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Modernist Three-Tier "Palma" Chandelier in Murano Glass and Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous three-tier Palma chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Five-Tier Hand Blown Champagne Murano Glass Palma Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Palma chandelier consists of five tiers of individually hand blown Murano glass stylized palm fronds in an iridescent Champagne color that are adhered to its brass fra...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Custom Three-Tier Egyptian Teardrop Chandelier
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This amazing piece is not only massive in size but it's visual scale and presents is amazing. Custom-made using Egyptian handblown glass and assembled into a spectacular three-tier c...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Oval Form Tiered Brass Prism Chandelier by Camer Glass
By Camer Glass
Located in Wilton, CT
A stunning Italian classic. An impressive oval form chandelier with several tiers of elegant Prisms. With its frame crafted from brass, each tier hosts countless brass arms which cra...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini Camer Glass and Brass Tiered Waterfall Chandelier, Italy
By Venini, Camer Glass
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Large and Grand round Mid-Century Modern glass and brass seven-tier waterfall chandelier in the style of Venini Camer, Italy. This impressive sculptural wedding cake chandelier is co...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Murano Starburst Camer Glass Five-Tier Chandelier Mid-Century Modern
By Camer Glass
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outrageous and large Mid-Century Modern Camer glass five-tier starburst chandelier. This piece is very large and impressive and will be the centerpiece of your home.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1970s Translucent and Lattimo Murano Glass Two-Tier Chandelier
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1970s translucent and lattimo Murano glass two-tier chandelier, of typical form with twenty large blown pendants, resting on a brass frame. Fitted with five upper and three lower can...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Triedre Cut Translucent Glass Camer Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern Camer chandelier was realized in Italy, circa 1970. It features three tiers of elongated and staggered cut glass triedre rods- imbuing the piece with ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1970s Translucent and Lattimo Murano Glass Two-Tier Chandelier
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1970s translucent and lattimo Murano glass two- tier chandelier, of typical form with twenty large blown pendants, resting on a brass frame. Fitted with five upper & three lower cand...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Three-Tiered Brass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Three-tiered brass chandelier featuring applied golden glass flowers.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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H 34 in. W 23 in. D 23 in.
Tiered Brass and Facet Cut-Glass Element Chandelier
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Tiered brass and facet cut-glass element chandelier.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1970s Italian Tiered Round Brass Chandelier with Adjustable Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large two-tiered round Italian chandelier from the 1970s with brass features and 12 adjustable white glass balls.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Murano Glass Two-Tier Chandelier Italian Brass Cage
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Murano glass chandelier with brass cage. No broken or chipped pieces of glass. Comes with original brass ceiling canopy.   
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Doria Five-Tiers Blown Glass and Brass Chandelier, 1960
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Rijssen, NL
A gorgeous hand blown ice glass chandelier from the manufactory Doria, with several ice glass tubes in different lengths, a brass-plated frame, top design from the 1960s. The ice gla...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

German Brass and Glass Two-Tier Chandelier by Doria
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A glamorous 1960s two-tier Murano glass and brass chandelier by Doria Germany. The lamp has been newly rewired, it takes six regular Edison lightbulbs. Overall Hight with stem is 21...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass Tiered Rod Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Murano glass tiered rod chandelier from the island of Murano in Italy. This piece features a gilt brass structure supporting five rows of clear glass rods hand blown by artisans in M...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Tiered Frosted Glass Leaf Chandelier
By Barovier
Located in New York, NY
Tiered frosted glass leaf chandelier with brass finial details in the style of Barovier.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Five-Tier Crystal Prism Chandelier/Flush Mount by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Fantastic large cascading five-tier crystal prism chandelier on a heavy brass chain and canopy. Imported from Italy and sold through Camer glass, NYC. Crystal body measures 21" tall...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Italian Modern Neoclassic 2-Tier Brass & Satin Glass Chandelier, Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Very large, elegant Italian midcentury chandelier / pendant by Stilnovo with a solid brass frame and 24 satin milk glass candles set in multi-tier structure and in a modern neoclassi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Targetti Sankey Brass and Glass Four-Tier Chandelier, 1959
By Targetti Sankey
Located in Verviers, BE
Four-tier chandelier, looks simply stunning. Targetti Sankey brass and glass four-tier chandelier. Photography fails to capture the simple elegant illumination provided by this lamp...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Tiered 1970s Smoked Glass Murano Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful tiered 1970s smoked glass Murano chandelier with 114 tronchi glass pieces and nine lights.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Four-Tier Crystal Glass Kinkeldey Chandelier
By Kinkeldey
Located in Berlin, DE
Stunning four-tier chandelier by Kinkeldey with huge gem-like crystals and gold-plated brass frame. Chandelier ist fitted with 6 E14 bulbs and 1 E27 bulb. More stunning Kinkeldey ch...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Four-Tier Crystal Glass Kinkeldey Chandelier
By Kinkeldey
Located in Berlin, DE
Stunning four-tier chandelier by Kinkeldey with huge gem-like crystals and gold-plated brass frame. Same lamp in other sizes are also listed. Takes four bulbs. To be on the the saf...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass and Brass Tiered Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a spectacular, tiered Murano glass and brass chandelier, made in Italy, circa the 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 19" diameter x 26" heigh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass and Brass Tiered Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a spectacular, tiered Murano glass and brass chandelier, made in Italy, circa 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 19" diameter x 26" height to...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Extra Large Limburg Midcentury Two-Tier Brass and Ice Glass Chandelier
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A Limburg ice glass chandelier made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its extraordinary glass shapes. Round two-tier brass body with golden chains. The light require...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Brass Three Tier Chandelier Featuring Etched Square Glass Tiles by Kalmar
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Beautiful Austrian Crystal brass chandelier with 3 newly wired ceramic edison recepticals.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Two-Tier Glass and Brass Chandelier in the Manner of Venini
By Venini
Located in Berlin, DE
Very exceptional glass chandelier from the 1960s. No chips and in excellent condition. To be on the the safe side, the lamp should be checked locally by a specialist concerning local...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Glass and Brass Three-Tier Chandelier by Glashütte Limburg, Venini Style
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare 3-tier flush mount or chandelier with handblown glass pieces on a brass base. This lamp is a high quality production of the 1960s from Glashütte Limburg. 3 2-tier flush mounts f...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Orange and Clear Murano Glass Tiered Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tiered chandelier from the 1970s with clear and orange Murano glass pieces on a brass frame.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

