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19th Century Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier from the Spelling Manor
By Cristalleries De Baccarat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Spelling Manor living-room chandelier. A very Fine and Palatial French 19th century Louis XV style gilt bronze and Crystal Thirty-Three Light Twelve candelabra Chandelier attribu...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Beardslee Gas/Electric Chandelier with Shades
By Beardslee Chandelier Co.
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Exquisite brass Beardslee gas/electric chandelier with four candles and four iridescent glass shades. The combination both up and down lighting will provide ample illumination for an...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Late Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Beardslee Reflective Gesso Bowl Chandelier
By Beardslee Chandelier Co.
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This gesso bowl is unique in that it is purely reflected up light. Inside the bowl are reflectors for each of the two bulbs. Perfect to highlight some kind of ceiling ornamentation o...
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Vintage 1910s American American Classical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Composition, Brass, Bronze

Beardslee Williamson Polychrome Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
By Beardslee Chandelier Co.
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Produced by Williamson & Co, Chicago’s Premium lighting supplier in the 1930s, this chandelier is a truly rare find in antique Art Deco glass and ‘slipper shades.’ Often this des...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Nimbus 22, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting, Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
Hand-blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendants on 18" x 48" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Milk 14, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 14 glass pendants on 18" x 36" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. UL listed. Glas...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Original documented Otto Wagner´s Private belonging Dining Room Chandelier
By Woka Lamps, Otto Wagner
Located in Vienna, AT
Chandelier for the private dining room in Otto Wagners famous "Erste Villa Wagner," Hüttelbergstrasse, Vienna similar to the crown-rim of the Romanic and Gothic period (see also Jarm...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Jugendstil Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Mod Tube 14, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 14 glass pendants on 18" x 36" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. UL listed. Glas...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Crystal Shell 14, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 14 glass pendants on 18" x 36" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. UL listed. Glas...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Rain Drop 22, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendant on 18" x 48" Rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Rain Drop 14, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 14 glass pendant on 18" x 36" Rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Cocoon 22, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Stamford Modern, Shakuff Lighting
Located in Stamford, CT
Hand-blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendants on 18" x 48" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Nimbus 22, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendants on 18" x 48" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Twist 22, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendants on 18" x 48" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Cocoon 22, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendants on 18" x 48" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Tanzania 22, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendants on 18" x 48" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Tamar 22, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendants on 18" x 48" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Globe 22, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendants on 18" x 48" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Twist 17, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 17 glass pendants on 18" x 42" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. UL listed. Glas...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Twist 18, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 18 glass pendants on 24" x 24" square canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. UL listed. Glass Pen...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Twist 14, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 14 glass pendants on 18" x 36" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. UL listed. Glas...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Kadur Frost 17, Blown Mixed Sized Glass Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 17 glass pendant on 42" x 18" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft are added to every wire. Also available in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mod 14, Blown Mixed Sized Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 14 glass pendants on 36" x 18" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mod 17, Blown Mixed Sized Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 17 glass pendants on 42" x 18" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft are added to every wire. Also available i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Hand Forged Wrought Iron Candle Chandelier for Dining Room, Restaurant Etc
Located in Lisse, NL
Museum quality, forged in fire, Medieval castle-design chandelier. This excellent quality AND condition pendant is all hand-forged and its design and perfect execution lifts it abov...
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Antique Late 19th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Beardslee of Chicago 5 Slip Shade Fixture, circa 1934, 2 Available
By Beardslee Chandelier Co.
Located in Prescott, US
2 Matching available from one of the great American design firms during the' 20s & '30s. "Beardslee" of Chicago was known to produce quality lighting fixtures of outstanding design, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Danish Mid-Century Modern White Plastic Chandelier Mod. Room Light, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Danish Mid-Century Modern white plastic chandelier mod. Room Light, 1960s White plastic Room Light model chandelier of Danish production. Lampshade composed of a concentric interlo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Plastic

White Candle 22, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendants on 18" x 48" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel Chandelier Marie Therese Louis XVI Meeting Room
Located in New York, NY
Please note, bronze ceiling medallion is not included. This was not retrieved. This grand 20th century Czechoslovakian Marie Therese clear crystal chandelier is from the 1931 NYC Wal...
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20th Century Czech Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Rain Drop 17, Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 17 glass pendant on 18" x 42" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Kadur Drizzle 14, Blown Mixed Glass Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 14 mixed size and color glass pendants on 36" x 18" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mod 22, Blown Mixed Sized Glass Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendants on 48" x 18" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft. are added to every wire. Also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Gothic Revival Wrought Iron Chandelier for Dining Room / Restaurant Etc
Located in Lisse, NL
Great quality workmanship, forged in fire Gothic Art candle chandelier or pendant light. This beautiful quality and all hand forged chandelier comes with clearly visible, Gothic qua...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Kadur Drizzle 22, Mixed Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting, Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
Hand-blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 mixed size and color glass pendants on 48" x 18" rectangular canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft are added to every w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Kadur Drizzle 22, Mixed Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting, Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
Hand-blown glass pendants fixtures. 19 glass pendants on 30" round canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft are added to every wire. UL listed. Each hole is d...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Kadur Drizzle 17, Mixed Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 17 mixed size and color glass pendants on 42" x 18" Rectangular Canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft are added to every w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Kadur Frost 22, Blown Mixed Sized Glass Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 glass pendant on 48" x 18" Rectangular Canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture Dimmable. 2 additional ft are added to every wire. Also available in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Kadur Drizzle 22, Mixed Blown Glass Pendant Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 22 mixed size and color glass pendants on 48" x 18" Rectangular Canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture dimmable. 2 additional ft are added to every w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Kadur Frost 14, Blown Mixed Sized Glass Dining Room Chandelier by Shakuff
By Shakuff Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hand blown glass pendants fixtures. 14 glass pendant on 36" x 18" Rectangular Canopy with LED G4 2W bulb. Fixture Dimmable. 2 additional ft are added to every wire. Also available in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Scissor Castle Operating Room Lamp
By Castle Lamp Co. 1
Located in Peekskill, NY
A castle light has been one of the most popular examination lamp for generations. The look is simple and clean with a bright inside reflector and handle. This nice example hangs from...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Flask B Cluster Suspension in Metallic Black by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the unique shapes of glass bottles used in science labs, Flask features a metallic surface that reveals its glass nature when lit. Its shape recalls an object with an ind...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

