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Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant. Black enamel spot. White interior. Weight: 6.0 kg / 13.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standard...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style, Transparent and Smoked Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 transparent and smoked Quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height, 10...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendants Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Blue large factory light blue enamel. White interior cast iron top. Weight: 2.8 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Huge Murano Chandelier Trasaparent and Smoked Triedri, 184 Prism, Mariangela M
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano crystal trasaparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Black Office Italian Table Lamp, 1980s
By Stile Neolt
Located in Savona, IT
Table lamp produced circa 1980s by Neolt. Black plastic base. Articulated arm in black corrugated sheath. Black plastic diffuser. Perfect condition, stock fund, never used. Di...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic

  • Black Office Italian Table Lamp, 1980s
  • Black Office Italian Table Lamp, 1980s
  • Black Office Italian Table Lamp, 1980s
  • Black Office Italian Table Lamp, 1980s
H 32.29 in. W 5.91 in. D 8.67 in.
Orrefors Set of Green, Large Table Lamps RD-1323 by Carl Fagerlund
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian modern pair of Orrefors RD 1323 dark green cased crystal glass table lamps. Heavy glass bases with undulating shape. Model RD1323 was designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orre...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Industrial Office Lamp by Jan Suchan for Elektrosvit, 1967
By Jan Suchan, Elektrosvit
Located in Prague, CZ
Produced by Elektrosvit in Czechoslovakia, designed by Jan Suchan. Measures: H 51 cm x W 66 cm x D 16 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bakelite

Art Deco Murano Glass Three-Light Grape Chandelier, Italy, Mid-20th Century
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Murano glass three-light chandelier with cast iron and brass mounts, Italy, mid-20th century. Three brass hanging chains with colored and clear glass bunch of grapes form shades conn...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Italian Midcentury Black and Brass Sputnik Table Lamp, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This midcentury table lamp was manufactured in Italy in the 1950s. It has got an adjustable black lacquered lampshade and a brass goose neck lamp arm. The lamp has been rewired a...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Gino Sarfatti Model #1063 Floor Lamp in Black and White
By Flos, Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti model #1063 floor lamp in black and white for Flos / Astep. Designed in 1954, this is an authorized 2013 Astep/Flos re-edition by Alessandro Sarfatti, grandson of Gino ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Scissor Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large scissor light. Black enamel pendant. White interior. Mounting plate: 12 × 7cm. Weight: 6.5 kg / 14.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by ...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

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

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large scissor light. Black enamel pendant. White interior. Mounting plate: 12 × 7cm. Weight: 6.5 kg / 14.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by ...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Wooden Tripod Black Enamel Industrial Spot Light Floor Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial spot on wooden tripod. Adjustable height and angle, black enamel spot white interior. Rare original rounded glass. Max tripod height 140 cm. 7.5 kg. Total height as on pi...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Floor Lamps

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant adjustable length black enamel spot, white interior Spotlight size: diam. 53 cm (height 40 cm) 90° angle adjustable shade As shown on picture 1...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Hanging Lights Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel, white interior 80" / 200 cm black cotton wire. Weight: 1.0 kg / 2.2 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs,...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Metal Top Pendant Light
By Mazda
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French factory light. Black enamel. Used in warehouses and factories. Weight: 5.10 kg / 11.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Metal

Black Bakelite Vintage Industrial Metal Cage Work Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage work light made out of bakelite. Including 2 meters of black cotton wire. Weight: 0.50 kg / 1.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Black Enamel German Vintage Industrial Bakelite Top Pendant lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Biesdorf extra large straight. The German Industrial Classic! Used in warehouses and factories in Germany. Black enamel top with Bakelite top. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb Priced p...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Aluminum Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage black industrial pendant. Aluminum shade, cast iron top and clear glass. Weight 4.50 kg / 9.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by inter...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Black Metal Vintage Theater Cast Iron Arm Wall Light Scones
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large theater wall light. Metal body with cast iron base. Weight: 5.80 kg / 12.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards fo...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Enamel

Neoclassical Floor Lamp with Heads Decor, circa 1940
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Neoclassical floor lamp with heads decor, gold patinated metal, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Small TOTEM Floor Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
In his post black shapes period, Serge Mouille experimented with color and columns. With the TOTEM, he stacked cylindrical shades around a central lighting element. By alternating th...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

