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

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Brass

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

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Brass

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

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Brass

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

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Brass

Clear Glass Globe Vintage European Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Clear texture glass pendant. Brass top 2 meter / 80" black cotton wire Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

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Brass

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

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Brass

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

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Brass

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

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Brass

Large German Vintage Blown Glass Globe Ceiling Hanging Pendant Light, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, Mazzega, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful hand blown textured bubble glass globe and brass pendant. Germany, 1960s. Measures: Glass D 13.8 in, H 10 in Lamp sockets: 1x E27 (US E26).   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Set of Four Austrian Vintage Blown Glass Globes Ceiling Hanging Lights, 1960s
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful set of four hand blown textured glass globes and brass pendant lights. Austria, 1960s. Glass globes: 3 x D: 6.3 in; 1 x D: 7.9 in.   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Large Brass Sixteen-Arms Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Chandelier in the style of a Flemish shank chandelier, made in the middle of the 20th century in Sweden, brass, sixteen arms, S-shaped curved arms fitted with E14 sockets.  
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage French Brass Table Lamp with Bird Figure by Maison Charles
By Maison Charles
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage French table lamp with brass bird and floral elements on wooden base colored with glossy black colour, by Maison Charles. Lamp is with the new made satin finish black color ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage French Brass Table Lamp with Palm Figures by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage French table lamp with brass palm floral decor by Maison Jansen. It includes 3 pieces of E27 bulbs.   
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Pair of Opaline Glass and Brass Falkenberg Wall Lamps, Sweden, 1960s
By Falkenbergs Belysning
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely and Classic Swedish midcentury wall sconces of brass and opaline glass by Falkenberg Belysning, Sweden, 1960s. You can choose if you prefer only the brass version or the brass...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Vintage Table Lamp by L. Galeotti, 1970s
By Lanciotto Galeotti
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Vintage natural table lamp depicting a bird that's flying away. The brass sculpture is mounted on a green marble stone base. This lamp is a perfect fit in modern day interiors ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Tommaso Barbi Table Lamp Vintage 1970 Retro 70s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of brass lamps by Tommaso Barbi from the 1970s. The lamps feature a brass structure with a leaf shaped shade. It remains in a good vintage condition. Number of lights: two bu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Large Round Stoneware Glazed Hand Painted Table Lamp
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage large round stoneware glazed hand painted table lamp. Brass harp. (No shade) Size: 11" D x 24" H (14"H to top of the socket).
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Vintage 1980s American Country Table Lamps

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Brass

Tommaso Barbi Table Lamp Vintage 1970 Retro 70s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of brass lamps by Tommaso Barbi from the 1970s. The lamps feature a brass structure with a leaf shaped shade. It remains in a good vintage condition. Number of lights: one bu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage English Brass Table Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass base fitted with three E14 sockets Art Deco style made in England in the 1950s. Age and signs of use. Screens with minor damage or stains. Vintage original condition.
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Vintage 1950s English Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Vintage English Brass Table Lamp
  • Vintage English Brass Table Lamp
  • Vintage English Brass Table Lamp
  • Vintage English Brass Table Lamp
H 19.69 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Italian Table Lamp in Blown Murano Glass Red with 24-Karat Gold finitures
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Elegant Italian table lamp in Murano glass red with 24-karat gold bubbles all submerged in transparent glass, in a very particular triangular shape, with an elegant brass frame. All ...
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1990s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Unique German Vintage Crystal Glass and Brass Floor Lamp, 1950s
By Palme & Walter
Located in Berlin, DE
Amazing vintage gilded brass and large faceted crystals floor lamp. Germany, 1950s. Lamp sockets: Two x E27 (US E26).  
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Gorgeous Midcentury Sputnik Brass Chandelier Glass Shades Vintage German, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Very decorative and beautiful chandelier made of brass, fitted with six E27 sockets with cone-shaped glass shades of striped etched glass. Made in Germany in the 1950s. The Fixture r...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

One of 2 German Vintage Adjustable Solid Brass Desk Lamp by Florian Schulz 1960s
By Florian Schulz
Located in Berlin, DE
One of two minimalist brushed brass table light in the style of koch & lowy. Florian Schulz, Germany, 1960s-1970s. Lamp sockets: One x E27 (US E26).
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of German Vintage Solid Brass Wall or Ceiling Lights Flush Mounts, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Minimalist brushed brass flush mounts for wall or ceiling. Germany, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 5 x E27 (US E26).
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Vintage Brass Looped Hunter's Horn Bugle Made into a Table Lamp by Robert Abbey
By Robert Abbey
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage brass looped hunter's bugle made into a table lamp. handcrafted Robert Abbey table lamp. Vintage decorative brass hunting horns, British horn bugle, or military brass Instr...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Swiss Industrial Bauhaus Enamel and Brass Pendant by Belmag, 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This industrial pendant was manufactured in Switzerland in the late 1920s-1930s by Belmag in Zurich. The black and white enamel lamp shade can be turned and adjusted in multiple dire...
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Limburg Pair of 1970s Vintage "Iron" Rings Glass & Brass Pendant Lights or Lamps
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte pair of "iron" rings bell pendant lamps / lights with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped small hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

