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Jeweled Tin Pendants, Pair
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is a nice matching pair. Each shade has 4 cut glass inserts held by a brass ring, blue, red green and amber. Priced and sold as a pair. Measures: 12 inch.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Pair of Seguso Pendants
By Angelo Seguso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of beautiful glass and brass pendants by Seguso of Italy. Seguso glass in sapphire blue and amber. Patina lacquered brass and partially restored. Each pendant is wired with a si...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Seguso Pendants
  • Pair of Seguso Pendants
  • Pair of Seguso Pendants
  • Pair of Seguso Pendants
H 44 in. Dm 6 in.
Pair of Doria Pendants
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Doria pedants made out of crystal art glass with chrome-plated shade. The total height of the pedants which is adjustable is 38".
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Pair of Doria Pendants
  • Pair of Doria Pendants
  • Pair of Doria Pendants
  • Pair of Doria Pendants
H 9.75 in. Dm 4.5 in.
Pair of Pendant Lights
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two plastic pendant lights. Dimensions orange lamp: Diameter 38 cm, height 30 cm. Dimensions white lamp: Diameter 28 cm, height 30 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Plastic

  • Pair of Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Pendant Lights
H 11.82 in. Dm 14.97 in.
Pair of Crystal Doria Pendants
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Doria pedants made out of crystal art glass with chrome-plated shade. The total height of the pedants which is adjustable is 38". Two pairs available.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Pair of Crystal Doria Pendants
  • Pair of Crystal Doria Pendants
  • Pair of Crystal Doria Pendants
  • Pair of Crystal Doria Pendants
H 9.75 in. Dm 4.5 in.
Pair of Honeycomb Pendant Lights
Located in New York, NY
Pair of pendant lights with a Honeycomb textured finish and glazed silver leaf interior. The polished brass pendants have been newly rewired and take a standard size light bulb wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of Architectural Dutch Pendants
Located in Dronten, NL
Pair of pendants that where used in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from the 1960s until the restoration of the museum in 2003. Ingenious design of 2 identical enameled grey alumin...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Italian Midcentury Pendants
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic pair of Mid-Century Modern pendants from 1950s Italy. In glass, painted aluminum and aged brass. With a single E26 based socket. Wired for use in the US. Light bulbs included...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Aluminum

Pair of 1960s Glass Pendants
By Staff Leuchten, Holmegaard, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Vienna, AT
Very sensuous pair of orange glass pendants by Staff, Germany, 1970s. The onion shaped glass bodies are made of thick deep orange glass with white inner casing and were produced by H...
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

  • Pair of 1960s Glass Pendants
  • Pair of 1960s Glass Pendants
  • Pair of 1960s Glass Pendants
  • Pair of 1960s Glass Pendants
H 11.03 in. Dm 9.06 in.
Pair of Crystal Doria Pendants
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Doria pedants made out of crystal art glass with chrome-plated shade. The total height of the pedants which is adjustable is 38". Two pairs available.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Pair of Crystal Doria Pendants
  • Pair of Crystal Doria Pendants
  • Pair of Crystal Doria Pendants
  • Pair of Crystal Doria Pendants
H 9.75 in. Dm 4.5 in.
Pair of RAAK Midcentury Pendants
By RAAK
Located in Peekskill, NY
These pendants date to the early 1960s. Aside from the period design and beautiful condition the small size is what makes them so unique. I love the combination of copper, aluminum a...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Pair of Austrian Glass Pendants
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Austrian glass pendants from the 1960s, in chrome and glass. Each takes single bulb. Two pairs available. 36" Height shown is with the cord they hang from. Pendant is 10"
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two beautiful Industrial pendant lights.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Industrial Pendant Lights
H 21.66 in. Dm 21.66 in.
Designer Titanium Pendant Light, Pair
By Paolo Rizzatto
Located in Peekskill, NY
The celebrated titania pendant light designed by Paolo Rizzatto with Alberto Meda in 1989 is one of the icons of Italian design. This designer pendant light was inspired by the frame...
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20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Designer Titanium Pendant Light, Pair
  • Designer Titanium Pendant Light, Pair
  • Designer Titanium Pendant Light, Pair
  • Designer Titanium Pendant Light, Pair
H 28 in. W 28 in. D 11 in.
Pair of Austrian Glass Pendants
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Austrian glass pendants from the 1960s, in chrome and glass. 36" long including cord, pendant is 10" long.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair of black enameled Industrial pendants. These pendants have an incredible patina and an amazing Silhouette. Enameled metal and porcelain.
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Early 20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel, Metal

