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1940's Italian Murano Glass And Brass Chandelier
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in New York City, NY
1940's Murano Glass and brass 8 arm chandelier, fully restored and rewired with minor wear and patina to the brass due to age and use.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Large Murano Mazzega by Carlo Nason Glass Leaf Chandelier Brass
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage Murano Mazzega by Carlo Nason leaf chandelier. Each leaf looks like it has spun pieces of sugar sprinkled on. No chips or breaks too leaves. Size is of chandelier only...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Italian Brass Chandelier with Hands
By Maison Charles, Gio Ponti, Maison Baguès, Maison Jansen, Romeo Rega
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual vintage Italian four arm brass chandelier with hands. This gorgeous well made heavy Italian Hollywood Regency brass chandelier has been newly wired and has a soft aged patina.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Italian Brass Chandelier
Located in New York City, NY
Simple yet sophisticated vintage brass chandelier, Italy, 20th century. Chandelier consists of five arms that branch off into two candelabras each, amounting to 10 light sockets to...
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Vintage Ceiling Chandelier in Wood Brass and Glass
By Italian school XX ct.
Located in Milano, IT
Wonderful vintage ceiling chandelier in brass, wood, glass and aluminum from the 1950s. The structure of the vintage ceiling chandelier has a very special shape, all made of wood an...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

1970s Italian Vintage Brass Spheral Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian Atomic chandelier with Twelve spheres, 1950s. Brass body with nine lights in opaline glass and spheres shades.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Vintage Brass Ten Light Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A simple and sophisticated Italian vintage brass chandelier consisting of ten elegantly outstretched arms extending from a circular central support, with a brass ball finial at its b...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Italian Six-Arm Brass Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Six brass arms are secured by the center black enameled sphere with brass ring detail. The arced brass arms suspend handblown opaline glass shades.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage 1950s Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
This vintage 1950s Italian chandelier has six arms and lights and is made of brass and black metal with hand blown shades. Measures: Height 70 cm. Diameter 70 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Murano Mazzega Glass and Brass Italian Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Murano Mazzega Italian glass and brass chandelier. Comes with original chain and ceiling canopy cap. Some patina to brass cage, no chips or breaks on glass. 6 lights. Measure...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Italian Murano Glass and Brass 6-Light Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant vintage Italian Murano glass and brass 6-light chandelier. Beautiful sparkling gold colored glass creates a polished look. Exquisite!
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Beautiful brass armatures hold six handblown ellipse shaped white glass shades with black enameled details. Center ball is also white glass and handblown.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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  • Vintage Italian Chandelier
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H 33 in. Dm 21 in.
Stilnovo Italian Vintage Brass Chandelier, Opaline Glass Spheres
By Stilnovo
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Sceno...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Italian Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Italian gilt brass and pink crystal chandelier, circa 1940. The chandelier has been professionally re-wired, cleaned and is ready to hang. Includes matching chain and canopy.  
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Vintage 1940s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

