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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 diffu...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass, Teak

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

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

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

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

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

Scandinavian Midcentury Red Glass and Brass Pendant, 1950s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This unusual pendant was manufactured in Sweden in the 1950s. It is made of brass and has got a red and white (dotted) opal glass lampshade. I would call the red color tomato. Con...
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Vintage 1950s 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

Anders Pehrson "Crystal" Pendant for Ateljé Lyktan
By Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Vienna, AT
Pendant in glass and perforated brass fitted with one E27 socket up to 100 watts, designed in 1968 by Finnish creator Anders Pehrson for Atelje´ Lyktan, Model "Crystal"   
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian 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

Scandinavian Teak White Glass Lamp Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö 1960s
By Luxus Vittsjö, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Sculptural and rare midcentury Scandinavian ceiling / pendant teak lamp or semi flush mount designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, circa 1960 and manufactured by Luxus Vittsjö, Sweden...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Teak, Glass

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

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.
Rare Beautiful Vineta Chandelier by Kjell Blomberg from the 1960s
By Gullaskruf, Kjell Blomberg
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

Pair of Sweden Glass Pendants, 1960s
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Swedish chandelier pendants with brass hardware. Newly wired. 41 in H to the canopy 19.25 in H only the glass portion.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-century Swedish Glass Pendant of Heavy Pressed Glass
Located in Houston, TX
Midcentury Swedish glass pendant in a globe shape. Newly wired for use within the USA for a single medium-size (Edison) light. Includes chain and a canopy. We have 4 of them available.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Swedish Glass Pendant Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A Swedish blown cased blue glass pendant light fixture with three interior lights, circa 1960s. Measurements: Height/drop: 14″ Diameter: 19.5″
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

Swedish Opaline Glass Pendant
Located in Maastricht, NL
A 1920s Swedish modernist pendant made of a yellow glass shade with an opaline glass diffuser and a nickel with bakelite stem.
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

  • Swedish Opaline Glass Pendant
  • Swedish Opaline Glass Pendant
  • Swedish Opaline Glass Pendant
  • Swedish Opaline Glass Pendant
H 23.63 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Glass Pendant Light,Sweden
Located in Antwerp, BE
Glass and brass pendant light made in Sweden. Diameter 25 cm. Height glass fixture 20 cm. Height glass fixture with brass rod 40 cm. Total height 80 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Glass Pendant Light,Sweden
  • Glass Pendant Light,Sweden
  • Glass Pendant Light,Sweden
  • Glass Pendant Light,Sweden
H 7.88 in. Dm 9.85 in.
Modern Red Glass Swedish Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Modern Swedish teardrop pendant; newly wired for a standard light bulb.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Wood

Swedish Glass Floral Pendant Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Swedish blown floral glass pendant chandelier. 12 light sources.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Swedish 1940s Moderne Glass Pendant
By Glossner AB
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful 1940s Swedish decorative etched glass, aged brass and nickel trim light pendant by Glossner. Three light sources. Newly rewired.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Brass and Glass Pendant, Sweden, 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Blown glass and brass shade or reflector. New wiring.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Glossner Decorated Glass Pendant, Sweden, 1946
By B. Horlin, Glossner AB
Located in Maastricht, NL
A beautifully decorated glass pendant lamp by Glössner, Sweden. The outer shade is made of clear glass engraved with a non figurative leaf pattern, designed by B. Hörlin. Inside is a...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Striped Frosted Glass Pendant, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Swedish pendant lamp made of a large curved, frosted glass shade in a brass frame, hanging from three wires. The lamp has a white glass diffuser inside. Beautiful classic pendant w...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Yellow Decorated Glass Pendant, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Swedish 1940s pendant lamp, made of yellow glass and hanging from brass chains. The glass has a motif of fish and plants.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Yellow Decorated Glass Pendant, Sweden, 1940s
  • Yellow Decorated Glass Pendant, Sweden, 1940s
  • Yellow Decorated Glass Pendant, Sweden, 1940s
  • Yellow Decorated Glass Pendant, Sweden, 1940s
H 3.94 in. W 14.18 in. D 13.78 in.
Swedish Designer, Ceiling Light / Pendant, Brass, Glass, Sweden, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic modernist ceiling lamp / pendant. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1930s. Champagne-colored glass is framed in an ornamented brass structure. With excellent patina. Ot...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Swedish and Nickel Heavy Glass Pendant
Located in Houston, TX
This pendant is of heavy pressed glass and is simple, classic and elegant. It really could go in just about any room. It has been wired for the United States. The rectangular panels ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Colorful Swedish Cased Glass Three Globe Pendants
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage 3 globe pendant circa 1960 consisting of a brass plated flush mounted ceiling plate with three arms from which the wires and cased glass globes are suspended. There is a w...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Swedish Copper & Glass Pendant
Located in Atlanta, GA
Brushed aluminum in a copper coated finish. Newly rewired to US standards. New 6 foot white cord.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Copper

Extraordinary Mid-Century Modern Swedish Pressed Glass Pendant
By Orrefors
Located in Houston, TX
Swedish glass pendant light (probably Orrefors). multifaceted glass pendant with extremely decorative gilt-brass outer band. Suspended by chain with a canopy. Newly wired for use wit...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Cased Glass "Mille Fiore" Hanging Pendant Light
By Lindshammar Glasbruck
Located in Garnerville, NY
Beautiful frosted cased glass Swedish hanging pendant, circa 1960. Recently re-wired. Unsigned. The small foil "Made in Sweden" label was lost when re-wiring.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Glass, Art Glass

Swedish Cased Glass "Mille Fiore" Hanging Pendant Light
Located in Garnerville, NY
Vintage cased glass pendant shade. Re-wired. Unsigned, but Swedish origin.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Swedish, Small Functionalist Pendant Light, Brass, Colored Glass, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small ceiling light / pendant light. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s. Features simple organic ornamentation. Other designers of the period include Paolo Buffa, Josef Fra...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Pendant Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian Modern, art glass pendant light features a finely striped black and white exterior and shapely form. The pendant is newly wired with 60 inches of cloth cord to accept up...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Teak and Green Glass Pendant Lamp, Sweden, 1960s
By AB Stilarmatur Tranås
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This stunning and not often seen pendant lamp is made in the 1960s-1970s. It is a nicely square shaped lamp made of teak wood and green glass. The lamp is in a very good condition wi...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Teak

Pair of Midcentury Hand-Blown Glass Swedish Pendants
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of midcentury Swedish pendants in semi-transparent frosted glass. These modern cylinder shaped lights each accommodating a medium-size base (Edison) down-turned bulb. Newly wire...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Swedish Art Deco Etched Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Hudson, NY
Swedish Art Deco etched glass art deco chandelier/pendant. The light comprised of a gilt metal, tassel and rope canopy and stem ending in two green glass discs, the lower one with no...
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Glass and Brass Pendants, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of Swedish midcentury pendant lamps, made of a frosted glass shade with a geometric pattern, hanging from a brass mount. The design is reminiscent of the lamps by Hans Bergstr...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Drop Shaped Glass and Brass Pendant, 1940s
By Orrefors
Located in Maastricht, NL
An elegant drop shaped pendant lamp from Sweden, attributed to Orrefors. The lamp is made of frosted glass with a striped pattern and an undulating edge underneath. It hangs from thr...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Swedish Frosted Glass and Brass Pendant, 1940s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A large, elegant Swedish pendant lamp from the 1940s. The lamp is made of a frosted glass diffuser with a geometric pattern. It has a brass crown decoration on top. The glass shad...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Scandinavian Modern Glass Pendant by Helena Tynell, 1960s
By Flygfors Glass, Helena Tynell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian modern glass pendant by Helena Tynell, 1960s. A hexagonal glass pendant designed by Helena Tynell for Flygsfors, Sweden, 1960s. A large tiered body of white handblown gl...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Vintage Swedish Copper and Glass Pendants
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of vintage copper and glass pendant fixtures. Textured glass body is copper-tinted and clear. New copper chain and canopies.<br /> <br /> Overall Dimensions of Each Pendant:...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Frosted Glass Pendant with Flower Motif, Sweden, 1930s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Swedish pendant lamp made of a cone shaped, frosted light orange glass shade. The glass has a beautiful relief decoration with a flower motif. The lamp hangs from a short brass st...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Midcentury Pendant in Oak and Opaline Glass
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pendant in oak and opaline glass. The lamp features two hanging glass spheres, divided by a carefully carved oak stick. Measures: Height 65 cm. Width 75 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass, Wood

