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Mid-Century Glass and Brass Chandelier
By Simon & Schelle 1
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction with six glass block in the shape of a four lobed flower made in Germany by Simon and Schelle in the 1960s. Fitted with E14 socket for mirror bulbs also for LED.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Glass and Brass Chandelier by Temde, Switzerland, 1970s
By Temde Leuchten
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern glass and brass chandelier by Temde, Switzerland, circa 1970s. Mod.number- 896.61. Socket: E 27 for standard screw bulbs.  
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Glass and Brass Chandelier by Kamenicky Senov, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1970s - Perfect original condition!
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Austrian Mid-Century Glass and Brass Chandelier Pendant by Emil Stejnar
By Emil Stejnar
Located in London, GB
An early model pendant light by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll. Austria, c1950s. Brass centre with glass decorations. Hosted on a long stem which can be shortened upon re...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Austrian Mid-Century Glass and Brass Chandelier Pendant by Emil Stejnar XXL
Located in London, GB
An early model pendant light by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll. Austria, c1950s. Brass centre with glass decorations. Hung on a chain. Re-wired and PAT tested. Loc...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Italian Seguso Murano Glass and Brass Midcentury Chandelier
By Archimede Seguso
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Midcentury glass and brass chandelier by Seguso. Fixture features eight cattail glass leaves which set in a brass frame. Three glass decorative components come out of the center of t...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pietro Chiesa Mid-Century Italian Glass and Brass Chandelier by Fontana Arte 40s
By Fontana Arte, Pietro Chiesa
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This Mid-Century glass and brass chandelier was designed by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte in the 1940s. The Italian Art Deco designer Pietro Chiesa was born in Milan in 1892 in a...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pietro Chiesa Midcentury Italian Glass and Brass Chandelier by Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte, Pietro Chiesa
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This midcentury glass and brass chandelier was designed by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte in the 1940s. The Italian Art Deco designer Pietro Chiesa was born in Milan in 1892 in a ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Mid Century Camer Murano Glass Chandelier Star Shape
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent large Camer Glass mid century modern chandelier featuring murano glass hanging prisms throughout. Each prism has a hook and hangs straight down from a star shaped fixture...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Starburst Camer Glass Five-Tier Chandelier Mid-Century Modern
By Camer Glass
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outrageous and large Mid-Century Modern Camer glass five-tier starburst chandelier. This piece is very large and impressive and will be the centerpiece of your home.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Mid-Century brass chandelier with a "sheaf of wheat' growing out of a vase form, surrounding a twisted central stem. Six lights with glass bobeche and reeded, twisted brass arms. Pos...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass, Teak and Glass Chandelier
By Kaiser
Located in Weesp, NL
Sophisticated, elegant and stylish Mid-Century Modern brass, Teak and milk glass chandelier made by Primat Kaiser in the 1960s. The chandelier is in fantastic condition and the chal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Brass, Teak and Glass Chandelier
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  • Mid-Century Modern Brass, Teak and Glass Chandelier
H 40.95 in. W 20.48 in. D 20.48 in.
Mid-Century Modern Brass and Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Twelve Murano glass globe shades and black glass cones extend from brass branches on this Italian Mid-Century Modern style chandelier. Rewired for the US. Ask us about the matching p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Mid-Century Modernist Cascading Camer Chandelier with Polished Brass Fittings
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This exceptional Mid-Century Modernist Camer chandelier features individually handblown Murano glass triedre prisms that hang from its polished brass frame in a cascading effect. The...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modernist Crystal Glass and Brass Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Sciolari chandelier with brass frame surrounded by crystal glass pieces. Measures: Diameter 50 cm. Height 95 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Gio Ponti
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Full brass and opaline glass Mid-Century modern chandelier ceiling pendant light. In the mood of Stilnovo, Arteluce, Arredoluce, Gio Ponti.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Triedre Cut Translucent Glass Camer Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern Camer chandelier was realized in Italy, circa 1970. It features three tiers of elongated and staggered cut glass triedre rods- imbuing the piece with ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fontana Arte Italian Mid-Century Brass and Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian (1960's) glass chandelier with a central brass rod supporting 6 staggered layers of beveled glass decorated with applied colored glass disks (att: FONTANA ARTE)
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Glass Chandelier, Italy, Mid-20th Century
By Stilnovo
Located in Greding, DE
Large twelve-arm chandelier out of brass with cone-shaped lampshades out of opaque glass. The black wiring meets at the height of the ceiling mount. For the electrification we as...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Hagenbach, DE
An Italian midcentury chandelier made in the 1960s, style of Stilnovo. It is fascinating with its monumental design and 10 glass elements. The body of the light is made of polished b...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sculpture Brass and Glass Chandelier, Mid-Century, Italian Design
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Sculpture brass and glass chandelier, Mid-Century, Italian design.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1960's Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1960's Mid-Century Modern brass, enamel and glass 3 shades Italian chandelier, newly rewired there is some wear and patina to the paint on the enamel shades.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Hagenbach, DE
An Italian midcentury chandelier made in the 1960s, attributed to Stilnovo. It is fascinating with its monumental design and 8 glass elements. The body of the light is made of polish...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Barovier Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass and Brass Chandelier
