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White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Opaline Glass Gold Striped Vintage European Globe Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass, 3 gold stripes globe glass pendant. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incande...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and Opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.40 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Opaline Glass Pendant Light Bent Karlby for Fog & Mørup
By Bent Karlby, Fog & Mørup
Located in Vienna, AT
Opaline glass shade with steel element, fitted with one E27 socket. Designed by Bent Karlby and made by Fog & Mørup in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pendant Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel painted shade, fitted with one E27 socket. Made by Stilnovo in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
H 55.12 in. Dm 9.45 in.
Mid-Century Modern Chandelier in Brass and Opaline Glass, Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful 12-light chandelier in red lacquered metal, brass and opaline glass, attributed to Stilnovo. The brass has not been polished but this can be done at the client's request, ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Stilnovo Style Teak and Opaline Eight Arm Spider Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large vintage Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style brass and teak wood spider chandelier with Eight hanging arms glass shades in the Danish style. Age patina. Measures: Diameter: 30 in/...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Eight Arms Brass And Opaline Ceiling Light
By Angelo Lelii
Located in Megeve, FR
Beautiful Italian Angelo Lelli style eight globes ceiling light. Brass and opaline glass.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

  • Italian Eight Arms Brass And Opaline Ceiling Light
  • Italian Eight Arms Brass And Opaline Ceiling Light
  • Italian Eight Arms Brass And Opaline Ceiling Light
  • Italian Eight Arms Brass And Opaline Ceiling Light
H 7.88 in. W 80.71 in. D 51.19 in.
1950s, Italian Modern Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp manufactured in Italy during the 1950s. The ceiling light feature very light green opaline glass and brass parts Very small crack under the glass, di...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Modernist Chandelier in Brass with 24 Opaline Glass Shades
By Stilnovo
Located in London, GB
An Italian designed sculptural chandelier in brass with 24 opaline glass shades
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Atomic Brass Chandelier, Switzerland, 1960s
Located in Aachen, DE
Atomic brass chandelier with nine-glass globes. The globes are hand blown and fitted with a screwing device. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired, and ready ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Chandelier in the Style of Maison Lunel, 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Brass chandelier in the style of Maison Lunel from the 1950s. The light requires E14 light bulbs.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Opal Glass Pendant by Lyfa, 1940s, Vintage Teardrop Opal Glass Lamp with Brass
By Lyfa, Bent Karlby
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Opal Glass pendant by Bent Karlby (presumed) in the 1940s, and produced by Lyfa - rare and super attractive tear drop hanging light with opal glass and polished brass in very good vi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Italian Brass and Satin Opaline Glass Pendant by Azucena
By Azucena
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant Italian chandelier / lantern was designed and manufactured by Azucena in the 1950s. It has got a beautiful white blown satin opaline glass lamp shade, the frame is ma...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Brass and Satin Opaline Glass Pendant Attributed to Arredoluce, 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant Italian pendant was designed and manufactured in Italy in the 1950s. It has got a beautiful white swirling ribbed glass lamp shade with brass top, brass lamp rod and ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vilhelm Lauritzen Pair of B&G Pendants in Opaline Glass and Brass, Louis Poulsen
By Vilhelm Lauritzen
Located in Odense, DK
Rare set of original "B&G" opaline and brass pendants model 16753 by Danish Designer Vilhelm Lauritzen. Made for the Danish government building "Christiansborg Palace" in 1951. Produ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco Opaline Glass and Brass Pendants, 1930s-1940s, Set of 2
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant set of 2 pendants was designed and made in France in the 1930s-1940s. The lamps are made of brass and have got snow white opaline lamp shades which diffuse the lights wi...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Austrian Art Deco Bauhaus Opaline and Brass Flush Mount, 1940s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This late Art Deco ceiling light was designed and manufactured in Austria in the early 1940s. It has got an ivory colored opaline glass shade and brass details. All brass parts have ...
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Vintage 1940s Austrian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Arts & Crafts Brass and Opaline Shade Oil Lamp or Adjustable Floral Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique, stunning and rare, hand painted oil lamp. This large and impressive oil lamp dates from the early 1900s and the Arts & Crafts design is exceptional. It is made of top quali...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Nouveau, Brass Vessel and Opaline Shade Oil Lamp or Adjustable Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and large antique oil lamp with blackened iron frame. This large and impressive oil lamp dates from the early 1900s. It is made of different, quality materials and expensive te...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Brass

Rare Street or Factory Pendant Lamp Opaline Glass from the 1900s
Located in Vienna, AT
Ceiling pendant from the 1900s. Frame in brass, red-colored, with large opaline glass shade. Dimensions ca: H 65 cm, D 25 cm. Traces of wear commensurate with age, some scratches. 2 ...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

