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1960 Denmark Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant Danish mid century modern copper pendant lamp on an aluminium frame. Manufactured in
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp by Staff & Schwarz Germany, 1960s
By Staff & Schwarz
Located in Munich, DE
Minimalistic Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed and manufactured by
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp by Staff & Schwarz 1960s, Germany
By Staff & Schwarz
Located in Munich, DE
Minimalistic Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed and manufactured by
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp by Vereinigte Werkstätten 1960s Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed and
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Exceptional & Elegant Mid Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp Finland 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Rare, lovely and elegant Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamps or Hanging Lights, Germany, 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamps or hanging lights. Manufactured in Germany
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp by Staff & Schwarz Germany 1960s
By Staff & Schwarz
Located in Munich, DE
Minimalistic and elegant Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed and
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamps or Hanging Lights 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Rare, elegant and highly decorative Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamps or hanging lights
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Exceptional & Large Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp Scandinavia, 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare, lovely and highly decorative Mid-Century Modern three-armed cascading pendant lamp
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Danish Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant, Preben Fabricius & Jørgen Kastholm
By Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Scandinavian Modern pendant in copper designed by Preben Fabricius & Jørgen Kastholm. Model 376
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Extraordinary Large Mid-Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp with 4 Socket
Located in München, DE
Very rare large Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp, shade is made of copper. Manufactured By Bochumer
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

XL Mid Century Modern Copper Pendant Lamp by E.S. Horn Aalestrup Denmark 1950s
By E. S. Horn
Located in Munich, DE
Lovely and highly decorative Mid-Century Modern cone pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed and
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Pair Elegant Mid-Century Modern Copper and Glass Bubbles Pendant Lamp, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Pair elegant Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamps or hanging lights. Designed and manufactured
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp Made of Copper Shaped like a Cone
Located in München, DE
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern copper pendant lamp. Minimalistic 1950s cone design in very good
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Mid-Century Copper Pendant
Located in Vienna, AT
Copper cover with pressed glass shade made in the 1970s by Kamenicky Senov in Czechoslovakia. On
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mid-Century Copper Pendant
Mid-Century Copper Pendant
H 7.88 in Dm 3.94 in
Mid Century Modern signed Rebajes Dove Bird Copper Pendant Chain Necklace
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful Modernist Stylized Winged Dove Bird Pendant suspended from an 18.5” long Copper Chain
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Vintage 1950s American Modernist Pendant Necklaces

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Copper

Danish Mid-Century Modern Copper colored Pendant light
Located in Berlin, DE
Danish Mid-Century Modern Copper colored Pendant light This pendant light consists of two-cone
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Danish Modern Copper Cone Pendant Ceiling Lamp, 1950s
Located in Miami, FL
Midcentury Danish / Scandinavian Modern copper pendant lamp with nice patina for age, circa 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

One of Six Mid-Century Modern Patinated Copper Pendant Lights, 1960
By Stilux, Stilnovo
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
One of six pendants with wonderful warm natural aged patina made of massive copper. Manufactured
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Large & Elegant Mid-Century Modern Rattan & Copper Pendant Lamp Denmark 1970s
Located in Munich, DE
Large and highly decorative Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or hanging light. Manufactured probably
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Link I Copper Pendant Lamp
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Portugal by our craftsman using time-honored techniques honed over centuries. Materials are thoughtfully
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2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Set of Three Mid-Century Modern Patinated Copper Pendant Lights, 1960
By Stilnovo, Stilux
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A set of three pendants with wonderful warm natural aged patina made of massive copper. Very likely
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mid-Century Modern Italian Copper and Beveled Glass Hallway Pendant / Lantern
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning design and all original, handcrafted pendant light, Italy, 1960s. For the Mid-Century
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Rare Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Copper Pendant Lamp or Hanging Light 1960s
Located in Munich, DE
Rare, elegant and highly decorative Mid-Century Modern perforated copper pendant lamp or hanging
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Rare Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Copper Pendant Lamp or Hanging Light 1960s
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and highly decorative Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mid-Century Copper Pendant by Kalmar Vienna
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Copper polished bell-form fitted with one E27 socket, made by J.T. Kalmar in the early 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Vintage Mid-Century Swedish Copper & Glass Pendant
Located in Atlanta, GA
Brushed aluminum in a copper coated finish. Newly rewired to US standards. New 6 foot white cord.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Copper

Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Copper & Opaline Glass Pendant Lamp UFO 1950s Denmark
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional and elegant Mid-Century Modern Sputnik copper and opaline glass pendant lamp or hanging
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Vintage Mid Century Modern Designer Signed Abstract Pendant Necklace
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! Vintage Designer Signed Abstract Mid Century Modern Pendant Necklace. Featuring
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Late 20th Century Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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Copper

Mid-Century Modern Pendant Light Chandelier, Opal Glass Copper Black Metal, 1970
By Stilnovo, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A large pendant chandelier manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper, Metal

Danish Modern Copper Pendant Set
Located in Minneapolis, MN
These fixtures boast a pounded copper surface. A warm glow emanates out through the open seams in
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Lovely Mid-Century Modern Pendant Light made in Rattan, Glass and Copper , 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Rare and lovely decorative Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp. Height adjustable from about 35cm to
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Industrial Mid-Century Modernist Copper Pendant by Hans Agne Jakobsson
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modernist copper pendant featuring a clean, industrial design. Polished copper with a
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mid-Century Copper Pendant Light by Tapio Wirkkala, c.1959
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Surrey, GB
A mid-century three tier pendant comprising Idman K2-133 copper anodised shades with a teak
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20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Swedish Mid Century Copper Cylinder Pendants Produced in Sweden, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare and great set of four mid century copper cylinder pendants by anonymous designer produced in
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Pair of Mid-20th Century Large Copper and Holophane Lead Crystal Pendant Lights
Located in Nantucket, MA
This is a fabulous pair of vintage pendant lights. It is a married combination of large copper
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Mid-Century E.S. Horn Aalestrup Attributed Copper Cone Ceiling Pendant Lights
By E. S. Horn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century E.S. Horn Aalestrup attributed copper cone ceiling pendant lights with cut-out design
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mid Century Copper Chandelier, 1950s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Elegant copper spider or sputnik chandelier with cut glass details. The light shades have a
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mid Century Modern Vintage Chandelier Emil Stejnar 1950 Austria Copper Brass
By Emil Stejnar
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid century modern vintage chandelier from copper and brass combination designed by Emil Stejnar in
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper, Brass

Mid Century Modern Brass Copper Crystal Chandelier by Rupert Nikoll Vienna 1950s
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern brass copper crystal chandelier by Rupert Nikoll Vienna 1950s. The chandelier is
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Copper

Mid-Century Copper and Black Pendant by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup, 1960s
By Jo Hammerborg, Fog & Mørup
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jo Hammerborg designed, Mid-Century, copper and black enameled metal pendant light for Fog & Morup
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

LUdome Copper Pendant
By Lumfardo Luminaires
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Part of our Lumfardo Luminaires Contemporary Collection, the LUdome Copper Pendant is an all copper
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Copper

