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Large Gernan Vintage Bubble Glass Wall Ceiling Light Flush Mount, 1970s
Located in Berlin, DE
Amazing blown bubble glass and chrome flush mount. Germany, 1970s. Lamp sockets: 9.
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Mid-20th Century German Space Age Flush Mount

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Chrome

Sculptural Vintage Ceiling Wall Light Flush Mount Chandelier, 1960s
By Leola, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful Minimalist Sciolari ceiling or wall flush mount. Italy, 1960s. Polished gold version.   
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Mid-20th Century Italian Minimalist Flush Mount

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Metal

Heavy Grid Pattern Glass Flush Mount, Vintage, Austria, 1960s
By Austroluxe
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Midcentury flush mount, thick textured glass. Made by Austrolux, Austria. The fixture requires one E27 Edison bulb up to 60 watt.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Rare German Vintage Glass Flower Flush Mount, Limburg, Germany, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful German glass flush mount with metal fixture, made by Glashütte Limburg in the 1960s. The Fixture requires one European E27 / 110 Volt Edison bulb, up to 100 watts.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

German Vintage Glass Flower Flush Mount, Glashütte Limburg, Germany, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful German glass flush mount with metal fixture, made by Limburg Leuchten in the 1960s. The fixture requires one European E27 / 110 Volt Edison bulb, up to 60 watts.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Square Bubble Glass Flush Mount Helena Tynell Style, Vintage, 1970s
By Helena Tynell
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful German glass flush mount with metal fixture. The fixture requires one European E27 / 110 Volt Edison bulbs, up to 75 watt.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

German Vintage Glass Flower Flush Mount, Massive Leuchten, Germany, 1960s
By Massive Lighting
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful German glass flush mount with metal fixture, made by Massive Leuchten in the 1960s. The fixture requires one European E27 / 110 Volt Edison bulb, up to 60 watts.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

1 of 2 Limburg Vintage Wall Light 1970s Textured Amber Toned Glass Flush Mount
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte 'new old stock' vintage midcentury organic flush mount light fixture or wall-mounted sconce, circa 1970s. Featuring wonderful German made mouth blown, molded and te...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Pair of German Vintage Solid Brass Wall or Ceiling Lights Flush Mounts, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Minimalist brushed brass flush mounts for wall or ceiling. Germany, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 5 x E27 (US E26).
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Pair of German Vintage Amber Glass Ceiling or Wall Lights Flush Mounts, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of wonderful rare vintage hand blown geometric bubble glass flush mounts. Germany, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 1x E27 (US E26).  
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Italian Vintage Sculptural Murano Glass Wall Flush Mount Sconce, 1960s
By Poliarte
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful large blown glass sconce by Poliarte. Italy, 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass

Beautiful Vintage White Lacquered Metal and Glass Chandelier Flush Mount, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful lacquered metal and glass flowers ceiling light / pendant. Austria, 1960s. Measures: Height min. (body): 4.7 in.  
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Pair of 1970s Biomorphic Vintage Glass Wall Sconces or Lights by Peill & Putzler
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Peill and Putzler pair of vintage midcentury flush mount wall lights or sconces made in Germany circa 1970s. This is an absolutely Classic piece of German design, featuring a clear g...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Aluminum