J.T. Kalmar Two-Tiered Glass Chandelier, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Very nice J.T. Kalmar textured glass and brass chandelier from the 1950s. Suspended from brass hardware and held in place by nickelled knobs are two tiers of heavily textured glass. ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Three-Tiered Danish 1950's Chandelier Glass & Teak
Located in London, GB
The three pendants are in teak, brass and opaline glass shades spaced by a teak and brass suspension and connected to a teak ceiling rose. Dimensions of each pendant: Height 40 cm. D...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

6-Tier "Orbital" Chandelier in Blush Enamel, Glass & Brass by Blueprint Lighting
By Arteluce, Stilnovo, Arredoluce
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted in NYC by Blueprint Lighting, our 'Orbital' Chandelier is a commanding statement piece with design elements of both Italian and French modernism as well as Hollywood Glam...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Enamel, Stainless Steel, Chrome

Dutch Baroque Colonial Style Brass & Opaline Glass Two-Tier 12-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous vintage French Art Deco and Deutsch style chandelier white opal glass, 12-light/ brass gold and bronze color with age patina 12-light bulbs E14 (6+3+3) Good working conditio...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gilt Brass and Crystal Glass 4-Tier Chandelier by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Hagenbach, DE
An extraordinary pendant lamp by Palwa made in Germany in the 1970s. The lamp has a very elegant design. It is made in the period of Hollywood Regency. Round Gilt brass body with one...
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Vintage 1970s German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Three-Tiered Teak & Glass Danish 1950s Chandelier
Located in London, GB
The three pendants are in teak, brass and opaline glass shades spaced by a teak and brass suspension and connected to a teak ceiling rose. Dimensions of each pendant: Height 40 cm....
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Cut Triedre Camer Glass and Brass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This elegant crystal chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the islands off the coast of Venice that have been renowned for centuries for their superlative glass production, circa...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

J.T. Kalmar Gold Brass Tiered Crystal Glass Chandelier Palazzo Lamp, circa 1960
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
J.T. Kalmar Gold Brass Tiered Crystal Glass Chandelier Palazzo Lamp, circa 1960. Stunning four-tier 21" Austrian Kalmar chandelier in excellent condition featuring heavy glass pieces...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Extra Large Gilt Brass Metal Crystal Glass Five-Tier Chandelier by Kinkeldey
By Kinkeldey
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Large gilt Mid-Century Modernist Kinkeldey chandelier made in Germany, circa 1960-1970. It has 66 hexagonal diamond-shape faceted glass crystals, each 9 x 9 cm / 3.54 x 3.54 in. moun...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Five Tiers Gilded Glass Chandelier, 1960s
By Palwa, Kinkeldey
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Nice five tiers glass chandelier from the 1960s. 11 x E27 socket. Very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Brass

