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Midcentury Italian Murano Crystal Waterfall Seven-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A wonderful brass and crystal waterfall chandelier with seven tiers Murano crystal sticks, Italy 1950-1959 - impressive lighting effect! This chandelier can also be used as flush mou...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Crystal Waterfall Seven-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A wonderful brass and crystal waterfall chandelier with seven tiers Murano crystal sticks, Italy 1950-1959 - impressive lighting effect! This chandelier is in very good condition, r...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Pair of Murano Waterfall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
A dazzling pair of Murano glass "waterfall" sconces with square glass tubes hanging in two tiers.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

  • Pair of Murano Waterfall Sconces
  • Pair of Murano Waterfall Sconces
  • Pair of Murano Waterfall Sconces
  • Pair of Murano Waterfall Sconces
H 19 in. W 16 in. D 8 in.
Chandelier Pop Art Pulegoso, 1970 Murano Glass Waterfall
By Mazzega
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chandelier Pop Art pulegoso, 1970 Murano glass waterfall.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Glass Waterfall Chandelier by Carlo Nason for Mazzega
By Mazzega, Toni Zuccheri, AVMazzega, Carlo Nason, Venini
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Murano glass chandelier or pendant by Carlo Nason for Mazzega. Our Mid-Century Modern Mazzega Murano glass chandelier features gorgeous sheets of golden yellow and clear gla...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mazzega Waterfall Chandelier
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in London, GB
Italian 1960s clear glass waterfall/Cascade chandelier by Mazzega.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Custom Murano Glass Coral Leaf Waterfall Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning custom coral colored Murano glass leaf form waterfall chandelier. Glistening glass and large scale make this fixture super impressive. A true work of art!!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

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

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Metal

Italian Murano Crystal Teardrop Waterfall Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano teardrop chandelier, made in the 1950s. Features a brass frame with clear iridescent Murano teardrop crystals. Measures: Diameter 50 cm. Height fixture 58 cm. Total...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Murano Crystal Teardrop Waterfall Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Italian Murano teardrop chandelier, made in the 1950s. Features a brass frame with clear green-white Murano teardrop crystals. New wiring, fully functional. In excellent condition
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Round Waterfall Chandelier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Murano glass waterfall chandelier where the individual Murano glass pieces are shaped like oyster shells. Nothing short of magnificent. Wired for USA and...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Round Waterfall Chandelier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Murano glass waterfall chandelier where the individual Murano glass pieces are shaped like oyster shells. Nothing short of magnificent. Wired for USA and...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Steel

Carlo Nason Opalescent waterfall Chandelier
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in London, GB
Lovely quality glass original Carlo Nason waterfall chandelier for Mazzega. Made in 1960s Italy. Drop can be altered to suit. Glass and ceiling rose 96 cm.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Amber Murano Crystal Teardrop Waterfall Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Elegant large brass and amber Murano crystal chandelier. The lamp is decorated with hand blown amber crystal Murano teardrop glasses. The chandelier emits a stunning light. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Murano 1950s Waterfall Drip Art Glass Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
Of impressive bulbous size, decorated overall with a watery green and blue thumb print drip pattern; resting on a gilt-metal base; height 23" (top of glass) 36" (top of shade) diamet...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Rare Crystal Waterfall Chandelier Covered with Thousands White Murano Glasses
Located in Antwerp, BE
A crystal Victorian style waterfall chandelier with a brass frame that is covered with thousands of small white Murano glasses and three concentric rings hung with crystal icicle dro...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stone, Crystal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Crystal Waterfall Seven-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A wonderful brass and crystal waterfall chandelier with seven tiers Murano crystal sticks, Italy, 1950-1959, impressive lighting effect! This chandelier can also be used as flushmou...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Crystal Waterfall Seven-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A wonderful brass and crystal waterfall chandelier with seven tiers Murano crystal sticks, Italy, 1950-1959, impressive lighting effect! This chandelier can also be used as flushmou...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Crystal Waterfall Seven-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A wonderful brass and crystal waterfall chandelier with seven tiers Murano crystal sticks, Italy, 1950-1959, impressive lighting effect! This chandelier can also be used as flushmoun...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Cyclopean Waterfall Handblown Glass Chandelier by Murano, 1980s
Located in Rome, IT
Imposing waterfall handblown glass chandelier by Murano. Measures: Height 230 cm, width 70 cm. 198 leaves. Four cups. With the same glass is available another large chandelier...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Rare Crystal Waterfall Chandelier covered with Thousands White Murano glasses
Located in Antwerp, BE
A crystal Victorian style waterfall chandelier with a brass frame that is covered with thousands of small white Murano glasses and three concentric rings hung with crystal icicle dro...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stone, Crystal, Brass

Italian Handcrafted Murano Art Nouveau Waterfall Chandelier in Brass and Crystal
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous and rare big chandelier with countless Murano crystal drops in transparent and light purple (lavender - lilac) color. The lamps frame as well as bar to ceiling and ceiling ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Scale Murano White and Gold Glass Leaf Form Waterfall Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Extraordinary large scale Murano white and gold glass leaf form waterfall chandelier. Intertwined white and gold leaves creating a beautiful cascading effect. A truly unique and be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

