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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

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pedant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel Industrial lamp. White interior cast iron top. Measures: Weight 7.5 kg / 16.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international sta...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

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

Large Mathieu Matégot 'Satellite' Pendant in Black and Grey Metal
By Mathieu Matégot, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Mathieu Matégot 'Satellite' pendant in black and grey Metal. Designed in 1953 by Matégot, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark, who meticulously reproduces his w...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Metal

Brown Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dark brown enamel factory pendant from the Ukraine. White interior. Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.6 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

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

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

American Multi-Light Chandelier
Located in Chicago, IL
A fun American multi-light cluster chandelier with 31 green U.S. Army issued metal shades, circa 1940. Requires re-wiring. Each shade is 7" x 7" x 7".
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Mid-20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • American Multi-Light Chandelier
  • American Multi-Light Chandelier
  • American Multi-Light Chandelier
  • American Multi-Light Chandelier
H 68 in. W 31 in. D 31 in.
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

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

French 6-Light Ornate Iron Ring Chandelier in C-Scroll Motif & Bow Linked Chains
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French vintage six-light iron chandelier in a round ring shape. This French chandelier from the mid-20th century features an intricately designed centre comprised of c-scroll motif...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Iron

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

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

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 Opaline Glass Shades French Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French Opaline glass Industrial pendant. Excluding light bulb. Measure: Weight 0.7 kg / 1.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standa...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

Large Wrought Iron Chandelier and Sconces manner of Poillerat Galleon Dolphin
By Gilbert Poillerat
Located in FR
Wrought iron chandelier one of a kind attributed to Gilbert Poillerat, circa 1930 with matching pair of Sconces wall lights Rare and unique With Arts & Crafts Neo Baroque influences...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Hanging Lights Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light. Black enamel. White interior. Weight: 1.4 kg / 3.1 lb Priced individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesce...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

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 Metal Vintage Industrial Film Studio Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Metal film light. Space for 5 x E27 / E26 bulbs. manufactured in 1978 5 x E27 / E26 excluding light bulbs Weight: 7.80 kg / 17.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamp...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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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 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 Enamel Vintage Industrial Bauhaus Pendant Lights, 1930s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Bauhaus Classic from the 1930s. Black enamel Industrial hanging lamp. Cast iron top. White interior. Weight: 1.7 kg / 3.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

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 Enamel Vintage Cast Iron Porcelain Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, cast iron and opaline glass. Black enamel shade 2 conductors, no ground. Including 80" / 200 cm black cotton wire and metal canop...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, 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 Rubber Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black work light, clear glass with black cotton wire Weight: 1.0 kg / 2.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesce...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rubber

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Hanging Light Pendants (13x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light. Black enamel. White interior. Weight: 1.4 kg / 3.1 lb Priced individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent l...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

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

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Green enamel factory pendant from the Ukraine. White interior. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for ...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Dark Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dark green enamel factory pendant from the Ukraine. White interior. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent ligh...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

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.
Forest Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Green enamel factory pendant. White inside. White opaline glass Measure: Diameter glass 21 cm Weight: 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Dark Grey Raw Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light Cast Iron Top
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Grey enamel industrial pendant. Nicely aged coloring in patina. White interior. Weight: 7.5 kg / 16.5 lb. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for inca...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

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

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Brass, Metal

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

Italian Brass Perspex and black iron Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp, manufactured in Italy in the 1950s. Made of black enameled iron and brass frame, brass details and opaline Perspex. Original working wire, you ca...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

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

Mobile Brass and Black Spheres Chandelier "Magico e Meditativo", Italia
Located in Milano, IT
Original Italian brass mobile chandelier manufactured in a very small handcraft production in Milano. Large, magic and poetical mobile chandelier with brass and black suspending sph...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wire, Metal, Brass

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

Mobile Brass and Black Spheres Chandelier "Magico e Meditativo", Italia XX c.
Located in Milano, IT
Original Italian brass mobile chandelier manufactured in a very small handcraft production in Milano. Large, magic and poetical mobile chandelier with brass and black suspending sph...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Wire, Brass

Chandelier, Black Ivory Pivoting Shades, Twin Bulb, Patina Brass, Stilnovo Style
By Arteluce, Stilnovo
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

Mobile Large Brass and Black Spheres Chandelier "Magico e Meditativo", Italy XXc
Located in Milano, IT
Original Italian brass mobile chandelier manufactured in a very small handcraft production in Milano. Large, magic and poetical mobile chandelier with brass and black suspending sph...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wire, Metal, Brass

