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Mid-20th Pair Italian Triedri Glass Chandeliers, 265 trasparent Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair Triedri Murano glass chandeliers, 265 trasparent prism A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 265 pink triedri on crome frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly...
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Late 20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Pink Polar Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular Murano chandelier. It consists of dozens of pure Murano glass leaves. Four E 27 lights. Measures: Height with chain cm 100 (39 inches) without chain cm 40 (16 inches).
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Kalmar Ice Glass Chandeliers Pendant Lights, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of beautiful ice glass light fixtures by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). Each chandelier is made of 28 massive ice blocks ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Pendant Lights Opaque Molded Plastic Lanterns c1950-60
Located in FR
Pair of midcentury pendant lights opaque molded plastic lanterns, circa 1950-1960 Unusual diamond lozenge opaque Lucite Black plastic trim The drop can be adjusted In good vintage co...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Plastic

Pair of Italian Midcentury Pendants with Cutted Crystal Gemme, Milano, 1970s
Located in Milano, IT
Decorative and fine pair of chandeliers/pendants made in 1970 in Milano. Bunch of cutted crystals "Gemme" with a brass structure and one source of light; the crystals radiate a spec...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Large Pair of Stilnovo Style Cascading Chandeliers with Brass and Glass Shades
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Grand scale of 6 feet cascading chandeliers in the style of Stilnovo with eight teardrop shaped brass and opaline glass lights. New production, custom-made for Collection 20C gallery...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Venetian Pair of Chandeliers, Blown Murano Glass, Triedro Camer G, 1960s
By Camer Glass
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Venetian pair of chandeliers, blown Murano glass, triedro elements, attributed to camer glass, 1960s Amazing pair of Murano chandeliers in excellent original condition, as do...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Amazing & Rare Mid-Century Modern Holophane Chrome & Glass Pendant Lights, Pair
By Holophane
Located in Lisse, NL
Perfect size and brilliant design pair of French Holophane marked pendants. This is without question the most beautiful and stylish pair of Holophane pendants that we, so far, had t...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Kalmar Modern Ice Glass Pendants, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
A pair of very beautiful and elegant modern chandeliers, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1970s. Lovely design, each chandelier has 6 sockets and two layers of extremely stylish...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Italian Murano Franco Luce Art Glass and Gilt Brass Chandelier, Pair
By Franco Luce
Located in Coimbra, PT
Awesome pair of 1970s vintage Italian Murano Lily Calla art-hlass shades gilt chandelier and flower bouquet. Franco Luce Seguso chandelier with five handblown Murano glass leaves, wh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of French Art Deco Pendant / Chandelier signed by Noverdy
By Jean Noverdy
Located in Bronx, NY
A French Art Deco chandelier by the French Artist Jean Noverdy. Six shades with matching hexagonal center coupe in clear frosted glass with intricate flowers with geometric motif de...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Nickel

Pair of Glass and Chromed Steel Pendant Lamps by Kamenický Šenov, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Glass and chromed cube pendant lamps, 1970s, Czechoslovakia. It was produced by Kamenický Šenov. It is made of glass and metal. It´s composed of thick textured patterned square cut f...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Limburg Pair of 1970s Vintage "Iron" Rings Glass & Brass Pendant Lights or Lamps
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte pair of "iron" rings bell pendant lamps / lights with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped small hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Pink Amethyst Murano Disc Chandelier, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular pair of Vistosi chandelier, each made with 50 pink Murano discs. Available also with a withe or amber discs. Chrome frame with nine E14 light bulbs. Adaptable to any el...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Majestic Murano Palmette Chandelier, 1970s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of luxury Palmette Murano glass chandelier made with 94 original crystal glasses attributed to Barovier & Toso. Gold metal frame. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Charming Pair of Vistosi Chandeliers, Murano, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
24 Murano discs for each chandelier mounted on three levels: 12+8+4 amethyst glass handblown.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Murano Disc Chandelier by Vistosi, Murano, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular pair of chandelier by Vistosi made of 50 pink Murano discs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Kalmar Chandeliers, Glass Nickel, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of star shaped ceiling lights by Kalmar manufactured in Austria in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). They are made of frosted ice glass pieces mounted on a w...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel, Brass

