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20th Century Louis XVI Style Gilded Bronze and Crystals Chandelier
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful and refined Italian Louis XVI style, circa 1940s chandelier eight lights. In gilded bronze and completely covered drops of crystal. The crystal exudes the typical brightnes...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Belle Époque Chandelier Gilt Bronze and Glass French Louis XV Revival circa 1900
Located in FR
French chandelier, circa 1900, belle Époque Louis XV revival Large and wide 5 branch Ornate gilt bronze light, five stems with glass frilled tulip shades In good original conditio...
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Antique 1890s French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

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

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Crystal, Bronze

Fine Pair Doré Etched Bow Bronze Louis XVI Lantern Fixtures Curved Glass Panels
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
An elegant pair of doré bronze five-light lanterns with etched ribbed bronze trim on top and bottom of the lanterns are fluted reed trim with cross bows around a curved glass panel a...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Poul Henningsen Ph Louvre Pendant Light
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning large-scale Poul Henningsen "PH Louvre" pendant lamp for Louis Poulsen in excellent original condition, pendant is composed of thirteen concentric, stacked white metal louve...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Monumental Chandelier in Louis XVI Style, Solid Bronze, Gilt, Unique
Located in Berlin, DE
Finely chased and gilded bronze. Extremely rare and decorative chandelier made of solid bronze fire-gilded. Body flanked by three ladies holding a bunch of flowers in the form of can...
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20th Century French Louis XIV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Fine 18th Century French Louis XVI Style Fire-Gilded Bronze Electried Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A fine, large Louis XVI style fire-gilded chandelier, France, late 18th century. This wonderful piece is finely elaborate in precise detail decorated with elegant foliate, flowers an...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Flower Pots by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Verner Panton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful 1970s flower pot hanging lights by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen, three orange enameled pieces with matching colored cords on a single canopy, insides of the reflector sp...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Jens Moller-Jensen for Louis Poulsen Orbiter Pendant Lamps, Signed
By Louis Poulsen, Jens Møller-Jensen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These 'Orbiter' pendant lamps were originally designed by Jens Møller-Jensen in 1963 and later manufactured in Denmark by Louis Poulsen during the 1980s. These dynamic lights are fab...
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Palatial Doré Bronze Circular Crystal Beaded Ball Chandeliers
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of doré bronze circular crystal beaded ball chandeliers. Each of these palatial round chandelier take five bulbs and have been totally rewired. The spectacular bronze work fra...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Vilhelm Lauritzen Pair of B&G Pendants in Opaline Glass and Brass, Louis Poulsen
By Vilhelm Lauritzen
Located in Odense, DK
Rare set of original "B&G" opaline and brass pendants model 16753 by Danish Designer Vilhelm Lauritzen. Made for the Danish government building "Christiansborg Palace" in 1951. Produ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pendant in Glass by Vilhelm Lauritzen
By Vilhelm Lauritzen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Pendant in opaline glass designed in 1939 by Maa. Vilhelm Lauritzen for the building that housed the Danish national radio. Made by Louis Poulsen in 1939. Great condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Louis Vuitton Chandelier
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Brussels, BE
Very rare chandelier by Louis Vuitton circa 2012, in new condition with original box. The electrical system is not included in the original box. I used a black cable for the photos...
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2010s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Leather

  • Louis Vuitton Chandelier
  • Louis Vuitton Chandelier
  • Louis Vuitton Chandelier
  • Louis Vuitton Chandelier
H 33.47 in. Dm 23.63 in.
Antique Chandelier. Louis XV Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Exquisite gilt bronze ten-light Louis XV style chandelier, originally for candles, now electrified.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

Magnificent Louis XVI Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A magnificent Louis XVI chandelier featuring five hand cut crystal pyramids. 8 lights. Very fine bronze work. France, circa 1910. Dimensions: Height 60" x Diameter 36" CW2889.
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Vintage 1910s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Antique Chandelier Louis XVI Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superb sixteen-light gilt bronze Louis XVI style chandelier with hand-cut crystal pendalogues.
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Large Unique Louis Kalff Chandelier in Glass and Brass
By Louis Kalff
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Louis Kalff, chandelier, glass, brass, metal, the Netherlands, 1932 This stunning 117in. (298m.) large chandelier was a commissioned design by Louis Kalff for a representative priva...
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Antique Chandelier. Elegant Louis XV Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Very fine gilt bronze and rock crystal cage style chandelier, six lights
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Bronze

French Style Louis XVI Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Wonderful French style Louis XVI design carved and parcel-gilt 6-light chandelier.
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Early 2000s European Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood

Antique French Gilt Bronze Louis Philippe Chandelier
Located in London, GB
Antique French gilt bronze Louis Philippe chandelier French, c. 1840 Measures: Height 86cm, diameter 73cm This beautiful chandelier is designed in the ornate style that prevaile...
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Antique 1840s French Louis Philippe Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ormolu, Bronze

Louis Poulsen Style Multi Lamp Hanging Chandelier
By Louis Poulsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Louis Poulsen style five-piece hanging chandelier. Chrome accents and copper tiered shades with orange enameled interiors. Good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper, Chrome

