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Midcentury Stilnovo Style Teak and Opaline Eight Arm Spider Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large vintage Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style brass and teak wood spider chandelier with Eight hanging arms glass shades in the Danish style. Age patina. Measures: Diameter: 30 in/...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

10 Carat Amethyst Diamond Spider Insect Pendant Vintage Modern Gold
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful Amethyst Diamond Spider Pendant! The vintage modern spider is set with a 10 Carat oval cabochon Amethyst of great beauty. The Amethyst is a stunning purple gem. The sp...
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20th Century Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Amethyst, Diamond, 10k Gold

Serge Mouille Pendant Ceiling Spider Lamp with Five Fixed Arms
Located in London, GB
My favourite Serge Mouille.
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Serge Mouille Spider Ceiling Lamp with Five Arms
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Entire Serge Mouille lighting collection, currently 42 models. See listing in pictures. Most lamps in stock in our Brooklyn warehouse. Not all models posted on 1stdibs, any model c...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Aluminum, Steel

Beautiful Italian Spider Chandelier in the Taste of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Megeve, FR
Beautiful Italian chandelier in the taste of Stilnovo. The five bulbs are rotative.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Antique 9kt Gold Spider Pendant, Lavalier, Art Nouveau
Located in NEWARK, GB
A superb antique Art Nouveau era 9 karat gold pendant and paste spider pendant. To the centre of the pendant there is a little gold spider set with deep red paste stones. Lavalier ...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Pendant Necklaces

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Gold, 9k Gold

Blackened Silver Spider Pendant with Cultured Green Sapphire, and Red Zirconia
By Kary Adam
Located in Seattle, WA
Kary Adam Designed, A Blackened Silver Spider Pendant with Cultured Green Sapphire Body, & Red Zirconia Eyes. This Pendant is hung from a Blackened Silver Chain of 20". There also ma...
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Green Sapphire

Mid-Size French Spider Pendant in the Style of Arredoluce
By Stilnovo
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
Elegant caged hanging light in the style of Arredoluce and Stilnovo in satin glass with brass details. This sunburst style mid century lamp is in excellent original condition. So it’...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

18 Karat Yellow Gold Spider Pendant with Ruby Beads and Diamonds
By Djoya
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Tessellated techniques favored by the Dutch graphic artist MC Escher inspire this stunning D’Joya piece. Innovation comes from gold wires used to depict a spider’s web, which form a ...
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Spider Black Diamond Australian Pearl Gold Pendant or Necklace
By Elisa Pozza by PETRONILLA
Located in Bussolengo, Verona
Spider Black Diamond Australian Pearl Gold Pendant or Necklace Pendant in white gold with an Australian pearl inspired by nature, more precisely, by a spider. It has two black diamo...
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Black Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

Spider Emerald South Sea Pearl Gold 18 Karat Pendant or Necklace
By Elisa Pozza by PETRONILLA
Located in Bussolengo, Verona
Spider Emerald South Sea Pearl Gold 18 Kt Pendant or Necklace. Pendant in black rhodium-plated gold with a Tahitian pearl inspired by nature, more precisely, by a spider. It has two ...
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2010s Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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Pearl, Emerald, 18k Gold

Peridot Amethyst Spider and Fly Insect Pendant Edwardian Suffragette Gold
Located in New York, NY
A stunning and rare antique Edwardian Spider and Fly Pendant set with gorgeous green Peridot and purple Amethyst gems in 9 Karat Gold. Purple and Green are the Suffragette colors an...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Pendant Necklaces

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Amethyst, Peridot, 9k Gold, Rose Gold, Gold

Diamond Emerald Pearl Rose Gold and Silver Spider Shape Pendant Necklace/Brooch
Located in Marcianise, Marcianise (CE)
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). For any inquiries,please contact th...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, 9k Gold, Rose Gold, Silver