J.T. Kalmar Tiered Crystal Glass and Gold Brass Chandelier Lamp, Austria 1960
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
J.T. Kalmar Tiered Crystal Glass and Gold Brass Chandelier Lamp, Austria 1960. Stunning three-tier chandelier in excellent condition. Measuring approximately 20 inches in diameter th...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Fine Large Palwa Chandelier Gilt Brass Faceted Crystal Glass Five-Tiers, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Fine large gilt brass and crystal glass chandelier made by Palwa, Germany, circa 1960. The chain-hanging length-adjustable chandelier has a crystal glass stem in the center and five ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Pair of Large Modern Three-Tiered Brass Ice Glass Chandeliers by J.T. Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
This modern brass brushed chandeliers, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1970s, have eight E27 sockets and three layers of 28 textured solid ice glass sheets dangling from it. Th...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Italian Seguso Murano Two-Tier Pink Glass and Brass Nine Leaf Cattail Chandelier
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern/Hollywood Regency Handblown glass two-tier chandelier by Seguso for Murano in a pinkish peach color. Fixture features nine cattail glass leaves which set...
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Massive Two-Tier Kalmar Ice Glass Chandelier
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Wien, AT
Massive two-Tiered Kalmar Ice Glass Chandelier nickel platend
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Seven-Tiered Chandelier by Palwa, Git Brass and Lenses Glass, circa 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A fine hight-quality mid - century, gilt brass and lenses glass by Palwa, Germany, circa 1960s. The chandelier needs 7 x e14 and 1x e27( Edison) standard screw bulbs to illuminate. T...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Large Modern Three-Tiered Brass Ice Glass Chandeliers by J.T. Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
This modern brass brushed chandeliers, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1970s, have eight E27 sockets and three layers of 28 textured solid ice glass sheets dangling from it. Th...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Extra Large Modern Three-Tiered Kalmar Ice Glass Chandelier
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
A large and heavy beautiful and elegant modern chandelier, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1960s. Lovely design, the chandelier has 18 sockets 40W and three layers of extremely...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Seven-Tiered Gilt Brass Chandelier by Palwa, Germany, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Munich, DE
Seven-tiered chandelier with tear drop glass elements. Manufactured by Palwa, Germany in 1960s. The chandelier needs seven E14 and one E27 Edison screw fit bulbs.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Vistosi Murano Glass Lace Design Tube Chandelier 3-Tier
By Vistosi
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage Murano Vistosi tube glass chandelier with intricate glass designs which makes it look like lace. 3 Tiers, 11 lights. Comes with brass ceiling cap. No chips or breaks. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Great Six-Tiered Gilt Brass and Lens Glass Chandelier by Palwa, circa 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Wonderful midcentury, six-tiered gilt brass chandelier with square lens glasses. A high quality light fixture in the Hollywood Regency style made by Palwa, Germany, circa 1970s. Th...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Modern Kalmar Brass Two-Tiered Ice Glass Pendant Chandeliers, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of beautiful and elegant modern brass chandeliers, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1970s. Lovely design, each chandelier has two layers of extremely stylish textured solid...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Steel

Glass Rod Five-Tier Chandelier Attributed to Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Five-tier circular chandelier of fine glass rods on brass frame attributed to Gaetano Sciolari. Six sockets with 40 max wattage per socket, Italy, 1980s.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Three-Tiered German Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
A large-scale three-tiered chandelier in brass with 13 opalescent glass globes, Germany, circa 1960s. The measurements are for the body and does not include the length of chain.
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Vintage 1960s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

2-Tiered Richard Essig 6-Arm Biomorphic Glass Chandelier, 1970s, Germany
By Richard Essig
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A Richard Essig chandelier made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its design and six biomorphic glass balls. The body of the light is made of full metal, including the ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Extravagant Multi-Tiered Gothic Chandelier with Original Glass
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This grand, large-scale chandelier has twenty-one-arms and original milk glass shades. The fixture has Gothic details and filagree throughout, as well as an extra large canopy and de...
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Early 20th Century American Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Exceptional German Multi-Tiered Glass Tube Chandelier by Doria
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Kingston, NY
This exceptional German Art Deco chandelier was created by Doria. It features multi-tiered texture glass tubes cascading from a chrome base giving it an icicle form design.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Tiered Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage Italian chandelier with clear hand blown Murano triedri glass crystals mounted on painted brass frame, designed by Venini, circa 1960s, made in Italy 6 lights / E12 type / ma...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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H 23 in. Dm 21 in.
Mid-Century Modern Amber & Clear Venini Glass Prism 3 Tiered Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Mid century amber and clear glass prism chandelier by Venini. This chandelier is arranged in three tiers with modern lines to give ambiance to any room. This can be seen at our 2420 ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini Five-Tier Cascading Chandelier with Murano Glass Triedri Prisms
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A vintage chandelier, produced in Italy, circa 1960s by Venini, with surrounding Murano glass triedri prisms, suspended from a five-tier brass frame. Wiring and sockets to US standar...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Brass Glass Tiered Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal brass glass tiered chandelier for your home. A brass glass tiered chandelier — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. There are 97 variations of the antique or vintage brass glass tiered chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 10 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a brass glass tiered chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right brass glass tiered chandelier, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Kinkeldey, Doria Leuchten and J.T. Kalmar each produced at least one beautiful brass glass tiered chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a Brass Glass Tiered Chandelier?

A brass glass tiered chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,416, while the lowest priced sells for $675 and the highest can go for as much as $29,879.

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.