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Mazzega Cascade Italian Murano Glass Extra Long Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Chicago, IL
Huge and long cascade style pendant chandelier ceiling light of clear Murano glass by the manufacturer Mazzega. Mazzega made Murano glass for various designers such as Venini, Vist...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1970s Venini Murano Triedri Cascade Chandelier
By Murano 5, Paolo Venini
Located in Paris, FR
1970s Italian Venini Murano Triedri cascade chandelier. It is decorated with long amber and clear crystal pendants on a gilt metal structure. H. 70cm without the chain. circa 1...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Murano Glass Cascade Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italy, monumental Murano glass clear gold plank cascade chandelier, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Clear and Gold Murano Glass Drops Cascading Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Dallas, TX
Very unusual and elegant Mid-Century Modern Italian cascading chandelier, in the manner of Mazzega, Murano, Italy, circa 1970s. Made with seven hand blown clear and gold Murano glas...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Italian Green Murano Cascade Chandelier Designed by Leucos, 1970s
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian chandelier with green Murano glasses tiered on chrome metal frame to produce a Cascade effect, designed by Leucos circa 1970s, made in Italy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Space Age Sputnik Chrome Cascade Blown Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in Coimbra, PT
Vintage midcentury 1960s Italian Space Age chrome Cascade six-light pendant ceiling lamp/ white hand blown art glass globes. Measures: Diameter 20 in/ 50 cm Height 47.3 in/ 120 cm We...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

1960s Italian Modernist Murano Mazzega Green Art Glass Chrome Cascade Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Coimbra, PT
Unusual vintage 1960s Italian modernist Murano Mazzega era art glass chrome Cascade chandelier or glass pendant Measures: Globe/diameter 8 in. (20 cm). Measures: Diameter 20 in / 50...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1960s Italian Modernist Murano Mazzega Green Art Glass Chrome Cascade Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Coimbra, PT
Unusual vintage 1960s Italian modernist Murano Mazzega era art glass chrome Cascade chandelier or glass pendant Measures: Globe/diameter 8 in. (20 cm). Measures: Diameter 20 in / 50...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Cascading Chandelier in Murano Glass
Located in Austin, TX
Murano glass chandelier with four cascading levels of layered Murano alternating textured glass and gold leaf glass, on a steel structure with brass fittings. This spectacular chande...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Gold Leaf

1960s Italian Modernist Murano Mazzega Green Art Glass Chrome Cascade Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Coimbra, PT
Unusual vintage 1960s Italian modernist Murano Mazzega era art glass chrome Cascade chandelier or glass pendant Measures: Globe/diameter 8 in. (20 cm). Measures: Diameter 20 in / 50...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1960 Mid-Century Modern Spiral Cascade Chandelier Murano Glass & Brass
By Carlo Nason, Vistosi, Mazzega
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant large Mid-Century Modern spiral cascade waterfall chandelier made of hand blown glass spirals hanging down on chains attached to a brass ceiling plate. Chandelier illuminates...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

"Cascade" Mazzega Chandelier by Carlo Nason for Mazzega in Murano Glass, 1970
By Mazzega
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern one-light chandelier by Carlo Nason for Mazzega in clear and orange glass, consisting of two sizes of glass blades, and a steel hardware. Italy, Murano, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Oversized Cascading Murano Glass Plaques Chandelier
Located in East Hampton, NY
Murano glass chandelier with four cascading levels of layered Murano alternating textured glass and gold leaf glass, on a steel structure with brass fittings. This spectacular chande...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mcm "Cascade" Mazzega Chandelier by Carlo Nason in Opalescent Murano Glass
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern chandelier by Carlo Nason for Mazzega in a blue opalescent hue, consisting of two stages of glass blades. This chandelier is complete as there is not one inch of s...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large "Cascade" Mazzega Chandelier by Carlo Nason in Opalescent Murano Glass
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern chandelier by Carlo Nason for Mazzega in a blue opalescent hue, consisting of three stages of glass blades. This chandelier is complete as there is not one inch of...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large "Cascade" Mazzega Chandelier by Carlo Nason in Clear Murano Glass
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern chandelier by Carlo Nason for Mazzega consisting of three stages of clear glass blades. This chandelier is complete as there is not one inch of space free where th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Square Cascading Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
Square cascading Murano glass chandelier by Venini.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Square Cascading Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini
  • Square Cascading Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini
  • Square Cascading Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini
  • Square Cascading Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini
H 27.56 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Graniglia Murano Cascading Glass Leaf Chandelier
Located in Westport, CT
Large Murano blown circular cascading leaf chandelier with clear and frosted glass, comprised of 50 pieces of glass. newly rewired with replaced UL approved US medium base porcelain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Cascading Murano Glass Chandelier, in Stock
Located in Miami, FL
Large cascading Murano clear glass chandelier Seven tiers of 269 hand blown clear textured Murano glass White enameled frame holding 12 bulbs E26 Rewired to the American standard ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Blown Glass

1960's Mid Century Modern Cascading 8 Color Pendant Chandelier
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Las Vegas, NV
An amazing 8 shade cascading pendant chandelier from the 1960s. Each colored shade of crystal Lucite in a geometric woven pattern. Gleaming brass chain and large ceiling cap. Porce...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lucite