New Old Stock, Opaline Murano Glass Table Light by Cenedese Vetri, Italy 1960
By Gino Cenedese, Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s This fantastic vintage table light was designe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Midcentury Kamenický Šenov Design Table Lamp, 1980s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1980s - Maker: Kamenický Šenov - Perfect condition - Marked by paper label.
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Hillebrand UFO Midcentury Table Desk Lamp, 1960s, Germany
By Heinz Pfaender, Hillebrand
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Iconic midcentury desk lamp designed by Heinz G. Pfaender in the late 1960s for "Leuchtfabrik Hillebrand". Heavy table lamp with chrome handle and a dark chocolate shade provides a s...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Kamenický Šenov Design Table Lamp, 1980s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1980s - Maker: Kamenický Šenov - Good original condition - Marked by paper label.
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Vintage 1980s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Maison Petitot Rectangular Eight Lights Chandelier
By Atelier Petitot
Located in Miami, FL
An impressive Maison Petitot crystal de Sevres cabochon and polished brass chandelier. Wired for US and in working condition. 60 w bulb. Eight lights.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Antique Philips Industrial Lights
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Large industrial lights. Unique and authentic see pictures for details. As seen in photos, heavy glazed steel and wired.
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Mid-20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Porcelain

Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Madrid, ES
An original seven reflector hanging lamp edited by Stilnovo in 1960. Opaque nickel-plated brass and plexiglass .Excellent condition. Beautiful fixture.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
H 78.7 in. Dm 15.7 in.
Large Wrought Iron Chandelier Marine Galleon Dolphin Attributed to Poillerat
Located in FR
Wrought Iron Chandelier attributed to Poillerat one of a kind, circa 1930 Rare and unique With midcentury Arts & Crafts Neo Baroque influences typical of the era Hand forged chandeli...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

2 Wrought Iron Sconces Attributed to Poillerat Marine Galleon, circa 1930
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in FR
Pair Sconces Wrought Iron one of a kind attributed to Gilbert Poillerat, circa 1930 Rare and unique from Atelier Poillerat Wall Lights that match the Chandelier (last photo shown) we...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Revival Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Black and Chromed Italian Table Lamps, 1970s
Located in Savona, IT
Italian manufactured table lamp produced in the 1970s. Base in black painted metal with cracked effect. Stem in lacquered metal and plastic corrugated. Good general conditions, so...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Georges Pelletier Fantastic Ceramic Black Sun Lamp
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Megeve, FR
Georges Pelletier fantastic ceramic sun lamp, In excellent condition.  
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Georges Pelletier Fantastic Ceramic Black Sun Lamp
  • Georges Pelletier Fantastic Ceramic Black Sun Lamp
  • Georges Pelletier Fantastic Ceramic Black Sun Lamp
  • Georges Pelletier Fantastic Ceramic Black Sun Lamp
H 24.41 in. W 18.12 in. D 7.09 in.
Georges Pelletier Fantastic Pair of Ceramic Black Sun Lamps
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Megeve, FR
Georges Pelletier fantastic ceramic sun lamp, two pieces In excellent condition.   
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Tivoli Pendant, Black and White Lamp, Jorn Utzon, 1947, Nordisk Solar Compagni
By Jørn Utzon, Nordisk Solar Co.
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Tivoli pendant designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon in 1947 and produced by Nordisk Solar Compagni - Very attractive white and black hanging lamp in good vintage condition! Thi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Stilnovo Extendable Wall Arm Lamp in Black and White, 1957
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare wall arm lamp edited by Stilnovo in 1957. The wall arm swivels 180 degrees and is extendable up to 140cm. The height of the lampshade is adjustable as well by simply pulling t...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Metal

Midcentury Brass Sputnik Model Chandelier, Italian Style, 1950s
Located in Palermo, Italia
Sputnik model chandelier with brass structure made of painted aluminum parts. Twelve lights. In good condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Style Sconces with Black Metal Shades
Located in New York, NY
An impressive and large pair of contemporary Italian sconces in the style of the Classic designs of the period.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Aluminum

Pair of Fase Mid-Century Modern Adjustable Desk Lamps, Spain
By Fase
Located in Nantucket, MA
Pair of Fase (from Madrid), Mid-Century Modern chrome and enameled black metal desk lamps from a ship's stateroom. The shade is adjustable to tilt to any preferred angle. Just the sh...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

French Mid-Century Modern Black & Gold Bronze Horse Sconces, Wall Lights - Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of French Mid-Century Modern Bronze horse sconces, Wall Lamps from the late 1950s. US rewired and in working condition. 1 bulb 25 watt max. Measures: Back plate 3 inches ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Enamel, Bronze

French Bronze Mid-Century Modern Horse Sconces, Wall Lights & Black Shades -Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of French Bronze Mid-Century Modern horse sconces. US rewired and in working condition. 1 bulb 25 watt max. Measures: Back-plate: 3 inches W, 4.2 inches H. Have a look on...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Enamel

