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Three-Light Tubular Glass Cascading Form Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Interesting glass panel cylindrical form three light chandelier. probably Lightolier, after Ponti. Two cylinder shades have white, orange, and dark grey panels, one has yellow, white...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Three-Light Modernist Cascading Smoked Glass Chandelier after Panton
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Three smoked glass outer shades surround interior textured clear glass cylinder diffuser shade. Each shade hangs from center metal ceiling cap. Working, original condition, very mino...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Ditri Cascade DXC43, Hexagon Modern Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
DITRI CASCADE DXC43 takes the form of a sleek ditrigon, a blend between a convex hexagon and a triangle. This line was inspired by the flawless natural form of a unique type of snowf...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

1960s 10 Chrome Ball Shade Cascading Pendant Hanging Light Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A wonderful vintage 1960s cascading pendant hanging light with ten matching polished chrome shades. The 10 ball-shaped shades, with separate chrome tubes above, cascade in a spiral f...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Wire

Large Hollywood Regency Crystal Cascade Waterfall Gilt Brass 8-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large Hollywood Regency crystal cascade waterfall gilt brass 8-light chandelier Measures: Diameter 31.5 in/ 80 cm Height 39-4 in/ 100 cm Weight: 22 lb/10 Kg Eight light bulbs E14 - g...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Hollywood Regency Crystal Cascade Waterfall Ornate Gilt Brass 8-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Weight: 15.5 lb/ 7 Kg 8 light bulbs E14/ good working condition/European wiring. Your item will be carefully packed. Assembly required. Bulbs not included. Measures: Diameter 23....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Hollywood Regency Crystal Cascade Waterfall Ornate Gilt Brass 8-light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Measures: Diameter 23.6 in/ 60 cm Height 33.5 in (chain 4 in) / 85 cm (chain 10 cm) Weight: 15.5 lb/ 7 Kg 8 light bulbs E14/ good working condition Assembly required. Bulbs not inclu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

RAAK Cascade Five-Light Chandelier in Glass and Chromed Steel
By RAAK
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modern five pendant Cascade glass and chromed steel ceiling lamp by RAAK Design. Designed by RAAK Lighting, Amsterdam, 1960s The textured glass shades are adorned by c...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Italian Modernist Murano Art Glass Four-Light Cascade Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Barntrup, DE
The spectacular Italian pendant chandelier features four large Murano art glass suspension lights in clear and orange on a steel frame. Four sockets for the E27 (E26) size light bulb...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Five-Tier Bakalowits Brass & Crystals Cascade Chandelier Pendant Light, Austria
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful brass five-arm cascading chandelier from the 1970s, designed an manufactured by Bakalowits & Söhne, Austria. Consisting of five lights, made of brass, the lampshades are ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Hollywood Regency Crystal Cascade Waterfall Gilt Brass 8-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large Hollywood Regency crystal cascade waterfall gilt brass 8-light chandelier Measures: Diameter 31.5 in/ 80 cm Height 39-4 in/ 100 cm Weight: 22 lb/10 Kg Eight light bulbs E14 - g...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

DITRI CASCADE DXC43 - Black Hexagon Modern Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
DITRI takes the form of a sleek ditrigon, a blend between a convex hexagon and a triangle. This line was inspired by the flawless natural form of a unique type of snowflake. This dou...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Reggiani Cascading 1960s Ceiling Light
By Reggiani
Located in New York, NY
A 1960s Italian six-light cascading chandelier with clear bubbled blown glass shades on a chrome and black enamel fixture with rayon cords. Rewired.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Chrome

