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Large Murano Pink Lilly Sculptural Chandelier Franco Luce Art Glass & Gilt Brass
By Franco Luce
Located in Coimbra, PT
Awesome large 1970s vintage Floral Franco Luce Seguso gilt chandelier, of Murano glass, having a frame of brass, it's spherical center holding twenty-four, hand blown, blooms in the ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Gold Plate

Modern Sculptural Pendant Light Fixture
By Commute Design Studio
Located in toronto, CA
We created this modern sculptural pendant fixture because we are always in search of lighting that looks just as good on as it does off. Ultra warm dimmable LED is further warmed by ...
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2010s North American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Gold Leaf

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H 48 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Sculptural Scandinavian Modern Brass Pendant Fixture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Scandinavian Modern pendant lamp / fixture in a sculptural and finely crafted lacquered brass chandelier with a well-defined ceiling mount.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Mobile Pendant
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern light fixture with sculptural mobile frame. Tubular polished chrome frame fitted with six retro style filament light bulbs. Adjustable chain height.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sculptural Pendant, 1950s
By Stilnovo, Arredoluce, Mathieu Matégot
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare and very unique midcentury pendant with a slender satin glass diffuser surrounded by a red lacquered cage with brass details. Fine original condition with patina on the brass an...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

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H 31.11 in. Dm 7.88 in.
Bauhaus Pendant Lamp (Minimalist, Modern, Marble Sculptural Lighting)
By Rebeca Cors
Located in Mexico City, MX
The meeting point between sculpture and utility object. A utilitarian sculpture. Seeks to transmit balance and simplicity. Rebeca Cors (México, 1988) works as an independent artist u...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

Sculptural Murano Glass Pendant
By Mazzega
Located in Vienna, AT
Murano glass pendant from the 1960s. Measures: Diameter 52 cm. Height fixture 35 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

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H 39.38 in. Dm 20.48 in.
Lotus Pendant Lamp by Wende Reid - organic modern, sculptural, handmade
By Wende Reid
Located in Paddington, NSW
Light and sculptural, this large double pendant lamp, inspired by nature, is a refined, example of 21st century organic modern design providing diffused light at useful light levels ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Australian Organic Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Brass

Brutalist Steel Sculptural Pendant
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Brutalist steel sculptural pendant Total height with canopy and chain is 43"H / shade alone is 18"H.   
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Bubbly 01-Light Pendant, Polished Nickel, Modern Molecular Sculptural Lighting
By Rosie Li
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bubbly is an effervescent, all-brass lighting system inspired by soap bubble clusters and Newton's laws of universal gravitation. The modular system comprises discrete brass spheres,...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Stainless Steel

21st Century Sculptural Modern Handmade Pendant Led Lamp. Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
21st century sculptural modern handmade pendant lamp in brass, lost wax and art glass Pendant lamp Handmade It created with lost wax technique reproducing wine three branches. Ex...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Tall Tulip Pendant Lamp by Wende Reid - Organic Modern, Sculptural, Handmade
By Wende Reid
Located in Paddington, NSW
Inspired by nature this original sculptural pendant featuring our signature hand stitched construction using translucent Italian linen attached to our bronzed armature with patinate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Australian Organic Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Brass, Copper

Sculptural Brass and Glass Oval Pendant, Mid-Century Modern, Stilnovo style
By Arteluce, Sarfatti for Arteluce, Stilnovo
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Midcentury large pendant/suspension with a 60 cm 24" blown elliptical glass and patinated solid brass. Carries 3 E27/E26 for great and uniform light output. Solid brass with el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Sculptural Spherical Clear Lucite, Wire & Brass Pendant Lamp
Located in London, GB
Sculptural lamp made of clear perspex and transparent wire accompanied brass internal fittings was the influenced the pioneer, Avant Garde artist and sculptor Naum Gabo (1890–1977). ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Louis Weisdorf Sculptural Pendant Fixture
By Louis Weisdorf
Located in Antwerp, BE
Louis Weisdorf sculptural ceiling light. Measures: Diameter 40 cm. Height 25 cm. Total height 70 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

