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Ceramic Wood Pendant Lamps Set of Contemporary Modern Design, Capperidicasa
By Capperidicasa
Located in Modena, IT
Set ceramic pendant lamps turned and hand-engraved with matte black enamel with wood details, contemporary design. Single lamp measures: Height 68 cm, diameter 18 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic, Wood

Ceramic Wood Pendant Lamps Set of Contemporary Modern Design, Capperidicasa
By Capperidicasa
Located in Modena, IT
Set ceramic pendant lamps turned and hand-engraved with matte black enamel with wood details, new contemporary design Capperidicasa. Single lamp measures: Height 44 cm, diameter 24 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Wood, Ceramic

Minimal Tom Dixon Beat Tall White Pendant Brass Light Fixture, Contemporary
By Tom Dixon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Minimal Tom Dixon Beat tall white pendant brass light fixture, contemporary. Gorgeous piece. Retails for 550 USD. The Beat tall pendant by Tom Dixon brings the rustic, down-to-ea...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Contemporary Chandelier #3
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Hanging from thin metal wires, the outstanding element of this chandelier is its skillfully balanced Silhouette that comprises a straight, chrome-finished metal bar from which 12 cur...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Contemporary Chandelier #3
H 4.73 in. W 63 in. D 21.66 in.
Contemporary Chandelier #1
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Exquisitely crafted by expert glassmakers, this stunning chandelier showcases an essential and distinctly modern silhouette comprising a dainty metal stem from which 10 inclined arms...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Chandelier #1
H 29.53 in. Dm 39.38 in.
Contemporary Gold Chandelier
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
An enthralling interplay of different textures distinguishes the elegant design of this chandelier. The cylindrical, grooved lampshades in transparent glass hosting the 17 tubular LE...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Gold Chandelier
H 39.38 in. W 28.35 in. D 25.6 in.
Contemporary Metal Chandelier
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
The imposing allure of this precious chandelier results from the combination of its dimensions with the rich yet orderly design characterizing it. Slender, grooved cylindrical lampsh...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Metal Chandelier
H 51.19 in. W 33.86 in. D 33.47 in.
Contemporary Tiered Chandelier
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Bold and sculptural, the imposing design characterizing this three-tiered chandelier merges with the chromatic choice of black and white that lends it a sublime, timeless flair. The ...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Contemporary Tiered Chandelier
  • Contemporary Tiered Chandelier
  • Contemporary Tiered Chandelier
  • Contemporary Tiered Chandelier
H 55.12 in. Dm 43.31 in.
Contemporary Silver Opaline Chandelier
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Sharp and exquisitely geometric lines mark this eye-catching chandelier, whose contemporary soul is particularly evident in the prism-like lampshades in sanded glass hosting the four...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Silver

Contemporary 10 Lights Chandelier
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Ten downward-facing, grooved lampshades in transparent glass are distributed in the three metal tiers of this exquisitely modern chandelier. Its Silhouette creates a pyramidal shape ...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Contemporary 10 Lights Chandelier
H 39.38 in. Dm 21.66 in.
Contemporary Silver Transparent Chandelier
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Hanging from thin stay rods that connect it to the ceiling mount, the prized frame of this chandelier is crafted of satin silver and comprises square arms sustaining the seven lampsh...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Silver

Contemporary Silver Large Chandelier
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Boasting a thin frame in prized silver, the stately character of this stunning chandelier exudes from its 36 diffusers in sanded matte glass hosting as many LED sources (each G9 max ...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver

Contemporary Silver Large Chandelier
H 5.91 in. W 43.31 in. D 22.45 in.
Contemporary Plaster Iron Chandelier
By Tara Shaw Maison
Located in New Orleans, LA
Contemporary 14-arm plaster Iron hand-forged chandelier from Tara Shaw's Maison Collection with a white plaster finish. Size and finish customizable. Photo featured is designe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

  • Contemporary Plaster Iron Chandelier
  • Contemporary Plaster Iron Chandelier
  • Contemporary Plaster Iron Chandelier
  • Contemporary Plaster Iron Chandelier
H 45.75 in. W 40.25 in. D 40.25 in.
Contemporary Italian Brass Chandelier
Located in London, London
Brass framed ceiling light Eight perspex diffused circular light points Made to order in Italy Contemporary.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

