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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

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

Mid-Century Modern Style D'lightus Custom made Nickel & 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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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Nickel

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

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Murano Glass

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

Midcentury Brass Sputnik Model Chandelier, Italian Style, 1950s
Located in Palermo, Italia
Sputnik model chandelier with brass structure made of painted aluminum parts. Twelve lights. In good condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Style Twelve-Arm Gold Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Italian midcentury style Venetian glass chandelier/pendant in gold glass. The piece evokes an ethereal presence of a poetic bouquet of flowers, with a harmonious sense of ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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

Stunning Big Sciolari Style Chrome Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
Six-light brass chandelier in the style of Sciolari. Smoked glass in a very beautiful Smokey brown color with chrome frame, best of the 1960s. High quality and in very good conditi...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Stilnovo Style Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo style chandelier. Five arms with white glass shades. Candelabra sockets.        
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

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H 30 in. Dm 22.5 in.
Large Italian Modern Chandelier with 12 Arms in Gino Sarfatti Style "Angelica"
By Gino Sarfatti, Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful modern chandelier in Gino Sarfatti style, structure in brass with metal lampshades and opaline glasses. Ten lights. Finnish brass and color shades on request.   
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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

Six- Light Pineapple Chandelier in the Style of Maison Bagues, circa 1950s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Wonderful pineapple chandelier attributet of Maison Bagues, circa 1950s. This beautiful handcrafted chandeier is made of patinated and gilt metal, decorated with crystals tear drops ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

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

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Metal

Custom Italian Mid-Century Style Bubble Glass and Brass Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Custom Italian Mid-Century style chandelier with "bubble" form hand-blown and annealed glass balls suspended from brass rods in 5 concentric rings supported from a brass frame. (Four...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Glass

Large Mid-Century Italian Style Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A large five-arm chandelier in the Italian 1950s manner. Handmade here in London, England. Available in bespoke sizes, constructed in solid brass with multi positional spun brass sha...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Lightolier Style Brass Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Italian brass Mid-Century chandelier in the style of Lightolier. Professionally restored and rewired. Satin finish. Max.60W per socket.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Marie Antoinette Style Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A Marie Antoinette style seven-light chandelier, produced in Italy, circa 1950s, with curvaceous gilt metal frame, trimmed with crystal beading and cut-glass prisms, with a single ce...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

