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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

Large German Vintage Blown Glass Globe Ceiling Hanging Pendant Light, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, J.T. Kalmar, Mazzega
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful hand blown textured bubble glass globe and brass pendant. Germany, 1960s. Measures: Glass D 13.8 in, H 10 in Lamp sockets: 1x E27 (US E26).   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

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Enamel, Aluminum

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial factory pendant Green / grey enamel, white interior Weight: 1.50 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standard...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

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 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

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

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 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

White Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Hanging Light Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light. White enamel. White interior. Weight: 1.4 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per 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

Zeiss Ikon Mirror Glass Vintage Industrial Hanging Light Pendant
By Zeiss Ikon
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Zeiss Ikon mirror glass pendant Aluminium top 2 meter black wire excluding light bulb E27 / E26 Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been...
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Mid-20th Century German 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

Gray Brown Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Hanging Light Pendant
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Gray brown enamel, white interior Measures: 80" / 200 cm black cotton wire. Weight: 1.0 kg / 2.2 lb 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

White Porcelain Vintage Industrial Holophane Glass Hanging Light
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial pendant. White porcelain, clear Holophane glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Porcelain, Glass

Moroccan Vintage Metal and Frosted Glass Light Fixture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Great vintage Moroccan handcrafted frosted glass lantern. The top and bottom metal hand-crafted in openwork Moorish design.. Rewired with a cluster of four lights. Comes with 3 feet ...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish 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

Materials

Enamel

Large 1970s Vintage Chrome Textured Glass Pendant Light by Peill & Putzler
By Peill & Putzler, Koch & Lowy
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Vintage midcentury pendant light by German lighting manufacture Peill & Putzler in the late 1970s. This is an absolutely Classic piece of design, featuring a clear textured glass sha...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Chrome

Wonderful German Vintage Ceiling Light Chandelier, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful crystal glass, gold plated brass pendant chandelier. Germany, 1960s. Measures: Diameter 22 in Height (body) 13 in Lamp sockets: 10.
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Wonderful Large Austrian Vintage Ceiling Light Chandelier, 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful crystal glass, brass and nickel pendant chandelier. Austria, 1960s. Measures: Diameter 27.5 in Height (body) 6 in Lamp sockets: 8x E27 (US E26).
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel, Brass

Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Lustermanchen Sculpture Chandelier W. Lantern Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and hand carved, beer serving landlord chandelier with real ibex horns. If you are looking for a decorative light fixture for a bar, pub, tavern, restaurant, mancave or lodge t...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Black Forest Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Steel Gray Vintage Industrial Scissor Spot Light Clear Glass
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor Varia steel pendant. Gray metal spot light with clear glass. Measures: Mounting plate: 12 × 7 cm. Weight: 7.0 kg / 15.4 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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Metal, Steel

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

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Glass

Vintage Pendant Light with White and Antique Pink Glass Shade, circa 1950
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A vintage pendant lamp with a white and antique pink opaline glass shade and brass suspension. cabling renewed, working order. With international E27 base lamp holder. Measures: H...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

Vintage Pendant Light
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid century vintage pendant light featuring a geometric frame design and perforated detailing.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

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H 33 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Green Glass Vintage Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Glass pendant lamps Green clear glass 2 meter black cotton wire Weight: 1.05 kg / 2.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards fo...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

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H 10.63 in. Dm 4.73 in.
Italian Midcentury Vintage Pendant Light, 1950s
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful large pendant light. Italy, 1950s. Lamp sockets: One x E27 (US E26).  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper, Metal

Vintage Pendant Light by Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Massive Lighting
Located in Verviers, BE
Vintage pendant light by Massive, Belgium. Photography fails to capture the simple elegant illumination provided by this lamp. A perfect example of vintage decorative arts, an ...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Vintage Pendant Light by Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Massive Lighting
Located in Verviers, BE
Vintage pendant light by Massive, Belgium There are 10 pieces available in stock Photography fails to capture the simple elegant illumination provided by this lamp. A perfect examp...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Fabric

Vintage Pendant Light by Glashutte Limburg, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Reeded white glass pendant lights by Glashutte Limburg. The lamp shades emit a beautiful diffuse light and are held up by a brass shade holder. It can be used in a hallway or s...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Vintage Pendant Light by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1960s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Verviers, BE
Vintage pendant light by Peill & Putzler, Germany. This central pendant light is crafted from heavy hand blown glass with dramatic swirling clouds of grey and white creating a brutal...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Vintage Pendant Light by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1960s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Verviers, BE
Vintage pendant light by Peill & Putzler, Germany. This central pendant light is crafted from heavy hand-blown glass with dramatic swirling clouds of brown and cream creating a cloud...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Italy Midcentury Brutalist Pendant Light with Stunning Mouth Blown Glass Discs
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare design pendant with large, mouth blown art glass discs in gilt wrought iron frame. If you are looking for a striking and extraordinary light fixture to grace your midcentury li...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Pendant Light by Paul Secon for Sompex, 1960s
By Sompex
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Midcentury chandelier designed by Paul Secon for Sompex. The light is made of an acrylic/Lucite frame with nylon wires woven all around the chandelier to create a most loving ligh...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nylon, Lucite

