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Large German Vintage Blown Glass Globe Ceiling Hanging Pendant Light, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, J.T. Kalmar, Mazzega
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful hand blown textured bubble glass globe and brass pendant. Germany, 1960s. Measures: Glass D 13.8 in, H 10 in Lamp sockets: 1x E27 (US E26).   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small French Holophane Globe Pendant Light with Brass Caps
Located in London, GB
Small French Holophane globe pendant lights, moulded prismatic glass with spun brass caps and conical finial to base, re-wired with braided silk flex, circa 1960-1980. Larger size av...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Art Deco Flush Mount Ceiling Light Large Frosted Glass Globe Shade, circa 1930
Located in FR
Art Deco flush mount large ceiling light frosted glass globe circa 1930 All original Frosted glass In good original condition with no losses to glass with minor marks of use comm...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Flush Mount

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Glass

Mid-Century Lighted Glass Globe on Wood Stand by Replogle Globe
By Replogle Globes
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-Century lighted glass globe on oak wood tand by Replogle Globes of Chicago, circa 1950s. This a very cool piece with removable and colorful 10" D globe on 7.5" D round oak stand....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Globes

Materials

Glass, Oak

Antique Rand McNally Terrestrial Globe, Glass, Light Up, Unusual Bronze Base
By Rand McNally & Co.
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique Rand McNally terrestrial globe, glass, light up, unusual bronze decorative base. Glass world globe in great original condition, stylized neoclassical heavy cast bronze base w...
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Vintage 1930s American Neoclassical Revival Globes

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Bronze

Moderne Crackled Glass Globe Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960s Italian crackled glass lantern with an interior Edison light. Measurements: Current drop: 20" Diameter: 13".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

Italian Chrome & Glass Globe Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
Chrome light fixture complemented by glass disks. Italy, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Vistosi Hanging Blue Glass Globe Light Fixture Pendant
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Hudson, NY
Striking 16" blue glass pendant. Rewired and ready to use. 40" cord attached. can come with additional cord if desired.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Exceptional Crackled Glass Globe Pendant Lamp by Moe Lighting
By Moe Light
Located in South Charleston, WV
A unique heavy crackled glass produced in Italy for Moe and assembled in the USA, this pendant lamp is a fine example of italian glass workmanship and American brass manufacturing fo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1920s Etched Glass Globe Light with Brass Pole Fitter
Located in New York, NY
1920s etched glass globe fitted with a slender new brass pole fixture. The pole can be done in brushed nickel or steel at your request. Small quantity available at time of posting. P...
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Vintage 1920s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Multi-Ring Brass and White Glass Globe Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A globe light fixture with white glass shade and multi-ring hanging stem. USA, circa 1990. Shown and priced with 12 inch shade and polished brass finish. Also available in cus...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Globe Chandelier in White Metal, Blown Glass and Silver Leaf
By Richard Meier Light
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Cycladic Series. Generously proportioned dome chandelier in white powder-coated metal, with underside in fine gold or silver metal leaf appliqué. The Globe allows for two...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver Leaf, Metal

Globe Chandelier in White Metal, Blown Glass and Gold Leaf
By Richard Meier Light
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Cycladic Series. Generously proportioned dome chandelier in white powder-coated metal, with underside in Fine gold or silver metal leaf appliqué. The Globe allows for two...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Globe Chandelier in White Metal, Blown Glass and Silver Leaf
By Richard Meier Light
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Cycladic Series. Generously proportioned dome chandelier in white powder-coated metal, with underside in fine gold or silver metal leaf appliqué. The Globe allows for two...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Silver Leaf, Metal

Globe Chandelier in White Metal, Blown Glass and Gold Leaf
By Richard Meier Light
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Cycladic Series. Generously proportioned dome chandelier in white powder-coated metal, with underside in fine gold or silver metal leaf appliqué. The globe allows for two...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Seguso Grey Glass Globe Pendant Light
By Seguso
Located in New York, NY
A 1960s handblown grey glass globe and chrome mount pendant light produced by the famed Seguso glass house in Murano, Italy. Features a pie shape cut-out on the bottom and suspended ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Large Holophane Glass Sphere Globe Light
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Impressive original French Holophane glass ball light, cast iron top and original bottom fittings; custom fittings and finishes available. All new wiring and sockets included. Avan...
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Copper and Glass Globe Ball Light
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Large-scale hanging pendant, half copper, half glass, with cast iron and bronze detail. Three available.
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Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Glass Globe 25 Pendant Light by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Glass Globe 25 pendant light by Schwung Dimensions: W 25 x D 25 x H 300 cm Materials: Natural brass, hand blown glass globes Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel ...
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2010s Polish Modern More Lighting

