, all...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Monumental Modern Ceiling Light Chandelier Fixture Cast Glass Blackened Iron
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
LIGHT SCULPTURE NO. 1 J.M. Szymanski d. 2019 This light sculpture is one of our favorite pieces and a monumental achievement in design engineering. A combination of blackened steel...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

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

Mid-Century Modern Italian Gaetano Sciolari Chrome and Crystal Glass Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian Gaetano Sciolari chrome and crystal glass cascade pendant with 9-light from 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Black Dark Three Pillar Chandelier Handcrafted Murano Glass Contemporary Italy
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Black dark three pillar chandelier in blown Murano glass contemporary, Italy This outstanding and massive chandelier stands out for its unique elegance and style. Made of black blow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Cut Glass, Murano Glass

French 1970's Modern Design Chrome and Opal Glass Chandelier
Located in Fairfax, VA
Modern 3 lights chrome with opal glass chandelier.
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Barovier & Toso Mid-Century Modern Grey Murano Glass Ceiling Chandelier, 1970s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Murano, Venezia
A very important ceiling lamp for its great size that reaches a diameter of 130 cm (inches 51.18). Composed of 32 glass elements called "Plates", in this beautiful ceiling light you...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Art Glass

Modern Brass Starburst Chandelier with Graphite Hand Blown Murano Glass Obelisks
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic modernist chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the islands off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for their superlative quality glass. It featu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Smoked Glass & Metal & Walnut Chandelier Sonneman Style
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Frome Le Shoppe Too in Michigan comes this stunning mid century modern chandelier reminiscent of Robert Sonneman's famous lollipop globe lighting from the 1970's. This fixture has 8 ...
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Vintage 1970s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Black Murano Glass Disc Chandelier in Double Cone Shape
Located in New York, NY
Custom black Murano glass disc chandelier in double cone shape. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and glass colors.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Sonneman Smoked Glass Chrome Pendant Chandelier Fixture 1970s
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a captivating, chrome and smoked glass, cube pendant chandelier, by Robert Sonneman, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 28" W x...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Modern Chandelier 24 Lights Smoke Grey Murano Glass, Lampshades by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Palladium chandelier 24 lights smoke grey murano Glass, black lampshades by Multiforme A collection of chandeliers and wall lights made of Murano glass. The surface of the glass is ...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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

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Brass

Italian Pair of black Chandeliers in blown Murano Glass, Picasso, 1960s
By Cenedese
Located in Villaverla, IT
Fantastic, Modern, and unique Italian Venetian, Italian Pair of black Chandeliers in blown Murano Glass, Picasso, 1960s. These masterpieces are composed by "Picasso" sculptured penda...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass, Murano Glass, Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Kaiser Leuchten Chandeliers with Mazzega Glass, circa 1970
By Kaiser Leuchten, Carlo Nason
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern pendant light by Kaiser Leuchten, circa 1970, consisting of 3 ´petals´ in clear and white blown glass and brass hardware, this model is often attributed to Carlo N...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Kaiser Leuchten Chandelier with Mazzega Glass, circa 1970
By Kaiser Leuchten, Carlo Nason
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern pendant light by Kaiser Leuchten, circa 1970, consisting of three heavy ´petals´ in clear and brown blown glass and brass hardware, this model is often attributed ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

President 5695 14 Chandelier in Glass with Black Shade, by Barovier&Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Venice, IT
The Président collection includes two wall sconces in one- or two-light option, handcrafted with many traditional techniques and richly decorated yet sophisticated. Six chandeliers a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Glass Rod and Teardrop Sputnik Chandelier in Black Nickel
Located in New York, NY
Custom glass rod and teardrop glass Sputnik chandelier with black nickel plated frame. Customization is available in different sizes and finishes.
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Black and White Five-Light Murano Glass 1940s Chandelier
By Cenedese
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This five-light chandelier was made in Murano, Italy, around the 1940s. It is handcrafted of glass in a transparent and black color. the clear glass parts are sandblasted, the black ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Large Black Murano Glass Disc Chandelier in Double Pyramid Shape
Located in New York, NY
Large black Murano glass disc chandelier in double pyramid shape, with faux gold plated frame. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and glass colors.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Two Mid-Century Modern Kaiser Leuchten Chandelier with Mazzega Glass, ca 1970
By Kaiser Leuchten, Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern pendant light by Kaiser Leuchten, circa 1970, consisting of two very heavy ´petals´ in clear and smoked blown glass and brass hardware, this model is often attribu...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Glass Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Pressed glass shade with cut crystal prisms. Made in Sweden in the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

