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Pair of Sculptural Black and Brass Swirl Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Sculptural Black and Brass Swirl Lamps, American, circa 1950s. Rewired and ready to use.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Hollywood Ebony Resin and Brass Swirl Floor Lamp
Located in Wilton, CT
A great example of Hollywood design with ebonized resin in the Classic swirl motif common for the era. Starting from it's flared base, the floor lamp twirls upwards with its glossy e...
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

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Brass

2000s Mid-Century Modern Polished Nickel Over Cast Brass Swirl Arm Sconces, Pair
Located in New York, NY
2000s polished nickel over cast brass Mid-Century Modern swirl arm sconces. Small quantity available at time of posting. Please inquire. Priced each. This can be seen at our 400 Gill...
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Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Nickel, Brass

Swirl Chandelier with Brass Detail
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Curvaceous swirling seven-light chandelier with blackened tubular steel structure, solid brass fittings and 7 milk glass globes. Comes in two standard sizes, or custom made to your s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Brass, Iron

Pair of Swirled Brass Mid Century Sconces
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1-4077 a pair of swirled brass single light sconce. Newly rewired.
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Vintage 1950s Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Pair of Swirled Brass Mid Century  Sconces
  • Pair of Swirled Brass Mid Century  Sconces
  • Pair of Swirled Brass Mid Century  Sconces
  • Pair of Swirled Brass Mid Century  Sconces
H 16.5 in. W 5 in. D 4.5 in.
Swirl Pendant Light in Brass by David Duncan
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A new, contemporary David Duncan design. A brass pendant suspended from brass canopy and three rods, with comma-shaped cutouts emitting light through opal plexi diffusers on the side...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Swirl Flush Mount in Brass by David Duncan
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A new, contemporary David Duncan design. A brass flush mount with comma-shaped cutouts emitting light through an opal plexi diffuser on the sides. The frame divided into three sectio...
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2010s American Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Swirl Modernist Umbrella Stand Brass Style, Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in Vienna, AT
Swirl modernist umbrella stand brass style, Austria, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Brass, Iron

1950's Brass and Glass Swirl Pendant by Venini
By Venini
Located in Amsterdam, NH
This elegant piece consisting of a brass frame and 2 unique decorated glass reflectors/dishes The lower and upper round curved glass reflectors are decorated with Blue lines that c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swirled Vaseline Glass Cone Shaped Pendant Light Brass Hardware
Located in New York, NY
Late 20th Century Vaseline glass shade with swirls caps off this brass pendant light with pole. Brass hardware and wiring is new.
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Late 20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Wonderful French Vaseline Swirl Glass Polished Brass Pendant Lantern Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French Vaseline swirl glass & polished brass pendant lantern 3 candelabras light fixture We are able to modify the height.
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20th Century French Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hand Blown Swirled Sphere Shade Pendant Light with Brass Hardware
Located in New York, NY
This pendant light features hand blown vaseline glass sphere shade with opalescent swirls and a new brass pole fitter and hardware. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location i...
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20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1980s Brass Steel and Aluminum Swirled Sculpture on Swivel Base
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1980s brass steel and aluminum Swirled sculpture on Swivel base Composition base swivels and turns 360degrees - weighted base.
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Vintage 1980s Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

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Composition, Aluminum, Brass, Steel

1960 Kalmar Swirl 'Citrus' Pendant Lamp Amber Murano Glass & Brass
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant Swirl ’Citrus’ pendant light with heavy amber and clear swirl Murano glass elements on a brass frame. Manufactured by J.T. Kalmar, Vienna, Austria in the 1960s. Design: Carl...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Tourbillon Swirl Pendant
Located in New York, NY
A new, contemporary pendant ceiling light with comma-shaped cutouts emitting light through opal lucite diffusers on the sides. The frame divided in three sections with cast brass ova...
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2010s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Wire

