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12-Light Italian Glass and Gilt Brass Chandelier, circa 1980s
By Murano 5
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Very elegant and high quality 12- arm crystal glass chandelier Italy, circa 1980s. The condition is excellent.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1980s Brass Sputnik Chandelier with Two-Tone of Violet Polyhedron Murano Glasses
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Murano polyhedron glasses designed by Carlo Scarpa. Four colors all together: dark violet and violet with a touch of amber and pink. 16 E14 light bulbs. Approximate weight 70 Kg.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Exceptional Solan Counter Balance Pendant Lamp by Florian Schulz, 1980s, Germany
By Florian Schulz
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and extremely rare, large Mid-Century Modern counterweight pendant lamp Solan by Florian Schulz, Germany, 1980s. Executed in solid polished brass. The lamp needs one E27 Edi...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1 of 2 Huge Sputnik Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Exceptional huge mother of pearl colored Murano glass and brass Sputnik chandeliers. The chandeliers have a very impressing size and there are real eyecatchers in every room. The cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendant Lamp by Art-Line, Germany, 1980s
By Art Line
Located in Munich, DE
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp in Art Deco design. Manufactured by Art-line Wohndecor, 1980s, Cologne, Germany Executed in polished brass. The lamp needs one E27 Edison s...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Six Big Brass Chandelier, 1980s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Germany - Made of brass, milk glass, copper, marble - Were at the hotel in Berlin - Very good condition - Fully functional.
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Vintage 1980s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

  • Six Big Brass Chandelier, 1980s
  • Six Big Brass Chandelier, 1980s
  • Six Big Brass Chandelier, 1980s
  • Six Big Brass Chandelier, 1980s
H 39.38 in. W 25.2 in. D 25.2 in.
Octagonal Brass Chandelier, 1980s, Smoked Glass
By Romeo Rega
Located in Vienna, AT
Impressive brass and smoked glass lantern or chandelier from the 1980s. Octagonal brass structure with eight smoked and cut glass planes. Good original condition with minor patina an...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1980s Lucite Ribbon and Brass Chandelier
By Carlo Nason
Located in Pound Ridge, NY
Vintage Lucite ribbon chandelier comprised of 15 tiered Lucite loops, Can be flush mounted or hang from chain.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Brass and White Glass Chandelier, 1980s
Located in Praha, CZ
Vintage brass and white glass, five-arm chandelier from former Czechoslovakia. Very good original condition.
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Vintage 1980s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Vintage Brass and White Glass Chandelier, 1980s
  • Vintage Brass and White Glass Chandelier, 1980s
  • Vintage Brass and White Glass Chandelier, 1980s
  • Vintage Brass and White Glass Chandelier, 1980s
H 27.56 in. W 24.41 in. D 24.41 in.
Solid Brass Six Arms Chandelier, 1980s, Italia
By Fontana Arte
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
All brass modern chandelier with a dark brown anodized matte finish. 25 pounds of pure thick casted brass. Well made, solid construction with prime quality material. The white su...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier, 1980
By Murano 5
Located in Rome, IT
Extraordinary and original design for a midcentury Murano chandelier. Particular the manufacture of the glass combined with a shiny brass finish. The structure of the chandelier is ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Sputnik Chandelier, with Clear Glass Roses, 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sputnik chandelier from the 1980s with 96 Murano glass pieces in the shape of roses with 34-light.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Brass and Crystal Chandelier by Novaresi, 1980s
By Novaresi
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Very beautiful brass chandelier or plaofnniere with handmade murano Venini crystal glass produced by Novaresi Milano. The flush mounted chandelier has multiple lightpoints, creati...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Murano Art Glass and Brass Midcentury Chandelier, 1980
By Murano 5
Located in Rome, IT
Large and rectangular a very elegant and refined Murano chandelier, for a unique room of its kind. Composed of a rectangular structure, to which a series of hexagonal glasses are hu...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1980s NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel Williamsburg Chandelier Brass 8 Arms
Located in New York, NY
1980s brass chandelier done in a Williamsburg style. Features an octagon shaped body and matching bobeches. From the 41st floor suite A of the NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel Towers on Par...
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Vintage 1980s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Round Art Glass and Brass Midcentury Chandeliers, 1980
By Murano 5
Located in Rome, IT
Very elegant Murano chandelier in art glass and brass. Its structure is round and made of brass, with sandblasted slides positioned all around the perimeter. There are also brass f...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Midcentury Round Glass and Brass Italian Chandelier, 1980
By Murano 5
Located in Rome, IT
A fascinating round-shaped chandelier, like a giant bracelet hanging from the ceiling, large Murano glass shields act as precious stones; made with materials that blend beautifully t...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Geometric Chandelier Brass and Frosted Glass, 1980s
Located in Salzburg, AT
Spectacular huge ceiling lamp in a geometric design. Brass body covered with frosted glass panes. Original condtion.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Brass Chandelier by Prearo Luce, Italy, 1980s
By Prearo Luce
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chandelier by Italian manufacturer Prearo a creation of a fine piece of art of a classical model features stylish faceted crystal glass accents and 12 light bulbs with base E14. Mat...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