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Mid-Century Modern Chandelier by Carlo Nason for Mazzega in Murano Glass
By Carlo Nason, Mazzega
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern chandelier designed by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, this is the largest "Flower" he designed, having six petals (three in grey and three in opalescent glass) and a cle...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass and Brass Chain Pendant Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Timeless shape and marvelous warm color, mouth blown Murano pendant. This unique Italian art glass fixture from the 1970s has a pattern inside the glass shade that is unlike anythin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

President 5695 24 Chandelier in Glass with Black Shade, by Barovier&Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Venice, IT
The Président collection includes two wall sconces in one- or two-light option, handcrafted with many traditional techniques and richly decorated yet sophisticated. Six chandeliers a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Italian Contemporary White Black & Brass 24-Light Modern Asymmetric Chandelier
By Cosulich Interiors & Antiques
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary custom made chandelier of grand scale and mid-century modern geometric design with a Sputnik inspiration, entirely handcrafted in Italy. The brass structure with a vinta...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Rotterdam 5563 14 Chandelier in Glass with Black Shade, by Barovier&Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Venice, IT
Ogival stem, chunky handcrafted crystal cylinders made with a special technique called ""rostrato"", six colours shades: Rotterdam is a huge collection of chandeliers with 5, 8, 10, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Confetti Glass Black and White Chandelier by Avram Rusu Studio
By Andreea Avram Rusu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Confetti glass chandelier features handblown glass discs in a variety of color palates with a choice of metallic accents. Pictured: black, topaz, charcoal, dove, lilac, opaline a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Midcentury Black Round Chandelier Gold Glass White Stilnovo Italian Design, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury black round chandelier gold glass white Stilnovo Italian design 1950. Composed of two satin-finished glasses, the black lacquered metal frame, brass parts, minimalist and...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier Brass Crystal Grey Gold Glass Often
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-Century Modern Italian chandelier brass crystal grey gold glass often.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Maryland 5587 14 Chandelier in Glass with Black Shade, by Barovier&Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Venice, IT
Sleek curves for the arms, five colors for the shades, drop pendants: Maryland collection recalls of Neoclassical houses in the New World where important decisions are made. Six eleg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Nevada 5549 24 Chandelier in Glass with Black Shade, by Barovier&Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Venice, IT
Featuring a highly innovative shade that is set off by extra-simple lines and arm aplenty, Nevada collection includes seven-, nine-, thirteen-,fifteen- or twentyfour-bulb chandeliers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Italian Chandelier Enamel Glass Laurana Art 1950s Gold Black Red
By Laurana
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian chandelier enamel glass Laurana art 1950s gold black red Size: Height only ceiling cm. 48 1 light bulb E27 max 100 Watt.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Amsterdam 5562 18 Chandelier in Chrome & Glass, Black Shade, by Barovier&Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Venice, IT
Amsterdam 18 is part of a collection of chandeliers in soft colors, where chunky crystal cylinders reflect and refract the light to dramatic effect: it is the "rostrato" technique, i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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Black Glass Modern Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the black glass modern chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, metal and brass, every black glass modern chandelier was constructed with great care. Find 898 options for an antique or vintage black glass modern chandelier now, or shop our selection of 540 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the black glass modern 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 glass modern chandelier is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made black glass modern chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Fabio Ltd, Stilnovo and Artemide are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Black Glass Modern Chandelier?

The average selling price for a black glass modern chandelier at 1stDibs is $2,789, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $189,000 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.