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Sophisticated Pagoda Style, Camer Crystal Chandelier with Brass Fittings
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modern pagoda chandelier was realized in Italy, circa 1970. It features an abundance of Camer chandelier consists of clear quadretti crystals suspended...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

1960s Camer Crystal Spiral Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Camer crystal chandelier with chrome hardware. Murano, Italy, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Three-Tier Camer Crystal Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Camer chandelier was handblown in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production, circa 1960. It is compos...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Camer Crystal Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Camer chandelier was hand blown in Murano, Italy, the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production, circa 1960. It is compo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Italian Crystal Prisms Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in Atlanta, GA
Italian crystal prisms chandelier by Camer, Italy, circa 1960s. Looks incredible when lit. Constructed of a nickel-plated metal armature and crystal prisms.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

  • Italian Crystal Prisms Chandelier by Camer
  • Italian Crystal Prisms Chandelier by Camer
  • Italian Crystal Prisms Chandelier by Camer
  • Italian Crystal Prisms Chandelier by Camer
H 28 in. W 29.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Venini Camer Italian Triedi Clear Crystal Prism Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Round multi-tier triedri glass chandelier with clear glass crystal prisms and brass-plated steel frame. Great vintage Italian Murano design in the manner of Venini and manufactured b...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Sculptural Mid-Century Murano Crystal Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Unique and sculptural crystal chandelier by Camer Glass comprised of undulating bands of prisms.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

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

Italian Hand-Cut Crystal Chandelier by Camer Glass
By Camer Glass
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
An Italian crystal chandelier by Camer Glass company with handblown crystals, circa 1970s. Measures: 17" high, 18" diameter.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Murano Glass Chandelier with Venini Triedri Crystals by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Camer Glass Co. Manufacturer: Camer Glass Co. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: Italy. Date: 1960s.   Materials: Murano venini triedri crystals. Conditio...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Magnificent Hand-Cut Crystal Glass Chandelier with Gold Inclusions by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A magnificent Italian Mid-Century Modern chandelier of tiered Murano glass prisms with gold inclusions by the Camer Glass Company from the 1970s. Dimensions: 36" x 20" dia. (17" b...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

20th Century Scandinavian Tiered Crystal Chandelier by Camer Glass
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Post-War Design crystal chandelier by (CAMER) having four tiers of rounded pyramid form crystals.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Modernist Hand Blown Murano Chrome & Camer Triedre Crystal Starburst Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern chandelier is hand blown in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It feature...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Chrome

Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Vintage 1960s-1970s, Camer chandelier with outstanding massive size, star-shaped Murano glass rods hanging from a white tubular frame. Measures: Prisms are 8", 10" and 12" long. Chan...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
H 20.5 in. W 40 in. D 18 in.
Large Camer Spiral Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Norwalk, CT
Italy, 1970s, brass and varying sized crystal prisms, unmarked.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Crystal Murano Chandelier Sputnik, 1982
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1982 by Camer glass, this chandelier has 43 clear glass elements called “Triedri”. Perfect for a modern space, the chandelier reach the diameter of 90 cm and is lighted ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Camer Glass XL Waterfall Chandelier Murano Glass Crystals
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent Camer Murano Glass extra large waterfall chandelier that has a drop of fifty-five inches so it is perfect for a foyer. And one of the biggest Camer Glass midcentury chand...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Crystal Amethyst Triedri Murano Chandelier, 1980
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
A beautiful and impressive chandelier suitable, due to its important height, to spacious rooms and high ceilings. The chandelier creates magnificent reflections of light thanks to ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Camer Four-Tier Triedri Prism and Chrome Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage 1970s four-tier chandelier imported by Camer Glass after a design by Tony Zucchieri for Venini with crystal trilobi prisms of two different lengths (11 inches and 6 inches) h...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Camer Glass, Large Chromed Steel and Murano Glass Fifty-Six Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The rectangular chromed steel frame with rounded ends, issuing three tiers of graduated arms, each arm suspending a pentagonal tronchi glass crystals, fifty-six glass crystals in tot...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Waterfall Chandeliers by Camer Company Italy
By Camer Glass
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of waterfall chandelier by Camer Company in Italy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Sophisticated Mid-Century Single-Tier Stepped Triedre Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century modernist single-tier stepped triedre chandelier by Camer. A chrome birdcage-frame fitted with a single Edison-based socket surrounded by individually hung crystal trie...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Spiral Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A crystal waterfall chandelier of reverse "Tower of Babel" form, comprised of hundreds of prismatic glass crystal sections with angled ends, hanging from a spiral armature.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Steel

