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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

1950s French Gilt Bamboo and Leaf Tole Chandelier
Located in Hastings, GB
1950s French gilt bamboo and leaf tole chandelier. This fantastic chandelier is a unique find. Gilt bamboo stems with wide full leaf fronds to the center. Measures: 64cm width, 66cm ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • 1950s French Gilt Bamboo and Leaf Tole Chandelier
  • 1950s French Gilt Bamboo and Leaf Tole Chandelier
  • 1950s French Gilt Bamboo and Leaf Tole Chandelier
  • 1950s French Gilt Bamboo and Leaf Tole Chandelier
H 25.99 in. W 25.2 in. D 25.2 in.
Rare "fer battu" Gold Leaf Chandelier by Henri Pouenat, France, 1960s
By Henri Pouenat, Maison Ramsay
Located in New York, NY
Four lights solid wrought iron "Saint Malo" chandelier by Henri Pouenat good vintage condition European socket and wiring This chandelier will ship from France price does not inc...
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Vintage 1960s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf

Rare "Fer Battu" Gold Leaf Chandelier by Henri Pouenat, France, 1960s
By Henri Pouenat, Maison Ramsay
Located in New York, NY
Four lights solid wrought iron "Saint Malo" chandelier by Henri Pouenat good vintage condition European socket and wiring This chandelier will ship from France price does not inc...
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Vintage 1960s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf

Large French Regency Louis XV Wood Carved Gold Leaf Baroque Giltwood Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large neoclassic wood carved gold leaf Baroque giltwood five-light chandelier. Measures: Diameter 36 in/ 90 cm Height 36 in / 90 cm Five light bulbs E14/ good working condition Asse...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

Large French Regency Louis XV Wood Carved Gold Leaf Baroque Giltwood Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large neoclassic wood carved gold leaf Baroque giltwood five-light chandelier. Measures: Diameter 36 in/ 90 cm Height 36 in / 90 cm Five light bulbs E14/ good working condition Asse...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

French Painted Iron Chandelier with Scroll and Acanthus Leaf Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French painted iron eight-light chandelier from the mid-20th century. This vintage French iron chandelier features a smaller centre ring with roped accent detail at its upper edge,...
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Iron

French Three-Light Gold Tone Iron Chandelier in Leaf Motif
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French three-light chandelier from the mid-20th century. This vintage hanging light from France features three scrolled light arms which are divided by a beautiful splay of three i...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

19th Century French Bronze Chandelier with Oak Leaf Motif
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Late 19th century French bronze chandelier with oak leaf motif. The chandelier has twelve lights and has been newly wired.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Pair of Silver Leaf Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French carved wood and silver plated eight-light chandeliers, with fluted arms and foliage motif on body.  
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

French Tole Leaf Chandelier with White Porcelain Bird and Flowers
Located in Charleston, SC
Unusual and highly-decorative French cage form chandelier in dark green tole leaf, with the supports entwined in vines, leave and tendrils, covered in delicate, detailed, white porce...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Tôle, Iron

Beautiful French Gold Gilt Baguès Rock Crystal Leaf Basket Chandelier Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Beautiful French gold gilt midcentury Baguès style, rock crystal and leaf basket form chandelier with six candelabrum lights   Actual measurements: 27" wide x 28" high without ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

French Vintage S-Scroll Iron Six-Light Chandelier with Acanthus Leaf Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French painted iron six-light chandelier. This vintage French chandelier is decorated with scrolls throughout. Also featured are decorative carved acanthus leaves towards the top a...
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

French Carved Wood Chandelier with a Gold Leaf and Blue Painted Finish
Located in Dallas, TX
French Louis XVI style carved wood six-light chandelier with a gold leaf and blue painted finish. The chandelier dates from the early 20th century and appears to have been gilded and...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood, Wood, Wood

Rare Midcentury French 8 Chandelier Resin Lamp Shades Flower & Leafs by Accolay
Located in Lisse, NL
Handmade design shade with decor of dried flowers and leafs. These eight cone shaped lamp shades have all been made by hand and the base material is probably lucite. The outside of ...
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Mid-20th Century French Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lucite

