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Hand Carved Chandelier in Medieval Gothic Style, Six Dragons Holding Lanterns
Located in Lisse, NL
Antique wooden light fixture with dragons and hand forged, wrought iron lanterns. This handcrafted, excellent condition chandelier comes with six stunning and well carved, winged dr...
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Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Pair of French Louis XV Style Rock Crystal and Brass Wall Light Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of three light French Louis XV style wall sconces with combination of lavender and pink rock crystals and crystal pendalogues on a brass frame.
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Vintage 1960s French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Rock Crystal, Crystal, Brass

Pair of Bronze Neoclassical Style Table Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of bronze neoclassical style table lamps. Each taking two 60 watt bulbs. The bronze base and Corinthian column support a four arm candleholder. Each having custom shades that ca...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Table Lamps

  • Pair of Bronze Neoclassical Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Bronze Neoclassical Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Bronze Neoclassical Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Bronze Neoclassical Style Table Lamps
H 40.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Jules Leleu Style Sconces
By Jules Leleu
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of sconces in the style of Jules Leleu. Brass and glass. US rewired and in working condition. Two bulb per sconce, 75 watts max per bulb. Have a look on our impressive co...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
H 10.5 in. W 11 in. D 7 in.
Jules Leleu Style Sconces
By Jules Leleu
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of sconces in the style of Jules Leleu. Bronze brass and glass. US rewired and in working condition. Two bulb per sconce, 75 watts max per bulb. Have a look on our impres...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
H 10.5 in. W 11 in. D 7 in.
Empire Style Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Twelve-Light Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous antique French Empire style chandelier features twelve electrified candlearms, a semi-nude neoclassical figurine and doré bronze mounts including acanthus and lotus lea...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Bronze

Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights, Pair
Located in Barcelona, ES
Pair of Mid-Century Modern French Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights A pair of Mid-Century Modern Baccarat stylecrystal wall sconces. Each one is made by 8 rectangular shaped pieces ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Steel, Chrome

  • Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights, Pair
  • Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights, Pair
  • Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights, Pair
  • Baccarat Style Crystal Wall Lights, Pair
H 8.86 in. W 8.86 in. D 4.73 in.
Midcentury Brass Chandelier in the Style of Maison Lunel, 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Brass chandelier in the style of Maison Lunel from the 1950s. The light requires E14 light bulbs.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Antique French Country Style Wrought Iron & Oak Chandelier Work of Lighting Art
Located in Lisse, NL
Large size and great shape, early 20 century light fixture. The top quality craftsmanship that was put into this very well designed and highly decorative chandelier makes it the ey...
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Early 20th Century French Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

French Empire Style Bronze and Tole Bouillotte Lamp
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A french bouillotte bronze three-light table lamp in the style of Empire, France, circa 1940s. This lamp is made of gilt bronze with a dark green and golden metal lampshade. Lamp soc...
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Vintage 1940s French Empire Table Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

French Empire Style Bronze and Tole Bouillotte Lamp
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
French Bouillotte bronze two-light table lamp in the style of Empire, France, circa 1920s Bronze and red tole lampshade. Socket: Two E14 for standard screw bulbs. Good condition. ...
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Vintage 1920s French Empire Table Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

French Empire Style Bronze and Tole Bouillotte Lamp
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A french bouillotte bronze three-light table lamp in the style of Empire, France, circa 1940s The lamp is made of bronze and red metal lampshade. Socket: Three E14 for standard screw...
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Vintage 1940s French Empire Table Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Hanging Lantern Hall Lamp
Located in Barntrup, DE
French Louis XVI style bronze, brass and frosted crackled glass hall lantern, ceiling lamp from the 1930s. In very good condition. Newly rewired, one original socket for E27 light b...
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of Baguès Style French Brass Flower and Leaf Table Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of smaller scale French brass table or buffet lamps. Decorated with glass rosettes and leaves, and finely crafted foliate embellishments. Base is bass and mirrored glass. Each...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Brass

Grand Empire Style Bouillotte Lamp by Maison Lucien Gau, Paris, France
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
French bouillotte bronze two-light table lamp in the style of Empire, France, circa 1930s bronze and green metal lampshade. Socket: two x E14 for standard screw bulbs. Very good cond...
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Table Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

