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Opaline Pendant Light Schoolhouse

Vintage Opaline Cube Church Brass Schoolhouse Pendant Light
By English School
Located in Stockbridge, GB
Antique Church Opaline Cube Pendant Light An antique pendant light with cube shaped opaline shade
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Antique Church Glass Opaline Schoolhouse Pendant Light
By English School
Located in Stockbridge, GB
Antique Church Opaline Pendant Light -AD An original large opaline glass pendant light. The light
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Schoolhouse Pendant Light Opaline Glass Shade Brushed Steel Finish Hardware
Located in New York, NY
1940s pendant light featuring a white opaline glass shade. Comes with new wired brushed steel
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Vintage 1940s American Schoolhouse Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

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Antique Church Opaline Pendant Light
By English School
Located in Stockbridge, GB
Antique Church Opaline Pendant Light – AA An original opaline glass pendant light. The light has a milk glass opaline shade and original brass hanging gallery. The gallery finish ha...
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Pair of Antique Holophane Prismatic Church Pendant Lights
By Holophane
Located in Stockbridge, GB
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Jean Boris Lacroix Large French Art Deco opalescent glass Bird Chandelier, 1930
By Jean Boris Lacroix
Located in New York City, NY
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Early Electric Milk Glass Pendant
Located in Canton, MA
This piece is a dressy version of your classic schoolhouse pendant. The fixture has a cast metal tassel, and a ring with four exposed bulbs on the sides. This fixture dates from a ti...
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By Design By Us
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Light Single Globe Pendant. The ballroom spherical shape with translucent hues creates a subtle warm glow. Mouth blown and hand painted glass with brass hand painted edge, black fabr...
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Vintage Mid-Century Modern White Mushroom Lamp designed by Harvey Guzzini, 1970s
By Harvey Guzzini, Meblo
Located in Zagreb, HR
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Large Bank Lobby Fixture circa 1926
Located in Prescott, US
These are late 1920s vintage Bank Lobby, Drugstore, Department Store, or Schoolhouse electric lighting fixtures. They are 2 pieces of glass, milk glass upper and pressed clear glass ...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Schoolhouse Bell-Shape Ceiling Glass Globe Pendant
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Once used everywhere from classrooms, libraries and courthouses alike, schoolhouse globes offered a practical and utilitarian design with solid, hard-working ambient lighting. Our gl...
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Vintage Glass Pendant Stem Lamp Light Massive Belgium 1960s
By Massive Lighting
Located in Verviers, BE
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Murano Ribbed Gourd-Form White Opaline Glass Table Lamp
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Chicago, IL
Ribbed and opaline Murano glass table lamp with black lacquered metal base. Elongated gourd form body with vertical ribbing. Brass stem and double socket cluster. Sold sans shade.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Short Schoolhouse Mushroom-Shape Ceiling Glass Globe Pendant
Located in Van Nuys, CA
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Large Bank Lobby Ceiling Fixture, circa 1925. Priced per pair
Located in Prescott, US
2 & 1/2 pair available. Single at 1/2 pair price One of the larger of this type of "Schoolhouse" style electric ceiling fixtures with the crystal bottom we have seen. The crystal gla...
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Glass

Essential Oil Burner
Located in Nantwich, GB
Our exquisite Essential Oil Burner - a captivating fusion of elegance and aromatherapy designed to elevate your sensory experience. Crafted with precision, our burner seamlessly blen...
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2010s English Schoolhouse Bottles

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Essential Oil Burner
Essential Oil Burner
H 6.3 in W 6.3 in D 6.7 in

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Antique Reclaimed Large Opaline Schoolhouse Pendant Lights by Sunco
By General Electric Company (GEC) 1
Located in Nottingham, GB
A STUNNING RUN OF LARGE SCHOOLHOUSE OPALINE PENDANTS SOLD INDIVIDUALLY Reclaimed from a social
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Vintage 1930s British Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Trio of Antique Reclaimed Large Opaline Schoolhouse Pendant Lights by Sunco
By General Electric Company (GEC) 1
Located in Nottingham, GB
light when paired with higher strength bulbs. THE TERM SCHOOLHOUSE PENDANTS Vintage opaline
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Vintage 1930s British Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Extra Large Vintage Octagonal Opaline Pendant Light with Cast Copper Canopy
By General Electric Company (GEC) 1
Located in Nottingham, GB
UNUSUAL OCTAGONAL ANTIQUE OPALINE PENDANT LIGHT The unique shape and large size of this antique
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Vintage 1930s British Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Extra Large Antique Opaline School House Pendant Light with Brass Fittings
By ASEA
Located in Nottingham, GB
RARE EXTRA LARGE ANTIQUE OPALINE PENDANT LIGHT A rare large size of 400mm diameter, these
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Vintage 1920s British Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Extra Large Vintage Decorative Opaline Pendant Light With Brass Canopy
By General Electric Company (GEC) 1
Located in Nottingham, GB
LARGE ANTIQUE DECORATIVE OPALINE PENDANT LIGHT The unique shape and large size of this antique
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Vintage 1930s British Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Vintage School House Light
Located in New York, NY
Opaline Glass Schoolhouse Light, a timeless and classic lighting fixture inspired by the iconic
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Early 20th Century Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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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, and antique 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, 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. (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.)

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 natural world-inspired designs of the Art Nouveau era 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 — shop a collection today that includes antique Art Deco chandeliers, Stilnovo chandeliers, Baccarat chandeliers and more.

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