1960s Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
It's a teak, brass and glass six lights chandelier made in Italy in the Sixties, it has been checked and rewired by an electrician, it works both 110 240 volts and needs six regular ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Style Large Italian Sputnik Fireworks Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Bochum, NRW
Gorgeous large Italian Sputnik chandelier with twenty lights and "spikes". Made of brass and aluminum shades, ivory lacquered. Dimensions: Diameter ~115cm (42,28 in.), height 140 ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Impressive Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Bochum, NRW
Mid-Century Modern style Italian chandelier, 12 globes disposed on a black lacquered brass circle, hanged to the canopy by its own electrical cable, adjustable height, Stilnovo style...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six Light Mid Century Stilnovo Style Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Bochum, NRW
Six light mid century Stilnovo style chandelier featuring a brass pole shaped body onto which are attached, in a swirling pattern, brass light sources which hold white glass globe li...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960s Fontana Arte Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier
By Fontana Arte
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A rare six lights chandelier in original conditions, heavy glass, wood and brass are in perfect conditions. It works 110-240 volts and needs 6 regular e27 bulbs. It's inspired by Fon...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Venini Style Italian Murano Glass Tronchi Chandelier
By Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini, Toni Zuccheri, Paolo Venini, Venini
Located in Houston, TX
Large mid-century tubular murano glass chandelier in the style of Venini, circa 1960. This Murano chandelier can be suspended from a chain if extra length is needed.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Gaetano Sciolari Style Brass Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari, Stilnovo, Guglielmo Ulrich, Sciolari Lighting
Located in Houston, TX
Great Italian Mid-Century Modern Gaetano Sciolari inspired geometric eight-light brass chandelier. This beautiful Italian brass geometric chandelier has been newly wired with new soc...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Manner Ceiling Pendant Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern style elongated Stilnovo style pendant chandelier with opaline glass globes.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Spider Chandelier, Lumi Milano Style, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern "spider" chandelier attributed to Lumi Milano manufacturer, from the 1950s. The chandelier is made of bright brass, matt black steel, grey painted aluminum...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Italian Venini Style Mid-Century Modern Diminutive Glass Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern diminutive glass chandelier pendant in the style of Venini, possibly made by Camer, circa 1970's.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pietro Chiesa Style Chandelier Glass Brass, Italy Mid Century
By Fontana Arte, Pietro Chiesa
Located in Vienna, AT
Bespoke artisan 93" long chandelier for dining tables, Italy 1954 in great condition. One of a kind custom-made long chandelier for a large dining table. Exquisite piece resemblin...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Sputnik Chandelier, circa 1960
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A multicolored ten lights Sputnik Italian chandelier in the manner of Stilnovo. It works 110-240 volts and needs 10 regular e14 bulbs. All original colors.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Beautiful Mid-Century Glass Chandelier, Fontana Arte Style, Italy, 1960s
By Fontana Arte
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful Italian modernist glass pendant from the 1960s in the style of Fontana Arte. Five green/grey and curved glass panels on a chrome-plated five-arm frame. In very good condi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian 8-Arm Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Style Chandelier
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous chandelier from Italy that dates to the 1950s and has gold leaf and mirrored panels. The chandelier measures 43 x 43 x 31 tall and will need rewiring.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Chandelier in the Style of Fontana Arte
By Cristal Arte
Located in London, GB
A good quality nickel and gold-plated brass chandelier with long curved glass light diffusers in the manner of Fontana Arte. By Gino Paroldo
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Chandelier, Stilnovo Style
By Gaetano Sciolari, Stilnovo, Sciolari Lighting, Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style five-light brass chandelier with glass shades. This Italian Mid-Century Modern brass chandelier has been newly wired for the U.S. ma...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Chandelier Blue Glass Style Fontana Arte, Italy, 1960
By Fontana Arte
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Mid-Century chandelier blue glass style Fontana Arte, Italy, 1960s 5 E14 bulbs. rewired. chrome in perfect vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Italian Chandelier Stilnovo Style Brass Lacquered Murano Glass
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian chandelier Stilnovo style chic and elegant form.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass chandelier in the style of Venini
By Venini
Located in Berlin, DE
Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass chandelier in the style of Venini Vintage Italian chandelier with 91 cylindrical shaped handmade Murano glass tubes, mounted in three layers on nick...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Spectacular Big Italian Mid-Century Chandelier, 1960s Arredoluce Style Lelii
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Spectacular big Italian chandelier of circa 1960, made of chromed metal and blown satin blown glass, mount 24 e27 connection, at the moment all LED bulbs have a wattage of 170 in tot...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier in the style of Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Chandelier. In the style of Gaetano Sciolari. Striking Italian design from the 1970s. Chrome base with eight original sockets for E-24 lightbulbs. In ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid Century Italian Chandelier Azucena Luigi Caccia Dominioni Style 1950s Brass
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid century Italian chandelier Azucena Luigi Caccia Dominioni style 1950s brass Measure: cm.45 only light.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier w/Light Green Glass & Brass, Stilnovo Style, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern elongated chandelier with light green glass and brass; attributed to Stilnovo, Italy 1960s. The vintage Italian chandelier has 8 medium base lights, and is rewire...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Sputnik Murano Glass and Brass Italian Chandelier
Located in Madrid, ES
Sputnik chandelier made of teardrop shape Murano glass ends and brass rods fixed to a central brass orb. Light bulbs that are fixed to the central orb. Made in Italy. Our main tar...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass & Chrome Chandelier, Mazzega Style, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Dallas, TX
A Space-Age Modern murano glass pendant light or chandelier, with murano clear translucent glass and chrome frame. The top and bottom large bowls and the center stem are made of thi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Chandelier Pendant Blue Glass Style Fontana Arte, Italy, 1960
By Fontana Arte
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Mid-century chandelier blue glass style Fontana Arte, Italy, 1960s 5 E14 bulbs. chrome in perfect vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Chandelier Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Brass Glass Satin Arredoluce Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chandelier Mid-Century Modern Italian design brass and glass satin finish, Arredoluce style.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Murano Red Glass Chandelier Gio Ponti Style, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Beautiful Italian Mid-Century Modern chandelier with six lights from the 50'. The structure is made of high-quality antique brass and red Murano glass with gold color details. Gio Po...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Brass and Opaline Glass Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Bochum, NRW
Mid-Century Modern style Italian chandelier, 12 glass globes disposed on a brass circle, hanged to the canopy by its own electrical cable, adjustable height, Stilnovo style. Dimen...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Two Italian Mid-Century Modern Style Astrolabe Mirrored Pendants / Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of Italian Mid-Century style Mirrored Pendants / Chandeliers consisting of 2 antiqued mirrored spheres connected in the form of an astrolabe. The pieces are interspersed wi...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Mirror

