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1950s French Brass Pendant
By Lunel, Arlus, Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming French modernist brass pendant from the 1950s. The conical glass diffuser has a white inner casing and satin finish on the outside. Very nice original condition with slight ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • 1950s French Brass Pendant
  • 1950s French Brass Pendant
  • 1950s French Brass Pendant
  • 1950s French Brass Pendant
H 22.45 in. W 9.85 in. D 2.96 in.
Swedish 1950s Brass Pendant Lamp
Located in Stockholm, SE
Beautiful brass pendant lamp with three shades, made in Sweden in the 1950s. The shades are perforated with small holes along the lower edges. The cords are separated by a slender br...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Swedish 1950s Brass Pendant Lamp
  • Swedish 1950s Brass Pendant Lamp
  • Swedish 1950s Brass Pendant Lamp
  • Swedish 1950s Brass Pendant Lamp
H 9.45 in. Dm 17.72 in.
Set of Four Brass Pendants, 1950s
By Paavo Tynell, Stilnovo, Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Vienna, AT
Lovely midcentury brass pendants from the 1950s. The all-brass cones have a very unique pattern of perforations which comes to life when lit. There is a charming patina of varying de...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian 1950s Black and Brass Pendant
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in Milan, IT
Splendid Italian 1950s Brass Pendant attributed to Oscar Torlasco for Lumi. Carries 3 Small Screw Internal Light Bulbs.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Swedish Midcentury Brass Pendant, 1940s-1950s, 8 Available
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant pendant was designed and manufactured in Sweden in the 1950s. It features a solid brass lampshade with cream lacquered brass finial. The light has been polished and ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Danish Midcentury Nautical Brass Pendant Light, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Beautifully made solid brass pendant lamp that embraces the Nautical - Maritime Theme. Anonymous designer manufacturer. Made in Denmark in the late 1950s-early 1960s.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large 1950s Stilnovo Glass and Brass Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
Large 1950s Stilnovo glass and brass pendant. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in matte finish opaline glass and polished brass with a custom fabricated architectural...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Tapio Wirkkala Folded Brass Pendant, Finland, 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Maastricht, NL
A rare folded brass pendant lamp by Tapio Wirkkala for Itsu.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Three Large Diabolo Brass Pendant Lamps, 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional and large Mid Century Modern diabolo pendant lamps. Manufactured in 1950s, Germany. Executed in hammered brass, each lamp needs one E27 Edison screw fit bulb. They are w...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lightolier Chic Pendant Light in Brass, 1950s
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
1 pendant light in brass with pin holes at bottom by Lightolier, American, 1950s. The brass has been lacquered so it will not tarnish.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Neoclassical Style Brass Pendant, France, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful neoclassical pendant light in brass, with ornament part in gilted metal and crackled globe. The whole light is in excellent condition, new rewired and fit to US standard (...
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Vintage 1950s French Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Neoclassical Style Brass Pendant, France, 1950
  • Neoclassical Style Brass Pendant, France, 1950
  • Neoclassical Style Brass Pendant, France, 1950
  • Neoclassical Style Brass Pendant, France, 1950
H 31.89 in. W 5.91 in. D 6.7 in.
1950s Brass rare Opaline Glass Pendant Hanging Lamp
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
1950s opaline glass pendant hanging lamp. This unique pendant with 8 lamps on the brass framing with white opaline chalices shows an amazingly rich lightning. Good and working condit...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pendant Lamp in Opal Glass and Brass, 1950s
Located in Savona, IT
Chandelier of Italian manufacture produced in the 1950s. Brass ceiling rose and stem. Opal glass diffuser. Good general condition, some signs due to normal use over time. Dimen...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare Emil Stejnar Brass and Glass Pendants, 1950s
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar, Angelo Lelii
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare set of brass pendants by Emil Stejnar, 1950s. Made of sculpted sheet brass with alternating white lacquered stripes these unique pendants have four rows of star shaped cuto...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Red Glass and Brass Pendant, 1950s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This unusual pendant was manufactured in Sweden in the 1950s. It is made of brass and has got a red and white (dotted) opal glass lampshade. I would call the red color tomato. Con...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Brass

