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Tommaso Barbi Table Lamp Vintage 1970 Retro 70s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of brass lamps by Tommaso Barbi from the 1970s. The lamps feature a brass structure with a leaf shaped shade. It remains in a good vintage condition. Number of lights: one bu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Atomic Brass Table Lamp, Switzerland, 1960s
Located in Aachen, DE
Atomic brass table lamp with nine-glass globes. The globes are hand blown and fitted with a screwing device. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready t...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Opaline Glass

Nuno Pendant Lamp or Dining Table Lamp, Brazilian Contemporary Styled Lighting
By Noemi Saga Atelier
Located in Sao Paulo, BR
Nuno is a pendant lamp of simple geometric shapes. Plans and reflector’s cutouts were inspired by origami, concretism and brutalism. The finishing treatment was inspired by Shou sugi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood

Pendant Billiard Table Light
Located in Austin, TX
A large American all original billiard table pendant light with a brass structure and opaline glass shades.
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Vintage 1920s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Pendant Billiard Table Light
  • Pendant Billiard Table Light
  • Pendant Billiard Table Light
  • Pendant Billiard Table Light
H 78.5 in. W 36 in. D 11.25 in.
Galla Placidia Table/Pendant Lamp
By Davide Medri
Located in Milan, IT
A tribute to Ravenna's Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, a Roman building designated by UNESCO as a world heritag site for its ancient and breathtaking mosaics, this unique piece is both ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Resin, Mirror

  • Galla Placidia Table/Pendant Lamp
  • Galla Placidia Table/Pendant Lamp
  • Galla Placidia Table/Pendant Lamp
  • Galla Placidia Table/Pendant Lamp
H 31.5 in. Dm 31.5 in.
Green Pendant or Table Lamp by Reggiani, 1970s
By Reggiani
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Extraordinary lamp by Reggiani, designed and produced in the 1970s. The lamp can be used as a table lamp, a pendant (it can be hung using the electrical wire or, naturally, the hook ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

  • Green Pendant or Table Lamp by Reggiani, 1970s
  • Green Pendant or Table Lamp by Reggiani, 1970s
  • Green Pendant or Table Lamp by Reggiani, 1970s
  • Green Pendant or Table Lamp by Reggiani, 1970s
H 13.78 in. W 3.55 in. D 3.94 in.
Set of Two Table Lamps and Pendant Lamp
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of two table lamps and one pendant light. Dimensions of the two table lamps. Diameter 20 cm. Height: 35 cm. Dimensions of the suspension lamp: Diameter: 47 cm. Height: 30...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Orbitale Planetario Brass 8 Rotating Arms Chandelier, Featured for Dining Table
By Stilnovo, Silvio Piattelli, Bruno Gatta
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sculptural bespoke chandelier with the best light output for dining table, conference table or any wide working table. This chandelier uses the successful rotating stem structure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Sistema, Brass 8 Rotating Orbitale Arms Chandelier, Featured for Dining Table
By Stilnovo, Silvio Piattelli, Bruno Gatta
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sculptural bespoke chandelier with the best light output for dining table, conference table or any wide working table. This chandelier uses the successful rotating stem structure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Sistema, Brass 6 Rotating Orbitale Arms Chandelier, for Oval dining Table
By Bruno Gatta, Silvio Piattelli, Stilnovo
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Second SISTEMA chandelier with 3 sections and 6 arms. Ideal for an oval dining table. It works well also over an island or a counter, and still great on a rectangular table. With a r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Sistema, Brass 4 Rotating Orbitale Arms Chandelier, for Round Dining Table
By Stilnovo, Silvio Piattelli, Bruno Gatta
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Third Sistema chandelier with 2 sections and 4 arms. Ideal for a round or square dining table. It works well also over an island. With a different arms angle it's beautiful in any li...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Set of 3 Scandinavian Modern DIY Lamps '2 Pendants and 1 Table Lamp', Finland
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of two different pendant lamps and one table lamp for assemble by yourself. Made of wood. Manufactured 1960s by finndecor in Finland. In original packaging and including assembl...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood

Organic Modern Black and White Pendant or Table Lamp, France, 2018
By M.BA
Located in Paris, FR
Organic modern chandelier pendant and or table lamp polypropylene color black and white. Measures: Height 43.30 inches E27 eco 9 W maxi or LED Electis wire for table lamp: 78.74 i...
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2010s French Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Single Petite Doria Glass Tube Kitchen Island Dinning Table Pendant Lights 1960s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Gorgeous glass tube pendant light made by Doria Leuchten, Germany. It is in very good condition and requires a European E14 candelabra bulb, up to 60 watts. It is totally approximate...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

1970s Set of Space Age Brass Floor Lamp, Pendant and Table Lamp by Kamenicky Sen
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- Rare model - Newly revired - Good original condition with minor signs of use - Floor lamp: H 150, W 35, D 35 cm - Table lamp: H 43, W 25, D 25.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Cecile Double Table Lamp
By Marioni
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the Cecile collection of lighting, this lamp features two LED lights, each covered with a round, textured plexiglas shade, mounted on a square structure in brass. The two sha...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

