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Custom Six-Arm Brass Fixture in the Style of Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Custom six-arm brass fixture in the style of Stilnovo.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Italian Six-Arm Brass Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Six brass arms are secured by the center black enameled sphere with brass ring detail. The arced brass arms suspend handblown opaline glass shades.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six-Arm Brass and Metal Chandelier, Scandinavia, 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Chandeliers have often been used as decorative focal points for rooms since the 20th century. In Scandinavian mid-century design, where interior lighting is of particular importance,...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Midcentury Candelabra Style Six-Arm Brass Table Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of circa 1950s USA brass table lamps with a two-tiered arrangement of arms / corresponding candle-like holders (six / lamp). Raised on circular bases, topped with circular finia...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1980s NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel Chandelier Empire Six-Arm Brass Gold Finish
Located in New York, NY
Empire style black and gold finish brass chandelier featuring wreath and crest details. Six candlestick arms. These 1980s majestic chandeliers adorned many of the main corridors of t...
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Vintage 1980s Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Modernist Six-Arm Brass and Hand Blown Murano "Honeycomb" Flush Mount Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This stunning modernist eight-arm "honeycomb" chandelier was handcrafted in Murano, Italy by High Style Deco- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Six-Arm Brass and Blown Glass Chandelier Ascribable to Paolo Buffa, Italy 1930s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
It is made in blown and etched glass and features a brass frame with fabric fringe.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

20th Century Six-Arm Chandelier with Crystals
Located in Opole, PL
We present you this six-arm brass chandelier with hanging crystal elements. It was manufactured before 1939. There are sockets for six E27 light bulbs. The power source is 230 V. ...
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Early 20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

  • 20th Century Six-Arm Chandelier with Crystals
  • 20th Century Six-Arm Chandelier with Crystals
  • 20th Century Six-Arm Chandelier with Crystals
  • 20th Century Six-Arm Chandelier with Crystals
H 35.44 in. W 25.2 in. D 25.2 in.
English Brass Six-Arm Chandelier
Located in Woodbury, CT
English brass chandelier with ball and looped top above a lobed vase shaped stem. Six scrolling arms with knobbed centers. Stem is finished with orbs and a finial.
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Antique 19th Century European Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six Arm Cast Brass Chandelier
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Gorgeous six-arm cast brass chandelier featuring graceful curves, tall and elegant candle holders, and intricate detailing throughout. circa: 1920 Finish: Original Country of origi...
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Vintage 1920s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

English Georgian Style Brass Six-Arm Chandelier
Located in Plainview, NY
A Classic solid brass English Georgian style chandelier holding 6 candelabras and featuring fine arms ending in scroll design. The chandelier column ending in a large ball shaped bot...
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Late 20th Century Georgian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Six-Arm Glass and Brass Chandelier
Located in Hollywood, FL
The coral/pink/amber swirl glass corona with a brass rod suspending a similarly colored cone shape central glass, eminating six brass arms with glass balls and candle arms.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Six-Arm Louis XIV Style Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A high quality early 20th century brass six-arm Louis XIV style chandelier with ceiling rose. Re-wired or electricity. Weight: 10 kilos - 22 lbs
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Early 20th Century French Louis XIV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