Serge Mouille Pendant Ceiling "Spider" Lamp with Three Fixed Arms
By Editions Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Serge Mouille three fixed arms.
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Asch Grossbardt 18 Karat Gold Spider Web Pendant Mother of Pearl and Diamonds
By Asch Grossbardt
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Asch Grossbardt, this unique 18 karat yellow gold pendant is crafted as a bejeweled spider sitting on her web. Hand carved mother of pearl forms the web for the black an...
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2010s Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Black Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Spider Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Kingston, NY
Luxe spider Sputnik chandelier featuring a cascading design with (eight) opal glass globes a beautiful streamline chrome frame and fine clear glass globes. The chandelier is in excel...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Spider Sputnik Chandelier
  • Spider Sputnik Chandelier
  • Spider Sputnik Chandelier
  • Spider Sputnik Chandelier
H 23.75 in. Dm 27.5 in.
Black Spider Brass Legs Chandelier Pendant Light from Italy 1950s Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
Spider leg chandelier pendant light from Italy 1950s Chandelier designed as black spider bug with long brass legs constructed in ebonized metal and brass. No maker label. Attributi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Cascading Pendant Spider Light Chandelier with Six Chrome Spheres, Germany 1970s
By Staff Leuchten
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful chandelier with ceiling plate and six cascading chrome spheres in different heights. Made in Germany by Staff Leuchten in the 1970s. The diameter of each chrome sphere is...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Asch Grossbardt 18KT RG Spider Web Pendant with Black Diamond & Mother of Pearl
By Asch Grossbardt
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Asch Grossbardt, this unique 18 karat rose gold pendant is crafted as a bejeweled spider sitting on his web. Hand carved black mother of pearl forms the web for the blac...
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2010s Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Black Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

New Spider Suspension Lamp
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
A sense of movement and grace defines new spider suspension lamp. Made to Order. For sales with delivery address within European territories, VAT will be charged additionally to th...
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2010s Portuguese Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • New Spider Suspension Lamp
  • New Spider Suspension Lamp
  • New Spider Suspension Lamp
  • New Spider Suspension Lamp
H 13.78 in. Dm 27.56 in.
New Spider I Suspension Lamp
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
A sense of movement and grace defines new spider suspension lamp. Made to Order. For sales with delivery address within European territories, VAT will be charged additionally to th...
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2010s Portuguese Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • New Spider I Suspension Lamp
  • New Spider I Suspension Lamp
  • New Spider I Suspension Lamp
  • New Spider I Suspension Lamp
H 27.56 in. Dm 20.48 in.
Chandelier Spider in Metal
Located in Paris, FR
"Spider" chandelier: Chandelier in dark colored metal circa from the 1950 with 20 lightbulbs. "Certificate of Authenticity" provided by the gallery. Measures: 180 cm x 130 cm 70.9 i...
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Chandelier Spider in Metal
  • Chandelier Spider in Metal
  • Chandelier Spider in Metal
  • Chandelier Spider in Metal
H 70.87 in. Dm 51.19 in.
Ceiling Pendant Spider Lamp with Five Broken Arms by Les Editions, Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Serge Mouille ceiling lamp spider five broken arms by Les Editions Serge Mouille.
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Ceiling Pendant Spider Lamp with Seven Fixed Arms by Les Editions, Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
Serge Mouille ceiling lamp spider seven fixed arms by Les Editions, Serge Mouille.  
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Spider Chandelier by Le Lampade
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This light fixture can be totally custom made and several colors and finishes are available. Made in Italy.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Spider Chandelier by Le Lampade
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This light fixture can be totally custom made and several colors and finishes are available. Made in Italy.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Rare Spider Chandelier, Germany, 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
Diabolo spider chandelier 1950s Stilnovo type with 8-lights (E14) Brass and double cone art glass shades in vanilla white This rare spider chandelier is a timeless and elegant ma...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Spider Chandelier by Le Lampade
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This light fixture can be totally custom made and several colors and finishes are available. Made in Italy.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Enamel

New Spider II Suspension Lamp
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
A sense of movement and grace defines new spider suspension lamp. Made to Order. For sales with delivery address within European territories, VAT will be charged additionally to th...
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2010s Portuguese Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • New Spider II Suspension Lamp
  • New Spider II Suspension Lamp
  • New Spider II Suspension Lamp
  • New Spider II Suspension Lamp
H 39.38 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Vintage Colored Spider Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Original midcentury multicolored spider chandelier. The light fixture has three arms with colored lamp light bulb holders This style is sometimes referred to as rockabilly and ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Paul Secon Spider Web Hanging Lamp
By Paul Secon
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
A beautiful ceiling lamp from the 60s, designed for Sompex by the French designer Paul Secon. The lamp has a clear plexiglass frame with threaded nylon filament plus chrome fixings...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nylon, Plastic

