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1970s Sciolari 12-Arm Polished Chrome Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
A 12-arm chandelier in polished chrome by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier, USA, circa 1950. Wired for US; in very good condition. Takes 24 candelabra base bulbs, 40 watts max each....
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Unusual Vintage Chandelier by Lightolier, 1950s
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An interesting chandelier by Lightolier, circa 1950s. Perforated brass shade, glass reflector with Fresnel prism. Original canopy. Signed with a green label.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lightolier Chandelier with Three Striped Milk Glass Shades, 1950s
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Chandelier with three hanging pin-striped milk glass shades with walnut armature and brass accents by Lightolier, American, 1950s. (Lightolier label on canopy). The drop can be modif...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Brass and Etched Glass Chandelier by Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in New York City, NY
1950s brass with etched glass eight-arm chandelier by Lightolier.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Sputnik Glass Globe Chandelier in Chrome by Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Sputnik chandelier, produced circa 1950s by Lightolier, with polished chrome frame, each radiating stem terminating in a socket, surrounded by a glass globe shade. Wiring a...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Lightolier Starburst Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in South Charleston, WV
1955 by Lightolier, measures 12.5" x 36" diameter. A fresnel lens occupies the central hub surrounded by polished brass and radiant arms of hand made glass produced by Lightolier kno...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Gerald Thurston Chandelier for Lightolier
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in Miami, FL
An inspired design by Gerald Thurston and produced by Lightolier, this chandelier uses reflection as a means of light with it's three brass cones that pierce a curving canopy above t...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Brass

Nickel-Plated Lightolier Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in North Miami, FL
Nickel-plated Lightolier chandelier from 1950s. With the pole height 40" made in Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Lightolier 1950s Perforated Aluminum Pendant Lights, '3'
By Lightolier
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Three Lightolier aluminum pendant lights, circa early 1950s. These examples have Lightolier's iconic perforated aluminum frames and are all original. Price listed is for one light.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1950s Modernist Chandelier by Edward Wormley for Lightolier
By Lightolier, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A well scaled and graphic modernist chandelier having a vividly lacquered steel dome and stem with three brushed aluminum conical uplights.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel

Lightolier Chic Pendant Light in Brass, 1950s
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
1 pendant light in brass with pin holes at bottom by Lightolier, American, 1950s. The brass has been lacquered so it will not tarnish.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Thurston for Lightolier Six Light Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Six cone form shades hang from a centre spoke form structural element. Each shade has its original concentric ring glass diffuser in place. Chandelier is in clean, original working c...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Lightolier Chandelier in the Style of Paavo Tynell
By Lightolier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant six lights chandelier made by Lightolier in 1950s. Has five branches with lights and one light in the middle inside the perforated metal cone. With the drop of only 24" wil...
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Vintage 1950s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Astral for Lightolier Triple "Sputnik" Twenty Four Bulb Mobile Pendant, 1950s
By Lightolier
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Astral 4084 for Lightolier twenty-four light adjustable Brass & Cord Hanging Pendant. Featuring three individual brass sputnik hanging pendants. Each galaxy measures 12D, contains Ei...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lightolier Pendant
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Lightolier Pendant brass, nickel and glass. Lightolier pendant having 4 lights on the top and 1 light in the center. A three way switch feature allows for center light on only, upper...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

  • Lightolier Pendant
  • Lightolier Pendant
  • Lightolier Pendant
  • Lightolier Pendant
H 18 in. Dm 21 in.
Pendant Chandelier, circa 1950s, style of Gerald Thurston for Lightolier
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier, Moe Light
Located in Peabody, MA
All original colorful three light pendant chandelier by Moe Lights in the style of Gerald Thurston for Lightolier, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Lightolier Brass with Cast Glass Shades Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant brass chandelier with thick and heavy cast glass shades. Six lights provide the illumination. Chandeliers present height is 30 inches but that can be altered by ad...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Unusual Lightolier Pendant
By Lightolier
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A unusual Lightolier pendant in brass with porthole cut outs and perforated white metal shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

  • Unusual Lightolier Pendant
  • Unusual Lightolier Pendant
  • Unusual Lightolier Pendant
  • Unusual Lightolier Pendant
H 9.5 in. Dm 8 in.
1950s Black on Brass Sputnik Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage 1950's American Sputnik chandelier, probably by Lightolier, in solid brass but which has been enameled in matte black. I'm not sure if this was an optional finish available f...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Massive brushed aluminum with brass finish chandelier by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier, it can be ceiling mounted or hung from a pole. Each brass globe has a scalloped top edge with...
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum, Steel

1950s Gerald Thurston Pierced Shade Pendant for Lightolier, USA
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Asian inspired brass-plated aluminium and enameled metal pierced shade pendant. Shade measure 12 in. wide by 7 in. high. Contain one E26 size socket rated at 60 watt.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Lightolier Pendant Lamp Hanging Fixture
By Lightolier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An example of Lightolier combining Italian lighting and design with American components. Frosted glass and lacquered metal.
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Lightolier Pendant Lamp Hanging Fixture
  • Lightolier Pendant Lamp Hanging Fixture
  • Lightolier Pendant Lamp Hanging Fixture
  • Lightolier Pendant Lamp Hanging Fixture
H 51.00 in. W 11.00 in. D 11.00 in.
Pair of Gerald Thurston Lightolier Fixtures
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Stylish pair of banded glass chandeliers designed by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Both are in fine, original, working condition. Both show minor cosmetic wear, normal and consiste...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

1950s Spun Aluminum Chandelier in Brass Finish with Multidirectional Shades
By Lightolier
Located in San Diego, CA
A rare atomic age aluminum chandelier with three multidirectional lampshades, in brass finish. Each shade has its own switch, and it can be directed in any direction and has a great ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Lightolier 10 Arms Brass Chandelier in the style of Paavo Tynell , 1950 , USA
By Gerald Thurston, Paavo Tynell, Lightolier
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Paavo Tynell collaborated for a short period of time with Lightolier in the 50s. There is obvious influence of his style in this chandelier . There is 14 light bulbs on this lamp . ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Lightolier Mid-Century Modern Glass Brass & Iron Pendant Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous outdoor hanging light fixture from the mid fifties. Blown glass shade behind an iron wire cage like design. Easily parcel posted.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Lightolier Black Enamel Sixteen-Light Mid-Century Light Fixture
By Lightolier
Located in St. Louis, MO
Black enameled light fixture with sixteen arm light fixture made by Lightolier, original enamel in excellent condition, measures 24" H from bottom to top of ring, 45" H to canopy, 24...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury American Modern Ribbed Glass Pendant Chandelier, circa 1950s
By Lightolier
Located in Peabody, MA
Mid-Century Modern pendant fixture of three ribbed glass globes, circa 1950s. Shades measure 12", 10", and 8" in diameter. 32" overall length from ceiling (drop of 18"). Width and ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Lightolier Pendant Gerald Thurston
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Gerald Thurston for Lightolier brass and glass pendant light. Brass and steel mesh cone supporting a domed textured glass shade with overlaid faux gilding to the underside. Lightolie...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Pull-Down Pendant
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in Hingham, MA
SATURDAY SALE Boston Design Center Original Lightolier pendant, circa 1958 designed by Gerald Thurston who was clearly influenced by Gino Sarfatti and Gaetano Sciolari. This pendant...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Modern American Adjustable Height Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An interesting adjustable height chandelier with satin glass shade and brass perforated reflectors. From a drop of approx. 30" extends down to approx. 57". Three way switch allows fo...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Monumental Commercial Modernist Chandelier, circa 1955
By Lightolier
Located in South Charleston, WV
Custom made circa 1955 and likely manufactured by Lightolier. Measures 63" diameter and 38" total drop. See diagram for measures. Consists of 12 brushed brass pendants amalgamated by...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Large Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Brass, Iron and Glass Chandelier
By Gerald Thurston, Gaetano Sciolari, Sciolari Lighting, Stilnovo, Lightolier
Located in Houston, TX
Rare large Mid-Century Modern chandelier by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. This stunning modernist chandelier is comprised of a brass and iron frame, large glass bobeches and brass ...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Three Globe Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Three frosted white globes hang from a solid wood board. Measures: Each globe 11" H x 7" W. Clean, original, working condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Wood

Perforated Cone Pendant Light by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in New York, NY
A mod pendant light comprised of an enameled salmon canopy supporting an off-white, perforated cone shade with an enameled salmon outer shade. By Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Reta...
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Three-Light Tubular Glass Cascading Form Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Interesting glass panel cylindrical form three light chandelier. probably Lightolier, after Ponti. Two cylinder shades have white, orange, and dark grey panels, one has yellow, white...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Brass and Black Lacquer Six-Light Chandelier with Hurricane Shades
By Lightolier
Located in Chicago, IL
Attributed to Lightolier, this six-light chandelier has brass flat bar armature and smoked glass cylindrical hurricane shades set in brass cups. Center body is lacquered matte black,...
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Lightolier Silver Italian Six-Arm Chandelier
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Chicago, IL
Silver-plated six-arm Regency chandelier from Lightolier. Certain characteristics are similar to the design elements of Parzinger's work for Lightolier. Specifically, the silver tabl...
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Silver Plate

Seguso Vetri D' Arte/Lightolier Chandelier/Light Fixture
By Archimede Seguso
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Bulicante Glass Orbs created by Seguso in Murano. The fixture was manufactured by Lightolier. It was not unusual for Lightolier to combine Italian and American design in the 1950s....
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Bubble Pendants by Gino Sarfatti and Archimede Seguso for Lightolier
By Gino Sarfatti, Lightolier, Archimede Seguso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Priced individually. Italian modern Bubble Pendant Lamps by Gino Sarfatti in collaboration with artisan Archimede Seguso for Lightolier. These exquisite 1950s glass pendants consist ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Gino Sarfatti and Archimede Seguso Chandelier for Lightolier
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in San Francisco, CA
Elegant five-light chandelier designed by Gino Sarfatti and Archimede Seguso, Italy. Five solid glass pendant lights with bubble inclusions that cast off small rays of light, stunning.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Brass and Crystal Chandelier in the Style of Paavo Tynell
By Lightolier, Paavo Tynell
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A brass and crystal chandelier attributed to Lightolier, in the style of Paavo Tynell. Possibly designed by Gerald Thurston. Perforated brass upwards lights with crystal balls hangin...
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Vintage 1950s American Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1958 Modernist Milk Glass Globe Pendant Lights
By Lightolier
Located in Surrey, BC
Classic modern milk glass globe pendant lights. Currently hanging at 30” high but could be adjusted to meet your design requirements. Re-wired and inspected/approved to current elect...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Milk Glass

Hanging Pendant Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An adjustable patinated brass pendant having as shapely perforated shade and frosted glass diffuser with a brass ring pull. Recoiled cable is concealed in the canopy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Hanging Pendant Lamp
  • Hanging Pendant Lamp
  • Hanging Pendant Lamp
  • Hanging Pendant Lamp
H 32 in. Dm 17.5 in.
Pair of Plastic Cylinder Hanging Lights
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Pair of tubular plastic hanging fixtures. Each fixture has three brass elements which support the white shade, which hangs from a vertical painted white ( original paint finish )...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Adjustable Pendant
By Lightolier
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A fine brass adjustable ceiling fixture having a perforated dome shade and ring handle.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Brass Adjustable Pendant
  • Brass Adjustable Pendant
  • Brass Adjustable Pendant
  • Brass Adjustable Pendant
H 19.5 in. Dm 18.75 in.
Modernist Three-Light Fixture
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Modernist interpretation of a classic Billiard Light form. Three waisted form glass shades with white ground and yellow decoration hang from a thin brass rod, which is suspended in ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Modernist Three-Light Fixture
  • Modernist Three-Light Fixture
  • Modernist Three-Light Fixture
  • Modernist Three-Light Fixture
H 17 in. W 44 in. D 6 in.
Edward Wormley for Lightolier Fixture
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1950s Edward Wormley fixture for Lightolier. Needs rewiring.
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Painted Pendant by Lightolier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century pendant by Ligholier. Aluminum and brass. Newly rewired for three standard bulbs. Contraction/expansion piece does not work.
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Aluminum Pendant by Lightolier
By Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century pendant by Ligholier. Aluminum and brass. Newly rewired for three standard bulbs. Contraction/expansion piece does not work.
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Colorful Lightolier Pendant after Angelo Lelli
By Angelo Lelii, Arredoluce
Located in Hingham, MA
1950s vintage pendant produced by Lightolier based upon a design by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce. This pendant had originally had a brass drop rod but had been converted to a swag ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Acrylic, Opaline Glass

Glass Bulicante Pendant by Gino Sarfatti for Lightolier
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Montreal, QC
Bulicante glass pendant chandelier bu Gino Sarfati designed by Gino Sarfatti in collaboration with artisan Archimede Seguso for Lightolier.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Aluminum Pendant, Style of Gerald Thurston for Lightolier
By Gerald Thurston, Moe Light
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Mixed metal Gerald Thurston style pendant with three aluminum shaded lights and reflector dome shield with brass stems and necks. Manufactured by Moe Lighting, this pendant shows a h...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Gerald Thurston Brass and Glass Pendant Lights
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Rare Gerald Thurston for Lightolier brass and glass pendant lights. Brass and steel mesh cone supporting a domed textured glass shade with textured faux gilding to the underside. Lig...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

1950s Modern Chandelier by Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in Hudson, NY
A vintage 1950s modern hanging chandelier by Lightolier, in the style of Max Bill, with six enameled steel arms each with a round white glass globe.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Lightolier 1950s Five-Light Brass Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Chicago, IL
Very well designed chandelier of curvaceous brass rod and two-part etched and milk glass shades. Most likely by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Five two part shades consist of a milk...
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1950s Modern Brass and Glass Chandeliers by Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning pair of 1950s modern brass chandeliers with original double glass diffusers. Both chandeliers have been professionally rewired.       
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Grand American Lightolier 1950s Ballroom Mid-Century Modern Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful American, 1950s Mid-Century Modern chandelier by famed lighting company, Lightolier. The large chandelier is composed of a polished brass body with perforated holes that ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Lightolier Ring Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant minimalist chandelier
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

  • Lightolier Ring Chandelier
  • Lightolier Ring Chandelier
  • Lightolier Ring Chandelier
  • Lightolier Ring Chandelier
H 36 in. Dm 24 in.
Lightolier Spiral Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Houston, TX
One of Lightolier's iconic designs. Cool spiral form featuring a cascade of 16 candelabra base bulbs Original black enamel with white candle covers. Simple and elegant.
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

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Lightolier Chandelier 1950s For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of lightolier chandelier 1950s for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct lightolier chandelier 1950s — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. Lightolier chandelier 1950s have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of lightolier chandelier 1950s to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern lightolier chandelier 1950s are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made lightolier chandelier 1950s over the years, but those made by Lightolier, Gerald Thurston and Paavo Tynell are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Lightolier Chandelier 1950s?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,800, while they’re typically $375 on the low end and $27,900 highest priced.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.