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Lightolier Yellow Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern
By Lightolier
Located in Fulton, CA
A canary yellow 5-light chandelier or pendant light by Lightolier. Can be installed as a pendant light with use of 8 foot chair or shortened to hang as a chandelier with desired dept...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Sunshine Yellow Powder-Coated Metal Chandelier
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large Mid-Century six-arm iron chandelier, powder-coated in bright sunshine-yellow paint. Recently rewired, UL standardized.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Mid-20th Century Italian Yellow Tole Transfer Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-20th Century Italian yellow tole transfer chandelier.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Tôle

Venini Mid-Century Murano Yellow White Glass Chandelier, Poliedri Model, 1960s
By Paolo Venini
Located in Madrid, ES
A stunning Murano white and yellow glass chandelier designed and edited by Paolo Venini in the 60s. Model Poliedri. Excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-20th Century Italian Yellow Tole Transfer Six-Arm Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-20th century Italian yellow tole transfer six-arm chandelier New wiring.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Tôle

Murano Yellow Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Yellow Murano chandelier. 4-light, and 4 - 4" candle wax covers.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

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Murano Glass

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H 36 in. Dm 21 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Swedish Modern Yellow Pendant
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sunny yellow enamel coated finish featuring glass medallions. Newly rewired to US standards. New 6 foot white cord.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Triangle Shape Flushmount w. Yellow Stripes Geometric Pattern
Located in Lisse, NL
Great shape and fresh color, Mid-Century Modern glass light fixture. This Mid-Century Modern work of (lighting) art is another one of our recent, wonderful finds. As you can see, th...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bakelite, Glass

1970s Vintage Italian Murano Chandelier, 24 Yellow Disks
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Vintage Italian Murano chandelier in Vistosi style. The chandelier has 24 fantastic Murano yellow disks in a metal frame. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 41.30 inches (105 cm...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Vistosi Attributed Yellow Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Naples, IT
Suspension lamp in yellow Murano glass with interior covered by a thin layer of white opaline glass. In the style of Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Metal Spot Monopunto Yellow Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1980s
Located in Naples, IT
Suspension lamp in satin yellow Murano glass handmade, blown with the techniques of the old Murano glass masters. Marcato Metalspot Monopunto Series 1980.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-century Gothic-Style Cathedral Pendants in Red, Orange and Yellow
Located in New York, NY
These four vintage cathedral pendant come with multicolored cylindrical glass shades, composed of red, orange and yellow blocks, each set in a metal frame, with metal scroll work, gi...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Yellow Glass Pendant Light Attrb. Holmegaard, 1960's
By Holmegaard
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scandinavian Modern yellow glass penndant light with brass details.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare Mid-Century Modern Cone Shaped Pendant Lamp Made of Sheet Steel in Yellow
Located in München, DE
Gorgeous rare large original Mid-Century Modern yellow metal pendant lamp from Italy. Funny futuristic 1950s cone design in very good original condition. One original metal E27 soc...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Brass Tole Chandelier with Yellow Porcelain Flowers
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Hollywood Regency six light chandelier in brass with yellow porcelain flowers. Diameter 50 cm. Height fixture 55 cm. Total height including the chain 180 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Round Yellow Chandelier Archimede Seguso 1950s Murano Glass Midcentury Brass
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round yellow chandelier Archimede Seguso 1950s Murano glass midcentury Italian brass part, gold dust. 8 light bulbs E14 Max 40 Watt each. For shipping, the Murano glass will be tot...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Hand Blown Cased Yellow or Gold Glass Pendant Light Fixture
By Fog and Morup
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This handcrafted cased glass pendant light fixture is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in Italy or Scandinavia in circa 1965 in the midcentury fog and Morup style. The shade ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid Century Modernist Pendant
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modernist pendant from the late 1950's
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Vintage 1950s Czech Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
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H 17.72 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
1960s French Chandelier, Red, Yellow and Black
By Arlus, Lunel
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare French glass uplight chandelier, circa 1960. Alternating yellow and red enameled glasses are mounted on brass and anodized aluminum hardware with a red glass centerpiece. V...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lighting in Yellow Cristal by Carl Fagerlund
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern pendant light in pale yellow crystal by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors. E27 bulbs. Measures: H 28 cm, Ø 18 cm, total H 55 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Midcentury Carlo Nason Yellow Murano Glass Italia Chandelier for Mazzega, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, Mazzega
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing pendant yellow Murano glass chandelier "Eclisse". A wonderful midcentury piece designed by Carlo Nason for Mazzega in Italy during the 1960s. It is made of two yellow Mura...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Arredoluce Eight Arm Chandelier with Yellow Perforated Shades, 1950's
By Arredoluce
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Italian Modern Arredoluce attributed hanging enameled and perforated pendant, circa 1955. Featuring a round single tier eight arm form, eight enameled black sockets and eight perfora...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Yellow, Pink and White Venini Style Tronchi Oval Hanging Chandelier
By Paolo Venini
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Beautiful chandelier in very soft colors and nice shape of glass pieces. From underneath, each glass piece looks like a flower. Each piece of glass is 26 cm tall. 8 bulbs. Height i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Midcentury Italian Chandelier Yellow Vistosi Design 1950s Brass Gold
By Vistosi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian chandelier yellow Vistosi design 1950s brass gold. 1 light bulb E27 max 100 watt. Measures: Only glass height cm 38, diameter cm 18.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1970s Italian Buttercup Yellow Murano Glass Flower Brass Chandelier/Flush Mount
Located in New York, NY
1970s Italian one-of-a-kind amber yellow Murano glass flower chandelier, organic modern design entirely handcrafted in Italy, the round convex structure in brass that can be mounted ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Yellow Disc Chandelier, Enamelled Metal, Modern 1970s Italian Pendant, Lighting
Located in Roma, IT
Yellow chandelier in enameled metal. Measures: Diameter 50 cm 20 inc.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Model 320 "Aster" Nickel + Yellow Enamel Chandelier by Blueprint Lighting, NYC
By Arredoluce, Robert Sonneman, Arteluce
Located in New York, NY
Our standard enamel colors are shown in the final images--there is no additional lead time or cost for these colors. Introducing the model 320, a chic, simple brass chandelier with ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel

Murano Glass Brass Mobile Chandelier Red and Yellow Glass Elements
By Silvio Piattelli, Effetre International Company
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Mobile chandelier with solid brass metal structure. Murano glass elements. Three arches that are balanced on a pivot center allowing swing and rocking movement. No wires. The lig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass, Metal

Chandelier Vistosi Torcello Murano Glass Pendant Italy 1970s Yellow White
By Vistosi
Located in Vienna, AT
Chandelier Vistosi Torcello Murano glass pendant Italy 1970s yellow white. This object has 26 textured glass discs mounted on aluminum frame including 6 bulb fittings. This chandelie...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Round Murano Glass Curved Chandelier Midcentury Italian Design Yellow Brass
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round Murano glass curved chandelier midcentury Italian design yellow brass gold, 1950. 5-light bulbs E14 max 40 Watt each.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mazzega Chandelier Italian Design, 1970s Murano Glass Yellow White color
By Mazzega
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Elegant Italian chandelier Mazzega design, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Modernist Flying Saucer Sputnik Chandelier in Black, Red, Blue & Yellow
By Stilnovo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Shades adjust to various positions. Dimensions Height 29.53 in. (75 cm) Diameter 21.66 in. (55 cm) 3 light bulbs/ Good working condition Assembly required. Bulbs not included. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum, Brass, Brass

1970 Vintage Italian Mazzega Nickel Crystal Orange Yellow Murano Drum Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in New York, NY
A rare Italian Design Mid-Century Modern chandelier by Mazzega, the nickel structure has a geometric hexagonal shape, repeated in the canopies, with 6 airy organic side panels in cry...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Round La Murrina Chandelier Italian Design Transparent Yellow Murano Glass, 1960
By La Murrina
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round La Murrina chandelier Italian design transparent yellow Murano glass, 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Chandelier Pendant Brass Italian Design Vistosi 1950 Black, Yellow, Blu, Red
By Vistosi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chandelier pendant midcentury Italian design Vistosi 1950 black, yellow, blu, red Murano glass. 3 light bulbs E27 max 80 Watt each.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Italian Murano by Paolo Venini White and Yellow Crystal Chandelier
By Paolo Venini
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Very beautiful brass chandelier with handmade Murano Venini crystal glass. The chandelier has multiple lightpoints, creating a beautiful warm light. Perfect condition, no damag...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mathieu Matégot Style Chandelier Brass & Green Red Yellow Metal Mesh Shades 1950
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Miami, FL
Superb French Mid-Century Modern three-light chandelier in the style of Mathieu Matégot. Metal mesh shades in green, yellow and red finish. US rewired and each socket takes one lig...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Big Classic Round Italian Chandelier Brass Gold Yellow Glass Italian Design 1970
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Big classic round Italian chandelier brass gold yellow amber glass Italian design 1970. 6 light bulbs max 80 was each.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Big Classic Round Italian Chandelier Brass Gold Yellow Glass Italian Design 1970
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Big classic round Italian chandelier brass gold yellow glass Italian design 1970. 6 light bulbs max 80 was each.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

