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Mid-Century Modern Kalmar Blatt Glass 2 Tier Modern Chandelier
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your serious consideration is this Austrian multi tier oval rippled disc form three light, two level Kalmar Blatt retro vintage mid century modern modernism mod chandelier in ver...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Tiered Oval Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern oval tiered chandelier. Each of the prisms are solid glass. They hang from hooks on a brass (gold) frame as pictured. The chandelier has been rewired for American ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Custom 3-Tier Extra Large Modern Venetian Chandelier
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Custom 3-tier extra large modern Venetian chandelier.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Modern Neoclassical Double-Tier Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Modern Neoclassical Chandelier in Amber Venetian Glass with sixteen lower arms and eight upper arms. The body of the chandelier alone is H 31.5" and the minimum H needed w...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Mid-Century Modern Round Tiered Tronchi Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern round tiered chandelier. Consisting of tronchi cylindrical glass pieces. Each piece has a star or floral shape. The glass tronchi hangs from a brass frame as pictu...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Round Tiered Tronchi Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern tiered round chandelier. Consisting of tronchi cylindrical glass pieces. Each piece is hand blown and has a star or floral shape. The glass tronchi hangs from a ni...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Modern Lucite and Crystal Two-Tier Chandelier, ca. 1960s
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in New York, NY
A '70s Lucite/acrylic and crystal combination, six-light, two-tier, chandelier on a brass plated metal frame. Chandelier is in the style of designer Charles Hollis Jones, circa 1960-...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Italian Modern Confection Two Tier Rectangular Chandelier Murano Crystals
Located in Miami, FL
Delightful Murano confection two tier rectangular chandelier of Murano blown crystal in tube form with swirling bubbles in relief in a waterfall style…just stunning. With 36 crystals...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Italian Modern Tiered Prism Venini Nickel & Crystal Chandelier, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Hollywood, FL
Italian modern tiered prism Venini nickel and crystal chandelier, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

Moviestar Glam Multi Tiered Mid-Century Modern Crystal Chandelier
By Schoenbeck
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A breathtaking shimmering multi tiered crystal and gold chandelier with Swarovski crystals. There are 4 tiers of crystals, two shapes of crystals; diamond shaped are 7" L round 6" ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Round Three-Tiered Tronchi Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern three-tiered round chandelier. Consisting of tronchi cylindrical glass pieces. Each piece is hand blown and has a star or floral shape. The glass tronchi hangs fro...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Tiered Lucite Icicle Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful three-tiered Lucite chandelier suspended from a brass frame reminiscent of Venini crystal chandeliers. Can be professionally packed and shipped through UPS, price depends o...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