Red Wavy Flush Mount in blown Murano Glass Contemporary, Vintage Murano Gallery
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Red wavy cone flush mount in blown Murano glass contemporary, vintage Murano gallery This beautiful flush mount stands out for its multitude of red glass wavy elements that turn int...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Mid Century Modern Kalmar Glass Vintage Flush Mount, 1960s, Vienna
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
This huge flush mount designed by J.T. Kalmar, Vienna, 1960s, is usable as a flush mount and also to fix as a wall sconce. Eight frosted and textured glass elements are mounted with...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Kaiser Ice Glass Flush Mount Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1970s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A highly textural swirl surface to the outside of the glass and granulate fused interior create exceptional radiance, with brass backplate. Takes two E27 base bulbs up to 60 watts pe...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Murano Flush Mount Yellow Red Glass, Italy, 1970
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Vienna, AT
Murano glass sphere light Italy, circa 1970 Well-sized Murano glass fixture consisting of a beautiful blown glass shade with a red circulating glass stripe that illuminates nicely...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Mid Century Modern Kalmar Sunburst Brass Vintage Flush Mount, 1950s, Vienna
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented flush mount was made of curved polished brass and features 12-arms with 12 sockets E 14. Also the shape is elegant and looks like sunbursts. The lighting was designed...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Crystal and Brass Murano Lamps Flush Mounts, circa 1970
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Vienna, AT
Rich pair of thick glass rod flush lights with 19" x 19", Italy circa 1970- Priced per piece Stunning pair of 19" pyramide shaped ceiling lamps with heavy Murano glass on a gilt f...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Brass J. T. Kalmar Sunburst Vintage Flush Mount Vienna, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern Flush Mount, which features ten curved, from up to down, brass arms with ten sockets E 14. The ceiling lamp or flush mount was designed and executed by J. T. Kalma...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Limburg 1 of 3 Iron & Glass Vintage Mid-Century Flush Mount Lights, circa 1965
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Vintage mid-century octagonally shaped, Minimalist German made flush mount light fixture produced by Glashütte Limburg, circa 1965. This Contemporary Art Deco and lantern style Plafo...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Vintage Venini Esprit Flush Mount
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Venini Esprit Flush Mount. It is a one of kind flush mount fixture with floral shaped glass in clear and amber colors.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Glass Brass Vintage Flush Mount Cari Zalloni Bakalowits 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern glass brass vintage flush mount, which was designed by Cari Zalloni 1960s and manufactured by the lighting company Bakalowits, Vienna. Cari Zalloni ( 1937 - 2012...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glass Flush Mount Tulipan by J. T. Kalmar Vienna 1960
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern flush mount or chandelier Tulipan, which was designed by J. T. Kalmar and executed by Kalmar Austria, Vienna, 1960. 40 handblown glass bubbles are mounted on the w...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Stilnovo Style Brass Walnut Vintage Flush Mount Italy 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern Sputnik Flush Mount similar to Stilnovo, which was designed Italy 1950s. The material is brass and solid walnut. Measurements: Diameter 23.62 in (60 cm) ...
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Walnut Flush Mount by Rupert Nikoll, circa 1950
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
This flush mount by Rupert Nikoll was designed and made circa 1950 in Austria. The elegant and simple design of this flush mount features seven opaline oval shaped glass shades. Also...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pair of White Glass Nickel Flush Mounts 1960s Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
A Mid-Century Modern pair of vintage flush mounts, which was designed and manufactured in Murano, Italy 1960s. A white handmade glass ball with a slightly curved nickel-plated line,...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Nickel

Mid Century Modern Glass Vintage Flush Mount by Barovier and Toso Italy 1960s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Vienna, AT
Fantastic flush mount designed and executed by Barovier & Toso, Murano, Italy, circa 1960. The frame was made of metal and was lacquered golden. The lamp shade was handmade with nic...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Italian Flush Mount in Murano Glass Multi color Elements by Giovanni Dalla Fina
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Flush Mount in Murano Glass Multi color Elements by Giovanni Dalla Fina This outstanding massive Murano glass flush mount celebrates the beauty of colors and the perfection o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Vintage Floral Murano Glass Flush Mount
Located in New York, NY
Vintage floral Murano glass flush mount from 1970's.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Murano Glass

Vintage German Dotted Glass Flush Mount Light
Located in New York, NY
Vintage German dotted glass flush mount light.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Vintage Holophane Glass Ceiling Lights Flush Mounts
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Holophane flush mount. Metal bulb holder with glass shade. Weight: 2.60 kg / 5.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Flush Mount

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Brass

German Vintage Textured Murano Glass Flush Mount, 1960s
By Hillebrand
Located in Berlin, DE
Murano glass and brass ceiling light/flush mount. Germany, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 3
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Petite Iceberg Glass Flush Mount Vintage German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A petite flush mount from Germany. Beautiful Iceberg shape glass on a metal fixture. The flush mount requires one European E27 Edison bulb, up to 60 watt. A nice addition to any room.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Vintage Poliarte Verona Square Flush-Mount Ceiling Light
By Poliarte
Located in New York, NY
One-of-a-kind 1970s Italian Flushmount ceiling light by Poliarte is available for immediate purchase. Two Sockets. Thick chiseled polychrome glass.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Murano Glass