Materials

Brass

  • Glass Globe 25 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe 25 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe 25 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe 25 Pendant Light by Schwung
H 118.12 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.85 in.
Glass Globe Opal Pendant Light by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Glass globe opal by Schwung Dimensions: W 20 x D 20 x H 46 cm Materials: Natural brass, hand blown glass globes Schwung is a German word, and loosely defined, means energy or moment...
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2010s Polish Modern More Lighting

Materials

Brass

  • Glass Globe Opal Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal Pendant Light by Schwung
H 18.12 in. W 7.88 in. D 7.88 in.
Glass Globe 30 Pendant Light by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Glass globe 30 pendant light by Schwung Dimensions: W 30 x D 30 x H 300 cm Materials: Natural brass, hand blown glass globes Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel Sc...
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2010s Polish Modern More Lighting

Materials

Brass

  • Glass Globe 30 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe 30 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe 30 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe 30 Pendant Light by Schwung
H 118.12 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Glass Globe 35 Pendant Light by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Glass globe 35 pendant light by Schwung Dimensions: W 35 x D 35 x H 300 cm Materials: Natural brass, hand blown glass globes Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel Sc...
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2010s Polish Modern More Lighting

Materials

Brass

  • Glass Globe 35 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe 35 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe 35 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe 35 Pendant Light by Schwung
H 118.12 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Glass Globe with Brass Pendant Light
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass frame chandelier with large globe pendant light.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Glass Globe with Brass Pendant Light
  • Glass Globe with Brass Pendant Light
  • Glass Globe with Brass Pendant Light
  • Glass Globe with Brass Pendant Light
H 27 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Italian "Indented" Blown Glass Globe Pendant Light
By AVMazzega
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful and sculptural Italian hand blown glass globe pendant light fixture, circa 1970. Made in Murano, Italy. One of two pendants available. The glass shade is opaque white at ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Marble and Glass Globe Table Light Small
By Michele Varian
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A simple modern table lamp to accent your living room, bedroom or work space. This contemporary globe lamp also works well in a commercial setting restaurant, retail, or office space...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Table Lamps

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Textured Frosted Murano Glass Globe Pendant Light
Located in East Hampton, NY
This is a single globe pendant (two are available but sold separately) - with deeply carved pattern hand blown frosted glass. The twisted patinated brass rod holds the fixture and a ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Stain Glass Open Globe Pendant Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern pendant light features linked stain glass plates that form an open bottom globe with brass fitter and 45 inches of chain that is wired to accept up to a 100 watt b...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Glass Globe Opal 40 Pendant Light by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Glass globe opal 40 pendant light by Schwung Dimensions: W 40 x D 40 x H 80 cm Materials: Natural brass, hand blown glass globes Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel ...
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2010s Polish Modern More Lighting

Materials

Brass

  • Glass Globe Opal 40 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 40 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 40 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 40 Pendant Light by Schwung
H 31.5 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Glass Globe Opal 50 Pendant Light by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Glass globe opal 50 pendant light by Schwung Dimensions: W 50 x D 50 x H 100 cm Materials: Natural brass, hand blown glass globes Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel...
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2010s Polish Modern More Lighting

Materials

Brass

  • Glass Globe Opal 50 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 50 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 50 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 50 Pendant Light by Schwung
H 39.38 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Glass Globe Opal 60 Pendant Light by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Glass globe opal 60 pendant light by Schwung Dimensions: W 60 x D 60 x H 127 cm Materials: Natural brass, hand blown glass globes Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel...
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2010s Polish Modern More Lighting

Materials

Brass

  • Glass Globe Opal 60 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 60 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 60 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 60 Pendant Light by Schwung
H 50.01 in. W 23.63 in. D 23.63 in.
Italian "Indented" Blown Glass Globe Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful and sculptural Italian hand blown glass globe pendant light fixture, circa 1970. Made in Murano, Italy. One of two pendants available. The glass shade is opaque white at ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Glass Globe Opal 30 Pendant Light by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Glass globe opal 30 pendant light by Schwung Dimensions: W 30 x D 30 x H 64 cm Materials: Natural brass, hand blown glass globes Schwung is a German word, and loosely defined, mea...
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2010s Polish Modern More Lighting

