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Triple Horn Brass Shade Mid-Century Modern Chandelier, 1950s, Italy
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Triple Horn brass shade Mid-Century Modern chandelier, 1950s, Italy Elegant design pendant lamp
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Double Shade Chandelier, Brass and Steel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom designed for a lighting showroom in LA, double shades hanging from all brass frame. Solid
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1990s North American French Provincial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Maison Lunel Chandelier 2 Tone Brass & Opaline Shade France Mid-Century Modern
By Lunel
Located in Miami, FL
Maison Lunel 4 light chandelier with original cone opaline shades, made out of two patina brass and
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Nice Original Mid-Century Modern 5 Light Perforated Shade Chandelier
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is a nice simple and elegant 5 light chandelier. We love the high style look if a white
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

4 White Acrylic Shade Mid Century Modern Adjustable Light Fixture Chandelier
By Robert Sonneman, Tommi Parzinger
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Circa 1950s mid-century modern adjustable light fixture. The fixture comes with the track whit it
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Large 8-Arm Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier with Large Plexiglass Shades
Located in München, DE
Gorgeous large Mid-Century Modern brass chandelier with eight curved brass arms and large
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Style 12 Shade Italian Chandelier Bronze Finish Mid-Century Modern 1960
By Stilnovo
Located in Miami, FL
Stilnovo style 12 light spider chandelier in bronze finish over brass. Made in Italy in the late
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-20th Century Holophane Glass Shade with Large Brass Gallery
Located in London, GB
Mid-20th Century Holophane glass shade with large brass Gallery We are proud to offer a Mid-20th
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Vintage 1940s British Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Mid-Century brass chandelier with fabric lampshade. Italy 1950s
Located in Catania, CT
Good vintage condition with normal trace of age and use for this chandelier in brass with fabric
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Mid-century Modern Stiyle Italian Brass and Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Oval Murano glass chandelier with brass structure. The glasses are treated with a particular
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Swedish Mid Century Modern, 5 Arm Chandelier, Brass, Sweden, 1950s
By Paavo Tynell
Located in Odense, DK
This Swedish Mid Century Modern chandelier from the 1950s features five gracefully curved brass
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Italian Oval Chandelier, circa 1950
By Arredoluce
Located in Aci Castello, IT
timeless look. ChatGPT ChatGPT A Mid-Century Modern Brass and White Glass Italian Oval Chandelier from the
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Acrylic, Brass and Glass Chandelier Mid-Century Modern, 1970, USA
By Peter Hamburger, Dorothy Thorpe
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
made of an opale glass . Remaining structure is thick massive acrylic with brass shade and hardware
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Modern Polished brass pendant with "Ice Glass" shade
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern pendant with a hand forged glass shade with icy, crystalline textures. A
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

20th Century Italian Murano Glass Shade Chandelier - Vintage Brass Pendant
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very large Mid-Century Modern Italian ceiling light, lamp by an Italian designer. This chandelier
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Glass & Brass Chandelier by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized by the esteemed designer Carl Fagerlund
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass & Hand Blown Translucent/ Topaz Murano Glass Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Italy, circa 1970 by the esteemed
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern White Enamel, Brass and Frosted Glass Lantern Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This refined and graphic Mid-Century Modern lantern chandelier was realized in Italy, circa 1960
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Perforated Brass Chandelier Pendant Lamp 1950s Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Rare, elegant and large Mid-Century Modern perforated brass ceiling fixture / pendant lamp
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

1970s Cristal Arte Mid-Century Modern Brass and Green Glass Italian Chandelier
By Cristal Arte
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A Mid-Century Modern chandelier designed and manufactured in Italy in the Seventies by Cristal Arte
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass, Enamel and Waffle Milk Glass Globe Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This refined Mid-Century Modern pendant was realized in the Czech Republic circa 1950. The feature
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Mid Century Modern Articulating Counter Balance Chandelier
By Angelo Lelii
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century Modern Articulating Chandelier Pendant. Early 1950's articulating six arm ceiling
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid Century Modern opaline glass and brass chandelier by Stilnovo, Italy 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Renens, CH
Mid-century modern Italian chandelier designed and produced by Stilnovo, Italy around 1950. The
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Wire

