Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Pair of Venini Crystal Chandeliers on Gold-Plated Frames

$4,551.86per item

About

A pair of Venini crystal chandeliers on gold-plated frames, each chandelier has 88 Murano pyramid glass crystals. With four light fittings in each and ceiling bracket that fixes to the ceiling and then to the gold plate.

Details

  • Creator
    Venini (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)Width: 17.72 in. (45 cm)Depth: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: LGT 2451stDibs: LU213839225141

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Venini (Manufacturer)

Beginning in the 1930s — and throughout the postwar years especially — Venini & Co. played a leading role in the revival of Italy’s high-end glass industry, pairing innovative modernist designers with the skilled artisans in the centuries-old glass workshops on the Venetian island of Murano. While the company’s founder, Paolo Venini (1895–1959), was himself a highly talented glassware designer, his true genius was to invite forward-thinking Italian and international designers to Murano’s hallowed workshops to create Venini pieces — among them Giò Ponti, Massimo Vignelli, Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala, Thomas Stearnsof the United States and Fulvio Bianconi.


Paolo Venini trained and practiced as a lawyer for a time, though his family had been involved with glassmaking for generations. After initially buying a share in a Venetian glass firm, he took over the company as his own in 1925, and under his direction it produced mainly classical Baroque designs. In 1932, he hired the young Carlo Scarpa— who would later distinguish himself as an architect — as his lead designer. Scarpa, working in concert with practiced glass artisans, completely modernized Venini, introducing simple, pared-down forms; bright primary colors; and bold patterns such as stripes, banding and abstract compositions that utilized cross sections of murrine (glass rods).


Paolo Venini’s best designs are thought to be his two-color Clessidre hourglasses, produced from 1957 onward, and the Fazzoletto (“handkerchief”) vase, designed with Bianconi in 1949. Bianconi’s masterworks are considered by many to be his Pezzato works — colorful vases with patterns that resemble those of a patchwork quilt. Other noteworthy and highly collectible vintage Venini works include Ponti’s dual-tone stoppered bottles (circa 1948); rare glass sculptures from the Doge series by Stearns, the first American to design for the firm; Vignelli’s striped lanterns of the 1960s; the Occhi vases with eyelet-shaped patterns by Tobia Scarpa (son of Carlo); and, with their almost zen purity, the Bolle (“bubbles”) bottles designed by Wirkkala in 1968. 


With these works — and many others by some of the creative titans of the 20th and 21st century — Venini has produced one of the truly great bodies of work in modern design.


About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in London, United Kingdom
Platinum Seller
This distinction is for experienced sellers who continually surpass customer expectations.
1stDibs seller since 2016
95 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Venini Pendant Chandelier, Curved Crystal Glass & Gold Plated Brass.
By Venini
Located in Weesp, NL
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Luxury Pair of Modernist Italian Venini Chandeliers Crystal Straw & Gilt Brass
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Brass, Glass

Pair of Midcentury Partly Gilded, Brass and Crystal Venini Style Chandeliers
By Venini
Located in Palermo, IT
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Brass, Glass

Rare Pair of Chandeliers by Venini
By Venini
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern

Murano Glass Crystal Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Murano Glass

Unusual Multi Tiered Venini Crystal Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Metal

Tall Venini Crystal and Brass Spiral Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Miami, FL
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Brass, Crystal

Pair of Chandelier Crystal and Gold Metal-Plated, 1970s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Brass, Crystal, Murano Glass

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery