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American Mid-Century Modern Three-Arm Brass Chandelier in Lustrous Brass
Located in New York, NY
With its sinuous curves and luxurious materials, this piece exemplifies Mid-Century Modern design in American at its finest. It is composed of three radiant brass shades with white e...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

'7' American 60s Pendants
Located in Los Angeles, CA
(7) Of the period American 1960s brass pendants with G40 LED bulbs and tri-pin detailing. Fully restored. Wired for the US with a single E26 based socket. Light bulb included with or...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • '7' American 60s Pendants
  • '7' American 60s Pendants
  • '7' American 60s Pendants
  • '7' American 60s Pendants
H 55 in. Dm 7 in.
Nova Chandelier
Located in Bend, OR
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier gives a warm light, complementing furniture and tables as a contemporary lighting statement. If you are seeking designer lighting for your home or ...
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2010s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood

  • Nova Chandelier
  • Nova Chandelier
  • Nova Chandelier
  • Nova Chandelier
H 10 in. W 17 in. D 20 in.
Plaster Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This contemporary beautifully impressive white plaster chandelier is 36" inches on each side. Designed by Juan Montoya. Property from esteemed interior designer Juan Montoya. Juan...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Plaster

  • Plaster Chandelier
  • Plaster Chandelier
  • Plaster Chandelier
  • Plaster Chandelier
H 36 in. W 36 in. D 36 in.
Silver Plated Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Turn of the century American silver plated chandelier with eight lights, with garlands and foliage motif. Measures: 32" present drop, 24" diameter.  
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Vintage 1920s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Silver Plated Chandelier
  • Silver Plated Chandelier
  • Silver Plated Chandelier
  • Silver Plated Chandelier
H 32 in. Dm 24 in.
Painted Tole 6-Light Chandelier
Located in Port Chester, NY
A yellow and green painted and decorated tole 6-light chandelier with shades and drip cups.
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Antique Mid-19th Century North American American Classical Chandeliers a...

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Metal

  • Painted Tole 6-Light Chandelier
  • Painted Tole 6-Light Chandelier
  • Painted Tole 6-Light Chandelier
  • Painted Tole 6-Light Chandelier
H 27 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
NOVA Chandelier
Located in Bend, OR
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier gives a warm light, complementing furniture and tables as a contemporary lighting statement. If you are seeking designer lighting for your home or ...
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2010s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood, Wood, Hardwood, Bentwood, Holly

  • NOVA Chandelier
  • NOVA Chandelier
  • NOVA Chandelier
  • NOVA Chandelier
H 10 in. W 17 in. D 20 in.
LUstice Chandelier
By Lumfardo Luminaires
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The LUstice chandelier by Lumfardo Luminaires is part of our contemporary collection. A double cone chandelier with 4 sockets illuminating up and down. (2) upper E12 candelabra based...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeli...

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Aluminum, Brass

  • LUstice Chandelier
  • LUstice Chandelier
  • LUstice Chandelier
  • LUstice Chandelier
H 39 in. Dm 48 in.
Crown Pendant Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Crown pendant chandelier.
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Late 20th Century North American Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Crown Pendant Chandelier
  • Crown Pendant Chandelier
  • Crown Pendant Chandelier
  • Crown Pendant Chandelier
H 23 in. Dm 22 in.
Petal Alabaster Chandelier
By Pierre Chareau
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Petal Alabaster chandelier, reproduction in the style of Pierre Chareau.
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Metal

  • Petal Alabaster Chandelier
  • Petal Alabaster Chandelier
  • Petal Alabaster Chandelier
  • Petal Alabaster Chandelier
H 18 in. Dm 25 in.
Crystal Antler Chandelier
By Jason Lawson
Located in Dallas, TX
A very stylish interpretation of the traditional antler chandelier with a bronze center mount and solid hand-sculpted crystal antlers, by artist Jason Lawson. The mount has LED li...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

  • Crystal Antler Chandelier
  • Crystal Antler Chandelier
  • Crystal Antler Chandelier
  • Crystal Antler Chandelier
H 30 in. W 52 in. D 52 in.
Lucite Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
By Pablo Designs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brilliant transparent acrylic surfaces with a soft and diffused fabric shade held in tension. Tube Top Pendant is a minimalist statement in form and proportion providing remarkable a...
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Early 2000s North American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lucite

  • Lucite Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
  • Lucite Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
  • Lucite Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
  • Lucite Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
H 15 in. W 18 in. D 8.75 in.
NOVA Chandelier
Located in Bend, OR
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier gives a warm light, complementing furniture and tables as a contemporary lighting statement. If you are seeking designer lighting for your home or ...
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2010s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Organic Material, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Bentwood, Holly, Reclaimed Wood...

