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Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

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.

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Style:Mid-Century Modern
Large Citrus-Yellow Pendant in Opaline Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendant, opaline 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 ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid-20th Century Glazed Terracotta Lantern
Located in Chicago, IL
A groovy mid-20th century American terracotta lantern with the best green and yellow splatter glaze, a cylindrical raw silk shade, and a chunky wood pull chain. Electrified for US. A...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Terracotta

Wicker Lotus Light Fixture or Pendant From the Flores Collection
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chic wicker light fixture or pendant crafted with a sturdy metal frame ambitiously wrapped in reed in a four tiered lotus flower form, exclusively designed and offered by F. S. Henem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wicker

Chandelier, Black Ivory Pivoting Shades, Twin Bulb, Patina Brass, Stilnovo Style
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Lovely small chandelier for entries or corridors. Midcentury cluster three-arm chandelier with a Classic two-tone head. Made by a lab specialized in midcentury restoration. Owner is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Sistema, Brass 6 Rotating Orbitale Arms Chandelier, for Oval dining Table
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Second SISTEMA chandelier with 3 sections and 6 arms. Ideal for an oval dining table. It works well also over an island or a counter, and still great on a rectangular table. With a r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

XL Mid-Century Modern Holophane Paris Street Pendant Lights, France, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
This is a large original late 1960s Paris globe Holophane Street light from Paris, France now turned into a pendant light. The hallmark of Holophane luminaries, or lighting fixtures,...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Joe Pendant Lamp 640 by Wende Reid
Located in Paddington, NSW
Joe pendant lamp 640 This Classic, tailored, double pendant lamp, inspired by menswear is reminiscent of 1940s style and the early simplicity of Art Deco. Now also available as a fl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Australian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Sistema Solare, Luxury Ivory Onyx and Brass 6 Rotating Orbitale Arms Chandelier
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sistema Solare is the luxury version of the Sistema chandelier, the shade is made of a thin cut precious ivory onyx slab. Ivory onyx comes from middle east quarries and has a unique...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Onyx, Brass

Ceiling Lamp Model 1994-1996 Designed, Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy, Finland, 1953
Located in Stockholm, SE
Ceiling lamp model 1994-1996 designed by Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy, Finland, 1953. Brass with fabric cord. Drop height variable. Measures: Shade diameter 15 cm/ 6".
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1950s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Adjustable Three-Arm Chandelier Brass Patinated Sage Green New Staggered Design
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This chandelier repeats the arms construction of the other three arms chandeliers in line. The new feature is that the pivot points on the central stem are not on the same line but s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Orbitale Brass Chandelier 3 Rotating Balanced Arms, Stilnovo Style, Brass Shades
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sculptural bespoke brass chandelier. Shown with 3 rotating arms. Arms are balanced with a heavy cast brass sphere and are rotating on the stem in an orbital movement. In order t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

"Area Curvea" Ceiling Light by Mario Bellini & Giorgio Origlia for Artemide
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Area Curvea ceiling light by Mario Bellini & Giorgio Origlia for Artemide. Designed and manufactured in Italy, 1974. Steel, acrylic, with resin shade. Original cord, wired for U.S. s...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Steel

Six Arms Brass Chandelier, Ivory Sage Pivot Shades, Stilnovo Style, Twelve Bulbs
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Bestseller for the perfect price and size combination. For eclectic or midcentury dining room and living rooms. Enchanting 54in-135cm diameter chandelier. The 12 bulbs are providing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Metal

Xl Large Holophane Paris Street Pendant Light, France, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
This is an large original late 1960s Paris globe Holophane street light from Paris, France now turned into a pendant light. The hallmark of Holophane luminaries, or lighting fixtures...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Sistema, Brass 8 Rotating Orbitale Arms Chandelier, Featured for Dining Table
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sculptural bespoke chandelier with the best light output for dining table, conference table or any wide working table. This chandelier uses the successful rotating stem structure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Orbitale Brass Chandelier 3 Rotating Balanced Arms, Stilnovo Style, Twin Shades
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Orbitale 3 arms frame using the twin shade. Shown with 3 rotating arms. I designed this for being placed above a kitchen island where it's at the best of use, having task light and m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Metal, Brass

1960s Glass and Red Painted Metal Pendant Attributed to Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
1960s glass and red painted metal pendant attributed to Stilnovo. A quintessentially 1960s Italian design executed in opaline glass and red painted metal with custom ceiling canopy f...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

SERENE White Wood 24" Chandelier Pendant
Located in Bend, OR
A Scandinavian Modern style pendant. Also use this as a Mid-Century Modern statement with this organic modern shade offered in several wood types. Modern lighting for alcove, entrywa...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Acrylic, Wood, Bentwood

