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French Empire Caryatids Fire Gilded Bronze Cut Glass 4-Light Lantern Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Beautiful pair of antique large French Empire cast bronze lanterns. Fire gilded solid heavy bronze and cut glass shade with four-light. Measures: Diameter 12 in/ 30 cm Height 32 in/ ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Bronze

Fine Period 19th Century Russian Empire Ormolu Chandelier
Located in Essex, MA
Period Russian Empire chandelier. Eight-winged lion candle arms. Palmettes and torches. Original crystals intact. Beautiful acanthus crown. This amazing chandelier is shown ...
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Antique 19th Century Russian Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Empire Style Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Twelve-Light Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous antique French Empire style chandelier features twelve electrified candlearms, a semi-nude neoclassical figurine and doré bronze mounts including acanthus and lotus lea...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Bronze

Montgolfiè Empire Brass Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 140 cm, height without chain: 110 cm, diameter 60 cm, weight (approximately) 15 kg. Number of lig...
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Vintage 1930s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 110 cm, height without chain: 90 cm, diameter 35 cm, weight (approximately) 6 kg. Number of li...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 90 cm, height without chain 67 cm, diameter 30 cm, weight (approximately) 7 kg. Number of ligh...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Wire

Fine Brass Empire Sac a Pearl Chandelier Crystal Lustre Ceiling Lamp Antique
Located in Berlin, DE
Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 99 cm, height without chain 67 cm, diameter 35 cm, weight (approximately) 4 kg. Number of ligh...
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Vintage 1940s European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

French Empire Cherub Patinated and Gilt Bronze 7-Light Putti Torch Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Spectacular neoclassical large French Empire gilt bronze cherub putti angel 7-light chandelier, oxidized an gold-plated solid bronze 7-light bulbs E 14/good working condition/Europe...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Bronze, Bronze

Large French Art Nouveau Empire Porcelain Caryatid Bronze Glass Beads Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
A wonderful gilt bronze and beaded-glass 8-light ceiling fixture decorated with fine ornaments and garlands, France, late 19th century. Porcelain caryatid and white glass candles. M...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Empire Chandelier
Located in Bronx, NY
Antique empire chandelier, circa 1870's - 1880's. Originally made for candles, converted to electric. Exquisite bronze casting details with four double arms eight lights with decora...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
H 34 in. Dm 25.5 in.
Small Empire Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Small basket shaped Empire chandelier, one-light chandelier, perfect for bathroom or small living room area.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

  • Small Empire Chandelier
  • Small Empire Chandelier
  • Small Empire Chandelier
  • Small Empire Chandelier
H 21 in. Dm 13.5 in.
Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th Century French Empire chandelier with gilt bronze and tole detail paint. Available for viewing at our 238 East 60th Street showroom in NYC. 212-751-0171
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
H 39 in. Dm 20.5 in.
Swedish Empire Chandelier
Located in Stockholm, SE
An unusual Swedish crystal and gilt bronze Empire chandelier made in Stockholm, early 19th century. 6 candles plus 1 in the middle.
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

  • Swedish Empire Chandelier
  • Swedish Empire Chandelier
  • Swedish Empire Chandelier
  • Swedish Empire Chandelier
H 28.75 in. Dm 24.02 in.
French Empire Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
A French Empire bronze and ormolu, twelve-light chandelier.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

  • French Empire Chandelier
  • French Empire Chandelier
  • French Empire Chandelier
  • French Empire Chandelier
H 33 in. Dm 28 in.
Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Circa 1920 French empire style chandelier with crystal beads. 20.5" drop, 24" diameter. Available at our 238 East 60th Street location. 1.212.751.0171 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting...
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
H 20.5 in. Dm 24 in.
Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
An Empire style, 1920s gilt bronze and tole chandelier with eight lights. The body with medallion decorations and chain with crystal insets. Measurements: 33" Height 25.5" Diame...
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Early 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
H 33 in. Dm 25.5 in.
Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1900 French Empire style chandelier with original finish and patina. Available for viewing at our 238 East 60th Street showroom in NYC. 212-751-0171
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
H 22.5 in. Dm 15 in.
Empire Chandelier
By Fornace Mian
Located in Milan, IT
This twelve-light chandelier is entirely mouth-blown in Murano glass in the 'Rezzonico' style, which originated in the 18th century in Venice. The jointed arms and Cascade of the top...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
  • Empire Chandelier
H 51.19 in. W 45.28 in. D 45.28 in.
Unusual French Empire Chandelier
Located in Troy, MI
French Empire style chandelier has a double vessel form frame of gilt metal, circa 1920s. The lower level features strands of crystal beading draped in a globe form circled by a ring...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

