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12-Light Italian Glass and Gilt Brass Chandelier, circa 1980s
By Murano 5
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Very elegant and high quality 12- arm crystal glass chandelier Italy, circa 1980s. The condition is excellent.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Neoclassical Floor Lamp with Heads Decor, circa 1940
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Neoclassical floor lamp with heads decor, gold patinated metal, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Machine Age Art Deco Patented EGLI Floor & Table Lamps, circa 1931, Rare Matched
By Constant Armin Egli, EGLI Lamp Company
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco patented EGLI floor and table lamps, circa 1931, rare matched Rare original Constant Armin Egli designs for EGLI Lamp Company, Weehawken, NJ. Egli was an obs...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Enamel, Chrome

Ceiling Light Signed Rambusch NYC, USA, circa 1910
By Rambusch Co.
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Early 20th century ceiling fixture with a metal frame, a hand blown opaque glass shade, and a red enameled metal conical shaped top, original Rambusch label.  
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Art Deco Gale Turnbull for Leigh Potters Table Lamp, circa 1929, Leigh Art Ware
By Leigh Potters
Located in Dallas, TX
Important Art Deco Gale Turnbull for Leigh Potters table lamp, circa 1929, Leigh art ware Uncommon example of the early American streamline skyscraper design motif in bulbous form...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal

Beautiful Bakalowits Dome Crystal Glass Chandelier, Austria, circa 1955
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful Bakalowits & Sohne reversed dome chandelier featuring a large textured glass bowl with a circumferential row of crystal cut glass pieces. The light is in excellent conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Italian Carved Genovese Wood Tassels Crystal Chandelier, circa 1900
Located in Modena (MO), Modena (Mo)
Housing 6 lights sitting in original painted wooden posts. Hand carved gold and rust color wood with metal arms. Beaded top with florets and clear Murano drops. Crystal macaroni with...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

English Baroque Style Solid Bronze Six-Light Chandelier, circa 1905
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Edwardian English Baroque style solid bronze six-light chandelier having six cusped scroll arms on gadrooned and fluted main body. Wonderful color and patina. Photos show a skewed ar...
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Early 20th Century English Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Baroque Revival Six-Light Crystal Chandelier from a Church, circa 1860
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Baroque Revival crystal six-light chandelier from the mid 19th century, with black patinated bronze armature, pendeloques, rosettes and monograms. Found in a French church, ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Exceptional Palwa Gilt Brass Crystal Glass Flower Ball Chandelier, circa 1960
By Palwa
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Beautiful petite crystal flower ball chandelier made by Palwa, Germany, circa 1960-1970. The chain-hanging length-adjustable chandelier has a delicate gilt metal wire construction fo...
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Vintage 1960s German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Art Deco Style Chandelier Attributed to Venini Murano Glass, Itlay, circa 1940
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Gorgeous five-light Art Deco style chandelier attributed to Venini in the 1940s in a purple-clear and black trimmed Murano glass. Great condition.  
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Fruit and Drops Sconces, circa 1920
Located in Modena (MO), Modena (Mo)
Housing two lights each, sitting in crystal bobeches. Rewired and ready to hang, Adorning macaroni swags, Murano fruit and Drops in all colors. Free priority shipping from Italy.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal

Pretty Small Art Deco Light Fixture in Etched Glass and Steel, circa 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pretty small Art Deco light fixture in etched glass and steel, circa 1930.    
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Belle Époque Chandelier Gilt Bronze and Glass French Louis XV Revival circa 1900
Located in FR
French chandelier, circa 1900, belle Époque Louis XV revival Large and wide 5 branch Ornate gilt bronze light, five stems with glass frilled tulip shades In good original conditio...
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Antique 1890s French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

2 Wrought Iron Sconces Attributed to Poillerat Marine Galleon, circa 1930
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in FR
Pair Sconces Wrought Iron one of a kind attributed to Gilbert Poillerat, circa 1930 Rare and unique from Atelier Poillerat Wall Lights that match the Chandelier (last photo shown) we...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Revival Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Matching Pair of Art Deco Double Flame Wall Light Sconces, circa 1930s
Located in Devon, England
A very rare chance to acquire a pair of double matching Art Deco wall light sconces. Made from butterscotch colored catalin/phenolic Bakelite and copper metal-ware, all with original...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Copper

