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Venini Murano Glass Prism Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous Venini chandelier in an oval shape. 4 lights to illuminate the triangular prism. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Total length is 42 with original canopy an...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

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H 42 in. W 9.25 in. D 17.5 in.
Large Italian Venini Chandelier with Glass Prisms
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Large Italian Venini chandelier with glass prisms.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Huge Round Venini Murano Triedi Glass Prism Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Huge round drum shaped Venini triedi crystal prism chandelier. Multiple layer prisms creating an eye catching concave effect. Chrome plated steel frame with 9 "A" regular base bulbs....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Venini Italian Modern Glass Chandelier with Triedri Prisms
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Italian modern glass prism chandelier by Venini, made of multiple tiers of triedri glass prisms. The piece is in great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear. Also available as...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Venini Quadriedri Prism Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Italian Venini 'cake' chandelier made of descending stacked layers of quadriedri prisms. The piece was made in Italy during the 1960s-1970s and is in great vintage...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Oversized Italian Venini Swirling Chandelier with Triedri Glass Prisms
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Oversized Italian Venini, Swirling Chandelier, with Triedri Glass Prisms and 14 Lights.
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Antique 1870s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Murano Glass

Italian Modern Tiered Prism Venini Nickel & Crystal Chandelier, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Hollywood, FL
Italian modern tiered prism Venini nickel and crystal chandelier, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

Midcentury Italian Venini Style Chandelier with Staggered Amber Prisms
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Italian chandelier, produced in the style of Venini, circa 1970s, with staggered amber triedri prisms of varying lengths, suspended from a central metal frame and circular ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1960s Early Venini Amber and Clear Glass Prisms Chandelier, Italy
By Venini
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Thick optical quality glass prisms 'Triedri' in clear and amber tone of different length hooked on a handmade steel frame enameled in an ivory finish. Particular well designed st...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Venini Five-Tier Cascading Chandelier with Murano Glass Triedri Prisms
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A vintage chandelier, produced in Italy, circa 1960s by Venini, with surrounding Murano glass triedri prisms, suspended from a five-tier brass frame. Wiring and sockets to US standar...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Chandeliers Venini Style Transparent Prism Triedri, Murano, 1990
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of Murano chandelier made by Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame Period: Late 20th century Light bulbs: 12 lights bulbs (E27 dimension not includi...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

An Oval Chandelier in Brass and Glass Prisms by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A vintage two-tiered chandelier, produced by Venini circa 1970's, with an oval shaped polished brass ring, affixed by two rods to a rectangular ceiling plate, decorated with rows of ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Chandeliers Venini Style 47 Transparent Prism Triedri, Murano, 1990
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 47 Murano transparent crystal prism "quadriedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glass are in 2 different dimension: 28 bigger and 19 smaller...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Inspired Clear Murano Glass Prism Spiral Chandelier
By Paolo Venini, Murano 5, Venini, Toni Zuccheri, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in Houston, TX
Italian mid century Murano Venini style glass spiral chandelier with clear prisms on a chrome structure. This murano chandelier is newly wired for US market. This murano glass lanter...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair of Chandeliers Venini Style 92 Trasparent Prism Triedri, Murano, 1990
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of Murano chandelier made by 92 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 51....
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venetian Prism Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A Murano glass chandelier in a diamond shape composed of clear and smoked crystals on a chrome frame.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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H 16 in. Dm 20 in.
Italian Murano Spiral Venini Camer Triedi Clear Crystal Prism Gilt Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
1970s vintage midcentury Italian Murano spiral Venini Camer Triedi clear crystal prism and gold-plated brass chandelier Measures: Diameter 20 in/ 50 cm Height 20 in/ 50 cm Weight: 22...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Huge Murano Chandelier Quadriedri Prism
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 166 Murano crystal transparent prism in a gold metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: late 20th century Dimensions...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Huge Murano Chandelier Quadriedri Prism
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 166 Murano crystal transparent prism in a gold metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Chandelier Multicolored Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Amazing Murano glass chandelier, 265 multicolored Quadriedri on crome frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a timeless Classic. Period: Late 20th century Dimensi...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Hollywood Regency Italian Venini Murano Brass Crystal Prism Spiral Chandelier
By Venini, Camer Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large and impressive Italian spiral chandelier produced by Camer in the 1970s. It features gold-plated brass framing with crystal glass prisms in a spiral form. Tested and working....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Murano Chandelier 86 Amberquadriedri Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 86 Murano crystal amber prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 63 ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

1970s Camer Glass Venini Midcentury Chandelier in Two-Tone Prisms
By Venini, Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Offered is a 1970s Camer glass chandelier by Venini. This midcentury chandelier has both clear and smoked glass prisms, which are arranged in various levels to add to its prism light...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Murano Quadriedri Chandelier 44 Transparent Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 44 Murano trasparent crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 55.10 inches height (140 cm) with chai...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

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

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Blown Glass

Spiral Chandelier with Glass Prisms, 1960s
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Spiral chandelier with cut-glass rods by Camer from Murano Italy, 1960s. Height measurement is for glass portion only.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Murano quadriedri chandelier - 46 trasparent prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 46 Murano transparent crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 55.10 inches height (140 cm) with chain...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Murano Chandelier 44 Amber Quadriedri Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 44 Murano amber crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 55.10 inches height (140 cm) with chain; 27...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pair of Monumental Multicolored Prism Chandeliers, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of fantastic vintage Murano chandeliers made by 242 Murano crystal multicolored prism (QUADRIEDRI) on four levels in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smo...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

