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Austrian Wiener Werkstätte Glass and Brass Pendant, 1930s
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Milan, IT
Austrian Wiener Werkstätte glass and brass pendant, 1930s Attributed to Josef Hoffmann.
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Vintage 1930s Austrian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1930s Brass Pendant Light w/ Starburst Cut Glass Shade
Located in New York, NY
Antique 1930s starburst pattern white glass pendant light with patinaed brass fitter and canopy. The price includes restoration. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in S...
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Vintage 1930s American American Classical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Art Deco Bauhaus Cream Opaline Glass and Brass Pendants, Germany 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant minimalist Art Deco pendant was designed and manufactured in Germany in the 1930s to 1940s during the Bauhaus period. The light features a round cream colored opalin...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

German Art Deco Bauhaus Cream Opaline Striped Glass and Brass Pendant, 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant German pendant was designed and manufactured in Germany in the 1930s. The light features a cream colored opaline glass shade in typical Bauhaus design with striped glass...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco Brass and Green Glass Pendant, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Art Deco brass and green glass pendant, the 1930s French Art Deco nickeled brass and a green glass pendant from circa the 1930s. One socket for E 27 light bulb. Dimensions: diameter ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Art Deco Brass and Glass Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
Restored: brass refinished Rewired: 2x40W, E25-E27 bulbs US wiring compatible.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Art Deco Brass and Glass Chandelier, 1930s
  • Art Deco Brass and Glass Chandelier, 1930s
  • Art Deco Brass and Glass Chandelier, 1930s
  • Art Deco Brass and Glass Chandelier, 1930s
H 29.14 in. W 19.69 in. D 6.3 in.
Art Deco Brass and White Frosted Glass Pendant Light, France, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Elegant Art Deco pendant light fixture made of brass with beautifully geometric, polygonal-shaped frosted glass shade. Made in France, in the 1930s. One socket for a B22-size light b...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco White Frosted Glass and Brass Pendant Light, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Wonderful French Art Deco pendant light with silver color brass hexagonal light fixture frame and six white frosted texture glass panels. One socket for the E14 size light bulb. Di...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Art Deco Caged Cream Opaline Glass and Brass Pendant, Germany 1920s to 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant minimalist Art Deco pendant was designed and manufactured in Germany in the 1920s to 1930s during the Bauhaus period. The light features a brass caged cream colored o...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Brass Pendant, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
- around 1930 - original condition with patina - checked, new electricity, polished - original glass shades - height can be shortened.
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Vintage 1930s European Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

  • Art Deco Brass Pendant, 1930s
  • Art Deco Brass Pendant, 1930s
  • Art Deco Brass Pendant, 1930s
  • Art Deco Brass Pendant, 1930s
H 31.5 in. Dm 22.45 in.
Large Stepped Satin Glass and Brass Fittings Pendant Light, 1930s
By Scailmont
Located in Verviers, BE
Large stepped satin glass and brass fittings pendant light, the 1930s Provided with new fittings E27 max 60-watt Bulb With original patina on brass parts. In excellent condition and...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

German Art Deco Bauhaus Cream Opaline Glass and Brass Pendant, 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant German pendant was designed and manufactured in Germany in the 1930s. The light is made of brass and has got a cream colored opaline glass shade in typical Bauhaus Desig...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Art Deco Bauhaus Pendant / 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Original condition - Checked, new electricity, polished - Original champagne glass tubular shades - Height can be shortened. - around 1930 jr.
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Vintage 1930s European Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Brass Art Deco Bauhaus Pendant / 1930s
  • Brass Art Deco Bauhaus Pendant / 1930s
  • Brass Art Deco Bauhaus Pendant / 1930s
  • Brass Art Deco Bauhaus Pendant / 1930s
H 20.87 in. W 15.36 in. D 5.12 in.
Art Deco 1930s Suspension Light, Enameled Glass and Brass
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare Art Deco enameled glass pendant, circa 1930. A large tiered and cased glass diffuser is enameled in an unusually colorful design and suspended by patinated brass hardware. Good ...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Bauhaus Era Nautical Brass and Glass Hanging Lamp, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A rare small nautical brass and clear glass pendant light. The shade has patinated extensively of the years. But there are no dents or damages to the shading. It still has its origin...
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Vintage 1930s Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Extra Large Brass and Wrought Iron Lantern / Pendant with Cathedral Glass, 1930s
Located in Lisse, NL
Truly impressive and all handcrafted, octagonal 3-light ceiling lamp. If you are looking for a truly amazing fixture to grace your living space then this extra large and one of a ki...
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Early 20th Century European Medieval Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron, Metal, Brass

