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Swedish Pendant in Rosewood and Perforated Brass by Falkenberg
By Helge Zimdal, Falkenberg
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare ceiling lamp in brass and rosewood manufactured by Falkenberg, Sweden. The lamp is made of thick brass and comes with its original brass canopy. The beautiful shape reminds a l...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Perforated Bronze Chandelier, Morocco, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Moroccan designed pattern. All-over perforated bronze chandelier. Single standard bulb 60 watt maximum.    
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Perforated Brass Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in East Hampton, NY
Featuring 6 perforated cylinders that illuminate BOTH up and down (total of 12 bulbs). The height of the fixture plus the ring measures 15.75"H.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Style Brass Chandelier with Black Perforated Shades
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury style brass chandelier with 14 black perforated shades. Can be done in different sizes and configurations.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Monumental Paavo Tynell Model 1994/8 Perforated Brass Chandelier
By Taito Oy, Paavo Tynell
Located in Glendale, CA
Monumental Paavo Tynell Model 1994/8 perforated brass chandelier. This rare and exceptional multi-cone chandelier is executed in perforated metal brass. Manufactured by Taito Oy in t...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Custom Perforated Brass Metal Conical / Convex Pendant Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom conical /convex shaped pendant chandelier in perforated brass. Can be done in different sizes and finishes.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Modernist Bronze Chandelier with Perforated Shades, France, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Modernist three-light chandelier with perforated metal shades. Oxidized and polished bronze mounts. France, 1950s. Dimensions: 40 H x 27 Ø. Rewired for use in the US.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Moroccan Bronze Perforated Design Ceiling Mount Chandelier, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary traditional Moroccan perforated bronze design ceiling mount chandelier. Solid bronze center and apron with hammered metal detailing. Two standard sockets. Newly rewir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Midcentury Brass Five-Fixture Chandelier with Perforated Shades
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury brass chandelier with five perforated shades with white painted interiors. Perforation is a 'star' pattern. Fixture is adorned with decorative glass beads and includes the...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Tri-Color Perforated Metal Chandelier by Lunel
Located in Hingham, MA
French 1950's perforated and enameled metal conical diffusers on tri-spoke axel with brass body, arms, swivels and embellishments. The drop is 27 inches but of course we can lengthen...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Arredoluce Eight Arm Chandelier with Yellow Perforated Shades, 1950's
By Arredoluce
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Italian Modern Arredoluce attributed hanging enameled and perforated pendant, circa 1955. Featuring a round single tier eight arm form, eight enameled black sockets and eight perfora...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Perforated Arc
By Allied Maker
Located in Glen Cove, NY
This hand-spun 20" perforated dome is meticulously brushed and waxed to desired finish. The hand blown glass provides pleasant surface diffusion while also complimenting the light's ...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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H 17.7 in. Dm 20 in.
RENG, Coral, Hand Formed Ceramic, Perforated Oceanic Inspired Chandelier
By Brendan Bass
Located in Dallas, TX
Hand formed ceramic Bulb 2x medium base 60 watt incandescent. Handcrafted in Italy. Minimum hanging height: N/A Maximum hanging height: 72" Overall diameter: 31" Overall height: 8...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

