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Large German Vintage Blown Glass Globe Ceiling Hanging Pendant Light, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar, Carlo Nason, Mazzega
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful hand blown textured bubble glass globe and brass pendant. Germany, 1960s. Measures: Glass D 13.8 in, H 10 in Lamp sockets: 1x E27 (US E26).   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Silvered & Gilt Bronze Gothic Revival Sanctuary Lamp with Angels in Prayer
Located in Lisse, NL
Gorgeous mid/late 1800 religious art for the collectors and enthousiasts. In antiques it very often is the case that how older the piece is, the better the quality and the details. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Large Art Deco Chrome Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass frame chrome-plated with green (or yellow/beige) shades and fitted with E27 sockets, made by Napako in the Czech Republic in the 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Brass

  • Large Art Deco Chrome Chandelier
  • Large Art Deco Chrome Chandelier
  • Large Art Deco Chrome Chandelier
  • Large Art Deco Chrome Chandelier
H 35.44 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Large Chandelier by Tommi Parzinger
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare and large design for Parzinger Originals. This model has eight leather wrapped candelabras and a larger down light with perforations in the central cone.
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

Vintage Large Brass Sixteen-Arms Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Chandelier in the style of a Flemish shank chandelier, made in the middle of the 20th century in Sweden, brass, sixteen arms, S-shaped curved arms fitted with E14 sockets.  
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Black enamel. White interior. Weight: 5.3 kg / 11.7 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Exceptional large Victorian Engraved Period Crystal Chandelier
By F. & C. Osler
Located in Steyning, West sussex
The cut crystal shaft of fountain form unusually engraved with anthemion the upper section with twelve scroll branches arranged on two levels these with scallop edged turnover canopi...
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Antique 1870s Great Britain (UK) Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver

Large Midcentury Pendant, Structured Opaline Glass, Europe, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large midcentury pendant, structured opaline glass, Europe, 1960s. The diffuse light it spreads is very atmospheric. Completed with the opaline glass and metal steel painted canopy o...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Large Midcentury Pendants, Structured Opaline Glass, Europe, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Set of nine pendants, structured opaline glass, Europe, 1960s. The diffuse light it spreads is very atmospheric. Completed with the opaline glass and metal steel painted canopy on a ...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Large Pierced Filigree Brass Japanese Asian Pendant Chandelier Light
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Brass pierced Asian chandelier or pendant light with scrolling arabesque pattern motif. Handcrafted from thick solid brass in Japan in the 1950s, this pendant has been refitted with ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Braun opaline Glass Pendant by Limburg, Germany, 1970s
By Helena Tynell, Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
A large round smoke tone opaline glass pendant designed by Limburg, manufactured in Germany, circa the 1970s. Great light effect. Sockets: needs 1 x E27 standard bulb with 100W max...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Designer Cascading Chandelier Murano Glass by Doria, Germany, 1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
A special large cascading chandelier by Doria, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s with 6 Murano ice glasses. Wonderful form and stunning light effect. Sockets: 6 x E14 small bulb...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large Wrought Iron Chandelier Marine Galleon Dolphin Attributed to Poillerat
Located in FR
Wrought Iron Chandelier attributed to Poillerat one of a kind, circa 1930 Rare and unique With midcentury Arts & Crafts Neo Baroque influences typical of the era Hand forged chandeli...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Large Twelve Light Crystal and Bronze Chandelier Attributed to Bagues
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
A very fine twelve light chandelier with amethyst color and clear crystal drops, attributed to Bagues.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Large Italian, Wrought Iron Four-Light Chandelier, 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very detailed wrought iron fixture with intricate fleurs-de-lis medallion designs flanking each of the diagonal arm supports and horizontal arms, the bobeches of large leaf-form me...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Large square Mid-Century Modern Crystal Chandelier 15 flames - Re Edition
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Originally from the Vienna flagship store of the hat-manufacture "Oberwalder" at Kärntner Strasse. 15-flames. The height is just the chandelier. All components according to the UL r...
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Round White Crystal Ice Glass Bowl by Doria, 1970s, Germany
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful glass bowl hanging lamp made in Germany in the 1970s. The light is made of Murano glass. It has an amazing transparent color and it is very solid. The top of the lamp is ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Large Lantern Form Pendant Cylindrical Glass Shade by Limburg, Germany, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Brass pendant fixture with cylindrical glass shade design by Limburg, Germany, 1960s Heavy quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready to use. The fixture re...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Impressive Large Gilt Brass and Crystal Glass Chandelier by Palwa Germany, 1960s
By Palwa
Located in Aachen, DE
A stunning chandelier by Palwa (Palme and Walter), Germany, manufactured in the 1960s. It’s composed of jewel-like glass pieces and brass plates with a Brutalist relief. Sockets: ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Pair of Stilnovo Style Cascading Chandeliers with Brass and Glass Shades
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Grand scale of 6 feet cascading chandeliers in the style of Stilnovo with eight teardrop shaped brass and opaline glass lights. New production, custom-made for Collection 20C gallery...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction fitted with eight E27 sockets and huge glass shade. Made in Italy in the early 1950s.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
  • Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier
H 31.5 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Large Drum Chandelier in Taupe
Located in Westport, CT
Very chic layered Murano glass drum chandelier with icy clear and smokey taupe toned glass. Also customization available in other sizing, hardware and glass blown colors: clear, s...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Drum Chandelier in Grey
Located in Westport, CT
Very chic layered Venetian blown glass drum chandelier with icy clear and grey toned glass. Hardware in unlacquered brass. Sold as install ready and electrified to code with 6 med...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Very Large Sputnik Starburst Light
Located in Westport, CT
Starburst Sputnik ceiling fixture comprised of blown triedri crystal glass rods in two lengths, hardware available in brass, chrome and champagne matte brass color. Measuring 44" dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Art Deco Opaline Glass Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Lamp, ceiling light from the 1930s, brass nickel-plated and opaline glass shades, six curved arms with each one glass screen, measures: L. 60 cm, D. 63 cm. Original condition. The l...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Brushed Steel Chandelier After Robert Sonneman
By Robert Sonneman
Located in New York, NY
Large handcrafted brushed steel square chandelier with brass connectors and acrylic diffuser. May be made to order in steel, copper or brass.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Steel

