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Pendant Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel painted shade, fitted with one E27 socket. Made by Stilnovo in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
H 55.12 in. Dm 9.45 in.
Mid-Century Modern Chandelier in Brass and Opaline Glass, Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful 12-light chandelier in red lacquered metal, brass and opaline glass, attributed to Stilnovo. The brass has not been polished but this can be done at the client's request, ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s, Italian Modern Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp manufactured in Italy during the 1950s. The ceiling light feature very light green opaline glass and brass parts Very small crack under the glass, di...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Arredoluce Colored Enameled Brass Italian Chandelier, 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful Italian chandelier, produced during the 1950s attributed to Arredoluce. Multicolored bell shades in Italian enameled brass with six lights. A glass base is separating th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Satinated Glass and Brass Pendant Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This very elegant Italian Stilnovo style pendant / chandelier was designed and made in Italy in the 1950s to 1960s. The lamp is made of brass and has got a frosted white glass lamp s...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Round Black and Gold Brass Italian Chandelier Stilnovo Style 1950s Murano Glass
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Chandelier Stilnovo Attributed Italian Mid-Century circa 1955, form and technique of very interesting construction, production of excellent quality.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1950s Italian Brass and Satin Opaline Glass Pendant by Azucena
By Azucena
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant Italian chandelier / lantern was designed and manufactured by Azucena in the 1950s. It has got a beautiful white blown satin opaline glass lamp shade, the frame is ma...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Italian Multi-Color 12-Light Sputnik Chandelier by Arredoluce, 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This multi-color Sputnik chandelier was made in Italy in the 1950s and is attributed to Arredoluce, Monza.  It has got 12 bakelite bulb holders which request an E14 bulb each. The...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Brass and Satin Opaline Glass Pendant Attributed to Arredoluce, 1950s
By Arredoluce
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant Italian pendant was designed and manufactured in Italy in the 1950s. It has got a beautiful white swirling ribbed glass lamp shade with brass top, brass lamp rod and ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Crystal Cut Glass Pendant, 1950s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant pendant was designed and made in Italy in the 1950s. The lamp is made of brass and has got a crystal cut glass shade. Excellent condition with one E27 socket. The la...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo and Brass Pendant Light, Italy, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful midcentury pendant lamp handcrafted in Italy. This lamp is a striking appearance in any room, this lamp is a perfect representation of the 1950s period because of their des...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Satin Glass and Brass Pendant Lamp by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Satin glass and brass pendant lamp by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950. Elegant suspension pendant lamp with stripped satin white glass and black metal paint accents. We have rewired this piece...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction fitted with eight E27 sockets and huge glass shade. Made in Italy in the early 1950s.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
H 31.5 in. Dm 27.56 in.
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 s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass Italian "Fireworks" Chandelier, 1959s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Fireworks is a Murano blown glass chandelier, designed in 1958. Inside the glass, gold leaf was introduced. Beautiful Murano chandelier with 9 flames. The mouth-blown Murano glass fl...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six- Light Pineapple Chandelier in the Style of Maison Bagues, circa 1950s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Wonderful pineapple chandelier attributet of Maison Bagues, circa 1950s. This beautiful handcrafted chandeier is made of patinated and gilt metal, decorated with crystals tear drops ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Italian Midcentury Twelve-Light Sputnik Chandelier in the Manner of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant Sputnik style chandelier was manufactured in Italy in the 1950s. It is made of brass and has got 12 black lacquered bakelite bulb holders. The brass lamp rod can be s...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Globe "Reticello" Attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1950s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Hand blown glass sphere and conical shaft attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Amazing execution in Reticello glass.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Stilnovo Ball Pendant Lamp Opal Glass, circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Large Stilnovo ball pendant opal glass, circa 1950, Italy. Beautiful 16" Italian pendant light with a large lacquered trumpet-shaped aluminum head. It's in good to very good conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