Small Perforated Alta Brass Dome Chandelier by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Alta brass dome features a spun metal shade with a brass canopy and rod. The shade is available in brass or powdercoated metal finishes. Shown here in matte black powdercoat and ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Perforated Metal and Glass Chandeliers by Mathieu Matégot
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of ten white perforated metal and glass pendant chandeliers by Mathieu Matégot. Sold individually.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1960s Mid-Century Modern Perforated Shades and Brass French Chandelier
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1960s Mid-Century Modern large 7 arm French chandelier. Fully restored and rewired ready to use.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Perforated Arc 14"
By Allied Maker
Located in Glen Cove, NY
This hand-spun 14" perforated dome is meticulously brushed and waxed to desired finish. The hand blown glass provides pleasant surface diffusion while also complimenting the light's ...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Perforated Arc 14"
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H 11.75 in. Dm 14 in.
1960s Sputnik Chandelier Five Perforated Brass Shades Style Paavo Tynell, Italy
By Stilnovo, Paavo Tynell
Located in National City, CA
Elegant Sputnik chandelier made in Italy circa 1960s. Crafted in cups of brass, glass and iron rods. Features five perforated brass shades. Spectacular presence. Unmarked, attribut...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Lightolier Chandelier after Gino Sarfatti in Perforated Brass and Frosted Glass
By Gino Sarfatti, Lightolier
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning large-scale polished brass chandelier manufactured by Lightolier in the 1950s. The fixture consists of eight perforated brass bowls with frosted glass diffusers concentrical...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Perforated Brass Chandelier Pendant Lamp 1950s Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Rare, elegant and large Mid-Century Modern perforated brass ceiling fixture / pendant lamp. Designed and manufactured in Germany, 1950s. Due to the perforated shade, the lamp make...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Huge Mid-Century Modern Perforated Brass Chandelier Pendant Lamp, 1950s, Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Monumental, extremely rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern hammered and perforated brass chandelier or pendant lamp. Designed and manufactured in 1950s, Germany. Due to the perfora...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Perforated Globe Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large perforated globe pendant from circa early 2000s in powder coated aluminium and acrylic. Overall drop adjustable upon request. Measures: Diameter 24” Current overall drop 44...
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Early 2000s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Large Perforated Steel Dish
By Lumfardo Luminaires
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning large perforated steel dish in a deep handmade patina finish. Light illuminates and spreads out along ceiling, along with small perforations giving it a full effect.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

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H 10 in. Dm 42 in.
Perforated Hanging Lamp by Pilastro
By Pilastro
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Red hanging lamp with perforated shade by Pilastro, Holland, 1960s. 3 available: 2 red, 1 white.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Vintage Perforated Brass Globe Pendant
Located in East Hampton, NY
Polished brass perforated grill globe allows for light throughout fixture.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lightolier 1950s Perforated Aluminum Pendant Lights, '3'
By Lightolier
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Three Lightolier aluminum pendant lights, circa early 1950s. These examples have Lightolier's iconic perforated aluminum frames and are all original. Price listed is for one light.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Perforated Space Age Metal Ceiling Lamp, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Perforated Space Age metal lamp, 1960s The light requires one E26/E27 light bulb. Works with both 120/220V.
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Perforated Chrome Globe Pendant Lights
Located in East Hampton, NY
A highly polished (newly restored) perforated grill globe allows for light throughout fixture. See additional images for details.
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Vintage 1960s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Lisa Johansson-Pape Large Silver Perforated Metal Pendant
By Lisa Johansson-Pape, Innolux Oy
Located in Glendale, CA
Lisa Johansson-Pape large silver perforated 'Hat' metal pendant for Innolux Oy. Originally designed in 1947, these authorized re-editions are true to the original charming simplicity...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers an...

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Aluminum

Swedish Designer, Pendant Light, Perforated Brass, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pendant light / ceiling lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1950s. Height including full drop and cup 86 cm / 33.85 inches.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lisa Johansson-Pape Large Silver Perforated Metal Pendant
By Innolux Oy, Lisa Johansson-Pape
Located in Glendale, CA
Lisa Johansson-Pape large silver perforated 'Hat' metal pendant for Innolux Oy. Originally designed in 1947, these authorized re-editions are true to the original charming simplicity...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers an...

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Metal

Lisa Johansson-Pape White '270' Perforated Metal Pendants
By Lisa Johansson-Pape, Innolux Oy
Located in Glendale, CA
Lisa Johansson-Pape White '270' perforated metal pendants for Innolux Oy. Originally designed in 1947, these authorized re-editions are true to the original charming simplicity of Pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers an...

