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French 1930s Crystal Hot Air Balloon Chandelier, Attributed to Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
French 1930s chandelier composed of latticed crystal wrapped around a bulbous gilt metal frame in the form of a hot air balloon from which strands of beaded crystal extend over eight...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

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

French Maison Baguès Style Flowers and Leaves Gold Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Re-wired and ready to hang. Housing five lights in crystal cut holders. Gilt metal with double crystal leaves and flowers made of prisms with drops. Bottom has crystal cut finial as ...
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Certified Maison Baguès Paris Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
#18141 Maison Baguès chandelier, three lights, Finish: Gilt gold or gilt silver as needed. Iron and crystal (UL listing available for an additional fee).   
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21st Century and Contemporary French Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron, Gold Leaf

Rare Amethyst Chandelier in the Style of Maison Bagues, France, 1950s
By Maison Baguès
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Amazing and absolutely rare six-light amethyst flower chandelier in the style of Maison Bagues, France, circa 1950s. Gilt brass and cut crystal /glass. Socket: Six x Edison (E27) f...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern 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 Baguès Chandelier
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Superb Baguès crystal and gilded six-light chandelier. Decorated with crystal beads and flowers formed with faceted clear and frosted crystal. Gilt metal frame decorated with crystal...
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Early 2000s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Leaf, Iron

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H 33 in. Dm 26 in.
1950s Baguès Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
Our chandelier can be identified as Baguès, circa 1950, based on a similar model published in the magazine Plasir de France that very year. Stylistically, it represents what Baguès w...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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H 36 in. Dm 24 in.
Maison Baguès Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Vienna, AT
Six-arm chandelier with a bamboo motif by La Maison Baguès of Paris from the early 1950s. Gilt bronze and polychromed metal. New electric, refurbished Measures (without chain): 71c...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Bronze

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H 39.38 in. Dm 23.63 in.
French Bagues Style Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fine quality brass, crystal and glass six arm chandelier in the manner of Maison Bagues. Recently re-wired. France, mid 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

1940's French Bird Chandelier, Attributed to Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to French design house Baguès, this 1940's chandelier features ten white and red painted metal arms centered by a gilt metal canopy and bottom finial in the form of a cag...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1940s French Obelisk Églomisé Chandelier Attributed to Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to Baguès, French 1940s cut glass, eglomise and gilt metal chandelier with a mirrored obelisk stem above two tiers of 12 scrolling arms accented with glass drops. Baguè...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Maison Baguès Crystal Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Austin, TX
French Maison Baguès crystal chandelier in pristine condition with crystal pendants and drops. We love the gold leafed steel structure lined with crystal beads and the Art Deco perio...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Leaf, Steel

French 1940s Gilt Metal Chandelier, Attrib. to Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s gilt metal chandelier with eight scroll design arms and gilt metal flowers trimmed with crystal leaves. Attributed to Baguès. Baguès was born in Auvergne around 1840 ...
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

French 1920s Gilt Metal Chandelier, Attributed to Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
French, 1920s gilt metal chandelier with two-tier 12 beaded crystal scroll design arms and various hanging crystal (Baccarat) pendants and crystal finial on bottom and centre (attrib...
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

French Pink Maison Baguès Style Crystal Flower Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Housing four lights, sitting on chippy gold giltwood posts. Rewired and ready to hang. Loaded with florets, swags of crystal beads, pink and clear prisms and five pink flowers. Addin...
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Vintage 1920s French Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Incredible 6-Light Midcentury French Chandelier by Maison Baguès, Paris
By Maison Baguès
Located in Charleston, SC
Incredible 6-light midcentury French chandelier by Maison Baguès. Wonderfully colored glass petals and leaves on scrolling bronze branches. Lights shine through the prisms inlaid int...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Wonderful French Neoclassical Bronze Crystal Regency Baguès 9-Light Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French neoclassical bronze and crystal Regency 9-light chandelier 8 arms and center obelisk contains a light as well Completely rewired.
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

French 1940s Clear Tear Drop Chandelier by Maison Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant chandelier by Maison Baguès. Six lights with clear crystal tear drops, daggers and rosettes.
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

French Clear Crystal Prisms Bagues Style Flowers Chandelier Vintage
By Maison Baguès
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Wonderful rare shape chandelier. Housing 1 light in center under a crystal cup. Metal scrolled body with perfect patina. Adorning clear flowers, all in great shape. Macaroni bead ...
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Certified Maison Baguès Paris Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
#18141 Maison Baguès chandelier, three lights, Finish: Gilt gold or gilt silver as needed. Iron and crystal (UL listing available for an additional fee). This is the larger size, we ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Iron, Gold Leaf

French Maison Baguès Style Eight-Light Crystal Chandelier
By Maison Baguès, Baccarat
Located in Houston, TX
Chic French Maison Baguès inspired silvered bronze and crystal eight-light chandelier. This stunning crystal chandelier is newly wired for U.S. market and can be suspended from a cha...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Maison Baguès "feuillage" 6-Light Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Miami, FL
Superb Maison Baguès 6 lights chandelier, great bronze quality. Matching pair of 3 light sconces, from the same house.
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