Large Verner Panton Fun Shell Chandelier, 1964
By Verner Panton, Lüber Swiss
Located in Graz, AT
An impressive four-tier sea shell chandelier / pendant light designed by Verner Panton for the Swiss manufacturer J. Luber Ag. An original vintage piece manufactured in midcentury, (...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Handmade Venetian Glass Butterfly "Sputnik" Chandelier
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Very large Venetian handmade chandelier, inspired by 1950s “Sputnik” models, made with glass green and gold butterflies exploding from the centre. A truly spectacular piece of interi...
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Italian clear glass cylinder 'Claridge's' Chandelier
Located in London, GB
An impressive shower of scalloped etched glass cylinders. Each tier has two levels to give a cascading effect. Other sizes available.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Italian Glass Sunburst Chandelier, Stilnovo, 1950s
Located in Aachen, DE
A stunning six-light chandelier in the manner of Stilnovo, Italy, manufactured in circa 1950-1959. A handmade and high quality piece. High quality and in very good condition. Cleane...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal

Large "Vier Zylinder" Chandelier by J.T. Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass cross frame, cylinder shaped shades ribbed plexiglass each 11cm diameter fitted with eight E27 sockets. Made in Austria in the early 1950s by J.T. Kalmar, cat. no. 3768.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Opaline Glass Chandelier by Rupert Nikoll
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Teak/brass construction fitted with 6 E27 sockets, made by in Austria, Vienna by Rufert Nikoll in the 1960s. Original working condition.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Teak

