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Opera Prima Chandelier, small model
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have taken our opera chandelier and created this smaller scale chandelier. 16 hand blown glass, polished brass accents, gun metal patina frame. Frame can be built either round o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

  • Opera Prima Chandelier, small model
  • Opera Prima Chandelier, small model
  • Opera Prima Chandelier, small model
  • Opera Prima Chandelier, small model
H 33 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
1 of 2 Small Bubble Glass Pendant by Helena Tynell, Limburg, Germany
By Helena Tynell, Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
1 of 2 round bubble glass pendant designed by Helena Tynell for Limburg, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s. Sockets: needs 1 x E27 standard bulb with 100W max each and compatib...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pretty Small Art Deco Light Fixture in Etched Glass and Steel, circa 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pretty small Art Deco light fixture in etched glass and steel, circa 1930.    
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Small French Holophane Globe Pendant Light with Brass Caps
Located in London, GB
Small French Holophane globe pendant lights, moulded prismatic glass with spun brass caps and conical finial to base, re-wired with braided silk flex, circa 1960-1980. Larger size av...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Small Vintage Chandelier in the Style of Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant vintage chandelier in the style of Camer glass, this mid-century piece is perfect for adding unique style to any space. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Small English Cut Glass Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A small English cut glass chandelier of five branches, hung with cut pendants and chains.
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Vintage 1930s English Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

  • Small English Cut Glass Chandelier
  • Small English Cut Glass Chandelier
  • Small English Cut Glass Chandelier
  • Small English Cut Glass Chandelier
H 25.6 in. Dm 21.26 in.
Small Custom Bubble Glass Chandelier
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Custom glass bubble chandelier. Made from handblown glass. These stylish creations are works of art that put off an amazing amount of light. Each one of the globes is an individual w...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Small Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy 1960's
By Mazzega, AVMazzega
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small Murano glass chandelier with large and small glass teardops with amber colored glass details.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Small Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy 1960's
  • Small Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy 1960's
  • Small Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy 1960's
  • Small Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy 1960's
H 35.44 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Venini Poliedri Sfera Small Murano Glass Chandelier
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini Poliedri Sfera small Murano glass chandelier. Modular elements are elements in glass, which are hand-blown and handcrafted, and used to compose the chandeliers. The modular el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Chandelier New Pipe Small, Led, Muranese Glass, Italy
By VG New Trend
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
VG participates in creating very distinct environments, spaces in which you can escape from reality; to seek refuge whilst expressing your personality; spaces in which you can breath...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Reef Small Chandelier
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Showcasing a superb Silhouette composed of countless, flame-like elements in transparent glass whose design is inspired by the seductive shapes of corals, this chandelier features a ...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Reef Small Chandelier
  • Reef Small Chandelier
  • Reef Small Chandelier
  • Reef Small Chandelier
H 15.75 in. Dm 25.6 in.
Stardust Small Chandelier
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
An ornate Cascade of petals in transparent glass and metal covered with gold leaf hangs from sinuous metal elements sharing with them the same, glowing coating. This is the magnifice...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold Leaf

