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Chandeliers and Pendants For Sale
Color:  Black
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

French Mid-Century Wrought Iron Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Original Midcentury chandelier from France, 1950s. Body of solid wrought iron. Diameter 33" - 84 cm. Height fixture 35" - 89 cm.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Copper, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Pendant, Wrought Iron with Antique Style Glass, Quick Ship!
Located in Santa Paula, CA
Evoking the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 30s, our Nouveau pendant features bold geometric shapes and a chevron motif. Handcrafted in wrought iron with a classic grey finish. Antique Glass...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Exceptional Bauhaus Pendant Lamp by Adolf Meyer for Zeiss Ikon, 1930s, Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Unique Bauhaus or Modernist pendant lamps. Designed by Adolf Meyer in 1920s and manufactured by Zeiss Ikon, in 1920s-1930s, Germany. On one of the glass shades is the mark of the mak...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Black Metal Vintage Theater Film Studio Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Metal film light. Space for 3 E27/E26 bulbs. Excluding light bulb Weight: 3.20 kg / 7.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international st...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Art Glass Black & Opaline Leucos Pendant by Roberto Pamio & Renato Toso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous pendant light fixture designed by Rob'erto Pamio and Renato Toso for Leucos, Italy, manufactured in the 1970s. It is made of lovely hemisphere of hand blown black Murano art...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Opaline Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Handcrafted Moroccan Moorish Lavender Glass Lantern or Orb Pendant
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Handcrafted Moroccan lavender glass lantern or Moorish pendant. Amber molded glass with Moorish design circles put together in an orb style lamp. Handmade in Marrakech, metal rust color finish, colorful multifaceted orb glass pendant. Could be rewired for electricity and be used as a Moorish pendant or Moroccan chandelier indoor or outdoor. Has a small door to access the inside. Size: 13.5 in. height with hook x 9 in. diameter. 1960s-1970s disco ball...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Painted Italian Chandeliers, Sold Individually
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1920's Italian single-light iron chandeliers with verdigris body with blue flowers. Sold individually. Measurements: Drop: 17" Width: 15" Depth: 3".
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1920s Italian Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

M4 Michel Mortier ‘Adjustable Height’ Suspension Ed.Disderot. AVAILABLE NOW
Located in London, GB
Designed is the shape of a hot air balloon, this ceiling light represents part of the lighting revolution in the early 1950s. It is one of the few lamps in the world to offer all th...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Artistic Chandelier 8 Arms Black Murano Glass and Lampshades by Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Montecristo chandelier 8 arms, artistic black glass, black organza lampshades by Multiforme. Montecristo collection is created with the typical elements of Venetian glass chandelier...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Contemporary Pendant in Black Brass and Crystal by Ghirò Studio
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
The pendant gives a touch of elegance and refinement. Even on its own it catches the eye without being intrusive, this makes it perfect for any environment. It is also possible to cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier Wrapped in Passementerie, Silk Cords
Located in Ballard, CA
Ten arm wrought iron structure is wrapped with silk cording. The volute and arabesque arms descend from a graceful sphere. Cording under the bobèche is shaped in traditional passementerie knotted detail. Custom sizes available.The art of passementerie dated back to the 15th century, the excitement and popularity of the craft surged in the 18th century during the reign of Louis the XIV and Versailles, every pieces of fabrics, upholstery, bridles, carriages were beautified with the uses of braids, tassles, trims and fringes. The military also took a liking to this trend throughout the ensuing decades. Unlike many other tradeguilds which fell into oblivion, the passementerie has thrived and remains present in the home with detailed trims but specially in the haute couture runways. The infinite colorways and the multiple fibers, such as silk, acetate, mercerized cotton is such an exquisite medium which does create a unique collection of chandeliers. When The Louvre hotel ordered a large custom chandelier...
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2010s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Svend Aage Holm Sørensen Chandelier Pendant Lamp
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage Svend Aage Holm Sørensen for Holm Sørensen & Co pendent chandelier lamp model 6395. Known as the onion this classic piece of brutalist...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Murano Glass Black Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Wonderful sputnik Murano chandelier with multiple smoked "Triedi" stems shooting out from a brushed nickel sphere. This piece is iconic and will be a show stopper in your home. This ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Pair of Large French Wrought Iron Chandeliers, Sold Individually
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large French wrought iron three-tiered chandeliers with scrolling arms and 18 lights each. Sold individually. Measurements: Minimum drop: 64" Diameter: 71"
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1940s Italian Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

