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Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Tent and Waterfall Chandeliers
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish chandeliers of simple design in silver plate and hung delicately throughout with cut-glass.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

Rare Chandelier by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare chandelier model "1498/7" designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced during the 1960s by his own company in Markaryd, Sweden. Made from solid polished brass. Seven arms with ligh...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

"Fringe" Ceiling Lamp by Hans Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
"Fringe" ceiling lamp designed by Hans Agne Jakobsson during the 1960s. Produced by his own company in Markaryd, Sweden. Made from polished brass with fabric fringe diffuser in cream...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

"Fringe" Ceiling Lamp by Hans Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
"Fringe" ceiling lamp designed by Hans Agne Jakobsson during the 1960s. Produced by his own company in Markaryd, Sweden. Made from polished brass with fabric fringe diffuser in cream...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Midcentury Wall Lamps in Perforated Brass by Boréns
By Boréns, Borås
Located in Karlstad, SE
Swedish Mid-Century Modern wall lights or bed lights in perforated brass by Swedish manufacturer Boréns. The lamps give a cozy, ambient light when lit. Condition: Beautiful origina...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Midcentury Pendant in Perforated Metal with Counterweight by NK
By Nordiska Kompaniet
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pendant made of perforated metal, manufactured by Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1950s. This pendant lights up beautifully with the perforated shade spreading a cozy light. You can eas...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Tripple Ceiling Lamp by Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan, Sweden, 1940s
By Hans Bergström, Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Stockholm, SE
Ceiling lamp designed by Hans Bergström. Produced by Ateljé Lyktan in Åhus, Swede during the 1940s. Made from solid polished brass with perforated shades and original triple ceiling ...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp with Three Clear Glass Domes 1960s, Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Ceiling lamp of brass and with three clear glass domes in upward position. Probably a Swedish lamp from around the 1960s. The glass domes have small enclosed airbubbles and are just ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans Agne Jakobsson Amber Glass Strand Chandelier
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern pendant chandelier made from two rows of amber glass orbs on a brass frame. Glass body measures 11.5" long. Rewired for use in the USA.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pendant Lamp Ufo by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, 1950s for Luxus Vittsjö, Sweden
By Luxus Vittsjö, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or hanging light model 565 / UFO. Designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, 1950s for Luxus, Vittsjö, Sweden. Executed in matte opal glass dif...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass, Teak

Pair of Moderne Silver and Glass Chandeliers, Sold Individually
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1960s Swedish silver plated and molded glass chandeliers with 8-light each. Sold individually. Measurements: Diameter 38" Minimum drop 20.5" (adjustable).
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Lamp Model T-603 by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Sweden
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Malmo, SE
Ceiling lamp model T-603 designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, Sweden.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd Model T601/M Pendant in Pink, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Markyard
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd brass and ivory silk fringe model T601/M pendant, 1960s A Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd pink colored silk fringed pendant with brass frame, ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd Model T601/M Pendant in Light Blue, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Markyard
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd brass and ivory silk fringe model T601/M pendant, 1960s A Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd golden champagne colored silk fringed pendant with b...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pendant by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pendant by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden, circa 1960s. Measure: Diameter 14"; glass height 5"; drop 10". Four Edison style sockets. Existing European wiring, rewiring availab...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Eight Accanthus Leaves Chandelier, C. Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A chandelier by Swedish designer Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors in a Hollywood Regency style. It is composed of eight textured thick glass leaves on a polished brass frame. Socket: Eig...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Teak & Opaline Glass Six-Light Chandelier, Sweden 1960s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This six-light chandelier was manufactured in Sweden in the late 1950s to early 1960s. It is made of brass and teak and has got six opal glass lampshades. Condition is very good ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Teak and Satin Glass Six-Light Chandelier, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This six-light chandelier was manufactured in Sweden in the late 1950s-early 1960s. It is made of brass and teak and has got six satin opal glass lampshades. Condition is very go...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Brass