Swedish Designer, Ceiling Light / Pendant, Brass, Glass, Sweden, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic modernist ceiling lamp / pendant. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1930s. Champagne-colored glass is framed in an ornamented brass structure. With excellent patina. Ot...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1930s Double Arm Milk Opaline Glass Pendant Globe Fixture with Brass hardware
Located in New York, NY
Antique two 6 inch opaline glass globes paired with newly made brass fitter. The height of pole can be adjusted upon request. Small quantity available at time of posting. Please inqu...
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Vintage 1930s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Two-Tone Glass & Brass Pendant, Germany, Circa 1930
Located in Culver City, CA
Two-tone glass & brass pendant Germany, circa 1930 White glass dome with clear glass on bottom. Brass fitter and rod. Measures: 12”diameter x 16”height.
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20th Century German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1930s Industrial X-Ray Mercury Glass Pendant Light with New Brass Hardware
Located in New York, NY
1930s Industrial "X-Ray" mercury glass shade fitted with brass hardware. Nickel or steel finish available. Price includes restoration. Please specify the overall drop that is needed ...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

German Art Deco Suspension Light, Enameled Glass and Brass, 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This unique Bauhaus inspired glass pendant was designed and manufactured in Germany in the 1930s. The light features a large tiered glass diffuser with enameled paintbrush decor in o...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Brass Pendant or Patent, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of glass, brass Re-polished Fully functional Good original condition.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Art Deco Brass Pendant or Patent, 1930s
  • Art Deco Brass Pendant or Patent, 1930s
  • Art Deco Brass Pendant or Patent, 1930s
  • Art Deco Brass Pendant or Patent, 1930s
H 23.23 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
German Art Deco Pendant, Ivory Glass, Brass & Gilt Overlay, 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant German pendant was designed and manufactured in Germany in the 1930s. The light features an ivory colored opaline glass lamp shade with gilt overlay decoration and brass...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier with Blown Glass Chalices in Black Iron and Brass, 1930s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Impressive black iron chandelier with brass details and beautiful hand blown glass chalices from the 1930s. This chandelier had a prominent place above a large round table in a Du...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Brass

Huge German Art Deco Brass and Opal Glass Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A huge Art Deco German brass and opal glass chandelier, 1930s. Socket: 12 x e27 or E26 ( also for US standards).  
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Glass Pendant, 1930's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of Glass, Brass With aged patina 1xE27 or E26 socket Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Art Deco Glass Pendant, 1930's
  • Art Deco Glass Pendant, 1930's
  • Art Deco Glass Pendant, 1930's
  • Art Deco Glass Pendant, 1930's
H 28.75 in. W 7.09 in. D 7.09 in.
Design Bauhaus Brass UFO Pendant, 1930s / Czechoslovakia, Functionalism
By Napako, Franta (Frantisek) Anýž
Located in Praha, CZ
- Bauhaus, functionalism - 1930s - Completely original condition - Marked by manufacturer - Height can be shortened - New electricity jt.    
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Vintage 1930s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful 1930s Brass and Copper Chandelier with Purple Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful 1930 chandelier, the purple glass look amazing when they is a window behind the chandelier.      
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Vintage 1930s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Unique Big Brass Bauhaus Chandelier / Pendant, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Nice patina, - 1930s - All opaline glasses are original, champagne color - Porcelain sockets, new electricity.
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Huge German Art Deco Solid Brass and Opal Glass Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A huge Art Deco German solid brass and opal glass sixteen-light chandelier, 1930s. Socket: 16 x e27 or E26 ( also for US standards).  
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Empire Style Crystal Glass and Brass Three-Tired Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
French Empire style crystal glass and brass three-tired chandelier, the 1930s. Charming and compact French Empire-style crystal glass and brass chandelier from the 1930s. This lovely...
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Art Nouveau Style Brass and Orange Glass Floral Chandelier, Signed Vianne, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Charming Art Nouveau style silver color brass chandelier features three arms with floral decors, each arm with an orange and light red-accented glass lampshade in a shape of a flower...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1930s French Art Deco Modernist Brass and Glass Chandelier by Petitot
By Atelier Petitot
Located in Beirut, LB
French Art Deco chandelier by Petitot having a mounting made of brass and 5 glass wings with a disk. Atelier Petitot began with Antonin Petitot, the bronze artisan who founded his c...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Brass and White Frosted Glass Four-Light Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Elegant French Art Deco chandelier from the 1930s. Three brass arms, each with a white frosted glass shade and one socket for the E 27 light bulb. The bottom centered with a frosted ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco Holophane Industrial Glass Pendant Lamp, 1930s-1940s
By Holophane
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This industrial Art Deco dome shaped pendant light was manufactured in France in the 1930s to 1940s. It features a clear prismatic glass Holophane lamp shade and patinated brass glas...
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Vintage 1930s French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Pendant in Brass and Glass
Located in Karlstad, SE
Elegant pendant in brass and blasted glass, most likely produced in Sweden, probably 1930s. The lamp consists of three cylinder-shaped glass shades, held in place by a brass frame....
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20th Century Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Diminutive Brass and Etched Glass French Pendant Light
Located in London, GB
A small dinky French pendant light. France, c1930s. Decorative brass gallery with etched glass pendant. No chain retained, but we can provide upon request. Since re-w...
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Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Glass Pendant, Czechoslovakia, 1930's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made of art glass, metal, brass New Cabling 1xE27 or E26 socket Re-polished Fully Functional Original condition.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Art Deco Glass Pendant, Czechoslovakia, 1930's
  • Art Deco Glass Pendant, Czechoslovakia, 1930's
  • Art Deco Glass Pendant, Czechoslovakia, 1930's
  • Art Deco Glass Pendant, Czechoslovakia, 1930's
H 13.39 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Large Scale Art Deco Marbled Glass Skyscraper Pendant Lamp, 1930s
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Unique and not often seen pendant ceiling light with screw fixing to hold a stylish Art Deco lampshade of substantial size. This fixture give illumination full of warmth and love. A ...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

