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Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern murano gold art glass flush mount ceiling / wall sconce light fixture with bronze base, mounted together by three bronze balls. Completely rewired wit...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Bronze

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Mid-Century Modern murano gold art glass flush mount ceiling / wall sconce light fixture with bronze base, mounted together by Three Bronze Balls. Completely rewired wit...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Bronze

Starburst Pattern Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1960s Mid-Century Modern German
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A petite Starburst pattern flush mount ceiling light. It measures approx. 4 1/4" high and 10" by 10" wide. Gorgeous heavy textured glass flush mount with metal fixture. It requires o...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Fine Large Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large Mid-Century Modern murano smoke grey brown with a gold undertone art glass flush mount ceiling / wall sconce light fixture with bronze base, mounted together by thr...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Bronze

Chrome Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Boris Tabacoff, 1970s
By Boris Tabacoff, Glashütte Limburg
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and funky Mid-Century Modern flush mount ceiling light. Design by Boris Tabacoff for Glashütte Limburg. Striking German design from the 1970s. Chrome frame with 24 ori...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Fine Large Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large Mid-Century Modern Murano gold art glass flush mount ceiling / wall sconce light fixture with bronze base, mounted together by Two Bronze Balls. Completely rewired...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Bronze

Fine Large Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large Mid-Century Modern murano gold art glass flush mount ceiling / wall sconce light fixture with bronze base, mounted together by two bronze balls. Completely rewired...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Bronze

Fine Large Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large Mid-Century Modern murano gold art glass flush mount ceiling / wall sconce light fixture with bronze base, mounted together by three bronze balls. Completely rewir...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Bronze

Fine Large Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large Mid-Century modern Murano gold art glass flush mount ceiling / wall sconce light fixture with bronze base, mounted together by Two Bronze Balls. Completely rewired...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Bronze

Fine Large Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large Mid-Century Modern murano smoke grey brown with a gold undertone art glass flush mount ceiling / wall sconce light fixture with bronze base, mounted together by thr...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Bronze

Fine Large Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful large Mid-Century Modern murano smoke grey brown with a gold undertone art glass flush mount ceiling / wall sconce light fixture with bronze base, mounted together by Thr...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Bronze

Fine Large Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large Mid-Century Modern Murano gold art glass flush mount ceiling / wall sconce light fixture with bronze base, mounted together by Two Bronze Balls. Completely rewired...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Bronze

Mid Century Wall or Ceiling Light, Flush Mount, Austria, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Praha, CZ
- Very nice style of lighting - Rare type.
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Mid-Century Ceiling Light, Flush Mount, Sputnik, Atomic, Germany, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Rare typy - Very nice style of lighting.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo flush mount ceiling light, attributed
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo flush mount ceiling light, attributed. Made in Italy, 1960s Textured glass, enameled metal, brass finial. Rewired for US. Takes 3 medium base bulbs.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Spectacular Italian Flush Mount Ceiling Light
Located in Hanover, MA
Due to a mishap there is a small crack in the glass, therefore the price is substantially reduced. No further discounts. Vintage 1960's Italian flush mounted ceiling lamp in roun...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass, Steel

Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Flush mount ceiling Light by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950s. Enameled metal, bras textured glass. Rewired for U.S. junction boxes. Retains part of manufacturer's label....
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass, Metal

Rare Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two rare flush mount ceiling lights by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950s. Enameled aluminum, brass hardware. Rewired for U.S standards. We recommend three E14 European can...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass, Aluminum

Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Norway, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Flush mount ceiling lamp in glass with metal layer and base. Designed and made in Norway from circa 1950s first half. The lamp is fully working and in very good vintage condition. Th...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Steel

Functionalist Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful ceiling light with decorated glass surface and brass metal base. Designed and made in Norway from ca 1950s first half. The lamp is fully working and in very good vintage co...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Functionalist Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful ceiling light in with a opaline glass shade and base in brass base. Designed and made in Norway from ca 1950s first half. The lamp is fully working and in very good vintage...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Norway, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Decorative ceiling lamp with surface decorated shade in glass and porcelain base. Designed and made in Norway from circa 1950s first half. The lamp is fully working and in very good ...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Porcelain, Blown Glass

