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Set of Four Large Modern Chandeliers by Rodust & Sohn, Germany 2000s
By Rodust & Sohn, RSL
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Set of four large modern chandeliers by Rodust & Sohn Germany - an exclusive german design light manufacturer. Metal and Glass with a diameter of 178 cm each lamp. very good condi...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

Large Modern Chandelier, Italian Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Really nice modern chandelier, structure in brass with 12 opalines globes. Chandelier in the style of Stilnovo. Artisanal work. E14 bulb Choose your own diameter and height on...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Large Modern Chandelier 20 Lights, Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful modern chandelier Stilnovo style, structure in brass with opaline light. 20 big globes. Measures: Diameter opaline 14 cm. Bulb E14.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Modern Chandelier 20 Lights, Stilnovo Style
  • Large Modern Chandelier 20 Lights, Stilnovo Style
  • Large Modern Chandelier 20 Lights, Stilnovo Style
  • Large Modern Chandelier 20 Lights, Stilnovo Style
H 43.31 in. W 68.9 in. D 40.95 in.
Brass and Grey Opaline Murano Glass Large Modern Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Extraordinary Italian brass and light grey opaline sphere Murano glass chandelier. Inspired by Stilnovo, the iconic midcentury manufacturer. Available also a pair. The brass height...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Grey Opaline Murano Glass Large Modern Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Extraordinary Italian brass and light grey opaline sphere Murano glass chandelier. Inspired by Stilnovo, the iconic midcentury manufacturer. Available also a pair. The brass height...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Grey Opaline Murano Glass Large Modern Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Extraordinary Italian brass and light grey opaline sphere Murano glass chandelier. Inspired by Stilnovo, the iconic midcentury manufacturer. Available also a pair. The brass height...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Modern Chandelier Stillovo Style Italian Design Angelo Lelli
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Huge chandelier composed of brass rod with opaline glasses (3 big and 3 smaller) Made by our craftsman partner.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Modern Chandelier with 20 Lights, Italian Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Really nice cloud modern chandelier, structure in brass with 20 opaline globes. Massive chandelier in the style of Stilnovo. Artisanal work. E14 bulb.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Extraordinary Brass and Grey Opaline Murano Glass Large Modern Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Very fine Italian brass and light grey opaline sphere Murano glass chandelier. Inspired by Stilnovo, the iconic midcentury manufacturer. Available also a pair. The brass height is ...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Extraordinary Brass and Grey Opaline Murano Glass Large Modern Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Very fine Italian brass and light grey opaline sphere Murano glass chandelier. Inspired by Stilnovo, the iconic midcentury manufacturer. Available also a pair. The brass height is ...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Grey Opaline Murano Glass Large Modern Chandelier Stilnovo Style
Located in Rome, IT
Extraordinary Italian brass and light grey opaline sphere Murano glass chandelier. Inspired by Stilnovo, the iconic midcentury manufacturer. Available also a pair. The brass height...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Grey Opaline Murano Glass Large Modern Chandelier Stilnovo Style
Located in Rome, IT
Extraordinary Italian brass and light grey opaline sphere Murano glass chandelier. Inspired by Stilnovo, the iconic midcentury manufacturer. Available also a pair. The brass height...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Chandelier in Amber Hand Blown Colored Glass Globes & Brass, Europe, 1970s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large modern chandelier with four amber hand blown colored globes and brass, Europe, 1970s. The brass fixture beautifully combines with the amber colored glass. This chandelier will ...
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Late 20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