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Glass

Majestic Italian Chandelier Triedri, 184 Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic Italian chandelier made by 184 Murano transparent crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have three different sizes. Dimensions: 66.90 inches height (170 cm) wi...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Chandelier Multicolor, 86 Quadriedri Prism, Mariangela Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 86 Murano crystal multicolored prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: Late 20th century Dimensio...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Murano Chandelier 86 Transparent and Smoked Quadriedri Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 86 Murano crystal transparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: late 20th century...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Murano Chandelier 86 Trasparent Quadriedri Prism, Elena Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 86 Murano crystal transparent prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: Late 20th century. Dimensio...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Venini Italian Quatro Punta Crystal Prism Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful Venini multi-tier four-light chandelier featuring four point (Quatro Punta) angle cut-crystal and brass-plated steel frame. Uses four E14 - 40 watt candelabra size bulbs. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Huge Murano Chandelier Transparent Triedri, 242 Prism, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 242 Murano crystal transparent prism (TRIEDRI) on four levels in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have two different sizes. Period: 1990...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Huge Murano Chandelier Pink Triedri, 184 Prism, Mariangela Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano crystal pink prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have two different sizes. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 66.90...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Modern Quadriedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 114 Trasparent Prism Quadriedri
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
A magnificent Murano glass unique chandelier, spiral shape, very elegant, 114 quadriedri on gold metal frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a timeless Classic. P...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Majestic Italian Pair of Triedri Chandeliers, 184 Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair fantastic Murano chandeliers each is made by 184 Murano transparent crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have three different sizes. Dimensions: 66.90 inches heig...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Triedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 163 Triedri Trasparent Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 163 triedri on crome frame. This large Mid-Century Italian chandelier is truly a timeless classic. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 41.3...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Majestic Italian Pair of Chandelier Triedri, 184 Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano transparent crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have three different sizes. Dimensions: 66.90 inches height (170 cm) wit...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Three Chandeliers Multi-Color Triedri, 107 Prism, Murano, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic Trio Murano chandeliers each made by 107 Murano crystal multicolored prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow and pink...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Charming Pair of Triedri Glass Chandeliers, Pink Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of fantastic vintage Murano chandeliers made by 46 Murano crystal pink prism in a nickel metal frame. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 55.10 inches height (140 cm) with c...
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Late 20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Amazing Trio of Quadriedri Glass Chandeliers, Pink Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Trio Murano chandelier made by 47 Murano pink crystal prism "quadriedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glass are in 2 different dimension: 28 bigger and 19 smaller. Period: Late 20th...
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Late 20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Huge Murano Chandelier Pink Triedri, 184 Prism, Mariangela Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano crystal pink prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have two different sizes. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 66,90 in...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Murano Chandelier Multi-Color, 86 Quadriedri Prism, Mariangela Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 86 Murano crystal multicolored prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: Late 20th century Dimensio...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pair of Murano Chandeliers 86 Crystal Pink Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of Murano chandeliers made by 86 Murano crystal pink prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 63 ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Quadriedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 265 Amber Prism, Gold Frame
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
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. Dimensi...
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1990s European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Vintage Chandelier – 54 Quadriedri Prisms Transparent and Amber
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. The glasses are of two different co...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vintage Murano Chandelier, 54 Quadriedri Ruby Red and Transparent Prism
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. Glasses with two different colors, r...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pair of Chandeliers Multi-Color Triedri, 107 Prism, Murano, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of Murano chandeliers made by 107 Murano crystal multicolored prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow and pink. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Chandeliers Multi-Color Triedri, 107 Prism, Murano, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of Murano chandeliers each made by 107 Murano crystal multicolored prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow and p...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Chandeliers Multi-Color Triedri, 107 Prism, Murano, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of Murano chandeliers each made by 107 Murano crystal multicolored prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow and p...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Set Five Quadriedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 265 Amber Prism, Gold Frame
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
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. Dimens...
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1990s European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Murano Chandelier Multi-Color, 86 Quadriedri Prism, Mariangela Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Pair of fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 86 Murano crystal multicolored prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: Late 20th century ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pair of Quadriedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 265 Amber Prism, Gold Frame
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
A magnificent Pair Murano glass chandeliers, 265 amber quadriedri on gold frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a timeless Classic. New product, prompt delivery. ...
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Late 20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Murano Chandeliers 86 Trasparent and Smoked Quadriedri Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 86 Murano crystal trasparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame.The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: late XX century Di...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Trio of Quadriedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 265 Amber Prism, Gold Frame
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
A magnificent Trio of Murano glass chandeliers, 265 amber quadriedri on gold frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a timeless Classic. Dimensions: 57.10 inches (1...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Mirrored Prism Chandelier, Italy, circa 1970s
By Venini
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
1970s Hollywood Regency five tier chandelier with alternating mirrored glass and Lucite prisms. Rectangular glass prisms have hand beveled borders with stunning smoked mirrored cente...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Crystal Glass Prisms Waterfall & Gilt Brass Venini Camer Style Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
5-light bulbs E27/ good working condition Assembly required. Bulbs not included. Disassembled for shipping. Measures: Diameter 16 in/ 40 cm Height 30 in (24 in and 6 in/chain)/ 75 cm...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

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Venini Prism Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic venini prism chandelier available at 1stDibs. Each venini prism chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and murano glass. Find 205 options for an antique or vintage venini prism chandelier now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the venini prism chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A venini prism chandelier, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Hollywood Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Venini, Camer Glass and Gianni Venini each produced at least one beautiful venini prism chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a Venini Prism Chandelier?

Prices for a venini prism chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $850 and can go as high as $31,320, while the average can fetch as much as $4,192.

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.