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Mid-Century Modern Nikoll Brass Chandelier, Austria, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Nikoll brass chandelier, Austria, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Nikoll Brass Chandelier, Austria 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Nikoll Brass Chandelier, Austria 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Venini Six-Light Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Original Mid-Century Modern Venini 1950s six-light fixture. This chandelier has beehive blown glass doodads and cylinders. This can be viewed at one of our New York City locations. P...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Chandelier, Vienna, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
The mid century modern vintage brass chandelier with curved 10 arms shows a wonderful brass patina on the surface and features the possibility to minimize the light blaze from 10 bul...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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.
Chandelier J. & L. Lobmeyr Vienna Mid-Century Modern Brass 1950s Crystal
By J. & L. Lobmeyr Company
Located in Vienna, AT
Ceiling lamp made by J. & L. Lobmeyr in Vienna circa 1955. Brass basket composed of chains of facetted glass lozenges. The chandelier is signed with J. & L. Lobmeyr Wien. The height ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Nikoll Brass Lucite Chandelier, Austria, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Nikoll brass Lucite chandelier, Austria, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Nikoll Brass Lucite Chandelier, Austria, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Nikoll brass Lucite chandelier, Austria, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Nikoll Brass Lucite Chandelier, Austria, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Nikoll brass Lucite chandelier, Austria, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern 24-Arm Brass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York City, NY
1950s Mid-Century Modern 24-arm brass Sputnik chandelier. Fully restored and rewired ready to use.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Maria Theresa Mid-Century Modern Italian Crystal Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
A delightful ten-light Maria Theresa chandelier in Italian crystal and gilded metal with serpentine arms, each candle light with hanging pendants and decorative bobeches. The chande...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

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

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 Dramatic Italian Sputnik Chandelier by Stilnovo, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage Italian chandelier with five arms. Sputnik style with brass hardware and aluminum shades (painted in an ivory color). Unmarked. 41 1/2" H x 30" in Di...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Crystal Mid-Century Modern J & L Lobmeyr Chandelier Vienna, 1950s
By J.L Lobmeyr
Located in Vienna, AT
This lovely chandelier, which was designed and manufactured by the firm J & L Lobmeyr Vienna in the 1950s shows a brass chandelier frame. Furthermore the brass chandelier frame with ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Maria Theresa Mid-Century Modern Italian 6-Light Crystal Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Cerignola, Italy 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.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Huge Spectacular 1950s Custom-Made Mid-Century Modern Aluminum Chandelier
Located in Lafayette, IN
Do you have a massive, poorly lit Mid-Century Modern mansion that's missing a certain je ne sais quoi? Well look no further than this sensational, custom-made 1950s chandelier! Chand...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Chandelier Brass Opaline Glass 1950s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Spectacular and articulate midcentury Italian design chandelier, made entirely by hand by masters now instincts, brass sculptures make it a work of art of considerable value and prec...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