Venini Cascade Hand Blown Murano Glass Six-Light Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A 1960s Venini cascading chandelier with three-tier hand blown milk and clear Murano glass spirals pendants, chrome mounted. Perfect vintage condition and fully working. Six-light: ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Venini Cascade Hand Blown Murano Glass Six-Light Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A 1960s Venini cascading chandelier with three-tier hand blown milk and clear Murano glass spirals pendants, chrome mounted. Perfect vintage condition and fully working. Six-light: ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Venini Cascade Hand Blown Murano Glass Six-Light Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A 1960s Venini cascading chandelier with three-tier hand blown milk and clear Murano glass spirals pendants, chrome mounted. Perfect vintage condition and fully working. Six-light: ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Vintage Space Age Sputnik Chrome Cascade Chandelier 4-Light Pendant Ceiling Lamp
Located in Coimbra, PT
Vintage midcentury 1960s Italian Space Age chrome cascade 4-light pendant ceiling lamp, Measures: Diameter 17.7 in/ 45 cm Height 30 in/ 75 cm Weight 5 Kg / 12 lb 4-light bulbs E-27 /...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Vintage Space Age Sputnik Chrome Cascade Chandelier 4-Light Pendant Ceiling Lamp
Located in Coimbra, PT
Vintage midcentury 1960s Italian Space Age chrome Cascade 4-light pendant ceiling lamp, Measures: Diameter 17.7 in/ 45 cm Height 30 in/ 75 cm Weight 5 Kg / 12 lb 4-light bulbs E-27 /...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

HEXIA CASCADE HXC28 - Black Hexagon Modern LED Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
HEXIA CASCADE HXC28 is a streamlined and versatile line featuring the simple and balanced geometry of a convex hexagon. This fixture is composed of one HEXIA tier effortlessly suspen...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

HEXIA CASCADE HXC46 - Black Hexagon Modern LED Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
HEXIA CASCADE HXC46 is the beautiful meeting of the HEXIA line. Suspended effortlessly one above the other, convex hexagonal forms create a sleek and modern chandelier. Metal Finish...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Italian Cascading Midcentury Hanging Light Fixture
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Cascading graduated midcentury Italian light fixture with 5 hand blown glass globes. Globes have amber drippings. 3-way switch lights one, two or all 5 pendants. Chrome holders and c...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

French Art Deco Brass Cascading Glass Rod Six-Light Chandelier, Early 1930s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A beautiful Art Deco cascading glass rod six-light chandelier with elegant burnished brass mounts, France, 1930-1935. It takes six Edison E14 screw bulbs up to 40Watt (each bulb). ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Ditri Cascade III DXC52, Hexagon Modern Triple Tier Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
DITRI takes the form of a sleek ditrigon, a blend between a convex hexagon and a triangle. This line was inspired by the flawless natural form of the ditrigonal snowflake. This tripl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

French Art Deco Brass Cascading Glass Rod Six-Light Chandelier, Early 1930s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A beautiful Art Deco cascading glass rod six-light chandelier with elegant burnished brass mounts, France, 1930-1935. It takes six Edison E14 screw bulbs up to 40Watt (each bulb). ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco Brass Cascading Glass Rod Six-Light Chandelier, Early 1930s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A beautiful Art Deco cascading glass rod six-light chandelier with elegant burnished brass mounts, France, 1930-1935. It takes six Edison E14 screw bulbs up to 40Watt (each bulb). ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Ditri Cascade III DXC52, Hexagon Modern Triple Tier Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
Ditri Cascade DXC43 takes the form of a sleek ditrigon, a blend between a convex hexagon and a triangle. This line was inspired by the flawless natural form of a unique type of snowf...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

French Art Deco Three-Light Frosted Glass and Brass Cascade Pendant Light
Located in Barntrup, DE
Rare Art Deco cascading pendant light, light fixture made of chromed brass. Three chains supporting three, at different heights hanging, frosted glass globes, embossed with geometric...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Textured Glass and Brass Cascading Light, 1960s, Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful high quality midcentury chandelier. Five heavy textured hand blown Murano glass in tulip form with brass spider. The cables can be adjusted per chandelier to alter the requ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Cascade Light Fixture with Three-Pedant Lights by Helena Tynell, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg, Helena Tynell
Located in Rijssen, NL
An absolutely amazing and huge ceiling mount pendant light fixture with three-pedant lights from the designer Helena Tynell. Manufactured in circa 1970 (late 1960s and early 1970s), ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Cascade Light Fixture with Three-Pedant Lights by Helena Tynell, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg, Helena Tynell
Located in Rijssen, NL
An absolutely amazing and huge ceiling mount pendant light fixture with three-pedant lights from the designer Helena Tynell. Manufactured in circa 1970 (late 1960s and early 1970s), ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Cascade Light Fixture with Five Pedant Lights by Helena Tynell, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg, Helena Tynell
Located in Rijssen, NL
A absolutely amazing and huge ceiling mount pendant light fixture with five pedant lights from the designer Helena Tynell. Manufactured in circa 1970 (late 1960s and early 1970s), Ge...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Art Deco Style Handmade Cascade Full Brass and Glass Light Fixture, Contemporary
Located in Rijssen, NL
A stunning handmade brass Cascade in Amsterdam School-style (1920). The Cascade contains eight milk glass globes and welded brass chains. The finish of the lamp testifies to extremel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Cascade Light Fixture with Seven Pedant Lights by Helena Tynell, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg, Helena Tynell
Located in Rijssen, NL
An absolutely amazing and huge ceiling mount pendant light fixture with seven pedant lights from the designer Helena Tynell. Manufactured in circa 1970 (late 1960s and early 1970s), ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Chrome

