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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

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Brass

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

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Steel

Pair of glass design pendants/chandeliers - Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia - 1970s - molded glass - both in very good condition
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Vintage 1970s Czech Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pair of Extraordinary Napako Pendants / Chandeliers, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1970 - Maker: Napako - Rare model especially in set of two - perfect original condition - the height can be adjusted in few cm - marked with metal label!
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Kalmar 'Tulipan' Chandeliers Pendant Lights, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Graz, AT
A set of two rare 'Tulipan' glass pendant chandeliers by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, Vienna, manufactured in Midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The name Tulipan derives fr...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of 1960s Staff Leuchten Large 3-Pendant Chandeliers
By Staff Leuchten
Located in Glendale, CA
1960s Staff Leuchten large 3-pendant chandelier. Executed in nickeled brass and thick opaline molded glass etched on the inside, Germany, circa 1960s. Each individual pendant measure...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Silver Round Modern Moroccan Pendant or Chandelier, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
The pair of ball-shaped pendants or chandeliers are painstakingly created in the workshop of master artisans and features Fine white brass and intricate hand-tooled filigree work. Th...
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1990s Moroccan Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Dramatic Pair of Hollywood Regency Beaded Pendant Chandeliers
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Dramatic pair of Hollywood Regency pendant chandeliers having taupe colored cast metal construction with cascading necklaces of pearl finished beads and neoclassical style medallions...
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Antique Early 1900s American Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Arlus French 1960s Moderne Pendant Chandeliers
By Arlus
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful pair of original 1960s French pendant chandeliers composed of lightly gilded brass serpentine bodies with bubbled lightly frosted handblown glass shades. Newly rewired.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel, Gold

Pair of 1940s Brass Pendant Chandeliers by Guglielmo Ulrich
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of spectacular 1940s chandeliers by Guglielmo Ulrich. Published in "Mobili di Ulrich, Presentati da G. Morazzoni, Edizioni Luigi Alfieri Milano, 1945."  
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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 Large Frank Lloyd Wright Style Chandeliers/Pendants
By Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a gorgeous pair of large Frank Lloyd Wright style chandeliers or pendants. Lights are very well make and have a strong metal rod and frame that support plastic shades. Outsid...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Glitzy Etched Metal and Crystal Pendant Chandeliers
Located in Hopewell, NJ
An art deco style pair of glam medium sized multi-tiered etched pot metal chandeliers having intricate decoration and lots of crystals.
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Vintage 1950s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Danish Modern Pendant Light Fixtures or Chandeliers
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Danish Modern Pendant Light Fixtures or Chandeliers, circa 1950's. The fixtures, as seen currently, measure 44" length. The length of the cords can be shortened to suit your ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Large-Scale Ceramic Ball Globe Pendant Chandeliers
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Great looking pair of large-scale ceramic ball hanging fixtures. Each ball is 14" in diameter and has a lovely blue glazed interior which can be viewed thru all the fun hole cutouts.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

Pair of Fredrick Ramond Riva Pendant Spot Light Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Classic Postmodern, Italian influence design, Fredrick Ramond pendant lights. These fixtures are black and dark blue, with a translucent blue ring which illuminates when light. Great...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Degué French Art Deco Pair of Pendant Chandeliers, Late 1920s
By Degué
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Art Deco pendant chandeliers by Degué (Compiegne), France, late 1920s. This sale is for one piece, but we have the pair. White frosted glass shades with an Art Deco stylized f...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Moroccan Large Brass Chandelier or Pendant with Filigree Design, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
Moroccan chandelier or pendant in brass with Filigree design, a pair These handcrafted chandeliers or pendants feature intricate filigree design with a ball-shaped design. An exe...
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1990s Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of French Art Deco Flush Pendant Chandelier by Sabino
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in Bronx, NY
French Art Deco square shaped pendant chandelier created by "Marius Ernest SABINO" (1878-1961). The shade is enhanced by typical French Art Deco geometric motif throughout. In a fro...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Pair of French Art Deco Pendant Chandelier Signed by Frontisi
By Gaetan Frontisi
Located in Bronx, NY
French Art Deco chandelier signed " FRONTISI ". Four shades in clear frosted glass with Art Deco geometric design details throughout. Each glass shade marked FRONTISI FRANCE. Rest o...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

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 Holophane Pendant Textured Glass Bronze Light Fixtures Chandeliers
Located in Roslyn, NY
A handsome pair of Holophane pendant textured glass and bronze light fixtures chandeliers designed to diffuse light evenly throughout a space. Rewired and ready to install in any sp...
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20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Pair of Venetian Peach Glass and Brass Leaves Pendant Chandeliers
Located in Mt. Kisco, NY
Pair of Venetian peach glass and brass leaves pendant chandeliers attributed to Veronese.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Silver Candelabrum Chandelier Crystal Antique Art Nouveau Pendant Light
Located in Berlin, DE
Original preserved chandelier, circa 1950. Cabling and sockets completely renewed. Crystal hand knotted Measures: Total height 120 cm, height without chain 80 cm, diameter 95 cm, we...
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Vintage 1950s European Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire, Brass

