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Murano Pink Art Glass Rectangular Mid-Century Chandelier and Pendant, 2000
Located in Rome, IT
half-shell is very original and has a unique pink color. The chandelier has a rectangular brass
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Silver Leaf and Aged Mirror Rectangular Mid-Century Modern Chandelier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stylish large rectangular chandelier having eight arms with a geometric aged mirror design, silver
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Mirror

Murano Art Glass Rectangular Mid-Century Chandelier, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Murano chandelier with an elongated design with a brass structure and unique glass color. All in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Austrian Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Chandelier / Pendant, Glass, Rupert Nikoll
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Stamford, CT
Austrian Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Chandelier / Pendant, Glass, Rupert Nikoll Modern tiered
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Murano Art Glass Rectangular Teal Mid-Century Chandelier, 2000
Located in Rome, IT
Murano chandelier with an elongated design with a brass structure and unique glass teal color. All
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Art Glass Rectangular Pink Mid-Century Chandelier, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Murano chandelier with an elongated design with a brass structure and unique glass pink color. All
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Style of Max Ingrand Mid-Century Rectangular Glass and Brass Chandelier, 1960
By Max Ingrand
Located in Rome, IT
and one in a cutting position, alternating. The chandelier has a rectangular shape, narrow and long
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

mid 20th century Orrefors Carl Fagerlund crystal rectangular chandelier 12 sided
By Orrefors
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Mid century chandelier comprised of twelve 4 x 7 inch Orrefors crystal panels arranged in a
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

1950s Mid-Century Modern Italian Teak Brass and Glass Chandelier
By Stilux
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Mid-Century Modern chandelier in original patina with original rectangular white glasses, good
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Art Glass Rectangular Champagne Color Mid-Century Chandelier, 2000
Located in Rome, IT
Murano chandelier with an elongated design with a brass structure and unique glass champagne color
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Art Glass Rectangular Silver Color Mid-Century Chandelier, 2000
Located in Rome, IT
Murano chandelier with an elongated design with a brass structure and unique glass silver color
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Rectilinear Brass and Lucite Chandelier by Sciolari
By Sciolari Lighting, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Buffalo, NY
it is beautiful, blending perfectly with any style of interior from Classic Mid-Century Modern to
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

1960s Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
. This chandelier features a sleek and minimalist design that is characteristic of mid-century modern
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Camer Glass Circular Shaped Chandelier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Mid-Century Modern Camer glass waterfall chandelier with six lights. It is rare to see a
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Elegant Rectangular Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
Two-tone (brass and gun metal) eight lights French chandelier with circular glass bobeches.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Elegant Rectangular Chandelier
Elegant Rectangular Chandelier
H 27.5 in W 23.75 in D 13.5 in
Mid-Century Modern Rectilinear Polished Brass and Lucite Chandelier by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
versatile as it is beautiful, blending perfectly with any style of interior from Classic Mid-Century Modern
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Polished Chrome Four-Arm Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This compelling Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Germany, circa 1950. It represents an
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Venini Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass and Brass Oval Chandelier, 9 Lights
By Venini
Located in Plainview, NY
An exceptional Mid- Century Modern oval chandelier by Venini ( Founded 1921 in Milan, Italy by
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Mirrored Prism Chandelier, Italy, circa 1970s
By Venini
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
1970s five tier chandelier with alternating mirrored glass and Lucite prisms. Rectangular glass
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Rectangular Poliedri Murano Chandelier
By Fabio Ltd.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian rectangular shaped chandelier with clear polyhedron / polyhedral shaped Murano glasses
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal

Rectangular Poliedri Murano Chandelier
Rectangular Poliedri Murano Chandelier
H 11.03 in W 44.1 in D 25.99 in
Rectangular Poliedri Murano Chandelier
By Fabio Ltd.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian rectangular shaped chandelier with clear polyhedron / polyhedral shaped Murano glasses
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal

Rectangular Poliedri Murano Chandelier
Rectangular Poliedri Murano Chandelier
H 11.03 in W 44.1 in D 25.99 in
Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari, S.A. Boulanger
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern brass chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy, 1970s. This elegant chandelier
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modernist Etched Glass Pendant Chandelier with Chromed Fittings
By Kinkeldey
Located in New York, NY
A set of three Mid-Century Modernist etched glass pendant chandelier in the style of Kinkeldy with
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Translucent Lucite & Polished Chrome Cut Out Chandelier
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Italy, circa 1970. It features a
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Murano Glass Chandelier with Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Architectural Chandelier with Brass Details
By Louis Kalff
Located in London, GB
Steel and brass chandelier with minimal architectural lines. Mid-20th century, Netherlands. A
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Kamenicky Senov Mid-Century Modern Hexagonal Shaped Polished Crystal Pendant
By Lorenz Brothers
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern hexagonal shaped polished crystal pendant with rectangular sides and disc at
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Brass Eighteen-Light Sputnik Chandelier in the Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in Stamford, CT
A brass eighteen-light Sputnik chandelier in the Mid-Century Modern style. Matching canopy and
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Big Rectangular Chandelier, Vienna, 1960s
Located in Wien, AT
Big rectangular chandelier, Vienna, 1960s Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Big Rectangular Chandelier, Vienna, 1960s
Big Rectangular Chandelier, Vienna, 1960s
H 64.18 in W 58.27 in D 27.56 in
Romeo Rega Mid Century Metal and Glass Chandelier
By Romeo Rega
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Chandelier by Romeo Rega made of small rectangular chromed metal piece, with one-in-two covered
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Rectangular Chrome and Crystal Kinkeldey Pendant Light, 1970
By Kinkeldey
Located in Rijssen, NL
This modernist design chandelier was designed by the Kinkeldey design team during the 1970s and
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

After Fontana Mid-Century Modern Italian Crystal Pendant Light, 1960s
By Fontana Arte
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Pendant light glass chandelier with an intense smoky cut flanked by a rectangular transparent glass
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Mid Century Modern Crystal Glass Vintage Chandelier by Bakalowits 1960s Austria
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid century modern vintage chandelier, which shows hand-cut crystal glasses in squared and
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid Century Modern 8 Arm Chrome & Mottled Murano Glass Chandelier by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid Century Modern chandelier was realized by the fabled 20th century designer
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sorenthia Quad, Mid-Century Modern Inspired Chandelier, Custom by Studio DUNN
By Studio DUNN
Located in Rumford, RI
DUNN's designs are influenced by a Mid-Century Modern aesthetic with a fresh, contemporary perspective
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Metal, Brass, Steel

Sorenthia Double, Mid-Century Modern Inspired Chandelier, Custom by Studio DUNN
By Studio DUNN
Located in Rumford, RI
DUNN's designs are influenced by a Mid-Century Modern aesthetic with a fresh, contemporary perspective
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Metal, Brass, Steel

Brass Eighteen-Light Sputnik Chandelier in the Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in Stamford, CT
Brass eighteen-light Sputnik chandelier in the Mid-Century Modern style. Matching canopy and chain
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Late 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

American Mid-Century Brass Paneled Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century (1940s) brass chandelier with 4 narrow rectangular uplight panels supported by
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Early 20th Century American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Glass Flush Mount Chandelier
Located in Vilnius, LT
Italian mid-century flush mount chandelier is made of rectangular gold-plated metal base with
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Italian Glass Flush Mount Chandelier
Located in Vilnius, LT
Italian mid-century flush mount chandelier is made of rectangular gold-plated metal base with
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendant with White & Black Enamel, Fontana Arte Manner
By Fontana Arte
Located in New York, NY
represents an exceptionally fine example of Mid-Century Modern Italian design with its luxurious materials
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Brass

