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Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
  • Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
H 35.44 in. W 28.75 in. D 22.45 in.
Amazing Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Amazing Venini "Reticello" Chandelier, Murano, 1940
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Six-arm chandelier by Venini, Italy. Handblown glass using the ‘Reticello’ technique.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Big Chandelier Venini Style 107 Transparent Prism Quadriedri Elena Mo
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic and big Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism triedri in a nickel-plated metal frame. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 51,20 inches height (130 cm) with cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Majestic Pair of Murano Chandeliers, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of Murano chandeliers by 86 Murano crystal transparent prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 6...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Chandelier Multi-Color Triedri, 184 Prism, Murano, 1980s
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano crystal multicolored prism (Quadriedri) in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yello...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Huge Murano Chandelier Transparent Triedri, 184 Prism, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano trasparent crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have two different sizes. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 6...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vintage Murano Chandelier – 107 Transparent Prism Triedri, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 47,25 ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Huge Murano Chandelier Trasaparent and Smoked Triedri, 184 Prism, Mariangela M
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano crystal trasaparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Charming Italian Chandelier "Starfish", Murano, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian Murano chandelier with emerald drops.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Triedri Glass Chandelier, 265 Trasparent Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Triedri Murano glass chandelier, 265 trasparent prism A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 265 pink triedri on crome frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a tim...
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Late 20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Triedri Glass Chandelier, 265 Pink Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Triedri Murano glass chandelier, 265 pink prism A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 265 pink triedri on crome frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a timeless ...
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Late 20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-20th Pair Italian Triedri Glass Chandeliers, 265 trasparent Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair Triedri Murano glass chandeliers, 265 trasparent prism A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 265 pink triedri on crome frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly...
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Late 20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Round Nine Tiers Chandelier, 380 Murano Fume' Glass, 1990s, Metal Ring
By Venini, Barovier&Toso, Camer Glass
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Grand midcentury chandelier that carries around 340 glass elements in fume glass. Each element has small grooves that are playing with light. Light fume color appears tea color wh...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Round 5+1 Tiers Chandelier, Murano, Clear Glass 1990s, Bronze Finish Metal Ring
By Venini, Barovier&Toso, Camer Glass
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This dense and luxury midcentury chandelier carries around 140 glass elements. Each element has small grooves that are giving the appearance when lit to be white. Because it's a diff...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

