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Handing Pendant Lamp in Solid Brass
Located in Kansas City, MO
Round vintage pendant light fixture made of solid brass with original solid brass decorative chain. Measures: Chain length is 29 inches. Pendant diameter is 5.25 inches, height is 6...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hand-Burnished Brass Bolle 4 Pendant
Located in Boston, MA
Hanging lamp with LED point light (G4 2700 Kelvin). 4 transparent blown glass spheres. Metal parts in hand-burnished Brass. The hand-burnished brass finish looks naturally spotted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Hand-Burnished Brass Bolle 4 Pendant
  • Hand-Burnished Brass Bolle 4 Pendant
  • Hand-Burnished Brass Bolle 4 Pendant
  • Hand-Burnished Brass Bolle 4 Pendant
H 50 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Workstead Helios Cord Pendant Hand Finished Bronze
By Workstead
Located in Hudson, NY
The Helios cord pendant positions a single glowing bulb against a stationary radiant dish, exploring the scale and illumination of an early American candle via the form of a traditio...
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2010s American American Classical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Nickel, Brass

Workstead Tube Pendant Hand Finished Bronze
By Workstead
Located in Hudson, NY
The tube pendant disperses a bold beam of light into space, hovering delicately above a counter, table, or hall. Matte blown-glass is playfully offset by two metal balls, presenting ...
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2010s American American Classical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1920’s Traditional Hand Painted Glass Pendant
Located in Canton, MA
1920’s traditional hand painted glass pendant fixture. Hand painted flower basket decoration. Fixture takes a single standard bulb. Material: Glass, brass Style: Traditional, cot...
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Workstead Orbit Cord Pendant Hand Finished Bronze
By Workstead
Located in Hudson, NY
The orbit cord pendant positions a single glowing bulb against a stationary radiant dish, exploring the scale and illumination of an early American candle via the form of a tradition...
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2010s American American Classical Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Nickel

RENG, Kaze, Hand Formed Ceramic Pendant Light
By Brendan Bass
Located in Dallas, TX
Reng, Kaze, hand formed ceramic pendant light.   Minimum Hanging Height: 12" Maximum Hanging Height: 72" Overall Diameter: 12" Overall Height: 88" Canopy Height: 1.5" Can...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

Hand Woven Wicker Rattan Pendant Light / Lantern, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching Lantern Woven Light Pendant in natural wicker and rattan with Scalloped Edge. Spain, 1960s. This hand-crafted bell shaped hanging lamp features a woven wicker shade acc...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wicker, Rattan

Squiggle Pendant Light / Hand sculpted Walnut & Red Oak
By Chris Miano
Located in Union City, NJ
The Squiggle light was created though an exploration of shaping solid walnut slab lumber. Designed to bring a smile to any space, each light is thoughtfully selected to highlight the...
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2010s American American Craftsman Chandeliers and Pendants

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Oak, Walnut

Murano Hand Blown Lantern or Pendant
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Murano hand blown lantern pendant encased in an iron frame. Italy 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Hand Hammered Copper Pendant , 1960s , Denmark
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Well made hand-hammered copper pendant. Contain three North American E26 size socket rated at 100 watts each. Measure: 32 inches high by 14 inches wide. Each pendant meas...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Very Fine Hand Carved Wooden Pendant
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very fine hand carved wooden chandelier. Great carving work. France, circa 1900. 4 lights. Dimensions: Height 37" (can be shortened) diameter 16" CW3921.
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Antique Early 1900s French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood

Spanish Hand Woven Rattan Wicker Pendant Light / Lantern
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching handcrafted braided rattan / wicker pendant hanging lamp. Spain, 1960s. This beautiful suspension lamp features a woven wicker ufo shaped lampshade with an inner cylind...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wicker, Rattan

Hand Blown Spotted Purple Glass Pendants
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hand blown, clear and purple / burgundy spotted glass pendant lights; hanging from long, black chains. The spots have an "oiled" effect, changing to green-blue in certain areas when ...
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2010s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Anemone Hand-Painted Pendant Lamp by Mirei Monticelli
Located in Geneve, CH
Anemone hand-painted pendant lamp by Mirei Monticelli Dimensions: D 35 cm Materials: Banaca fabric Available in other colors. The simple elegance of the Anemone Pendant Lamp pr...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Fabric