Pair of Kalmar Chandelier Pendant Lights, Amber Glass and Brass, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
A pair of very nice pendant light by Kalmar Franken KG manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970. Three smoke or amber tone Murano glasses are mounted on a brass fixture. Delivery with ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Art Deco White Milk Glass Handmade Chandelier, Pendant, Lantern, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
Large Art Deco white milk glass handmade chandelier, pendant, lantern, a pair A gorgeous handcrafted, having individual panes, pair of large Art Deco hanging lanterns or ceiling fix...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Art Deco White Milk Glass Chandelier, Pendant or Lantern, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
Large Art Deco white milk glass handmade chandelier, pendant, lantern, a pair A gorgeous handcrafted, having individual panes, pair of large Art Deco hanging lanterns or ceiling f...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Kalmar Chandelier Pendant Lights, Smoked Glass and Brass, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
A nice pair of pendant lights by Kalmar Franken KG manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970. Three smoked tone Murano glasses are mounted on a brass fixture. The hand blown leaves a...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Tear Drop Glass 6-Light Chandeliers, Pendant Lights Palwa, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of elegant glass tear drop 6-light chandeliers /pendant lights. Wonderful light effect due to lovely glass elements up for sale a rare and manufactured by Palwa, Germany in 1970...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Art Deco Style White Milk Glass Handmade Chandelier, Pendant, Lantern, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
Art Deco style white milk glass handmade chandelier, pendant, lantern, a pair A gorgeous handcrafted with individual panels, this pair of Art Deco hanging lanterns or ceiling fixtur...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Midcentury Italian Brass Hand Blown Opaline Glass Chandeliers, Pendants
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A pair of midcentury brass four-light chandelier with hand blown opaline glass globes, Italy, 1960s. The centered part is of black patinated brass. Measures: Overall height 30" / 7...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of French Art Deco Pendant Chandelier signed by Atelier Petitot
By Atelier Petitot
Located in Bronx, NY
Summer Sale A French Art Deco chandelier by the French artist " Atelier Petitot " in excellent condition. Shades are in clear frosted glass with over flowing intricate pomegranate mo...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Pair of Chandeliers
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Pair of brass discs chandeliers, height adjustable.
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2010s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Pair of Chandeliers
  • Pair of Chandeliers
  • Pair of Chandeliers
  • Pair of Chandeliers
H 59.06 in. Dm 35.44 in.
Set Kalmar Chandelier Pendant Light and Pair Sconces 'Tulipan' Glass Brass, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting, Venini
Located in Graz, AT
A set of a pendant light fixture model 'Tulipan' and a matching pair of wall lamps by J.T. Kalmar, Vienna, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970, (late 1960s-early 1970s). ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Emil Stejnar Snowflake Chandeliers Pendant Lights Gilt Brass Glass, 1970
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar
Located in Graz, AT
Two Sputnik chandeliers or pendants designed by Emil Stejnar and manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970. This beautiful light fixture is made of a 24-carat gold-plated brass frame w...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Kalmar Chandeliers or Pendant Lights 'Palazzo', Gilt Brass and Glass
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
A pair of high quality and handmade gilt brass light fixtures made by Kalmar in Austria. This model Palazzo was manufactured, circa 1970-1979. Large polished brilliant crystal glasse...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Pair of Modern Kalmar Brass Two-Tiered Ice Glass Pendant Chandeliers, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of beautiful and elegant modern brass chandeliers, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1970s. Lovely design, each chandelier has two layers of extremely stylish textured solid...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Steel

Pair Kalmar Sputnik Chandeliers or Pendant Lights 'RS 12', Aluminum Glass, 1970
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of rare and fantastic 12-arm atomic chandeliers / pendant lights model "RS 12 Kugel HL" by Kalmar, manufactured in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (at the end of 1960s and beginning o...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Chrome