English Roman Classical St. Flowers Decorated Opaline / Milk Glass Pendant Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful shape and excellent condition chandelier. If you are looking for a rare and decorative light fixture that is stylish and quality-made at the same time then this fine pen...
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Early 20th Century English Classical Roman Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Deco ceiling lamp with a patinated brass frame, trumpet-shaped striped glass shades. Manufactured in Denmark in the 1920s-1930s. Measures: H. 76, diameter 58 cm., old usage, and ...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
  • Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
  • Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
  • Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
H 29.93 in. Dm 22.84 in.
Opaline Glass Round Ceiling Lamp by Glashütte Limburg, 1960s, Germany
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Ceiling lamp by Glashütte Limburg made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its opaline glass, which is typical for the German brand. The shape of the lamp is similar to a...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Lamp, ceiling light from the 1930s, brass nickel-plated and opaline glass shades, six curved arms with each one glass screen, measures: L. 60 cm, D. 63 cm. Original condition. The l...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pendant in Glass by Vilhelm Lauritzen
By Vilhelm Lauritzen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Pendant in opaline glass designed in 1939 by Maa. Vilhelm Lauritzen for the building that housed the Danish national radio. Made by Louis Poulsen in 1939. Great condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Atomic Brass Table Lamp, Switzerland, 1960s
Located in Aachen, DE
Atomic brass table lamp with nine-glass globes. The globes are hand blown and fitted with a screwing device. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready t...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Large Italian Modern Chandelier with 12 Arms in Gino Sarfatti Style "Angelica"
By Gino Sarfatti, Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful modern chandelier in Gino Sarfatti style, structure in brass with metal lampshades and opaline glasses. Ten lights. Finnish brass and color shades on request.   
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

French Midcentury Maison Arlus Brass and Glass Pendant Lamp Chandelier
By Arlus
Located in Brussels, Ixelles
Original design chandelier. It has been produced in France during the 1950 by the Maison Arlus. The structure is bicolored brass matched with oval glass diffusers.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

French Midcentury Maison Arlus Brass and Glass Pendant Lamp Chandelier
By Arlus
Located in Brussels, Ixelles
Original design chandelier. It has been produced in France during the 1950 by the Maison Arlus. The structure is bicolored brass structure matched with oval glass diffusers.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

XXL French Mid Century Pendant Light, Arlus, Glass Brass, Stilnovo Style, 60s
By Stilnovo, Arlus
Located in Bremen, DE
Exceptional, large gilded brass chandelier by Maison Arlus, featuring a X-shaped structure flanked by 2 double circles with black enameled trim and centre piece , opaline glass glob...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Large Dutch Brass and Opaline Pendant Lights '2'
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A large pair of opaline and brass pendants. Holland, c1920s. Since re-wired and PAT tested. Stamped 'Trade Mark Frillant'. Price is for the pair. Some original chai...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Midcentury Italian Brass and Opaline Pendant, 1940s-1950s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant 1940s-1950s midcentury pendant was designed and manufactured in Italy. The lamp is made of brass and has got a cream colored opaline lamp shade. The lamp has been rew...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Timeless Art Deco and Bauhaus Style Brass and Opaline Pendant Lights
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful shape and excellent condition pendants. Finding one rare original light fixture is a good thing, but finding two is always that extra bit special. So if you are looking fo...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pendants in Brass and Opaline Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendants, in brass and opaline glass, Europe, 1970s Brass pendants with opaline glass. Very elegant ceiling light with a large shining opaline shade. The brass canopy and stern sh...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Metal, Brass

  • Pendants in Brass and Opaline Glass
  • Pendants in Brass and Opaline Glass
  • Pendants in Brass and Opaline Glass
  • Pendants in Brass and Opaline Glass
H 29.53 in. Dm 11.03 in.
Pendants in Brass and Opaline Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendants, in brass and opaline glass, Europe, 1970s Pendants with opaline glass. Very elegant ceiling light with a large shining opaline shade. The brass canopy and stern show an ...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Metal, Brass

