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Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

FOLK ART STYLE

Folk art is a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Antique, new and vintage folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, duck decoys, portraiture and paintings, carnival art and quilts.

Quilts are a quintessential part of American folk art but their roots are international, with quilting dating back to Ancient Egypt. The practice spread to Europe and was especially prominent in the Middle Ages, with one of the oldest surviving examples being the Tristan quilt made in Sicily in the 14th century. They were made as bedcovers and clothing, including as a layer for knights to wear beneath their armor. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

Elsewhere, the vast range of work associated with Mexican folk art includes masks made by Mexican craftspeople for traditional celebrations and ceremonial dances. Mexican masks are part of the country’s folk-art traditions that go back thousands of years and play a role in festivals and theater.

Works in the folk art tradition are valuable because of the skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of antique, new and vintage folk art on 1stDibs.

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Style: Folk Art
Vintage 70s Wrought Iron Chandelier Eight Candles Swedish Art Glass 2 Extenders
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Add a touch of opulence to your home with this charming candle chandelier! This 60s Wrought Iron Chandelier with eight Swedish Art Glasses holds ball globe candles which are not incl...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

French Toleware Bistro Ceiling Light, Decorated with Vines
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A French Toleware Bistro ceiling light, decorated with vines This is a very decorative 6 sided ceiling light, the light it is decorated with Vine Leaves and bunches of Grapes Th...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Tin

Wicker Palm Leaf or Lotus Pendant from the FS Flores Collection
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Wicker palm leaf or lotus pendant light fixture crafted in chuspata reed tightly and expertly woven over a sturdy metal frame with three tiers of palm leaves, exclusively designed an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wicker

Chandelier Wood Rustic Swedish 18th Century, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Chandelier wood rustic Swedish 18th century, Sweden. A chandelier made in Sweden during the 18th century. Body in wood with candleholders in metal for 16 candles.
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18th Century European Antique Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Seth of Three Mexican Pendant Lamps in Star Shape
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1960, We offer this fantastic seth of three Mexican pendant lamps in star shape.
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1960s Mexican Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Painted Yellow Hand Wrought iron Leaf Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand wrought iron leaf iron chandelier in a happy yellow! Eight arms. Can be electrified.
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20th Century Guatemalan Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

French Folk Art Tole Chandelier and Sconces, 19th Century
Located in Doylestown, PA
A whimsical tole 4-arm chandelier with two matching 2-arm sconces, nice examples of French "arte populaire" or Folk Art, mid-19th century or earlier, with palm fronds, gold bows and ...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Tôle

Antique Dutch Dark Blue Glazed Ceramic Tiles
Located in Rijssen, NL
This is an amazing set of dark blue handmade tiles of a Dutch scenery of sailing ships. With 6 different stylized designs. These tiles would be charming displayed on easels, framed o...
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20th Century Belgian Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic

German Hand Carved and Painted Figure Bavarian Mountain Climber with Lantern
Located in Barntrup, DE
Wonderful German figural pendant lamp features a hand-carved and hand-painted figure of a Bavarian mountain climber. The detailed carved wooden man is holding onto a rope and holding...
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1950s German Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Chippy White & Blue Swedish Farmhouse Style Tole Pendant Chandelier, 1970s
By EGLO Leuchten
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Add a touch of opulence to your home with this charming chandelier! Perfect wood and metal chandelier to enhance any chic or eclectic home. The beautiful chippy white and blue colors...
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1970s Austrian Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Charming Hot Air Balloon Metal Light Fixture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charming light fixture depicting a hot air balloon from the County Fair "Girl's Day" with 8 figures frolicking about the air balloon. The light fixture is newly wired and ready to in...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Chandelier Green Painted Gilded Iron Dutch 16 Branch Folk Vernacular
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
A rare folk or vernacular 19th century green painted and gilded chandelier with 16 branches or arms   
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1830s Dutch Antique Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood

Large Iron Round Chandelier with Eight Candles, Hearts and Scroll Detail
Located in Carmel, CA
Unusual birdcage shaped iron chandelier with eight candles. Heart and scroll motif repeated overall. The scale is perfect for a vaulted ceiling.
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

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Gorgeous pair of monumental size brass and glass Art Deco chandeliers. Each is in very good condition and requires three European E27 / 110 volt Edison bulbs, each bulb up to 100 wat...
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1930s German Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Italian Renaissance Style Gilt Iron Chandelier Tole Toleware, Vintage, 1960s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
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1960s Italian Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Vintage Pendant Lamp Cascading Glass Balls Chandelier, Germany, 1960s
By Richard Essig
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Gorgeous glass ball pendant light attributed to Richard Essig Leuchten, Germany. It is in very good condition and requires five European E14 / 110 volt candelabra bulbs, each bulb up...
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Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Brass & Glass Chandelier Pendant Lamp, Sweden, 1960s
By Orrefors
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful crystal glass pendant light by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors in the 1960s - gorgeous Scandinavian lamp with crystal glass and brass, in beautiful vintage condition. The chand...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chippy White & Blue Swedish Farmhouse Style Tole Pendant Chandelier, 1970s
By EGLO Leuchten
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Add a touch of opulence to your home with this charming chandelier! Perfect wood and metal chandelier to enhance any chic or eclectic home. The beautiful chippy white and blue colors...
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1970s Austrian Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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German Art Deco Bauhaus Style Opaline Glass Ball Sputnik Chandelier
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Nuernberg, DE
This Art Deco Bauhaus Style chandelier was made in the 1960s in Germany. It is made of six unique glass balls mounted on a white lacquered frame. The fixture requires six European E1...
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Metal

