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Midcentury Blown Glass Murano Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960's Italian blown glass Murano chandelier with 5 lights and blown glass decorations. Measurements: Drop 34" Diameter 30".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Blown Milk Glass and Chrome Midcentury Light Fixture
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Midcentury Italian modern flower shape blown milk glass with cobalt trim and chrome pistils light fixture chandelier.  
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Blown Glass Midcentury Lantern
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950s Italian blown amber glass and iron lantern with three interior lights. Measurements: Drop 17" Diameter: 13"
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Austrian Midcentury Blown Glass Tulipan Chandelier by J.T. Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
Fantastic and large Kalmar chandelier that consists of numerous blown glass elements which are highly saturated with tiny air bubbles that gives the glass a white look, each element ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Large Chandelier Murano Blown Glass Mink Color Components Italian
Located in London, GB
Outstanding and elegant large chandelier .580 blown Murano “Piastre” smoke mink color glass components on a bronzed sprayed oval metal structure. Midcentury made in Murano, Venice, I...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp-Chandeliers with Hand Blown Glass
Located in Almelo, NL
Large ceiling lamp chandeliers with brass base and large hand blown glass globe. The lights are beautifully decorated thanks to the structured glass. The pleasant light it spreads is...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Brass and Blown Glass Chandelier by Hillebrand, 1960s
By Hillebrand
Located in Rijssen, NL
Beautiful chandelier by Hillebrand. With bubble glass shades brass details a brass mounting hardware. Illuminates beautifully. Measures: H 31.5 in. x D 23.6 in. H 80 cm x D 60...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Italian Midcentury Style Hand Blown Murano Venetian Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
1970s Murano glass chandelier. Contemporary Italian midcentury style, clear hand blown Venetian glass chandeliers or pendants in the modern neoclassical style with twelve arms att...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Blown Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A large circa 1960s Italian blown glass light fixture with a white and clear ribbon pattern. Measurements: Diameter 19" Drop 18".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Midcentury Blown Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960s Italian blown white clear glass light fixture with an interior light. Measurements: Diameter 16? Minimum drop 16? Current drop (adjustable) 24?
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Chandeliers with Brass Fixture and Hand-Blown Glass, Europe 1970s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large set brass chandeliers was produced in Europe in the 1970s. A spirited and chic design set chandeliers with brass fixture and handblown glass. The chandelier with brass frame co...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Set Midcentury Ceiling Brass Chandelier with Four Transparent Blown Glass
Located in Almelo, NL
Midcentury ceiling brass chandeliers, flushmounts by designer and manufacturer Preciosa and produced in Czech Republic the early 1970s. Beautiful work with four transparent blown sph...
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Late 20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Chrome, Hand Blown Translucent and Frosted Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and understated Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Italy, circa 1970. It features a volumetric rectangular body consisting of a hollow cylindrical hand blown ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large Set Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp-Chandeliers with Hand Blown Glass, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large set ceiling lamp chandeliers with brass base and large handblown glass globe. The lights are beautifully decorated thanks to the structured glass. The pleasant light it spreads...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Two Clear Italian Midcentury Style Hand Blown Murano /Venetian Glass Chandelier
By Barovier&Toso
Located in New York, NY
Pair of contemporary Italian midcentury style, clear hand blown Venetian glass chandeliers or pendants in the modern neoclassical style with eight arms attributed to Barovier with bl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Chandelier with Brass Fixture and Hand Blown Glass, Europe
Located in Almelo, NL
Set of three brass chandeliers was produced in Europe in the 1960s. A spirited and chic design set chandeliers with brass fixture and hand blown glass. The chandelier with brass fram...
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Mid-20th Century European Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Italian Brass Hand Blown Opaline Glass Chandeliers, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A pair of midcentury brass four-light chandelier with hand blown opaline glass globes, Italy, 1960s. The centered part is of black patinated brass. Measures: Overall height 30" / 7...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Hand Blown Murano Translucent and White Glass Helix Form Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This bold and refined Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production, cir...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Italian Long Spiral Chandelier with Hand Blown Opaline Glass Globes
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A long spiral brass seven-light chandelier with seven and blown opaline glass globes, Italy, 1960s Measures: Overall height 38" (99 cm), adjustable height Width/depth 19" (48 cm) ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Italian Brass Hand Blown Opaline Glass Chandeliers, Pendants
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A pair of midcentury brass four-light chandelier with hand blown opaline glass globes, Italy, 1960s. The centered part is of black patinated brass. Measures: Overall height 30" / 7...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Italian Colored Glass Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
Italian midcentury colored glass chandelier, double face black glass bar hanging by a brass tube from the ceiling. Underneath are aligned four balls in blown transparent orange gla...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Stylized Cala Lily Chandelier in Brass and Hand Blown Murano Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and dramatic Mid-Century Modern chandelier was hand blown in Murano, Italy, circa 1960. The chandelier offers an abundance of hand blown translucent Murano glass forms- ...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp-Chandelier with Hand Blown Art-Glass, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large ceiling lamp-chandeliers with brass base and large hand blown art-glass globe. These clear hand blown glass globe are decorated with white streaks. The globe show a different a...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six Midcentury Chandeliers with Brass Fixture and Hand-Blown Glass, Europe
Located in Almelo, NL
Large set of six brass chandeliers was produced in Europe in the 1960s. A spirited and chic design set chandeliers with brass fixture and handblown glass. The chandelier with brass f...
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Mid-20th Century European Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Glass Midcentury Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Elegant brass and glass midcentury chandelier The Minimalist polished brass frame holds ten clear glass arm and bobeches that have been newly rewired with candelabra sockets. The ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Brass and Glass Midcentury Chandelier
  • Brass and Glass Midcentury Chandelier
  • Brass and Glass Midcentury Chandelier
  • Brass and Glass Midcentury Chandelier
H 26.5 in. W 30 in. D 13 in.
Midcentury Stylized Cala Lily Chandelier in Brass and Hand Blown Murano Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and dramatic Mid-Century Modern chandelier was hand blown in Murano, Italy circa 1960. The chandelier offers an abundance of hand blown translucent Murano glass forms- r...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern 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