German Bauhaus Art Deco Brass and Glass 5 Arm Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant German Bauhaus chandelier was designed and manufactured in Germany in the 1920s-1930s. The lamp features 5 pale yellow and beige lampshades with gilt decoration and bras...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Loys Lucha Signed Enameled and Frosted Glass Pendant Light, 1930s
By Loys Lucha
Located in Barntrup, DE
This beautiful Art Deco molded, frosted, and enamel painted glass ceiling light features a floral design in yellow, orange, blue, and white colors, signed “Loys Lucha”. Outer edge de...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

French Nickel-Plated Brass Art Deco Pendant Light, 1930s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Art Deco pendant light. Striking French design from the 1930s. Nickel-plated brass frame with original marble colored glass shade. Rewired with one socket for...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Murano Clear Pulegoso Glass and Brass Chandelier Italy 1930's
Located in London, GB
Murano Pulegos glass three arm chandelier on brass frame creates fountain of the light. The clear glass scalloped shades of this elaborate lamp are mouth-blown and rest like torches ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco Frosted Glass and Bronze Four-Light Pendant Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
A beautiful French 1930s Art Deco chandelier with a central molded-pressed glass bowl, ornate with floral and deco motif and signed Primaflore, France. It is unknown which glass fact...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Six-Arm Brass and Blown Glass Chandelier Ascribable to Paolo Buffa, Italy 1930s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
It is made in blown and etched glass and features a brass frame with fabric fringe.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1930s Art Deco Chandelier Three Lights, Golden Brass and Murano Glass, Restored
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1930s Art Deco chandelier three lights in golden brass and Murano glass engraved and decorated by hand; with restored electrical system. Ready to use Measures cm: Height 84, dia...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1930s Antique Benjamin Industrial Pendant Light Featuring a Milk Glass Saucer
Located in New York, NY
1930s three socket Industrial Benjamin rewired pendant light and new brass fitter, pole and canopy. Even though it's from the Industrial Era it has a certain Mid-Century Modern look....
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Seguso Chandelier Brass Glass, 1930, Italy
By Seguso
Located in Milano, IT
Seguso chandelier brass glass, 1930, Italy.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Seguso Chandelier Brass Glass, 1930, Italy
  • Seguso Chandelier Brass Glass, 1930, Italy
  • Seguso Chandelier Brass Glass, 1930, Italy
  • Seguso Chandelier Brass Glass, 1930, Italy
H 41.34 in. W 26.38 in. D 9.65 in.
Scailmont Pendant Lamp with a Opaline Shade and Brass Fittings, 1930s, Belgium
By Scailmont
Located in Verviers, BE
From the range by Scailmont Belgium, this centre-light is on a central chain. The lamp has a fitting on a Solid Brass plate and holds a shade of opaline glass. In good condition...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco White Enamelled Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Beautiful French Art Deco pendant chandelier. White glass shade with enameled hand-painted floral design in yellow, blue, and black colors that looks wonderful both lit and unlit. Gl...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

