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Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, 24 Glass Rondini
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 24 glass petals "rondini" (transparent crystal, smooth outside, with crystal powder and then rough inside.) in a chrome frame. Period: 19...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Murano Six-Tier Felci Glass Chandelier, 52 Glasses
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Beautiful and huge Italian Murano chandelier composed of 52 splendid transparent glasses that give a very elegant look Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with cha...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, 50 Glass Rondini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Rare Italian vintage Murano chandelier. The fixture is made up of 41 individual hand blown glass elements hanging (transparent and white “lattimo”) from a chrome frame. Each piece cl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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

Murano Big Chandelier Venini Style 107 Transparent Prism Quadriedri Elena Mo
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic and big Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism triedri in a nickel-plated metal frame. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 51,20 inches height (130 cm) with cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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.
Round 5+1 Tiers Chandelier, Murano, Clear Glass 1990s, Bronze Finish Metal Ring
By Camer Glass, Barovier&Toso, Venini
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This dense and luxury midcentury chandelier carries around 140 glass elements. Each element has small grooves that are giving the appearance when lit to be white. Because it's a diff...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Midcentury Italian Chromed Chandelier with Six Satin White Glass Globes, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A chromed chandelier with six satin white fluted glass globes, Italy, 1960s The glass globes are in very good condition, chrome with some wear, rewired. Measures: Overall height 3...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Italian Chromed Chandelier with Six Satin White Glass Globes, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A chromed chandelier with six satin white fluted glass globes, Italy, 1960s The glass globes are in very good condition, chrome with some wear, rewired. Measures: Overall height 3...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Charming Italian Chandelier "Starfish", Murano, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian Murano chandelier with emerald drops.
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Mid-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

Amazing Italian Chandelier "Royal Crown", Murano, 1950s
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian Murano chandelier of grandiose beauty.
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Mid-20th Century Italian 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

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

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

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

Chandelier by Aldo Nason for Mazzega Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega, Aldo Nason
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Ribbon model chandelier or ceiling pendant light by the designer Aldo Nason for Mazzega, blown Murano glass, metal chrome. Famous manufacture like Carlo Nason, Venini, Vistosi, VeArt...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Italian Petit Crystal Beaded Murano Drops Chandelier
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Housing 3 lights, rewired and ready to hang. Gilt metal body with tiny beading and florets. Gilt metal with swags of macaroni beads and many clear Murano drops. Adding original chain...
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Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Style Dlightus Bespoke Nickel and Frosted Glass Chandelier
By D'LightUs
Located in Dallas, TX
Made of 12 nickel sheets of metal, curved, nesting the light and covered up by a frosted glass. Rectangular shape, with 12 candelabra base lights. Ideal over a table/kitchen island/d...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

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

Art Deco Style Chandelier Attributed to Venini Murano Glass, Itlay, circa 1940
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Gorgeous five-light Art Deco style chandelier attributed to Venini in the 1940s in a purple-clear and black trimmed Murano glass. Great condition.  
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Imposing Rare Barovier Fountain Chandelier, White Puligoso, 1930s, Murano Deco
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sophisticated chandelier from Ercole Barovier. A rare beautiful chandelier, the bottom bowl is in horizontal ribbed hand opened clear etched glass crowned by a set of 12 large and h...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Milk Glass, Murano Glass

Beaded Crystal Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau 2 Pieces, Pair
Located in Berlin, DE
2 pieces chandelier ceiling lamp lustre Art Nouveau. The brass frame is surrounded all-over by beaded chains where pear drop cut crystals drops of different dimensions are hanging. ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron

Horizontal Chrome and Glass Flush Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
An Italian chrome-plated 8 light fixture with molded glass insets. The fixture suspended from 2 rods, but could be mounted as flush mounted.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte Pendant
By Max Ingrand, Fontana Arte
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

Large Italian clear glass cylinder 'Claridge's' Chandelier
Located in London, GB
An impressive shower of scalloped etched glass cylinders. Each tier has two levels to give a cascading effect. Other sizes available.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Chandelier 6 arms White and Clear hand blown Murano Glass by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
This is a classic chandelier re-interpreted by Multiforme to suit the most contemporary spaces; the modern suspension lamp Alchimia is composed of essential volumes – arms, cups and ...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Felci Fern Clear Glass Barovier and Toso Murano Chandelier, 1970s
By Barovier&Toso, Venini
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Great midcentury chandelier. Four tiers of Felci elements to tightly fence the bulb and the hardware. Clear glass for a greater light output, the design on the leaves amplifies the ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Chandelier 12+6 arms Clear Artistic Murano Glass Gatsby Naked by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Gatsby naked chandelier 12+6 arms clear artistic Murano glass by Multiforme The Venetian chandelier Gatsby is the perfect combination of elegant and modern elements. The use of color...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Chandelier 12+6 arms White and Clear Murano Glass Gatsby Naked by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Gatsby naked chandelier 12+6 lights white and clear artistic Murano glass by Multiforme. The Venetian chandelier Gatsby is the perfect combination of elegant and modern elements. Th...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Polar Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular pair of 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...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Modernist Clear Glass Ring Triedri Chandelier, Kalmar, above 350 Elements
By Paolo Venini, J.T. Kalmar, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
A modern version of a Classic chandelier using a ring of 5 layers of Triedri. Creates a great architectural effect and use of space. There are more than 350 elements of two lengths....
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Murano Clear and Amber Glass Triedri Chandelier Flush Mount Also
By Venini, J.T. Kalmar, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This chandelier has about 300 elements of triedri elements. There is a combination of clear and amber ones, to give a soft tone but not trapping the light too much. A stunning mosaic...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Rezzonico Chandelier 6 arms Clear Murano Turquoise Pink Gold Glass by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Caesar chandelier Rezzonico 6 lights, crystal, turquoise, pink, gold artistic glass details by Multiforme. The name, as well as the structure evokes the splendour of the past centuri...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, Frosted Carved Glass Leaves
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Huge Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 41 hand blown transparent frosted carved glass leaves in a chrome frame. Period: 1970s-1980s Dimensions: 49.20 inches (125 cm) heigh...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Italian Glass Sunburst Chandelier, Stilnovo, 1950s
Located in Aachen, DE
A stunning six-light chandelier in the manner of Stilnovo, Italy, manufactured in circa 1950-1959. A handmade and high quality piece. High quality and in very good condition. Cleane...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal

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

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 Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Murano chandelier, ceiling light in thick frosted glass. We have a pair.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Murano Frosted Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Frosted Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Frosted Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Frosted Glass Chandelier
H 13.78 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Satinated Glass and Brass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This very elegant Italian Stilnovo style pendant / chandelier was designed and made in Italy in the 1950s to 1960s. The lamp is made of brass and has got a frosted white glass lamp s...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Sputnik Spike Chandelier, Clear Prismatic Elements, Murano
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Imposing Sputnik chandelier with spike prismatic shaped glass elements hold by a brushed brass rod. Murano glass pyramid in clear. Glass is shaped first on the bronzino and then pr...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Carlo Nason Certified, Pair of Midcentury Curvati Chandeliers Clear Triedri 1980
By Venini, Carlo Nason, Industria Veneziana
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This is a set of two masterpiece midcentury chandeliers from Murano, designed by Carlo Nason. Great play with the light. Designed in the 1970s. The use of the triedri elements had be...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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

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

Murano "Cristallo Antico" Glass Chandelier by Seguso
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Austin, TX
Beautiful hand blown Murano glass chandelier in a slightly smoked crystal color named "antico". Twelve branches on two levels with blown glass ball and ring detail. The fixture has t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Felci Fern Opaline Glass Barovier & Toso Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970s
By Venini, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Great midcentury chandelier. Four tiers of Felci elements to tightly fence the bulb and the hardware. Hard to find true opaline glass which shows his unique fading from blue to amb...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Large Triedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 163 Triedri Transparent Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 163 triedri on crome frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a timeless Classic. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 41.35...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Glass Blown Drum Chandelier in Taupe
Located in Westport, CT
Very chic layered Murano glass drum chandelier with icy clear and smokey taupe toned glass. Also customization available in other sizing, hardware and glass blown colors: clear, s...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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

Chandelier 26 arms 3 Tiers, Silk Rigadin Murano Glass by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Bevante collection is the venetian name with which is called the glass, and this is also the name of this slender chandelier, that has been designed using basic, elegant and harmonio...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Venetian Chandelier 12+6 arms artistic Crystal Glass Caesar by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Caesar venetian italian chandelier 12+6 lights, crystal glass with ornamental crest by Multiforme The name, as well as the structure evokes the splendour of the past centuries. It is...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Artistic Chandelier 10+5 arms transparent Murano Glass Gatsby by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Gatsby chandelier 10+5 lights clear artistic Murano glass, with light grey organza lampshades by Multiforme The Venetian chandelier Gatsby is the perfect combination of elegant and m...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Chandelier 18+9 arms Crystal Murano Glass handmade lampshades by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Chapeau chandelier 18+9 lights crystal Murano glass, in two tiers, silver cotton handmade lampshades by Multiforme. Chapeau is a Classic and essential chandelier, it is handcrafted ...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini Art Glass VeArt, circa 1970
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful and large pendant light in clear glass with green and amber tones attributed to Venini, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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

Tebe Chandelier by Ernesto Gismondi for Artemide, Italy, 1980s
By Artemide, Ernesto Gismondi
Located in Vienna, AT
Lacquered steel and matt glass. Designed by Ernesto Gismondi for Artemide in the early 1980s. Measures: H 79 cm/ 31'' D 90 cm/ 35 1/2'' Two pieces available.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Majestic Chandelier Amethyst 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. A pair is available.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

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Italian Clear Glass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the Italian clear glass chandelier you’re looking for. Each Italian clear glass chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and murano glass. If you’re shopping for an Italian clear glass chandelier, we have 5445 options in-stock, while there are 1239 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer Italian clear glass chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An Italian clear glass chandelier made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one Italian clear glass chandelier that is appealing in its simplicity, but Venini, Mazzega Murano and Fabio Ltd produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is an Italian Clear Glass Chandelier?

Prices for an Italian clear glass chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $410,900, while the average can fetch as much as $4,188.

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.