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Large German Vintage Blown Glass Globe Ceiling Hanging Pendant Light, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, J.T. Kalmar, 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

Set of Four Austrian Vintage Blown Glass Globes Ceiling Hanging Lights, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, Mazzega
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

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

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

  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
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  • Stilnovo 1960 Hanging Lamp
H 78.7 in. Dm 15.7 in.
1970s Brown Metal Bubble Hanging Light by Rolf Krüger for Staff Lights, Germany
By Staff Leuchten, Rolf Krüger
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Bubble hanging light Producer: Staff Lights, Germany Design: Rolf Krüger Origin: Germany Age: 1970s Description: This hanging light was designed by Rol...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Vintage Modern Hanging Chandelier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern sleek wooden chandelier featured in a circular shape. The outer frame is made up of colored wood and wood chips. Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood

Chrome Glass Modern Hanging Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique five-light chandelier modern style. It has five stylish lights with glass shades, and amber circular design around the chrome arms. The chandelier is wired to US standards, an...
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Steel

Mid Century Modern Murano Hanging Chandelier
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a beautiful clear Murano glass chandelier with brass decorative accents tones. Chandelier has been rewired and it is ready to go. It requires four regula...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Robert Haussmann Atomic Hanging Chandelier Mid Century Modern
By Robert Haussmann
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration, an incredible hanging chandelier by Robert Haussmann. 36 bulbs (included). Beautiful atomic composition in the shape of a hexagon. Switzerland 1960s. No marki...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

European Hanging Chandelier
Located in National City, CA
European chandelier constructed with three hanging shades. Based in the construction, it appears to be a late 1960s or 1970s production. The shade has a plastic cover where the sp...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

  • European Hanging Chandelier
  • European Hanging Chandelier
  • European Hanging Chandelier
  • European Hanging Chandelier
H 35 in. Dm 11 in.
Mid-Century Modern Mobile Hanging Chandelier Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
For your consideration a vintage Italian chandelier with sculptural mobile shape. Four shades can be directed to distribute the lighting. Brass body with aluminum shades painted in...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Robert Haussmann Hanging Cross Chrome Chandelier
By Robert Haussmann
Located in National City, CA
For Your Pleasure: Modern Chrome Cross Hanging Chandelier By Robert Haussmann, Swiss Architect. Reference # LIGGM1212195 Mid Century Modern Cross Design in Chrome for Swiss Lighting ...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Camer Glass Tubular Cylinder Hanging Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning Camer glass cylindrical chandelier. Nothing short of spectacular. The glass is so smooth it feels like Lucite, yet it is glass. Very rare to see a Camer with cylindrical sha...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Six Hanging Torch Chandelier
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass and faceted glass chandelier.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Round Hanging Chain Resin Chandelier Pendant Lamp
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a one-of-a-kind round retro pendant lamp made with pieces of resin with a long chain. It is in excellent working condition for its age. Has some surface/age wear on resin ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Unique Set of Seven Mid-Century Modern Hanging Brass Chandeliers
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern set of seven handing lamps feature four individual casings with light bulbs. This elegant hanging lamp is made entirely of brass showing true quality. T...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Modern Hanging Light
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Danish modern hanging light. Original 1950s design. This is a wonderful Mid-Century Modern design. The majority of the light shines down with subtle light coming through the bands of...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Danish Modern Hanging Light
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Danish modern hanging light. This is an original Mid-Century Modern design. The design disperses light evenly.      Complementary delivery in the Los Angeles / Beverly Hills area. ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

  • Danish Modern Hanging Light
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  • Danish Modern Hanging Light
H 18 in. Dm 12 in.
Lite Craft Hanging Atomic Chandelier
By Robert Haussmann
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Lite craft hanging atomic chandelier. Great Design and very well made! Somewhat similar to Robert Haussmann Fixtures, but this one is all cast or joined without seams etc. Currently ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Vintage 1950s Chrome Hanging Chandelier
Located in Hudson, NY
A very interesting vintage 1960s hanging chandelier light fixture, with an iron frame and two rows or chromed steel hanging strips, which create a beautiful effect while concealing t...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Long Hanging Brass & Acrylic Chandelier Light Fixture 1960s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an absolutely fabulous, long hanging chandelier, made of brass and acrylic, circa the 1960s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 16" Dia x 73...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hanging Lamp, Rattan Chandelier and Synthetic Fibers, Unique Pieces, Art Modern
By Micki Chomicki
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Hanging lamp, rattan chandelier and synthetic fibers, unique pieces directed by the artist Micki Chomicki and his team of artisan French artisans. Measure: D 74cm, H 15cm.  
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2010s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier with Hanging Murano Glass Made in Italy
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Italian Murano glass hanging slab chandelier. Great scale and style. Now, more than ever, home is where the heart is, circa 1970s. Wired for USA and in perfect working order.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Hanging Lamp, Rattan Chandelier and Synthetic Fibers, Unique Pieces, Art Modern
By Micki Chomicki
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Hanging lamp, rattan chandelier and synthetic fibers, unique pieces directed by the artist Micki Chomicki and his team of artisan French artisans. Measure: H 19cm, D 50cm.
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2010s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rattan