  • NOVA Chandelier
  • NOVA Chandelier
  • NOVA Chandelier
  • NOVA Chandelier
H 10 in. Dm 17 in.
Lotus Chandelier by Barlas Baylar
By Hudson Furniture, Barlas Baylar
Located in New York, NY
Barlas Baylar launched the first-ever chain chandelier in 2008. Following the expression of hisgenuine artistic vision that granted chain chandeliers to interior design industry, he ...
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2010s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Lotus Chandelier by Barlas Baylar
  • Lotus Chandelier by Barlas Baylar
  • Lotus Chandelier by Barlas Baylar
  • Lotus Chandelier by Barlas Baylar
H 84 in. W 27 in. D 36 in.
Crystal 5-Arm Chandelier with Roping
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This 5-arm chandelier features lovely crystal roping and hanging crystals throughout. A shimmering spherical orb finial hangs below surrounded by 5 symmetrical looping arms.
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Vintage 1960s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Empire Bronze Three-Light Chandelier
Located in Mt. Kisco, NY
Empire bronze chandelier with three alabaster flame shades.
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Vintage 1970s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Bronze

Hammered Bronze Chandelier with 4 Steuben Aurene Shades
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Stupendous detail in this 4 arm chandelier, the large amount of copper in the bronze has given rise to a unique patina. The length of the chandelier adds to its grandiose feel but no...
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Early 20th Century North American American Craftsman Chandeliers and Pen...

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Bronze

Brass Three-Light Chandelier with Nuart Shades
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Condition: Age consistent / good Material and finish: Brass Country of origin: USA Illumination: 3 Medium Edison socket, circa 1920s. Dimensions: 23” diameter x 32” height ...
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Early 20th Century North American American Classical Chandeliers and Pen...

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Brass

Canopy 24" Chandelier
Located in Bend, OR
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier gives a warm light, complementing furniture and tables as a contemporary lighting statement. If you are seeking designer lighting for your home or ...
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2010s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Organic Material, Hardwood, Wood, Birch, Poplar, Bentwood, Bog Wood, Rec...

  • Canopy 24" Chandelier
  • Canopy 24" Chandelier
  • Canopy 24" Chandelier
  • Canopy 24" Chandelier
H 13 in. W 22 in. D 26 in.
Brass 6-Light Chandelier with Lions
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This cast bronze six candle chandelier has a grounding presence. Acanthus leaf arms curl at the body and flow out to hold the detailed basins of the candle holders. The lion quadrifr...
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Early 20th Century North American Neoclassical Revival Chandeliers and P...

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Brass

Midcentury /Modern Cobalt Blue Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom designed and custom made modern chandelier. Cobalt blue glass spheres made in India. shades in 4 different shapes all stacked to form a circle of Blue. On Hi-polished nickel f...
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1990s North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Aquitaine Linear Chandelier by Jonathan Browning
By Jonathan Browning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by French Minimalist lighting of the 1960s, Jonathan Browning's elegant design features a cluster of polished nickel forms suspended from slender black cords. Inset LEDs at ...
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Early 2000s North American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Hand-Forged American Iron Custom Pendant with Three Sockets
By Far-Fetched, LLC.
Located in Houston, TX
Simple and primitive hand-crafted iron light newly wired with all UL listed parts and three candelabra sockets. Metal candle sleeves on the sockets. Comes with three, three foot leng...
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2010s North American Rustic Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Double-Tier Glass and Bronze Chandelier
Located in Larkspur, CA
Double-tiered chandelier with four hand blown elliptical spheres and an articulated bronze armature with a bronze counterweight and matching canopy.
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Art Deco Chandelier, circa 1950
Located in New York, NY
AHL4065 A vintage six-light German chandelier with a reeded nickel and glass rod body and fluted arms. In a polished nickel finish. Due to the antique nature of this fixture, there ...
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Vintage 1950s North American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver Plate

Dragon Chandelier By Barlas Baylar
By Hudson Furniture, Barlas Baylar
Located in New York, NY
The Dragon Chandelier made with a highly polished stainless steel base. Cascading effortlessly from the bold and dominant frame are approximately 3 miles of hand-attached nickel chai...
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2010s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Bronze, Stainless Steel

  • Dragon Chandelier By Barlas Baylar
  • Dragon Chandelier By Barlas Baylar
  • Dragon Chandelier By Barlas Baylar
  • Dragon Chandelier By Barlas Baylar
H 45 in. W 15 in. D 100 in.
French Directoire Style Alabaster Chandelier Pendant Light
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Alabaster pendant light or chandelier with aged patinated brass fittings in the Directoire style. Newly wired for US, fixture uses three candelabra or "B" base bulbs. Measures: 1...
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Vintage 1980s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass

Black Leather Meander Chandelier with Adjustable Arms
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
7-arm all black meander chandelier with matte black leather and black metal finish. Adjustable arms let you style the chandelier as you wish. Overall measurements vary depending on h...
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2010s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Original Poly Chrome Finish 5 Candle Chandelier
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A light fixture made for a king! This wonderful multi colored fixture will be the highlight to any space. Textured and full of incredible blue, gold and red detail. The central rod h...
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Early 20th Century North American Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

1920s 3-Arm Petite Crystal and Glass Powder Room Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Petite crystal and glass three-arm chandelier with a teardrop and ball finial. Distressed silver over the brass on the canopy. Perfect for a powder room or small feminine bedroom. Pr...
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Vintage 1920s North American American Classical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Seven-Light Maria Theresa Style Crystal Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Created in the 1920s, this chandelier is beautiful example of the late 18th century Austrian Empress Maria Theresa style; with crystal strips on the raw brass arms. Decked with Penda...
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Vintage 1920s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Tiffany Studios New York "Acorn" Chandelier
By Tiffany Studios
Located in New York, NY
A subtly-colored, full-bodied chandelier from Tiffany Studios New York, decorated with an "Acorn" pattern around the girdle of an otherwise geometric-style shade. The rounded semi-sp...
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Antique Early 1900s North American Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Vintage Italian Style Midcentury Chrome Chandelier
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage Italian style midcentury chrome chandelier 'MR15346' Unique cylinder shaped chrome four bulb fixture with sculptural curves and a long stem to accommodate high ceilings an...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Stylish Art Deco Pendant Lantern Chandelier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A striking Art Deco lantern shaped pendant having black, grey and white art glass and chrome frame with iron hanger at the top. 1.5 ft of chain included.
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Vintage 1940s North American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Stylish Art Deco Pendant Lantern Chandelier
  • Stylish Art Deco Pendant Lantern Chandelier
  • Stylish Art Deco Pendant Lantern Chandelier
  • Stylish Art Deco Pendant Lantern Chandelier
H 23 in. W 7.25 in. D 7.25 in.
Curvilinear Mid-Century Modern 6-Light Chandelier
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This organic fixture features 3 curvilinear arms swirling, reaching out from a central golden orb. Each arm holds two white speckled and cylindrical shades. This simple fixture is gi...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Polished Brass Chandelier with Vine and Leaf Quezal Shades
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Open and airy this chandelier is a beauty, but its design will not interfere with the even more stunning five Quezal vine and leaf art glass shades from a different time of illuminat...
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Early 20th Century North American American Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Spectacular Neon Chandelier by Alex André
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Spectacular Neon chandelier by Alex André. The hexagonal plywood place installs flush on the ceiling. The total drop can be adjusted. The neon tubes are inside the outer tubes. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Post-Modern Chandeliers and...

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Plastic, Plywood

Large Lucite Chandelier, Six Tiers, 1970s
Located in Dallas, TX
Very nice Lucite, acrylic chandelier with acrylic prisms cascading from a wire frame. Six tiers. Height of 19" is just the light itself, not with chain.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Custom Plaster Gaston Six-Arm Chandelier/ Fixture
Located in New York, NY
Custom plaster six-arm Gaston chandelier/ fixture. Please note this fixture is customizable. This fixture is UL listed, one currently in stock.
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeli...

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Plaster

Custom Plaster Gaston Six-Arm Chandelier/ Fixture
Located in New York, NY
Custom plaster six-arm Gaston chandelier/ fixture. Please note this fixture is customizable. This fixture is UL listed.
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeli...

