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

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Crystal, Metal

French Regency Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French Regency style six-arm crystal chandelier. Designed with draped glass-bead roping that supports a white bronze frame inset with large square cut crystals. The underside "shimme...
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

French Regency Chandelier
H 35 in. Dm 21 in.
French Regency Revival Style Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French Regency Revival style chandelier, circa 1940. Newly rewired for six candelabra bulbs, bulbs can be up to 75 watts each.
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Vintage 1940s French Regency Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Regency Crystal Beads Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
French brass and crystal chandelier, circa 1920s. Beading clear crystal and flower glasses along brass frame with large yellow tear-drops.
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Vintage 1920s French Régence Chandeliers and Pendants

Diminutive French Regency Style Crystal and Brass Chandelier
Located in Plainview, NY
A French Regency style diminutive crystal chandelier. The circular shaped small chandelier features a brass band finely decorated and crystal prisms hanging from the band and from in...
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Vintage 1950s French Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Hollywood Regency French Crystal and Gilt Brass Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Measures: Diameter 14.2 in/ 36 cm Height 27.5 in / 70 cm 4 light bulbs E-14/ good working condition Weight 9 lb. (4 kg). Assembly required. Bulbs not included.       
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

French Wrought Iron Gothic Hollywood Regency Tole Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
French wrought iron eight-light chandelier with decorative lances and shields. Originally candle powered. Measures: Diameter 76 cm. Height fixture 53 cm. Total height with chain 1...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

French Regency Gilt Bronze and Painted Chandelier
Located in Charleston, SC
French Regency gilt bronze and painted eight light chandelier with floral filigree, perched griffon chain mounts, griffon head candle arms, and pineapple & acorn mounted finials. Ori...
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

Antique Chandelier, Regency Style
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fine and elegant eighteen-light Regency style chandelier of gilt bronze.
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Vintage 1910s French Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Antique Regency Style Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
French gilt bronze Regence style chandelier with five lights.
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Antique Early 1900s French Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Regency Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Charleston, SC
French Regency twelve light gilt bronze and crystal chandelier with pineapple and floral filigree motif. Originally candle powered and has been electrified.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Chandeliers and Pendants

Hollywood Regency Gold Gilded French or Italian Crystal Chandelier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gorgeous vintage crystal chandelier, probably Italian or French dating back to the 1960s. It features a gold gilt bronze frame with 100s of beautiful crystals. Tested and working.
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Vintage 1960s French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Impressive Large French Regency Empire Cut Crystal Chrome Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning large French Empire in solid cast nickel and etched ruffled glass shades chandelier with large crystal drops and swags Measures: Diameter 32 in/ 80 cm Height 50 in (32 in+ 2...
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Early 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

French Hollywood Regency Empire,Amethyst Cut Crystal & Bronze 8 Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning French Hollywood Regency Empire amethyst cut crystal and bronze 8-light chandelier with crystal drops and swags Measures: Diameter: 24.5 in/ 62 cm Height: 40 in / 100 cm We...
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Early 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Empire Regency Baccarat Style 6 Crystal Obelisks Basket Bronze Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Six-light French Empire pure crystal basket chandelier with a clean hexagonal gilt bronze frame and 6-faceted crystal obelisks Measures: Diameter 22 in/ 53 cm Height 55.2 in 31.5 in ...
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Early 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Early 20th Century French Regency Bronze Crystal Twelve-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A very elegant Regency style faceted crystal twelve-light chandelier, France, 1900-1910. Solid bronze central ring with six lamp arms, crown shaped top with large crystal drops. The ...
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Early 20th Century French Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Early 20th Century French Regency Bronze Crystal Twelve-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A very elegant Regency style faceted crystal twelve-light chandelier, France, 1900-1910. Solid bronze central ring with six lamp arms, crown shaped top with large crystal drops. The ...
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Early 20th Century French Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Wonderful Pair French Doré Bronze Cobalt Blue Glass Crystal Regency Chandeliers
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful pair of French doré bronze with cobalt blue center shaft, ball and accent cuos on each of the 12 lights, adorned with crystals to these Regency / neoclassical chandeliers.
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Vintage 1920s French Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Wonderful French Empire Neoclassical Regency Bronze Crystal Basket Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French Empire / neoclassical / Regency bronze and graduating crystal basket form chandelier with medusa heads and six candelabra sockets around the outer frame and a beau...
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20th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

