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Elegant Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Elegant brass and crystal chandelier with seven E27 bulbs. Diameter 48 cm. Height with chain 80 cm. Height fixture 62 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Large brass chandelier with twelve crystal bobeches. The chandelier has been Newly rewired for the US and takes candelabra light bulbs. It comes complete with chain and ceiling c...
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Vintage 1980s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Gilded Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
A fine eight-light chandelier having a bright gilded brass frame and cut crystal dressing. The light requires eight single E14 screw fit lightbulbs (45Watt max.) LED compatible. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

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H 14.57 in. Dm 28.75 in.
Italian Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Macaroni eight-arms chandelier with crystals. Fourteen-lite chandelier.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

  • Italian Brass and Crystal Chandelier
  • Italian Brass and Crystal Chandelier
  • Italian Brass and Crystal Chandelier
  • Italian Brass and Crystal Chandelier
H 35.44 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A lovely eight-arm German chandelier with crystal accents, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

Parzinger Style Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Lightolier, Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
Fantastic brass eight-arm chandelier with faceted elongated crystal drops and spikes. Stamped made in Germany, distributed thru Lightolier, chandelier has eight lights, and 1 ft. of ...
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20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Banci
By Banci
Located in Milan, IT
This magnificent piece of functional decor will enliven a Classic interior, thanks to its traditional-inspired Silhouette, the use of superb materials and finishes, and its masterful...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Iron

  • Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Banci
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  • Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Banci
  • Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Banci
H 40.16 in. W 34.65 in. D 34.65 in.
Floral Detail Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chandelier has floral details. There is a brass vine wrapped around the arms of the chandelier as well a climbing to the top to create the canopy. Crystal creates the florets on each...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Louis XV Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in San Antonio, TX
Monumental Louis XV chandelier in crystal and brass. Eight candle arms and 4 interior lights, prong-mounted crystal spires. Center rod encased in crystal. Assortment of clear cut pri...
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Early 20th Century European Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Palwa Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Palwa
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Hollywood Regency palwa chandelier with a 22 karat gilt brass frame and chain with faceted crystal embellishment suspended within the frame by Palwa. Rewired for use in the ...
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20th Century Austrian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Palwa Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Palwa
Located in Stamford, CT
Large chandelier by Palwa consisting of five tiers of hexagonal crystals. Well-sized and lustrous. Takes 9 E-14 base bulbs up to 40 watts per bulb, new wiring. Measure: Height list...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Midcentury Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Orrefors
By Lightolier
Located in Water Mill, NY
Midcentury eight-light brass and crystal chandelier by Orrefors.
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Vintage 1960s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Brass and Crystal Chandelier Vienna, circa 1960s
Located in Wien, AT
Brass and crystal chandelier Vienna, circa 1960s. Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Tommi Parzinger
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Atlanta, GA
Brass and crystal chandelier by Tommi Parzinger.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Tommi Parzinger Style Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1960s modern chandelier in the style of Tommi Parzinger by Lightolier made in Germany, in vintage original condition with beautiful patina to the brass. Total height incl...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

French Bagues Style Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fine quality brass, crystal and glass six arm chandelier in the manner of Maison Bagues. Recently re-wired. France, mid 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

20th Century Antique Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Brea, CA
Beautiful aged brass chandelier with 8 lights. Large French pendant style crystals, in great working order. The candle covers are real dipped wax. Ceiling canopy is included. Measur...
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20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Massive Custom Waterford Crystal Chandelier
By Waterford Crystal
Located in Norwood, NJ
Massive custom Waterford Crystal chandelier. A large Waterford grand beaded and prismed ten-arm chandelier. Ten lights with five more interior lights with cut plume top crown underne...
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Late 20th Century Irish Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Vintage Swedish Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Orrefors
By Orrefors
Located in Atlanta, GA
Brass five-arm chandelier with Orrefors clear crystal teardrops. Newly rewired to US standards. Takes up to 50 watt bulbs per arm. Please contact us with any questions!
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Gilded Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Palwa, 1970
By Palwa
Located in Graz, AT
A high quality pendant light fixture made of gold plated brass and large cut crystal glass by Palwa, Germany, manfuactured in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

French Louis XV Style Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Plainview, NY
A beautiful French brass chandelier featuring crystal ropes, drops and two glass center posts. The chandelier is decorated with flower shaped crystals. There are six candelabra socke...
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Vintage 1960s French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Large Venini Brass and Crystal Chandelier, circa 1960
By Venini
Located in L'Escala, ES
Beautiful and large Venini brass and crystal chandelier, manufactured in Italy in 1960s. Composed with five bulbs, in very good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Palwa
By Palwa
Located in New York, NY
Chandelier in gold-plated brass with suspended crystals, frame made in Germany for Palwa, Germany, 1960s (sticker on frame says "Made in Germany").
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Vintage 1960s German Chandeliers and Pendants

