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Large German Vintage Blown Glass Globe Ceiling Hanging Pendant Light, 1960s
By Mazzega, J.T. Kalmar, Carlo Nason
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful hand blown textured bubble glass globe and brass pendant. Germany, 1960s. Measures: Glass D 13.8 in, H 10 in Lamp sockets: 1x E27 (US E26).   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Orrefors Set of Green, Large Table Lamps RD-1323 by Carl Fagerlund
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian modern pair of Orrefors RD 1323 dark green cased crystal glass table lamps. Heavy glass bases with undulating shape. Model RD1323 was designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orre...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Large Gernan Vintage Bubble Glass Wall Ceiling Light Flush Mount, 1970s
Located in Berlin, DE
Amazing blown bubble glass and chrome flush mount. Germany, 1970s. Lamp sockets: 9.
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Mid-20th Century German Space Age Flush Mount

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Chrome

Large Silvered & Gilt Bronze Gothic Revival Sanctuary Lamp with Angels in Prayer
Located in Lisse, NL
Gorgeous mid/late 1800 religious art for the collectors and enthousiasts. In antiques it very often is the case that how older the piece is, the better the quality and the details. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

1 of 2 Large Murano Smoked Glass Table lamp by Kalmar, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning Murano glass table lamp by Kalmar, 1970s Smoked swirl Murano glass, clear twisted crystal glass panels with a light goldish amber-colored stripe in it. It needs 3 x E27 sta...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Pair of Large Kalmar Sconces Murano Wall Lights, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Fantastic pair of midcentury wall sconces with five Murano ice glass pieces, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1960-1969. Each sconce needs three x E14 small bulbs, and...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

1 of 6 Large Glass Wall Light Designed by Carlo Nason for Kalmar, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Wonderful midcentury wall sconce with a large of Murano glass piece, designed by Carlo Nason for Kalmar, Austria, manufactured, circa 1960-1969. The sconce needs 1 x E27 standard ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Large Dome Shaped Kalmar Flush Mount on a Brass Base, 1980
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Bronx, NY
Large dome shaped Kalmar Flush Mount on a brass base, 1980 Round clear glass diffuser dome shaped thick and heavy glass that is smooth on the outside and matte on the inside hold by ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

1 of 2 Large Murano Glass Wall Sconce by Kalmar Mod. Catena, Austria, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Wonderful mid century wall sconces with 6 thick Murano glass, made by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured circa 1960-1969. Model: Catena High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, w...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Large Green Murano Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1960s Italian blown glass Murano lamps in a pale lime green color with swirled white ribbon. Measurements: Height of body 24" Diameter 6".  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This lamp was scaled to work perfectly as a desk lamp, bedside lamps, or on an end tables. The soft light which is diffused by the acrylic shade is accented by the reflection from t...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
H 18 in. W 16 in. D 9 in.
Large Art Deco Chrome Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass frame chrome-plated with green (or yellow/beige) shades and fitted with E27 sockets, made by Napako in the Czech Republic in the 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Brass

  • Large Art Deco Chrome Chandelier
  • Large Art Deco Chrome Chandelier
  • Large Art Deco Chrome Chandelier
  • Large Art Deco Chrome Chandelier
H 35.44 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Large Chandelier by Tommi Parzinger
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare and large design for Parzinger Originals. This model has eight leather wrapped candelabras and a larger down light with perforations in the central cone.
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

Vintage Large Round Stoneware Glazed Hand Painted Table Lamp
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage large round stoneware glazed hand painted table lamp. Brass harp. (No shade) Size: 11" D x 24" H (14"H to top of the socket).
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Vintage 1980s American Country Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Marbro Swedish Root Beer Brown Glass Table Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Large hand blown Marbro lamp with root beer colored blown glass body mounted silver giltwood base. Has double cluster antiqued chrome fittings and carved silver giltwood finial. Depe...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Table Lamps