English Georgian Chippendale Period Brass Six Arm Chandelier
Located in Wells, ME
English Chippendale period Georgian brass chandelier with six removable arms (the arms are all pinned with brass pins as one would expect in this period), pendant ball, ringed candle...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Chippendale Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Peter Hamburger Brass and Acrylic Six-Arm Chandelier
By Kovacs
Located in Chicago, IL
A dramatic use of materials and design, the acrylic arms of this chandelier curve up through the brass double disc to end at the upper most brass caps and bowl. Brass rod with brass ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Six-Arm Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Chic, architectural design in brass, glass and enameled metal. Six upright lights sit on a green metal grid that is suspended by three brass rods.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Italian Six-Arm Chandelier
  • Italian Six-Arm Chandelier
  • Italian Six-Arm Chandelier
  • Italian Six-Arm Chandelier
H 40 in. Dm 23 in.
1920s Georgian Style Brass Six-Arm Chandelier Cast and Stamped Brass
Located in New York, NY
Georgian style chandelier made of cast and stamped brass from the 1920s featuring six arms. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton. PA.
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Vintage 1920s American Georgian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare Vintage Brass and Frosted Diffusers Six-Arm Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
Frosted concave glass diffuser, this is a vintage chandelier.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Brass Crystal Six-Arm Crystal Chandelier
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian modern brass frame chandeliers with six frosted and polished crystal cups designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Rewired for use in the USA using Edison type bulbs.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Brass Undulate Arm Six-Light Chandelier with Smoked Hurricane Shades
Located in Chicago, IL
Gracefully swooping flat bar arms start at the centre geometric pendant and finish at the brass ring. Each light is connected to the centre of a perfectly curved half circle arm by a...
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rewire Custom Six-Arm Chandelier
By Rewire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Six-arm chandelier with brass shades and glass diffusers, custom fabrication. Six E26 40w maximum bulbs.
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Rewire Custom Six-Arm Chandelier
  • Rewire Custom Six-Arm Chandelier
  • Rewire Custom Six-Arm Chandelier
  • Rewire Custom Six-Arm Chandelier
H 20 in. W 43 in. D 43 in.
Vintage Six-Arm Onyx Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
A beautiful vintage onyx and gilt brass chandelier. A timeless piece with the most elegant combination of gilt brass and onyx. Rewired for U.S. markets with six candelabra sockets. H...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Onyx, Brass

  • Vintage Six-Arm Onyx Chandelier
  • Vintage Six-Arm Onyx Chandelier
  • Vintage Six-Arm Onyx Chandelier
  • Vintage Six-Arm Onyx Chandelier
H 19.75 in. Dm 25 in.
1960s Italian Six-Arm Chandelier
Located in Hingham, MA
1960s Italian brass chandelier with six brass arms emanating from the bottom of a central elongated hourglass form in enameled red. Even the white opaline shades have tapered waists,...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Giltwood Six-Arm Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian six-arm gilt wood chandelier. The light requires six single E14 screw fit lightbulbs (60Watt max.) LED compatible. Measures: Diameter 67 cm. Height fixture 75 cm. Total hei...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Italian Giltwood Six-Arm Chandelier
  • Italian Giltwood Six-Arm Chandelier
  • Italian Giltwood Six-Arm Chandelier
  • Italian Giltwood Six-Arm Chandelier
H 29.53 in. Dm 26.38 in.
Mid-20th Century Chapman Brass Six-Arm Chandelier with Globes
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-20th century Chapman brass six-arm chandelier with globes New wiring.
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Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Attributed Six-Arm Chandelier from Brass Glass, 1960
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Vienna, AT
Large 31" diameter Hans-Agne Jakobsson six-arm chandelier from brass glass, circa 1960- very good condition Exceptional brass frame chandelier with six frosted and polished crysta...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Late Victorian Cast Brass Transitional Six-Arm Gas and Electric Chandelier
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Late Victorian Cast Brass Transitional Converted Six-Arm Gas and Electric Chandelier with decorative scrolling patterns. The chandelier features 6 arms each with a top gas light and ...
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Antique Early 1900s American Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Six Arched Arm Brass and Milk Glass Chandelier, circa 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Danish six arched arm brass and milk glass chandelier, circa 1960s. A single reeded stem issuing six scrolled arms with rounded milk glass shades. Rewired for the US 6 x 60watts max....
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Attributed Six-Arm Chandelier from Brass Glass, 1960
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Vienna, AT
Exceptional brass frame chandelier with six frosted and polished crystal cups attributed to Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1960. Delicate details in the brass work and in excellent con...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

German Six-Arm Sputnik Light, 1960
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful German six-arm Sputnik fixture in brass and enameled metal can be used as wall or ceiling light, wired for US standards, six E12 sockets, max. wattage 40w per socket, bulbs...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Six-Arm Austrian Chandelier, circa 1950
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Solid brass midcentury inspired Austrian chandelier with six arms each containing a milk glass insert and triangle dot pattern. 1 available.  
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lightolier Silver Italian Six-Arm Chandelier
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Chicago, IL
Silver-plated six-arm Regency chandelier from Lightolier. Certain characteristics are similar to the design elements of Parzinger's work for Lightolier. Specifically, the silver tabl...
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Silver Plate

Important Empire Ormolu Six Arm Chandelier
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Important Empire ormolu six arm chandelier, black with gold arms and details
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20th Century Unknown Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Adjustable Italian Modern Brass Six-Arm Chandelier Bi-Color Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo, Arredoluce
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful Italian six-arm chandelier, the lampshades are adjustable and can light in different directions, every lampshade is for two bulbs, it can be used with both bulbs or only wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Fabulous Floating Fontana Gold Six Arm Chandelier Brass & Cut Glass 1950s Italy
By Fontana Arte
Located in National City, CA
Fabulous floating six-arm Italian chandelier attributed to Fontana Arte. Mid-Century Modern elegance 1950s Italy. No maker stamp visible. Bold brass construction with pristine glas...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Wood French Art Deco Six-Arm Chandelier with Figural Forms
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A six-arm Art Deco chandelier with frosted shaped glass shades and faux flame light supported by upturned brass arms around a central wooden block mounted with brass figures holding ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Six Arm Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
A whimsical design that has an appealing lightness while filling a large space.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Paavo Tynell Six Arm Chandelier in Brass and Amber Glass, Taito, Finland, 1940s
By Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy
Located in The Hague, NL
This exceptionally rare chandelier was designed by Paavo Tynell and produced by Taito Oy in Finland in the 1940s. The elegant fixture consists of six individual brass arms coming tog...
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Charles Hollis Jones Six-Arm Chandelier in Brass and Lucite, Signed and Dated
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic Lucite and brass chandelier designed by Charles Hollis Jones in the 1960s. The way the chandelier is made is very ingenious; the individual Lucite arms are casted Lucite e...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Contemporary Six-Arm Italian Chandeliers
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of exquisite six-arm chandeliers manufactured in Italy in 2016. Polished brass structure with original vintage Murano glass globes decorated with etched glass tiles. Perfect con...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Pair of Contemporary Six-Arm Italian Chandeliers
  • Pair of Contemporary Six-Arm Italian Chandeliers
  • Pair of Contemporary Six-Arm Italian Chandeliers
  • Pair of Contemporary Six-Arm Italian Chandeliers
H 24.41 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Italian Midcentury Stilnovo Era Six-Arm Chandelier
Located in Pasadena, CA
A midcentury Italian six-arm chandelier in the style of Stilnovo era. Brass and iron arms with crackled glass cylinder shades. Newly rewired. Overall minor patina and oxidation on br...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six-Arm Dark Brass Flemish Style Chandelier by the Edward F. Caldwell Co.
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
AHL3068 A six-light Flemish style chandelier with a full-figured baluster-form body and crimped-edged waxpans under the candle cups. In its beautiful original dark bronze patina. By...
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Early 20th Century American Dutch Colonial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Six Arm T526 Chandelier, Brass and Opal Glass, Sweden, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in The Hague, NL
This elegant chandelier was designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson and produced by his company in Markaryd, Sweden in the 1960s. This particular model is number T-526. The lamp consists of ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950's Black and Brass German Six Arm Sputnik Chandelier with Two Tone Art Glass
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Absolutely beautiful brass Sputnik chandelier from the 50's with the original two tone art glass. Technically 100% and in a overall very good condition. In a later period profession...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six Iconic Pierre Cardin Keyhole Back Arm Chairs #26406
By Pierre Cardin
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Six Iconic Pierre Cardin Keyhole Back arm chairs #26406, Each one signed in gold script on the back of the chair. Each chair measures : 17”w x 22”d x 43.75 h The leather seat mea...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Italian Vintage Six-Arm Midcentury Stilnovo Style Chandelier, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegant and beautiful midcentury six-arm pendant chandelier. The overall height can be customized. Italy, 1960s. Height of the body: 15.75 in Lamp sockets 6x E27 (US E26).
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Attributed Six Arm Chandelier with Opaline Box Shades
By Stilnovo
Located in Hingham, MA
1950's Italian chandelier attributed to Stilnovo with six arms with suspended opaline glass box shades. Brass, black enameled brass and walnut. Completely restored. Height adjustab...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Candle Holders