LUdome Copper Pendant
LUdome Copper Pendant
H 53 in Dm 18 in
Mid-Century mod "T292" Copper Pendant Lamp by H.A. Jakobsson Sweden 50s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Palermo, IT
Wonderful set of 2 pendants model T292 in copper by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Nanny Still McKinney Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Pendants
By Nanny Still McKinney
Located in Weesp, NL
Mid-Century ceiling pendants by Nanny Still McKinney. Stunning early 1960s amber colored handblown
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Italian Copper Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful 1960s original finish copper pendant from Italy, lightly patinated. With 1-E26 medium
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Italian Copper Pendant
Italian Copper Pendant
H 56 in Dm 12.5 in
Mid-Century Modern Six Arms Copper Chandelier in Gio Ponti Style, Italy 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Catania, CT
Original vintage condition with patina on the copper and trace of age and use as well. It mounts
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Mid-20th Century Andorran Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Mid-Century Copper "T292" Pendants Produced in Sweden, 1950s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare copper pendant designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in 1958 and produced in the late 1950s or early
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Exceptional & Large Mid Century Modern Rattan Pendant Lamp Scandinavia 1960s
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare, lovely and highly decorative Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp. Designed and
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Green Copper Clear Glass Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
1920s Grand green copper and brass pendant lamp clear aged glass Weight: 3.30 kg / 7.3 lb Priced
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Vintage Mid-Century Swedish Modern Spun Aluminum Pendant
Located in Atlanta, GA
Copper tinted brushed spun aluminum pendant with golden champagne colored glass medallions. Newly
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large LUdome Copper Pendant
By Lumfardo Luminaires
Located in Los Angeles, CA
up in dimensions of our LUdome Copper Pendant and is an all copper and glass modern bowl pendant
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Copper

Holm Sorensen Brutalist Modern Copper Tiered Pendant, 1960s - Two Items
By Holm Sørensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Handmade Danish Mid Century Modern Brutalist copper pendants by the versatile and acclaimed Danish
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

Copper Pendant Light, Italy
Located in Antwerp, BE
Well made hand-hammered copper pendant. Measures: Width 47 cm. Depth 23 cm. Height 38 cm. Total
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Copper

Copper Pendant Light, Italy
Copper Pendant Light, Italy
H 14.97 in W 18.51 in D 9.06 in
Mid-Century Copper and Glass Chandelier, 1970s
By Elektroinstala Děčín
Located in Praha, CZ
5-flamming chandelier made by Elektroinstala Decin 5x40W, E14-E15 bulbs US wiring compatible.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mid-Century Stilnovo Style Copper and Brass Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Art Deco inspired copper and brass chandelier with 8 curved arms and attractive
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Danish Modern Copper Fog and Morup Pendant Lamp, 1960's
By Fog & Mørup
Located in Uccle, BE
A unique large copper pendant lamp by Fog and Mørup with 3 lights. Fog & Mørup was a legendary
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

VEB Leuchtenbau Copper Drop Pendant
By Tom Dixon, VEB Leuchten
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century East German copper drop ceiling pendant by VEB Leuchtenbau, 1970s. 'VEB' or Volks
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

VEB Leuchtenbau  Copper Drop Pendant
VEB Leuchtenbau  Copper Drop Pendant
H 11.5 in W 12.5 in D 12.5 in
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lights By Denis Casey - France
Located in Girona, ES
Pair of pendant lights, teak, green lacquered metal and copper diffuser. Design: Denis Casey
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

Italian Floral Pendant in Copper
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendant, copper, Italy, 1950s Stunning flowerlike pendant in copper. The lights consist out of
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Italian Floral Pendant in Copper
Italian Floral Pendant in Copper
H 29.53 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Pair of Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Lamps in Teak Wood and Copper
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Executed in teak wood, copper and metal, each lamp needs 1 x E27 / E26 Edison screw fit bulb, is
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

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Mid Century Modern Copper Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century modern copper pendant for your home. A mid century modern copper pendant — often made from metal, copper and glass — can elevate any home. Find 718 options for an antique or vintage mid century modern copper pendant now, or shop our selection of 29 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century modern copper pendant — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each mid century modern copper pendant bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Hollywood Regency hallmarks is very popular. Jo Hammerborg, Fog & Mørup and Poul Henningsen each produced at least one beautiful mid century modern copper pendant that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Copper Pendant?

A mid century modern copper pendant can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,503, while the lowest priced sells for $173 and the highest can go for as much as $91,929.

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 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, 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. (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.)

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 natural world-inspired designs of the Art Nouveau era 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 — shop a collection today that includes antique Art Deco chandeliers, Stilnovo chandeliers, Baccarat chandeliers and more.