Vintage Midcentury Ice Crystal Textured Flush Mount, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful ice crystal textured flush mount. Made in Germany. Gorgeous textured glass flush mount with metal fixture. The fixture requires one European E27 Edison bulb up to 75 watts.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Large German Vintage Textured Murano Glass Flush Mount, 1960s
By Hillebrand
Located in Berlin, DE
White and clear blown Murano glass and brass ceiling light/flush mount. Germany, 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Large French Vintage Wall Ceiling Light Flush Mount, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare flush mount attributed to Mathieu Matégot. France, 1950s. Perforated, enameled metal shield with brass and Lucite. Lamp sockets: 6.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Large German Vintage Textured Murano Glass Flush Mount, 1960s
By Hillebrand
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful blown Murano glass ceiling light/flush mount. Germany, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 5
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

German Vintage Sculptural Ceiling Light Flush Mount Chandelier, 1970s
By Sciolari Lighting, Helestra, Leola
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful sculptural minimalist brass ceiling flush mount chandelier. Germany, 1970s. Measures: Lamp sockets 12.
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Mid-20th Century German Minimalist Flush Mount

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Brass, Metal

Brutalist Glass Flush Mount Iron Frame Vintage, Germany, 1960s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Gorgeous amber tone glass flush mount light made in Germany. It is in very good condition, no chips, cracks and no repairs. The fixture requires a European E27 / 110 volt Edison bulb...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Wrought Iron, Metal

Vintage Glass Diamond / Square Flush Mount with Circle Motif
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fabulous, frosted and clear, molded glass sconce with circular designs trimming its square shape. It looks great oriented as a diamond or a square; as a wall light or on a ceiling,...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Brass Stilnovo Style Sputnik Flush Mount Vintage Midcentury, 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Classic brass Sputnik flush mount, end 1950s-early 1960s. Each of the five arms has one original E14 socket which is covered by a grey color cup. Very good original condition with a ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass, Metal

Italien Vintage Ceiling or Wall Light Flush Mount Sconce, 1950s
By Stilnovo, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful Gino Sarfatti style ceiling or wall flush mount. Italy, 1950s.      
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Large German Vintage Glass Wall Ceiling Light Flush Mount, 1960s
By Gebrüder Cosack
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare square glass and brass flush mount by Cosack Germany, 1960s.  
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Monumental Square Hustadt Bubble Glass Flush Mount Vintage German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A gorgeous flush mount by Hustadt Leuchten Germany. Heavy thick glass on a metal fixture. The flush mount requires two European E27 Edison bulb, each up to 60 watts. A nice addition ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

German Vintage Textured Murano Glass Ceiling Light Flush Mount, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar, Hillebrand
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful ice glass flush mount with brass fitting. Germany, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 3.      
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass, Metal

Vintage Bubble Glass Bathroom Flush Mount or Sconce, Limburg, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Dramatic flush mount or wall sconce composed of bubble glass. Designed by E. S. Horn in Denmark and manufactured by Glashütte Limburg in Germany in a style reminiscent of Helena Tyne...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

German Vintage Glass Ceiling or Wall Light Flush Mount, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Berlin, DE
Lovely clear and matte white glass flush mount. Germany, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Beautiful Glass Flower Flush Mount Light Venini, Vintage Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful flush mount by Italian manufacturer Venini. Beautiful glass flowers on a chromed metal fixture. The Fixture requires one European E27 / 110 Volt Edison bulb, up to 100 wa...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Chrome

Beautiful Glass Flush Mount Light Hustadt Leuchten, Vintage German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful flush mount by German manufacturer Hustadt Leuchten. Beautiful bubble glass on a metal fixture. The Fixture requires one European E27 / 110 Volt Edison bulb, up to 60 watts.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

French Porcelain Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial ceiling lamps. White porcelain. Clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Measures: Diameter foot 10 cm Suitable for 110 volt USA new wiring is CE certified (220 volt) or UL...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Flush Mount

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Porcelain, Glass

Sculptural Vintage Ceiling Wall Light Flush Mount by Leola, 1960s
By Leola
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful Minimalist Sciolari style ceiling or wall flush mount, chandelier by Leola. Germany, 1960s. Polished brass version. Measure: height 13.8 in, width 13.8 in, depth 7 in. ...
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Mid-20th Century German Minimalist Flush Mount

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Brass

Sculptural German Vintage Glass Flush Mounts Wall Ceiling Lights 1960s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Berlin, DE
One of... beautiful blown glass flush mounts. Germany, 1960s-1970s Lamp sockets: 1x E27 (US E26)
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Mid-20th Century German Minimalist Flush Mount