  • Pendants in Brass and Opaline Glass
  • Pendants in Brass and Opaline Glass
  • Pendants in Brass and Opaline Glass
  • Pendants in Brass and Opaline Glass
H 29.53 in. Dm 11.03 in.
French White Opaline Glass and Brass Pendant
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3-604 French opaline glass and brass pendant Rewired Glass 6" diameter 8.5" to top of fitter Overall height 25".
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Vintage 1960s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Brass and Opaline Glass Pendant
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass hardware with two opaline glass shades fitted with three E27 sockets. Made in Germany in the early 1950s. Patina on brass parts.
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Opaline Glass Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brass and opaline five-tier pendant chandelier, 1960.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Brass and Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Brass and Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Brass and Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Brass and Opaline Glass Pendant Light
H 37.41 in. W 12.21 in. D 12.21 in.
Single Brass and Ribbed Opaline Glass Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A single opaline pendant. Early to mid-20th century. Stepped glass, almost acorn shaped. Brass gallery. No chain but we can provide if needed. Dimensions: 43 height x 28 diameter...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Opaline and Brass Pendants, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of opaline glass and brass pendant lamps, hanging from three thin metal wires. The lamps are strongly reminiscent of the designs by Hans Bergström. The measurements stated are...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier Pendant
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A nine ball elegant Italian chandelier. Opaline glass and naturally patinated brass. Italy, c1960s. Re-wired and PAT tested. No chain or rose were retained. Dimen...
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Italian pendant lamp, opaline glass and brass details
Located in Den Haag, NL
Large Italian pendant lamp, opaline glass and brass details. Lamp height is 20 cm adjustable inside the shade.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Victorian Brass and Opaline Round Shade Pendant or Chandelier
Located in Plainview, NY
An early 20th century Victorian brass pendant or chandelier featuring stunning figural and flowers design and its original opaline" heavy" round handcrafted shade decorated with hang...
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Early 20th Century French Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1 of 3 Beautiful Brass and Opaline Glashütte Limburg Globe Pendants
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Echt, NL
Glashütte Limburg pendants in beautiful condition. Brass hardware. Handblown opaline glass globes which give a warm and diffuse light effect. Black cord and canopy. T...
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20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass, Opaline and Fresnel Lens Pendant by Perzel, France, 1950's
By Atelier Jean Perzel
Located in New York, NY
Modernist pendant made of brass, white opaline glass and Fresnel lens. Ateliers Perzel Paris. In good vintage condition. Rewired for use in the US.
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Dutch Two Tone Opaline and Brass Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A two tone glass pendant light. Holland, c1940s. Opaline top glass, etched glass base, brass gallery and rim, terminating in a brass finial. Since re-wired and PAT tested...
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Vintage 1940s Dutch Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Swedish White Opaline Glass and Brass Pendant, 1950s, 4 available
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant midcentury pendant was designed and made in Sweden in the 1950s. The light features a white opaline glass lampshade and brass hardware. Good vintage condition with one E...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Petite Early 20th Century Opaline Ruffle and Brass Pendant
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Petitie, early 20th century pendant light with opaline ruffle shade and brass paddle switch fitter is newly wired with black braided cloth cord to hang 52 inches at full length.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Scandinavian Modern Opaline Glass and Brass Pendant Lamp, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Large gourd shaped hanging light composed of fluted or reeded matte opaline glass with brass mount and tube. Manufactured and designed in Scandinavia most likely by either Fog & Møru...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Adolf Loos Jugendstil Opaline Glass and Brass Pendant, Re Edition
By Adolf Loos, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Ceiling light with opaline glass shade, different sizes, comes as well as a downlight. Total drop custom made.
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Opaline Counterbalance Lamp
Located in Culver City, CA
Adjustable brass rod with painted metal shades and opaline glass globes. *Please Note: This fixture is made in Italy, and comes newly wired (eu wiring). It is not UL Listed. Standar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Brass and Opaline Counterbalance Lamp
  • Brass and Opaline Counterbalance Lamp
  • Brass and Opaline Counterbalance Lamp
  • Brass and Opaline Counterbalance Lamp
H 32 in. W 48 in. D 5 in.
Opaline Tubular Pendant
By Azucena
Located in Culver City, CA
Large opaline glass shade with patinated brass fitter, chain and canopy. In the style of Azucena. *Please Note: This fixture is made in Italy, and comes newly wired (eu wiring). It ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Opaline Tubular Pendant
  • Opaline Tubular Pendant
  • Opaline Tubular Pendant
  • Opaline Tubular Pendant
H 23 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Midcentury Italian Opaline Glass and Burnisheds Brass Pendant, 1950-1959
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Italian hand blown opaline globe pendants, burnished brass in bronze looking mounts, chain and canopy, 1950-1959. European wiring with a single brass and porcelain Edison E-27 light ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Prismatic Opaline Pendant
Located in Culver City, CA
Large two part opaline glass pendant with brass hardware. *Please Note: This fixture is made in Italy, and comes newly wired (eu wiring). It is not UL Listed. Standard Lead Time is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Prismatic Opaline Pendant
  • Prismatic Opaline Pendant
  • Prismatic Opaline Pendant
  • Prismatic Opaline Pendant
H 32 in. Dm 12 in.
Italian Brass and Opaline Chandelier
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian brass and opaline chandelier.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco German Bauhaus Cream Opaline Glass and Brass Pendants, 5 available
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant pair German pendants was designed and made in Germany in the 1930s. The lamps are made of brass and have 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

Modern Cubistic Chandelier or Pendant Opaline Glass and Brass, Re-Edition
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
A big chandelier for the -Vienna organization of physicians. we also did a version with a pulley for a law-firm in Vienna - and a shortened version for NYC All components accordin...
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Brass And Opaline Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal brass and opaline pendant for your home. A brass and opaline pendant — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. There are 1537 variations of the antique or vintage brass and opaline pendant you’re looking for, while we also have 122 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a brass and opaline pendant — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A brass and opaline pendant, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Stilnovo, Bent Karlby and Louis Poulsen each produced at least one beautiful brass and opaline pendant that is worth considering.

How Much is a Brass And Opaline Pendant?

Prices for a brass and opaline pendant can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $159 and can go as high as $245,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,800.

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.