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Fosfato Linear Chandelier
By Mazzega 1946
Located in Milan, IT
This impressive chandelier combines classic and modern inspirations in a linear design that will bring a radiant and elegant accent to any interior. Placed at different heights on a ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Fosfato Linear Chandelier
H 47.25 in. W 55.12 in. D 7.09 in.
French Modernist Linear Chandelier
By Arlus
Located in Hingham, MA
French 1950's modernist chandelier of sleek design. Four square edged flared tulip white glass shades sit in round brass bobeche on two horizontal curved brass sharply pointed arms. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • French Modernist Linear Chandelier
  • French Modernist Linear Chandelier
  • French Modernist Linear Chandelier
  • French Modernist Linear Chandelier
H 18 in. W 28 in. D 7 in.
Art Deco Linear Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
AHL3924 Circa 1920 An antique Art Deco period chandelier with blown ribbed glass shades in an aged polished and lacquered brass finish. Due to the antique nature of this fixture,...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Art Deco Linear Chandelier
  • Art Deco Linear Chandelier
  • Art Deco Linear Chandelier
  • Art Deco Linear Chandelier
H 29 in. W 33 in. D 26 in.
Equalizer Collection Five-Piece Linear Chandelier
By Ladies & Gentleman Studio 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Equalizer was conceived as an exercise in the defining architectural spaces. Taking inspiration from a room divider, the collection’s vertical framework undulates through an environm...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

ALPINE V - Black Geometric Modern LED Linear Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
ALPINE V is an extension of the ALPINE chandelier family. With this modular series, several lights can be arranged at different heights to create a custom linear composition. Metal...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Linear Cubic Italian Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s Mid-Century Modern linear cubic Italian chandelier with 4 hand blown cubic satin opal glass shades. Partially restored, patinated brass finish. 4 e26 medium based sockets. Ligh...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

  • Linear Cubic Italian Chandelier
  • Linear Cubic Italian Chandelier
  • Linear Cubic Italian Chandelier
  • Linear Cubic Italian Chandelier
H 41.75 in. Dm 32 in.
Figaro V, Gold Geometric Modern LED Linear Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
FIGARO V s a sculptural chandelier that transforms any space with its grand presence. Five hexagonal rings overlap to create a dynamic silhouette. Figaro V illuminates elegantly in a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Beeline Linear Chandelier in Stainless Steel by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Beeline is a handmade stainless steel and aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table. A ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Stainless Steel

Crystalmeth Linear Chandelier in Stainless Steel by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Crystalmeth is a handmade stainless steel and aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pe...

Materials

Stainless Steel

Ozone Linear Chandelier in Stainless Steel by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Ozone is a handmade stainless steel and aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table. Clus...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Stainless Steel

Large Organic "Bubbly" 04-Light Linear Chandelier in Polished Nickel
By Rosie Li
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large, organic chandelier with four-light made of interlocking spun brass spheres, from Rosie Li's "Bubbly" series, inspired by soap bubbles and botryoidal hematite, "Bubbly" is an o...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Large Organic "Bubbly" 04-Light Linear Chandelier in Polished Brass
By Rosie Li
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large, organic chandelier with four lights made of interlocking spun brass spheres, from Rosie Li's "Bubbly" series—inspired by soap bubbles and botryoidal hematite, "Bubbly" is an o...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Polished Nickel Linear Chandelier with Triangular Textured Blue and Clear Glass
Located in New York, NY
Polished nickel linear chandelier with triangular textured blue and clear glass shades. 130 lbs 8 candelabra.
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

Industrial Banqueting Linear Suspension Chandelier
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Once featured in the New York Times, this signature fixture remains as classic as it was when first debuted. The Industrial Banqueting Linear Suspension chandelier features 12 E26 po...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Matrix Istanbul Linear Suspension Chandelier
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Transport your interior space to the Grand Bazaar with the Matrix Istanbul linear suspension chandelier. This highly-detailed modern chandelier features genuine ottoman hand blown gl...
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2010s American Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Matrix Floral Linear Suspension Chandelier
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
The matrix floral linear suspension chandelier is a lively arrangement of yellow and white silk flowers, which will create a strong signal to your guests that they should experience ...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Vertex 84” Linear Chandelier in Stainless Steel by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Vertex is a handmade stainless steel and aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table. Com...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Stainless Steel

Abacus Linear Chandelier in Bronze Anodized Aluminum by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Abacus is an anodized aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table. The structure is produ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Aluminum

Liquid 48” Linear Chandelier in Stainless Steel by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Liquid is a handmade stainless steel and aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pe...

Materials

Stainless Steel

Beeline 70” Linear Chandelier in Stainless Steel by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Beeline is a handmade stainless steel and aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table. A ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Stainless Steel

Atlas 74” Linear Chandelier in Stainless Steel by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Atlas is a handmade stainless steel and aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table. The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pe...

Materials

Stainless Steel

Helikon Linear Chandelier in Gold Anodized Aluminum by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Helikon is a handmade aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over dining tables, kitchen islands or conference tables. The faceted metallic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Ozone Linear Chandelier in Gold Anodized Aluminum by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Ozone is a handmade gold anodized aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table. Clusters o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

French 1940s, Wrought Iron Five-Light Linear Chandelier with Scrolled Décor
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French wrought iron five-light chandelier from the mid-20th century with authentic wax sleeves. This French iron chandelier circa 1940 features a single row of five electric lights...
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Mid-20th Century French Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Large Organic "Bubbly" Linear Chandelier in Polished Nickel with Opal Glass
By Rosie Li
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large, organic chandelier with four hand blown glass lights made of interlocking spun brass spheres, from Rosie Li's "Bubbly" series—inspired by soap bubbles and botryoidal hematite,...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Transit Linear Chandelier in Blue and Silver Aluminum by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Transit is a handmade aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table. Both sides of the Tran...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Diadema 51” Linear Chandelier in Black Anodized Aluminum by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Diadema is a black anodized aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table. The entire organ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pe...

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Aluminum

Transit 51” Linear Chandelier in Green Anodized Aluminum by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Transit is a handmade aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over a dining table, kitchen island or conference table. Both sides of the Tran...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Futurist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Matrix Crystal Linear Suspension Modern Chandelier
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
The matrix crystal linear suspension chandelier is a figurative shower of light, refraction, and highly-polished crystal. Random chains of high-quality crystal octagons and squares h...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Helikon 72” Linear Chandelier in Silver Anodized Aluminum by David D’Imperio
By David D'Imperio
Located in Deland, FL
Helikon is a handmade aluminum linear chandelier providing warm direct LED illumination when suspended over dining tables, kitchen islands or conference tables. The faceted metallic ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Industrial Mini-Banqueting Linear Suspension Chandelier
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
The Industrial Mini-Banqueting linear suspension chandelier is the smaller version of our Industrial Collection Banqueting chandeliers, preserving its overall look and feel in a more...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Industrial Banqueting Bronze Linear Suspension Chandelier
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Once featured in the New York Times, this signature fixture remains as Classic as it was when first debuted. The Industrial banqueting linear suspension chandelier features 12 E26 po...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Eight-Arm Linear Brass Rectangular Chandelier
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant brass rectangular eight-arm chandelier with side finials on the brass bar center and eight sinuous arms. Double row of chain with center brass ball connector and rectangular ...
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Vintage 1960s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Linear Chandelier 1370mm by Tom Kirk with Metal or Powder-Coated Fittings
By Tom Kirk
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Tom Kirk, the Linear Chandelier, with its distinguished tiered-glass profile is the perfect solution for interiors that require a contemporary and functional source of li...
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2010s British Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome, Nickel

Industrial Bar Five-Light Chandelier Linear Suspension
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
A Classic. This Industrial bar chandelier linear suspension features five porcelain sockets in a straight-line across a structure made of rough industrial pipes and fittings and flan...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Industrial Mini-Banqueting Bronze Linear Suspension Chandelier
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
This version of the Industrial mini-banqueting linear suspension chandelier comes with a brass finish and Swarovski colored accent crystals. This is a smaller version of our Industri...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