Hans Agne Jakobsson Sputnik Orbit Brass and Glass Ball Chandelier Sweden 1960s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Very decorative and beautiful chandelier made of brass, fitted with five E14 sockets with glass ball shades. Made by Hans Agne Jakobsseon in the 1960s. The fixture requires five Euro...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Maria Theresa Crystal Chandelier with Eight Lights, 1960s, Austria
By J.L Lobmeyr
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Gorgeous brass with cut crystal chandelier in Maria Theresa style made in the 1960s probably in Vienna. A beautiful form body. Eight flamed fitted with E14 sockets, rich hangings fro...
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1960s Austrian Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Hollywood Regency Art Deco Murano Glass 3 Arm, 4 Lights Chandelier, Italy, 1940s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Stunning and beautiful chandelier. Made in Murano, Italy, in the late 1940s. The Chandelier requires four European E27 / 110 Volt Edison bulbs, each bulb up to 60 watts. It is a real...
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1940s Italian Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Gorgeous Midcentury Sputnik Brass Chandelier Glass Shades Vintage German, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Very decorative and beautiful chandelier made of brass, fitted with six E27 sockets with cone-shaped glass shades of striped etched glass. Made in Germany in the 1950s. The Fixture r...
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1950s German Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Gold Plate and Glass Gaetano Sciolari Style Vintage Italian Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Very rare and beautiful gold-plated chandelier. Italy, 1970s. The Chandelier requires five European E14 candelabra bulbs, each up to 40 watts.
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Hollywood Regency Art Deco Style Amber Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Stunning and beautiful chandelier. Made in Murano, Italy, circa 1960s. The Chandelier requires eight European E14 candelabra bulbs, each up to 40 watts. It is a real treasure and giv...
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1960s Italian Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

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Bill Huebbe Monkey Form Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Bill Huebbe (1929-2013) monkey form chandelier. Designed as three monkeys in red coats each holding two candles (electrified) stamped and dated 1996.
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1990s American Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Wrought Iron Spiral Twist Chandelier
Located in Helsingborg, SE
An unusual primitive 18th century Swedish wrought iron spiral twist chandelier for two candles Incorporating a hanging hook, circa 1750.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

  • Wrought Iron Spiral Twist Chandelier
  • Wrought Iron Spiral Twist Chandelier
  • Wrought Iron Spiral Twist Chandelier
  • Wrought Iron Spiral Twist Chandelier
H 23.23 in. W 14.97 in. D 2.76 in.
Circa 1989 Vintage Bill Huebbe Fox Chandelier
By Bill Huebbe
Located in High Point, NC
Vintage 10 light, 5 Fox chandelier by Bill Huebbe. Signed Huebbe 1989. Charming hunt chandelier with 5 fox figures wearing red hunting coats and holding candles in the air. Whimsical...
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1980s American Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Resin, Fiberglass

Palm Tree and Monkey Wicker Chandelier
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Mario Torres wicker or chuspata chandelier with a palm leaf top, climbing monkey, and six lights with copper branches divided by palm leaves.
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20th Century Mexican Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wicker

  • Palm Tree and Monkey Wicker Chandelier
  • Palm Tree and Monkey Wicker Chandelier
  • Palm Tree and Monkey Wicker Chandelier
  • Palm Tree and Monkey Wicker Chandelier
H 24 in. Dm 36 in. L 24 in.
Wicker Palm Tree Chandelier with Birds and Alligators
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Wicker six light chandelier with palm leaves, birds, flower candle cups, and alligators. From the FS Flores collection, sold exclusively by F. S. Henemader Antiques.
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wicker

18th Century Large Florentine Folk Art Gilded Iron Twelve-Arm Church Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A large Florentine Folk Art gilded iron twelve-arm electrified church chandelier, Italy, late 18th century. This wonderful chandelier is finely elaborate in precise detail, crown sha...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Vintage Blue Painted Tole Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage blue painted tole chandelier, with gold and red accents, from Belgium. Newly-wired with six arms, extra chain and a canopy.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Tôle

Large Folky Mario Lopez Torres Six-Light Jungle Chandelier
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Folky Mario Lopez Torres six-light jungle chandelier constructed of an iron frame wrapped with wicker or reed. Featuring monkeys, parrots, panthers and alligators having a party unde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Reed

19th Century Swedish Folk Art Chandelier
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Swedish 19th century Folk Art chandelier in its original condition.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood

  • 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Chandelier
  • 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Chandelier
  • 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Chandelier
  • 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Chandelier
H 23.63 in. W 18.51 in. D 18.51 in.
Mario López Torres Mexican MCM Chuspata Fiber and Metal Chandelier
Located in Mexico City, MX
Beautiful Mexican MCM chandelier shaped like a monkey on a palmtree, made with woven chuspata fiber with iron structure and brass details by Mexican artist Mario López Torres in his ...
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1970s Mexican Vintage Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Large Folky Mario Lopez Torres Six-Light Jungle Chandelier
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Folky Mario Lopez Torres six-light jungle chandelier constructed of an iron frame wrapped with wicker or reed. Featuring monkeys, parrots, panthers and alligators having a party unde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Reed

Fun and Folky Mario Lopez Torres Animated Wicker Chandelier
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Fun and folky Mario Torres animated wicker or reed chandelier. Constructed with an iron frame wrapped with wicker and depicting Toucans, parrots, panthers and palm leaves. Perfect fo...
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20th Century Mexican Folk Art Chandeliers and Pendants

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Reed

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