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Exceptional Solan Counter Balance Pendant Lamp by Florian Schulz, 1980s, Germany
By Florian Schulz
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and extremely rare, large Mid-Century Modern counterweight pendant lamp Solan by Florian Schulz, Germany, 1980s. Executed in solid polished brass. The lamp needs one E27 E...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Counter Balance Pendant Lamp Paavo Tynell
By Paavo Tynell, Taito
Located in New York, NY
Paavo Tynell counter balance pendant lamp. Early counter balance pendant light by Paavo Tynell model A1942. Having brass canopy with two pulley wheels, wire receiver, stainless steel...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Florian Schulz Dome Counter Balance Pendant
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic vintage brass dome counter balance pendant by Florian Schulz. Brass dome canopy, brass ball counter-weight and brass dome. Cloth cord. Excellent patina to brass. Excellent ...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Florian Schulz Double Counter Balance Pendants
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic double counter balance pendants by Florian Schulz. Two brass pendants suspended with their own brass ball counter balance. One canopy supports both pendants. Each light is ...
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2010s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Florian Schulz Counter Balance Pendant, 1970s
By Florian Schulz
Located in Lyon, FR
Excellent condition Florian Schulz pendant, Onos 55 made of brass hardware. Great patina to original brass. Handsome counter-weight system. Measure: Maximum height 200cm.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Counter Balance Pendant Lamp, 1960s, Midcentury
Located in Lyon, FR
Nice vintage pendant lamp with a counter weight system. Overall height is adjustable. Made in Italy. Freshly re wired. New lacquer on request.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Florian Schulz Side Counter-Balance Pendant in Brass
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning counter balance pendant by Florian Schulz. Brass in good vintage condition. Cone shaped pendant adjusts in height by pulling down or pushing up. Large counterweight ball han...
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Vintage 1960s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Very Rare Triple Florian Schulz Brass Counter Balance Pendants
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extremely rare triple counter balance pendants by Florian Schulz. Three brass domes with brass counter weights, canopy and hardware. Black cloth cord. Center brass pendant is manuall...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Counter Balance Pendant Lamp by Florian Schulz, Germany, 1980s
By Florian Schulz
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern counterweight pendant lamp by Florian Schulz, Germany, 1980s. Executed in nickel-plated brass. The lamp needs 1 x E27 Edison screw fit bulb, is wired. ...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Counter Balance Pendant Lamp Onos 55 by Florian Schulz, 1980s, Germany
By Florian Schulz
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and large Mid-Century Modern counterweight pendant lamp Onos 55 by Florian Schulz, Germany, 1980s. Executed in polished brass. The lamp needs one E27 Edison screw fit bulb...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Florian Schulz Double Counter Balance Brass Pendants
By Florian Schulz
Located in Vienna, AT
Florian Schulz double counter balance brass pendants, Germany, circa 1970 Elegant double pendant by Florian Schulz, Germany with a polished brass finish and heavy counterweights t...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Counter-Balance Fixture or Pendant
Located in New York, NY
An Italian counter-balance fixture. The shade moves up and down via a weighted counter-balance and the height is variable between 35 and 57".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Brass Florian Schulz Counter Balance Light
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome vintage counter balance pendant by German design house Florian Schulz. Brass hardware throughout with excellent patina. Brass canopy, brass counter-weight, brass diffuser an...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Florian Schulz Brass Pendant Light 'Onos 55' Counterweight Counter Balance, 1970
By Florian Schulz
Located in Graz, AT
One of three height adjustable pendant lamps by Florian Schulz, Germany, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s-early 1970s). The fixture is made of solid brass with a po...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Florian Schulz Brass Pendant Light 'Onos 55' Counterweight Counter Balance, 1970
By Florian Schulz
Located in Graz, AT
A height adjustable pendant lamp by Florian Schulz, Germany, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s-early 1970s). The fixture is made of solid polished brass which has a...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Custom Italian Counter Balance by Le Lampade
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Vintage style three arm floating chandelier, inspired by Italian midcentury lighting designs this chandelier features three pivoting extended arms radiating from a center column with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Rare Florian Schulz Counter Balance Light with Glass Shade
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare counter balance pendant by Florian Schulz. Brass canopy emits three black cloth cords with a centered brass counter balance ball. Glass shade can be pulled down or pushed up eas...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare Anvia Ceiling Mount Counter Balance Industrial Lamp
By Anvia, J. J. M. Hoogervorst
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare enameled metal counter weight ceiling mount light in charcoal grey. The handle is weighted to help adjust the pitch of the light and can be fastened in place. Visible wear, some...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

