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Seguso Mid-Century Murano Glass Chandelier with Stylised Bell Form
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Catania, IT
Outstanding Mid-Century Modern large pendant light fixture with stunning elongated bell formation
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Seguso, Mid-century Gold Murano glass flowers ceiling lamp. Italy 1940s
By Seguso
Located in Catania, CT
Italian Seguso Murano glass ceiling lamp from '40. Very good vintage conditions with normal trace
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Archimede Seguso Mid-Century Modern Murano Blown Amber Glass Pendant Lamp, 1945
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Wonderful suspension lamp in amber glass by Archimede Seguso. Murano glass is hand blown bubbles
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid-Century 6-Arm Handblown White & Jade Murano Scavo Glass Chandelier by Seguso
By Seguso
Located in New York, NY
This materially dynamic and highly coveted Mid-Century Modernist Six Arm Hand-Blown Murano Scavo
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Mid-Century 8-Arm Handblown White & Jade Murano Scavo Glass Chandelier by Seguso
By Seguso
Located in New York, NY
This materially dynamic and highly coveted Mid-Century Modernist Eight Arm Curved Hand-Blown Murano
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Mid-Century 8-Arm Curved Hand-Blown Murano Scavo Glass Chandelier by Seguso
By Seguso
Located in New York, NY
This materially dynamic and highly coveted Mid-Century Modernist Eight Arm Curved Hand-Blown Murano
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Large Murano Glass Seguso Chandelier
By Seguso
Located in Dallas, TX
Large elongated mid century modern Murano glass and chrome chandelier, with 10 lights. Attributed
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Large Murano Glass Seguso Chandelier
Large Murano Glass Seguso Chandelier
H 35.44 in W 43.31 in D 27.56 in
Wonderful Mid Century Modern Murano Blue Lavender Barovier Seguso Chandelier
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful Mid Century Modern Murano 6 Candelabra Light Pale Blue / Lavender With Clear And Gold
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage Murano Chandelier by Seguso
By Seguso
Located in Austin, TX
Italian chandelier from the from the Iconic Seguso factory on the island of Murano. The “Oro
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Murano Chandelier Attributed to Seguso
By Seguso
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Very elegant Murano glass chandelier attributed to Seguso. This chandelier is made of handblown
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage Seguso Attributed Murano Glass Chandelier
By Seguso
Located in Austin, TX
Vintage Italian chandelier attributed to the iconic Seguso factory on the island of Murano. This
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Seguso Midcentury Italian Modern Glass & Brass Chandelier
By Seguso
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Italian Modern chandelier with a central clear glass bowl with three blown glass
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Metal

Seguso Chandelier Murano Glass Brass, 1930, Italy
By Seguso
Located in Milano, IT
Seguso chandelier Murano glass brass, 1930, Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Seguso chandelier italy Murano 1940
By Archimede Seguso
Located in PARIS, FR
A very elegant Murano chandelier by Seguso Venice circa 1940 Glass “bullicante” 6 arms
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Seguso Lantern Golden Brass Murano glass thick satin Mid-century Italy
By Seguso
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Seguso Lantern Golden Brass Murano glass thick satin Mid-century Italy height only lantern cm.33
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Purple Mid Century Murano Glass Chandelier
By Seguso
Located in Dallas, TX
Large Mid-Century Modern Murano glass chandelier, Seguso style, Italy, 1980s. The hand blown
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Gold Plate

Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Chandelier by Franco Luce for Seguso, 1970s
By Franco Luce, Seguso
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Amazing Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano glass five light pendant chandelier. Design by Franco
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier
By Seguso
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid Century Modern large Murano glass chandelier, attributed to Seguso, Italy 1970. We have two
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Ceiling Light Attributed to Séguso, Murano Glass
By Seguso
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian Ceiling light attributed to Séguso, Murano Glass, 1950s.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Round Murano Chandelier 1940s Seguso Design italian Brass parts
By Seguso
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round Murano Chandelier 1940s Seguso Design italian Brass parts
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Mid-Century Murano Glass Large Pendant Chandelier by Seguso, c. 1960's
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern large pendant light chandelier with stunning elongated bell formation. Hand
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Mid-Century Nile Green Murano Glass Table Lamp Attributed To Seguso 1972
By Seguso
Located in Palermo, IT
Mid-Century Nile green Murano glass table lamp attributed to Seguso 1972 Intact and working, E27
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

