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Mid-Century Modern Style Dlightus Bespoke Nickel and Frosted Glass Chandelier
By D'LightUs
Located in Dallas, TX
Made of 12 nickel sheets of metal, curved, nesting the light and covered up by a frosted glass. Rectangular shape, with 12 candelabra base lights. Ideal over a table/kitchen island/d...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Moroccan Vintage Metal and Frosted Glass Light Fixture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Great vintage Moroccan handcrafted frosted glass lantern. The top and bottom metal hand-crafted in openwork Moorish design.. Rewired with a cluster of four lights. Comes with 3 feet ...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

6-Globe Modern Chandelier, Italy, 21st Century
Located in Culver City, CA
6-globe modern chandelier, Italy, 21st century. Flush mount brass and steel fixture with six cascading frosted glass globes. *Please Note: This fixture is made in Italy, and comes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Murano Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Murano chandelier, ceiling light in thick frosted glass. We have a pair.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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H 13.78 in. Dm 27.56 in.
French Art Deco Brass Frosted Glass Seven-Light Chandelier
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Art Deco burnished brass chandelier with large frosted high relief glass bowl shade surrounded by five curved lamp arms with frosted high relief glass shades, France, 1940-1950. Mea...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, Frosted Carved Glass Leaves
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Huge Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 41 hand blown transparent frosted carved glass leaves in a chrome frame. Period: 1970s-1980s Dimensions: 49.20 inches (125 cm) heigh...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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 / 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, 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

Frosted Clear Glass Bell Jar Hall Lantern
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Anglo-Indian glass 7" diameter bell jar clear frosted hand blown glass lantern with floral etching with brass dark metal fittings . Frosted glass etched with floral design Great to u...
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20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Delightful, Peach Color Art Deco Pendant / Flush Mount, Relief in Frosted Glass
Located in Lisse, NL
Very stylish and rare 1920s Art Deco pendant light with a beautiful color. Both with the light switched on and off, the iridescence of the glass flower theme is of a beauty that w...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco & Art Nouveau Crystal Glass Fringe Hollywood Regency Gilt Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Fabulous midcentury Art Deco or Art Nouveau frosted crystal glass fringe and green glass beaded gilt spiral chandelier. Also have a matching pair of table lamps. Measures: Diameter 1...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Stunning & Rare Art Deco Pendant / Chandelier by Genet & Michon of Paris, France
By Genet & Michon
Located in Lisse, NL
A bargain for the collectors of top quality Parisian Art Deco pendants. This early 20th century, practical size chandelier is by one of France's finest when it comes to Art Deco l...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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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

Scandinavian Teak White Glass Lamp Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Sculptural and rare midcentury Scandinavian ceiling / pendant teak lamp or semi flush mount designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, circa 1960 and manufactured by Luxus Vittsjö, Sweden...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Teak, Glass

Unique Art Deco Gilt Bronze & Glass Pendant Light by Muller Frères Luneville
By Muller Fres Lunneville
Located in Lisse, NL
Another bargain for the collectors of the finest quality Art Deco pendants. This early 20th century, stylish and practical size chandelier comes with a peacock theme etched or engra...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

2 Sabino French Art Deco Frosted Glass Chandeliers
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
2 French Art Deco cylindrical shaped chandeliers with molded frosted rectangular panels supported by a chrome center post (SABINO) (PRICED EACH)
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Brass & Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in Hingham, MA
A large scale brass and frosted glass 12 arm chandelier
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Brass and Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in Vilnius, LT
Italian polished brass chandelier with frosted glass shades. This chandelier includes 12 pieces E14 bulbs. It is in a very good condition.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Italian Brass and Frosted Glass Chandelier
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H 44.1 in. W 47.25 in. D 21.26 in.
Italian Brass and Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in Vilnius, LT
Italian chandelier is made of polished brass and frosted glass. This chandelier includes 10 pieces E14 bulbs. It is in a very good condition.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Frosted Glass Chandelier By J. T. Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel frame painted with frosted glass elements, fitted with eight E27 sockets up to 60watts each manufactured in Vienna by J. T. Kalmar in the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Big Kalmar Frosted Glass Chandelier, Austria, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Wien, AT
Big Kalmar frosted glass chandelier, Austria, 1960s. A beautiful Austrian Modernist chandelier, designed and executed by Kalmar Vienna. High is adjustable to room high. Eight bulbs.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

French Art Deco Signed Sabino Six Arm Chrome & Molded Frosted Glass Chandelier
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Art Deco chandelier was made by Sabino art glass of Paris France in approximately 1930 in the period Art Deco style. This six arm chandelier is cast metal with a nickel or chrom...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

