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Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant. Black enamel spot. White interior. Weight: 6.0 kg / 13.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standard...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Black Enamel Dutch Design Vintage Industrial Cast Aluminum Pendant Light
By Philips
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black industrial hanging lamp, with aluminum top. Weight: 4.7 kg / 10.4 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energy-eff...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Brown Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dark brown enamel factory pendant from the Ukraine. White interior. Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.6 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendants Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Blue large factory light blue enamel. White interior cast iron top. Weight: 2.8 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pedant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel Industrial lamp. White interior cast iron top. Measures: Weight 7.5 kg / 16.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international sta...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Black enamel. White interior. Weight: 5.3 kg / 11.7 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large scissor light. Black enamel pendant. White interior. Mounting plate: 12 × 7cm. Weight: 6.5 kg / 14.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by ...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Scissor Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large scissor light. Black enamel pendant. White interior. Mounting plate: 12 × 7cm. Weight: 6.5 kg / 14.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by ...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant adjustable length black enamel spot, white interior Spotlight size: diam. 53 cm (height 40 cm) 90° angle adjustable shade As shown on picture 1...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Vintage Industrial Pendant Lamp
Located in Mratin, CZ
This industrial style pendant lamp was produced in former Czechoslovakia during the 1960s It features black enamel shade with white interior and cast iron top. New porcelain socket f...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Hanging Lights Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light. Black enamel. White interior. Weight: 1.4 kg / 3.1 lb Priced individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesce...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Hanging Lights Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black enamel, white interior 80" / 200 cm black cotton wire. Weight: 1.0 kg / 2.2 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs,...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Metal Top Pendant Light
By Mazda
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French factory light. Black enamel. Used in warehouses and factories. Weight: 5.10 kg / 11.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Metal

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Bauhaus Pendant Lights, 1930s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Bauhaus Classic from the 1930s. Black enamel Industrial hanging lamp. Cast iron top. White interior. Weight: 1.7 kg / 3.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Black Enamel German Vintage Industrial Bakelite Top Pendant lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Biesdorf extra large straight. The German Industrial Classic! Used in warehouses and factories in Germany. Black enamel top with Bakelite top. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb Priced p...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Philips Dutch Design Classic Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Original Dutch Philips Industrial pendant. HDK 250 Black enamel shade with white interior Cast aluminum top Weight: 4.40 kg / 9.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps hav...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Black Enamel Philips Vintage Industrial Dutch Design Classic Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Original Dutch Philips industrial pendant. HDK 250 Black enamel shade with white interior Cast aluminum top Weight: 4.40 kg / 9.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps hav...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Black Enamel Philips Vintage Industrial Dutch Design Classic Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black industrial hanging lamps, with cast aluminum top. Weight: 4.40 kg / 9.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for i...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Black Aluminum Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage black industrial pendant. Aluminum shade, cast iron top and clear glass. Weight 4.50 kg / 9.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by inter...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Dark Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dark green enamel factory pendant from the Ukraine. White interior. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent ligh...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Forest Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Green enamel factory pendant. White inside. White opaline glass Measure: Diameter glass 21 cm Weight: 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Bakelite Vintage Industrial Metal Cage Work Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage work light made out of bakelite. Including 2 meters of black cotton wire. Weight: 0.50 kg / 1.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Black Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light black green enamel, white interior Weight: 1.50 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Vintage Swiss Industrial Bauhaus Enamel and Brass Pendant by Belmag, 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This industrial pendant was manufactured in Switzerland in the late 1920s-1930s by Belmag in Zurich. The black and white enamel lamp shade can be turned and adjusted in multiple dire...
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Vintage 1930s Swiss Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Metal Cage Work Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Blue enamel work light, 2 meter, 80" black cotton wire. Weight: 0.90 kg / 2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for inca...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
By Mazda
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French Factory light by Mazda Thick quality Enamel. Used in warehouses and factories. Weight: 4.20 kg / 9.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel Industrial pendant. Black enamel shade, white inside. Dark gray cast aluminum top. Weight: 2.90 kg / 6.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitab...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Black enamel shade with gray cast aluminum top. Weight: 5.0 kg / 11 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Belgian Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Belgian industrial hanging lamp. Black enamel white interior. Weight: 1.5 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards f...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

French Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French Industrial pendant. Black enamel with white inside. Measures: Weight 1.2 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international stand...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Classic Pendants Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
European Industrial Classic. Rare model. Used in warehouses and factories in Europe. Weight 2.3 kg or 5.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by i...
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20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights NOS
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black, very dark gray industrial pendant. Vintage, high quality. New old stock. Weight: 1.2 kg or 2.6 lb. Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by in...
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20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Vintage Black Enamel Industrial Pendant Light, 1960s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
- Industrial hall lamp - Manufactured by Elektrosvit - Produced in former Czechoslovakia during the 1970s - Black enamel shade with white interior - Grey cast aluminium top - We...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Black Enamel 1930s Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Bauhaus Classic from the 1930s. Black enamel Industrial hanging lamp. Cast iron top. White interior. Weight: 1.7 kg / 3.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been ma...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial lamp. Black enamel. White interior. Weight: 7.5 kg / 16.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescen...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Vintage Black Enamel Industrial Pendant Light, 1930s
Located in Mratin, CZ
Pendant lamp from former Czechoslovakia, previously used in a factories. Made from enamelled metal. Black outside, white interior. Iron top. New porcelain socket for E 27 lightbulbs ...
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Early 20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor pendant. Dark grey / black enamel. White interior. Mounting plate: 12 × 7 cm. Measures: Weight 5.8 kg / 12.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made s...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Enamel

