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Palwa Bunch of Flowers Chandelier, Gilt Brass and Faceted Crystals, 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful handcrafted floral chandelier, manufactured in the 1970s by Palwa Germany. Made of gold-plated brass with faceted crystal glass flower petals. Has eight light sources. In...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Palwa Flower Palm Tree Chandelier, Gilt Brass and Crystals, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful hand-crafted floral chandelier with a decorative palm tree top, manufactured in the 1970s by Palwa Germany. Made of gold-plated brass with big faceted crystal glass petal...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Palwa Brass and Crystal Flower Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Palwa gilt brass and crystal flower chandelier.1970s Six E14 bulbs. Total height with chain 120 cm.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Grand-Scale Gilt Metal and Crystals Chandelier with Glass Leaves and Flowers
Located in New York, NY
A very large French gilt metal and crystal chandelier with interior lights. The gilt metal body has beaded crystal drops and the interior lights are covered by woven crystals from th...
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Vintage 1920s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Gilt Tole Italian Chandelier Decorated in Clear and Amber Crystal Flowers
Located in Houston, TX
Gilt tole Italian chandelier decorated in clear and amber color cut-crystal flowers. Circa 1935-1955. Newly wired for use within the USA using UL listed parts. Includes chain and a c...
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Vintage 1930s Italian French Provincial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Iron, Tin

Fabulous Hollywood Regency Murano Crystal Flower Bouquet & Gilt Brass Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous Hollywood Regency Murano crystal glass flower bouquet & gilt brass chandelier Dimensions Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm) Diameter: 19.69 in. (50 cm) 3 light bulbs E27/ good wor...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Italian Gilt Metal Beaded Crystal Chandelier with Pink Flowers
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 20th century Italian gilt metal beaded crystal chandelier. Features beautiful dangling pink flowers. Very nice scrolling metal base as well. Creates a lovely feminine image!
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Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Fabulous Hollywood Regency Murano Crystal Flower Bouquet & Gilt Brass Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous Hollywood Regency Murano crystal glass flower bouquet & gilt brass chandelier Dimensions Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm) Diameter: 19.69 in. (50 cm) 3 light bulbs E27/ good wor...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Wonderful French Gilt Baguès Rock Crystal Bird Cage Flower Bouquet Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French gold gilt and alternating rock crystal bird cage form, center flower bouquet chandelier in the manner of Baguès.
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Iron

Wonderful Baguès Rock Crystal Beaded Flower Petite Gold Gilt Chandelier Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Modern Baguès Style Rock Crystal Drop With Beads & Flower Petite Gold Gilt 5 Candelabra Light Chandelier Light Fixture.
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20th Century Italian Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Fine Transitional Pagoda Baguès Jansen Nine-Light Gilt Crystal Flower Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A fine transitional pagoda form Baguès / Jansen style nine candelabra light gilt, crystal flower and beaded chandelier.
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Wonderful Baguès French Gold Gilt Square Rock Crystal Flower Petite Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Baguès French gold gilt rock crystal and beaded petite chandelier with four-lights and centered with a beautiful square frame and surrounded with crystal flowers and fin...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Fine Transitional Baguès Jansen 12-Light Gilt Crystal Flower Spiral Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful transitional Baguès / Jansen style 12 candelabra light gold gilt crystal beaded Swags, flower and crystal drops on a spiral form chandelier.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Monumental Palwa Gilt Sunburst Crystal Flower 15-Light Flush Mount Chandelier
By Palwa
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning gigantic high quality luxury gold-plated brass chandelier. Very shiny with fabulous mirror effect and sparkling countless beautiful handcut faceted crystals in the shape of ...
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Monumental Palwa Gilt Sunburst Crystal Flower 15-Light Flush Mount Chandelier
By Palwa
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning gigantic high quality luxury gold-plated brass chandelier. Very shiny with fabulous mirror effect and sparkling countless beautiful handcut faceted crystals in the shape of ...
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Wonderful Gilt Bronze Chandelier Beaded Basket Amethyst Crystal Flowers Fixture
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful chandelier with gilt bronze basket which is filled with amethyst and crystal flowers. The flowers also are entwined around the handle and through the five arms. The basket ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Gold Gilt Rock Crystal Bagues Chandelier Mid-Century Modern Light Flower Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A very rare and fine gold gilt iron rock crystal Bagues style six-light chandelier in the Mid-Century Modern design adorned with flowers in a bird cage body.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Baguès Gold Gilt Rock Crystal Chandelier Mid-Century Modern Light Flower Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A very rare and fine gold gilt iron rock crystal Baguès style six-light chandelier in the Mid-Century Modern design adorned with flowers in a bird cage body.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

