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Italian Murano Six-Tier Felci Glass Chandelier, 52 Glasses
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Beautiful and huge Italian Murano chandelier composed of 52 splendid transparent glasses that give a very elegant look Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with cha...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Murano Six-Tier Felci Glass Chandelier, 52 Glasses
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Beautiful and huge Italian Murano chandelier composed of 52 splendid trasparent glasses that give a very elegant look Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with ch...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Huge Mid-Century Five-Tier Chandelier by Kinkeldey, Brass Grip Crystal, 1960s
By Kinkeldey
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Stunning Mid-Century Modern, elegant, high quality ten-light crystal chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany, circa 1960s. Geometric crystal plates in two sizes on the polished brass fram...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Round Nine Tiers Chandelier, 380 Murano Fume' Glass, 1990s, Metal Ring
By Camer Glass, Barovier&Toso, Venini
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Grand midcentury chandelier that carries around 340 glass elements in fume glass. Each element has small grooves that are playing with light. Light fume color appears tea color wh...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Round 5+1 Tiers Chandelier, Murano, Clear Glass 1990s, Bronze Finish Metal Ring
By Camer Glass, Barovier&Toso, Venini
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This dense and luxury midcentury chandelier carries around 140 glass elements. Each element has small grooves that are giving the appearance when lit to be white. Because it's a diff...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Midcentury Two-Tiered Chandelier by Kinkeldey, Brass and Grip Crystal, 1960s
By Kinkeldey
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern, high quality seven -light crystal chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany, circa 1960s. This chandelier is made of geometric crystal plates and brass frame. ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Midcentury Clear Iced Lucite 2 Tiers Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Midcentury Kalmar style chandelier containing a chrome frame with shades made of folded Lucite and in the middle one round iced glass. Chromed hardware. Measures: height 35 cm wit...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lucite

Modernist Kinkeldey Two-Tier Chandelier, 1970s, Germany
By Kinkeldey
Located in Antwerp, BE
This modernist glass ice block chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany, 1970s has a polished brass frame supports multiple glass elements.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Three-Tier Murano Glass Tube Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage chandelier in Murano glass and nickel-plated metal structure. The polisched nikel armature supports 52 large clear glass tubes which have a slightly textured effect ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Five-Tier Hand Blown Champagne Murano Glass Palma Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Palma chandelier consists of five tiers of individually hand blown Murano glass stylized palm fronds in an iridescent Champagne color that are adhered to its brass fra...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Huge Vintage Murano Glass Tiered Chandelier, 78 Glasses, Light Amber
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage chandelier in Murano glass and nickel plated metal structure on 4 levels. The armor polished nickel supports 78 large light amber glass tubes in a star shape. Period:...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Five-Tier Oval Chandelier, Murano about 140 Elements Attributed to Toni Zuccheri
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
The perfect dining table chandelier. Uses 140 elements in the typical a corteccia finish attributed to Toni Zuccheri for Venini, circa 1970 Concentric cascading oval tiers of puli...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Four-Tier Chrome Pendant Chandelier with Globe Lights
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States Date: 1960s. Dimensions: 86″ H x 11″ W. Materials: Chrome, Globe Light Shades. Condition: Shows some minimal wear from...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1960s Mid-Century Modern Italian Four-Tier Tronchi Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
1960s Mid-Century Modern Italian Tronchi glass pendant with four tiers of smoked and clear glass cylinders. Several available at time of posting. This can be seen at our 5 East 16th ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Smoked Glass

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 on a brass (gold) frame as pictured. The chandelier has been rewired for American ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Gilt "Crown" Pendant with 2 Tiers of Crystals Ernst Palme
Located in New York, NY
Ernst Palme for Palwa mid-century gilt "crown" pendant with 2 tiers of tear-drop crystals. The pendant has a single socked (newly electrified for the USA) original stem and canopy. ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Mid-Century Two-Tier Textured Glass Pendant with Chrome Fittings by Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modernist two-tier textured glass pendant. Two round-edged square shades are supported by a chrome frame and fittings. A pair of angled chrome bars protrude from the to...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Gilt "Crown" Pendant with 3 Tiers of Crystals Ernst Palme
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century Modern "crown" pendant in gilded metal with 3 tiers of tear-drop crystals. The pendant has a single socked (newly electrified for the USA) original stem and canopy. Heigh...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Grand Tronchi Mid Century Five-Tier Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning Elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern Tronchi circular form chandelier comprising a metal frame containing five tiers of textured molded Tronchi glass tubes. By Camer. Italian...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Grand Five-Tier Tronchi Chandelier, Mid Century
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern Tronchi chandelier comprising of a gold metal frame containing five tiers of textured molded Tronchi glass tubes. Italian, circa 1960. An amazing c...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Lucite and Mirror Mirrored Pendant Lamp Chandelier
Located in Wayne, NJ
Mid-Century Modern three-tier Lucite glass mirror pendant chandelier. The chain cord is 24" and you can hang at a shorter length, if needed.
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Vintage 1970s North American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Acrylic

