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1910 Rare Large Mercury Glass Pendant Lights
By Pittsburgh Reflective Glass
Located in Surrey, BC
After 20 years these might be one of the best examples of mercury shades I have come across. The brass fitters have separate toggle switches to control individual lights. Made by th...
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Vintage 1910s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Mercury Glass

Large Glass Pendant by Doria Germany
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
Large molded glass pendant by Doria Leuchten Germany. Beautiful condition. Diameter glass sphere (33 cm). Height from ceiling till drop (80 cm).
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Lyfa New Old Stock Large Glass Pendant Lamp
By Lyfa
Located in Den Haag, NL
Lyfa Denmark large glass pendant lamp. Found in its box in the attic. Never used. with the original Lyfa tag, 1960s. Very nice simple design.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Glass Pendant by Ettore Sottsass for Vistosi
By Vistosi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Dronten, NL
Clear glass over white glass pendant with clear red glass ribbon, designed by Ettore Sottsass for Vistosi. Height adjustable steel cable. The original white enameled steel canopy ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Louis Poulsen, Large Glass Pendant Light by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, large glass pendant light by Poul Henningsen. Width x Height x Length (mm) 450 x 410 x 450, 5.0 kg Material: Shades in mouth-blown white opal glass with the suspens...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Glass Bundle Pendant Large
Located in Westport, CT
A beautiful mouth blown glass piece elegantly held by ropes or leather stripes. Rope length made to order. One 60W Glass color options: Havana / Smoke / Opal / Clear Leather colors ...
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2010s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