  • Unusual French Empire Chandelier
  • Unusual French Empire Chandelier
  • Unusual French Empire Chandelier
  • Unusual French Empire Chandelier
H 29.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Petite, Second Empire Chandelier
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Beautiful, six-arm, hand-cast, gilt bronze repoussé chandelier embellished with foliate forms including a stunning canopy featuring splayed leaves.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Bronze

French Empire Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Straus crystal chandelier Very large in size and the crystals have a lot of color! Sworoski crystal.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

  • French Empire Chandelier
  • French Empire Chandelier
  • French Empire Chandelier
  • French Empire Chandelier
H 56 in. W 39 in. D 39 in.
19th Century Empire Chandelier
Located in Copenhagen, K
Beautiful large Empire chandelier with original candleholders, restored and cleaned.
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Antique 19th Century Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
H 45.28 in. Dm 35.44 in.
Large Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A twelve -arm French Empire-style gilt bronze and tole chandelier with foliage motif, circa 1940s. Measurements: Diameter 31" Drop 37".
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Large Empire Chandelier
  • Large Empire Chandelier
  • Large Empire Chandelier
  • Large Empire Chandelier
H 37 in. Dm 31 in.
Large Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A late 19th century French Empire style chandelier with gilt and painted finish. Measures: Height 42 in. diameter 38 in.
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Early 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Large Empire Chandelier
  • Large Empire Chandelier
  • Large Empire Chandelier
  • Large Empire Chandelier
H 42 in. Dm 38 in.
Large Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A late 19th Century French Empire style chandelier with gilt and painted finish. 28.5" diameter, 45" present drop. Available at our showroom at 241 East 60th Street, New York, NY 100...
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Large Empire Chandelier
  • Large Empire Chandelier
  • Large Empire Chandelier
  • Large Empire Chandelier
H 45 in. Dm 28.5 in.
19th Century Empire Chandelier
Located in New Orleans, LA
19th century Italian silver leaf Empire chandelier. Wear consistent with age. One leaf missing from the top crown and two Iron bobeche. Wired for electrical use.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron

  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
H 48.25 in. W 35 in. D 35 in.
Swedish Empire Chandelier, ca. 1820
Located in Stockholm, SE
A large Swedish gilt bronze Empire chandelier, circa 1820.
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Antique 1820s Swedish Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

  • Swedish Empire Chandelier, ca. 1820
  • Swedish Empire Chandelier, ca. 1820
  • Swedish Empire Chandelier, ca. 1820
  • Swedish Empire Chandelier, ca. 1820
H 49.22 in. Dm 37.01 in.
Pair of Large Empire Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Pair of gilt and painted bronze Empire style chandeliers with twelve lights each, with foliage motif decoration on body. Original chain and canopy.  
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Vintage 1920s French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