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Brass 9-armed Chandelier, Sweden, circa 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
-century modern lamps of Scandinavia. With nine shades arranged on three levels, this chandelier
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1970s Sciolari 5 Arm Brass Chandelier with Huge Glass Shade, Italy
By Gaetano Sciolari, Sciolari Lighting
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Gaetano Sciolari 5 arm brass chandelier with huge opale glass shade. Solid well made
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Six Branch Brass & Glass Chandelier Attributed to G. Thurston
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
the United States by Lightolier and designed by Gerald Thurston in the period and style of Mid-Century
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eight Arms Brass Ivory Glass Chandelier 1950 Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
This handmade eight arms Mid-Century Modern vintage Italian chandelier was made of brass, brassed
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass and Brass Chain Pendant Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
glass shade without the chain and canopy: 7.1 inches. Thanks to the brass chain we can change the drop
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Mid-20th Century 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
Mid century modern vintage chandelier, which was designed and made by J. T. Kalmar. Beautiful white
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century /Modern Pendant , Brass , White Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A modern looking 4 sides Solid Brass frame by a Famous Designer with a Glass shade placed in the
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

New Three Light Vecchio Chandelier in Brass with Murano Bubble Glass Shade
Located in Troy, MI
New and made for us in Italy, this three light hanging fixture has a Murano glass shade with
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Glass Bead Pendants Brass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of custom designed and made of solid brass and bronze metal. Shade is in the shape of a bell
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Handcrafted Mid-Century Modern Coconut Leaf, Wicker and Shade Pendant Light
Located in Lisse, NL
well. The milk-colored plastic shade inside perfectly completes this mid to late twentieth century
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Chunky Rock Peach Lucite Pendant Light with Brass Accents
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
approximately 1967 and done in the period Mid-Century Modern style. This hand-crafted light fixture is composed
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Ribbed Pendant Swag Shade Green to Blue
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous colors dark emerald green to a bluish green. Ribbed glass body with lots of chain to be hung swag style in any room and add a little bit of color. In excellent vintage condi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-century Brass and Fabric Twin-shade Ceiling Lamp by WKR, 1960s, Germany
By WKR Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Mid-century Modern Brass body and Fabric Shade Twin-shade Billiard Ceiling Lamp by WKR, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

9 Shade Italian Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful classical midcentury 1950s Italian glass and naturally aged brass chandelier 9 glass
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

FLOW Mid Century Modern Cypress 26" Chandelier Pendant
Located in Beaverton, OR
Limited-Edition Mid-Century Modern Cypress Veneer Pendant Light: A Natural Masterpiece Bring the
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood, Bentwood, Cypress

Polished Brass Pendant Fixture with Glass Shade
Located in New York, NY
Polished brass pendant fixture with cylindrical glass shade featuring inclusive glass bubble design
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-century Modern Twin-shade Set of 3 Sconces by Sciolari, 1960s, Italy
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Mid-century Modern Twin-shade Set of 3 Sconces by Sciolari, 1960s, Italy Lamps are in very good
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Italian Stilnovo Style 3 Conical Metal Shade & Brass Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in London, GB
A contemporary 1950s Stilnovo Italian style 3-shade chandelier manufactured in the United Kingdom
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Wire, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Hans-Agne Jakobsson Brass and Glass Model T 789/12 Chandelier
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Grythyttan, SE
. Design and Materials: The Model T 789/12 chandelier exudes the quintessential qualities of mid-century
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Swedish Brass Pendant Light with Etched Glass Shade and Openwork Details
Located in London, GB
A Swedish brass pendant light with etched glass shade and openwork details. Mid-20th century
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modernist Lantern Chandelier in Brass and Frosted Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid Century Modern lantern chandelier was realized in Italy, circa 1960. It features a
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Ceiling Lamp with Striped Glass Shades, Europe ca 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
. Most likely a one-off, this model has an essentially mid-century modern look with lovely accents and
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

