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Rare Nine Shade Brass and Glass Chandelier by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare chandelier with nine rectangular brushed satin glass shades and brass plated nickel. Manufactured by Stilnovo in Milan, circa 1960s. Takes nine E27 40w maximum bulbs. Wired for ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Five Milk Glass Shade Chandelier, 1960s
Located in BUDAPEST, HU
Unusual hanging lamp signed Napako. Five lampshades are made of milk glass and gives warm diffused light. The lamp is rewired. The length of the rod can be customized.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Gray Aluminum Shade Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Spot Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant. Gray aluminum Philips spot light. Mounting plate: 12 × 7 cm Weight: 6.8 kg / 15 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Aluminum

Large Lantern Form Pendant Cylindrical Glass Shade by Limburg, Germany, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Brass pendant fixture with cylindrical glass shade design by Limburg, Germany, 1960s Heavy quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready to use. The fixture re...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Nouveau Vaseline Glass Floral Lamp or Ceiling Light Shade
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Stunning, Art Nouveau Vaseline glass uranium glass shade for a lamp, with Huge Intense Floral design of Daisy’s around the perimeter and a ruffled top edge. This would be one of the ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

Vintage Akari 24A Lamp Shade by Isamu Noguchi, 1950s-1960s
By Isamu Noguchi, Akari, Ozeki & Co. Ltd. 1
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Early Isamu Noguchi Akari 24A sculptural lamp (shade only). The shade is in well preserved condition with the original box included (No shade stretcher is included). Early sun, moon ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo, Paper

Antique Bronze Oil Lamp with Six-Light Candle Chandelier & Rare Majolica Shade
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare figural oil lamp and chandelier into one. This large and impressive oil lamp dates from the Arts & Crafts era. It is made of expensive materials and techniques and this is one ...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Art Nouveau, Brass Vessel and Opaline Shade Oil Lamp or Adjustable Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and large antique oil lamp with blackened iron frame. This large and impressive oil lamp dates from the early 1900s. It is made of different, quality materials and expensive te...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron, Brass

Arts & Crafts Brass and Opaline Shade Oil Lamp or Adjustable Floral Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique, stunning and rare, hand painted oil lamp. This large and impressive oil lamp dates from the early 1900s and the Arts & Crafts design is exceptional. It is made of top quali...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Empire Bronze and Bouillette Hanging Lamp with Tole Shade
Located in Carmel, CA
The proportion and scale of the bouitllette lamp are indicative of its fine workmanship. The arms of the lamp are three finely cast swans in bronze. The candle cups have tiny bead de...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Bronze

1970s German Cast Metal Explosion Proof Strip Light with Glass and Steel Shade
By Leuchtenbau Wittenberg
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
German flame proof strip light with shades / glass guard. An extremely substantial statement piece modified by our team and ready to install commercially or at home. These ligh...
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Vintage 1970s German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel

Glorious Three Shade Art Deco Chandelier, Late 1920s
By Lincoln Lighting Company
Located in Prescott, AZ
Art Deco doesn't get much more decadent than this American masterpiece, From the Lincoln Manufacturing Co. The tremendous intricate detailing is alive with deco inspired shapes and ...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
Located in Esperance, NY
Art Deco slip shade chandelier.  
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Vintage 1940s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
  • Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
  • Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
  • Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
H 14.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
Located in Esperance, NY
Art Deco slip shade chandelier.
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Vintage 1940s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
  • Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
  • Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
  • Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
H 14.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Three Shade Chandelier by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare three shade chandelier designed and manufactured by Stilnovo in Italy, circa 1960s. Copper-plated brass, brushed satin glass diffusers and enameled metal hardware. Rewired for U...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Copper

