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Maison Charles Style Feuilles Gold Leaf & Brass 8-Light Chandelier France 1960
By Maison Charles
Located in Miami, FL
Maison Charles style 8 light chandelier 'Feuilles', brass & gold leaf branches in the center. Comes with Canopy and takes 8 candelabra E14 light bulbs, max 40 watts. In all origina...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Maison Charles Style Feuilles Gold Leaf & Brass 6-Light Chandelier France 1960
By Maison Charles
Located in Miami, FL
Maison Charles style 6 Light Chandelier 'Feuilles', Brass & Gold leaf Branches in the Center. Comes with Canopy and takes 6 candelabra E14 light bulbs, max 40 watts.  
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, 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

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

French Hollywood Regency Style Leaf Design Chandelier, 5 Arms
Located in Plainview, NY
A classic and elegant French Hollywood Regency style chandelier in antique brass finish, The Chandelier has five fine arms , each arms ends in a palm tree /leaves design and holding ...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Art Deco French Gold Leaf Crystal Tear Drop Chandelier in Amber and Clear 1940
Located in Miami, FL
French Art Deco Chandelier with blown Clear & Amber Color Glass Tear Drops. Made in the 1940 and the Hanging Part is covered with Gold Leaf. US Rewiring and takes 1 regular or LED ...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Gold Leaf

Maison Jansen Brass Leaf 6 Light Chandelier
By Maison Baguès, Maison Jansen
Located in Arles, FR
A stunning French six-arm light or chandelier by Maison Jansen, in the style of Bagues gilt brass and metal. Very good quality piece. This fixture with lovely silver and gold lea...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

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 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.
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

French 1900s Opaline Four-Light Chandelier with Leaf Motifs and Profiled Links
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French opaline chandelier from the early 20th century, with four lights and profiled links. Created in France at the Turn of the Century, this chandelier features an opaline basket...
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

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 Mid-Century Modern Six-Light Iron Chandelier in Leaf Motif w/Gold Finish
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

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 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

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

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 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

French Antique Gold Leafed Wood Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Gorgeous antique French Louis XIV style chandelier in hand carved and gold leafed wood, acanthus leaf details, pine cone finial, rewired.
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XIV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

Pair French Carved Gilt Wood Chandeliers
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a good example of a late 19th/early 20th century pair of French 5-arm carved and gilt chandeliers. It is unusual to find a matched pair of chandeliers; so these are a true fi...
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Antique Early 1900s French Baroque 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

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

French Empire Bronze Chandelier with Ebonized Bowl
Located in New York, NY
French Empire (19th Century) chandelier with a bronze ebonized patina bowl with gilt trim and 12 scroll uplight arms trimmed with a finial bottom and supported with 3 chains connecte...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf, Bronze

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

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 Rock Crystal Leaf Basket Vaughan Baguès Jansen Basket Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Beautiful Gilt Rock Crystal Leaf Basket Form Chandelier In The Manner Of, Vaughan, Baguès, Jansen This Chandelier Has 9 Candelabra Lights And Comes Ready To Install With Chain Cano...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, 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

Midcentury Chandelier Gilded with Gold Leaf Leaves Handcrafted Iron, Fance,1950s
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Mid-century chandelier golden leaves handcrafted, wrought iron. With 5-light. I have two of this size and one bigger how precious two together If you need more information or two ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern 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

French Iron and Tole Leaf Lantern with Porcelain Flowers
Located in Pembroke, MA
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

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

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

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 Art Deco Octopus Gilt Metal and Glass Chandelier (Manner of Bagues)
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco style "Octopus" gilt metal & beaded glass chandelier with 16 scroll shaped scalloped arms ending with a caged tier-drop shade. (manner of BAGUES)
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf, Metal

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

French 18 Lights Chandelier in Gold Finishing, Transparent Crystal and Amber
By Modenese Gastone
Located in PADOVA, IT
These lamps match luxury, brilliance and grandeur of the royal palaces and, at the same time, sophistication and elegance. Combining french gold metal and transparent crystals with a...
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2010s Italian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold, Gold Plate, Bronze, Gold Leaf

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

Antique Baccarat Crystal Chandelier
By Baccarat
Located in Austin, TX
This vintage Baccarat chandelier uses gold leafed and hand hammered iron. This spectacular fixture also features a large array of cut crystal pendants in different sizes and styles a...
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Vintage 1910s French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron, Gold Leaf

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.
Gilt Metal and Crystal Balloon Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French gilt metal "balloon" chandelier with four arms, woven crystals body, circa 1940. 32" drop, 23.5" diameter.
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze, 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

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.
Italian Crystal, Giltwood and Iron Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Italian crystal, giltwood and iron chandelier circa 1900-1929. Turned giltwood and iron chandelier decorated in cut glass bobeches, pressed glass beads and crystal prisms. Newly wire...
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Early 20th Century Italian French Provincial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Gold Leaf

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

Exquisite Colored Fruits Crystal / Brass Framed Chandelier
Located in Hudson, NY
Exquisite colored crystal fruits design details with gilt brass frame ten lights hanging chandelier. The chandelier is in great working condition. Minor wear consistent with age / u...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Gold Leaf

Dionysos Chandelier by Emilie Lemardeley, 21st Century, Gold & Hand Blown Glass
By Emilie Lemardeley
Located in Clamart, FR
Chandelier made in brass with white gold leaf finish and hand-blown glass spheres. Artist: Emilie Lemardeley Limited edition of 25 Handmade in France. Glass colors: light pink, d...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Art Deco Enameled w. Stylized Roses & Rose Leafs Glass Pendant Loys Lucha Style
By Loys Lucha
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and stylish work of lighting art, signed B.M. If you are passionate about early 20th century decorative art in general and roses (and what they stand for) in particular t...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel, Metal

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French Leaf Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic French leaf chandelier available at 1stDibs. Each French leaf chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, gold leaf and gold. There are 157 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. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French leaf chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right French leaf chandelier, those designed in Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Louis XVI styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made French leaf chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Maison Baguès, Maison Jansen and Henri Pouenat 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 $750 and can go as high as $76,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,500.

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.