J.T. Kalmar Frosted Glass Chandelier, Vienna, circa 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Wien, AT
J.T. Kalmar frosted glass chandelier, Vienna, circa 1960s Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Sciolari Chrome and Frosted Glass Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frosted square glass chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. Full height of the chandelier with the chain is 48". Chain can be adjusted.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Kalmar Frosted Glass Chandelier, Austria, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Wien, AT
A beautiful Austrian Modernist star chandelier, designed and executed by Kalmar Vienna. 4 bulbs
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

E. F. Caldwell Brass and Frosted Glass Chandelier
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
AHL3551 An antique eight-light aged brass chandelier with frosted hurricane glass shades. The column and the arms are detailed with delicate scrolls. Signed by the New York maker ...
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Vintage 1940s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French Modernist Nickel Bronze and Frosted Glass Chandelier
By Jean Boris Lacroix
Located in Hudson, NY
c. 1930, in the style of Jean Boris Lacroix, top level construction with heavy gauge solid brushed nickel bronze supports and heavy cast glass shades, from the estate of Alan Moss.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Brass and Textured Glass and Frosted Glass Chandelier by Kalmar, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Wien, AT
Brass and textured glass and frosted glass chandelier by Kalmar, 1950s Ten bulbs. Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

19th Century Gilt Bronze, Crystal and Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A magnificent gilt bronze, crystal and frosted glass chandelier depicting putti. Exquisite detail. France, circa 1900. A picture of the original catalog is also shown (pg 224). 15 to...
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Italian Zero Quattro-Fontana Arte Frosted Glass Chandelier
By Fontana Arte, Quattro Zero Edited By Fontana Arte, Zero Quattro
Located in Houston, TX
Chic Italian Mid-Century Modern sandblasted chiseled glass lantern style chandelier or pendant with chrome structure. This Italian lantern style glass fixture was made by 04 (Zero Qu...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Art Deco Machine Age Frosted Glass Chandelier, Chrome and Glass Rod Detailing
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic Art Deco Machine Age chandelier was realized in France, circa 1935. It features four streamlined fin forms in frosted glass wrapped with chrome that affix t...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Fontana Arte Style Frosted Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1960
By Fontana Arte
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Italian 1960s chandelier with bold Fontana Arte style 25 thick slabs of partly frosted glass, each 24cm (9.5 in). Each of these slabs is hand-cut and hand-chipped. Holds four bulbs. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Midcentury Kalmar Star Frosted Glass Chandelier, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful Viennese Modernist star chandelier, designed and executed by Kalmar Vienna. White painted metal frame with nickel-plated hardware and textured glass. In very good conditi...
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Style Custom made Brass & Frosted Glass Chandelier, Dlightus
By D'LightUs
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century modern style large rectangular shaped brass & frosted glass chandelier; custom made - D'Lightus, Italy. Limited editions. As shown, the modern chandelier is made of 12 ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Large Moroccan Star Shape Frosted Glass Chandelier Shade
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large Moroccan hanging star pendant shade. Handcrafted large Moorish Spanish style light fixture with a metal frame and frosted milky glass with delicate Islamic filigree metal work....
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Kalmar Star Frosted Glass Chandelier, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful viennese modernist star chandelier, designed and executed by Kalmar Vienna. White painted metal frame with nickel-plated hardware and textured glass. In very good conditi...
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Atelier Vincent French Art Deco Frosted Glass Chandelier
By Atelier Vincent
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco frosted glass 4 corner chandelier with etched floral design panels. (signed: ATELIER VINCENT)
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Romantic Italian Empire Style Iron and Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Romantic Empire style iron and frosted glass chandelier having delicate draping necklaces of glass and 6 arms.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Louis XIV Style Four-Light Gilt Bronze and Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in Barntrup, DE
Louis XIV style gilt bronze chandelier from the 1920s with frosted glass lampshades, ornately decorated with acanthus leaves, flower clusters, and caryatid faces. The antique chandel...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XIV Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Art Deco Frosted Glass Chandeliers by Leleu
By Georges Leleu
Located in New York City, NY
French Modernist two-tier chandelier signed Leleu. Simple, clean form with polished nickeled central stem and stepped canopy holding two-floating frosted and polished discs ending wi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Victorian Style Four-Light Bronze and Frosted Glass Chandelier, 1920s
Located in Barntrup, DE
This large and impressive Victorian style four-light bronze chandelier is made in the 1920s in Belgium. Richly decorated with foliate decors and horned satyr heads. Heads of mytholog...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Fabulous French Art Deco Art Nouveau Brass Molded Frosted Glass Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light chandelier/ brass 4 light bulbs (3 bulbs E14 40W + one bulb E27 60W) Good working condition Measures: Diameter 23.6 in / ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Style Six-Light Bronze and Frosted Glass Chandelier, 1920s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Beautiful French Art Deco style silver color bronze chandelier from the 1920s. Six bronze arms decorated with Art Deco ornaments, each with frosted glass lamp shade and a socket for ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Art Deco Sabino Frosted Glass Lantern
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco (circa 1925) small lantern with a 6 sided frosted 3 tier molded glass shade suspended from a silvered metal frame under a large round canopy (SABINO).
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • French Art Deco Sabino Frosted Glass Lantern
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H 17.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Art Deco Five-Light Bronze and White Frosted Glass Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Beautiful French Art Deco bronze chandelier from the 1930s. Five bronze arms decorated with Art Deco flowers and ornaments, each with frosted glass lampshade, E27 (E26) size light bu...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Large French Art Nouveau Art Deco Burnished Brass & Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
A wonderful ceiling fixture decorated with fine ornaments and garlands. In very good condition, original frosted high relief glass dome without damages, brass with beautiful patina, ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful Art Deco Metal and Gold Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A beautiful period Art Deco light fixture having 5 gold frosted glass shades around the periphery and an ornate matching bowl of glass at the bottom. Decorative pewter colored metal ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of French 19th Century Ormolu and Etched Frosted Glass Chandeliers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful and most decorative pair of French 19th century ormolu and etched frosted glass chandeliers. Each eight arm chandelier is centered by a lovely reeded and foliate bottom o...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ormolu