Signed Lightolier Waterfall Flush Mount Ceiling Light
By Lightolier
Located in South Charleston, WV
Produced by Lightolier and signed, circa 1970. Wonderful condition. This unique chandelier has been many attributes. The flush mount measures 23" in diameter and contains 240 danglin...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Scandinavian Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful ceiling light with hand-decorated glass shade and brass metal base. Designed and made in Norway from ca 1950s first half. The lamp is fully working and in good vintage cond...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Norwegian Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Decorative, and rare ceiling light with sculptural glass shade and chrome metal base. Designed and made in Norway from ca 1950s first half. The lamp is fully working and in very good...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Tito Agnoli
By Tito Agnoli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Flush mount ceiling light by Tito Agnoli. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1960's. Metal, glass. Wired for U.S, standards. We recommend:Lamping: 120v 2 Qty EU E14 Socket 40w...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Flush mount ceiling light by Fontana Arte. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950s. Glass, brass. Rewired for U.S. standards. This fixture has four sockets. We recommend four E27 25-60w m...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Norway, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful flush mount ceiling lamp in blown glass and painted steel. Designed and made in Norway from circa 1950s first half. The light is fully working and in good vintage condition...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Steel

Square Brass Lightolier Flush Mount Ceiling Light
By Lightolier
Located in Hanover, MA
1960s polished brass square flush mount ceiling light by Lightolier which uses sixteen 7 watt bistro globe bulbs for a total of 112 watts.. Bulbs included are G50 7 Watt 120V Incand...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Norway, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Ceiling lamp with surface decorated shade in glass and porcelain base. Designed and made in Norway from circa 1950s first half. The lamp is fully working and in very good vintage con...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Porcelain, Blown Glass

Stilnovo Rectangular Flush Mount Ceiling or Wall Light
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo rectangular flush mount ceiling or wall light. Italy 1960s. Textured glass, brass, metal. "Stilnovo" stamp on the back of the ceiling plate.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Norwegian Functionalist Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful, decorative and rare ceiling light in opaline glass with brass metal base. Designed and made in Norway from ca 1950s first half. The lamp is fully working and in very good ...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Norwegian Functionalist Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Sculptural and decorative ceiling light with decorated opaline glass shade and chrome metal base. Designed and made in Norway from ca 1950s first half. The lamp is fully working and ...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Norwegian Functionalist Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Decorative, and rare ceiling light with sculptural glass shade and chrome metal base. Designed and made in Norway from ca 1950s first half. The lamp is fully working and in very good...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Fontana Arte Style Large Flush Mount Ceiling Light
By Fontana Arte
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fontana Arte style large flush mount ceiling light. Designed and manufactured in Italy in 1960s. Hand blown and hand chiselled glass. Six candelabra sockets. Complimentary US rew...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Carlo Nason Floral Glass Ceiling Flush Mount Light
By Carlo Nason
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carlo Nasson (born Murano, 1935) floral slumped glass ceiling flush mount light with brass detailing. In good original condition with no visible chips or scratches, consistent with i...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Norwegian Functionalist Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful, decorative, and rare ceiling light in opaline glass with chrome metal base. Designed and made in Norway from ca 1950s first half. The lamp is fully working and in very goo...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Italian flush mount ceiling light, circa 1960s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Italian flush mount ceiling light. Designed and made in Italy in 1960s. Brass, aluminum, textured glass. 3 candelabra sockets. Complimentary US rewiring upon request.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Aluminum, Brass

Oscar Torlasco for Lumi Flush Mount Ceiling Light
By Oscar Torlasco, Lumi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oscar Torlasco for Lumi flush mount ceiling light. Designed and manufactured in Italy, 1950s "Lumi Milano" sticker Opaline glass, enameled metal. Three medium base sockets. Rewi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Glashütte Limburg Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1960
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant flush mount ceiling light with thick, heavy textured glass fixed on a metal frame. Manufactured by Glashutte Limburg, Germany in the 1960s.   Design: Helena Tynell attr. St...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Norwegian Art Deco Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1920s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful, decorative, and rare art deco ceiling light with hand-decorated glass shade and chrome metal base. Designed and made in Norway from ca 1920s first half. The lamp is fully ...
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Vintage 1920s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Bison, Norway, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful flush mount ceiling lamp in glass and painted steel. Designed and made in Norway by Bison from circa 1950s first half. The light is fully working and in very good vintage c...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Steel