American Modern White Murano Linen "Waterfall" Console, Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
A beautiful example of a Classic table in white Murano linen. Original receipt from Karl Springer accompanies this piece.   
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Linen, Wood

Massive Murano Crystal Glass Drop Waterfall & Gilt Brass Venini Style Chandelier
By Paolo Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
This stunning "Drop" In the style of Paolo Venini crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier dates from 1970. It is masterful work in its design and its state of conservation. Suspend...
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Vintage 1970s German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

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

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Steel, Chrome

Murano Crystal Glass Drop Waterfall and Gilt Brass Venini Style Chandelier
By Paolo Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
This stunning "Drop" in the style of Paolo Venini crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier dates from 1970. It is masterful work in its design and its state of conservation. Suspend...
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Vintage 1970s German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Midcentury Italian Murano Crystal Waterfall Seven-Light Flushmount, Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A wonderful brass and crystal waterfall flushmount or chandelier with seven tiers Murano crystal sticks, Italy 1950-1959 - impressive lighting effect! This chandelier is in very goo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Flush Mount

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Crystal, Brass

Round Chandelier Waterfall Drops Steel Glass with Chains Murano Glass, Italy
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round chandelier Waterfall drops steel glass with chains Murano glass 1970s Italian design. 4-light bulbs E27 max 80 watts each.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Crystal Teardrop Waterfall Chandelier
Located in Plainview, NY
And elegant Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano crystal teardrop waterfall chandelier that will add sophistication and style to any living space. The chandelier takes 4 chandelier bulb...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini Murano Crystal Drop Waterfall Hollywood Regency 10-Light Gilt Chandelier
By Paolo Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
This stunning "Drop" In the style of Paolo Venini crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier dates from 1960. It is masterful work in its design and its state of conservation. Spectac...
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Sputnik Chandelier Gilt Brass Elongated Murano Glass Drops Waterfall 1960s
By Palwa, Christoph Palme
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Impressive large gilt brass and elongated Murano glass drops Sputnik chandelier made by Christoph Palme, Germany, circa 1960-1970. The chain-hanging length-adjustable chandelier has ...
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Vintage 1960s German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Waterfall Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A striking Italian Murano clear, molded- glass waterfall chandelier.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

  • Italian Waterfall Chandelier
  • Italian Waterfall Chandelier
  • Italian Waterfall Chandelier
  • Italian Waterfall Chandelier
H 25.5 in. Dm 19 in.
Midcentury Italian Murano Pink Glass Flowers Waterfall Wedding Cake Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Amazing midcentury Italian Murano chandelier in the style of Venini. Pink fogged crystal teardrops, pink glass flowers waterfall and gilt brass 31 tiers wedding cake chandelier. Meas...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Pink Glass Flowers Waterfall Wedding Cake Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Rare gorgeous midcentury Italian Murano chandelier in the style of Venini. Pink fogged crystal teardrops, pink glass flowers and gilt flowers waterfall 3 tiers wedding cake Measure...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Pink Glass Flowers Waterfall Wedding Cake Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Amazing midcentury Italian Murano chandelier in the style of Venini. Pink fogged crystal teardrops, pink glass flowers waterfall and gilt brass 31 tiers wedding cake chandelier. Me...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Pink Glass Flowers Waterfall Wedding Cake Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Rare gorgeous midcentury Italian Murano chandelier in the style of Venini. Pink fogged crystal teardrops, pink glass flowers and gilt flowers waterfall 3 tiers wedding cake Measure...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Pink Glass Flowers Waterfall Wedding Cake Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Rare gorgeous midcentury Italian Murano chandelier in the style of Venini. Pink fogged crystal teardrops, pink glass flowers and gilt flowers waterfall 3 tiers wedding cake Measure...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Pink Glass Leaves Waterfall Wedding Cake Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Rare gorgeous midcentury Italian Murano chandelier in the style of Venini. Pink fogged crystal teardrops, pink glass flowers and gilt flowers waterfall 3 tiers wedding cake Measures...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Crystal Waterfall Six-Light Ceiling Light, Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A wonderful brass and crystal waterfall ceiling light or chandelier with seven tiers Murano crystal sticks, Italy, 1950s, impressive lighting effect! This flush mount can also be us...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano Pink Glass Flowers Waterfall Wedding Cake Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Rare gorgeous midcentury Italian Murano chandelier in the style of Venini. Pink fogged crystal teardrops, pink glass flowers and gilt flowers waterfall 3 tiers wedding cake Measures...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Murano Crystal Glass Prisms Waterfall & Gilt Brass Venini Camer Style Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
5-light bulbs E27/ good working condition Assembly required. Bulbs not included. Disassembled for shipping. Measures: Diameter 16 in/ 40 cm Height 30 in (24 in and 6 in/chain)/ 75 cm...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Waterfall Chandelier Attr. to Venini
Located in New York, NY
An elegant Italian Mid-Century handblown Venetian glass chandelier composed of twisted rods of glass suspended from different heights to create the effect of a waterfall.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Waterfall Spheres Chandelier 1960's
By Giovanni Dalla Fina Gallery
Located in Milan, IT
Italian chandelier 'waterfall spheres' in Murano glass, in a beautiful transparent color with multicolor refinishing, composed by a central glass stem, and from strands of spheres th...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Italian Waterfall Spheres Chandelier 1960's
  • Italian Waterfall Spheres Chandelier 1960's
  • Italian Waterfall Spheres Chandelier 1960's
  • Italian Waterfall Spheres Chandelier 1960's
H 49.22 in. W 32.68 in. D 32.68 in.
Mid-Century Modern Chandelier in Murano Glass by Barovier Toso "Waterfall" Style
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Unusual Mid-Century Modern chandelier in Murano glass attributed to Barovier & Toso.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Mid Century Waterfall Kalmar Glass Fixture
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
A Kalmar glass and brass waterfall ceiling fixture. With 3 internal light cluster
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Vintage 1940s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Large Midcentury Hollywood Regency Crystal Waterfall Weddingcake Gilt Chandelier
By Palwa
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier with nine-light flushmount chandelier, attributed to Ernst Palme. The piece is gold-plated and detailed with six layers of clear cr...
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Gold Plate