Mezzaga Murano Hanging Pendant Chandelier
By Mezzaga
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning modernist pendant chandelier in glass and chrome.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

1970s Modernist Hanging Crystal Brass Chandelier
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Modernist hanging crystal brass chandelier featuring a 5 level brass framed chandelier holding over 300 cut crystal pieces of crystal, circa 1970s. Each crystal piece is connected to...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Curtis Jere Cheese Grater Hanging Chandelier
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Fantastic Postmodern copper cheese grater hanging chandelier designed by Curtis Jere.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Vintage Hanging Chandelier, 1960s Middle Europe
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Vintage hanging chandelier, made in the 1960s, Middle Europe. The chandelier is suspended on chrome rod. It consists of a three-storey glass lampshade. Material: cut glass and sheet ...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Organic Driftwood Hanging Chandeliers
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Natural applied driftwood hanging lighting fixture. Can be sold individually.
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20th Century Dutch Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Driftwood

Huge Stilnovo Seven-Light Hanging Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Madrid, ES
A very elegant seven diffuser hanging chandelier manufactured by Stilnovo in the 1960s. The diffusers are made of opaque nickel-plated brass and plexiglass. The lamps is entirely ori...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Hanging Chandelier after Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage Mid-Century period chandelier. Made in Italy circa 1950s. Brass frame with sculptural shape and original glass shades in excellent condition. It requ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

American Six-Light Chandelier or Hanging Fixture, Modern Empire Style (Dia 29")
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome American six-light hanging light fixture or chandelier (29 inches diameter) of metal and resin, featuring a modern Empire-style design, with elegant gilt accents. U.S. ...
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20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Iron, Wire

Mid-Century Modern Globe Hanging Light
Located in East Hampton, NY
Beautiful vivid colored glass that look like sea glass with white glass discs. Brass frame and canopy. Single light to interior, Edison style and takes up to 100 watts. The LED light...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Post-War Bamboo Octagon Chandelier Hanging Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Post-War bamboo octagon chandelier hanging lamp with glass/rice paper shade. 3-Available
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo, Glass, Organic Material

Space Age Copper Hanging Chandelier, Germany, 1960s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Vintage Space Age copper hanging chandelier, Germany, 1960s. Interesting shape of lampshades. The lamp is fully restored and cleaned, new wiring. Measure: Height 96 cm, diameter 3...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

  • Space Age Copper Hanging Chandelier, Germany, 1960s
  • Space Age Copper Hanging Chandelier, Germany, 1960s
  • Space Age Copper Hanging Chandelier, Germany, 1960s
  • Space Age Copper Hanging Chandelier, Germany, 1960s
H 37.8 in. W 12.21 in. D 12.21 in.
Louis Poulsen Style Multi Lamp Hanging Chandelier
By Louis Poulsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Louis Poulsen style five-piece hanging chandelier. Chrome accents and copper tiered shades with orange enameled interiors. Good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper, Chrome

Murano Controlled Bubble Hanging Fixtures Chandeliers Pendants
By Barovier&Toso
Located in New York, NY
3 Hanging Murano Fixtures, selling indivigually.The Orange one is shown with the chain, all are available with chain, canopies etc. Dimensions in listing are for the round ones dime...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Elongated Mid-Century Modern Hanging Pendant Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Unusually shaped hanging fixture, frosted glass (probably Italian) with metal cap and original canopy. Fixture has been powder coated a satin white and professionally rewired. Seven...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern European Hanging Fixture Lamp
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage hanging lamp constructed with aluminium tubes with sculptural cuts, allowing the light to be diffused in a very spectacular way. Unmarked, no inf...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Bamboo Asian Hut Style Chandelier Hanging Lamp, 2 Available
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Post-War bamboo Asian hut style hanging chandelier. 2-Available
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo

A Mid Century Chrome Chandelier with Three Hanging Triangles
Located in New York, NY
A vintage three-light chandelier comprised of three chrome triangles suspended from chains. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. Some scratches to the chrome.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Four Modernist Aluminum Hanging Pendant Chandeliers by Lightcraft
By Edward Wormley
Located in Buffalo, NY
Matched set of four aluminum hanging pendant chandeliers by Lightcraft. Classic modernist, simple yet elegant design, featuring four up lights which reflect onto large aluminum dish,...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Aluminum

Scandinavian Modern Green Optical Glass Hanging Lamp, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Curvy organically shaped green hand blow glass pendant light with an optical pattern. It has a brass alloyed aluminium top. It was probably manufactured by either Kosta Boda or Orref...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Optical Glass