Large Cascade Light with Blown Opaline Glass Balls by Motoko Ishii for Staff
By Staff Leuchten, Motoko Ishii
Located in Rijssen, NL
Exceptional ceiling lamp with six large opaline hand blown glass balls by Motoko Ishii for Staff Lighting, Germany, 1970s. A high end piece of the 20th century. Beautiful craftsmansh...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Large Cascade Light Fixture with Five Sputniks in the Style of Emil Stejnar
By Emil Stejnar
Located in Rijssen, NL
An absolutely amazing huge ceiling mount pendant light fixture with five sputniks in the style of Emil Stejnar. Complete with a special new custom made matching brass ceiling plate f...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Globe Pendant or Cascade Light by Motoko Ishii for Staff Leuchten, Germany 1960s
By Staff Leuchten, Motoko Ishii
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Penadant Cascade light made of 3 glass globes in chrome tubes by Motoko Ishii for Staff Leuchten, made in Germany in the 1960s. Mid-century pendant comes with the original lightin...
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2010s Indian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Doria Cascade Ceiling Light
By Cascade
Located in Antwerp, BE
1970's 6 light iridescent glass globes in 3 different sizes.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cascading Five Light Chandelier
Located in Montreal, QC
Art deco chandelier with silver finish metal shaft leading from corona is fitted with two interior uplights and three downlights, surrounded by facetted bead chains; the central ring...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Classic Cascading Three-Light Mid Century Chandelier
By Vilhelm Lauritzen
Located in New York, NY
Three frosted white glass globes, brass fitments, woven cords with brass armature and original canopy. Each independent globe can accommodate up to 100W, however I recommend 60W ea...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mazzega Light Brown Murano Glass Cascading Chandelier, circa 1970
By Zero Quattro, Mazzega, Venini
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A big cascading chandelier by Mazzega, composed of 96 glass pieces in perfect conditions. It works 110-240 volts and need two regular e27 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian 50's Cascading Light
Located in New York, NY
An Italian 1950's eight light fixture with brass fittings and gold rayon cords holding decorative white glass shades. Rewired. Height can be adjusted.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Hexagon Geometric Modern Chandelier, Cascade HXC46 Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
Cascade HX46 is a hexagonal light fixture from Studio Endo. Suspended effortlessly one above the other, delicate convex hexagonal forms create a sleek and modern chandelier. The c...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Chrome Ball Cascade Ceiling Light
Located in Miami, FL
SOLD SEPT.'09 Stunning flush mount cascading chromed ball ceiling light with six lights in tweo sizes. Alternating small, large, they create a visual delight. Inner ball powder...
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Vintage 1960s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Wonderful French Baccarat Bronze and Crystal Twelve-Light Cascading Chandelier
By Baccarat
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French baccarat crystal and gilt bronze 12-light cascading chandelier fixture. New wiring and sockets as well as matching chain and canopy accompany this beautiful fixtur...
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Vintage 1910s French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Art Deco Brass Cascading Etched Glass Rod Four-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely Art Deco brass cascading etched glass rod chandelier, France, midcentury. The numerous etched glass rods with glass beads give a great lighting effect creating a pleasant br...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960s Dutch Cascading Chrome & Orange RAAK Five Pendant Hanging Light Chandelier
By RAAK
Located in London, GB
An unusual and striking cascading hanging light manufactured by RAAK in the 1960s. The light consists of five chromed pendants which are formed by three removable connecting rings su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome, Wire