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

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Metal

Large Midcentury Hollywood Regency Crystal Waterfall Weddingcake Gilt Chandelier
By Ernst Palme
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier with nine-light flush mount chandelier, attributed to Ernst Palme. The piece is gold-plated and detailed with six layers of clear c...
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal, Gold Plate

Large MidCentury Hollywood Regency Crystal Waterfall WeddingCake Gilt Chandelier
By Ernst Palme
Located in Coimbra, PT
Stunning crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier with nine-light flush mount chandelier, attributed to Ernst Palme. The piece is gold-plated and detailed with six layers of clear c...
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Mid-Century Modern Tall Camer Glass Waterfall Four Foot Tall Chandelier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent, cascading Camer glass waterfall chandelier. Iconic mid-century lighting. Each heavy Camer glass prism hangs down from its own individual hook on the steel frame. Wired...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Large Venini Camer Midcentury Gilt Brass 94 Crystal Rods Waterfall Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large and heavy crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier with eight-light flush mount chandelier, attributed to Venini. This piece is gold-plated and detailed with four layers of 94...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Venini Camer Midcentury Gilt Brass 94 Crystal Rods Waterfall Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large and heavy crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier with eight-light flush mount chandelier, attributed to Venini. This piece is gold-plated and detailed with four layers of 94...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Large Venini Camer Mid-Century Gilt Brass 94 Crystal Rods Waterfall Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large and heavy crystal waterfall wedding cake chandelier with eight-light flush mount chandelier, attributed to Venini. This piece is gold-plated and detailed with four layers of 94...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

A waterfall of leaves, Murano Mazzega.
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
A beautiful Murano glass chandelier, hundreds of leaves to compose this beautiful piece of sculpture. Circular on four levels of leaves. It would be great to drop it on a table in an...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair Murano Waterfall Sconce
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#2-468 Five wavey pieces of Murano glass suspended from a bronze frame giving the appearance of falling water. Two internal lights.Priced per pair
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Vintage 1940s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

  •  Pair Murano Waterfall Sconce
  •  Pair Murano Waterfall Sconce
  •  Pair Murano Waterfall Sconce
  •  Pair Murano Waterfall Sconce
H 13.5 in. W 9 in. D 5.5 in.
Murano Waterfall glass pendant fixture
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#1-2084 Individual glass with 7 internal lites<br /> <br /> keyword search cieling lighting pendant chandelier sconce
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Vintage 1950s Italian Flush Mount

Materials

Glass

Murano Crystal Lavender, Pink Teardrop Waterfall Chandelier
By Murano 5, Venini
Located in Antwerp, BE
Glass teardrop 1970s chandelier designed by Venini, Murano. Bright brass frames suspend crystal drops in beautiful shades of lavender, pink and smoked glass. Both lit by 1 bulb, Dim...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

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

Materials

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.
Vintage Italian Murano Glass Waterfall Chandelier Tear Drop Brass Italy
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Italian Murano 54 handblown glass teardrops. Brass cascading waterfall chandelier. Holds six bulbs. Lovely for the Hollywood Regency décor.
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

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Murano Waterfall For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the murano waterfall you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A murano waterfall — often made from glass, metal and murano glass — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer murano waterfall, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A murano waterfall made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one murano waterfall that is appealing in its simplicity, but Camer Glass, Carlo Nason and Mazzega Murano produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Murano Waterfall?

Prices for a murano waterfall start at $1,890 and top out at $18,500 with the average selling for $4,517.

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.