1970s Chandelier in the Style of Venini
By Venini
Located in Baambrugge, NL
A stunning and sophisticated chandelier in the style of Venini with Murano glasses. The glasses are hung in a spiral row on a brass frame in a circular design. The height excludi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Chandelier in the Style of Venini ‘1970’
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant chandelier in Murano glass in the style of Venini.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Extraordinary Huge Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier in the Manner of Venini
By Venini
Located in Berlin, DE
Extraordinary huge, iconic Murano glass chandelier in the manner of Venini. The chandelier is manufactures in high quality. It is a real eyecatcher. 12 x E14. To be on the the safe s...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Art Deco Style Chandelier Attributed to Venini Murano Glass, Itlay, circa 1940
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Gorgeous five-light Art Deco style chandelier attributed to Venini in the 1940s in a purple-clear and black trimmed Murano glass. Great condition.  
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Big Chandelier in the Manner of Venini, 54 Quadriedri Prisms
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic and big Murano chandelier made by 54 Murano crystal prism (quadriedri) in a chrome metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: 1980s-1990s Dimensions: 63 i...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini Art Glass VeArt, circa 1970
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful and large pendant light in clear glass with green and amber tones attributed to Venini, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Quadriedri Murano chandelier – 47 trasparent prisms
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 47 Murano trasparent crystal prism "quadriedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glass are in 2 different dimension: 28 bigger and 19 smaller...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Quadriedri Murano chandelier - 47 prisms - trasparent amber
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 47 Murano trasparent and amber crystal prism "quadriedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glass are in 2 different dimension: 28 bigger and 1...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Triedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 265 Pink Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 265 pink triedri on chrome frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a timeless Classic. Period: late 20th century Dimensions:...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Modern Quadriedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 163 Trasparent Prism Quadriedri
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 163 quadriedri on nickel metal frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a timeless classic. Period: late 20th century Dimensi...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Triedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 163 Triedri Transparent Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 163 triedri on crome frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a timeless Classic. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 41.35...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vintage Murano Chandelier, 107 Prism Triedri, Trasparent and Smoked
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size and colour (trasparent and smoked) Period: ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Five-Tier Hand Blown Champagne Murano Glass Palma Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Palma chandelier consists of five tiers of individually hand blown Murano glass stylized palm fronds in an iridescent Champagne color that are adhered to its brass fra...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Huge Murano Chandelier Trasparent Quadriedri, 182 Prism, Elena Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 182 Murano transparent crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have two different sizes. Period: late 20th century Dimensions...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Huge Vintage Murano Glass Tiered Chandelier, 78 Glasses, Light Amber
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage chandelier in Murano glass and nickel plated metal structure on 4 levels. The armor polished nickel supports 78 large light amber glass tubes in a star shape. Period:...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Modern Quadriedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 265 Trasparent Prism, Gold Frame
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 265 quadriedri on gold frame. This large Mid-Century Italian chandelier is truly a timeless Classic. New product, prompt delivery. Period: Cur...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Modern Quadriedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 265 Amber Prism, Gold Frame
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 265 amber quadriedri on gold frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a timeless Classic. New product, prompt delivery. Period...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Felci Fern Opaline Glass Barovier & Toso Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970s
By Venini, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Great midcentury chandelier. Four tiers of Felci elements to tightly fence the bulb and the hardware. Hard to find true opaline glass which shows his unique fading from blue to amb...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Felci Fern Clear Glass Barovier and Toso Murano Chandelier, 1970s
By Venini, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Great midcentury chandelier. Four tiers of Felci elements to tightly fence the bulb and the hardware. Clear glass for a greater light output, the design on the leaves amplifies the ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Five-Tier Oval Chandelier, Murano about 140 Elements Attributed to Toni Zuccheri
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
The perfect dining table chandelier. Uses 140 elements in the typical a corteccia finish attributed to Toni Zuccheri for Venini, circa 1970 Concentric cascading oval tiers of puli...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Clear and Amber Glass Triedri Chandelier Flush Mount Also
By Venini, J.T. Kalmar, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This chandelier has about 300 elements of triedri elements. There is a combination of clear and amber ones, to give a soft tone but not trapping the light too much. A stunning mosaic...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Carlo Nason Certified, Pair of Midcentury Curvati Chandeliers Clear Triedri 1980
By Venini, Carlo Nason, Industria Veneziana
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This is a set of two masterpiece midcentury chandeliers from Murano, designed by Carlo Nason. Great play with the light. Designed in the 1970s. The use of the triedri elements had be...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Murano Modernist Clear Glass Ring Triedri Chandelier, Kalmar, above 350 Elements
By Paolo Venini, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
A modern version of a Classic chandelier using a ring of 5 layers of Triedri. Creates a great architectural effect and use of space. There are more than 350 elements of two lengths....
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Globe "Reticello" Attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1950s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Hand blown glass sphere and conical shaft attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Amazing execution in Reticello glass.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Spectacular Pair of Murano Chandeliers by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, 1960s
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Rome, IT
A very fine pair of chandeliers Toni Zuccheri for Venini each one composed by 100 truncated handblown cylindrical glass pieces. Available three pairs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Venini Chandeliers
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Poliedri Hanging Fixtures by Venini. Designed by Paolo Venini and originally introduced in 1957. Beautiful and large fixture with textured blown glass. Abstract diamond form...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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  • Venini Chandeliers
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H 36 in. Dm 32 in.
Venini Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning glass chandelier by Venini. 19 rows of translucent glass with 108 polyhedral shaped pieces fused or placed together. Newly rewired. Illuminates beautifully and looks amazing...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Venini Chandelier
  • Venini Chandelier
  • Venini Chandelier
  • Venini Chandelier
H 37 in. Dm 16 in.
1950's Venini Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Melbourne, VIC
Large 4 tier Murano chandelier, Circa 1950 Italy.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pend...