Bauhaus Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial lamp black enamel. White interior cast. Iron top. Measure: Weight 2.4 kg / 5.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international stan...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory light black enamel. White interior cast iron top. Weight: 2.8 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for inca...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Metal Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Black enamel shade. Gray cast aluminum top. Weight: 7.0 kg / 15.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international sta...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lamp, 1960s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Vintage industrial hanging hall lamp made by Elektrosvit in former Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. It features black enamel shade with white interior and grey cast aluminium top. New po...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory light, black enamel. White interior cast iron top. Weight: 4.9 kg / 10.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Pendant Hanging Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small pendant industrial Black enamel white interior Weight: 1.50 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for inc...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Hanging Lights Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light. Black enamel. White interior. Weight: 1.4 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incand...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Pendants Hanging Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light. Black enamel. White interior. Brass strain relief with 2 meter wire.   Measure: Weight: 1.0 kg / 2.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been ...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Dutch Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory lamp black enamel. White interior cast iron top. Weight: 2.2 kg / 4.9 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, ener...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Metal Vintage Industrial Film Studio Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Metal film light. Also for use on the wall. Space for 2 E27 bulbs. 2 x E27 / E26 excluding light bulbs Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendants Hanging Lights NOS
Located in Amsterdam, NL
European Industrial Classic. Rare model. Used in warehouses and factories in east Europe. New old stock. Weight 2.3 kg or 5.1 lb. Priced per individual item. All lamps have bee...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Vintage Industrial Black Anthracite Enamel Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Steel Scissor pendant. Very dark gray anthracite enamel. White interior. Measures: Mounting plate 12 × 7 cm. Weight: 5.8 kg / 12.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps ha...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

1930s Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
1930s black enamel factory light. Cast iron top. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesce...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Vintage Black Enamel Industrial Factory Pendant Lamp, 1930s
Located in Mratin, CZ
Industrial pendant light from former Czechoslovakia, previously used in a factories. Made from enamelled metal. Black outside, white interior. Interesting cast iron top. New porcelai...
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Early 20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Black Industrial Vintage European Original Steel Pendant Lamp
Located in Paris, FR
Different quantities and colors. This one is in black color. Totally restored original, European vintage Industrial pendant lights in steel. Each one come from old factories in E...
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20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

French Vintage Industrial Big Round Black Enameled Pendant
Located in Paris, FR
Great Industrial style all original, authentic vintage pendants coming from old factories. Big size. Charming round shape. Orange enameled new painting inside and outside. These ...
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20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant. Black enamel. White interior. Mounting plate: 12 × 7cm. Weight: 6.5 kg / 14.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by inter...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Bauhaus, 1930s Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Bauhaus Classic from the 1930s. Black enamel Industrial hanging lamp. Cast iron top. White interior. Weight: 2.2 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Black Enamel Bauhaus 1930s Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Bauhaus Classic from the 1930s. Black enamel industrial hanging lamp. Cast iron top. White interior. Weight 2.4 kg / 5.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made sui...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Pendant Hanging Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light. Black enamel. White interior. Brass strain relief with 2 meter wire.   Measure: Weight: 0.6 kg / 1.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been ...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Vintage Industrial Green Enamel Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Green enamel industrial pendant. White interior. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent l...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Small Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Pendant Hanging Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light. Black enamel. White interior. Brass strain relief with two meter wire. Measure: Weight: 0.6 kg / 1.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been ...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Dark Gray Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lamps (50x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
European Industrial pendant. Rare model. Used in warehouses and factories in Eastern Europe. New Old Stock. perfect condition. Weight: 2.3 kg or 5.1 lb Priced per individual item....
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20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

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Vintage Black Industrial Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal vintage black industrial pendant for your home. Each vintage black industrial pendant for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, enamel and iron. Find 419 options for an antique or vintage vintage black industrial pendant now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a vintage black industrial pendant — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A vintage black industrial pendant, designed in the Industrial or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one vintage black industrial pendant that is appealing in its simplicity, but Elektrosvit, Crouse-Hinds and Daeyang produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Vintage Black Industrial Pendant?

Prices for a vintage black industrial pendant can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $98 and can go as high as $6,500, while the average can fetch as much as $444.

A Close Look at Industrial Furniture

It’s a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furnishings of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, worktables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

     The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact. The interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. On these pages you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

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.