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Italian Murano Black Art Glass Dome Chandelier Pendant Light, Large
By Effetre International Company
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful relatively large modern style or Post-Modern period Italian Murano black art glass dome chandelier pendant light. Murano glass is predominantly black with clear and red/b...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Amber End-of-Day Glass Dome Chandelier with Nickel Fittings, circa 1950
Located in New York, NY
AHL3804, circa 1950 A vintage, clear, with amber and white frit, end-of-day glass dome chandelier with a gloss surface on the lens. Suspended with nickel metalwork custom made in ou...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Nickel

Italian Handblown Pulegoso Glass Dome Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A large pendant having a dome form in handblown Murano glass in the "Pulegoso" technique which is a randomly sized bubble effect seen here, also with a drapery edging to the bottom; ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Steel and Glass Dome Chandelier
By Gerald Thurston
Located in New York, NY
Original 1950s Gerald Thurston for Lightolier steel and glass chandelier chandelier. Milk glass dome shade suspends from circular steel central fitting. Light is directed up above do...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Midcentury Barovier Seguso Murano Italian Ribbed Amber Glass Dome Chandelier
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful midcentury Barovier Toso Seguso style Murano Italian ribbed amber glass dome light fixture chandelier with 3 Edison lights inside. Completely rewired and ready to enjoy ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Art Deco Glass Dome Shade Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Large Art Deco milk glass dome shade chandelier with original solid brass fittings, circa 1930. Includes circular brass ceiling plate and chain.
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20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

American Art Deco Glass Dome Bowl Chandelier
Located in Hingham, MA
Large opaque white glass dome/bowl supported in a five ring belt of brass embellished with silver X's, suspended by four brass rods hooked on a central canopy. Takes three standard E...
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Vintage 1970s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mini Dome Chandeliers
By Early Electrics Design Studio
Located in Peekskill, NY
We have a nice collection of these 10.5 inch domed mini chandeliers. Each takes two candelabra bulbs and has simple period decorative details.
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21st Century and Contemporary American American Craftsman Chandeliers an...

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Glass

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H 25 in. Dm 10.5 in.
Italian Chandelier with Brass Dome and Frosted Glass "Pilo"
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful modern chandelier "Pilo", made by our Italian artisan. Solid brass structure with eight arms arranged in a crown, each ending with a solid brass lampshade with a frosted gl...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Handel Palm Tree Leaded Stained Glass Dome Light Chandelier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Large Handel hanging lamp, manufactured in Meriden CT, features eight panels with brass overlay depicting palm trees and lush foliage against a multicolored stained glass background ...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pend...

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Brass, Bronze

French 1970s Bronze and Glass Dome Six-Arm Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional six-arm bronze chandelier with faceted glass domes. Each arm has three light sources.
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20th Century French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Handel Palm Tree Leaded Stained Glass Dome Light Chandelier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Large Handel hanging lamp, manufactured in Meriden CT, features eight panels with brass overlay depicting palm trees and lush foliage against a multicolored stained glass background ...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pend...