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Brass

Monumental Six-Arm Fixture in the Style of Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte
Located in Troy, MI
Large six-arm chandelier/hanging fixture in style of Fontana Arte, made of glass and brass, circa 2010. Brass canopy and center support shaft. Double bowl base has double glass bowls...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Midcentury Six-Arm Tulip Chandelier Attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1955
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Vintage elegant Italian tulip chandelier, attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1955. Six brass arms with white opaline cup shades on black and brass frame. Rewired.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Franco Luce Murano Leaf Frosted Glass & Nickel Plate Six Arm Chandelier
By Franco Luce
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Art Deco Revival Murano Glass and Nickel Plate Hanging Lamp by Franco Luce. Featuring Six frosted Murano Glass leaf shades, clear Grass stem detail, cylindrical White frosted center ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel, Brass

1950s Italian Six-Arm Chandelier Glass Attributed to Seguso Vetri d'Arte
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to Seguso Vetri d'Arte is this Italian 1950s six-arm chandelier. It has brass mounts with hand blown turquoise aventurine glass and hand blown with etched polka dot design...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six Arm Vintage Tole Chandelier with Hand Painted Leaves and Porcelain Flowers
Located in New York, NY
AHL4212 A large six arm vintage tole chandelier having a darkened iron openwork lyre form frame detailed with hand-painted vines, sprays of leaves, and colorful porcelain flowers. S...
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Vintage 1960s European Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Iron

French Style Large Six-Arm Wall Sconce or Light Fixture with Urn and Flowers
Located in Toledo, OH
Beautiful large scale (36" wide) brass wall sconce with six lights. This fixture is has beautiful detailing as shown in the pictures. Sconce's original wiring is in good shape and re...
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Mid-20th Century Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Six-Arm Brass Chandelier with Aluminium Candle Tubes
Located in Cape Town, ZA
Six-arm brass chandelier in the style of Gaetano Sciolari features an unusual off-set arm pattern. The longer arms measure 18cm from the central column, the shorter arms at 13 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Mid-Century Modern Chandelie...

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Brass

#3811 Six Arm Brass Chandelier (3 available)
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful small brass chandelier. Six arms with brass cups that have a perforated design around the top. Glass globes inset to hold cups in place. <br /> Three chandeliers available...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Late 19th Century French Six Arm Brass Chandelier in the Louis XIV Style
Located in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
A late 19th century French six arm brass chandelier in the Louis XIV style. The central column with folate figureheads raised on scrolled pillar supports and ending with an acorn pen...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Regency Six-Arm Brass and Crystal Chandeliers
Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
This pair of Regency style chandeliers were originally in one of the townhouses in historic Louisburg Sq in Boston's Beacon Hill. In the 19th century Louisburg square was home to Atl...
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Antique 19th Century American Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Flemish Brass Six-Arm Chandelier
Located in Sheffield, MA
A classic Flemish brass six scrolled arm chandelier with two tiers issuing from the elegant central vase stem, the upper tier decorated with stylized flowers. At the moment this chan...
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Antique 1880s Dutch Dutch Colonial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six Arm Spanish Brass Chandelier
Located in Chicago, IL
• Measures: 34.75" diameter x 34.25" height • Brass • Rewired • 20th century • Spain.
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Six Arm Spanish Brass Chandelier
  • Six Arm Spanish Brass Chandelier
  • Six Arm Spanish Brass Chandelier
  • Six Arm Spanish Brass Chandelier
H 34.25 in. Dm 34.75 in.
Large Six Arm Cast Brass Chandelier
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Large Six Arm Cast Brass Chandelier
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Vintage 1940s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Large Six Arm Cast Brass Chandelier
  • Large Six Arm Cast Brass Chandelier
  • Large Six Arm Cast Brass Chandelier
  • Large Six Arm Cast Brass Chandelier
H 30 minimum in. Dm 27 in.
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Six Arm Brass For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of six arm brass available at 1stDibs. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. There are 207 variations of the antique or vintage item from our selection of six arm brass you’re looking for, while we also have 8 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect choice in our collection of six arm brass — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each object in our assortment of six arm brass bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Stilnovo, Gaetano Sciolari and Lightolier each produced at least one beautiful option in this array of six arm brass that is worth considering.

How Much is a Six Arm Brass?

Prices for a piece of six arm brass can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $491 and can go as high as $16,900, while the average can fetch as much as $3,718.

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.