  • Contemporary Italian Brass Chandelier
  • Contemporary Italian Brass Chandelier
  • Contemporary Italian Brass Chandelier
  • Contemporary Italian Brass Chandelier
H 40.16 in. W 32.68 in. D 32.68 in.
Contemporary Chandelier, circa 1980s
Located in Stamford, CT
Contemporary four arm chandelier detailed in silver and gold, circa 1980s.
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Contemporary Chandelier, circa 1980s
  • Contemporary Chandelier, circa 1980s
  • Contemporary Chandelier, circa 1980s
  • Contemporary Chandelier, circa 1980s
H 34 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Perforated Bronze Chandelier, Morocco, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Moroccan designed pattern. All-over perforated bronze chandelier. Single standard bulb 60 watt maximum.    
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Contemporary Italian Crystal 'Cake' Chandelier
Located in London, GB
Contemporary five-tier crystal chandelier in the form of an inverted cake, can be ordered in the following sizes: 35cm diameter x 45cm drop 45cm diameter x 50cm drop (as seen here)...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Contemporary Chandelier by Stan Usel
By Stan Usel 1
Located in Brussels, BE
Contemporary chandelier by Stan Usel, The art of tailor made furniture.... All the chandelier can made on mesure... do not hesitate to ask me for technical plans...
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2010s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Contemporary Chandelier by Stan Usel
  • Contemporary Chandelier by Stan Usel
  • Contemporary Chandelier by Stan Usel
  • Contemporary Chandelier by Stan Usel
H 43.31 in. Dm 86.62 in.
5 Contemporary Gilt Metal Sputnik Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
5 Contemporary Sputnik chandeliers comprised of a patinated metal nucleus with radiating gilt metal rods extending into alternating glass: spheres, orbs, and cubes (PRICED EACH).
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Contemporary Chandelier with Empire Influence
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This elegant contemporary brushed brass two-tier Empire style chandelier has two central glass simulated alabaster bowls with reeded candle arms emanating from a brass band terminati...
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Late 20th Century American Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary LED Chandelier by Soft Baroque
By Soft Baroque
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Unique handmade black nickel-plated brass and LED Chandelier from the "BN&F" series by the London based design duo soft Baroque. Custom designs and sizes are available on request. ...
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2010s British Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

  • Contemporary LED Chandelier by Soft Baroque
  • Contemporary LED Chandelier by Soft Baroque
  • Contemporary LED Chandelier by Soft Baroque
  • Contemporary LED Chandelier by Soft Baroque
H 17.72 in. W 17.33 in. D 3.55 in.
Contemporary Long Brass Chandelier Opaline, Italy
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Nice size of chandelier ceiling pendant light full brass and Murano opaline glass ball. Good form to cover a dining table. Small Italian workshop, few production.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Contemporary Long Brass Chandelier Opaline, Italy
  • Contemporary Long Brass Chandelier Opaline, Italy
  • Contemporary Long Brass Chandelier Opaline, Italy
  • Contemporary Long Brass Chandelier Opaline, Italy
H 22.84 in. W 71.66 in. D 16.54 in.
Schonbek Contemporary 5-Arm Light Fixture Chandelier
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a five arm chandelier light fixture. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 23" diameter x 64" height.  
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Italian Brass and Enamel Chandelier
Located in London, London
Cascading ceiling light Brass frame Colored enamel saucer shaped shades and balls Contemporary Made to order in Italy.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass, Enamel

  • Contemporary Italian Brass and Enamel Chandelier
  • Contemporary Italian Brass and Enamel Chandelier
  • Contemporary Italian Brass and Enamel Chandelier
  • Contemporary Italian Brass and Enamel Chandelier
H 44.1 in. W 47.25 in. D 47.25 in.
Oblong Contemporary Chandelier with Tapered Crystals
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This incredibly crafted chandelier features a unique oblong shape and lovely hanging crystals. When illuminated, this chandelier gives off a stunning warm glow that is accentuated by...
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Contemporary Chandelier 'Cirkus' by AGO 'Large - Black'
By Ago Lighting
Located in Paris, FR
Cirkus chandelier by AGO Lighting Coated ABS, aluminum LED GU10 110-240V (not included) Two sizes available: 4 pairs of lamps / 6 pairs of lamps Four colors available: Charcoal...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Contemporary Champagne Chandelier in Aluminium by Altreforme
By Valentina Fontana
Located in Calolziocorte (Lecco) Italy, IT
This eight-goblet chandelier honours the great toasts of Prohibition period, rigorously marked by champagne. Pricing excludes VAT.      
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Contemporary Rustic Painted Frog and Lily Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Rustic design composition green painted and decorated 6 arm ring fixture with 3 stylized dressed frogs with lily pads and mushrooms.  
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20th Century Rustic Chandeliers and Pendants

Stunning Linen and Polished Nickel Contemporary Chandelier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome polished nickel and linen lamp shade shaped light fixture with matching ceiling cap.
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

Contemporary Chandelier 'Cirkus' by AGO 'Large - Terracotta'
By Ago Lighting
Located in Paris, FR
Cirkus chandelier by AGO Lighting Coated ABS, aluminum LED GU10 110-240V (not included) Two sizes available: 4 pairs of lamps / 6 pairs of lamps Four colors available: Charcoal...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