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Metal

Large Mid-Century Modern Eight Arm Chandelier
Located in Hingham, MA
Extra large spider style eight arm 1960's chandelier in the Hollywood Regency style in bronze finished aluminum. Eight long arms undulate from a central onion shaped orb. At the en...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Custom 3-Tier Extra Large Modern Venetian Chandelier
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Custom 3-tier extra large modern Venetian chandelier.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Large Scale Modern Murano Glass Waterfall Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Superb large scale modern Murano glass waterfall chandelier. Featuring layers of translucent pieces of leaf shaped glass. A beautiful textural chandelier that is sure to impress. Gor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Cascade Rod Modern Rectangular Chandelier, 1970s
By Lightolier
Located in Miami, FL
A large rectangular chandelier. The base from where the acrylic rods cascade from is black enamel on metal.
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Vintage 1970s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Brass Mid-Century Modern Chandelier, Sitzerland, 1950
By Alfred Müller, AMBA
Located in Le Grand-Saconnex, CH
Large brass chandelier, made in Switzerland, around 1950. Attributed to AMBA Basel, Alfred Müller's high end lighting company, based in Basel, Switzerland. The five brass shades ar...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fredrick Raymond 1970s Brass Large Foyer Modern Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A fantastic example of the great designs of Mr. Fredrick Raymond, who had an amazing lighting company in Orange County, Calif. He was great at modern glamorous looking brass and chro...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Mid-Century Modern Chrome Chandelier, by Reggiani
By Goffredo Reggiani
Located in Dallas, TX
Very large Mid Century Modern chrome chandelier, named "Trumpet" by Reggiani, Italy 1970s. Quite rare to find in this large dimension. The Modern chandelier is made of twelve "trum...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Pink Murano Glass Chandeliers Italian Modern, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Murano Polar ice chandelier, each with 88 precious handblown glass leaves hanging on the brass frame. Spectacular light effect. Available three pairs of sconces. Measures: Height 7...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Scandinavian Modern 12-Arm Polished Brass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
An elegant Scandinavian Modern 12-arm polished brass chandelier. Each arm is detailed with petal shaped caps lacquered in white. The arms converge at a center ring where four brass s...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Modern Flush Mount Chandelier with Large Alabaster Shade
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Modern flush mount chandelier with large handmade 36" diameter natural Spanish alabaster stone ring shade. The chandelier contains an open ring-canopy design with large custom made h...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster

Large Italian Modern Chandelier 12 Lights, Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful modern chandelier Stilnovo style, structure in brass with opaline light. 12 big exterior globe. Diameter opaline 14 cm. Bulb E14.      
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large 8-Arm Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier with Large Plexiglass Shades
Located in München, DE
Gorgeous large Mid-Century Modern brass chandelier with eight curved brass arms and large plexiglass shades. Exceptional rare design from the 1950s. Eight original metal E14 socke...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Modern Flush Mount Chandelier with Large Alabaster Shade
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Modern flush mount chandelier with large handmade 36 diameter natural spanish alabaster stone ring shade. The chandelier contains an open ring-canopy design with large custom made he...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Bronze

Large Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Prism Lucite Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
Large Mid-Century Modern three-tier Prism Lucite chandelier. Circa 1970s This medium to large scale chandelier features a brass plated metal frame with three tiers of about 8 inche...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Original Bakalowits Mid Century Modern Crystal Chandelier, 1960
By Woka Lamps, Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Vienna, AT
A middle-sized parlour chandelier, with big glass-stones in excellent quality. The height is just for the chandelier itself, the total drop can be ordered. On request all antiques ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Modern Brass and Grey Opaline Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Extraordinary Italian brass and light grey opaline sphere Murano glass chandelier. Inspired by Stilnovo, the iconic midcentury manufacturer. Available also a pair. The brass height...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier, Fontana Arte Style
By Fontana Arte
Located in Dallas, TX
Large round Mid-Century Modern chandelier, attributed to Fontana Arte, Italy 1960s. The Italian vintage chandelier is made of a bronze central stem, eight arms in brass with glasses...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Large Modern Ice Glass Chandeliers by J. T. Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
This modern chandeliers, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1970s, have eight E27 sockets and three layers of textured solid ice glass sheets dangling from it. This unique chandel...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Steel

Large Italian Modern Chandelier "Frida" 16 Lights, Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful modern chandelier Stilnovo style, structure in brass with opaline light. 16 big exterior globe. Diameter opaline 14 cm. Bulb E14.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Modern Italian Chandelier 12 Opalines Glasses, Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Large round contemporary chandelier in brass and opaline glasses. E14 bulb (15w). Can be customized.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gorgeous French Mid-Century Modern Lunel Chandelier, Large Size
By Lunel
Located in Paris, FR
Gorgeous, large size, French Mid-Century Modern chandelier in matte blackened lacquer steel, gilt brass and white satin Opaline by Lunel. circa 1950, France. In an excellent and or...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Large Modern Italian Chandelier 12 Opalines Glasses, Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Large round contemporary chandelier in brass and opaline glasses. E14 bulb (15w) Can be customized.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Modern Italian Chandelier 12 Opalines Glasses, Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Large round contemporary chandelier in brass and opaline glasses. E14 bulb (15w). Can be customized.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Modernist Doria Crystal Glass Chandelier
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in München, DE
Very imposing beautiful large original Mid-Century Modern crystal glass chandelier. Made by Doria with original label. Two different sized glass stones which are to hung in two rows....
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Chrome

Large Modern 4-Light Lantern Chandelier with Acid Bronze Patina
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Large modern 4 light lantern chandelier with acid bronze patina finish. addx1
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Impressive Large Mid-Century Modern Cloud Chandelier from Milchhalle Vienna
By Oswald Haerdtl
Located in Vienna, AT
We are offering an identical reproduction of the displayed huge cloud chandelier. An Austrian masterpiece originally mounted in the famous Milchhalle building situated in the heart o...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Mid Century Modern 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

Large Steel Chandelier
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
This lamp is very special: from the width of 34 cm. becomes wide up to 220 cm. about, pulling the steel wire simply, beginning a large ceiling light. Furthermore the price is nteres...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Large Steel Chandelier
  • Large Steel Chandelier
  • Large Steel Chandelier
  • Large Steel Chandelier
H 39.38 in. Dm 70.87 in.
Large Scale Modern Murano Glass Chandelier with 16 Lights
Located in Dallas, TX
Spectacular large scale modern Murano glass chandelier with 16 lights. Pretty pale gold color with beautiful decorative arms. A true work of art that is sure to impress!!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid Century Modern Large Ice Glass Chandelier with Relief Design
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Spectacular Israeli chandelier comprised of handblown relief glass plates. The glass plates are textured and have fossilized leaf prints or formations. There are 24 glass plates, all...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Extra Large Murano Glass Flush Mount Chandelier, Mid Century Modern
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Dallas, TX
Extra large Leaf Murano glass Mid-Century Modern flush-mount chandelier, by Barovier and Toso, Italy 1970s. The Vintage Chandelier is made of large frosted Murano glass leaves and a ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate

Svenskt Tenn Large 1920's Scandinavian Modern Chandelier with 12 Arms
By Svenskt Tenn
Located in New York, NY
Large 1920's Scandinavian Modern 12-arm chandelier, brass with nickel plate finish. Each arm has a fabric covered 6-sided shade held in place with a crown shaped bobeche. The third-t...
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20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Large Blue Murano Glass Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern, Venini Style
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern large Murano glass chandelier, attributed to Venini, Italy 1980s. The Murano chandelier has a beautiful transparent medium blue color. The frame and mounts are c...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Light Green Murano Glass Extra Large Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Extra large Murano glass chandelier, attributed to Venini, Italy 1970s. The Mid Century Modern chandelier is handmade, in a light transparent green Murano glass. It has chrome moun...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1 of 2 Large Black Italian Modern Brass Diabolo Chandelier Stilnovo Style
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful Italian metal chandelier in Stilnovo style. Eight arms and for 16 bulbs up to 40W each, with beautiful patina on the brass parts, the metal parts are lacquered in black, th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Large Glass Chandelier
By Compagnia Di Venezia E Murano (C.V.M.), Venini
Located in Vienna, AT
Large glass chandelier with six arms, fitted with E27 sockets. Made in the 1950s in Sweden. Chandelier is unrestored and need a rewiring reason for the low price. It comes with extr...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Large Glass Chandelier
  • Large Glass Chandelier
  • Large Glass Chandelier
  • Large Glass Chandelier
H 25.6 in. Dm 35.44 in.
Large Lamperti Chandelier
By Lamperti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning (6) globe midcentury 1960s Italian glass, and naturally aged brass chandelier by Lamperti. With 6-E26 medium based sockets (1) per shade. Wired for use in the US. Light bulb...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Lamperti Chandelier
  • Large Lamperti Chandelier
  • Large Lamperti Chandelier
  • Large Lamperti Chandelier
H 36.5 in. Dm 35.5 in.
Large Pink Chandelier
By Franco Luce
Located in Coimbra, PT
Awesome large 1970s vintage Murano glass Floral Franco Luce Seguso gilt chandelier. Having a gold-plated brass frame, it's spherical center holds twenty-four hand blown blooms in th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Brass