  • Tourbillon Swirl Pendant
  • Tourbillon Swirl Pendant
  • Tourbillon Swirl Pendant
  • Tourbillon Swirl Pendant
H 16 in. Dm 14 in.
20th C Italian Beige Swirled Glass Pendant Light Brass Hardware
Located in New York, NY
1980s Italian beige swirl Vetri Murano glass shade pendant light. New brass hardware with new wiring. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA.
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Vintage 1980s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Liquid Swirl' Hand-blown Glass & Brass Contemporary Sconces, Wall Light Pair
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
A unique opportunity to buy this gorgeous sample pair of hand blown glass wall lights. Designed by international illumination artist Eva Menz, inspired by the ripples and reflections...
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21st Century and Contemporary Organic Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Modernist Handblown White Swirling Murano Glass Flush Mount with Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This refined modernist flush mount was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production- during the 20th cent...
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20th Century Italian Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Spherical clear glass pendant with swirled amber design and brass hardware.
Located in New York, NY
Spherical clear glass pendant with swirled amber design and brass hardware.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

L122 Victorian Pink Swirled Glass Oil Lantern with Iron and Brass
Located in Canton, MA
Cranberry glass oil lantern. Stamped brass cap and fittings and wrought iron framing. Restored with original oil pulleys intact, providing access to change the lightbulb. Glass is a ...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Lanterns

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Baccarat Style Crystal Urn Form Swirl Lamps on Brass Base
Located in Bradenton, FL
Extraordinary Baccarat style swirl molded glass urn lamp with brass bases and winged paw foot brass accents. Made from Baccarat molds. Gorgeous lamp.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal

Vintage Pair Large Murano Marble Swirl Glass Table Lamps Lucite Brass Restored
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Amazing pair of large vintage Murano glass lamps. Beautiful marble swirl glass design. These have been restored to perfection. Newly wired, 3 way brass sockets, brass vase caps, luci...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Victorian Brass 3-Arm Pendant Chandelier W/ Hand-Blown Swirled Opalescent Shades
Located in New York, NY
Turn of the century elegant brass chandelier featuring three down-lights with gas opalescent swirled glass shades. This pendant light has a brass canopy, pole and curved arms with a ...
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vetri Murano Hand Blown Swirled Glass Pendant Light with Brass Pole Fitter
Located in New York, NY
Italian made, Vetri Murano hand blown white swirled glass shade with brass pole newly wired fitter. The shade has a clear glass rim and the fitter has a porcelain socket. The glass w...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small Hand Blown Swirled Glass Cone Pendant Light in Antique Brass Finish
Located in New York, NY
Small cone shaped opalescent glass globe featuring swirled details. Antique brass finish hardware with new wiring round out this pendant light.
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20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Modern Tan and White Swirled Murano Glass and Brass Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
Stylish pair of modern Murano glass and brass lamps. Very heavy piece of glass with brown and white colors. So much depth and movement in this piece. Amazing!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Belle Epoque Style Brass & Glass Bell Jar Lantern w/ Smoke Bell & Swirling Chain
Located in San Francisco, CA
Belle Époque style, oversized glass and brass bell jar lantern, pendant. Acanthus leaf and acorn detailing with custom delicately swirled chain links. American made by Ball and Ball ...
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Vintage 1980s American Belle Époque Lanterns

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Brass

Chandelier Pendant Citrus Swirl Design Kalmar Glass Brass Vienna Austria 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Citrus Swirl chandelier or pendant by J.T. Kalmar from Vienna, Austria. A skilfully produced object revealing an impressive presence. The thick and quite heavy glass pieces are fixed...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Long Pair of Brass and White Swirl Murano Glass Cubist Sconces, Italy, 2022
Located in New York, NY
Bespoke long or tall pair of brass and clear with white swirl murano glass cubist sconces, Italy 2022. Individually, hand-casted Murano glass solid square blocks in various sizes whi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1970s Italian Organic Pair of Brass Snake Swirls Brown Lucite Tall Vases
By Romeo Rega
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian Design cylindrical pair of sculpture vases, attributed to Romeo Rega, tall and slender, the organic bodies in transparent brown acrylic are decorat...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Brass

Midcentury Italian Modern Brass and Pink Swirl Art Glass Table Lamp after Murano
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage art glass lamp from Italy circa 1950s attributed to Murano. It features a two part swirled art glass design with brass details. Tested and working.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Brass

