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Elegant Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Huge Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 75 glass petals (red and white “lattimo”) in a chrome frame. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 65 inches (165 cm) height with chain; ...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Elegant Petal Chandelier, Murano
  • Elegant Petal Chandelier, Murano
  • Elegant Petal Chandelier, Murano
  • Elegant Petal Chandelier, Murano
H 64.97 in. Dm 31.5 in.
Elegant Chandelier in the Style of Venini ‘1970’
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant chandelier in Murano glass in the style of Venini.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier Carlo Scarpa 56 Multicolored Glasses
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 56 beautiful Murano multicolored glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are pink, yellow and green, which mak...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier Carlo Scarpa 84 Multicolored Glasses
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano multicolored glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are pink, yellow and green, which mak...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier, Carlo Scarpa, 84 Iridescent Glasses
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano iridescent glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are now unavailable; they have the part...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier, Carlo Scarpa, 84 Transparent Glasses
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano transparent glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The Poliedri is one of the most prestigious Murano...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier, Carlo Scarpa, 84 Glasses Transparent & Blue
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are trasparent and blue, which makes the chandelie...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier, Carlo Scarpa, 84 Glasses Trasparent and Sm
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are trasparent and smoked, which makes the chandel...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Elegant Murano Glass Lantern
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Lantern made in Murano glass. Gilding design on the arm and on the top of the arm.  
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Elegant Murano Glass Lantern
  • Elegant Murano Glass Lantern
  • Elegant Murano Glass Lantern
  • Elegant Murano Glass Lantern
H 39.38 in. Dm 21.66 in.
Elegant Italian Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian chandelier. The light requires four single E14 screw fit light bulbs (60Watt max.) LED compatible Measures: Diameter 65 cm. Height fixture 40 cm. Total height including t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
H 15.75 in. Dm 25.6 in.
Elegant Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Kingston, NY
This elegant 1950s Italian chandelier features a brass frame with 15 arms that hold 15 candelabra bulbs. Made in Italy, circa 1950.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
H 22 in. Dm 30 in.
Elegant Italian Chandelier in Murano Glass Very Chic
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Elegant Italian chandelier in Murano glass very chic, circa 1950, in the glasses there are some gold lines, in two saucers there are two small chips as shown in the photos but nothin...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Elegant Italian Chandeliers with Turquoise Stone
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two six-arm chandeliers with blue stone drops. Measures: Diameter 45 cm. Height fixture 45 cm. Total height 65 cm. Six E14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stone, Brass

Elegant Italian Chandelier Design Attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1958
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have over 3000 antique sconces and over 1000 antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights use the contact dealer button to ask us, we might have it in our stor...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

1940s Elegant Italian Chandelier, Pietro Chiesa Style for Fontana Arte
By Pietro Chiesa
Located in Rome, IT
Scrolled brass terminating in six scallop edged tulip form aluminium socket cups in original ivory enamel, supported by finely etched glasses. Excellent original vintage condition. ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

1940s Elegant Italian Chandelier, Pietro Chiesa Style for Fontana Arte
By Pietro Chiesa
Located in Rome, IT
Scrolled brass terminating in six scallop edged tulip form aluminium socket cups in original ivory enamel, supported by finely etched glasses. Excellent original vintage condition. ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Elegant 1950s Italian Crystals Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful Italian crystal chandelier, the patina is much nicer in person.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant Italian Art Deco Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
This elegant French Art Deco chandelier is composed nickeled bronze, wood and eight orange frosted glass shades. The light requires eight single E27 screw fit light bulbs (60Watt ma...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Elegant Italian Art Deco Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Art Deco Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Art Deco Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Art Deco Chandelier
H 29.53 in. Dm 26.78 in.
Elegant Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights use the contact dealer button to ask us, we might h...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Elegant Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
H 17 in. W 23 in. D 23 in.
Elegant Italian Gilt Iron Chandelier
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A large Italian gilt iron eight-light chandelier dating from the 1960s decorated with trailing vines and flowers.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