21st Century Sculptural Modern Handmade Pendant Led Lamp in Brass .Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
21st century sculptural nodern handmade pendant lamp in brass and lost wax Pendant lamp Handmade It created with lost wax technique reproducing wine three branches. Exclusive a...
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2010s European Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sculptural Modern Handmade Pendant Led Lamp in Brass and Art Glass. Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
21th century sculptural modern handmade pendant lamp in brass, lost wax and art glass Pendant lamp Handmade It created with lost wax technique reproducing wine three branches. E...
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Modernist Sculptural Triple Glass Globe Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Modernist ceiling pendant light consisting of three semi-opaque sculptural glass globes with waved lower sections, hanging from a circular metal canopy piece. The piece is in great v...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Polished Chrome Italian Sculptural Pendant Light
Located in Antwerp, BE
A polished chrome Italian sculptural pendant.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Flow Pendant Lamps (Minimalist, Contemporary, Sculptural Lighting)
By Rebeca Cors
Located in Mexico City, MX
Flow Pendant Lamps - The meeting point between sculpture and industrial design. A utilitarian sculpture. Seeks to transmit balance and simplicity. Rebeca Cors (México, 1988) works as...
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2010s Mexican Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

Sterling Silver Salvador Dali Style Sculptural Pendant Necklace Signed Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This amazing hand wrought hallmarked studio necklace has the great influence of art, sculpture and the wonderful work of the collectable Salvatore Dali. This is signed Jonathan Stra...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Sterling Silver

Flow Vertical Pendant Lamp 'Minimalist, Contemporary, Sculptural Lighting'
By Rebeca Cors
Located in Mexico City, MX
Flow pendant lamps - The meeting point between sculpture and industrial design. A utilitarian sculpture. Seeks to transmit balance and simplicity. Rebeca Cors (México, 1988) works a...
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2010s Mexican Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Italian Modern & Sculptural 8-Light Chandelier
Located in East Hampton, NY
In the style of Stilnovo, this wonderful 8 light glass, walnut and metal chandelier with original canopy is extremely sculptural, geometric and modern for a classic mid-century light.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Flow Horizontal Pendant Lamp 'Minimalist, Contemporary, Sculptural Lighting'
By Rebeca Cors
Located in Mexico City, MX
Flow pendant lamps - The meeting point between sculpture and Industrial Design. A utilitarian sculpture. Seeks to transmit balance and simplicity. Rebeca Cors (México, 1988) works a...
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2010s Mexican Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

Mid Century Modern Sculptural Black Lucite Chandelier
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-century modern architectural chrome and black lucite chandelier in the style of Robert Sonneman. Fixture has three sided design and features dark gray lucite scrolls with chrome ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1970s Sculptural Lucite, Wire and Brass Pendant Lamp
Located in London, GB
Sculptural lamp made of perspex and transparent wire accompanied brass internal fittings was the influentanced the Pioneer, Avant Garde artist and sculptor Naum Gabo (1890–1977). The...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Golden Editions Sculptural Pendant Lamp Handwoven Straw Terracotta
Located in Barcelona, CT
Woven Pendant Lamp HATTER + LANTERN: Contemporary and Earthy Colour: Natural and Ginger (Terracotta) Are you looking for an artisanal lamp with an arty twist? This sculptural ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ghanaian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Contemporary Golden Editions Sculptural Pendant Lamp Handwoven Straw Black
Located in Barcelona, CT
Woven Pendant Lamp HATTER + LANTERN: Naturally Arty Colour: Natural and Midnight (Black) Are you looking for a unique lamp that gives artisan an arty twist? This sculptural lam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ghanaian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sculptural French Bamboo Pendant Small Hanging Lamp 1950s France
Located in National City, CA
Pendant lamp Sculptural French bamboo pendant small hanging lamp 1950s France Unsigned. It requires a bayonet bulb. 6.5 h x 6.25 diameter inches Original Preowned Unrestored Vi...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo

Highline 3D_01, Brass Geometric Sculptural Led Pendant Light
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Highline 3D is an architectural lighting system with infinite possibilities. A custom brass extruded profile with inlaid LEDs creates the foundation for a variety of geometric volume...
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2010s Australian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Sculptural French Bamboo Large Pendant Hanging Lamp, 1950s, France
Located in National City, CA
Pendant lamp Sculptural French bamboo lamp pendant, France circa 1950s It requires a bayonet bulb. Measures: 21 tall x 13 diameter inches Original preowned unrestored vintage co...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo

Roberto Matta Tri Color Sculptural Pendant Chandelier, Italy, 1960's
By Roberto Matta
Located in New York, NY
Elegant ceiling fixture by Roberto Matta for Arredoluce, each uplight is painted a different color around a brass frame. Rewired.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Tall Sculptural Curved Lucite Chandelier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Spectacular, tall Mid-Century Modern chandelier where the Lucite is curved in infinity loops. Nothing short of stunning. Wired for USA and in working order. Multiple lights, see pics...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Sacurá Brazilian Contemporary Sculptural Pendant Light by Cristiana Bertolucci
By Cristiana Bertolucci
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Sacurá - Sculptural light pendant in brass with natural finish without varnish. The finish on this sculptural pendant light darkens over time. The mall cotton domes in various colors...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Vintage Sculptural Sixteen-Arm Chandelier Pendant Light 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful vintage 16 Arm modernist Sciolari chandelier. Italy, 1960s. Measure: Diameter 20 In Height (body without bulbs) 9.5 In
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

DAX VERTICAL CHANDELIER - Modern Gold Leafed Sculptural Lighting Design
By Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Dax chandelier is a sculptural fete featuring gold leafed rebar hand twisted to create a unique one of a kind fixture. Polished brass and gold leafed finishes make this design tr...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Carrara Marble, Brass, Gold Leaf

Contemporary Golden Editions Sculptural Pendant Lamp Handwoven Straw Herb Green
Located in Barcelona, CT
Woven Pendant Lamp HATTER + LANTERN: Dynamic and natural Colour: Natural and Herb (Bottle Green) Are you looking for a unique lamp that marries artisan and design? This sculptu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ghanaian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Italian 1970s Modern Five-Light Sculptural Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Italian 1970s modern chrome, white enamel and glass sculptural chandelier. Each globe of hand blown glass in white, clear and amber color from Murano. Price per Item.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Bronze Sixteen-Arm Sculptural Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This refined and graphic Sputnik chandelier was crafted in Italy, circa 1960. It features sixteen arms emanating outwards from a spherical body capped on the end with candelabra bulb...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Sculptural Gaetano Sciolari Spiral Chrome, Mid-Century Modern Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Spiral chrome chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy, circa 1960. The chandelier is made of square chrome bars forming a partial spiral. It takes ten lights bulbs. The body of the cha...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1970 Italy Mazzega Large Sculptural Pendant Lamp Murano Glass & Chrome
By AVMazzega
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant large pendant lamp features two hand blown thick Murano glass half spheres suspended within a chrome plated metal ring designed by Carlo Nason (attr.). Spiral cables and the ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sculptural Gaetano Sciolari Spiral Brass, Mid-Century Modern Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Spiral brass chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy, circa 1960. The chandelier is made of square brass bars forming a partial spiral. It takes ten lights bulbs. The body of the chand...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sculptural Cylindric Double Layered Glass Pendant, Helena Tynell, Sweden, 1950s
By Helena Tynell and Heinrich Gantenbrink
Located in Maastricht, NL
A sculptural, cylindric pendant lamp by Helena Tynell for the Swedish company Flygsfors. The shade is made of double layered glass, green outside and orange on the inside. Labeled by...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Chrome-Plated Sculptural Pendant Light chandelier, style of Maison Charles
Located in New York City, NY
A futuristic 1970s Modern fusee chandelier of sinuous, organic forms in a trio of polished metal tubes that form a harmonious musical note. In the style of Maison Charles et Fils si...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier Brass Murano Glass Sculptural Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian chandelier elegant and chic, brass structure semi-glazed glass opal glasses, Minimalist and sculptural shapes, great design, in the style of Stilnovo manufacture.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Metal and Glass Sculptural Black Pendant by Ron Rezek, USA 1990s
Located in Chicago, IL
Black metal pyramid pendant with glass diffuser designed by Ron Rezek in the 1990s. A cast iron half sphere within a pyramid, floating like a UFO. Primary geometric shapes combined i...
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1990s North American Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Salviati 1970 Italian Sculptural Modern Nickel Crystal Clear Glass Chandelier
By Salviati
Located in New York, NY
Very attractive modernist and organic Design for this 1970s Murano glass high quality chandelier by Salviati: the manufactured chrome round plates, that are pierced to let the light ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel, Metal