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Brass, Bronze

French Beaded Dome 9 Light Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
French beaded dome 9 light chandelier having six lights outside and three on the interior of the dome. This finely cast bronze chandelier has crystal bobeches and hangs on decorative...
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Vintage 1950s Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • French Beaded Dome 9 Light Chandelier
  • French Beaded Dome 9 Light Chandelier
  • French Beaded Dome 9 Light Chandelier
  • French Beaded Dome 9 Light Chandelier
H 43 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Foliate Dome Chandelier, circa 1910
Located in New York, NY
AHL4131 An inverted dome chandelier with a cast opaline glass body having a foliate rosette center and fluting above, suspended on darkened brass fittings. Due to the antique nature...
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Vintage 1910s American Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Neoclassical Cast Opaline Glass and Brass Chandelier Dome, circa 1910s
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
Opaline glass dome with rib, urn and swag detailing. Three lights. Take 3 60 watt Edison based bulbs Chain can be added to increase length.
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Early 20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Leafy Inverted Dome Chandelier Circa 1930's
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
A wheel cut satin glass dome set in a darkened brass leafy stem ending with crystals prisms. Three internal light.
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Vintage 1930s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stained Glass Dome Shaped Bronze Framed MCM Italian Chandelier or Pendant
Located in Plainview, NY
Stained glass dome shaped bronze framed MCM Italian light with canopy A stylish blue and green stained glass and bronze framed Italian chandelier or pendant. The chandelier featur...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Nevins 14 Chandelier with Four Milk Glass Domes in Nickel by Remains Lighting
By Remains Lighting, Alan Wanzenberg
Located in New York, NY
WHL2227.14 Designed by Alan Wanzenberg for Remains Lighting, the four arm Nevins 14 chandelier is the most simple and elemental of fixtures; with a set of four pure milk glass domes ...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Fine French Art Deco Dome Chandelier in Frosted Glass with Brass Fittings
By Degué
Located in New York, NY
An ornate floral French Art Deco urn form chandelier comprising a single frosted glass dome, with brass supports. The glass portion consists of a large flower in stylized Art Deco de...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier Whit Large Central Glass Dome of Cameo Cast Brass with Three-Arms
By Muller Frères
Located in Verviers, BE
A pendant light with a large central glass dome of cameo glass (dusky mauve over white Satine) and three arms-bearing flower-shaped shades in etched glass. Suspended by / in a patina...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Glass Dome Pendant with Blue Acrylic Prisms
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
Glass dome with faceted blue acrylic draped prisms. Rewired. Takes on 60 watt Edison bulb. Supplied with 2 feet chain and canopy.
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Vintage 1970s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Acrylic

Italian Glass Dome Pendant by Leucos, 1960s
By Noti Massari
Located in Rome, IT
Inspired by the colors of the Venetian mask of Arlecchino, this splendid chandelier designed by Noti Massari for Leucos.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large 1960's Rattan Bamboo & Brass Dome Pendant Chandelier
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Large pencil reed dome shade pendant lamp from the 1960's. Gorgeous aged brass hardware. Warm aged patina on reed . 10" milk glass globe inside. Shade measures over 2 feet wide. A...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Industrial X-Ray Mercury Glass Dome Pendant Light
By X-Ray Lamp Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, factory pendant light features an X-Ray mercury glass dome shade with painted green exterior and brass switch fitter. The pendant is newly wired with 36 inches of black b...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Glass Dome Pendant by Leucos, 1960s
By Noti Massari
Located in Rome, IT
Inspired by the colors of the Venetian mask of Arlecchino, this splendid chandelier designed by Noti Massari for Leucos. A pair available.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Double Dome Chandelier or Pendant Light
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chic double dome chandelier or pendant light fixture that is both elegant and industrial. The dome glass is ribbed for a lustrous glow; the glass on the bottom has the peaceful patte...
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20th Century American British Colonial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

American Federal Blown Glass Hanging Light with Blown Glass Smoke Dome
Located in Wells, ME
American Federal blown glass hanging light, with blown hollow rim and original blown glass smoke dome. The glass is etched and cut with clusters of grapes and grape vines. The centra...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Federal Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Inverted Leaded Glass Dome, circa 1910, Duffner & Kimberly.
By Duffner and Kimberly
Located in Petaluma, CA
From our experience in selling much leaded glass lamps and chandeliers over 4 decades that these inverted domes are rare and extremely desirable. The typical leaded glass chandelier ...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

