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Hollywood Regency Chandelier with Lucite and Mirrored Glass Prisms, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gorgeous Hollywood Regency five tier chandelier with alternating mirrored glass and Lucite prisms. Rectangular glass prisms have hand beveled borders and have stunning smoked mirrore...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

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

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

Modernist Italian Murano Venini Style Flower Glass Gilt Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Vintage midcentury Italian Murano flower bouquet attributed to Venini. Art-glass with hand blown white and clear art glass flowers and gilt brass. Pair also available. Measures: Di...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Monumental Modernist Italian Murano Venini Style Flower Glass Gilt Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large 1990s vintage midcentury Italian Murano flower bouquet attributed to Venini. Art-glass with 72 hand blown white and clear glass flowers and gold-plated brass. A few missing lea...
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Brass

Mid-Century Italian Murano Pink Flower Bouquet Art Glass & Gilt Brass Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
1960s vintage Italian Murano flower bouquet after Venini art-glass/ 24 hand-blow white and clear glass flowers and gold-plated brass. Measures: Diameter 22 in/ 55 cm Height 30 in...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, 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

Oversized Murano Glass Tulipani or Feather Chandelier Attributed to Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in Berlin, DE
Very elegant and huge white Murano glass chandelier attributed to Mazzega. In this size and excellent condition such a chandelier is hardly to find. The chandelier is a eyecatcher ...
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Early 2000s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Murano Calla Lily & Flower Chandelier by Franco Luce, Art Glass Gilt Brass
By Franco Luce
Located in Coimbra, PT
Awesome 1970s vintage Italian Murano Lily Calla art glass shades gilt chandelier. Franco Luce Seguso chandelier with hand blown Murano glass shades, white and clear glass and gold-pl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Gold Plate

Large 10-Light Murano Calla Lily Chandelier by Franco Luce, Art Glass Gilt Brass
By Franco Luce
Located in Coimbra, PT
Awesome 1970s vintage Italian Murano Lily Calla art glass shades gilt chandelier. Franco Luce Seguso chandelier with 10 hand blown Murano glass shades, white and clear glass and gold...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Brass

Pair of Murano Calla Lily Chandelier by Franco Luce, Art Glass and Gilt Brass
By Franco Luce
Located in Coimbra, PT
Awesome pair of 1970s vintage Italian Murano Lily Calla art glass shades gilt chandelier. Franco Luce Seguso chandelier with six handblown Murano glass leaves, white and clear glass ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Brass

Italian Hollywood Regency Florentine Bird Cage Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian Hollywood Regency Florentine bird cage chandelier made in Italy during the 1950s. The piece comes with graduated crystals and six lights. Restored with new light sleeves and ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Regency Impressive Brass and Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
An extraordinary large chandelier in glass and brass, Italy, the 1950s. This wonderful chandelier connects with eight brass arms to the ceiling and is built from a large amount of...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Four Tier Chandelier Glass Italian Italy Tronchi Hollywood Regency
By Venini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Amazing Hollywood Regency Vintage Italian four tier Murano Tronchi blown glass Italian Chandelier. Tested working order. Made in Italy.
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Regency Impressive Brass and Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Extraordinary large chandelier in glass and brass, Italy, 1950s. This wonderful chandelier connects with eight brass arms to the ceiling and is built from a large amount of well det...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

1950s Italian Gilded Rose Flower Tole Chandelier Hollywood Regency Style
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Add a touch of Italian opulence to your home with this charming chandelier! Perfect flowers and leafs, to enhance any chic or eclectic home. We'd love to see it hanging in an entrywa...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1940s Hollywood Regency Italian Wheat Sheaf Gold Gilt Midcentury Chandelier
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
1940s Hollywood Regency Italian wheat sheaf gold gilt chandelier. Perfect vintage condition. Extra ordinary width! 6 E14 bulb Rewired !  
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Vintage 1940s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Elegant Italian 1960s Hollywood Regency Eight-Light Gilt-Tole Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Of shapely cage-form emanating eight scrolling candle arms adorned overall with gilt-tole foliate and crystal pendants.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Elegant Italian 1960s Hollywood Regency Eight-Light Gilt-Tole Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Of shapely cage-form emanating eight scrolling candle arms adorned overall with gilt-tole foliate and crystal pendants.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Midcentury Murano Amber Glass Hollywood Regency Wedding Cake Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Beautiful Italian Murano chandelier with 6 layers of amber glass drops Dimensions: Height 31.5 in. (chain=10.62 in) / 80 cm (chain= 27 cm) Diameter 13.78 in. (35 cm) 4-light bulb...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Modern Italian Brass Frosted Glass Leaf Chandelier Hollywood Regency
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Unique vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian brass and frosted glass leaf eight-light chandelier. Item is unmarked as to the designer but it is more than likely a high quality Italian m...
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