Doré Bronze Empire Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
A magnificent twelve-light Empire chandelier having exquisite doré bronze detailing.
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Antique 19th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Doré Bronze Empire Chandelier
  • Doré Bronze Empire Chandelier
  • Doré Bronze Empire Chandelier
  • Doré Bronze Empire Chandelier
H 31.5 in. Dm 26 in.
19th Century Empire Chandelier
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Impressive and unusually large 19th century Empire gilt and patinated bronze six-light chandelier, circa 1830, Stockholm, Sweden. In good condition with wear and tear consistent wi...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century Empire Chandelier
H 31.5 in. Dm 24.02 in.
Gilt Bronze Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th century Empire chandelier with painted body and original gilt finish. Six arms. Measurements: 20.5" width 26" height.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Gilt Bronze Empire Chandelier
  • Gilt Bronze Empire Chandelier
  • Gilt Bronze Empire Chandelier
  • Gilt Bronze Empire Chandelier
H 26 in. Dm 20.5 in.
French Empire Chandelier, circa 1830
Located in Stockholm, SE
A good quality bronze chandelier made circa 1830. Cast in bronce and partly gilded. Great design of the whole chandelier but look particularly at the quality of the lion heads that h...
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Antique 1830s French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • French Empire Chandelier, circa 1830
  • French Empire Chandelier, circa 1830
  • French Empire Chandelier, circa 1830
  • French Empire Chandelier, circa 1830
H 46.07 in. Dm 20.48 in.
Antique French Empire Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Empire crystal chandelier. 18 light with 18 4" wax candle covers.
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Antique 19th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Empire Chandelier with Crystals
Located in New York, NY
An early 19th century French gilt bronze and crystal chandelier with painted central body. The body with stars in a gilt finish, the crown of the chandelier with gilt stars. Measu...
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Gilt Wood Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A French, carved and gilt wood chandelier with 5 lights. Original gilt finish with some blue painted details on the carved wood pendants.
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Gilt Wood Empire Chandelier
  • Gilt Wood Empire Chandelier
  • Gilt Wood Empire Chandelier
  • Gilt Wood Empire Chandelier
H 33 in. Dm 29 in.
French Crystal Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A French Empire-style six light chandelier with cut crystal body, gilt and painted finish. Measurements: Diameter: 20" Height: 26"
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Vintage 1920s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Empire Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Empire style 6 lights chandeliers. Tole body with black finish and mask detail on arms. Available for viewing at our 238 East 60th Street showroom in NYC. 212-751-0171
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Tôle, Bronze

  • Pair of Empire Chandeliers
  • Pair of Empire Chandeliers
  • Pair of Empire Chandeliers
  • Pair of Empire Chandeliers
H 29 in. Dm 21 in.
Pair of Empire Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 8 lights, circa 1920 French Empire style chandeliers. Painted tole body with gilt bronze details.<br /> 24" diameter, 24" min. drop
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Empire Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
A pair of late 19th century French gilt bronze and painted tole chandeliers. Available for viewing at our 238 East 60th Street showroom in NYC. 212-751-0171
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Pair of Empire Chandeliers
  • Pair of Empire Chandeliers
  • Pair of Empire Chandeliers
  • Pair of Empire Chandeliers
H 33 in. Dm 23 in.
Empire Chandelier with Crystals
Located in New York, NY
An early 19th century French gilt bronze and crystal chandelier with painted central body. The body with stars in a gilt finish, the crown of the chandelier with gilt stars.<br /> 4...
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

French 1920s Century Bronze Empire Chandelier
Located in Fairfax, VA
French 1920s Empire style bronze chandelier with swan arms and cherub with bow and arrow in the center.
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Vintage 1920s French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

19th Century French Empire Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome late 19th century French Empire 6-light chandelier.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

19th Century French Empire Chandelier
Located in London, GB
Splendid late 19th century French Empire gilt bronze and tole chandelier having a coronet with chains hanging down to the chandelier that has six branch sconces, and a flame to the c...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
H 37.01 in. W 16.15 in. D 16.93 in.
Swedish Empire Chandelier, Made circa 1810
Located in Stockholm, SE
A fantastic Swedish chandelier, Empire, made circa 1810. The middle part made of copper which is patinated black. All the mountings are of gilt bronce and the quality and conditio...
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Antique Early 19th Century European Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

19th Century French Empire Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Fantastic 19th century French Empire gilt bronze and tole 6-light chandelier with winged putti arms.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Empire Chandelier with Six Lights
Located in Charleston, SC
French 1st Empire Pd Chandelier with six lights,   France, circa 1810. Elegant and original in its design to fit the shape of an antique lamp. Made of very finely chased and or mou...
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Antique 1810s French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Bronze

