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20th Century Biedermeier Style Nickel-Plated Brass Ceiling Chandeliers
Located in Berlin, DE
Classicist antique ceiling chandeliers in the Biedermeier style, circa 1900. Nickel-plated brass. Baluster-shaped corpus of hand-wired, faceted glass cords. Below the hoarfrost, of ...
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20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Italian Alabaster Brass Chandelier Pendant Ceiling Light
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Sleek Italian made alabaster chandelier pendant ceiling 5-light with brass hardware fittings. Fixture uses 5 candelabra size bulbs size bulbs. Perfect for hall entry or smaller eatin...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass

Sciolari Italian Modern Brass Ceiling Pendant Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Italian Modern ceiling pendant chandelier in metal with brass tubes holding the light sources on both ends, designed by Sciolari in Italy during the 1970's. The piece is in great vin...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Trio Pierced Brass Asian Ceiling Light Pendant Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Asian pierced brass 3-pendant light chandelier with scrolling arabesque pattern motif. Handcrafted from thick solid brass in Japan in the 1950s. This fixture creates a playful patter...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Glass and Brass Chandelier Ceiling Light Pendant, 1960s
By Angelo Lelii
Located in Berlin, DE
Spectacular vintage Sputnik, Orbit chandelier with ten white blown glass globes, 1950s. Lamp sockets: 10.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Cosmic 'Verdigris' Pendant Handmade Patinated Brass Ceiling Light, Chandelier
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
Two finely hand-spun brass plates gently curved make up this pendant light. Inspired by planet-like appearances and textures, a Vedigris patina is applied to create this unique finis...
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2010s British Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Empire Brass Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 110 cm, height without chain 90 cm, diameter 68 cm, weight (approximately) 15 kg. Number of li...
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Vintage 1930s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Empire Brass Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 110 cm, height without chain 75 cm, diameter 49 cm, weight (approximately) 10 kg. Number of li...
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Vintage 1930s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Art Nouveau Brass Chandelier Lustre Ceiling Lamp Rarity Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Nouveau brass chandelier lustre ceiling lamp rarity Measures: Total height 122 cm, height without chain 122 cm, diameter 60 cm. Weight (approximately): 7kg. Number of light...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wire, Brass

Brass Ceiling Light
Located in Praha, CZ
Fully functional. E27 bulb. Original condition.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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H 6.7 in. Dm 10.63 in.
Classic Ceiling Lamp / Ceiling Brass / Crystal
Located in Berlin, DE
Classic, round ceiling lamp with crystal hangings. Polished brass plate. Extremely high quality workmanship. (F-100).
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier or Ceiling Pendant of Brass by Fog & Mørup
By Fog & Mørup
Located in Lejre, DK
Chandelier or ceiling pendant of brass and light yellow shades by Fog & Mørup from the 1960s. The lamp is in great vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Classic Ceiling Lamp / Ceiling Brass / Crystal
Located in Berlin, DE
Classic, round ceiling lamp with crystal hangings. Polished brass plate. Extremely high quality workmanship. (F-101).
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Cosmic Oxidium' Mixed Color Patinated Brass Pendant Ceiling Lamp, Chandelier
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
With an aim to achieve terrestrial and possibly extra-terrestrial imitations of planet-like appearances, the Oxidium pendant is composed by two finely hand-spun brass plates and fini...
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2010s British Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Aladdin Circle' Chandelier, Crystal Glass and Brass Handmade Ceiling Lamp
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
This stunning chandelier is named after a middle eastern folk tale and much like its famous character, Aladdin Circle ceiling light exudes a charming presence. Round cut diamonds per...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