  • Pair of Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Industrial Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Industrial Pendant Lights
H 15.75 in. Dm 13.39 in.
Guzzini Pair of Large Pendant
By Guzzini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian 1970s pair of Guzzini for Meblo pendants. Acrylic shade metal and brass base.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Acrylic

  • Guzzini Pair of Large Pendant
  • Guzzini Pair of Large Pendant
  • Guzzini Pair of Large Pendant
  • Guzzini Pair of Large Pendant
H 46 in. Dm 18.5 in.
Pair of Italian Hanging Pendants
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of Italian glass and stainless steel hanging pendants, circa 1960. Noticeable age to metal. Please contact dealer for plating option.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Swedish Pendant Lights
Located in Pasadena, CA
Pair of 1960s Swedish pendant lights. In painted metal - one purple and the other avocado green with inner opal glass core, concealing the bulb, and an outer metal shade, resting on ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Pair of Swedish Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Swedish Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Swedish Pendant Lights
  • Pair of Swedish Pendant Lights
H 18.0 in. Dm 9.0 in.
Pair of Raak Pendant Lamps
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair of 1960s Raak hanging lamps.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Raak Pendant Lamps
  • Pair of Raak Pendant Lamps
  • Pair of Raak Pendant Lamps
  • Pair of Raak Pendant Lamps
H 6.7 in. W 5.52 in. D 5.52 in.
Pair of American Cylinder Pendants
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of one large and one small American cylinder pendants, fully restored and ready to hang. Drops can be adjusted upon request. Sharp and dynamic contours. Large Pendant measur...
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20th Century American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Pendants by Orrefors
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of pendants by Orrefors. Handblown clear textured glass with brass hardware. Designed for one Edison style bulbs each. Dimensions: 11" H x 6" D. The shades 9" H x 6' D. E...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of 70s Italian Pendants
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of modern black 1970s pendants from Italy. Current drop: 52.5"
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Wire

  • Pair of 70s Italian Pendants
  • Pair of 70s Italian Pendants
  • Pair of 70s Italian Pendants
  • Pair of 70s Italian Pendants
H 6 in. Dm 8.25 in.
Pair of Peill & Putzler Pendants
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
elegant german milk glass pendants with red clear glass slip on cups, priced as a pair
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass, Opaline Glass

Clear Glass Brass Trimmed Globe Shaped Pair Pendant Lights, Italy, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Pair of contemporary Italian clear glass globe shaped pendants with bronze details. The globe has a brass finial bottom. Measures: Globe light fixture height is 13.5". Overall height...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of Pendant Lights by Doria (2 Pairs Available)
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
Pair of beautiful pendant lights by Doria. The blown glass has an incised circle deign and is supported by polished brass hardware. The fixtures come with a 12" brass rod that can b...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

BTC England Pair of Pendant Lights
Located in Stockton, NJ
A pair or original BTC England "Titan" pendant lights in natural aluminum. Each with thick safety glass diffusers on the bottom. As shown they measure 23" H from base of lamp to top ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Blue Glass Pendant Lanterns
Located in New York, NY
Italy, 1970s Pair of vintage blown folded colored glass globes, repurposed in our workshops as lanterns, with satin polished brass mounts. Artisanally mouth blown, these lanterns a...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Jo Hammerborg Pair of Pendants, Aluminium
By Fog & Mørup, Jo Hammerborg
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Jo Hammerborg pair of pendants in aluminium, black laquered top. Made by Fog & Mørup, model Orient.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Pendants by Paavo Tynell
By Paavo Tynell
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of counterweight adjustable ceiling lamps, designed by Paavo Tynell for Idman. Model 1942. Painted perforated aluminum shades with polished brass counterweight details. Marked...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Pair of Ceiling Pendants by Leucos
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of ceiling pendants by Leucos. Italy 1970s. Rewired from US. Height adjustable.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Pair of Pendants by Simon Henningsen
By Lyfa
Located in Copenhagen, DK
'Tivoli' pendant in multicolored and chromed steel. Maker Lyfa.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