  • Stardust Small Chandelier
  • Stardust Small Chandelier
  • Stardust Small Chandelier
  • Stardust Small Chandelier
H 21.66 in. Dm 33.47 in.
Small Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A glamorous little Italian sputnik chandelier with clear and amber triedri crystals surrounding a brass globe. Perfect for adding a bit of drama to a small space.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Small Sputnik Chandelier
  • Small Sputnik Chandelier
  • Small Sputnik Chandelier
  • Small Sputnik Chandelier
H 30 in. Dm 19 in.
Handcrafted Murano Glass chandelier with small balls pendants 1950s Italy
Located in Villaverla, IT
Handcrafted Murano Glass chandelier with small balls pendants 1950s Italy Transparent Italian Murano chandelier, in excellent original condition circa 1950s, composed from nine arms...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Seguso Vetri d'Arte small Canneto Chandelier Murano Glass
By Pierpaolo Seguso, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Murano-Venice, IT
The Canneto installation chandelier, blue, clear acqua color with chrome metal, Seguso Vetri d'Arte chandelier embody the nature of timeless Seguso style. The technique, color and tr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Louis Poulsen, Small Glass Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, small glass Artichoke chandelier by Poul Henningsen. Measures: Width 480 x height 570 x length 480(mm), 10.9 kg Material: Leaves: clear glass, sandblasted. Frame: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Small Six Sided Glass and Aluminum Art Deco Chandelier
Located in New York City, NY
An Industrial six sided, hexagonally shaped pendant light with glass rod insets and suspended by six splay arms decorated with a lovely scalloped detail. The frame is in its natural ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Small Six Light Cut Glass Chandelier in Adam Style
Located in Steyning, West sussex
The baluster shaped shaft with drop hung canopy's the shaft terminating with a lapidary cut finial. The receiver bowl surmounted with six slip over candle arms and scalloped drip pan...
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20th Century British Georgian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Midcentury Small Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of glass, plastic, chrome Re-polished Fully functional Original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Midcentury Small Chandelier, 1970s
  • Midcentury Small Chandelier, 1970s
  • Midcentury Small Chandelier, 1970s
  • Midcentury Small Chandelier, 1970s
H 17.33 in. W 7.88 in. D 7.88 in.
Harlow Small Chandelier in Blackened Steel and Alabaster White Glass
By Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
Elegant sculptural light-fixture inspired by jewelry design featuring a mold-blown glass gem in a chic metallic setting to create an asymmetrical starburst of light. Harlow is avail...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel, Copper, Nickel

Small Chandelier 3 arms smooth Amber Murano Glass downward lights by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Swing 274 chandelier 3 lights. Amber Murano glass. The Murano glass chandelier Swing 274 is characterized by spontaneous, simple natural mood shapes. This collection has been desig...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Harlow Small Chandelier in Black and Smoked Glass by Gabriel Scott
By Gabriel Scott
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Harlow small chandelier is an elegant sculptural light fixture inspired by jewelry design featuring a mold-blown glass gem in a chic metallic setting to create an asymmetrical st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Gianfranco Ferré Home Wicker Small Chandelier in Brass and Clear Glass
By Gianfranco Ferre Home
Located in Cantu, IT
Structure in brass. Brushed nickel finishing and molded glass elements.           
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gianfranco Ferré Home Wicker Small Chandelier in Brass and Clear Glass
By Gianfranco Ferre Home
Located in Cantu, IT
Structure in brass. Brushed nickel finishing and molded glass elements.          
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Small Kalmar Chandeliers Citrus Swirl Smoked Glass, Austria, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
A pair of gorgeous Murano glass pendant lights by Kalmar, 1960s. High quality smoked swirl ice glass, 6 clear twisted crystal glass panels with a light gold dish amber colored stripe...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Small Murano Mazzega by Carlo Nason Glass Leaf Chandelier Chrome
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage small Murano Mazzega by Carlo Nason leaf chandelier. Each leaf looks like it has spun pieces of sugar sprinkled on. No chips or breaks too leaves. Size is of chandelie...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Small J.T. Kalmar 'Ice Glass' Chandelier, 1960s with One Lamp Socket
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hamburg, DE
Small J.T. Kalmar 'Ice Glass' chandelier, 1960s with one lamp socket This chandelier from the 1960s by the Austrian designer J.T. Kalmar apparently more than deserves the name ice g...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Small Kalmar Chandeliers Citrus Swirl Smoked Glass, Austria, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
A pair of gorgeous Murano glass pendant lights by Kalmar, 1960s. High quality smoked swirl ice glass, 6 clear twisted crystal glass panels with a light gold dish amber colored stripe...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sexy Small French Midcentury Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A sexy small French 1950s chandelier, the brass can be polished, the height can be shorter to a flush if you wish.   
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Sexy Small French Midcentury Chandelier
  • Sexy Small French Midcentury Chandelier
  • Sexy Small French Midcentury Chandelier
  • Sexy Small French Midcentury Chandelier
H 16 in. W 21 in. D 21 in.
Venini Esprit Crystal Chandelier X-Small
Located in San Francisco, CA
About The Esprit chandelier was first produced by Venini in the 1970s and offers an exciting combination of creative design and glass-making prowess, as well as groundbreaking devel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Small Clear Bubble Murano Glass Disc Chandelier in Double Pyramid Shape
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Small clear bubble Murano glass disc chandelier in double pyramid shape. The frame is in polished stainless steel finish. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Stainless Steel

