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Holmegaard Dual Drop Pendant Light, Midcentury Danish
By Holmegaard
Located in London, GB
Midcentury Danish Holmegaard glass Dual drop pendant light. The two glass cones hang from a polished hardwood yoke. Fully rewired. Height/drop adjustable but currently approx 60cm. T...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Hardwood

Opaline Glass Pendant Light Bent Karlby for Fog & Mørup
By Bent Karlby, Fog & Mørup
Located in Vienna, AT
Opaline glass shade with steel element, fitted with one E27 socket. Designed by Bent Karlby and made by Fog & Mørup in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Midcentury Glass, Brass Chandelier by Vitrika
By Vitrika
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction with crystal and pressed glasses elements, fitted with five E14 sockets, made in Denmark in the 1960s. Used but still in perfect condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Midcentury Tulip Chandelier in Brass and Glass by Fog & Mørup, 1950s
By Fog & Mørup
Located in Lejre, DK
1950s tulip chandelier in brass and white glass designed and made by Fog & Mørup, Denmark. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Midcentury Tulip Chandelier in Brass and Glass by Fog & Mørup, 1950s
By Fog & Mørup
Located in Lejre, DK
1950s tulip chandelier in brass and white glass designed and made by Fog & Mørup, Denmark. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Midcentury Chandelier in Brass & Glass Designed by Ernst Voss, 1950s
By Voss, Voss Belysning
Located in Lejre, DK
Chandelier in brass, five branches with shades of glass. Made by Ernst Voss, Denmark, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s European Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Poul Henningsen "PH Stammkrone" Chandelier
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant three-arm brass chandelier "PH Stammkrone" by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, 2/1 opal glass shade set, brass hardware, edition for the 125 year anniversary, no longer in ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960s Danish Palisander/Glass Pendant Light
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition with minor signs of use - Fully functional.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Rosewood

Fog and Mørup White Opal Glass Pendant, Denmark
By Fog & Mørup
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful opaline glass pendant with relief stripes that gives a very nice light effect in your office or living room, the suspension system is a chrome tube with a bakelite top. Eig...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Deco ceiling lamp with a patinated brass frame, trumpet-shaped striped glass shades. Manufactured in Denmark in the 1920s-1930s. Measures: H. 76, diameter 58 cm., old usage, and ...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
  • Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
  • Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
  • Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
H 29.93 in. Dm 22.84 in.
Pendant in Glass by Vilhelm Lauritzen
By Vilhelm Lauritzen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Pendant in opaline glass designed in 1939 by Maa. Vilhelm Lauritzen for the building that housed the Danish national radio. Made by Louis Poulsen in 1939. Great condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Chandelier with Yellow Glasses
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Deco chandelier with a nickel-plated brass frame, cylinder-shaped striped glass shades. Manufactured in Denmark in the 1920s. Measures body: height 42, diameter 39 cm, old usage,...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vilhelm Lauritzen Pair of B&G Pendants in Opaline Glass and Brass, Louis Poulsen
By Vilhelm Lauritzen
Located in Odense, DK
Rare set of original "B&G" opaline and brass pendants model 16753 by Danish Designer Vilhelm Lauritzen. Made for the Danish government building "Christiansborg Palace" in 1951. Produ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Chandelier with Yellow Globes
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Deco chandelier with a nickel-plated brass frame, globe-shaped striped glass shades. Manufactured in Denmark in the 1920s. Measures body: height 42, width 45cm, old usage, and fr...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Art Deco Chandelier with Yellow Globes
  • Art Deco Chandelier with Yellow Globes
  • Art Deco Chandelier with Yellow Globes
  • Art Deco Chandelier with Yellow Globes
H 15.75 in. W 17.72 in. D 5.91 in.
Danish Amber Glass Chandelier or Pendants
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Amber glass and steel chandelier from Denmark, circa late 1960s. This example has three handblown amber glass cylindrical forms that unite with a steel top plate. This could be made ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Danish Multicolored Glass Staggered Three Pendant Chandelier
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1960s Danish multicolored glass staggered three pendant chandelier.
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Vintage 1960s Chandeliers and Pendants