French 1950's Linear Six Light Brass Chandelier
Located in Hingham, MA
Clean lines on a horizontal plane from this six light linear form French 1950'a brass chandelier shown here with optional custom black uno ring shades with gold paper inside, handmad...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Linear Chandelier 1479mm by Tom Kirk w Clear Glass & Brass Based Bronze - 58.25"
By Tom Kirk
Located in New York, NY
The Linear Chandelier, with its distinguished tiered-glass profile is the perfect solution for interiors that require a contemporary and functional source of light. It sits beautiful...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Linear Chandelier 1915mm by Tom Kirk in Clear Glass w Brass Based Bronze- 75.25"
By Tom Kirk
Located in New York, NY
The Linear Chandelier, with its distinguished tiered-glass profile is the perfect solution for interiors that require a contemporary and functional source of light. It sits beautiful...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Industrial Bar Five-Light Bronze Chandelier Linear Suspension
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
A classic. This version of the industrial bar chandelier linear suspension features a brass finish and Swarovski colored accent crystals in addition to five porcelain sockets in a st...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Tribeca Bar Black Steel and Crystal Industrial Chandelier Linear Suspension
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
The 29" Tribeca bar chandelier linear suspension is a classic Michael McHale Designs fixture, and a whimsical variation on typical crystal linear suspensions. The structure is made f...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Steel

Bespoke Minimalist Italian Onyx Geometric Linear Satin Brass Pendant Chandelier
By Matlight Milano
Located in New York, NY
Cosulich Interiors in collaboration with Matlight - Italy: this design called Tech was conceived with the idea of merging the luminaire with the lampshade into a single element, play...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Onyx, Brass, Metal

Bespoke Minimalist Italian Onyx Geometric Linear Satin Brass Pendant Chandelier
By Matlight Milano, Cosulich Interiors & Antiques
Located in New York, NY
Cosulich Interiors in collaboration with Matlight - Italy: this design called Tech was conceived with the idea of merging the luminaire with the lampshade into a single element, play...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Onyx, Brass, Metal

Tribeca Bar Black Steel and Crystal Industrial Chandelier Linear Suspension
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
The 42" Tribeca bar chandelier linear suspension is a classic Michael McHale Designs fixture, and a whimsical variation on typical crystal linear suspensions. The structure is made f...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Steel

Apollo Four Chandelier - Contemporary Matte Black Linear LED Light Fixture
By Taylor McKenzie-Veal and Brendan Keim
Located in Chicago, IL
Opaque glass and brass shades seamlessly blend into a matte black armature. The Apollo four features four triangular shades in a balanced, double-stemmed luminary. The chandelier fea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Linear Brass Chandelier with Heart Shaped Shades Designed by John Salibello
By John Salibello
Located in New York, NY
Linear brass chandelier featuring heart shaped scavo glass shades designed by John Salibello. 8 candelabra.
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Apollo Six Chandelier - Contemporary Linear Matte Black LED Modern Light Fixture
By Taylor McKenzie-Veal and Brendan Keim
Located in Chicago, IL
Opaque glass and brass shades seamlessly blend into a matte black armature. The Apollo six features six triangular shades in a balanced, double-stemmed luminary. The chandelier featu...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Unica Linear Suspension Lamp
By Fisionarte
Located in Milan, IT
Embracing a minimalist linear silhouette with a black chrome-finished metal bar and six double borosilicate glass diffusers, this suspension lighting's unassuming charm will feel rig...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Unica Linear Suspension Lamp
  • Unica Linear Suspension Lamp
  • Unica Linear Suspension Lamp
  • Unica Linear Suspension Lamp
H 70.87 in. W 23.63 in. D 23.63 in.
Mid-Century Linear Molecule Chandelier by Robert Haussmann for Remains Lighting
By Remains Lighting, Robert and Trix Haussmann
Located in New York, NY
HHL6105 A linear arrangement of solid brass bars and spheres, this 20 light molecule chandelier is a zigzag of lines and connections. Each of the protruding segments ends in a point...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel, Brass