By Barovier
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern hand blown circle chandelier with 5 thick and heavy shades, made by Barovier. There are brass rings and a canopy as well as screw mounts for the shades. Th...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960s Stilnovo Mid-Century Modern Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An amazing three lights chandelier made in Italy in the Sixties by Stilnovo, it works 110-240 volts and needs regular bulbs. Brass it's in orignal patina, the white opaline glass dif...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini Camer Glass and Brass Tiered Waterfall Chandelier, Italy
By Venini, Camer Glass
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Large and Grand round Mid-Century Modern glass and brass seven-tier waterfall chandelier in the style of Venini Camer, Italy. This impressive sculptural wedding cake chandelier is co...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Chandelier, Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo, Gaetano Sciolari, Gerald Thurston, Sciolari Lighting, Lightolier
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style five-light brass chandelier with glass shades. This Italian Mid-Century Modern brass chandelier has been newly wired for the U.S. ma...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Barovier et Toso Italian Mid-Century Brass and Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian mid-century (1940s) chandelier with a line of 6 large oval fluted & flared shaped glass shades resting on a brass frame over a swirl glass tube bottom suspended by a double l...
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Round Art Glass and Brass Mid-Century Chandelier, 1970
By Murano 5
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant sinuous and Stellar Murano glass chandelier, very essential and linear in shape but really beautiful. Elegance also due to the beautiful workmanship of the glasses. Coming f...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Vintage Ceiling Chandelier in Wood Brass and Glass
By Italian school XX ct.
Located in Milano, IT
Wonderful vintage ceiling chandelier in brass, wood, glass and aluminum from the 1950s. The structure of the vintage ceiling chandelier has a very special shape, all made of wood an...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Murano Hexagonal White Glass and Brass Mid-century Chandelier, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Superb chandelier for its characteristic hexagonal structure, unique design for the brass housing of the spheres. The chandelier has a polished brass structure, it is composed of a ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Murano Glass and Brass Italian Chandelier
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Sputnik chandelier made of Murano glass spikes and brass rods fixed to a central brass lacquered orb. It requires twenty four light bulbs that are fixed to the central orb. Made in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Italian Teak Brass and Glass Chandelier
By Stilux
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Mid-Century Modern chandelier in original patina with original rectangular white glasses, good conditions overall, only one glass has a line crackle not visible when mounted. Compati...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Acrylic, Brass and Glass Chandelier Mid-Century Modern, 1970, USA
By Dorothy Thorpe, Peter Hamburger
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Extremely well conceived with prime quality material and superb craftmanship. Main cylinder is made of an opale glass . Remaining structure is thick massive acrylic with brass shad...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Chandelier glass balls and brass Mid century modern
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian design balls chandelier ,chromed metal and glass balls, some parts are golden.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold, Chrome

Mid-Century Burnt Orange Art Glass and Brass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Swedish Art Glass bow-tie pendant chandelier in amber or burnt orange textured glass with brass accents. Double-triangular shape offers up to two 100 watt bulbs. Recently rewired t...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Geometric Chandelier Brass and Frosted Glass, 1980s
Located in Salzburg, AT
Spectacular huge ceiling lamp in a geometric design with 9 arms in all directions and downwards. Brass frame with frosted glass. To replace the bulbs the arms have a grid in the lowe...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Glass and Brass Chandelier Lamp, Italy, 1970
Located in Madrid, ES
1970s Italian circled chandelier by composed of clear, multi-tiered, tubal pieces glass.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Monumental Italian Modern Brass, Enameled, and Glass Chandeliers, Murano
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Hollywood, FL
Monumental Italian modern brass, enameled, and hand blown glass sputnik chandelier, the triangular handblown glass "Spikes" emanating from a central brass and enameled orb. Fully res...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Rare Mid Century Brass & Glass Undulating 6-Arm Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
A streamlined, Mid-Century Modern, brass chandelier with six arms swooping up and down from the main stem piece. Delicate, glass bobeches sit on hammer-textured brass disks, echoed o...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Barovier e Toso Mid-Century Modern Brass and Murano Glass Chandelier, 1940s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This 8-light chandelier by Barovier and Toso, from the first half of the century, with mouth-blown glass bowls, the structure is in brass, enriched with a beautiful hand-engraved gla...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Danish Rosewood, Brass and Glass Spider Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier was manufactured in Denmark during the late 1950s in a style inspired by French and Italian Modernism. The piece features five pointed brass 'arms'...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Custom Italian Mid-Century Style Bubble Glass and Brass Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Custom Italian Mid-Century style chandelier with "bubble" form hand-blown and annealed glass balls suspended from brass rods in 5 concentric rings supported from a brass frame. (Four...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Glass

Monumental Mid Century Italian Brass and Blown Glass Chandelier, Mazzega
By AVMazzega
Located in Miami, FL
Very large and spectacular murano blown amber glass and brass chandelier. The quality of the blown glass is sublime. Rewired for the USA.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid Century Brass and Glass Sputnik Chandelier by Emil Stejnar
By Emil Stejnar
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Austrian "Sputnik" form chandelier by Emil Stejnar in brass with glass detailing at the end of each arm.