Silvered "Montgolfiere" Style Chandelier, Glass Beads Throughout, France, 1960
By Baccarat
Located in Merida, Yucatan
French chandelier, in silver gilt steel, beaded throughout all the metal work with cut glass beads. Made in France, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

French Maison Baguès Style Flowers and Leaves Gold Chandelier
By Maison Baguès
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Re-wired and ready to hang. Housing five lights in crystal cut holders. Gilt metal with double crystal leaves and flowers made of prisms with drops. Bottom has crystal cut finial as ...
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Vintage 1940s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Jean Perzel Style Midcentury Brass Sconces, France, 1950s
By Atelier Jean Perzel
Located in Paris, FR
Elegant pair of Modernist double sconces from the mid-1950s in brass with original frosted glass shades in the style of Jean Perzel. The sconces are in excellent condition, rewired ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Rare Amethyst Chandelier in the Style of Maison Bagues, France, 1950s
By Maison Baguès
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Amazing and absolutely rare six-light amethyst flower chandelier in the style of Maison Bagues, France, circa 1950s. Gilt brass and cut crystal /glass. Socket: Six x Edison (E27) f...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Fine 18th Century French Louis XVI Style Fire-Gilded Bronze Electried Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A fine, large Louis XVI style fire-gilded chandelier, France, late 18th century. This wonderful piece is finely elaborate in precise detail decorated with elegant foliate, flowers an...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W and one bulb E27 60W) Good working...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. 4 bulbs E14 Good working condition Measures: Diameter 28.5 in / 72...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gilt Iron and Crystal Chandelier in the Style of Maison Baguès, France, 1940s
By Maison Baguès
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Beautiful gilt iron and crystal chandelier in the style of Maison Baguès, France, circa 1940s. Made of cut-glass/ crystal and gilt iron. Socket: Six Edison (e14) for standard screw...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. 4 bulbs E14 Good working condition Measures: Diameter 28.5 in / 7...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W and one bulb E27 60W) Good worki...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W and one bulb E27 60W) Good worki...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Art Deco and Art Nouveau Brass and Frosted Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color metal with patina. 4 bulbs E14 Good working condition / European rewired Measures:...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large 19th Century Regency Style Bronze and Cut-Glass Lantern
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Heavy, large Regency style thee-light lantern, France, circa 1870-1880. This lantern is of solid bronze and parcel brass with six frosted cut glass windows. The lantern arrives with ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Regency Lanterns

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of French Art Deco Style Molten Glass Sconces by Vianne Glass Co.
By Cvv Vianne
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Elegant mouth-blown molten glass sconces with Art Nouveau and Art Deco design. The shades feature a wonderful speckled texture much like alabaster, in hues of burnt orange. Sconces h...
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Vintage 1970s French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large 19th Century Regency Style Bronze Cut-Glass Three-Light Lanterns
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Pair of heavy, large Regency style thee-light lanterns, France, circa 1870-1880. Solid bronze and parcel brass with six frosted cut glass windows. The lanterns arrive with solid bron...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Regency Lanterns

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Brass, Bronze

Wall Lights Sconces Louis XV Style Rococo Gilded Bronze Facet Drops French, Pair
Located in FR
Pair of Louis XV style wall lights sconces gilded bronze and cut glass faceted drops, circa 1940 Ornate gilt bronze two-light antique wall sconces sculpted with flowing foliage and ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

Jules Leleu Style Sconces
By Jules Leleu
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of sconces in the style of Jules Leleu. Brass and glass. US rewired and in working condition. Two bulb per sconce, 75 watts max per bulb. Have a look on our the largest c...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
  • Jules Leleu Style Sconces
H 10.5 in. W 11 in. D 7 in.
Pair of Arbus Style Sconces
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Arbus style sconces. One light, 75 watts max. Back plate: 3.5"W, 4.5"H US rewired and in working condition. Original patina. Shade not included Have a look on our impr...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

