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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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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

Carlo Nason Certified, Pair of Midcentury Curvati Chandeliers Clear Triedri 1980
By Carlo Nason, Industria Veneziana, Venini
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 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 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

Spectacular Pair of Murano Chandeliers by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, 1960s
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Rome, IT
A very fine pair of chandeliers Toni Zuccheri for Venini each one composed by 100 truncated handblown cylindrical glass pieces. Available three pairs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Pair of Italian Murano Glass and Chrome Chandeliers, circa 1970s
By Vintage Italian Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning pair of Italian made chandeliers executed in chrome and Murano glass. The chandeliers date from the early to mid-1970s and they are in good condition, the chrome shows some...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Murano Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier by Mazzega
By AVMazzega
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful cast-glass ice panels (eight), which are illuminated by (16) bulbs to create a warm organic glow. Nickel chromed housing which reflect lighting forward, upward and down.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Pair of Large 1960s Italian Mid Century Brass Starburst Sputnik Chandeliers
By Arredoluce
Located in New York, NY
A grand pair of 1960s Italian brass starburst chandeliers. 24 light sources. Rewired and reconditioned. They came out of an Italian holiday resort. .
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Drum Up-Light
Located in Austin, TX
Just as modern today as when they were created. White painted steel drums with oversized canopies and uplight reflectors. Sold as a pair. Bottom drum is approximately 21.5" diameter ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Pair of 20th Century Italian Iron Chandeliers
Located in Casteren, NL
Pair of 20th century identical iron chandeliers decorated with glass flowers. Has four lights in the center and one at te bottom. Originates Italy, dating app. 1930. (shipping cos...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Pair of Italian Brass Chandeliers
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Italian brass chandeliers.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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  • Pair of Italian Brass Chandeliers
  • Pair of Italian Brass Chandeliers
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H 38.59 in. Dm 21.26 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Style Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
An impressive palatial pair of Mid-Century Modern circular disc white alternating color chandelier. These are large chandeliers having 104 pieces circular Murano glass spheres approx...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

A Pair Of Florentine Italian Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A 20th century pair of Florentine style Italian chandeliers, with six arms, gold gilt and multi coloured cut glass on beaded iron frames.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

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  • A Pair Of Florentine Italian Chandeliers
  • A Pair Of Florentine Italian Chandeliers
  • A Pair Of Florentine Italian Chandeliers
H 36.23 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass Pendants/Suspension Fixtures
By Stilnovo, Bruno Chiarini
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 Chandeliers Mid-Century Modern Brass Glass White Stilnovo attributed
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian pair of chandeliers from the 1950s Stilnovo attributed. Only glass cm 40 x 20 Small internal line in the glass (as in the photo).
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Huge Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Striking pair of large Italian Murano glass chandelier made with numerous amazing pine glass pendants. Winter collection by Galleria Veneziani. Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Italian Wrought Iron Chandeliers, 6 Lights
Located in Cypress, CA
Attractive Italian pair of hand forged wrought iron and tole 6 light chandeliers, first half of the 20th century. In the Gothic style. finely detailed with antique black patina. El...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Huge Italian Murano Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Huge Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 52 glass petals (transparent crystal, smooth outside, with crystal powder and then rough inside.) in a chrome frame. Period: 1970s-19...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Monumental Pair of Italian Tronchi Chandeliers Murano
Located in Rome, IT
This extraordinary pair of chandeliers is composed by 78 'Tronchi' by 40 cm high. Eighteen-light bulbs E 14. Measure: Height 160 cm without chain. With the same glasses are also a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Elegant Italian Chandeliers with Turquoise Stone
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two six-arm chandeliers with blue stone drops. Measures: Diameter 45 cm. Height fixture 45 cm. Total height 65 cm. Six E14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stone, Brass

Pair of Italian Maria Theresa Six-Light Chandeliers
By Maria Theresa Venini 1
Located in Rijssen, NL
A lovely pair of continental Maria Theresa basket-form glass and crystal six-light chandeliers/ hanging fixtures. Possibly Viennese. Composed of gilt metal frames sheathed in glass, ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Metal

Pair of Brass and Wood Chandeliers, Italy Stilux
By Stilux
Located in Catania, IT
Pair of brass and wood chandeliers, Italian production of the 60s, attributable for style and construction quality to the Stilux company.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Monumental Pair of Italian Murano Glass Tronchi Chandeliers
Located in Rome, IT
This extraordinary pair of chandeliers is composed by 78 'Tronchi' by 40 cm high. Eighteen-light bulbs E 14. Measure: Height 160 cm without chain.    
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Monumental Pair of Italian Murano Glass Tronchi Chandeliers
Located in Rome, IT
This extraordinary pair of chandeliers is composed by 78 'Tronchi' by 40 cm high. Eighteen-light bulbs E 14. Measure: Height 160 cm without chain. With the same glasses are also a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Monumental Pair of Italian Murano Glass Tronchi Chandeliers
Located in Rome, IT
This extraordinary pair of chandeliers is composed by 78 'Tronchi' by 40 cm high. Eighteen-light bulbs E 14. Measure: Height 160 cm without chain.       
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Monumental Pair of Italian Murano Glass Tronchi Chandeliers
Located in Rome, IT
This extraordinary pair of chandeliers is composed by 78 'Tronchi' by 40 cm high. Eighteen-light bulbs E 14. Measure: Height 160 cm without chain.    
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid Century Pair of Glass Chandeliers Poliedri by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Two original Venini chandeliers manufactured in Murano glass; Model Poliedri in two colors with the core part in grey colored Poliedri, produced in Venice and designed by Carlo S...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare Pair of Reggiani Chandelier 1970s Italian Design
By Reggiani
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Rare pair of Reggiani chandelier 1970s Italian design, light sculpture.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Pair of Italian Modern Opalescent Glass Chandeliers, Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in Hollywood, FL
The chrome frame suspending handblown glass opalescent Greek key shaped interlocking pieces.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Gray Glass Chandeliers, 1970 Italian Design
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair of gray glass chandeliers, 1970 Italian design . Measure: height cm 45 more chair. Oval satin in the centre of the glasses.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

Pair of Pink Murano Glass Disc Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular chandelier each made with 50 pink Murano discs. 16 E 14 light bulbs. We can wire for your country standards.   
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Italian Murano Amber Glass Chandeliers, 1980s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Beautiful Italian amber Murano pair of Chandeliers. These pieces were made during the 1980s in Italy. Each Chandelier is equipped with one light sockets (E27). A professional electr...
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Vintage 1980s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Italian 1970s Modern Five-Light Sculptural Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Italian 1970s modern chrome, white enamel and glass sculptural chandelier. Each globe of hand blown glass in white, clear and amber color from Murano. Price per Item.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Chrome

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

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Blown Glass

Pair of Pink Murano Glass Polar Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Murano polar pink chandelier, each with 88 precious hand blown glass leaves hanging on the brass frame. Spectacular light effect. Available also a pair and four pair of sconces. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Pink Murano Glass Polar Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Murano polar pink chandelier, each with 88 precious hand blown glass leaves hanging on the brass frame. Spectacular light effect. Available also a pair and four pair of sconces. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Iconic Pair of Cubic Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier, Italy, 1970
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Rome, IT
Famous chandelier belonging to the series inspired by a trip of Gaetano Sciolari in New York, the chandelier is composed of 37 frosted Lucite shades that radiate a striking light. P...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Pink Murano Glass Polar Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Murano polar pink chandelier, each with 88 precious hand blown glass leaves hanging on the brass frame. Spectacular light effect. Available also a pair and four pair of sconces. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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

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Blown Glass

Pair of Pink Murano Glass Polar Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Murano polar pink chandelier, each with 88 precious hand blown glass leaves hanging on the brass frame. Spectacular light effect. Available also a pair and four pair of sconces. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Italian Modern Polished Chrome "Sputnick" Chandeliers
Located in Hollywood, FL
Polished chrome multi-arm chandelier, rewired for use in U. S.
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Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

Iconic Pair of Cubic Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier, Italy, 1970
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Rome, IT
Famous chandelier belonging to the series inspired by a trip of Gaetano Sciolari in New York, the chandelier is composed of 37 frosted Lucite shades that radiate a striking light. P...
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Vintage 1970s 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 color chandelier, each with 88 precious hand blown glass leaves hanging on the brass frame. Spectacular light effect. Available three pairs of sconces. Provenance ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of AV Mazzega Amber Glass Flower Chandeliers, Italy
By AVMazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Rijssen, NL
A pair of beautiful chandeliers by Nason for AV Mazzega. Manufactured in the 1970s. A chromed frame with 12 crystal hand blown glass plates. The glass plates are amber/dark orange an...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Murano Glass Ceiling Lamps by VeArt, Venice, Italy, 1960s
By VeArt
Located in Pambio Noranco, CH
Rare pair of Mid-Century, Murano glass hanging lamps by VeArt. White and clear glass, 1960-1965. Measures: H 47 x Ø27cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Glass, Murano Glass

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Pair Of Italian Mid Century Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the pair of Italian mid century chandelier you’re looking for. Each pair of Italian mid century chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and brass. If you’re shopping for a pair of Italian mid century chandelier, we have 741 options in-stock, while there are 21 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a pair of Italian mid century chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A pair of Italian mid century chandelier made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made pair of Italian mid century chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Venini, Stilnovo and Gaetano Sciolari are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Pair Of Italian Mid Century Chandelier?

The average selling price for a pair of Italian mid century chandelier at 1stDibs is $5,255, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $125,000 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.