  • Three Shade Chandelier by Stilnovo
  • Three Shade Chandelier by Stilnovo
  • Three Shade Chandelier by Stilnovo
  • Three Shade Chandelier by Stilnovo
H 28 in. W 42 in. D 8 in.
Art Deco Glass Dome Shade Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Large Art Deco milk glass dome shade chandelier with original solid brass fittings, circa 1930. Includes circular brass ceiling plate and chain.
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20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Rewire Custom Six-Shade Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Six-shade chandelier. Custom Fabrication by rewire gallery. Painted aluminum, with brass pivoting shades, French black twist silk cord. Rewired for US junction boxes. We recommend s...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Rewire Custom Six-Shade Chandelier
  • Rewire Custom Six-Shade Chandelier
  • Rewire Custom Six-Shade Chandelier
  • Rewire Custom Six-Shade Chandelier
H 51 in. W 42.5 in. D 42.5 in.
Riddle Art Deco 2 Candle Slip Shade Chandelier
By Edward N. Riddle Company 1
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This “Riddle” 2 candle slip shade chandelier features a classic art deco design and finely crafted geometric detailing. A pleasing mix of sharp angles and curves run throughout this ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Black & Brass 8-Shade Chandelier, Italy, 21st Century
Located in Culver City, CA
Black & Brass 8-Shade Chandelier, Italy, 21st Century Rectangular form with brass hardware and eight black painted metal shades. *Please Note: This fixture is made in Italy, and co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Riddle Art Deco 5 Candle Slip Shade Chandelier
By Edward N. Riddle Company 1
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This “Riddle” 5 candle slip shade chandelier features a classic art deco design and finely crafted geometric detailing. A pleasing mix of sharp angles and curves run throughout this ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Midcentury Shaded Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960s Italian midcentury chrome-plated brass six-light pendant chandelier with hammered and textured shade and variable drop. Measurements: Minimum drop 40" Diameter 30".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Midcentury Shaded Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960s Italian midcentury chrome-plated brass six-light pendant chandelier with hammered and textured shade and variable drop. Measurements: Minimum drop 40" Diameter 30".
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Vintage 1960s Chandeliers and Pendants

Beardslee Williamson Polychrome Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
By Beardslee Chandelier Co.
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Produced by Williamson & Co, Chicago’s Premium lighting supplier in the 1930s, this chandelier is a truly rare find in antique Art Deco glass and ‘slipper shades.’ Often this des...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Brass Hexagonal Gothic 6 Shade Chandelier
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This finely crafted chandelier features 6 stunning orange and cream colored shades delicately hanging from the extra long chains. The intricate detailing within the brass work of thi...
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Vintage 1920s American Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1950s Italian 12 Shade Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Of the period mid century Italian 12 shade 1950s naturally aged brass chandelier with hand blown glass shades. Wired with 12-E12 candelabra based sockets. Wired for use in the US. Li...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Five-Glass Shade Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Of the period five shade modern midcentury chandelier from Italy. Fully restored, patinated brass finish, single E12 candelabra based socket per shade, wired for the US. Overall drop...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Three Shade Chandelier by Carl Fagerlund
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in New York, NY
Three textured glass bowls suspended from brass tubes, create a large and impressive chandelier. Each bowl shade 15"- Dia. Great, original, working condition, Carl Fagerlund for Orre...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Ivory and Brass Eight Shade Chandelier
Located in Culver City, CA
Rectangular form with brass hardware and eight ivory painted metal shades. Measures: 55" W x 33.5" D x 13.75" H x 35.5" overall H. *Please Note: This fixture is made in Italy, and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Ivory and Brass Eight Shade Chandelier
  • Ivory and Brass Eight Shade Chandelier
  • Ivory and Brass Eight Shade Chandelier
  • Ivory and Brass Eight Shade Chandelier
H 13.75 in. W 55 in. D 33.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Three-Shade Chandelier 1950s
Located in Munster, DE
Beautiful mid-century chandelier from the 1950s in the style of Paavo Tynell, Kalmar etc. Multi-coloured shades, which can be dropped to different heights.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Forged Iron with Frosted Glass Shade Chandelier
Located in Buchanan, MI
French forged iron with frosted glass shade depicting three pine cones hanging light fixture.
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Early 20th Century French Adirondack Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Bronze 7 Shade Chandelier with Tiffany Attributed Aurene Glass
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This handsome cast bronze chandelier is intricately crafted and eye-catching. The cast bronze body is made up of a shield motif with curling edges. Each of the seven shades hangs fro...
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Antique Early 1900s American Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Bronze