Contemporary Sculptural Hand-Built Multi-Shell Matte White Ceramic Pendant Lamp
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
White bowerbird family is a contemporary sculptural multi-shell hand-built ceramic pendant lamp finished in a matte white glaze with a warm glow reflecting off of a round joyful form...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

Contemporary Sculptural Hand-built Single-Shell Matte White Ceramic Pendant Lamp
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
White Bowerbird single is a contemporary single-shell hand-built ceramic pendant lamp finished in a matte white glaze with a warm glow reflecting off of a round joyful form. The humo...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

Contemporary Sculptural Hand-Built Double-Shell Matte White Ceramic Pendant Lamp
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
White Bowerbird couple is a contemporary double-shell hand-built ceramic pendant lamp finished in a matte white glaze with a warm glow reflecting off of a round joyful form. Each she...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Polished Chrome Chandelier by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
This sculptural and graphic Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized by the esteemed lighting atelier, Gaetano Sciolari, in Italy circa 1970. A rare and especially stunning example...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sculptural Steel Geometric Prism Pendant in Eglomise Glass Mexico Vintage 1980s
Located in National City, CA
Pendant Lamp Geometric Hanging Prism Drop Pendant Light in Eglomise & Sculptural Steel Mexican Vintage 1980s Two are available- listing price is per lamp. No information on maker ava...
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Vintage 1980s Mexican Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Midcentury Modern Sculptural Chandelier 5 Ring Brass Mahogany Mexico City 1960s
By Lightolier, Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
Modern Five Ring Swirling Sculptural Chandelier from Mexico City 1960s Unmarked. Crisp Clean design. Features five rings in patinated brass with sculptural mahogany wood ornamentatio...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sculptural Brutalist Pendant Lamp 'Tivoli' by Simon P. Henningsen for Lyfa, 1962
By Simon Poul Henningsen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Ceiling pendant by Simon P. Henningsen, called Tivoli or Divan 2. Manufactured by Lyfa in Denmark in 1962 it was originally commissioned for the restaurant Divan 2 in Tivoli in Copen...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Sculptural Glass and Brass Pendant with Closed Bottom Detail by Kalmar
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Sculptural Kalmar glass and brass pendant with closed bottom. Glass fixture height alone is 12".
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stunning Segmented Sculptural Pendant Lamp in Copper by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Mid-Century Modernist segmented pendant lamp in brushed copper by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Brushed copper segments adorn a tubular, vertically suspended design, with a white i...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Sculptural French Vintage Ceiling Light Chandelier Flush Mount or Pendant, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Vintage Sputnik - Orbit chandelier with six massive textured glass tubes. France, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 6.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Sculptural German Glass and Brass Ceiling Light Chandelier Pendant, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Berlin, DE
Spectacular vintage Sputnik - Orbit chandelier with thirteen clear and matt glass shadows. Germany, 1960s. Measures: Diameter: 31.5 in, Height (body): 13.8 in. Rod can be replaced as...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Vintage 18-Arm Sculptural Chandelier Glass and Chrome Pendant, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful and absolutely rare blown glass globes and chrome chandelier. Italy, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 18.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Bonnie Large LED Handmade Sculptural Pendant in Solid Brass, 80cm/32".
By Ovature Studios
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Bonnie range is designed around the stylized form of a Saffron flower, known around the world for its valuable beauty, fragrance and essence. Each part is handmade, wether it ...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Modern Sculptural Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the modern sculptural pendant you’re looking for. A modern sculptural pendant — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. Find 150 options for an antique or vintage modern sculptural pendant now, or shop our selection of 77 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a modern sculptural pendant — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A modern sculptural pendant made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one modern sculptural pendant that is appealing in its simplicity, but Gaetano Sciolari, Morghen Studio and Rebeca Cors produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Modern Sculptural Pendant?

Prices for a modern sculptural pendant can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $239 and can go as high as $32,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,447.

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.