1950s French Modern Pendant, Ribbed Glass and Brass
By Lunel, Arlus
Located in Vienna, AT
Modernist French pendant from the 1950s. A slightly conical ribbed glass diffuser is framed by a black lacquered structure with brass details. The glass diffuser has a white casing o...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Danish Midcentury Brass Pendant Light from Lyfa, 1950s
By Lyfa
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This vintage pendant light is made of brass and decorated with a textured light green paint to the external shade. It was produced by Lyfa and is in the style of Paavo Tynell and Lis...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Stilnovo Modernist Glass and Brass Pendant, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Striking Stilnovo pendant or chandelier from the 1950s. A large disc-shaped satin glass diffuser is suspended by brass hardware with three cables/wires free-flowing from the canopy i...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

1950s Stilnovo Double Pendant Glass and Brass Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Stilnovo double pendant glass and brass chandelier. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in two large matte finish opaline glass pendants, painted metal and brass w...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Glass and Brass Pendants, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of Swedish midcentury pendant lamps, made of a frosted glass shade with a geometric pattern, hanging from a brass mount. The design is reminiscent of the lamps by Hans Bergstr...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Plexiglass Pendant by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in plexiglass, brass and varnished metal. This pendant still retains the original paint finish. In very good original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Brass Ceiling Pendant by T.J. Kalmar, Austria, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Haderslev, DK
Beautiful brass ceiling light by T.J. Kalmar, Austria, 1950s. Brass combined with two large shades of perspex which can be individually adjusted for either up- or downward light....
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Cone Grey Brass Pendant Lamp Stilnovo, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Munich, DE
Wonderful Stillovo Diabolo cone pendant lamp made of grey lacquered metal with a brass ring and two sockets, Italy, 1950.   
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

French Brass and Glass Pendant, circa 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Fine brass and rose glass pendant light. France, circa 1940s-1950s. The light requires one single E27 screw fit light bulb (60Watt max.) LED compatible. Measures: Diameter 25 cm....
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Midcentury Atomic Age Brass Pendant Lamp
By Paavo Tynell
Located in San Diego, CA
This is an amazing and unique pendant lamp in solid brass circa 1950s with perforated shade for a magnificent glow. The lamp has been rewired and has a new gold silk luxurious cord. ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Hans-Agne Jakobsson Perforated Brass Pendants for Markaryd
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Hans-Agne Jakobsson perforated brass pendants for Markaryd, Sweden. Graced with simple Scandinavian curves and pleasing brass patina. Professionally rewired for US electrical. ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Hans-Agne Jakobsson Perforated Brass Pendants for Markaryd
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Hans-Agne Jakobsson perforated brass pendants for Markaryd, Sweden. Graced with simple Scandinavian curves and pleasing brass patina. Professionally rewired for US electrical. ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