20th Century, Seguso, Murano Glass Chandelier
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Milano, IT
Un lampadario in vetro di murano disegnato negli anni 60 dalla vetreria SEGUSO, a MURANO. Molto
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

20th Century, Seguso, Murano Glass Chandelier
20th Century, Seguso, Murano Glass Chandelier
H 22.84 in W 13.78 in D 13.78 in
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lorin Marsh Murano Seguso Blown Art Glass Chandelier
By Lorin Marsh, Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Vintage Mid-Century Modern Retailed By Lorin Marsh, Gold Flake and Ribbed Murano Blown
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Chandelier Seguso Murano Glass Metal Aluminum Midcentury Italian Design 1960s
By Seguso
Located in Palermo, IT
is adaptable to any interior style, from classy midcentury modern to contemporary. Seguso, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Seguso Chandeliers Murano Glass Gold, 1930, Italy
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Milano, IT
Seguso chandeliers Murano glass gold, 1930, Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier by Flavio Poli for Seguso, Italy, circa 1970
By Flavio Poli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern 3-light chandelier designed by Flavio Poli for Seguso, Italy, circa 1970, in
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Grey-Green Glass Pendant /Chandelier by Seguso
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Max Ingrand
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano or Venetian glass pendant or chandelier by Flavio Poli for Seguso
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Extraordinary Italian Chandelier by Archimede Seguso, Murano, 1940s
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Budapest, HU
Extremely refined chandelier. An outstanding example of the great master of Murano. Masterpiece
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Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Extraordinary Italian Chandelier by Archimede Seguso, Murano, 1940s
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Budapest, HU
Extremely refined chandelier. An outstanding example of the great master of Murano. Masterpiece
Category

Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Archimede Seguso Murano glass "costolato oro" circa 1950 chandelier
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Rio De Janeiro, RJ
Incredible Archimede Seguso Murano glass "costolato oro" chandelier circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Mid-Century Murano Glass Ceiling Lamp Attributed To Archimede Seguso 1960s
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Palermo, IT
of objects such as vases, bowls, chandeliers and for customized projects. Seguso works have been
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Seguso 1960s Clear & Blush Glass Chandelier
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
A lovely and rare model Seguso of Italy 1960s chandelier made in Murano, Italy. The large glass
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Ceiling Lights by Seguso
By Seguso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ceiling Lights by Seguso. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa the 1940s. All glass pendants
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome, Brass

Ceiling Lights by Seguso
Ceiling Lights by Seguso
H 36 in Dm 21 in
Archimede Seguso Murano glass green "costolato oro" chandelier circa 1950.
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Rio De Janeiro, RJ
Incredible and rare ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO chandelier green emerald Murano glass "Costolato oro" circa
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Gold Dusted Handblown Murano Glass Chandelier by Seguso, circa 1960s
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
An Italian modern two - tiered 10 - light handblown Murano glass chandelier with 24K gold dust
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Round Midcentury Chandelier Seguso Design Colored Glass 1950s Brass Gold
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round midcentury chandelier Seguso design colored glass 1950s brass gold part. 3-light bulbs E14
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Seguso Midcentury Pink and Black Murano Glass Marble Effect Chandelier, 1970s
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Roma, IT
, produced by the master Murano glassmaker Archimede Seguso. The item is a Classic Mid-Century Modern
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Seguso 1950 Italian Vintage White & Crystal Clear Murano Glass Chandelier
By Archimede Seguso
Located in New York, NY
Very rare Venetian Murano glass chandelier of aquatic marine inspiration worked with an amazing
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

Circular "Chainlink" pendant by Seguso
By Seguso
Located in New York, NY
Circular nickel pendant fixture featuring clear "Chainlink" glass details by Seguso.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

Seguso 1950 Italian Vintage White & Crystal Clear Murano Glass Chandelier
By Archimede Seguso
Located in New York, NY
Very rare Venetian Murano glass chandelier of aquatic marine inspiration worked with an amazing
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