Art Deco White Milk Chandeliers, Pendant or Lanterns in Dome Shape, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
A stunning pair of Art Deco style dome form milk glass white chandeliers or lanterns. Each having individual panes, possessing an open door pane leading to a double recently wired se...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of French Art Deco Flower Sphere Pendant Chandelier or Flush Mount
Located in Bronx, NY
A French Art Deco flower sphere pendant chandelier or flush mount ( by removing the four rods and canopy) Intricate flower motif details, enhanced by concave frosted glass shade sup...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Pair of Italian Modern Brass and Etched Glass Chandeliers/Pendants Pietro Chiesa
By Pietro Chiesa
Located in Miami, FL
The shield shape glass with cross hatched etching surrounding a brass cylindrical light source. Literature- Fontana Arte, Franco Deboni- allemandi and co, illustrated near identical...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of French Art Deco Round Pendant Rose Tinted Molded Glass Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Deco round pendant rose tinted molded glass chandeliers with a bowl form having a geometric design and sunburst design border suspended by three chains (signed MUL...
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Early 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of German Vintage Crystal Glass and Gold Brass Chandeliers Pendants, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of beautiful crystal glass and gold plated brass chandeliers. Germany, 1960s Lamp sockets: 1
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Style White Milk and Red Glass Chandelier, Pendant or Lantern, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
Art Deco style white milk and red glass chandelier, pendant or lantern, a pair A gorgeous handcrafted, having individual panes, pair of Art Deco hanging lanterns or ceiling fixtures ...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Art Deco White Milk Chandelier, Pendant or Lantern in Dome Shape, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
Large Art Deco while milk chandelier, pendant or lantern in dome shape, a pair A stunning pair of Art Deco style dome form milk glass white chandeliers or lanterns. Each having indiv...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Art Deco Style Chandelier or Pendant, Round Shaped Milk Glass and Brass, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
A pair of Art Deco style chandelier or pendant globe in globe shaped made of milk glass and brass. Light up your room with this stunning handmade pair of Art Deco style globe roun...
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1990s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Chandelier Pendant Brass and Green and Red Metal Mushrooms, Italy, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of two chandelier pendant in metal and brass details, in the shape of two mushrooms, green and red. The lampshades that resemble the stem are made of glass. Italy, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

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

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Steel

Pair of German Crystal Glass and Gold Brass Chandeliers Pendants by Palwa, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of beautiful vintage crystal glass and gold brass pendant lights by Palwa. Germany, 1960s Lamp sockets: 1 Measures: H 15 cm H 90 cm.
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 Bronze Chandelier
Located in Meyrin, CH
Pair of bronze chandelier.
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Vintage 1960s European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Pair of Bronze Chandelier
  • Pair of Bronze Chandelier
  • Pair of Bronze Chandelier
  • Pair of Bronze Chandelier
H 61.42 in. Dm 7.88 in.
Pair of Globe Pendants or Chandeliers by Havlova Milanda for VEST Austria, 1970s
By VEST Leuchten
Located in Graz, AT
Rare pair of ceiling lamps model "Rhythmic" designed by Havlova Milanda in 1969. Produced by VEST Leuchten in Vienna, Austria. Each chandelier is made of a white lacquered metal fram...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Iron Chandeliers
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Nice pair of iron chandeliers with movable candleholders England, early 20th century Great patina.
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Early 20th Century British Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

  • Pair of Iron Chandeliers
  • Pair of Iron Chandeliers
  • Pair of Iron Chandeliers
  • Pair of Iron Chandeliers
H 55.91 in. W 16.15 in. D 16.54 in.
Pair of Sciolari Chandeliers
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Pair of 1970s chrome and nickel brushed Sciolari chandeliers.
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Nickel

  • Pair of Sciolari Chandeliers
  • Pair of Sciolari Chandeliers
  • Pair of Sciolari Chandeliers
  • Pair of Sciolari Chandeliers
H 34.65 in. W 37.41 in. D 37.41 in.
Pair Crystal Modernist Chandelier
Located in Westport, CT
Modernist Crystal chandelier,in a Beautiful Cascade Design,one of two.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Pair of Brass Chandeliers
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair of brass chandeliers. Total height 130 cm.
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Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Pair of Brass Chandeliers
  • Pair of Brass Chandeliers
  • Pair of Brass Chandeliers
  • Pair of Brass Chandeliers
H 17.72 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Pair of Cubic Chandeliers
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Pair of gilt metal and glass plates cubic chandeliers
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Pair of Cubic Chandeliers
  • Pair of Cubic Chandeliers
  • Pair of Cubic Chandeliers
  • Pair of Cubic Chandeliers
H 59.06 in. W 43.31 in. D 43.31 in.
Pair of Venini Chandeliers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of small Venini spiral chandeliers.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Pair of Venini Chandeliers
  • Pair of Venini Chandeliers
  • Pair of Venini Chandeliers
  • Pair of Venini Chandeliers
H 42 in. Dm 16 in.
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Pendant Chandelier Pair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic pendant chandelier pair available at 1stDibs. Each pendant chandelier pair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. If you’re shopping for a pendant chandelier pair, we have 1630 options in-stock, while there are 60 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer pendant chandelier pair, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A pendant chandelier pair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one pendant chandelier pair that is appealing in its simplicity, but Vistosi, Hans-Agne Jakobsson and Venini produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Pendant Chandelier Pair?

Prices for a pendant chandelier pair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $250 and can go as high as $975,628, while the average can fetch as much as $4,855.

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.