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Giltwood, Glass

Large Pair of Gold Glass Lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970
By Flygsfors
Located in Bronx, NY
Outstanding large pair of gold glass cased table lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Vintage Large Brass Sixteen-Arms Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Chandelier in the style of a Flemish shank chandelier, made in the middle of the 20th century in Sweden, brass, sixteen arms, S-shaped curved arms fitted with E14 sockets.  
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Zaccagnini Italian Turquoise Pottery Large Ring Handle Raymor Lamp
By Ugo Zaccagnini
Located in Wilton, CT
Zaccagnini pottery of Florence Italian lamp with ring handles and vibrant turquoise glaze, circa 1950s. Double socket cluster with new sockets. Corrosion to brass base, as shown. Mea...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Pottery

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

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

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Opaline Glass

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Black enamel. White interior. Weight: 5.3 kg / 11.7 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Exceptional large Victorian Engraved Period Crystal Chandelier
By F. & C. Osler
Located in Steyning, West sussex
The cut crystal shaft of fountain form unusually engraved with anthemion the upper section with twelve scroll branches arranged on two levels these with scallop edged turnover canopi...
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Antique 1870s Great Britain (UK) Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver

Large Midcentury Brass Flush Mount or Wall Lamp by Hillebrand Leuchten, 1960s
By Hillebrand
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A midcentury flush mount made in Germany in the 1960s by Hillebrand Leuchten. It is fascinating with its rare brass shade which is screw into the metal body. The light requires th...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Large Gordon and Jane Martz Walnut and Ceramic Table Lamp with Finial
By Gordon Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This large Martz for Marshall Studios table lamp features a pale grey body with banded sgraffito decoration, exposing the unglazed surface beneath. This example showcases the rich wa...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Pair of Large Smoked Glass Peill and Putzler Ceiling Wall Lights, 1960s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in New York, NY
A great pair of original 1960s lightly smoked glass Space Age wall or ceiling lights by Peill and Putzler. Gold reflective back plates. Newly rewired.
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Flush Mount

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Brass

Italian Brass Pagoda Large Sconce
Located in Stamford, CT
1960s Italian brass pagoda sconce. Clear glass panels. Backed in unpainted tin (as shown). Suitable for indoor or covered outdoor areas. Takes one chandelier bulb (not included). New...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chinoiserie Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Italian Brass Pagoda Large Sconce
  • Italian Brass Pagoda Large Sconce
  • Italian Brass Pagoda Large Sconce
  • Italian Brass Pagoda Large Sconce
H 16.5 in. W 9.5 in. D 9.5 in.
New Old Stock, Large Opaline Murano Glass Table Desk Light Cenedese Vetri, 1960s
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s This fantastic vintage table light was designed ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large Iron and Glass Sconces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large pair of Austrian iron and glass sconces. Touchier shaped sconces made of thick clear glass with inlayed iron creating a geometric pattern on face. Newly re-wired and illuminate...
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20th Century Austrian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

  • Large Iron and Glass Sconces
  • Large Iron and Glass Sconces
  • Large Iron and Glass Sconces
  • Large Iron and Glass Sconces
H 8 in. W 6 in. D 4.5 in.
Large Pierced Filigree Brass Japanese Asian Pendant Chandelier Light
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Brass pierced Asian chandelier or pendant light with scrolling arabesque pattern motif. Handcrafted from thick solid brass in Japan in the 1950s, this pendant has been refitted with ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Braun opaline Glass Pendant by Limburg, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg, Helena Tynell
Located in Aachen, DE
A large round smoke tone opaline glass pendant designed by Limburg, manufactured in Germany, circa the 1970s. Great light effect. Sockets: needs 1 x E27 standard bulb with 100W max...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large and Round Rattan Wall Light
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Aerial, poetic and large round wall light, just as a sculpture, precious, delicate and high quality composed of a round and organic structure in black and natural braided rattan. Ama...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights a...