One of Two Exceptional Palwa Gilt Brass Crystal Glass Flower Ball Chandelier
By Palwa
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful petite crystal flower ball chandelier made by Palwa, Germany, circa 1960-1970. The chain-hanging length-adjustable chandelier has a delicate gilt metal wire construction, o...
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Delicate Gilt Brass Crystal-Glass Flower Chandelier by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Aachen, NRW
Delicate floral chandelier with crystal glass and gilded brass parts made by Palwa, Germany, 1970s. Featuring a multitude of crystal glass flowers. Measures: Diameter 18.5" x 47 cm ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

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

Materials

Crystal

Rare Large Silver Gilt Bronze Rock Crystal Flower Bouquet 20-Light Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
An absolutely magnificent, rare, 20-light, silver-gilded bronze, rock crystal chandelier with impeccable balance and great scale. A birdcage design with an encased flower bouquet, th...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Bronze

Gilt Metal Fixture with Amethyst Crystal Flowers
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950's French gilt light fixture with crystal insets in body and amethyst crystal flowers, molded glass leaves and six interior lights. Measurements: Current drop: 26? D...
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

French Gilt Metal Chandelier with Molded Glass Flowers
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1940s French gilt metal chandelier with crystal flowers and leaves, crystals insets on body and interior lights. Measurements: Height of body 32" Diameter 32".
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Gilt Metal Fixture with Amethyst Crystal Flowers
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950's French gilt light fixture with crystal insets in body and amethyst crystal flowers, molded glass leaves and six interior lights. Measurements: Current drop: 26? D...
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Brass Gilt Chandelier with Glass Flowers
Located in Antwerp, BE
Elegant Italian chandelier is brass and crystal flowers. The light requires eight single E14 screw fit lightbulbs (60Watt max.) LED compatible. Measures: Diameter 63 cm. Heigh...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Wonderful French Bagues Amethyst Rock Crystal Flower Eight Light Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French Bagues style amethyst & rock crystal drop with crystal flower chandelier having eight candelabra lights, finished with a large rock crystal ball on the bottom and ...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Amethyst, Crystal, Rock Crystal

Wonderful Bagues Nine-Light Silvered Rock Crystals Faceted Flower Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
An original Bagues nine-light chandelier with silvered gilt bronze and rock crystal. The detail of diamond prism, rock crystal and flat back crystal throughout the chandelier captur...
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Vintage 1920s French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Iron

Gilt Metal Light Fixture with Crystal Flowers
Located in New York, NY
French, 1940s gilt metal light fixture with red and amber crystal flowers with three candelabra interior lights. Measurements: Diameter: 11" Minimn drop: 19"
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Gilt Fixture with Amethyst Crystal Flowers
Located in New York, NY
French gilt light fixture with molded glass leaves and amethyst flowers and crystal insets, circa 1940s. Interior lights. Measurements: Current drop: 37.5" diameter: 42 .5...
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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

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Amethyst, Rock Crystal, Bronze

Large French Maison Bagués Style Amber Crystal Prism Flowers & Gilt Flushmount
By Maison Baguès
Located in Coimbra, PT
Luxury French multicolored flower flushmount in amber and green crystal glass, gilt brass chandelier Dimensions: Diameter 29.5 in/ 75 cm Height 10 in/ 25 cm 5-light bulbs E 14/ Go...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

