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Mid-Century Modern Hanging Chandelier
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Mid-Century Modern hanging chandelier.
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Vintage 1950s Slovak Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Bakelite

Mid-Century Spanish Chandelier
Located in Seattle, WA
Mid-Century Spanish chandelier. Clean lines, compact size.
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid Century Modernist Pendant
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modernist Pendant from the early 1950's.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
H 17.72 in. W 20.48 in. D 21.66 in.
Swedish Mid-Century Glass Saucer Chandelier
By Fontana Arte
Located in Norwalk, CT
A fabulous Swedish mid-century saucer-form pendant chandelier feature two frosted glass "saucers" with brass fittings. Despite its Scandinavian modern origin, this light fixture is h...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier
Located in North York, ON
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier is composed of eight-light globes and a chrome frame, the vintage style makes it perfect for adding some 1980s flair to any home!
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Midcentury Chandelier
Located in Cathedral City, CA
An Italian midcentury chandelier. Made of clear and frosted glass. Center section and canopy are made of black chrome plated metal.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Italian Brass Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Italian fixture; newly rewired with for nine candelabra bulbs, each bulb can be up to 60 watts.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Waterfall Chandelier
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Mid-Century Modern waterfall chandelier.
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Vintage 1950s Slovak Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

French Midcentury Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
French Mid-Century Modern style chandelier with metal ball globes. Please note of wear consistent with age including patina.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • French Midcentury Chandelier
  • French Midcentury Chandelier
  • French Midcentury Chandelier
  • French Midcentury Chandelier
H 23.00 in. W 33.00 in. D 23.00 in.
Mid-Century Modern Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern chandelier is perfect for today's contemporary styles and adds grace and charm to the room's interior while the six lights on elongated chandelles provide subtle i...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Swedish Mid-Century Glass Saucer Chandelier
By Fontana Arte
Located in Norwalk, CT
A fabulous Swedish mid-century saucer-form pendant chandelier feature two frosted glass "saucers" with brass fittings. Despite its Scandinavian modern origin, this light fixture is h...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid Century Modernist Pendant
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modernist pendant from the late 1950's
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Vintage 1950s Czech Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
H 17.72 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Mid-Century Modern Opaline Suspension
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Opaline Suspension
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Mid Century Ribbed Pendant
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1-4000 ribbed Mid-Century Modern chrome pendant. 4 internal lights
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Vintage 1970s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Mid Century  Ribbed Pendant
  • Mid Century  Ribbed Pendant
  • Mid Century  Ribbed Pendant
  • Mid Century  Ribbed Pendant
H 14 in. Dm 14 in.
French Mid-Century Silver Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A French mid-century silver plated chandelier comprising six arms with a spherical central stem.
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Waterfall Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous Mid-Century Italian crystal waterfall chandelier. Having beautiful spiraling form and adorned large elongated crystal prisms.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Light Fixture Chandelier
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice Mid-Century Modern round chrome and crystal light fixture chandelier.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

French Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French Mid-Century (1940s) brass chandelier with 4 scroll arms emanating from a fluted center post have swag trim design.
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • French Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • French Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • French Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • French Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
H 26.25 in. W 17.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Pendant
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With two large globes and a connecting strip of wood, this vintage pendant is a Mid-Century Modern gem. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant
  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant
  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant
  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant
H 26 in. W 24 in. D 11 in.
Mid-Century Chrome Sputnik Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid Century Modern chrome Sputnik chandelier. Any amount of chain can be added for custom hanging length. Height without chain 18 inches .
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Italian mid-century brass chandelier with 20 branches. This piece is made of solid brass and has been newly wired to US standards.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Mid Century Modern Burl Wood & Chrome Hanging Chandelier 5 Arm
Located in Wayne, NJ
Unusual mid-century Danish modern burl wood & chrome hanging chandelier. The height of the chandelier without the chain is 14.75". A few photos were taken without 1 of the 5 light bu...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Brass Chandelier, 12 Bulbs, Italy, 1950
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Mid-century brass chandelier, 12 bulbs, Italy 1950. Classic style with mid-century approach.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Scandinavian Pendant
Located in Long Island City, NY
Mid-Century Scandinavian Pendant. Painted metal shades. Shades H-11". Existing wiring, rewiring available upon request.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Orbital Midcentury Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Orbital midcentury chandelier with a large centre sphere and six smaller spheres with light sources mounted on elliptical rings. Nickel finish. Holds six candelabra sockets. Height o...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century (1940's) clear glass 6 arm chandelier with beehive form shades and bottom bowl with a brass finial bottom and a tiered center post.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern style eight arm brass chandelier. Shades not included. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor patina.
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
H 19.50 in. W 25.50 in. D 25.50 in.
Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century (1950s) brass chandelier with 6 lights on bottom facing up and 6 lights on top facing down.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
H 32 in. W 23 in. D 23 in.
Mid-Century Modern Hungarian Chandelier
Located in Chicago, IL
This stylish Mid-Century light piece is composed of a single tier of frosted glass cylinders mounted on a grid of concentric rings and metal arches. Both artistic and eclectic it imp...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Hungarian Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Hungarian Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Hungarian Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Hungarian Chandelier
H 33 in. W 21 in. D 21 in.
Czech Mid-Century Light Fixture
Located in Chicago, IL
A Czech republic Mid-Century pendant light fixture with an opaque glass shade with a raised design. Four available.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Czech Mid-Century Light Fixture
  • Czech Mid-Century Light Fixture
  • Czech Mid-Century Light Fixture
  • Czech Mid-Century Light Fixture
H 49 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Minimal Mid-Century Italian chandelier, realized by some metals holding two glasses in white opal, in the style of the manufacture of Stilnovo, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
H 39.38 in. W 23.63 in. D 7.88 in.
Mid-Century Modern Cascade Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern chandelier with cascading individual pendants with etched glass globes, hanging from a circular ceiling mount. The piece is in great vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Globe Chandelier Chrome Pendant
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage industrial chrome chandelier, circa 1970s. This Space Age pendant has a molecular like structure and includes nine light settings. Accents well with any mid century or contem...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Mid-Century Modern Globe Chandelier Chrome Pendant
  • Mid-Century Modern Globe Chandelier Chrome Pendant
  • Mid-Century Modern Globe Chandelier Chrome Pendant
  • Mid-Century Modern Globe Chandelier Chrome Pendant
H 11.5 in. W 14.25 in. D 14.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Iron Chandelier Pendant
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern pendant chandelier in iron, Brutalist style, seven lights.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Iron

French Mid Century Horizontal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French mid century horizontal chandelier. French Serpentine Horizontal Brass Chandelier in the manner of Jean Royere. A spectacular Serpentine Horizontal Brass Chandelier distinctly ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Three-Tier Lucite Chandelier
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-century three-tier lucite chandelier. Chandelier is missing one smaller lucite piece on bottom. It’s not very noticeable. Also some of the lucite is silver color.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lucite

  • Mid-Century Three-Tier Lucite Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Three-Tier Lucite Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Three-Tier Lucite Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Three-Tier Lucite Chandelier
H 28 in. W 18.75 in. D 18.75 in.
Original Mid-Century Modern Magnificent Chandelier, 1960
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Magnificent chandelier from circa 1960, Mid-Century Modern, chased parts in brass and glass-application.        
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Omni Pendants
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Seven exquisite ellipsoid black and white Mid-Century pendants from Italy in blown glass and brass details. Overall drop can be adjusted upon request. Fixture height: 30”. Diameter: ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

  • Mid-Century Omni Pendants
  • Mid-Century Omni Pendants
  • Mid-Century Omni Pendants
  • Mid-Century Omni Pendants
H 30 in. Dm 14 in.
Sensational Italian Mid-Century Modernist Chandelier
Located in Kingston, NY
An Italian Mid-Century Modernist chandelier having eight arms with multiple colored glass shades framing central light.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Chrome

