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Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendants Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Blue large factory light blue enamel. White interior cast iron top. Weight: 2.8 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Rare Midcentury Pendant Lamp or Chandelier by Peill & Putzler, 1970s, Germany
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional, elegant and large Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or chandelier by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Executed in glass and brass. The lamp needs 4 x E27 Edison screw fit...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large square Mid-Century Modern Crystal Chandelier 15 flames - Re Edition
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Originally from the Vienna flagship store of the hat-manufacture "Oberwalder" at Kärntner Strasse. 15-flames. The height is just the chandelier. All components according to the UL r...
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendant Lamps or Hanging Lights, 1950s, Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern brass pendant lamps or hanging lights. Designed and manufactured in Germany, 1950s. Seven identical lamps available! Executed in brass sheet, each lamp ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendant Lamps or Hanging Lights, 1950s, Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern brass pendant lamps or hanging lights. Designed and manufactured in Germany, 1950s. Six identical lamps available! Executed in brass sheet, each lamp come...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Black Enamel German Vintage Industrial Bakelite Top Pendant lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Biesdorf extra large straight. The German Industrial Classic! Used in warehouses and factories in Germany. Black enamel top with Bakelite top. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb Priced p...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Gray Metal Vintage Industrial Cast Clear Glass Cage Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Silver grey cast aluminum. Clear glass. Weight: 7.1 kg / 15.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standa...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

French Heavy Brown Cast Iron Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage industrial hanging lamp Brown painted cast iron clear glass Weight: 20.00 kg / 44.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Exceptional Solan Counter Balance Pendant Lamp by Florian Schulz, 1980s, Germany
By Florian Schulz
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and extremely rare, large Mid-Century Modern counterweight pendant lamp Solan by Florian Schulz, Germany, 1980s. Executed in solid polished brass. The lamp needs one E27 Edi...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pendant Lamp Ufo by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, 1950s for Luxus Vittsjö, Sweden
By Luxus Vittsjö, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or hanging light model 565 / UFO. Designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, 1950s for Luxus, Vittsjö, Sweden. Executed in matte opal glass diffu...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass, Teak

Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Madrid, ES
An original seven reflector hanging lamp edited by Stilnovo in 1960. Opaque nickel-plated brass and plexiglass .Excellent condition. Beautiful fixture.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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H 78.7 in. Dm 15.7 in.
Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cage Hanging Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp silver gray cast aluminum clear glass Weight: 8.50 kg / 18.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standar...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cage Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
industrial hanging lamp silver grey green cast aluminum clear glass Weight: 10.50 kg / 23.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standa...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cage Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp silver grey green cast aluminum clear glass Weight: 9.00 kg / 19.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Elongated Suspended Lamp Chandelier in the Style of Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Wood strip with six glass shade mounted on the steel holder and fitted with E27 bulbs. Made in style of Kalmar in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Maria Theresa Crystal Purple Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
The frame is fully dressed all-over with glass. Cut crystal drops of different dimensions and shapes are hanging all-over the octagonal button chains, all around the chandelier. M...
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Vintage 1940s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire

Mid-Century Modern style Big Crystal Chandelier, Re Edition
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Very solid and heavy crystal chandelier from the 1960s. In three rows each with 26 very large, handcut glass prisms are arranged. 4 x 100W. All components according to the UL regulat...
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendant Lamp by Art-Line, Germany, 1980s
By Art Line
Located in Munich, DE
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp in Art Deco design. Manufactured by Art-line Wohndecor, 1980s, Cologne, Germany Executed in polished brass. The lamp needs one E27 Edison s...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Exceptional Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp by Peill & Putzler, 1970s, Germany
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Executed in glass and black enameled metal. The lamp needs 1 x E27 Edison screw fit bulb, is wit...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lovely Mid-Century Modern Diabolo Pendant Lamp by Hillebrand, 1950s, Germany
By Hillebrand
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern diabolo pendant lamp. Designed and manufactured by Hillebrand Leuchtenfabrik, 1950s, Germany. Executed in perforated and brass anodized aluminium. The lam...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

