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Chandelier Large, "1960"
By CHANDELIER
Located in Ceske Mezirici, CZ
Chandelier is consisted of glass cubes (4 pieces of spare glass) and metal construction with brass fasteners. The chandelier makes a timeless body of modern times.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Chandelier Large, "1960"
  • Chandelier Large, "1960"
  • Chandelier Large, "1960"
  • Chandelier Large, "1960"
H 37.01 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Jacques Adnet Chandelier Mid-Century Modern Brass & Metal Four-Light Chandelier
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Miami, FL
Delicate four-light two patinas brass French Mid-Century Modern chandelier attributed to Jacques Adnet. Wired for the U.S. and takes 4 light bulbs with max. 40 watts.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers French 1950s Crystal Metal Forged
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chic chandeliers French 1950s chic design. Forged metal frame with flowers-shaped crystals, details of its kind.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Whimsical Italian Mid-Century Flora-Form Gilt Metal Chandelier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Striking detail, with six lights embedded within the "blooms".
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers French Crystal Metal Forged 1950s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Classic chandeliers French, 1950s chic design, forged metal frame with flowers-shaped crystals, particularly of its kind.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Double Silver Metal Saucer Pendant Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern brass and silver toned metal double saucer pendant chandelier. Lower saucer accommodates six standard socket chandelier bulbs. Upper saucer accommodates three s...
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Sunshine Yellow Powder-Coated Metal Chandelier
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large Mid-Century six-arm iron chandelier, powder-coated in bright sunshine-yellow paint. Recently rewired, UL standardized.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Chromed Metal Vintage Sputnik Chandelier, circa 1960
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented Mid-Century Modern chandelier was designed and executed, circa 1960. Also the chandelier shows 15 sockets E 14. Furthermore the hanging lamp features a great size wi...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Stilnovo mod "1231" Laquered Metal Chandelier, 1960's Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, IT
Beautiful copper and lacquered metal chandelier mod. "1231" by Stilnovo, in the rare aubergine coloring. Italy 1960's. There are some signs on the copper surface, and an almost imp...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper, Metal

Mid-Century modern Chandelier ,glass,brass,lacquered metal Italian design
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-Century Italian design chandelier very elegant, Brass structure and red colored metals, opal curved glasses.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Montreal, QC
Gilt metal, glass and mirror nineteen forties French six light chandelier. Possibly by Bagues.
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Mid Century Chandelier
  • Mid Century Chandelier
  • Mid Century Chandelier
  • Mid Century Chandelier
H 28 in. Dm 24 in.
Sciolari Gaetano Vintage Golden Metal Mid-Century Modern Chandelier, 1960s Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
A Gaetano Sciolari vintage golden metal Mid-Century Modern chandelier, which was designed, 1960s, Italy. Gaetano Sciolari came from a family, who designed and manufactured lightings...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Drop Chandelier with Metal Holder, 1900s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern drop chandelier with metal holder, 1900s Drop chandelier with curved metal frame, crystal drops and candle lamp holder. Perfect condition, plant alread...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Mid-century Chandelier ,1960‘s.
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of Glass,Metal With Aged Patina Fully Functional Original condition
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Mid-century Chandelier ,1960‘s.
  • Mid-century Chandelier ,1960‘s.
  • Mid-century Chandelier ,1960‘s.
  • Mid-century Chandelier ,1960‘s.
H 18.51 in. W 11.82 in. D 19.69 in.
French Eight-Light Gold Tone Metal Chandelier, Mid-20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French gold toned metal eight-light chandelier from the mid-20th century. This vintage chandelier from France features an overall round-shape, with curvy central column, whose more...
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Mid-Century Modernist 8 Armed Sputnik Brass Chandelier with Metal Cones
Located in München, DE
Very rare large Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik ceiling lamp made of brass with metal cones. Very nice Classic 1950s atomic design in good condition with great patina. Brass frame a...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier
Located in North York, ON
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier is composed of eight-light globes and a chrome frame, the vintage style makes it perfect for adding some 1980s flair to any home!
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Painted Metal Chandelier with Amethyst Colored Glass
Located in Buchanan, NY
Nine-arm cream painted metal chandelier with amethyst colored glass decoration. This fixture has been rewired, but it is not UL Code.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Mid Century Modern Metal Sputnik Vintage Chandelier 1960s Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Fantastic rare nickel-plated Sputnik chandelier with 21 arms. Metal sockets with round chromed bulbs E 14. Measurements: Diameter 19.68 in (50cm), height 30.31 in (77cm). All measur...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier Brass 1950s Lacquered Metal Stilnovo Italian
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Original old chandelier Italian design 1950s lacquered metal, made of brass, parts in enameled aluminium, original 1950s, Stilnovo attributed.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Large Mid-20th Century French Gilt Metal Chandelier with Eight Lights
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This large midcentury French gilt metal chandelier features a simple design with eight curved arms that join together to form a central pillar. Each arm curves up and supports a bobe...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Metal Ceiling Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern ceiling pendant light made of metal with three shades around a center metal shaft. The piece has elements reminiscent of some machine age designs and was made in t...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Hungarian Chandelier
Located in Chicago, IL
This stylish Mid-Century light piece is composed of a single tier of frosted glass cylinders mounted on a grid of concentric rings and metal arches. Both artistic and eclectic it imp...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Hungarian Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Hungarian Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Hungarian Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Hungarian Chandelier
H 33 in. W 21 in. D 21 in.
Mid century MURANO chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
remember we have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, we can not put everything on 1stdibs, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights, ask...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Mid century  MURANO chandelier
  • Mid century  MURANO chandelier
  • Mid century  MURANO chandelier
  • Mid century  MURANO chandelier
H 37 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
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