1950s, Italian Brass Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian chandelier, tree white opaline glass shades, brass base.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s, Italian Brass Chandelier / Pendant with Frosted with Glass Shades
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful and original midcentury chandelier with five frosted white glass shades on a brass frame, Italy. Period: 1950s. Five-light. Technical 100% with screw bulbs size E14 / 17. ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Italian Brass Chandelier, 1950s
By Sarfatti for Arteluce
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous and elegant midcentury full brass chandelier with long original brass rod, suitable for rooms with high ceiling, entrance hall or staircase. The height of the rod can be sho...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Italian Brass Cornucopia Chandelier
By Gio Ponti, Guglielmo Ulrich, Oscar Torlasco
Located in Hingham, MA
Superbly crafted 'Horn of plenty' sconces with five curved brass horns with slightly scalloped edges around a solid brass cluster body enameled in seafoam green (can be changed or re...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Glass & Brass Chandelier, Italy 1950s
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Nice Chandelier from the late 50s, Italy. Glass and Brass. Very good Condition!
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier Midcentury, Austria, 1950s
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Vienna, AT
An enchanting chandelier with dignified brass finishing and nice detail works. Manufactured in the 1950s, 4 asymmetrical polymer cones underline the laid back aesthetics of the decad...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful Vintage Brass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in brass. In excellent original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Early Brass Sputnik Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
By Lumi
Located in New York, NY
Elegant brass Sputnik from the early 1950s. The central body is made from one cast piece showing the high level of craftsmanship. Possibly made by Lumi.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Brass Chandelier, circa 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
A gorgeous newly polished brass chandelier featuring five frosted glass shades. Newly rewired.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Ten-Arm Italian Brass Chandelier, 1950s
By Lumi, Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful crown shaped brass chandelier attributed to Lumi Milano, 1950s. Very unique design with ten sensuously curved brass arms, each with a cream colored aluminum cup and an orig...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

1950s Brass and Black Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Brass and painted aluminum shades. This whimsical 5-light chandelier is stem mounted. User may cut the stem if a shorter length is desired. Omits a beautiful warm-toned reflective gl...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Ceramic and Brass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in ceramic, brass and varnished metal. In perfect original condition and ready to give a beautiful ambiance to any room. Width: 58 cm Depth: 13 cm Height: 83 cm
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Ceramic and Brass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
  • Ceramic and Brass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
  • Ceramic and Brass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
  • Ceramic and Brass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
H 32.68 in. W 22.84 in. D 5.12 in.
1950s Italian Brass Ten-Arm Chandelier
Located in Hingham, MA
1950s Italian chandelier with ten extravagantly bent tubular brass arms terminating in scalloped edge bell form socket cups and daintily scalloped collars. Rewired. Each socket ta...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian 1950s Brass and Metal Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian five-light ceiling light. Diameter 76 cm. Height 70 cm. There is still the original wiring in the chandelier and there are five E27 bulbs with screw fitting.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Opaline Glass Brass Chandelier, Italy 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern brass chandelier features six opaline glass shades in perfect condition. Extraordinary in every way.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Chandelier, 1950s, Satin Glass and Brass
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Modernist 1950s Italian three-arm chandelier in Classic midcentury color scheme of brass, black and white. Since the stem is composed of two parts this can be easily configured for l...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Brass

Italian Midcentury Glass und Brass Chandelier, 1950s
By Angelo Brotto
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful Italian midcentury chandelier with particular Murano art glass and brass details. The glass globe has an irregular, organic shape with satinated and shiny glass parts. Le...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Opal Glass and Brass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
Organic sputnik chandelier Milano 1950s type with 13 lights (E14) Brass and elliptical opal glass globes This sputnik chandelier is a timeless and elegant masterpiece of midcentury ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

10 Arm 1950s Italian Brass/Crystal Chandelier
Located in Tarrytown, NY
10 arm 1950s Italian brass and crystal chandelier. Needs re wiring.
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Lasne, BE
Chandelier in metal and brass. Some traces of wear (see photos).
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
H 39.38 in. Dm 62.21 in.
1950s Style Italian Brass and Enamel Chandelier
Located in London, London
1950s style chandelier Brass frame Eight enameled metal shades Shades can pivot Made to order in Italy when not in stock Can come with black shades and different lengt...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Oscar Torlasco Italian Midcentury Chandelier in Brass, 1950s
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in bari, IT
Monumental Italian chandelier by Oscar Torlasco from 1950s with 30 lights in brass and aluminum.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp, manufactured in Italy during the 1950s. Made of black enameled iron and brass frame, brass details and opaline Perspex. Original working wire, yo...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Brass