Vintage Medical Light Pendant
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This Medical light has been mounted with pendant hardware to create an amazing and original fixture. Wired for standard bulbs is gives off great light and makes a great conversation ...
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Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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H 32 in. Dm 17.5 in.
Light Gray Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Gray 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 incandescen...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel

Light Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel industrial pendant lamps Light green enamel shade, white inside. Metal top. Weight: 3.60 kg / 7.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by i...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Vintage Aluminum Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Heath, MA
A circa 1950 Bombay movie theater horn loudspeaker finds new life as an industrial style pendant. This aluminum light has very appealing form and an authentic distressed patina. Manu...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

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H 26 in. W 24.75 in. D 12.50 in.
Vintage Aluminum Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Heath, MA
A circa 1950 Bombay movie theatre horn loudspeaker finds new life as an industrial style pendant. This aluminum light has very appealing form and its original distressed patina. Manu...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

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H 33 in. W 24.75 in. D 12.50 in.
Space Age 'Bug Eye' Pendant Light, 1960s, Ufo Pendant Light, Vintage Pendant l
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Mid century Space Age 'bug eye' or ufo pendant light by Massive. The lamp is mostly referred to as Luigi Colani design but is not correct. These where produced in Belgium by a lig...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Plastic

Vintage Industrial Pendant Light, 1970s
Located in Mratin, CZ
- Industrial factory pendant lamp from the 1970s. - Black metal top - Stainless steel silver shade - New porcelain socket for E 27 lightbulbs - New wire - Weight: 3.5 Kg.   
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Late 20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Stainless Steel

Vintage Opaline Pendant Light, 1950s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Unusual Art Deco pendant light made from opaline glass. The light has a nickel plated shade holder. It was used in larger homes with higher ceilings in the entrance halls or st...
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Light Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging light blue enamel, black type, white interior Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 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

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage industrial pendant. Blue enamel with white interior. Weight: 1.3 kg / 2.9 lb. Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel

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

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Aluminum, Enamel

Vintage French Capiz Pendant Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950s French pendant capiz light fixtures with three interior candelabra lights. Measurements: Diameter 14? Drop 10?.
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Gray Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging light gray enamel white interior Weight: 2.80 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incan...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging light green enamel white interior Weight: 2.80 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 Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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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

Midcentury Vintage Louvered Lightolier Pendant Light
By Lightolier
Located in San Diego, CA
1960s louvered Lightolier dome pendant lamp in the style of Verner Panton. Sleek light gray beige enameled form features staggered concentric circles allowing passing light to escape...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

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

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging light. Green enamel white interior. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for inca...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Enamel

Vintage Industrial Steel Hanging Pendant Light
Located in New York City, NY
Vintage Industrial steel hanging pendant light.
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Vintage Yellow Industrial Aluminium Pendant Light
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage Yellow industrial aluminium pendant light.
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20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel industrial pendant green enamel shade, white inside. Green enamel top. Weight: 3.40 kg / 7.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by intern...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Vintage Hand Thrown Ceramic Pendant Light
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Absolutely gorgeous hand thrown and cut pendant/swag light. From the curated collection Space 20th Century Modern.
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Vintage 1970s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

Vintage Triple Pendant Light, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This is an amazing set of three pendants in one collage. The three are held together by a brass triangle. All pendants are in a beautifull condition and have clearly always been well...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

White Enamel French Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small French Industrial pendant. Measure: Weight 0.7 kg / 1.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Gray Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small industrial pendant Gray enamel white interior 2 meter black cotton wire Weight: 0.5 kg / 1.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel

Holophane Glass Vintage Industrial Hanging Light Pendant
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage American Holophane glass lampshades. 2 meter / 80" black cotton wire. Weight: 0.80 kg / 1.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mercury Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Mercury mirror glass pendant by Wonder Licht Brass top 2 meter black cotton flex Weight: 1.00 kg / 2.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by int...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Vintage Pendant Light For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the vintage pendant light you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each vintage pendant light for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and enamel. If you’re shopping for a vintage pendant light, we have 1111 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect vintage pendant light — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A vintage pendant light, designed in the Industrial, Mid-Century Modern or Hollywood Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one vintage pendant light that is appealing in its simplicity, but 360volt, Florian Schulz and Gaetano Sciolari produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Vintage Pendant Light?

A vintage pendant light can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $859, while the lowest priced sells for $89 and the highest can go for as much as $25,351.

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.