1960s Italian Gilded Rose Flower Tole Chandelier Hollywood Regency Style
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Add a touch of Italian opulence to your home with this charming chandelier! Perfect flowers, made of Majolica, to enhance any chic or eclectic home. We'd love to see it hanging in an...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Hollywood Regency Gold Gilded French or Italian Crystal Chandelier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gorgeous vintage crystal chandelier, probably Italian or French dating back to the 1960s. It features a gold gilt bronze frame with 100s of beautiful crystals. Tested and working.
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Vintage 1960s French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

50's Regency Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A nice six light Regency style chandelier from the 1950's . Darkened bronze and black enamel accents with Art Deco style crystals.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • 50's Regency Chandelier
  • 50's Regency Chandelier
  • 50's Regency Chandelier
  • 50's Regency Chandelier
H 32 in. Dm 22 in.
Grand Hollywood Regency Pink and Clear Crystal Chandelier, Italian Midcentury
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hollywood Regency style clear and pink crystal chandelier with 37 lights on scrolling arms. Large scale size with a diameter of 50 inches. All the lights are candelabra base sockets...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Murano Two-Tier Tronchi Glass Vintage Chandelier, Italy, Hollywood Regency
By Venini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage Hollywood Regency Murano Tronchi two-tier glass chandelier. I also have the matching larger chandelier listed seperately if interested. 24 tubes.
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Franco Luce Murano Glass Leaves Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
By Franco Luce, Murano 5
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful hand blown Hollywood Regency chandelier made by Franco Luce in the 1970s. It's featuring six huge thick Murano glass leaves and gold plated brass hardware. The lamp is in v...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate

Hollywood Regency Brass and Curved Lucite Chandelier, Mid-Century Italian Modern
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A strikingly beautiful Hollywood Glam chandelier. It features brass framing with several curved Lucite strands.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Yellow Lemon Chandelier Italian Hollywood Regency Chic Tole Metal Toleware
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage white and yellow lemon chandelier, Italian Hollywood Regency. Item features scrolling white painted metal frame, yellow lemon accents, leafy bobeche, six scrolling arms, and ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

1960s,Hollywood Regency Two-Tone Brass Stilnovo Chandelier, Italy
By Stilnovo, Murano 5
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful and original midcentury chandelier with ten tulips shaped matte white Murano glasses on a two-tone brass frame by Stilnovo, Italy. Period: 1960s. 10 lights. Technical 100...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Painted Hollywood Regency Faux Bamboo Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Painted Hollywood Regency faux bamboo pagoda chandelier from Italy. Six arms. Some chipping tp paint from age. Original ceiling cap included. Good working condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Hollywood Regency Eight Light Crystal Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
The Marie Therese 8 light chandelier has a flat metal frame but this is almost entirely covered in glass. Curved glass plaques or’ listels’ as they are known cover the arms. Glass dr...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Hollywood Regency Italian Venini Murano Brass Crystal Prism Spiral Chandelier
By Camer Glass, Venini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large and impressive Italian spiral chandelier produced by Camer in the 1970s. It features gold-plated brass framing with crystal glass prisms in a spiral form. Tested and working....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Italian Gilt & Chrome Palm Tree Hollywood Regency & Midcentury Chandelier
By Arredoluce
Located in Coimbra, PT
The five-light of this chandelier feature large opaque geometric white glass shades, arms in chrome and palm tree in gilt brass detail along the central axis in the style of Arredolu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Brass

Large Italian Gilt & Chrome Palm Tree Hollywood Regency & Midcentury Chandelier
By Arredoluce
Located in Coimbra, PT
The five-light of this chandelier feature large opaque geometric white glass shades, arms in chrome and palm tree in gilt brass detail along the central axis in the style of Arredolu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Brass

Pair of Baroque Style Hollywood Regency Chandeliers
By Dorothy Draper
Located in New York, NY
A dramatic pair of Baroque style Hollywood Regency black satin enamel and gilt chandeliers with crystal accents, circa 1950, each chandeliers has 12 lights, pointed and flat cut crys...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Elegant Italian Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian chandelier. The light requires four single E14 screw fit light bulbs (60Watt max.) LED compatible Measures: Diameter 65 cm. Height fixture 40 cm. Total height including t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
  • Elegant Italian Chandelier
H 15.75 in. Dm 25.6 in.
Italian Giltwood Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian painted and giltwood chandelier. Diameter;77 cm. Height fixture;72 cm. Total height with chain;120 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Italian Giltwood Chandelier
  • Italian Giltwood Chandelier
  • Italian Giltwood Chandelier
  • Italian Giltwood Chandelier
H 28.35 in. Dm 30.32 in.
Pair of Baroque Style Hollywood Regency Chandeliers
By Dorothy Draper
Located in New York, NY
A dramatic pair of Baroque style Hollywood Regency black satin enamel and gilt chandeliers with crystal accents, circa 1950, each chandeliers has 12-light, pointed and flat cut cryst...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Pair of Baroque Style Hollywood Regency Chandeliers
By Dorothy Draper
Located in New York, NY
A dramatic pair of Baroque style Hollywood Regency black satin enamel and gilt chandeliers with crystal accents, circa 1950, each chandeliers has 12 lights, pointed and flat cut crys...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Hollywood Regency Chandelier by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in Kingston, NY
This Mid-Century Hollywood Regency chandelier was executed by Mazzega. The piece features four Murano handblown glass globes.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Hollywood Regency Art Deco Style Amber Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Stunning and beautiful chandelier. Made in Murano, Italy, circa 1960s. The Chandelier requires eight European E14 candelabra bulbs, each up to 40 watts. It is a real treasure and giv...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Large Scale Hollywood Regency Faux Bamboo Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Large scale Hollywood Regency faux bamboo chandelier, four available Graceful gilt metal faux bamboo center with four gilt metal arms, carved giltwood bobeches Newly wired.   
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Chandelier by Sciolari, Hollywood Regency
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Philadelphia, PA
1970s Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier chandelier, signed with manufacture label. Wired and in working condition. Takes 12 candelabra bulbs, 40W-max each. Measure: 13" L chain included.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Gaetano Sciolari Hollywood Regency Brass and Glass Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Weesp, NL
Brass and Glass hollywood regency chandelier Gaetano Sciolari Stunning glass and brass chandelier in excellent condition created by Gaetano Sciolari in the 1970s. While Sciolari Ligh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Brass Flower Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
A beautiful brass and plastic flower chandelier made in Italy, 1960s. The chandelier requires three European E14 candelabra bulbs, each up to 40 watts. It is made of plastic flowers ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Italian Brass Flower Chandelier
  • Italian Brass Flower Chandelier
  • Italian Brass Flower Chandelier
  • Italian Brass Flower Chandelier
H 16.54 in. Dm 21.66 in.
Hollywood Regency Cut Crystal Waterfall Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-Century Modern waterfall chandelier with spectacular cut crystals throughout. Features a brass frame with multiple cascading tiers, fitted with of suspended glass tubes and cryst...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Italian Tole Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely 18 light Italian tole chandelier. Antiques white paint with green and gold accents. Very sculptural. Lovely matching canopy. Palm Beach Style.
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Tôle

Italian Gilt Tole Chandelier
Located in Charleston, SC
Italian gilt tole chandelier representing a Bouquet of wheat. Lovely and we also have a matching pair of sconce if interested. Six lights.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Tôle

Hollywood Regency Gilt Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hollywood Regency style gilt brass and Murano glass chandelier. Diameter 50 cm. Height 70 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stunning Pink Camer Glass Lily Chandelier Hollywood Regency
By Camer Glass
Located in Pemberton, NJ
An elegant art glass hanging light fixture by Camer, Murano Italy. 6 blown glass light pink lily petals surround a central brass center fitting and radiates a beautiful illumination....
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Luxurious Oval Shaped Crystal and Brass Hollywood Regency Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
This Sumptuous large and oval shaped Hollywood regency chandelier supporting a set of precious cut crystal cones, leaves etc. Matching brass gilded rod and a ceiling canopy. Ideal fo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Hollywood Regency Venetian Glass Chandelier, Twelve Arms of Light
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hollywood regency elegant, dignified hand blown midcentury style Venetian glass chandelier composed of twelve arms in clear amber tone glass with candlestick bulb caps and decorative...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Gilt Iron Tassle Chandelier
Located in Redding, CT
Italian gilt iron tassel chandelier. This 6-arm chandelier will light up a room with romance. Stunning lines and classic design make this a timeless piece. Ceiling plate is solid bra...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Italian Neoclassical Gilt Tole Chandelier
Located in Great Barrington, MA
A handsome and romantic Italian neoclassic style, 1940s gilt carved wood and tole six scroll arm decorated with carved wheat hanging light fixture or chandelier of gilt metal, featur...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Bronze, Crystal & Gilt Wood Regency Style Chandelier
Located in Norwood, NJ
Impressive and Elegant Bronze, Crystal & Gilt Wood Regency Style Chandelier. Antique Bronze, Crystal & Carved Wood Chandelier circa 1910 Versailles style 10 Light Electrified / Worki...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Italian Brass Chandelier with Flowers
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian brass chandelier. Measures: Diameter 46 cm. Height 55 cm. Four E14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Hollywood regency 5-light chandelier in brass and glass. Measures: Diameter 55 cm. Height fixture 45 cm. Total height with the chain is 65 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
H 25.6 in. Dm 21.66 in.
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Italian Regency Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic Italian regency chandelier available at 1stDibs. An Italian regency chandelier — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. There are 305 variations of the antique or vintage Italian regency chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect Italian regency chandelier — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An Italian regency chandelier made by Hollywood Regency designers — as well as those associated with Regency — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one Italian regency chandelier that is appealing in its simplicity, but Gaetano Sciolari, Venini and Franco Luce produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is an Italian Regency Chandelier?

Prices for an Italian regency chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $595 and can go as high as $23,049, while the average can fetch as much as $2,988.

Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture named for the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only does the right chandelier prove stunning, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.