Small Alice Glass Pendant
By Baroncelli
Located in London, GB
This item includes all taxes for delivery to the USA or the EU. Light amber colored Murano glass pendant light with a polished chrome frame. 1 x E27 bulb fitting.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
H 33.47 in. Dm 9.85 in.
Small Alice Glass Pendant
By Baroncelli
Located in London, GB
This item includes all taxes for delivery to the USA or the EU. Aquamarine colored Murano glass pendant light with a polished chrome frame. One x E27 bulb fitting. A^.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
H 33.47 in. Dm 9.85 in.
Small Alice Glass Pendant
By Baroncelli
Located in London, GB
White colored Murano glass pendant light with a polished chrome frame. 1 x E27 bulb fitting.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
  • Small Alice Glass Pendant
H 33.47 in. Dm 9.85 in.
Art Deco Small Chandelier with Crystal
By Il Paralume Marina
Located in Milan, IT
This exquisite chandelier is part of the Art Deco collection, featuring superb pieces with a distinctive bold and sophisticated silhouette. Crafted by hand using noble materials and ...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Small German Brass and Glass Sputnik Pendant Light Chandelier by Richard Essig
By Richard Essig
Located in Berlin, DE
Three-arm brass and bubble glass Sputnik chandelier by Richard Essig. Germany, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small 1970s Chandelier by Quattro Zero
By Fontana Arte, Quattro Zero Edited By Fontana Arte
Located in Paris, FR
Small 1970s chandelier by Quattro Zero, made with elements of cut glass.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

A Fine French Art Deco Glass and Bronze Small Chandeliers by Perzel
Located in Long Island City, NY
A fine French Art Deco pendants by Jean Perzel with a frosted glass cylinder shade and three bronze studs that support a prismatic glass lens, the rod and canopy are bronze as well.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Attributed to Emil Stejnar Small Chandelier
By Emil Stejnar
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Glass buttons and leafs adorn this attractive chandelier. Good size for a hall way or powder room
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Small Chandelier with One Central and Four Frosted Glass Decors Brass
By Ezan
Located in Weiningen, CH
Art Deco small chandelier with one central and four ice glass decors brass.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small Milk Glass Schoolhouse Pendants
Located in Peekskill, NY
We have a small collection of these classic original schoolhouse pendants. They are priced per lamp. They are 9 inches tall plus whatever drop you require.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Small Twisted Art Glass Pendents
Located in Peekskill, NY
The subtle pattern in the stained glass is a mottled amber. The shade is also frosted with a twisted ball shape. We have a small collection that is priced per lamp.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Flower Power Tulip Small Round Chandelier, Italy
By VG-VGnewtrend
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
Flower power is an ode to the spring, an enchanting awakening of nature featuring bright colors and delicate nuances. Flower power is a triumph of flowers, which illuminates unique ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Christopher Boots, "Nepenthes Cordon", Chandelier "Small, Brass", 2015
By Christopher Boots
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Shown are u-shaped Nepenthes Cordon Chandelier and vertical hanging Tendril. The listing price is solely for the Cordon. A sculptural fixture contrasting the masculinity of geome...
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2010s Australian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Small Glass Pendants, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming pair of textured glass pendants from the 1960s. Octagonal cased glass diffusers with lyrical textural elements and brass canopy. Very good original condition with patina on ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small Old-Style Cut Glass Pendent
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is not the style of lamp we normally offer. The look was so likeable with a touch of grandma elegance. What I like best was all that detail in a very small lamp.
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Flower Power Vanda Small Round Chandelier, Venice, Italy
By VG design and laboratory department
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
Flower power is an ode to the spring, an enchanting awakening of nature featuring bright colours and delicate nuances. Flower power is a triumph of flowers, which illuminates unique...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Pair of Small Cut Glass Ceiling Lights with Amethyst Glass
Located in London, GB
A pair of charming little English cut glass ceiling lights, hung with pendants and amethyst glass.
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Vintage 1930s English Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Small Ormolu Mounted Regency Chandelier by John Blades
By John Blades
Located in Steyning, West sussex
A fine Regency chandelier of tent and basket design with double ormolu bands issuing six diamond cut glass candle nozzles, the chandelier is hung with double cut rectangular spangles...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ormolu

