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Pair of Disc Murano Glass Chandeliers by Vistosi Style
By Vistosi
Located in Budapest, HU
Vistosi midcentury pink discs Murano glass Italian chandeliers. Spectacular pair chandeliers by Vistosi made in Murano formed by 23 pink discs of precious Murano glass are arrange...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Set of Four Austrian Vintage Blown Glass Globes Ceiling Hanging Lights, 1960s
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful set of four hand blown textured glass globes and brass pendant lights. Austria, 1960s. Glass globes: 3 x D: 6.3 in; 1 x D: 7.9 in.   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Majestic Pair of Murano Chandeliers, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of Murano chandeliers by 86 Murano crystal transparent prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 6...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of Vintage Italian Murano appliques in the manner of Mazzega. Wall lights have 10 caramel lattimo glass petals (for each applique) in a chrome frame. Period: 1970s Dimensions:...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
H 16.54 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
Pair of Italian Murano Six-Tier Felci Glass Chandeliers
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Beautiful and huge pair of Italian Murano chandeliers composed of 52 splendid pink glasses that give a very elegant look Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Pink Polar Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular Murano chandelier. It consists of dozens of pure Murano glass leaves. Four E 27 lights. Measures: Height with chain cm 100 (39 inches) without chain cm 40 (16 inches).
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Spectacular Pair of Chandeliers, Murano, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Amazing and elegant hand blown pair of Murano chandeliers, circa 1970. From Banca azionale del Lavoro in Roma.
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Italian Murano Petals Chandeliers, Murano
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of huge Italian vintage Murano chandeliers made by 52 glass petals (transparent crystal, smooth outside, with crystal powder and then rough inside in a chrome frame. Period: 19...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Spectacular Pair of Chandeliers by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1970s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Budapest, HU
Amazing and elegant handblown pair of Murano chandeliers by Barovier & Toso, circa 1970. From Banca azionale del Lavoro in Roma.
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Venetian Pair of Chandeliers, Blown Murano Glass, Triedro Camer G, 1960s
By Camer Glass
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Venetian pair of chandeliers, blown Murano glass, triedro elements, attributed to camer glass, 1960s Amazing pair of Murano chandeliers in excellent original condition, as do...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Kalmar Ice Glass Chandeliers Pendant Lights, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of beautiful ice glass light fixtures by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). Each chandelier is made of 28 massive ice blocks ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

1 of 2 Small Bubble Glass Pendant by Helena Tynell, Limburg, Germany
By Glashütte Limburg, Helena Tynell
Located in Aachen, DE
1 of 2 round bubble glass pendant designed by Helena Tynell for Limburg, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s. Sockets: needs 1 x E27 standard bulb with 100W max each and compatib...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1 of 4 Stunning Pendants, Brass and Crystal Glass by Kinkeldey, Germany, 1970
By Kinkeldey
Located in Aachen, DE
A stunning three-tier chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany, manufactured in circa 1970-1979. A handmade and high quality piece. The ceiling fixture and the frame are made of brass and ha...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

1 of 2 Murano Ball Pendant Light by Doria, Germany, 1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
Doria ceiling light with large volcanic Murano glass ball. High quality of materials - gives a wonderful light effect when it is on. Heavy quality and in very good condition. Cle...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair of Moderne Silver and Glass Chandeliers, Sold Individually
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1960s Swedish silver plated and molded glass chandeliers with 8-light each. Sold individually. Measurements: Diameter 38" Minimum drop 20.5" (adjustable).
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Extraordinary Huge Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier in the Manner of Venini
By Venini
Located in Berlin, DE
Extraordinary huge, iconic Murano glass chandelier in the manner of Venini. The chandelier is manufactures in high quality. It is a real eyecatcher. 12 x E14. To be on the the safe s...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1980s Brass Sputnik Chandelier with Two-Tone of Violet Polyhedron Murano Glasses
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Murano polyhedron glasses designed by Carlo Scarpa. Four colors all together: dark violet and violet with a touch of amber and pink. 16 E14 light bulbs. Approximate weight 70 Kg.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Pair of Stilnovo Style Cascading Chandeliers with Brass and Glass Shades
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Grand scale of 6 feet cascading chandeliers in the style of Stilnovo with eight teardrop shaped brass and opaline glass lights. New production, custom-made for Collection 20C gallery...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1 of 2 Stunning Chandelier, Brass and Crystal Glass by Kinkeldey, Germany, 1970
Located in Aachen, DE
A stunning four-tier chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany, manufactured in circa 1970-1979. A handmade and high quality piece. The ceiling fixture and the frame are made of brass and has...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