  • Spiral Crystal Chandelier
  • Spiral Crystal Chandelier
  • Spiral Crystal Chandelier
  • Spiral Crystal Chandelier
H 55 in. Dm 21 in.
Sparkly and Chic Venini Style Mid-Century Modern Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Iconic drippy Venini style chandelier by Camer having multiple chunky sculpted bars of crystal in elongated tiers, 9 sockets in all. Fixture itself is about 22 inches tall.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Chrome Chandelier with Murano Triedre Rods by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic Mid-Century Modern Sputnik chrome chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative gl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

West German Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
West German chandelier from the 1970s. Big giant splash of bling! Brass frame with a hint of green on edges. Crystals are made up of a big ball at each end, with small attached cryst...
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Vintage 1970s German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Rare Vintage Smoked Triedri Crystal Spiral Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful all vintage in great working order soft smoked color crystal triedre glass pieces on golden brass hardware/fixture - very hard to find. Scale is wonderful and hanging chain...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Hollywood Regency Italian Venini Murano Brass Crystal Prism Spiral Chandelier
By Camer Glass, Venini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large and impressive Italian spiral chandelier produced by Camer in the 1970s. It features gold-plated brass framing with crystal glass prisms in a spiral form. Tested and working....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Italian Murano Spiral Venini Camer Triedi Clear Crystal Prism Gilt Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
1970s vintage midcentury Italian Murano spiral Venini Camer Triedi clear crystal prism and gold-plated brass chandelier Measures: Diameter 20 in/ 50 cm Height 20 in/ 50 cm Weight: 22...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Murano Crystal Glass Prisms Waterfall & Gilt Brass Venini Camer Style Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
5-light bulbs E27/ good working condition Assembly required. Bulbs not included. Disassembled for shipping. Measures: Diameter 16 in/ 40 cm Height 30 in (24 in and 6 in/chain)/ 75 cm...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Venini Camer Midcentury Gilt Brass 94 Crystal Rods Waterfall Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large and heavy crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier with eight-light flush mount chandelier, attributed to Venini. This piece is gold-plated and detailed with four layers of 94...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Venini Camer Midcentury Gilt Brass 94 Crystal Rods Waterfall Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large and heavy crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier with eight-light flush mount chandelier, attributed to Venini. This piece is gold-plated and detailed with four layers of 94...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

1970s Mid-Century Modern Italian Camer Glass Spiral Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
1970s elegant Mid-Century Modern Italian spiral chandelier made out of Italian Camer glass. This item can be viewed at our 149 Madison Avenue location in Manhattan.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Venini Camer Mid-Century Gilt Brass 94 Crystal Rods Waterfall Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large and heavy crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier with eight-light flush mount chandelier, attributed to Venini. This piece is gold-plated and detailed with four layers of 94...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Petite Crystal Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
An elegant, small-scale chandelier with chrome frame and crystal drops by Camer. Italy, circa 1960. Perfectly sized for a hallway or bathroom. Newly polished and rewired for U.S.; ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Dramatic Crystal Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Crystal rod chandelier by Camer. Murano, Italy, circa 1950. An all original light fixture with a brushed steel metal frame. An outer row of 12-inch long crystal pendants surrounds in...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Pair of Camer Large Scale Crystal Chandeliers
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
A rare matching pair of vintage oversize chandeliers by Camer. Italy, circa 1960. Featuring cascading Camer crystals suspended from a satin nickel metal frame with custom hanging ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Nickel

Camer Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Stamford, CT
A Camer crystal chandelier.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

  • Camer Crystal Chandelier
  • Camer Crystal Chandelier
  • Camer Crystal Chandelier
  • Camer Crystal Chandelier
H 20 in. Dm 19 in.
Mid-Century Modernist Spiral Camer Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in North Bergen, NJ
This Italian chandelier features clear Murano hand blown glass rods that cascade from the upper layer into a spiral design Height: 72 inches (without chain) Width: 24 inches...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Camer Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful 1960's Italian crystal prism chandelier. Over 100 pieces of glass and 12 light sources on a chrome frame.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

  • Camer Crystal Chandelier
  • Camer Crystal Chandelier
  • Camer Crystal Chandelier
  • Camer Crystal Chandelier
H 26 in. Dm 28 in.
Mid-Century Modernist Arc Form Camer Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modernist arc form Camer chandelier with chrome fittings. This fantastic chandelier is comprised of two-tiers of Camer crystals that are angle cut and individually hung ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Modernist Oval Multi-Tiered Camer Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This oval form chandelier features multi tier camer crystals with polished nickel fittings. It has fittings for 10 bulbs so it can provide great light. It has also been completely re...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Crystal Chandelier, Camer Glass, Italy
By Camer Glass
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Monumental Venini crystal chandelier with Camer glass, made in Italy. Chandelier consists of 120 clear and smoke glass pieces. 100 are 11" long, 20 are 8" long. Measures 28.5" wide...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