JJM Hoogervorst Anvia Counter Balance Ceiling Lamp, Holland, 1957
By Anvia, J. J. M. Hoogervorst
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Large counter balance ceiling lamp model 5018 designed by JJM Hoogervorst and manufactured by Anvia Almelo, Holland, 1957. This counter balance lamp is usable in different positions ...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Anvia Counter Balance Ceiling Lamp JJM Hoogervorst, Holland, 1957
By Anvia, J. J. M. Hoogervorst
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare early counter balance ceiling lamp model 5018 designed by JJM Hoogervorst and manufactured by Anvia Almelo, Holland, 1957. This counter balance lamp is usable in different posit...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Anvia JJM Hoogervorst Counter Balance Ceiling Lamp Holland, 1955
By J. J. M. Hoogervorst, Anvia
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Fantastic first edition sculptural counter balance ceiling lamp designed by JJM Hoogervorst for Anvia Almelo, Holland, 1957. This fantastic lamp is an early 1950s edition, not compar...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

JJM Hoogervorst Anvia Counter Balance Ceiling Lamp, Holland, 1955
By J. J. M. Hoogervorst, Anvia
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Fantastic first edition sculptural counter balance ceiling lamp designed by JJM Hoogervorst for Anvia Almelo, Holland, 1957. This fantastic lamp is an early 1950s edition, not compar...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Paavo Tynell Counter Balance Lights, Model 1968, Taito Oy, 1940s
By Taito Oy, Paavo Tynell
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of counter balance ceiling lights, model no.1968 by Paavo Tynell. Manufactured by Taito Oy, Finland Early edition, circa mid-1940s. Marked OY TAITO AB and model number ...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Counter Balance Ceiling Light by J.J.M. Hoogervorst for Anvia
By Anvia, J. J. M. Hoogervorst
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern counter balance ceiling light. Design by J.J.M. Hoogervorst for Anvia. Striking Dutch design from the 1950s. In good original condition with minor wea...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Florian Schulz Dome Pendant Light, Brass Counterweight Counter Balance, 1970
By Florian Schulz
Located in Graz, AT
A height adjustable pendant lamp by Florian Schulz, Germany, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s-early 1970s). The fixture is made of solid polished brass which has a...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

German Counter Balance Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Counterbalance pendant with original red glass and brass. Brass counter balance ball allows pendant height to adjust. Illuminates beautifully.  
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Vintage 1950s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • German Counter Balance Pendant
  • German Counter Balance Pendant
  • German Counter Balance Pendant
  • German Counter Balance Pendant
H 48 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
Florian Schulz Counter Balance Pendant
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique counter balance pendant by Florian Schulz. Brass canopy suspends from nickel pulley system with circular nickel counter weight. Pendant has black cloth cord and height is easi...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Florian Schulz Counter Balance Pendant
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome Florian Schulz counter balance pendant in a polished brass finish. Newly rewired black cloth twist covered cord. Easily adjustable height. Excellent vintage condition. Addit...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Florian Schulz Counter Balance Pendant
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Florian Schulz counter balance pendant in a polished brass finish. Newly rewired black cloth twist covered cord. Easily adjustable height. Good vintage condition. One minor...
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Vintage 1960s German Chandeliers and Pendants