One of ... Italian Vintage Murano Glass and Brass Wall Light Sconce, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
One of ... handblown Murano glass and brass wall light sconce, Italy, 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

One of ... Italian Vintage Murano Glass and Brass Wall Light Sconce, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
One of ... handblown murano glass and brass wall light / sconce. Italy, 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wonderful German Vintage Ceiling Light Chandelier, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful crystal glass, gold plated brass pendant chandelier. Germany, 1960s. Measures: Diameter 22 in Height (body) 13 in Lamp sockets: 10.
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Wonderful Large Austrian Vintage Ceiling Light Chandelier, 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful crystal glass, brass and nickel pendant chandelier. Austria, 1960s. Measures: Diameter 27.5 in Height (body) 6 in Lamp sockets: 8x E27 (US E26).
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel, Brass

Beautiful Vintage White Lacquered Metal and Glass Chandelier Flush Mount, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful lacquered metal and glass flowers ceiling light / pendant. Austria, 1960s. Measures: Height min. (body): 4.7 in.  
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Pair of Italian Vintage Wall Lights Sconces, 1960s
By Alessandro Sciolari
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful pair of modernist chrome and brass wall sconces. Italy, 1960s-1970s Lamp sockets: 3.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Chrome

Four-Light Mirror Wall Lamp Sconce Flush Mount by Eglo, Vintage, Austria, 1980s
By EGLO Leuchten
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Elegant Austrian modern wall light, with brass base on a mirror and mounted on white lacquered metal. Manufactured by Eglo Leuchten in the 1980s. This fixture requires four European ...
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Vintage 1980s Austrian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Metal

Flush Mount Blown Murano Glass Colorful Statues and Brass 1950s Italy
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Astonished, massive and elegant Italian flush mount in blown Murano glass colorful statues and brass frame, 1950s. The astonished masterpiece is composed by 17 statues of musicians a...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Art Deco More Lighting

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Brass

Vintage Pair of Murano Glass Table Lamps Fully Restored Brass Lucite
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The most amazing pair of Murano Italian glass table lamps. These have been completely restored to perfection! Large glass lamps with cobalt blue, Kelly green and amethyst stripe. Cob...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Murano Pink and Clear Glass Brass Flush Ceiling Mount Chandeliers
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage 1960s Murano, flush mount chandeliers. Brass Top with clear glass and pink u shape drops. These mount to ceiling separately. They can be grouped together or separate. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Flush Mount

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Hansen Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamps
By Hansen Lighting Co.
Located in New York, NY
With domed shade; the adjustable support on a round plinth base. Height adjusts from 35.5" to 53.5".
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Leather Green Kalmar Table Lamp, 1950s, Vienna
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage table lamp or desk lamp from brass, leather and nickel plated metal Mod. 1191 Arnold which was designed and manufactured by Kalmar in Vienna 1950s. This r...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Kalmar Sunburst Brass Vintage Flush Mount, 1950s, Vienna
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented flush mount was made of curved polished brass and features 12-arms with 12 sockets E 14. Also the shape is elegant and looks like sunbursts. The lighting was designed...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Vintage Twisted Handle Brass Snuffer
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage twisted handle brass snuffer with trumpet shape. Size: 11" L x 1" D x 2" H.
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1990s Indian Bohemian More Lighting

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Brass

  • Vintage Twisted Handle Brass Snuffer
  • Vintage Twisted Handle Brass Snuffer
  • Vintage Twisted Handle Brass Snuffer
  • Vintage Twisted Handle Brass Snuffer
H 2 in. W 1 in. D 11 in.
Vintage Danish Design Brass Candleholders
By Georg Jensen
Located in Søborg, DK
Classic midcentury Danish design with a touch of style Measures: 19 cm dia 4.5 cm.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Brass

  • Vintage Danish Design Brass Candleholders
  • Vintage Danish Design Brass Candleholders
  • Vintage Danish Design Brass Candleholders
  • Vintage Danish Design Brass Candleholders
H 7.49 in. W 1.78 in. D 1.78 in.
Crystal and Brass Murano Lamps Flush Mounts, circa 1970
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Vienna, AT
Rich pair of thick glass rod flush lights with 19" x 19", Italy circa 1970- Priced per piece Stunning pair of 19" pyramide shaped ceiling lamps with heavy Murano glass on a gilt f...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Brutalist Sconces in Glass and Brass Metal by Kalmar, c. 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern sconces with Brutalist design. The elongated cube shades are made of Murano glass with ice texture designs and are fitted with petite polished brass frames...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Brutalist Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Vintage Murano Amethyst Glass Tall Lamp
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Rare Murano amethyst glass tall "flask" lamp featuring brass accents and a fluted glass cover on interior brass rod within the "flask", mounted on a walnut and brass base. Made in It...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Suspension in Murano Glass
By Vintage Italian Glass
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Vintage suspension in brass and smoked Murano glass, entirely restored. (3 pieces available), Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Vintage Suspension in Murano Glass
  • Vintage Suspension in Murano Glass
  • Vintage Suspension in Murano Glass
  • Vintage Suspension in Murano Glass
H 43.31 in. Dm 11.03 in.
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

