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French Art Deco Floral Chandelier Signed by Degué
By Degué, David Gueron Degue
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco chandelier by famous artist Degué. Having four clear frosted glass panels and center globe with polished details and floral motif. Held by a polished nickel design fr...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Hand Carved Chandelier in Medieval Gothic Style, Six Dragons Holding Lanterns
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique wooden light fixture with dragons and hand forged, wrought iron lanterns. This handcrafted, excellent condition chandelier comes with six stunning and well carved, winged dr...
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Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

20th Century French Bronze Balloon Chandelier with Cristal and Glass Pendants
Located in LEGNY, FR
20th century bronze balloon chandelier with crystal and glass pendants. There are four glasses torchlights. The structure chandelier is made with nice bronze sculpted elements. This...
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Rare Cut Crystal with Center Spear Chandelier
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Housing 5 lights, sitting in crystal bobeches dripping with rare cut crystal prisms. Swags and swags of crystal and a crystal spear in center. Nice big ball as finial. Adding another...
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Early 20th Century French Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

French Art Deco Pendant Chandelier Signed by Degue
By Degué, David Gueron Degue
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco pendant chandelier by the French artist Degue. Clear frosted glass shade with geometric motif. Held by three nickel rods and ceiling plate. Has been rewired for Ameri...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

French Art Deco Chandelier by Genet et Michon
By Gênet et Michon
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco chandelier by French artist Genet et Michon. With a two sided clear and frosted molded glass shade. Having deep flowers motif details. Held by polished nickel frame a...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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H 28.5 in. W 13.5 in. D 12.5 in.
French 6-Light Ornate Iron Ring Chandelier in C-Scroll Motif & Bow Linked Chains
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French vintage six-light iron chandelier in a round ring shape. This French chandelier from the mid-20th century features an intricately designed centre comprised of c-scroll motif...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Iron

1970s Design Chandelier
Located in Halluin, FR
Sculpted glass and psychedelic fabric for this chandelier in total retro and 1970s look.
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Late 20th Century French Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Fabric, Glass

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H 6.3 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Large Wrought Iron Chandelier Marine Galleon Dolphin Attributed to Poillerat
Located in FR
Wrought Iron Chandelier attributed to Poillerat one of a kind, circa 1930 Rare and unique With midcentury Arts & Crafts Neo Baroque influences typical of the era Hand forged chandeli...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Large Twelve Light Crystal and Bronze Chandelier Attributed to Bagues
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
A very fine twelve light chandelier with amethyst color and clear crystal drops, attributed to Bagues.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Small French Holophane Globe Pendant Lights
Located in London, GB
Small French Holophane globe pendant lights, moulded prismatic glass with spun brass caps and conical finial to the base, re-wired with braided silk flex, circa 1980 (unused 'old sto...
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Late 20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Wrought Iron Chandelier and Sconces manner of Poillerat Galleon Dolphin
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in FR
Wrought iron chandelier one of a kind attributed to Gilbert Poillerat, circa 1930 with matching pair of Sconces wall lights Rare and unique With Arts & Crafts Neo Baroque influences...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

White French Opaline Glass Shades Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French opaline glass industrial pendant. 2 meter black wire Weight 0.40 kg / 0.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for inc...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

Black Opaline Glass Shades French Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French Opaline glass Industrial pendant. Excluding light bulb. Measure: Weight 0.7 kg / 1.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standa...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

White Enamel French Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights (3x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small French industrial pendant. Weight 0.30 kg / 0.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs,...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Dark Blue Enamel French Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small French industrial pendant. Excluding light bulb Weight 0.3 kg / 0.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for in...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

French Heavy Brown Cast Iron Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage industrial hanging lamp Brown painted cast iron clear glass Weight: 20.00 kg / 44.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial factory pendant Green / grey enamel, white interior Weight: 1.50 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standard...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Pair of Midcentury Pendant Lights Opaque Molded Plastic Lanterns c1950-60
Located in FR
Pair of midcentury pendant lights opaque molded plastic lanterns, circa 1950-1960 Unusual diamond lozenge opaque Lucite Black plastic trim The drop can be adjusted In good vintage co...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Plastic

Midcentury Pendant Light Chrome and Irridescent Glass Panels
Located in FR
Pendant light chrome and irridescent glass panels midcentury Unusual glass and metal ceiling light Irridescent carnival glass shaped panels Measurements given are for the light it...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Metal Top Pendant Light
By Mazda
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French factory light. Black enamel. Used in warehouses and factories. Weight: 5.10 kg / 11.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Metal

