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Globe "Reticello" Attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1950s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Hand blown glass sphere and conical shaft attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Amazing execution in Reticello glass.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Clear and Amber Glass Triedri Chandelier Flush Mount Also
By Venini, J.T. Kalmar, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This chandelier has about 300 elements of triedri elements. There is a combination of clear and amber ones, to give a soft tone but not trapping the light too much. A stunning mosaic...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Grey Poliedri Murano Glass Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 103 hand blown grey "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces. ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Grey Poliedri Murano Glass Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 103 hand blown grey "Poliedri" made of murano glass. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces. ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Grey Poliedri Murano Glass Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 103 hand blown grey "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces. ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Grey Poliedri Murano Glass Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier consists of 103 hand blown grey "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces. ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Venini Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Murano Glass Brass Poliedri, 1950, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini Carlo Scarpa Poliedri chandelier Murano glass brass, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier in the Style C. Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic chandelier consists with 128 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Height without chai...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Grey Poliedri Murano Glass Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier consists of 103 hand blown grey "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces....
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier in the Style C. Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic chandelier consists with 128 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Height without chain ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Reticello Glass Chandelier Design Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1950s
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in taranto, IT
Spectacular original Venini chandelier, production around the 1950s, design by Carlo Scarpa, with four light points Entirely made of Murano glass with reticello processing with br...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Poliedri Chandelier Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian ceiling light made from 84 beautiful Murano transparent glasses "poliedri" Carlo Scarpa style. Structure in gold and Brass colored metal. Dimensions: 17.70 inches (45 cm) h...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Great Pair of Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier Style C. Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic pair of chandelier consists with circa 200 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Heigh...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Grey Poliedri Murano Glass Chandeliers in Carlo Scarpa Style
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier consists of 103 hand blown grey "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces....
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pair of Grey Poliedri Murano Glass Chandeliers in Carlo Scarpa Style
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier consists of 103 hand blown grey "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces....
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Venini, Chandelier Poliedri 1950, Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Chandelier 1950, Venini Carlo Scarpa structure iron /glass.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Great Pair of Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier Style C. Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic pair of chandelier consists with circa 200 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Heigh...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Grey Poliedri Murano Glass Chandeliers in Carlo Scarpa Style
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier consists of 103 hand blown grey "Poliedri" made of Murano glass. Edition limited from a great master of Venetian glass. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces....
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Carlo Scarpa Poliedri Applique Chandelier
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Poliedri applique, suspension lamp and wall sconce, designed by Carlo Scarpa and manufactured by Venini, were originally designed in 1958. Indoor use only. Dimensions: Ø 81 cm, H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pair of Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier in the Style C. Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic pair of chandelier consists with 128 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Height with...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Carlo Scarpa for Venini Chandelier
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in New York, NY
Rare 9-arm chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Clear-colored textured glass fixture with brass mounts and gilded metal. Nine arms, each supporting a simple glass bobeche and fitte...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier in the Style C. Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic pair of chandelier consists with 128 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Height with...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier in the Style C. Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic pair of chandelier consists with 128 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Height withou...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Polyhedr Venini Glass Chandelier Lamp Light Poliedri by Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Greven, DE
Large rare Polyhedr Venini Glass Chandelier Lamp Light Poliedri by Carlo Scarpa Very large and rare two-color glass Venini chandelier from the 1950s. Abstract diamond forms with face...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Chandelier, Carlo Scarpa, Venini
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in New York, NY
A large, elegant Italian Venetian glass chandelier or pendant in the style of Carlo Scarpa for Venini in a stunning domed form and in a sober, thick, clear mold blown glass pattern r...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Spherical Murano Poliedri Chandelier Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Elegant Italian pendant light chandelier made from 140 transparent Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 51.20 i...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

20th Century Carlo Scarpa Venini Chandelier Collection Poliedri in Murano Glass
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Turin, Turin
Chandelier of the collection "Poliedri" designed by the architect and artist Carlo Scarpa for Venini in 1950s. Shown for the first time in 1958, when the chandelier triumphed at the...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
By Venini, Tobia Scarpa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Poliedri chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1960's. Murano glass, original canopy. Wired for U.S. standards. Literature: Anna Venini D...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Blown Glass