Round Black and Gold Brass Italian Chandelier Stilnovo Style 1950s Murano Glass
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chandelier Stilnovo Attributed Italian Mid-Century circa 1955, form and technique of very interesting construction, production of excellent quality.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Pendant Copper Chandelier, 1958
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp, designed and manufactured in Italy by Stilnovo in the 1950s. Made of black enameled copper, copper, white enameled iron frame, brass details and opa...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron, Copper

1950s Style Italian Brass and Enamel Chandelier
Located in London, London
1950s style ceiling pendant Brass frame enameled shades. Two lamps in each shade. Made in Italy. Two weeks lead time if not in stock Other colors available.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass, Enamel

  • 1950s Style Italian Brass and Enamel Chandelier
  • 1950s Style Italian Brass and Enamel Chandelier
  • 1950s Style Italian Brass and Enamel Chandelier
  • 1950s Style Italian Brass and Enamel Chandelier
H 38.98 in. W 34.65 in. D 34.65 in.
Murano Big Chandelier, 107 Transparent Prism Quadriedri, Elena Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic and big Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal multicolored prism in a nickel metal frame. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 51.20 inches height (130 cm) with cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vintage Murano Chandelier, 107 Prism Triedri, Trasparent and Smoked
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size and colour (trasparent and smoked) Period: ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Lustermanchen Sculpture Chandelier W. Lantern Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and hand carved, beer serving landlord chandelier with real ibex horns. If you are looking for a decorative light fixture for a bar, pub, tavern, restaurant, mancave or lodge t...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Black Forest Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

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

Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte Attributed Round Crystal and Brass Chandelier, 1940
By Max Ingrand
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant Minimalist chandelier attributed to Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte, with a frosted glass bowl and a large blue crystal shade supported by sophisticated polished brass hardware....
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Black Enamel Frosted Glass Vintage Industrial Lamp Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel Industrial lamp. Frosted glass. Weight: 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb. For use outdoors as well as indoors. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incande...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

1 of 2 Limburg Glashütte Black Iron Rings Glass & Brass Pendant Lights/Lamps
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
One of a pair of Limburg Glashütte "iron" rings bell pendant lamps with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped large hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Black Enamel Semi Frosted Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Lamp Pendant
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel industrial lamp. Clear glass with frosted semi transparent stripe in middle. Weight 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb. For use outdoors as well as indoors. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Frosted Glass Vintage Industrial Lamp Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel Industrial lamp. Frosted glass. Weight: 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb. For use outdoors as well as indoors. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incande...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Rare Midcentury Handcrafted Wrought Iron and Mouthblown Glass Venetian Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Good size, deep purple, circular glass Venetian pendant. This timeless, midcentury pendant is mouthblown into a symmetrical and circular shape, metal frame. The thick and deep purpl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Multi-Color Murano Glass Globe Pendant
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian Murano glass globe pendant blown with black and multicolored hemispheres / Made in Italy circa 1960s Single light / E26 or E27 type / max 60W Diameter 14 inches / height 14 i...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Metal Cage Work Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Blue enamel work light, 2 meter, 80" black cotton wire. Weight: 0.90 kg / 2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for inca...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Serge Mouille Spider Ceiling Lamp with Five Arms
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Entire Serge Mouille lighting collection, currently 42 models. See listing in pictures. Most lamps in stock in our Brooklyn warehouse. Not all models posted on 1stdibs, any model c...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Aluminum, Steel

Serge Mouille Spider Ceiling Lamp with Three Arms
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Licensed re-edition produced by the family of Serge Mouille on the site of his original workshop. A slight angle at the end of each arm allows this Classic design to be equally at...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Steel, Aluminum

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Mid Century Chandelier Black For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century chandelier black you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each mid century chandelier black for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. If you’re shopping for a mid century chandelier black, we have 1096 options in-stock, while there are 256 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century chandelier black — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A mid century chandelier black is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Industrial and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one mid century chandelier black that is appealing in its simplicity, but Gubi, Astep and Stilnovo produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Chandelier Black?

The average selling price for a mid century chandelier black at 1stDibs is $2,287, while they’re typically $145 on the low end and $96,628 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights 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.

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 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 named for 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 does the right chandelier prove stunning, 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 pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.