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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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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

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H 28.5 in. W 13.5 in. D 12.5 in.
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

"Nanking" Art Deco Chandelier by Rene Lalique
By René Lalique
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Lalique boule-type chandelier, clear and frosted glass molded with a geometric motif, electrified.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pretty Small Art Deco Light Fixture in Etched Glass and Steel, circa 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pretty small Art Deco light fixture in etched glass and steel, circa 1930.    
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

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

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

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 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 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

Art Deco Three-Light Cherub Chandelier, France, circa 1925
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Wonderful French Art Deco chandelier with three cherubs on a wood frame. Silver colored metal on a wood frame and three small glass roses. Socket: Three x B22 ( French bajonett).    
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, 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

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

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 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

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

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

"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

French Art Deco Glass and Chrome Pendants, 1930s-1940s, Set of 2
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant set of 2 pendants was designed and made in France in the 1930s-1940s. The lamps are made of nickel plated metal / chrome and have got a mottled white glass shade with si...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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 Deco Opaline Glass and Brass Pendants, 1930s-1940s, Set of 2
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant set of 2 pendants was designed and made in France in the 1930s-1940s. The lamps are made of brass and have got snow white opaline lamp shades which diffuse the lights wi...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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 Two-Light Bronze Cherub Chandelier, France, circa 1925
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Lovely Art Deco bronze pendant with two glass shades. Socket: two x B22 (French bajonett). Very good condition.  
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Vintage 1920s French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

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 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

Silvered "Montgolfiere" Style Chandelier, Glass Beads Throughout, France, 1960
By Baccarat
Located in Merida, Yucatan
French chandelier, in silver gilt steel, beaded throughout all the metal work with cut glass beads. Made in France, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

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

Fine Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Maison Baguès, France, 1940s
By Maison Baguès
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Wonderful seven-light chandelier by Maison Baguès, France, circa 1940s. Made of cut-glass/ crystal and gilt brass.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Gilt Iron and Crystal Chandelier in the Style of Maison Baguès, France, 1940s
By Maison Baguès
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Beautiful gilt iron and crystal chandelier in the style of Maison Baguès, France, circa 1940s. Made of cut-glass/ crystal and gilt iron. Socket: Six Edison (e14) for standard screw...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron

French Art Deco Square Flush Mount Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco square flush mount chandelier. Clear frosted glass with geometric motif. Mounted on a polished nickeled frame. Has been rewired for American use with one candelabra s...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Flush Mount

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Glass

French Art Deco Semi Flush Mount Floral Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French Art Deco floral semi flush mount chandelier. Clear frosted glass with floral motif. Held by three nickel rods and matching ceiling plate. Has been rewired for American use wit...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Flush Mount

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Glass

French Art Deco Glass Chandelier by Verlys
By Verlys Glass
Located in Fairfax, VA
A wonderful Art Deco chandelier. Masterfully crafted by the world renowned Verlys Glass in Rouen, France, this elegant chandelier features a beautiful Koi Fish design : Artistically ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Art Deco Chandelier by Sabino Art Glass 'France'
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Merida, Yucatan
9 light French Art Deco Chandelier by Sabino in Chrome and pressed glass. Signed on the Hardware and glass (which has one tiny chip on the rim, unnoticeable when assembled).
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

French Art Deco Chandelier by Sabino
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Marius Ernest Sabino (1878-1961). Art Deco chandelier in clear and frosted molded glass mounted on a wrought iron frame gilt decorated with cascading palm leaves. Measures: Dro...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Art Deco Sabino Oiled Bronze and Glass Chandelier
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely French Art Deco signed Sabino chandelier is in the shape of a flower. It has six frosted Sabino glass arms extending from the centre. It has petals or leaves extending fr...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of Sabino Art Deco Cylindrical Glass Chandeliers
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to the French art glass firm Sabino, this pair of cylindrical Art Deco chandeliers is composed of small chrome-bound panels of frosted rectangular glass and is suspended b...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

French Art Deco Polished Chrome and Frosted Glass Six-Arm Chandelier by Sabino
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic six arm chandelier was produced by Sabino- one of the most renowned lighting ateliers of the period in France, circa 1930. It features six streamlined chrom...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Fine French Art Deco Glass Panel Polished Nickel Chrome Ball Chandelier Fixture
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Roslyn, NY
A fine French Art Deco triangular glass panel and polished nickel / chrome ball form pendant chandelier with one Edison socket up to 75 watts One top glass panels has been repaired, ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Nickel