Italian Venetian, Sphere Chandelier, Blown Murano Glass, Handcrafted, Gold
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Contemporary Handcrafted Blown Murano Glass and Gold Spheric Italian Chandelier Gorgeous, and Elegant Italian Venetian, sphere chandelier, blown Murano glass, handcrafted, gold 21st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Flush Mount White spheres in Blown Murano Glass Brass Frame contemporary Italy
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Flush Mount White spheres in Blown Murano Glass Brass Frame contemporary Italy. Unique production handcrafted Italian Venetian Blown Murano Glass Flush Mount white spheres & brass fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Vintage Brass Clam Shell Table Lamp by Chapman
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Organically beautiful and sculptural. This 1970s piece by Chapman is a style statement that brings form and function to your décor. Beautifully sculpted in brass, this sculpture rest...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency More Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Pair Murano Glass White Opaline Gold Swirl Sparkle Table Lamps Restored
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Amazing pair of vintage Murano glass lamps. White opaline with gold sparkle swirls inside the glass. So elegant. These have been newly wired, all new brass hardware with 3 way socket...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Pair of Brass Grapevine Arm Style Piano Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here are a pair of whimsical brass piano lamps Heavy square traditional looking base (brass over lead), above you could say is an Art Nouveau style vase, out of this comes ...
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Vintage 1940s Unknown Hollywood Regency More Lighting

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Brass, Lead

Vintage Brass Chinoiserie Lantern
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Vintage brass chinoiserie hanging three light lantern with details to the corners and frame.
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20th Century Chinoiserie Lanterns

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Brass

Vintage Brass Hanging Lantern
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Funky hanging ceiling lantern made of solid brass, hand painted in white color, with light green due to oxidization, original foggy and muted acrylic eight side cover. Brass decorati...
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20th Century American Lanterns

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Brass

  • Vintage Brass Hanging Lantern
  • Vintage Brass Hanging Lantern
  • Vintage Brass Hanging Lantern
  • Vintage Brass Hanging Lantern
H 28 in. W 14 in. D 13 in.
Vintage Brass Hanging Lantern
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Funky hanging ceiling lantern made of solid brass, hand painted in white color, with light green due to oxidization, original foggy and muted acrylic eight side cover. Brass decorati...
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20th Century American Lanterns

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Brass

  • Vintage Brass Hanging Lantern
  • Vintage Brass Hanging Lantern
  • Vintage Brass Hanging Lantern
  • Vintage Brass Hanging Lantern
H 28 in. W 14 in. D 13 in.
French Wall Lamp Maison Arlus 50's Vintage Brass C016
By Arlus
Located in Lyon, FR
1950's wall lamp edited by Maison Arlus. Arm in black lacquered metal, wall attachment and ball joint of the lampshade in solid brass. Possibility to orientate the lampshade accordin...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Metal, Brass

1950s Pair of Vintage Copper and Brass Italian Boat Lamps
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Set of two Italian corner ship lanterns in original conditions, they are marked Barbieri Genova. They can be electrified for 110-240 volts.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Brass, Copper

Vintage French Style Brass & Crystal Hanging Hall Light, circa 1940
Located in Big Flats, NY
A vintage French style hall chandelier offers scrolled brass frame with hanging crystals throughout, circa 1940 Measures: 17" height x 12" diameter.
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20th Century American More Lighting

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Brass

English Brass Vintage Hall Lantern
Located in Locust Valley, NY
English brass vintage hall lantern in hexagonal shape with small palm details above and finials below with three lights.
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20th Century English Lanterns

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Brass

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Brass Vintage Lighting For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of brass vintage lighting for your home. An item from our selection of brass vintage lighting — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. Find 2840 options for an antique or vintage choice in our collection of brass vintage lighting now, or shop our selection of 58 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of brass vintage lighting, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Industrial style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made option in this array of brass vintage lighting has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Glashütte Limburg, Vintage Murano Gallery and J.T. Kalmar are consistently popular.

How Much is a Brass Vintage Lighting?

The average selling price for a piece of brass vintage lighting at 1stDibs is $1,799, while they’re typically $10 on the low end and $104,400 for the highest priced.

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.