French Saint Louis Multicolored Crystal Chandelier, circa 1900
By Saint Louis
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This beautiful one of a kind Saint Louis crystal chandelier has a carved and gold gilt center column with bronze and brass arms supporting multi-shaped and faceted crystals. There ar...
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Antique Early 1900s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

19th Century, French Louis XV Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Splendid 19th century, French Louis XV bronze and crystal chandelier.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Fine Louis Philippe French Doré Bronze and Rock Crystal Twelve-Light Chandelier
By Louis Philippe
Located in Roslyn, NY
This wonderful twelve-light doré bronze rock crystal and crystal chandelier has beautiful large rock crystal drops accented by crystal flowers and elegant cut crystal prisms which he...
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Early 20th Century French Louis Philippe Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

Large French Midcentury Rattan Chandelier Louis Sognot, circa 1950
By Louis Sognot
Located in The Hills, TX
Large French midcentury rattan chandelier Louis Sognot, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rattan

French Bamboo Four-Light Hanging Fixture or Chandelier 'Louis Sognot'
By Louis Sognot
Located in Austin, TX
A fine French bamboo hanging fixture from the mid-20th century, featuring four lights, each light with brass bobeche and optional shade, on a stylish bamboo and rattan support, attri...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen Opaline Bell Pendent Chandeliers
By Louis Poulsen
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage Danish Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen opaline bell shaped hand blown glass pendant chandeliers. In original condition with new wiring and grounded. Hanging on a 10cm lon...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vintage Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen Opaline Bell Pendent Chandeliers
By Louis Poulsen
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage Danish Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen opaline glass bell shaped pendant chandeliers. In original condition with new wiring and grounded. Hanging on a 60cm long nickel-...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Jean-Louis Deniot, "Cyclope", Chandelier, France, 2012
By Jean-Louis Deniot, Pouenat
Located in New York, NY
This pendant, available in three sizes—the largest an ellipsis, the two smaller sizes cylinders—is made of gunmetal steel alternately patinated or polished to a satin soft finish. Th...
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2010s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass

Jean-Louis Deniot, "Helios," Chandelier, France, 2012
By Pouenat, Jean-Louis Deniot
Located in New York, NY
One of Pouenat’s most dynamic pieces, Helios embodies just what the firm has stood for since its nascence in the late 19th century: Uniting a reverence for the past with a comprehens...
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2010s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Brass

Vintage Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen Opaline Globe Pendent Chandeliers
By Louis Poulsen
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage Danish Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen opaline hand blown glass pendant chandeliers. In original condition with new wiring and grounded. Hanging on a 30cm long nickel-p...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Antique Chandelier. Louis Philippe Style chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superb gilt bronze and crystal Louis Philippe style chandelier featuring four illuminated crystal pyramids and hand-cut crystal pendalogues, exquisite detail in the bronze frame.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Ormolu

Chandelier Style French Louis XV
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
French style Louis XV chandelier Materials: Bronze and glass paste Ormolu Electrified at 220 w Perfect condition Origin France Origin France Circa 1920 It has 8 external lights...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Chandelier Style French Louis XV
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  • Chandelier Style French Louis XV
  • Chandelier Style French Louis XV
H 24.41 in. W 24.41 in. D 35.44 in.
Louis XVI Style Chandelier
Located in Montreal, QC
Louis XVI style bronze and crystal chandelier fitted with five interior lights. Graduated beaded garlands join the anthemion corona to the central band from which hangs a hemispheri...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

  • Louis XVI Style Chandelier
  • Louis XVI Style Chandelier
  • Louis XVI Style Chandelier
  • Louis XVI Style Chandelier
H 40 in. Dm 20 in.
19th Bronze Dore Louis XVI Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
19th beautiful Louis XVI bronze dore chandelier with rams head details and swag designs. Cut crystal drops
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Oversized Architectural Modern Pendant Chandelier After Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration, a Mid-Century Modern pendant or chandelier with clean modern lines. Provenance: Museum of Modern Art in La Jolla CA. The design of the lower diffuser is s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Louis XV Style Chandelier
Located in Woodbury, CT
Six arms, each with two lights, making a total of 12 lights. There is a single lower central light also, where the arms meet at the base of the center stem. Gold tone metal can be se...
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20th Century European Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Louis XV Style Chandelier
  • Louis XV Style Chandelier
  • Louis XV Style Chandelier
  • Louis XV Style Chandelier
H 36 in. Dm 32 in.
Louis Poulsen, Small Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, small Artichoke chandelier by Poul Henningsen. Measures: Width 480 x Height 465 x Length 480 (mm), 8.6 kg Material: Leaves: brass, stainless steel polished, cooper...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Louis Poulsen, Large Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, large Artichoke chandelier by Poul Henningsen. Width x Height x Length (mm) 720 x 650 x 720, 17.3 kg Material: Leaves: Brass, stainless steel polished, cooper, whit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Louis XV Crystal Chandelier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic Louis XV style chandelier was acquired on a buying trip in France and the piece dates to the mid-1800s and is of the best quality bronze and crystals. The pr...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