Sirmos Pair of "Swirl Table Lamps" in Ceramic with Brass Hardware 1970s
By Sirmos
Located in New York, NY
Pair of "Swirl Table Lamps,” model ga120, in ceramic with brass hardware and sockets by Sirmos, American 1970's. These lamps are super chic and will enhance any space they occupy. ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Unique Swirl Chandelier by Hatsu
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique swirl chandelier by Hatsu Dimensions: D 130 x W 123 x H 20.32 cm Materials: Brass, glass Hatsu is a design studio based in Mumbai that creates modern lighting that are uniqu...
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2010s Indian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Unique Swirl Chandelier by Hatsu
  • Unique Swirl Chandelier by Hatsu
  • Unique Swirl Chandelier by Hatsu
  • Unique Swirl Chandelier by Hatsu
H 8.01 in. W 48.43 in. D 51.19 in.
Glorious Pair of Swirl Murano Lamps with Accents of Jade, Brass and Lucite
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning pair of large-scale blown Murano vessels as custom-made lamps. Stellar form and color with accents of solid brass, Lucite and jade. Built using components of only the fine...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Jade, Brass

Mazegga Attributed Murano Swirl Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Austin, TX
Vintage Italian chandelier attributed to the Iconic Mazzega factory on the island of Murano. Twelve bell like glass elements hang by chains from a gilt brass structure along with obl...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Solid Murano Glass Gold Swirl Square Cube Lamps with Brass Base, Italy
Located in New York, NY
Pair of solid murano glass square cube lamps with natural brass base. Handmade in Venice using a technique that infuses natural dyes into the glass as it is cast to produce a swirl e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Italian Murano Swirl Glass Brass Cage by Adolf Loos for VeArt
By VeArt
Located in Toledo, OH
Vintage Italian Murano swirl glass sphere table lamp with brass applied cage. Single socket. Designed by Adolf Loos for VeArt. Sits atop an oak base. Dimensions: 11" high x 11" diame...
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Vintage 1960s European Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Murano Glass and Brass Citrus Swirl Chandelier by Carlo Nason for Kalmar 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant large citrus swirl chandelier with 24 amber and clear hand blown swirl patterned Murano glasses on a brass frame. The heavy handblown amber and clear Murano glasses have smo...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Silver Swirls Sculpture by Marcella Trimarchi
Located in Geneve, CH
Silver swirls sculpture by Marcella Trimarchi Unique piece. Dimensions: Ø 45 x H 29 cm. Materials: satin nickel brass, purple calacatta marble. The artistic eye of The Art Flow...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble, Nickel, Brass

Bronze Swirls Sculpture by Marcella Trimarchi
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze Swirls sculpture by Marcella Trimarchi Unique Piece. Dimensions: Ø 58 x H 30 cm. Materials: Hand Painted Bronzed Brass. The artistic eye of The Art Flower Maker combined...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass, Bronze

Loetz, Attributed a Green Swirl Glass Flower Holder with Decorative Brass Top
Located in London, GB
Loetz, attributed a glass flower holder with green bauble glass, with colors of green swirls inside the design of the glass, with its original decorative brass top.  
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Glass

David Duncan Studios Tourbillion Swirl Pendant
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A new, contemporary pendant ceiling light with comma-shaped cutouts emitting light through opal lucite diffusers on the sides. The underside with optical Tourbillon Swirl design in e...
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Early 2000s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Asymmetric Mid-century Brass Torchiere Floor Lamp w/ Wood Base Smoked Swirl Glas
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Asymmetric Mid-century Brass torchiere floor Lamp w/ wood base and smoked swirl glass shades
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Vintage 1940s North American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Vintage Midcentury Swirl Lamps
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Pair of vintage midcentury swirl lamps with black shades.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Swirls and Mum Sculpture by Marcella Trimarchi
Located in Geneve, CH
Swirls and Mum by Marcella Trimarchi Unique Piece. Dimensions: Ø 39 x H 32 cm. Materials: 24 K Gold Plated Brass, Green Guatemala Marble. The artistic eye of The Art Flower Mak...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble, Gold Plate, Brass

19th Century Baccarat Crystal Swirled Inkwell
By Baccarat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful 19th century French crystal and brass inkwell with a swirled design and round brass top. No ink dish. The signature is worn and faded but still legible-barely.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Baroque Inkwells

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Crystal, Brass

Swirl Vanity Light by David Duncan Studio
Located in New York, NY
A rectangular, horizontal box-shaped light fixture. The brass frame engraved with comma shaped cut outs which emit light. Panels feature bevelled corner details, while the front side...
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2010s American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Golden Swirls and Mum Sculpture by Marcella Trimarchi
Located in Geneve, CH
Golden Swirls and Mum by Marcella Trimarchi Unique Piece. Dimensions: Ø 59 x H 33 cm. Materials: 24 K Gold Plated Brass. The artistic eye of The Art Flower Maker combined with ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Gold Plate, Brass