Venini Poliedri Applique Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Poliedri applique, suspension lamp and wall sconce, designed by Carlo Scarpa and manufactured by Venini, were originally designed in 1958. Indoor use only. Dimensions: Ø 81 cm, H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Trio Spherical Murano Poliedri Chandeliers Carlo Scarpa Style, Murano
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Trio elegant Italian pendant light chandeliers each made from 140 transparent Murano glasses "poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. Period: Late 20th century Dimen...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Carlo Scarpa Poliedri Applique Chandelier for Venini
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Poliedri applique, suspension lamp and wall sconce, designed by Carlo Scarpa and manufactured by Venini, were originally designed in 1958. Indoor use only. Dimensions: Ø 81 cm, H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid Century Pair of Glass Chandeliers Poliedri by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1960s
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Two original Venini chandeliers manufactured in Murano glass; Model Poliedri in two colors with the core part in grey colored Poliedri, produced in Venice and designed by Carlo S...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, Murano, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Carlo Scarpa chandelier for Venini with original Iridescent Poliedri.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Venini Carlo Scarpa 12-Light Chandelier in Clear
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Carlo Scarpa chandelier, designed by Carlo Scarpa and manufactured by Venini, was originally designed in 1940. Numbered edition, available in three different sizes. Indoor use only. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, Murano, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Carlo Scarpa chandelier for Venini with original 96 ice and pink Poliedri. The frame has been completely renovated in compliance with the new standard.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Poliedri Murano Light Bluend Brass, 1950
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini Carlo Scarpa chandelier Poliedri Murano light gray celestial and brass, 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Model 5310 for Venini in Murano Glass, Italy, circa 1939
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Extremely scarce Art Deco six-light chandelier designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini , Model 5310 in Murano Italy, circa 1939. Moulded crystal plates and brass fittings. Measures: ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Murano Poliedri Chandelier in the Style of Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Each chandelier consists of 52 colored Poliedri of Murano. Ice, blue and aquamarine. Measures: cm H 80, L 50, W 35 height lights without chain 30 cm.
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Murano Poliedri Chandelier in the Style of Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Each chandelier consists of 52 colored Poliedri of Murano. Ice, blue and aquamarine. Measures: cm H 80, L 50, W 35 height lights, without chain 30 cm. Available three pairs.
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini “Carlo Scarpa” Poliedri Murano Glass Iron Brass, 1960, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini “Carlo Scarpa” Poliedri Murano glass iron brass, 1960, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair of Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, Murano, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
A pair of Carlo Scarpa chandeliers for Venini with original 96 ice and pink Poliedri. The structure has been completely renovated in compliance with the US standard.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Pink and Ice Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa, 1955
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
Fabulous original Venini Poliedri chandelier by Carlo Scarpa. Rare combination of light pink and Ice colored Murano glass. Ivory painted frame in very good original condition.       
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, Murano, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
A pair of Carlo Scarpa chandeliers for Venini with original Iridescent Poliedri. The structure has been completely renovated in compliance with the US standard.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Carlo Scarpa ‘Poliedri’ Chandelier for Venini, Murano, Italy, circa 1960
By Carlo Scarpa, Murano 5
Located in London, GB
A rare ‘polyhedral’ crystal chandelier designed by architect and designer Carlo Scarpa in the late 1950s. Produced by the prestigious Muranese Company, Venini, the sixty-five hand bl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Hand Blown Glass "Reticello" Pendant Attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini 1950s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Murano hand blown glass sphere "Reticello" pendant attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini, brass mounted, Italy 1950's. Impressive light effects! It takes one E27 large sized light b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Carlo Scarpa Mid-Century Modern Venini Pair of Murano Glass Poliedri Lamps
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of model lamps "Poliedri" designed by Carlo Scarpa and edited by Venini, with structure in lacquered metal and Murano glass, Italy, 1950s. Carlo Scarpa was born in Venice in ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Art Deco Venini Lantern in "Reticello" Murano Glass Attr to Carlo Scarpa, 1930s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Art Deco chandelier by Venini in the "Reticello" technique Murano glass and brass, circa 1930-1940 and attributed to Carlo Scarpa. Globe's diameter is 30cm, large for comparables in...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Tobia Scarpa "Nictea" Brass Pendant
By Tobia Scarpa
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Brass "Nictea" pendant.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lamp Poliedri Carlo Scarpa Venini Blown Glass Metal Murano, Italy 70s
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Sconce, metal structure, blown glass pendants.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Clear and two Ambers Glass Triedri Chandelier, Venini attribution, 1980s
By Carlo Scarpa, Camer Glass, Venini
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This chandelier has 342 elements of triedri elements. There is a combination of clear, amber and deep amber triedri. The mix gives a sculptural art dimension to this mid-century mode...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Majestic Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This Monumental chandelier consists with circa 200 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Height witho...
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1990s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Monumental Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
This fantastic chandelier consists with circa 200 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Height withou...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Late Art Deco Venini Lantern in "Filigrana" Murano Glass Carlo Scarpa Attributed
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern chandelier by Venini in "Filigrana" Murano glass and brass in clear Art Deco style, circa 1930-1940 and attributed to Carlo Scarpa.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Poliedri Pink and Green Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
Midcentury large Poliedri chandelier with rare combination of pink and green colored murano glass. Available also the pair.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Sfera Glass Pendants by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Flos
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Flos
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Rather big Sfera pendant by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Flos. The metal base has two retractable attachment points, which can, almost without contact, be inserted inside the glass shade....
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Venini 1930s Reticello Glass Globe Chandelier
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in New York, NY
Venini early and rare 1930s stunning reticello glass globe chandelier in a beautiful and warm gold, cream and white hand blown glass; iconic swirl design with brass columnar support ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Elegant Murano Poliedri Chandelier Carlo Scarpa, 84 Iridescent Glasses
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 84 beautiful Murano iridescent glasses "Poliedri". Structure in gold and brass colored metal. The glasses are now unavailable, they have the part...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Striking Poliedri Pink and Green Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
Midcentury large Poliedri chandelier with rare combination of pink and green colored murano glass. Available also the pair.   
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Murano Reticello Pendant by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage Italian pendant with Murano glass body and diffuser hand blown in the "Reticello" technique on brass frame, designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, made in Italy circa 1950s Dia...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Late 20th Century Brass Sputnik Chandelier w/ Violet Murano Glass Polyhedrons
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Murano glass polyhedrons designed by Carlo Scarpa. Four colors all together: Dark violet & violet with a touch of amber and pink. 16 E14 light bulbs.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

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Scarpa Glass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic scarpa glass chandelier available at 1stDibs. Each scarpa glass chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and murano glass. Find 245 options for an antique or vintage scarpa glass chandelier now, or shop our selection of 13 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a scarpa glass chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each scarpa glass chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made scarpa glass chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Carlo Scarpa, Venini and Flos are consistently popular.

How Much is a Scarpa Glass Chandelier?

A scarpa glass chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $7,687, while the lowest priced sells for $160 and the highest can go for as much as $58,500.

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.