Grande Dame of American Art Deco Lighting, circa 1932
By Lincoln Lighting Company
Located in Prescott, AZ
Possibly two will be available. From the heights of the Art Deco movement and the depths of the Great Depression comes Lincoln Lighting Co's, Detroit, Mich., most opulent and beauti...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Table Lamp in Bronze, circa 1900
Located in Sint Annaland, NL
Table lamp in bronze with two birds in a tree, on a marble base.
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Antique Early 1900s Spanish Belle Époque Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

  • Table Lamp in Bronze, circa 1900
  • Table Lamp in Bronze, circa 1900
  • Table Lamp in Bronze, circa 1900
  • Table Lamp in Bronze, circa 1900
H 17.33 in. Dm 8.67 in.
Table Lamp in Bronze, circa 1920
Located in Sint Annaland, NL
Table lamp in bronze with two birds in a tree, on a marble base.
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Vintage 1920s French Late Victorian Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

  • Table Lamp in Bronze, circa 1920
  • Table Lamp in Bronze, circa 1920
  • Table Lamp in Bronze, circa 1920
  • Table Lamp in Bronze, circa 1920
H 17.33 in. Dm 8.67 in.
Fantastic Audoux Minet Rope Floor Lamp, circa 1960
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Located in Megeve, FR
Fantastic Audoux Minet rope floor lamp, circa 1960. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

White Bakelite Office Lamp by Bauhaus Team, Czechoslovakia, circa 1930
By ESC Company
Located in Zohor, SK
This beautiful white and white little table lamp combines functionality and smart design. Designed in 1930s by the Bauhaus team. Produced in Czechoslovakia as a type ESC TYP 11641. M...
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Plastic, Bakelite

Ceiling Lamp “Filament”, France, circa 1950
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Old ceiling lamp in steel, stripped and patinated, socket holder in cast aluminum, stripped and polished.   
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Vintage 1950s French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Desk Lamp by Eileen Gray for Jumo, France, circa 1940
By Maison Jumo, Eileen Gray
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful desk lamp designed by Eileen Gray, manufactured by Jumo in France, circa 1940. This eye-catching Art Deco lamp is made of beautiful quality brass with black metal at the...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

American Ceiling Lamp in Polished Aluminium, circa 1950-1959
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Vintage American light, made of cast aluminium, stripped and polished. Very beautiful corrugated glass, thick and offering a nice light, protected by a fence in cast aluminium.  
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Adjustable Cylindrical Reading Light, circa 1970
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Old reading light, originally uses in a train, made of chrome plated brass, very pretty cylindrical shape, adjustable lighting through a swiveling flap. Put it horizontally or vertic...
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Vintage 1970s Romanian Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Chrome

  • Adjustable Cylindrical Reading Light, circa 1970
  • Adjustable Cylindrical Reading Light, circa 1970
  • Adjustable Cylindrical Reading Light, circa 1970
  • Adjustable Cylindrical Reading Light, circa 1970
H 3.15 in. W 10.63 in. D 3.55 in.
Wall Light, Hammered Glass and Polished Aluminium, circa 1950
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Old industrial wall light for outside, in die cast aluminium, picked and polished, thick hammered glass offering a beautiful light.  
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Vintage 1950s French Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Iron

Industrial Fluorescent Light in Cast Aluminium with a Fence, circa 1970-1979
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Cast aluminium fluorescent explosion-proof ceiling light, originally used in hazardous area. Fully restored: stripped, cleaned and rewired. Work with LED tube light, no blinking, no ...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

Antique Pendant Light with Large White Glass Shade, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique pendant lamp - a white opaline glass shade with ribbed decor and a very nice brass and metal suspension. Germany, circa 1920. Cabling renewed, working order. With internat...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

Great Art Deco Pendant Light with White Glass Shade, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique functionalistic Art Deco pendant lamp with a white opaline glass shade and brass suspension. Cabling renewed, working order. With international E27 base lamp holder. Me...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