Art Deco Hand Painted Glass Pendant Light, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
Beautiful art deco pendant with hand-crafted glass shade decorated with hand painted flower motives. The chandelier rod is wrapped with a original rubber cord. Bulbs: 1 x E27 or E26.
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Seguso Murano Hand Blown Cage Light Pendant
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Seguso Murano hand blown light pendant / fixture. Amber Murano glass with a decorative brass cage trim. Style of Dino Martens. Measures: 42 H (includes pendant and chain). Murano pe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rope Hand Woven Dome Pendant Lamp with Fringe, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Dome Shaped Pendant Hanging Light, Rope, Jute, Fringe. Spain, 1960s Rare suspension with hand-woven cord semi-sphere lampshade hanging from a rope chain and topped by a woden canopy...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Trimming, Jute, Rope, Cord

Vintage Hand Thrown Ceramic Pendant Light
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Absolutely gorgeous hand thrown and cut pendant/swag light. From the curated collection Space 20th Century Modern.
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Vintage 1970s Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Ceramic

Seafoam Sirenetta Hand-Painted Pendant Lamp by Mirei Monticelli
Located in Geneve, CH
Seafoam Sirenetta hand-painted pendant lamp by Mirei Monticelli Dimensions: D 20 x H 65 cm Materials: Banaca fabric Available in other colors. Sirenetta, inspired by the sea si...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Fabric

Custom, Hand-Finished Semi-Flush "Wyandot" Crown Pendant
By Far-Fetched, LLC.
Located in Houston, TX
Our exclusive design, the Wyandot pendant features an iron frame with white art glass diffuser at base. Newly wired with all UL listed parts and three Edison porcelain sockets. Hand-...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Iron

Seguso Murano Hand Blown Cage Light Pendant
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Seguso Murano hand blown light pendant / fixture. Pink and white Murano glass with a decorative brass cage trim. Style of Dino Martens. Measures: 40 H (includes pendant and chain). ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Indigo Nebula Hand-Painted Pendant Lamp by Mirei Monticelli
Located in Geneve, CH
Indigo Nebula hand-painted pendant lamp by Mirei Monticelli Dimensions: D 60 x W 60 x H 60 cm Materials: Banaca fabric Available in other colors. Providing soft light in an org...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Fabric

Art Deco Hand-Decorated Glass Pendant Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Art Deco pendant light featuring a hand-decorated, airbrushed glass shade with brass fitter is newly wired with 40 inches of braided cloth cord to accept up to a 100 watt bulb.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Glashütte Limburg Hand Blow Crystal Glass Pendant
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Vienna, AT
This Glashütte Limburg pendant lamp 4298 impresses with a reduced to the essential design. It receives through the cylindrical diffuser made of hand blown crystal glass, through wh...
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Vintage 1980s German Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Vintage Hand Carved Mountaineer Sculpture Pendant Light w. Glass & Metal Lantern
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and beautifully crafted light fixture for Black Forest and mountaineering enthousiasts. This beautifully executed and sculptural light fixture will look great at home, but it c...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Black Forest Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Amber Raak Glass Pendant Light Hand Blown, 1970s
By RAAK
Located in Antwerp, BE
RAAK rare 1960s teardrop pendant with amber colored glass and blackened copper.     
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Set of Four Hand Blown Pendant Lights
Located in East Hampton, NY
Four hand blown clear glass light pendants signed illegibly... Measurements each glass bell varies slightly... all have been newly rewired with black silk covered cord... Length of ...
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Late 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

  • Set of Four Hand Blown Pendant Lights
  • Set of Four Hand Blown Pendant Lights
  • Set of Four Hand Blown Pendant Lights
  • Set of Four Hand Blown Pendant Lights
H 60 in. W 7.25 in. D 6.25 in.
Set of Hand-Blown Smoked Glass Pendants
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of pendants, glass, brass, Germany, 1960s. This set of pendants features a smoked hand-blown glass orb. As a result of the hand-blown production technique, multiple bubbles ar...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Set of Hand-Blown Smoked Glass Pendants
  • Set of Hand-Blown Smoked Glass Pendants
  • Set of Hand-Blown Smoked Glass Pendants
  • Set of Hand-Blown Smoked Glass Pendants
H 44.49 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Large Custom Hand-Forged, Wrought-Iron "Mahoning" Pendant
By Far-Fetched, LLC.
Located in Houston, TX
Our exclusive design, the Mahoning light is a handmade, large-scale iron tear-drop shaped pendant. A single Edison socket sits upright on an oversized bobeche in the center of the fi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American French Provincial Chandeliers and...