Midcentury Venini Style Murano Glass Chandelier
By Barovier&Toso, Toni Zuccheri, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini, Venini, Paolo Venini
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual Italian midcentury Murano glass chandelier inspired by Venini. This vintage Murano chandelier is comprised of unusual oval shaped textured blown glass tubes suspended from a ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Multicolored Murano Glass Tronchi Chandelier
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Rome, IT
This amazing chandelier with rare color combination considering the uniqueness with amber, pink, amethyst, and ice color precious Murano glasses. Each chandelier with 80 glass blown ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Midcentury Hand-Blown Glass Swedish Pendants
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of midcentury Swedish pendants in semi-transparent frosted glass. These modern cylinder shaped lights each accommodating a medium-size base (Edison) down-turned bulb. Newly wire...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Midcentury Italian Murano Ruby Glass Chandelier
By Compagnia Di Venezia E Murano (C.V.M.)
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A Classic chandelier from Murano, Italy featuring eight hand blown arms and ‘shades’ connected to a central blown glass stem, the wiring concealed by a gilded metal internal bowl cas...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Murano Midcentury Blown Glass White and Black Italian Lanterns, 1970
By Murano 5
Located in Rome, IT
Precious pair of blown Murano glass lanterns, its colors are unique ranging from white to black. They are very elegant and refined objects, they can be placed in several places in th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Midcentury German Modern Retractable Blown Glass Pendant by Peill & Putzler
By Peill & Putzler, Aloys F. Gangkofner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modernist German Modern Single-Socket pendant designed by Aloys Ferdinand Gangkofner for Peill & Putzler, circa 1970. Composed of mouth blown clear glass with a snow white elongated ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier with Eight Hand Blown Brass Globes ,1950s
Located in Almelo, NL
This amazing large brass chandelier was produced in Europe in the 1950s. A spirited and chic design set chandelier with brass fixture and hand blown glass. The chandelier with brass ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italy Midcentury Brutalist Pendant Light with Stunning Mouth Blown Glass Discs
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare design pendant with large, mouth blown art glass discs in gilt wrought iron frame. If you are looking for a striking and extraordinary light fixture to grace your midcentury li...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Midcentury Brass and Glass Sputnik Chandelier, 1970s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful Sputnik chandelier with shiny golden brass frame and gorgeous 13 glass spheres. Made in Germany by Kaiser Leuchten during the 1970s. The glasses are in amber or honey col...
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Vintage 1970s German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venetian Murano 1970s Glass Italian Midcentury Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A rare and beautiful 1970s thick dark glass blown Murano six-arm chandelier. Newly rewired.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Elegant Midcentury Pendants in Hand Blown Glass and Brass, Austria, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Almelo, NL
Elegant globe pendants with hand blown glass globe. The brass frame beautifully combines with the hand blown glass. The glass is handmade and has little "bubble's" inside, which prov...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Encased and Blown Glass Pendant with Orange Murrine, Italy, 1950s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in encased and blown glass with orange murrine. It might show slight traces of use, but it can be considered as in excellent original condition and ready to give ambiance to an...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murrine

Luxury Midcentury Pendants in Hand Blown Glass and Brass, Austria, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Almelo, NL
Luxury globe pendants with hand blown glass globe. The brass frame beautifully combines with the hand blown glass. The glass is handmade and has little "bubble's" inside, which provi...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Size & Marvelous Shape Mouth Blown Midcentury Venetian Pendant Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning midcentury made Italian light fixture. To give you a better idea of the unique size of this striking, frosted glass Murano pendant we have added image 7 where it is placed ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Polyhedron Chandelier
By Venini
Located in London, GB
Original polyhedron chandelier with nickel accents, Italy, circa 1960 Each polyhedron with clear and etched glass sides Drop can be extended with chain.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