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20th Century Austrian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Chandelier Brass and Glass Pulegoso, 1950s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-Century Italian chandelier Brass and glass pulegoso.
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Wood and Brass Hanging Chandelier
Located in Spring Valley, CA
Beautiful wood and glass hanging chandelier with gorgeous brass accents. A truly unique vintage piece.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Mouth Blown Glass and Brass Chandelier 1970s
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare, wonderful and great design chandelier. With 20th century lighting as one of our specialities, we could not have been more happy to find this chandelier. We may not know who de...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Round Blue Art Glass and Brass Mid-Century Chandelier, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant sinuous and Stellar Murano glass chandelier, very essential and linear in shape but really beautiful. Elegance also due to the beautiful workmanship of the blue glasses. Com...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Charming Original Mid-Century Modern Brass and Crystal Glass Chandelier
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Very elegant and typical works from the post-war era, with nickel-plated brass arms and handcut crystal hangings. Materials and techniques notes: brass, nickel-plated, handcut cryst...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Brass and Glass Chandelier, Re Edition
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
A very elegant handmade chandelier in the style of the 1960ies in Vienna, total drop custom! This chandelier is customizable.
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier by Sciolari, circa 1960
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Vilnius, LT
Italian mid-century Sciolari chandelier is made of brass and clear glass in the holders. This chandelier includes totally 16 pieces of E14 bulbs: 8 up and 8 down.   
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960s Mazzega Mid-Century Modern Brass and Murano Glass Cascading Chandelier
By AVMazzega
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An amazing Mid-Century Modern murano glass and brass chandelier made in the Seventies by italian famous manufacturer AV Mazzega, brass it's in original patina, white and transparent ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Oval Form Tiered Brass Prism Chandelier by Camer Glass
By Camer Glass
Located in Wilton, CT
A stunning Italian classic. An impressive oval form chandelier with several tiers of elegant Prisms. With its frame crafted from brass, each tier hosts countless brass arms which cra...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Sputnik Murano Glass and Brass Italian Chandelier
Located in Ibiza, Spain
An impressive and very large Sputnik chandelier made of clear Murano glass shards and brass rods fixed to a central brass lacquered orb. Bulbs are coming from the brass rods ends and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass and Brass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Textured clear and amber art glass and brushed brass pendant chandelier with brass fittings, chain and original canopy. An unusual ceiling light. Newly rewired to US standards.<br /...
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20th Century Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier by Barovier
By Barovier
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A Mid-Century Modern three lights chandelier manufactured in Murano by barovier, it works 110-240 volts and needs three regular e14 bulbs, brass it's in original patina and glasses a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960s Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A six lights chandelier manufactured in the style of Stilnovo in the Sixties, brass it's in original patina, green painted metal is in good conditions, the white opaline diffusors ar...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Italian Oval Chandelier, circa 1950
By Arredoluce
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A rare chandelier made in Italy in the 1950s, glasses are in perfect conditions, brass is in original patina that gives it a vibrant vintage look. It works both 110-240 volts and nee...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Brass and Opaline Glass Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Bochum, NRW
Mid-Century Modern style Italian chandelier, 12 glass globes disposed on a brass circle, hanged to the canopy by its own electrical cable, adjustable height, Stilnovo style. Dimen...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Mid Century Glass And Brass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mid century glass and brass chandelier you’re looking for. Each mid century glass and brass chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. If you’re shopping for a mid century glass and brass chandelier, we have 8083 options in-stock, while there are 568 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century glass and brass chandelier — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right mid century glass and brass chandelier, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. A well-made mid century glass and brass chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by J.T. Kalmar, Stilnovo and Fabio Ltd are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Glass And Brass Chandelier?

A mid century glass and brass chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,233, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $122,823.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.