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Round Nine Tiers Chandelier, 380 Murano Fume' Glass, 1990s, Metal Ring
By Barovier&Toso, Venini, Camer Glass
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 Barovier&Toso, Venini, Camer Glass
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 Venetian Pair of Chandeliers, Blown Murano Glass, Triedro Camer G, 1960s
By Camer Glass
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Venetian pair of chandeliers, blown Murano glass, triedro elements, attributed to camer glass, 1960s Amazing pair of Murano chandeliers in excellent original condition, as do...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Midcentury Sputnik Chandelier, Baloton Gold Rods, Alberto Dona, 1990s, Camer
By Camer Glass, Alberto Donà
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Teardrop shaped glass elements with Baloton finish and pure gold leaf. The mix of lens effect made by the bubbles and warm mirror reflection made by the gold speckling creates a be...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Seven-Tier Murano Camer Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Seven-tier Murano Camer link chandelier. Measures: 22" in diameter x 17" height (to top of links).
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Camer Glass Chandelier Chrome Italian
By Camer Glass
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Italian Murano camer blown glass and chrome Chandelier. Five lights.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Murano Glass Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in Norwalk, CT
Large 1960s Italian chandelier by Camer (signed) with Murano glass prisms in both smoke and clear. Chrome frame in tiers. Outanding design with staggered levels.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Camer Glass Midcentury Murano Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant Camer glass prism Mid-Century Modern chandelier where Murano glass prisms hang individually and great a magnificent look. If you've ever opened Architectural Digest, you've c...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large Camer Murano Table Lamp
By Camer Glass
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Large Camer Murano table lamp. Camer label attached.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Vintage 1960s-1970s, Camer chandelier with outstanding massive size, star-shaped Murano glass rods hanging from a white tubular frame. Measures: Prisms are 8", 10" and 12" long. Chan...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Monumental Camer Murano Glass Chandelier
H 20.5 in. W 40 in. D 18 in.
Midcentury Camer Murano Glass Italy Waterfall Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Camer Murano glass waterfall chandelier that is fifty-five tall. It is unusual to see chandeliers this tall. Would look perfect in almost any environment.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Sculptural Mid-Century Murano Crystal Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Unique and sculptural crystal chandelier by Camer Glass comprised of undulating bands of prisms.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Murano Starburst Chandelier by Camer, 1970s
By Camer Glass
Located in Plainview, NY
An impressive and stylish Mid-Century Modern large 5-tier starburst chandelier by the Italian Camer Glass design. Made in 1970s this lush chandelier features numerous Vinini Triedre ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Oval Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful oval form chandelier with 48, 11in. clear glass triangular prisms on 4 tiers. Created in Italy. Total current length including the chain, which is adjustable, and canopy is...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Large Oval Venini Camer Tiered Triedri Murano Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A magnificent Murano glass chandelier made by Camer. 36" long. Comprised of individually handblown Murano glass triangular (triede) crystal prisms on a brass frame; this large Mid-Ce...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Murano Starburst Camer Glass Five-Tier Chandelier Mid-Century Modern
By Camer Glass
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outrageous and large Mid-Century Modern Camer glass five-tier starburst chandelier. This piece is very large and impressive and will be the centerpiece of your home.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Murano Glass Chandelier with Venini Triedri Crystals by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Camer Glass Co. Manufacturer: Camer Glass Co. Period/Style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: Italy. Date: 1960s.   Materials: Murano venini triedri crystals. Conditio...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Lovely Petite Signed Camer Italian Murano Tronchi Tube Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous Italian Venini Murano tronchi tube chandelier signed Camer. Measurements are 16" T x 15" in diameter and each tube is 8" L.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Crystal Murano Chandelier Sputnik, 1982
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1982 by Camer glass, this chandelier has 43 clear glass elements called “Triedri”. Perfect for a modern space, the chandelier reach the diameter of 90 cm and is lighted ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Amber Murano Chandelier Italian Sputnik, 1982
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
Made up of 41 elements called Trihedrons, this chandelier belongs to that category called sputnik. The amber color of the glass elements perfectly matches the golden color of the fr...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Magnificent Camer Chandelier of Tiered Murano Glass Prisms
By Camer Glass
Located in Stamford, CT
A magnificent Mid-Century Modern chandelier of tiered Murano glass prisms with gold inclusions by the Camer Glass Company. Height of chandelier body : 17".
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Camer Glass XL Waterfall Chandelier Murano Glass Crystals
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent Camer Murano Glass extra large waterfall chandelier that has a drop of fifty-five inches so it is perfect for a foyer. And one of the biggest Camer Glass midcentury chand...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Medium to Large Size Round Camer Chandelier
By Camer Glass, Murano 5
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern Venini Prizms light fixture chandelier.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini for Camer Glass
By Camer Glass, Venini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic 1970s Venini Murano glass chandelier will make a definite statement with its clear and smokey topaz prisms which catch the light beautifullly. Note: Dimensi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Gray Triedri Murano Chandelier Sputnik, 1982
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1982 by Camer Glass, this chandelier has 43 gray glass elements called “Triedri”. Perfect for a modern space, the chandelier reach the diameter of 80 cm and is lighted b...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Amber Black Triedri Murano Chandelier, 1980
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
A beautiful and impressive chandelier suitable, due to its important height, to spacious rooms and high ceilings. The chandelier creates magnificent reflections of light thanks to ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Modernist Hand Blown Murano Chrome & Camer Triedre Crystal Starburst Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern chandelier is hand blown in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It feature...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Chrome

Three-Tiered Tronchi Tube Murano Glass Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
A circular form chandelier comprising a metal frame containing three tiers of textured molded Tronchi glass tubes. By Camer. Italian, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Camer Glass, Large Chromed Steel and Murano Glass Fifty-Six Crystal Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The rectangular chromed steel frame with rounded ends, issuing three tiers of graduated arms, each arm suspending a pentagonal tronchi glass crystals, fifty-six glass crystals in tot...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Pink Spiral Triedri Murano Chandelier, 1980
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
A beautiful and impressive chandelier suitable, due to its important height, to spacious rooms and high ceilings. The chandelier creates magnificent reflections of light thanks to ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Crystal Amethyst Triedri Murano Chandelier, 1980
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
A beautiful and impressive chandelier suitable, due to its important height, to spacious rooms and high ceilings. The chandelier creates magnificent reflections of light thanks to ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Italian Venetian Sconces in Blown Murano Glass, Blue Charming, Camer Glass, 1960
By Camer Glass
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Venetian sconces in blown Murano glass, blue charming, attributed to Camer Glass, 1960s. The sconces are composed by a quite huge bowl in blue charming called submersed thank...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Flush Mount Black & Clear in Blown Murano Glass, Attributed to Camer Glass Italy
By Camer Glass
Located in Villaverla, IT
Flush mount black and clear in blown Murano glass, attributed to Camer Glass Italy. Spectacular Italian Venetian Murano glass flush mount black and transparent. In excellent origina...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Art Deco More Lighting

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Chrome

Camer Glass Italian Table Lamp
By Camer Glass
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1960s Italian table lamp made by Camer Glass. Shade for photography only. Height to light socket 25''.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Camer Glass Italian Table Lamp
  • Camer Glass Italian Table Lamp
  • Camer Glass Italian Table Lamp
  • Camer Glass Italian Table Lamp
H 33 in. W 8.75 in. D 6 in.
Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Chrome Chandelier with Murano Triedre Rods by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic Mid-Century Modern Sputnik chrome chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative gl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Mid-Century Italian Modern Camer Calla Lily Handblown Murano Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Large and unusual calla lily flower chandelier made in Italy by Camer. This high quality fixture has lily shaped pieces of handblown white and clear glass that are installed on a bra...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

1970's Italian Glass Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
1970's Italian oval chandelier by Camer composed of clear, multi-tiered, tubal Murano glass.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Pair of Sconces in blown Murano Glass White color, Camer Glass, 1960s
By Camer Glass
Located in Villaverla, IT
Amazing Italian Pair of Sconces in blown Murano Glass White color, Camer Glass, 1960s, constituted of a main huge white bowl, surrendered by three Triedro curved, joined together b...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of sconces in blown Murano Glass Black & White Camer Glass 1960s Italy
By Camer Glass
Located in Villaverla, IT
Modern and elegant Italian Venetian, pair of sconces, blown Murano glass, black and white, attributed to Camer Glass, 1960s. Pair of Murano Glass sconces, attributed to Camer Glass, ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Sconces in Murano Glass attributed to Camer Glass 1960s, Italy
By Camer Glass
Located in Villaverla, IT
Pair of Italian Sconces in Murano Glass attributed to Camer Glass 1960s, Italy Gorgeous Pair of Italian Murano Sconces, attributed to Camer Glass composed by glass clear Triedro ele...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1960s Italian Murano Camer Glass Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s Venetian “latticino” glass lamp with applied clear glass decorative handles by Camer Glass, Italy . This elegant lamp has been newly wired, it’s original brass hardware has bee...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • 1960s Italian Murano Camer Glass Lamp
  • 1960s Italian Murano Camer Glass Lamp
  • 1960s Italian Murano Camer Glass Lamp
  • 1960s Italian Murano Camer Glass Lamp
H 32 in. W 9.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Camer Mid-Century Modern Murano Chandelier Glass Prisms Light Fixture
By Camer Glass, Venini
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid century modern Camer chandelier.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Camer Glass Pair of Murano Lamps by Alfredo Barbini 'Labelled'
By Alfredo Barbini, Camer Glass
Located in East Hampton, NY
A true Venetian Murano masterpiece by artist, Alfredo Barbini for Camer Glass company. The "Dancers" are floating in clear irregular glass - the figures are a rich magenta with a sli...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Camer Spiral Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
By Camer Glass, Venini
Located in Norwalk, CT
A lovely example of the Classic spiral form, featuring quadrilobal Murano glass prisms --all in very fine condition. Updated wiring. Brass finished fixture takes five standard chande...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Camer Glass Venini Tubular Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Architecturally spectacular Camer glass Venini tubular chandelier. Wired for USA and in working order. The lighting is in the middle of the fixture. An iconic midcentury chandelier.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Stunning Pink Camer Glass Lily Chandelier Hollywood Regency
By Camer Glass
Located in Pemberton, NJ
An elegant art glass hanging light fixture by Camer, Murano Italy. 6 blown glass light pink lily petals surround a central brass center fitting and radiates a beautiful illumination....
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Signed Camer Glass Midcentury Venini Italy Monumental Waterfall Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning signed Camer glass midcentury monumental waterfall chandelier. The waterfall design is realized by Camer's use of two different sized Murano glass prisms. The light that re...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

Mid-Century Modernist Cascading Camer Chandelier with Polished Brass Fittings
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This exceptional Mid-Century Modernist Camer chandelier features individually handblown Murano glass triedre prisms that hang from its polished brass frame in a cascading effect. The...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Medium Size Venini Glass Prisms Camer Light Fixture
By Murano Glass Sommerso, Camer Glass
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern, medium size Camer light fixture pendant.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Modern Italian Camer Flush Mount Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This refined Camer flush mount chandelier was created in Italy, circa 1970. It features three descending tiers of camer crystals hanging from a concentric circular frame in polished ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Tall Extra Large Camer Glass Grand Foyer Entrance Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Measuring over six feet tall, this midcentury Camer glass foyer chandelier is guaranteed to make a statement. Wired for USA and in perfect working order with multiple lights. Now, m...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Palatial Mid-Century Modern Murano Camer Tubular Glass Square Chandelier XL
Located in West Hartford, CT
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier measures four feet square and each piece of Murano Camer Glass is attached individually. Like nothing you have seen before. Wire for USA an din per...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Large Midcentury Italian Modern Murano Tronchi Glass Chandelier Whale Tail Form
By Camer Glass, Murano 5
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An impressive piece in an uncommon "Whale Tail" form, this vintage 1960s chandelier was made by Camer with Murano glass. It takes 4 standard bulbs with a very long hanging chain and ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Pair of Camer Murano Glass Bookends
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Cathedral City, CA
1950s pair of hand blown red and clear sculptural Murano glass bookends with original label "Camer Glass New York Venice".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Murano Glass

  • Pair of Camer Murano Glass Bookends
  • Pair of Camer Murano Glass Bookends
  • Pair of Camer Murano Glass Bookends
  • Pair of Camer Murano Glass Bookends
H 7 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Two Toned Murano Glass Camer Chandelier
Located in Norwalk, CT
Unusual clear and cased amber crystals make this a striking fixture. Note the super quality fittings. Nice size: 14 inch diameter by 20 inch height w/o chain.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Gorgeous Italian Venini Murano Tronchi Tube Chandelier Camer
By Venini
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous Italian Venini Murano tronchi tube chandelier. I love the Smaller scale of this lovely piece
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Midcentury Murano Dandelion Sputnik Chandelier Gray Glass Discs Chrome Hardware
By Camer Glass
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Perfect sphere created by almost 100 elements of gray acciaio glass. Each element is hold by a chrome metal rod to recreate a perfect sphere. Two available to match in a large living...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Glass Murano Tubular Cylinder Chandelier Made in Italy
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Mid-Century Modern venini glass chandelier is made of textured glass tubes that look like flowers when looked at from below. Made in Italy. 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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Murano Glass

1960s Murano Spiral Large-Scale Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in Hudson, NY
1960s Italian large spiral form chandelier, probably by Camer. The Murano glass prisms fitted on a nickel-plated armature.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

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Murano Camer For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the murano camer you’re looking for. Frequently made of glass, murano glass and metal, every murano camer was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a murano camer, we have 76 options in-stock, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the murano camer you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right murano camer, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one murano camer that is appealing in its simplicity, but Camer Glass, Venini and Alberto Donà produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Murano Camer?

The average selling price for a murano camer at 1stDibs is $4,985, while they’re typically $1,195 on the low end and $28,500 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights 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.

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 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 named for 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 does the right chandelier prove stunning, 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 pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.