French Maison Baguès Style Eight-Light Crystal Chandelier
By Maison Baguès, Baccarat
Located in Houston, TX
Chic French 1940s Maison Baguès style bronze or brass and crystal eight-light chandelier. This stunning French crystal chandelier has been newly wired for U.S. market and would look ...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Daggers Chandelier by Maison Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in Paris, FR
Brass and bronze chandelier with 6 cups girders and crystal daggers
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Vintage 1960s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

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H 35.44 in. Dm 29.53 in.
Elegant "Cage" Chandelier Maison Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in PARIS, FR
Elegant cage shaped chandelier in the Louis XVI style attributed to Maison Baguès, in gilded iron with gold leaf and cut crystal with twelve lights. The central barrel is made of a l...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron

Wonderful French Bronze Baguès Crystal Beaded Swag Flower Petite Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French bronze & crystal with beaded swag and flower petite 6 candelabra light chandelier in the manner of Bagues completely rewired and accompanied by chain and canopy a...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Wonderful French Gilt Baguès Rock Crystal Jansen Vintage Fixture Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful soft scrolls accent the body of this nine light Baguès / Jansen style rock crystal chandelier with centre and 3 surrounding finials and lovely layers of clear crystal prism...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Wonderful French Bronze Bagues Amethyst Rock Crystal Flower 6 Light Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French bronze Bagues style amethyst & frosted rock crystal dressed with crystal flowers 6 candelabra light chandelier, rewired and accompanied by chain canopy and mountin...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Amethyst, Rock Crystal, Bronze

Large French Rock Crystal Chandelier by Maison Baguès, circa 1940
By Maison Baguès
Located in London, GB
A large French eight-arm gilt tole and rock crystal chandelier by Maison Baguès, circa 1940. In the romantic neoclassical style. In excellent vintage condition commensurate of age.
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Metal

Maison Bagues Style French Beaded Balloon Crystal Chandelier, circa 1940
By Maison Baguès
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Housing an impressive 7 lights. Stars, balls, spars and flowers are all in crystal. Criss-cross beading. Flower florets, extremely rare. Adding 22 inches of original chain and canopy...
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

French 1940s Scroll Design Six-Arm Chandelier, Attrib. to Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s gilt metal scroll design six-arm chandelier with beaded crystal trim and ball design (att: BAGUES). Baguès was born in Auvergne around 1840 and became famous internatio...
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

French Mid-Century Attributed to Baguès Bronze and Glass Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s oxidize bronze chandelier with 5 scroll arms trimmed with glass beads emanating from a Lucite ribbon and wheat design disc holding tiered finals & a beaded spray. (Attri...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Wonderful French Bronze Rock Crystal Beaded Baguès Chandelier Basket Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French bronze and rock crystal chandelier in manner of Baguès with 6 arms in a basket form is adorned with beads and a center piece that lights up with 3 interior lights ...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

Wonderful French Baguès Pagoda Form Rock Crystal Chandelier Lantern Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French Baguès style pagoda form chandelier with rock crystals dropping from beades and flowers throughout and centred with a crystal spike, finished with a beautiful rock...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Fine French Bagues Style Silvered and Cut Rock Crystal Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
A fine French Bagues style silvered copper, cut rock crystal and glass multi light chandelier of great detail embellished with cut rock crystal prisms and glass beads.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Rock Crystal, Copper

Wonderful French Gilt Reverse Painted Mirrored Beaded Baguès Basket Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French gold gilt chandelier in the manner of Baguès, from the iconic 1920s period. This stunning piece has 6 reverse painted mirrored panels forming a basket as the cente...
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Vintage 1920s French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Magnificent Antique French Louis XVI Style Bagues Rock Crystal Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent and unique antique Bagues French Louis XVI style gilt bronze, cut rock crystal and beaded glass chandelier embellished with cut rock crystal prisms, flowers and glass l...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

Bagues 1920s Crystal and Bronze Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Fairfax, VA
1920s six arm cut crystal and bronze chandelier by Maison Baguès. The elegant and detailed bronze frame, with heavy high quality cut crystals. Minimum height fully installed is 36".
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Vintage 1920s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Huge 6 Lights French Flush Mount Beaded Dome Maison Baguès Beaded Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Rare big size. Housing 6 lights. Will be rewired free of charge with certified UL US sockets for the USA and appropriate sockets for all other countries and ready to hang. Crystal be...
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Bagues Style Gilt Metal Crystal Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Stamford, CT
Medium scale French Baguès style six-light chandelier with gilt metal stem and leaf structure and cut crystals.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

French 20th Century Parcel-Gilt and Painted Maison Baguès Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Madrid, ES
A French 20th century parcel-gilt and cream white painted Maison Baguès six-light chandelier. Decorated with faceted glass drops, pendants and flowerheads overall. A central dish iss...
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Metal

Rock Crystal Chandelier by Maison Bagues
By Maison Baguès
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This large scale, stylish and chic rock crystal chandelier was created by the iconic firm of Maison Baguès and is in the Louis XV style with its 12 candle lights and the interior cry...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Iron, Silver Leaf