  • Elegant Italian Gilt Iron Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Gilt Iron Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Gilt Iron Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Gilt Iron Chandelier
H 24 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Elegant and Tropical 1950s Italian Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights use the contact dealer button to ask us, we might h...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Astounding chandelier of glass and brass in the style of Leleu, Arbus, and Poillerat. The light requires six single E27 screw fit lightbulbs (60Watt max.) LED compatible. Measu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Italian Wood and Brass Chandelier
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Elegant brass and wood chandelier, reeds and grasses motif.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Italian Murano Art Glass 1940s Chandelier
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Elegant Italian Murano Art Glass, 1940s chandelier, elegant delicate and extraordinary manufacture.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Elegant Italian Murano Art Glass 1940s Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Murano Art Glass 1940s Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Murano Art Glass 1940s Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Murano Art Glass 1940s Chandelier
H 47.25 in. W 25.6 in. D 3.55 in.
1960s Decorated Chandelier Brass Porcelain Italy Elegant Design
Located in Buggiano, IT
Brass and porcelain chandelier, original from 1960, with 6 lights, very bright, decorated porcelain, very elegant design. Size cm: diameter 60; height 60/125.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Country Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Brass and Art Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Spider chandelier Stilnovo type with 8-light (E14) Brass and opal glass shades  The diameter is 32", the height of the body 12" and the original height 30". This spider chande...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Midcentury Italian Solid Brass Chandelier Flower Design
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: Vintage Italian Chandelier constructed in solid brass. The chandelier is designed in the shape of a flower bouquet. Four flowers up and four flowers down. Chandel...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1940s Elegant Five-Arm Italian Floral Porcelain Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Five-arm Italian white porcelain chandelier with red and pink flowers and vibrant colors throughout. Italian 1940s One arm is missing a dangling flower accent.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

Venini Elegant Chandelier Italian Design Murano Art Glass
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Venini elegant chandelier Italian design Murano Art glass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant Crystal Chandelier Minimal and Elegant Design
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Elegant crystal chandelier minimal and elegant design 1970s made in Italy.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Elegant Murano Glass Chandelier
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Murano glass chandelier or large pendant lamp, Italy, circa 1960s. It is constructed of clear and gold glass with controlled bubbles throughout the glass and looks incredible...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant 1960s Murano Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights use the contact dealer button to ask us, we might h...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Elegant 1960s Murano Chandelier
  • Elegant 1960s Murano Chandelier
  • Elegant 1960s Murano Chandelier
  • Elegant 1960s Murano Chandelier
H 22 in. W 33.50 in. D 33.50 in.
Elegant Chandeliers in Chrome and Opal Glass, Italy, 1970s
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of six elegant chandeliers in chrome and opal glass, Italy, 1970s. This impressive chandelier has twelve shades in opal glass, with a wonderful warm light spread. The tubular ch...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Elegant 'Da Ponte' Chandelier
By Razzetti
Located in Milan, IT
The Classic and refined Silhouette of this ceramic chandelier makes it a true beauty to behold. The extremely detailed and intricate surface decorations in bas-relief feature reprodu...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

  • Elegant 'Da Ponte' Chandelier
  • Elegant 'Da Ponte' Chandelier
  • Elegant 'Da Ponte' Chandelier
  • Elegant 'Da Ponte' Chandelier
H 24.41 in. W 22.05 in. D 22.05 in.
Elegant Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Murano glass chandelier, 16 arms ending by a tulip shape globe.
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Elegant Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Elegant Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Elegant Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Elegant Murano Glass Chandelier
H 43.71 in. Dm 61.03 in.
Pair of Elegant Italian Gilt Metal and Crystal Chandeliers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Italian crystal beaded arm chandeliers with gilt metal frames and fine pendulum style crystals throughout the chandelier. There are also garlands of English cut beads through...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wrought Iron

Italian Eight-Light Crystal Chandelier with Elegant Crystal Waterfall Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
This Italian eight-light crystal chandelier is made of a succession of levels leading your eye down to the dance of crystals happening in its lowest part. It all starts with the cro...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Elegant Italian Iron, Wood and Crystal Chandelier, 19th Century
Located in Doylestown, PA
Iron and crystal chandelier, wired and in excellent condition, some gilt detail.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron

Midcentury Italian Elegant Bronze Ten-Arm Chandelier after Guglielmo Ulrich
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in National City, CA
For consideration: a rare chandelier in the style of Guglielmo Ulrich. This elegant chandelier is constructed with arms made of a single piece going from thick to thin shape, a taper...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Elegant Italian 1960s Hollywood Regency Eight-Light Gilt-Tole Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Of shapely cage-form emanating eight scrolling candle arms adorned overall with gilt-tole foliate and crystal pendants.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Wonderful and Elegant Chandelier Highly Ascribable to Ulrich, Italy, 1940s
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Wonderful and elegant chandelier highly ascribable to Ulrich, Italy, 1940s. Made in brass. In excellent original condition.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Italian 1960s Hollywood Regency Eight-Light Gilt-Tole Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Of shapely cage-form emanating eight scrolling candle arms adorned overall with gilt-tole foliate and crystal pendants.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Brass Chandelier Sixteen-Arm
By Stilnovo
Located in Voorburg, NL
Highly rare and beautiful Italian midcentury brass chandelier. Produced during the 1950s and in perfect original condition. This characteristic piece has been attributed to the Itali...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Elegant Chandelier in Opal Glass and 1950s Italian Design Brass
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Elegant chandelier in opal glass and 1950s Italian design brass, made entirely by hand by skilled hands of artisans now gone, to note the elegance and sinuosity of the brass pieces.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Chandelier by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce, Italy, circa 1956
By Arredoluce
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An elegant Arredoluce chandelier with brass structure and white opaline glass shades. Pointed crown brass details, original finish. Designed by Angelo Lelii and manufactured by Arred...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant 12 lights Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Brass plated aluminum chandelier made by Sciolari a Roman company that in the 70's was very successful with its line of metal chandelier. This specific style is classic and in some w...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Elegant 12 lights Sciolari Chandelier
  • Elegant 12 lights Sciolari Chandelier
  • Elegant 12 lights Sciolari Chandelier
  • Elegant 12 lights Sciolari Chandelier
H 36 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Elegant 84-Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Handblown glass chandelier, composed of 84 curved glass pieces, which are arranged on seven tiers, suspended from a nickel metal structure. Available in different colors! Dimensions...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant 82-Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Handblown glass chandelier, composed of 84 curved glass pieces, which are arranged on seven tiers, suspended from a nickel metal structure. Available in different colors! Dimensions...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant 82-Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Handblown glass chandelier, composed of 84 curved glass pieces, which are arranged on seven tiers, suspended from a nickel metal structure. Available in different colors! Dimensions...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant 82-Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Handblown glass chandelier, composed of 84 curved glass pieces, which are arranged on seven tiers, suspended from a nickel metal structure. Available in different colors! Dimensions...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant 82-Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Handblown glass chandelier, composed of 84 curved glass pieces, which are arranged on seven tiers, suspended from a nickel metal structure. Available in different colors! Dimensions...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant 84-Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Hand blown glass chandelier, composed of 84 curved glass pieces, which are arranged on seven tiers, suspended from a nickel metal structure. Available in different colors! Dimension...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant 82-Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Handblown glass chandelier, composed of 84 curved glass pieces, which are arranged on seven tiers, suspended from a nickel metal structure. Available in different colors! Dimensions...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant 82-Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Handblown glass chandelier, composed of 84-curved glass pieces, which are arranged on seven tiers, suspended from a nickel metal structure. Available in different colors! Dimensions...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant 82 Petals Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Handblown glass chandelier, composed of 84 curved glass pieces, which are arranged on seven tiers, suspended from a nickel metal structure. Available in different colors! Dimensions...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant 84-Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Hand blown glass chandelier, composed of 84 curved glass pieces, which are arranged on seven tiers, suspended from a nickel metal structure. Available in different colors! Dimension...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant 82-Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Handblown glass chandelier, composed of 84 curved glass pieces, which are arranged on seven tiers, suspended from a nickel metal structure. Available in different colors! Dimensions...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Elegant brass and crystal chandelier with seven E27 bulbs. Diameter 48 cm. Height with chain 80 cm. Height fixture 62 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Elegant Chandelier Attributed to Barovier
By Artisti Barovier
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Stunning chandelier attributed to Barovier. Handblown Murano glass with rare brass details. Four lights.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Elegant Chandelier Attributed to Barovier
  • Elegant Chandelier Attributed to Barovier
  • Elegant Chandelier Attributed to Barovier
  • Elegant Chandelier Attributed to Barovier
H 35.44 in. W 28.75 in. D 25.2 in.
Elegant Italian Ceiling Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful brass six arms ceiling light. Total height 100 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Elegant Italian Ceiling Light
  • Elegant Italian Ceiling Light
  • Elegant Italian Ceiling Light
  • Elegant Italian Ceiling Light
H 11.82 in. Dm 19.69 in.
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Elegant Italian Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal elegant Italian chandelier for your home. An elegant Italian chandelier — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. Find 95 options for an antique or vintage elegant Italian chandelier 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 elegant Italian chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right elegant Italian chandelier, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made elegant Italian chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Gaetano Sciolari, Barovier&Toso and Venini are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Elegant Italian Chandelier?

Prices for an elegant Italian chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $596 and can go as high as $29,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,800.

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.