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Vintage Danish Design Brass Candleholders
Located in Søborg, DK
Classic midcentury Danish design in brass Measures: 19 cm dia 4.5 cm. Condition may vary with age related wear and patina
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Mid-19th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Antique Lanterns

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Brass

Spanish Influence Wrought Iron Exterior Lantern Wall Mount, Grey
Located in Santa Paula, CA
Designed to pair with the historic Oreña Adobe in Santa Barbara, a Spanish influenced top cresting, sharp geometries and six-sided tapered shape. Backplate dimensions (inches): 5"...
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2010s American Spanish Colonial Lanterns

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Wrought Iron

Murano Midcentury Blown Smoked Glass Italian Lanterns, 2000
Located in Rome, IT
Precious Murano blown glass lanterns, its colors are unique ranging from smoked color to black through red one. It is very elegant and refined objects, it can be placed in several pl...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Brass

Murano Midcentury Blown Smoked Glass Italian Lanterns, 2000
Located in Rome, IT
Precious Murano blown glass lanterns, its colors are unique ranging from smoked color to black through red one. It is very elegant and refined objects, it can be placed in several pl...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Brass

Murano Midcentury Blown Smoked Glass Italian Lanterns, 2000
Located in Rome, IT
Precious Murano blown glass lanterns, its colors are unique ranging from smoked color to black through red one. It is very elegant and refined objects, it can be placed in several pl...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Brass

Art Deco Ceiling Light, 1920s, Chrome and Opaline Glass
Located in Vienna, AT
Fine French Art Deco pendant, 1920s, with chromed steel hardware and an opaline or milk glass diffuser. Very stark geometric quality with an oversized, 'pagoda' style tiered socket c...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Lanterns

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Chrome

Vintage Asian Craftsman Porch Light Pendant
Located in Prescott, US
Beautifully detailed copper clad porch light with original finish, patina, oval chain, and glass shade. Rewired to UL standards including code required ground wire. Craftsman style i...
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Mid-20th Century American American Craftsman Lanterns

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Metal

Maillon 5 LED Pendant Light
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 5 oval metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 2700K is an option. 95 Watts – 110 lumen s / watt Dimmable. Dimension...
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2010s Modern Lanterns

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Stainless Steel

Maillon 3C LED Wall Light
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant grouping of 3 oval metal rings with integrated LED diffusing a clean natural light. Soft white 3000K. 1800 lumens. Dimmable.
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2010s Modern Lanterns

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Stainless Steel

Contemporary Custom Japanese Paper Lantern by Andrew Stansell
By Andrew Stansell
Located in Chicago, IL
Intersect - a Japanese paper and steel armature structural light fixture, lantern by Andrew Stansell. Can be used as a table top sculpture or pendent.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Lanterns

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Steel

1950's Stitched Leather Lantern by Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's Stitched leather lantern by Jacques Adnet. Great condition Possibility of a second one to make a pair. Price given for one.
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1950s French Vintage Lanterns

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Metal

Set/8 Decorative Candleholders & Tray, Rose Gold, Handmade by Lusitanus Home
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Set/8 Rosegold and Silver Candleholders & Tray with Rose Gold Mirror, Lusitanus Home Collection, by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes eight candleholders and one tray, per...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lanterns

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Crystal, Metal

Murano Glass and Brass Mid-Century Chandelier, 2000
Located in Rome, IT
Design in woven Murano glass for this smoky colored chandelier, its style is elegant and linear. The chandelier is in Murano glass, dove gray or smoked color. The shape of its gla...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Brass

Victorian Stained Glass Hall Lantern
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A Victorian pressed brass hall lantern with stained glass panels in green, yellow, blue and red. In lovely antique condition with a verdigris patination. Additional Informati...
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19th Century Antique Lanterns

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Glass

Pair of Milk Glass Lanterns
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1920′s milk glass English lanterns with neoclassic motif on glass, patinated copper fitters Measures: Diameter: 17" Drop : 22"
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Early 20th Century Lanterns

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Glass

French Art Deco Pendant, 1930s, Satin Glass and Nickel
Located in Vienna, AT
Fine French Art Deco pendant from the 1930s. Nickeled hardware and a geometric shaped glass diffuser with a satin etched finish. Good original condition with patina on the hardware. ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Lanterns

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Nickel

Dual Glass Pendant by J.T. Kalmar, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare dual-glass version of model 3183 pendant by J.T. Kalmar, 1950s. Two satin glass diffusers from a single canopy can be individually adjusted in height. Very good original conditi...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Brass