Set of Two Stilnovo Attributed Brass and White Glass Chandeliers, circa 1958
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Two amazing chandeliers made in Italy attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1958, the structure in polished brass it's in original patina and the white satin glass diffusers are in excellent...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Modern Pendant Light in Acrylic and Brass by Stilux Milano, 1970s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Italian mid-century pendant lamp or chandelier manufactured from Stilux Milano in the 1970s. The pendant light is made of four square acrylic lampshades which are mounted to the cen...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Natural Gray Wood 27" Pendant
Located in Bend, OR
A Scandinavian Modern style pendant. Designers also use this as a Mid-Century Modern statement for alcove, entryway, dining room or conference room. This organic modern shade is cust...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Other

Stilnovo Original Ceiling or Wall Light Model 1036
Located in New York, NY
Stilnovo original ceiling or wall light model 1036, Italy, 1950s. 7-light fixture with brass shades on black enameled metal arms of different lengths radiating from central canopy or...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Monumental Daniel Becker 'Emily 13' Chandelier in Glossy Black & Black Oak Frame
Located in Glendale, CA
Monumental Daniel Becker 'Emily 13' chandelier in gloss black with black oak frame. Designed by Berlin luminary Daniel Becker and handmade to order using midcentury manufacturing tec...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier with Ice Glass by J.T. Kalmar Austria, 1950s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent Mid-Century Modern chandelier. Design by J.T. Kalmar. Striking Austrian design from the 1950s. Brass frame with eight original ice glass shades. Rewired with eight or...
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1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Holophane Paris Street Pendant Lights, France, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
This is an original late 1960s Paris globe Holophane street light from Paris, France now turned into a pendant light. The hallmark of Holophane luminaries, or lighting fixtures, is t...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Sissal Hanging Lamp by Temde with Plexiglas, 1960s
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Sissal Hanging lamp by Temde with Plexiglas, 1960s. Ceiling lamp by Temde, plexiglass and a cord screen. The lamp emits a pleasant and glare-free light through the superior w...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cord, Plexiglass, Wood

Large Chandelier, Murano Light Fume Glass in Oval Spiral Ribbed Elements 7 Tiers
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Color is the wonderful and Murano exclusive Fume color. An amber brown used often in lighting because of its best play with light. This beautiful chandelier carries over 120 eleme...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Ceiling Light Designed by Paavo Tynell, Finland, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Ceiling light designed by Paavo Tynell, Finland, 1950s. Pierced brass with glass.
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1950s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rattan Bamboo and Wicker Pagoda Pendant or Hanging Light, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Bamboo Rattan and Wicker wire pagoda shaped pendant or chandelier, France, 1960s. This midcentury suspension lamp features a wicker weave conical lampshade with bamboo vertical cane...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wire

Mid-Century Modern Wood Veneer 32" Chandelier
Located in Bend, OR
A Scandinavian Modern style pendant. Also use this as a Danish Modern statement with this organic modern shade offered in several wood types. Modern lighting for alcove, entryway, di...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Organic Material, Wood, Hardwood, Bentwood, Reclaimed Wood, Burl

One of the Three Beautiful Bubble Glass Pendant Lamps by Helena Tynell, 1960
Located in Rijssen, NL
One of the three beautiful bubble glass chandeliers or pendant lights designed by Helena Tynell for Glashütte Limburg. A design Classic, the hand blown glass gives a wonderful warm g...
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1660s German Antique Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Sputnik Chandelier, circa 1955
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Original Sputnik chandelier from the mid-1950s with 12-light for illumination. All brass with some minor tarnish, age related. Wiring is crisp and sound, has the original adjustable ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Modernist Dutch Wooden Three Globe Chandelier by Bony Design, 1970s
By Bony Design
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Vintage organic modern sculptural chandelier. Oak wood mount with three arms holding three milky white glass globes. Manufactured by Bony Design in the Netherlands in the early 1970s...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Oak, Glass, Opaline Glass, Wood

Double Dish Mobile Fixture by Fedele Papagni
Located in New York, NY
Painted aluminum shades, lacquered brass rods & mounts & counter-weighted brass orbs. Each shade has 1 - E26 (standard Edison) Socket. Made per order in Italy. *We often have a few o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Pendant Lamp by Doria Leuchten, Germany 60s
Located in Amstenrade, NL
Pendant lamp by Doria leuchten, Germany 60s. Made of copper and black colored aluminum. Hold a E27 bulb. In very good vintage condition. 2 in stock!.  
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Italian Cocoon Pendant Lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni 1960
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Iconic Italian Cocoon pendant lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni 1960.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Coconut

