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Stilnovo Style Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo style chandelier. Five arms with white glass shades. Candelabra sockets.        
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

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H 30 in. Dm 22.5 in.
Round Black and Gold Brass Italian Chandelier Stilnovo Style 1950s Murano Glass
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chandelier Stilnovo Attributed Italian Mid-Century circa 1955, form and technique of very interesting construction, production of excellent quality.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Gorgeous Midcentury Sputnik Brass Chandelier Glass Shades Vintage German, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Very decorative and beautiful chandelier made of brass, fitted with six E27 sockets with cone-shaped glass shades of striped etched glass. Made in Germany in the 1950s. The Fixture r...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Exceptional Huge Atomic or Sputnik Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Exceptional huge Murano glass, metal and brass chandelier. The chandelier has a very impressing size and they are real eyecatchers in every room. The chandelier is in excellent condi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal, Brass

Large Italian Modern Chandelier with 12 Arms in Gino Sarfatti Style "Angelica"
By Gino Sarfatti, Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Beautiful modern chandelier in Gino Sarfatti style, structure in brass with metal lampshades and opaline glasses. Ten lights. Finnish brass and color shades on request.   
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1960s Glass and Red Painted Metal Pendant Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
1960s glass and red painted metal pendant attributed to Stilnovo. A quintessentially 1960s Italian design executed in opaline glass and red painted metal with custom ceiling canopy f...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

20th Century Italian Metal Chandelier, Glass Pendant by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian chandelier, pendant made of hand crafted lacquered metal and brass, having four frosted opaline glass light shades supported by slightly curved b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Pendant Lamp with Two Shades in Glass and Colorful Metal
By Stilnovo
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Attributed Stilnovo, pendant, metal, glass, brass, Italy, 1950s Elegant pendant lamp attributed to Italian manufacturer Stilnovo. Two admirable shades, one with a red metal, the o...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo 1950s Italian Suspension Pendant Lacquered Metal Curved Glass and Brass
By Stilnovo
Located in London, Greater London
A suspension pendant light made in Italy during the 1950s by Stilnovo, in lacquered metal, curved glass with a brass ceiling rose.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Pendants
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Pair of hanging pendants by Stilnovo. Brushed nickel and black-painted metal cylinders with conical frosted glass shades. Adjustable length and priced as a pair.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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H 16 in. Dm 8 in.
Chandelier in Teak and Opaline Glass Metal Pendant Stilnovo Style, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Rome, IT
Chandelier in teak, opaline glass and metal with pendant in Stilnovo style, Italy, 1960s. Measures: Height without pendant 46 cm Height with pendant 90 cm.   
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pendant Lamp Signed by Stilnovo, Opal Glass and Enameled Metal, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
Lampadario ciondolo firmato di Stilnovo, Vetro opaline e metallo smaltato, Italia, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Stilnovo Chandelier Painted Metal Glass, 1955, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier painted metal glass, 1955, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large 1950s Stilnovo Glass and Brass Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
Large 1950s Stilnovo glass and brass pendant. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in matte finish opaline glass and polished brass with a custom fabricated architectural...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Italian White Glass, Brass, and Black Metal Pendant Lamp Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This Italian pendant was produced circa 1960s in the style of Stilnovo. It is made from a white oval glass sandblasted shade with black metal and brass ceiling and cover. the lamp i...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Stilnovo Pendant Model 1135/2 Stilnovo, Italy, 1960
By Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice double pendant lamp model 1135 with nice shaped ceiling fitting for 2 pendants, designed and manufactured by Stilnovo, Italy 1960. This lamp has fittings made of brass and ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Style Ceiling Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo style ceiling pendant. Made in Denmark in 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

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H 45 in. W 12.5 in. D 12.5 in.
Pair of Large 1950s Stilnovo Glass and Brass Pendants
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of large 1950s Stilnovo glass and brass pendants. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in matte finish opaline glass and polished brass with a custom fabricated arch...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Large 1950s Stilnovo Model #1192 Brass and Glass Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
Large 1950s Stilnovo Model #1192 brass and glass pendant. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in matte finish opaline glass and brass with a custom fabricated architectu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Single Pendant by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single pendant by Stilnovo. Manufactured by Stilnovo in Italy, circa 1950s. Lacquered aluminum, acrylic and brushed satin glass diffuser. Rewired for US junction boxes. Takes one E27...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