Large Austrian Pendant, 1950s, Brass and Satin Glass
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare Austrian pendant or lantern from the 1950s. A large and tapered satin glass diffuser with a brass 'crown' on top. One original brass E27 socket with new wiring. Height without s...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Brass

Glass and Nickel Lantern, circa 1940
Located in Vienna, AT
Fine Austrian glass lantern from the 1930-1940s. All blown-glass body with dual glass diffusers - the outer in clear glass with cut decorations, the inner glass is frosted with a sli...
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1940s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Lanterns

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Nickel

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 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Chrome

Rattan Bamboo Wicker Wire Pendant Light or Lantern, Spain, 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Spanish Mid-Century Modern bamboo and rattan hanging pendant lamp/ lantern with woven wicker accents and interior paper lampshade. Manufactured at the Mid-Century Modern period with...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan, Cane

French Art Deco Bronze Cut Clear Glass Lantern, Hall Pendant, 1910-1920
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely French Art Deco period bronze and cut glass hall lantern, France, 1910-1920. Bronze beautifully decorated with faces, five glass panels with a cut star design. The lantern i...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Lanterns

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Bronze

Spanish Lantern Pendant Light in Wrought Iron with Amber Blown Glass Shade
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching scrollwork iron lantern or hanging light with hand blown amber shade, Spain, 1940s. The structure of this pendant light is made with wrought iron scroll decorations. It...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Wrought Iron, Iron

Black Porcelain Sconce with Holophane Globe, 1920s
Located in Prescott, US
From the late 1920s or early 1930s is this versatile wall sconce light. Appropriate for a modern kitchen or bathroom or as a porch light for a cabin in the woods or bungalow in the c...
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Mid-20th Century American American Craftsman Lanterns

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Porcelain

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...
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2010s American Modern Lanterns

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Italian Opaline Glass and Burnished Brass Pendant, 1950-1959
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Italian hand blown opaline globe pendant, burnished brass in bronze looking mounts, chain and canopy, 1950-1959. European wiring with a single brass and porcelain Edison E-27 light ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Lanterns

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Brass

Midcentury Pendant Chandelier, Brass Opaline Glass Sciolari Style, Italy, 1960s
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Midcentury Italian brass chandelier. Sciolari or Sciolari style We cannot say who the manufacturer was, since it does not have any brand, but it could be Sciolari or similar. M...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Opaline Glass

Dutch Arts & Crafts Brass & Fire Painted Opaline Glass Pendant Light / Lantern
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare, colorful and very stylish light fixture from early 1900's Amsterdam. This rare and highly stylish lantern was made in early twentieth century Amsterdam. The vibrant colors of ...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Lanterns

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Brass

Pair of Four Sides Quality Solid Brass Hanging Lanterns
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Elegant four sides hanging lantern made of solid brass with, seeded glass, and three 40/watt lights. Ready to use, brass canopies included.
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20th Century American Lanterns

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Brass

19th C English Oversized Etched Glass Lantern Shade
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1890 19th C English oversized 8 sided coloured etched glass lantern shade Provenance: Lord Montague - Beaulieu Estate Hampshire sku 925 Measures: W30 x D30 x H110 cm.
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1890s English Antique Lanterns

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Bronze, Brass

Belle Epoque Style Brass & Glass Bell Jar Lantern w/ Smoke Bell & Swirling Chain
Located in San Francisco, CA
Belle Époque style, oversized glass and brass bell jar lantern, pendant. Acanthus leaf and acorn detailing with custom delicately swirled chain links. American made by Ball and Ball ...
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1980s American Belle Époque Vintage Lanterns

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Brass

Round Barovier Ceiling Lamp Lantern Murano Art Glass Midcentury Italian Design
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Round Barovier ceiling lamp lantern Murano art glass midcentury Italian design. Brass parts, 1950 Italian design, one light bulb E27 max 80 Watt.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Brass

Mid Century Sculptural Danish Ceramic Wall Sconce, Made by Axella - 1970s
Located in Odense, DK
Danish ceramic wall lamp from the 1970s, produced by the Danish company Axella. The decorative wall lamp is made of 3 glazed ceramic disks in various shades of brown. The ceramic dis...
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Late 20th Century Danish Brutalist Lanterns

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Vistosi Double Vessel Amber Glass Lantern
Located in Troy, MI
Vistosi pendant or lantern fixture consists of double handblown glass paneled vessel in pale amber with black metal hardware and canopy, circa 1960s. Each lantern has two candelabra ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Metal

