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Chandeliers and Pendants For Sale
Ceiling Lamp in Brass and Silk Fringes by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, 1960's
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Ceiling Lamp in Brass and Silk Fringes by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, 1960's Additional Information: Material: Brass, silk fringes Style: Mid century, Scandinavian Ceiling lamp model T-602...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Ninfea Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier Italy, 1940
Located in Rome, IT
Charming hand blown Murano glass chandelier by Ercole Barovier. Excellent vintage condition. Three E 27 light bulbs.
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Perla Pendant - Ocean
Located in London, GB
Perla takes inspiration from the oyster, with the distinctive, organic form of the decorative hand spun glass shade representing the shell, with the central light source acting as th...
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2010s British Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Stainless Steel

Pendant Lamp with Counter Weight by Achille Castiglioni Italy 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Pendant Lamp with Counter Weight by Achille Castiglioni in aluminum. Original fair condition. The diameter and height given applies to the lampshade. Please note: Lamp should be fi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Lampshades 18" x 4
Located in Ringmer, GB
1 x Jada 18" @ £450 1 x Puzzle 18" @ £450 1 x Showgirl 18" @ £395 1 x Siouxsie 18" @ £395
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2010s European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Velvet

1980s Modernist Polychrome Murano Glass Cascade Chandelier by Mazzega
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An amazing polychrome cascade murano glass chandelier designed and manufactured in the Eighties in Venice by Mazzega. The polychrome murano glass resemble stalactites in their shape, they are in very good condition as the chromed metal structure because the chandelier came from an important lighting shop in...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1 of 2 Large Murano Ice Glass Chandelier by Kalmar, Austria, 1960s
Located in Aachen, NRW
1 of 2 Stunning Murano glass chandelier by Kalmar, 1960s Two tiers gather structured glasses, beautifully refracting the light very heavy quality. High quality and in very good cond...
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Orbitale Brass Chandelier 3 Rotating Balanced Arms, Stilnovo Style, Twin Shades
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This 3-armed chandelier with twin shades is a versatile and elegant fixture perfect above a kitchen island, over a counter, dining table, or in a living room. The chandelier's three ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Metal, Brass

Sistema Solare Chandelier, Piattelli Design, Ivory-toned Onyx and Brass, 6-shade
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Unique chandelier, made from thinly-cut pieces of exquisite ivory-toned translucent onyx. Ideal to be hung over a table, with versatile configurations. Ivory onyx comes from Middle Eastern quarries and has a unique veining. This translucent stone is carefully worked in Italy, and was chosen because of its combination of interesting patterns, high translucency, and the way it makes the light output look warmer. The 6-shade version is ideal to be hung over an oval dining table. Our onyx supplier has worked in many high-end architectural projects, and these same materials have been used at the Armani hotel in Milan. When he was shown the chandelier designs, he rose to the challenge and adapted his tooling to make us perfect round discs. He worked hard to find exactly the right thickness that would keep the depth of the texture. It could not be too thick, otherwise it would lose transparency. And too thin, it would look like it was printed. The result is stunning. The combination of carefully-worked translucent stone and brass works perfectly, and the use of the ingenious Orbitale structure allows the geometry of the chandelier to be played with, and it can be configured in several ways. There is nothing else like this on the market. The Sistema collection uses a clever rotating stem structure and features a shallow drum-shaped shade at the end of each arm. The chandelier arms are designed with two lengths so that each can be staggered at different angles. They work well in any space and suit both regular and low-ceilinged rooms wonderfully. Please see the drawing to get an idea of sizes for the different chandeliers. On the upper side of each disc there is a smaller opening to provide ambient light. Top-quality LEDs with over 80 CRI, meaning that the lighting does not alter the color of food and people. The LEDs are on a 24V direct current feed, so there is no flickering. The arms can be rotated 180 degrees to configure various combinations. As well as two rows of evenly-spaced lights over a dining table, a regular 8-shade star or 4-shade star (see photos) are possible, as well as creative sculptural shapes. The arms can be rotated even when the chandelier is lit. The shades can also be rotated on the arm axis to meet any lighting needs in a living room (paintings, bookshelves etc.). This listing shows the smallest drop. A change of drop is complimentary. Silvio Piattelli copyright and design. Specifications (Note: The Sistema chandelier has glass shades, while Sistema Solare...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Onyx, Brass