Art Deco Chandelier with Frosted Glass rrrow Quiver Shades by Pierre D'Avesn
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A period French Art deco chandelier; the silvered bronze frame holding two tiers of lighting; each tier has three thickly cast opalescent shades in the shape of a quiver made by Pier...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Art Deco Opalescent Glass Chandelier by Verlys Kingfisher Design
By Verlys Glass
Located in Fairfax, VA
Beautiful Art Deco opalescent glass chandelier with nickel on bronze hardware. Six lights 60 watts max each.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Pair of French Art Deco Glass Chandeliers with Bronze Mounting
Located in Fairfax, VA
Pair of elegant clear Frost glass with bronze mounting Art Deco chandeliers. Six lights 60 watts each max. Height can be adjusted by removing some of the chain.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

French Art Deco Lantern with Tiered Molded Shade
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco (circa 1925) small lantern with a six-sided frosted three-tier molded glass shade suspended from a silvered metal frame under a large round canopy by Sabino. Marius...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Degue Art Deco Chandelier, France
By David Gueron Degue, Verrerie D'Art Degué
Located in Antwerp, BE
A very special and signed Degue, France 1920-1930 Art Deco chandelier. Four molded thick satin frosted glass shades formed like flower baskets each signed with Degue rest in a decora...
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20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

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H 29.53 in. Dm 21.66 in.
Sabino France Signed Art Deco Pendant Light Fixture with Silvered Bronze
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Offered for sale is an elegant and rare Sabino glass of France, signed and numbered Art Deco Pendant light fixture with Sabino impressed marks and serial number. Frosted, glass shade...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Sabino Glass French Art Deco Chandelier
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in Fairfax, VA
A beautiful design 1920's Art Deco glass chandelier with nickel on bronze hardware. Six lights max 75 watts each.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

French Art Deco Sabino Glass Chandelier
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in Fairfax, VA
A beautiful glass, amber/green smoked glass, six lights with nickel rim and hardware.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

French Opalescent Glass Art Deco Chandelier
Located in Fairfax, VA
An stunning Art Deco chandelier. Made during 1930s this six-arm eight-light chandelier is entirely made of opalescent glass except some polished bronze hardware and canopy. 60 watt ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Art Deco Frosted Glass Bowl Chandelier
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco frosted glass large bowl form chandelier with a fluted top section below a "dot" design bottom with a matching canopy shade supported by 3 chains (attributed to: Daum).
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Antique 19th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

French Art Deco Blown Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
The Art Deco blown glass pendant is blown with double glass with a matte satin appearance. The iron work "chains" and canopy are original. The dominant color is a soft orange. The li...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

French Art Deco Geometric Glass Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
An impressive French Art Deco wrought iron and geometric glass chandelier. Featuring a large clear and frosted center bowl and eight fan shaped panels. This chandelier has amazing De...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

French Art Deco Frosted Art Glass Chandelier Signed Maynadier
Located in New York City, NY
French Art Deco chandelier signed Maynadier, circa 1928, with a stylized motif of trellising briar rose vine and leaves. Three glass tulip shades with matching rose detailing focus l...
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20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

French Art Deco Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco chandelier pendant with molded opaque glass panels and a gilt metal frame.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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H 33 in. Dm 29 in.
French Art Deco Chandelier
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Elegant French chandelier made of silvered cast bronze with a frosted acid etched shade signed "Schneider."
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • French Art Deco Chandelier
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H 32 in. Dm 17 in.
French Art Deco Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco chandelier pendant with molded frosted glass panels, central bowl and metal frame. In great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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H 33 in. Dm 16 in.
Large French Art Deco Brass and Glass Chandeliers
Located in Long Island City, NY
Made with geometrical tubular rods that support a large convex frosted glass cup shade which sits on a patinated brass bowl decorated with 6 glistening handcut glass disks, and a pri...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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French Art Deco Glass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the French art deco glass chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, metal and brass, every French art deco glass chandelier was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a French art deco glass chandelier, we have 863 options in-stock, while there are 15 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French art deco glass chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each French art deco glass chandelier bearing Art Deco, Hollywood Regency or Art Nouveau hallmarks is very popular. A well-made French art deco glass chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Muller Frères, David Gueron Degue and René Lalique are consistently popular.

How Much is a French Art Deco Glass Chandelier?

Prices for a French art deco glass chandelier start at $427 and top out at $390,000 with the average selling for $3,537.

A Close Look at Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.”

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments in their pieces, such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

At 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furniture by designer, including works by Georg Jensen and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

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.