1950s Gold Leaf and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Fairfax, VA
Gold leaf with smoked mirror center column decorated with beaded and polished crystal chandelier. Measure: Minimum height full installed with one link of chain and canopy is 32" and...
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

1930s Black Wrought Iron Leaf Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
Large 1930s black wrought iron chandelier with leaf detailing. Newly painted in satin black finish. 12" L chain and canopy included. Newly rewired. Takes five chandelier bulbs.
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Early 20th Century French Country Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought 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

  • French Baguès Chandelier
  • French Baguès Chandelier
  • French Baguès Chandelier
  • French Baguès Chandelier
H 33 in. Dm 26 in.
20th Century Antique French Wrought Iron Chandelier with Leafs and Flowers
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful hand-forged chandelier has a hexagonal body. Each side has a bow ribbon on top, a highly detailed flower garland in the middle and a beautiful draped curtain below. Th...
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Early 20th Century French Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Wonderful Pair Silver Gilt Baguès French Louis XVI Rock Crystal Leaf Chandeliers
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful pair of silver gilt Baguès style French Louis XVI faux rock crystal leaf and flower 6 candelabra light chandeliers, rewired and ready to install with chain canopy and all...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Crystal

French Art Deco circa 1925 Etched Palm and Leaf Pendant Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco circa 1925 etched palm and leaf round flared pendant form glass dome shaped chandelier suspended from three chrome chains (Lorane Nancy).
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Huge Art Deco Flower Leaf Chandelier Silver Brass White Globe Glass France 1930s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Huge elegant Art Deco chandelier with lovely leaf and flower details designed and executed in France in the 1930s. The silvered brass metal chandelier which originates from a Villa i...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Huge Art Deco Flower Leaf Chandelier Silver Brass White Globe Glass France 1930s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Huge elegant Art Deco chandelier with lovely leaf and flower details designed and executed in France in the 1930s. The silvered brass metal chandelier which originates from a Villa i...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Six-Light Gold Brushed Iron Chandelier in Leaf Motif
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Mid-Century Modern six-light chandelier. This French chandelier has a modern design featuring a central column of metal leaves, gathered at the center, and flow outward at t...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Iron, Iron

French Mid-20th Century Four-Light Iron Toned Chandelier in Leaf Foliage Motif
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French antiqued gold tone chandelier in foliage motif from the mid-20th century. This vintage chandelier from France features a central column surrounded within a bundled iron long...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Wonderful Silver Leaf Crystal Urn Rock Crystal Baguès Chandelier Petite Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful silver leaf crystal urn form & beaded swag chandelier with rock crystals in the manner of Maison Baguès this petite fixture has 4 candelabra sockets that have been rewire...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Silver Leaf

Rare Maison Jansen Brass Leaf Chandelier, circa 1960s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Hastings, GB
Rare Maison Jansen att handcrafted brass leaf chandelier. France, c' 1960's. Fabulous chandelier laden with the Classic hand cut and burnished brass leaves of Maison Jansen. The ma...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1920s French Tole Gilded Chandelier
Located in High Point, NC
A refined and harmonious tole chandelier, decorative, but ordered. This 1920s decorative French chandelier has been electrified to modern standards, and fitted with E14 sockets. A ty...
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Vintage 1920s French Neoclassical Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Tôle, Gold Leaf