Florian Schulz Counter Balance Pendant
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brass counter balance pendant by German lighting manufacturer Florian Schulz. Heavy brass ball counter-weight and brass disc. Cloth cord. Great patina to brass. Excellent vintage con...
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Vintage 1960s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Scalloped Counter Balance Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s Italian pendant with original red enamel with scalloped edging and solid brass counterbalance ball. Italian red silk cording that can adjust in height. Wonderful piece.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Florian Schulz Dome Counter Balance Pendant
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic vintage nickel dome counter balance pendant by Florian Schulz. Nickel dome canopy and ball counter-weight and dome. Excellent vintage condition. Overall height is adjustable.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

  • Florian Schulz Dome Counter Balance Pendant
  • Florian Schulz Dome Counter Balance Pendant
  • Florian Schulz Dome Counter Balance Pendant
  • Florian Schulz Dome Counter Balance Pendant
H 43 in. W 14.75 in. D 17.75 in.
Florian Schulz Counter Balance Pendant Light
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Florian Schulz counter balance pendant in a polished brass finish. Professionally rewired, black cloth twist with a counter weight. Easily adjustable height. Absolutely stu...
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20th Century German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Florian Schulz Counter Balance Pendant Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Florian Schulz counter balance pendant. Professionally rewired, brown cloth twist cord and counter weight. Easily adjustable height. Absolutely stunning and rare design.
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20th Century German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Fog & Morup Counter Balance Pendant Light
By Fog & Mørup
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Terrific counter balance pendant light by Fog & Morup. Professionally rewired, black cloth wrap cord and polished brass weight. Easily adjustable height. Great design and function.
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20th Century Danish Chandeliers and Pendants

Florian Schulz Counter Balance Pendant Light
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Florian Schulz counter balance pendant in a polished chrome finish. Professionally rewired, black cloth twist with a counter weight. Easily adjustable height. Absolutely st...
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20th Century German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Florian Schulz Double Counter Balance Pendant
By Florian Schulz
Located in Lyon, FR
Rare double counter balance light from Florian Schulz. The light include 2 pendants with 2 counter ball balance. Each light is adjustable without affecting the other.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