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Rattan

  • Large and Round Rattan Wall Light
  • Large and Round Rattan Wall Light
  • Large and Round Rattan Wall Light
  • Large and Round Rattan Wall Light
H 7.88 in. Dm 32.68 in.
Large Designer Cascading Chandelier Murano Glass by Doria, Germany, 1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
A special large cascading chandelier by Doria, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s with 6 Murano ice glasses. Wonderful form and stunning light effect. Sockets: 6 x E14 small bulb...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large Wrought Iron Chandelier Marine Galleon Dolphin Attributed to Poillerat
Located in FR
Wrought Iron Chandelier attributed to Poillerat one of a kind, circa 1930 Rare and unique With midcentury Arts & Crafts Neo Baroque influences typical of the era Hand forged chandeli...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Large Twelve Light Crystal and Bronze Chandelier Attributed to Bagues
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
A very fine twelve light chandelier with amethyst color and clear crystal drops, attributed to Bagues.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Large Italian, Wrought Iron Four-Light Chandelier, 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very detailed wrought iron fixture with intricate fleurs-de-lis medallion designs flanking each of the diagonal arm supports and horizontal arms, the bobeches of large leaf-form me...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Large square Mid-Century Modern Crystal Chandelier 15 flames - Re Edition
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Originally from the Vienna flagship store of the hat-manufacture "Oberwalder" at Kärntner Strasse. 15-flames. The height is just the chandelier. All components according to the UL r...
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Round White Crystal Ice Glass Bowl by Doria, 1970s, Germany
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful glass bowl hanging lamp made in Germany in the 1970s. The light is made of Murano glass. It has an amazing transparent color and it is very solid. The top of the lamp is ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Large Lantern Form Pendant Cylindrical Glass Shade by Limburg, Germany, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Brass pendant fixture with cylindrical glass shade design by Limburg, Germany, 1960s Heavy quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready to use. The fixture re...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Large Limburg Glass Sconces/Flush Mounts
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in New York, NY
Large pair of glass flush mounts / sconces by Limburg. The large bubble glass element is supported by a polished brass plate with four light sources that has been newly rewired for ...
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Vintage 1960s German Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass

Impressive Large Gilt Brass and Crystal Glass Chandelier by Palwa Germany, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Aachen, DE
A stunning chandelier by Palwa (Palme and Walter), Germany, manufactured in the 1960s. It’s composed of jewel-like glass pieces and brass plates with a Brutalist relief. Sockets: ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large and Round Gold Finish Metal Wall Light
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Large metal wall light composed of an aerial metal structure with gold finish.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Large Pair of Stilnovo Style Cascading Chandeliers with Brass and Glass Shades
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Grand scale of 6 feet cascading chandeliers in the style of Stilnovo with eight teardrop shaped brass and opaline glass lights. New production, custom-made for Collection 20C gallery...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Large Limburg Glass Sconces/Flush Mounts
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in New York, NY
Large pair of glass flush mounts / sconces by Limburg. The large bubble glass element is supported by a polished brass plate with four light sources that has been newly rewired for ...
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Vintage 1960s German Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass

Pair of Large Glass Sconces designed by Limburg, Germany
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Pair of large brass sconces designed by, Limburg, Germany. Wonderful light effect and handmade glass. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready to use....
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Smoked Glass

Set of 4 Large Venini Glass Wall Lights, Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Hollywood, FL
With hand blown discs suspended from each other on a polished chrome framework.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Large Gilded Metal Aerial and Round Wall Mounted Light
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Bright, sparkling and large gilded metal wall light, just as a sculpture, precious and high quality conposed of a gold mirrored light bulb with a graphic, organic and poetic large me...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Organic Modern Wall Lights and Sc...

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Metal

Large Gilded Metal Round Wall Light And Wall Mounted Mirror
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Bright, sparkling and large gilded metal wall light (6 x 10 watt), just as a sculpture, precious and high quality composed of a round, organic and aerial metal structure in gold fini...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Organic Modern Wall Lights and Sc...