  • Crystal Chandelier, Camer Glass, Italy
  • Crystal Chandelier, Camer Glass, Italy
  • Crystal Chandelier, Camer Glass, Italy
  • Crystal Chandelier, Camer Glass, Italy
H 26 in. W 28.5 in. D 15 in.
Vintage Camer Crystal Chandelier
Located in Wilton, CT
Three rows of crystal prisms on a chrome frame.
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Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Cascading Camer Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Camer chandelier composed of approximately 150 elongated four-sided clear crystal prisms arranged in two tiers around a circular frame and tapering to a single crystal at bottom. Be...
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Stunning Camer Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Camer crystal chandelier composed of alternating stepped long triangular prisms arranged around a circular chrome frame.
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Vintage 1970s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Stunning Camer Crystal Chandelier
  • Stunning Camer Crystal Chandelier
  • Stunning Camer Crystal Chandelier
  • Stunning Camer Crystal Chandelier
H 33.25 in. Dm 17.5 in.
Important and Monumental Mid-Century Modernist Spiral Camer Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This monumental Italian chandelier features clear Murano hand blown glass rods that cascade from the upper layer into a spiral design. It has 25 edison base bulbs and has been newly ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Modernist Oval Race Track Form Three Tiered Camer Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This stunning chandelier features a racetrack design with three tiers of camer crystals.This chandelier. It has chromed fittings and has also been completely rewired as well. Height ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Spectacular Cascading Crystal Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Spectacular Chandlier of Triedre Crystals in a cascading design on brass fittings. Designed by Camer and has been completely re-wired and fitted with 4 lights and can be adjusted in ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Modernist Six-Tier Camer Crystal Chandelier or Flush Mount
By Camer Glass, Venini
Located in New York, NY
This exceptional Mid-Century Modernist Camer for Venini features individually handmade Murano glass triedre prisms hung in six tiers that have been cut at an angle and individually h...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Modern Italian Crystal Venini Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in Washington, DC
Large crystal chandelier by Camer of Italy. There are five tiers of staggered crystals, 156 separate crystals and 21 light sockets. Crystal body measures 24"H x 26"W.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Crystal Sputnik Chandelier by Venini for Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional crystal Sputnik chandelier comprised of triedi shaped prisms suspended from a polished nickel stem and canopy.
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20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

Spiral Murano Triedre Crystal Chandelier By Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This glamorous large Mid-Century spiral chandelier features a series of clear Murano triedre crystals suspended from a chrome frame that accommodates eight chandelier bulbs. This pie...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

A Monumental Camer Glass Crystal and Polished Chrome Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Miami, FL
The polished chrome corona with crystal rods radiating in a concentric circular pattern- please note 48" length is actual fixture not including any chain
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Vintage 1970s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Spectacular Five Tier Crystal Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Spectacular Modernist five tier chisel cut crystal chandelier with brass fittings by Camer. This is a really gorgeous piece and should be hung somewhere it can make a statement. Comp...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Midcentury Murano Crystal Chandelier by Camer Glass
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This breathtaking chandelier is comprised of 174 Murano triangular crystals, beautifully suspended from a chrome frame. Arranged in full, the chandelier takes on the shape of a pagod...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Spiral Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Spiral chandelier with Venini Triedi crystals by Camer. The polished brass frame supports the crystals in a spiral formation and is beautiful when illuminated. The fixture has been...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

  • Spiral Chandelier by Camer
  • Spiral Chandelier by Camer
  • Spiral Chandelier by Camer
  • Spiral Chandelier by Camer
H 39 in. Dm 16 in.
Spiral Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Spiral chandelier with Venini Triedi crystals by Camer. The polished brass frame supports the crystals in a spiral formation and is beautiful when illuminated. The fixture has been...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

  • Spiral Chandelier by Camer
  • Spiral Chandelier by Camer
  • Spiral Chandelier by Camer
  • Spiral Chandelier by Camer
H 39 in. Dm 16 in.
Camer Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass, Venini
Located in Miami, FL
Camer chandelier with nine tiers of triedri prisms.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

  • Camer Glass Chandelier
  • Camer Glass Chandelier
  • Camer Glass Chandelier
  • Camer Glass Chandelier
H 16 in. Dm 28 in.
Mid-Century Modernist Asymmetrical Form Chandelier with Camer Crystals
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Great Mid-Century design of asymmetrical camera crystals with chromed fittings. Newly rewired and height can be adjusted tp suit . The crystal part of the chandelier is a height of 20
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Camer Crystal Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic camer crystal chandelier available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of crystal, stone and metal, every camer crystal chandelier was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a camer crystal chandelier, we have 29 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer camer crystal chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right camer crystal chandelier, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made camer crystal chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Camer Glass and Venini are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Camer Crystal Chandelier?

Prices for a camer crystal chandelier start at $1,890 and top out at $15,900 with the average selling for $4,488.

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.