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Fontana Style Murano Lantern

Fontana Arte style lantern
By Fontana Arte
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fontana Arte style lantern. Murano glass, brass. Designed and made in Italy in 1960s. Takes 1
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fontana Arte style lantern
Fontana Arte style lantern
H 29 in W 17 in D 17 in
Contemporary Italian Aqua Blue Green Textured Murano Glass Pendant/Chandelier
By Fontana Arte
Located in New York, NY
A modern suspension light fixture, a creation entirely handcrafted in Italy with lantern stylized
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Italian Beige Textured Murano Glass Satin Brass Pendant/Chandelier
By Fontana Arte, Cosulich Interiors & Antiques
Located in New York, NY
entirely handcrafted in Italy with lantern stylized shape, in the style of Max Ingrand, the satin brass
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Italian Rose Pink Textured Murano Glass Bronze Pendant/Chandelier
By Cosulich Interiors & Antiques, Fontana Arte
Located in New York, NY
entirely handcrafted in Italy with lantern stylized shape, in the style of Max Ingrand, the bronzed
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Italian Beige Textured Murano Glass Satin Brass Pendant/Chandelier
By Cosulich Interiors & Antiques, Fontana Arte
Located in New York, NY
entirely handcrafted in Italy with lantern stylized shape, in the style of Max Ingrand, the satin brass
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Italian Rose Pink Textured Murano Glass Bronze Pendant/Chandelier
By Fontana Arte, Cosulich Interiors & Antiques
Located in New York, NY
entirely handcrafted in Italy with lantern stylized shape, in the style of Max Ingrand, the bronzed
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

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By Lukas Dahlén
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Serpentine Vertical Ceramic Wall Sconce by Farrah Sit - Single or Mirrored Pair
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Stingray Chandelier Brass by 101 Copenhagen
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Large (29") Smooth Undulating White Plaster Shell Pendant Light
Located in San Francisco, CA
A plaster pendant in a smooth, undulating shell shape, with scalloped edges. A newer take on Francis Elkins's 1940s plaster plafonnier. Hanging by four white chains; with 3 medium ba...
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2010s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stacked Bone and Brass Powder-Coated Table Lamp with Peekaboo Silver Leaf Shade
By Seth Premo, Arvo Ray
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Steel, Brass, Silver Leaf

Large Counterbalance Ceiling Fixture, White Enamel + Brass by Blueprint Lighting
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Sasco Semi-Flush Mount Brass Light Fixture, Custom Finishes
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
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Organic Modern Shell Wall Light/Wall Sconce in White Plaster by Hannah Woodhouse
By Hannah Woodhouse
Located in London, GB
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Orbitale Brass Chandelier 3 Rotating Balanced Arms, Stilnovo Style, Brass Shades
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LU Swing Sconce
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Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Italian 1970s Blue Glass Lantern in the style of Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte
Located in New York, NY
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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, and antique chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

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 light 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, 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. (Note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too.)

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged.

Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, 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 natural world-inspired designs of the Art Nouveau era to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room.

With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs — shop a collection today that includes antique Art Deco chandeliers, Stilnovo chandeliers, Baccarat chandeliers and more.

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