'Cosmic Oxidium' Mixed Color Patina Brass Pendant Ceiling Lamp, Chandelier
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
Two finely hand-spun brass plates make up this pendant light, finished in a mixed patina to create this unique antique appearance. Please note the process is random and each plate ha...
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2010s British Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Abracadabra' Chandelier, Crystal Glass and Brass Handmade Ceiling Lamp Pendant
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
Equalling magic and mystery, Abracadabra ceiling light delivers enchanting properties. Round cut diamonds hypnotically aligned forming a ring and magically suspended by gold brass ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Antique Austrian Chandelier ceiling Candelabra Empire Style Brass Crystal , 1880
Located in Vienna, AT
Antique Classicist Austrian bronze and crystal chandelier / ceiling candelabra , circa 1880-1920s. 6 arms around the glass basket with fine, engraved cast Bronze ornaments, ending in...
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Antique Early 1900s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Montgolfiè Empire Brass Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 140 cm, height without chain 115 cm, diameter 61 cm, weight (approximately) 18 kg. Number of l...
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Vintage 1930s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Big Unique Brass Bauhaus Art Deco Ceiling Lamp, Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Bauhaus, functionalism, circa 1930s - Completely original condition - Clean and simple lines - Original glasses - New electricity.
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Vintage 1920s Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Capricorn Antique Art Nouveau Brass Chandelier Lustre Ceiling Lamp Rarity
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Nouveau brass chandelier lustre ceiling lamp Capricorn rarity Measures: Total height 50 cm, height without chain 50 cm, diameter 33 cm. Weight (approximately): 5 kg. Number...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Wire

Low Plafonnier Crystal Chandelier Brass Lustre Ceiling Antique Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
Low oval ceiling crystal chandelier brass. Cabling completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted. Measures: Total height 75 cm, height without chain 33 cm, diameter 45 cm. weight (appro...
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Vintage 1920s European Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

Montgolfiè Empire Brass Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 140 cm, height without chain: 99 cm, diameter 47 cm, weight (approximately) 13 kg. Number of l...
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Vintage 1930s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

Montgolfiè Empire Brass Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 140 cm, height without chain: 110 cm, diameter 60 cm, weight (approximately) 15 kg. Number of lig...
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Vintage 1930s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Compact Orbitale Brass Chandelier 3 Rotating Balanced Arms, Low Ceiling Featured
By Arteluce, Stilnovo, Silvio Piattelli
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sculptural bespoke brass chandelier. The Orbitale collection is modular. Here a compact version using the short sections of the 5 arm to compact the height of the chandelier body...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal, Brass

Ceiling Pendants Chandelier Brass Murano Glass by Esperia, Italy, 1990s
By Esperia
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Limited edition of 4 large ceiling pendants lights lanterns or chandelier, model "Boccione" by the manufacture Esperia, Murano glass and brass. Wired for US. Delivered with a certifi...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

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Brass

Exceptional Kaiser Leuchten Chandelier Glass & Brass Drum Shape Ceiling Pendant
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Kingston, NY
This exceptional Kaiser Leuchten chandelier is made from a combination of 19 handblown glass tubes and a brass frame.             
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

J.T Kalmar Brass Sputnik Scorpio Chandelier Ceiling Lamp Light, 1950
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
J.T Kalmar brass Sputnik Scorpio chandelier ceiling lamp light, 1950. Rare original 'Scorpio' fixture by Kalmar/Austria composed of brench-like split brass tubes with a gorgeous orga...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Ceiling Fixture Chandelier in the Manner of Paavo Tynell
By Paavo Tynell
Located in Atlanta, GA
Brass ceiling fixture or chandelier, in the manner of Paavo Tynell, circa 1950s. This piece is a versatile size and would look great over a kitchen island, in an entry, over a vanity...
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Cosmic Ore' Chandelier, Pendant Lamp Gradient Patina Brass Large Ceiling Light
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
Finely hand-spun brass plates make up this pendant light, finished in a mixed patina. One side is dark end colour bronze and the other a gently brushed brass gradient. The light is p...
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2010s English Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 105 cm, without chain 70 cm, diameter 27 cm, weight (approximately) 6 kg. Number of lights: On...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Low Oval Plafonnier Crystal Chandelier Brass Lustre Ceiling Antique Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
Low oval ceiling crystal chandelier brass. Cabling completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted. Measures: Total height 60 cm, height without chain 33 cm, diameter 61 x 40 cm. weight (...
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Vintage 1920s European Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Ceiling Chandelier Design, Modern Art
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Ceiling chandelier design, modern art, in crystal and brass. Production time: 6-8 weeks Measures: H 134 cm, D 71 cm H 52.76 in, D 27.96 in.   
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2010s European Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Wall Chandelier Original 1960s Mahogany 6 Light and Brass Italian Ceiling Light
Located in Buggiano, IT
Wall chandelier, original Italian style from the 1960s in mahogany with 6 lights and brass finish. It is very bright and the six glasses are worked In working condition. Equipped ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo, Six-Armed Modernist Chandelier or Ceiling Lamp, Brass, Italy, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable six-arm chandelier / ceiling lamp / pendant designed and produced by Stilnovo, Milan, Italy in the 1950s.   
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Chandeliers and Pendant Gold White Brass Glass Ceiling, Italy, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Ceiling lamp brass structure with eight points of light. Glass tulips molded by hand.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 95 cm, without chain 65 cm, diameter 28 cm, weight (approximately) 7 kg. Number of lights: 4-l...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 85 cm, without chain 55 cm, diameter 30 cm, weight (approximately) 6 kg. Number of lights: One...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Luster Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 80 cm, without chain 60 cm, diameter 47 cm, weight (approximately) 4 kg. Number of lights: 9-l...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