  • 1920s French Tole Gilded Chandelier
  • 1920s French Tole Gilded Chandelier
  • 1920s French Tole Gilded Chandelier
  • 1920s French Tole Gilded Chandelier
H 55 in. W 25 in. D 25 in.
Pair of Silver Leaf Chandeliers with Glass Fruits
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large, 1940s French silver leaf chandeliers with amber glass and clear pendants, shaped as pears, grapes and apples. The bobeches and center body are made of mirrored glass.  
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Rare Maison Jansen Brass Leaf Chandelier, circa 1960s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Hastings, GB
Rare Maison Jansen att handcrafted brass leaf chandelier France, circa 1960s Fabulous chandelier laden with the Classic handcut and burnished brass leaves of Maison Jansen The mai...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French 19th Century Six-Light Iron Chandelier with Lyre and Acanthus Leaf Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French six-light iron chandelier from the 19th century, with lyre and acanthus leaf motifs. Born in France during the 19th century, this iron chandelier features a central lyre mot...
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Antique French Gold Leaf Gilded Louis Philippe Mirror with Crest
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful antique Louis Philippe mirror was made in Southern France and dates circa 1850. The frame is partly gold leaf gilt and partly gilded with gold paint. The sculpted car...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

Pair of Painted Red Tole Chandeliers in Leaf Motif
Located in Washington, DC
French, 1950 delicately carved leaf motif chandelier which is painted with gilt bronze and red paint. Decorative as well as functional beauty overhead. In a breakfast room, dining ro...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

French Empire Gilt Trimmed Bronze Chandelier, c.1820
Located in New York, NY
Early nineteenth century French bronze and gilt trimmed chandelier with eight scroll arms and an acorn drop finial, all emanating from a circular corona with four chain suspensions.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf, Bronze

19th c. French Empire Ebonized Bronze Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Nineteenth century French Empire chandelier with a feathered canopy issuing forth three chains which support an ebonized bronze and gilt-trimmed bowl with twelve uplight scroll arms ...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf, Bronze

Art Deco Alabaster Chandelier with Acanthus Leaf Detailing & Flaxen Silk Cord
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful Art Deco chandelier was realized in France, circa 1925. It features a convex domed form with a skyscraper style finial surrounded by acanthus leaf detailing etched int...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster

Detailed Faces & Acanthus Leaf 19th Century Second Empire Bronze Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Striking, ornate, second Empire bronze chandelier. Amazing castings of acanthus leaves, other flora, bearded gods, heraldic ladies, and shells. Nine lights, newly wired, UL listing a...
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Antique 1870s French Second Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Beautiful Gilt Baguès Rock Crystal Jansen Leaf Basket Chandelier 6 Light Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A beautiful gilt Baguès / Jansen style rock crystal beaded leaf basket form chandelier with 6 candelabra light.  
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Stunning Little Gilt Bronze Chandelier with Scrolling Leafs and Putto Sculpture
Located in Lisse, NL
Semi antique and beautifully gilded French chandelier. This beautifully gilt French chandelier both on and off will literally light up the room she is in. We love everything about t...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Iron and Tole Leaf Lantern with Porcelain Flowers
Located in Charleston, SC
Petite French cages style lantern constructed of painted iron and tole leaves. The lantern is embellished with twisting vines and colored Paris porcelain flowers, and gilded Fleurs d...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Arts and Crafts Wrought Iron & Glass Wine Theme Chandelier w. Grapes & Leafs
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and sizeable French light fixture. Some antiques are just that extra bit more impressive and when we found this French pendant from the Arts & Crafts era, we immediately fe...
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Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Early 20th C French Empire Style Crystal Chandelier
Located in Charleston, SC
This chandelier was made in France during the first half of the 20th century, circa 1900. This empire style fixture has a bronze dome top with an S scroll border with many hanging fa...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze, Gold Leaf, Gold Plate

French Painted and Gilt Carved Wood Chandelier. Circa 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
French painted and gilt carved wood nine arm chandelier with scrolled arms, decorative floral motif, & terminating on a fluted spiral finial . Originally candle powered & has been e...
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Antique 1820s French Louis Philippe Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

Louis XV Rococo Style 16-Light Bronze Chandelier with Leaf and Flower Motifs
By Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier
Located in Madrid, ES
Louis XV Rococo Revival style 16-light bronze chandelier with floral and foliate motifs, in the manner of Juste Aurèle Meissonier. Messionier (1695-1750) was a designer, architect an...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Rococo Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Mid-20th Century Ring Shaped Dark Iron Chandelier with Floral and Leaf Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French six-light circular iron chandelier from the mid-20th century. This vintage French iron chandelier features a central ring with flower motifs, supporting six scrolled arms wr...
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Iron

