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Large Swirl Pink Murano Glass Pendant Lamp Italy 1970s Mid-Century Italian Light
Located in Miklavž Pri Taboru, SI
Mid-century swirl pink Murano glass pendant lamp made in Italy in the 1970s The stylish and elegant, this swirl pink Murano glass pendant lamp is a classic example of 70s Italian li...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large Midcentury Italian Stilnovo Style Eight-Light Fixture
By Stilnovo
Located in Troy, MI
Large dramatic midcentury Italian light fixture / chandelier has a polished brass canopy, stem and hub with eight black metal arms that support long, narrow off-white glass globes su...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Italian Cascading Midcentury Hanging Light Fixture
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Cascading graduated midcentury Italian light fixture with 5 hand blown glass globes. Globes have amber drippings. 3-way switch lights one, two or all 5 pendants. Chrome holders and c...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Mid-Century Ceiling Light
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful 1960s three-light chandelier composed of a polished brass fixture, three smoked glass shades and brown silk wires. Rewired. Height can be adjusted.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid modern century Articulated Table Italian Light
By Stilnovo
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Table lamp 3 rotules and an attachable to the table through a screw pinching system Original color of the shade and copper Inscribed brevetato.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Copper

Mid-20th Century Italian Wicker Light
Located in Madrid, ES
Italian mid-20th Century floor or table lamp, made in black iron, brass and wicker.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Iron

  • Mid-20th Century Italian Wicker Light
  • Mid-20th Century Italian Wicker Light
  • Mid-20th Century Italian Wicker Light
  • Mid-20th Century Italian Wicker Light
H 35.44 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Large Italian Mid Century Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A mid century Italian polished bronze and painted tole large light fixture with 12 lights. Measurements: Diameter: 43" Drop: 8".     
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Vintage 1960s Italian Flush Mount

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Metal

Mid Century Italian Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
Circa 1960's Italian stylised pagoda-shaped Italian glass and brass pendant light fixture with two interior lights.  Measurements: Height: 13" Length: 19" Width: 11.75".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Mid Century Italian Glass Light Fixture
  • Mid Century Italian Glass Light Fixture
  • Mid Century Italian Glass Light Fixture
  • Mid Century Italian Glass Light Fixture
H 13 in. W 19 in. D 11.75 in.
Italian Mid Century Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950's Italian hand blown textured glass light fixture with nine interior lights. Measurements: Current Drop: 28" Diameter: 29".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Mid Century Glass Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960's Italian clear and amber blown glass light fixture with 6 lights. Measurements: Diameter: 20" Height: 46" (adjustable).  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass

Mid-Century Brutalist "Spider” Light, Italy, C 1950’s
Located in Hastings, GB
Amazing mid-century Brutalist "Spider” light, Italy C 1950’s These spider lights were originally crafted with 9 iron legs, they were typically made with the extra leg to ward off ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist Wall Lights and Sconces

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Italian Modern & Sculptural 8-Light Chandelier
Located in East Hampton, NY
In the style of Stilnovo, this wonderful 8 light glass, walnut and metal chandelier with original canopy is extremely sculptural, geometric and modern for a classic mid-century light.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Mid-Century Italian 'Spider' or Starburst Ceiling Light
Located in London, GB
A mid-century large spider ceiling lamp. Italy, c1960s. Patinated brass arms, with painted shades (these could be re-sprayed any colour). Re-wired and PAT tested. Unu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian More Lighting

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Brass

Italian Mid century modern Ceiling Light Flush Mount
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Large Italian mid century modern ceiling light flush mount. Blown thick glass with bubbles. Shipping from Europe.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Gold Leaf

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Drum Up-Light
Located in Austin, TX
Just as modern today as when they were created. White painted steel drums with oversized canopies and uplight reflectors. Sold as a pair. Bottom drum is approximately 21.5" diameter ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Italian Iron 8-Light Chandelier, Mid-19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Hand Forged iron light fixture with a scrolled center from which the eight arms attach.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Italian Mid-Century Modern Beige Glass Pendant Light
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Italian blown glass pendant light with chrome accent and vintage black spiral cording. This ceiling fixture light will glow through it's milky golden tiered glass shade. The curved a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Arredoluce Attributed Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier Light
By Arredoluce
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Attributed to Arredoluce this five-light modernist anodized metal chandelier.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Twelve-Light Chrome Chandelier, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Barntrup, DE
Italian 1970s chrome chandelier with twelve cylindrical lights arranged in a circular formation with six-light on the top and six on the bottom, twelve sockets for E14 size light bul...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Italian Mid Century Beaded Crystal and Brass Pendant Light
Located in Dallas, TX
Very nice Italian mid-century beaded crystal and brass pendant light. A lovely fixture that creates a real touch of elegance!.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mazzega Murano Italian Mid-Century Glass Globe Pendant Light
By Mazzega
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fabulous Mazzega Murano globe pendant light. Milky colored glass with ombré effect to orange amber color. Globe shape with abstract blown glass effect. Wood detail. Full circle chain...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Light Pink Italian Sofa, 1950s, New Upholstery
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Light Pink Italian Sofa, 1950s, New Upholstery
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Italian Venini Style Mid-Century Modern Diminutive Pendant Light
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern diminutive glass pendant light made in the style of Venini. The piece has two concentric circles of glass rods. In great vintage condition with age-appropr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Nickel-Plated Darkroom Photographer Light, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern nickel-plated darkroom photographer light, 1950s Darkroom photographer light with military green structure and nickel-plated aluminum details. Good con...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Metal, Nickel

Light Blue Vase, Italy, Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Light blue vase is an original glass vase realized in the middle of the mid-20th century. Blown glass. Dimensions: 37 x 20 x 20 cm. Good condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Vases

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Glass

1970s a Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Italian Ceiling Light
Located in Aci Castello, IT
It's a never used ceiling light made in Italy in the seventies, it has been bought in a closing lighting shop. It works 110-240 volts and needs regular e27 bulbs. It's also usable as...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Three-Light Chrome Floor Lamp, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian Space Age chrome and glass three-light floor lamp with enamelled metal base, 1970s. The lamp has been wired with EEC standards.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Six Light Mid Century Stilnovo Style Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Bochum, NRW
Six light mid century Stilnovo style chandelier featuring a brass pole shaped body onto which are attached, in a swirling pattern, brass light sources which hold white glass globe li...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Steel and Light Green Fabric Chair, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century steel and light green fabric chair, 1980s Chair with round padded seat covered in light green fabric. The structure is in black painted tubular steel. 1980s Go...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Antonio Lupi Mid-Century Modern Italian Mirror Lighted, 1970s
By Antonio Lupi
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This bathroom mirror created by the famous Italian company Lupi was made in the 1970s. It is square in shape, composed of a mirror on a metal support and placed above a thick green ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Crystal, Steel

Mid century Italian Chrome and Glass Nine-Light Chandelier
Located in New York City, NY
Italian Modernist chandelier of elemental architectural post and beam design. Chromium plated over bronze with crystalline pattern on glass and linear open work design on cylinders....
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

1970s Mid-Century Modern Brass and Opaline Glass Italian Ceiling Light
By Azucena, Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A lovely brass and opaline glass ceiling light made in Italy in the Seventies, brass and glass are in perfect conditions, it works 110-240 volts and needs regular e14 bulb.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Adjustable Desk Light, Italy, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern chrome adjustable desk light, Italy, 1960s Very sculptural yet practical. Base diameter is 7 inches, the dome shade itself is 12 inches wide.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Veca Italian Mid-Century Modern Pendant Light Fixture Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari, VECA
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Smoked glass and gold metal Mid-Century Modern chandelier by Veca.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Glass Pendant Light by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in London, GB
A Mid-Century Modern Italian pendant light or chandelier by the long established and respected glass maker Mazzega from the Island of Murano. The light has 10 white sugar spun sec...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Sergio Mazza Tau Glass Nickel Floor Light, Italy Mid Century
By Artemide, Sergio Mazza
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare 66" floor lamp by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, Italy circa 1965 Original Tau floor light in nickeled brass, aubergine lacquer and the typical white glass dome. The original met...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Sheet Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Orange Italian Murano Glass Pendant Light, 1950's
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Vibrant orange Murano glass pendant light, 1950s. Rewired and ready to hang.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid Century Mazzega Italian Chrome and Red Four Light Fixture
By Mazzega
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1960s four light pendant fixture attributed to Mazzega. Chrome canopy and rod with four white glass globes, orange-red wooden beads and chrome accents. New wiring for US electr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Twelve-Light Chromed Steel Chandelier, 1970
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern twelve-light chromed steel chandelier, 1970 Twelve-light chandelier with chromed steel bracelets and original period chain stem. Perfect conditions. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Wall Light Italian Mid-Century Design Stilnovo Light Blue Colored Metal and Gold
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Wall Light Italian Mid-Century Design Stilnovo Light Blue Colored Metal and Gold.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Three-Light Chandelier, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano glass three-light chandelier, 1970s Murano glass three-light chandelier with black metal rods, round ceiling in satin steel and printed Murano glas...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Pendant Light Attr. to Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in London, GB
A mid-20th century pendant light attributed to Luigi Caccia Dominioni. Italy, c1960s. Patinated brass and etched glass ball. Some scuffs and wear commensurate with age bu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

After Fontana Mid-Century Modern Italian Crystal Pendant Light, 1960s
By Fontana Arte
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Pendant light glass chandelier with an intense smoky cut flanked by a rectangular transparent glass sheet modeled by Fontana Arte, Italy, 1960. It contains a single screw bulb. Perf...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

  • After Fontana Mid-Century Modern Italian Crystal Pendant Light, 1960s
  • After Fontana Mid-Century Modern Italian Crystal Pendant Light, 1960s
  • After Fontana Mid-Century Modern Italian Crystal Pendant Light, 1960s
  • After Fontana Mid-Century Modern Italian Crystal Pendant Light, 1960s
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Mid-Century Italian Brass and Perforated Shade Adjustable Wall Light
Located in London, GB
An unusual single wall light. Italy, c1960s. Perforated folded metal shade hoisted on a brass wall gallery. Since re-wired and PAT tested. The shade is adjustable up ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Italian or French Mid-Century Gilt Toleware Wheat Sheaf Wall Light
Located in Carimate, Como
A beautiful Hollywood Regency Mid-Century Modern gilt toleware wheat sheaf wall light that will hold seven light fixtures bulbs in their candle shaped holder all around the ears of w...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Blue Italian Ceiling Light, Murano Glass, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern blue Italian ceiling light, Murano Glass, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Floral Light Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Italian gold gilt iron elaborate floral light sculpture. Accepts medium base bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron

  • Mid-Century Floral Light Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Floral Light Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Floral Light Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Floral Light Sculpture
H 41 in. W 66 in. D 6 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Fontana Arte Style Smoked Glass Pendant Light
By Max Ingrand
Located in London, GB
Mid-Century Modern Italian smoked glass and nickel pendant light. In the manner of Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte. Thick green smoked glass with a single central light source. Exc...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Italian Mid-Century Sciolari 12-Light Brass and Crystal Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Sciolari chandelier featuring 12 sockets and 24 beveled glass prisms radiating from a central cylinder from multi-levels secured with both double and single arm b...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik Murano Glass & Chrome 6-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Measures: Diameter 22 in / 56 cm Height 34 in / 86 cm Glass globe diameter 6.3 in / 16 cm Weight 9 lb/ 4 Kg 6 light bulbs E14/ good working condition Assembly required. Bulbs not in...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1980s Huge Mid-Century Modern Italian Ceiling Light by Fabbian, 1980s
By Fontana Arte, F. Fabbian
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An high quality ceiling light made in Italy in the 1980s by Fabbian, it's labeled on the glass, good conditions overall, it works 110-240 volts and need regular e27 bulb.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Maria Theresa Mid-Century Modern Italian 6-Light Crystal Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
A delightful 6-light Maria Theresa chandelier in Italian crystal and gilded metal with serpentine arms, each candle light with hanging pendants and decorative bobeches. " If you lik...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Light Blue Sheet Metal Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Light blue sheet metal table lamp, 1970s. Table lamp composed of a sheet metal painted externally in light blue and internally in white. 1970s Very good...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Italian Mid Century Gilded Crystal Lighted Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century Regency candelabra style. Gilded leaf motif and teardrop crystals. Still retains original gilded tag that reads "Made in Italy". Three arms on each sconce that light elec...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Metal

Sciolari Chevron Nine-Light Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern, 1970s, Italy
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Elegant Minimalist design with sculptural cathedral like line. An interesting highlight of this chandelier is the way the light bounce on the chrome and brass angled surface whil...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik Murano Glass & Chrome 6-Light Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Measures: Diameter 22 in / 56 cm Height 34 in / 86 cm Glass globe diameter 6.3 in / 16 cm Weight 9 lb/ 4 Kg 6 light bulbs E14/ good working condition Assembly required. Bulbs not in...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Italian Mid Century Pendant Ceiling Light Fitting from Veca C1970
By VECA
Located in Trensacq, FR
Veca glass pendant light, Mid-Century Italy, C1970 Mid-century pendant light from Italian lighting company Veca. Sixteen alternating, smoked black and transparent glass, crescents i...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Italian Murano Glass Hanging Light Fixture Pendant Mid Century Modern
Located in Wallkill, NY
Hand blown Italian Murano glass Mid-Century Modern light, Stunning rolled edge as well as the white on white glass. Be sure to check our storefront for many more decorating ideas, fr...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Opaline & Amber Glass Pendant Light
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Murano 5
Located in Lisse, NL
Great shape, mouthblown Venetian light fixture by Seguso. This large size Murano glass pendant from the 1960s is a truly exquisite ligh fixture and she is in very good and original ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

4 Italian Mid-Century Light Column Floor Lamps, Wall Sconces, Flush Mounts.
Located in New York, NY
Four Italian Mid-Century Modern / Minimalist light sculptures that function as floor lamps, flush mount ceiling fixtures or wall sconces. Each composed of a oblong rectangular metal ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

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Mid Century Italian Light For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century Italian light for your home. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every mid century Italian light was constructed with great care. There are 3168 variations of the antique or vintage mid century Italian light you’re looking for, while we also have 95 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century Italian light, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mid century Italian light, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. A well-made mid century Italian light has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Stilnovo, Gaetano Sciolari and Fontana Arte are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Italian Light?

The average selling price for a mid century Italian light at 1stDibs is $2,800, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $982,587 for the highest priced.

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 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.