  • Midcentury Polyhedron Chandelier
  • Midcentury Polyhedron Chandelier
  • Midcentury Polyhedron Chandelier
  • Midcentury Polyhedron Chandelier
H 29.53 in. W 21.66 in. D 21.66 in.
Midcentury Magnificent Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Chandelier in Murano handblown glass by Venini It consists of 200 tubes illuminated by 34 light bulbs with small attack. An incredible source of light to illuminate a large area.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Splendid Italian Midcentury Murano glass Chandelier by Barovier
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Rome, IT
Exquisite craftsmanship with six arms supporting handblown 'reticello' cups. Perfect vintage condition. We can rewire for US standards. Six e27 light bulbs.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Murano Art Glass Chandelier, Aureliano Toso, 1950
By Aureliano Toso
Located in Rome, IT
Aureliano Toso midcentury three-tier chandelier with dozens of ice color Murano art glass tubes. White painted original frame.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Italian Murano Chandelier w. Stunning Mouthblown Glass Flower Shades
By Compagnia Di Venezia E Murano (C.V.M.)
Located in Lisse, NL
Mouth blown art glass in gilt brass frame, flower bouquet design light fixture. If you are looking for a striking and extraordinary light fixture to grace your living space then thi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Ceiling Light with Brass Frame and Large Hand Blown Glass Globe 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Midcentury hotel ceiling or floor lights with brass frame and large hand blown glass. The lights are beautifully thanks to the hand blown glass. The pleasant light it spreads is very...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Hotel Light Fixture in Brass and Hand Blown Glass Europe, 1970s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large midcentury hotel light fixture in brass and hand blown glass, European, 1970s. This fixture is beautifully decorated thanks to the structured glass. The pleasant light it sprea...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Barovier e Toso Murano Glass Midcentury Chandelier "A Tessere", Italia, 1970
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Firenze, IT
Midcentury chandelier -lantern by Barovier e Toso Murano Italia with big blown bowl "A Tessere Ambra" glass diffuser . With this type of glass have been made chandeliers but also be...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Murano Glass Elegant Chandelier by Ercole Barovier, 1940s
By Ercole Barovier
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing chandelier with three precious Murano glass leaves supported by a chrome frame.    
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Green Midcentury Murano Glass Tronchi Four-Tier Chandelier, 1960
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Stunning combination of green Tronchi and long clear Triedi glasses. Original Murano glass four-tier chandelier 1960. We can rewire to your Country standards. Excellent vintage con...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Original Midcentury Murano Glass Tronchi Four-Tier Chandelier, 1960
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Stunning combination of clear Tronchi and long amber gold Triedi glasses. Original Murano glass four-tier chandelier, 1960. We can rewire to your country standards. Excellent vintage...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Orrefors Carl Fagerlund Ceiling Light with Hand Blown Green Glass
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Langserud, SE
Well-made ceiling light with hand blown green glass. Nice details of brass and clear crystal glass cylinder. Designed by Carl Fagerlund and manufactured by Orrefors circa 1960s-1970...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Original Midcentury Murano Glass Tronchi Four-Tier Chandelier, 1960
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Stunning combination of clear Tronchi and long amber gold Triedi glasses. Original Murano glass four-tier chandelier 1960. We can rewire to your Country standards. Excellent vintag...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Multicolored Murano Glass Chandelier by Zuccheri for Venini
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Rome, IT
This amazing chandelier with rare color combination considering the uniqueness with amber, pink, amethyst, and ice color precious Murano glasses. Each chandelier with 80 glass blown ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Alberto Donà Midcentury Grey Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, Italy, 1985
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier color grey elements. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 183 elements called Poliedri. The device contains Six E26 / 27 bulbs ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Alberto Donà Midcentury Champagne Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, Italy, 1985
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier color Champagne elements. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 238 elements called Poliedri. The device contains nine E26 / 27 bulb...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Midcentury Murano Glass Chandelier Attributed to Toni Zuccheri for Venini
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri, Paolo Venini
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual Mid-Century Modern Murano glass tubular chandelier. This stunning Murano glass chandelier or Murano glass lantern or Murano glass pendant is comprised of unusually shaped tub...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Alberto Donà Midcentury Amber Crystal Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, 1985
By Venini
Located in Murano, Venezia
Large Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier, with three color elements, crystal, amethyst and amber. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 227 elements called Poliedri. ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Erik Hoglund Large Hand Blown Pendant, Sweden Midcentury
By Erik Hoglund
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Erik Hoglund signature glass with his Classic pendants featuring lions! Golden color with trademark hand blown bubbles. Interior glass shade with diamond pattern is in perfect condit...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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Blown Glass Midcentury Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic blown glass midcentury chandelier available at 1stDibs. A blown glass midcentury chandelier — often made from glass, blown glass and metal — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect blown glass midcentury chandelier —, we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A blown glass midcentury chandelier made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one blown glass midcentury chandelier that is appealing in its simplicity, but Glashütte Limburg, Toni Zuccheri and J. T. Kalmar produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Blown Glass Midcentury Chandelier?

Prices for a blown glass midcentury chandelier start at $300 and top out at $28,001 with the average selling for $3,250.

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.