Murano Chandelier Mid-Century Modern
By Aldo Nason
Located in Tuscany, IT
Murano glass chandelier, with 128 pieces in glass cannulas, with 9 light points, Mid-Century Modern, Italy 1960, by Nason. The chandelier is in transparent white art glass. Measure...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Murano Chandelier Mid-Century Modern
  • Murano Chandelier Mid-Century Modern
  • Murano Chandelier Mid-Century Modern
  • Murano Chandelier Mid-Century Modern
H 27.56 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely Mid-Century Modern chandelier of circular form with six painted metal arms held by a brass ring, ending in brass cups containing Edison base sockets. Suspended on a brass ro...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Chandelier with stylized glass elements on a brushed nickel frame.   
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Sexy French Mid Century Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights use the contact dealer button to ask us, we might h...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Sexy French Mid Century Chandelier
  • Sexy French Mid Century Chandelier
  • Sexy French Mid Century Chandelier
  • Sexy French Mid Century Chandelier
H 23 in. W 32 in. D 21 in.
Luxurious Mid-Century Modern Gold-Plated Metal Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Bochum, NRW
Luxurious chandelier designed by Gaetano Sciolari and produced by Sciolari Lighting in gold-plated metal and crystal spheres, ten arms illuminated by E14 sockets. Exceptional design,...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vistosi Chandelier
By Vistosi
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-Century Modern Vistosi chandelier (circa 1960s-1970s) accommodates five candelabra-size bulbs. Newly-wired for use within the USA using all UL listed parts. Includes chain and a ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
By Hart Associates 1
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1970s large brass chandelier by Hart Associates. Chandelier height not including the chain 37".
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
H 57 in. W 27 in. D 27 in.
Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Minimal Mid-Century Italian chandelier, realized by some metals holding two glasses in white opal, in the style of the manufacture of Stilnovo, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
H 39.38 in. W 23.63 in. D 7.88 in.
Gilt Metal Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
A gilt metal chandelier with eight arms. Diameter:86 cm. Height:75 cm. Eight E14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Gilt Metal Chandelier
  • Gilt Metal Chandelier
  • Gilt Metal Chandelier
  • Gilt Metal Chandelier
H 29.53 in. Dm 33.86 in.
Red Mid-Century Modern Vintage Metal Chandelier in Style of Verner Panton, 1970
By Verner Panton
Located in Vienna, AT
This chandelier features a red lacquered metal - nickel shade with an opal ball. One E 27 socket Easy to shorten the length of the cable Good condition with signs of age and use. ap...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Cascade Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern chandelier with cascading individual pendants with etched glass globes, hanging from a circular ceiling mount. The piece is in great vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid Century Black Modern Chandelier
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
Two level black iron chandelier, 12 lights.  
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Vintage 1960s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Lucite Loop Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautiful tall chandelier with brass finished stem and graduating lucite bands. Includes sockets for 12 bulbs. 1960s
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italy Chandelier Murano Toso Glass Brass Painted Metal Wood
Located in Munich, DE
This elegant ceiling light is designed as two flowers with Murano glass flower heads by Aureliano Toso. The flower stems are made out of brass, each flower is decorated with a leaf c...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Black Metal Chandelier in the manner of Giò Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Stylish Mid-Century Modern chandelier made in Italy in the Fifties. It's fully restored and rewired, need 8 regular e14 bulbs and works 110-240 volts. The brass maintain a superb vin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern Sputnik chandelier in chrome, with a multitude of arms. The piece is in great vintage condition with age-appropriate use.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Lightolier Mid-century 16-Arm Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-century black enameled candelabra inspired chandelier by Lightolier with 16 candle stick arms. Traditionally designed and dressed in Classic black and white. In original conditio...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Gusum Metal, Brass Chandelier for Six Lights, Swedish Design, Mid-20 Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gusum metal, brass chandelier for six lights. Swedish design, mid-20 century Measures: 37.5 cm. x 24 cm, height total 116 cm. In perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Chrome Chandelier by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
A vintage Italian chandelier by Sciolari with a sculptural chrome frame.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Five-Arm Chandelier
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Bronze finish with round flat top glass also down lighting in side the tubes.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Five-Arm Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Five-Arm Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Five-Arm Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Five-Arm Chandelier
H 15.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Beveled Glass Chandelier
Located in New London, CT
Vintage chandelier made up of 40 vertical, bevelled-glass prisms: 24 on top tier, 16 on lower tier.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Beveled Glass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Beveled Glass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Beveled Glass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Beveled Glass Chandelier
H 16.75 in. W 16.5 in. D 12.5 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Bronze Finish Chandelier
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Mid-Century Modern bronze finish chandelier. Uncertain to designer. Manner of Paul McCobb, Milo Baughman Just needs some nice glass cylinder shades. Or could do fabric shade...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

French Mid-20th Century Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French midcentury chandelier, France, 1950s. Close to the work of Andre Arbus and Maison Jansen. Brass, painted metal and glass. Same period as Lunel, Arlus and Stilnovo. Delivered w...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Chandelier in Metal
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
It is a large chandelier inspired by one of the best jazz singers of all times. Being the sophisticated lighting design it is, it boasts a nostalgic and feminine vibe, making it the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Brass

  • Chandelier in Metal
  • Chandelier in Metal
  • Chandelier in Metal
  • Chandelier in Metal
H 50.01 in. Dm 45.28 in.
Mid Century Italian Chandelier with Glass Fruits
Located in Winter Park, FL
A magnificent, whimsical Italian six-light chandelier with gilded metal tiered frame dripping with colorful glass fruits. All original and completely intact. Large clusters of molded...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Iron Chandelier Pendant
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern pendant chandelier in iron, Brutalist style, seven lights.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Iron

French Mid Century Ten-Light Chandelier
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1-4022 hand painted French ten-light chandelier. Take 10 25watt max candelabra based bulbs.
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Vintage 1960s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

French Mid-Century Wrought Iron Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Original Midcentury lamp from France, 1950s. Body of solid wrought iron, very heavy.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern White Metal Mesh Pendants
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Mid-Century Modern pendants, made in white metal mesh. The pair was produced in Italy in the 1970s. Newly rewired to fit US standards. In great vintage condition. May be s...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Metalic Ceiling Lamp, Italy, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Ceiling lamp whit metalic structure and copper coating.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper, Metal

1950 Lacquered Metal, Gilt Metal and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
1950 lacquered metal, gilded metal and crystal chandelier.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Metal

Large Painted Metal Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
A large white painted dish shape metal chandelier with brass band decor. Newly rewired.
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Mid-20th Century German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Original Chandelier Lamp, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
An original Italian three-arm chandelier lamp edited in the 1950s. Brass and enameled metal.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Original Chandelier Lamp, 1950
  • Mid-Century Modern Original Chandelier Lamp, 1950
  • Mid-Century Modern Original Chandelier Lamp, 1950
  • Mid-Century Modern Original Chandelier Lamp, 1950
H 43.31 in. W 19.69 in. D 23.63 in.
Mixed Metal Element Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Large, circular nickel chandelier composed of suspended geometric mixed metal elements.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Mixed Metal

  • Mixed Metal Element Chandelier
  • Mixed Metal Element Chandelier
  • Mixed Metal Element Chandelier
  • Mixed Metal Element Chandelier
H 47 in. Dm 26.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Style Balanced Italian Chandelier
Located in Bochum, NRW
Important architectural ceiling lamp with six lights. Six adjustable arms made of brass, each ending with a painted metal shade holding one light, beginning with a sphere of the sam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

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Mid Century Metal Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century metal chandelier available at 1stDibs. A mid century metal chandelier — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. Find 2822 options for an antique or vintage mid century metal chandelier now, or shop our selection of 203 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the mid century metal chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century metal chandelier, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Industrial or Hollywood Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century metal chandelier over the years, but those crafted by J.T. Kalmar, Stilnovo and Kalmar Lighting are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Metal Chandelier?

A mid century metal chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,360, while the lowest priced sells for $85 and the highest can go for as much as $160,000.

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.