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Iron

Colorful Crystal Pendant Lamp, Hand-Sculpted Contemporary Crystal
By Reflections Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Colorful crystal pendant lamp, hand-sculpted contemporary crystal Hand-sculpted in crystal Measures: Height 35 cm Width 5.8 cm Weight 1.3 kg Material: Fine handcut crystal and b...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Antique Hand Carved White Alabaster Pendant / Chandelier w. Striking Black Veins
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size and great shape alabaster pendant with stunning hand carved details. This remarkable pendant of classical Greek beauty, elegance and deeper meaning is one of the most st...
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Early 20th Century Italian Greek Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass, Iron

Swedish Hand-Painted Glass Alabaster Style Bowl Pendant Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Unusual back-painted glass bowl pendant ceiling chandelier that looks so much like alabaster that you have to touch it to believe it! Original golden cording, tassels and canopy. R...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Purple Nebula Hand-Painted Pendant Lamp by Mirei Monticelli
Located in Geneve, CH
Purple Nebula hand-painted pendant lamp by Mirei Monticelli Dimensions: D 60 x W 60 x H 60 cm Materials: Banaca fabric Available in other colors. Providing soft light in an org...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Fabric

Unique Hand Carved Vivid Alabaster Pendant Light Chandelier w Stunning Patterns
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and sizeable alabaster light fixture with an Eastern look and feel. Over the years we have sold a number of rare and beautiful alabaster light fixtures, but we have never s...
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Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Bronze, Brass

Seafoam Nebula Grande Hand-Painted Pendant Lamp by Mirei Monticelli
Located in Geneve, CH
Seafoam Nebula Grande hand-painted pendant lamp by Mirei Monticelli Dimensions: D 150 x W 50 x H 60 cm Materials: Banaca fabric Available in other colors. Spiral clouds of Nebu...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Fabric

Colorful Crystal Pendant Lamp, Hand-Sculpted Contemporary Crystal
By Reflections Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Colorful crystal pendant lamp, hand-sculpted contemporary crystal Hand-sculpted in crystal Measures: Height 35 cm Width 5.8 cm Weight 1.3 kg Material: Fine handcut crystal and b...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Large & Wonderful Design Hand Carved White Alabaster Pendant Light / Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Large size and great design, hand carved, antique alabaster chandelier. Thanks to its large size and unique design this antique and remarkable alabaster chandelier will be a real ey...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass

Italian Hand Painted Opaline Glass Pendant or Lantern, 1950s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Vintage hand painted opaline glass chandelier or lantern, Italy, 1950-1959. One E27 light bulb socket Measure: Height 27 ½ in (70 cm) Diameter 15 ¾ in (40 cm) Very good condition, no...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Doria Hand Blown Glass Ceiling Pendant, Germany
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in RHEEZERVEEN, Overijssel
The 40 cm diameter hand blown sphere spreads a beautiful shimmering light due to the structure of the hand blown glass. The lamp is labeled with a Doria sticker and numbered (1283). ...
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Vintage 1970s German Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Stylish Arts and Crafts Hand Crafted Brass and Hand Engraved Glass Pendant Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful shape, early 1900s pendant ceiling lamp. If you have a home or an office that dates from the early 1900s or if you are a collector of stylish, Arts & Crafts home accessori...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Hand Painted Glass Pendant Light, 1930's
Located in Praha, CZ
A beautiful Art Deco pendant with a handmade glass shade decorated with hand painted floral motifs, an original hand tied tassel and wooden decoration on the bar. There is a crack on...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass, Wood

Colorful Crystal Pendant Lamps, Hand-Sculpted Contemporary Crystal
By Reflections Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Colorful crystal pendant lamps, hand-sculpted contemporary crystal Hand-sculpted in crystal Measures: Height 35 cm Width 5.8 cm Weight 1.3 kg Material: Fine handcut crystal and ...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Colorful Crystal Pendant Lamp, Hand-Sculpted Contemporary Crystal
By Reflections Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Colorful crystal pendant lamp, hand-sculpted contemporary crystal Hand-sculpted in crystal Measures: Height 35 cm Width5.8 cm Weight 1.3 kg Material: Fine handcut crystal & bras...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Italian Hand Painted Opaline Glass Pendant or Lantern, 1950s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Vintage hand painted opaline glass chandelier or lantern, Italy, 1950-1959. One E27 light bulb socket Measure: Height 27 ½ in (70 cm) Diameter 15 ¾ in (40 cm) Very good condition...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Hand Carved Mountaineer Sculpture Pendant Light w. Brass Arts & Crafts Lantern
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and beautifully crafted light fixture for Black Forest and mountaineering enthousiasts. This beautifully hand carved and sculptural light fixture is in superb condition. A ligh...
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20th Century Austrian Black Forest Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass, Iron