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Aluminum

Lisa Johansson-Pape Silver '270' Perforated Metal Pendant
By Lisa Johansson-Pape, Innolux Oy
Located in Glendale, CA
Lisa Johansson-Pape Silver '270' perforated metal pendant for Innolux Oy. Originally designed in 1947, these authorized re-editions are true to the original charming simplicity of Pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers an...

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Aluminum

French Hanging Lamp with Perforated Red Shade, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
French midcentury hanging lamp in perforated steel shade in original red pain. Brass hanging hardware with ring motif, France, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Brass

Lisa Johansson-Pape Large White Perforated Metal Pendant
By Lisa Johansson-Pape, Innolux Oy
Located in Glendale, CA
Lisa Johansson-Pape large white perforated 'Hat' metal pendant for Innolux Oy. Originally designed in 1947, these authorized re-editions are true to the original charming simplicity ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers an...

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Metal

1 Midcentury Perforated Ceramic Pendant Lamp by Beaumont Mood
Located in Pasadena, TX
Beaumont mood worked creating ceramic lighting for the renowned Texas architect O'Neil Ford for many years, and his pierced sconces, globes, and other lighting and ceramics can be fo...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

Large Perforated Double Cone Pendant by Gerald Thurston
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Providence, RI
Perforated double cone pendant designed by Gerald Thurston, circa late 1950s for Lightolier. Lighting fixture is currently in it's original ochre with white interior, but we can have...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel

Large Full Copper Pendant Perforated Underneath, Italy, 1950s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A full copper round pendant with perforations in the edge underneath. It has a diffuser of old plastic. There is a small dent in the copper, but in an overall good condition.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

1950s Hans-Agne Jakobsson Perforated Brass Pendants for Markaryd
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson, AB Markaryd
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Hans-Agne Jakobsson perforated brass pendants for Markaryd, Sweden. Graced with simple Scandinavian curves and pleasing brass patina. Professionally rewired for US electrical. ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lisa Johansson-Pape Large Polished Brass Perforated Metal Pendant
By Innolux Oy, Lisa Johansson-Pape
Located in Glendale, CA
Lisa Johansson-Pape Llarge polished brass perforated metal pendant. Originally designed in 1947, these authorized re-editions are true to the original charming simplicity of Pape's i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers an...

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Brass

Falkenbergs Belysning, Pendant Lamp, Polished Perforated Brass, Sweden, 1960s
By Falkenbergs Belysning
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pendant lamp. Designed and produced by Falkenbergs Belysning, Sweden, 1960s. Adjustable drop. Plastic cup. Stated dimensions are of pendant excluding drop.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Perforated Italian Pendant Lamp in Brass and Steel, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Probably made by either Stilux of Milan or Artemide this unusual cylindrical pendant light features a piercet steel outer shade, a Lucite inner shade and brass edges and top. This co...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

1950s Hans-Agne Jakobsson Perforated Brass Pendants for Markaryd
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Hans-Agne Jakobsson perforated brass pendants for Markaryd, Sweden. Graced with simple Scandinavian curves and pleasing brass patina. Professionally rewired for US electrical. ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Pendant in Wood and Perforated Brass by Fagerhult
By Helge Zimdal, Fagerhult
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare ceiling lamp in brass and wood manufactured by Fagerhult, Sweden. The lamp is made of thick brass and comes with its original brass canopy. The beautiful shape reminds a lot of...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare Onion Pendants in Perforated Brass by Helge Zimdal
By Falkenberg, Helge Zimdal
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare perforated version and diffuser designed by Helge Zimdal for Falkenberg. Zimdal was actually most known for his architectural work, mostly in Stockholm, Sweden, but tried his h...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Perforated Cone Pendant Light by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in New York, NY
A mod pendant light comprised of an enameled salmon canopy supporting an off-white, perforated cone shade with an enameled salmon outer shade. By Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Reta...
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Blue Perforated Hanging Lamp with Metal Shade, circa 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Hanging lamp with blue perforated metal shade. Possibly Argentina, circa 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Argentine Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Attributed to Mathieu Matégot Perforated Pendant Lamp, France, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful pendant lamp from the 1950s, attributed to Mathieu Mategot. Made of white painted, perforated metal, has a beautiful glass lampshade. In good condition with nice patina.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