French 19th Century Brass & Glass Lantern
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This medium sized brass and glass lantern is perfect wherever a single fixture is needed. A simple 5” diameter canopy sits flush to the ceiling and connects to a classic brass chain ...
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19th Century French Other Antique Lanterns

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Kalmar 'Flower' Petals Mazzega Murano Glass Pendant Light, 1970s
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large (62cm in diameter) vintage midcentury smoked and clear glass hanging pendant lamp or light fixture by Austrian lighting manufacturer Kalmar, circa late 1970s. Featuring three l...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Metal

1940s Belgian Val St. Lambert Etched Glass Bell Jar Lantern
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1940s Belgian bell jar lantern by Val St. Lambert .
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1940s Vintage Lanterns

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Glass

Circus Pendant Light Design By Corinna Warm For Warm Small 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...
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2010s American Modern Lanterns

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Aluminum

Rare Art Deco Pendant Light Fixture w. Octagonal Satinated & Frosted Glass Shade
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and beautiful Art Glass pendant from the heydays of the European Art Deco era. In our view this rare Art Deco pendant with its wonderful color and geometrically rounded desig...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Lanterns

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Nickel, Brass

Small Single Vintage Handcrafted Wall-Mounted Brass Lantern
Located in Delray Beach, FL
single vintage wall hanging lantern made of solid brass, seeded acrylic glass like , electrified with one 60 watt light, Working and ready to use. Suitable for wet locations.
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20th Century American Lanterns

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Brass Wall Lantern
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Elegant pair of vintage wall lantern, hand crafted from solid brass with one 60/watt light each. Suitable for wet location. This pair of lantern was originally from estate in Miami ...
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20th Century American Lanterns

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Brass

1950s Scandinavian Handcrafted Bamboo Woven Wicker Pendant, Denmark
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Mid-century bamboo and wicker pendant, Denmark, 1950s. This beautiful suspension lamp is entirely handcrafted in bamboo and woven wicker provinding a warm and pleasant light. The cha...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Lanterns

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Bamboo, Wicker

Handcrafted Stain Leaded Art Deco Glass Pendant Geometric Design & Great Colors
Located in Lisse, NL
Wonderful ceiling lamp for the perfect ambiance. If you are looking for a rare, beautiful and geometric design Art Deco pendant then this unique specimen from the 1920s could be the...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Art Deco Lanterns

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Handcrafted Moroccan Hanging Glass Lantern
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan metal and clear glass hanging candle lantern. Hurricane candle lamp in hexagonal shape with vintage rust color metal finish. The top of the lantern is hand-cut with Moorish ...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Lanterns

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Metal

Crystal Tea Light Hurricane Lantern by Deborah Ehrlich
Located in Accord, NY
Deborah Ehrlich's crystal tea light hurricane lantern is made up of four nested pieces of handblown, hand-cut Swedish crystal. Used with a clear tea light candle, the flame moves ...
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2010s American Minimalist Lanterns

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Crystal

24" Pendant Light in Handwoven Natural Rattan, Ventila Collection
Located in New York, NY
Ventila, our nickname for the Tagalog word for ‘fan’, is woven from Filipino rattan and takes inspiration from colonial era ceiling fans. Measure: 24". It’s an interplay of textures...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Brass

Medium White Ceramic Pendant Light, Brushed Brass, Ajedrez Atzompa Collection
Located in New York, NY
Our Atzompa Collection is created in the Oaxacan town of Santa María Atzompa, where the pottery-making tradition has roots tracing back to ancient Zapotec culture. Building on this ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Ceramic

Pair of Early 20th Century French Glass Hanging Lanterns
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Pair of early 20th century french glass hanging lanterns circa 1920. Delicate etched pattern along the bulbous organic shaped glass. Linked by 3 chains to the cut glass ceiling mo...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Lanterns

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Glass, Art Glass

Run Set Antique Flush Mounted Holophane Hedralite Ceiling Light Pendant Lantern
Located in Sale, GB
- An incredibly rare run of Holophane 'Hedralite' flush mounted ceiling lanterns, English circa 1920. - The lights originally hung under a false ceiling in a Mappin & Webb silver an...
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Early 20th Century British Lanterns

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Glass

Florian Schulz Vintage 'Onos 55' Brass Counterbalanced Adjustable Pendant Light
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Stunning and elegant Mid-Century Modern vintage German made large polished brass adjustable counterweight hanging pendant light or lamp model 'ONOS 55' designed by Florian Schulz cir...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Brass, Metal

Large Pair of Vintage Handcrafted Wall-Mounted Solid Brass Lantern
Located in Delray Beach, FL
large pair of vintage wall lantern made of solid brass, quality workmanship, electrified with three 60/watt lights each, acrylic glass on all sides , great light exposure, beautiful ...
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20th Century American Lanterns

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Brass

Copper Lantern with Frosted Glazed Panels, Circa 1900
Located in Faversham, GB
A superb early 20th century copper lantern featuring a rounded spire to top surrounded by four ball finials set on an outward tapering roof. With four frosted original glazed panels ...
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20th Century Belgian Edwardian Lanterns

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Copper

Pair of 20th Century Castellated Paris Street Lanterns
Located in Pease pottage, West Sussex
Impressive pair of Parisian street lanterns, patinated brass and copper, good, natural verdigris finish. No glass, rewired (UK) and ready to hang. France circa 1950.
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Mid-20th Century French Lanterns

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Brass, Bronze, Copper

Large Pair of Vintage Handcrafted Wall-Mounted Solid Copper and Brass Lantern
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Impressive large pair of wall lantern made of solid copper and brass, quality workmanship, electrified with one 60/watt lights each, beautiful patina. Back plate size :11”.5 x4” Su...
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20th Century American Lanterns

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Brass, Copper

"Garbo" Ceiling Lamp by Mariyo Yagi for Sirrah, 1980s
Located in Lasne, BE
Ceiling light with fabric fringes. Can be used as a room divider or as a nice indirect light. Wear due to time and age of the ceiling light.  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lanterns

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Metal

Carl Fagerlund Pair of Pendants for Orrefors 1960 Sweden Glass and Brass
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of pendant by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden. Good vintage condition, electrical fonction not tested. Carl Gustaf Vilhelm Fagerlund, born 25 November 1915 in Kalmar, died...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Brass

Gaetano Sciolari Italian Gilt Brass and Glass Lantern Empire Style Signed
Located in Verviers, BE
Signed beautiful gilt brass lantern or pendant lamp made by the Italian designer Gaetano Sciolari, circa 1960-1970 Rome, Italy. The fabulous of vintage light takes four E14 European ...
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1960s Italian Empire Vintage Lanterns

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Italian Iron and Glass Lantern, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Pair of splendid Italian lanterns made around the 1960s. Measurements: 90 cm in height and 30 in diameter. Mount a European standard e27 light. There are signs of aging on the str...
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1960s Vintage Lanterns

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Iron

Vintage, New and Antique Lanterns

Whether you’re in search of a functional fixture to help illuminate a room or just a minimalist ornamental touch, the choice of lighting is important. Selecting the perfect vintage, new or antique lanterns can transform an otherwise monotonous space in your home.

In the 1700s, lanterns became widely popular when accessibility broadened for whale oil, as fuel for lamps was one of its earliest uses. Lantern design evolved considerably during the mid- to late 19th century, when a powerful, adaptable fuel came into play: kerosene. Portable and immediately sought after, kerosene lamps were traditionally surrounded by a glass globe or tube that sat on a metal frame to protect the flame from spreading or extinguishing. (While reproductions abound, antique kerosene lanterns have since become collector's items.)

Later, in 1862, John H. Irwin created coil oil lamps, which were designed for coal oils as well as kerosene and lessened the risk of fire. They required plentiful oxygen to remain lit, and with refinements, the lamps could be used indoors. Lanterns increasingly came to be part of commercial spaces such as museums and theaters, and over time, lighting artisans worked to refine and perfect these innovative fixtures so that they weren’t only practical but also elegant, sophisticated additions to home decor.

Antiques inject a touch of classical chic into any space. With the right lantern, you could also deepen the impact of the collection of vases and vessels, sculptures or other decorative objects in a living room or dining room. It’s essential to find a balance between utility and aesthetics when choosing the perfect vintage–style lantern for your space, and the right lighting decisions can determine the underlying mood of a room as well as enhance the choices you’ve made for your home’s decor. While old-time charm is something to be cherished, there is lots to love in modern lanterns from today’s top furniture designers.

On 1stDibs, search by creator to find lanterns crafted by the likes of Woka Lamps, Barovier & Toso and Material Lust or browse the collection by style. From today’s standouts to mid-century modern classics to Art Deco–era innovations, find the best vintage, new or antique lantern for you now.

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