2 Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Murano /Venetian Glass Double Tier Chandeliers
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, sober double-level Venetian glass chandelier or pendant in the modern neoclassical tradition composed of twelve lower arms and six upper arms and made of amber glass with br...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Faceted Two-Tier Crystal Chandelier by Kinkeldey
By Kinkeldey
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern faceted crystal chandelier with chrome fittings by Kinkeldey. Hand-cut multi-faceted crystal segments hand side by side in a consecutive manner over two separate...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Opalescent Murano 2-Tier Palma Chandelier w/ Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This graphic and glamorous Mid Century Modern Palma chandelier was handblown in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass pro...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Starburst Camer Glass Five-Tier Chandelier Mid-Century Modern
By Camer Glass
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outrageous and large Mid-Century Modern Camer glass five-tier starburst chandelier. This piece is very large and impressive and will be the centerpiece of your home.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Tiered Italian Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Italian tiered chandelier. Each of the prisms are solid glass. They hang from hooks on a brass frame, as pictured. Any amount of chain can be added or subtracted f...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern 2-Tier Handblown Murano Translucent Glass Tronchi Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and graphic Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Murano renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production- ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Three-Tiered Murano Tronchi Chandelier
Located in Chicago, IL
A gorgeous Murano Tronchi chandelier featuring 48 stunning glass cylinder presented in 3 tiers. Utilizes 9 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Three-Tiered Murano Tronchi Chandelier
  • Three-Tiered Murano Tronchi Chandelier
  • Three-Tiered Murano Tronchi Chandelier
  • Three-Tiered Murano Tronchi Chandelier
H 22.5 in. W 17.365 in. D 17.365 in.
Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Triedre Cut Translucent Glass Camer Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern Camer chandelier was realized in Italy, circa 1970. It features three tiers of elongated and staggered cut glass triedre rods- imbuing the piece with ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Two-Tier Kinkeldey Crystal Chandelier
By Kinkeldey
Located in Antwerp, BE
A small chandelier designed by Kinkeldey in the 1970s, brass gilt frame with crystal-faceted flowers, a jewel for a small space.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Kinkeldey 6 Tiered Chrystal Chandelier, 1970s
By Kinkeldey
Located in Den Haag, NL
Very impressive 6 tiered Chrystal chandelier by Kinkeldey Germany a prestigious manufacturer of lighting 1970s. Chrome base comes with 100 faceted crystals. 16 E40 bulbs Led lamps ca...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Ten-Tier Chrome Cascading Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning 1960s cascading chandelier possibly by Hans-Agne Jacobsson, with ten individual drop-shaped chrome-plated steel pendants measures: 7.5in. x 4.5in., adjustable in length and ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Steel

Three-Tiered Lucite Icicle Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful three-tiered Lucite chandelier suspended from a brass frame reminiscent of Venini crystal chandeliers. Measurement is without brass chain.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Monumental Mid-Century Modern Tiered Chandelier with Amber Tinted Glass Crystals
Located in Miami, FL
Monumental Mid-Century Modern tiered chandelier with amber tinted glass crystals. Offered for sale is a monumental Mid-Century Modern tiered chandelier with amber-tinted glass cry...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Long Crystal Tronchi Shades Chandelier
Located in Miami, FL
One of a kind Mid-Century Modern 2-tiered chrome chandelier with long hand blown crystal glass tronchi shades from Italy. In perfect working condition and uses 6 light bulbs each 25...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

Large Seven-Tiered Venini Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very impressive seven-tiered chandelier with glass crystals that have polished angled ends. Crystals are placed very close to not show any lightbulbs! Brass skeleton frame work and b...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Seven-Tier Murano Camer Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Seven-tier Murano Camer link chandelier. Measures: 22" in diameter x 17" height (to top of links).
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern 3-Tier Chrome & Handblown Glass Tronchi Chandelier by Camer
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and graphic Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Murano renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production- ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Camer Crystal Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Camer chandelier was hand blown in Murano, Italy, the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production, circa 1960. It is compo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass and Brass Tiered Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a spectacular, tiered Murano glass and brass chandelier, made in Italy, circa the 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 19" diameter x 26" heigh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Austrolux Two-Tier Glass Chandelier
By Austroluxe
Located in New York, NY
Modernist chandelier with two tiers of faceted rectangular glass elements suspended on a brushed nickel frame. Rewired for use in the USA using chandelier type bulbs.
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20th Century Austrian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

  • Austrolux Two-Tier Glass Chandelier
  • Austrolux Two-Tier Glass Chandelier
  • Austrolux Two-Tier Glass Chandelier
  • Austrolux Two-Tier Glass Chandelier
H 23 in. W 20.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Pair of Modern Kalmar Brass Two-Tiered Ice Glass Pendant Chandeliers, 1970s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of beautiful and elegant modern brass chandeliers, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1970s. Lovely design, each chandelier has two layers of extremely stylish textured solid...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Steel

Mid Century Modern Three-Tier Camer Crystal Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Camer chandelier was handblown in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production, circa 1960. It is compos...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