One of Four Perforated Aluminum RAAK Amsterdam Pendants, 1970s
By RAAK
Located in Echt, NL
1970s Aluminum RAAK Amsterdam Pendants in very good condition. New old stock! Four items available The lamp consists of two perforated aluminum tubes connected by a flat bla...
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20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

1960's Hand-Crafted Perforated Ceramic Organically Danish Pendant by Sejer
By Sejer Keramik
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Large and unique hand-crafted ceramic artistry Danish Mid-Century Modern organically shaped, perforated ceramic pendant by Sejer Keramikfabrik. Manufactured on the Danish island of F...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish, Modernist Pendant Light, Milk Glass, Perforated Brass, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pendant light. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Perforated Spun Aluminum Pendant Lights by Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern, pendant lights by Lightolier feature 5 inch height, perforated, spun aluminum shades on poles with glass diffusers. Canopies shown are included. The penda...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1960s Brass Perforated 'Onion' Pendants by Helge Zimdal for Falkenberg
By Falkenberg, Helge Zimdal
Located in Glendale, CA
1960s brass perforated 'Onion' pendants by Helge Zimdal for Falkenberg, Sweden, circa 1960s. A rare and beautiful pair of sculptural pendant lamps executed in perforated brass and me...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Perforated Aluminum, Brass and Lucite Pendant
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Sweden, circa 1960. It features a domed body with an abundance of perforations presented in triangular sets of three. There...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Swedish Midcentury Pendant in Perforated Metal with Counterweight by NK
By Nordiska Kompaniet
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pendant made of perforated metal, manufactured by Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1950s. This pendant lights up beautifully with the perforated shade spreading a cozy light. You can eas...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Ettore Sottsass Rinnovel Pendant Lamp Anodized Perforated Aluminum Italy 1950s
By Ettore Sottsass, Rinnovel
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Fabulous light-weight aluminum pendant lamp most probably designed by Ettore Sottsass and executed by Rinnovel, Italy, circa 1950s. The Italian lamp which is made of anodized aluminu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Small Pendants "Flora" in Perforated Brass by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
By AB Markaryd
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pendants modell "Flora" in brass by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd. The lamps are rewired and the length can be altered according to your requirements. Condition: Excellent/very g...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Double Diamond Perforated Cone Pendant Ceiling Light by Gotham Lighting
By Gotham Lighting
Located in New York, NY
A Mid Century Modern dual pendant light comprising a satin steel round rod supporting a pair of double cone shades in a original matte dusty orange-red enamel each with triangular pa...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Set of Five Swedish Pendants in Perforated Brass by Boréns
Located in Karlstad, SE
Set of five heavy full-brass pendants by Boréns, Sweden. Very high quality and beautifull when lit up. Condition: Very good vintage condition.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Perf Pendant Light Large, Brass Perforated Tube, Glass Round Orb Shade
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Combining hand blown opal glass with a perforated metal housing, Perf pendant is an elemental and versatile decorative fixture. Utilizing a low energy LED bulb, Perf pendant is avail...
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2010s Australian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Perforated Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic perforated chandelier available at 1stDibs. A perforated chandelier — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. Find 124 options for an antique or vintage perforated chandelier now, or shop our selection of 32 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the perforated chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A perforated chandelier, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Lisa Johansson-Pape, Innolux Oy and Jonathan Ben-Tovim each produced at least one beautiful perforated chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a Perforated Chandelier?

A perforated chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,334, while the lowest priced sells for $350 and the highest can go for as much as $26,000.

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.