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French Empire Caryatids Fire Gilded Bronze Cut Glass 4-Light Lantern Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Beautiful pair of antique large French Empire cast bronze lanterns. Fire gilded solid heavy bronze and cut glass shade with four-light. Measures: Diameter 12 in/ 30 cm Height 32 in/ ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Fine Pair Doré Etched Bow Bronze Louis XVI Lantern Fixtures Curved Glass Panels
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
An elegant pair of doré bronze five-light lanterns with etched ribbed bronze trim on top and bottom of the lanterns are fluted reed trim with cross bows around a curved glass panel a...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Art Deco Bronze Cut Glass Six-Sided Lantern, Hall Pendant
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely French Art Deco period bronze hall lantern with cut-glass panels, bronze beautifully decorated, six glass panels with a cut star design. The lantern is in very good, conditi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Lanterns

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Bronze

French Art Deco Bronze Cut Glass Six-Sided Lantern, Hall Pendant
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely French Art Deco period bronze hall lantern with cut-glass panels, bronze beautifully decorated, six glass panels with a cut star design. The lantern is in very good, conditi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Lanterns

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Bronze

French 1960s Faceted Amethyst 18 Karats Gold Lantern Pendant Charm
Located in Poitiers, FR
Pendant in 18 carats yellow gold, eagle's head hallmark. This lovely retro pendant holds between two gold caps carved a faceted amethyst pearl giving it the shapes of a lantern. An o...
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Vintage 1960s Retro Pendant Necklaces

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Amethyst, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Chinoiserie Octagonal Mirrored Reverse Hand-Painted Gold Gilt Lantern Pendant
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Chinoiserie Octagonal Mirrored & Reverse Hand Painted Gold Gilt Lantern Pendents With 3 Candelabra Lights.
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20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Lanterns

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Mirror

Pair of 18th Century Lanterns or Pendants
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of 18th century Italian lanterns with gold leaf and black finish. Large scale proportions, perfect for over a kitchen island.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Lanterns

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Gold Leaf

Large Antique Hanging Ship Lantern Pendant Light Fixture
Located in San Francisco, CA
A large antique brass, glass, tin and steel ships' lantern with antique bronze chain. Recently re-wired and ready to install. We can shorten the chain to clients specifications. Am...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Lanterns

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Brass, Bronze, Tin

1940s Black Wrought Iron Lantern Pendant with Gold Accents and Glass Shade
Located in New York, NY
Gothic three bulb black and gold finished wrought iron lantern pendant with a glass shade from the 1940s. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA
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Vintage 1940s American Gothic Lanterns

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Metal

Vintage Bronze and Glass Hurricane Lantern Pendant Light Fixture
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very good quality patinated bronze and clear glass hurricane hanging lantern. Recently re-wired and ready to install. The length of the chain can be extended or reduced to buyers...
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20th Century American Lanterns

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Bronze

1940s Wood Victorian Lantern Pendant Light Gold Leaf and Black Open Body
Located in New York, NY
1940s wood pendant lantern with gold gilt and black carved details. Uses 3 candelabra bulbs. The Victorian style lantern body has an open frame which features no glass. This can be s...
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Vintage 1940s North American Victorian Lanterns

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Brass

French Art Deco Michon Iron and Glass Pendant Lantern
By Gênet et Michon
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco lantern with hand-hammered iron and gold leaf geometric swirl design supporting a faceted frosted (SABINO) glass ball (GENET MICHON).  
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Lanterns

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Iron, Gold Leaf

Antique Gilt Wrought Iron French Deco Lantern Pendant, Green, Belle Époque, Gold
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Antique gilt wrought iron French deco lantern pendant, green, Belle Époque, gold foliate ornament at crown and base. Three chandelier sockets inside. Listing is for one. 2 available.
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Lanterns

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Wrought Iron

1900s Large Scale Bronze and Frosted Glass Lantern Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Turn of the century bronze lantern pendant with textured and frosted glass panels, circa 1900. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA.
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Antique Early 1900s American Lanterns

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Bronze Dore Glass Pendant Lantern Lamp
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI-Style (20th Century) bronze dore hanging lantern pendant lamp with 3 arm fixture and beaded festoon with tassels.
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20th Century French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

French Art Deco Bronze Cut Glass Six-Sided Lantern, Hall Pendant
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely French Art Deco period bronze hall lantern with cut-glass panels, bronze beautifully decorated, six glass panels with a cut star design. The lantern is in very good, conditi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Lanterns