A Mid-Century Kalmar Modernist Glass Tube Brass Pendant Lamp, Austria, 1950s
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful pendant lamp from the 1950s, produced by Kalmar Vienna. Brass hardware with a tube made of yellow/amber textured glass. In very good condition with nice patina on the bra...
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Round Pair of Chandelier Brass Murano Gold Glass Yellow Mazzega Design 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round pair of chandelier brass Murano gold glass yellow Mazzega design, 1970s. 3 light bulbs E27 Max 100 watt each.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Green Pink Yellow and Violet Art Glass Italian Art Deco Chandeliers, 1990
Located in Rome, IT
Fantastic Venetian green pink yellow and violet color for a Cascade of Murano leaves. A striking color for this chandelier. All in Murano art glass with green pink and violet leaves...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Stilnovo Yellow Glass Pendant, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Classic Stilnovo pendant with yellow glass diffuser from the 1950s. The hardware is tubular brass with perforated black lacquered aluminum details. Fine original condition with some ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Yellow Pendant Lights by Stilnovo
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two Italian ceiling lights by Stilnovo.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Vintage Italian Bright Yellow Glass Pendant
By Vistosi
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage Italian bright yellow glass pendant UL rewiring, canopy and chain of choice will be applied after point of purchase at no extra charge.       
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

French Tri-Color Perforated Metal Chandelier by Lunel
Located in Hingham, MA
French 1950's perforated and enameled metal conical diffusers on tri-spoke axel with brass body, arms, swivels and embellishments. The drop is 27 inches but of course we can lengthen...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Ochre Yellow Murano Glass Pendant Lamp, 1960s
Located in Rijssen, NL
Doria ceiling light with an oval Murano amber glass and brass glass ball. Heavy quality, gives a wonderful light effect when it is on. Amber glass, brass. Period: 1970 Dimensions: H...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960s One-of-a-Kind Yellow Pendant Attributed to Doria
Located in Amsterdam, NH
A surprisingly large glass pendant. The yellow color glass seems to melt down along the clear glass globe. 40 cm diameter 1960s. We also have a matching table light seen in the photo's.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Yellow Silk Fringe Pendant Brass Light, 1960s
By Markyard, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Madrid, ES
Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd yellow-colored silk fringed pendants with brass frame, dating from the 1960s and manufactured in Sweden. Fully working, E27 / E26 Edison screw fitti...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Yellow Pendant Meblo Designed by Harvey Guzzini, 1970s
By Harvey Guzzini, Meblo
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s - Good original condition - Design: H. Guzzini - Measure: Adjustable height 75-150cm - Marked by manufacturer - Adjustable height up to 150cm - jr.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Early 20th Century Antique Yellow Brass Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Early 20th century antique yellow brass ceiling lamp. By unknown manufacturer, France. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful pa...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Yellow Glass Pendant Lamp Glass, circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Stilnovo yellow glass pendant lamp glass, circa 1950 Beautiful Italian pendant light with a yellow glass shade and grey lacquered aluminum hardware. It's in good original conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Stilnovo Yellow Glass Pendant Lamp Glass, circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Stilnovo yellow glass pendant lamp glass, circa 1950 Beautiful Italian pendant light with a yellow glass shade and a white opal glass down light shade. Aluminum and steel hardware...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Italian Midcentury Murano Glass Pendant Lamps in Yellow Glass, 1960s
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful set of three glass pendant lamps made in Italy in the 1960s. The elegant pendants are made of shiny lemon yellow glass. The glass borders are cut. They are equipped with...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Wonderful Yellow Opal Glass Pendant Light, Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, DE
A special form of opal glass pendant designed by Koch & Lowy for Peill & Putzler, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s. Yellow color cased on opal glass. Sockets: One x E27 sta...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

Yellow Murano Pendant Attributed Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, Italy, 1960s
By Alessandro Pianon
Located in Budapest, HU
Unused pendants in otiginal packing. 8 pieces available. Hardware in brass, aluminum, 5 ft of textile coated cable, ceiling rose and US compatible light bulb ceramic fitting includ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair of Copper and Yellow Glass Pendant Lamps by Nanny Still
By Nanny Still McKinney
Located in London, GB
Each of these lamps is unique in its execution. Yellow glass creates bubbles by being blown into an oxidised copper spherical shell. The lamps can be adjusted to alternating heights....
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Large Opaline Citrus-Yellow Pendant
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendant, glass, Italy, 1960s. This bright yellow oval pendant is executed in opaline glass. The pendant is large and boat shaped. The smooth yellow shades results in a warm light pa...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Large Opaline Citrus-Yellow Pendant
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  • Large Opaline Citrus-Yellow Pendant
  • Large Opaline Citrus-Yellow Pendant
H 38.19 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.85 in.
Two Yellow Murano Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two Murano glass pendant lights with yellow, blown glass shades with open bottoms. Measures: Height 32 cm. Diameter 18 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Yellow Glass Pendant, Belgium
By Boom
Located in Antwerp, BE
Midcentury pendant light. Made of glass with enamel painted design in pastel yellow with gold accents made by the Belgium glass manufacture Boom.
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Yellow Chandelier Midcentury For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic yellow chandelier midcentury available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, metal and murano glass, every yellow chandelier midcentury was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect yellow chandelier midcentury — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right yellow chandelier midcentury, those designed in Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made yellow chandelier midcentury over the years, but those crafted by Venini, Aloys F. Gangkofner and Archimede Seguso are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Yellow Chandelier Midcentury?

Prices for a yellow chandelier midcentury start at $553 and top out at $7,984 with the average selling for $1,732.

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 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.