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Mid-Century Modern gray wood veneer drum pendant
Located in Bend, OR
This Mid-Century Modern lighting is an organic modern designer style. This Scandinavian design is a contemporary pendant in wood veneer with a warm light. There are many luxury desig...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Other

Mid-20th Century Venetian Rezzonico Chandelier 14 Arms, Murano, 1940s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Budapest, HU
Sumptuous chandelier with 14 flames in very delicate Murano glass blown crystal color embellished with 24-carat gold applications. First half of the 20th century. Absolute mast...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pendant Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel painted shade, fitted with one E27 socket. Made by Stilnovo in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
H 55.12 in. Dm 9.45 in.
Brown Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dark brown enamel factory pendant from the Ukraine. White interior. Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.6 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

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

Holmegaard Dual Drop Pendant Light, Midcentury Danish
By Holmegaard
Located in London, GB
Midcentury Danish Holmegaard glass Dual drop pendant light. The two glass cones hang from a polished hardwood yoke. Fully rewired. Height/drop adjustable but currently approx 60cm. T...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Hardwood

Clear Glass Globe Vintage European Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Clear texture glass pendant. Brass top 2 meter / 80" black cotton wire Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant. Black enamel spot. White interior. Weight: 6.0 kg / 13.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standard...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and Opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.40 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.40 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Clear Globe Glass Vintage European Bakelite Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Clear texture globe glass pendant. Weight: 2.80 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulb...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bakelite, Glass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Opaline Glass Gold Striped Vintage European Globe Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass, 3 gold stripes globe glass pendant. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incande...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Blue Gray Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Factory Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel industrial pendant Blue grey enamel shade, cast iron top, white inside. Weight: 4.70 kg / 10.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by inter...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Large German Vintage Blown Glass Globe Ceiling Hanging Pendant Light, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar, Carlo Nason, Mazzega
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful hand blown textured bubble glass globe and brass pendant. Germany, 1960s. Measures: Glass D 13.8 in, H 10 in Lamp sockets: 1x E27 (US E26).   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Ship's Chrome Deck Light with Iron Bracket
Located in Nantucket, MA
A nautical chrome deck light from a working ship, with an iron bracket which is slightly offset but stays center when you hang it. Midcentury. Rewired for American use and takes one ...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Chandelier "Reticello" Gold Inclusions Attributed to Seguso. Murano, 1940
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier gold inclusions, Italy. Hand blown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
H 35.44 in. W 28.75 in. D 22.45 in.
Amazing Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, 50 Glass Rondini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Rare Italian vintage Murano chandelier. The fixture is made up of 41 individual hand blown glass elements hanging (transparent and white “lattimo”) from a chrome frame. Each piece cl...
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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 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

Huge Murano Chandelier Trasaparent and Smoked Triedri, 184 Prism, Mariangela M
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano crystal trasaparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Huge Murano Chandelier Transparent Triedri, 184 Prism, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano trasparent crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have two different sizes. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 6...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Murano Big Chandelier Venini Style 107 Transparent Prism Quadriedri Elena Mo
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic and big Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism triedri in a nickel-plated metal frame. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 51,20 inches height (130 cm) with cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Amazing Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Murano Chandelier – 107 Transparent Prism Triedri, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 47,25 ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Set of Four Austrian Vintage Blown Glass Globes Ceiling Hanging Lights, 1960s
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful set of four hand blown textured glass globes and brass pendant lights. Austria, 1960s. Glass globes: 3 x D: 6.3 in; 1 x D: 7.9 in.   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fantastic Franco Luce for Seguso Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier, 1970s
By Franco Luce
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant two-tier chandelier with eight white "lattimo" striated glass petals supported by a gold-plated hardware by Franco Luce, Murano, Italy, 1970s. Excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, 24 Glass Rondini
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 24 glass petals "rondini" (transparent crystal, smooth outside, with crystal powder and then rough inside.) in a chrome frame. Period: 19...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
Located in Praha, CZ
The item made of brass, and green glass. Made from one hotel in Prague. Measures: Diameter of shades is 12 cm. Original, functional condition.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
H 26.38 in. W 20.48 in. D 4.73 in.
Rare Nine Shade Brass and Glass Chandelier by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare chandelier with nine rectangular brushed satin glass shades and brass plated nickel. Manufactured by Stilnovo in Milan, circa 1960s. Takes nine E27 40w maximum bulbs. Wired for ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Five Milk Glass Shade Chandelier, 1960s
Located in BUDAPEST, HU
Unusual hanging lamp signed Napako. Five lampshades are made of milk glass and gives warm diffused light. The lamp is rewired. The length of the rod can be customized.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Metal and Plastic Italian Pendant Lamp, 1960s
Located in Savona, IT
Italian-made chandelier produced in the 1960s. Ceiling rose in black painted metal. Steel support cable and aluminum details. Diffuser in dark blue painted metal and white plastic...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Midcentury Brass Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Savona, IT
Italian-made chandelier produced in the 1970s. Brass-plated aluminum ceiling rose. Curved methacrylate diffuser and brass-plated aluminum. Good general conditions, some signs due ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier in Brass and Opaline Glass, Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful 12-light chandelier in red lacquered metal, brass and opaline glass, attributed to Stilnovo. The brass has not been polished but this can be done at the client's request, ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Stilnovo Style Teak and Opaline Eight Arm Spider Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large vintage Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style brass and teak wood spider chandelier with Eight hanging arms glass shades in the Danish style. Age patina. Measures: Diameter: 30 in/...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Pendant Light Fixture, Vereinigte Werkstaetten, Germany, 1970
By Vereinigte Werkstätten Für Kunst Im Handwerk, Florian Schulz
Located in Austria, AT
A large and square brass pendant light fixture manufactured by Vereinigte Werkstätten Munich, Germany, in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). This gorgeous fixture i...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Amazing Italian Chandelier "Royal Crown", Murano, 1950s
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian Murano chandelier of grandiose beauty.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Pink Polar Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular Murano chandelier. It consists of dozens of pure Murano glass leaves. Four E 27 lights. Measures: Height with chain cm 100 (39 inches) without chain cm 40 (16 inches).
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Italian Chromed Chandelier with Six Satin White Glass Globes, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A chromed chandelier with six satin white fluted glass globes, Italy, 1960s The glass globes are in very good condition, chrome with some wear, rewired. Measures: Overall height 3...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Italian Chromed Chandelier with Six Satin White Glass Globes, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A chromed chandelier with six satin white fluted glass globes, Italy, 1960s The glass globes are in very good condition, chrome with some wear, rewired. Measures: Overall height 3...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Round Nine Tiers Chandelier, 380 Murano Fume' Glass, 1990s, Metal Ring
By Venini, Camer Glass, Barovier&Toso
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 Venini, Camer Glass, Barovier&Toso
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