Light Sculpture Ilo Ilu Pendant by Ingo Maurer, 1980s
Located in Renens, CH
The Ilo Ilu pendant was designed by Ingo Maurer during the 1980s; it features indirect halogen light, and an intricate system of several counterbalance elements which give the light ...
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1980s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Glass Ceiling Pendants
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Murano glass ceiling pendants Made for us exclusively in Italy Hand blown glass, custom finished metal Available in brass or patinated brass Italy 2021 Rewired for US Overall drop is...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful Chandelier by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll
Located in Wien, AT
Beautiful chandelier by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll Original condition ( 12 arms ).
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Italian Pendant, 1960
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian pendant, 1960.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Gilardi & Barzaghi Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian midcentury chandelier by Gilardi and Barzaghi with a brass frame and three curved glass shades. Holds three E26 Sockets. Height of stem is adjustable. Condition: Excellent...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Pendants in Brass and Art-Glass with White Streaks, Austria, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Midcentury pendants, in brass and art-glass, Austria, 1960s Large ceiling lamp-pendants with brass and large hand blown art-glass globe. These clear hand blown glass globe are deco...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Flush Mount Chandelier, Sciolari Design by Palwa, Germany, 70s
Located in Aachen, DE
A wonderful and high-quality gilded chandelier or pendant light fixture by Palwa -Design Sciolari, Germany, 1970s. It is made of a 24-carat gold-plated brass frame decorated with in...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

3-Light Ceiling Fixture Attributed to Archimede Seguso
Located in New York, NY
3-light ceiling fixture attributed to Archimede Seguso. Wood, brass & blown glass. 3 x E26 sockets, concealed inside of opaque glass shades.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Harry Bertoia Hanging Willow Chandelier, 1968
Located in Chicago, IL
Harry Bertoia Hanging Willow chandelier, 1968. Abundant stainless steel strands reminiscent to a willow tree surround a cylindrical housing with uplighting functions creating a dram...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Large Set Midcentury Lights with Brass Frame & Large Handblown Glass Globe 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large set hotel ceiling/wall lights with brass frame and large hand blown glass. The lights are beautifully thanks to the hand blown glass. These lights were originally founded at la...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elegant Wall Lights in Brass and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Flush mount lights, in glass and brass, Europe, 1970s. Set of modern and minimalistic ceiling lights in brass and glass. Each light consist of an elegant, round brass fixture and ...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1 of 3 Large Murano Ice Glass Chandelier by Kalmar, Austria, 1960s
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning Murano glass chandelier by Kalmar, 1960s Three tiers structure gathering 28 structured glasses, beautifully refracting the light very heavy quality. High quality and in ...
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Beautiful 8 Light Kalmar Ice Glass Chandelier, Austria, 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful and rare chandelier or pendant light by Kalmar Vienna, Austria. An original mid-century vintage piece manufactured in the 1950s. It is made of brass and heavy glass. The fi...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Daniel Becker 'Emily III' Pendant Lamp in Matte Black
Located in Glendale, CA
Daniel Becker 'Emily III' pendant lamp in matte black. Designed by Berlin luminary Daniel Becker and handmade to order using midcentury manufacturing techniques. Executed in high-qua...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Copper Nanny Still Lamps with Blue and Amber Blown Glass for Raak 1960's
Located in London, GB
Pair of blue and amber pendant lamps are made from blown glass & oxidized copper. They are all unique in execution. The deep blue and amber expanded glass is blown with regularity in...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Mediterranean Wrought Iron Caged Blown Amber Glass Chandelier, Murano Art Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mediterranean wrought iron caged blown amber glass chandelier, murano art glass. Exceptional caged glass chandelier. Gorgeous wrought iron work. Rare Empire “inverted bell’ form. 1 b...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Murano Chandelier Mid-Century Modern
Located in Tuscany, IT
Murano glass chandelier, with 128 pieces in glass cannulas, with 9 light points, Mid-Century Modern, Italy 1960, by Nason. The chandelier is in transparent white art glass. Measure...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid Century Ceiling Light by H. Th. J. A. Busquet for Hala, 1950's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice and typical Dutch 1950s ceiling lamp designed by H. Busquet for Hala Zeist, Holland 1955. This nicely shaped ceiling lamp has a large black lacquered reflector dish wit...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

French Lustre Red Copper and Frosted Glass Chandelier, circa 1940
Located in Labrit, Landes
Chandelier or Lustre, French Red copper and frosted glass Mid-century Good vintage condition. This can be rewired to USA or EU and UK standards. Shipping: Diam. 60 H 42 6.4 kg.
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Majestic Murano Glass Sapphire Colored Poliedri Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
This Monumental chandelier consists with circa 200 colored Poliedri glass of Murano. Sapphire color variation with heavenly and aquamarine precious Poliedri. Measures: Height witho...
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1990s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Max Ingrand Dahlia Style Chandelier Blue Glass Brass, Italy Mid Century
Located in Vienna, AT
Large 29.3" chandelier in the style of the famous Dahlia chandelier in great condition, Italy 1955 Exquisite blue glass chandelier in wonderful condition. It features 6 bulbs with...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Magnificent Emil Stejnar Blowball Chandelier by Rupert Nikoll, Austria, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
We are proud to offer this astonishing Viennese blowball chandelier with a breathtaking diameter of 36 inches. Designed by Emil Stejnar, executed by Rupert Nikoll in the 1950s. A cus...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass