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Rare Nine Shade Brass and Glass Chandelier by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare chandelier with nine rectangular brushed satin glass shades and brass plated nickel. Manufactured by Stilnovo in Milan, circa 1960s. Takes nine E27 40w maximum bulbs. Wired for ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fantastic Franco Luce for Seguso Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier, 1970s
By Franco Luce
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant two-tier chandelier with eight white "lattimo" striated glass petals supported by a gold-plated hardware by Franco Luce, Murano, Italy, 1970s. Excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
H 35.44 in. W 28.75 in. D 22.45 in.
Amazing Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Amazing Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier "Reticello" Gold Inclusions Attributed to Seguso. Murano, 1940
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier gold inclusions, Italy. Hand blown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pendant Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel painted shade, fitted with one E27 socket. Made by Stilnovo in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
H 55.12 in. Dm 9.45 in.
12-Light Italian Glass and Gilt Brass Chandelier, circa 1980s
By Murano 5
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Very elegant and high quality 12- arm crystal glass chandelier Italy, circa 1980s. The condition is excellent.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier in Brass and Opaline Glass, Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful 12-light chandelier in red lacquered metal, brass and opaline glass, attributed to Stilnovo. The brass has not been polished but this can be done at the client's request, ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Stilnovo Style Teak and Opaline Eight Arm Spider Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large vintage Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style brass and teak wood spider chandelier with Eight hanging arms glass shades in the Danish style. Age patina. Measures: Diameter: 30 in/...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Arredoluce Colored Enameled Brass Italian Chandelier, 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful Italian chandelier, produced during the 1950s attributed to Arredoluce. Multicolored bell shades in Italian enameled brass with six lights. A glass base is separating th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1950s, Italian Modern Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp manufactured in Italy during the 1950s. The ceiling light feature very light green opaline glass and brass parts Very small crack under the glass, di...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Attributed Enamel and Brass Italian Design Chandelier, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful and rare chandelier attributed to Stilnovo three arms with 3 lights. Solid brass structure, three arms with decorations in Fine mahogany wood. The bowls are made of glass s...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Stilnovo Attributed Enamel and Brass Italian Design Chandelier, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful and rare chandelier attributed to Stilnovo Italian designer six arm with 6 lights. Solid brass structure, six arms with decorations in fine mahogany wood. The bowls are mad...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Italian Modernist Chandelier in Brass with 24 Opaline Glass Shades
By Stilnovo
Located in London, GB
An Italian designed sculptural chandelier in brass with 24 opaline glass shades
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Style Black Cone and Solid Brass Studio Made Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A 42" Italian midcentury style black lacquer and solid brass studio made chandelier featuring nine arms each with two black shaped cones on each end suspended from a central spoke em...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Murano Glass Flower Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful Italian Murano glass flower chandelier. Total height with chain is 75 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beige Murano Glass and Brass Sputnik Chandelier in Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Very elegant Sputnik brass chandelier featuring 20 lights, 20 solid brass rods ending with beige Murano glass bowls and brass rodes ending with an arrow. White lacquered steel cones....
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1990s 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

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

Art Deco Murano Glass Three-Light Grape Chandelier, Italy, Mid-20th Century
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Murano glass three-light chandelier with cast iron and brass mounts, Italy, mid-20th century. Three brass hanging chains with colored and clear glass bunch of grapes form shades conn...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