Grand Mid-Century Modern Round Tiered Tronchi Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern tiered round chandelier. Consisting of tronchi cylindrical glass pieces. Each piece is hand blown and has a star or floral shape. The glass tronchi hangs from a ni...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Round Tiered Tronchi Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern tiered round chandelier. Consisting of tronchi cylindrical glass pieces. Each piece is hand blown and has a star or floral shape. The glass tronchi hangs from a ni...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Italian Murano Mid-Century Two-Tier Brass Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano brass chandelier. Having nine white and clear handblown glass flower pedals.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid Century Five-Tier Glass and Lucite Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A vintage five-tier large chandelier with clear lucite and clear and smokey glass prisms on metal frame.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Grand Four-Tier Doria Mid-Century Glass Chandelier
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant chandelier with beautiful array of cascading crackled glass pendants. Excellent lighting with sockets for up to ten bulbs. Long chrome stem and frame with semi-clear glass su...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Charming Waterfall 3-Tier Pendant Chandelier
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A charming waterfall 3-tier pendant chandelier A charming waterfall tiered pendant chandelier, this delicate light has three layers of 3 of alternating faceted cut glass pendants ...
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Mid-20th Century Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Round Three-Tiered Tronchi Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern three-tiered round chandelier. Consisting of tronchi cylindrical glass pieces. Each piece is hand blown and has a star or floral shape. The glass tronchi hangs fro...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid Century Italian Tiered Glass "Optic Disk" Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A vintage chandelier with brass detailing. The piece is composed of clear and frosted circular glass disks suspended from the metal frame.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Two-Tiered Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning Italian Mid-Century two-tiered chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. With beautiful brass frame. Height without chain 20 inches.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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 are 4 tiers of crystals, two shapes of crystals; diamond shaped are 7" L round 6" ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Gorgeous Mid-Century Modernist Three-Tier Chandelier by Kinkeldey
By Kinkeldey
Located in Kingston, NY
This gorgeous Mid-Century Modernist chandelier was designed by Kinkeldey. It features a circular form design with a brass base surrounded by three cascading tiers of translucent crys...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Amber & Clear Venini Glass Prism 3 Tiered Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Mid century amber and clear glass prism chandelier by Venini. This chandelier is arranged in three tiers with modern lines to give ambiance to any room. This can be seen at our 2420 ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Three Tiers Brass and Lucite Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern brass and Lucite chandelier. The Lucite Prisms have three different sizes and will be hung on three different levels, very impressive when it is hanging. In perfec...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Polished Nickel Five-Tiered Pendant Fixture
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Polished nickel-five tiered pendant fixture composed of multiple faceted glass tiles by Kalmar.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Glass and Brass Three-Tier Light Fixture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century modern glass prisms and brass three-tier Camer or Murano style light fixture.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Murano Starburst Camer Glass Five-Tier Chandelier Mid-Century Modern
By Camer Glass
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outrageous and large Mid-Century Modern Camer glass five-tier starburst chandelier. This piece is very large and impressive and will be the centerpiece of your home.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

2 Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Murano /Venetian Glass Double Tier Chandeliers
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, sober double-level Venetian glass chandelier or pendant in the modern neoclassical tradition composed of twelve lower arms and six upper arms and made of amber glass with br...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large Mid-Century Three-Arm Tiered Capiz Shell Teardrop Chandelier
Located in St. Louis, MO
Unique three-arm chandelier with translucent Capiz shells, having lead frames forming teardrop shaped globes. Each pendant light is held by vintage silk cord at three different heigh...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Shell

Sophisticated Mid-Century Single-Tier Stepped Triedre Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century modernist single-tier stepped triedre chandelier by Camer. A chrome birdcage-frame fitted with a single Edison-based socket surrounded by individually hung crystal trie...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