Flush Mount Murano Glass and Brass Staircase Cascade Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
Large flush mount brass Murano glass staircase cascade chandelier. Italian spiral pendant with seven grey ribbed Murano glass globes mounted on polished brass frame. Spectacular cas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Vintage Italian Cascade Murano Chandelier Designed by Leucos, circa 1970s
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian chandelier made with clear Murano glasses tiered on a chrome frame to produce a cascade effect / Designed by Leucos, circa 1970s / Made in Italy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Stunning Designer Cascading Chandelier Murano glass by Kalmar, Austria, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Aachen, DE
A special cascading chandelier designed by Kalmar, manufactured in Austria, circa 1970s with 4 textured Murano glasses. Stunning light effect. Sockets: 4 x E14 small bulb. (each 40...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Stunning Designer Cascading Chandelier Murano Glass by Kalmar, Austria, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Aachen, DE
A special cascading chandelier designed by Kalmar, manufactured in Austria, circa 1970s with 4 textured Murano glasses. stunning light effect. Sockets: 4 x E14 small bulb. (each 40...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large Designer Cascading Chandelier Murano Glass by Doria, Germany, 1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
A special large cascading chandelier by Doria, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s with 6 Murano ice glasses. Wonderful form and stunning light effect. Sockets: 6 x E14 small bulb...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Gilt and Silvered Mirrored Murano Glass Cascade Oval Chandelier, 1980s
Located in Florence, IT
Gilt and silvered mirrored Murano glass cascade oval chandelier. The structure is in brass and the glass pieces are hanging with brass chains. The glasses of this chandelier are re...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini Five-Tier Cascading Chandelier with Murano Glass Triedri Prisms
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A vintage chandelier, produced in Italy, circa 1960s by Venini, with surrounding Murano glass triedri prisms, suspended from a five-tier brass frame. Wiring and sockets to US standar...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Chandelier Glass Tubes Italian Design Cascade 1960s Mid-Century
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Murano Chandelier Glass Tubes Italian Design Cascade 1960s Mid-Century
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Designer Cascading Chandelier Murano Glass by Doria, Germany, 1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
A special large cascading chandelier by Doria, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s with 6 Murano ice glasses. Wonderful form and stunning light effect. Sockets: 6 x E14 small bulb...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Opalescent Murano Glass Chandelier Model "Cascade" by Carlo Nason for Mazzega
By Carlo Nason
Located in Brussels, BE
Opalescent Murano glass chandelier model "Cascade" by Carlo Nason for Mazzega.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Cascade Hand Blown Murano Glass Six-Light Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A 1960s Venini cascading chandelier with three-tier hand blown milk and clear Murano glass spirals pendants, chrome mounted. Perfect vintage condition and fully working. Six-light: ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Venini Cascade Hand Blown Murano Glass Six-Light Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A 1960s Venini cascading chandelier with three-tier hand blown milk and clear Murano glass spirals pendants, chrome mounted. Perfect vintage condition and fully working. Six-light: ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Venini Cascade Hand Blown Murano Glass Six-Light Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A 1960s Venini cascading chandelier with three-tier hand blown milk and clear Murano glass spirals pendants, chrome mounted. Perfect vintage condition and fully working. Six-light: ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Round Venini Cascade Chandeliers Straws Violet Murano Glass Italian
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair of round Venini Cascade Chandeliers Straws Violet Murano Glass Italian. 1 light bulb E27 Max 140 Watt.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Purple Murano Glass and Brass Italian Cascading Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A stylish chandelier in the manner of Stilnovo made in Italy in the 1960s. All glasses are in perfect conditions, it works 110-240 volts and needs nine regular e14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Modernist Murano Art Glass Four-Light Cascade Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Barntrup, DE
The spectacular Italian pendant chandelier features four large Murano art glass suspension lights in clear and orange on a steel frame. Four sockets for the E27 (E26) size light bulb...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Large Brass and Clear Murano Glass Globe Spiral Cascading Chandelier, Italy 2020
Located in New York, NY
Unique in its design, this cascading chandelier is made of solid natural brass rods that turn and Cascade like a spiral staircase. Double sided texture opaque Murano glass globes are...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Cascade Round Murano Chandelier Verner Panto Style Pop art Glass Discs, 1960
By Verner Panton
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Cascade round Murano chandelier Verner Panton style pop art glass discs 1960. 3 light bulbs E14 max 40 watt each.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Gino Vistosi Cascading Torcello Disk Chandelier
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Hingham, MA
Original Vistosi cascading chandelier comprised of oval shaped semi-transparent bumpy Murano glass disk elements hooked a metal scaffold structure. Designed by Gino Vistosi, 1966...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Opalescent Murano Glass Chandelier Model "Cascade" by Carlo Nason for Mazzega
By Carlo Nason
Located in Brussels, BE
Opalescent Murano glass chandelier model "Cascade" by Carlo Nason for Mazzega.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Carlo Nason Two-Tier Cascade Ice Glass Chandelier
By AVMazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Chicago, IL
Carlo Nason "Cascade" chandelier for Mazzega, circa 1960s, Italy. Two-tier waterfall chandelier with 39 thick hand blown and shaped ice glass crystals in three different lengths. Cry...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Steel

Round Cascade Italian Chandelier Venini Design 1960 Midcentury Steel Silver
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round Cascade Italian chandelier Venini Design 1960 midcentury. 6 light bulbs E14 max 40 watt each.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Cascade Midcentury Italian Chandelier Multi-Color Vistosi Design 1950s Brass
By Vistosi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Cascade midcentury Italian chandelier multi-color Vistosi design 1950s brass.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

Glass and Chrome Cascade Chandelier or Pendant Lamp by Doria, 1980
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful and rare late 20th century cascade chandelier with six ice bubble glass tubes of different length Made from Doria, Germany, beginning of the 1980s. High quality This beauti...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Chrome

Doria Midcentury Crystal Ice Glass Cascade Pendant Lamp, Germany, 1960s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A Doria ice glass Cascade lamp made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its rare tube glass shapes. A brass body with several glass tubes. Measurements: Height of ...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Murano Venini Cascading Glass Prism Chandelier Vintage
By Venini
Located in North Miami, FL
In this vintage Murano Venini chandelier are five tiers of hanging prism glass pendants that make up this chandelier. It is Italian and the five level cage has been nickeled silver. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Nickel

Spectacular Murano Cascade Chandelier
By Vistosi
Located in Dallas, TX
Murano Cascade chandelier in the style of Vistosi. Random lengths of optical quality crystal beads catch light from the central overhead illumination sources to create a waterfall of...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Venini Murano Glass Tronchi Midcentury Chandelier with Cascading Structure
By Murano 5
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage hand blown Venini Murano "Tronchi" tiered chandelier from the mid-20th century. Born in Italy during the midcentury period, this exquisite Venini "Tronchi" chandelier was b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Mazzega Clear and Amethyst Murano Glass Cascading Planks Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Cathedral City, CA
An amazing Mazzega clear and amethyst cascading Murano glass planks chandelier. Have 162 panels of glass, chrome hardware and 12 lights. There are a total of six tiers on this chande...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Cascading Murano Chandelier
Located in North Miami, FL
Elegant Murano chandelier with brass frame and four rows of cascading amber glass prisms.Top of frame is bejeweled and looks fabulous with light hitting it.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Cascading Murano Chandelier
  • Cascading Murano Chandelier
  • Cascading Murano Chandelier
  • Cascading Murano Chandelier
H 47 in. Dm 19 in.
Cascade Waterfall Murano Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A four tier cascading waterfall chandelier in Murano glass on a brass frame, late 20th century, Italian.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Cascade Waterfall Murano Chandelier
  • Cascade Waterfall Murano Chandelier
  • Cascade Waterfall Murano Chandelier
  • Cascade Waterfall Murano Chandelier
H 39.38 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Exceptionally Large Mazzega Cascades Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exceptionally Large Mazzega Cascades Chandelier with gold tear drops Each chandelier takes 207 pieces of glass (approx. 12"H x 3.5" H), each one of them is hand blown, so they diffe...
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Cascade Chandelier in Orange Murano Glass by Mazzega, Italy, 1970s
By AVMazzega, Mazzega
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Huge and long Cascade chandelier ceiling or pendant light in orange Murano glass by the manufacturer Mazzega. Rare model by the diameter of the glass disc (20 centimeters), the circl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Mazzega Light Brown Murano Glass Cascading Chandelier, circa 1970
By Zero Quattro, Mazzega, Venini
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A big cascading chandelier by Mazzega, composed of 96 glass pieces in perfect conditions. It works 110-240 volts and need two regular e27 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Cascading Murano Glass Link Chandelier
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fabulous cascading Murano glass link chandelier. Chandelier can be adjusted by removing links and to fit a specific space. Each link measures 6" H. As shown the chandelier measu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Cascading Murano Chandelier by Venini
By Cappellin, Venini
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful cascading spiral Murano glass chandelier by Venini, imported into the US by Camer in the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Murano Glass Staircase Cascade Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
Large studio built Murano glass staircase Cascade chandelier. Large Italian spiral pendant with seven grey ribbed Murano glass globes mounted on polished brass frame. Spectacular ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Murano Glass

Large Murano Spiral Cascade Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A very large and impressive Murano crystal spiral chandelier. 168 pieces supported on a gold frame. A fine quality cascading pendant. Measurements stated are without chain. With c...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Murano Glass Cascading Icicle Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Murano glass chandelier with brushed metal structure.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Murano Cascade Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the murano cascade chandelier you’re looking for. Frequently made of glass, murano glass and metal, every murano cascade chandelier was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a murano cascade chandelier, we have 41 options in-stock, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a murano cascade chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each murano cascade chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Venini, Carlo Nason and Mazzega Murano each produced at least one beautiful murano cascade chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much are Murano Cascade Chandelier?

Prices for a murano cascade chandelier start at $1,163 and top out at $19,850 with the average selling for $4,088.

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.