1980s Arts & Crafts Style 5-Arm Satin Brass Chandelier, Quantity Available
Located in New York, NY
1980s Arts & Crafts style 5-arm brass chandelier with a satin finish. There are some imperfections from age. Priced each. Small quantity available at time of posting. This can be see...
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Vintage 1980s Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Hexagonal White Glass and Brass Mid-century Chandelier, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Superb chandelier for its characteristic hexagonal structure, unique design for the brass housing of the spheres. The chandelier has a polished brass structure, it is composed of ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Art Glass and Brass Midcentury Chandelier / Wall Light, 1980
By Murano 5
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing Murano piece which can be mounted both as applique and as a ceiling chandelier. Particular and original applique from the manufacture of Murano glassworks. The chandelier ha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Modern Iridescent Glass Rod and Brass Chandelier, 1980s
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Large and dramatic Italian Modern six-arm chandelier with 126 iridescent glass rods arranged in six V patterns. It has a 36 inch diameter and a 34 inch ceiling drop and includes the ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Stily Modern Italian Brass and Murano Glass "Triedri" Chandelier, 1980s
By Venini
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This chandelier consists of 18 Triedri of various sizes in Murano glass and was produced in the 1980s. It has a classic architectural shape, the structure is in gilded brass. The two...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

21-Arm Solid Brass Chandelier by Feldman, CA, 1980s
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful chandelier with 21 arms made in solid brass, designed and manufactured in the USA by Feldman Lighting in the early 1980s. The chandelier was installed at a church since ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

21-Arm Solid Brass Chandelier by Feldman, CA, 1980s
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful chandelier with 21 arms made in solid brass, designed and manufactured in the USA by Feldman Lighting in the early 1980s. The chandelier was installed at a church since ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

21-Arm Solid Brass Chandelier by Feldman, CA, 1980s
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful chandelier with 21 arms made in solid brass, designed and manufactured in the USA by Feldman Lighting in the early 1980s. The chandelier was installed at a church since ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Starburst Sputnik Chandelier with Brass Frame and Flower Shaped Glass, 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Starburst sputnik chandelier from the 1980s with a brass frame and rose flower shaped clear glass.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1980s NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel Polished Cast Brass 6-Arm Traditional Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
1980s cast brass chandelier with 6 candlestick arms done in a polished finish. From the NYC Waldorf Astoria. Price includes restoration. Waldorf Astoria authenticity card included wi...
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Vintage 1980s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Chandelier by WKR Germany in Metal, Glass and Brass, 1980s
By WKR Leuchten
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Very nice larger chandelier with a diameter of 34 in. and a total of 32 bulbs (E 14 socket, Max 60 watt each). The height without the brass rod is 105 cm (41 in.), with rod 190 cm (7...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