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Metal

Large Gold Leaf Finish Metal Wall Light Art Deco Style
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Bright, sparkling and large Metal Art Deco style wall light, precious and high quality composed of an aerial metal structure in gold leaf finish.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Gold Leaf, Metal

Italian Design and Brutalist Style Large Brass and Glass Wall Light
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Italian design and Brutalist style large wall light composed of an aerial brass metal structure with glass finish.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Brutalist Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Large Murano Glass Wall Sconces by Doria, Germany, 1960s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
Wonderful pair of midcentury wall sconces with Murano glass tubes, made by Doria Leuchten, Germany, manufactured, circa 1960-1969. High quality and in very good condition. Clean...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Set of Large English Bronze and Glass Sconces, Sold in Pairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of six circa 1920’s English single-light bronze sconces with glass hurricanes and smoke bell. Sold per pair. Measurements: Height: 21″ Depth: 9.5″ Width: 8″
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Vintage 1920s English Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Large Quantity of RAAK Sconces or Wall Lamp in White NOS Original Boxed
By RAAK
Located in Berlin, DE
We can offer a large quantity of RAAK sconces in mint condition. All labeled! To be on the safe side, the lamp should be checked locally by a specialist concerning local requirements...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Peanut, Pendant Lighting by Bent Karlby, 1946, Lyfa Large Opal and Brass Light
By Lyfa, Bent Karlby
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Peanut (P 163), pendant lighting designed by Bent Karlby in 1946 and produced by Lyfa, extremely attractive blown opal glass ceiling light with polished brass, in very good vintage c...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Stoneware Table Lamp by Soholm, 1960s, Beautiful Striped Lamp Stand
By Søholm Stentøj
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Large stoneware table lamp by Søholm, Denmark in the 1960s, beautiful striped beige lamp stand with large vintage shade included, in excellent vintage condition. This intriguing a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Large Vintage Industrial Prismatic Holophane Pendant Lights
By Holophane
Located in Heathfield, East Sussex
These beautiful vintage commercial grade Holophane ceiling lights are a design Classic. Reclaimed from a factory, repolished and rewired. We have around 50-60 left. They are 21.25 in...
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Vintage 1970s English Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large Vintage Industrial Prismatic Holophane Pendant Lights
By Holophane
Located in Heathfield, East Sussex
These beautiful vintage commercial grade Holophane ceiling lights are a design Classic. Reclaimed from a factory, repolished and rewired. We have around 50-60 left. They are 21.25 in...
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Vintage 1970s English Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large Stoneware Table Lamp by Axella Design, 1970s, Danish Modern Table Light
By Axella Stentøj
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Large stoneware table lamp, No. 964 by Axella design in the 1970s - beautiful large ceramic lamp stand with vintage crème-white shade included, all in excellent vintage condition! ...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

PH 80 Large Table Lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen in 1974
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
PH 80, large table lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen in 1974 - gorgeous Danish Modern opal table light in RARE excellent vintage condition. A very appealing shaped table l...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Orrefors Chandelier by Lyfa/Orrefors, 1950s, Large Crystal & Brass Ceiling Light
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors, Lyfa
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Orrefors chandelier by Lyfa/Orrefors in the late 1950s, most likely designed by Carl Fagerlund, who is famous, and celebrated, for his amazing crystal lights - Scandinavian midcentur...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Peanut Lamp by Bent Karlby, 1946, Lyfa, Large Opal and Brass Hanging Light
By Lyfa, Bent Karlby
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Peanut lamp (P 163) - designed by Bent Karlby in 1946 and produced by Lyfa - very rare and extremely attractive pendant in very good vintage condition! This is a rare find (includ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Large Lighting For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of large lighting available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every item from our selection of large lighting was constructed with great care. Find 15006 options for an antique or vintage choice in our collection of large lighting now, or shop our selection of 1314 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect object in our assortment of large lighting — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An option in this array of large lighting made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one piece of large lighting that is appealing in its simplicity, but Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar and Glashütte Limburg produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Large Lighting?

Prices for a piece of large lighting start at $1 and top out at $368,943 with the average selling for $3,064.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.