Large French Regency Louis XV Wood Hand Carved Baroque Giltwood Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large neoclassic wood carved gold leaf Baroque giltwood five-light chandelier. the scrolled arms with foliate embellishment pincered to a gadrooned central knop with foliate baluster...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

French Opaline and Two-Tone Gold Patina Chandelier Maison Jansen, 1955
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern superb French chandelier by Maison Jansen in two tone gold finish. Adorned with 6 opaline shades in Tulip form. Uses six lights, 40 watts max bulb.  
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Gold Leaf

Sunburst Ceiling Light Fixture or Chandelier in Gilt Wrought Iron, France, 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Wrought gilt metal sunburst ceiling lamp or light fixture, France, 1950s. This hand-hammered iron flushmount is heavily adorned by the hammer marks at the central sphere and it has ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf, Iron, Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron

Massive French Louis XV Baroque Gilt Carved Wood 8-Light Chandelier 19th Century
Located in Coimbra, PT
Massive wood carved gold leaf Baroque 8-light giltwood chandelier. The scrolled arms have foliate embellishment pincered to a gadrooned central knop. Adorned with foliate baluster st...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

Massive French Louis XV Baroque Gilt Bronze 12-Light Chandelier, 19th Century
Located in Coimbra, PT
Massive Baroque 12-light gilt bronze chandelier. The scrolled arms have foliate embellishment pincered to a gadrooned central knop. Adorned with foliate baluster stem above and fruit...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

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

Murano Glass Scavo Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Murano glass scavo chandelier. Each leaf of the chandelier is used with the scavo technique, which leaves the pieces with a corroded or etched finish. Each side of the chandelier sho...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

  • Murano Glass Scavo Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Scavo Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Scavo Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Scavo Chandelier
H 16.5 in. W 63 in. D 6.5 in.
Modern Gilt "Octopus" Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
Modern "octopus" chandelier in the manner of the French Art Deco designer Baguès. These intricate gilt metal and beaded glass chandelier culminate in a dramatic glass sphere and feat...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf, Metal

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

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Crystal, Iron, Gold Leaf

Midcentury Silver and Gold Leaf Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950s single light French silver leaf pendant sunburst light fixture with gold accents. Measurements: Drop 12? Diameter 15?.
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Silver Leaf Light Fixture with Crystals
Located in New York, NY
A French, circa 1940s silver leaf light fixture with crystal insets. Original finish and patina. Eight Edison interior lights, light comes through the concentric crystals inset in b...
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Polyedres Chandelier by Hubert Le Gall
By Hubert le Gall
Located in New York, NY
2006 Gold leaf or White gold leaf, steel H 56 x D 43 in (142 x 110 cm).
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Gold Leaf

Grand Art Deco Chandelier by Petitot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Grand Art Deco chandelier by Petitot. One of a kind. Large-scale piece with white gold and gold leaf details, antique brass, original glass rods and frosted glass overhang.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Gold Leaf

  • Grand Art Deco Chandelier by Petitot
  • Grand Art Deco Chandelier by Petitot
  • Grand Art Deco Chandelier by Petitot
  • Grand Art Deco Chandelier by Petitot
H 32 in. W 72 in. D 39 in.
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

Antique and Impressive Handcrafted Alabaster Pendant Louis Seize Leaf Carving
Located in Lisse, NL
Large size and stunning, early 20th century craftsmanship chandelier. We have one of the largest collections of antique light fixtures in Europe and probably the largest when it com...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Metal, Brass

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French Leaf Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the French leaf chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, gold leaf and gold, every French leaf chandelier was constructed with great care. There are 61 variations of the antique or vintage French leaf chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 5 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect French leaf chandelier — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A French leaf chandelier made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made French leaf chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Maison Baguès, Henri Pouenat and Maison Ramsay are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a French Leaf Chandelier?

Prices for a French leaf chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $825 and can go as high as $76,000, while the average can fetch as much as $5,190.

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.