XXL Mid-Century Modern Chandelier or Cascading Pendant Lamp by Peill & Putzler
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and large Mid-Century Modern chandelier or cascading pendant lamp: Three amber colored glass shades with gold stripes. Manufactured by Peill & Putzler, Düren, Germany, 1970s....
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Extra Large Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendant Lamp by Bergboms, 1950s, Sweden
By Bergboms
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and large Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or hanging light. Manufactured probably by Bergboms, Sweden, 1950s. Executed in brass. It needs 1 x E27 Edison screw fit bulb. It runs...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Set of Three Lovely Mid-Century Modern Diabolo Pendant Lamps, 1950s, Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Set of three extremely rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern diabolo pendant lamps. Designed and manufactured probably in 1950s, Germany. Executed in perforated and lacquered aluminiu...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Vintage Doria Leuchten 1960s Pink Murano Glass Globe Pendant Lights / Lamps
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Exceptional and large pair (sold individually) vintage rose pink tinted midcentury Murano glass ceiling pendant light fixtures by Doria Leuchten, Germany. Made in the later half of t...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Rare J.T. Kalmar Kiriglass Glass Pendant Lamp, Austria, 1960
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Large and rare glass pendant "Kiriglass" by J.T Kalmar/Austria. Elegant glass shade blending white and clear glass. It's in excellent condition with a single Bulb (100W max.) It has ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fog and Mørup Large Semi Pendel Pendant Lamp, Denmark, 1960s
By Fog & Mørup, Torsten Thorup
Located in London, GB
Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup designed semi Pendant. Manufactured by Fog and Mørup, Denmark, 1960s. Rare large version - diameter 70cm. In fair vintage condition with some scuffs...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Stilnovo Ball Pendant Lamp Opal Glass, circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Large Stilnovo ball pendant opal glass, circa 1950, Italy. Beautiful 16" Italian pendant light with a large lacquered trumpet-shaped aluminum head. It's in good to very good conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

1960 Kalmar Swirl 'Citrus' Pendant Lamp Amber Murano Glass & Brass
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant Swirl ’Citrus’ pendant light with heavy amber and clear swirl Murano glass elements on a brass frame. Manufactured by J.T. Kalmar, Vienna, Austria in the 1960s. Design: Carl...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Pendant Lamp in the Style of Fontana Arte, Italy, 1970
By Fontana Arte
Located in Budapest, HU
Pendant lamp with hand-sculpted glass Verde Nilo in the style of Fontana Arte, Italy, 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

One of Five Blue Murano Glass Pendant Lamps, circa 1980
By Murano 5
Located in Vienna, AT
One of five blue Murano glass pendant lamps, circa 1980. Priced per item. Beautiful Italian pendant lights from blue Murano glass. They are in good condition with no chips to the gla...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Satin Glass and Brass Pendant Lamp by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Satin glass and brass pendant lamp by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950. Elegant suspension pendant lamp with stripped satin white glass and black metal paint accents. We have rewired this piece...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Limburg Midcentury Clear Glass and Brass Bell Pendant Light / Lamp, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte "iron" frame bell pendant lamp with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped small hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germany, circa 1965. T...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Glass and Chromed Steel Pendant Lamp by Kamenický Šenov, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Glass and chromed steel pendant lamp, circa 1970, Czechoslovakia. It was produced by Kamenický Šenov. It is made of a combination of glass and metal. It was completely professionally...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

1960 Italy Mazzega Pendant Lamp Murano Glass & Chrome by Carlo Nason
By Carlo Nason, AVMazzega
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant pendant light with smoked and clear Murano glass elements with amber details on a chromed brass frame. Designed by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, Italy in the 1960s. Design: Carl...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Limburg Glashütte Black Iron Rings Clear Glass & Brass Pendant Light or Lamp
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte "iron" rings bell pendant lamps with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped large hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germany, circa 1965. ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Amber Bubble Glass Pendant Light / Lamp by Helena Tynell for Limburg
By Helena Tynell, Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Late 1960s bubble glass ceiling pendent light designed by Helena Tynell for Glashütte Limburg. The light features a beautiful lampshade made from amber or champagne colored / coloure...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Copper Svend Aage Holm Sorensen Pendant Lamp for Holm Sorensen and Company
By Holm Sørensen
Located in Den Haag, NL
Rare Svend Aage Holm Sorensen pendant lamp for Holm Sorensen and Company. Denmark. Adjustable in height.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Extra Large Midcentury Saturno Pendant Lamp by Kazuo Motozawa for Staff Leuchten
By Staff Leuchten, Kazuo Motozawa
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and large Mid-Century Modern 'Saturno' pendant lamp by Kazuo Motozawa for staff, 1960s, Germany. IF design awarded in 1972. Executed in chrome-plated metal. It needs 4 x E27...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

One of Four Pendant Lamps Crystal Glass attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1962
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
One of Four Pendant Lamps Crystal Glass attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1962 Set of four pendant lights textured glass - Priced per item. Beautiful Italian pendant lights with black m...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Pair of Glass and Chromed Steel Pendant Lamps by Kamenický Šenov, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Glass and chromed cube pendant lamps, 1970s, Czechoslovakia. It was produced by Kamenický Šenov. It is made of glass and metal. It´s composed of thick textured patterned square cut f...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