STAR20 Contemporary Rock Crystal Quartz Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A fine carved star form rock crystal chandelier with antique brass finished frame, created by Phoenix Gallery. Height can adjustable. Available in nickel plated frame. Availab...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Rock Crystal

Contemporary Gilt Metal and Glass Sputnik Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
5 contemporary Sputnik chandeliers comprised of a patinated metal nucleus with radiating gilt metal rods extending into alternating glass: spheres, orbs, and cubes (PRICED EACH).
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Large Umbrella Shaped Bamboo Chandelier, Indonesia, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Indonesian large round umbrella shaped chandelier made of bamboo Single bulb 60watt to 300 watt maximum L 976 Also available in two additional sizes L 976A 20.5" he...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo

Contemporary Valentina Giovando Chandelier Bronze Fabric Gold
By Valentina Giovando
Located in Milano, IT
PARLAMI D'AMORE Homage to Paolo Emilio Gironda A unique heart-shaped chandelier with an iron frame hand gilded with golden leaf, iron spirals hand gilded with golden leaf, fabric, g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Iron, Gold Leaf

Orb Enclose: Handmade Solid Copper Contemporary Chandelier
By Luminosa
Located in San Miguel de Allende, MX
The Alquimia Orb enclose by Luminosa is a handmade solid copper pendant chandelier designed for the modern interior. Polished copper on the inside with our signature patina ¨cafe¨ on...
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2010s Mexican Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Galaxy Contemporary Italian Alabaster Marble Globe Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Galaxy contemporary Italian alabaster marble globe chandelier. Exclusive production of Tuscany alabaster, handmade with great skill of Italian craftsmanship.  
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2010s European Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster

Contemporary Chandelier 'Cirkus' by AGO 'Large - Grey'
By Ago Lighting
Located in Paris, FR
Cirkus chandelier by AGO Lighting Coated ABS, aluminum LED GU10 110-240V (not included) Two sizes available: 4 pairs of lamps / 6 pairs of lamps Four colors available: Charcoal...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Stunning Linen and Polished Nickel Contemporary Chandelier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Handsome polished nickel and linen lamp shade shaped light fixture with matching ceiling cap.
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

Contemporary Chandelier 'Cirkus' by AGO 'Large - Green'
By Ago Lighting
Located in Paris, FR
Cirkus chandelier by AGO Lighting Coated ABS, aluminum LED GU10 110-240V (not included) Two sizes available: 4 pairs of lamps / 6 pairs of lamps Four colors available: Charcoal...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Large Bamboo Umbrella Shaped Chandelier, Indonesia, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Indonesian large round umbrella shaped chandelier made of bamboo Single bulb 60watt to 300 watt maximum ARRIVAL TBD Also available in two additional sizes L976. 28" heig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bamboo

Contemporary Chandelier 'Cirkus' by AGO 'Small - Grey'
By Ago Lighting
Located in Paris, FR
Cirkus chandelier by AGO Lighting Coated ABS, aluminum LED GU10 110-240V (not included) Two sizes available: 4 pairs of lamps / 6 pairs of lamps Four colors available: Charcoal...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Chandelier 'Cirkus' by AGO 'Small - Black'
By Ago Lighting
Located in Paris, FR
Cirkus chandelier by AGO Lighting Coated ABS, aluminum LED GU10 110-240V (not included) Two sizes available: 4 pairs of lamps / 6 pairs of lamps Four colors available: Charcoal...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Chandelier 'Cirkus' by AGO 'Small - Terracotta'
By Ago Lighting
Located in Paris, FR
Cirkus chandelier by AGO Lighting Coated ABS, aluminum LED GU10 110-240V (not included) Two sizes available: 4 pairs of lamps / 6 pairs of lamps Four colors available: Charcoal...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Trois Branches Contemporary Chandelier by Alexandre Logé
By Alexandre Logé
Located in New York, NY
Plaster fixture of great sculptural form. This fixture comes outfitted with three sockets - 2-pin G9 sockets, or candelabra sockets or standard Edison sockets - (one socket recessed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

Materials

Plaster

Contemporary Chandelier 'Cirkus' by AGO 'Small - Green'
By Ago Lighting
Located in Paris, FR
Cirkus chandelier by AGO Lighting Coated ABS, aluminum LED GU10 110-240V (not included) Two sizes available: 4 pairs of lamps / 6 pairs of lamps Four colors available: Charcoal...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Italian Brass and Grey Glass Chandelier
Located in London, London
Brass chandelier Grey glass shades Made to order in Italy.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Brass