Midcentury Danish Glass and Wood Chandelier or Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Midcentury Danish glass and wood ceiling light. Measures: Diameter 22 cm. Height fixture 25 cm. Total height 53 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass, Wood

Danish Modern Pendant Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Norwalk, CT
Five cylindrical vibrantly colored case glass pendants suspended from a center ceiling fixture. Shown at level lengths but extra wire provided so that pendants may be staggered if de...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Danish Colored Vintage Glass Pendant
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Danish vintage brass and colored glass pendant. Fine condition with minor signs of usage. When lit, the light and shades are absolutely stunning. Dimensions (D x H): 20 x 23.5 cm ...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Danish Modern Teak and Satin Glass Chandelier Pendant, 1960s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This sputnik eight-light chandelier was manufactured in Denmark in the late 1950s-early 1960s. It is made of brass and teak and has got eight satin opal glass lampshades. Conditio...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Brass

Glass Industrial Globe Pendant, Denmark, 1930s
Located in Maastricht, NL
An industrial globe shaped pendant lamp in the style of Poul Henningsen. The outer globe is made of clear glass with a frosted glass element underneath and a white metal top. It has ...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

5 Danish Stainless Steel Glass Pendant Lights
Located in New York, NY
These are 5 Danish Stainless Steel glass pendant lights. Circa 1960's. These can be purchased seperately, $650 each
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Vintage 1960s Danish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Midcentury Danish Chandelier with Glass Shades
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction chromed with hardwood part and glass shades. Designed in Denmark in the 1960s. Age-related wear and tear occurs.   
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Midcentury Danish Chandelier with Glass Shades
  • Midcentury Danish Chandelier with Glass Shades
  • Midcentury Danish Chandelier with Glass Shades
  • Midcentury Danish Chandelier with Glass Shades
H 29.53 in. W 15.36 in. D 4.73 in.
Danish Modern Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Danish modern frosted/white glass pendant lamp.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Danish Midcentury Iron and Glass Chandelier
Located in Norwalk, CT
This Danish midcentury chandelier is made of steel with blue ruffled glass inserts.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Danish Midcentury Iron and Glass Chandelier
  • Danish Midcentury Iron and Glass Chandelier
  • Danish Midcentury Iron and Glass Chandelier
  • Danish Midcentury Iron and Glass Chandelier
H 34.5 in. W 14.5 in. D 14.5 in.
Danish Functionalist Opaline Glass Pendant Lamp, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This Danish pendant light features a white opaline glass diffuser set in brass. It is decorated around its perimeter with black geometric decor. It was manufactured and designed in D...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Vintage Brass and Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Danish 1970s brass and glass pendant. Fine condition with minor signs of usage. Small chips on the bottom. When lit, the light and shades are absolutely stunning. Dimensions (D x...
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Three-Tiered Danish 1950's Chandelier Glass & Teak
Located in London, GB
The three pendants are in teak, brass and opaline glass shades spaced by a teak and brass suspension and connected to a teak ceiling rose. Dimensions of each pendant: Height 40 cm. D...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960s Danish Teak and Milk Glass Chandelier
Located in Frisco, TX
Danish modern chandelier made of lovely Teak with three milk glass lights. With its clear and sharp form it reflects the beautiful interplay between the wood and the lit up milk glas...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Milk Glass, Teak

  • 1960s Danish Teak and Milk Glass Chandelier
  • 1960s Danish Teak and Milk Glass Chandelier
  • 1960s Danish Teak and Milk Glass Chandelier
  • 1960s Danish Teak and Milk Glass Chandelier
H 28.75 in. W 21 in. D 4.75 in.
Midcentury Danish Chandelier with Opaline Glass Shades
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction with matte opaline glass shades. Designed in Denmark in the 1950s. Measures: Ø 60cm. Age-related wear and tear occurs.  
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Three-Tiered Teak & Glass Danish 1950s Chandelier
Located in London, GB
The three pendants are in teak, brass and opaline glass shades spaced by a teak and brass suspension and connected to a teak ceiling rose. Dimensions of each pendant: Height 40 cm....
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Suspension Chandelier, 1960s, Colored Glass and Teak
By Holm Sørensen, Holmegaard
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare colourful Danish glass and teak chandelier by Holmegaard, 1960s. Three blown glass cones of different color are suspended from a 'floating' teak bar. Each cone has one E27 socke...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Teak