1980s NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel Chandelier Empire Six-Arm Brass Gold Finish
Located in New York, NY
Empire style black and gold finish brass chandelier featuring wreath and crest details. Six candlestick arms. These 1980s majestic chandeliers adorned many of the main corridors of t...
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Vintage 1980s Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Charming Murano Petals Chandelier, 1980s
By La Murrina
Located in Rome, IT
36 petals blown glass by Murano amber and Withe.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Chandelier/ Kamenický Šenov, 1980s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of brass, glass - Re-polished - Fully functional - Good, original condition.
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Vintage 1980s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Midcentury Chandelier/ Kamenický Šenov, 1980s
  • Midcentury Chandelier/ Kamenický Šenov, 1980s
  • Midcentury Chandelier/ Kamenický Šenov, 1980s
  • Midcentury Chandelier/ Kamenický Šenov, 1980s
H 32.68 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Important Brass Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Important brass chandelier with eight glass globes circled with brass.
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Vintage 1980s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Important Brass Chandelier
  • Important Brass Chandelier
  • Important Brass Chandelier
  • Important Brass Chandelier
H 34.65 in. Dm 55.12 in.
Mazzega Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier, Late 1980s
By Mazzega, AVMazzega
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
A very elegant chandelier, with glass elements called "Selle". The chandelier in the picture consists in the repetition of 30 elements stained with an intense white and 7 E26/E27 lig...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Chandelier, Italy, 1980s
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Beautiful vintage chandelier in brass and Murano glass. 9-light bulbs. Entirely restored and rewired. Italy, 1980s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Vintage Chandelier, Italy, 1980s
  • Vintage Chandelier, Italy, 1980s
  • Vintage Chandelier, Italy, 1980s
  • Vintage Chandelier, Italy, 1980s
H 33.08 in. W 42.92 in. D 14.18 in.
1980s NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel Large Gold Gilt Over Brass 24-Arm Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Large and elegant gold gilt over brass 24 arm chandelier. These are original to one of the 1980s NYC Waldorf Astoria Hotel banquet rooms on the 18th floor. A Waldorf Astoria authenti...
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Vintage 1980s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Pendant/Lidokov, 1980s
By Lidokov
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of brass, glass - Re-polished - Fully functional - Good, original condition.
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Vintage 1980s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Midcentury Brass Pendant/Lidokov, 1980s
  • Midcentury Brass Pendant/Lidokov, 1980s
  • Midcentury Brass Pendant/Lidokov, 1980s
  • Midcentury Brass Pendant/Lidokov, 1980s
H 25.2 in. W 22.45 in. D 5.12 in.
Chandelier, circa 1980, Made in Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
Beautiful Czech chandelier in a shape of the flower in very good condition. Measures: 6 bulbs 40 W, E27.
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Vintage 1980s Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

German Three Arm Chandelier, 1980
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Striking German 3-arm brass & glass chandelier, the frosted glass leaves feature an etched concentric ring pattern, a telescope suspension allows for an overall height adjustment, wi...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Robert Sonneman 1980s Postmodern Chandelier
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning design from lighting master Robert Sonneman, this Postmodern fixture featuring a suspended ziggurat stepped frosted glass bowl, supported by a brass ring with three nickel a...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Charming Murano Petals Chandelier, 1980s
By La Murrina
Located in Rome, IT
18 with petals blown glass by Murano.
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Periwinkle Glass Round Midcentury Chandelier, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Particular circular sputnik with brass structure and Murano glass discs. It looks like a system of planets that gravitate circularly. The design with this large brass central body is...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Unusual Brass Sputnik Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Unusual brass Sputnik chandelier with its long central stem and curved arms giving the illusion of a planet in movement.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Unusual Brass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Unusual Brass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Unusual Brass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Unusual Brass Sputnik Chandelier
H 47.25 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Vintage Crystal Chandelier by Bakalowits & Sohne, 1980s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Elegant brass and cut crystal chandelier by Bakalowits & Sohne. Hexagonal frame with clear glass tubes holding cut glass crystal rods. The chandelier emits a stunning light. ...
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Vintage 1980s Austrian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

