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Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of Vintage Italian Murano appliques in the manner of Mazzega. Wall lights have 10 caramel lattimo glass petals (for each applique) in a chrome frame. Period: 1970s Dimensions:...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano sconces, Mazzega Style
H 16.54 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
Pair of Disc Murano Glass Chandeliers by Vistosi Style
By Vistosi
Located in Budapest, HU
Vistosi midcentury pink discs Murano glass Italian chandeliers. Spectacular pair chandeliers by Vistosi made in Murano formed by 23 pink discs of precious Murano glass are arrange...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Big Chandelier Venini Style 107 Transparent Prism Quadriedri Elena Mo
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic and big Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism triedri in a nickel-plated metal frame. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 51,20 inches height (130 cm) with cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Beige Murano Glass and Brass Sputnik Chandelier in Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Very elegant Sputnik brass chandelier featuring 20 lights, 20 solid brass rods ending with beige Murano glass bowls and brass rodes ending with an arrow. White lacquered steel cones....
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

20th Century Modern Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier "Ca'rezzonico" Style, 1960s
By Maestri Muranesi
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
An elegant eight-light chandelier in milk-colored Murano glass and sophisticated fuchsia pink finishes. With a centered bulbous column that emits branches and flowers and finely cuts...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Art Deco Style Chandelier Attributed to Venini Murano Glass, Itlay, circa 1940
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Gorgeous five-light Art Deco style chandelier attributed to Venini in the 1940s in a purple-clear and black trimmed Murano glass. Great condition.  
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Elegant Chandelier in the Style of Venini ‘1970’
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant chandelier in Murano glass in the style of Venini.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Fantastic "Sputnik" Style Murano Chandelier
By Cenedese
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Very nice Murano glass Sputnik chandelier. Possibility of a second one. Price given for one.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Disc Murano Glass Chandeliers by Vistosi Style
By Vistosi
Located in Budapest, HU
Vistosi midcentury pink discs Murano glass Italian chandelier. Spectacular pair chandelier by Vistosi made in Murano formed by 23 pink discs of precious Murano glass are arranged ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Mid-Century Modern Style Twelve-Arm Gold Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Italian midcentury style Venetian glass chandelier/pendant in gold glass. The piece evokes an ethereal presence of a poetic bouquet of flowers, with a harmonious sense of ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

French Maison Baguès Style Flowers and Leaves Gold Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Re-wired and ready to hang. Housing five lights in crystal cut holders. Gilt metal with double crystal leaves and flowers made of prisms with drops. Bottom has crystal cut finial as ...
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Mazzega Style Multicolored Murano Glass Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Austin, TX
Italian Murano glass chandelier in the style of Mazzega with seven tiers of glass hanging on a white coated steel structure, rewired for the US. Extruded, textured glass in light and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Steel

Pair Italian Chandeliers Mazzega Style, Murano, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair rare Italian vintage Murano chandeliers. Each fixture is made up of 41 individual handblown transparent glass elements hanging from a chrome frame. Dimensions: 49.20 inches (12...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Chandelier 41 "Rondini" Mazzega Style, Murano, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Rare Italian vintage Murano chandelier. The fixture is made up of 41 individual handblown transparent glass elements hanging from a chrome frame. Dimensions: 49.20 inches (125 cm) h...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair of Italian Petal Murano Chandeliers, Mazzega Style
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
1970s Murano Italian glass chandelier. Fantastic chandelier with caramel and white “lattimo” glasses, nickel-plated metal frame. It has 41 big monumental petals glass. The glasses ar...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Italian Petal Murano Chandeliers, Mazzega Style
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of white “lattimo” glasses, nickel-plated metal frame. It has 41 big monumental petals glass. The glasses are very high quality, the photos do not do the beauty, luste...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Chandelier 41 "Rondini" Mazzega Style, Murano, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Rare Italian vintage Murano chandelier. The fixture is made up of 41 individual handblown transparent glass elements hanging from a chrome frame. Dimensions: 49.20 inches (125 cm) h...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair of Italian Lunar Glass Chandelier Mazega Style, Murano, 1970
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of chandeliers made up of dozens of pendants inspired by the lunar surface.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass & Chrome Chandelier, Mazzega Style, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Dallas, TX
A Space-Age Modern murano glass pendant light or chandelier, with murano clear translucent glass and chrome frame. The top and bottom large bowls and the center stem are made of thi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Set of Four Italian Chandeliers 41 "Rondini" Mazzega Style, Murano, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Four Italian vintage Murano chandelier. Each fixture is made up of 41 individual handblown transparent glass elements hanging from a chrome frame. Dimensions: 49.20 inches (125 cm) ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Sphere Chandelier in the Style of Mazzega, circa 1970
By Mazzega
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful and large pendant sphere in brown, orange (yellow) and clear hand-blown Murano glass, attributed to Mazzega, circa 1970 Measure: Diameter is 40cm. Height can easily be ad...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