Dazzling Mid-Century Austrian Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in San Leandro, CA
Large and Dramatic Gilt Brass Chandelier festooned with large faceted Baguette Crystals on a gold plated brass frame. A top quality piece. Can be adapted for use as a semi-flush pe...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Early 20th Century Italian Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Charleston, SC
A 20th century six-arm Italian chandelier with amethyst colored and clear crystal swags. The base of the fixture consists of three tiers of amethyst and clear crystal prisms hanging ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Brass and Crystal Chandelier with Both Electrical and Candles Light
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Beautiful small chandelier made of a brass structure, six panels of crystal and the same amount of arms to hold candles. Three lights inside, original label. Made by Carl Fagerlun...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Midcentury Lobmeyr Flush Mount Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A midcentury Austrian Lobmeyr flush mount six-light chandelier, the gold plated brass canopy supporting a circular frame of vertical Florentine design alternating with curved oval lo...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Crystal and Brass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Crystal and brass chandelier, France. Eight E14 bulbs. Diameter 50 cm. Height fixture 65 cm. Total height 105 cm.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

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H 41.34 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Gold-Plated Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in North Miami, FL
Six-light chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. Gold-plated brass and vertical faceted crystals. Sciolari label inside canopy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Gold Plate

Maison Jansen Four-Arm Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Maison Jansen
Located in East Hampton, NY
Fabulous brass and crystal chandelier by Maison Jansen.
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Vintage 1940s Chandeliers and Pendants

Rare 24k Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Palwa, circa 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A wonderful mid -century nine-light, 24k gold plated brass and crystal chandelier, Palwa, circa 1960s. Socket: 9 x e14 (Edison) for standard screw bulbs.   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Monumental German Schonbek Painted Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Schonbek
Located in Stamford, CT
Monumental painted brass and crystal chandelier having 25 (24 arm and one interior center) lights. Produced by Schonbek where there is no such thing as enough of a grand thing. Havin...
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Vintage 1970s German Renaissance Chandeliers and Pendants

Unique Large Brass and Crystal Chandelier, Palwa, Germany, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Rijssen, NL
This amazing elegant chandelier was made in the 1970s by the iconic firm Palwa in the 1960s. The piece is made of wonderful crystal prisms and gold-plated brass palm leaves. Measures...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Large Emil Stejnar Brass and Crystals Chandelier, Nikoll, Austria, 1950s
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar
Located in Vienna, AT
A lovely Austrian midcentury brass chandelier with six plus three arms, this is the large model with a diameter of 32 in, designed by Emil Stejnar, executed by Rupert Nikoll in the 1...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

1960's PALWA eight-Light, Gold-Plated Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Palwa
Located in Amsterdam, NH
Unique eight-light Palwa, circa 1960's, chandelier with gilt brass beautifully shaped rings and plates. Its truly amazing with all it's crystal prisms excellent condition. Please not...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Gold Plate

Brass and Crystal Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brass and crystal chandelier with 15 arms. Fifteen E14 bulbs. Measures: Diameter: 80 cm. Height fixture: 62 cm. Total height with the chain: 90 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

  • Brass and Crystal Glass Chandelier
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H 35.44 in. Dm 31.5 in.
Crystal and Brass Chandelier
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1960s crystal and brass chandelier. Needs rewiring.
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Vintage 1960s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lovely Large Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Palwa, circa 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A wonderful midcentury gilt brass and crystal chandelier by Palwa, Germany, circa 1970s. A highest quality light fixture made of 24-karat gilt brass and big a Swarovski crystal piec...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Brass Star and Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Brass bronze star burst and crystal chandelier. Early midcentury 1940-1950 possibly earlier. Brass bronze star shape frame and canopy with hanging crystals having 12 lights. Illumi...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

1931 NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel French 8-Arm Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Late 1800s French brass and crystal chandelier with eight arms from Suite M of the 41st floor of the Waldorf Astoria Towers. Original to the 1931 opening of the NYC Waldorf Astoria H...
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Antique 1890s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