1960s Mid-Century Modern Nickeled Venini Four-Tier Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
1960s Mid-Century Modern nickeled Venini four-tier crystal chandelier. This item can be viewed at our 149 Madison Avenue location in Manhattan.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Faceted Two-Tier Crystal Chandelier by Kinkeldey
By Kinkeldey
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern faceted crystal chandelier with chrome fittings by Kinkeldey. Hand-cut multi-faceted crystal segments hand side by side in a consecutive manner over two separate...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Large Mid Century Two-Tier Rectangular Chandelier with Staggered Lucite Prisms
Located in New York, NY
A vintage, large-scale, two-tier chandelier, with staggered triedri form Lucite prisms, suspended from a rectangular shaped aluminum frame, with mirrored panels to the exterior. Requ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Mid Century Modern Three-Tier Camer Crystal Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Camer chandelier was handblown in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production, circa 1960. It is compos...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Murano Seguso Styled Clear Three Tiered Crystal Chandelier
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This large and substantial Mid-Century Modern three tiered chandelier is unsigned but commonly attributed to the works of A. Seguso of Murano Italy. The chandelier is composed of inv...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass and Brass Tiered Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a spectacular, tiered Murano glass and brass chandelier, made in Italy, circa 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 19" diameter x 26" height to...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Venini Blown Glass Chandelier with Two Tiers, Italy
By Venini
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Venini Blown Glass Chandelier with Two Tiers, Italy Is a dense Venini blown glass pendant chandelier. The fixture has two levels of blown glass tubes which suspen...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass and Brass Tiered Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a spectacular, tiered Murano glass and brass chandelier, made in Italy, circa the 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 19" diameter x 26" heigh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Camer Crystal Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Camer chandelier was hand blown in Murano, Italy, the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production, circa 1960. It is compo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

1960 Mid Century Five-Tier Chandelier 'Triedi' Amber Murano Glass Prisms
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Magnificent five-tier chandelier composed of clear Murano glass "triedi" prisms with amber spots, fixed on a white lacquered brass frame with a nickel suspension. Chandelier illumina...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Brass, Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Four-Tier Crystal & Polished Chrome Chandelier by Kinkeldey
By Kinkeldey
Located in New York, NY
This brilliant chandelier was realized by the illustrious German lighting studio, Kinkeldey, circa 1960. It features four circular tiers of descending diameter composed of a wealth o...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Triedre Cut Translucent Glass Camer Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern Camer chandelier was realized in Italy, circa 1970. It features three tiers of elongated and staggered cut glass triedre rods- imbuing the piece with ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Murano Round Nine-Tiered Glass Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning Mid Century Modern Italian round chandelier by Venini. Each of the prisms are solid glass, measuring 11 and 4 inches. They hang from hooks on a nickel frame, as pictured. An...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Long Crystal Tronchi Shades Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
One of a kind Mid-Century Modern 2-tiered chrome chandelier with long hand blown crystal glass tronchi shades from Italy. In perfect working condition and uses 6 light bulbs each 25...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

Large Vintage Venini Tier-Drop Swirl Pendant Fixture
By Venini
Located in Westport, CT
Mid-century glass blown swirl pendant in a unique form, hardware recent in nickel on brass. UL certified & re-electrified with one single medium base socket for up to 40 watts for a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Geometric Kinkeldey Two-Tier Round Hanging Light Fixture 1970
By Kinkeldey
Located in Rijssen, NL
This modernist design chandelier was designed by the Kinkeldey design team during the 1970s, and manufactured in Germany. A very modern and elegant chandelier, it is comfortable with...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Spectacular Arte Italian Brass Chandelier 16 Arms Two-Tiered Mid-Century Modern
By Fontana Arte
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Spectacular Italian chandelier two tiers with eight bulbs per tier. Total of 16 bulbs (E-14). Dimensions: Height 37 in. x diameter 27 in. Made in Italy, ci...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid Century 5 tier lucite brass Waterfall Chandelier hardwired in style of Camer
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Five-tier hard wired 15 light chandelier with clear acrylic or Lucite rods and brass frame and fittings. From the 1960's and in the style of Camer or Charles Hollis Jones. Fashioned ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century 1960s five-tier eight light Ernst Palme Crystal Glass Chandelier
By Ernst Palme
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
Awesome Ernst Palme, 1960s brass and crystal glass five-tier chandelier. The chandelier require 8 E14 screw on bulbs each and work on 220V as well as 110V for use in US. Measures: ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Style 4 Tier, 42-Arm Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
2 elegant and stunning large Venetian chandeliers or pendants in red glass in the modern neoclassical spirit, each having four tiers with 18 arms on the lower level, 12 arms on the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Mid Century Tiered Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century tiered pendant you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each mid century tiered pendant for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. Find 239 options for an antique or vintage mid century tiered pendant now, or shop our selection of 16 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century tiered pendant — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A mid century tiered pendant made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Kinkeldey, J.T. Kalmar and Doria Leuchten each produced at least one beautiful mid century tiered pendant that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Tiered Pendant?

The average selling price for a mid century tiered pendant at 1stDibs is $3,901, while they’re typically $593 on the low end and $256,102 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then.

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

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

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

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

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