  • Pair of Arbus Style Sconces
  • Pair of Arbus Style Sconces
  • Pair of Arbus Style Sconces
  • Pair of Arbus Style Sconces
H 14 in. W 5 in. D 4 in.
Pair of Moderne Style Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French circa 1950s Moderne style 2 light bronze sconces with shades. Measurements: Height 22" Width 9" Depth 7".
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Vintage 1950s French Streamlined Moderne Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • Pair of Moderne Style Sconces
  • Pair of Moderne Style Sconces
  • Pair of Moderne Style Sconces
  • Pair of Moderne Style Sconces
H 22 in. W 9 in. D 7 in.
Fine Pair of Art Deco Style Giltwood and Rock Crystal Lamps, 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
A very fine pair of hand diamond cut square shaped Art Deco style rock crystal and giltwood table lamps, 20th century. The Rock Crystal is beautifully hand cut and hand polished and ...
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20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Rock Crystal

Monumental Chandelier in Louis XVI Style, Solid Bronze, Gilt, Unique
Located in Berlin, DE
Finely chased and gilded bronze. Extremely rare and decorative chandelier made of solid bronze fire-gilded. Body flanked by three ladies holding a bunch of flowers in the form of can...
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20th Century French Louis XIV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Art Deco Art Nouveau Gold and Bronze Color, Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W + one bulb E27 60W) Good working condi...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Art Nouveau Gold and Bronze Color, Glass Degué Style Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, six-light brass chandelier/ gold and bronze color with patina. Six bulbs (five bulbs E14 40W + one bulb E27 60W) Good working condi...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Red & Brass Pierre Guariche Style Double Gooseneck Wall Light Sconce
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant 1950s midcentury wall lamp / light fixture was designed and manufactured in France in the style of Pierre Guariche. The wall light has got two red diabolo-shaped lamp...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Black and Brass Pierre Guariche Style Articulating Wall Light Sconce
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This 1950s articulating wall lamp was designed and manufactured in France. The wall light has got a black diabolo-shaped lampshade and brass swiveling lamp arm with brass details ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Striking Pair of Maison Baguès Style Opposite Hand Sconces w Opaline Glass Shade
By Maison Baguès
Located in Lisse, NL
Midcentury hands - holding - torches wall lamps. If you are looking for a small and decorative pair of wall sconces then look no further. These stylish and sought after, brass, bron...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Brass, Bronze

English Wedgwood Porcelain Chandelier Gilt Bronze Victorian Library Hanging Lamp
Located in Coimbra, PT
Adorable English wedgwood porcelain chandelier gilt bronze Victorian library hanging oil lamp with etched glass shade and sculpted roses applique porcelain. Materials: Etched glass...
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Early 20th Century French Adam Style Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Pair of French Empire Style Porcelain Urns
Located in Montreal, QC
Now fitted as lamps, these two handled Paris urns are painted with floral bouquets on one side and a courtship scene on the other. The gilding is rubbed but the painting is well exec...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire More Lighting

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Porcelain

French, Pair of Silvered Bronze Louis XV Style Candlesticks
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French, pair of silvered bronze Louis XV style candlesticks. Typical of the Rocaille style, also known as Baroque or Rococo style which reached its zenith in the 18th century, durin...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV More Lighting

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Bronze

French Victorian Style Bronze Dore Rope Design Billiard Fixture
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian style bronze doré rope design billiard fixture with two blue tole shades and tassel finial, 19th-20th Century.  
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian More Lighting

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Bronze

19th Century, French Brass Desk Lamp in Empire Style
Located in CH
Receive our new selections direct from 1stdibs by email each week. Please click follow dealer below and see them first! 19th century electrified brass desk lamp in Empire style with...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire More Lighting

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Brass

Petite 1960s Sconce in the Style of Kalmar, France, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting, Jacques Biny
Located in New York, NY
thick textured glass, lacquered metal ; original paint, some minor surface scratches on the white paint, brass details European bulb socket and wiring this item will ship from Fran...
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Vintage 1960s French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Metal

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Baccarat Crystal Plafonnier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French 19th century Louis XVI style ormolu and Baccarat crystal plafonnier. The chandelier is centered by a topie shaped bottom inverted finial. The dome shape displays ci...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI More Lighting

