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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.
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.
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.
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

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

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.
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

Materials

Crystal, Metal

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.
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

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.
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

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

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

Arabesque Egg 5-Light Linear Pendant Lamp
By VG-VGnewtrend
Located in Milan, IT
A spectacular artistic display that creates an evocative ambiance, this linear pendant lamp comprises five elements suspended from (adjustable-height) a polished chrome steel ceiling...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

  • Arabesque Egg 5-Light Linear Pendant Lamp
  • Arabesque Egg 5-Light Linear Pendant Lamp
  • Arabesque Egg 5-Light Linear Pendant Lamp
  • Arabesque Egg 5-Light Linear Pendant Lamp
H 78.75 in. W 35.44 in. D 11.03 in.
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

Aura Pendant Light Five-Piece Linear Cluster
By Ladies & Gentleman Studio 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Light pared down into its two elemental ingredients: the source (the bulb) and its illumination (highlighted by a ring) The resulting Aura pendant lights are simple and versatile. Th...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Copper, Wire

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

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Medium, Black & Brass
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with black shade and brass accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as f...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

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

Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Medium, Black and Nickel
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a Signal linear pendant with black shade and nickel accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as ...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Linear Corrugation Pendant Light '5 Bulbs' in Off-White
By Tino Seubert
Located in London, GB
Linear corrugation pendant light (5 bulbs) made from off-white painted ash veneered plywood and off-white powder-coated aluminium tubes. Created in collaboration with Theodora Alfre...
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2010s British Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Utopia Large Linear Carved Pendant by Kelly Wearstler
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Utopia collection features topographic and organic forms inspired by California’s coastal landscape. The carved bronze technique is juxtaposed with glass to evoke sensual drama and r...
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2010s American 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

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Up & Down Pendant Contemporary Minimal LED Linear Pendant w/ Custom Patina, UL
By Aurora Lampworks
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sleek and minimal, the up & down features bi-directional lighting for a variety of applications. The up-lights and down-lights can be wired as separate circuits, allowing for fine...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Chandeliers and Pend...

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Aluminum, Brass

FERRER Metal and Glass Large Linear Pendant 001
By FERRER
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary pendant fixture designed and produced by FERRER, inspired by mid-century Italian and 1970's French precedents. Side panels in burnished solid aluminum, dark bronze brack...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze

Pair of Swedish Tri-Cone Linear Pendant Lamps
Located in Hingham, MA
SATURDAY SALE (2/2019) A pair of 1950's linear pendant light fixtures from Sweden with three spun aluminum perforated cones with matte black enameled diabolo tail cones on a taperi...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

  • Pair of Swedish Tri-Cone Linear Pendant Lamps
  • Pair of Swedish Tri-Cone Linear Pendant Lamps
  • Pair of Swedish Tri-Cone Linear Pendant Lamps
  • Pair of Swedish Tri-Cone Linear Pendant Lamps
H 46 in. W 25.5 in. D 5.75 in.
Formation Linear Pendant LED Aluminum Marble Fixture, Matte Black
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Formation linear pendant is a sleek, luxurious aluminium and marble fixture ideally suited to hang above Kitchen islands, dining tables, works spaces and other environments that requ...
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2010s Australian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Marble, Aluminum

Formation Linear Pendant LED Aluminum Marble Fixture, Brushed Silver
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Formation Linear pendant is a sleek, luxurious aluminum and marble fixture ideally suited to hang above Kitchen islands, dining tables, works spaces and other environments that requi...
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2010s Australian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Aluminum

Formation Linear Pendant LED Aluminum Marble Fixture, Brushed Gold
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
Formation linear pendant is a sleek, luxurious aluminum and marble fixture ideally suited to hang above Kitchen islands, dining tables, works spaces and other environments that requi...
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2010s Australian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Aluminum

Picture Light Pendant Thin and Adjustable Minimal Brass Linear LED Pendant, UL
By Aurora Lampworks
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Our take on a classic Picture Light is a minimal design with one big advantage--it is able to rotate. The projected light is adjustable, allowing for greater versatility in lighting ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

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

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

Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Medium, Black & Copper, Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with white shade and nickel accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as ...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Signal Linear Pendant, by Souda, Short, Nickel, Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with nickel shades and accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as follo...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Medium, White & Brass, Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with white shade and brass accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as f...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Signal Linear Pendant, by Souda, Medium, Copper, Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with copper shades and accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as follo...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Signal Linear Pendant, by Souda, Short, Copper, Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a Signal Linear pendant with copper shades and accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as follo...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Short, White & Nickel Made to Order
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with white shades and nickel accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Signal Linear Pendant, by Souda, Medium, Brass, Made to Order
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with white shade and nickel accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as ...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Short, Black & Brass, Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a Signal linear pendant with black shades and brass accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as ...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Reflector Linear LED Anodized Aluminum Pendant Light, Black / White Shade
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
The reflector linear pendant is a luxury LED linear pendant, ideal for indoor lighting in dining & living rooms, study rooms, hallways and other domestic or commercial spaces that re...
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2010s Oceanic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Crystal, Steel

Reflector Linear LED Anodized Aluminum Pendant Light, Silver / White Shade
By Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
The Reflector linear pendant is a luxury LED linear pendant, ideal for indoor lighting in dining and living rooms, study rooms, hallways and other domestic or commercial spaces that ...
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2010s Oceanic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

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

Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Short, White & Copper, Made to Order
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with white shade and copper accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as ...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Short, Black & Copper, Made to Order
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with black shades and copper accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Signal Linear Pendant, by Souda, Medium, Nickel, Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a Signal Linear pendant with nickel shades and accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as follo...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Medium, White & Copper, Made to Order
By Souda, Shaun Kasperbauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with white shade and copper accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as ...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, 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

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

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

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...
Category

2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Signal Linear Pendant, Souda, Short, Black and Nickel Made to Order
By Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Price is for a signal linear pendant with black shades and nickel accents. This piece is customizable so we can also make the finishes per order to your spec. Lighting details are as...
Category

2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Linear Corrugation Pendant Light '5 Bulbs' in Natural Ash and Vermilion Red
By Tino Seubert
Located in London, GB
Linear corrugation pendant light (5 bulbs) made from natural ash veneered plywood (clear coated) and vermilion red powder-coated aluminium tubes. Created in collaboration with Theod...
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2010s British Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

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Linear Pendant Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic linear pendant chandelier available at 1stDibs. A linear pendant chandelier — often made from metal, aluminum and brass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a linear pendant chandelier, we have 26 options in-stock, while there are 83 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a linear pendant chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A linear pendant chandelier, designed in the Modern, Industrial or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda and Michael McHale Designs each produced at least one beautiful linear pendant chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a Linear Pendant Chandelier?

Prices for a linear pendant chandelier start at $325 and top out at $26,500 with the average selling for $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.