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Large Italian Modern Chandelier with 12 Arms in Gino Sarfatti Style "Angelica"
By Gino Sarfatti, Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful modern chandelier in Gino Sarfatti style, structure in brass with metal lampshades and opaline glasses. Ten lights. Finnish brass and color shades on request.   
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Fog and Mørup Large Semi Pendel Pendant Lamp, Denmark, 1960s
By Fog & Mørup, Torsten Thorup
Located in London, GB
Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup designed semi Pendant. Manufactured by Fog and Mørup, Denmark, 1960s. Rare large version - diameter 70cm. In fair vintage condition with some scuffs...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Painted Metal Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
A large white painted dish shape metal chandelier with brass band decor. Newly rewired.
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Mid-20th Century German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Luminaire Metal Chandelier, 1970s
By Luminaire
Located in Miami, FL
Large 1970s metal chandelier in very good condition with a nice light patina. Additional Information: Date of manufacture: 1970s Condition: Very good Wear: Wear consistent wit...
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Large Spanish Gilt Metal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1900 large Spanish gilt metal fifteen lights chandelier with rare oversized medallion chain and original patina. Measurements: Diameter 48? Current drop 70?.   
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Antique Early 1900s Spanish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large French Gilt Metal Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
An Italian circa 1920s gilt metal 8 light chandelier with pearl shaped glass beads and tear drop pendants. Measurements: Drop 38" Diameter 32".
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Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Large Gilt Metal and Crystal Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1940s Italian twelve-light chandelier with crystal drops. Measurements: Height: 46" Diameter: 32"
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Vintage 1940s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Large Kelly Chandelier in Metal by Gabriel Scott
By Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
A chandelier that moves with glamorous intrigue, the Kelly chandelier’s metallic chain cascades through its various layers to create a glisten reflective effect. A bold synergy of co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Pair of Large Midcentury Metal Pineapple Chandeliers
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Impressive large-scale pair of twelve-light black metal chandeliers in the form of stylized pineapples. Perfectly combining modern with traditional. Newly wired.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Large Gilt Metal and Rock Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A large Italian gilt metal chandelier with rock crystal pendants, gilt metal body, and frame. Measurements: Diameter 39" Minimum drop 40" (adjustable).
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Vintage 1920s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Crystal, Metal

Large Cut Glass And Gilt Metal Chandelier
Located in Montreal, QC
Large cut glass and gilt metal 18 light chandelier.
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1/4 Very Large Metal Geometric Chandeliers, 1970s
Located in Echt, NL
Four large geometric chandeliers in very good condition. Each chandelier has 12 E26 light sockets, two sockets on either side of a tube. This creates a beautiful direct as well as a...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

  • 1/4 Very Large Metal Geometric Chandeliers, 1970s
  • 1/4 Very Large Metal Geometric Chandeliers, 1970s
  • 1/4 Very Large Metal Geometric Chandeliers, 1970s
  • 1/4 Very Large Metal Geometric Chandeliers, 1970s
H 29.53 in. W 49.22 in. D 25.99 in.
Large Round Chandelier in Metal with Three Shades
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chandelier, metal, glass, United States, 1960s. Wonderful round chandelier with a diameter of ca. 120cm. Three patinated shades in a great dynamic form are adjusted through thin a...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Large Round Chandelier in Metal with Three Shades
  • Large Round Chandelier in Metal with Three Shades
  • Large Round Chandelier in Metal with Three Shades
  • Large Round Chandelier in Metal with Three Shades
H 43.31 in. W 46.46 in. D 44.49 in.
Large Italian Chandelier Pendant Light, Gilt Metal, 1970s
By Hans Kögl, Coco Chanel
Located in Austria, AT
A large Hollywood Regency eight-arm light fixture from Italy manufactured in midcentury (1960s-1970s). It is in the form of a bunch of wheat sheafs and it is made of antique leaf gol...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Large and Striking Midcentury Metal Strand Chandelier
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A Minimalist design steel strand chandelier with sweeping arms holding 16 lights dating from the 1970s. With three tiers of thin arched metal arms that are gathered together to form ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large Gilt Metal Chandelier with Beaded Crystals
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1,900, French gilt metal beaded chandelier with lights, with 24 lights in two levels. Clear beads with amethyst drops. Original patina. Measurements: Height: 48" Diameter: 45"
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Vintage 1940s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Gold Leaf