Tole and Brass Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A late 19th century French Empire chandelier with crystal beads, original finish and patina.  
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Gilt Bronze French Empire Chandelier
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
Gilt bronze and black tole eight-light chandelier. Eight long upturned arms with foliate decoration. The tole centre terminates in a large acorn finial. A ceiling canopy is included.
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Antique 1880s French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Tôle

Sublime 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sublime French Empire chandelier.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Tôle

Fine Bronze and Crystal Period Empire Chandelier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Exquisite Empire chandelier, having a frame of finely chased gilt bronze, basket shape, draped in beaded crystals; floral swags connect the four external candlearms, four additional ...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Silver Plated French Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1920s French silver plated 6-arm chandelier with cut crystal inset and interior lights. Measurements: Current drop 27" (adjustable) Diameter 20.5".
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Vintage 1920s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver Plate, Bronze

French Gilt Bronze Empire Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1900 French bronze doré chandelier with crystal pendants and Wedgwood plaques on body. Measurements: Diameter: 27.5" Drop: 36.5" (adjustable)
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Antique Early 1900s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Large and Impressive crystal French Empire Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Straus crystal chandelier with very large spray of lights which reflects great color. Multiple layers of lights in several Directions that make this piece really sparkle
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Early 20th Century Austrian Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

19th Century French Empire Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A 19th century French Empire chandelier, with central column and arrow sheath top cascading into an acorn finial. Surrounded by 6 elegant ormolu casted arms.
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
H 24.81 in. W 10.24 in. D 10.24 in.
19th Century French Empire Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A stunning 19th century French empire chandelier decorated with masked ormolu and eagle top, coming down onto tented crystal chandelier flow. Stretching with a 12 arm frieze, and fin...
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
  • 19th Century French Empire Chandelier
H 37.8 in. W 37.8 in. D 37.8 in.
Gilt Tole and Glass Empire Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Gilt tole and glass Empire chandelier from France. Neoclassical style chandelier constructed circa 1820-1850 from gilded tole and iron. Decorated in chains of glass beads, pressed gl...
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Antique 1830s French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Iron

18th Century Italian Empire Chandelier
Located in Doylestown, PA
An 18th century Italian Empire chandelier, circa 1800. Neoclassical form. Cut glass mounted gilt metal six-light chandelier. Main annulus supporting the light arms joined by faceted ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Classic Empire Chandelier, Dreamlike and Noble
Located in Berlin, DE
Classic Empire chandelier, dreamlike and noble Noble Empire Chandelier first half of the 19th century Finely chased bronze and gilding. Basket-shaped body made of hand-wired pearl c...
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Empire Brass Chandelier
Located in Chorzów, PL
An antique chandelier from the beginning of the 20th century. Year: circa 1900. Origin: France.
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Early 20th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Empire Brass Chandelier
  • Empire Brass Chandelier
  • Empire Brass Chandelier
  • Empire Brass Chandelier
H 43.31 in. Dm 37.41 in.
Large and Impressive French Empire Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Straus crystal chandelier with very large spray of lights Which reflects great color.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

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Empire Chandeliers For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of empire chandeliers for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique empire chandeliers was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, bronze and stone. Find 553 antique and vintage empire chandeliers at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 26 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Empire chandeliers have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of empire chandeliers to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Empire, Neoclassical and Hollywood Regency empire chandeliers are of considerable interest. Some empire chandeliers are too large for some spaces — a variety of smaller empire chandeliers, measuring 8.5 inches across, are available at 1stDibs. Gherardo Degli Albizzi, Luxxu and Woka Lamps each produced beautiful empire chandeliers that are worth considering.

How Much are Empire Chandeliers?

Empire chandeliers can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $6,726, while the lowest priced sells for $708 and the highest can go for as much as $220,000.

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.

Questions About Empire Chandeliers
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