Oscar Torlasco Attributed Mid-Century Modern Brass Italian Chandelier, 1950s
By Lumi, Oscar Torlasco
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A large Mid-Century Modern brass Italian chandelier, it needs 12 e14 regular bulbs, brass is in original patina and electrical parts are fully restored. It works 110-240 volts and ne...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Glass Chandelier J. & L. Lobmeyr, 1950s Austria
By J. & L. Lobmeyr Company
Located in Vienna, AT
A high-end Mid-Century Modern vintage brass and crystal glass chandelier or flush mount with 14 arms which was designed and executed by the popular firm J. & L. Lobmeyr in the heart ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Chandelier Mid-Century Design 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Stilnovo chandelier Mid-Century design 1950s, glass cm.30 x 20 diameter.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pistachio Green Tiered Italian Chandelier Lamp Mid-Century Modern, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
Vintage green Italian tiered chandelier 1950s Mid-Century Modern, Italy, manner of Stilnovo. Designed with one single exposed bulb. Brass hardware with painted aluminum shades in ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Maria Theresa Mid-Century Modern Italian 15-Light Crystal Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
A delightful 15-light Maria Theresa chandelier in Italian crystal and gilded metal with serpentine arms, each candle light with hanging pendants and decorative bobeches.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Arredoluce Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier, 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Very elegant chandelier from the 1950s. Opal glasses, brass structure. In good condition, 12 lights, the brass has been polished. Great production quality. Attributed to Arredoluce.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Maison Arlus Mid-Century Modern France Brass and Glass Chandelier, 1950s
By Arlus
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Modern midcentury geometric chandelier, by Maison Arlus, France, 1950s. Made in a quality brass frame, with black enamelled metal elements and thick textured glass squares, nesting ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Crystal Glass Chandelier by Bakalowits & Soehne Vienna, 1950s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Vienna, AT
This lovely cut crystal glass chandelier was designed and manufactured by Bakalowits & Soehne, Vienna 1950s. The material of the frame is brass also the lampshade was decorated with ...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Toni Zuccheri Mid-Century Modern Italian "Tronchi" Chandelier for Venini, 1950s
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Fantastic chandelier in Murano glass, 6-light blue trunks. Great absolutely fantastic glasses with 30 cm length, six lights.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Modern White Glass Brass Vintage Chandelier by J. T. Kalmar, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage chandelier, which was designed and made by J. T. Kalmar. While the chandelier was created with ten brass arms and white textured Murano glass shades, it ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Satinated Glass and Brass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This very elegant Italian Stilnovo style pendant / chandelier was designed and made in Italy in the 1950s to 1960s. The lamp is made of brass and has got a frosted white glass lamp s...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lovely Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Chandelier or Pendant Lamp, 1950s, Germany
By Arredoluce
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional Mid-Century Modern three-armed Sputnik chandelier or pendant lamp in lovely colors. Manufactured probably in 1950s in Germany. Executed in brass sheet and tubes. The p...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Glass Chandelier Rupert Nikoll 1950s Vienna
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
This Mid-Century Modern vintage brass chandelier with 5 patterned cone milk glass shades was designed and made by Rupert Nikoll, 1950s Vienna. The chandelier is labeled. Also the b...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Very Charming and Elegant 1950s Mid Century Modern Crystal Chandelier -Original
Located in Vienna, AT
A typical Austrian post-war manufactured chandelier, delicate works with hand-cut crystal hangings, a handblown column and six flames.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid Century French 1950 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 antique sconces or ant...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Mid Century French 1950 Chandelier
  • Mid Century French 1950 Chandelier
  • Mid Century French 1950 Chandelier
  • Mid Century French 1950 Chandelier
H 26 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Mid-Century Modern Chandelier with Ice Glass by J.T. Kalmar Austria, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent Mid-Century Modern chandelier. Design by J.T. Kalmar. Striking Austrian design from the 1950s. Brass frame with 8 original ice glass shades. Rewired with 8 sockets fo...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful 1950s German Mid-Century Modernist Chandelier
Located in Kingston, NY
This beautiful Mid-Century Modernist chandelier features a spider form design brass frame and black details with eight conical glass shades. Made in Germany, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Amazing Mid-Century Modern Eight-Armed Sputnik Chandelier or Pendant Lamp, 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional eight-armed Mid-Century Modern Sputnik chandelier or pendant lamp. Designed and manufactured in 1950s, Germany. I think this is a modified piece from a fluorescent tube c...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

J.T. Kalmar Mid-Century Modern Milk Glass Leaf Chandelier, Austria, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern frosted milk glass chandelier manufactured by J.T. Kalmar, with the characteristic blown ice glass plates. This chandelier is a striking appearance in ev...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chic 1950s, German Mid-Century Modernist Chandelier
Located in Kingston, NY
This chic Mid-Century Modernist chandelier features a spider form design brass frame and black details with five conical glass shades and adjustable multi-directional arms. Made i...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Grand Italian 1950s Mid-Century Sculptural Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A large original rare 1950s Italian brass and white enamel organic sculptural chandelier. Rewired with a grounding wire. Eleven light sources.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Amazing Mid-Century Modern Six-Armed Sputnik Chandelier or Pendant Lamp, 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional six-armed Mid-Century Modern Sputnik chandelier or pendant lamp. Designed and manufactured in 1950s, Germany. Executed in brass, the chandelier or pendant lamp needs 6...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Original Magnificent Mid century Modern Lobmeyr Chandelier, 1950-1960
Located in Vienna, AT
A very rich decorated Austrian, 1960s chandelier, tremendous handcraft with chased parts and handblown column and hand-cut crystal glass, 15 flames. The height is just the chandelier.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Huge Mid-Century Modern 12 Armed Sputnik Chandelier or Pendant Lamp, 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional, large 12-armed Mid-Century Modern Sputnik chandelier or pendant lamp. Designed and manufactured in Germany, 1950s. Executed in brass and Lucite, the chandelier / pendan...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