Vintage Danish Orange Glass Pendant by Holmegaard, 1960s
By Holmegaard
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Vintage Danish orange glass pendant by Holmegaard, 1960s. Danish modern ceiling lamp in opaline glass made by Danish glass works Holmegaard. This is the rare version in a warm and v...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Midcentury Pair of 1960s Danish Opaline Glass Pendants
By Holmegaard
Located in London, London
Pair of teardrop shaped pendants Opaline glass Wenge top Probably by Holmegaard New electrical components Some small chips to bottom Measurements do not include the...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass, Wenge

Lyfa Metal, Copper and Glass Pendant, Denmark, 1930s
By Lyfa
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Danish copper and glass pendant by Lyfa. The lamp has a white enameled metal shade and a frosted glass diffuser in a copper frame.  
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

Danish Chandelier with Five Oval Glass Shades, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Denmark, 1960s. Pendant chandelier with five adjustable oval glass opaline shades mounted on polished brass mounts Suspended on white fabric cord Dimensions: 50 height x 12 diamet...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Set of 4 Danish White Cased Glass Pendants
By Holmegaard
Located in San Francisco, CA
A nice set of 4 Danish white cased glass pendants with each one topped off with a solid Teak finial. The finial's have Denmark stamped on their underside. We are dating these from t...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Teak

1950s Danish Satin Glass and Teak Teardrop Pendants
Located in Miami, FL
1950s Danish Satin glass and teak teardrop pendant(s). There are four available, sold separately. Each a beautiful teardrop shaped blown satin glass globe with a teak top. Each rewir...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Teak, Blown Glass

Mid Century Red Glass Cylinder Pendant Lamp, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Hamburg, DE
Beautiful Danish pendant lamp from the 190s. The lamp is made of wine red glass and coated with orange from the inside. When lit, its hue changes to a rich red. A beautiful lamp for ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Set of 4 Danish White Cased Glass and Teak Pendants
By Holmegaard
Located in San Francisco, CA
A nice set of 4 Danish white cased glass pendants with each one topped off with a solid teak finial. The finial's have Denmark stamped on their underside. We are dating these from...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Teak

Danish Modern Double Glass Pendant Light by Nordisk Solar
By Nordisk Solar Co.
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Two-piece frosted glass with golden yellow round globe and adjustable teak bar chandelier made by Nordisk Solar distributed by Presco Lite.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Stained Glass

Danish Modern Pendant
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This architectural glass pendant is partially overlaid in copper.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

  • Danish Modern Pendant
  • Danish Modern Pendant
  • Danish Modern Pendant
  • Danish Modern Pendant
H 8 in. Dm 5 in.
Danish Teak Swing Arm Glass Pendant Lamp by Holmegaard
By Holmegaard
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern hanging wall light by Holmegaard circa 1960's, Denmark. This piece displays a candy red teardrop glass shade with a frosted white interior. Includes a teak swivel ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Teak