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

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Amethyst, Rock Crystal, Bronze

Italian Murano Gold Gilt Multi-Color Drops and Flowers Chandelier, circa 1920
Located in Modena (MO), Modena (Mo)
Housing 4 lights, will be rewired using certified UL US sockets for the United States and appropriate sockets for every other country and ready to hang. Bulb holders sitting in cryst...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Wonderful French Dore Bronze Crystal Flower Beaded Swag Bagues Nestle Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French dore bronze & crystal with flower & beaded swag 20 light chandelier purchased from nestles NYC in the manner of Baguès.
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Delicate Gilt Brass Cut-Glass Flower Chandelier by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Aachen, NRW
Delicate floral chandelier with crystal glass and gilded brass parts made by Palwa, Germany, 1970s. Featuring a multitude of crystal glass flowers. Measures: Diameter 24" x 61 cm S...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Petite Delicate Gilt Brass Cut-Glass Flower Flush Mount by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Aachen, NRW
Petite Delicate floral Flush mount with crystal glass and gilded brass parts made by Palwa, Germany, 1970s. Featuring a multitude of crystal glass flowers. Measures: Diameter 16" //...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Petite Delicate Gilt Brass Cut-Glass Flower Flush Mount by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Aachen, NRW
Delicate floral Flush mount light with crystal glass and gilded brass parts made by Palwa, Germany, 1970s. Featuring a multitude of crystal glasses. Sockets: 5 small bulbs (E-14) ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Petite Delicate Gilt Brass Cut-Glass Flower Flush Mount by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Aachen, NRW
Delicate floral chandelier with crystal glass and gilded brass parts made by Palwa, Germany, 1970s. Featuring a multitude of crystal glass flowers. Measures: Diameter 24" x 61 cm S...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Signed Large Palwa Flushmount Chandelier Gilt Brass Flower Bouquet Crystal Glass
By Palwa
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
This is no.1 of 3 available. Large round gilt brass metal crystal glass floral flush mount chandelier made by Palwa, Germany, circa 1960-1970, documented in the Palwa sales catalog,...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Crystal, Brass

Large Palwa Flushmount Chandelier Gilt Brass Flower Bouquet Crystal Glass, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
This is no.2 of 3 available. Large round gilt brass metal crystal glass floral flush mount chandelier made by Palwa, Germany, circa 1960-1970, documented in the Palwa sales catalog,...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Crystal, Brass

Large Palwa Flush Mount Chandelier Gilt Brass Flower Bouquet Crystal Glass 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
This is no.3 of 3 available. Large round gilt brass metal crystal glass floral flush mount chandelier made by Palwa, Germany, circa 1960-1970, documented in the Palwa sales catalog,...
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Vintage 1960s German Hollywood Regency Flush Mount

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Crystal, Brass

Large Gilt Brass Flower Shape Chandelier by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Aachen, NRW
Large midcentury gilt brass chandelier with crystal glasses, made by Palwa, Germany, manufactured, circa 1970-1979. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Wonderful Large Flower Leaves Chandelier by Maison Baguès, Paris, circa 1950s
By Maison Baguès
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A wonderful, very rare eight-arm gilt iron and crystal flower chandelier by Maison Baguès, Paris, circa 1950s. Socket: 8 x e14 for standard screw bulbs. The condition is excell...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Iron