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H 18 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Large 1950s Glass and Metal Suspension Lamp Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s glass and metal suspension lamp attributed to Stilnovo. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in textured opaline glass, black painted metal and patinated brass with...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Round Ceiling Light Metal Lacquered Curved Glass Stilnovo Design, Midcentury
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round ceiling light metal lacquered curved glass Stilnovo design, midcentury.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Stilnovo Chandelier Brass Opaline Glass Metal, 1955, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier brass opaline glass metal, 1955, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Chandelier Copper-Plated Chrome Metal Glass, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier copper-plated chrome metal glass, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Stilnovo 1950s Italian Pendant Lamp with Opaline Glass Diffuser
By Stilnovo
Located in London, GB
Original hand blown opaline bell shape diffuser shade pendant lamps on black and brass stem by Stilnovo 1950s Italy is signed with label. Modernist shaped pendant lamps with double c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Style Chandelier 5-Light Glass Metal Crome, 1960, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo Style chandelier 5-light glass metal chrome 1960 Italy the height can be adjusted.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Stilnovo Style Chandelier Brass Glass Metal, 1960, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo Style chandelier brass glass metal, 1960, Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Style Chandelier Glass Metal Crome 7 Lights, 1960, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo Style chandelier glass metal crome 7 lights, 1960, Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Stilnovo Style Chandelier Brass Opaline Glass Metal, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo Style chandelier brass opaline glass metal, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Stilnovo Chandelier “Ciambella” 1950 Opaline Glass Metal Brass, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier “Ciambella” 1950 opaline glass metal brass, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Italian Design Glass and Blue Lacquered Metal Stilnovo Style Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful Italian design stilnovo style chandelier with glass and blue lacquered metal, 1950s total three lights. Fully functional.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Stilnovo Murano Glass Italian Chandelier with three Pendant Lights, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing Murano glass Italian chandelier with three pendant lights. This wonderful piece was produced by Stilnovo in Italy during the the1950s. The three lights have a 18 centimete...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Italian Black Metal, Chrome and Glass Oval Chandelier by Stilnovo, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant 1950s Italian black metal and chrome glass oval chandelier by Stilnovo with 10-light.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Stilnovo Chandelier White Cylinder Glass and Black Lacquered Metal, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Catania, IT
Chandelier manufactured by Stilnovo in Italy, 1950s. The chandelier consists of two cylindrical white and black lamellar diffusers. Inside the chandelier there is a diffuser of wh...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Midcentury Stilnovo Three-Pendant Chandelier and Opal Glass, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, IT
Suspension lamp with three pendants and opal glass, made of black metal supports and brass finishes. Stilnovo style Italian production, 1960.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Vintage 1950s Yellow White striped Glass Stilnovo Style Pendant Light
By Stilnovo
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful original 1950s Stilnovo style glass ceiling pendant light fixture. Brass metal fixture with patina and minor signs of wear as expected with age and use. The glass shade is ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Style UFO Ceiling Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo style UFO ceiling pendant. Italy, 1960s. Glass, patinated brass, enameled metal.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Great Round Midcentury Italian Chandelier Brass Gold White Glass Metal Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Great round midcentury Italian chandelier brass gold white glass metal Sputnik. 14 light bulbs max 40 watt each. Stilnovo design attributed.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Chandelier Red Opaline Glass Metal Crome, 1965, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier red opaline glass metal crome, Italy, 1965.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Green Enamel Metal, Brass and Opal Glass Italian Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful green chandelier, attributed to Italian Stilnovo studio. It is made of opal glass, brass and a delicious green enamelled metal. It made of three lights. It is very g...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Stilnovo Style UFO Ceiling Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo style UFO ceiling pendant. Italy 1960s. Glass, patinated brass, enameled metal.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Italian Mid-Century Modern White Glass Brass Pendant Lamp, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Modena, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern design pendant lamp produced by Stilnovo Milano with opal glass, brass and enameled metal, circa 1950s. Please note that the lamp is original of the per...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo White Glass Pendant Light 'UFO' Chandelier, Italy circa 1950s-1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo suspension light/chandelier, Italy, circa 1950s-1960s Metal, brass, white opaque milk glass Measures: H 31 (Drop adjustable), diameter 18 in. (H of globe: 5-6”).
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