1970s Mid-Century Modern Clear Lucite 3-Tier Prism Chandelier with Chrome Frame
Located in New York, NY
1970's Three-tier Lucite chandelier with clear prisms and chromed metal frame. This Mid-Century chandelier has provides a warm glow. Price includes restoration.  
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass and Brass Tiered Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a spectacular, tiered Murano glass and brass chandelier, made in Italy, circa 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 19" diameter x 26" height to...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Custom Italian Mid-Century Modern Style 4 Tier, 42-Arm Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
2 elegant and stunning large Venetian chandeliers or pendants in red glass in the modern neoclassical spirit, each having four tiers with 18 arms on the lower level, 12 arms on the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Murano Glass

Tiered 1970s Smoked Glass Murano Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful tiered 1970s smoked glass Murano chandelier with 114 tronchi glass pieces and nine lights.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Three-Tier Lucite Chandelier
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-century three-tier lucite chandelier. Chandelier is missing one smaller lucite piece on bottom. It’s not very noticeable. Also some of the lucite is silver color.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lucite

  • Mid-Century Three-Tier Lucite Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Three-Tier Lucite Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Three-Tier Lucite Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Three-Tier Lucite Chandelier
H 28 in. W 18.75 in. D 18.75 in.
Ditri Cascade III DXC52, Hexagon Modern Triple Tier Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in South El Monte, CA
Ditri DXC52-3 takes the form of a sleek ditrigon, a blend between a convex hexagon and a triangle. This line was inspired by the flawless natural form of the ditrigonal snowflake. DI...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Sky Blue Topaz Blossom Double-Tier Chandelier Earrings
By KATHRYN New York
Located in New York, NY
Designed in NYC .925 Sterling Silver 6 x 7mm, 10 mm and 15 mm Sky Blue Topaz Blossom Double-Tier Chandelier Earrings. No matter the season, allow natural beauty to surround you wher...
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2010s Modern Chandelier Earrings

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Blue Topaz, Sterling Silver

Tiered Palmette Chandelier by Fabio Ltd
By Fabio Ltd., Barovier&Toso
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian Palmette chandelier with clear Murano glass leaves arranged in two tiers and mounted on chrome finish metal frame / Made in Italy 6 lights / E26 or E27 type / Max 60W each Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Chrome

Mixed Green Amethyst Blossom Triple-Tier Chandelier Earrings
By KATHRYN New York
Located in New York, NY
Designed in NYC .925 Sterling Silver 6 x 7mm, 10 mm and 15 mm Mixed Green Amethyst Blossom Triple-Tier Chandelier Earrings. No matter the season, allow natural beauty to surround yo...
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2010s Modern Chandelier Earrings

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Sterling Silver

multi colored 2 tier Venini style chandelier
By Venini
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Amazingly colorful rare chandelier in the style of Venini with beautiful clover shaped hollow pink and blue glass tubes. All tubes are fully intact. Amazing eye catching piece.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Doria Four-Tier Ice Glass Chandelier
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
Modernist chandelier composed of four tiers of oblong shaped ice glass elements. Chandelier is suspended from a polished nickel stem and canopy. Rewired for use in the USA. Chandelie...
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20th Century German Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Three-Tier Murano Glass Snowflake Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant Italian Murano glass chandelier is comprised of three-tiers of handblown glass elements that resemble the shape of snowflakes. The nickel finished fixture is in very goo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Four-Tier Crystal Glass Kinkeldey Chandelier
By Kinkeldey
Located in Berlin, BE
Stunning four-tier chandelier by Kinkeldey with huge gem-like crystals and gold-plated brass frame. Chandelier ist fitted with 6 E14 bulbs and 1 E27 bulb. More stunning Kinkeldey ch...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Four-Tier Crystal Glass Kinkeldey Chandelier
By Kinkeldey
Located in Berlin, BE
Stunning four-tier chandelier by Kinkeldey with huge gem-like crystals and gold-plated brass frame. Same lamp in other sizes are also listed. Takes four bulbs. To be on the the saf...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Monumental Multi-Tiered Chandelier by Vistosi
By Gino Vistosi
Located in New York, NY
This important chandelier consists of multi handblown Murano glass disks in eight tiers by Vistosi in frosted and clear glass. This chandelier has chromed fittings and has sockets fo...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Cut Triedre Camer Glass and Brass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This elegant crystal chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the islands off the coast of Venice that have been renowned for centuries for their superlative glass production, circa...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mazzega Four-Tier Glass Petal Chandelier
By AVMazzega
Located in New York, NY
Mazzega clear and amber hand blown Murano glass curved petals chandelier on four tier chrome frame, Italy, 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Three-Tier Lucite and Mirror Mirrored Pendant Lamp Chandelier
Located in Wayne, NJ
Mid-Century Modern three-tier Lucite glass mirror pendant chandelier. The chain cord is 24" and you can hang at a shorter length, if needed.
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Vintage 1970s North American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Acrylic