1970s Vintage Italian Murano Chandelier Lamp in Vistosi Style 23 Glasses
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Vintage Italian Murano chandelier in Vistosi style. The chandelier has 23 fantastic Murano white and transparent glasses ("crostoli") in a nickel metal frame. Period: 1970s Dimensi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Chrome & Opaline Murano Mid Century Modern Chandelier C. Nason Style 1970s
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Dallas, TX
Large modern style Murano glass & chrome chandelier, attributed to Carlo Nason, for Mazzega, Italy, 1970s. This vintage chandelier is made of chrome mounts and 7 Murano glass shades,...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Chandeliers in the Style of Mazzega, Murano Glass, circa 2000 Italy
By Mazzega
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Pair of Chandelier "star" in the style of Mazzega, Nine lights, Chrome structure and Murano glass, circa 2000, Italy. Measures : Height: 160 cm, diameter: 110 cm.
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Hollywood Regency Art Deco Style Amber Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Stunning and beautiful chandelier. Made in Murano, Italy, circa 1960s. The Chandelier requires eight European E14 candelabra bulbs, each up to 40 watts. It is a real treasure and giv...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Italian Petal Murano Sconces, Mazzega Style
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of vintage Italian Murano appliques in the manner of Mazzega. Wall lights have 10 pink lattimo glass petals (for each applique) in a chrome frame. Period: 1970s Dimensions: 16...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano Sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano Sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano Sconces, Mazzega Style
  • Pair of Italian Petal Murano Sconces, Mazzega Style
H 16.54 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
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

Poliedri Chandelier Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian ceiling light made from 84 beautiful Murano transparent glasses "poliedri" Carlo Scarpa style. Structure in gold and Brass colored metal. Dimensions: 17.70 inches (45 cm) h...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Glass Art Deco Style Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Art Deco style ballroom chandelier of Murano glass with many oval and curved "graniglia" glass components in a tiered and feathered shape. The "fumé" and gold colors are combined in ...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

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

Palmette Chandelier Barovier & Toso Style, Murano
Located in London, GB
Italian Palmette chandelier with clear Murano glass leaves arranged on two tiers and mounted on nickel-plated metal frame
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair of Vintage Italian Wall Lights Mazzega Style, 21 Lattimo Petals, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of vintage Italian Murano appliques in the manner of Mazzega. Wall lights have 21 transparent and white “lattimo” glasses (for each applique) in a nickel-plated metal frame. D...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

High Style Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Splendid high style Murano black glass eight-light chandelier. Having wonderful cut glass bowl with four interior lights, and graceful leaf form adornments terminating in colored tea...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Italian Murano Style Hanging Gold Painted Pendant Lamp
By Formia Murano
Located in Houston, TX
Large Italian murano style hanging gold painted pendant lamp. Made circa 1940's with a carved wooden top. The painted gold and white glass is in great shape.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood, Glass

Midcentury Venini Style Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
By Paolo Venini, Venini, Seguso, Toni Zuccheri, Salviati
Located in Houston, TX
Midcentury tubular Murano glass chandelier, Murano glass pendant or Murano glass lantern in the style of Venini, circa 1960. This Murano chandelier can be suspended from a chain if e...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Art Deco Style "Plume" Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Murano glass chandelier in the Art Deco style. Multiple “plume” components surround the main bowl and form the stem of this elegant and important fixture. It has been newly wired to ...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Leaves Chandelier, Barovier & Toso Style, Murano
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of beautiful and huge Italian Murano chandeliers each composed of 52 splendid transparent glasses that give a very elegant look. The glasses of this chandelier are real works of...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Vistosi Style Murano Glass Discs Sputnik Chandelier
By Vistosi
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This sophisticated modernist Sputnik chandelier by Vistosi has a satin brass structure with a spherical core from which it frees itself very well. At the end of each rod is a white h...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Leaves Chandelier, Barovier & Toso Style, Murano
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Budapest, HU
Beautiful and huge Italian Murano chandelier composed of 52 splendid transparent glasses that give a very elegant look. The glasses of this chandelier are real works of art, the weig...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Leaves Chandelier, Barovier & Toso Style, Murano
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Budapest, HU
Beautiful and huge pair of Italian Murano chandeliers each composed of 52 splendid amber glasses that give a very elegant look. The glasses of this chandelier are real works of art,...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Glass Chandelier, Venini Style, 1940s
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian Murano glass chandelier, Venini style, 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier, Venini Style, 1940s
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier, Venini Style, 1940s
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier, Venini Style, 1940s
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier, Venini Style, 1940s
H 39.38 in. W 55.12 in. D 38.19 in.
Vistosi Style Disc Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier is made of 52 discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on four levels. Nine E14 lights. Available four chandeliers.
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Wonderful Murano Glass Flowers Chandelier Cenedese Style
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Flowers" chandelier, composed of multiple white opalescent Murano glass flowers. The flowers are mounted on a chrome frame. We can provide more chain to adjust the height. Six bu...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Italian Murano Chandelier Lamp in Vistosi Style, Murano, circa 1970
By Vistosi
Located in Budapest, HU
Vintage Italian Murano chandelier in Vistosi style. The chandelier has 23 fantastic Murano white and pink glasses ("crostoli") in a nickel metal frame. Period: late 20th century Di...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Venetian Style Murano Amber Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian Venetian-Style Murano (1940s) oval shaped amber glass chandelier with 12 arms emanating from a tall center shaft holding fluted round disc bobesches & a tiered finial bottom.
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Early 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Exceptional Pair of Xl Murano Glass Pendant Lights Venini Style
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of high-end XL Murano pendant lights in the style of Venini, manufactured circa 1960. Real statement pieces. Heavy quality thick Murano crystal glass shade made out of overlay g...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Style Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Spectacular, Mid-Century Modern style, oval-shaped chandelier. Five levels of alternating smoked and clear crystal glass "tronchi" elements make this piece a bold and sophisticated s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Murano Glass

  • Mid-Century Modern Style Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Murano Glass Chandelier
H 22.5 in. W 59.5 in. D 34.25 in.
Ten Arm Murano Style Crystal Chandelier
By Galle Art Glass
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful ten arm Murano style crystal chandelier. In mint condition.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

  • Ten Arm Murano Style Crystal Chandelier
  • Ten Arm Murano Style Crystal Chandelier
  • Ten Arm Murano Style Crystal Chandelier
  • Ten Arm Murano Style Crystal Chandelier
H 35.44 in. W 31.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Midcentury Venini Style Murano Glass Chandelier
By Paolo Venini, Venini, Toni Zuccheri, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini, Barovier&Toso
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual Italian midcentury murano glass chandelier inspired by Venini. This vintage murano chandelier is comprised of unusual oval shaped textured blown glass tubes suspended from a ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Murano Glass Spiral Chandelier, Venini Style
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri, Paolo Venini
Located in Houston, TX
Italian midcentury Venini style murano glass spiral chandelier or Murano lantern with clear prisms on a chrome structure. This murano glass prism chandelier has been newly wired for ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Murano Glass Chandelier in the Style of Barovier
Located in Austin, TX
Murano chandelier made with amethyst and white “incamiciato” technique in the style of Barovier. This piece features 10 branches with a stem alternating between white rings and ameth...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair of Palmette Chandeliers Barovier & Toso Style, Murano
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of Palmette ceiling lights made by 104 Murano transparent glasses in a gold metal frame. Murano blown glass in a traditional way. Structure in gold colored metal. Period: 1980s...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Exceptional Pair of Pink Murano Glass Pendant Lights Venini Style, 1960
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of high-end Murano pendant lights in the style of Venini, manufactured, circa 1960. Real statement pieces. Heavy quality thick Murano crystal glass shade made out of overlay gla...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Venetian Style Murano Glass Pendant Chandelier
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Chic Hollywood Regency, Venetian School Murano glass fixture having five tubular glass arms with chrome fitments, and a glass crown and base. The interior accepts three standard cand...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Modern Murano Glass Art Deco Style "Plume" Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful modern Murano glass Art Deco style chandelier. Featuring textured frosted glass in the shape of plumes. Sure to impress!!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chic Vintage Style, Crystal, Murano Chandelier
Located in London, GB
Statement, Vintage style Murano chandelier. First six tiers are made in transparent crystal and the final two in a golden yellow hue. Casts a warm glow.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Crystal

High Style Murano Black Glass Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning high style Murano black glass 18-light chandelier. Having two tiers of graceful curved arms, and beautifully adorned with colored teardrop prisms. Beyond chic for numerous d...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Crystal Glass Chandelier in the Style of Mazzega, 1 of 2
By Mazzega
Located in Bochum, NRW
Rare ceiling lamp pendant chandelier made of large clear crystal petals mounted on a metal frame silver painted, Europe 1960s. Illuminated by six standard E27 bulbs functioning on 22...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1980s Monumental Murano Glass Chandelier style of Venini
Located in Amsterdam, NH
Marvelous sophisticated design with 184 Triedri crystals and brass structure. 127 medium kristals and 57 large Triedri shaped kristal. The elements of this typical chandelier are cal...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Style Modern Murano Glass Globe Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
18 white Murano glass globes Cascade down a Mid-Century Modern style brass structure on this wondrous chandelier. Rewired for the US to hold 18 medium-base light bulbs. This fixture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

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Murano Style Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the murano style chandelier you’re looking for. A murano style chandelier — often made from glass, metal and murano glass — can elevate any home. There are 513 variations of the antique or vintage murano style chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 62 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer murano style chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A murano style chandelier is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. A well-made murano style chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Vistosi, Vintage Murano Gallery and J.T. Kalmar are consistently popular.

How Much is a Murano Style Chandelier?

A murano style chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,812, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $78,607.

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.