  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
  • Italian Chandelier, 1950s
H 36.62 in. Dm 28.35 in.
1950s Italian Chandelier
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Eight-light Italian chandelier black and red finish.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • 1950s Italian Chandelier
  • 1950s Italian Chandelier
  • 1950s Italian Chandelier
  • 1950s Italian Chandelier
H 38 in. Dm 22 in.
Italian Midcentury Brass and Chrome Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant eight-arm midcentury fixture in a perfect vintage condition. E14 light bulbs Wired to fit US standards.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Midcentury Brass and Crystal Glass Chandelier, 1950s
By Fontana Arte, Pietro Chiesa
Located in Clivio, Varese
Magnificent big chandelier made of cut crystal glass and full brass lamp base. Made in Italy in the midcentury in the style of Pietro Chiesa and Fontana Arte chandeliers. The glass...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Italian "Stilnovo" 3 Arm Brass Chandelier, Italy, 1950
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Three-arm brass and lacquered metal "Stilnovo" ceiling light. Multicolored (red, yellow, black) reversible lamp shade.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass

Regency Impressive Brass and Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
An extraordinary large chandelier in glass and brass, Italy, the 1950s. This wonderful chandelier connects with eight brass arms to the ceiling and is built from a large amount of...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage 1950s Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
This vintage 1950s Italian chandelier has six arms and lights and is made of brass and black metal with hand blown shades. Measures: Height 70 cm. Diameter 70 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Opaline glass & Brass Italian Chandelier 1950's
By Stilnovo
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
A very nice Italian 1950's chandelier with 3 opaline glass tube shaped diffusers and brass details.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Elegant Brass and Art Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
Spider chandelier with 8-light (E14) Brass and opal glass shades  The diameter is 32", the height of the body 12" and the original height 30". This spider chandelier is a timeless ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Italian Midcentury Brass 5-Arm Sputnik Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A Sputnik chandelier made in Italy in the 1950s. It is fascinating with its five brass arms, each of it with an E14 light bulb. The arms have a beige color. The shape of the light is...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1950s Italian Eight-Arm Brass Spider-Leg Chandelier
By Oscar Torlasco, Stilnovo, Lumi
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Italian brass and enameled steel chandelier with a bold punkish touch ! Eight candelabra E12 size socket.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Large Italian Brass Chandelier, Twelve-Arm, Frosted Glass Shades, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Original 1950s Italian brass chandelier. Twelve-arm with frosted glass shades, candelabra sockets can take up to 60 watt light bulbs. Chandelier was rewired. Glass shades are 5” in h...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Arredoluce Chandelier 12 Lights 1950 Brass, Italy
By Arredoluce
Located in Milano, IT
Arredoluce chandelier 12 lights 1950 brass, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Chandelier Brass Opaline Glass, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier brass opaline glass, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Era Brass Mid-Century Modern Italian Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous Classic Sputnik chandelier. This chandelier measures 26 x 26 wide x 24 tall. It needs to be rewired as it is European.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Chandelier Brass Opaline Glass, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier brass opaline glass, 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950's Large Brass Chandelier with Vases, Italy
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Large and beautiful fifteen arms chandelier made in the 50's. The chandeliers is build up with fifteen E14 / E17 fittings for screw bulbs. Technically 100%. Note that this (extende...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

After Stilnovo Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This 8-light chandelier in brass, aluminum and satin glass, was produced in the 1950s, in Stilnovo style.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian 1950s Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
1950s Italian chandelier.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Italian 1950s Chandelier
  • Italian 1950s Chandelier
  • Italian 1950s Chandelier
  • Italian 1950s Chandelier
H 35.44 in. Dm 20.87 in.
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1950s Italian Brass Chandeliers For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of 1950s Italian brass chandeliers for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique 1950s Italian brass chandeliers was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. Find 2871 antique and vintage 1950s Italian brass chandeliers at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 11 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. 1950s Italian brass chandeliers have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. 1950s Italian brass chandeliers made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many 1950s Italian brass chandeliers are appealing in their simplicity, but Stilnovo, Arredoluce and Venini produced popular 1950s Italian brass chandeliers that are worth a look.

How Much are 1950s Italian Brass Chandeliers?

Prices for 1950s Italian brass chandeliers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, 1950s Italian brass chandeliers begin at $1 and can go as high as $95,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,602.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants for You

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.