J.T. Kalmar Midcentury Textured Glass and Brass Pendant, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This beautiful midcentury pendant was designed and manufactured in Austria in the 1950s by JT Kalmar. It features a brass body and a textured glass lamp shade. The brass pieces have ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Brass Pendant Lamp in Minimal Design, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Very particular pendant lamp made of full brass bars and brass details. Extreme minimal design. Under the top plate are fixed small crystals, which can be removed easily if not des...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small Scandinavian Art Glass Pendant Lamp in Brass, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Unusual pendant lamp composed of partially perforated solid brass and thick art glass. Anonymous Scandinavian maker or designer in the style of Orrefors and Murano.
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Glass and Brass Pendant by ASEA, Sweden, 1950s
By ASEA
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare and very large glass pendant produced by ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. New wiring. Global front door shipping, delivery within 7-14 days: €399 Measures: Height 150 cm Diameter 50 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Adjustable White Plexiglass and Brass Pendant, Italy, 1950s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in plexiglass and brass. This pendant features its original patina, but on request we can polish the brass. It is a vintage item, therefore it might show slight traces of us...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Large 1950s Stilnovo Glass and Brass Pendants
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of large 1950s Stilnovo glass and brass pendants. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in matte finish opaline glass and polished brass with a custom fabricated arch...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Large 1950s Stilnovo Glass and Brass Pendants
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of large 1950s Stilnovo glass and brass pendants. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in matte finish opaline glass and polished brass with a custom fabricated arch...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Large 1950s Stilnovo Model #1192 Brass and Glass Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
Large 1950s Stilnovo Model #1192 brass and glass pendant. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in matte finish opaline glass and brass with a custom fabricated architectu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Brass 1950s Pendants with Mirrored Diffuser, Austria
Located in Maastricht, NL
Pair of simple and elegant pendants with a mirror diffuser for a wonderful light distribution. Total height is adjustable to your requirements.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Italian Glass UFO Pendant with Twisted Brass Stem
By Max Ingrand, Fontana Arte
Located in Hingham, MA
Gorgeous early 1950's Italian chandelier in the manner of Pietro Chiesa and Max Ingrand of Fontana Arte in the form of a flying saucer with clear crystal top and textured glass ventu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo Attributed Hexagonal Pendant, 1950s, Satin Glass and Brass
By Stilnovo, Arredoluce
Located in Vienna, AT
Very unique Stilnovo attributed pendant with two hexagonal satin glass diffusers and brass hardware from the 1950s. The glass bodies (which can be rotated for different appearances) ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Set of 4 Danish Industrial Pendants In Enameled Brass, 1950s
Located in Maastricht, NL
Set of four industrial 1950s pendants, from Denmark. Petrol blue enameled brass with stainless steel rings. Total drop can be adjusted to your specifications. Picture shows 7 penda...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Emil Stejnar Twelve Arms Brass and Crystal, 1950s Pendant
By Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Antwerp, BE
Original early Viennese chandelier by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll from the 1950s. Made of brass, red lacquered metal and hand cut crystals. Excellent condition. It takes twelv...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Metal

1950s Pair of Brass 'Egg' Pendant by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful pendant lights designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden. Overall condition is good. Period: 1950s. Dimensions: H 14 cm, Ø 12 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sculptural Pendant, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot, Stilnovo, Arredoluce
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare and very unique midcentury pendant with a slender satin glass diffuser surrounded by a red lacquered cage with brass details. Fine original condition with patina on the brass an...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