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

Half Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass Butterflies
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very unusual half sputnik chandelier features a multitude of brass rods, some ending with brass balls and others ending with flying butterflies in Murano glass. All the rods ha...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Half Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass Blue Flowers
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very unusual half Sputnik chandelier features a multitude of brass rods, some ending with brass balls and others ending with large blue flowers in Murano glass. All the rods ha...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beaded Florentine Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
Beaded Florentine chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau. The brass frame is surrounded all over by beaded chains where pear drop cut crystals drops of different dimensi...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Italian Midcentury Pendants with Cutted Crystal Gemme, Milano, 1970s
Located in Milano, IT
Decorative and fine pair of chandeliers/pendants made in 1970 in Milano. Bunch of cutted crystals "Gemme" with a brass structure and one source of light; the crystals radiate a spec...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Uno Classico Semi-Flush Mount by form A
By form A, Gaspare & Vittorio Asaro
Located in New York, NY
The Uno ceiling light exemplifies simple elegance via its clean profile designed around a single Murano glass shade. Shown in polished brass with our signature Murano bubble glass. S...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte Pendant
By Fontana Arte, Max Ingrand
Located in New York, NY
Rare pendant #2220 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte. Beautiful brass hanging pendant with dark oxidized finish, white painted interior and large faceted crystal diffuser. Holds one st...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Tommaso Barbi Table Lamp Vintage 1970 Retro 70s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of brass lamps by Tommaso Barbi from the 1970s. The lamps feature a brass structure with a leaf shaped shade. It remains in a good vintage condition. Number of lights: one bu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Madrid, ES
An original seven reflector hanging lamp edited by Stilnovo in 1960. Opaque nickel-plated brass and plexiglass .Excellent condition. Beautiful fixture.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
H 78.7 in. Dm 15.7 in.
6-Globe Modern Chandelier, Italy, 21st Century
Located in Culver City, CA
6-globe modern chandelier, Italy, 21st century. Flush mount brass and steel fixture with six cascading frosted glass globes. *Please Note: This fixture is made in Italy, and comes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp, manufactured in Italy in the 1940s This ceiling lamp is made of brass frame with its original patina, brass details, glass shade and metal white ivo...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
H 37.8 in. W 15.95 in. D 11.82 in.
Stunning Big Sciolari Brass Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
Nine-light brass chandelier in the style of Sciolari. Smoked glass in a very beautiful smokey brown color. Made with brass, best of the 1960s. High quality and in very good cond...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction fitted with eight E27 sockets and huge glass shade. Made in Italy in the early 1950s.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
H 31.5 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Midcentury Italian Murano Glass Brass Nine-Light Bouquet Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A large hand blown Murano glass and gilt brass bouquet chandelier, neun arm with large drop shape globes, decorated with glass flowers, Italy, 1960s - impressive lighting effect! Th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass and Brass “Scudi” Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Incredible chandelier made of brass and handblown Murano glass. This piece has six curved pieces of textured, metallic glass with a lamp reflecting off of each. In the centre, six mo...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Murano Franco Luce Art Glass and Gilt Brass Chandelier, Pair
By Franco Luce
Located in Coimbra, PT
Awesome pair of 1970s vintage Italian Murano Lily Calla art-hlass shades gilt chandelier and flower bouquet. Franco Luce Seguso chandelier with five handblown Murano glass leaves, wh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Monumental Brass Sputnik or Urchin Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Very huge brass Sputnik or Urchin chandelier. The chandelier has a very impressing size and is a real eyecatcher in every room. The chandelier is in excellent condition. 12 x E14 bu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass Italian "Fireworks" Chandelier, 1959s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Fireworks is a Murano blown glass chandelier, designed in 1958. Inside the glass, gold leaf was introduced. Beautiful Murano chandelier with 9 flames. The mouth-blown Murano glass fl...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

Glass and Brass Chandelier Ceiling Light Pendant, 1960s
By Angelo Lelii
Located in Berlin, DE
Spectacular vintage Sputnik, Orbit chandelier with ten white blown glass globes, 1950s. Lamp sockets: 10.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stunning Sciolari Brass Flush Mount, Italy, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
Five-light brass chandelier in the style of Sciolari. Smoked glass in a very beautiful smokey brown color. Made with brass, best of the 1960s. High quality and in very good cond...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Crystal Waterfall Seven-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A wonderful brass and crystal waterfall chandelier with seven tiers Murano crystal sticks, Italy 1950-1959 - impressive lighting effect! This chandelier can also be used as flush mou...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Custom Polished Brass and Murano Glass Molecular 'Snowflake' Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and dramatic polished brass and hand blown Murano glass molecular "Snowflake" was realized in Murano, Italy- the islands off the coast of Venice, renowned for centurie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Modern Italian Chandelier, Stilnovo Style "Pita" 5 arms
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful modern chandelier Stilnovo style beige color, structure in brass with metal lampshades. E14 and E27 socket
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Chandelier, Black Ivory Pivoting Shades, Twin Bulb, Patina Brass, Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo, Arteluce
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Lovely small chandelier for entries or corridors. Midcentury cluster three-arm chandelier with a Classic two-tone head. Made by a lab specialized in midcentury restoration. Owner is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass, Metal