Large Sculptural Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Sculptural flush mount ceiling light by Gaetano Sciolari. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa the 1970s. Chrome, brushed aluminum, acrylic. Wired for U.S. standards. We r...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Aluminum, Chrome

Textured Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light, France, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
France, 1950s A square ceiling light in rich ribbed and textured frosted cast glass, with ingenious removable center hole opening. Nickeled metal frame. Measures: 11 W x 11 D x 6 H ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Lumi, circa 1950s
By Lumi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Flush mount ceiling light by Lumi. Made in Italy, in 1950s. Label present. Four standard Edison bulbs. Complimentary US rewiring upon request. Two flush mounts available.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Fontana Arte Rectangular Flush Mount Ceiling or Wall Light
By Fontana Arte
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fontana Arte rectangular flush mount ceiling or wall laight. Italy 1960s. Textured glass, brass, metal. Rewired for US. Takes 3 candelabra bulbs.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Futuristic Pattern Limburg Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful amber glass flush mount. Made in Germany by Glashütte Limburg. Gorgeous textured glass flush mount with brass metal fixture. The Fixture requires one European E14 / 110 Vol...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Murano glass flush mount ceiling light by La Murrina
By La Murrina
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Murano glass flush mount ceiling light by La Murrina. Made in Italy in 1960s. Murano glass, brass, chromed metal. Four candelabra sockets. Complimentary US rewiring upon request.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Lumi, circa 1950s
By Lumi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Flush mount ceiling light by Lumi. Made in Italy, in 1950s. Label present. Four standard Edison bulbs. Complimentary US rewiring upon request. Two flush mounts available.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Contemporary Large Murano Glass Ceiling Light or Flush Mount
Located in Rome, IT
Contemporary murano glass ceiling light or flush mount made with a unique huge "Milky"Color glass bowl. Weight 20 kg. Sixt e 27 light bulbs suitable for us standards. Available a ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Blown Glass

1960 Germany Limburg Flush Mount Ceiling Light Textured Glass
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant flush mount ceiling light with thick, heavy textured glass fixed on a metal frame. Manufactured by Glashutte Limburg, Germany in the 1960s. Design: Helena Tynell attr. Sty...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Murano Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Italy, 1980s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A beautiful Murano glass flush mount. Made in Italy in the 1980s. Gorgeous textured glass flush mount with metal fixture. The Fixture requires a European E27 / 110 Volt Edison bulb, ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Sergio Mazza Artemis Clio Flush Ceiling Light 1960 Italian Mid-Century
By Artemide, Sergio Mazza
Located in New York, NY
A 1960s modern industrial style flush ceiling light in aged brushed steel with a glossy white opaline glass shade. Rewired.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Steel

Wrought Iron Grape Leaf and Glass, Flush Mount Ceiling Light
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A beautiful flush mount made of wrought iron with an amber colored glass. Gorgeous textured amber colored glass flush mount with metal fixture. The fixture requires one European E27 ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Model 2042/6 Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 2042/6 flush mount ceiling light. Originally designed in 1963 by Gino Sarfatti. Current production designed and manufactured in Italy by Astep. Brushed champagne finish. Also a...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Steel

1960 Germany Limburg Petite Flush Mount Ceiling Light Textured Glass
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Petite flush mount ceiling light with thick, heavy textured glass fixed on a metal frame. Manufactured by Glashutte Limburg, Germany in the 1960s. Design: Helena Tynell attr. Styl...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Large Square Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light Honsel Leuchten, Germany
By Honsel
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A beautiful flush mount by Honsel Leuchten, Germany. Gorgeous textured amber colored glass flush mount with metal fixture. The fixture requires two European E27 Edison or medium bulb...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Organic Bubble Glass Limburg Flush Mount Ceiling Light, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Petite organic bubble glass flush mount. Made in Germany by Glashütte Limburg. Gorgeous textured glass flush mount with metal fixture. The Fixture requires a European E14 / 110 Volt ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Kaiser Flush Mount Amber Murano Glass Ceiling Light, 1960s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant flush mount ceiling light executed in Murano glass with brass finals on a wooden frame. Manufactured by Kaiser Lighting, Germany in the 1960s. Materials: Murano glass, bras...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Murano Glass

1960 Germany Doria Flush Mount Murano Glass Wall & Ceiling Light
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant space age flush mount and wall sconce with a transparent Murano glass shade on a silver metal frame. Gem from the time. With this light you make a clear statement in your int...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

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Flush Mount Ceiling Light Midcentury Modern For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the flush mount ceiling light midcentury modern you’re looking for. A flush mount ceiling light midcentury modern — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. There are 769 variations of the antique or vintage flush mount ceiling light midcentury modern you’re looking for, while we also have 22 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer flush mount ceiling light midcentury modern, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A flush mount ceiling light midcentury modern is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made flush mount ceiling light midcentury modern has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Glashütte Limburg, Stilnovo and Achille Castiglioni are consistently popular.