  • Cecile Double Table Lamp
  • Cecile Double Table Lamp
  • Cecile Double Table Lamp
  • Cecile Double Table Lamp
H 23.04 in. W 13.39 in. D 8.67 in.
Globe Table Lamp
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Globe lamp is a stunning, timeless lamp with a delicate bronze and lacquered metal structure and soft opaque glass globes. Made to Order. For sales with delivery address within Eur...
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2010s Portuguese Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Bronze

  • Globe Table Lamp
  • Globe Table Lamp
  • Globe Table Lamp
  • Globe Table Lamp
H 23.23 in. W 16.54 in. D 7.88 in.
Brass Billiard Table Lamp
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A 'large' scale contemporary brass billiard lamp of Classic form likely made in the United States. The three hanging lamp shades are suspended and supported by scrolling arms, with a...
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1990s American Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Brass Billiard Table Lamp
  • Brass Billiard Table Lamp
  • Brass Billiard Table Lamp
  • Brass Billiard Table Lamp
H 36 in. W 62 in. D 16 in.
Tornade Table Lamp by MYDRIAZ
By Mydriaz
Located in Geneve, CH
Tornade table lamp by MYDRIAZ Dimensions: diameter 21 x height 75 cm Materials: Brass, glass Finishes: Golden-plated, polished brass, white nickel finish, on polished brass, black...
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2010s French Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Tornade Table Lamp by MYDRIAZ
  • Tornade Table Lamp by MYDRIAZ
  • Tornade Table Lamp by MYDRIAZ
  • Tornade Table Lamp by MYDRIAZ
H 29.53 in. Dm 8.27 in.
Atomic Brass Table Lamp, Switzerland, 1960s
Located in Aachen, DE
Atomic brass table lamp with nine-glass globes. The globes are hand blown and fitted with a screwing device. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Klaylife Barrel, Grey Handmade Clay Beaded Table Lamp
Located in Brighton, Victoria
Statement clay beaded lighting, that sits on your table. The Barrel Table Lamp has been specially created for those who want to incorporate lighting with eye catching works of art...
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2010s South African Chandeliers and Pendants

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Clay

Klaylife Barrel, Ombre Handmade Clay Beaded Table Lamp
Located in Brighton, Victoria
Statement clay beaded lighting, that sits on your table. The Barrel table lamp has been specially created for those who want to incorporate lighting with eye catching works of art...
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2010s South African Chandeliers and Pendants

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Clay

Klaylife Barrel, White Handmade Clay Beaded Table Lamp
Located in Brighton, Victoria
Statement clay beaded lighting, that sits on your table. The barrel table lamp has been specially created for those who want to incorporate lighting with eye-catching works of art...
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2010s South African Chandeliers and Pendants

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Clay

Vintage 1960 Super Retro Metal Red 'Rocket' Table Lamp
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Vintage 1960 super retro metal red 'rocket' table lamp, It comes with it's original plastic lampshade which creates a great light effect. Measures: Height 53cm, depth 20cm, width...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Foscarini UTO Suspension/Table Lamp in White by Lagranja Design
By Foscarini, Lagranja Design
Located in New York, NY
Suspension lamp with diffused and direct light. Cone shaped diffuser and tube made of thermoplastic elastomer, the cone is injection molded and the tube is extruded. Internal opaline...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Foscarini UTO Suspension/Table Lamp in Yellow by Lagranja Design
By Foscarini, Lagranja Design
Located in New York, NY
Suspension lamp with diffused and direct light. Cone shaped diffuser and tube made of thermoplastic elastomer, the cone is injection molded and the tube is extruded. Internal opaline...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Midcentury Table Lamp by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen
By Falkenbergs Belysning, Holm Sørensen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cool table lamp by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen, made from brass and metal in a graphic design, lacquered red.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Rone Contemporary LED Sculptural Brass Table Light, Handmade in Sweden
By Ovature Studios
Located in Torslanda, SE
The Rone range is an exploration of the delicate balance of Classic forms. In simplicity, quality is at the utmost importance and our solid brass parts are painstakingly milled or sp...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Kosta Boda Glass Table Lamp by Ove Sandeberg, Sweden, 1960s
By Ove Sandeberg, Kosta Boda
Located in Berkhamsted, GB
Very rare Kosta Boda glass lamp by Ove Sandeberg in his trademark grey-green and clear glass circle pattern. This is a very rare piece. Sweden, 1960-1970. Shade not included.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass

Foscarini UTO Suspension/Table Lamp in Orange by Lagranja Design
By Foscarini, Lagranja Design
Located in New York, NY
Suspension lamp with diffused and direct light. Cone shaped diffuser and tube made of thermoplastic elastomer, the cone is injection molded and the tube is extruded. Internal opaline...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Louis Poulsen, AJ Steel Table Lamp by Arne Jacobsen
By Louis Poulsen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, AJ steel table lamp by Arne Jacobsen Width x Height x Length (mm) 215 x 560 , 2.1 kg Surface: Stainless Steel, polished. Material: Spun stainless steel. Cast stainl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Elegant Brass and Amber Glass Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
The lamp comes with E27 Edison screw fit bulb holder. They are with original wiring in working condition and run both on 110/230 volt. Very good original vintage condition. Please...
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Yki Nummi 'Modern Art' Table Lamp for Innolux Oy, Finland
By Yki Nummi, Innolux Oy
Located in Glendale, CA
Yki Nummi 'Modern Art' table lamp for Innolux Oy, Finland. Designed in the 1955 for Stockmann-Orno, Nummi's iconic design is comprised of an opaline white acrylic conical shade that ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers an...

