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Large Italian Midcentury Chrome and White Enamel 10 Branch/20 Bulb Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Port Hope, ON
This magnificent restored Italian Mid-Century Modern ten branch chandelier in the manner of Stilnovo features 10 bulbs throwing their light down and 10 bulbs throwing light their up....
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Metal, Chrome

Large 20 Bulb Sciolari Light
Located in London, GB
A large chrome, geometric 20 bulb chandelier or wall light by Gaetano Sciolari. It can be hung from the two backplates either from the wall or ceiling. A very impressive sculptural p...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Chrome

  • Large 20 Bulb Sciolari Light
  • Vintage Large 20 Bulb Sciolari Light
  • Large 20 Bulb Sciolari Light
  • Vintage Large 20 Bulb Sciolari Light
H 22.05 in. W 41.74 in. D 10.24 in.
Spiked Bulb Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A brass Sputnik chandelier with twelve arms, several with a tasseled end. The chandelier includes spiked glass bulb caps for each arm. Despite some tarnish and wear the chandelier re...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Chandelier with Brass and Glass Bulbs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chandelier, brass and glass bulbs , 1960s. This chandelier features a brass fixture and art-glass. The chandelier with brass frame consist of six lights, formed in a circle, with ...
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Vintage Philips Chandelier with Giant Bulbs
By Philips, Louis Kalff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Philips ceiling chandelier. Handsome multi-armed chandelier with blue-grey enameled fittings and brass arms. These are glass light bulbs not shades, with brass ring under the li...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Large Chandelier with Brass and Glass Bulbs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chandelier, glass and brass, Czech Republic, 1960s Large chandelier with a combination of big glass spheres which are hanged in two horizontal rows. The smaller glass spheres are ...
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1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Handmade Copper Chandelier with Glass Bulbs, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
This 1970s chandelier features hand blown glass shades and hand finished patinated copper body. This vintage item has no defects, but it may show slight traces of use. Patina consi...
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1970s European Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Copper, Iron

  • Handmade Copper Chandelier with Glass Bulbs, 1970s
  • Vintage Handmade Copper Chandelier with Glass Bulbs, 1970s
  • Handmade Copper Chandelier with Glass Bulbs, 1970s
  • Vintage Handmade Copper Chandelier with Glass Bulbs, 1970s
H 29.53 in. W 1.58 in. D 19.69 in.
Huge Mid-Century 72 Bulb Tubular Sculpture Chandelier
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Truly remarkable vintage chandelier from the 1960's. Requires 72 individual dimmable S11 bulbs(included). 36 facing up and 36 facing down. Each bulb is hidden behind an angular cu...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Aluminum, Wire

Large 54-Bulb Lightolier Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in Oxnard, CA
Here is a monumental and captivating chandelier designed by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier. The sculptural combination of brushed aluminum and black plastic elements are easy to get...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Aluminum

Large Five Bulb 1930s Mid Century Chandelier 2 Available
By John C. Virden Co.
Located in Prescott, US
Large, 16 1/2 inch custard glass shade on original fitter which has been refinished to match it's original Burgundy color. Original waterfall chrome pieces hand polished to a high lu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Glass

1970 Chandelier with 180 Kristals and 17 Bulbs
By Cristalleries De Baccarat
Located in Paris, FR
Chandelier compound a golden iron stucture, circa 1970, height without the chain 42 cms, crystals are lightly purple. Good original condition.
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1970s French Art Deco Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Crystal

Six Bulb Cascading Mid-Century Chrome Pendant Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Six bulb cascading Mid-Century chrome pendant chandelier, 1960s. Six chrome column pendants, suspended from a circular white ceiling disc in a cascading spiral pattern with a 52" dro...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Metal, Chrome

Chandelier Vintage Industrial Hanging Pendant Lighting Six Edison Bulbs
Located in Oakville, CT
Industrial vintage Rustic Chandelier wooden factory gear mold hanging pendant chandelier with six Edison bulb. Overall diameter measures 37 1/2". Wood measures 3 3/4" thick. 39" in o...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Vintage Bulb Chandelier

Lightolier Chandelier with Eight Arms and 16 Glass Bulbs
By Lightolier
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful two-tier chandelier by Lightolier. Chandelier features 8 arms with 16 glass covered candelabra. Iron frame is black and the glass shades are black tinted glass. The current...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass, Iron