1970s Chandelier in the Style of Venini
By Venini
Located in Baambrugge, NL
A stunning and sophisticated chandelier in the style of Venini with Murano glasses. The glasses are hung in a spiral row on a brass frame in a circular design. The height excludi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Chandelier in the Style of Venini ‘1970’
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant chandelier in Murano glass in the style of Venini.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Elongated Suspended Lamp Chandelier in the Style of Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Wood strip with six glass shade mounted on the steel holder and fitted with E27 bulbs. Made in style of Kalmar in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Midcentury Brass Floral Chandeliers in the Style of Emil Stejnar, Europe, 1960s
By Emil Stejnar
Located in Almelo, NL
Midcentury brass floral chandeliers in the style of Emil Stejnar. ( 12 x on stock ). Made of brass with stylish floral glass disc glass light diffuses. The lamp is covered with ar...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Chandelier in the Style of Maison Lunel, 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Brass chandelier in the style of Maison Lunel from the 1950s. The light requires E14 light bulbs.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Kalmar Modern Ice Glass Pendants, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
A pair of very beautiful and elegant modern chandeliers, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1970s. Lovely design, each chandelier has 6 sockets and two layers of extremely stylish...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

One of Five Blue Murano Glass Pendant Lamps, circa 1980
By Murano 5
Located in Vienna, AT
One of five blue Murano glass pendant lamps, circa 1980. Priced per item. Beautiful Italian pendant lights from blue Murano glass. They are in good condition with no chips to the gla...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Patinated Brass Textured Glass Pendant Light, Rupert Nikoll, Austria, 1 of 6
By Rupert Nikoll, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Graz, AT
One of six pendant light fixtures by Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1960 (late 1950s or early 1960s). The lampshade is made of a seamless brass belt with ho...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco Glass and Chrome Pendants, 1930s-1940s, Set of 2
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant set of 2 pendants was designed and made in France in the 1930s-1940s. The lamps are made of nickel plated metal / chrome and have got a mottled white glass shade with si...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

French Art Deco Opaline Glass and Brass Pendants, 1930s-1940s, Set of 2
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant set of 2 pendants was designed and made in France in the 1930s-1940s. The lamps are made of brass and have got snow white opaline lamp shades which diffuse the lights wi...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Murano Glass Cream and Gold Ceiling Light Pendants
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Italian handblown glass cream colored with gold inclusions ceiling pendants lights. Each suspended on brass chain and ceiling. Newly wired with all new brass fittings, each u...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Vilhelm Lauritzen Pair of B&G Pendants in Opaline Glass and Brass, Louis Poulsen
By Vilhelm Lauritzen
Located in Odense, DK
Rare set of original "B&G" opaline and brass pendants model 16753 by Danish Designer Vilhelm Lauritzen. Made for the Danish government building "Christiansborg Palace" in 1951. Produ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

One of Four Pendant Lamps Crystal Glass attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1962
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
One of Four Pendant Lamps Crystal Glass attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1962 Set of four pendant lights textured glass - Priced per item. Beautiful Italian pendant lights with black m...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Pair of Glass and Chromed Steel Pendant Lamps by Kamenický Šenov, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Glass and chromed cube pendant lamps, 1970s, Czechoslovakia. It was produced by Kamenický Šenov. It is made of glass and metal. It´s composed of thick textured patterned square cut f...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Limburg Pair of 1970s Vintage "Iron" Rings Glass & Brass Pendant Lights or Lamps
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte pair of "iron" rings bell pendant lamps / lights with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped small hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Murano Pendants of Murano by Nason for Mazzega, 1970s
By Carlo Nason
Located in Rome, IT
Very rare Murano glass made by one of the great protagonists of the artistic glass creativity. Each of them is formed by two large massive glasses.
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Liberty Pendants or Lanterns by Ercole Barovier, 1940s
By Ercole Barovier
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant pair of liberty brass-mounted pendants by Ercole Barovier, 1940s. Each with three precious Murano glass leaves centered by a hand blown elegant cup. One E27 light bulb suit...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pendant Lamp in the Style of Fontana Arte, Italy, 1970
By Fontana Arte
Located in Budapest, HU
Pendant lamp with hand-sculpted glass Verde Nilo in the style of Fontana Arte, Italy, 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Cubic Carved Clear Glass Chandeliers in Style of Kalmar
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair cube shaped suspended cube light, circa 1960s made of clear molded glass panels and nickel metal joiners in the style of Kalmar in Austria.   
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1 of 2 Huge Sputnik Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Exceptional huge mother of pearl colored Murano glass and brass Sputnik chandeliers. The chandeliers have a very impressing size and there are real eyecatchers in every room. The cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of 1960s Golden Venetian Glass Dandelion Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful brass and blown glass chandelier with over 160 glass elements. Twelve-light sources. Restored. Originally installed in an Italian resort. Rewired. A longer chain or pole ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Modern Vistosi Disc Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier is made of 52 discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on four levels. Nine lights.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Modern Vistosi Disc Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier is made of 52 discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on four levels. Nine lights.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

