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Large light green Murano glass chandelier, Italy
By Vistosi
Located in Dallas, TX
Large Mid Century Modern Murano glass Drum chandelier, in the manner of Vistosi. Italy 1980s The chandelier has a brass canopy. It's made of light green textured Murano glasses, cu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large Moderne Murano Glass Ten-Light Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A large, circa 1960s Italian blown glass chandelier with ten-light. The arms with mercury glass bobeches and with clear glass insets. Silver plated body with original patina. Mercury...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large English Ten Light Cut Glass Osler Chandelier
By F. & C. Osler
Located in London, GB
A large English cut and frosted glass Osler chandelier of good quality. Formerly a gasolier, with five up-swept arms and five down-swept arms. The central receiver dish and pans in f...
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Antique 1870s English High Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Wonderful Large Murano Glass Chandelier or Ceiling Light
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing chandelier with 50 petals white hand blown glass by Murano. Measures: height with chain cm 90, (31.5 in.) without chain cm54 (21 in.) diameter cm 70 (28 in.) Ten E27 ligh...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Drum Large 6-Light Chandelier
By Villari
Located in Milan, IT
A stunning interpretation of Art Deco elegance, this chandelier is part of the Home Couture collection. It creates a superb effect both when lit, shining the light of its six bulbs, ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Drum Large 6-Light Chandelier
  • Drum Large 6-Light Chandelier
  • Drum Large 6-Light Chandelier
  • Drum Large 6-Light Chandelier
H 23.63 in. Dm 37.41 in.
Multicolor Large Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier or Ceiling Light
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This chandelier consists dozens of hand blown multicolor "Poliedri" made of Murano glass with a brass frame. Available also a pair . Edition limited from a great master of Venetian...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Extraordinary Large Poliedri Murano Glass Ceiling Light or Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 253 hand blown "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Brass frame. Features 12 E 27 light bulbs wired for US standards. Available also a pair. The price of ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Extraordinary Large Poliedri Murano Glass Ceiling Light or Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 253 hand blown "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Brass frame. Available also a pair. Measures: Height without chain H 50 cm. With chain and canopy cm 1...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Extraordinary Large Poliedri Murano Glass Ceiling Light or Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 253 hand blown "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Brass frame. Available also a pair. Measures: Height without chain H 50 cm. With chain and canopy cm 1...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Extraordinary Large Poliedri Murano Glass Ceiling Light or Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 253 hand blown "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Brass frame. Available also a pair. Measures: Height without chain H 50 cm. With chain and canopy cm 1...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Eight-Light Crystal Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Large eight-light crystal chandelier from Italy, circa 1850-1860. Decorated in crystal prisms, beads and stunning crystal reflectors. Arms are hand blown Murano glass radiating from ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Tôle

Italian Murano Black Art Glass Dome Chandelier Pendant Light, Large
By Effetre International Company
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful relatively large modern style or Post-Modern period Italian Murano black art glass dome chandelier pendant light. Murano glass is predominantly black with clear and red/b...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Kalmar Ice Light Chandelier
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in London, GB
A two tier, eight light "ice" chandelier by Kalmar Vienna Austria, circa 1960. The iced Murano pieces supported on a nickel frame. Designed and manufactured by J T Kalmar.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Large Kalmar Ice Light Chandelier
  • Large Kalmar Ice Light Chandelier
  • Large Kalmar Ice Light Chandelier
  • Large Kalmar Ice Light Chandelier
H 20.87 in. Dm 14.97 in.
Striking Pair of Large Murano Glass Chandelier or Ceiling Light
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing chandelier with 50 petals white hand blown glass by Murano. Measures: height with chain cm 90, (31.5 in.) without chain cm54 (21 in.) diameter cm 70 (28 in.) Ten E27 ligh...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Kalmar Chandelier Pendant Light 'Citrus', Brass Amber Glass, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A large and gorgeous chandelier model 'Citrus' by Austrian light maker J.T. Kalmar, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The light is documented in the...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Striking Pair of Large Murano Glass Chandelier or Ceiling Light
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing chandelier with 50 petals white hand blown glass by Murano. Measures: height with chain cm 90, (31.5 in.) without chain cm54 (21 in.) diameter cm 70 (28 in.) Ten E27 ligh...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large German Vintage Blown Glass Chandelier Pendant Ceiling Light, 1960s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful large chandelier with blown Murano glass tubes. Germany, 1960s Lamp sockets: 20
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large French Art Deco Skyscraper Opaline Glass Shades 5-Light Chrome Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous vintage French Art Deco Opaline skyscraper glass shades 5-light chrome chandelier Measures: Diameter 27.5 in/ 70 cm Height: 37.5 in/ 95 cm Weight: 24 lb/ 11 Kg 5 cased glas...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Large French Art-Deco Skyscraper Opaline Glass Shades 5-Light Chrome Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous vintage French Art Deco Opaline skyscraper glass shades 5-light chrome chandelier Measures: Diameter 27.5 in/ 70 cm Height: 37.5 in/ 95 cm Weight: 24 lb/ 11 Kg 5 cased glas...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Large 8 Light Post Modern Luminaire Chandelier
By Luminaire
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Handsome chandelier by high end design retailer, Luminaire. This impressive 8 light fixture has a stainless steel finish with cylindrical fluted clear glass shades that are partially...
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1990s American Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Amber an Grey Large Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier or Ceiling Light
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This chandelier consists dozens of hand blown gray , amber and clear "Poliedri" made of Murano glass with a brass frame. Available also a pair . Edition limited from a great master...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Pendant Light Chandelier, Rupert Nikoll, Glass Brass Black Iron, 1960
By J.T. Kalmar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A large six-arm chandelier by Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1960 (late 1950s or early 1960s). The fixture is made of a nice mixture of materials: large te...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Large Moderne Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A large circa 1960's Italian molded textured glass light fixture with 12 interior lights and nickel plated body. Measurements: Diameter: 40? Drop: 22.5? (adjustable).
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Large Double Chevron Eight-Light Chandelier
By Early Electrics Design Studio
Located in Peekskill, NY
This oversized chandelier features a substantial 24 x 24 inch frame designed for the early ribbon glass panels. The glass casts a beautiful 3D glow. The blackened brass and steel fra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

1950s Large Italian Brass and Milk Glass 10-Light Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A large ten-light midcentury Italian brass and milk glass "Sputnik" chandelier. Socket: 10 x e14 for standard screw bulbs. The condition is excellent.   
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Polyhedr Venini Glass Chandelier Lamp Light Poliedri by Carlo Scarpa
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Telgte, DE
Large rare Polyhedr Venini Glass Chandelier Lamp Light Poliedri by Carlo Scarpa Very large and rare two-color glass Venini chandelier from the 1950s. Abstract diamond forms with face...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large George III Style Cut-Glass Twenty-Light Chandelier, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
A large and impressive George III style cut-glass twenty-light chandelier. English, circa 1910. The shaped, diapered cut, glass bowl issuing spiral rods suspending faceted dro...
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Early 20th Century English George III Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Large Art Deco Six-Light Frosted Glass Silvered Bronze Globe Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
A large silvered bronze Art Deco chandelier with large Round centre and square shape panel frosted glass with a mix of graphics and roses around the band. There are three arms with m...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Large & Amazing 1980s Italian Modern Venini Triedri Clear Glass Chandelier Light
By Vivarini Murano
Located in Lisse, NL
Stylish and impressive, Italian glass art fixture with Murano glass quatro punta prisms. If you are looking for the best and the best only then this amazing quality Murano chandelie...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Sculptural German Glass and Brass Ceiling Light Chandelier Pendant, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Berlin, DE
Spectacular vintage Sputnik chandelier (pendant or flush mount) with thirteen clear and matt glass shadows. Germany, 1960s. Measures: Diameter: 31.5 in, Height (body): 13.8 in. Rod c...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large French Empire Style Glass and Gilt Bronze 18-Light Chandelier
Located in London, GB
This 19th century French chandelier is designed in the Empire style and wrought from gilt bronze and strings of cut glass. The chandelier features a lower dome-shaped body below an o...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Ormolu

Large Italian Twelve Light Chrome and Glass Chandelier by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari, Sciolari Lighting
Located in Hudson, NY
A beautiful and stunning vintage 1960s Italian chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, with a chrome and brushed aluminum frame, and tall glass panels. The fixture has twelve sockets, allowi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Opaline Glass Pendant Light
Located in Vienna, AT
White opaline glass shade on steel chromed pendulum fitted with one E27 socket, from the 1960s. Height of the glass only 35cm (13.77"). Up to six pieces available.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant Light
H 29.53 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Large Chandelier, Murano Light Fume Glass in Oval Spiral Ribbed Elements 7 Tiers
By Barovier, Murano 5, Vistosi
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Color is the wonderful and Murano exclusive Fume color. An amber brown used often in lighting because of its best play with light. This beautiful chandelier carries over 120 eleme...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Large Bauhaus French Art Deco Opaline Iris Pearl Glass 4-Light Chrome Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous Bauhaus French Art Deco opaline 4 cased iridescent glass shades/chromed brass 4-light chandelier. Measures: Diameter 31.5 in/ 80 cm Height 55.1 in/ 140 cm Weight: 11 lb/ 5 K...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Glass Sputnik Hanging Light or Chandelier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large and absolutely stunning vintage Sputnik hanging light. It features a chrome main structure with long clear glass rods. Takes standard size US light bulbs.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Kalmar Chandelier Pendant Light Sputnik Atomic 43-Arms Glass Aluminum 1970
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
An extra large 43-arm atomic chandelier/pendant light model "RS 43 Kugel HL" by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (at the end of 1960s and beginning of 1970s.) ...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Chrome

Bent Lucite Mid-Century Modern Large Light Fixture
By Murano 5, Camer Glass
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern Lucite light fixture.     
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lucite

Large Cut Glass Twenty Four-Light Chandelier in the Louis XVI Manner
Located in London, GB
A large 20th century cut-glass twenty four-light chandelier in the Louis XVI manner hung with a profusion of cut-glass bead chains and faceted pendants. French, late 20th century.  
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Late 20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

1950s large Nine-Light Gilt Brass and Frosted Glass Chandelier by Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Amsterdam, NH
Kalmars Classic signature (water) ripple glass panels around the side and flower shaped plate below. The water ripple glass is divided by similar ripple gilt brass panels. Stunning p...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Italian Max Ingrand Fontana Art Style Smoked Glass 13-Light Chandelier
By Max Ingrand, Fontana Arte
Located in Coimbra, PT
This fabulous Mid-Century Modern chandelier from the 1970s is attributed to Fontana Arte. It holds 13 candelabra sockets. Vintage condition, some patina to the brass and a few flea ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Max Bill Chandelier White Sputnik Six Light Globe Glass Lamp Switzerland
By Temde Leuchten, Max Bill
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
An early large sputnik chandelier by Max Bill, manufactured in Switzerland, circa 1955-1960, possibly by Temde Leuchten. This rare chandelier is made of white / off-white enameled wo...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Large Regency Style Cut Glass and Gilt Bronze Six-Light Antique Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A large Regency style cut glass and gilt bronze six light antique chandelier, with tented beaded ropes descending from the corona to the waterfall of profusely hung spear drops weigh...
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Early 20th Century English Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Large Louis XV Style Cut-Glass Thirty-Light Cage Chandelier, circa 1870
Located in London, GB
A large and important Louis XV style gilt bronze and cut-crystal thirty-light cage chandelier. French, circa 1870. This fine chandelier is of a grand scale at 223 cm high (88 ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Two Tone Large Glass Pendant Light
Located in London, GB
A large two tone pendant. Likely German or Eastern Europe. Etched glass and clear glass combination. Since re-wired and PAT tested. The long stem it is in can be redu...
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Mid-20th Century German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Two Tone Large Glass Pendant Light
  • Two Tone Large Glass Pendant Light
  • Two Tone Large Glass Pendant Light
  • Two Tone Large Glass Pendant Light
H 51.19 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Large Italian Max Ingrand Fontana Art Style Smoked Glass 13-Light Chandelier
By Max Ingrand, Fontana Arte
Located in Coimbra, PT
This fabulous Mid-Century Modern chandelier from the 1970s is attributed to Fontana Arte. It holds 13 candelabra sockets. Vintage condition, some patina to the brass and a few flea b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Five-Light Maison Jansen Sputnik Chandelier Brass Glass Blue Gunmetal 1955
By Maison Jansen
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Large and fabulous of vintage French five-light chandelier in patinated brass, partly with a grey to bluish lacquered gun metal finish and glass disc bobeches made by Maison Jansen, ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Molded Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950's glass chandelier fixture with molded glass leaves and fourteen interior lights. Measurements: Diameter: 32" Current drop: 22"
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Midcentury Blown Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A large circa 1960s Italian blown glass light fixture with a white and clear ribbon pattern. Measurements: Diameter 19" Drop 18".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Holophane Glass Sphere Globe Light
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Impressive original French Holophane glass ball light, cast iron top and original bottom fittings; custom fittings and finishes available. All new wiring and sockets included. Avan...
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Midcentury Blown Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960s Italian blown white clear glass light fixture with an interior light. Measurements: Diameter 16? Minimum drop 16? Current drop (adjustable) 24?
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Horizontal Molded Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960s Italian molded glass and brass light fixture with 12 interior lights. Measurements: Length 62" Height (current drop) 33" Width/depth 14".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Vintage Twenty-Light Chandelier with Silvered Finish and Large Glass Crystals
Located in Brea, CA
Vintage chandelier with silvered finish and large glass crystals This is working, ready to hang. Large beautiful crystals in the shape of French pendants, and large teardrops. 20 l...
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Large Holophane Chapel Cluster Chandelier Light Pendant, c.1920
By Holophane
Located in London, GB
An imposing brass ringed cluster light fitting made in England by Holophane. c.1920 Comprising of large rectangular tubular brass ring, with three complete Holophane 'Reflector Refr...
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Etched Art Glass 8-Light Chandelier 1930s
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large French Art Deco and Art Nouveau etched glass, 8-light chandelier or metal with age patina. 8 bulbs (2- E27 + 6 - E 14) 60W - porcelain sockets Good working condition Measures:...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass 5-Light Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Art Deco and Art Nouveau in frosted glass, 5-light chandelier/ brass with garlands. Age patina Five light bulbs (four bulbs E14 40W and one bulb E27 60W) Good working cond...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Italian Blown Opaline Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960s large hand blown opaline glass light fixture with interior light. Measurements: Diameter 16" Minimum drop 18" Current drop (adjustable) 24".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Large French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass 5-Light Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Art Deco and Art Nouveau in frosted glass, 5-light chandelier/ brass with garlands. Age patina Five light bulbs (four bulbs E14 40W and one bulb E27 60W) Good working conditi...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Modernist French Art Deco Gilt Bronze on Wood 6-Light Ice Glass Chandelier
By Arlus
Located in Coimbra, PT
Unusual French Art Deco in engraved bronze and brass on wood with 6-light ice glass shades chandelier, circa 1940.   
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Large Modernist French Art Deco Bronze Wood Brass Six-Light Ice Glass Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Art Deco engraved bronze on wood six ice glass shades chandelier, circa 1950. 6-light bulbs E-14, good working condition Assembly required. Bulbs not included.
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Antique 1650s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

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Large Glass Chandelier Light For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic large glass chandelier light available at 1stDibs. Each large glass chandelier light for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and brass. There are 634 variations of the antique or vintage large glass chandelier light you’re looking for, while we also have 67 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a large glass chandelier light — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A large glass chandelier light made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Peill & Putzler, Doria Leuchten Germany and Koch & Lowy each produced at least one beautiful large glass chandelier light that is worth considering.

How Much is a Large Glass Chandelier Light?

Prices for a large glass chandelier light start at $149 and top out at $305,603 with the average selling for $2,800.

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.