Huge Lobmeyr Crystal Chandelier, Around 1950s, '32 Bulbs, 'Signed'
By J. & L. Lobmeyr Company, J.L Lobmeyr
Located in Wien, AT
Huge Lobmeyr crystal chandelier, around 1950s (32 bulbs) The chandelier is signed please take a look on the pictures. Very good original condition The height is 95cm (37.40in) Th...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Crystal, Brass

Italian Sciolari Chrome and Lucite Twelve Bulb Midcentury Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Unusual Italian chrome and Lucite chandelier designed by Gaetano Sciolari, the body comprised of interlocking chrome half-round pieces with chrome and gilt uprights. Twelve bulbs in ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Chrome

Midcentury Brutalist Steel Chandelier with 48-Light Bulbs, Berlin, 1960s
By Sciolari Lighting
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Modernist extreme large chandelier with 48-light bulbs. The fixture is made of metal with a steel-brass patina. Therefore an interesting color is visible on the metal. 48...
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Mid-20th Century German Brutalist Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Steel

Handmade Signed Wrought Iron Chandelier with Unique Glass Bulb, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Handmade Hungarian wrought iron chandelier with unique glass bulb, 1970s, signed by artist Janos Lehoczky.
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1970s Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Iron

Stunning Crystal Glass Chandelier Nine Bulb Sockets Bakalowits Vienna, 1950
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Vienna, AT
Gorgeous chandelier of crystal glass Measures / Dimensions: Height 35.44 inches / 90.0 cm Diameter 19.69 inches / 50.0 cm Manufactory: Bakalowits & Söhne (= Bakalowits and S...
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1950s Austrian Other Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Crystal, Brass

7 Bulbs 6 Point Geometric 3 Way Italian Light Fixture Chandelier Parzinger Style
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Midcentury Italian modern brass and glass 3 way chandelier. The switch in the centre creates three option: all seven light lit together, one build in the centre (pointing downwards),...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Classic 8 Arm, 16 Bulb Italian Modern Chrome Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic 8 arm, 16 bulb Italian modern chrome chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari..Amazing design, arms can be adjusted in multi-position. As desired. Presently 39 inch drop, Perfect addit...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Steel, Chrome

Large Midcentury Modernist Steel Chandelier with 48-Light Bulbs, Berlin, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Midcentury modernist extreme large chandelier with 48-light bulbs. The fixture is made of metal with a steel-brass patina. Therefore an interesting color is visible on the metal. 48 ...
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Mid-20th Century German Brutalist Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Steel

Paolo Venini Glass Flower Chromed Sputnik Chandelier for VeArt. 7 bulbs, 1960's
By VeArt, Paolo Venini
Located in Lisboa, 11
This vintage floral design Sputnik chandelier was produced by VeArt, during the 1960's, in Italy. It has hand blown crystal flower shaped glasses, hold by a chromed base and arms wit...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Metal, Chrome

Post-modern Chrome XL Chandelier, Modernist, 40+ Light Bulbs, Sciolari, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chandelier; Contemporary; Industrial; Modern; Modernist; Chrome; Chique; Pendant; Light; Lamp; Germany; Bauhaus; 1970's; Walter Gropius; Post-modern; frans van praet; Tobia Scarpa; G...
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1970s German Post-Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Chrome

1950s Sputnik Modern by Stilnovo Patinated Brass Chandelier 8 Bulb Lamp Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in National City, CA
Modern Italian chandelier Sputnik Space Age design in patinated vintage brass. Italy circa 1950s Unmarked. Attributed to Stilnovo. Total of eight bulbs. It will require E-14 bulbs (...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Modernist Chandelier 6 Bulbs 40's French Brass in Style of Jacques Quinet Design
Located in Lyon, FR
French chandelier from the 50's, structure entirely in solid brass with a very nice patina of time, attachment system with twisted cords in original fabric. Very nice vintage conditi...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Pair Large 1970s Italian Venetian Glass Gilt 24-Bulb Belle Epoque Chandeliers
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
An outrageous pair of Venetian glass chandeliers of large proportions hand painted with gold and black decoration. A fantastic opportunity to buy a pair of flamboyant chandeliers, bo...
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1960s Italian Belle Époque Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Aluminum

1970s Gilt Chandelier with Ten Candlesticks and Five Screw Bulbs by Orrefors
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful gilt chandelier with ten candlesticks on top and five screw bulbs inside designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden, 1970s. all-over condition is good. Technically 100...
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Chandelier with Six Arms and Twelve Bulbs Designed J.T. Kalmar, Vienna 1950
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Wien, AT
Designed J. T. Kalmar, Vienna, 1950 Chandelier with six arms and twelve bulbs Polished and stove enameled
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Italian Glass Bulbs Pendant Lamp
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian glass bulbs pendant lamp.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Opaline Glass