Vintage Pendant Light with White and Antique Pink Glass Shade, circa 1950
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A vintage pendant lamp with a white and antique pink opaline glass shade and brass suspension. cabling renewed, working order. With international E27 base lamp holder. Measures: H...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

Monumental Oscar Torlasco 3-Cone Floor Lamp for Lumi, circa 1958
By Lumi, Oscar Torlasco
Located in Glendale, CA
Monumental Oscar Torlasco 3-cone floor lamp for Lumi circa 1958. Iron base, tubular brass, sheet brass, part black, sheet aluminum, painted red, optical glass. Retains original manuf...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass, Aluminum

Bakalowits Glass Pendant Chandelier, circa 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A mid -century cylindrical glass and brass chandelier by Bakalowits & Sohne, Austria, circa 1960s. Socket: four x e14 (Edison) for standard screw bulbs.  
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Jacques Adnet Parchment Leather Table Lamps, France, circa 1930s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Deco Lovely pair of parchment leather table lamps. Jacques Adnet. Made in France, circa 1930s. Have been rewired. And the leather has been re-polished.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Targetti Sankey Table Lamps, circa 1970
By Targetti Sankey
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age pair of table lamps in handblown clear and white Murano glass and chromed metal, manufactured by Targetti Sankey and still retaining the original labels, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Signed ´La Murrina´ Table Lamps, circa 1970
By La Murrina
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age pair of table lamps by in hand blown cream and black Murano glass, both bearing the 'La Murrina' seal and an original tag, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Art Deco Flush Mount Ceiling Light Large Frosted Glass Globe Shade, circa 1930
Located in FR
Art Deco flush mount large ceiling light frosted glass globe circa 1930 All original Frosted glass In good original condition with no losses to glass with minor marks of use comm...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Flush Mount

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Venini Table Lamps "Tesutto" Murano Glass, circa 1970
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space age pair of table lamps by in hand blown clear and white 'Tessuto' technique Murano glass attributed to Venini, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid - Century Nickel and Crystal Chandelier, circa 1970s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Midcentury nickel and crystal chandelier in the style of Sciolari, circa 1970s. Socket: 12 x E14 Edison for standard screw bulbs. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

Large Stilnovo Ball Pendant Lamp Opal Glass, circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Large Stilnovo ball pendant opal glass, circa 1950, Italy. Beautiful 16" Italian pendant light with a large lacquered trumpet-shaped aluminum head. It's in good to very good conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

French Champagne Yellow Murano Drops Crystal Prisms Chandelier, circa 1920
Located in Modena (MO), Modena (Mo)
Housing four lights total. One light in centre top. The three encircling sit on wood posts and crystal bobeches dripping with champagne color Murano drops. Rewired and ready to hang!...
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Vintage 1920s French Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Mazzega Chandelier in Murano Glass, circa 1960
By Mazzega
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful and rare Space Age pendant lamp by Mazzega, circa 1960, Murano, Italy in red and clear glass.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Silvered Brass and Glass Chandelier by Palwa circa 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Amazing midcentury silvered brass and glass chandelier by Palwa, circa 1960s. Socket: Six e14 and one e27 (Edison) for standard screw bulbs. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian 10-Light Mid-Century Modern Chandelier ITSO Artemide, circa 1970
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Merida, Yucatan
10-light Mid-Century Modern chandelier in the style of Artemide. Chromed metal and opaline glass. Italy, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Very Large Gold-Plated and Cut Glass Chandelier by Palwa, circa 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A very large and very rare model of midcentury ten-light fixture by Palwa, circa 1960s. This stunning chandelier is made of gilt brass and 236 large glass rings. Socket: 10 x e14 f...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare American Arts & Crafts Holophane Marked Prismatic Glass Pendant circa 1930
By Holophane
Located in Lisse, NL
Early 20th century, "Patent Holophane U.S.A." marked pendant. If you are looking for a rare and truly American light fixture then this rare find could be perfect for you. This wonde...
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Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Very Large Gold-Plated and Cut Glass Chandelier by Palwa, circa 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A very large and very rare model of midcentury ten-light fixture by Palwa, circa 1960s. This stunning chandelier is made of gilt brass and 236 large glass rings. Socket: 10 x e14 f...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