1970 Germany Limburg 'Dome' Pendant Light Glass & Chrome
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant 'Dome' pendant light comes with a white glass reflector on a chromed frame. Heavy design. Manufactured, labelled by Glashutte Limburg, Germany in the 1970s. Style: Space Ag...
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Industrial Factory Prismatic Holophane Glass Dome Pendant Lights
By Holophane
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, factory pendant lights feature deeply cut, prismatic, Holophane glass, dome shaped shades with steel fitters, long stems and canopies. Measure: Height of the pendants wit...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Industrial Silver X-Ray Mercury Glass Dome Pendant Light
By X-Ray Lamp Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial pendant light features a X-Ray mercury glass, dome shade painted silver on it's exterior with brass switch fitter that is newly wired with 36 inches of black braided cloth...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Thatched Dome
By Hilliard Lamps
Located in Arcata, CA
At the Hilliard studio we operate with a primary goal in mind: Create something useful, beautiful and cherished. We believe that fine lighting fixtures should be timeless in style an...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Thatched Dome
  • Thatched Dome
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  • Thatched Dome
H 7 in. W 34 in. D 7 in.
19th Century Dore Bronze Chandelier, Louis XVI Dome Style
Located in Stamford, CT
A gilt bronze chandelier having a decorative center crystal dome surrounded by Fine dore bronze decorative casting. The central column pole holding several lights suspended by three ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Six Dome Chandelier in Polished Brass Designed by Commune for Remains Lighting
By Commune, Remains Lighting
Located in New York, NY
CHL3106 This large six dome chandelier in a hand polished solid brass finish has six staggered length arms extending from a central half dome body, the edge of which is adorned wi...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco White Milk Chandelier, Pendant or Lantern in Dome Shape
Located in Plainview, NY
A stunning Art Deco style dome form milk glass white chandelier or lantern. Having individual panes, possessing an open door pane leading to a recently wired setting housing a once c...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Houseof Brass Dome Flush Ceiling Light with Opal Glass Shade
By houseof
Located in Bradford on Avon, GB
This low profile flush fit ceiling light is bathroom and perfect for low ceilings. The dome metal frame encloses an opal glass shade, which diffuse a warm illuminating glow. Ideal fo...
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2010s Chinese Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Triple Dome Chandelier in Nickel Designed by Commune for Remains Lighting Co.
By Commune, Remains Lighting
Located in New York, NY
CHL3110 The Triple Dome Chandelier is made of solid brass and hand polished in a plated nickel finish. Three staggered length arms extend from a central half dome body, the edge of ...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1980's Japanese Cast Steel Explosion Proof Pendant - Glass Dome, Shade & Cage
By Industrial Design
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
An industrial cast steel cage ceiling pendant light originating from Osaka Japan made by Kokosha. Electrics have been updated with new wiring, lamp holder and decorative braided ...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Arc Dome 08"
By Allied Maker
Located in Glen Cove, NY
The Arc collection is designed with a focus on simplicity, emphasizing the high quality of the material and the balance of the form. The carefully shaped arc of the bent brass, turne...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Arc Dome 08"
  • Arc Dome 08"
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H 15 in. Dm 8 in.
1960s Industrial Explosion Proof Ceiling Pendant Lamps/Lights, with Glass Dome
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960s industrial explosion proof ceiling pendant lamps/lights – With glass domes – Model 2 1960s vintage original industrial explosion proof ceiling pendant lamps/lights with glass ...
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Vintage 1960s Russian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Arc Dome 14"
By Allied Maker
Located in Glen Cove, NY
The Arc collection is designed with a focus on simplicity, emphasizing the high quality of the material and the balance of the form. The carefully shaped arc of the bent brass, turne...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Arc Dome 14"
  • Arc Dome 14"
  • Arc Dome 14"
  • Arc Dome 14"
H 19.5 in. Dm 14 in.
Art Deco White Milk Chandeliers, Pendant or Lanterns in Dome Shape, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
A stunning pair of Art Deco style dome form milk glass white chandeliers or lanterns. Each having individual panes, possessing an open door pane leading to a double recently wired se...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1970s Germany Glashütte Limburg Dome Pendant Lamp Opaline Glass and Brass
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant large white glass pendant with capsule shaped form on a brass frame. Manufactured by Glashütte Limburg, Germany in the 1970s. Model: 4435. Style: Mid-Century Modern. Ma...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Luzeiro Large Size Pendant, Crystal Glass Dome, Leather Strap and Wood Base
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Luzeiro collection is the happy meeting between Murano glass art and contemporary Brazilian style, highlighting an original design that combines with different styles of environm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Hardwood, Leather

Venini Large Glass Dome Pendant Light by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A documented Venini chandelier designed by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, the director and designer of famed glass house Venini from 1959-1985. Dome shade is hand blown clear glass wit...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold, Gold Plate, Brass

Large Art Deco White Milk Chandelier, Pendant or Lantern in Dome Shape, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
Large Art Deco while milk chandelier, pendant or lantern in dome shape, a pair A stunning pair of Art Deco style dome form milk glass white chandeliers or lanterns. Each having indiv...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Vintage Beaded Dome Light
Located in Brea, CA
Beautiful vintage beaded dome light with amber crystals. Measures: 10” diameter, 5” height 2 bulb with 60 w max.  
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Beads