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Crystal, Ormolu

Lighting Palm Tree in Gilded Polished Brass/Iron, in the style of Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
Large 1970s lighting palm tree in oxyded iron and leaves in brass, in a jardinière in brass and iron with white pebles and resin. Four-light. More one halogen and 2 projectors ever...
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Vintage 1960s French Brutalist Floor Lamps

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Brass, Iron

French Pair of Gilt Bronze Louis XV Style Candlesticks Decorated with Flowers
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Pair of finely chased ormolu Louis XV style gilt bronze candlesticks. Intricate bases are decorated with flowers, garlands, scrolls and shells. Rocaille and gadroons swirl around the...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV More Lighting

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Bronze

Vintage French Style Brass & Crystal Hanging Hall Light, circa 1940
Located in Big Flats, NY
A vintage French style hall chandelier offers scrolled brass frame with hanging crystals throughout, circa 1940 Measures: 17" height x 12" diameter.
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20th Century American More Lighting

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, Brass

French Art Deco Silver Executive Desk Lamp for Maison Damon, Boris Lacroix Style
By Jean Boris Lacroix, Jacques Adnet
Located in Denver, CO
Fine French Art Deco executive desk lamp with a silver plated finish and thick plate glass to base. Small stylized signature and model number 3159 to underside. Elegant streamline li...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco More Lighting

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Silver Plate

French Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Newel Post Lamp Frosted Glass Flame Shade
Located in Barntrup, DE
French Louis XVI style gilt bronze newel post lamp with frosted glass flame shade and original E27 socket, France, 1920s. Richly decorated with bronze decors in a form of acanthus l...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI More Lighting

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Bronze

French Neoclassical Style Floorlamp
Located in Buchanan, NY
French silvered metal floor lamp with square base. Price includes polishing or plating and new wiring. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for completion. Not sold with shade.
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Vintage 1940s French Floor Lamps

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Metal

  • French Neoclassical Style Floorlamp
  • French Neoclassical Style Floorlamp
  • French Neoclassical Style Floorlamp
  • French Neoclassical Style Floorlamp
H 56 in. W 8.5 in. D 8.5 in.
Pair of Rock Crystal Art Deco Style Black Star Lightings by Alexandre Vossion
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rock crystal quartz star light black edition. This rock crystal star lighting is made in France. The fixture, the chain and the canopy of this rock crystal lighting are handmade in...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Rock Crystal, Bronze

French Empire Style Lamp
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Ultra elegant classical Empire style dark green tôle with oil reservoir encircled by bronze band raised on cloven hoof tripod feet over incurved base. Once an oil lamp later converte...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • French Empire Style Lamp
  • French Empire Style Lamp
  • French Empire Style Lamp
  • French Empire Style Lamp
H 30.25 in. W 9.25 in. D 9.25 in.
French Empire Style Bronze Lantern
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large bronze French Empire style lantern.
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20th Century Spanish Empire Lanterns

Materials

Bronze

Large Bronze French Louis XV Style Lantern
Located in New Orleans, LA
Large bronze French Louis XV style lantern 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Lanterns

French Metal Pagoda Style Hanging Lantern, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
French metal pagoda style hanging lantern, circa 1950 Measures: Diameter 20 cm Height 38 and 54 cm.
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Vintage 1950s French Chinoiserie Lanterns

Materials

Metal

French Bronze Louis XVI Style Hanging Lantern
Located in London, GB
A French Louis XVI style bronze hanging lantern, with four curved panels of glass. The central light fitting accessed through a door.
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Lanterns

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Bronze

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French Style Lighting For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of French style lighting you’re looking for. An item from our selection of French style lighting — often made from metal, bronze and stone — can elevate any home. There are 2434 variations of the antique or vintage choice in our collection of French style lighting you’re looking for, while we also have 69 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of French style lighting is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Louis XVI, Louis XV and Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made option in this array of French style lighting has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Alexandre Vossion, Gherardo Degli Albizzi and Maison Jansen are consistently popular.

How Much is a French Style Lighting?

A piece of French style lighting can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,514, while the lowest priced sells for $250 and the highest can go for as much as $594,812.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.