One of Three Milk Glass Cube Pendants by Stilnovo, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
One of three "flying glass cubes" pendants by Stilnovo, Italy. Very good condition. Worldwide shipping.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Stilnovo, Set of Four Lusters, Metal, Aluminium and Glass, circa 1960, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Stilnovo, set of four lusters, model 1335, metal, aluminium and glass, stamped, circa 1960, Italy. Measure: Height 110 cm, diameter 21 cm.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Stilnovo Style Teak, Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier Pendant, 1960s, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Rome, IT
Italian modernist chandelier with 4 white opaline glass shades embellished with brass and teak frame and details. Typical modernist piece of the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Teak, Brass and Opaline Glass Italian Pendant Chandelier Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Rome, IT
This beautiful and rare pendant was produced in Italy in the early 1960s. Its design and its high quality resemble the contemporary Stilnovo production. The lamp is made from a sandb...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Teak, Brass and Opaline Glass Italian Pendant Chandelier Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Rome, IT
This beautiful and rare pendant was produced in Italy in the early 1960s. Its design and its high quality resemble the contemporary Stilnovo production. The lamp is made from a sandb...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Chrome and Glass Nine-Light Pendant Lamp by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Varese, Lombardia
A rare and elegant pendant lamp produced by Stilnovo in the 1950s. It consists in 3 hanging shades with a Murano pendant decoration. Each shade shows three-light bulbs. Height at wil...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Stilnovo Style Teak, Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier Pendant, 1960s, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Rome, IT
Italian modernist chandelier with 2 white opaline glass shades embellished with brass and teak frame and details. Typical modernist piece of the 1960s. .  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Beautiful Pendant Chandelier by Stilnovo, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milan, Italy
Beautiful pendant chandelier produced by Stilnovo, circa 1950. With original label.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Stilnovo Chandelier 12 Light Brass Metal Opaline Glass, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier 12 light brass metal opaline glass, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Style Chandelier 1955 Brass Metal Iron Murano Glass, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo Style chandelier 1955 brass metal iron Murano glass, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Two Light Brass Pendant Lamp Frosted Glass Minimalist Modern 1960 Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
Stilnovo Italian double pendant shade chandelier lamp with brass bar in frosted glass, Italy Made in Italy, circa 1960s. No maker stamp present. Minimalist modern design. Simple b...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Chandelier Pendant in Opaline Glass Teak and Brass Stilnovo Style, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Rome, IT
Chandelier in Opaline glass and teak with squared brass details, Stilnovo style, Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Hanging Light Varnished Metal and Brass, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in New York City, NY
Stilnovo hanging light varnished metal and brass, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1950s Stilnovo Cylindrical Pendant with Yellow Label
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Stilnovo cylindrical pendant with yellow label. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in brass and black perforated painted metal with a custom fabricated architectu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Pendant Lamp Model 1135, Italy 1960
By Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Nice pendant lamp model 1135 designed and made by Stilnovo, Italy 1960. This is for a very nice modernist shaped pendant lamp with a yellow lacquered metal shade holder, and a large ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Pendant in the Style of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
Italian pendant in the style of Stilnovo. One bulb E27/E26 of max 60 watt, the electricity is used but in a good condition, approved to European standards. Works in the USA. Dimensi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

One of two of Milk Glass Cube Pendants attributed to Stilnovo, Italy, 1965
By Stilnovo
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
One of two "flying Glass Cubes" Pendants by Stilnovo, Italy. Very good condition. Worldwide shipping.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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Stilnovo Glass Metal Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal stilnovo glass metal pendant for your home. A stilnovo glass metal pendant — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. There are 350 variations of the antique or vintage stilnovo glass metal pendant you’re looking for, while we also have 13 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer stilnovo glass metal pendant, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each stilnovo glass metal pendant bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made stilnovo glass metal pendant has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Stilnovo, Bruno Gatta and Gaetano Sciolari are consistently popular.

How Much is a Stilnovo Glass Metal Pendant?

The average selling price for a stilnovo glass metal pendant at 1stDibs is $3,800, while they’re typically $430 on the low end and $37,500 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.