Seguso Vetri d`Arte Coloniale Chandelier Murano Glass
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Pierpaolo Seguso
Located in Murano-Venice, IT
elegant, refined shape inspired by mid-century designs, capturing the essence of Seguso. Tiny flecks of
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Seguso Grey Glass Globe Pendant Light
By Seguso
Located in New York, NY
A 1960s handblown grey glass globe and chrome mount pendant light produced by the famed Seguso
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Post Modern Hollywood Regency Bell Shaped Murano Chandelier pos. Mazegga Seguso
By Seguso, AVMazzega
Located in New York, NY
Glamorous high style Murano glass chandelier, circa 1970/1980's. The bell, or hat, shaped glass
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Murano Glass Chandelier by Seguso Vetri d'Arte
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Murano glass chandelier by Seguso Vetri d'Arte. Made in 1940s. Rare chandelier in an excellent
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

SEGUSO - Murano glass chandelier - 1950s
By Seguso
Located in Milano, IT
Lampadario originale della vetreria di SEGUSO Una linea molto leggera ed elegante da inserire
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

20th Century Italian Murano Glass Pendant, Chandelier by Seguso Vetri D’Arte
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Archimede Seguso
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian pendant made of hand blown clear Murano glass, designed and
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Midcentury Barovier Seguso Murano Italian Ribbed Amber Glass Dome Chandelier
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful midcentury Barovier Toso Seguso style Murano Italian ribbed amber glass dome light
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass

Midcentury Seguso Murano Cobalt Blue Blown Detailed Lantern Chandelier
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Palermo, PA
Venetian wire cage lantern by Seguso. Rare in cobalt blue color. Can be used indoor or outdoor
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Murano Glass Mid-Century Flush Mount
By Seguso
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid Century Modern Murano glass flush mount chandelier, attributed to Seguso, Italy 1960s. The
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Gold Plate

Pair of Seguso Pendants
By Angelo Seguso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of beautiful glass and brass pendants by Seguso of Italy. Seguso glass in sapphire blue and
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Modern Lanterns by Seguso, in Murano Glass, Italy, circa 1940-50
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern 1-light chandeliers in hand blown pearl white glass and brass, the
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Seguso yellow bollicine Murano glass pendant lamp, Italy 1950s
By Seguso
Located in Milan, IT
Splendid yellow bollicine Murano glass Seguso pendant lamp
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Seguso blue corroso Murano glass pendant lamp, Italy 1950s
By Seguso
Located in Milan, IT
Splendid blue corroso Murano glass Seguso pendant lamp
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Italian Seguso Murano Two-Tier Pink Glass and Brass Nine Leaf Cattail Chandelier
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern/Hollywood Regency Handblown glass two-tier chandelier by Seguso for
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of Seguso yellow Murano Glass pendant lamps, Italy 1950s
By Seguso
Located in Milan, IT
Splendid pair of Yellow Bollicine Murano glass Seguso pendant lamps.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Crystal Glass Polished Nickel Fixture Chandelier
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Mid-Century Modern crystal / glass & polished nickel 8 candelabras light fixture stream
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Flavio Poli for Seguso thick Murano glass and brass chandelier 1950s
By Flavio Poli, Seguso & Cenadese
Located in Paris, IDF
This Murano glass and brass chandelier was designed by Flavio Poli for Seguso in the 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Seguso Handblown Murano Amber Glass Cage Italian Pendant Light, 1940s
By Seguso
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful Murano glass bubble chandelier with amber glass cage. The glass is hand-blown with an
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Wonderful Large Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Clear Blown Glass Chandelier
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Large Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano clear blown glass two tier chandelier decorated
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

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Seguso Midcentury Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the seguso midcentury chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, metal and murano glass, every seguso midcentury chandelier was constructed with great care. There are 310 variations of the antique or vintage seguso midcentury chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 3 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the seguso midcentury chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right seguso midcentury chandelier, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one seguso midcentury chandelier that is appealing in its simplicity, but Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Archimede Seguso and Flavio Poli produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Seguso Midcentury Chandelier?

A seguso midcentury chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,900, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $541,505.

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 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.