  • Italian Glass Bulbs Pendant Lamp
  • Italian Glass Bulbs Pendant Lamp
  • Italian Glass Bulbs Pendant Lamp
  • Italian Glass Bulbs Pendant Lamp
H 40.95 in. Dm 18.9 in.
"Bulb" Pendant Light by Ingo Maurer
By Ingo Maurer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bulb shaped pendant with opal glass shade and painted glass shade holder. Designed in 1966 by Ingo Maurer. Manufactured for M Design. Overall drop can be adjusted. Wired for US junct...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Glass

White Gray Vintage Industrial Metal 5 Bulb Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage industrial metal gym pendant light with iron cage 5x bulbs (5x E27 / E26) Weight: 8.00 kg / 17.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Metal

Spectacular Giant Sputnik Ceiling Lamp with 132 Bulbs, 1950s
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Extraordinary and very large impressive “Sputnik ceiling lamp” from the 1950s. Built to order for a large ballroom in Frankfurt, Germany. 132 sockets for E27 light bulbs. 108 ligh...
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass, Metal

Gray Vintage Industrial Metal Clear Glass 5 Bulb Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial metal light with clear glass Suitable for 5-light bulbs E27/ E26 Weight: 17.20 kg / 37.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by inter...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Metal

Sputnik in Brass and 8 Opaline Bulbs, Eastern Europe, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small but elegant Sputnik in brass and opaline. Perfect for smaller spaces such as bathrooms, kitchens or, but that would almost be too luxurious, toilets.... Pleasant contrast be...
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1960s European Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Frosted Murano Glass Bulb Form Pendant with Brass Hardware
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Frosted Murano glass bulb form pendant with brass hardware Two available.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Metal

Murano Pendant Newly Rewired for One Standard Bulb, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Murano pendant newly rewired for one standard bulb.
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1960s American Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Ornate Brass Ceiling Light with 6 Light Bulbs 20th Century
Located in DE
Ornate gold ceiling light made of brass and glass. The light has a diameter of 60 cm and a height of ca 30 cm. It’s a vintage light with 6 bulbs, so plenty of brightness.
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20th Century German Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Flower Bulb Murano Glass Brass Sputnik by Simon & Schelle, 1970
By Sische
Located in Rijssen, NL
Flower bulb Sputnik chandelier. Very nice looking gold colored ceiling light of average size. This lamp consists of a polished and varnished brass structure. On the various arms a to...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Metal, Brass

Ingo Maurer Inspired Giant Bulb Light Pendant Lamp by Metalarte
Located in Barcelona, ES
Metalarte giant bulb pendant lamp manufactured in Spain at the end of the 1960s. This beautiful lamp was a model that Metalarte made in the style of the Bulb-Bulb lamp designed by I...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass, Metal

Midcentury German VEB Industrial Iron and Aluminium Pendant with Edison Bulb
By VEB Leuchten
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Iron and aluminium ceiling pendant with glass cover by VEB of Germany. Reclaimed from Industrial settings then professionally restored in the UK ready for use in modern interiors....
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1970s German Industrial Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Aluminum, Steel

Astral for Lightolier Triple "Sputnik" Twenty Four Bulb Mobile Pendant, 1950s
By Lightolier
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Astral 4084 for Lightolier twenty-four light adjustable Brass & Cord Hanging Pendant. Featuring three individual brass sputnik hanging pendants. Each galaxy measures 12D, contains Ei...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Gigantic Brass 24 Bulb Stilnovo Style Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Italy 1960s
By Gino Sarfatti, Stilnovo
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: brass ceiling light, flush mount Origin: Italy Age: 1960s This vintage modernist ceiling light was produced in the 1960s in Italy. The lights...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass, Metal

Mid Century Stacked Six Bulb Round Chrome Base Pendant Light, 1970s Funky
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Funky chrome six bulb pendant light, maker unknown, 1970s 60W bulbs not included.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Frimann Pendant Lights with Golden Everlasting Bulbs 'G126'
By Frimann
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Rare pair of Frimann Goldstar pendant lamps manufactured by Philips in the 1970s. Both mounted with original bulbs from the period - claimed to be everlasting. An additional feature ...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

1970s Chrome hanging Lights Glass Bulb by Motoko Ishi for Staff Lights, Germany
By Motoko Ishii, Staff Leuchten
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: set of two tube hanging lights Producer: Staff Lights, Germany Design: Motoko Ishii Origin: Germany Age: 1970s Description: Th...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Metal

Vintage Pendant Ceiling Light in the Schape of a Big Bulb, Smoked Glass, 1960s
Located in Verviers, BE
Smoked glass Art Deco pendant ceiling light with glass shade and fitting E27 This simple 'hanging' shape and reflects a soft light over a wide area. Size globe: Height 14.57-inch x...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Chrome

Vintage Pendant Ceiling Light in the Schape of a Big Bulb, Opaque Glass, 1960s
Located in Verviers, BE
Opaque glass Art Deco pendant ceiling light with glass shade and 1 new fitting E27 This simple 'hanging' shape and reflects a soft light over a wide area. Adjustable in height. As se...
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Metal, Chrome

Rare Mid-Century Modern Opaline Glass Ingo Maurer Style Light Bulb Shape Pendant
By Ingo Maurer
Located in Lisse, NL
Very cool looking, large light bulb pendant light. If you have bought and sold as many light fixtures as we have over the years then you might think that we don't get surprised anym...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Opaline Glass, Plastic

20th Century Brass and Copper Explosion Proof Pendant, Glass Dome, Edison Bulb
By Industrial Production
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Solid brass explosion proof pendant with copper shade. This excellent example of an original explosion proof lamp which was salvaged from an old Japanese cargo ship circa 1977. The b...
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1970s Japanese Industrial Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass, Copper

Swedish 1935 Art Deco Chrome and Glass Four-Bulb Chandelier
Located in Drottningholm, SE
Swedish 1935 Art Deco chrome and glass four-bulb chandelier. A beautiful chandelier made of chrome steel, black painted wood details in the center, and four opal glass shades. The ch...
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1930s Swedish Art Deco Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Chrome

Mid-20th Century Swedish Art Deco Style Chrome and Glass Six-Bulb Chandelier
Located in Drottningholm, SE
A beautiful and large six-bulb chandelier made of chrome steel and glass. This fabulous chandelier was most likely made in the 1950s in Sweden and it is in the manor of Swedish Grace...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Art Deco Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Chrome

16 Bulbs Chandelier by BAG Turgi, 1950
By BAG Turgi
Located in Morbio Inferiore, CH
Nice design chandelier from the 1950s with 16 light bulbs.
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1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Metal, Brass

Curved Chrome-Plated Frame with Four Torchère Large Modern Bulb Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Italian four torchère with oversized bulbs curved chrome-plated chandelier, possibly produced by Lightolier or Sciolari. This chandelier is so very mo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Chrome

Italian Brass Chandelier with Tubular Bulbs
Located in New York, NY
An Italian brass chandelier with tubular light bulbs and an enameled canopy. In Stock.
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20th Century Italian Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Robert Sonneman Twenty-four-bulb Cube Chandelier
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Lake Success, NY
Rare square body multi bulb fixture by Robert Sonneman. Metal cube body with porcelain bulb fittings. Phenomenal presence in any room.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Metal

Italian 4 Bulb Pendant Chandelier Brass Surrounded Sciolary Style
By Alessandro Sciolari
Located in Frisco, TX
This beautiful Italian lamp has four brass compartments with a large opening in the middle for the bulb, it provides some amazing indirect lighting effects. There is some patina on t...
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1970s Italian Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Iron, Brass

Midcentury Italian Eight Bulbs Crystal Chandelier from 1960s
Located in Florence, IT
Midcentury Italian eight bulbs crystal chandelier from 1960s. Lampshades are to be quoted separately.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Crystal

Large Chandelier Equipped with Ten Bulbs in Solid Brass Sputnik Age
Located in Perchtoldsdorf, AT
Beautifully patinated Sputnik Age chandelier in solid brass. This object is equipped with ten bulbs and can be switched on in two stages. On demand we can deliver this chandelier pat...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Brass

Large Hanging Light Bulb
Located in Canaan, CT
This is a fun light. the design is a large light bulb. glass fixture with a chrome socket. its in fantastic condition. would be really fun in a childs room.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bulb Chandelier

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Glass

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Vintage Bulb Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the vintage bulb chandelier you’re looking for. Each vintage bulb chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer vintage bulb chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A vintage bulb chandelier is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Industrial and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. A well-made vintage bulb chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier and Ingo Maurer are consistently popular.

How Much is a Vintage Bulb Chandelier?

A vintage bulb chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,007, while the lowest priced sells for $69 and the highest can go for as much as $40,148.

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.