Pair of Vistosi Disc Murano Chandelier, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
The 24 discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on three levels.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Murano Disc Chandelier by Vistosi, Murano, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular pair of chandelier by Vistosi made of 50 pink Murano discs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Barovier e Toso Venetian Flower Glass Ceiling Light, 1950s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Rome, IT
This amazing pair of basket is made of dozen of precious Murano flowers glasses. 6 x 100 watt lights.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of 1960s Golden Venetian Glass Dandelion Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful brass and blown glass chandelier with over 160 glass elements. Twelve-light sources. Restored. Originally installed in an Italian resort. Rewired. A longer chain or pole ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Murano Glass Polar Chandeliers Italian Modern, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Murano polar ice chandelier, each with 88 precious hand blown glass leaves hanging on the brass frame. Spectacular light effect. Available three pairs of sconces. Provenance from a...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Midcentury Amber Murano Glass Discs Italian Chandeliers, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier is formed by 24 honey discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on floor levels. Nine lights. Measures: Height without chain 50 cm. Available also with white and p...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Palatial Doré Bronze Circular Crystal Beaded Ball Chandeliers
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of doré bronze circular crystal beaded ball chandeliers. Each of these palatial round chandelier take five bulbs and have been totally rewired. The spectacular bronze work fra...
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Mid-20th Century Louis XV Chandeliers and Pendants

Carlo Nason Certified, Pair of Midcentury Curvati Chandeliers Clear Triedri 1980
By Carlo Nason, Venini, Industria Veneziana
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This is a set of two masterpiece midcentury chandeliers from Murano, designed by Carlo Nason. Great play with the light. Designed in the 1970s. The use of the triedri elements had be...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Pink Murano Glass Disc Chandelier Italian Design by Gino Vistosi, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
A chandelier of rare beauty and elegance. 136 Murano glass discs amethyst by Gino Vistosi, disposed in ten rows, forming two overlapping pyramids. Available also with white and ambe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Pair of Huge Kalmar 'Granada' Chandeliers Flush Mount Lights, Brass Glass, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Graz, AT
Two square and very large 'Granada' light fixtures by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s-early 1970s). The lamps can be used as pendant light / ...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Vistosi Midcentury Amber Murano Glass Discs Italian Chandeliers, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier is formed by 24 honey discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on floor levels. Nine lights. Measures: Height without chain 50 cm. Available also with white discs.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Emil Stejnar Sputnik Chandeliers, Brass Crystal Glass, 1950s
By Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of (a set of two) outstanding 1950s Viennese Sputnik / blowball / snowball chandeliers / pendant lights by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, Austria. Original vintage pi...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Cubic Carved Clear Glass Chandeliers in Style of Kalmar
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair cube shaped suspended cube light, circa 1960s made of clear molded glass panels and nickel metal joiners in the style of Kalmar in Austria.   
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Charming Pink and White Murano Petals Chandeliers or Ceiling Lights
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of charming Italian chandelier made by clear/ pink and clear/white "lattimo" Murano glass petals. By Galleria Veneziani. Frame available chrome or gold 24-karat Dimensions: 2...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Huge Gold-Plated and Cut Glass Chandeliers by Palwa, circa 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A very large and very rare model of midcentury ten-light chandeliers by Palwa, circa 1960s. This stunning chandeliers are made of gilt brass with each 236 large glass rings. Socket...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Mid Century Blue Metal Pendants, 1970s
By Stilnovo
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, around 1970s - Good original condition.   
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Mid Century Chandeliers or Pendants, 1960s
By Zelezny Brod, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Praha, CZ
- very nice style of lighting - rare type.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Aluminum Cylinder Pendant circa 1960, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This Mid Century Pendant was made during the Jet filled area of the Space Race and America's obsession with speedy flight and reaching to the stars. It shows all the Hallmarks of its...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Mid-Century 1960's Ceramic Swag Pendant Lights
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A pair of Mid-Century ceramic swag pendant lights, circa 1960's, done in deep mustard yellow with an earth tone dark brown sponge and drip accent. The lamps are open on the bottom an...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Murano Pendant Lights, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern pendant lights. Striking Italian design from the 1960s. Original Murano shades. Each pendant has one socket for a E-27 light bulb. In good ori...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Scandinavian Mid Century Brass Pendants by Falkenberg
By Falkenberg
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pair of pendants by Falkenberg in brass. The lamps are in very good condition and have been rewired.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass Pendants/Suspension Fixtures
By Bruno Chiarini, Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Two Italian Mid-Century Modern satin milk glass fixtures / pendants / suspension lights / lanterns by Bruno Chiarini attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1960. The pieces can hang as suspen...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Mid-Century Murano Barovier & Toso Hanging Pendant Lamps
By Vistosi
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of elegant cased glass pendant lamps. Triangular in form with cylinder tops, and cased gold bands. Attributed to Barovier Toso. All original including brass chain and canopies, ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Swedish Mid-Century Pendants in Glass and Brass
By Paul Kedelv, Fåglavik
Located in Karlstad, SE
Set of two large pendants in brass and glass, by Paul Kedelv for Fåglavik. These heavy lamps feature four E-27 light sources, surrounded by 12 hanging glass discs and a plastic disc...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Pressed Crystal Pendants by Kinkeldey
By Kinkeldey
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite pair of Mid-Century Modern pendants were produced by Kinkeldey- one of the most esteemed lighting studios of the period in Western Europe. They feature intricate geome...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