19th Century French Late Regency Brass and Steel Chandelier
Located in Southampton, NY
19th Century French Late Regency French Brass and Steel Chandelier
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Antique 1830s European Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Early 20th Century French Regency Bronze Crystal Twelve-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A very elegant Regency style faceted crystal twelve-light chandelier, France, 1900-1910. Solid bronze central ring with six lamp arms, crown shaped top with large crystal drops. The ...
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Early 20th Century French Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Louis XVI Hollywood Regency Empire Basket Gilt Bronze Crystal Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
8-light French Empire basket gilt bronze chandelier with crystal plums. Measures: Diameter 18 in/ 45 cm Height 34 in / 86 cm Weight 22 lb/ 10 Kg Eight light bulbs E14, good working c...
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Early 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Wonderful French Neoclassical Bronze Crystal Regency Baltic Empire Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French neoclassical bronze and crystal chandelier in the Regency, Baltic design. Each of the eight arms are draped with delicate crystals, and fished with an elegant cut ...
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Vintage 1920s French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, 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

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Crystal, Bronze

French Louis XVI Hollywood Regency Empire Basket Gilt Bronze Crystal Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
8-light French Empire basket gilt bronze chandelier with crystal plums. Measures: Diameter 18 in/ 45 cm Height 34 in / 86 cm Weight 22 lb/ 10 Kg Eight light bulbs E14, good working c...
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Early 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Bronze Art Deco Hollywood Regency Chandelier Showing Male Nude Figures
Located in Antwerp, BE
A remarkable two-tier bronze six-light French Hollywood Regency chandelier, the upper part inspired by Wiener Werkstätte Art Deco designs showing three male nude figures supporting a...
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Early 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Copper

French Hollywood Regency Empire Gilt Bronze Crystal Garlands 12-Light Chandelier
By Baccarat
Located in Coimbra, PT
Impressive 12-light French Empire with gilt chiseled bronze frame and pure crystal garlands chandelier. Measures: Diameter 27.5 in/ 70 cm Height 35.4 in/ 90 cm Weight: 55 lb/ 25 Kg 1...
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Early 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

1920s French Regency Crystal and Bronze Chandelier Antique with Hand Cut Crystal
Located in New York, NY
1920s antique French Regency crystal and bronze chandelier with hand cut lead crystals. Crystals have some minor chips. Please see the photos. This can be seen at our 333 West 52nd S...
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Vintage 1920s French Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Louis XVI Regency Empire Cut Crystal & Bronze 10-Light Basket Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning French Empire cut crystal and bronze Sac-de-Pearl, ten-light chandelier with crystal drops and swags Measures: Diameter 27.5 in/ 70 cm Height 43.3 in (27.5 in+ 15.7 in/chain...
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Early 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Breathtaking French Dore Bronze Patina Figural Beaded Basket Regency Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
This beautifully detailed bronze chandelier is decorated with four, 8" patina figures and six arms with candelabra crystal beaded covers. The top elegant bow sits atop a swag draped ...
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Antique 1890s French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Hollywood Regency Chrome Cut Crystal Beads 8tiers Wedding Cake Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
8 light bulbs E14/ good working condition. Assembly required. Bulbs not included. Measures: Diameter 20,5 in (52 cm) Height 40 in (17 in + 23 in) / 100 cm (44 cm + 56 cm/chain) Weigh...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Chrome