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Bronze

1980s NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel Bronze Glass Cylinder Vestibule Lantern Pendant
Located in New York, NY
1980s NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel four light bronze vestibule lantern with curved glass. This light is from the 40th floor of the Waldorf Astoria Towers. A Waldorf Astoria authenticity...
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Vintage 1980s American Lanterns

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Bronze

French Art Deco Bronze Cut Glass Six-Sided Lantern, Hall Pendant
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely French Art Deco period bronze hall lantern with cut-glass panels, bronze beautifully decorated, six glass panels with a cut star design. The lantern is in very good, conditi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Lanterns

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Bronze

Spanish Lantern or Pendant Lamp in Hand Forged Gilt Iron and Amber Glass
Located in Barcelona, ES
Sculptural gilt iron pendant / lantern with amber blown glass cylinder lampshade, Spain, 1930s. This spanish hanging light features a wrought iron structure with scroll details hang...
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20th Century Spanish Chinoiserie Lanterns

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Iron, Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf

Regency Style Glass Bell Jar Pendant
Located in Toronto, ON
This quality vintage decorator French hurricane lantern is made of cast bronze metal and a generous weighty glass bell jar. It is made for a single candle sconce but can be modified ...
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Vintage 1960s French Lanterns

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Bronze

Grand Tour Italian Gilt Bronze Pendant Oil Lamp
Located in New York, NY
An 1870s Italian Historicist reproduction of a Baroque oil lamp in gilt bronze with winged mermaids and grotesques. Possibly made as a Grand Tour copy of an original lamp from the ch...
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Antique 1870s Italian Grand Tour Lanterns

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Bronze

Small and Stunning Jugendstil Brass, Bronze and Glass Pendant / Light Fixture
Located in Lisse, NL
Marvelous design, Benson style, handmade Arts and Crafts era ceiling light. This early Jugendstil pendant is of an aesthetically pleasing beauty that will never fail to impress. The...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Lanterns

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Brass, Bronze

Gold and Crystal Lantern Pendant
By Possoni Illuminazione
Located in Milan, IT
Old and new blend seamlessly together in this remarkable suspension light that showcases a sculptural profile reminiscent of old lanterns. Marked by a polished gold finish, the frame...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold

  • Gold and Crystal Lantern Pendant
  • Gold and Crystal Lantern Pendant
  • Gold and Crystal Lantern Pendant
  • Gold and Crystal Lantern Pendant
H 23.63 in. W 12.21 in. D 12.21 in.
Antique Victorian 9k Gold Railway Lantern Pendant, Carnelian
Located in NEWARK, GB
A rare and interesting novelty Victorian gold pendant. It is carefully and well designed as a little railway lantern in 9kt yellow gold with old rosey tones. The lantern has super ...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Carnelian, 9k Gold

Iraclia Pendant Lantern
By Antonio Ciulli e Figlio
Located in Milan, IT
This elegant nine-light lantern was made in bronze with a French gold finish. Its cylindrical shape is enriched throughout by small decorations and the six sections of the cylinder a...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Iraclia Pendant Lantern
  • Iraclia Pendant Lantern
  • Iraclia Pendant Lantern
  • Iraclia Pendant Lantern
H 47.25 in. W 24.41 in. D 24.41 in.
Arts & Crafts Bronze Lantern Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Arts & Crafts bronze lantern with thick white milk glass diffuser. Rewired for use in the USA, uses 4 candelabra type bulbs. Measures: Length with chain is 57 inches.
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20th Century American Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

14ct 585 Gold Antique Japanese Lantern
Located in London, GB
14ct 585 Gold Vintage Japanese Lantern Charm Hollow - has one dangle piece missing Stamped 14k on top Hollow inner with structure Frame with inscription all around Very Pretty piece...
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Early 20th Century Pendant Necklaces

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Gold

Impressive Neoclassical Patinated Bronze & Glass Pendant Chandelier Lantern
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful vintage neoclassical style lantern of patinated bronze and paneled glass having 8" of chain and original canopy. 4 interior bulbs.
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Vintage 1920s North American Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Golden Lanterns or Pendant Fine Gold Brass and Glass Spanish Style , Spain
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
There are two units available, price is per each Brass lantern or pendant and engraved crystal globe, Golden lanterns or pendant lamps with a fine gold color, oriental or Islam...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Bohemian Crystal Bell Jar Lantern or Pendant Light
Located in Barcelona, ES
Empire Bohemian crystal and bronze bell jar pendant hanging light or chandelier. Czech Republic, 1920s-1930s This elegant hanging light or pendant has a bell in Classic form and fea...
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Early 20th Century Czech Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Italian Art Deco Bronze Lantern or Pendant Light, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous antique lantern made of heavy bronze and beautiful crystal cut glass with red textile inlet, Made in the 1950s, Italy. Bronze canopy and bar to the ceiling. The lamp is in o...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Pepe Mendoza Large Scale Bronze & Ceramic Hanging Pendant Lanterns
By Pepe Mendoza
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Set of three hanging pendant lanterns by Pepe Mendoza circa late 1950's. These examples are done in brass and multi colored ceramic with echoes of Morroccan flair. Excellent original...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Antique French Gold Decorative Lantern
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French decorative lantern. Fixture H 30.5”, chain 33”. Recently rewired. It holds one bulb.
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Antique Early 1900s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