  • Large Opaline Glass Chandelier by Rupert Nikoll
  • Large Opaline Glass Chandelier by Rupert Nikoll
  • Large Opaline Glass Chandelier by Rupert Nikoll
  • Large Opaline Glass Chandelier by Rupert Nikoll
H 43.31 in. W 26.38 in. D 18.51 in.
Large Glass Blown Drum Chandelier in Taupe
Located in Westport, CT
Very chic layered Murano glass drum chandelier with icy clear and smokey taupe toned glass. Also customization available in other sizing, hardware and glass blown colors: clear, s...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Murano Star-Shaped Ceiling Fixture in Nickel
Located in Westport, CT
Elegant textured Murano star-shaped ceiling fixture newly electrified with 5-light nickel on brass hardware and made install rady to your desired overall height. Also available in un...
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2010s Italian Modern Flush Mount

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Art Glass

Large Three Glass Panel Pendant Light by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in New York, NY
Large midcentury Murano glass pendant light by Mazzega. The three clear and smoky glass elements come together to form a bowl shape. This is suspended by a brass rod and canopy whic...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Unique Large Cut Crystal Chandelier by J.L Lobmeyr
By J.L Lobmeyr
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass frame gold-plated with twelve E14 sockets. Signet on the frame from the 1950s. Perfect original condition, two pieces available Dimension of the chandelier only without the ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Large Bumling Ceiling Pendant in Brass, Sweden, 1960s
By Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced in Sweden by Ateljé Lyktan, 1960s. Design Anders Pehrson. Complete with acrylic diffuser. Diameter: 50 cm Good condition with signs of usage.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vienna Lobmeyr / Bakalowits & Sons Large Chandelier Crystal & Brass
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant large and very impressive chandelier with faceted crystals on a brass frame. Manufactured by Lobmeyr / Bakalowits & Sons in Vienna, Austria in the 1960s. Measures: diameter...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Wonderful Large Austrian Vintage Ceiling Light Chandelier, 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful crystal glass, brass and nickel pendant chandelier. Austria, 1960s. Measures: Diameter 27.5 in Height (body) 6 in Lamp sockets: 8x E27 (US E26).
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel, Brass

Large Black Enameled Czech Factory, Industrial Pendant Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Czech Industrial pendants with black / white enameled steel screen from the 1950s. Dimensions: Height approximately 46cm, Ø 52 cm. On request several pieces available.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

J. T. Kalmar Large "Palazzo" Ice Glass Chandelier Flush Mount
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Breathtakingly beautiful chandelier by J. T. Kalmar Austria from the 1970s. Brass frame gold-plated with 42 heavy crystal glasses in four layers, fitted with 12 E14. The chandelier ...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Large Bubble Glass Pendant by Helena Tynell, Limburg, Germany
By Helena Tynell, Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
A large round bubble glass pendant designed by Helena Tynell for Limburg, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s. Sockets: Needs 1 x E27 standard bulb with 100W max each and compati...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Triedri Murano Glass Chandelier, 163 Triedri Transparent Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
A magnificent Murano glass chandelier, 163 triedri on crome frame. This large midcentury Italian chandelier is truly a timeless Classic. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 41.35...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Antique Bauhaus Pendant Light with Large Opaline Glass Bowl
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique Bauhaus style pendant lamp with a large white opaline glass shade and chromium plated metal suspension. Cabling renewed, working order. With international E27 base lamp ho...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

Vienna Lobmeyr / Bakalowits & Sons Large Chandelier Crystal & Silver Plated
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant large and very impressive chandelier with faceted crystals on a silver plated frame. Manufactured by Lobmeyr / Bakalowits & Sons in VIenna, Austria in the 1960s. Measures: d...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Silver Plate

Impressive & Large Amber Color Alabaster Pendant, Chandelier w Lizard Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful design and wonderful light creating, mineral stone fixture. This marvelous, early 20th century alabaster and bronze work of lighting art is another one of our recent and g...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Bronze

Large Stilnovo Ball Pendant Lamp Opal Glass, circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Large Stilnovo ball pendant opal glass, circa 1950, Italy. Beautiful 16" Italian pendant light with a large lacquered trumpet-shaped aluminum head. It's in good to very good conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Large Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp-Chandeliers with Hand Blown Glass
Located in Almelo, NL
Large ceiling lamp chandeliers with brass base and large hand blown glass globe. The lights are beautifully decorated thanks to the structured glass. The pleasant light it spreads is...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Gilit Metal Wall Ceiling Light Flush Mount, 1960s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful gold plated metal wall ceiling light in the style of Tommaso Barbi. Belgium, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 2 x E27 (US E26)
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass, Metal