Wonderful French Empire Neoclassical Gilt Bronze Swan Regency Chandelier Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful three-arm doré bronze swan chandelier, beautifully detailed from the column center with filigree leaves, flower accents and the three lovely swans with etched feathers. Thi...
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Vintage 1940s French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Wonderful French Bronze Regency Empire Crystal 12-Light Neoclassical Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
This wonderful gilt 12-light chandelier has four interior and eight arms decorated with rock crystal drops, rock crystals and crystal spears surrounding a multifaceted crystal plate....
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Vintage 1930s French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Empire Regency Louis XV Crystal Obelisks Basket Bronze Chandelier
By Baccarat
Located in Coimbra, PT
7-light French Empire pure crystal basket chandelier with gilt bronze frame and 4-faceted crystal obelisks, circa 1900s Measures: Depth, 17.7 in/ 45 cm Width, 17.7 in/ 45 cm Diameter...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Luxury French Empire Regency Louis XV Amber Crystal Chandelier w Crystal Garland
By Baccarat
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous French Empire pure crystal chandelier. Dimensions Height: 43.31 in. (110 cm) Diameter: 19.69 in. (50 cm) Weight: 44 lb/ 20 Kg 5-light bulbs E14, good working condition ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Luxury French Empire Regency Louis XV Purple Crystal Obelisks Bronze Chandelier
By Baccarat
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous 8-light French Empire pure crystal basket chandelier with gilt bronze frame and 4-faceted crystal obelisks, circa 1920s   Measures: Depth 16.53 in/ 42 cm Width 16.53 in/...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Starburst Chandelier
By Charles Eames
Located in Atlanta, GA
French starburst chandelier, France, circa 1930s. It is constructed of patinated metal, probably copper, but has taken on a bronze color patina, and frosted glass. It has been rewire...
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Vintage 1930s French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • French Starburst Chandelier
  • French Starburst Chandelier
  • French Starburst Chandelier
  • French Starburst Chandelier
H 39 in. Dm 33 in.
Monumental Hollywood Regency French Cut-Crystal Beads, Gilt 19-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning extra large impressive Empire cut crystal and gilt brass 19-light chandelier with crystal drops. Measures: Diameter 37.8 in/ 96 cm Height 35.5 in / 90 cm Weight 44 lb/20...
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Crystal, Brass

French Bronze Art Deco Hollywood Regency Chandelier Showing Male Nude Figures
Located in Antwerp, BE
A remarkable two tier bronze six light French Hollywood Regency chandelier, the upper part inspired by Wiener Werkstätte Art Deco designs showing three male nude figures supporting a...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Copper

Regency Mid-Century Modern Rock Crystal Lucite Ormolu Bronze French Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Regency Empire Mid-Century Modern rock crystal and Lucite ormolu bronze French round six-light chandelier.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Ormolu

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

Luxury French Empire Regency Louis XV Purple Crystal Obelisks Bronze Chandelier
By Baccarat
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous 8-light French Empire pure crystal basket chandelier with gilt bronze frame and 4-faceted crystal obelisks, circa 1920s Also available a pair of matching sconces. Measures: ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Regency Gilt Bronze and Painted Palmette Hanging Chandelier, Circa 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
French Regency gilt bronze and painted hanging chandelier with a centered mask and palmette canopy, cascading floral chain, six scrolled palmette medallion griffon arms, Pegasus ador...
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Antique 1820s French Louis Philippe Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Bronze, Tin

Monumental Hollywood Regency French Cut-Crystal Beads, Gilt 19-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning extra large impressive Empire cut crystal and gilt brass 19-light chandelier with crystal drops. Measures: Diameter 37.8 in/ 96 cm Height 35.5 in / 90 cm Weight 44 lb/20 Kg ...
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Late 20th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Crystal, Brass

Large French Art Nouveau Hollywood Regency Chandelier, Gilt Bronze & Amber Glass
Located in Coimbra, PT
Art Nouveau style chandelier or flush mount with petal or shell shaped frosted glass and leaf design brass Measures: Diameter 80 cm Height 30 cm Weight 12 Kg / 28 lb Nine-light bulbs...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Monumental Hollywood Regency French Cut-Crystal Beads, Gilt 19-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning extra large impressive Empire cut crystal and gilt brass 19-light chandelier with crystal drops. Measures: Diameter 37.8 in/ 96 cm Height 35.5 in / 90 cm Weight 44 lb/20 Kg ...
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Late 20th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Crystal, Brass