SHADE Chandelier 1411-GG-08 by OFFICINA LUCE
By Officina Luce
Located in Prato, IT
SHADE Collection - A composition of small curved framed panels that create a luminous movement, also available in other finishes & fabrics, as well as sizes. All Officina Luce items ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Art Deco Three-Light Slip Shade Chandelier, circa 1928
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Petite Art Deco 3-light chandelier with original finish on the fixture. Orange amber with clear on the bottoms. A few tiny cracks in the thick glass but nothing threatening to expand.
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Double Shade Chandelier, Brass and Steel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom designed for a lighting showroom in LA, double shades hanging from all brass frame. Solid brass X-cross banding. With 5 light cluster bodies. Total 10 lights. Good size for a ...
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1990s North American French Provincial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian 1970s Modern Chrome & Murano Blown Glass Shade Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
1970s Italian modern chandelier comprising a chrome frame, white enamel finish wood and hand blown glass shades. Three arm with original rod and matching chrome ceiling canopy. Each ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

MAXI SHADE Chandelier 1415-GG-08 by OFFICINA LUCE
By Officina Luce
Located in Prato, IT
Shade Collection - A composition of small curved framed panels that create a luminous movement, also available in other finishes and fabrics, as well as sizes. All Officina Luce item...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

MAXI SHADE Chandelier 1415-NN-22 by OFFICINA LUCE
By Officina Luce
Located in Prato, IT
Shade Collection - A composition of small curved framed panels that create a luminous movement, also available in other finishes and fabrics, as well as sizes. All Officina Luce item...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

20th Century Italian Murano Glass Shade Chandelier - Brass Pendant
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very large Mid-Century modern Italian ceiling light by an Italian designer. This pendant is composed of a hand crafted brass frame plate and nineteen lightly frosted, hand blown Mu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Teak and Cord Shade Chandelier by Temde, Germany, 1960
By Temde Leuchten
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Stylish suspension lamp by Temde from the 1960s. Beautiful midcentury design in high quality workmanship and execution. Three-lamp hanging lamp with lampshades made of metal and a la...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Teak, Thread

Wonderful French Doré Patina Bronze Bow Neoclassical Crystal Shade Chandelier
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French gilt doré and patina bronze bow top neoclassical fixture centered by a crystal shade and three lights surrounding this beautiful chandelier. Measures: 40" H x 2...
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Vintage 1930s French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

1940s Slip Shade Chandelier Art Deco Bronze and Glass with Five-Light
Located in New York, NY
1930s five-light yellow tan slip shade light with original patina. Art Deco details. Original glass shades. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA.
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Large Arts & Crafts Wrought Iron Wine Leafs & Oval Art Glass Shade Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Perfect shape and ideal size chandelier for a dining or kitchen table. This all handcrafted, four light chandelier from the earliest years of the 20th century has the perfect oval s...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Danish Midcentury 3-Shaded Brass and Glass Ceiling Lamp, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This Mid-Century Modern 3-shaded chandelier was manufactured in Denmark during the late 1950s in a style inspired by French and Italian Modernism. Beautiful glass shading in solid br...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Markel Pendant with Peach Shade
By Markel Electric Products
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This precious single candle Art Deco pendant made by Markel Company, well known for their Art Deco and Art Nouveau slipper shade chandeliers and sconces. A nude/peach coloured irides...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

  • Markel Pendant with Peach Shade
  • Markel Pendant with Peach Shade
  • Markel Pendant with Peach Shade
  • Markel Pendant with Peach Shade
H 24.5 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Markel 5 Light Art Nouveau Slipper Shade
By Markel Electric Products
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Incredible 5 light chandelier made by Markel Company, well known for their Art Deco and Art Nouveau slipper shade chandeliers and sconces. This fixture features an organic geometric ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Beardslee of Chicago 5 Slip Shade Fixture, circa 1934, 2 Available
By Beardslee Chandelier Co.
Located in Prescott, US
2 Matching available from one of the great American design firms during the' 20s & '30s. "Beardslee" of Chicago was known to produce quality lighting fixtures of outstanding design, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

