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Mid-Century Modern Tiered Oval Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern oval tiered chandelier. Each of the prisms are solid glass. They hang from hooks
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Venetian Gold Barovier Seguso Chandelier
By Lorin Marsh, Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Venetian Gold Blown Glass 4 Candelabra Light
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Green Murano glass chandelier, Mid Century Modern
By Vistosi
Located in Dallas, TX
Large Mid Century Modern green Murano glass chandelier, Vistosi style, Italy 1970s. The vintage
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Gold Baguès Rock Crystal Beaded Jansen Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern gold gilt Baguès / Jansen style rock crystal and bead flower
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Rock Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier, Gold-Plated with Molded-Crystals, Kinkeldey
By Kinkeldey
Located in Antwerp, BE
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier by Kinkeldey of Germany very much evokes the modern version of
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Wonderful Bagues Style Mid Century Modern Rock Crystal Gold Gilt Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Mid Century Modern Bagues Style Rock Crystal And Alternating Crystal With Star Accent
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Crystal, Ormolu

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Venetian Gold Flake Barovier Seguso Chandelier
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Venetian Gold Flake Blown Glass, Leaves Spraying Over
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Mid Century Modern Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Italian Mid-Century Modern chandelier by Venini which has multi-tier cascading prisms. Consisting
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Original Bakalowits Supernova Mid-Century Modern Chandelier, 1960 Gold-Plated
By Bakalowits & Söhne, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
A fireball like chandelier, made in the 1960s by Vienna based company Bakalowits. Eight-flames, the
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold, Brass

French Mid Century Modern 8 Light Chandelier
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A classic mid-century 8 light chandelier. The chandelier frame is made of a gold painted metal with
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Maison Baguès Gold Gilt Beaded Basket Rock Crystal Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Maison Baguès Style Gold Gilt With Beaded Basket And Flowers Leading
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Rock Crystal

French Mid-Century Modern Six-Light Iron Chandelier in Leaf Motif w/Gold Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Mid-Century Modern six-light chandelier. This French chandelier has a modern design
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Maison Baguès Gold Gilt Beaded Rock Crystal Large Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Maison Baguès Style Gold Gilt With Beaded Arms And Flowers Leading
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Crystal

Large Mid-Century Modern Lorin Marsh Murano Gold Blown Art Glass Chandelier
By Lorin Marsh, Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large Mid-Century Modern gold flake, hand blown art glass murano chandelier having 10
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier Brass Crystal Grey Gold Glass Often
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-Century Modern Italian chandelier brass crystal grey gold glass often.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Venetian Green Murano Glass Mid Century Modern Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A Spectacular and Large Green Murano glass Mid Century Modern multi light double tier chandelier of
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Baguès Rock Crystal Gold Silver Gilt Beaded Swag Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern Baguès style rock crystal and amethyst crystal with gold and silver
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Amethyst, Rock Crystal

Dona Furnace Mid-Century Modern Gold Murano Glass Chandelier Round, 1998
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Supported by a golden round frame, this chandelier has a gold-plated structure, decorated with 24
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

Italian Mid-Century Modern Smoked Amber Gold Cut Glass Fontana Style Chandelier
By Fontana Arte
Located in Coimbra, PT
Gorgeous Italian modern Fontana Arte satellite chandelier with smoked amber gold wheel cut glass
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Grand Mid Century Modern Five-Tier Tronchi Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Italian Mid-Century Modern Tronchi chandelier comprising of a gold color metal frame containing
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-century Modern Smoked Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Palermo, PA
Transport yourself to the iconic 1970s with this Murano glass chandelier. Crafted from the finest
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Gold colored Mid-Century Modern Chandelier by Angelo Brotto for Esperia Italia
By Esperia, Angelo Brotto
Located in Berlin, DE
Gold colored Mid-Century Modern Chandelier by Angelo Brotto for Esperia Italia This chandelier was
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Dona Furnace Mid-Century Modern Gold Murano Glass Chandelier Oval, 1998
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Supported by a golden oval frame, this chandelier has a gold-plated structure, decorated with 24
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

Stilkronen Mid-Century Modern 8 Light Gold Plate Brass &Crystal Chandelier Italy
By Stilkronen, Oscar Torlasco
Located in Miami, FL
Round stunning gold plate brass & crystal leaves 8 light chandelier by Stilkronen with canopy and
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Gold Plate

Wonderful Mid Century Modern Murano Blue Lavender Barovier Seguso Chandelier
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful Mid Century Modern Murano 6 Candelabra Light Pale Blue / Lavender With Clear And Gold
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid Century Modern Chrome Wire Bird Cage Swag Chandelier Pendant Light 17"
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid 20th century chrome bird cage style swag / pendant light. Round cage form with curled in lower
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Bronze Sixteen-Arm Sculptural Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
any style of interior from Classic Mid-Century Modern to contemporary. It has been newly rewired to
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Gold Gilt Rock Crystal Bagues Chandelier Mid-Century Modern Light Flower Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A very rare and fine gold gilt iron rock crystal Bagues style six-light chandelier in the Mid
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Baguès Gold Gilt Rock Crystal Chandelier Mid-Century Modern Light Flower Fixture
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A very rare and fine gold gilt iron rock crystal Baguès style six-light chandelier in the Mid
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Big Spider Murano Glass Chandelier, Gold Color, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Beautiful Italian big spider Murano glass chandelier, made of brass, and painted aluminum, 16
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Pair of mid century modern chandeliers by Sciolari, 1970
By Sciolari Lighting
Located in Palermo, PA
glow. Constructed with meticulous craftsmanship, these chandeliers feature a lustrous gold-coated
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

