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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

Gray Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industria Rotterdam industrial cage light cast aluminium, clear glass 2 meter / 80” black cotton wire Weight: 1.30 kg / 2.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have be...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

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

White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Metal Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Cast aluminum industrial hanging lamp by Industrial Rotterdam. White opaline glass. 2 meter black wire. Weight: 1.10 kg / 2.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have bee...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.40 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and Opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.40 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

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

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Enamel

Vintage Industrial Gray Enamel Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant. Grey enamel. White interior. Mounting plate: 12 × 7 cm. Weight: 5.8 kg / 12.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by i...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Green Brown Metal Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial pedant light spot light. Green rust metal with rotatable arm Weight: 4.50 kg / 9.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Green Brown Metal Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial pedant light spot light Gubin. Green rust metal with rotatable arm Weight: 4.50 kg / 9.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

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 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

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights (5x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel Industrial pendant. Yellow green enamel shade, white inside. Dark grey cast aluminum top. Weight: 2.90 kg / 6.4 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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Aluminum, Enamel

Light Petrol Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Petrol enamel industrial pendant. White interior. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb Priced individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent ligh...
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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 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

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Aluminum Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel industrial pendant Light green enamel shade, white inside. Dark gray cast aluminum top Weight: 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

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

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 Metal Vintage Industrial Film Studio Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Metal film light. Space for 5 x E27 / E26 bulbs. manufactured in 1978 5 x E27 / E26 excluding light bulbs Weight: 7.80 kg / 17.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamp...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

Gray Enamel Dutch Vintage Industrial Classic Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dutch vintage industrial design classic. Gray enamel white interior. Weight 22.0 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standar...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

White Enamel French Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights (3x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small French industrial pendant. Weight 0.30 kg / 0.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs,...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Black Rubber Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Black work light, clear glass with black cotton wire Weight: 1.0 kg / 2.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesce...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rubber

Gray Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Tube Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Tube Industrial cast aluminum light. Clear glass. Converted for E26 / E27 light bulbs. Weight: 5.0 kg / 11 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Light Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Light 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...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Grey Cast Iron Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Extra large industrial hanging lamp Gray cast iron clear glass E27 / E26 Mind you. Heavy! 23.8 KG Weight: 23.80 kg / 52.5 lb All lamps have been made suitable by intern...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Aluminum

White Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Factory Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging lamp White enamel white interior Cast iron top Weight 5.0 kg / 11 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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Iron, Enamel

Old Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Old 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 m...
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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

Mint Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Light green enamel factory pendant from the de Ukraine. White inside. White opaline glass Measure: Diameter glass 21 cm Weight: 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item....
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian 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 Enamel Vintage Cast Iron Porcelain Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, cast iron and opaline glass. Black enamel shade 2 conductors, no ground. Including 80" / 200 cm black cotton wire and metal canop...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, 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

White Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Porcelain Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, cast iron and clear glass. White enamel shade, porcelain base with cast iron top. Round opaline glass. Including 80" / 200 cm bla...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
scissor varia steel pendant adjustable length black enamel, white interior spotlight size: diam. 40 cm 90° angle adjustable shade as shown on picture 125 cm min. length 55 cm max. ...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

  • Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Lights
  • Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Lights
  • Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Lights
  • Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Lights
H 78.75 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
White Porcelain Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Hanging Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial pendant. White porcelain, clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 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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Porcelain, Glass

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

Gray Aluminum Shade Vintage Industrial Iron Scissor Spot Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor varia steel pendant. Gray aluminum Philips spot light. Mounting plate: 12 × 7 cm Weight: 6.8 kg / 15 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Aluminum

Gray Vintage Industrial Cast Aluminum Clear Glass Lights (2x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial cast aluminum light. Clear glass. Measures: Weight 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energy-eff...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Green Metal Vintage Industrial Bakelite Top Wall Lights Spots Scones
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Metal wall spot light scone wall light. Army green metal shade. White interior. Bakelite top and adjustable in angle. Weight: 0.5 kg / 1.1 lb. Priced per individual item. All lamps...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

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

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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

French Holophane Glass Vintage Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage French Holophane glass lampshades. 2 meter / 80" black cotton wire. Weight: 0.60 kg / 1.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internati...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Holophane Glass Vintage Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage French Holophane glass lampshades. 2 meter / 80" black cotton wire. Weight: 0.40 kg / 0.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internati...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Holophane Glass Vintage Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage French Holophane glass lampshades. 2 meter / 80" black cotton wire. Weight: 0.90 kg / 2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internation...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brown Metal Vintage Industrial Pendant Wall Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial metal light. Suitable as wall and pendant light. Weight 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for ...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Vintage Fish Trap Pendant Lights
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage metal wire fish net traps custom made into pendant lights. Twisted rope cording. Wired for a single bulb. Antique bronze canopy. Each pendant is roughly 45" long and 14" diam...
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Wire

Vintage Fish Net Pendant Lights
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage metal wire fish nets, custom made into pendant lights. Pair available, sold individually. Each pendant is roughly 30" inches high and about 10" inches in diameter. They hang ...
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Bronze, Wire

Metal Vintage Industrial Film Studio Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Metal film light. Space for 6 x E27/E26 bulbs. Weight: 8.20 kg / 18.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesc...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights, 1960s
Located in Neervelp, BE
Vintage green enamel pendant lights produced and used in Russia. These mint green examples are in very good condition. The lights have cast iron shade holders labeled with 'cccp', ...
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Vintage 1960s Russian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
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

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Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of vintage industrial pendant lights available for sale. Each of these unique vintage industrial pendant lights was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, enamel and glass. Vintage industrial pendant lights have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Large vintage industrial pendant lights can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller vintage industrial pendant lights available at 1stDibs — each spanning 5.12 inches in width — may make for a better choice. Vintage industrial pendant lights have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by 360volt, Industria Rotterdam and Philips are consistently popular.

How Much are Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights?

Prices for vintage industrial pendant lights can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, vintage industrial pendant lights begin at $85 and can go as high as $2,800, while the average can fetch as much as $405.

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 Pendant Lights for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture named for the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only does the right chandelier prove stunning, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.

Questions About Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights
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