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  • Vintage Italian Chandelier
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H 27 in. Dm 20 in.
Italian Vintage Wood, Brass and Glass Five Arm Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A charming Italian vintage chandelier, the wood and brass geometric shaped center support five elegant brass arms culminating with opaline cylindrical shaped glass shades. The canopy...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gaetano Sciolari Brass and Crystal Prism Chandelier Vintage, Italian
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in North Miami, FL
This modern elegant Italian vintage Gaetano Sciolari eight-light chandelier has 16 beveled crystal prism glass pendants that attach to each arm. They do detach for shipping. The ligh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Gaetano Sciolari Brass and Cube Glass Chandelier Vintage, Italian
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in North Miami, FL
This vintage chandelier is Italian by Gaetano Sciolari. It has 13 cube glass lights suspended from a sculptural brass arm attached to a lacquered polished brass middle post. It is ti...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Sputnik Brass Chandelier Excellent Vintage Patina, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Catania, IT
Sputnik chandelier manufactured by Stilnovo in Italy, 1950s. Chandelier is held by a rigid brass rod that crosses the central sphere to form a spike in the final part. Six brass ar...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large 1950s Italian Vintage Crystal Brass Fourteen-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A very large vintage crystal and brass chandelier, Italy, 1950-1959. With crystal drops and crystal balls - impressive lighting effect. Number of lights: Fourteen E14 light bulb soc...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Vintage Italian Chandelier, Brass and Murano Glass, made in Italy 1990
Located in Pambio Noranco, CH
Important Italian vintage chandelier, brass structure and Murano glass shades. Made in Italy by a craftman, handmade. Italy 1990      
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gaetano Sciolari Brass and Crystal Prism Chandelier Vintage, Italian
Located in Antwerp, BE
This modern elegant Italian vintage Gaetano Sciolari six-light chandelier has 24 beveled crystal prism glass pendants that attach to each arm. They do detach for shipping. It is from...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Italian Vintage Crystal Brass Fourteen-Light Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A very large vintage crystal and brass chandelier, Italy, 1960-1965. With crystal drops and crystal balls - impressive lighting effect. Number of lights: Fourteen E14 light bulb soc...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Italian Vintage Crystal Brass Fourteen-Light Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A very large Vintage crystal and brass chandelier, Italy 1960-1965. With crystal drops and crystal balls - impressive lighting efect. Number of lights: Fourteen E14 light bulb sock...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Beautiful Midcentury Vintage Brass Chandelier with 10 Lights, Italy, 1950s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
This chandelier is in brass. It is a vintage piece, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it can be considered as in excellent original condition and ready to gives amb...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Chandelier Italian, 1960s
Located in Wien, AT
Vintage chandelier Italian 1960s Brass and Lucite Original condition Original shades.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Vintage Chandelier Italian, 1960s
  • Vintage Chandelier Italian, 1960s
  • Vintage Chandelier Italian, 1960s
  • Vintage Chandelier Italian, 1960s
H 36.62 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Vintage Chandelier, Italy, 1980s
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Beautiful vintage chandelier in brass and Murano glass. 9-light bulbs. Entirely restored and rewired. Italy, 1980s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Vintage Chandelier, Italy, 1980s
  • Vintage Chandelier, Italy, 1980s
  • Vintage Chandelier, Italy, 1980s
  • Vintage Chandelier, Italy, 1980s
H 33.08 in. W 42.92 in. D 14.18 in.
Vintage Eight-Light Brass Chandelier Highly Ascribable to Ulrich, Italy
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
It is in brass. This chandelier is a vintage piece, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it can be considered as in excellent original condition. Measures: Diameter...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Italian Brass & Glass Icicles Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This stunning chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari was manufactured in Italy during the 1970s. It is made from highly polished brass, has a beautiful glass drops in the holders and is a wo...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Vintage Italian Brass Chandeliers with Directional Diffusers, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of chandeliers in brass, Italy, 1950s. This set consists of two ceiling lamps with omnidirectional diffusers. They are entirely made of brass, with a beautiful original patina.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Eight-Light Brass Chandelier with Murano Glass Lampshades, Italy
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Italy, 1960s. Made in brass and with clear murano glass lampshades. It is a vintage piece, therefore it might show slight traces of use (as on the white "candle" part), but it can ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Design Italian Sputnik Chandelier, Attributed to Stilnovo Brass, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Magnificent midcentury design Sputnik chandelier attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1958 It has a wonderful minimalistic Stilnovo attributed design with lines inspired by the Space Age. ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Large Vintage Italian Art Deco Chandelier in Brass and Copper
By Pietro Chiesa, Fontana Arte, Stilnovo
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
A large and opulent Italian Art Deco chandelier attributed to Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte. In beautiful bright brass with copper stem and glass diffuser, this original 1930s up...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Vintage Brass Sciolari Chandelier, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Vintage flush mount 12 lightpoint chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari for Boulanger. The lamp can also be used as a table lamp Good condition, tested and ready for use with regular ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Brass Chandelier Italy circa 1960
By Franco Albini and Franca Helg
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier from brass in the style of Franco Albini and Franca Helg circa 1960. A brass dome shade is characterized by beautiful brass patina and white lac...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Chandelier 50's Attributed to Stilnovo Opaline, Metal and Brass Vintage
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Large Italian chandelier from the 1950s attributed to Stilnovo. Brass structure, black lacquered metal opaline attachments (original paint), six opaque white opaline diffusers. Elect...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Chandelier Murano Glass, 1970s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Vienna, AT
A single piece of handmade Murano glass forms the bell shape of this extraordinary chandelier of Italian origin. The object was most probably manufactured during the 1970s. The stagg...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Chandelier Murano Glass, 1970s
  • Chandelier Murano Glass, 1970s
  • Chandelier Murano Glass, 1970s
  • Chandelier Murano Glass, 1970s
H 39.38 in. Dm 22.84 in.
Fontana Arte Style Italian Vintage Chandelier Tempered Glass Nickel Plated Brass
By Fontana Arte
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Iconi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Crystal Vintage Chandelier Gaetano Sciolari Italy 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Vienna, AT