French Brass and Crystal Chandelier, in the style of Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Dallas, TX
High style midcentury French brass and crystal chandelier, in the style of Maison Jansen. The fancy crystal spray crown above a small tier of crystal almond drops and a brass flared-...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Orrefors Crystal and Brass Chandelier
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Berkeley, CA
Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors six-light chandelier with amber glass center and brass arms. Measures: 33" H.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Brass and Crystal Chandelier in the Style of Paavo Tynell
By Lightolier, Paavo Tynell
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A brass and crystal chandelier attributed to Lightolier, in the style of Paavo Tynell. Possibly designed by Gerald Thurston. Perforated brass upwards lights with crystal balls hangin...
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Vintage 1950s American Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Italian Wedding Cake Style Brass and Crystal Chandeliers, Pair
Located in Troy, MI
Pair of circa 1980s Italian wedding cake style chandeliers that each have eight tiers of crystal pendants and nine candelabra sockets. The decorative brass frames support draped crys...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier, Sciolari Design by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari, Palwa
Located in Aachen, DE
A wonderful and high quality gilded chandelier or pendant light fixture by Palwa -Design Sciolari, Germany, 1970s. It is made of a 24 carat gold-plated brass frame decorated with in...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier, Sciolari Design by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
A wonderful and high quality gilded chandelier or pendant light fixture by Palwa -Design Sciolari, Germany, 1970s. It is made of a 24 carat gold-plated brass frame decorated with ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier, Sciolari Design by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
A wonderful and high quality gilded chandelier or pendant light fixture by Palwa -Design Sciolari, Germany, 1970s. It is made of a 24 carat gold-plated brass frame decorated with ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

French Style Brass and Crystal Chandelier Reverse Painted Glass Center Pediment
Located in Toledo, OH
French style brass and crystal chandelier sky blue reverse painted glass inner center pediment. Handcut crystal and star drops. Unusual chain links.
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20th Century Unknown French Provincial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier, Sciolari Design by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari, Palwa
Located in Aachen, DE
A wonderful and high quality gilded chandelier or pendant light fixture by Palwa -Design Sciolari, Germany, 1970s. It is made of a 24 carat gold-plated brass frame decorated with ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

1960s Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier Light Attributed to Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Amsterdam, NH
Elegant six-light chandelier with a gilt brass tier with crystal icicles hanging down. With its 50cm width it is truly a stunning chandelier. Circa 1960's and in excellent condition....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

French Louis XVI Style 19th Century Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
Lovely bird cage, one tier, brass form of six lights. Beautiful collection of clear crystal point prisms, hollow spears, clear pendaloques and one large pendulant sphere in center form.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Crystal and Brass Swedish Chandelier
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Crystal and brass Swedish chandelier with six arms and multiple tiers.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

1 of 2 Impressive Large Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier- Palwa -Germany, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Aachen, DE
1 of 2 stunning chandeliers by Palwa (Palme and Walter), Germany, manufactured in the 1960s. Each chandelier is composed of jewel-like glass pieces and brass plates with a Brutalist...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Gaetano Sciolari Satin Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous satin brass Sciolari chandelier in a spoke design. On each vertical rod is a pair of glass crystals, combining with brass to create a very elegant chandelier in a modern for...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier, Sciolari Design by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
A wonderful and high quality gilded chandelier or pendant light fixture by Palwa -Design Sciolari, Germany, 1970s. It is made of a 24 carat gold-plated brass frame decorated with in...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier, Sciolari Design by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
A wonderful and high quality gilded chandelier or pendant light fixture by Palwa -Design Sciolari, Germany, 1970s. It is made of a 24 carat gold-plated brass frame decorated with in...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Crystal and Brass Chandelier
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Elegant French style crystal and brass chandelier.
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Crystal and Brass Chandelier
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H 19 in. Dm 16.5 in.
Italian Mid-Century Sciolari 12-Light Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Sciolari chandelier featuring 12 sockets and 24 beveled glass prisms radiating from a central cylinder from multi-levels secured with both double and single arm b...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Crystal and Brass Chandelier, 1960s
By Gunnar Cyren
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare model. Produced in Sweden, 1960s. Measures: Diameter 45 cm Height 65 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Crystal and Brass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Crystal and brass chandelier. Measures: Diameter: 55 cm. Height fixture;50 cm. Total height with the chain;80 cm. Four E27 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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H 19.69 in. Dm 21.66 in.
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Brass And Crystal Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic brass and crystal chandelier available at 1stDibs. A brass and crystal chandelier — often made from metal, brass and stone — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a brass and crystal chandelier, we have 1335 options in-stock, while there are 224 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer brass and crystal chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A brass and crystal chandelier made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. A well-made brass and crystal chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Palwa, Bakalowits & Söhne and Kalmar Lighting are consistently popular.

How Much are Brass And Crystal Chandelier?

Prices for a brass and crystal chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $493 and can go as high as $150,272, while the average can fetch as much as $3,932.

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.