Small Blue Glass Pendant Light by Veca
By VECA
Located in London, GB
A small Italian pendant light in chrome with blue glass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

  • Small Blue Glass Pendant Light by Veca
  • Small Blue Glass Pendant Light by Veca
  • Small Blue Glass Pendant Light by Veca
  • Small Blue Glass Pendant Light by Veca
H 10.63 in. W 9.06 in. D 4.73 in.
Small Toldbod Glass Pendant by Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen
Located in Weston, FL
Toldbod 6.1"/8.7" glass pendant was launched in 2002, and like the other Tolbod products, has a design based on the PH Ellipse reflector. The design is very precise, making the light...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll, Small Chandelier, Austria, 1960's
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Brass and glass chandelier by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll. With five E14 light bulbs Stejnar was born in Vienna, Austria in 1939 and trained as a gold and silversmith. After his...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small Kingdom Chandelier Burnished Galvanic by Leo De Carlo
By MM Lampadari, Leo De Carlo
Located in Milan, IT
In the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance, illumination for the home was obtained by lighting candlesticks and oil lamps. Kingdom is the reinterpretation of this archetype of lam...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Small Translucid Blown Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Geneve, CH
Small Translucid blown glass pendant lamp Dimensions: Ø 50 cm Lighting: 8 x E27 Possible finishes: Silver leaf, old silver leaf, gold leaf, old gold leaf, copper leaf, rusty, pink go...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Small Translucid Blown Glass Pendant Lamp
  • Small Translucid Blown Glass Pendant Lamp
  • Small Translucid Blown Glass Pendant Lamp
  • Small Translucid Blown Glass Pendant Lamp
H 19.69 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Small Teardrop Pendant Three Cluster with Grey Glass
By Konekt
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Three carefully crafted, hand blown glass pendants hang clustered together from spun brass for elongated and elegant tear-drop shapes. Also available in a larger size, and as a singl...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small Teardrop Pendant Three Cluster with White Glass
By Konekt
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Three carefully crafted, hand blown glass pendants hang clustered together from spun brass for elongated and elegant tear-drop shapes. Also available in a larger size, and as a singl...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vistosi Round Small Midcentury Italian Chandelier Ruby Red, 1950s
By Vistosi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Vistosi round small midcentury Italian chandelier ruby red, 1950s. Only glass cm.20 x 22 height. 1 light bulb E27 Max 80 Watt.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Small Ecos SP 60C Chandelier with Matte Bronze Frame by Vistosi
By Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
A system made with multiple glass rings, available in different colors and textures, which offers a high level of customization in terms of shape and size. Specifications: Light...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Small Double-Plate Frosted Glass Pendent
By Early Electrics Design Studio
Located in Peekskill, NY
This small tracery style Industrial pendant fits comfortably with most styles. It's very architectural with clean lines… just look at the profile. The heavy steel frame has an aged p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Machine Age Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

1 of 3 Small Limburg Glass Flush Mount, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
1 of 3 Pendant lights with hand-blown glass pieces on a brass base made by Glashütte Limburg. Best of the 1970s from Germany. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, we...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Small Glass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal small glass chandelier for your home. Each small glass chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and brass. If you’re shopping for a small glass chandelier, we have 220 options in-stock, while there are 115 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a small glass chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A small glass chandelier made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Vistosi, Gabriel Scott and Siemon & Salazar each produced at least one beautiful small glass chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a Small Glass Chandelier?

The average selling price for a small glass chandelier at 1stDibs is $1,479, while they’re typically $172 on the low end and $78,400 for the highest priced.

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.