This sparkling brass and crystal vintage chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari (1927-1994) consists of brass and crystal glass. The brass construction, which build the 3-tiered frame, show...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Italian Vintage Design Chandelier White Brass from Stilnovo 1960 Mid-Century
By Stilnovo
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Massive cluster chandelier designed by Stilnovo with a diameter of 130 cm. Italian mid-century at its finest ! Its Minimalistic shape make it great for any midcentury or modern int...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Italian Octopus Style Chandelier
Located in East Hampton, NY
Polished brass leaves and arms with painted black tips, this eight-light chandelier will make a whimsical yet elegant source of light. Rewired.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Vintage Cascade Glass Chandelier Italy 1960s Brass and 48 Glass Balls
Located in Miklavž Pri Taboru, SI
The incredibly beautiful chandelier made in Italy in the 1960s. The base is made of brass, which has acquired a natural patina over time. 48 glass balls. Very good vintage condition....
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Italian 6 Light Glass and Brass Chandelier by Barovier and Toso
Located in Dallas, TX
Exquisite vintage Italian glass and brass chandelier with 6 lights by Barovier and Toso. Beautiful curved base and along with the glistening glass are so pretty!
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage 6 Arm Murano Glass & Brass Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning 6 arm murano glass chandelier with brass accents. The chandelier has 6 thick arms that look like braided rope, each arm is attached to a brass frame and the have brass fitti...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Midcentury Italian Murano Flower Bouquet Art Glass Gilt Brass Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
1970s vintage Italian Murano flower bouquet after Venini art-glass/ hand-blow white and clear glass flowers and gold-plated brass. Measures: Diameter 18 in/ 45 cm Height 34 in (24 in...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Perforated Brass Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in East Hampton, NY
Featuring 6 perforated cylinders that illuminate BOTH up and down (total of 12 bulbs). The height of the fixture plus the ring measures 15.75"H.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Vintage chandelier made of brass and enlightened pink Murano glass. 18 light bulbs.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Vintage Chandelier Glass and Brass Design
Located in None, IT
Golden brass chandelier, three internal lights with ground glass lampshade, 1950s. CONDITIONS: In good condition, working, it may show signs of wear due to time. DIMENSIONS: He...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Vintage Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier with White Glass Flowers, 1970
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous Italian big chandelier with beautiful glass flowers and gilt metal and brass frame. Made in Italy in the 1970s, all parts are original and in excellent condition and shape....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Lumica Venini Teardrop Glass Brass Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Vintage brass chandelier with Venini teardrop glass by BD Lumica. A remarkable chandelier with handmade teardrop glass and brass frame designed in Cubist manner. The brass frame has ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Stilnovo Style Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
This vintage Stilnovo Style chandelier is a refined chandelier manufactured in the style of Stilnovo during the 1960s. matte nickel-plated brass, methacrylate. Inside the methacryla...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Glass Chandelier Pietro Chiesa Style 1940 Italy
By Fontana Arte, Pietro Chiesa
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage brass glass chandelier or pendant designed in the style of Pietro Chiesa in circa 1940 Italy for Fontana Arte. This amazing and impressive and very rare ch...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Murano Glass and Brass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Stylish vintage Murano glass and brass sputnik chandelier. Great for modern decor and very unique! Makes a striking impact!
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Vintage Chandelier Glass and Brass Design
By Stilnovo
Located in None, IT
Chandelier in golden brass and green metal with satin glass lampshades with green and yellow dots, 1950s. CONDITIONS: In good condition, working, it shows signs of wear due to tim...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Italian Glass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage Italian glass and crystal chandelier circa 1930-1950. Brass and iron frame chandelier decorated in cut crystal prisms, pressed glass flowers, blown glass pendants and glass b...
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Vintage 1930s Italian French Provincial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Italian Vintage Brass Black White Three-Light Cone Chandelier
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in New York, NY
A 1950s delightful 3-light modern design pendant chandelier attributed to the Italian designer Oscar Torlasco. Three cones in white glass, enclosing the light source and ending in a ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eight Arms Brass Ivory Glass Chandelier 1950 Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
This handmade eight arms Mid-Century Modern vintage Italian chandelier was made of brass, brassed details, brass ivory lacquered and glass. The curved eight arms were made of brass ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Stilnovo Brass Chandelier with 6 Opaline Globes
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
1950s vintage Italian Stillovo chandelier with black lacquered metal structure, brass shade holder, and opaline glass shades.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Vintage italian pendant chandelier in the style of Stilnovo, in brass and glass
By Stilnovo
Located in Milan, IT
Up for sale is a charming and rare pendant lamp/chandelier, crafted in Italy in the 1950s and possibly produced by Stilnovo. The style of the design closely resembles several creatio...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Chandelier Five Arms, Italian 1960s
Located in Verviers, BE
Vintage chandelier five arms Italian, 1960s In excellent condition and in full working order. Fitting E27 Recently cleaned and polished so that it In excellent condition and in f...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Classic Vintage White Glass and Brunished Brass Chandelier, Early 1900s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian glass suspension with brunished stem, dating to the start of last century. Classic shape, with white glass lampshade and orange decoration on the perimeter of the glass. Goo...
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Vintage 1920s European Classical Roman Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

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Brass Chandelier Italian Vintage For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic brass chandelier Italian vintage available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, brass and glass, every brass chandelier Italian vintage was constructed with great care. Find 369 options for an antique or vintage brass chandelier Italian vintage now, or shop our selection of 13 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the brass chandelier Italian vintage you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A brass chandelier Italian vintage, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one brass chandelier Italian vintage that is appealing in its simplicity, but Gaetano Sciolari, Stilnovo and Vintage Murano Gallery produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Brass Chandelier Italian Vintage?

Prices for a brass chandelier Italian vintage can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $333 and can go as high as $105,494, while the average can fetch as much as $2,872.

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.