1960 Italy Mazzega Tulip Pendant Lamp Smoked Murano Glass by Carlo Nason
By AVMazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant tulip pendant lamp with four Murano glass petals designed in organic form by Carlo Nason. The partly grey, smoke-coloured and clear Murano glasses are cantilevered around a c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Limburg Pair of 1970s Vintage "Iron" Rings Glass & Brass Pendant Lights or Lamps
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte pair of "iron" rings bell pendant lamps / lights with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped small hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Atomic Brass Table Lamp, Switzerland, 1960s
Located in Aachen, DE
Atomic brass table lamp with nine-glass globes. The globes are hand blown and fitted with a screwing device. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready t...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Large Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp-Chandeliers with Hand Blown Glass
Located in Almelo, NL
Large ceiling lamp chandeliers with brass base and large hand blown glass globe. The lights are beautifully decorated thanks to the structured glass. The pleasant light it spreads is...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Golden Brass Ceiling Lamp by Paavo Tynell 'D'
By Taito Oy, Paavo Tynell, Alvar Aalto
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Brass and etched glass, ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell, Finland, 1952. Fantastic ceiling lamp by Finland Classic Paavo Tynell. His cautious hand in light design comes to full effect...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Serge Mouille Spider Ceiling Lamp with Five Arms
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Entire Serge Mouille lighting collection, currently 42 models. See listing in pictures. Most lamps in stock in our Brooklyn warehouse. Not all models posted on 1stdibs, any model c...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Aluminum, Steel

1960s Golden Brass Ceiling Lamp by Paavo Tynell 'b'
By Alvar Aalto, Taito Oy, Paavo Tynell
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Brass and etched glass, ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell, Finland, 1965. Very elegant brass counterweight pendant designed by famous Finnish Paavo Tynell. Tapered with an etched glas co...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1960s Golden Brass Ceiling Lamp by Paavo Tynell 'c'
By Taito Oy, Paavo Tynell
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Brass and etched glass, ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell, Finland, 1965. Very elegant counterweight pendant designed by famous Finnish Paavo Tynell in brass, tapered with etched glass...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Large Set Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp-Chandeliers with Hand Blown Glass, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large set ceiling lamp chandeliers with brass base and large handblown glass globe. The lights are beautifully decorated thanks to the structured glass. The pleasant light it spreads...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Opaline Glass Round Ceiling Lamp by Glashütte Limburg, 1960s, Germany
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Ceiling lamp by Glashütte Limburg made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its opaline glass, which is typical for the German brand. The shape of the lamp is similar to a...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Set of Midcentury Sputnik Chandelier & Wall Lamps by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, 1960s
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Munich, DE
Set of elegant Mid-Century Modern chandelier and wall lamps. Designed probably by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd, Sweden in 1960s. Executed in massive brass. The chandelier needs ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Pendant Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Plexiglas shade, brass rod/hanger made in Austria in the late 1950s.   
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Plexiglass

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H 27.56 in. Dm 16.93 in.
Rose Midcentury Pendant Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Plexiglass shade, brass rod/hanger made in Austria in the late 1950s. Small damage not visible near the fixing under the brass cover plate.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Plexiglass

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H 27.56 in. Dm 16.93 in.
Midcentury Pendant Lamp by Carlo Nason
By Carlo Nason
Located in Brussels, BE
Midcentury pendant lamp by Carlo Nason.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Midcentury Pendant Lamp by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Palermo
Wonderful and rare pendant lamp by Stilnovo, with glass "opalino" and brass structure.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Midcentury Pendant Lamp by Stilux Milano
By Stilux
Located in Palermo, Palermo
Rare pendant lamp 1950s glass "opalino" and perpex by Stilux-Milano.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

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H 47.25 in. W 14.97 in. D 7.88 in.
Midcentury Pendant Lamp artglass Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Palermo
Wonderful pendant lamp 1950s glass opalino, design Stilnovo style.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Opaline Glass Midcentury Pendant Lamps by Limburg Pair, Germany
By Glashütte Limburg, Vilhelm Lauritzen
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair of satin glass 14.5" large pendant lamps, Limburg circa 1960- priced per pair Set of 2 well preserved large opaline glass pendants by Limburg, Germany. The hardware is made f...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Glass Italian Multi-Color Midcentury Pendant Lamp, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Modena, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern design glass pendant lamp produced by Stilnovo, glass diffuser and brass details, manufacturer's original adhesive label, circa 1950s. Please note that ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Glass Multi-Color Italian Midcentury Pendant Lamp, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Modena, IT
Mid-Century Modern design Italian glass pendant lamp produced by Stilnovo, glass diffuser and brass details, manufacturer's original adhesive label, circa 1950s. Please note that ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Midcentury Pendant Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal midcentury pendant lamp for your home. Each midcentury pendant lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. If you’re shopping for a midcentury pendant lamp, we have 388 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer midcentury pendant lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each midcentury pendant lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Industrial hallmarks is very popular. Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Peill & Putzler and Stilnovo each produced at least one beautiful midcentury pendant lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Pendant Lamp?

The average selling price for a midcentury pendant lamp at 1stDibs is $1,535, while they’re typically $180 on the low end and $19,652 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American 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.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s 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, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

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

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.