4800/S100 Tiered Crystal Chandelier
By Patrizia Volpato
Located in Milan, IT
This stunning ceiling light offers a modern take on a traditional chandelier. Its opulent tiered construction is crafted from elegant clear crystals, secured by way of a burnished me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

  • 4800/S100 Tiered Crystal Chandelier
  • 4800/S100 Tiered Crystal Chandelier
  • 4800/S100 Tiered Crystal Chandelier
  • 4800/S100 Tiered Crystal Chandelier
H 44.89 in. W 39.38 in. D 39.38 in.
Hendrix Five-Tier Chandelier in Brass
By Delightfull
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the millions of vinyl records sold by the famous American guitarist, Delightfull has created this elegant gold plated luminaire. Proof that high-quality craftsmanship and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers ...

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Brass

Tiered Palazzo Chandelier by Fabio Ltd
By Fabio Ltd., Fabio Bergomi
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian modern chandelier shown in frosted white rectangular Murano glasses, mounted on polished brass finish / Designed by Fabio Bergomi for Fabio Ltd / Made in Italy 7 lights / E26...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Tiered Palmette Chandelier by Fabio Ltd
By Barovier&Toso, Fabio Ltd.
Located in Venice, Italy
Italian Palmette chandelier with clear Murano glass leaves arranged in two tiers and mounted on chrome finish metal frame / Made in Italy 6 lights / E26 or E27 type / Max 60W each Di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Chrome

Pair of Large Modern Three-Tiered Chrome Ice Glass Chandeliers by J.T. Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
This modern chrome brushed chandeliers, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1970s, have eight E27 sockets and three layers of 18 textured solid ice glass sheets dangling from it. T...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Unusual Multi Tiered Venini Crystal Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Round Venini ( Marked ) crystal prism chandelier. Elegant and modern, great quality, and condition. Total Drop with chain 30"
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

3-Tier Doria Tube Chandelier, Midcentury, Germany
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
3-tier Doria tube chandelier, midcentury, Germany Beautiful glamorous accent to any decor.3 tiers and solid glass. Each tube is hung on a separate metal piece on the wiring of the c...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pair of Large Modern Three-Tiered Chrome Ice Glass Chandeliers by J.T. Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
This modern chrome brushed chandeliers, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1970s, have eight E27 sockets and three layers of 18 textured solid ice glass sheets dangling from it. T...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

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2 Tier Modern Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the 2 tier modern chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each 2 tier modern chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. There are 765 variations of the antique or vintage 2 tier modern chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 62 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect 2 tier modern chandelier — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A 2 tier modern chandelier made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. A well-made 2 tier modern chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Venini, Kinkeldey and Doria Leuchten Germany are consistently popular.

How Much is a 2 Tier Modern Chandelier?

Prices for a 2 tier modern chandelier start at $20 and top out at $47,500 with the average selling for $3,577.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other 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.