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Cascading Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Wonderful fifteen light chandelier with cascading heavy glass pendants suspended by wire in a dramatic 60” downward spiral. Measure: 60” tall.
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

  • Cascading Glass Pendant Chandelier
  • Cascading Glass Pendant Chandelier
  • Cascading Glass Pendant Chandelier
  • Cascading Glass Pendant Chandelier
H 60 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Vistosi Murano Glass Pendant Chandelier
By Vistosi
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass chandelier by Vistosi. Measures: Diameter 60 cm. Height 55 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Chandelier Large, "1960"
By CHANDELIER
Located in Ceske Mezirici, CZ
Chandelier is consisted of glass cubes (4 pieces of spare glass) and metal construction with brass fasteners. The chandelier makes a timeless body of modern times.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Chandelier Large, "1960"
  • Chandelier Large, "1960"
  • Chandelier Large, "1960"
  • Chandelier Large, "1960"
H 37.01 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Turquoise Murano Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
A spectacular Murano glass turquoise pendant chandelier featuring a steel chromed structure with multiple brightly colored discs - the perfect summer piece. All the glass is hand blo...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Custom Murano Honeycomb Glass Pendant Chandelier
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Custom Murano Honeycomb glass pendant chandelier.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass, Blown Glass

Vintage Mazzega Ombre Glass Pendant Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Mazzega Ombre glass pendant chandelier. The overall height is 38" including the original canopy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Venetian Style Murano Glass Pendant Chandelier
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Chic Hollywood Regency, Venetian School Murano glass fixture having five tubular glass arms with chrome fitments, and a glass crown and base. The interior accepts three standard cand...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Murano Mazzega Glass Pendant Chandelier Vintage
By AVMazzega
Located in North Miami, FL
This gorgeous Italian Murano vintage Mazzega chandelier has 15 white pretzel form fused glass pendants hanging to create an abstract design and form. The cage has all been re-chromed...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Chrome and Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
By Drukov
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This beautiful Art Deco chandelier was made by Czechoslovak company Drukov in the 1950s. It features a chrome-plated structure with two chrome-plated circles. On these circles are se...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Chrome and Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
  • Chrome and Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
  • Chrome and Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
  • Chrome and Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
H 23.23 in. W 23.63 in. D 16.93 in.
Stilnovo Dual Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant modernist glass chandelier attributed to Stilnovo from the 1950s. A Saturn-style brass ceiling fixture with two brass arms, each supporting a sensuous satinated glass pendant...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Stilnovo Dual Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
  • Stilnovo Dual Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
  • Stilnovo Dual Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
  • Stilnovo Dual Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
H 70.87 in. W 23.63 in. D 8.67 in.
Bakalowits Glass Pendant Chandelier, circa 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A mid -century cylindrical glass and brass chandelier by Bakalowits & Sohne, Austria, circa 1960s. Socket: four x e14 (Edison) for standard screw bulbs.  
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Camer Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Miami, FL
The glass drops in circular pattern. Height measurement is for glass only, exclusive of the chain and canopy.
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Vintage 1960s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Camer Glass Chandelier
  • Camer Glass Chandelier
  • Camer Glass Chandelier
  • Camer Glass Chandelier
H 24 in. Dm 19 in.
Orrefors Crystal Chandelier and Etched Glass Pendant Chandelier
By Orrefors
Located in Atlanta, GA
Gorgeous chandelier with handblown crystal teardrops and etched striped glass pendant bowl on a brass stem. Designed by the famed glass house Orrefors c. 1950.<br /> <br /> Three ...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Three-Glass Pendant Chandelier, Italy circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Brussels, BE
Three-glass pendant chandelier, Italy, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

  • Three-Glass Pendant Chandelier, Italy circa 1950
  • Three-Glass Pendant Chandelier, Italy circa 1950
  • Three-Glass Pendant Chandelier, Italy circa 1950
  • Three-Glass Pendant Chandelier, Italy circa 1950
H 41.34 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Camer Glass Midcentury Murano Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant Camer glass prism Mid-Century Modern chandelier where Murano glass prisms hang individually and great a magnificent look. If you've ever opened Architectural Digest, you've c...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Beautiful Antique Milk Glass and Cut Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A beautiful vintage pendant chandelier made of sculpted milk glass, ornately cut stepped round glass base, and brass top.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Cut Glass, Milk Glass

French Art Deco Blown Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
The Art Deco blown glass pendant is blown with double glass with a matte satin appearance. The iron work "chains" and canopy are original. The dominant color is a soft orange. The li...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Large Four Globe Milk Glass Pendant Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Rare and hard to find pendant chandelier with 4 shades sizes are; 16in. 9in. and 2 11in. Milk glass globes are in excellent condition. Original wiring is sound, not dried out. One g...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Milk Glass

Structured Glass Pendant Chandelier by J.T. Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass frame fitted with one E27 sockets. Made by J.T. Kalmar in the early 1950s. Used with patina, brass can be cleaned/polished on request without extra costs. Dimension of the gl...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Glass Camer Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Westport, CT
Camer rare design double glass ball drop chandelier
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Glass Camer Chandelier
  • Glass Camer Chandelier
  • Glass Camer Chandelier
  • Glass Camer Chandelier
H 26 in. Dm 19 in.
Midcentury Chrome and Grey Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A hexagonal 1970s lantern pendant, with chrome frame and grey bronze glass panels.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Spiral Camer Clear Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in East Hampton, NY
Real crystal rods make this wonderful and shiny chandelier sparkle.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Art Deco Big Chrome, Glass, Pendant, Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
- In perfect original condition - Fully functional - Six bulbs - Electric is original.   
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Vintage 1920s European Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Modern Kalmar Brass Ice Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
A very beautiful and elegant modern brass chandelier, manufactured by Kalmar, Austria in the 1970s. Lovely design, each chandelier has eight sockets (E27) and two layers of extremely...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Swedish Art Deco Etched Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Hudson, NY
Swedish Art Deco etched glass art deco chandelier/pendant. The light comprised of a gilt metal, tassel and rope canopy and stem ending in two green glass discs, the lower one with no...
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Art Nouveau Glass Pendant, circa 1910
Located in Vienna, AT
Lovely Art Nouveau/Deco pendant from the early 20th century. Wonderful art glass diffuser with organically Dual-tone striped pattern and a satin finish. Fine original condition with ...
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Air Bubble Glass Pendant Chandelier 1960s by Doria
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Frisco, TX
A air bubble glass pendant made in the 1960s by Doria, with cord coiling cable. The fixture requires one European E27 Edison bulbs, the bulb up to 150 watts.
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Vintage 1960s German Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Modern Kalmar Brass Ice Glass Pendant Chandelier, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
A very beautiful and elegant modern brass chandelier, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1970s. Lovely design, each chandelier has eight sockets (E27) and two layers of extremely ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

1920s French Art Deco Frosted Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco (circa 1925) round pendant form frosted glass bowl form chandeliers with a fluted design and star finial bottom (suspended by three chains).
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Italian Art Glass Pendant Chandelier Attributed to Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Italian art glass pendant shade, tomato red, with controlled bubble inclusions. Probably by "Venini". Measure: Total drop including chain 22.5".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass

1920s French Art Deco Frosted Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco (circa 1925) round pendant form frosted glass bowl form chandeliers with 8 scalloped form edge with a floral motif and finial bottom (suspended by four chains).
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

1920s French Art Deco Frosted Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco, circa 1925 round pendant form frosted glass bowl form chandeliers with a geometric scalloped border and a bottom with a dot design (suspended by three chains).
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Murano Swirl Glass Pendant
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in New York, NY
Murano glass oblong globe pendant light fixture. Italy, circa 1960. Features a white opaque globe with a multicolor swirl pattern. Includes white cord and a canopy. Wired for U.S...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Gino Sarfatti & Archimede Seguso Italian Modern Glass Pendant Chandelier
By Gino Sarfatti, Archimede Seguso
Located in New York, NY
Italian Modern glass pendant chandelier designed by Gino Sarfatti and Archimede Seguso. The piece has seven pendant glass shades in heavy blue glass hanging from a metal frame. In gr...
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20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

1970's Italian Glass Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
1970's Italian oval chandelier by Camer composed of clear, multi-tiered, tubal Murano glass.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Murano Camer Glass Chandelier Chrome Italian
By Camer Glass
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Italian Murano camer blown glass and chrome Chandelier. Five lights.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass pendant light. Total height with chain: 110 cm. Diameter 50 cm. Height fixture 40 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
H 15.75 in. Dm 19.3 in.
Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass pendant light with colored green and yellow glass and chromed metal frame.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
  • Murano Glass Pendant Light, Italy
H 41.34 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Vintage 1960s-1970s, Camer chandelier with outstanding massive size, star-shaped Murano glass rods hanging from a white tubular frame. Measures: Prisms are 8", 10" and 12" long. Chan...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
H 20.5 in. W 40 in. D 18 in.
French Art Deco Glass Chandelier by Verlys
By Verlys Glass
Located in Fairfax, VA
A wonderful Art Deco chandelier. Masterfully crafted by the world renowned Verlys Glass in Rouen, France, this elegant chandelier features a beautiful Koi Fish design : Artistically ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

Art Deco Three-Arm Chrome and Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Nantucket, MA
A three-arm Art Deco pendant chandelier in a lovely soft green glass. European, but rewired for American use and takes E-14 European bulbs which are easy to get. Chrome hardware and ...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Camer Murano Glass Italy Waterfall Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Camer Murano glass waterfall chandelier that is fifty-five tall. It is unusual to see chandeliers this tall. Would look perfect in almost any environment.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Large Murano Glass Chandelier with 40 Glass Leaves
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large Murano glass chandelier with four rows off clear and orange glass leaves. The body is composed of 40 leaf-form glass suspended from a chrome frame.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Glass Wave Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Round German textured glass wave pendant chandelier with brass cap, rod and fittings, circa 1960s. Brass rod may be customized for desired height.
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Chrome and Glass Pendant/Chandelier, Elektroinstala Děčín, 1970s
By Elektroinstala Děčín
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of glass, chrome - Fully functional - Original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Camer Glass XL Waterfall Chandelier Murano Glass Crystals
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent Camer Murano Glass extra large waterfall chandelier that has a drop of fifty-five inches so it is perfect for a foyer. And one of the biggest Camer Glass midcentury chand...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Air Bubble Glass Pendant Chandelier 1960s by Doria Leuchten
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Frisco, TX
A air bubble glass pendant made in the 1960s by Doria, it has a black colored wire. The fixture requires one European E27 Edison bulb, up to 150 watts. Very nice bright lighting effect.
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Vintage 1960s German Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

1920s French Art Deco Frosted Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco, circa 1925, round pendant form frosted glass bowl form chandeliers with a geometric border and floral bottom with a circle design (suspended by four chains).
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Customizable Taupe Gold Ivory White Murano Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A fun and elegant Italian creation, entirely handcrafted, consisting of a succession of mouth blown gold, smoked brown and crystal clear Murano glass elements, ribbed and smooth sphe...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Midcentury American Modern Ribbed Glass Pendant Chandelier, circa 1950s
By Lightolier
Located in Peabody, MA
Mid-Century Modern pendant fixture of three ribbed glass globes, circa 1950s. Shades measure 12", 10", and 8" in diameter. 32" overall length from ceiling (drop of 18"). Width and ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Flavio Poli Italian Murano Glass Pendant Chandelier Seguso, Italy
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Flavio Poli
Located in Milan, Italy
Seguso chandelier designed by Flavio Poli realize in Italy, 1960. Three multicolor blown glass cubes suspended from three adjustable wires, fixed to a brass canopy. The dimensions ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Vintage Cut Glass Pendant Chandelier for Kamenický Šenov, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Czechoslovak cut glass and chrome-plated ceiling light, made in the former Czechoslovakia for Kamenický Šenov in the 1970s. It features chrome steel structure and seven cut glass lam...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Mid-Century Modernist Etched Glass Pendant Chandelier with Chromed Fittings
By Kinkeldey
Located in New York, NY
A set of three Mid-Century Modernist etched glass pendant chandelier in the style of Kinkeldy with chromed fittings. This chandelier features three downward hanging shades that each ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

Camer Glass, Large Chromed Steel and Murano Glass Fifty-Six Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The rectangular chromed steel frame with rounded ends, issuing three tiers of graduated arms, each arm suspending a pentagonal tronchi glass crystals, fifty-six glass crystals in tot...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Antique Gothic Revival Bronze & Glass Pendant / Chandelier w. Winged Gargoyles
Located in Lisse, NL
Handcrafted, turn of the century work of lighting art. If you are looking for a practical size, quality made and perfect condition chandelier to grace your living space then this Go...
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Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Signed Camer Glass Tear Drop Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Signed Camer glass tear drop chandelier.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Multi Tiered Murano Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Marked Camer Glass made in Italy. Has approximately 121 glass drops. Multiple tiers make for a very substantial chandelier. All in very good condition. Measures: Approximately 32 inc...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini for Camer Glass
By Camer Glass, Venini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic 1970s Venini Murano glass chandelier will make a definite statement with its clear and smokey topaz prisms which catch the light beautifullly. Note: Dimensi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Stainless Steel

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Freeform Art Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Freeform Mid-Century Modern Art Glass pendant chandelier in amethyst and clear heavy hand-blown glass. <br /> <br /> New brass chain is 72 inches in length.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Modern Camer Glass Venini Tubular Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Architecturally spectacular Camer glass Venini tubular chandelier. Wired for USA and in working order. The lighting is in the middle of the fixture. An iconic midcentury chandelier.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

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Glass Pendant Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the glass pendant chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A glass pendant chandelier — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. There are 14603 variations of the antique or vintage glass pendant chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 3744 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer glass pendant chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A glass pendant chandelier made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made glass pendant chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Fabio Ltd, Venini and J. T. Kalmar are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Glass Pendant Chandelier?

The average selling price for a glass pendant chandelier at 1stDibs is $3,284, while they’re typically $109 on the low end and $695,606 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.