One of Four Pendant Lamps Crystal Glass attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1962
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
One of Four Pendant Lamps Crystal Glass attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1962 Set of four pendant lights textured glass - Priced per item. Beautiful Italian pendant lights with black m...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Six- Light Pineapple Chandelier in the Style of Maison Bagues, circa 1950s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Wonderful pineapple chandelier attributet of Maison Bagues, circa 1950s. This beautiful handcrafted chandeier is made of patinated and gilt metal, decorated with crystals tear drops ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Pair of Sculptural Plaster Sconces, circa 1970, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Pair of sculptural plaster sconces. Two plaster molding frames, one in the other, one of which is highlighted by a Greek relief, culminating with a plaster cup lighting fixture in th...
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Vintage 1930s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Plaster

Pair of Huge Gold-Plated and Cut Glass Chandeliers by Palwa, circa 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A very large and very rare model of midcentury ten-light chandeliers by Palwa, circa 1960s. This stunning chandeliers are made of gilt brass with each 236 large glass rings. Socket...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini Art Glass VeArt, circa 1970
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful and large pendant light in clear glass with green and amber tones attributed to Venini, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Kalmar Textured Glass Sconces Wall Lights, circa 1960
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Austria, AT
A pair of textured glass wall lamps by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1960 (late 1950s or early 1960s). Two half round curved glasses are mounted with cone ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Wall Lights, circa 1958, Brass and Satin Glass
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare large brass and satin glass wall lights attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1958. Excellent build quality pared with a dynamic modernist design. The large blown glass diffusers are ma...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sconce by Targetti Sankey, Italy, circa 1970
By Targetti Sankey
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age sconce in hand blown clear and dark blue Murano glass and chromed and lacquered (white) metal, manufactured by Targetti Sankey and still retaining the original label, circa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Illuminated Glass Mirror Sconce by Limburg, circa 1960
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A round large, circa 1960s Limburg illuminated glass mirror sconce with metal fixture. The fixture requires four E27 Edison bulbs up to 60 watts each. Designed by Helena Tynell one o...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Large Solid Brass Stamped Art Deco Wall Sconces, France, circa 1930s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A large pair of french wall sconces in the manner of Jules Leleu. This light fixtures are made of solid stamped bronze with six opalescent glass shades for each 3 x B22 (french bajo...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Beautiful Etienne Fermigier Floor Lamp, circa 1970
By Etienne Fermigier
Located in Megeve, FR
Beautiful Etienne Fermigier floor lamp, circa 1970. Three adjustable lighting. Minor painting loss on the axis, and very minor rust point on the foot.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Arc Lamp by Fabio Lenci, Italy, circa 1960
By Fabio Lenci
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Guzzini "Fucos" Arc lamp by Fabio Lenci, Italy, circa 1960. In perfect condition, chromed metal frame, light diffuser in plexi and chromed metal. Concrete base covered with beige pa...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Large Vintage Schoolhouse Fixture, circa 1920s
Located in Prescott, AZ
Three available but there may be more coming in. These are 1920s vintage bank lobby, drugstore, department store, or schoolhouse electric lighting fixtures. They are two pieces of gl...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

Art Deco Slip Shade Wall Sconces, circa 1928
Located in Prescott, AZ
Superb Art Deco styling in both the sconce backs and the shades with a nod towards the French influence in the detailing on the sconce backs. From the late 1920s when Art Deco was sw...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron

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Circa Lighting For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of circa lighting available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every item from our selection of circa lighting was constructed with great care. There are 11115 variations of the antique or vintage choice in our collection of circa lighting you’re looking for, while we also have 24 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the object in our assortment of circa lighting you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An option in this array of circa lighting, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one piece of circa lighting that is appealing in its simplicity, but J.T. Kalmar, Stilnovo and Georges Pelletier produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Circa Lighting?

A piece of circa lighting can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,561, while the lowest priced sells for $50 and the highest can go for as much as $595,984.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

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

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

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

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

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

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