Italian Mid-Century Chandelier Pietro Chiesa Style Per Fontana Arte, 1940s
By Pietro Chiesa, Fontana Arte
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Elegant and stylish Italian mid-century chandelier in the style of Pietro Chiesa per Fontana Arte, from the 1940s. Two lights, polished brass structure, green aluminum lamp holder, ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Max Ingrand Dahlia Style Chandelier Blue Glass Brass, Italy Mid Century
By Fontana Arte, Max Ingrand
Located in Vienna, AT
Large 29.3" chandelier in the style of the famous Dahlia chandelier in great condition, Italy 1955 Exquisite blue glass chandelier in wonderful condition. It features 6 bulbs with...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Two Italian Mid-Century Style Clear Blown Murano / Venetian Glass Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant, sober, modern hand blown Venetian glass chandeliers with ten arms. This design is from the Mid-Century and the chandeliers are artisan made and handblown in Murano j...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Modern Style Sputnik Murano Glass and Brass Italian Chandelier
Located in Ibiza, Spain
An impressive and very large Sputnik chandelier made of clear Murano glass shards and brass rods fixed to a central brass lacquered orb. Bulbs are coming from the brass rods ends and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Mid Century Iridescent Chandelier, Multi Color Venini Style Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This fabulous chandelier is amazing.Indeed, its colors change according to light and surrounding. Its Murano glass plaques change color from iridescent white to yellow,green,blue,pi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Cenedese Mid-Century Modern Rose Murano Glass Chandelier Italian Style, 1980s
By Cenedese
Located in Murano, Venezia
Exclusive rose flowers chandelier in Murano blown glass, pink color Entirely worked by hand with extreme care and precision. Work performed by Cenedese in the 1980s. The chandelier...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Mid-Century Venini Style Murano Glass Chandelier
By Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini, Toni Zuccheri, Barovier&Toso, Paolo Venini, Venini
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual Italian mid-century murano glass chandelier inspired by Venini. This vintage murano chandelier is comprised of unusual oval shaped textured blown glass tubes suspended from a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Marvellous Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Bochum, NRW
Marvellous Italian chandelier with 16 lights, made after a 1959 Stilnovo design. Black painted metal, brass and opaline glass shades. Dimensions: 115 x 115 cm. (45 x 45 In.) H...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960s Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Brass Teak and Glass Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo, Arredoluce
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An Italian chandelier made in the Sixties. the round teak structure holds six brass and white opaline glass diffusors, it needs 6 regular e14 bulbs and works 110-240 volts. It's in v...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Huge Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A Mid-Century Modern brass, white glass, and black painted chandelier made in Italy in the Fifties. It works 110-240 Volts and needs 12 regular e14 bulbs. Brass it's in original pati...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Venini Style Art Glass Chandelier Light Fixture, Mid-20th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Beautiful amethyst color art glass light fixture, most likely made by Venini, Italy, mid-20th century. Impressive and large scale in size. Fully re-stored and re-wired. Holds cha...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Style Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Spectacular, Mid-Century Modern style, oval-shaped chandelier. Five levels of alternating smoked and clear crystal glass "tronchi" elements make this piece a bold and sophisticated s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Murano Glass

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H 22.5 in. W 59.5 in. D 34.25 in.
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Italian Mid Century Style Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic Italian mid century style chandelier available at 1stDibs. Each Italian mid century style chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. Find 1103 options for an antique or vintage Italian mid century style chandelier now, or shop our selection of 140 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the Italian mid century style chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An Italian mid century style chandelier made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made Italian mid century style chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Gaetano Sciolari, Silvio Piattelli and Stilnovo are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is an Italian Mid Century Style Chandelier?

An Italian mid century style chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,791, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $104,128.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.