Midcentury Set Four of Italian Murano Sconces
Located in Budapest, HU
Set of four Vintage Italian Murano wall lights in the manner of Mazzega Wall lights have 10 trasparent lattimo glass petals (for each applique) in a chrome frame. Period: 1970's/ 19...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pendant Model 9030, Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy, 1940s/1950s
Located in Helsinki, FI
Pendant model 9030 designed by Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy. From the 1940s/1950s. Brass frame with glass and rattan lampshades. Good vintage condition, minor patina consistent with ag...
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1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Original 1930 Milk Glass Skyscraper Pendent
Located in Peekskill, NY
These original and large Art Deco Lamps are getting very hard to find. Because of the elongated style and step back design these are call Skyscraper Lamps. Every now and then you can...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid Century Three light Chandelier by Maison Arlus
Located in Fairfax, VA
Elegant three light midcentury Chandelier by Maison Arlus. Professionally rewired and ready for installation. Three lights 100 watts max each.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Panelitos Dome Lamp X Large by Piegatto
Located in Guatemala, GU
Other Specifications: - 30 Bamboo veneers hand woven with silk and cotton threads. -Cloth Cable color kakhi - Color: This lamp is natural wood color outside and ivory inside. - Th...
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2010s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo

FLOS Tatou S1 Pendant Light in Bronze by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of the Tatou family, this exceptional style gets its name from the French for “armadillo,” a tribute to the unassuming animal whose brilliant structure keeps it protected and makes it unique. Like the other pieces in this collection, designer Patricia Urquiola conceptualized this pendant lamp to play on the filtration of light, with remarkable results. The Tatou-S offers diffused light and has an exterior diffuser in PC (polycarbonate). Its internal diffuser is injection-printed opal PC. The socket accommodates either a compact fluorescent or a halogen lamp bulb. Inspiration behind the design: “The process began by looking for different ways to reconstruct membranes, conceived like Japanese armor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Spectacular Venetian Pink Glass Chandelier. Murano
Located in Budapest, HU
Beautiful and huge Italian Murano chandelier composed of 52 splendid fuxia glasses that give a very elegant look Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with chain, ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Modernist Handblown Smoked Murano Glass Starburst Chandelier in Polished Nickel
Located in New York, NY
This stunning modernist Sputnik chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Art Deco Chandelier Hanging Lamp by Jean Gauthier for J. Robert Paris, 1930s
Located in Saarburg, RP
Art Deco Chandelier by Jean Gauthier This stunning 1930s Art Deco chandelier is an outstanding example of the elegance and sophistication of the Art Deco style. With its combination...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Nickel

ART DECO chandelier pate de verre by Muller Frerés, 1930s
Located in Saarburg, RP
ART DECO ceiling lamp, signed Muller Frerés, 1930s The ART DECO ceiling lamp is a remarkable example of the craftsmanship and style of the early 20th century. The signature "Mulle...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1970s Industrial Cast Aluminium, Glass and Brass Flameproof Strip Light & Shade
Located in Antwerp, BE
Korean flameproof strip light made by Daeyang circa 1978 with a polished finish. Originally these would have illuminated hazardous areas on super tankers, cargo ships and military...
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Mid-20th Century Korean Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Metal

J.T.Kalmar Large Mid-Century Glass Flower Gilt Brass Chandelier, Austria, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
A decorative floral 22“ diameter Midcentury Modern brass chandelier from the 1960s manufactured by J.T. Kalmar Vienna, Austria. Its frame is made of white painted metal, it has four ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Reindeer Master Chandelier with Five Partridge Feather Shades
Located in Paris, FR
Chandelier reindeer master with five reindeer antlers, in vintage brass finish, five bulbs and five partridge feather, lampshade.
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21st Century and Contemporary Scottish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Orrefors Crystal Flush Mount Designed by Carl Fagerlund
Located in Bronx, NY
Very well kept Swedish Orrefors flush mount from the 1970s by Carl Fagerlund, A brass frame with a bottom glass plate hold by a shiny round flat brass disc in the middle surrounded ...
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Spectacular Trio Arlecchino Chandeliers, Murano
Located in Budapest, HU
Trio Vintage Italian Murano chandeliers in Vistosi style. Each chandelier has 36 fantastic multicolored discs in a nickel metal frame. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 44,50 inc...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Amazing Pair of Italian Murano Six-Tier Felci Glass Chandeliers, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Beautiful and huge pair of Italian Murano chandeliers composed of 52 splendid transparent glasses that give a very elegant look Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) heig...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Modernist Translucent Disc Sputnik with Polished Chrome Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This stunning chandelier was hand blown in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features an abundance of hand blown textured and translucent Murano glass vistosi disks...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Orange Verner Panton Flowerpot Pendant Lamp, Louis Poulsen, Denmark, 1969
Located in Vienna, AT
An iconic orange flowerpot pendant light, designed in 1969 by Verner Panton for Louis Pulsen, Denmark. A simple but beautiful ceiling light, consisting of two enameled hemispherical ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Scandinavian Flushmount Ceiling Lamps, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Decorative ceiling lights on a porcelain base with shades glass. Designed and made in Norway from circa 1950s first half. Both lamps are fully working and in good vintage condition. ...
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1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Porcelain, Glass