  • Antique French Gold Decorative Lantern
  • Antique French Gold Decorative Lantern
  • Antique French Gold Decorative Lantern
  • Antique French Gold Decorative Lantern
H 30.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 12.5 in.
Exotic Bronze Modern Hanging Lantern Pendant Lights Circa 1920's a Pair
Located in Rochester, NY
Pair of exotic bronze and amber glass hanging pendant lights. 1920's modern.
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Vintage 1920s European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Art Deco Revival Lantern Translucent Glass Pendant with Silvered Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful Art Deco revival pendant was realized in the United States, during the latter half of the 20th century. It features a multitude of translucent glass panels replete w...
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20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Wonderful Bronze Cut Crystal Lantern Hanging Pendant Light Fixture Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful bronze & cut crystal lantern hanging pendant light fixture engraved starburst pattern globe chandelier, rewired with 3 new candelabra sockets. Dimensions: 27.5" H x 12" ...
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20th Century French Belle Époque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Termia Lantern
By Antonio Ciulli e Figlio
Located in Milan, IT
This exquisite lantern is made in bronze with a sophisticated French gold finish. Its simple lines designing a conic shape are covered in transparent glass and the bronze structure i...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Termia Lantern
  • Termia Lantern
  • Termia Lantern
  • Termia Lantern
H 24.02 in. W 16.93 in. D 16.93 in.
Art Deco Japonisme Lantern Pendant W. Mount Fuji and Traditional Music Graphics
Located in Lisse, NL
Handcrafted and rare, Asian style, opaline glass lantern pendant. With early 20th century lighting as one of our specialities we were very happy to have been given the opportunity...
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Early 20th Century European Japonisme Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Brass

20th Century Brass Lantern Hanging Pendant with Handblown Circular Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Spanish 20th century brass lantern hanging pendant with handblown circular glass.
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Early 20th Century Spanish Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Early 20th Century Pair of Small Modernist Bronze Pedestal Pendants Lanterns
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A striking pair of unusual cast bronze pendants, the central column has four arms that contain the elongated filament bulbs with collars at either end. The pendants have new t30 ...
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Early 20th Century English Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Decade Solid Cast Bronze Raw Polished Pendant Indoor/Outdoor Square Lantern
By Atelier de Troupe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Decade is a solid brass pendant made with the lost wax casting technique by a local foundry. It is reminiscent of the California architecture of Rudolf Schindler and that of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Early 20th Century Art Deco Large Modernist Bronze Pedestal Pendants Lanterns
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A striking trio (two sold) of unusual cast bronze pendants, the central column has six arms that contain the elongated filament bulbs with collars at either end. The pendants have ...
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Early 20th Century English Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Bronze and Cut Glass Pendant Hall Lamp Lantern
Located in Barntrup, DE
French Louis XVI Style bronze pendant ceiling light or lantern. This beautiful pendant lamp features a white, frosted glass oviform lampshade with a cut flower design in red. Bronze ...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Lantern Chandelier "The King", Gold Inclusion, Murano, 1940s
Located in Budapest, HU
Amazing lantern of incredible beauty in massive Murano glass with inclusions of gold. From private collection by Barone Von Plant.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique and Large Gothic Revival Bronze, Brass and Beveled Glass Lantern Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Truly impressive and great workmanship, hexagonal Gothic light fixture. If you are a collector of truly amazing Gothic antiques then this large and possibly unique pendant could be ...
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Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Antique 14Y Lapis Lantern that Opens
Located in McLeansville, NC
An antique 14 karat yellow gold lapis lantern charm. This charm features a rectangular lantern design with an engraved feather motif and a lapis bottom that is carved Evelyn. Leng...
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Vintage 1920s Pendant Necklaces