Mid Century Sculpted Hanging Swag Lamp Chandelier Pendant Light
Located in Baltimore, MD
A sophisticated, interesting Mid-Century Modern pendant light, swag lamp, chandelier featuring a milky white glass globe with a raised ribbing that follows the billowing egg shaped g...
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hanging Lamp Palwa Germany 1970 Midcentury Brass Crystal Chandelier
By Palwa
Located in Vienna, AT
Gilt brass frame, with eight rows of faceted crystals and a final brass loop row. The chandelier is in a very nice original condition and has been professionally refurbished in our w...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

New Copper Hanging Chandelier Pendant Lamp with Five Tubes
Located in Miami, FL
New copper hanging chandelier pendant lamp Each tube it´s 27.55in height.  
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2010s Spanish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid Century Mother-of-Pearl Hanging Lanterns Pendant Chandelier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Unusual circa 1970s chandelier with five pendant mother-of-pearl and brass lanterns. Each one opens in the center and is suspended by a white wire that hangs from a round brass ceili...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

3 Armed Full Brass Adjustable Hanging Chandelier by Hillebrand, 1970s, Germany
By Hillebrand
Located in Hagenbach, DE
3 armed full brass body chandelier with adjustable hanging rope by Hillebrand, 1970s Germany Unusual and rare design. Lampshade is in good condition and clean. This lamp w...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

French Bamboo Four-Light Hanging Fixture or Chandelier 'Louis Sognot'
By Louis Sognot
Located in Austin, TX
A fine French bamboo hanging fixture from the mid-20th century, featuring four lights, each light with brass bobeche and optional shade, on a stylish bamboo and rattan support, attri...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1960s Hurricane Chandelier Hanging Light Hans Agne Jakobsson, Markaryd, Sweden
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Hanging light Producer: Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ab, Markaryd Sweden Origin: Sweden Age: 1960s This midcentury pendant light was designed ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Multi-Color Hanging Cylindrical Metal Light
By EJS Lighting
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Piece in its original vintage condition attributed to EJS lighting.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Yellow, Pink and White Venini Style Tronchi Oval Hanging Chandelier
By Paolo Venini
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Beautiful chandelier in very soft colors and nice shape of glass pieces. From underneath, each glass piece looks like a flower. Each piece of glass is 26 cm tall. 8 bulbs. Height i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Vintage Danish Style Hanging Chandelier Two Glass Lampshades, 1960s-1970s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Vintage Danish style hanging chandelier, two milky glass lamshades hanging on 2 insulated electric cables with a wooden base. Original wiring, functionality has not been tested. V...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Swedish Iron and Glass Hanging Candelabra / Chandelier by Bertil Vallien
By Bertil Vallien, Boda Smide AB
Located in Karlstad, SE
Hanging candelabra in wrought iron and crystal by Bertil Vallien for Boda Smide, Sweden, circa 1970. It consists of 12 candleholders held by a circular wrought iron frame. Conditio...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Faceted Crystal Glass Hanging Chandelier Bakalowits and Söhne, Vienna, 1960
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Silver plated chandelier. Manufacted bakalowits and Söhne, Vienna, 1960, Faceted crystal glass.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Stilnovo Subtle Red Hanging Italian Pendant Lamp 1950s Modern, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
Red vintage hanging light lamp fixture. Made in Italy. The shade & canopy are made of Spun Aluminum with original red paint, silk electric cord. No maker label. Attribution Stilnovo...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Venini Art Glass Hanging Pendant Lamp Murano
By Venini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Venini art glass hanging pendant lamp. Lamp is vintage 1960s, hand blown and signed by Venini, Murano. Fantastic colors and styling representative of era.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Mid Century Danish Modern Wall Mount Hanging Lamp Swing Arm
Located in Baltimore, MD
A sophisticated, Mid-Century Modern walnut wall mounted swag lamp, chandelier featuring drum-shaped chandelier, the shade is accented with an impressive vertical walnut pattern along...
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Walnut

Amazing Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp or Hanging Light, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Amazing Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or hanging light, 1960s. It comes with 8 x E14 Edison screw fit bulb holders, is wired, and in working condition. It runs both on 110/230 v...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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Modern Hanging Chandeliers For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of modern hanging chandeliers available for sale. Each of these unique modern hanging chandeliers was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. Find 837 antique and vintage modern hanging chandeliers at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 110 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Modern hanging chandeliers have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Modern hanging chandeliers bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made modern hanging chandeliers over the years, but those made by Sabrina Landini, Peill & Putzler and Staff Leuchten are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Modern Hanging Chandeliers?

Prices for modern hanging chandeliers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, modern hanging chandeliers begin at $20 and can go as high as $45,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,685.

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.