Fabulous French Art Deco Art Nouveau Brass Molded Frosted Glass Chandelier
By Degué
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Degué style Art Deco white frosted glass, 4-light chandelier/ brass 4 light bulbs (3 bulbs E14 40W + one bulb E27 60W) Good working condition Measures: Diameter 23.6 in / 60 c...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Frosted Glass Chandelier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and frosted glass chandelier. The four arm five light chandelier is centered by a fine bottom acorn and reeded finial below th...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ormolu

Set of Three French 19th Century Ormolu and Frosted Glass Chandeliers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most decorative and complete set of three French 19th century ormolu and frosted glass chandeliers. Each nine arm chandelier is centered by a lovely reeded and foliate bottom ormol...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ormolu

Geometric Chrome and Frosted Glass Chandelier by A.V. Mazzega
By AVMazzega
Located in Voorburg, NL
Wonderful chandelier made by A.V. Mazzega with three beautiful characteristic Murano frosted glass bowls on a stunning chrome base with three lights. Manufactured in the early 1970s....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Custom Made Mid-Century Modern Style Nickel and Frosted Glass Chandelier, Italy
By D'LightUs
Located in Dallas, TX
D'Lightus limited edition custom made Mid-Century Modern style large chandelier. As shown: 12 nickel-plated sheets of metal, curved, nesting the light and covered up by a frosted gl...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Art Deco Loys Lucha Signed Enameled and Frosted Glass Chandelier Pendant, 1930s
By Loys Lucha
Located in Barntrup, DE
This beautiful Art Deco molded, frosted, and painted glass ceiling light features a floral design in yellow, orange, blue, and white colors, signed “Loys Lucha”. Outer edge decorated...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

French Art Deco Style Six-Light Bronze and Frosted Glass Chandelier, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
French Art Deco style silver color bronze chandelier with floral and foliate motifs from the 1930s. Six bronze arms, each with frosted glass shade and a socket for E27 (E26) size lig...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Art Deco Cubist Wrought Iron & Frosted Glass Chandelier, Manner of Edgar Brandt
By Edgar Brandt
Located in New York, NY
This stunning three-arm Art Deco chandelier was realized in France, circa 1930. It features a central convex domed shade replete with an abundance of geometric cubist motifs, includi...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Cubist Art Deco Silvered Bronze & Relief Frosted Glass Chandelier by Daum Nancy
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
This exceptional chandelier was realized by the esteemed by brothers Auguste and Antoine Daum brothers from their studio in Nancy, France. The Daum brothers exhibited their glass war...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Fontana Arte Italian Modernist Brass and Frosted Glass Chandelier
By Fontana Arte
Located in New York, NY
Italian Modernist (1940s) design horizontal form chandelier with 2 dark frosted glass bow shaped side panels centering an oval light frosted bottom panel with a brass tubular trim fr...
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Early 20th Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful Kalmar Mid-Century Frosted Glass Chandelier, Austria, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful modernist chandelier, designed and executed by Kalmar Vienna. White painted metal frame with nickel-plated hardware and big textured glass panels. In very good condition....
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Frosted Glass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the frosted glass chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A frosted glass chandelier — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. There are 1506 variations of the antique or vintage frosted glass chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 143 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a frosted glass chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A frosted glass chandelier, designed in the Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made frosted glass chandelier has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by J.T. Kalmar, Stilnovo and Muller Frères are consistently popular.

How Much is a Frosted Glass Chandelier?

Prices for a frosted glass chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $450,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,046.

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.