1890s Style Operating Room Light
By Early Electrics Design Studio
Located in Peekskill, NY
We were inspired by this amazing collection of matching mercury glass shades (Black over Mirror) and electric lighting found in early operating rooms. The shades are in the ladle sty...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Flask A Cluster Suspension in Metallic Black by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the unique shapes of glass bottles used in science labs, Flask features a metallic surface that reveals its glass nature when lit. Its shape recalls an object with an ind...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Flask C Cluster Suspension in Mineral Sand by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the unique shapes of glass bottles used in science labs, Flask features a metallic surface that reveals its glass nature when lit. Its shape recalls an object with an ind...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Flask C Cluster Suspension in Metallic Black by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the unique shapes of glass bottles used in science labs, Flask features a metallic surface that reveals its glass nature when lit. Its shape recalls an object with an ind...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Flask A Cluster Suspension in Mineral Sand by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the unique shapes of glass bottles used in science labs, Flask features a metallic surface that reveals its glass nature when lit. Its shape recalls an object with an ind...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Flask B Cluster Suspension in Mineral Sand by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the unique shapes of glass bottles used in science labs, Flask features a metallic surface that reveals its glass nature when lit. Its shape recalls an object with an ind...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Fork Large Suspension in Anthracite with Ivory Diffuser by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fork is a steel “fork” holding a diffuser inspired by casual fashion, camping tents and an informal and gritty lifestyle. An always current concept interpreted in table, floor and su...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Fork Large Suspension in Ivory with Gray Diffuser by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fork is a steel “fork” holding a diffuser inspired by casual fashion, camping tents and an informal and gritty lifestyle. An always current concept interpreted in table, floor and su...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Cage Large Suspension in White with White Diffuser by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cage Large, with a diameter of 46 cm, is a suspension lamp of great effect. Its origin is “underground”: Cage is inspired by the lamps used by miners and workers, protected by a meta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Early Style Quilted Glass Operating Room Light
By EB Studios
Located in Peekskill, NY
We were inspired by this beautiful quilted glass to recreate a period chandelier. This is the type of lamp used in early operating rooms from 1890-1920. The shades are in the shell s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1980s Aluminum Industrial Engine Room Ceiling Pendant
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
1980s aluminum industrial engine room ceiling pendant with tempered glass cover. Reclaimed from decommissioned ships and professionally restored by Loomlight in UK ready for modern i...
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Vintage 1980s Asian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Cage Small Cluster Suspension in Black with White Diffuser by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Small version, 27.5 cm in diameter, lends itself to multiple compositions with a metropolitan taste. Its origin is “underground”: Cage is inspired by the lamps used by miners and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Cage Small Cluster Suspension in White with White Diffuser by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Small version, 27.5 cm in diameter, lends itself to multiple compositions with a metropolitan taste. Its origin is “underground”: Cage is inspired by the lamps used by miners and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Glass Drop Suspension Lamp in Chrome Diffuser by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Like a drop of incandescent material, Glass Drop seems to represent the magical and elusive nature of blown glass at the instant it is both fluid and solid, just before it takes shap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Glass Drop Suspension Lamp in White Diffuser by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Like a drop of incandescent material, Glass Drop seems to represent the magical and elusive nature of blown glass at the instant it is both fluid and solid, just before it takes shap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Fork Small Cluster Suspension in Ivory with Ivory Diffuser by Diesel Living
By Diesel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fork is a steel “fork” holding a diffuser inspired by casual fashion, camping tents and an informal and gritty lifestyle. An always current concept interpreted in table, floor and su...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Antique Chandelier. Iron Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Six light French Provincial style iron chandelier. CW4328
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Vintage 1910s French Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Antique Chandelier. Venetian Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Unusual gilded iron and crystal eight light antique Venetian cage style chandelier
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Vintage 1910s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron

Antique Chandelier. Iron Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Originally for candles, this elegant eight-light 19th century French iron chandelier has been electrified.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

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Living Room Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal living room chandelier for your home. Each living room chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. There are 79078 variations of the antique or vintage living room chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 10380 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a living room chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A living room chandelier, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made living room chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Gaetano Sciolari, Venini and Stilnovo are consistently popular.

How Much is a Living Room Chandelier?

Prices for a living room chandelier start at $1 and top out at $805,273 with the average selling for $3,199.

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.