Large Swedish Chandelier in Metal and 15 Opaline Glass Shades
By Fagerhult
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Fagerhult, chandelier, metal, glass, Sweden, 1950s Swedish manufacturer Fagerhult designed this exquisite chandelier. 15 opaline glass shades are arranged on two levels. Five on t...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Swedish Chandeliers in Metal and 15 Opaline Glass Shades
By Fagerhult
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Fagerhult, chandeliers, metal, glass, Sweden, 1950s Swedish manufacturer Fagerhult designed this exquisite chandelier. 15 opaline glass shades are arranged on two levels. Five on ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Midcentury Style Chandelier in Brass and Black Lacquered Metal
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
This beautiful midcentury style chandelier is very extraordinary. The large scale-brass and black metal lamp shades can be shifted in different directions. It is crafted in Italy in...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Large-Scale Moroccan Moorish Pendant Chandelier, Metal and Clear Glass
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large-scale Moroccan, Moorish style chandelier. Metal and clear glass Moroccan light fixture, wired with a cluster of three lights. Comes with chains and canopy ready to install, ch...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Chandelier in Gilded Metal Structure with Murano Glass, 1950s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Large chandelier in gilded metal structure, with multi-color Murano glass, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gilt Metal

Large Midcentury Chromed Metal Spherical Cage Chandelier by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in Port Hope, ON
This large spherical cage chandelier features five-bulb sockets and its original ceiling cap. We have had other variations of Gaetano Sciolari iconic cage lamps for Lightolier before...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Chandelier by WKR Germany in Metal, Glass and Brass, 1980s
By WKR Leuchten
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Very nice larger chandelier with a diameter of 34 in. and a total of 32 bulbs (E 14 socket, Max 60 watt each). The height without the brass rod is 105 cm (41 in.), with rod 190 cm (7...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Carmen Large Chandelier
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
A sinuous metal frame sustains the hypnotic ensemble made of countless stalactites in clear glass that creates the splendid shape of this chandelier tapering downwards. A majestic ob...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Carmen Large Chandelier
  • Carmen Large Chandelier
  • Carmen Large Chandelier
  • Carmen Large Chandelier
H 39.38 in. Dm 33.47 in.
Stylish Midcentury Modern Large Pair of Metal Tulip Flower Bouquets Chandeliers
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning design, Italian Made, Dutch tulip pendant lights. This incredibly well designed and beautifully executed pair of decorative chandeliers is in mint condition. When you are b...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Reef Large Chandelier
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Inspired by the intriguing silhouette of corals, this enthralling chandelier boasts a silhouette comprising countless, flame-like elements in transparent glass that are all different...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Reef Large Chandelier
  • Reef Large Chandelier
  • Reef Large Chandelier
  • Reef Large Chandelier
H 29.53 in. Dm 35.44 in.
Pair of Large Gilt Metal and Crystals Chandeliers, Sold Individually
Located in New York, NY
A pair of large circa 1920s Italian gilt metal and crystal eighteen-arm chandeliers with original patina. Sold individually. Measurements: Diameter: 34" Drop: 42" (adjustable).
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Vintage 1920s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze, Gold Leaf

Large Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Brooklyn, NY
matching smaller ceiling light available + 5 sconces
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Large Sciolari Chandelier
  • Large Sciolari Chandelier
  • Large Sciolari Chandelier
  • Large Sciolari Chandelier
H 27.56 in. Dm 23.63 in.
Unique Pair of Large Swedish Glass and Painted Metal Chandeliers, Circa 1935
By Carl-Axel Acking
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An extraordinarily rare find; the pair of large and impressive chandeliers are a special commission for Örenäs Castle in Skåne, Sweden. The Castle was one of the last works by archit...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Twelve-Arm Metal Chandeliers With Rope Trim of Large-Scale.
Located in Buchanan, MI
One pair of twelve-arm metal chandeliers of impressive scale. Priced per chandelier. Newly wired so installation ready.
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20th Century Unknown Adirondack Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Italian 1920s Crystal Gilt Metal Eight-Light Chandelier with Scrolled Arms
Located in Atlanta, GA
This large Italian gilt metal and crystal eight-light chandelier from the early 20th century features a cup-shaped central shaft with a hanging crystal sphere from which emerge cryst...
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Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Empire Style Large Chandelier of Gilded and Black Patinated Metal Women Figures
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Large Empire style eight-armed chandelier made of a combination of gilded and black-patinated metal with women figures. Manufactured in Denmark, circa 1940-50. Very nice vintage con...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Maison Baguès, Large Chandelier in Gilded Bronze and Lacquered Metal circa 1950
By Maison Baguès
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Maison Baguès, large chandelier in gilded bronze and lacquered metal circa 1950 Dimensions 70 x 76 cm With chain 90 x 76 cm.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Metal

Large Mid-Century Style Stilnovo Chandelier in Brass and Black Lacquered Metal
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
This large Stilnovo style chandelier is very extraordinary. The large scale-brass and black metal lamp shades are going in different directions. It is crafted in Italy in the style o...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

LED Cloud Chandelier Large
Located in Westport, CT
Unique chandelier where hundreds of small LED lights are combined with a handmade wire mesh sculpture shaped like a cloud. Eight LED lights are mounted on the canopy. Dimmable. Finis...
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2010s Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • LED Cloud Chandelier Large
  • LED Cloud Chandelier Large
  • LED Cloud Chandelier Large
  • LED Cloud Chandelier Large
H 24 in. W 39 in. D 55 in.
Pair of Large Kinkeldey 5 Tiers and Gilt Metal Crystal Chandeliers, 1970s
By Kinkeldey
Located in Rijssen, NL
This pair of Modernist design chandeliers were designed by the Kinkeldey design team during the 1970s, and manufactured in Germany by Kinkeldey. The frame is also stamped with the Ki...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Italian Gold Leaf Metal and Crystal Deco 12-Lights Chandelier
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This large and fine 12-lights chandelier was manufactured in Italy in the 1930s. It consists of a golden leaf metal structure with different faceted crystal elements such as obelisks...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Gold Leaf

Antique Large Venetian Mouth Blown Glass in Metal Frame Pendant / Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Victorian era, transparent glass and superb condition Venetian light fixture. This antique Venetian pendant is not only the largest of it's kind we ever had the pleasure of offering...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

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.
Beautiful Large Crystal Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful large crystal chandelier, the chandelier is new, but beautiful.      
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

  • Beautiful Large Crystal Chandelier
  • Beautiful Large Crystal Chandelier
  • Beautiful Large Crystal Chandelier
  • Beautiful Large Crystal Chandelier
H 52 in. W 34 in. D 34 in.
Large Empire Style Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A very unique and impressive vintage cast bronze Empire style gilt bronze and painted tole chandelier with swans shaped arms. The large body with rosette insets. Eight lights. Measur...
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Vintage 1940s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Bronze

1960s Large Murano Chandelier
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Murano glass four-tier chandelier with ten lights and 90 pieces of glasses.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Paavo Tynell, a Large Chandelier
By Paavo Tynell, Idman
Located in Copenhagen, DK
An impressive chandelier with eight shades in opaline glass mounted on brass holders. Designed by Paavo Tynell in 1963 for the church community center in Joensuu, Finland.  
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20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Paavo Tynell, a Large Chandelier
  • Paavo Tynell, a Large Chandelier
  • Paavo Tynell, a Large Chandelier
  • Paavo Tynell, a Large Chandelier
H 81.11 in. W 59.85 in. D 27.56 in.
Large Italian Cascade Chandelier
Located in London, GB
Italian 1980s glass chandelier in a cascading circular form of eight tiers.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Large Italian Cascade Chandelier
  • Large Italian Cascade Chandelier
  • Large Italian Cascade Chandelier
  • Large Italian Cascade Chandelier
H 18.9 in. Dm 31.5 in.
X-Large Kelly Chandelier by Gabriel Scott
By Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
A chandelier that moves with glamorous intrigue, the Kelly chandelier’s metallic chain cascades through its various layers to create a glisten reflective effect. A bold synergy of co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Large Vertigo Chandelier by Corbett
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Very Large Vertigo chandelier. This work of art is an intertwining collage of circular handcrafted rings fused together to create a contemporary collection with a truly inspired conc...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Large Italian Painted Tole Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A large painted tole chandelier with foliage and floral motif on the body. 12-light. Measurements: 53" drop, 40" diameter.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Wall Large 12-Light Chandelier
By Villari
Located in Milan, IT
A superb sculpture that also functions as a chandelier, this stunning piece embodies Villari's traditional inspiration and exquisite manufacturing techniques. The structure in metal ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Wall Large 12-Light Chandelier
  • Wall Large 12-Light Chandelier
  • Wall Large 12-Light Chandelier
  • Wall Large 12-Light Chandelier
H 59.06 in. Dm 37.41 in.
Large, circa 1930, Genoa Chandelier
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A grand, circa 1930, eight-arm, hand-beaded, Geneovese chandelier. Long swags of clear and ruby red crystals link the basket and top tiers, both embellished with beveled crystal drops.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Large Scale Italian Handmade Chandelier
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1-2420 a large tole and wrought iron foliate hand painted chandelier with 5 lite cluster.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Large Scale Italian Handmade Chandelier
  • Large Scale Italian Handmade Chandelier
  • Large Scale Italian Handmade Chandelier
  • Large Scale Italian Handmade Chandelier
H 50 in. W 23 in. D 20 in.
Large Custom Made Glass Chandeliers
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chandelier, glass, brass, metal, France, 1950s. This pendant features a diversity of different forms of and colors of glass chunks. The chunks feature autumnal colors. The variety...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Large Custom Made Glass Chandeliers
  • Large Custom Made Glass Chandeliers
  • Large Custom Made Glass Chandeliers
  • Large Custom Made Glass Chandeliers
H 43.31 in. W 43.31 in. D 43.31 in.
Italian Industrial Extra Large Chandeliers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Industrial Italian chandeliers, rewired and refurbish.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Large French Gilt Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A French gilt metacl chandelier with beaded crystals on body. The body in a tapering shape, with crystal beads and pendants. Crystal flowers and leaves original gilt finish and patin...
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Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Large Art Deco Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
Beautiful 5-flamming Art Deco chandelier with two separate circuits. New bottom sand blasted glass. 5x60W, E25 or E26 or E27 bulbs.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Large Art Deco Chandelier, 1930s
  • Large Art Deco Chandelier, 1930s
  • Large Art Deco Chandelier, 1930s
  • Large Art Deco Chandelier, 1930s
H 37.8 in. Dm 23.63 in.
Large Crystal Eight-Light Chandelier
By Halcoute
Located in Bridgeport, CT
By Halcoute Co. silver tone metal and crystal, with scrolled arms with attached beads and rosettes, swirled glass bobeches, pendant chains and a centre crystal spike.
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20th Century Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Large Faux Bamboo Tole Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have over 3000 antique sconces and over 1000 antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights; use the "Contact Dealer" button to ask us, we might have it in our s...
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Vintage 1980s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Tôle

  • Large Faux Bamboo Tole Chandelier
  • Large Faux Bamboo Tole Chandelier
  • Large Faux Bamboo Tole Chandelier
  • Large Faux Bamboo Tole Chandelier
H 32 in. W 33 in. D 33 in.
One Large Wrought Iron Chandeliers
Located in Antwerp, BE
A very large and highly decorative wrought iron eight-light circular chandelier in the medieval revival style of the 1940s, decorated with gilt iron scallops, rosaces and lilies. Pl...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Copper, Wrought Iron

  • One Large Wrought Iron Chandeliers
  • One Large Wrought Iron Chandeliers
  • One Large Wrought Iron Chandeliers
  • One Large Wrought Iron Chandeliers
H 33.47 in. Dm 53.55 in.
Large Gun-Metal Vintage French Industrial Pendants
Located in New York, NY
Hanging dome-shaped Industrial pendants. We have one pair left.
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Late 20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Large English Hammered Metal and Glass Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950s English hammered metal light fixture with bronze details and a glass lantern inset. Measurements: Diameter 31" Drop 40".
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Vintage 1950s English Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Large Scandinavian Adjustable Metal White Pendant, 1980s
By Form Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
A multi-layered metal pendant light varnished in white, in very good, used condition. 1980s, Denmark. No dents, no scratches were produced by Horn Lighting. Perfect for your dinin...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

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Large Metal Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal large metal chandelier for your home. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every large metal chandelier was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a large metal chandelier, we have 915 options in-stock, while there are 111 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a large metal chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each large metal chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one large metal chandelier that is appealing in its simplicity, but Louis Poulsen, J.T. Kalmar and Doria Leuchten Germany produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Large Metal Chandelier?

The average selling price for a large metal chandelier at 1stDibs is $3,863, while they’re typically $172 on the low end and $120,000 for the highest priced.

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.