  • Large Pink Chandelier
  • Large Pink Chandelier
  • Large Pink Chandelier
  • Large Pink Chandelier
H 37.41 in. Dm 23.63 in.
Large Italian Modern Neoclassical Brass & Satin Glass Chandelier Attr. Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
A rare and important, large, Italian Mid-Century Modern chandelier / pendant attributed to Stilnovo circa 1958. The piece features sober, yet dramatic craftsmanship and design. This ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Stilux Chandelier
By Stilux
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning large geometric Stilux chandelier from 1950s, Italy. Single medium based socket per Lucite shade. Patinated brass and steel materials. Measures: Length 33” Width 23” Fix...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

  • Large Stilux Chandelier
  • Large Stilux Chandelier
  • Large Stilux Chandelier
  • Large Stilux Chandelier
H 39 in. W 33 in. D 23 in.
Large Modern Italian Pendant/Chandelier Sixteen-Light, Gino Sarfatti Style
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful modern pendant/chandelier Gino Sarfatti style, structure composed of eight brass arms, two lights on each. Sixteen-light, Bulb E14.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Italian Modern Brass and Milk Glass Chandelier by Lamperti
By Lamperti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressive 1970s chandelier by Lamperti composed of three spherical milk glass shades housed in anodized aluminum 'cradles,' all supported by tubular brass stems / canopy. Elegant fo...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Chrome Trumpet Chandelier by Reggiani
Located in New York, NY
Large Italian twelve-arm nickel / chrome pendant / chandelier/ fixture by Reggiani Each arm is in the form of a trumpet. The piece is designed to accept 12 Edison sockets and can u...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Mid-Century Modern Chandelier in Murano Glass by Venini
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful and large pendant light in white and black handblown Murano glass, attributed to Venini, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Original, Large, Oswald Haerdtl Lobmeyr Mid-Century Modern Crystal Chandelier
By Woka Lamps, J.L Lobmeyr, Oswald Haerdtl
Located in Vienna, AT
Sensational found from the 1950s. Brilliant chandelier with high quality hangings and brass-covered iron-frame and stem. Mirror on the bottom. The total drop is 116cm, the stem can b...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction with glass parts from the 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Sputnik Chandelier
  • Large Sputnik Chandelier
  • Large Sputnik Chandelier
  • Large Sputnik Chandelier
H 27.56 in. Dm 19.69 in.
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Large Modern Chandeliers For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of large modern chandeliers for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, all large modern chandeliers available were constructed with great care. We have 2820 antique and vintage large modern chandeliers in-stock, while there are 474 modern editions to choose from as well. Large modern chandeliers have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Large modern chandeliers made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Large modern chandeliers have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Glashütte Limburg, Kalmar Lighting and Doria Leuchten Germany are consistently popular.

How Much are Large Modern Chandeliers?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $3,436, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $266,000 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.