Materials

Brass

  • Glass Globe Opal 30 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 30 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 30 Pendant Light by Schwung
  • Glass Globe Opal 30 Pendant Light by Schwung
H 25.2 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Light Globe Suspension
Located in Paris, FR
Suspension light globe with globe in glass in chrome finish. With chromed metal cable: 250cm. Inside in anodized aluminium. Available in : Diameter 20cm x H 19cm and 250cm metal cabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper, Chrome

  • Light Globe Suspension
  • Light Globe Suspension
  • Light Globe Suspension
  • Light Globe Suspension
H 16.93 in. Dm 17.72 in.
Parisian Mid-Century French Glass Globe Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A large 50 cm diameter glass globe. France, c1950s. Originally a Parisian street light now repurposed as a pendant light. With later spun brass top and base which adds qua...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Marble and Glass Globe Table Light Large
By Michele Varian
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A simple modern table lamp to accent your living room, bedroom or work space. This contemporary globe lamp also works well in a commercial setting restaurant, retail, or office space...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Italian 1970s Large Glass Globe Ceiling Mount Light
By AVMazzega
Located in New York, NY
Italian 1970s ceiling mount light fixture. Large hand blown glass shade in clear with amber circular design. Made in Murano, Italy, circa 1970. Brass polished and lacquered. Rewired....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Brass and Glass Globe Triple Circuit Pendant Light
By Michele Varian
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A modern asymmetrical chandelier to illuminate your dining room, living room, kitchen. This contemporary lighting pendant also works well in a commercial setting restaurant, retail, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Sexy Pair Of 1970's Chrome Fiber Optic Globe Lamps Mid-century Modern
By Fantasia Light
Located in Pemberton, NJ
This fun and amazing pair of fiber optic globe lamps from the 1970's are constructed of chrome metal,smoked glass and fiber optics. Thousands of optical fiber tips come alive crea...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Glass Globe Hanging Pendant Light with Brass Hardware
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This uniquely designed glass hanging pendant has diagonal ridges and a brass base with Victorian style accents. The neutral, clear glass globe makes this piece fit beautifully in any...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Nickel-Plated Light Fixture with Glass Globes
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960s Italian nickel-plated light fixture with six lights and molded glass globes. Measurements: Diameter: 38" Current drop: 34" Minimum drop: 18".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

RAAK Four-Light Pendant with Smoked Glass Globes
By RAAK
Located in New York, NY
This highly modern light fixture, produced circa 1965 by RAAK of Amsterdam, Netherlands, is comprised of four hanging pendants, each with smoked glass globes of varying sizes, suspen...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Italian 1970s Large Glass Globe Ceiling Mount Light
Located in New York, NY
Italian 1970s ceiling mount light fixture. Large handblown glass shade in clear with amber circular design. Made in Murano, Italy, circa 1970. Brass polished and lacquered. Rewired. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Brass

Arabesque Globe Hanging Light
By MM Lampadari
Located in Milan, IT
This gorgeous globe-shaped hanging light is a perfect example of craftsmanship used to artfully blow glass. This piece is part of the Arabesque collection, hangs from a slim cord, an...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Arabesque Globe Hanging Light
H 11.03 in. W 11.03 in. D 11.03 in.
Copper Globe Sconce Light
By Michele Varian
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A simple modern sconce to accent your bedroom, bathroom, or work space. This contemporary light also works well in a commercial setting restaurant, retail, or office space. Designed...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Copper

  • Copper Globe Sconce Light
  • Copper Globe Sconce Light
  • Copper Globe Sconce Light
  • Copper Globe Sconce Light
H 17 in. W 5 in. D 5 in.
Brass Globe Sconce Light
By Michele Varian
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A simple modern sconce to accent your bedroom, bathroom, or work space. This contemporary light also works well in a commercial setting restaurant, retail, or office space. Designed...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

  • Brass Globe Sconce Light
  • Brass Globe Sconce Light
  • Brass Globe Sconce Light
  • Brass Globe Sconce Light
H 17 in. W 5 in. D 5 in.
Steel Globe Sconce Light
By Michele Varian
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A simple modern sconce to accent your bedroom, bathroom, or work space. This contemporary light also works well in a commercial setting restaurant, retail, or office space. Designed ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

  • Steel Globe Sconce Light
  • Steel Globe Sconce Light
  • Steel Globe Sconce Light
  • Steel Globe Sconce Light
H 17 in. W 5 in. D 5 in.
VP Globe Glass Large Pendant Light by Verner Panton
By Verpan, Verner Panton
Located in Horsens, DK
Pendant made of transparent acrylic. Five reflectors inside. Suspended by three steel chains. Includes ceiling canopy. Material: Reflectors are made of hand blown opal white glass...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