9 Shade Italian Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful classical midcentury 1950s Italian glass and naturally aged brass chandelier 9 glass shades with E12 candelabra based sockets per shade. Wired for use in the US. Light bu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • 9 Shade Italian Chandelier
  • 9 Shade Italian Chandelier
  • 9 Shade Italian Chandelier
  • 9 Shade Italian Chandelier
H 37 in. Dm 28 in.
Five Shade X-Ray Chandelier
By Early Electrics Design Studio
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is a unique chandelier has an elegant and complex Industrial look. Each shade is 6.6 inch in diameter and takes a standard size brass socket. This shade is a swirl fluted patter...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Five Shade X-Ray Chandelier
  • Five Shade X-Ray Chandelier
  • Five Shade X-Ray Chandelier
  • Five Shade X-Ray Chandelier
H 12 in. Dm 24 in.
Modern Drum Shade Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Modern drum shade pendant chandelier in gray with white accents under the shade.
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Late 20th Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Early 1900s Arts & Crafts Pendant with Original Rope & Striking Alabaster Shade
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning black and white alabaster shade chandelier. This good size and excellent condition pendant comes with a very original Arts and Crafts design, alabaster shade. This longer t...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass

Brussels Chandelier with Pea Green Shade
Located in Brno, CZ
You will fall in love at first sight with this elegant chandelier from the so-called Brussels period with a subtly decorated glass shade in pea green. When turned on, it creates a br...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

  • Brussels Chandelier with Pea Green Shade
  • Brussels Chandelier with Pea Green Shade
  • Brussels Chandelier with Pea Green Shade
  • Brussels Chandelier with Pea Green Shade
H 19.69 in. W 22.84 in. D 22.84 in.
English Silver Plated Chandelier with Shade
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1940's English three-light pewter chandelier with original patina and with shade. Measurements: Height: 21.5" Diameter: 8".      
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Vintage 1940s English Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver Plate, Bronze

Functionalist Hanging Chandelier with a Round Shade
Located in Brno, CZ
A functionalist chandelier whose elegant design and simple shapes will enchant you at first sight. The chandelier consists of a glass shade and is perfectly complemented by a nickel-...
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Vintage 1920s Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

  • Functionalist Hanging Chandelier with a Round Shade
  • Functionalist Hanging Chandelier with a Round Shade
  • Functionalist Hanging Chandelier with a Round Shade
  • Functionalist Hanging Chandelier with a Round Shade
H 25.6 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Mission/Craftsman 5 Shade Drop Chandelier with Nuart Ruby 'Carnival' Glass Shade
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Square flush mounted fixture with round detailed arms. The gold of the brass accompanied by Ruby colored carnival glass shades. Illumination: Five Edison sockets Chandelier di...
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Early 20th Century North American Mission Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Chrome Drum Chandelier with Frosted Glass Shade
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This modern drum chandelier features a chrome drum fixture with 6 standard light bulb sockets and frosted glass shade all suspended from a midcentury inspired 3 ring suspension pole.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Art Nouveau Ceiling Chandelier with Sandblasted Shade
Located in Brno, CZ
This ceiling light will enchant you especially with its beautiful sandblasted shade, which is in the shape of a teardrop. Together with the brass holder, which has a beautiful patina...
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Vintage 1910s Czech Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Design Chandelier with Round Shade
Located in Brno, CZ
High-quality Art Deco luminaire which, thanks to its unique workmanship and design, perfectly decorates any interior. If you give room to your imagination, you may be struck by a san...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

  • Art Deco Design Chandelier with Round Shade
  • Art Deco Design Chandelier with Round Shade
  • Art Deco Design Chandelier with Round Shade
  • Art Deco Design Chandelier with Round Shade
H 25.6 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Tole and Brass Chandelier with Tole Shade
Located in Natchez, MS
Tole and brass chandelier of sphere with arrows piercing it and tole shade surmounted by an gilt brass eagle. c. 1920
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Tin, Brass

Modern Flush Mount Chandelier with Large Alabaster Shade
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Modern flush mount chandelier with large handmade 36" diameter natural Spanish alabaster stone ring shade. The chandelier contains an open ring-canopy design with large custom made h...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Alabaster

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Shade Hanging Chandelier Light
Located in Wichita, KS
Large chrome Mid-Century Modern chandelier pendant with great scale and appearance. See style shots.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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Shaded Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the shaded chandelier you’re looking for. Each shaded chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. If you’re shopping for a shaded chandelier, we have 690 options in-stock, while there are 142 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a shaded chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each shaded chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Barovier&Toso, Stilnovo and Jonathan Ben-Tovim each produced at least one beautiful shaded chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a Shaded Chandelier?

Prices for a shaded chandelier start at $147 and top out at $178,000 with the average selling for $2,200.

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.