Pair of French Directional 1950s Wall Lights
By Lita
Located in New York, NY
A great original pair of Directional 1950s wall lights composed of a matte black and aged brass body. The head as well as the arm pivots. Rewired.Located in our New York City Chelsea...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Enamel, Steel

Italian 10-Light Mid-Century Modern Chandelier ITSO Artemide, circa 1970
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Merida, Yucatan
10-light Mid-Century Modern chandelier in the style of Artemide. Chromed metal and opaline glass. Italy, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Sconce by Targetti Sankey, Italy, circa 1970
By Targetti Sankey
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age sconce in hand blown clear and dark blue Murano glass and chromed and lacquered (white) metal, manufactured by Targetti Sankey and still retaining the original label, circa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass

Italian Mid Century Murano Art Glass Sconces with Copper Finish 6 Available
Located in Encinitas, CA
Art Nouveau style Murano thick art glass with fern motif, circa 1970, recently fashioned masterfully into delightful candle sconces with copper finish fixture. UL wired. Ready to be...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Flush Mount in Glass and Black Metal, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Den Haag, NL
Flush mount in glass and black metal, Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Italian Modern Table Lamp Black & Brass with Adjustable Lampshade Stilnovo Style
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful Modern 1950s table lamp, made in Italy. Good condition, works in the US and Asia as well, of course in Europe also. Adjustable large lampshade, adjustable small lampshade...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Black Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light black green enamel, white interior Weight: 1.50 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

French Midcentury Black Double Cone Diabolo Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant double cone chandelier was manufactured in France in the 1950s. It is made of brass and has got two black painted aluminum up and down diabolo shades. Partially resto...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Alberto Donà, Deco Table Lamps, Rigadin Gold Leaf Spheres, Black Accents, Pair
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Pair of tall table lamps from Alberto Donà in Murano. Glass spheres are in rigadin, with gold leaf applied before blowing. Spacers and base are in pure black, which is a specialty o...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf

Stunning Horizontal Bavarian Chalet or Black Forest St. Cabin Chandelier Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and remarkable work of German lighting art. The uniqueness and also the craftsmanship that was put into this very well designed and highly decorative chandelier makes it the ey...
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Mid-20th Century German Black Forest Chandeliers and Pendants

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Oak

Pair of Black & White Ceramic Biceps Wall Lights, Germany 1980s
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Outstanding black & white ceramic wall lights. Measures: 13.4" x 7" x 7" in. (34 x 18 x 18 cm). Lighting: takes two large Edison E27 base screw bulbs per lamp. Condition: excelle...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Ceramic

Chandelier, Black Ivory Pivoting Shades, Twin Bulb, Patina Brass, Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo, Arteluce
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Lovely small chandelier for entries or corridors. Midcentury cluster three-arm chandelier with a Classic two-tone head. Made by a lab specialized in midcentury restoration. Owner is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Black Asymmetrical Sconces w/White Opaline Glass Boules
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
The pair comprehends one left & one right sconce, late 20th century. Three E14 light bulbs each. Black painted body. The glass white boules are held in place with two brass clips.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Serge Mouille Applique Model "One Rotating Curved Arm" Black or White
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Serge Mouille Also know has sconce one rotating curved arm Serge Mouille, 1953.  
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Midcentury Black and White Double Cone Diabolo Wall Light Sconce
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This large Modernist 1950s double cone wall light was designed and manufactured in the United States. The wall light has got a black and a white diabolo-shaped perforated lampshad...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Black and Brass Pierre Guariche Style Articulating Wall Light Sconce
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This 1950s articulating wall lamp was designed and manufactured in France. The wall light has got a black diabolo-shaped lampshade and brass swiveling lamp arm with brass details ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Sconce Serge Mouille Applique Model "One Rotating Straight Arm" Black or White
By Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Available in black or white. by "Les Editions Serge Mouille" Signed and numbered with certificate.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

CALIFORNIA KING PALM TREE by Christopher Kreiling
By Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
The (extra tall and height customizable) California King Palm tree floor lamp is a celebration of living and creating in Los Angeles for almost two decades. The palm tree is as much ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Stainless Steel

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Mid Century Black Lighting For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of mid century black lighting available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, brass and glass, every item from our selection of mid century black lighting was constructed with great care. Find 9846 options for an antique or vintage choice in our collection of mid century black lighting now, or shop our selection of 899 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without an object in our assortment of mid century black lighting — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each option in this array of mid century black lighting bearing Mid-Century Modern, Industrial or Hollywood Regency hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one piece of mid century black lighting that is appealing in its simplicity, but Stilnovo, Serge Mouille and Gino Sarfatti produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Black Lighting?

Prices for a piece of mid century black lighting can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $95,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,878.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

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

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

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

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

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

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