Italian Eight Arms Brass And Opaline Ceiling Light
By Angelo Lelii
Located in Megeve, FR
Beautiful Italian Angelo Lelli style eight globes ceiling light. Brass and opaline glass.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

  • Italian Eight Arms Brass And Opaline Ceiling Light
  • Italian Eight Arms Brass And Opaline Ceiling Light
  • Italian Eight Arms Brass And Opaline Ceiling Light
  • Italian Eight Arms Brass And Opaline Ceiling Light
H 7.88 in. W 80.71 in. D 51.19 in.
Small Mid-Century Modern White Coated Pendants Lights, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Almelo, NL
Interesting set of eight Mid-Century Modern white coated pendants lights produced in Germany, 1970s. These pendants will contribute to a luxurious modern character of the (hotel-bar)...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Midcentury Pendant, Structured Opaline Glass, Europe, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large midcentury pendant, structured opaline glass, Europe, 1960s. The diffuse light it spreads is very atmospheric. Completed with the opaline glass and metal steel painted canopy o...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Pair of Midcentury Pendant Lights Opaque Molded Plastic Lanterns c1950-60
Located in FR
Pair of midcentury pendant lights opaque molded plastic lanterns, circa 1950-1960 Unusual diamond lozenge opaque Lucite Black plastic trim The drop can be adjusted In good vintage co...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Plastic

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

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

Mid-Century Modern Style Dlightus Bespoke Nickel and Frosted Glass Chandelier
By D'LightUs
Located in Dallas, TX
Made of 12 nickel sheets of metal, curved, nesting the light and covered up by a frosted glass. Rectangular shape, with 12 candelabra base lights. Ideal over a table/kitchen island/d...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Bagues French Mid-Century Hot Air Balloon Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
French (1930's) hot air balloon shaped chandelier with basket supporting 8 gilt metal arms with beaded crystal trim. (att: BAGUES; restored)
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Midcentury Pendant Light Chrome and Irridescent Glass Panels
Located in FR
Pendant light chrome and irridescent glass panels midcentury Unusual glass and metal ceiling light Irridescent carnival glass shaped panels Measurements given are for the light it...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Midcentury Pendants, Structured Opaline Glass, Europe, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Set of nine pendants, structured opaline glass, Europe, 1960s. The diffuse light it spreads is very atmospheric. Completed with the opaline glass and metal steel painted canopy on a ...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Kaiser 9-Arm Space Age Chandelier, 1960s, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A midcentury chandelier made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its Space Age design and nine opal glass balls. The body of the light is made of chrome metal, including ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

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Midcentury Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the midcentury pendant you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every midcentury pendant was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a midcentury pendant, we have 3342 options in-stock, while there are 29 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a midcentury pendant — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A midcentury pendant is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. A well-made midcentury pendant has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Kamenicky Senov, Stilnovo and Gaetano Sciolari are consistently popular.

How Much is a Midcentury Pendant?

The average selling price for a midcentury pendant at 1stDibs is $1,964, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $88,000 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.