  • Florian Schulz Double Counter Balance Pendant
  • Florian Schulz Double Counter Balance Pendant
  • Florian Schulz Double Counter Balance Pendant
  • Florian Schulz Double Counter Balance Pendant
H 21.66 in. Dm 39.38 in. L 21.66 in.
Florian Schulz Counter Balance Pendant, 1970s
By Florian Schulz
Located in Lyon, FR
Excellent condition Florian Schulz pendant, Onos 55 made of brass hardware. Great patina to original brass. Handsome counter-weight system. Maximum height 200 cm.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Counter Balance Pendant by Florian Schulz
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Florian Schulz counter balance pendant. Black cloth wrap cord with brushed brass weight and pulley and sleek brass dome shade. Overall height is easily adjustable. Absolute...
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Vintage 1960s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Florian Schulz Massive Brass Counter Balance Pendant
By Florian Schulz
Located in Munich, DE
Florian Schulz. Beautiful Florian Schulz counter balance pendant. Model ONOS. Black cloth wrap cord with brass weight and pulley and sleek brass dome shade. Overall height is easi...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Florian Schulz "Posa" Double Counter Balance Pendants
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning double brass counter balance pendant by Florian Schulz in great vintage condition, with two brass pendants suspended, each with their own very heavy brass ball counter balan...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Paavo Tynell Brass Counter Balance Pendant Lamp
By Paavo Tynell
Located in New York, NY
A counter balance pendant lamp, produced in Finland, circa 1950s by designer Paavo Tynell, including a unique pulley, to adjust the height of the light fixture from the ceiling, whic...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Red Counter-Balance Pendant, Italy Mid-Century
Located in New York, NY
Playful counterbalance pendant with a very long brass arm ending on one side in a brass counterbalance weight and on the other side in a red shade holding one socket. Most likely ma...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Double Nickel Counter Balance Pendants by Florian Schulz
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic nickel counter balance light by Florian Schulz. Vintage fixture with two counterweights and two dome shades. Both lights move up and down independently of the other on clot...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Rare Florian Schulz Counter Balance Pendant with Glass Shade
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extremely cool Florian Schulz counter balance light. Nickel hardware, nickel counterweight and glass shade disc. Never seen this one before. Excellent vintage condition. Other Floria...
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Vintage 1980s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Italian Counter Balance Ceiling Pendant
Located in London, GB
Counter weight rise and fall ceiling light. Four-light. Brass and black lacquered shade. Height is adjustable from highest approx. 70cm to required drop.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Florian Schulz Counter Balance "Posa" Pendant
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Florian Schulz counter balance pendant. White glass, black cloth wrap cord, chrome weight, and pulley. Easily adjustable height. Absolutely stunning and rare design. Diame...
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Vintage 1960s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Florian Schulz Counter Balance "Posa" Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous brass counter balance "Posa" pendant by Florian Schulz. Professionally rewired, black cloth wrap cord, brass weight, and pulley. Easily adjustable height. Absolutely stun...
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20th Century German Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Mid-Century Modern Counter Balance Pendant Lamp by WKR, 1970s, Germany
By WKR Leuchten
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and extremely rare, large Mid-Century Modern counterweight pendant lamp by WKR (Werkstätte für kreatives Raumlicht), Germany, 1970s. Executed in solid polished brass and nat...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Counter Balance Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic Italian counter balance pendant. Brass counter-weight and hardware with enameled metal fixture. Easily adjusts in height. Newly rewired. Very unique piece with original pat...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Stilnovo Counter Balance Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful ceiling light with black dome perforated shade and solid brass counter balance for adjustment of shade height. Signed by Stilnovo. Newly re-wired.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Single Arm Counter Balance
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extra large sigle point counter balance
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Italian Double Arm Counter Balance
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Double arm counter balance
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Counter Balance Hanging Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French counter balance hanging light. Designed and manufactured in France, circa 1950s. Original brass. Patination consistent with age of light. Rewired for U.S. standards. This fixt...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • French Counter Balance Hanging Light
  • French Counter Balance Hanging Light
  • French Counter Balance Hanging Light
  • French Counter Balance Hanging Light
H 26 in. W 53 in. D .75 in.
1970s Counter Balance Articulated Lamp
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
1970s counter balance articulated pendant lamp. Chrome and red lacquered steel. Orientable lighted arm. Wired for European use. One bulb.
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Steel, Chrome

  • 1970s Counter Balance Articulated Lamp
  • 1970s Counter Balance Articulated Lamp
  • 1970s Counter Balance Articulated Lamp
  • 1970s Counter Balance Articulated Lamp
H 31.5 in. W 13.39 in. D 74.81 in.
Rare Stilnovo Counter Balance Ceiling Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Multi Positional Ceiling Light
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Florian Schulz 60s Counter Balance Ceiling Lamp
By Florian Schulz
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare and excellent German 60s counterbalance lamp
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Paavo Tynell Taito Oy Counter Balance Lamp
By Paavo Tynell
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A signed Paavo Tynell (Taito Oy) adjustable height lamp. Retailed by Helsinki House.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

J.J.M. Hoogervorst Counter Balance Lamp by Anvia
By Anvia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fully restored counter balance ceiling light with pivoting arm and shade. Designed by Anvia for J.J.M Hoogervorst.       
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Florian Schulz Counter Balance Light with Brass Rod
By Florian Schulz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique counter balance pendant by Florian Schulz. Pendant features an opaque glass shade with brass stem, canopy, counter weight and brass rod. Pendant can be pulled up or down easil...
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Vintage 1980s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Counter Balance Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the counter balance pendant you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A counter balance pendant — often made from metal, brass and cord — can elevate any home. Find 21 options for an antique or vintage counter balance pendant now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the counter balance pendant 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 counter balance pendant, those designed in Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made counter balance pendant has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Florian Schulz, Anvia and J.J.M. Hoogervorst are consistently popular.

How Much is a Counter Balance Pendant?

The average selling price for a counter balance pendant at 1stDibs is $4,200, while they’re typically $976 on the low end and $14,500 for the highest priced.

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.