Pair of Mid-Century Bullet-shaped Stainless Steel Pendants
Located in New York, NY
Pair of brushed stainless steel pendant light fixtures. USA, circa 1950. Adjustable shade; canopy included. Possibly made by Litecraft or Lightolier.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Full Brass Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamps, 1950s, Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Pair of very rare pendant lamps made in Germany in the 1950s. The lighting is made of brass and has the style of the Italian brand Stilnovo. It has many small holes which are creatin...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Large Mid Century Pendant Lights, Lacquered Brass on Aluminun
By Lightolier
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Nice pair of mid century round pendant lights, lacquered brass plated on aluminium shells, very lightweight. Possibly Lightolier, but no markings, original ceiling plates included. M...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Marvelous Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass and Opaline Glass Adjustable Pendants
Located in Lisse, NL
Perfect size and shape, adjustable pendants from the midcentury design era. These very stylish 1970s light fixtures come with the original brass canopies and shade holders intact....
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Brushed Aluminum and Glass Pendants Attributed to Sonneman
By Sonneman Lighting
Located in Troy, MI
Pendant light fixtures attributed to Sonneman featur brushed aluminum open work surrounds with large white glass globes, circa 1970s. Excellent vintage condition. Sold and priced as ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lucite & Nylon String Hanging Chain Pendant Lamps
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a unique pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern pendant lights. These hanging lamps are made of Lucite and nylon string. They're attached to very long chains - at least 10-12 ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Adjustable Brass Pendant Light by Lamter Milano
By Lamter
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful and extremely rare pair of golden chandeliers / pendant lights by Lamter Milano, The lamp resembling a vertical eye, is suspended on a steel cable and can be adjusted as l...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Clear Glass and Steel Pendant Lights, Italy 1970s, 3 Pairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Three pairs of Italian, Mid-Century Modern, individual small pendant chandeliers, circa 1970s. The six vintage pendant lights are made of clear diamond pattern glass and brushed ste...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Orange Cased Glass Light Pendants by Holmegaard
By Holmegaard
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of 1960s orange cased glass light pendants having walnut detail by Holmegaard of Denmark.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pair of Mid Century Blood Orange Color Crackle Glass Pendant Lights, Italy
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Beautiful pair of vibrant blood orange color pendant lights, Italy, 1960s. Rewiring recommended.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Satinated Glass and Brass Pendants, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant pair Italian pendants was designed and made in Italy in the 1960s. The lamps are made of brass and have got a frosted / satinated glass shade. Excellent condition with o...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Pair of Mid-century Pendant Hanging Lamps round glass brass
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hans-Agne Jakobsson (1919-2009) Pair of pendant lights model "348/IP Pastoral." Manufactured by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB. Markaryd, Sweden, 1959. Brass and blown glass. Mid-century La...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Pair of White Lacquered Wood and Bronze Pendant Lamps
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Pendant lamps composed of two points of light. Made of gold-plated bronze structure with white and black lacquered wood pieces. The design of this item was inspired by the radical ge...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Bronze

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Pendants in the Manner of Robert Sonneman
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of highly stylized chrome pendant lights with sculpted globe forms and with geometric perforated circle design. The pendants are fitted with amber Lucite interiors which create ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Milk Glass Pendant attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1958
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern pendants or chandeliers attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1958. The pieces are composed a black enameled metal and brass collar which supports a conica...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Mid-20th Century Pair of Small Glass Opaline and Brass Globe Pendants Lights
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A pair of small globe opaline glass pendants with their original brass monk cap galleries, chain and ceiling plates. All metal sections have age related oxidization, all glass is ...
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Mid-20th Century English Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Mid Century Wire Cage Chandeliers
By Moe Lighting, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Chic and stylish pair of hanging fixtures, each having an iron birdcage like structure which surrounds a frosted white globe. Both were originally designed as swag lights, therefore ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

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Pair Mid Century Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the pair mid century pendant you’re looking for. Each pair mid century pendant for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. Find 1894 options for an antique or vintage pair mid century pendant now, or shop our selection of 25 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer pair mid century pendant, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each pair mid century pendant bearing Mid-Century Modern, Industrial or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made pair mid century pendant over the years, but those crafted by J.T. Kalmar, Venini and Glashütte Limburg are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Pair Mid Century Pendant?

Prices for a pair mid century pendant can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $125,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,598.

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.