How Much is a Flush Mount Ceiling Light Midcentury Modern?

Prices for a flush mount ceiling light midcentury modern start at $155 and top out at $28,000 with the average selling for $2,400.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Glashütte Limburg möbel are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glasswaren and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Glashütte Limburg Mobel, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 661 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original möbels by Glashütte Limburg were created in the modern der Mitte des jahrhunderts style in Europe during the 20. jahrhundert. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider Mobel by and. The prices for Glashütte Limburg Mobel can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at 265 $ and tops out at 34.200 $, while pieces like these can sell for 1.084 $ on average..

On the Origins of Europe

Georg Jensen furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Georg Jensen furniture there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. 952 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 446 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Georg Jensen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Georg Jensen furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $19 and tops out at $269,950, while pieces like these can sell for $737 on average.

Furniture of the 20th Century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

Materials: Metal Furniture

Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. In stock are 67 vintage editions of these items, while there are 135 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Werkstätte Carl Auböck were created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $232 and tops out at $11,934, while pieces like these can sell for $796 on average.

Finding the Right Flush Mount for You

Antique and vintage flush mount lighting fixtures can help you create inviting, ambient lighting in your space, and who doesn’t want that?

While electric light bulbs were a huge improvement over gas and oil lamps for lighting our homes, we still had much work to do in order to arrive at the broad range of table lamps, pendants, sconces and other fixtures that are available today.

Lighting technology and design improved substantially over time. Engaging engineers, scientists, architects and designers alike, the field of lighting became a major proving ground for state-of-the-art materials like plastics, inventive new mechanisms and emotionally resonant styles that included the ethereal (Isamu Noguchi’s Akari light sculpture), the whimsical (Gino Sarfatti’s 2109 ceiling light and Sputnik chandelier) and the eclectically postmodern (the Toio floor lamp crafted by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni). Eventually, flush mount light fixtures became a practical option for home lighting.

Flush mount lighting fixtures are among the most convenient ways to light a small room with a low ceiling. These structures sit directly against the ceiling’s surface and cast light downward, illuminating a large area and defining the room. Semi-flush mount lighting fixtures hang several inches from the ceiling. They also produce ambient light but can be a little more decorative and lean toward the style of chandeliers.

Flush mount lighting is versatile. Larger fixtures distribute more ambient light across the center of the room, while smaller flush mount fixtures are best for accent or task lighting. The main drawback of flush mount fixtures is that they don’t make a strong statement. You can remedy this by strategically arranging decorative accents that flourish in soft lighting.

Lighting is an essential part of any interior design project. Often, having the right light fixture is key to creating an attractive, radiant room. Ample lighting paired with enticing design creates an elevated, inviting atmosphere, helping to set the desired mood. Selecting the right lighting for your home, however, isn’t merely about creating an especially bright bedroom or a moody dining room. There are many different kinds of fixtures and illumination to consider, with flush mount lighting fixtures among them.

Make a statement with a<a href=/furniture/lighting/flush-mount-ceiling-lights/material/metal/ target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> metal flush mount lighting fixture — a copper or chrome fixture can prove dazzling in your living room. Art Deco flush mount lighting fixtures, with their geometrical shapes and unique detailing in crystal, glass and brass, will go toward creating a cohesive look amid your collection of authentic Art Deco era posters and other wall decor.

Hollywood Regency fixtures — defined by a flamboyant design style for which we credit decorator Dorothy Draper — can introduce glamour and glitz to your living room with their mirrored finishes and complex floral motifs.

Explore a collection of antique and vintage flush mount lighting fixtures on 1stDibs to see what style best suits your space.

Questions About Flush Mount Ceiling Light Midcentury Modern
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    As its name implies, a flush mount ceiling light is mounted flush to the ceiling. They’re a good alternative to recessed lighting.