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Plaster

Mid-Century Modern Five-Arm Chandelier
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Bronze finish with round flat top glass also down lighting in side the tubes.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Five-Arm Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Five-Arm Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Five-Arm Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Five-Arm Chandelier
H 15.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Midcentury Brass Lotus Chandelier by Feldman Lighting Co.
By Feldman Lighting Co., E. F. Chapman
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful midcentury Asian Modern eight-light brass lotus chandelier by Feldman Lighting Co. This Hollywood Regency brass lotus chandelier has been newly wired with new sockets and i...
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Vintage 1960s North American Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Basket Form Crystal Chandelier with Brass Frame
Located in Toledo, OH
Beautiful elegant French basket form crystal chandelier. This chandelier was made in the 1970s and has rectangular cut crystals in a basket form. Crystals drape around an ornate bras...
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Vintage 1970s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Cast Bronze 5-Light Chandelier with Lustre Arts Shades
By Lustre Art Glass
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This amazing cast bronze five-light chandelier is complete with Lustre Art shades. A heavy cast ring of acanthus leaves grounds this light to the ceiling. The strong vertical line of...
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Vintage 1920s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Tiffany Studios New York "Geometric Turtleback" Chandelier
By Tiffany Studios
Located in New York, NY
This shallow "Geometric" plafonnier by Tiffany Studios New York is centered by a lusciously weighty "Turtleback" tile of deep earthen color. The gradation of color stemming outward f...
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Antique Early 1900s North American Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Monumental Custom 10-Light Brass Chandelier with Hurricane Shades
Located in San Francisco, CA
A massive, quality crafted, solid brass chandelier with fine, hurricane glass shades. Individually crafted undulating arms with barrel accents. The raw brass will patina beautifully....
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Vintage 1970s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Architectural Four-Light Brass and Glass Pendant Halogen Chandelier
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass four-light pendant chandelier with thick glass plate shaped shades. The glass shades magnify the amount of light making this a brighter than expected light. The frame of this c...
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Vintage 1980s North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stunning Neoclassical Iron and Cut Glass Chandelier Pendant
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A stunning chandelier having a dome shaped cut glass bottom with handsome neoclassical iron top band of Greek keys and lions and triangular shaped arms that meet at the apex. CT.
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Vintage 1980s North American Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Petite Arts & Crafts 3-Arm Wrought Iron Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Arts & Crafts style steel and iron three candlestick arm chandelier with scroll and leaf motifs and a blackened finish. This is completely wired with the canopy. This can be seen at ...
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Early 20th Century North American Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Double Shade Chandelier, Brass and Steel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom designed for a lighting showroom in LA, double shades hanging from all brass frame. Solid brass X-cross banding. With 5 light cluster bodies. Total 10 lights. Good size for a ...
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1990s North American French Provincial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Petite Regency Style Crystal Tent and Bag Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
A lovely, small, crystal Regency style, basket chandelier made in the 1970s. Detailed with a decorative, brass band and acorn finial, and faceted drop, baguette, and bead crystals. A...
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Mid-20th Century North American Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Moshe Bursuker Custom Swirls Glass Chandelier, 2019
By Moshe Bursuker
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary American artist Moshe Bursuker's custom "Swirls" chandelier is made of 7 hand blown geometric glass shapes using no molds. These pieces are each uniquely handcrafted to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeli...

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Aluminum

Solar Chandelier, Contemporary Capiz Shell Solar-Powered Lighting, Customizable
By Nina Edwards Anker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hanging from strands of transparent wire, solar chandelier is made from photovoltaic modules that power LED bulbs to illuminate translucent materials of different kinds. The material...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Chandeliers and Pend...

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Shell

Carol Gratale Modernist Designer Chandelier Pendant Ceiling Light Fixture
By Carole Gratale
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Carole Gratale modernist designer chandelier pendant ceiling light fixture.
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20th Century North American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six Light Rock Crystal Beaded Silvered Metal Chandelier
By Melissa Levinson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Six light rock crystal beaded silvered metal chandelier with beaded frame. The chandelier is adorned with almond shaped rock crystals throughout. The elegant fixture is newly rewired...
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Mid-20th Century North American Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Metal, Silver Leaf

Frederick Raymond Art Deco Revival Chrome and Glass Chandelier
By Frederick Raymond
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco revival chandelier by Frederick Raymond, USA, circa 1970s. Features frosted floral pattern on clear glass on a polished chrome frame. Includes canopy and adjustable hanging ...
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Vintage 1970s North American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Rare Form Aluminum and Milk Glass Industrial Pendant Chandelier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A super cool authentic midcentury industrial pendant fixture having milk glass and clear glass concentric circle base and aluminum body. Note: A pair is available. Measures: 32" of ...
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Vintage 1950s North American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1931 Waldorf Astoria 3-Arm Copper Plated Brass French Decorative Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This small and elegant three light cast brass fixture with has a copper plated finish. This light manufactured around 1930 is one that was original to the 36th and 37th floors of the...
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Vintage 1930s North American Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper, Bronze

Sculptural Gaetano Sciolari Spiral Chrome, Mid-Century Modern Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Spiral chrome chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy, circa 1960. The chandelier is made of square chrome bars forming a partial spiral. It takes ten lights bulbs. The body of the cha...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Vintage Art Deco Torus Shaped Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
A pair of antiqued silver-leaf Art Deco chandeliers with a torus shaped frame and swag motifs. American, circa 1930s. Chandeliers feature glass panels around the top and a cast starb...
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Mid-20th Century North American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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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.