"Diamonds" Chandelier in Brass
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Vintage brass chandelier in brass with "Diamonds" globes in Murano glass. 13 light bulbs. Italy, 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • "Diamonds" Chandelier in Brass
  • "Diamonds" Chandelier in Brass
  • "Diamonds" Chandelier in Brass
  • "Diamonds" Chandelier in Brass
H 39.38 in. W 63 in. D 43.31 in.
Large Postmodern Chandelier in Glass and Steel, 1980s
Located in Oslo, NO
Large and decorative chandelier in glass, steel, and brass. Designed and made in Sweden from circa 1980s second half. The chandelier is well made, fully working, and in very good con...
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Vintage 1980s Scandinavian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Large Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Large brass chandelier with twelve crystal bobeches. The chandelier has been Newly rewired for the US and takes candelabra light bulbs. It comes complete with chain and ceiling c...
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Vintage 1980s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Set of Eight Midcentury Brass Pendant, 1980s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1980s - maker: Kamenický Šenov - excellent original condition - glass with bubbles.
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Impressive Glass and Brass Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
This great chandelier is suspended on a sun shaped structure in brass, with Murano glass bowls. Eight-light bulbs are lighting this chandelier.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Art Glass Sputnik Mid-century Chandelier, 1980
By Murano 5
Located in Rome, IT
Simple and linear but there is all the style of Murano in this splendid chandelier with a beautiful green / blue color. The chandelier has a structure made of polished brass tubes...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Amusing Stilnovo Brass Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Six colorful arms with red, yellow, green, blue, white and light blue glasses.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Amusing Stilnovo Brass Chandelier
  • Amusing Stilnovo Brass Chandelier
  • Amusing Stilnovo Brass Chandelier
  • Amusing Stilnovo Brass Chandelier
H 29.53 in. Dm 24.41 in.
Exceptional Huge Brass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Exceptional huge brass Sputnik chandelier. The chandelier has a very impressing size and is a real eyecatcher in every room. The chandelier is in excellent condition. 12 E27. To be ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Turquoise and Smoked Glass Sputnik Midcentury Chandelier, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
The large turquoise and smoked glass disks make up this Murano chandelier from the 1980. A Classic Sputnik from the middle of the century. Made of a large central sphere in which br...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stunning Murano Chandelier Transparent Quadriedri Prism, Vintage, Italy, 1980s
By Venini
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Stunning exceptional large Murano glass chandelier. Made in Italy, circa 1980s. The Chandelier requires nine European E14 candelabra bulbs, each up to 60 watts. It is a real treasure...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Vintage Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Vintage chandelier made of brass and enlightened pink Murano glass. 18 light bulbs.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Kinkeldey Chandelier Satin Glass Lamp with Gold Knobs, circa 1980
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Kinkeldey
Located in Vienna, AT
Large opaline glass chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany circa 1980 Glass chandelier by Kinkeldey, circa 1980. Beautiful and large chandelier with a multitude of smooth translucent ha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Alabaster Brass Chandelier Pendant Ceiling Light
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Sleek Italian made alabaster chandelier pendant ceiling 5-light with brass hardware fittings. Fixture uses 5 candelabra size bulbs size bulbs. Perfect for hall entry or smaller eatin...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Brass

Vintage Moroccan Brass and Colored Glass Chandelier
Located in Plainview, NY
The Vintage Moroccan brass and colored glass brass star shaped chandelier features individually wrought multicolored glass panes and elaborate design. The handmade chandelier is ...
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Vintage 1980s Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small Hollywood Regency Style Crystal Brass Chandelier
Located in Plainview, NY
A beautiful cascading gilt brass frame and crystal chandelier in the Hollywood Regency style. The chandelier is in excellent condition and would look gorgeous in a foyer or a small l...
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Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

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1980 Brass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the 1980 brass chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A 1980 brass chandelier — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a 1980 brass chandelier, we have 326 options in-stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer 1980 brass chandelier, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A 1980 brass chandelier is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made 1980 brass chandelier over the years, but those crafted by Florian Schulz, Murano and La Murrina are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a 1980 Brass Chandelier?

The average selling price for a 1980 brass chandelier at 1stDibs is $4,422, while they’re typically $233 on the low end and $32,000 for the highest priced.

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.