Midcentury Italian Multi-Color 12-Light Sputnik Chandelier by Arredoluce, 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This multi-color Sputnik chandelier was made in Italy in the 1950s and is attributed to Arredoluce, Monza.  It has got 12 bakelite bulb holders which request an E14 bulb each. The...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Architectural Oval Shaped Brass and Grey Murano Glass Ten-Light Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This chandelier has got a very unusual shape since it is slightly oval. It features ten brass arms ending with high grey Murano frozen glass shades and large crystal turned bowls. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Twelve-Light Sputnik Chandelier in the Manner of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant Sputnik style chandelier was manufactured in Italy in the 1950s. It is made of brass and has got 12 black lacquered bakelite bulb holders. The brass lamp rod can be s...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Italian Brass and Satin Opaline Glass Pendant by Azucena
By Azucena
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant Italian chandelier / lantern was designed and manufactured by Azucena in the 1950s. It has got a beautiful white blown satin opaline glass lamp shade, the frame is ma...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Silver Cage Putt Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Brass
Located in Berlin, DE
Silvered cage putt crystal chandelier antique ceiling lamp lustre Measures: Total height 120 cm, height without chain 66 cm, diameter 47 cm. Weight (approximately): 5kg. Number of ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Satin Glass and Brass Pendant Lamp by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Satin glass and brass pendant lamp by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950. Elegant suspension pendant lamp with stripped satin white glass and black metal paint accents. We have rewired this piece...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Murano Pink Lilly Sculptural Chandelier Franco Luce Art Glass & Gilt Brass
By Franco Luce
Located in Coimbra, PT
Awesome large 1970s vintage Floral Franco Luce Seguso gilt chandelier, of Murano glass, having a frame of brass, it's spherical center holding twenty-four, hand blown, blooms in the ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Gold Plate

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo and Brass Pendant Light, Italy, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful midcentury pendant lamp handcrafted in Italy. This lamp is a striking appearance in any room, this lamp is a perfect representation of the 1950s period because of their des...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Murano Glass Calla Lily Chandelier by Franco Luce, Italy 1970s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Elegant Hollywood Regency chandelier by Franco Luce with five large Murano glass calla lilies, gold plated brass structure, Italy, 1970s. The glass globes are in very good condition,...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Spectacular Pink and White Murano Glass Petals Chandelier with Brass Frame
By Galleria Veneziani
Located in Rome, IT
Fabulous Italian chandelier Made by 90 pink and white lattimo Murano glass petals supported by a brass frame by Galleria Veneziani. We can customize the frame, brass or bhrome D...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Brass and Satin Opaline Glass Pendant Attributed to Arredoluce, 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant Italian pendant was designed and manufactured in Italy in the 1950s. It has got a beautiful white swirling ribbed glass lamp shade with brass top, brass lamp rod and ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Spectacular Pink and White Murano Glass Petals Chandelier with Brass Frame
By Galleria Veneziani
Located in Rome, IT
Fabulous Italian chandelier Made by 90 pink and white lattimo Murano glass petals supported by a brass frame by Galleria Veneziani. We can customize the frame, brass or chrome. ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Crystal Cut Glass Pendant, 1950s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant pendant was designed and made in Italy in the 1950s. The lamp is made of brass and has got a crystal cut glass shade. Excellent condition with one E27 socket. The la...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Brass Mounted Murano Glass Chandelier by Ercole Barovier, 1940
By Ercole Barovier
Located in Rome, IT
Exceptional six-shade Murano glass chandelier with elegant shaped brass mount, by Ercole Barovier. Excellent vintage condition, the glasses are in perfect condition. Six E 27 light...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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Italian Brass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the Italian brass chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each Italian brass chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. Find 9085 options for an antique or vintage Italian brass chandelier now, or shop our selection of 1601 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without an Italian brass chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right Italian brass chandelier, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. A well-made Italian brass chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Stilnovo, Gaetano Sciolari and Fabio Ltd are consistently popular.

How Much is an Italian Brass Chandelier?

Prices for an Italian brass chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $145,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,145.

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.