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Smoked Glass

Three German Vintage Glass Wall Ceiling Lights Flush Mounts, 1960s
By Hillebrand
Located in Berlin, DE
One of... geometric matt and clear glass flush mount. Germany, 1970s. Lamp sockets: Two x E27 (E26).
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Italian Vintage Gold-Plated Wall Ceiling Lights Flush Mounts, 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
One of... very decorative gold-plated wall or ceiling light or flush mount by Banci Firenze. Italy, 1950s-1960s Lamp socket: One  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Flush Mount

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Metal

German Vintage Amber Bubble Glass Ceiling or Wall Flush Mount, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful hand blown glass ceiling or wall flush mount by Limburg, Germany, 1960s.    
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

German Vintage Bubble Glass Ceiling or Wall Light Flush Mount, 1960s
By Helena Tynell and Heinrich Gantenbrink
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare and beautiful glass ceiling or wall flush mount. Germany, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 1.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Limburg Vintage 1970s Segmented Smoked / Topaz Glass and Brass Flush Mount
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A fantastic, vintage and Minimalist German made wall or ceiling flush mount light fixture by Glashütte Limburg, circa 1970s. The simple, yet striking, clean lined modernist design lo...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

German Vintage Amber Bubble Glass Ceiling or Wall Flush Mount 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful hand blown glass ceiling or wall flush mount by Limburg, Germany, 1960s. .
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

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Vintage Midcentury Flush Mount For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic vintage midcentury flush mount available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, metal and brass, every vintage midcentury flush mount was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the vintage midcentury flush mount you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A vintage midcentury flush mount is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made vintage midcentury flush mount has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Glashütte Limburg, Doria Leuchten Germany and Kaiser Leuchten are consistently popular.

How Much is a Vintage Midcentury Flush Mount?

Prices for a vintage midcentury flush mount can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $375 and can go as high as $1,730, while the average can fetch as much as $910.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Flush Mount for You

Antique and vintage flush mount lighting fixtures can help you create inviting, ambient lighting in your space, and who doesn’t want that?

While electric light bulbs were a huge improvement over gas and oil lamps for lighting our homes, we still had much work to do in order to arrive at the broad range of table lamps, pendants, sconces and other fixtures that are available today.

Lighting technology and design improved substantially over time. Engaging engineers, scientists, architects and designers alike, the field of lighting became a major proving ground for state-of-the-art materials like plastics, inventive new mechanisms and emotionally resonant styles that included the ethereal (Isamu Noguchi’s Akari light sculpture), the whimsical (Gino Sarfatti’s 2109 ceiling light and Sputnik chandelier) and the eclectically postmodern (the Toio floor lamp crafted by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni). Eventually, flush mount light fixtures became a practical option for home lighting.

Flush mount lighting fixtures are among the most convenient ways to light a small room with a low ceiling. These structures sit directly against the ceiling’s surface and cast light downward, illuminating a large area and defining the room. Semi-flush mount lighting fixtures hang several inches from the ceiling. They also produce ambient light but can be a little more decorative and lean toward the style of chandeliers.

Flush mount lighting is versatile. Larger fixtures distribute more ambient light across the center of the room, while smaller flush mount fixtures are best for accent or task lighting. The main drawback of flush mount fixtures is that they don’t make a strong statement. You can remedy this by strategically arranging decorative accents that flourish in soft lighting.

Lighting is an essential part of any interior design project. Often, having the right light fixture is key to creating an attractive, radiant room. Ample lighting paired with enticing design creates an elevated, inviting atmosphere, helping to set the desired mood. Selecting the right lighting for your home, however, isn’t merely about creating an especially bright bedroom or a moody dining room. There are many different kinds of fixtures and illumination to consider, with flush mount lighting fixtures among them.

Make a statement with a<a href=https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/lighting/flush-mount-ceiling-lights/material/metal/ target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> metal flush mount lighting fixture — a copper or chrome fixture can prove dazzling in your living room. Art Deco flush mount lighting fixtures, with their geometrical shapes and unique detailing in crystal, glass and brass, will go toward creating a cohesive look amid your collection of authentic Art Deco era posters and other wall decor.

Hollywood Regency fixtures — defined by a flamboyant design style for which we credit decorator Dorothy Draper — can introduce glamour and glitz to your living room with their mirrored finishes and complex floral motifs.

Explore a collection of antique and vintage flush mount lighting fixtures on 1stDibs to see what style best suits your space.