Midcentury Pendant Light Lantern Attributed to Poillerat
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in FR
Pendant light attributed to Poillerat Midcentury Unusual glass and metal ceiling light Measurements given are for the lantern itself The drop can be adjusted please ask for lengt...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Gray Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Tube Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Tube Industrial cast aluminum light. Clear glass. Converted for E26 / E27 light bulbs. Weight: 5.0 kg / 11 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Porcelain Glass Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, cast iron and clear glass. green enamel shade 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 lb Priced per individual item....
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Antique Early 20th Century Hand Engraved Glass and Bronze Pendant Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful early 1900s French fixture, still hanging from its original rope. The wonderful design of the hand engraved motifs in the sizable glass shade make this antique light look ...
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Early 20th Century French Romantic Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Early 20th Century Great Color Art Deco Alabaster fixture & Brass Chain & Canopy
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful 1920s, Art Deco 'burning lava' pendant. This Art Deco pendant comes with brass chains and canopy and this great combination is a real joy to look at. The perfect circular ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass

French Art Deco Pendant Chandelier by Schneider
By Charles Schneider
Located in Bronx, NY
A French Art Deco pendant chandelier by the French artist “Schneider“. Clear frosted molded glass shades with intricate flowers and geometric polished motif details held by three sm...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

French Art Deco Chandelier by Georges Leleu
By Georges Leleu
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco chandelier by Georges Leleu. Four clear frosted glass panels and center bowl with geometric motif. Held by a matching nickeled bronze decorative geometric design fram...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

French Art Deco Brass Frosted Glass Seven-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Art Deco burnished brass chandelier with large frosted high relief glass bowl shade surrounded by five curved lamp arms with frosted high relief glass shades, France, 1940-1950. Mea...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique French Iron and Brass Little Bo Peep Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Discovered during our recent time in France, this sweet antique chandelier is beautifully handcrafted in iron and brass and has been recently been rewired to support U.S. electrical ...
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron, Brass

Pair of French Art Deco Pendant / Chandelier signed by Noverdy
By Jean Noverdy
Located in Bronx, NY
A French Art Deco chandelier by the French Artist Jean Noverdy. Six shades with matching hexagonal center coupe in clear frosted glass with intricate flowers with geometric motif de...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Nickel

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

Ornate French Art Nouveau Art Deco Beaded Glass Straw Fringe 6-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Ornate French Art Nouveau and Art Deco, frosted satin etched art glass lamp shades chandelier Measures: Diameter 30.7 in/ 78 cm Height 32.2 in / 82 cm Weight 7 Kg / 32 lb 6-light bu...
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20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stunning & Rare Art Deco Pendant / Chandelier by Genet & Michon of Paris, France
By Genet & Michon
Located in Lisse, NL
A bargain for the collectors of top quality Parisian Art Deco pendants. This early 20th century, practical size chandelier is by one of France's finest when it comes to Art Deco l...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Nouveau Art Deco Gilded Amber Beaded Glass Fringe Chandelier, Lantern
Located in Coimbra, PT
Beautiful antique French Art Nouveau Art Deco gilded bronze lanterns and amber beaded glass straw fringe, 2 tiers. Measures: Depth 8.7 in /22 cm Width 8.7 in /22 cm Diagonal 12 in/ 3...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass

Antique French Country Style Wrought Iron & Oak Chandelier Work of Lighting Art
Located in Lisse, NL
Large size and great shape, early 20 century light fixture. The top quality craftsmanship that was put into this very well designed and highly decorative chandelier makes it the ey...
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Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W and one bulb E27 60W) Good working...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. 4 bulbs E14 Good working condition Measures: Diameter 28.5 in / 7...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. 4 bulbs E14 Good working condition Measures: Diameter 28.5 in / 72...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W and one bulb E27 60W) Good worki...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W and one bulb E27 60W) Good worki...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. 4 bulbs E14 Good working condition / European rewired Measures:...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco Art Nouveau Forged Iron Chandelier or Pendant Signed Degue 1930
By David Gueron Degue
Located in Coimbra, PT
Beautiful original French signed 1930 Art Deco chandelier or pendant, signed Degue. The hand-forged wrought iron frame features intricately hand forged grape and leaf accents. Mea...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