FLOW Mid-Century Modern Walnut 20" Chandelier Pendant
Located in Beaverton, OR
Add a touch of organic elegance to your home with this stunning mid-century modern walnut pendant
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2010s American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood, Bentwood

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandelier Pendant Metal Glass 1950s France
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-century modern vintage chandelier or pendant style Mathieu Matégot, from multicolored metal and
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Sheet Metal

FLOW Grande Mid-Century Modern Walnut 33" Chandelier Pendant
Located in Beaverton, OR
Add a touch of organic elegance to your home with this stunning mid-century modern walnut pendant
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood, Walnut, Bentwood

Scandinavian mid century chandelier, brass, walnut and glass, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Forserum, SE
Modern aesthetic that emerged in the mid-20th century.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Brass Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1970s, Made in Jablonec Glassworks
Located in Praha, CZ
Made of glass, brass 3x E27 or E26 socket With aged patina Re-polished Original condition. One
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rewire Custom Six-Shade Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Six-shade chandelier. Custom Fabrication by rewire gallery. Painted aluminum, with brass pivoting
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Rewire Custom Six-Shade Chandelier
Rewire Custom Six-Shade Chandelier
H 51 in W 42.5 in D 42.5 in
FLOW Mid-Century Modern Walnut 26" Chandelier Pendant
Located in Beaverton, OR
Add a touch of organic elegance to your home with this stunning mid-century modern walnut pendant
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2010s American Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood, Bentwood

Mid-Century Green Brass 15-Armed Sputnik XXL Chandelier, 1950s, Italy
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Mid-Century Italian Brass 15-Armed Sputnik XXL chandelier, 1950s, Italy Lampshade is in good
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Brass & Fabric Shade 5-Arm Chandelier by Hans Möller, 1960s, Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Luxury Design Brass & Fabric Shade 5-arm chandelier by Hans Möller, 1960s, Germany It is very
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendant Light Fixture, Vereinigte Werkstaetten, 1970
By Vereinigte Werkstätten Für Kunst Im Handwerk, Florian Schulz
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A square brass pendant light fixture manufactured by Vereinigte Werkstätten Munich, Germany, in Mid
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Kaiser Leuchten Mid-Century Modern Crystal and Brass Hanging Lamp
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in HEILOO, NL
brass ceiling shade. When lit, the lamp has a beautiful light spread through the ribbed glass. Due to
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Perforated Aluminum, Brass and Lucite Pendant
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Sweden, circa 1960. It features a domed
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Exceptional & Lovely Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp or Chandelier Germany 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare, lovely and highly decorative Mid-Century Modern two-flamed pendant lamp or
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Massive 62" Wide Mid Century Modern 24 light circular cone chandelier Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in New York City, NY
This imposing and majestic original Mid-century Modern chandelier features a substantial 12-arm
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Black Metal, Brass & Opaline Glass Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Varese, Lombardia
aluminum body with brass rod and details and a sandblasted cylindrical glass shade.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

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Mid Century Modern Brass Chandelier With Shade For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century modern brass chandelier with shade available at 1stDibs. A mid century modern brass chandelier with shade — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. There are 43 variations of the antique or vintage mid century modern brass chandelier with shade you’re looking for, while we also have 3 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century modern brass chandelier with shade — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mid century modern brass chandelier with shade, those designed in Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century modern brass chandelier with shade over the years, but those crafted by Florian Schulz, Lightolier and Carl Fagerlund are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Brass Chandelier With Shade?

The average selling price for a mid century modern brass chandelier with shade at 1stDibs is $1,805, while they’re typically $97 on the low end and $16,500 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 vintage mid-century modern 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.