1920 Unique Brick Pattern Milk Glass Globe Pendant Light
Located in Surrey, BC
Very unique pendant light (single) on brass chain with Art Nouveau style fitter. Light is rewired tested and CSA approved. Ready to go. This is a beauty.   
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Vintage 1920s American Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Globe-Shaped Wall Light
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wall light, in opaline glass and metal, Europe, 1970s. Wall light with a black coated metal wall-mounted system, silver colored ring and opal sphere. The opaline glass spheres will...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Opal, Metal

  • Globe-Shaped Wall Light
  • Globe-Shaped Wall Light
  • Globe-Shaped Wall Light
  • Globe-Shaped Wall Light
H 13 in. W 11.82 in. D 13 in.
VP Globe Glass Standard Pendant Light by Verner Panton
By Verpan, Verner Panton
Located in Horsens, DK
Pendant made of transparent acrylic. Five reflectors inside. Suspended by three steel chains. Includes ceiling canopy. Material: Reflectors are made of hand blown opal white glass...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Antique 1920 Schoolhouse White Glass Globe Pendant Light
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Antique circa 1920 brass schoolhouse pendant light with beautifully aged brass stem and matching milk glass globe. Measures: Light fixture- 48" tall Globe- 18" round x 12" tall.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Lanterns

Materials

Metal

Balise Pendant Light in Brass with 4 Opal Glass Globes
By Atelier de Troupe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Playful and graphic, the Balise is inspired by the 1960s and the irreverence of Jean Roye`re. The Bailse is fabricated in black powder-coated steel with a 6" opal glass globe. The bl...
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2010s American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

VP Globe Tinted Glass Pendant Light by Verner Panton
By Verpan, Verner Panton
Located in Horsens, DK
Pendant made of transparent acrylic. Five reflectors inside. Suspended by three steel chains. Includes ceiling canopy. Material: Top, bottom and middle reflectors are made of pol...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Atelier George Globe Pendant Light in Amber Blown Glass
Located in Paris, FR
"Globe" Lamp by Atelier George : A circular ceiling light constructed by a transparent blown glass globe with an amber glass inside, combined with brass. “Certificate of Authenticity...
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2010s French Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Atelier George Globe Pendant Light in Purple Blown Glass
Located in Paris, FR
"Globe" lamp by Atelier George : A circular ceiling light constructed by a transparent purple blown glass globe with light blue glass inside, combined with brass. Certificate of auth...
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2010s French Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Italian Murano Glass Globe and Chrome Pendant Light, 1970s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous pendant light with big Murano glass globe in mottled glass and chromed lamp base. The glass has a very big diameter and is in very good condition. The chrome have been poli...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Globe-Shaped Wall Light
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wall light, in opaline glass and metal, Europe, 1970s. Wall light with a black coated metal wall-mounted system, silver colored ring and opal sphere. The opaline glass spheres will...
Category

Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Opal, Metal

  • Globe-Shaped Wall Light
  • Globe-Shaped Wall Light
  • Globe-Shaped Wall Light
  • Globe-Shaped Wall Light
H 13 in. W 11.82 in. D 13 in.
German Vintage Blown Glass Globe Flush Mount Light, 1970s
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful handblown bubble glass globe and brass ceiling or wall flush mount. Germany, 1970s. Lamp sockets: Five.  
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Nickel-Plated Light Fixture with Milk Glass Globes
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960 Italian nickel-plated light fixture with six lights with molded glass insets. Measurement: 36" diameter 36.5" present drop.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Doria Globe Pendant Light, Glass and Brass, 1970
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Graz, AT
A fantastic pendant light chandelier by Doria Leuchten, Germany, manufactured in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). An extra large hand blown glass globe with a bra...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

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Glass Globe Light For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the glass globe light you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A glass globe light — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. There are 125 variations of the antique or vintage glass globe light you’re looking for, while we also have 59 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer glass globe light, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each glass globe light bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Industrial hallmarks is very popular. Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Doria Leuchten and Current each produced at least one beautiful glass globe light that is worth considering.

How Much is a Glass Globe Light?

The average selling price for a glass globe light at 1stDibs is $1,200, while they’re typically $213 on the low end and $38,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights 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.

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 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 named for 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 does the right chandelier prove stunning, 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 pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.