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H 5 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
1980s Japanese Bronze Industrial Ceiling Light Brass Shade & Glass Dome U/L
By Kokosha
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
A cast bronze marine Industrial ceiling pendant lamp originating from Osaka Japan made by Kokosha who are a manufacturer of fixtures and fittings for hazardous areas within the marin...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Elegant Art-Deco Frosted Fluted Glass Dome Pendant with Polished Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Art Deco pendant consists of a ribbed and fluted frosted glass dome supported by a detailed brass support, which connects to one wide and three supporting polished brass...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Luzeiro Medium Size Pendant, Crystal Glass Dome, Leather Strap and Wood Base
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Luzeiro collection is the happy meeting between Murano glass art and contemporary Brazilian style, highlighting an original design that combines with different styles of environm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Hardwood

Luzeiro Small Size Pendant, Crystal Glass Dome, Leather Strap and Wood Base
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Luzeiro collection is the happy meeting between Murano glass art and contemporary Brazilian style, highlighting an original design that combines with different styles of environm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Hardwood

1970s Japanese Industrial Cast Iron and Copper Pendant Brass Cage and Glass Dome
By Kokosha
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
A reclaimed vintage Industrial explosion proof iron and copper cage light ceiling pendant. A solid metal light fixture with timeless design appeal. Originally made in Japan and sa...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper, Iron

Large White, Yellow And Red Italian Murano Art Glass Dome Pendant Light
By Effetre International Company
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large white, yellow and red Italian Murano Art glass dome pendant light. Attributed to Effetre International, Italy. The Murano glass is predominantly opaline white with clear, r...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Early 20th Century Industrial Gold X-Ray Mercury Glass Dome Pendants Lights
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early 20th century, industrial, factory pendant lights feature X-ray mercury glass dome shades with gold exteriors and silver interiors on brass paddle switch fitters, newly wired wi...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Brass Golden Murano Glass Dome Pendant by Archimede Seguso, Italy 1950s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Archimede Seguso
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Large and fine handcrafted Murano art glass pendant lamp, Italy, circa 1950-1960 with attribution to Archimede Seguso for Seguso Vetri Dárte. The big dome-shaped glass body has a wid...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Signed Kaiser Pendant Lamp Kalmar Mazzega Style Murano Ice Glass Dome Brass 1960
By Mazzega, Kaiser Leuchten, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Great midcentury Kaiser pendant lamp, Germany, circa 1960s. The chain-hanging height adjustable patinated brass light fixture has three handcrafted textured clear and brown tinted Mu...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1970s, German EOW Cast Aluminium Explosion Proof Pendant Tempered Glass Dome E40
By EOW GDR, Industrial Production
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
A large vintage industrial 18kg cast aluminium explosion proof pendant. There are Atex (Ex) markings on the fixture to confirm its explosion proof attributes, the glass dome is 2...
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Vintage 1970s German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Set of 3 Murano Italy Glass Dome Top Pendant Lights by Lighting Company I3
By ITRE
Located in New York, NY
A lovely simple yet elegant set of three dome top canister style hand blown glass pendant lights from Italian lighting company I3 and made in Murano, Italy, circa 1980. The pedants a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

20th Century Brass and Copper Explosion Proof Pendant, Glass Dome, Edison Bulb
By Industrial Production
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Solid brass explosion proof pendant with copper shade. This excellent example of an original explosion proof lamp which was salvaged from an old Japanese cargo ship circa 1977. The b...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Copper

Brass Dome Pendant Lamp by SkLO
By SkLO
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass Dome pendant lamp by SkLO Dimensions: D 33 x H 43.5 cm Materials: glass, brass Color: frosted clear Available in frosted clear, frosted smokey brown and frosted white. Ava...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Brass Dome Pendant Lamp by SkLO
  • Brass Dome Pendant Lamp by SkLO
  • Brass Dome Pendant Lamp by SkLO
  • Brass Dome Pendant Lamp by SkLO
H 17.13 in. Dm 13 in.
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Glass Dome Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic glass dome chandelier available at 1stDibs. A glass dome chandelier — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. Find 238 options for an antique or vintage glass dome chandelier now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect glass dome chandelier — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each glass dome chandelier bearing Industrial, Mid-Century Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. X-Ray Lamp Company, Holophane and Bakalowits & Söhne each produced at least one beautiful glass dome chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a Glass Dome Chandelier?

The average selling price for a glass dome chandelier at 1stDibs is $2,750, while they’re typically $276 on the low end and $22,000 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.