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Murano Glass

  • 1950's Venini Chandelier
  • 1950's Venini Chandelier
  • 1950's Venini Chandelier
  • 1950's Venini Chandelier
H 33.08 in. Dm 36.23 in.
Spiral Venini Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This stunning Venini Murano chandelier features 54 spiraling 11” triangular crystals on 3 cascading tiers. These weighty and exceptionally crafted crystals give the chandelier a warm...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

  • Spiral Venini Chandelier
  • Spiral Venini Chandelier
  • Spiral Venini Chandelier
  • Spiral Venini Chandelier
H 30 in. Dm 12 in.
12-Arm Venini Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Wien, AT
12-arm Venini chandelier Brass silvered
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • 12-Arm Venini Chandelier
  • 12-Arm Venini Chandelier
  • 12-Arm Venini Chandelier
  • 12-Arm Venini Chandelier
H 25.6 in. Dm 17.33 in.
Six-Tier Venini Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A very striking Venini crystal chandelier in an unusual hexagon-like shape. The chandelier, circa 1960s, is composed of a metal frame with hundreds of clear class triedri shaped crys...
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Six-Tier Venini Chandelier
  • Six-Tier Venini Chandelier
  • Six-Tier Venini Chandelier
  • Six-Tier Venini Chandelier
H 24 in. Dm 21 in.
Glamorous Venini Chandelier
By Paolo Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Three tiers of Venini hanging prisms make up this beautiful chandelier. Rewired.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

  • Glamorous Venini Chandelier
  • Glamorous Venini Chandelier
  • Glamorous Venini Chandelier
  • Glamorous Venini Chandelier
H 20 in. Dm 19 in.
Venini Chandelier, 1955 Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Chandelier, Murano glass 1955, brass and glass.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Venini Chandelier, 1955 Murano Glass
  • Venini Chandelier, 1955 Murano Glass
  • Venini Chandelier, 1955 Murano Glass
  • Venini Chandelier, 1955 Murano Glass
H 41.34 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Large Seven-Tiered Venini Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very impressive seven-tiered chandelier with glass crystals that have polished angled ends. Crystals are placed very close to not show any lightbulbs! Brass skeleton frame work and b...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini Chandelier Murano Glass, 1930, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier murano glass, 1930, Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Chandelier in Murano Glass, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful chandelier made by Venini, steel structure and Murano glass stem in 1950. The heavy chandelier is composed of small white and ivory Murano glass staves, respectively trian...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Venini Chandelier in Murano Glass, 1950s
  • Venini Chandelier in Murano Glass, 1950s
  • Venini Chandelier in Murano Glass, 1950s
  • Venini Chandelier in Murano Glass, 1950s
H 37.8 in. W 23.63 in. D 15.75 in.
Murano Glass Venini Chandelier - Italy 1950s
By Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
Murano glass Venini chandelier - Italy 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1960s Venini Chandelier from Trilobo Series
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite Italian original 1960s Venini five-tiered chandelier from the 'Trilobo' series with 85 alternating crystal elements of amber and clear color in different sizes and suspende...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Six-Tier Italian Murano Venini Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Antwerp, BE
A very glamorous chandelier made up of graduating tiers of approximately 100 triangular clear glass crystals and with four light sources taking medium base bulbs. Measures: Diameter...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Steel

Venini Chandelier 8 Lights Murano Glass 1940 Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier 8 lights Murano glass 1940 Italy.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Chandelier 8 Lights Murano Glass, 1940, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier 8 lights murano glass, 1940, Italy.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Chandelier Murano Glass Iron, 1950, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier Murano glass iron, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Chandelier 1960 Murano Glass Brass Italia
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier 1960 Murano glass brass Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Chandeliers 1950 Murano Glass Iron Italia
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandeliers 1950 Murano glass iron Italia.
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Antique Mid-17th Century European Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Chandelier Green Murano Glass, 1940, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier green Murano glass, 1940, Italy.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

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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.