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Amazing Spherical Murano Poliedri Candelier, 140 Poliedri
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian pendant light made from 140 trasparent Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: late xx century Dimensions: 51,20 inches (130 c...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Spherical Murano Poliedri Chandelier Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian pendant light chandelier made from 140 transparent Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 51.20 i...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Trio Spherical Murano Poliedri Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Trio elegant Italian pendant light chandeliers each made from 140 transparent Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: Late 20th century Dimen...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Amazing Spherical Murano Poliedri Candelier, 140 Poliedri Transparent and Smoked
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian pendant light made from 140 trasparent and "smoked" Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: late xx century Dimensions: 51.20...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Venini Carlo Scarpa Poliedri Couple Chandelier Murano Glass Brass, 1950, Italy
By Murano 5
Located in Milano, IT
Venini Carlo Scarpa Poliedri couple chandeliers 1950 Murano glass iron brass, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Elegant Murano Poliedri Ceiling Light, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian ceiling light made from 84 beautiful Murano trasparent glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: late xx century Dimensions: 17,70 in...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier, 84 Pink Glasses
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano pink glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The Poliedri is one of the most prestigious Murano glasse...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier, 84 Pink Glasses
  • Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier, 84 Pink Glasses
  • Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier, 84 Pink Glasses
  • Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier, 84 Pink Glasses
H 30.71 in. W 29.53 in. D 14.97 in.
Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier, Carlo Scarpa, Pink Glasses
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 56 beautiful Murano pink glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: 1970's Dimensions: 37,80 inches (96 cm) height ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pair of Poliedri Chandeliers, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of Italian ceiling lights each made from 84 beautiful Murano transparent glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Dimensions: 17.70 inches (45 cm) height...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Pair of Poliedri Chandeliers, Murano
  • Pair of Poliedri Chandeliers, Murano
  • Pair of Poliedri Chandeliers, Murano
  • Pair of Poliedri Chandeliers, Murano
H 17.72 in. Dm 23.63 in.
Carlo Scarpa ‘Poliedri’ Chandelier for Venini, Murano, Italy, circa 1960
By Carlo Scarpa, Murano 5
Located in London, GB
A rare ‘polyhedral’ crystal chandelier designed by architect and designer Carlo Scarpa in the late 1950s. Produced by the prestigious Muranese Company, Venini, the sixty-five hand bl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Pair of Poliedri Chandeliers, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of Italian ceiling lights each made from 84 beautiful Murano transparent glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Dimensions: 17.70 inches (45 cm) height,...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Pair of Poliedri Chandeliers, Murano
  • Pair of Poliedri Chandeliers, Murano
  • Pair of Poliedri Chandeliers, Murano
  • Pair of Poliedri Chandeliers, Murano
H 17.72 in. Dm 23.63 in.
Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier Carlo Scarpa, 84 Iridescent Glasses
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano iridescent glasses "Poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are now unavailable, they have the part...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Blue Venini Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century chandelier by Venini (marked) made with their iconic poliedri Murano glasses. The glasses are blue and mounted on a metallic frame holding nine E26 sockets. Ready to hang...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Alberto Dona Multicolor Poliedri Murano Chandelier
By Alberto Donà
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alberto Dona multicolor Poliedri Murano chandelier.
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Small Venini Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century chandelier by Venini made with their iconic poliedri Murano glasses. The glasses are a mix of light green ones and amber ones mounted on a white lacquered frame. Ready to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair of Murano Glass Poliedri Colored Chandeliers
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier consists of 96 colored Poliedri made of Murano. Ice, heavenly and blue. Height lights, without chain 40 cm. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Monumental Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic chandelier consists with circa 200 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Height withou...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Poliedri Sfera Large Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini, Peter Marino
Located in New York, NY
Venini Poliedri Sfera large Murano glass chandelier. Modular elements are elements in glass, which are hand blown and handcrafted, and used to compose the chandeliers. The modular el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Poliedri Sfera Small Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini, Peter Marino
Located in New York, NY
Venini Poliedri Sfera small Murano glass chandelier. Modular elements are elements in glass, which are hand-blown and handcrafted, and used to compose the chandeliers. The modular el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Trio Sconces Iridescent Glass "Poliedri", Murano, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
100% handmade in Murano. The sconces are made by 16 Murano handmade Poliedri glass, for each one, in a solid metal frame gold painted and brass. The glasses are now unavailable, the...
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Late 20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Amazing Murano Glass Candelier, 185 Poliedri
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian pendant light made from 185 trasparent Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: late xx century Dimensions: 40,70 inches(105 cm...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Extraordinary Spherical Poliedri Chandeliers Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
Each composed by 140 polyhedral-shaped glass pendant, ice and 'Acquamarina' color. The color of central frieze is customizable on request. Measures: Height without chain is 75 cm ...
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Vintage 1980s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Set of Four Sconces Iridescent Glass "Poliedri", Murano, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
100% handmade in Murano. The sconces are made by 16 Murano handmade Poliedri glass, for each one, in a solid metal frame gold painted and brass. The glasses are now unavailable, the...
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Late 20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Blue and Rose' Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury chandelier by Venini made with their iconic poliedri Murano glasses. The glasses are a mix of light blue ones and light rose’ ones mounted on a white lacquered frame. Read...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Set of Six Sconces Iridescent Glass "Poliedri", Murano, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
100% handmade in Murano. The sconces are made by 16 Murano handmade Poliedri glass, for each one, in a solid metal frame gold painted and brass. The glasses are now unavailable, the...
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Late 20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Venini Sconces “Poliedri” Murano Glass Metal Iron, 1950, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini sconces “Poliedri” Murano glass metal iron, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Set of Four Sconces Iridescent Glass "Poliedri", Murano, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
100% handmade in Murano. The sconces are made by 16 Murano handmade Poliedri glass, for each one, in a solid metal frame gold painted and brass. The glasses are now unavailable, the...
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Late 20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Vintage Murano Italian Poliedri Iridescent Glass Wall Sconces
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Luxury and genuine murano glass pair of applique. 100% hand made in murano. The appliques are made by 16 Murano handmade Poliedri glass, for each one, in a Solid metal frame gold pai...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass

Pair of Poliedri Wall Sconces Murano Glass & Gold Plated Brass
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant vintage pair of wall sconces with clear handblown Murano Poliedri glass elements on a gold plated frame. Designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, manufactured in Italy. Measure...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Gold Plate, Brass

Vintage Murano Italian Poliedri Trasparent Glass Wall Sconces
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Luxury and genuine murano glass pair of applique. 100% hand made in murano. The appliques are made by 16 Murano handmade trasparent Poliedri glass, for each one, in a Solid metal fra...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass

Venini “Carlo Scarpa” Poliedri Murano Glass Iron Brass, 1960, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini “Carlo Scarpa” Poliedri Murano glass iron brass, 1960, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, Murano, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Carlo Scarpa chandelier for Venini with original Iridescent Poliedri.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Grey Poliedri Murano Glass Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 103 hand blown grey "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces. ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, Murano, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Carlo Scarpa chandelier for Venini with original 96 ice and pink Poliedri. The frame has been completely renovated in compliance with the new standard.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Grey Poliedri Murano Glass Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 103 hand blown grey "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces. ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Grey Poliedri Murano Glass Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 103 hand blown grey "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces. ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier in the Style C. Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic chandelier consists with 128 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Height without chai...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

20th Century Venini Chandelier Collection Poliedri in Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in Turin, IT
Chandelier of the collection "Poliedri" designed for Venini in 1950s. Shown for the first time in 1958, when the chandelier triumphed at the Expo in Brussels, at the center of the I...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Poliedri Murano Light Bluend Brass, 1950
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini Carlo Scarpa chandelier Poliedri Murano light gray celestial and brass, 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier in the Style C. Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic chandelier consists with 128 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Height without chain ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Alberto Donà Midcentury Champagne Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, Italy, 1985
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier color Champagne elements. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 238 elements called Poliedri. The device contains nine E26 / 27 bulb...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Alberto Donà Midcentury Amber Crystal Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, 1985
By Venini
Located in Murano, Venezia
Large Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier, with three color elements, crystal, amethyst and amber. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 227 elements called Poliedri. ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Alberto Donà Midcentury Grey Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, Italy, 1985
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier color grey elements. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 183 elements called Poliedri. The device contains Six E26 / 27 bulbs ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Striking Poliedri Pink and Green Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
Midcentury large Poliedri chandelier with rare combination of pink and green colored murano glass. Available also the pair.   
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Venini Poliedri Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Murano Glass Brass Iron, 1955, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini Poliedri Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Murano glass brass iron, 1955, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Extraordinary Large Poliedri Murano Glass Ceiling Light or Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 253 hand blown "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Brass frame. Available also a pair. Measures: Height without chain H 50 cm. With chain and canopy cm 1...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Great Pair of Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier Style C. Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic pair of chandelier consists with circa 200 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Heigh...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Great Round Chandelier Poliedri Grey White Color Murano Glass, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Venini great round chandelier poliedri grey white color Murano glass, 1950s 12 lamps bulbs E14 max 40 watt each.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Sconces “Poliedri” Carlo Scarpa Murano Glass Metal Iron, 1950, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini sconces “Poliedri” Carlo Scarpa Murano glass metal iron, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Venini Sconces Poliedri “Carlo Scarpa” Murano Glass Metal Iron, 1950, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini sconces Poliedri “Carlo Scarpa” Murano glass metal iron, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Extraordinary Large Poliedri Murano Glass Ceiling Light or Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 253 hand blown "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Brass frame. Features 12 E 27 light bulbs wired for US standards. Available also a pair. The price of ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Extraordinary Large Poliedri Murano Glass Ceiling Light or Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 253 hand blown "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Brass frame. Available also a pair. Measures: Height without chain H 50 cm. With chain and canopy cm 1...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Venini Chandelier Carlo Scarpa Poliedri 1950 Murano Glass Iron Brass, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier Murano glass Carlo Scarpa Poliedri 1950 iron brass, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Amber Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, 1985
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier color amber and transparent elements. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 48 elements called Poliedri. This Classic developed i...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, 1985
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier color grey, transparent, rose and light blue elements. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 183 elements called Poliedri. This C...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Alberto Donà Midcentury Light Blue Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, Italy, 1985
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier color light blue elements. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 282 elements called Poliedri. This classic developed in the 1960...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Champagne Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, 1985
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Large Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier color champagne elements. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 238 elements called Poliedri. This Classic developed in the...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Great Pair of Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier Style C. Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic pair of chandelier consists with circa 200 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Heigh...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Amber Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, 1980s
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier, with two color elements, grey and amber. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 192 elements called Poliedri. This Classic develope...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Crystal Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, 1985
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Large Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier with crystal color elements. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 680 elements called Poliedri. This classic developed in the 6...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

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Murano Poliedri For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic murano poliedri available at 1stDibs. A murano poliedri — often made from glass, murano glass and metal — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a murano poliedri, we have 121 options in-stock, while there are 15 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a murano poliedri — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A murano poliedri made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Carlo Scarpa, Venini and Alberto Donà each produced at least one beautiful murano poliedri that is worth considering.

How Much is a Murano Poliedri?

Prices for a murano poliedri can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $166 and can go as high as $266,000, while the average can fetch as much as $7,981.

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.