Exceptional Palwa Gilt Brass Crystal Glass Flower Ball Chandelier, circa 1960
By Palwa
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Beautiful petite crystal flower ball chandelier made by Palwa, Germany, circa 1960-1970. The chain-hanging length-adjustable chandelier has a delicate gilt metal wire construction fo...
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Vintage 1960s German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Gilt Chandelier with Murano Glass Flowers and Swarovski Crystals by Murano, 1990
By Murano 5
Located in Valkenswaard, NL
Gilt chandelier with Murano glass flowers and Swarovski crystals by Murano, 1990s. With eight little E14 fittings. Diameter Murano glass flower: 15 cm Excellent condition.  
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Romantic Biedermeier 5-Lights Brass Flower Basket Chandelier with Glass Roses
Located in Vienna, AT
This naturally shaped flower basket chandelier might have jumped straight out of a Judy Garland movie. It is woven of embossed brass parts that show an original antique gilding and s...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Art Deco Flower Basket
Located in Vienna, AT
Artfully woven basket of chased brass bands in antique gold finish. Decorated with purple glass beads od pressen crystal flowers. Resembling a naturalistic basket with flowers. Four ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Art Deco Flower Basket
H 25.6 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Gilt Metal Chandelier with Crystal Flowers
Located in New York, NY
A gilt metal chandelier with frosted glass pear shaped drops and porcelain flowers.<br /> 24" drop, 17.5" diameter
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Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Wonderful Baguès Iron Gold Gilt Crystal Filigree Beaded Flower Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Baguès style French iron & gold gilt crystal filigree beaded flower bird cage form 6-candelabrum chandelier. Completely rewired with new sockets and accompanied by chai...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Iron

Wonderful Gold Gilt Iron Baguès Crystal Beaded Flower 8-Light Fixture Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful gold gilt iron Baguès style crystal beaded and flower motif 8 candelabra light fixture chandelier.
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20th Century Italian Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Iron

19th Century French Bronze and Crystal Flower Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous French gilt bronze and crystal 20-light chandelier in lovely flower motif. Having graceful arms adorned with acanthus leaves and terminating in floral design and crystal bo...
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

20-light Italian Crystal Beaded Chandelier with Crystal Flowers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
20-light Italian crystal beaded chandelier with crystal flowers and etched crystals throughout. The crystal beaded body of the fixture swirls up into a large bouquet of crystal flowe...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

A 19th century French gilt bronze and crystal chandelier with porcelain flowers
Located in Baambrugge, NL
A 19th century French gilt bronze and crystal electrified chandelier with porcelain flowers.
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Neoclassical Style Giltwood and Crystal Chandelier with Flowers, 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century giltwood and crystal chandelier with six light and flower detail. William Word Fine Antiques, Atlanta's source for antique interiors since 1956.  
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Wonderful Bronze Rock Crystal Beaded Basket Flower Maison Baguès Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful bronze and rock crystal beaded basket center, and free standing flower Maison Baguès chandelier, rewired and accompanied by chain canopy and mounting hardware for install...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Bronze

Wonderful Pair of Bagues Italian Basket Form Amethyst Crystal Flower Chandeliers
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful pair of gilt Bagues style Italian basket form amethyst crystal flower three-light chandeliers. Measures: 16&quot; W x 24&quot; H Available separately.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Delicate Gilt Brass Cut-Glass Flower Chandelier by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Aachen, NRW
Delicate floral chandelier with crystal glass and gilded brass parts made by Palwa, Germany, 1970s. Featuring a multitude of crystal glass flowers. Measures: Diameter 20" x 50 cm S...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

French Gilded Chandelier with Venetian Blue and Pink Murano Flowers and Stars
Located in Morazzone, Varese
This beautiful and rare chandelier was made in the early half of the 20th century, circa 1930s. The chandelier is cage style made of gilded tole iron and decorated with countless col...
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Tin

Palwa Flower Chandelier, Gilt Brass and Faceted Crystals, Germany, 1970s
By Palwa
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful handcrafted floral chandelier, manufactured in the 1970s by Palwa Germany. Made of gold-plated brass with faceted crystal glass petals. Has six light sources. In excellen...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

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Gilt And Crystal Flower Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the gilt and crystal flower chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each gilt and crystal flower chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using stone, metal and crystal. Your living room may not be complete without a gilt and crystal flower chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each gilt and crystal flower chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one gilt and crystal flower chandelier that is appealing in its simplicity, but Palwa, Maison Baguès and Murano produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Gilt And Crystal Flower Chandelier?

The average selling price for a gilt and crystal flower chandelier at 1stDibs is $4,371, while they’re typically $402 on the low end and $120,000 for the highest priced.

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.