Copper and Glass Pendant, Sweden, 1970s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
All original. Good condition. Produced in Sweden, 1970s. Measures: Diameter 40 cm Height 12 cm, cable is adjustable.   
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Scandinavian Pendant in Brass and Glass, Swedish Modern, 1940s
Located in Karlstad, SE
Elegant pendant in brass and blasted glass produced in Sweden. The frosted glass gives a beautiful and soft light. The lamps hang from three brass wires that are fixed on the shade...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Glass & Brass Pendant Lamp by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pendant lamp designed and manufactured by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in Sweden during the 1950s. Brass fittings with original clear glass shade.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Scandinavian Pendant in Brass and Glass, Swedish Modern, 1940s
Located in Karlstad, SE
Elegant pendant in brass and frosted glass produced in Sweden. The frosted glass gives a beautiful and soft light and the brass parts have a nice natural patina. Condition: Good o...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Glass and Brass Pendant by ASEA, Sweden, 1950s
By ASEA
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare and very large glass pendant produced by ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. New wiring. Global front door shipping, delivery within 7-14 days: €399 Measures: Height 150 cm Diameter 50 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass and Brass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Textured clear and amber art glass and brushed brass pendant chandelier with brass fittings, chain and original canopy. An unusual ceiling light. Newly rewired to US standards.<br /...
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20th Century Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Scandinavian Pendant in Brass and Glass, Swedish Modern, 1940s
By Orrefors
Located in Karlstad, SE
Elegant pendant in brass and blasted glass produced in Sweden, probably by Orrefors. The frosted glass gives a beautiful and soft light and the brass parts have a nice natural patina...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Havana Yellow Glass Pendant with Dot Decorations, Sweden, 1930s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Swedish pendant made of Havana yellow glass shade with dot decorations, hanging from a metal stem. The shade is 18 cm (7 inch) high. The color of the glass gives a beautiful and wa...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Swedish Hand-Painted Glass Alabaster Style Bowl Pendant Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Unusual back-painted glass bowl pendant ceiling chandelier that looks so much like alabaster that you have to touch it to believe it! Original golden cording, tassels and canopy. R...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Set of Two Swedish Pendant Lights in Brass and Glass, Sweden, 1960s-1970s
Located in Steenwijk, NL
Very nice set of two smaller pendant lights of brass and glass. The brass is decorated with two rows of crosses and hexagon fasteners to the suspension. The glass is soft do to the r...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Swedish Mid Century Teak and Amber Glass Pendant
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Swedish Mid Century Teak and Amber Glass Pendant
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Teak

20th Century Swedish Snowflake Glass Pendant by Orrefors
By Kosta Boda, Orrefors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish hanging snowflake pendant made of Orrefors glass and chrome, produced by Orrefors, featuring a one light socket in good condition. The wires have...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Glass & Brass Pendant Lamp by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pendant lamp designed by Carl Fagerlund for Swedish glass maker Orrefors during the 1960s. Hexagon shaped outer cup of green tinted glass with internal diffuser in clear pressed gl...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Opaline Glass and Metal Pendant Lamps by ASEA, Sweden, 1950s
By ASEA
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of pendant lamps in opaline glass and lacquered metal. Metal shades are posed on the glass diffusers. Manufactured by ASEA in Sweden during the 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Scandinavian Midcentury Pendant in Brass and Glass, Swedish Modern, 1940s
By Hans Bergström
Located in Karlstad, SE
Elegant pendant in brass, metal and frosted glass produced in Sweden. The lamp consist of a glass shade, surrounded by metal strings with star shaped ornaments. Condition: Good o...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

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Sweden Glass Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the Sweden glass pendant you’re looking for. Frequently made of glass, metal and brass, every Sweden glass pendant was constructed with great care. There are 1524 variations of the antique or vintage Sweden glass pendant you’re looking for, while we also have 13 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect Sweden glass pendant — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A Sweden glass pendant is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. A well-made Sweden glass pendant has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund and Hans-Agne Jakobsson are consistently popular.

How Much is a Sweden Glass Pendant?

A Sweden glass pendant can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,913, while the lowest priced sells for $33 and the highest can go for as much as $59,325.

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.