Large Kaiser Flush Mount Amber Murano Glass Ceiling Light, 1960s
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant large flush mount ceiling light executed in Murano glass with brass finals on a wooden frame. Manufactured by Kaiser Lighting, Germany in the 1960s. Materials: Murano glass...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Elegant Italian Vintage Murano Chandeliers, 52 Pink Glass Petals
Located in Budapest, HU
Huge Italian vintage Murano chandeliers made by 52 glass petals (pink and white “lattimo”) in a chrome frame. Period: late 20thcentury Dimensions:55,10 inches (140 cm) height with ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1950s French Milk Glass & Brass Hanging Light Fixture
Located in New York, NY
Milk glass and brass hanging light fixture. French, circa 1950. A French glass shade suspended from brass rods. Glass shade measures 19" in ...
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1950s French Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Acrylic Pendant Golf Ball Lamp by Aloys F. Gangkofner, Erco Leuchten 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Ceiling lamp by Aloys F. Gangkofner for Erco Leuchten, Germany Lüdenscheid, 1960s. A very rare, interesting and decorative lamp. Fully functional. With an E27 socket. Works with 2...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Stilnovo Pair of Rare Pendants, Italy, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Pair of rare pendants each with opaline glass globe shades held by brushed aluminum and brass fittings suspended by cable and original brushed aluminum canopy. This iconic Stilnovo m...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Original Multi-Light Pendant by Louis Weisdorf for Lyfa/ 4 available
Located in Long Island City, NY
Louis Weisdorf, b. 1932. Multi-light pendant, brass. Produced by Lyfa, labeled accordingly. Measures: (40 cm). 16" H approximately (45 cm). 18" Existing wiring, we do not guaranty fu...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Flamingo' Italian 53 Pink Petal Chandeliers, Murano
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian vintage Murano chandelier, Mazzega, 53 pink lattimo glass petals Murano Italian glass chandelier. Fantastic chandelier with pink and white “lattimo” glasses, nickel-plated m...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Fantastic Murano Glass Tube Chandelier, 36 Glass Tube
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage chandelier in Murano glass and nickel-plated metal structure. The armor polished nickel supports 36 large clear glass tubes in a star shape...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Venetian Glass Chandelier, Amber Color/Red, Contemporary, Murano, Italy, 8 Arms
Located in New York, NY
Decorative glass chandelier, Venetian style, Murano, 2007, 8-arms chandelier. Amber/gold color with red details. This chandelier is sold but we have another chandelier same color, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Vistosi Multi-Color Glass Pendant Midcentury 1950s Italian Design Ceiling Lamp
Located in Brescia, IT
Pendant lamps by Vistosi, 1950s Colored glass Black metal frame Brass details Measure: height 115 cm diameter shade 13 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Vistosi Disc Murano Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier is made of 50 discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on four levels. Nine light bulbes E 14.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Glass and Metal Industrial Pendant Light Fixture
Located in Houston, TX
Industrial pendant light fixtures from France. With a timeless Industrial aesthetic, this vintage hanging light fixture has a metal fram...
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20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Czech Midcentury Pendant Lamp for Brussels World Expo, 1958
Located in Vienna, AT
This pendant was designed for exhibit for the Czechoslovakia Pavilion at the Brussels World Fair in 1958. The shade is in remarkable condition with no scratches, cracks or chips; t...
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1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Murano Smoked Glass Chandelier by Seguso
Located in Austin, TX
Murano smoked glass chandelier with six branches and whimsical leaves rising from a central base. Six candelabra lights, rewired for the US. Hei...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Lantern Shaped Rope Pendant by Audoux Minnet, France, 1960's
Located in New York, NY
Elegant lantern shaped pendant by French designers duo Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet. Golfe Juan 1960's. European socket and wiring. In good vintage...
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1960s Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rope