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Lapis Lazuli, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tall Lantern Chandelier in Gold Murano Glass
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This tall lantern is absolutely spectacular by its size and its style. Its Murano glass pieces are frosted Murano glass bands with gold inclusions. The bottom is closed by an elegan...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1900s Art Nouveau Cast Bronze Pendant Entryway Lantern Light with Mica Shades
Located in New York, NY
1900s entryway pendant lantern light with Art Nouveau details in cast bronze with mica shades and canopy. Price includes restoration. Please allow 1-2 weeks to process. This can be s...
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Baccarat Stamped, Crystal Lantern or Pendant Light, circa 1950, Made in France
By Baccarat
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Charming chandelier with handcut prisms made by Baccarat in France, circa 1950, in bronze and lead crystal. It bears the acid etched Baccarat mark but it proved difficult to photogr...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Art Deco Pendant / Lantern 1920s Fine Bronze Hexagonal Shape with Stunning Glass
Located in Lisse, NL
Truly beautiful and practical size, single light Art Deco light fixture. With early 20th century lighting as one of our passions, we never cease to be amazed with the variety, quali...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

1910 Bronze Six-Light Neoclassical Greek Style Pendant Lantern by EF Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Made by EF Caldwell, New York, circa 1910. This six-light lantern features finely detailed Greek keys on the upper banding and pineapple finials on bottom. This can be seen at our 24...
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Vintage 1910s American Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Large Gothic Revival Bronze and Two Tone Amber Glass Angular Pendant Lantern
Located in Lisse, NL
Top quality and large size, handcrafted light fixture. With early 20th century lighting being one of our specialities, this gorgeous and large Gothic pendant from the Arts & Crafts ...
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Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Early 20th Century Bronze & Beveled Glass Stylish Design Lantern Pendant Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Highly stylish and classy lantern with solid bronze frame. If you are looking for a quality made, sizable, durable, stylish and excellent condition pendant then this wonderful speci...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Gilt Bronze Lantern
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine gilt bronze cylindrical lantern with handcut, curved and beveled crystal panels. England, circa 1920. 4 Lights Dimensions: Height 54", diameter 20" CW4049.
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Vintage 1920s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Gilt Bronze Lantern
  • Gilt Bronze Lantern
  • Gilt Bronze Lantern
  • Gilt Bronze Lantern
H 54 in. Dm 20 in.
Antique Gold Toned Regency Style Iron Hanging Lantern
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Be it classical, Neoclassical or Regency style, this gold toned hanging lantern will add a touch of classic influence to your entryway hall interior or exterior. Crafted in iron this...
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Antique 19th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Late 19th Century French Gold Painted Lantern
Located in Chicago, IL
Large antique French decorative lantern. Fixture 42.75”, chain 33.75” long. Recently rewired. It holds one bulb. 3 lanterns available.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Exceptional Murano Chandelier, Lantern White /Gold Murano Glass with Crown
Located in Paris, France
Absolutely gorgeous contemporary large lantern made with original vintage Murano glass from the 1950s. The lattimo (translucent milk glass) white / with gold inclusion carved plaque ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Leaf

Italian Gilt Bronze Lantern
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian ornate antique gilt bronze lantern / Made in Italy circa 1930’s 4 lights / E14 type / max 40W each Height: 39.5 inches / Diameter: 15.5 inches 1 in stock in Italy Order Refe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Italian Gilt Bronze Lantern
  • Italian Gilt Bronze Lantern
  • Italian Gilt Bronze Lantern
  • Italian Gilt Bronze Lantern
H 39.38 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Fine, Gilded, French Lantern
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A glittering, four light, 19th c., French carriage lantern with a bronze doré frame featuring a canopy with gilded drops. The barrel-form body surmounted by a series of chain swags p...
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

  • Fine, Gilded, French Lantern
  • Fine, Gilded, French Lantern
  • Fine, Gilded, French Lantern
  • Fine, Gilded, French Lantern
H 27 in. Dm 13.5 in.
Peridot, Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Lantern Style Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Geometric Lantern Style Period and Pink Tourmaline Necklace Pear Shape Peridot - 4.50 carat Triangular Pink Tourmaline - 0.75 carat Side Diamond Color -F/G Clarity - VS Side Diamon...
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1990s Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Peridot, Tourmaline, 18k Gold

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Pendant Lanterns Gold For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of pendant lanterns gold on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, bronze and glass, every piece of pendant lanterns gold was constructed with great care. Find 190 options for an antique or vintage item from our selection of pendant lanterns gold now, or shop our selection of 6 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a choice in our collection of pendant lanterns gold — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of pendant lanterns gold is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. Baccarat, Antonio Ciulli e Figlio and Holophane each produced at least one beautiful option in this array of pendant lanterns gold that is worth considering.

How Much is a Pendant Lanterns Gold?

A piece of pendant lanterns gold can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,600, while the lowest priced sells for $477 and the highest can go for as much as $42,988.

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.