French Midcentury Chandelier
By Schumacher
Located in New York, NY
This French midcentury chandelier will surely brighten any room with its lovely chrome and candle-inspired light sockets. Since Schumacher was founded in 1889, our family-owned co...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • French Midcentury Chandelier
  • French Midcentury Chandelier
  • French Midcentury Chandelier
  • French Midcentury Chandelier
H 40 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Mid Century Murano Tear drop Chandelier
Located in Alton, GB
Beautiful Mid century murano glass chandlier with elegant pink tear drops coming off a chrome base.
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Mid Century Murano Tear drop Chandelier
  • Mid Century Murano Tear drop Chandelier
  • Mid Century Murano Tear drop Chandelier
  • Mid Century Murano Tear drop Chandelier
H 31.89 in. W 19.69 in. D 1.97 in.
Bagues French Mid-Century Obelisk Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
French Mid-Century (1940s) cut glass, églomisé and gilt metal chandelier with mirrored obelisk stem above two tiers of 12 scrolling arms. (Attributed to BAGUES)
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
By Paolo Venini
Located in New York, NY
Italian mid-century (1940s) brass chandelier with an rectangular center having 4 pivoting upright arms hold large glass shades with a white and clear weave design (Paolo Venini).  
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Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Venini Style Murano Chandelier
By Venini, Paolo Venini, Toni Zuccheri, Barovier&Toso, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-Century Venini style Murano Chandelier Unusual Italian mid-century Murano glass chandelier inspired by Venini. This vintage Murano glass chandelier is comprised of unusual oval ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Pendant
Located in Porto, PT
Black lacquered and brushed aluminium Mid-Century Modern pendant.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Italian Gilt Wheat Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century Italian gilt wheat chandelier: Measures: 24" X 24" X 24" Weighs: 9 LBS.
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Glass Flower Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Sputnik chandelier with stylized glass flower elements on a brushed nickel frame. Rewired for use in the USA. Currently a pair is available.
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20th Century Austrian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern Murano glass pendant chandelier.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Chandelier by Richard Essig
By Richard Essig
Located in Wien, AT
Midcentury chandelier by Richard Essig Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Midcentury Chandelier by Richard Essig
  • Midcentury Chandelier by Richard Essig
  • Midcentury Chandelier by Richard Essig
  • Midcentury Chandelier by Richard Essig
H 21.66 in. W 15.75 in. D 5.12 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier, 1950s
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Czech Light Fixture
Located in Chicago, IL
A fun Mid-Century light fixture from the Czech Republic with an opaque glass shade and brass down rod. Many available. Requires re-wiring.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Czech Light Fixture
  • Mid-Century Czech Light Fixture
  • Mid-Century Czech Light Fixture
  • Mid-Century Czech Light Fixture
H 36 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Mid-Century Modern Venini Attributed Murano Chandelier
By Barovier&Toso, Venini, Mazzega, Barovier
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-Century Modern Venini Attributed Murano Chandelier. Mid-Century Modern Venini attributed Murano glass chandelier. This unusual Murano glass chandelier, lantern or pendant has b...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Pendant in White
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern white pendant in plastic with aluminum accents. This pendant is circa 1970s and in good vintage condition, consistent with age and use.
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass Leaf Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano glass leaf pendant with hanging clear glass leaves on metal frame.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Glass Pendant Chandelier, by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid Century Modern Tall primary colors glass shades pendant chandelier, by Stilnovo, Italy 1960s. Famous Stilnovo design from the mid century, trendy and modern. The vintage chandeli...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern "Triedi" Italian Murano Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern "Triedi" Italian Murano chandelier.   
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Esperia Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Esperia
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Esperia Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Mid-Century Modern Esperia Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Modern Esperia Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Modern Esperia Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Modern Esperia Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
H 46.07 in. W 23.63 in. D 23.63 in.
Italian Mid-Century Lightolier Style Brass Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Italian brass Mid-Century chandelier in the style of Lightolier. Professionally restored and rewired. Satin finish. Max.60W per socket.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

American Mid-Century Brass Paneled Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century (1940s) brass chandelier with 4 narrow rectangular uplight panels supported by 2 Pair of columns.  
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Early 20th Century American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Midcentury Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic midcentury chandelier available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every midcentury chandelier was constructed with great care. Find 3358 options for an antique or vintage midcentury chandelier now, or shop our selection of 30 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the midcentury chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A midcentury chandelier made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury chandelier that is appealing in its simplicity, but Kamenicky Senov, Stilnovo and Gaetano Sciolari produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Chandelier?

Prices for a midcentury chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $88,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,972.

On the Origins of Europe

Georg Jensen furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Georg Jensen furniture there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. 952 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 446 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Georg Jensen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Georg Jensen furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $19 and tops out at $269,950, while pieces like these can sell for $737 on average.

Furniture of the 20th Century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants for You

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

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

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

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

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

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