1960 Brass and Glass Chandelier / Pendant by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1960s. Beautiful and excellent brass chandelier designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden. The six glass vases are 18cm / 7 inch high. The one in the middle is 11cm / 4.3 inch...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960 Brass and Glass Chandelier or Pendant by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1960s, beautiful and excellent brass chandelier designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden. The six glass vases are 18cm / 7 inch high. The one in the middle is 11cm / 4.3 inch...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960 Brass and Glass Chandelier or Pendant by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1960s, beautiful and excellent brass chandelier designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden. The six glass vases are 18cm / 7 inch high. The one in the middle is 11cm / 4.3 inch...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960 Brass and Glass Chandelier or Pendant by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1960s, beautiful and excellent brass chandelier designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden. The six glass vases are 18cm / 7 inch high. The one in the middle is 11cm / 4.3 inch...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960 Brass and Glass Chandelier or Pendant by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1960s, beautiful and excellent brass chandelier designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden. The six glass vases are 18cm / 7 inch high. The one in the middle is 11cm / 4.3 inch...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960 Brass and Glass Chandelier or Pendant by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1960s, beautiful and excellent brass chandelier designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden. The six glass vases are 18cm / 7 inch high. The one in the middle is 11cm / 4.3 inch...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960 Brass and Glass Chandelier or Pendant by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1960s, beautiful and excellent brass chandelier designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden. The six glass vases are 18cm / 7 inch high. The one in the middle is 11cm / 4.3 inch...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Streamline Chandelier
By Bohlmarks
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Deco chandelier with a nickel-plated brass frame, glass shade. Manufactured in Sweden in the 1930s and attributed to Böhlmarks Lampfabrik. The length will be customized on reque...
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Art Deco Streamline Chandelier
  • Art Deco Streamline Chandelier
  • Art Deco Streamline Chandelier
  • Art Deco Streamline Chandelier
H 13 in. W 17.33 in. D 9.06 in.
Midcentury Swedish Pendant by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare pendant in brass, glass, wood and plastic by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. This pendant features one light source surrounded by a shade in opaline glass. The top and bottom plates of th...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Bumling Ceiling Pendant in Brass, Sweden, 1960s
By Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced in Sweden by Ateljé Lyktan, 1960s. Design Anders Pehrson. Complete with acrylic diffuser. Diameter: 50 cm Good condition with signs of usage.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Grace Pendant in Glass and Patinated Brass
By Bohlmarks
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pendant in frosted glass and patinated brass, possibly made by Böhlmarks, Sweden 1930s. This large pendant was made during the Swedish grace era; an era when truly high-quality obje...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Bumling Ceiling Pendants in Brass, Sweden, 1960s
By Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced in Sweden by Ateljé Lyktan, 1960s Design Anders Pehrson. Complete with acrylic diffuser. Great condition with minor signs of usage.     
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Pendant in Rosewood and Perforated Brass by Falkenberg
By Falkenberg, Helge Zimdal
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare ceiling lamp in brass and rosewood manufactured by Falkenberg, Sweden. The lamp is made of thick brass and comes with its original brass canopy. The beautiful shape reminds a l...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Lamp, ceiling light from the 1930s, brass nickel-plated and opaline glass shades, six curved arms with each one glass screen, measures: L. 60 cm, D. 63 cm. Original condition. The l...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Glass Chandelier by Carl Fagerlund, 1960s
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Stockholm, SE
Swedish glass chandelier designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, 1950s. Measures: Total height 200 cm, adjustable. Height of the glass 12 cm.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Large Bumling Ceiling Pendants in Brass, Sweden, 1960s
By Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Stockholm, SE
50 cm in diameter, produced in Sweden by Ateljé Lyktan, 1960s Design Anders Pehrson. Complete with acrylic diffuser. Height is adjustable. Excellent condition!
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Pendant in Glass and Brass by Falkenbergs
By Falkenbergs Belysning
Located in Karlstad, SE
A high-quality pendant produced by Falkenbergs, Sweden. The construction of this lamp is very minimalistic and elegant. Two brass rings hold a perforated metal cylinder, which is s...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Glass Chandelier by Carl Fagerlund, 1960s
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Stockholm, SE
Swedish glass and brass pendant designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, 1950s. Diameter: 50 cm Height is adjustable.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare Beautiful Vineta Chandelier by Kjell Blomberg from the 1960s
By Kjell Blomberg, Gullaskruf
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction gold-plated, fitted with five E14 sockets. The decor of ornament in pressed glass, designed by Kjell Blomberg for Gullaskrufs glasbruk in Sweden in the 1960s.    
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Chandeliers T449/6 Patricia, 1960s Ceiling Lamp by Markaryd
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson, AB Markaryd
Located in Krefeld, DE
Nice vintage Hans-Agne Jakobsson ceiling lamp model 449/6 produced by AB Markaryd, Sweden, 1960s. Frame in polished brass and Amber glass. With 6x E14 Edision screw socket. Nice vin...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Set of Midcentury Sputnik Chandelier & Wall Lamps by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson, AB Markaryd
Located in Munich, DE
Set of elegant Mid-Century Modern chandelier and wall lamps. Designed probably by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd, Sweden in 1960s. Executed in massive brass. The chandelier need...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Very Huge Tinted Glass and Brass Chandelier Attributed to Hans-Agne Jakobsson
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Berlin, DE
Very huge and impressive two-tier tinted glass and brass chandelier attributed to Hans-Arne Jakobsson. The chandelier has a very impressing size and they are real eyecatcher in ever...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Extra Large Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendant Lamp by Bergboms, 1950s, Sweden
By Bergboms
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and large Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or hanging light. Manufactured probably by Bergboms, Sweden, 1950s. Executed in brass. It needs 1 x E27 Edison screw fit bulb. It ru...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Light
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hans-Agne Jakobsson ceiling light. Made of brass and teak with acrylic diffusers. Six medium base sockets.   
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Light
  • Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Light
  • Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Light
  • Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Light
H 58 in. W 35.5 in. D 17 in.
Hans-Agne Jakobsson Model T603 Pendant, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Hans-Agne Jakobsson purple/pink fringe pendant, 1960s. Produced in Sweden by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, 1960s.     
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Model T-603 Pendant, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of four pendants available. Hans-Agne Jakobsson white fringe pendants, 1960s. Produced in Sweden by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, 1960s. Listed price is for one (1) penda...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Lamp Model T601/M, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Markaryd, Sweden, 1960s. Height is adjustable.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Ceiling Lamp Model T601, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced and designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Markaryd, Sweden, 1960s. Height is adjustable.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Sweden Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Sweden chandelier for your home. Each Sweden chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. Find 1257 options for an antique or vintage Sweden chandelier now, or shop our selection of 37 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a Sweden chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right Sweden chandelier, those designed in Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made Sweden chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Orrefors and Carl Fagerlund are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Sweden Chandelier?

The average selling price for a Sweden chandelier at 1stDibs is $3,041, while they’re typically $180 on the low end and $54,695 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights 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.

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 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 named for 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 does the right chandelier prove stunning, 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 pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.