Luxury French Empire Regency Louis XV Pink & Plum Crystal Gilt Bronze Chandelier
By Baccarat
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous French Empire pure crystal basket chandelier with gilt bronze frame. Early 20th Century Dimensions Width: 16.54 in. (42 cm) Depth: 16.54 in. (42 cm) Diagonal: 21.6 in/55...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Regency Empire Basket Chandelier Gilt Bronze and Green Cut Crystal & Bowl
Located in Coimbra, PT
Six-light French Empire crystal basket chandelier with bronze frame and etched cut-glass bowl. Dimensions Height: 37.41 in. (chain = 10 in)/ (95 cm (chain =25 cm)) Diameter: 13.78...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Patinated Gold Gilt Regency Empire Bronze Iron Crystal Ten-Arm Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French Empire style patinated and gold gilt Regency bronze and iron chandelier with crystal ball center with ten-arm and two interiors up lights. This fixture is so impr...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron, Bronze

Large French Art Deco or Nouveau Amber Glass Fringe Hollywood Regency Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous Antique French chandelier in amber glass tubes, Art Deco / Art Nouveau Measures: Diameter 36 in / 90 cm Height 40 in / 100 cm Glass shades 6,3 in (16 cm) / 8,3 in (21 cm) Fi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Large French Art Deco or Nouveau Amber Glass Fringe Hollywood Regency Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous antique French chandelier in amber glass tubes, Art Deco / Art Nouveau Measures: Diameter 36 in / 90 cm Height 40 in / 100 cm Glass shades: 6.3 in (16 cm) / 8.3 in (21 cm...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

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 Art Nouveau Hollywood Regency Chandelier in Gilt Bronze Glass Brass
Located in Coimbra, PT
Art Nouveau style chandelier or flush mount with petal or shell shaped frosted glass and leaf design brass Measures: Diameter 80 cm Height 30 cm Weight 12 Kg / 28 lb Nine-light bulbs...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

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 Empire Regency Crystal and Gilt Bronze 12-Light Wedding Cake Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning large French Empire cut crystal and bronze twelve-light chandelier with crystal drops and swags Measures: Diameter 26 in/ 66 cm Height 45 in (32 in+ 13 in/chain) / 115 cm (7...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze, Bronze

Mazarin Chandelier in Bronze, France
Located in Antwerp, BE
A spectacular and important bronze chandelier, a so called “Lustre Mazarin”, of superb quality, with 8 arms and above these, 4 lights and in the middle of the balluster 4 heads on sc...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Mazarin Chandelier in Bronze, France
  • Mazarin Chandelier in Bronze, France
  • Mazarin Chandelier in Bronze, France
  • Mazarin Chandelier in Bronze, France
H 35.44 in. Dm 35.44 in.
Hollywood Regency Empire Amethyst Crystal Wedding Cake 10-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning French Hollywood Regency Empire amethyst cut crystal and gilt brass 10-light chandelier with crystal drops and swags Measures: Diameter 21.3 in/ 54 cm Height 37.8 in / 96 cm...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Hollywood Regency Empire Amethyst Crystal Wedding Cake 10-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning French Hollywood Regency Empire amethyst cut crystal and gilt brass 10-light chandelier with crystal drops and swags Measures: Diameter 21.3 in/ 54 cm Height 37.8 in / 96 cm...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Fine French Sac a Pearl Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
This beautiful French sac a perles chandelier has a copper wire mesh frame that is hung with hundreds of small glasses. The luster was made in Southern France circa 1950 and is in go...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Fine French Sac a Pearl Chandelier
  • Fine French Sac a Pearl Chandelier
  • Fine French Sac a Pearl Chandelier
  • Fine French Sac a Pearl Chandelier
H 34.65 in. Dm 29.53 in.
Maison Jansen Regency Style Six-Arm Painted Iron and Bronze Chandelier
By Maison Jansen
Located in Banner Elk, NC
A Maison Jansen Regency style six-arm painted iron and bronze chandelier, circa 1940 Dimensions: Height 30", diameter 21".
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Vintage 1940s French Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Bronze

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French Regency Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic French regency chandelier available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, stone and crystal, every French regency chandelier was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect French regency chandelier — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A French regency chandelier, designed in the Hollywood Regency, Regency or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made French regency chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Maison Jansen, Baccarat and Hancock & Co. are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a French Regency Chandelier?

Prices for a French regency chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $275 and can go as high as $63,855, while the average can fetch as much as $3,519.

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.