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

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier with Murano Glass Flowers
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very beautiful vintage Italian classic Franco Luce style chandelier gold-colored with white flowers
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Striking Gino Sarfatti Multi Tiered Mid Century Modern Chandelier
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Sarfatti in 1958, currently being made by Flos. This mid century modern design has 30 bulbs, 120 volts or
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Gold Leaf Murano Glass Chandelier Gocce, 1990s
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
A majestic chandelier composed of 56 drops of clear glass with 24-karat golden leaf that is adorned
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

Mid-Century Black and Gold Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An edgy Mid-Century modern chandelier with curved and textured Murano glass panels. Black lacquer
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Gold Plated Vintage Chandelier by Kinkeldey Germany ca 1970
By Kinkeldey
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid century modern gold plated vintage chandelier labeled by Kinkeldey, Germany, which shows 4
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Italian Chandelier glass balls and brass Mid century modern
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian design balls chandelier ,chromed metal and glass balls, some parts are golden.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold, Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Modern Golden Plastic Cascade Chandelier, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern golden plastic Cascade Chandelier, 1970s Cascade chandelier composed of
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural 10 Arm Venetian Chandelier in Clear & Gold Flecks
By Gianni Venini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous simple yet elegant 10 arm bent glass in clear with gold flecks Venetian chandelier. Arms
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Moviestar Glam Multi Tiered Mid-Century Modern Crystal Chandelier
By Schoenbeck
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A breathtaking shimmering multi tiered crystal and gold chandelier with Swarovski crystals. There
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Leaf Form Chandelier in Crushed Gold Murano Glass
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and impactful Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Maison Baguès Gilt Beaded Rock Crystal Large Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Mid-Century Modern Maison Baguès Style Gold Gilt Iron With Beaded Body Leading To Rock Crystal
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Wrought Iron

Mid-century Modern Italian Murano Glass and Brass Palmette Chandelier
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Large mid-century modern palmette chandelier in Murano glass, Barovier and Toso style, 1990s Italy
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Crystal Chandelier attr. to Bakalowits, Austria 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Beograd, RS
In this listing you will find a gorgeous and very elegant Mid Century Modern chandelier attributed
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid Century Italian Gold Rope and Tassel Chandelier
Located in Hastings, GB
steel. The rope and tassel detailing on this light is impeccable and oozes mid century Hollywood glamour
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Kalmar Mid-Century Modern Crystal Glass & Gilt Brass Chandelier Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Mid-Century Modern, vintage, Austrian made 'Palazzo' ice crystal glass chandelier by Kalmar, circa
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Double Level Brass Chandelier, 1930
Located in New York, NY
A Classic, sober, Italian midcentury solid brass chandelier with 12 arms on two levels centered
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Mid-Century Architectural Chandelier with Brass Details
By Louis Kalff
Located in London, GB
Steel and brass chandelier with minimal architectural lines. Mid-20th century, Netherlands. A
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970s
By Maestri Muranesi
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Twelve-leaf chandelier in Murano glass, twelve lights with E14 or E12 USA socket, in pure gold
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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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

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lorin Marsh Murano Seguso Blown Art Glass Chandelier
By Lorin Marsh, Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Vintage Mid-Century Modern Retailed By Lorin Marsh, Gold Flake and Ribbed Murano Blown
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Kalmar Mid-Century Modern Green Triedri Murano Chandelier Sputnik, 1982
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Murano, Venezia
for a modern space, the chandelier reach the diameter of 90 cm and is lighted by 9 Bubs E14 that
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier by Bakalowits, Gilt Brass Crystal Glass, 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A very exclusive and high quality gold plated chandelier by Bakalowits & Soehne, Austria
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Brass

Purple Mid Century Murano Glass Chandelier
By Seguso
Located in Dallas, TX
Large Mid Century Modern Murano glass chandelier, Seguso style, Italy 1980s. The hand blown
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate

Mid-Century Modern Glass Pendant Murano Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A modern custom designed Pinched glass shade with 24 K Gold dust in it. Has hi-polished Nickel
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Lucite Clear and Frosted 2-Tier Chandelier
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional vintage mid century modern 2-tier lucite chandelier. Features a gold cage which holds
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier by Cenedese in Murano Glass, circa 1970
By Cenedese
Located in Merida, Yucatan
6 light Mid-Century Modern “Poulpe” (octopus) chandelier in hand blown opalescent blue and gold
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Crystal Pulegoso Murano Glass Chandelier, 1995s
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Murano blown glass chandelier with 56 elements of Pulegoso crystal and golden ring. This
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold

French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Crystal and Silvered Bronze Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern neoclassical chandelier / pendant in the style of Louis XVI with silvered bronze
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

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Mid Century Modern Gold Chandeliers For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of mid century modern gold chandeliers available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct mid century modern gold chandeliers — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. Find 2562 antique and vintage mid century modern gold chandeliers at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 462 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Mid century modern gold chandeliers have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of mid century modern gold chandeliers to choose from, but at 1stDibs, mid-century modern, modern and Scandinavian Modern mid century modern gold chandeliers are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made mid century modern gold chandeliers over the years, but those made by Palwa, Kinkeldey and Gaetano Sciolari are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Mid Century Modern Gold Chandeliers?

Mid century modern gold chandeliers can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,561, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $700,000.

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.