  • Sculptural Pendant, 1950s
  • Sculptural Pendant, 1950s
  • Sculptural Pendant, 1950s
  • Sculptural Pendant, 1950s
H 31.11 in. Dm 7.88 in.
Danish Modern Brass "Fusijamaa" Pendant by Th. Valentiner, Copenhagen, 1950s
By Th. Valentiner
Located in Odense, DK
Rare and elegant brass counterweight pendant by Th. Valentiner, Copenhagen executed in solid brass. The "Fusijama" pendant was designed and manufactured in the 1950s alongside furnit...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian, Modernist Ceiling Light / Pendant, Brass, Fogged Glass, Italy, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A ceiling lamp / light / pendant. Executed in brass with original fogged glass. Other designers/makers of the period include Max Ingrand, Angelo Lelii, Fontana Arte, Stillovo and ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Art Deco Brass Dish Pendant Light from a Manhattan Bank
Located in New York, NY
1950s Art Deco pendant dish light blending a geometric Art Deco influence as well. Features details in brass and black finishes topped off with an acrylic shade. From a bank in Manha...
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Vintage 1950s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass and Brass Pendant, circa 1950
By Murano 5
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Murano glass and brass pendant, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Murano Glass and Brass Pendant, circa 1950
  • Murano Glass and Brass Pendant, circa 1950
  • Murano Glass and Brass Pendant, circa 1950
  • Murano Glass and Brass Pendant, circa 1950
H 0.4 in. W 0.4 in. D 0.4 in.
1 of 5 Full Brass Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamps, 1950s, Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
1 of 5 very rare pendant lamps made in Germany in the 1950s. The lighting is made of brass and has the style of the Italian brand Stilnovo. It has many small holes which are creating...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Italian Pendant in Black and Brass Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Italian pendant in black and brass attributed to Stilnovo. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in black panted metal and polished brass with a custom fabricated ar...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Chandelier with Two Pendants in Opal Glass and Brass, 1950s
Located in Savona, IT
Italian-made chandelier produced in the 1950s. Black painted metal and brass ceiling rose. Spacer bar in brass. Diffusers in white opal glass and brass. Good general condition, s...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Midcentury Brass and Opaline Glass Lantern Pendant Light, Austria, 1950s
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
Vintage Austrian origin lantern pendant light, manufactured in early 1950s. A beautiful, Chinese hat inspired piece with a opaline glass lampshade. In very good condition with nice p...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Diabolo Brass Pendant Lamp, 1950s, Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Gorgeous and exceptional Mid-Century Modern diabolo brass pendant lamp. Designed and manufactured in Germany, 1950s. The lamp is executed in brass and has 1 x E27 (bottom) and 2 x...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Encased Glass and Brass Pendant by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in encased glass and brass. It is a vintage item, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it can be considered as in excellent original condition and ready to give am...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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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

Stilnovo Midcentury Modern Design Italian Brass Glass Pendant Lamp, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Modena, IT
Stilnovo Italian very rare and amazing brass and glass pendant lamp with eight glass globe opaline rare split form, manufactured in Italy by Stilnovo, 1950s. Please note that the ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Scandinavian Modern Opaline Glass and Brass Pendant Lamp, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Large gourd shaped hanging light composed of fluted or reeded matte opaline glass with brass mount and tube. Manufactured and designed in Scandinavia most likely by either Fog & Møru...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Brass Pendant Lamps by Boréns, 1950s, Set of 3
By Boréns, Borås
Located in Stockholm, SE
Beautiful set of 3 bell shaped pendant lamps produced by Boréns at Borås in Sweden during the 1950s. Lamps made out of perforated polished solid brass. New electricity.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Japanese Industrial Cast Brass Pendant Light Conical Shade & Acrylic Dome
By Industrial Design
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Becoming more sought after and not often seen, these reclaimed original 1950's flush mount lamps have been expertly modified to pendant lights. The main body of the light is made ...
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Vintage 1950s Asian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass, Brass

Carl Fagerlund Brass and Crystal Triple Pendant Lamp, Orrefors, 1950s
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Three-shaded height adjustable ceiling light in solid patinated brass and heavy crystal glass. It was designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors in Sweden during the 1950s. The light is...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendant Light by J. T. Kalmar, 1950s, Austria
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Modernist pendant lamp made by Kalmar in the 1950s. The lamp is made of gilded brass and the lampshade is made of satinated, melted white glass. The lampshade provides a smooth large...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Polished Brass Pendant Lamp in the Style of Paavo Tynell, 1950s
By Paavo Tynell
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Very rare pendant lamp in the style of Paavo Tynell, made in Finland in the 1950s. The lighting is made of full of brass. It has many small holes which are creating beautiful light. ...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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1950s Pendant Brass For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the 1950s pendant brass you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A 1950s pendant brass — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. Find 2044 options for an antique or vintage 1950s pendant brass now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer 1950s pendant brass, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A 1950s pendant brass made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made 1950s pendant brass over the years, but those crafted by Stilnovo, Rupert Nikoll and J. T. Kalmar are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are 1950s Pendant Brass?

Prices for a 1950s pendant brass start at $223 and top out at $165,000 with the average selling for $3,390.

Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights 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.

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 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 named for 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 does the right chandelier prove stunning, 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 pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.