  • Pair of Pendants by Simon Henningsen
  • Pair of Pendants by Simon Henningsen
  • Pair of Pendants by Simon Henningsen
  • Pair of Pendants by Simon Henningsen
H 13 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.85 in.
Pair of Murano Glass Smoked Pendants
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of Murano glass smoked pendants from Italy. Each fixture features pieces of light smoked hand blown glass components hanging from a gilt brass structure. They have been newly wi...
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2010s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

  • Pair of Murano Glass Smoked Pendants
  • Pair of Murano Glass Smoked Pendants
  • Pair of Murano Glass Smoked Pendants
  • Pair of Murano Glass Smoked Pendants
H 12 in. W 13.5 in. D 13.5 in.
Pair of Murano Glass Blue Pendants
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of Murano glass blue pendants from Italy. Each fixture features pieces of light blue hand blown glass components hanging from a gilt brass structure. They have been newly wired ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Modern Brass Pendant or Chandelier, Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
Modern brass pendant or chandelier, pair These beautiful artisan-crafted pendant chandeliers will add a note of exotic distinction to any room. Featuring hand-tooled brass and furth...
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1990s Moroccan Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of Small Glass Pendants, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming pair of petite textured glass pendants from the 1960s. Octagonal cased glass diffusers with lyrical textural elements and brass canopy. Very good original condition with pat...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Murano Glass Pair of Pendant Fixtures
Located in Austin, TX
A pair of Murano glass pendant fixtures featuring smoked glass and hand blown elements. The pair are in the manner of Carlo Scarpa and have a gilded brass structure. They have been n...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of Pendants by Bruno Chiarini
By Bruno Chiarini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of pendants by Bruno Chiarini. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1940s. Glass and brass. Original canopy. Rewired for U.S. standards. We recommend one E27 60w maximum bu...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of Polished Chrome Accordion Pendants
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two polished chrome accordion pendant chandeliers. The pendants can extend to be 67 inches long.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

One of a Pair Sigvard Bernadotte Pendants
By Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in Maastricht, NL
One of a pair model T-21 pendant lamps by Swedish silversmith and designer Sigvard Bernadotte (1907- 2002), made of a metal hood (black on the outside, white inside) and a brass diff...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Satin Opal Italian Pendants
Located in Los Angeles, CA
(2) Elegant narrow satin opal glass Italian pendants from 1950s Italy in glass and brass. Partially restored. Wired for use in the US with a single E26 medium based socket in each pe...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of Giltwood Pendants, Sold Individually
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1930s Italian giltwood pendant light fixtures with interior lights. Sold individually. Measurements: Drop 12" Diameter 19".
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Vintage 1930s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Wood

Pair of Italian 1950s Pendant Lamps
By Artemide
Located in Milan, IT
Remarkable set of two Italian 1950s pendant lamps. Nickel-plated frame with industrial pressed glass shade, the pieces have strong connections with BBPR lamps designed for Artemide.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Italian 1950s Pendant Lamps
  • Pair of Italian 1950s Pendant Lamps
  • Pair of Italian 1950s Pendant Lamps
  • Pair of Italian 1950s Pendant Lamps
H 11.82 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Pair of Ridged Murano Glass Pendants
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Austin, TX
A pair of Murano glass ridged pendants in gray and clear glass in the manner of Carlo Scarpa. They are perfect for in a kitchen above an island. They have been newly wired to fit US ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Extra Large Copper Pendants
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Large pendants, copper and glass, Europe, 1970s. This very large copper pendant is very sleek and organic at the same time. The lamp is Minimalist in the sense that there is no orna...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

  • Pair of Extra Large Copper Pendants
  • Pair of Extra Large Copper Pendants
  • Pair of Extra Large Copper Pendants
  • Pair of Extra Large Copper Pendants
H 20.87 in. Dm 20.87 in.
Pair of Pendants by Stilnovo, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of pendants made of satined glass and brass Dimensions: H 90cm, ø 40cm Design / Manufacturer / Stilnovo.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Pendants by Stilnovo, 1950
  • Pair of Pendants by Stilnovo, 1950
  • Pair of Pendants by Stilnovo, 1950
  • Pair of Pendants by Stilnovo, 1950
H 15.75 in. Dm 35.44 in.
Pair of Cylindrical Pendants by Palwa
Located in New York, NY
A pair of cylindrical pendants comprised of concave optical lens like crystals suspended on a rose gold-plated frame. By Palwa. German, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Large Dome Pendant Lights
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two brushed aluminum pendant lights.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Sweden Glass Pendants, 1960s
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Swedish chandelier pendants with brass hardware. Newly wired. 41 in H to the canopy 19.25 in H only the glass portion.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Pair of Glass Pendant Light Fixtures
Located in New York, NY
A pair of 1950s Italian silver plated light fixtures with glass drop pendants and with interior lights. Height: 23.5 in. Diameter: 18 in.
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Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Pair of Glass Pendant Light Fixtures
  • Pair of Glass Pendant Light Fixtures
  • Pair of Glass Pendant Light Fixtures
  • Pair of Glass Pendant Light Fixtures
H 23.5 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Pendants by Jo Hammerborg
By Fog & Mørup
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of pendants by Jo Hammerborg for Fog and Mørup, Sweden, circa 1960s. White enameled and perforated metal shades with single Edison style socket. Existing European wiring, rew...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of "Saturno" Moderne Pendant Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Futurist Modern pendants composed of thick smoked glass crystal shades and two golden half spheres illuminated with 12 LED tube bulbs. The pendant is hung by a steel cable ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Pair of Virden Triple Brass Pendants
By John C. Virden Co.
Located in Hingham, MA
Pair of suspension light fixtures consisting of three perforated brass cones by John C. Virden Lighting Company circa 1955 in the style of Paavo Tynell. The brass tubing is in secti...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Scandinavian Ceiling Pendants, 1970s
Located in Oslo, NO
Refreshing ceiling lights on a steel frame. Most likely designed and manufactured in Denmark, circa 1960 second half. Both pendants are in excellent vintage condition with some...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Pair of Midcentury, Four-Light Pendants
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Two midcentury four-light pendants. Each fixture has four suspended glass shades in varying lengths.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Pair of Tynell Style Pendant Lamps
By Paavo Tynell
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of Paavo Tynell style pendant lamps. Polished brass, with perforations. Hourglass shape.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Leaded Glass Pendant Fixtures
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1940s English leaded glass pendant light fixture suspended from four chains and with interior lights.
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Vintage 1930s English Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Scandinavian Ceiling Pendants, 1960s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful pair of ceiling pendant in powder coated steel and copper. Most likely designed and made in Norway from circa 1960s second half. Both lamps are fully working and in e...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper, Steel

Pair of Vistosi Murano Pendant Lights
By Vistosi
Located in London, GB
A vibrant pair of pendants by Vistosi Murano. With gold fittings and re wired black silk cord. The length of the cord is roughly 1.5m. Labelled.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Limburg Tynell Pendant Lights, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Rijssen, NL
A large set of amazing hand blown pendant light fixtures by Helana Tynell. Beautiful craftsmanship from the 20th century. Illuminates beautifully This lamps can be used for a roo...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

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Pair Pendants For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of pair pendants for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, all pair pendants available were constructed with great care. We have 1645 antique and vintage pair pendants in-stock, while there are 53 modern editions to choose from as well. Pair pendants have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of pair pendants to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco pair pendants are of considerable interest. Vistosi, Glashütte Limburg and Hans-Agne Jakobsson each produced beautiful pair pendants that are worth considering.

How Much are Pair Pendants?

Pair pendants can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $4,592, while the lowest priced sells for $225 and the highest can go for as much as $966,358.

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.