French Maison Baguès Style Crystal Prisms Flowers Bronze Chandelier, circa 1930
By Maison Baguès
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Heavy bronze with perfect patina. Housing six-light. Adorning crystal prism flowers throughout, all intact. Lighter photos due to flash. Adding another 5 inches of original chain and...
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Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Aqua Blue French Maison Baguès Style Beaded Crystal Prisms & Flowers Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Housing six lights, sitting in rare cut crystal bobeches. Double beading throughout. Swags of crystal beads. The wires look rusty in photos, but this is the fault of the flash. Adorn...
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Vintage 1920s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

French Brass, Crystal and Mirror Chandelier by Maison Baguès, Paris, 1925
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
Important French Mid-Century Modern / Art Deco chandelier by Baguès, iconic of the 1925 period. This stunning piece has a reverse painted mirror central structure and a reverse paint...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Maison Bagues Style Amethyst French Beaded Balloon Crystal Chandelier circa 1940
By Maison Baguès
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Housing 5 lights, 4 encircling and one inside. Criss-cross beading with swags of crystal beads. Adorning crystal prisms and amethyst Murano drops. Re-wired and ready to hang! Free pr...
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Bronze and Crystal Baguès Chandelier with Smoked Glass Panels, French, 1950s
By Maison Baguès
Located in London, GB
A French bronze twelve-light chandelier, by Maison Baguès, circa 1950. The top fixture trumpet shaped, above a patinated silver colored sphere leading to the central structure in the...
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

Wonderful French Baguès Rock Crystal Gilt Iron Eight-Light Chandelier Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
This transitional gilt metal / iron chandelier with eight candelabra lights has wonderful rock crystal prisms, triangular shaped and diamond shaped crystal prisms. There is a large c...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Iron

Grand Bagues French Gilt 12-Light Rock Crystal Basket Obelisks Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A grand Bagues style French gilt 12-light rock crystal basket form chandelier with obelisks throughout.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Wonderful Baguès French Rock Crystal Gilt Iron Chandelier Eight-Light Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Baguès French triangular and star rock crystal, gilt iron chandelier with eight candelabra lights each taking a max. Of 60 watts per socket. Measures: 29" W x 32" H.
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Iron

French Louis XVI Baguès Rock Crystal Eight-Light Square Midcentury Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French Louis XVI / Baguès style rock crystal eight candelabra light square midcentury flower basket form chandelier.
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20th Century French Chinoiserie Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Rock Crystal

Wonderful French Beaded Swag Rock Crystal Maison Baguès Bird Cage Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French macaroni beaded and rock crystal drop, chandelier in the manner of Maison Baguès with a bird cage frame with six lights, completely rewired and comes ready to inst...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Large French Louis XV Bronze Crystal Chandelier Attributed to Maison Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in Berlin, DE
Large 19th century French Louis XV bronze crystal nine-light chandelier attributed to Maison Baguès A large Louis XV style gilt bronze and cut crystal glass chandelier attributed ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Wonderful French Gilt Bronze Baguès Rock Crystal Star Finial Spear Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French gilt bronze rock crystal star & finial / spear 6 candelabra chandelier in the manner of Baguès.
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Bronze

Wonderful Baguès French Rock Crystal Gilt Iron Chandelier Eight-Light Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Baguès style French rock crystal, gold gilt iron gilt chandelier with eight lights. Size: H 35 inches x W 32.5 inches.
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Iron

Wonderful French Baguès Beaded Lattice Rock Crystal Gold Gilt Pagoda Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French Baguès style, beaded lattice and rock crystal gold gilt pagoda form eight-light chandelier. Completely rewired and ready to enjoy with canopy and all mounting hard...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Maison Baguès, Large French Chandelier in Wrought Iron, Crystal and Glass
By Maison Baguès
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Maison Baguès, large French chandelier in wrought iron, crystal and glass. Eight lights.
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Vintage 1940s French Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Wrought Iron

Wonderful French Rock Crystal Gold Gilt 8 Light Bird Cage Baguès Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful rock crystal and gold gilt Baguès / Louis XVI style 8 candelabra light, bird cage form chandelier, completely rewired with new sockets.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Rock Crystal

Wonderful French Green Gold Gilt Tole Crystal Flower Baguès Petite Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French green and gold gilt tole bird cage form with crystal flower and drops, petite chandelier in the manner of Baguès.
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

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French Bagues Chandeliers For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of French bagues chandeliers is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique French bagues chandeliers was constructed with extraordinary care, often using stone, metal and crystal. There are 187 antique and vintage French bagues chandeliers for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 4 modern editions to choose from as well. French bagues chandeliers have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. French bagues chandeliers made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Louis XVI — are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made French bagues chandeliers over the years, but those made by Maison Baguès and Maison Jansen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are French Bagues Chandeliers?

French bagues chandeliers can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $6,250, while the lowest priced sells for $438 and the highest can go for as much as $120,000.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants 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 and vintage 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 (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), 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 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 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 pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.