Antique, Striking & Large Hand-Carved & Colored Alabaster Pendant Light Fixture
Located in Lisse, NL
Marvelous size and shape antique pendant. If you are looking for the perfect pendant to grace your living room, kitchen, bedroom or large hallway then this handcrafted antique could...
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Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass

Antique Hand Carved Putti Alabaster Pendant with Removable Bronze Candelabras
Located in Lisse, NL
Five-light chandelier with a marvelous alabaster shade and three removable, double candalabras. We salvaged this large and majestic pendant from a house that was built in the 1880s....
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass, Bronze

Antique French 1910 Hand Painted Opaline Victorian Pendant Light Renaissance
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Marvelous hand painted opaline pendant light from France 1910s displaying 4 woman in victorian / renaissance style clothes. Each woman is unique and done by hand they look breathta...
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Vintage 1910s French Renaissance Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Modern Fabric Pendant Hand-Painted Light Anemone from Studio Mirei
By Costantini
Located in New York, NY
The Anemone pendant lamp is named for the soft, brightly colored sea creatures that look like a flower and often live on rocks under water. A little mermaid’s best friend, the Anemon...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Natural Fiber

A red hand-blown hobnail patterned glass pendant
Located in New York, NY
AHL3636<br /> A red hand-blown hobnail-patterned glass pendant on polished nickel fittings. Due to the antique nature of this fixture, there may be some nicks or imperfections in th...
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Early 20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel, Brass

Italian 1950s Large Hand Blown Opaline Glass Pendants
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Large hand blown opaline glass ball pendants, brass-mounted with a single E-27 light socket for a large sized bulb, Italy. 1950s. Measures: Diameter 14" / 35 cm Height 47" (120 cm)...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of Midcentury Hand-Blown Glass Swedish Pendants
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of midcentury Swedish pendants in semi-transparent frosted glass. These modern cylinder shaped lights each accommodating a medium-size base (Edison) down-turned bulb. Newly wire...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Pendant Light with Hand Carved Sculpture of Mountain Climber and a Lantern
Located in Barntrup, DE
Wonderful German pendant lamp features a hand-carved figure of a smiling and cheerful mountain climber in beautifully hand-painted Bavarian traditional clothing in brown, green, whit...
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Vintage 1930s German Black Forest Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Traditional Brass Pendant Light Floral Hand-Painted Glass Shades 3 Lights
Located in New York, NY
Brass pendant light featuring 3 hanging lights with antique hand-painted glass shades. The shades are frosted with an orange, yellow and green floral detail. The hardware is newer ma...
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Late 20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Reng, Wrap, Hand Formed Ceramic, Terra-Cotta Molded Striped Pendant
By Brendan Bass
Located in Dallas, TX
RENG, wrap, hand formed ceramic chandelier light. The Wrap pendant is formed of individual hand formed strips of terra-cotta molded and set in place by hand. Wrap is more an artisti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Ceramic

Rare Hand Crafted & Glazed Italian Majolica Pendant w. Ocean Wildlife Sculpture
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size, midcentury made. lantern design 'ocean view light fixture'. If you are looking for the ideal light fixture for your Palm Beach or Malibu (beach) house or if you own the ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

First Class Antique Alabaster Pendant Light with Hand Carved Flower Garland
Located in Lisse, NL
Large antique ceiling fixture / chandelier with stunning flowers & leafs hand carved in a beautiful alabaster stone dish shade of 19.7 inches in diameter. Thanks to its unique desig...
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Early 20th Century Italian Classical Roman Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass, Bronze

1 of the 4 Hand Blown Murano Pendant Lights, 1970s
Located in Rijssen, NL
1 of the of the 12 cascade hand blown lamps in a pendant design, 1960s. Illuminates beautifully. Suitable especially for high ceilings and lounge areas. Minimalistic design executed...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Hand-Forged American Iron Custom “Highland” Pendant with Three Sockets
By Far-Fetched, LLC.
Located in Houston, TX
Simple and primitive hand-crafted iron light newly wired with all UL listed parts and three candelabra sockets. Metal candle sleeves on the sockets. Comes with three, three foot leng...
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2010s North American Rustic Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

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Hand Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the hand pendant you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every hand pendant was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a hand pendant, we have 4461 options in-stock, while there are 1825 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer hand pendant, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each hand pendant bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. A well-made hand pendant has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Woka Lamps, William Brand and Mazzega Murano are consistently popular.

How Much is a Hand Pendant?

A hand pendant can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,607, while the lowest priced sells for $48 and the highest can go for as much as $316,884.

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.