  • Louis XV Crystal Chandelier
  • Louis XV Crystal Chandelier
  • Louis XV Crystal Chandelier
  • Louis XV Crystal Chandelier
H 38 in. Dm 16 in.
Early Poul Henningsen PH 5-4 1/2 Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berlin, DE
Early Poul Henningsen PH 5-4 1/2 chandelier for Louis Poulsen.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Louis Poulsen, Medium Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, Medium Artichoke chandelier by Poul Henningsen. Width x Height x Length (mm) 600 x 580 x 600, 13.9 kg Material: Leaves: Brass, stainless steel polished, cooper, whi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Wonderful French Dore Bronze Crystal Basket Cherub Putti Louis XVI Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French dore bronze & patinated & graduating crystal strand basket chandelier with cherub / putti each holding a garland wreath in the manner of Louis XVI, chandelier has ...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Poul Henningsen White PH Artichoke Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen white PH artichoke chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH artichoke pendant light was designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen for the Langelinie Pavillonen restaurant in Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Steel, Aluminum

Very Fine 19th C French Louis XVI Gilt Bronze and Marble Louis XVI Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Finest quality 19th century French Louis XVI gilt bronze and Carrera marble chandelier.  
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Carrara Marble

Louis XVI Dore Bronze Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
A simply stunning finely cast dore bronze chandelier. This diminutive chandelier has six lights and a continuous flow of swag and laurel bronze features.
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Louis Poulsen, Large Glass Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, large glass Artichoke chandelier by Poul Henningsen. Width x Height x Length (mm) 720 x 650 x 720, 24.6 kg Material: Leaves: Clear glass, sandblasted. Frame: Bright...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Louis Poulsen, Extra Large Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, extra large Artichoke chandelier by Poul Henningsen. Measures: Width 840 x height 720 x length 840 (mm), 25.2 kg Material: Leaves: brass, stainless steel polished,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Louis XV Style Iron Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine simple and elegant iron chandelier. Painted and partially gilt. France, circa 1920. Dimensions: H 25.5" D 24" 5-light CW4357.  
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

  • Louis XV Style Iron Chandelier
  • Louis XV Style Iron Chandelier
  • Louis XV Style Iron Chandelier
  • Louis XV Style Iron Chandelier
H 25.5 in. Dm 24 in.
Louis XVI Style Neoclassical Ormolu 6-Light Chandelier by Alfred Beurdeley
By François Rémond, Louis August Alfred Beurdeley 1
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent antique French Louis XVI style ormolu 6-light figural chandelier of exquisite craftsmanship embellished with neoclassical figures of ladies with arms holding candles, b...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Antique Louis XVI Style Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Gilt and patinated bronze Louis XVI style chandelier, very fine detail. CW4507
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Louis Poulsen, Small Glass Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, small glass Artichoke chandelier by Poul Henningsen. Measures: Width 480 x height 570 x length 480(mm), 10.9 kg Material: Leaves: clear glass, sandblasted. Frame: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Lush, Louis XIV Style Chandelier
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Richly embellished, large, gilt bronze and crystal, Louis XIV-style, twelve-light chandelier with a large, center tower. The whole surmounted by an impressive, crystal beaded, balloo...
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Vintage 1960s French Louis XIV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Louis Poulsen, Medium Glass Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, medium glass artichoke chandelier by Poul Henningsen. Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 600 x 580 x 600, 17.3 kg Material: Leaves: Clear glass, sandblasted. Fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Antique Chandelier, Louis Philippe Style
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superb Louis Philippe style gilt bronze and crystal chandelier, a rare find! Eight lights. CW4610
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis Philippe Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Louis XVI Style Drum Chandelier
Located in Montreal, QC
Louis XVI style gilt bronze and pleated silk chandelier with six interior lights; drum form frame suspended by heavy chain from ribbon form shaft, the silk frame modelled as two ribb...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ormolu

Antique Chandelier Louis XVI Style
Located in Atlanta, GA
Very fine Louis XVI style chandelier from France featuring beautiful detailed bronze work with garlands and bows, as well as crystal pendalogues.
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Vintage 1910s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Louis XIV Style Lacquered Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
A turn of the century Louis XIV style wooden chandelier, lacquered in blue and rewired.
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Early 20th Century European Louis XIV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lacquer, Wood

Antique Chandelier, Louis XIV Style
Located in Atlanta, GA
A superb Louis XIV style chandelier in gilt bronze after the model by Andre Charles Boulle, eight lights.
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XIV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Monumental Poul Henningsen PH Glass Artichoke Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH glass Artichoke chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH artichoke pendant light was designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen for the Langelinie Pavillonen restaurant in Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

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Louis X Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the louis x chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A louis x chandelier — often made from metal, stone and bronze — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a louis x chandelier, we have 2728 options in-stock, while there are 259 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the louis x chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A louis x chandelier is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Louis XVI, Louis XV and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made louis x chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen and Louis Weisdorf are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Louis X Chandelier?

Prices for a louis x chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $123 and can go as high as $982,587, while the average can fetch as much as $4,449.

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.