French Baroque Style Wrought-Iron Stained Glass Hall Lantern, 19th-20th Century
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French 19th-20th century Baroque Revival style wrought iron and four-color vitreaux stained glass single-light hall lantern, the rounded four stained glass...
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Early 1900s French Baroque Revival Antique Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Pendant Industrial Light
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Original antique pendant light. Wonderful ribbed glass and stylish caged lines. Heavy iron top, stripped and clear coated finish. Functional and stylish, great over and island or in...
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1940s Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Cage Pendant Light, 1960s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
Industrial hanging lamp made in former Czechoslovakia during the 1960s. It features cast iron top, clear glass cover and iron grid. Porcelain socket for E 27 lightbulbs and new wire....
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel Empire Hanging Chandelier Pendant
Located in New York, NY
20th Century Empire style chandelier pendant with cast glass dish and bronze details. These elegant lights graced many of the main corridors of the NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel...
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20th Century American Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Black Enamel Philips Vintage Industrial Dutch Design Classic Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Original Dutch Philips industrial pendant. HDK 250 Black enamel shade with white interior Cast aluminum top Weight: 4.40 kg / 9.7 lb ...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Brutalist pendant lamp by Svend Aage Holm Sorensen for Sørensen & Co. Denmark
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This stunning brutalist pendant lamp, model 6407, was designed by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen for Sørensen & Co in Denmark in the 1960's. The use and work of oxidised brass makes this l...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Two Enlighten 'Rey' Perforated Patinated Brass Dome Ceiling Lamp
Located in Glendale, CA
Two Enlighten 'Rey' Perforated patinated brass Dome ceiling lamp. Hand-fabricated in Los Angeles, these highly refined ceiling lamps are reminiscent of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Drop Chandelier Plated Metal by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Drop Chandelier in Plated Metal by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl. Colour / Material: Burned Black Lampshade & ceiling cup: 100% Iron, with plated ...
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2010s Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Aluminum

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Scissor Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Steel and enamel scissor pendant adjustable length black enamel, white text and interior E27 / E26 spotlight size: diam. 35 cm 90° angle adjus...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Moroccan Moorish Hanging Metal Lantern with Milky Glass
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage large Moroccan Moorish hanging glass pendant from Marrakech with sandblasted glass in white milky glass with dark bronze color metal fin...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Custom Wood Chandelier with Glass Cylinder Shades
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Large Avantgarden custom-made black walnut wood chandelier, with iron details and shown with milk glass cylinder shades. Custom woods and stain options are available. Avantgarden has been cultivating great lighting, furniture and design in Pound RIdge...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood

Limpid Light L Smoke Full-Swing, Pendant Light, Hand Blown Glass, Europe
Located in Breda, Noord-Brabant
Our limpid light size L in shade “Smoke” is a pendant light, decorative light, made in Europe. The Limpid Lights collection, a series of lighting objects that incorporate movement as a key element of its design. By moving the light source away from, or closer to the lighting object, the intensity of the light can be adapted. This caused by the hand blown glass shades that can be used to soften the light and create a more intimate ambiance. *Please note* We have 2 suspension available, Full-swing & Standard. The listed pictures are the Full-swing version. Dimensions: 200 x 200 x 600 mm (L x W x H) Full swing 1 box = 415 x 290 x 785 mm gross weight 6.5 kg Net weight 5.5 kg Standard 1 box = 415 x 290 x 785 mm gross weight 5.6 kg Net weight 4.6 kg Materials: Shade in glass (The glass is mouth-blown and therefore can contain air bubbles). Adjustable suspension in steel and brass. Non-adjustable suspension in steel. Finish: Clear glass smoked glass...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Smoked Glass

Limpid Light M-Smoke Full-Swing, Pendant Light, Hand Blown Glass, Europe
Located in Breda, Noord-Brabant
*Please note*, This is the Full-swing version (with moving LED), to order the Standard version (with fixed LED) please contact us. Our limpid light size M in shade “Smoke" is a pen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Smoked Glass

Contemporary pendant lamps 'U' in black lava stone
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamps 'U' by Buzao x Bentu Design. After concrete version, let's meet the black lava stone and white marble versions! (Sold individually) 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava

Customizable Pendant Lamp 'TRN F1' by Pani Jurek, Black Ceramic
Located in Paris, FR
TRN F1 Pendant lamp / ceiling lamp / chandelier Designer: Pani Jurek Dimensions: H 375 x 55 x 5 cm Model shown: Black Bulb (not included): E27/E26, compatib...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Circus Pendant Light By Corinna Warm For Warm Medium Black/Bronze In Stock
Located in Santa Monica, CA
The Circus Collection features a family of three pendant lights taking its cue from the shape of a Victorian circus tent. The spun aluminum lamps are available in black or white with a luxurious bronze interior gently reflecting the light. The lamps work well individually or look lovely in clusters of different sizes and colors. Custom colors are available on request. Its Classic design allows for great versatility, suiting a wide variety of spaces, from private residences, retail, restaurants, hotels to workplaces. The design is created to compliment an interior rather than to create a bold statement within a space, resulting in its timeless and universal appeal. The original designer pendants by Corinna Warm for Warm are manufactured and distributed exclusively by Studio Warm...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen in All Black
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5 pendant for Louis Poulsen in all black. Poul Henningsen introduced his iconic PH 5 pendant light in 1958. Six decades later, the PH 5 remains the bestselling des...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Contemporary Pendant Lamp 'U2' in Black Lava Stone
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamp 'U2' by Buzao x Bentu design. Black lava stone Measures: 23 cm high, 11 cm diameter Wire: 2 meters black (adjustable) Lamp type: E27 LED 3W 100-240V 80Ra 200LM 2700K - ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava, Aluminum

Contemporary Pendant Lamp 'U2' in Black Marble
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamp 'U2' by Buzao x Bentu design. Black marble 23 cm high, 11 cm diameter Wire: 2 meters black (adjustable) Lamp type: E27 LED 3W 100-240V 80Ra 200LM 2700K - Comptable with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Aluminum

Contemporary Pendant Lamp 'OOOPS' in Black Lava Stone
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamp 'OOOPS' by Buzao x Bentu design. Black lava stone Size: 32 cm high, 9 cm diameter Wire: 2 meters black (adjustable) Lamp type: E27 LED 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava, Aluminum

Contemporary Pendant Lamp 'OOPS' in Black Lava Stone 'Small'
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamp 'OOPS' by Buzao x Bentu design. Black lava stone Measures: 24 cm high, 9 cm diameter Wire: 2 meters black (adjustable) Lamp type: E27 LED 3W 100-240V 80Ra 200LM 2700K ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava, Aluminum

Contemporary Pendant Lamp 'Circle' in Black Lava Stone
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamp 'CIRCLE' by Buzao x Bentu design. Black lava stone Size: 15 cm high, 13 cm diameter Wire: 2 meters black (adjustable) Lamp type: E27 LED...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava, Aluminum

Contemporary Pendant Lamp 'IN' in Black Lava Stone
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamp 'IN' by Buzao x Bentu design. Black lava stone Measures: 23 cm high, 11 cm diameter Wire: 2 meters black (adjustable) Lamp type: E27 LE...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava, Aluminum

FLOS 2097/18 Suspension Lamp in Steel and Brass, by Gino Sarfatti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Since 1958, this iconic Gino Sarfatti design has served as an ultra-modern representation of the traditional midcentury chandelier. Every detail of this state-of-the-art ceiling ligh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

1970s Vintage Industrial Black Explosion Proof Ceiling Pendant by EOW
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
A vintage industrial large cast aluminium explosion proof ceiling pendant by EOW fitted with energy saving LED light bulb and painted satin black. Reclaimed and professionally rest...
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1970s German Industrial Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Firmamento Milano Large Cono Pendant by Carlo Guglielmi
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Please note that VAT is not included in the price. The Cono Suspension Pendant is perhaps the biggest cone of light, with an embedded 35W LED. The light concentration varies solely ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Contemporary Pendant Lamps 'N' in Black Lava Stone
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamps 'N' by Buzao x Bentu design. Black lava stone or white marble Black (aluminum or gold brass) finish (Sold individually) 19.5 cm high,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava

Contemporary Pendant Lamps 'U' in Black Lava Stone
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamps 'U' by Buzao x Bentu design. After concrete version, let's meet the black lava stone and white marble versions! (Sold individually) 18...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava

Contemporary Pendant Lamp 'Ri' in Black Lava Stone 'Total Black'
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamp 'RI' by Buzao x Bentu Design. Black lava stone and white marble versions available. (Sold individually) 26,5 cm high; 10 cm Diameter Wire: 2 meters black (adjustable)...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava, Aluminum

Contemporary Pendant Lamp 'QIE' in Black Lava Stone 'Total Black'
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamp 'QIE' by Buzao x Bentu Design. After concrete version, let's meet the black lava stone and white marble version! (Sold individually) 16 cm high; 9.6 cm Length Wire: 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava

Contemporary Pendant Lamp 'Shang' in Black Lava Stone 'Brass Finish'
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamp 'Shang' by Buzao x Bentu Design. After concrete version, let's meet the black lava stone version! (Sold individually) 16 cm High; 20 cm Length Wire: 2Meters Black (ad...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava

Contemporary Pendant Lamps 'Bang' in Black Lava Stone
Located in Paris, FR
Pendant lamps 'Bang' by Buzao x Bentu Design. After concrete and terrazzo versions, let's meet the black lava stone and white marble versions! (Sold individually) 31 cm High; 4,5 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lava

Large Diameter Sasco Pendant in Solid Brass with Matte Milk Glass Globe
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Large 20" diameter Sasco solid brass pendant with 8" satin milk glass globe. Our Brass finishes are: Brushed Brass, Aged Brass or Factory Brass which is an uneven weathered patina; a...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gino Sarfatti Model No. 2065 Ceiling Light in Black and White for Astep
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti model no. 2065 ceiling lamp in black and white for Astep Designed in 1950, this is an authorized re-edition by Alessandro Sarfatti, grandson of Gino Sarfatti, who appl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Serge Mouille Ceiling Pendant Lamp with Three Arms, One Rotating and Two Fixed
Located in London, GB
Licensed edition from Serge Mouille’s original design. Pre-curser of the ceiling three arms, the ceiling two fixed arms with one curved and rotating arms has seen a great regain of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French George II Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Four-Arm Brass Asymmetrical Chandelier, Black Gold Pivot Shades, Stilnovo Style
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
A captivating and innovative take on mid-century-inspired chandeliers, this design artfully plays with asymmetry in its arm combination. The result is a chandelier that pushes bounda...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Paavo Tynell '1965' Pendant Lamp in Black
Located in Glendale, CA
Paavo Tynell '1965' pendant lamp in black. Originally designed by Paavo Tynell in 1947, this authorized GUBI re-edition is executed in a perforat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Simple and Elegant Black over Silver Dome Pendent
Located in Peekskill, NY
These are beautiful unused new old stock shades. The finish is a black over spun aluminium. They are military surplus and have a simple clean look.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Concrete Pendant Lamps 'Bang II' by Bentu Design
Located in Paris, FR
Concrete ceiling lamps designed by Cantonese studio Bentu design. Three sizes available. Sold individually. Material: Concrete, demolition lef...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Concrete

6" Benedict Pendant, Prussian Blue, Polished & Blackened Brass & Opal Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Benedict™ Pendant celebrates the defining detail of the Benedict™ Series. Two nested spun brass hemispheres cradle a hand blown glass globe. This...
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2010s American Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Brass

Bouroullec Modern Black Hanging Pendant Small Aim Three Light & Canopy for FLOS
Located in Brooklyn, NY
FLOS Aim Small Black Three-Lamp Light Set w/ Canopy by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Created by the Bouroullec brothers in 2010, the AIM ceiling light is a design stripped to its most ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

FLOS Frisbi Pendant Light in Black by Achille Castiglioni
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Its name invokes the iconic toy best played in a park, but this light is seriously smart. Offering three types of illumination—diffused, direct, and reflected—the FRISBI doubles down designed Achille Castiglioni’s ability to play with the power of illusion. Three barely-there, fine steel cables suspend the opal acrylic diffuser, making it appear as it if it is floating. A black metal stem and wire mesh basket...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large Enamel Factory, Industrial Pendant Lamp Parabolic Glass
Located in Vienna, AT
Czech industrial pendants with black enameled steel screen and parabolic glass and a wire mesh protection made in former Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. Lamps are after a professional r...
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1950s Czech Industrial Vintage Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

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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