10-Armed Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Brass Chandelier or Ceiling Lamp, 1950s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Munich, DE
Gorgeous ten-armed Mid-Century Modern Sputnik chandelier or ceiling fixture. Designed and manufactured probably by Kaiser Leuchten, 1950s, Germany. Executed in brass, the chandeli...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

Barovier Chandelier Murano Glass Mid-Century Modern Flowers Brass, 1950
By Barovier
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Barovier chandelier Murano glass Mid-Century Modern flowers, brass part, 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini Chandelier Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Murano Glass 1950
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Original old Venini chandelier midcentury Italian design. 9 Light Bulbs E27 max 100 Watt Each 6 Light Bulbs E14 max 40 Watt Each.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-century modern Geometric Italian Chandelier 1950 Max Ingrand Attributed
By Fontana Arte
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Elegant and essential Italian chandelier 1950, made with a green colored crystal plate, in the center round frosted glass, all held back by a brass structure, brass parts gunmetal, v...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandelier in the Style Mathieu Matégot France 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid-century modern vintage chandelier or pendant, which was designed in the style of Mathieu Matégot, France 1950s. The charming chandelier features a white lacquered metal basket...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Sheet Metal

Round Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier Brass Green Glass, 1950
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round Mid-Century Modern Italian chandelier brass green glass 1950, elegant form. 12 E14 light bulbs, max 40 Watts Each. Probabile Lumi Milano.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Chandelier by Maison Arlus, France, 1950
By Arlus
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful and large six arms chandelier midcentury from the 1950s in brass and black lacquered metal with white mat satin opaline glass from Maison Arlus. The chandelier is in e...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier Plexiglass Brass White Black Color 1950
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian 1950s chandelier Minimalist and modern design, made with plexiglass, brass, glass, lacquered metal plates. It reminds a lot of Arredoluce's style, lit up is something really ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilux Attributed Mid-Century Modern Italian Teak Brass Chandelier, 1950
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

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

Mid Century Modern Brass Copper Crystal Chandelier by Rupert Nikoll Vienna 1950s
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
This magnificent chandelier by Rupert Nikoll, Vienna 1950s is a wonderful connection from the traditional chandeliers of the earlier era to the 1950s. The chandelier is made of bras...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Copper

Exceptional 1950s Mid-Century Modernist Chandelier by Doria
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Kingston, NY
This exceptional 1950s Mid-Century Modernist chandelier was designed by Doria. It features a brass circular frame and base with curved etched Murano glass shades. It is in excellent ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Modern pendant lamp manufactured in Italy during the 1960s. The ceiling light feature black enameled iron with bronze and Perspex globes and brass details Original working wire wit...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Rare Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp, 1950s, Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional and elegant Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp. Designed and manufactured in 1950s, Germany Executed in crème-colored opaline glass, brass anodized aluminium, and metal, ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Mid Century Modern Vintage Oversize Kalmar Brass Chandelier circa 1950 Austria
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
A Mid Century Modern vintage oversize brass flush mount by Kalmar Vienna, circa 1950, which shows with 72 arms and 72 sockets E14 . Huge sunburst chandelier original 1950s by Kalma...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Reflector Chandelier Attributed to Jacques Biny, 1950
Located in New York, NY
An elegant French Mid-Century Modern fixture / pendant with three cups that send light upwards to 3 reflectors from where it is reflected out. Similar models were produced by Angelo...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Mid Century Modern 1950s Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century modern 1950s chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each mid century modern 1950s chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. There are 2296 variations of the antique or vintage mid century modern 1950s chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 3 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century modern 1950s 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 modern 1950s chandelier, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made mid century modern 1950s chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Stilnovo, Rupert Nikoll and J. T. Kalmar are consistently popular.

How Much are Mid Century Modern 1950s Chandelier?

Prices for a mid century modern 1950s chandelier start at $223 and top out at $140,000 with the average selling for $2,991.

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.