"Noisetier" Art Deco Chandelier by Rene Lalique
By René Lalique
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Lalique chandelier, clear and frosted glass molded with stylized leaves pattern, with six lateral arms, hanging from six electrified silk cords with original glass canopy.
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20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Monumental Chandelier in Louis XVI Style, Solid Bronze, Gilt, Unique
Located in Berlin, DE
Finely chased and gilded bronze. Extremely rare and decorative chandelier made of solid bronze fire-gilded. Body flanked by three ladies holding a bunch of flowers in the form of can...
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20th Century French Louis XIV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Amazing Hand Carved Art Deco Chandelier / Pendant Light w. Stylish Humming Birds
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique, stylish and extremely decorative pendant. If you are an applied arts enthousiast then this stunning Art Deco chandelier will really lift your spirit. This work of art from t...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Wood

English Wedgwood Porcelain Chandelier Gilt Bronze Victorian Library Hanging Lamp
Located in Coimbra, PT
Adorable English wedgwood porcelain chandelier gilt bronze Victorian library hanging oil lamp with etched glass shade and sculpted roses applique porcelain. Materials: Etched glass...
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Early 20th Century French Adam Style Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Art Deco & Art Nouveau Crystal Glass Fringe Hollywood Regency Gilt Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous midcentury Art Deco or Art Nouveau frosted crystal glass fringe and green glass beaded gilt spiral chandelier. Also have a matching pair of table lamps. Measures: Diameter 1...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Early 1900s Gothic Revival Brass and Bronze Church Candle Chandelier / Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Practical size and great looking church sanctuary light. The amount of work that went into creating this striking and practical size chandelier is almost unimaginable in this day ...
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Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Art Deco & Art Nouveau Crystal Glass Fringe Hollywood Regency Gilt Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous midcentury Art Deco or Art Nouveau frosted and clear crystal glass fringe gilt chandelier. Measures: Diameter 16 in/ 40 cm Height 32 in/ 80 cm Weight: 8 lb/ 4 Kg Three light...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Gold Plate

Art Deco Art Nouveau Gold and Bronze Color, Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W + one bulb E27 60W) Good working condi...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Art Nouveau Gold and Bronze Color, Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W + one bulb E27 60W) Good working condi...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Bauhaus Art Deco Opaline Ruffled Amber Glass Shades Chrome and Wood Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous Bauhaus French Art Deco with gorgeous opaline cased ruffled glass shades/chromed brass 2-light chandelier. Measures: Width 32 in/ 81 cm Height 28.5 in/ 72 cm Depth 11 in / 2...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Heavy Quality Oak Beams and Wrought Iron Torches Arts & Crafts Chandelier Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Large size and great shape, early 20th century light fixture. This perfectly handcrafted light fixture from 1910-1920 is another on of our recent great finds. The combination of th...
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Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Delightful Art Deco Metal and Glass Pendant Light, Fixture by Ezan France
By Ezan
Located in Lisse, NL
Very stylish and rare, 1920s Art Deco pendant, marked Ezan France. If you are looking for a stylish and eye-catching pendant to grace your home or office then this 'icy Art Deco lig...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Amazing & Rare Mid-Century Modern Holophane Chrome & Glass Pendant Lights, Pair
By Holophane
Located in Lisse, NL
Perfect size and brilliant design pair of French Holophane marked pendants. This is without question the most beautiful and stylish pair of Holophane pendants that we, so far, had t...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Black Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light black green enamel, white interior Weight: 1.50 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Exceptional 1920s, Art Deco Black, Grey and White Alabaster Pendant / Fixture
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size and great looking Art Deco alabaster pendant with matching canopy. If you are looking for the perfect and one of a kind alabaster light fixture to grace your Art Deco inte...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster

Delightful, Peach Color Art Deco Pendant / Flush Mount, Relief in Frosted Glass
Located in Lisse, NL
Very stylish and rare 1920s Art Deco pendant light with a beautiful color. Both with the light switched on and off, the iridescence of the glass flower theme is of a beauty that w...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Unique Art Deco Gilt Bronze & Glass Pendant Light by Muller Frères Luneville
By Muller Fres Lunneville
Located in Lisse, NL
Another bargain for the collectors of the finest quality Art Deco pendants. This early 20th century, stylish and practical size chandelier comes with a peacock theme etched or engra...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

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French 20th Century Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the French 20th century chandelier you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, glass and bronze, every French 20th century chandelier was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect French 20th century chandelier — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each French 20th century chandelier bearing Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern or Louis XVI hallmarks is very popular. David Gueron Degue, Marius-Ernest Sabino and Muller Fres Lunneville each produced at least one beautiful French 20th century chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a French 20th Century Chandelier?

The average selling price for a French 20th century chandelier at 1stDibs is $3,880, while they’re typically $103 on the low end and $450,000 for the highest priced.

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.