  • Paul Secon Spider Web Hanging Lamp
  • Paul Secon Spider Web Hanging Lamp
  • Paul Secon Spider Web Hanging Lamp
  • Paul Secon Spider Web Hanging Lamp
H 14.97 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
1 of 2 Sputnik Spider Chandelier, Germany, 1959
By Kandem
Located in Berlin, DE
1 of 2 Sputnik chandelier with 9 Lights (E14) with brass-plated opal glass. German design from the 50s to 70s is leaving the world some valuable modern classics. This chandelier ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Stunning Philips Milk Glass Spider Chandelier
By Phillips
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Philips midcentury chandelier with 6 assorted milk glass shades. Hardware in very used and original condition. Some of the canopies have had structural additions. All have b...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1 of 2 Spider Lights Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
1 of 2 fine 1950s ballroom chandeliers with 20-light. Brass, rewired The chandelier is in excellent original condition, carefully cleaned and rewired. The brass surfaces are lightly...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Serge Mouille Spider Ceiling Lamp 7 Arms
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This ceiling lamp is an authorized re-edition, produced by the Serge Mouille family at the site of his original workshop. With seven adjustable shade on fixed arms of different le...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Midcentury Spider/Octopus Brass Chandelier Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
An Italian midcentury chandelier light. Italy, circa 1960s. Brass construction. Re-wired. In a rare dual curved shape almost octopus style. Dimensions: 70 diameter x 81...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Collosal Ballroom Spider Ceiling Light, Germany, 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
24 arms spider Sputnik chandelier with 26 lights (2 e27 & 24 e14), rewired Measures: Diameter 3.7 feet, depth 6 inches The chandelier is in excellent condition, carefully cleaned...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Spectacular 1950s Sixteen-Arm Sputnik Spider Chandelier
Located in Kingston, NY
This spectacular 1950's 16-arm Sputnik spider chandelier is reminiscent of an explosive firework with its brass frame and arms extending out to conical form lights with pearlized mau...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

10 Arms Spider Ceiling Lamp, Italian, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Den Haag, NL
Beautiful chandelier 10 arms, dark red color, with brass arms and rims, Italian, 1950s Good condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Spider 4476 Ceiling Lamp by Joe Colombo
By Joe Colombo
Located in Weesp, NL
Ceiling lamp Spider 4476 by Joe Colombo New old stock Spider ceiling lamp from the second of June 1981. Never used before! Originally designed in 1965 by the one & only Joe Col...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

  • Spider 4476 Ceiling Lamp by Joe Colombo
  • Spider 4476 Ceiling Lamp by Joe Colombo
  • Spider 4476 Ceiling Lamp by Joe Colombo
  • Spider 4476 Ceiling Lamp by Joe Colombo
H 61.03 in. W 9.45 in. D 3.94 in.
Unique Mid-Century Modernist Spider Form Sputnik
Located in Kingston, NY
This unique Mid-Century Modernist sputnik features a sculptural spider form design on a brass frame with accents in salmon, pearl, mint encased over the (36) lights. It has been newl...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Joe Colombo "Spider" Ceiling Lamps, O-Luce, Italy, 1960s
By Joe Colombo
Located in Greding, DE
Two ceiling lamps, model 4476 "Spider", designed by Joe Colombo for O-Luce in 1965. Execution end of 1960s. Painted white, original bulbs in bayonet socket, working condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Other