Brass Globe Four Tier Cascading Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
four brass globes cascade to preference<br /> brass has been polished and interiors re-enameled white<br /> custom canopy and arms<br /> globes: 3 @ 4.75" diameter and 1 @ 7"
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

Cascading Mid-Century Modern Glass Light
Located in Houston, TX
Waterfall style light, circa 1960. Features five blow molded lights on one canopy with polished nickel hardware and banding. Beautiful quality with heavy glass. Newly rewired in the ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) Cascade Light
Located in New York, NY
Fine and rare "Cascade" light by Danish lighting designer and innovator, Poul Henningsen.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful cascading French crystal light fixture
Located in New York, NY
This stunning fixture has cut crystal, chain and ending with frosted glass drops
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French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

1970s German Four Globe Clear and White Glass Cascading Hanging Light Chandelier
Located in London, GB
An usual and striking 1970s German clear and white glass hanging light with four cascading globes. Each globe features an unusual internal white glass ridge which the light reflects ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Wire

Ten-Tier Chrome Cascade Chandelier Pendant Light by Baum Leuchten Germany, 1970s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Beautiful ten-light chromed metal cascade chandelier pendant light by Baum Leuchten Neheim-Hüsten, Germany. The mirror top light bulbs and wonderfully tiered lights are giving a stun...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Cascading Light by Carlo Nason for Mazzega
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Melbourne, VIC
Rare and impressive Murano glass light composed of clear C-link shaped glass which interlock. Designed by C. Nason for Mazzega, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Five-Light Arteluce Style Cascading Light Fixture
Located in Troy, MI
Ceiling fixture with five clear glass globes and chrome finish suspended in staggered lengths in cascading circle, circa 1970s. Arteluce style - probably Italian but maker is unknown...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-20th Century French Vintage Cascade Four-Light Chandelier with Glass Rods
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Mid-20th century French vintage brass cascade four-light chandelier in Art Nouveau style with glass rods and glass pearles - impressive lighting effect! European wiring: Four E14 ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1970s Cascading 5-Light Hanging Light by J T Kalmar for Kalmar Lighting
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in London, GB
A vintage cascading pendant light designed by J. T. Kalmar for Kalmar Lighting with five clear ice glass textured shades with chrome fittings. Made in Austria in the 1970s. The heigh...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Gustav Gauthier 6 Light Cascading Pendant Edited by Amilux
By Amilux
Located in Hingham, MA
Six solid brass trumpet shaped batons hang suspended from wire of various lengths. Each brass baton terminateing in a striated opaque glass conical shade. Glittering and impressive...
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Vintage 1960s Chandeliers and Pendants

Poul Henningsen PH-1 Ten Armed "Cascade" Ceiling Light
By Poul Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
An unusually beautiful version of the Cascade chandelier with nickel-plated metal and Bakelite. Unlike many of the Cascade lights on the market this one possesses the shade inserts t...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Cascading Orange and White Two-Tone Shell Light Fixture
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern cascading orange and white two tone shell light fixture mounted on a wooden base, circa 1970s.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Vintage Art Deco Nickel Cascading Light with Milk Glass Globes
Located in Houston, TX
Blown milk glass balls on a nickel body from Belgium, circa 1940s. Comes with chain and original Art Deco style canopy. Newly wired in the USA with all UL approved parts and four por...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Cascade Light Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal cascade light chandelier for your home. Each cascade light chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. If you’re shopping for a cascade light chandelier, we have 29 options in-stock, while there are 7 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect cascade light chandelier —, we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A cascade light chandelier is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. Studio Endo, Glashütte Limburg and Helena Tynell each produced at least one beautiful cascade light chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much are Cascade Light Chandelier?

Prices for a cascade light chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $850 and can go as high as $56,127, while the average can fetch as much as $3,580.

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.