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Acrylic

Vistosi LED Riflesso LT 3 Table Lamp with Gold Base by Chiaramonte
By Vistosi, Chiaramonte & Marin
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The LED light passes through a glass bubble to refract on a mirror in a game of continuous rebounds. Glass is not only a diffuser, but also an almost invisible intermediary between t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Vistosi Novecento LT Table Lamp in Crystal Striped by Romani Saccani
By Vistosi, Romani Saccani Architetti
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The idea behind the collection Novecento is to reduce the traditional Murano chandelier to its most recognizable element, its profile. This shape is then reconstructed in a 360º glas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Louis Poulsen, AJ Color Mini Table Lamp by Arne Jacobsen
By Louis Poulsen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, AJ color mini table lamp by Arne Jacobsen Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 113 x 433 x 183, 1.3 kg Material: Spun steel. Injection moulded zinc base. Cord len...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

White Plaster Sculptural Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster+ paper, and image collage on wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Vistosi LED Riflesso LT 3 Table Lamp with Copper Base by Chiaramonte
By Vistosi, Chiaramonte & Marin
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The LED light passes through a glass bubble to refract on a mirror in a game of continuous rebounds. Glass is not only a diffuser, but also an almost invisible intermediary between t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

White Plaster Sculptural Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural Plaster Lamp created by a metal structure, plaster+ paper, and image collage on wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

White Plaster Sculptural Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster+ paper, and image collage on wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

White Plaster Sculptural Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster+ paper, and image collage on wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Louis Poulsen, AJ Mini Steel Table Lamp by Arne Jacobsen
By Arne Jacobsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, AJ mini steel table lamp by Arne Jacobsen Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 113 x 433 x 183, 1.3 kg Surface: Stainless steel, polished. Material: Spun stainles...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Vintage Side Table with Plaster Sculpture and Light by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi vintage side table with sculptural plaster sculpture and lamp.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

White Plaster Sculptural Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster+ paper, and image collage on wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

White Sculptural Plaster Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster+ paper, and image collage on wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Blown Glass Table Blue Sculpture Light, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi in a glass. The sculptural lamp can be used as a table lamp or hang.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair Space Age Table Lamps by Temde Leuchten, Switzerland, 1970s
By Temde Leuchten
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Each lamp comes with 2 x E27 Edison screw fit bulb holders. They are with original wiring, in working condition and run both on 110/230 Volt. Very good original vintage condition....
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Girandole Pendants
Located in PARIS, FR
Girandole three lights with cristal.
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Antique 18th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Girandole Pendants
  • Girandole Pendants
  • Girandole Pendants
  • Girandole Pendants
H 18.12 in. Dm 9.85 in.
Multicolor Face Sculptural Plaster Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

English Victorian Chinese Chippendale style satinwood rectangular end table with
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian-style (20th Century) upholstered green and orange chandelier with twisted rope design and tassels
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20th Century French Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Rope

Cave Table Light, Hand Crocheted in 100% Mercerized Egyptian Cotton
By Naomi Paul
Located in London, London
Each Naomi Paul pendant and lighting design is crafted entirely by hand in our London studio to order, by our highly skilled team of makers. A direct light source. Beautiful on a ta...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers an...

Materials

Gold Plate

White Black Sculptural Plaster Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster+ paper, and image collage on wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Blown Glass Table Lamp or Pendent Light, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi in a glass. Sculptural lamp can be used as a table lamp or hang.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Red Blown Glass Table or Pendent Light, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi in a glass. The sculptural lamp can be used as a table lamp or hang.  
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Chrome 3-Arm Table Lamp or Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Hagenbach, DE
An extraordinary Sciolari table lamp which is can also be used as a chandelier. It is made in Italy in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its 3 amazing arms. The body is made of full ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Multicolor Face Sculptural Plaster Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Multicolor Face Sculptural Plaster Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Multicolor Face Sculptural Plaster Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Multicolor Face Sculptural Plaster Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

White Gold Sculptural Plaster Table Lamp, 21st Century by Mattia Biagi
By Mattia Biagi
Located in Culver City, CA
This is a new work by Mattia Biagi Sculptural plaster lamp created by a metal structure, plaster+ paper.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

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Dining Table Pendants For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of dining table pendants available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique dining table pendants was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. Find 102 antique and vintage dining table pendants at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 54 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Dining table pendants have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Dining table pendants bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Dining table pendants have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Mattia Biagi, Silvio Piattelli and Vistosi are consistently popular.

How Much are Dining Table Pendants?

Prices for dining table pendants can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, dining table pendants begin at $269 and can go as high as $25,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,923.

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.