1950s Italian Eight-Arm Brass Spider-Leg Chandelier
By Stilnovo, Lumi, Oscar Torlasco
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Italian brass and enameled steel chandelier with a bold punkish touch ! Eight candelabra E12 size socket.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Spider Ceiling Lamp with Three Arms
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Licensed re-edition produced by the family of Serge Mouille on the site of his original workshop. A slight angle at the end of each arm allows this Classic design to be equally at...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Spectacular 1950s 16-Arm Austrian Sputnik Spider Chandelier
Located in Kingston, NY
This spectacular 1950s Sputnik spider chandelier features a 16-arms brass frame with leafs and rings details in black enamel and a floral motif glass shades in enamel pearl color. Th...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modernist Spider Sputnik Stilnovo Style Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Kingston, NY
This Mid-Century Modernist spider Sputnik chandelier in the style of Stilnovo and it features a 20 arms polished brass frame. The chandelier is in excellent original condition. Made...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Italian Mid-Century Spider Chandelier, Lumi Milano Style, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern "spider" chandelier attributed to Lumi Milano manufacturer, from the 1950s. The chandelier is made of bright brass, matt black steel, grey painted aluminum...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Hillebrand Midcentury Spider Chandelier Ice Glass & Brass, 1960s, Germany
By Egon Hillebrand, Hillebrand
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Huge beautiful Mid-Century Modern chandelier manufactured by Hillebrand, with the characteristic blown ice glass cups and brass frame. This chandelier is a striking appearance in eve...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Midcentury 'Spider' Chandelier in Brass by Lyfa, 1950s
By Paavo Tynell
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Large 6-armed brass chandelier designed and manufactured by Lyfa in Denmark during the 1950s. It features its original brass canopy and period shading. The style of this light is rem...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Italy Sunburst Flushmount Ivory Modernist Spider Sputnik Brass Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
9-light bulbs E14/ Good working condition Assembly required. Bulbs not included. Measures: Diameter 31.5 in/ 80 cm Height 28 in/ 70 cm.   
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stunning Philips Multi Armed Spider Chandelier with Milk Glass Shades
By Phillips
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Philips midcentury chandelier with 6 assorted milk glass shades. Hardware in very used and original condition. Some of the canopies have had structural additions. All have b...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Beautiful 1950s Spider Sputnik Chandelier in the style of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Kingston, NY
This beautiful 1950s spider Sputnik chandelier in the style of Stilnovo and it features a brass frame with (16) conical Bordeaux color shades protruding from the base. Made in Ger...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Art Deco Spider Ceiling Lamp with Eight Cut-Glass Balls
Located in Miami, FL
Art Deco ceiling lamp with eight cut-glass balls.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Mid-Century Danish Rosewood, Brass and Glass Spider Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier was manufactured in Denmark during the late 1950s in a style inspired by French and Italian Modernism. The piece features five pointed brass 'arms'...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Spider Chandelier Handmade with Antique Altar Elements and Iron
Located in Houston, TX
This chandelier was handmade out of early Italian elements and new iron arms that have been painted. It has a gold gilt centre with silver and painted metal with wooden bobèches. It...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Italian One of a Kind Spider Chandelier Made With Altar Elements
Located in Houston, TX
This is a whimsical, one of a kind, hand made wood and metal chandelier that has been made from 18th, 19th Century altar elements . It's that perfect little something for that speci...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Exceptional 1950s Mid-Century Modernist Black Spider Twelve-Light German Sputnik
Located in Kingston, NY
This exceptional 1950s Mid-Century modernist black spider twelve-light German sputnik chandelier pendant lamp is made out of a brass frame and Lucite shades and features exposed tuli...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Italian 18 Arms Opaline Glass and Brass Spider Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
A very large eighteen-arm spider ceiling mount chandelier A Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp manufactured in Italy in the 1950s. Made of brass, light red painted metal and white opa...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

2020 Spider Special Edition Brass Ceiling Light Italian Design by Diego Mardegan
By Diego Mardegan
Located in London, GB
A very stunning ceiling light fixture spider dpecial six sand colored silk on parchment shades held to a metal frame by hand sown ivory color waxed thread holding each a light bulb o...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Large Midcentury Spider Form Sputnik Chandelier in Brass and 30 Glass Shades
Located in Almelo, NL
This unique midcentury modernist Sputnik features a sculptural spider form design on a brass frame with 30 (E27) sockets and holds 30 white opaline glass shades. Made in Austria, man...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Spider Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the spider pendant you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each spider pendant for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. There are 132 variations of the antique or vintage spider pendant you’re looking for, while we also have 20 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect spider pendant — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right spider pendant, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. A well-made spider pendant has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Serge Mouille, Achille Salvagni and Stilnovo are consistently popular.

How Much is a Spider Pendant?

A spider pendant can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,400, while the lowest priced sells for $255 and the highest can go for as much as $117,500.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.