Rectangular Glass and Chromed Pendant Lamp from Kamenický Šenov, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This rectangular crystal glass and chromed pendant lamp was made in the former Czechoslovakia in
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Mid Century Italian Murano Glass Oval Chandelier, 1960s
Located in PRESTON, AU
Lovely and rare, Italian two-tier oval chandelier with long rectangular Murano pendants. The 58
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Large Mid-Century Italian Glass Flush Mount Chandelier
Located in Vilnius, LT
Italian mid-century flush mount chandelier is made of rectangular gold-plated metal base with
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Mid-Century Italian Glass Flush Mount Chandelier
Large Mid-Century Italian Glass Flush Mount Chandelier
No Reserve
H 4.93 in W 13.19 in D 13.19 in
Mid Century Modern flush mount light, kalmar style
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Dallas, TX
Modern Italian chandelier is made of a rectangular chrome base and 5 clear Murano glass pendants in two
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid Century Three Tiered Murano Glass Pendant Fixture
Located in Troy, MI
hung from a polished brass frame. Pendants are rectangular, made of clear Murano glass with abstract
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Max Ingrand Brass and Glass Chandelier and Pendant, 2000
By Max Ingrand
Located in Rome, IT
Simplicity and elegance for this beautiful chandelier in brass and Murano glass. Structure in
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Stilnovo Style Rectangular Three-Light Chandelier, circa 1950s
By Pietro Chiesa, Stilnovo
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A mid - century modern glass, brass and black lacquered metal chandelier attr. to Stilnovo, Italy
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Italian Midcentury Rectangular Brass & Milk Glass Chandelier attrib to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern pendant / chandelier attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1958 The
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Chrome Sputnik 1960s Chandelier with Unusual Angled Stem
Located in New York City, NY
Unique Mid-Century Modern, atomic style chrome Sputnik chandelier. This chandelier has an unusual
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Huge Rectangular Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini, circa 1980s
By Venini
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Huge rectangular five - tiered Murano glass chandelier by Venini, Italy, circa 1980s. This heavy
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian 1950s Brass and White Enamel Pendant Light Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A lovely Italian 1950s modern chandelier in brass and white enamel. The design is horizontal in the
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Frederick Ramond Mid-Century Smoked Glass & Chrome Hexagonal Lantern Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This refined Mid-Century Modern lantern chandelier was realized in the United States, circa 1970
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Rare Rectangular Pendant Lamp Nordlys Light by Eric Warna
By Eric Wärnå
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Rare rectangular pendant lamp Nordlys Light by Eric Warna. This was a profile in a line called
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Brass 8-Light Chandelier By Stilnovo, circa 1955
By Stilnovo
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant mid century Italian solid brass chandelier with six angular outstretching arms holding
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

12 Light Mid Century Architectural Scale Chandelier Fixture C 1950/1970s
By Lightolier, Edward Durell Stone
Located in New York, NY
Impressive architectural scale 12 light chandelier originally situated in the SUNY Albany Campus
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Mid-Century Modernist Eight Arm Chrome & Brass Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and materially dynamic Mid-Century Modernist Eight Arm Chrome & Brass Chandelier is
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Modernist Two-Tier Transparent Triedre Murano Camer Glass Rectangular Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
style of interior from Classic Mid-Century Modern to contemporary. It has been newly rewired to American
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Brass Chandelier White Sandblasted Murano Glass cylinder Italy 1950s
By Giovanni Dalla Fina
Located in Villaverla, IT
Mid-Century Brass Chandelier White Sandblasted Murano Glass cylinder Italy 1950s. Entirely
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian mid-century modern brown ceiling lamp 2045 by BBPR for Arteluce, 1960s
By Arteluce, Studio BBPR
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern brown ceiling lamp 2045 by BBPR for Arteluce, 1960s Ceiling chandelier
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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Rectangular Midcentury Modern Chandeliers And Pendants For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of rectangular midcentury modern chandeliers and pendants available for sale. Each of these unique rectangular midcentury modern chandeliers and pendants was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. We have 51 antique and vintage rectangular midcentury modern chandeliers and pendants in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Rectangular midcentury modern chandeliers and pendants have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Rectangular midcentury modern chandeliers and pendants bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many rectangular midcentury modern chandeliers and pendants are appealing in their simplicity, but Atelier Petitot, Bakalowits & Söhne and J.T. Kalmar produced popular rectangular midcentury modern chandeliers and pendants that are worth a look.

How Much are Rectangular Midcentury Modern Chandeliers And Pendants?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $5,564, while they’re typically $442 on the low end and $18,500 highest priced.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

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

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

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

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

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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, and antique 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, 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. (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.)

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 natural world-inspired designs of the Art Nouveau era 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 — shop a collection today that includes antique Art Deco chandeliers, Stilnovo chandeliers, Baccarat chandeliers and more.