One of Two Very Huge Glass and Chrome Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Very huge and impressive glass and chrome chandelier. The chandelier has a very impressing size and the are real eyecatcher in every room. The chandelier is in very good condition. 2...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Murano Glass Polar Chandeliers Italian Modern, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Murano polar ice chandelier, each with 88 precious hand blown glass leaves hanging on the brass frame. Spectacular light effect. Available three pairs of sconces. Provenance from a...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Stunning & Rare Art Deco Pendant / Chandelier by Genet & Michon of Paris, France
By Genet & Michon
Located in Lisse, NL
A bargain for the collectors of top quality Parisian Art Deco pendants. This early 20th century, practical size chandelier is by one of France's finest when it comes to Art Deco l...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Amber Murano Glass Discs Italian Chandeliers, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier is formed by 24 honey discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on floor levels. Nine lights. Measures: Height without chain 50 cm. Available also with white and p...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Barovier e Toso Venetian Flower Glass Ceiling Light, 1950s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Rome, IT
This amazing pair of basket is made of dozen of precious Murano flowers glasses. 6 x 100 watt lights.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Emil Stejnar Sputnik Chandeliers, Brass Crystal Glass, 1950s
By Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of (a set of two) outstanding 1950s Viennese Sputnik / blowball / snowball chandeliers / pendant lights by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, Austria. Original vintage pi...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1 of 6 Large Murano Glass Flush Mount Fixture by Kaiser, Germany, 1960s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Aachen, DE
Fantastic flush mount by Kaiser, Germany, manufactured, circa 1960-1969. Curved Murano glasses suspended from a fixture. Sockets: 3 x E27 bulbs (max. 60 watt each) -and compatible...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1 of 6 Stunning Murano Ice Glass Tubes Flushmount by Doria, Germany, 1960s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
Fantastic big midcentury chandelier by Doria, Germany, manufactured, circa 1960-1969. Many Murano glass cylinders suspended from the fixture. Wonderful geometric design. High quali...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair of Vistosi Midcentury Amber Murano Glass Discs Italian Chandeliers, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier is formed by 24 honey discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on floor levels. Nine lights. Measures: Height without chain 50 cm. Available also with white discs.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Huge Kalmar 'Granada' Chandeliers Flush Mount Lights, Brass Glass, 1970
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Graz, AT
Two square and very large 'Granada' light fixtures by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s-early 1970s). The lamps can be used as pendant light / ...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Huge Kalmar 'Granada' Chandelier Flush Mount Light Brass Glass 1970, One of Four
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Graz, AT
One of four square and extra large 'Granada' (engl. 'Grenada') light fixtures by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The lamps c...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

One of Four Huge Kalmar 'Granada' Chandeliers Flush Mount Light Brass Glass 1970
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Graz, AT
One of four square and very large 'Granada' light fixtures by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The lamps can be used as pend...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Huge Gold-Plated and Cut Glass Chandeliers by Palwa, circa 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A very large and very rare model of midcentury ten-light chandeliers by Palwa, circa 1960s. This stunning chandeliers are made of gilt brass with each 236 large glass rings. Socket...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Pink Murano Glass Disc Chandelier Italian Design by Gino Vistosi, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
A chandelier of rare beauty and elegance. 136 Murano glass discs amethyst by Gino Vistosi, disposed in ten rows, forming two overlapping pyramids. Available also with white and ambe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

1 of 2 Stunning Chandelier, Chrome and Crystal Glass by Kinkeldey, Germany, 1970
Located in Aachen, DE
A stunning three-tier chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany, manufactured in circa 1970-1979. A handmade and high quality piece. The ceiling fixture and the frame are made of chrome and h...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Pair of Giant Italian Chandeliers, Murano
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Budapest, HU
The chandelier is made by 389 alternating "tronchi" ice, snow and amber. The effect is of majestically elegance.
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Italian Vintage Murano Chandeliers, 1990s
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of Italian vintage Murano chandeliers made by 24 glass "graniglia" tear drop for each (transparent crystal, smooth outside, with crystal powder and then rough inside.) in a chro...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Vistosi Disc Murano Chandelier, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
The 24 discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on three levels.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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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.