Pair Murano Purple White Stripe Swirl Table Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Murano hand blown purple and white swirl stripe table lamps on gilt metal bases. Newly wired with 3-way brass sockets, new fittings and rayon covered cords. Overall height to...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Tall Bronze Swirls and Mum Sculpture by Marcella Trimarchi
Located in Geneve, CH
Tall Bronze Swirl and Mum by Marcella Trimarchi Unique Piece. Dimensions: Ø 58 x H 47 cm. Materials: Hand Painted Bronzed Brass. The artistic eye of The Art Flower Maker combin...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Industrial Petite Diagonal Swirl Holophane Bell Pendant Lights
By Holophane
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, diagonal swirled, prismatic, Holophane glass pendant lights feature bell shaped shades with ruffled edges and brass fitters with pull chains. These lights are newly wired...
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Dino Martens for Toso Filigrana Swirl Murano Lamps
By Dino Martens
Located in East Hampton, NY
Designed by Dino Martens, these soft pastel swirled lamps are on thick Lucite bases, all original. Note: Shown and sold without harp or shades - dimensions reflect the pictures. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Industrial Petite Diagonal Swirl Holophane Bell Pendant Lights
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, diagonal swirled, Holophane pendant lights feature bell shaped shades with ruffled edges and brass fitters with pull chains. These lights are newly wired with 48in. of br...
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hand Blown Murano Swirl Rippled Brim Glass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Cream and white Vetri Murano swirled glass shade hand blown in Italy. The shade can be fitted with either a chain or pole in brass or nickel to the customer's specifications. The pri...
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Venini glass pendant light with caramel swirl, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Palermo, PA
Vintage Murano glass swirl ceiling light. Adjustable wire length to ceiling. Creates a beautiful shadow effect when litt. One light bulb. Details Creator: Murano Dimensions: Width ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Venini glass pendant light with caramel swirl, 1970s
  • Venini glass pendant light with caramel swirl, 1970s
  • Venini glass pendant light with caramel swirl, 1970s
  • Venini glass pendant light with caramel swirl, 1970s
H 33.47 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
The Tourbillon Swirl Pendant Light by David Duncan Studio
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A new, contemporary pendant light from David Duncan. The Tourbillon Swirl Pendant features a brass frame, with comma-shaped cutouts emitting light through opal Lucite diffusers on th...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Murano White Swirled Hand Formed Glass Pendant Light from Italy
Located in New York, NY
Late 20th Century white and clear Vetri Murano Italian hand formed glass pendant light featuring subtle swirls. Updated with new polished nickel plated brass pole and canopy. Newly r...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pr. Dino Martens Swirled Murano Glass Lamps, circa 1950
By Dino Martens
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a stunning pair of swirled mouth blown Murano glass lamps by the famous Dino Martens. The glass bases were created with swirled and ribbed gold accented glass with white opae...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Swirled Glass Ball Fixture by Doria Leuchten, Germany, 1960s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Swirled glass ball flush mount fixture by Doria Leuchten, Germany. The handblown glass ball elements are attached to brass rods in varying lengths that when illuminated by the single...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Metal, Brass

Swirl Glass Pyramid Table Lamp by Vetri Murano, 1970s
By Vetri
Located in Lisboa, 11
This table lamp was produced by Vetri Murano, in Italy, during the 1970's. It is an opaque white streaked Murano glass that is fixed on a brass support. Electrical connection in its ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

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Brass Swirl For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal brass swirl for your home. Frequently made of metal, brass and glass, every brass swirl was constructed with great care. There are 197 variations of the antique or vintage brass swirl you’re looking for, while we also have 17 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a brass swirl — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A brass swirl, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Hollywood Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made brass swirl has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting and Art Flower Maker are consistently popular.

How Much is a Brass Swirl?

Prices for a brass swirl can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $185 and can go as high as $34,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,238.

Furniture of the 20th Century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

Materials: Metal Furniture

Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. In stock are 67 vintage editions of these items, while there are 135 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Werkstätte Carl Auböck were created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $232 and tops out at $11,934, while pieces like these can sell for $796 on average.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.

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