French Art Deco Loys Lucha Signed Floral Glass and Chrome Pendant Light, 1930s
By Loys Lucha
Located in Barntrup, DE
This beautiful Art Deco period hand-painted and frosted glass bowl features adorable interior floral and large leaf designs in soft pastels: purple, violet, blue and white. The glass...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome, Brass

Art Deco Pendant, Europe, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
Beautiful Art Deco pendant made of brass and glass. Upper opaline glass is connected with semitransparent bottom glass with brass ring. Restored: polished, rewired. 1x100W, E25-E2...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Art Deco Pendant, Europe, 1930s
  • Art Deco Pendant, Europe, 1930s
  • Art Deco Pendant, Europe, 1930s
  • Art Deco Pendant, Europe, 1930s
H 33.47 in. Dm 14.18 in.
French Arte Deco Patinated Brass Clear Glass Eight-Sided Lantern, 1930s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Elegant, tall Arte Deco patinated brass and glass eight-sided lantern, France late 1930s, with a central three-light candelabra cluster and eight clear glass panels. The lantern is i...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1930s, Art Deco Pendant Light Stenciled Black Details on Milk Glass Shade
Located in New York, NY
1930s New old stock Art Deco milk glass shade with newly wired pendant chain fitter. The shade has black Art Deco stenciling with a clear Fresnel lens at the bottom. The glass is old...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco-Streamline UFO Pendant Light, Brass and Opal Glass, Design, 1930
By GMD Berlin
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Deco-Streamline UFO pendant light manufactured by GMD Berlin, design 1930.
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2010s German Streamlined Moderne Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1930s Industrial Westinghouse Factory Pendant Bell Lamp with Glass Lens
By Westinghouse
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Extra large glass lensed pendant lights, with original (as-found) wear to surfaces, just cleaned and waxed. Overall green exterior steel, paint specks or residue, patina varies. Quan...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Steel

French Art Deco Chromed Brass Chandelier with Glass Rods, 1930s
By Ezan
Located in Barntrup, DE
French Art Deco chandelier/pendant light features a chromed brass frame with Ezan style relief glass dome and glass rods center. Two sockets for B22 size light bulbs. Dimensions: Dia...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Chrome

Etched Glass and Brass Antique German Pendant Light
Located in London, GB
An etched glass teardrop pendant light. German, c1930s. Brass patinated gallery. No rose or chain was retained. Good condition, re-wired and PAT tested. Dimension...
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Mid-20th Century German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small Antique Brass and Glass Pendant Light
Located in London, GB
A small but good quality antique pendant light. France, c1930s. Naturally patinated brass and etched conical glass. No chain or rose was retained. We can provide at cost....
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Small Antique Brass and Glass Pendant Light
  • Small Antique Brass and Glass Pendant Light
  • Small Antique Brass and Glass Pendant Light
  • Small Antique Brass and Glass Pendant Light
H 7.88 in. W 11.82 in. D 7.88 in.
French Art Deco Brass Cascading Glass Rod Six-Light Chandelier, Early 1930s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A beautiful Art Deco cascading glass rod six-light chandelier with elegant burnished brass mounts, France, 1930-1935. It takes six Edison E14 screw bulbs up to 40Watt (each bulb). ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Brass And Glass Pendant 1930s For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of brass and glass pendant 1930s available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct brass and glass pendant 1930s — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. There are 1046 antique and vintage brass and glass pendant 1930s for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Brass and glass pendant 1930s have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern brass and glass pendant 1930s are consistently popular styles. Brass and glass pendant 1930s have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Poul Henningsen, Ercole Barovier and Louis Poulsen are consistently popular.

How Much are Brass And Glass Pendant 1930s?

Prices for brass and glass pendant 1930s start at $75 and top out at $51,873 with the average selling for $2,301.

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.