Extremely Large Hotel Chandelier with Brass Fixture and Structured Glass Globes
Located in Almelo, NL
Extremely large 7.5 ft midcentury hotel chandelier with brass fixture, 8 large hand blowed glass globes and innumerous smaller structured glass globes. The chandelier with brass fram...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Chrome Space Age Sputnik Chandelier by Cosack, Germany, 1970s
By Cosack Leuchten
Located in Aachen, DE
Exclusive silver Sputnik pendant lamp designed by Cosack during the 1970s. Sockets: It needs 21 x E14 small bulb and function on voltage from 110 till 240 volts. Dimensions: Di...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Stunning Brass Murano Glass Chandelier by Hillebrand, Germany, 1970s
By Ernst Palme
Located in Aachen, DE
Large stunning chandelier with Murano glass pieces over a polished brass base, made by Hillebrand in Germany, 1970s. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fog and Mørup Large Semi Pendel Pendant Lamp, Denmark, 1960s
By Torsten Thorup, Fog & Mørup
Located in London, GB
Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup designed semi Pendant. Manufactured by Fog and Mørup, Denmark, 1960s. Rare large version - diameter 70cm. In fair vintage condition with some scuffs...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Klaylife Sash, Large, Grey Handmade Clay Beaded Chandelier/Hanging Light,
Located in Brighton, Victoria
The klaylife Sash is a handmade, modern chandelier with a Classic style. An extension to the L.I.M klaylife chandelier, but with the added detail of a top band and belly band that ac...
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2010s South African Chandeliers and Pendants

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Clay

1960 German Doria Modernist Large Flush Mount Murano Glass Tubes
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant large four-tier Murano flush mount ceiling light with sixty clear glass tubes on a white metal frame. Chandelier illuminates beautifully and offers a lot of light. Gem from t...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Vienna Lobmeyr / Bakalowits & Sons Large Flush Mount Chandelier Crystal & Brass
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant flush mount chandelier with faceted crystals on a brass frame. Manufactued by Lobmeyr / Bakalowits & Soehne, Austria in the 1960s. Measures: diameter 17" in. (43 cm), heigh...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Crystal, Brass

Antique Pendant Light with Large White Glass Shade, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique pendant lamp - a white opaline glass shade with ribbed decor and a very nice brass and metal suspension. Germany, circa 1920. Cabling renewed, working order. With internat...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

Rare Large Brass and Glass Sputnik Chandeliers by Emil Stejnar
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare and beautiful thirty-three-light "Snowball" chandeliers designed 1955 by Emil Stejnar for the Vienna Cafe "Ohne Pause Espresso" at Graben. "Der Graben" is one of the most famous...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Silvered Brass and Glass Chandelier by Palwa circa 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Amazing midcentury silvered brass and glass chandelier by Palwa, circa 1960s. Socket: Six e14 and one e27 (Edison) for standard screw bulbs. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Set Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp-Chandeliers with Hand Blown Glass, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large set ceiling lamp chandeliers with brass base and large handblown glass globe. The lights are beautifully decorated thanks to the structured glass. The pleasant light it spreads...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Large Chandeliers For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of large chandeliers available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, all large chandeliers available were constructed with great care. Find 6374 antique and vintage large chandeliers at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 655 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Large chandeliers have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of large chandeliers to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Industrial large chandeliers are of considerable interest. Not every interior allows for large large chandeliers, so small large chandeliers measuring 1 inches across are available at 1stDibs. Many large chandeliers are appealing in their simplicity, but Glashütte Limburg, J.T. Kalmar and Kalmar Lighting produced popular large chandeliers that are worth a look.

How Much are Large Chandeliers?

Prices for large chandeliers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, large chandeliers begin at $1 and can go as high as $340,562, while the average can fetch as much as $3,880.

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.

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