KRUOS LX58 - Black Linear Hexagon Modern LED Chandelier Light Fixture
By Studio Endo
Located in Providence, RI
KRUOS LX58 has an elongated hexagonal form that provides a wide beam of light, perfect for adeptly illuminating workspaces, kitchens, and offices. Metal Finish Powder-coat finishes...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Linear Thin Chandelier 1010mm by Tom Kirk with Brass Based Bronze Finish
By Tom Kirk
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Tom Kirk for interiors that require a more minimal luminary, the Linear Chandelier Thin is a great lightweight alternative to the Linear Chandelier. It works equally well...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Linear Thin Chandelier 1445mm by Tom Kirk with Brass Based Bronze Finish
By Tom Kirk
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Tom Kirk for interiors that require a more minimal luminary, the Linear Chandelier Thin is a great lightweight alternative to the Linear Chandelier. It works equally well...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Art Deco Machine Age Chrome and Glass Bullet Chandelier with Linear Detailing
Located in New York, NY
This wonderful chandelier is made of polished chrome and fitted with five uplight with hand blown crème glass shades with lineal detailing in grey. A great example of The Machine Age...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Crystal Cage LED Linear Suspension
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
New for 2021, The crystal cage LED linear suspension shines powerful LED luminaries through a stainless steel cage full of chandelier crystal for a sleek linear suspension that shimm...
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2010s American International Style Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Stainless Steel, Aluminum

  • Crystal Cage LED Linear Suspension
  • Crystal Cage LED Linear Suspension
  • Crystal Cage LED Linear Suspension
  • Crystal Cage LED Linear Suspension
H 5.5 in. W 36 in. D 5.5 in.
Roxanne Copper Linear Pendant Lamp
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
This pendant lamp features a horizontal metal and brass bar holding eight mouth-blown glass shades, exquisitely handcrafted in Venice. This composition boasts a romantic and modern a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Roxanne Copper Linear Pendant Lamp
H 7.09 in. W 45.28 in. D 3.94 in.
Roxanne Black Linear Pendant Lamp
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
Boasting an elegant and modern allure thanks to its minimal design and the nickel black finish, this pendant lamp features eight refined shades made of mouth-blown glass handcrafted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Roxanne Black Linear Pendant Lamp
H 7.09 in. W 45.28 in. D 3.94 in.
Roxanne Gold Linear Pendant Lamp
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
An exquisite composition of eight mouth-blown glass shades handcrafted in Venice, this pendant lamp will be a luminous and sophisticated accent to a modern interior. The structure is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Roxanne Gold Linear Pendant Lamp
  • Roxanne Gold Linear Pendant Lamp
  • Roxanne Gold Linear Pendant Lamp
  • Roxanne Gold Linear Pendant Lamp
H 7.09 in. W 45.28 in. D 3.94 in.
French Mid-20th Century Linear Iron Chandelier with 12 Lovely Swooping Arms
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French scale chandelier with twelve lights from the mid-20th century. This French chandelier features a central, linear-shaped beam from a mid-20th century scale with six lights al...
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Iron

Raw Steel Bar 7-Light Linear Suspension
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Stripped of overt ornamentation, this 42", 7-bulb version of the raw bar linear suspension is unapologetic in its straightforward industrial design, embracing rough joints and textur...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

  • Raw Steel Bar 7-Light Linear Suspension
  • Raw Steel Bar 7-Light Linear Suspension
  • Raw Steel Bar 7-Light Linear Suspension
  • Raw Steel Bar 7-Light Linear Suspension
H 6 in. W 42 in. D 1.5 in.
Raw Steel Banqueting Long Linear Suspension
By Michael McHale Designs
Located in Long Island City, NY
If you are prefer Industrial to glam, this is the fixture for you. The rectangular raw banqueting linear suspension is a dramatically masculine expression of simplicity, taste, and c...
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2010s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

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Linear Chandeliers For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of linear chandeliers available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique linear chandeliers was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, aluminum and brass. Find 26 antique and vintage linear chandeliers at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 87 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Linear chandeliers have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Linear chandeliers bearing Modern or Industrial hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many linear chandeliers are appealing in their simplicity, but Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda and Michael McHale Designs produced popular linear chandeliers that are worth a look.

How Much are Linear Chandeliers?

Prices for linear chandeliers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, linear chandeliers begin at $325 and can go as high as $26,500, while the average can fetch as much as $3,400.

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.