Danish Green Opaline Glass Funkis Pendant from Lyfa, 1940s
By Lyfa
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Small organically shaped hanging lamp composed of white and green opaline glass with gold foliage stripes and original Bakelite top and socket. It was manufactured by Lyfa in Denmark...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Striking Kemp & Lauritzen Danish Nordlys Glass Cylinder Pendant, 1960s
By Eric Wärnå, Kemp & Lauritzen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Spectacular and sculptural Scandinavian Mid Century Modern square shaped pendant with 16 textured glass cylinders. By Swedish designer Eric Wärnå for Danish manufacturer Kemp and Lau...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Antique danish chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
remember we have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, we can not put everything on 1stdibs, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights, ask...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Antique danish chandelier
H 24 in. W 26 in. D 26 in.
Danish Art Deco Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Antique Danish Art Deco Chandelier composed of 4 marbled opaline glass lights with solid brass arms and black painted metal stem, 1920s-1940s. Excellent condition, fully restored a...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Modern Pressed Glass Pendant Light from Lyfa, 1970s
By Lyfa
Located in Esbjerg, DK
- Harlequin patterned ceiling light - Made of edged pressed glass and chromed steel - It was manufactured by Lyfa - Made in Denmark during the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Royal Scandinavia Danish Holmegaard Opaline White Tiered Glass Pendant, 2003
By Royal Scandinavia, Peter Svarrer, Holmegaard
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Beautiful Danish mouth blown opaline white glass pendant in mint condition. Luminescent milky white glass making the light shine through beautifully. Designed by Peter Svarrer for Ho...
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Early 2000s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Very Elegant Danish Teak and Opal Glass Chandelier, 1960s
By Uno Kristiansson
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Very good condition. The lamp is executed with 6 x E14 Edison screw fit bulbs. It is wired and in working condition. It runs both on 110 / 230 volt.  
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Three-Armed Chandelier with Opaline Glass Shades, Denmark, 1920s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A three armed Art Deco brass chandelier with opaline, cone shaped glass shades with a light yellow colouring at the bottom of the shades. Brass is beautiful darkened from age.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Functionalist Opaline Glass Pendant Lamp, Geometric Decor, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This Danish pendant light features a white opaline glass diffuser set in brass. It was manufactured and designed in Denmark during the 1950s in a style reminiscent of Lyfa and Fog & ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Mouth Blown Opaline Glass Pendant for Holmegaard, Denmark, 1980s
By Michael Bang, Holmegaard, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Vordingborg, DK
White mouth blown opaline glass pendant "Etude" designed by Michael Bang for Holmegaard (later Royal Copenhagen). Excellent condition, labeled by maker and rewired.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Vintage Blue Glass Kastrup-Holmegaard Pendant Lamp, Denmark
By Holmegaard
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This is a very nice vintage blue glass pendant lamp with a metal wire detailing. The opaline inside gives a beautiful soft light. This light is of Scandinavian origin and often attri...
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Antique 1660s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Ruby Mouth Blown Opaline Glass Pendant for Holmegaard, Denmark, 1980s
By Michael Bang, Holmegaard, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Ruby mouth blown opaline glass pendant "Sonate" designed by Michael Bang for Holmegaard (later Royal Copenhagen). Excellent condition, labeled by maker and rewired.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Small Danish Functionalist Glass and Copper Pendant from Voss, 1950s
By Voss
Located in Esbjerg, DK
- Small cylindrical striped pendant lamp - Made from partially frosted hand blown single layered glass - The top is made from solid copper - Manufactured by Voss in Denmark during...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Midcenutry Danish Teak Brass and Opal Glass Chandelier, circa 1960s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A beautiful, rectangular midcentury six-light teak, brass and opal glass chandelier, Denmark, circa 1960s. Adjustable in the height. Socket: 6 x e 14 - three e14 (Edison) for stand...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Wonderful Minimalistic Danish Teak and Opal Glass Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Aachen, DE
A wonderful midcentury teak chandelier. A unique, timeless and elegant masterpiece of Danish Furniture design. The light sculpture impresses with clear lines and perfect craftsmanshi...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Teak

Danish Steel 1970s Chandelier
Located in Norwalk, CT
This Danish chandelier from the 1970s has a curvy steel frame with glass inserts to hold candles. This piece has a simple charm to it with its lovely lines and details.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Danish Steel 1970s Chandelier
  • Danish Steel 1970s Chandelier
  • Danish Steel 1970s Chandelier
  • Danish Steel 1970s Chandelier
H 13.5 in. Dm 14.75 in.
Rare and Elegant Glass Drop Shaped Pendant Lamp, Denmark, 1940s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A very rare Danish pendant lamp made of glass. The drop shaped diffuser hangs from a brass ceiling canopy, with three thin plastic wires attached to glass ears. The way the ears are ...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Danish Glass Pendant Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Danish glass pendant chandelier for your home. A Danish glass pendant chandelier — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. There are 307 variations of the antique or vintage Danish glass pendant chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 95 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect Danish glass pendant chandelier — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each Danish glass pendant chandelier bearing Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen and Vilhelm Lauritzen each produced at least one beautiful Danish glass pendant chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a Danish Glass Pendant Chandelier?

Prices for a Danish glass pendant chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $250 and can go as high as $67,074, while the average can fetch as much as $1,470.

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.