Murano Opaline Glass Ceiling Fixture
Located in Austin, TX
Italian handblown Murano glass ceiling fixture, rewired for the US. The bell curve and subtle texture of the opaline glass make this a stand out light fixtu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1 of 2 Petite Flush Mount Light, Crystal Glass Designed by Palwa, Germany, 70s
Located in Aachen, NRW
A wonderful and high-quality gilded Flush mount light fixture by Palwa, Germany, 1970s. It is made of a 24-carat gold-plated brass frame decorated ...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Pair of French Art Deco Pendant Chandeliers by René Lalique Model Dahlias
Located in Long Island City, NY
Apair of French Art Deco pendant chandeliers by René Lalique model Dahlias were designed in 1921 in great condition. Hemispherical clear bowl decorated in relief with dahlia blossoms...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

1 of 2 Stunning Floral Glass and Brass Sputnik Chandeliers, Germany, 1960s
Located in Aachen, NRW
Stunning floral glass and brass Sputnik chandeliers, Germany, 1960s. It requires 12 x E14 standard bulbs with 40W max each and compatible with the US/UK/ etc. Standards. Very good...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Geometric Sciolari Chrome Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chrome Italian chandelier design by Gaetano Sciolari 1960s. Geometric metal chromed structure with 13 lights. The chandelier remains in very good vintage condition with normal patina.
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Beautiful Vintage 10-Arm Brass Chandelier, Italy
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1950s. This chandelier features a brass structure. It is a vintage piece, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it can be considered as in excellent orig...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Wonderful Murano ceiling lamps - frosted carved glass leaves
Located in Budapest, HU
Spectacular ceiling lamps with 32 Murano frosted carved glass leaves in golden painted metal frame. Elegant lighting object. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 17,50 inchs (45 cm) h...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Large brass and glass chandelier Italy
Located in Dallas, TX
Large Mid Century Modern glass balls and brass chandelier or pendant light, Italy circa 2000s. The chandelier is made of different sizes glass balls and polished brass balls and stem...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Brass Moroccan Pendant with Colored Glass
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage brass Moroccan pendant with old patina. This light fixture is delicately hand chased and hand-hammered with open work in Moorish and Islamic floral design, inlaid inside with...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Brass

Two Austrolux Chandeliers, Austrian, 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Two Austrolux chandeliers, Austrian, 1950s Original condition 12 bulbs. Price and sell per piece.  
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Art Déco Pendant Light, 1930s
Located in Schwerin, MV
Elegant Bauhaus pendant lights with chrome/nickel-plated suspension and stepped, trapezoidal opal glass lampshade. The lamp dates from the first half of the 20th century. The opal gl...
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1930s German Art Deco Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of 48 Tronchi Chandeliers in Toni Zuccheri Style for Venini, Murano
Located in Budapest, HU
Each chandelier includes precious 48 Tronchi Murano glass 30 has cm long. Measures: Diameter 65 cm, height 75 cm. 14 lights. Dimensions: 59 inches (150 cm) height with chain, 29.5...
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1980s Italian Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Rare 1930s Bauhaus Glass Ball Pendant Light by A.B Read for Troughton & Young
By Alfred Read
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
This classic 1930s chrome and opaque glass ceiling light is an iconic Bauhaus / Modernist light - the Ultralux U14 - designed by English designer, A.B Read for Troughton & Young (Lig...
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Mid-20th Century English Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Pleated Cobalt Blue Dome
Located in Peekskill, NY
These large dramatic original domes have a 20 inch diameter. There is a dramatic pleated pattern that curves over the top and a flared ribbed edge. We restored these lamps in a hard ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Acrylic

Alvar Aalto Ceiling Lamp for Stora Enso Headquarters, Idman
Located in Helsinki, FI
This lamp is perfect for Kitchens, counter tops, window fronts, or as lighting for painting walls. It can even be used on the outside balcony for example. This ceiling lamp came from...
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1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Antique, Vintage and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendant Lights

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.

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