  • Glass Bundle Pendant Large
  • Glass Bundle Pendant Large
  • Glass Bundle Pendant Large
  • Glass Bundle Pendant Large
H 16 in. Dm 12 in.
Large Murano Glass Chandelier with 40 Glass Leaves
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large Murano glass chandelier with four rows off clear and orange glass leaves. The body is composed of 40 leaf-form glass suspended from a chrome frame.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Venini Glass Pendant
By Venini, Massimo Vignelli
Located in Dronten, NL
Italian Murano glass pendant, original example with brass hardware, circa 1955. Great typical 1950s orange color. Multi-layered glass in Sommerso technique.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Venini Glass Pendant
  • Large Venini Glass Pendant
  • Large Venini Glass Pendant
  • Large Venini Glass Pendant
H 16.15 in. Dm 5.91 in.
Camer Glass, Large Chromed Steel and Murano Glass Fifty-Six Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The rectangular chromed steel frame with rounded ends, issuing three tiers of graduated arms, each arm suspending a pentagonal tronchi glass crystals, fifty-six glass crystals in tot...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Murano Glass Large Pendant
By Venini
Located in New York City, NY
Large 1970s modern Murano glass pendant with chrome hardware.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Murano Glass Large Pendant
  • Murano Glass Large Pendant
  • Murano Glass Large Pendant
  • Murano Glass Large Pendant
H 34 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Large Multi Tiered Murano Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Marked Camer Glass made in Italy. Has approximately 121 glass drops. Multiple tiers make for a very substantial chandelier. All in very good condition. Measures: Approximately 32 inc...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Glass Drop Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handblown clear large glass drop pendant(s) with aged brass stem and canopy. Measures: Shade height 12".
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Glass Drop Pendant
  • Large Glass Drop Pendant
  • Large Glass Drop Pendant
  • Large Glass Drop Pendant
H 31.5 in. Dm 8.5 in.
Large Opaline Glass Pendant
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Vienna, AT
Opaline glass ribbed, bakelite canopy on telescopic rod. Made in the 1950s by Kamenický Šenov, Czechoslovakia.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant
  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant
  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant
  • Large Opaline Glass Pendant
H 39.38 in. Dm 18.12 in.
Fontanaarte "Equatore" Large Glass Pendant Lamp by Gabriele & Oscar Buratti
By Oscar e Gabriele Buratti, Fontana Arte
Located in New York, NY
"Equatore" is a large pendant lamp, designed by Gabriele & Oscar Buratti and manufactured by FontanaArte, made in glass and metal and is part of a collection including table, floor a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Murano Glass Pendant, 1970s
By Barovier&Toso, Venini
Located in Vienna, AT
Lovely Murano glass pendant from the 1970s. Transparent glass with thousands of air bubbles of varying sizes. The rim of the frilled glass is composed of a white opaque glass border....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Large Murano Glass Pendant, 1970s
  • Large Murano Glass Pendant, 1970s
  • Large Murano Glass Pendant, 1970s
  • Large Murano Glass Pendant, 1970s
H 25.2 in. Dm 20.48 in.
Large Blue Blown Glass Pendant
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Large art blown glass fixture. Solid brass hardware. Unlacquered. Height to brass hardware (without chain and canopy): 18" H. Newly wired. One regular base. Capacity 100 Watts I...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
Located in Vienna, AT
Double layered glass opaline and amber. Made in the 1960s in Czechoslovakia.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
H 27.56 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
Located in Vienna, AT
Double layered glass opaline and red. Made in the 1960s in Czechoslovakia. On request up to two pieces available.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
H 39.38 in. Dm 12.6 in.
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 Glass Pendant by Helena Tynell, 1960s, Orange, Green and White
By Flygsfors, Helena Tynell
Located in Vienna, AT
Bold glass pendant designed by Helena Tynell for Flygsfors, Sweden, 1960s. A large tiered hexagonal white glass diffuser with bold painterly streaks of orange and green and an organi...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Tall Extra Large Camer Glass Grand Foyer Entrance Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Measuring over six feet tall, this midcentury Camer glass foyer chandelier is guaranteed to make a statement. Wired for USA and in perfect working order with multiple lights. Now, m...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Large Pendant in Brass and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendant, in glass and brass, European, 1970s. Wonderful pendant in brass. This large glass sphere has a fixture with four light-points. In addition of glass decorations inside the s...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Pendant in Brass and Glass
  • Large Pendant in Brass and Glass
  • Large Pendant in Brass and Glass
  • Large Pendant in Brass and Glass
H 39.38 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Large Murano Glass Globe Sputnik Pendant
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
Large Murano glass globe sputnik pendant light by Doria lighting company. The large glass globe has subtle grey veining and it has been newly rewired for the US with four standard ...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Extra Large Glass Pendant Lamp by Doria Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Design
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in München, DE
Very high quality rare Mid-Century Modern large glass pendant lamp by Doria. Very classy minimalistic 1950s Brutalist design. Eight long square massive glass elements in light gree...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Moderne Pendant Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
Italian glass light fixture with 8 lights, amber and amethyst molded glass globes with a spiked pattern, circa 1970. Painted metal ceiling plate.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Italian 1930s Murano Glass Pendant
Located in Milan, IT
Italian 1930s Murano glass lantern.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Set of French Glass Pendants
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Attributed to Mathieu Matégot, ceiling lights, glass, metal, France, 1950. This set of perforated enameled metal pendants are accompanied with a luminescent bowl of glass. There are...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Large Set of French Glass Pendants
  • Large Set of French Glass Pendants
  • Large Set of French Glass Pendants
  • Large Set of French Glass Pendants
H 20.08 in. Dm 13.98 in.
Large Ice Glass J.T. Kalmar Pendant
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
J.T. Kalmar ice glass pendant from 1960's. total lenght 120cm (47.24in) lenght of the lamp only 46cm (18.11in) the rod can be shorted on request.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large Midcentury Glass Pendant ASEA Sweden, 1940s
By ASEA
Located in Langserud, SE
This large glass pendant produced by ASEA, Sweden, 1940-1950s. Good condition, with a small chip in the fitting of the glass. Measures: The glass H 35cm, D 35cm total height ...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Set of Three Rare 1960s Extra Large Glass Pendant Lamps, Venini & Co. Attributed
By Venini
Located in München, DE
Set of three very rare 1960s extra large glass pendant lamps in orange and beige. Attributed to Venini & Co. Made in Italy. Very nice large minimalistic midcentury design and very pl...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Clear Glass Moorish Mamounia Pendant Chandelier, Clear Glass
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large scale Moroccan, Moorish Mamounia chandelier. Clear glass Moroccan light fixture, wired with a cluster of 3-light. Comes with chains and canopy, chains could be adjusted to your...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Seguso Glass Globe Pendant by Sarfatti
By Archimede Seguso, Sarfatti for Arteluce
Located in London, GB
Gino Sarfatti glass globe with controlled bubbles for Artluce, circa 1965. This is the large version. The height is adjustable up to flushmount.   
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Four Globe Milk Glass Pendant Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Rare and hard to find pendant chandelier with 4 shades sizes are; 16in. 9in. and 2 11in. Milk glass globes are in excellent condition. Original wiring is sound, not dried out. One g...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Milk Glass

Collection of Large Sunburst Mercury Glass Pendants
By X-Ray Lamp Company
Located in Peekskill, NY
We have a nice collection of these hard to find 1920s Sunburst pattern mercury glass pendants. We priced then per lamp so you can buy only one or the whole collection. These lamp are...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Brass Pendant with Large Art Glass Shade
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This shade is of the pulled feather variety. Cream and yellow feathered layers reach down to the multi-colored glass of the skirted rim. This fixture is larger than most with 3” fitt...
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Early 20th Century American American Craftsman Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Holophane Glass and Brass Pendants 'Pair'
Located in San Francisco, CA
Large, thick, holophane glass pieces from the early 20th century, newly fashioned into pendant lights with brass glass holders, stem, and canopy. 12.25" diameter x 13" height x 37" t...
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Early 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Opaline Glass Chandelier Pendant, Netherlands, 1950s
Located in The Hague, NL
This lamp is adjustable in a height of your choice Five arms and one lamp in the middle. The metal is painted white and the wire has a metal core so it doesn't break. Beautiful to h...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Large Midcentury Italian Modern Murano Tronchi Glass Chandelier Whale Tail Form
By Camer Glass, Murano 5
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An impressive piece in an uncommon "Whale Tail" form, this vintage 1960s chandelier was made by Camer with Murano glass. It takes 4 standard bulbs with a very long hanging chain and ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large 1950s Stilnovo Glass and Brass Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
Large 1950s Stilnovo glass and brass pendant. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in matte finish opaline glass and polished brass with a custom fabricated architectural...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Large Italian 1950s Case Glass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
One of a group of Italian handblown pendant light, circa 1950. Glass shade is layered with a clear satin finished over white in a tear drop shape. Holds one standard light bulb. Meas...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Vintage Orange Glass Pendant Lamp, 1960s
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This is a very nice orange glass pendant lamp in an elegant shape. The opaline white inside gives a beautiful soft light. The origin of this lamp is unknown to us. The hanging system...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Teardrop Vaseline Opaline Glass Pendants
By Early Electrics Design Studio
Located in Peekskill, NY
The size and the color of this glass shade is amazing. It's one of the largest hand blown teardrop shades of this type that we have ever offered. The shape has the look of an early E...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Doria Organic Crackle Glass Globe Pendant
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Stamford, CT
Fantastic Doria pendant will complement all decors. Heavy textured wave surface glass with crackling and bubbling, variegated textures. Takes a single medium base bulb up to 100 watt...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Opaline Glass Pendant from the 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Opaline glass ribbed, steel painted canopy on a telescopic rod. Made in the 1950s by Napako, Czechoslovakia.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Large Deco Nickel and Glass Oval Pendant
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Brass frame with nickel finish composed of 0.5" diameter glass rods vertically stacked around the frame. Frosted green glass panel inserted at the bottom with ornate cross bars. Oval...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Koch and Lowy Milk Glass Pendant
By Koch & Lowy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic biomorphic pendant light by Koch and Lowy. Opal colored handblown glass with nickel hardware. Large-scale pendant. Newly rewired. Two 10" opal pendants also available.
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Mid-20th Century German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Large J.T. Kalmar Textured Glass Pendant, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Superb large textured glass and brass pendant by J.T. Kalmar, Austria. Made from a single sheet of 'water ripple' textured glass which was manually folded and shaped into a large sli...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Industrial Large Teardrop Holophane Glass Pendant Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, Holophane glass, large teardrop shaped, pendant light features a perforated brass fitter and is newly wired with 48in. of black braided cloth cord to accept up to 200 wat...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Industrial Milk Glass Disc Pendant Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large, Industrial pendant light features a 16 inch milk glass, flat disc shade finished with brass pull-chain fitter, chain and canopy. The pendant's overall height is 20 inches, new...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Opaline Glass Pendant Lamps, Netherlands, 1960s
Located in Steenwijk, NL
These pendant light are sourced from an old church building in the Netherlands. They have hung there from the 1960's. After a sale of the church and a renovation, these lights have c...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Large Industrial Milk Glass Disc Pendant Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial pendant light features a 17in. milk glass disc shade, porcelain socket with paddle switch and brass fitter is newly wired with 48 in. of beige and brown braided cord to ta...
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Pendants in Art-Glass and Brass
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass suspension with handblown art glass-ball, fitted with one E27 socket. Made in Europe in the 1970s. Up to five pieces available or nine pieces with another suspension. Total len...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Striped Glass Pendant by Vistosi, 1960s
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare multicolored Murano glass pendant by Vistosi, 1960s. Delicate stripes of colored glass are embedded in the long conical blown glass body with a satin finish. Excellent condition...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Large Opaline Glass Pendant from the 1950s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Vienna, AT
Opaline glass ribbed, steel painted canopy on a telescopic rod. Made in the 1950s by Kamenicky´ S?enov, Czechoslovakia.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Large Moderne Light Fixture with Glass Pendants
Located in New York, NY
A Italian hammered metal light fixture with large glass pendants in clear and dark amber color, circa 1960s. 16 candelabra lights.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Midcentury Pendants, Structured Opaline Glass, Europe, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large pendants, opaline glass, Europe, 1960s.The diffuse light it spreads is very atmospheric. Completed with the opaline glass and metal frame details, these pendants will contribut...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Large Kalmar Glass and Brass Pendant Light, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Graz, AT
Rare and exceptional pendant light fixture by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in the 1960s-1970s. A large textured glass shade with drop shaped engravings is hanging on a brass mountin...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Pendant, Structured Opaline Glass, Europe, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large midcentury pendant, structured opaline glass, Europe, 1960s. The diffuse light it spreads is very atmospheric. Completed with the opaline glass and metal steel painted canopy o...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Mid Century Large Italian Murano Opaline Glass Pendant
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
Opaline glass pendant. Hardware can be made available in brass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Midcentury Large Frozen Glass Pendant Lamp, 1960s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Midcentury Czechoslovak large round pendant lamp with a frozen glass shade. Made in the 1960s. An excellent quality piece, it features a frozen glass shade and chromed rod. In very g...
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Vintage 1960s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

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Large Glass Pendants For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of large glass pendants available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct large glass pendants — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. Find 1267 antique and vintage large glass pendants at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 174 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Large glass pendants have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Large glass pendants bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made large glass pendants over the years, but those made by Glashütte Limburg, Kalmar Lighting and J. T. Kalmar are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

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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.