Pair of Contemporary Six-Arm Italian Chandeliers
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of exquisite six-arm chandeliers manufactured in Italy in 2016. Polished brass structure with original vintage Murano glass globes decorated with etched glass tiles. Perfect con...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Contemporary Six-Arm Italian Chandeliers
  • Pair of Contemporary Six-Arm Italian Chandeliers
  • Pair of Contemporary Six-Arm Italian Chandeliers
  • Pair of Contemporary Six-Arm Italian Chandeliers
H 24.41 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Large Chandelier in Murano Glass, Contemporary Work
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Half-spherical large chandelier in Murano glass. Cache-bélière (hide hook) in gilt metal covered by a similar shape in transparent glass with gadroons. Glass navette shape shaft cent...
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Late 20th Century European Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass

Contemporary Rock Crystal Quartz Chandelier by Phoenix
Located in New York, NY
A fine carved contemporary rock crystal quartz chandelier with eight spikes, polished nickel finished frame, created by Phoenix Gallery, NYC. Height can be adjustable. Available in n...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Quartz, Rock Crystal

Contemporary French Polished Steel Eight-Light Chandelier
Located in Woodbury, CT
This contemporary polished steel chandelier will shine in any setting. With an unusual twisted rope design and eight sockets that accept regular-sized bulbs, it's the perfect piece o...
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Late 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Nicole, Brass, Hand-Sculpted, Contemporary Chandelier, Kalin Asenov
By Kalin Asenov
Located in Savannah, GA
Nicole is a pendant light, part of the Posse collection; a system designed around the core ideas of collaboration and play.? The pendant is created to give the customer freedom in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Jackson, Brass, Hand-Sculpted, Contemporary Chandelier, Kalin Asenov
By Kalin Asenov
Located in Savannah, GA
Jackson is a pendant light, part of the Posse collection; a system designed around the core ideas of collaboration and play.? The pendant is created to give the customer freedom i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Chandelier, 6 Arms Red Murano Glass by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Multiforme Tobia chandelier 6 lights. red Murano glass with castle arms climbing arms. The blown glass chandelier Tobia harks back to the design typical of the first half of the 20t...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

LED Swirl Six Ring Chandelier Pendant Light Contemporary
Located in Westport, CT
Individual rings with integrated LED stripes grouped together. The height and tilt of each ring can be adjusted individually. 3000K 110 lumen / watt Finishes: Rose copper, polished...
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2010s Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Stainless Steel

Achille Salvagni, "Simposio" Chandelier, Natural Bronze Finish, Contemporary
By Achille Salvagni
Located in London, GB
Achille Salvagni Simposio chandelier 2017 Cast bronze chandelier with a natural finish and burnished bronze stem. This chandelier is named after Plato's Symposium, a praise to Ero...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Moroccan Bronze Perforated Design Ceiling Mount Chandelier, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary traditional Moroccan perforated bronze design ceiling mount chandelier. Solid bronze center and apron with hammered metal detailing. Two standard sockets. Newly rewir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

McKenzie, Brass, Hand-Sculpted, Contemporary Chandelier, Kalin Asenov
By Kalin Asenov
Located in Savannah, GA
McKenzie is a pendant light, part of the Posse collection; a system designed around the core ideas of collaboration and play. The pendant is created to give the customer freedom i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Heather, Brass, Hand-Sculpted, Contemporary Chandelier, Kalin Asenov
By Kalin Asenov
Located in Savannah, GA
Heather is a pendant light, part of the Posse collection; a system designed around the core ideas of collaboration and play. The pendant is created to give the customer freedom in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Judy, Brass, Hand-Sculpted, Contemporary Chandelier, Kalin Asenov
By Kalin Asenov
Located in Savannah, GA
Judy is a pendant light, part of the Posse collection; a system designed around the core ideas of collaboration and play.? The pendant is created to give the customer freedom in t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Laura Kirar, "Pájaro Negro" Contemporary Chandelier, Mexico, 2019
By Laura Kirar
Located in New York, NY
Laura Kirar's chandelier of steel, black sansevieria, and Jipijapa palms is a testament to both her years of design experience and her commitment to the crafts and materials of her a...
Category

2010s Mexican Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

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Contemporary Entry Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the contemporary entry chandelier you’re looking for. Each contemporary entry chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. If you’re shopping for a contemporary entry chandelier, we have 38 options in-stock, while there are 611 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the contemporary entry chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right contemporary entry chandelier, those designed in Modern, Industrial and Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made contemporary entry chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Wishnya, Asobi and Bentu Design are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Contemporary Entry Chandelier?

The average selling price for a contemporary entry chandelier at 1stDibs is $3,081, while they’re typically $90 on the low end and $109,177 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants 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, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

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 light 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 that shares its name with 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 will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, 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 pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.