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

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Brass

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 110 cm, height without chain 72cm, diameter 35 cm, weight (approximately) 6 kg. Number of ligh...
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Vintage 1930s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 65 cm, without chain 50 cm, diameter 51 cm, weight (approximately) 9 kg. Number of lights: 10-...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Basket Chandelier Brass Empire Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height: 80 cm, height without chain: 50 cm, diameter 30 cm, weight (approximately) 4kg. Number of lig...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

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

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Brass

Beaded Brass Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Beaded brass crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp Measures: Total height 120 cm, height without chain 100 cm diameter 65 cm. Weight (approximately) 20 k...
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Vintage 1920s European Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Beaded Green Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Brass
Located in Berlin, DE
Beaded green crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp Lustre Art Nouveau brass Measures: Total height 100 cm, height without chain 90 cm diameter 80 cm. Weight (approximately) 15 k...
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Vintage 1940s European Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Sparkle Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique Brass
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted. White glass pearl Measures: Total height 99 cm, height without chain 85 cm, diameter 72 cm, weight (approximately) 15 k...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 110 cm, height without chain: 90 cm, diameter 35 cm, weight (approximately) 6 kg. Number of li...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 90 cm, height without chain 60 cm, diameter 48 cm, weight (approximately) 6 kg. Number of lights: 6-light bulb sockets: E27 Fine br...
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Antique Early 1900s German Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Antique French Brass Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique French brass crystal chandelier ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp Measures: Total height 120 cm, height without chain 105 cm, diameter 70 cm. Weight (approximately) 15 ...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 90 cm, height without chain 67 cm, diameter 30 cm, weight (approximately) 7 kg. Number of ligh...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

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

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Brass

Fine Brass Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Fine brass crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau lamp Measures: Total height 120 cm, height without chain 83 cm diameter 55 cm. Weight (approximately) 12kg. ...
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Vintage 1940s European Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Grand Sputnik Flush Ceiling Chandelier
By Arredoluce
Located in New York, NY
A large Italian flush light in the style of Arredoluce Monza. Twenty-one light sources.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Silver Cage Putt Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Brass
Located in Berlin, DE
Silvered cage putt crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Measures: Total height 120 cm, height without chain 66 cm, diameter 47 cm. Weight (approximately): 5kg. Number of ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Basket Chandelier Brass Empire Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
Original preserved chandelier, circa 1930. Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height: 110 cm, height without chain: 78 cm, diameter 32 cm, ...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 99 cm, height without chain 67 cm, diameter 35 cm, weight (approximately) 4 kg. Number of ligh...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

Round 1940 Ceiling Chandelier Murano Transparent Glass Brass Gold Barovier Style
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round 1940s ceiling chandelier Murano transparent glass brass gold. Elegant and very rare piece. 5 lamps bulbs E27 max 80 watt each.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lightolier Chandelier Ceiling Fixture Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Lightolier fixture with large crystal beads attributed to Gerald Thurston. A quality vintage fixture. Reminiscent of Italian fixtures by Arredoluce by Gino Sarfatti and Paavo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Brass Ceiling Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic brass ceiling chandelier available at 1stDibs. A brass ceiling chandelier — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. Find 791 options for an antique or vintage brass ceiling chandelier now, or shop our selection of 175 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer brass ceiling chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each brass ceiling chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made brass ceiling chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Paavo Tynell and form An are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Brass Ceiling Chandelier?

Prices for a brass ceiling chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $224 and can go as high as $105,157, while the average can fetch as much as $3,701.

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.