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Italian Murano Six-Tier Felci Glass Chandelier, 52 Glasses
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Beautiful and huge Italian Murano chandelier composed of 52 splendid transparent glasses that give a very elegant look Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with cha...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, 50 Glass Rondini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Rare Italian vintage Murano chandelier. The fixture is made up of 41 individual hand blown glass elements hanging (transparent and white “lattimo”) from a chrome frame. Each piece cl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier, 24 Glass Rondini
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 24 glass petals "rondini" (transparent crystal, smooth outside, with crystal powder and then rough inside.) in a chrome frame. Period: 19...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Rare Nine Shade Brass and Glass Chandelier by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare chandelier with nine rectangular brushed satin glass shades and brass plated nickel. Manufactured by Stilnovo in Milan, circa 1960s. Takes nine E27 40w maximum bulbs. Wired for ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fantastic Franco Luce for Seguso Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier, 1970s
By Franco Luce
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant two-tier chandelier with eight white "lattimo" striated glass petals supported by a gold-plated hardware by Franco Luce, Murano, Italy, 1970s. Excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
Located in Praha, CZ
The item made of brass, and green glass. Made from one hotel in Prague. Measures: Diameter of shades is 12 cm. Original, functional condition.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
  • Unique Art Deco Chandelier, Czechoslovakia, 1930
H 26.38 in. W 20.48 in. D 4.73 in.
Huge Murano Chandelier Transparent Triedri, 184 Prism, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano trasparent crystal prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses have two different sizes. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 6...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vintage Murano Chandelier – 107 Transparent Prism Triedri, Arianna Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 47,25 ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Huge Murano Chandelier Trasaparent and Smoked Triedri, 184 Prism, Mariangela M
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano crystal trasaparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Murano Big Chandelier Venini Style 107 Transparent Prism Quadriedri Elena Mo
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic and big Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism triedri in a nickel-plated metal frame. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 51,20 inches height (130 cm) with cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Clear Glass Globe Vintage European Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Clear texture glass pendant. Brass top 2 meter / 80" black cotton wire Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Opaline Glass Gold Striped Vintage European Globe Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass, 3 gold stripes globe glass pendant. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incande...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

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Brass

Set of Four Austrian Vintage Blown Glass Globes Ceiling Hanging Lights, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, Mazzega
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful set of four hand blown textured glass globes and brass pendant lights. Austria, 1960s. Glass globes: 3 x D: 6.3 in; 1 x D: 7.9 in.   
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Holmegaard Dual Drop Pendant Light, Midcentury Danish
By Holmegaard
Located in London, GB
Midcentury Danish Holmegaard glass Dual drop pendant light. The two glass cones hang from a polished hardwood yoke. Fully rewired. Height/drop adjustable but currently approx 60cm. T...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Hardwood

Pendant Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel painted shade, fitted with one E27 socket. Made by Stilnovo in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
  • Pendant Light by Stilnovo
H 55.12 in. Dm 9.45 in.
Mid-Century Modern Chandelier in Brass and Opaline Glass, Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful 12-light chandelier in red lacquered metal, brass and opaline glass, attributed to Stilnovo. The brass has not been polished but this can be done at the client's request, ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Round Nine Tiers Chandelier, 380 Murano Fume' Glass, 1990s, Metal Ring
By Venini, Camer Glass, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Grand midcentury chandelier that carries around 340 glass elements in fume glass. Each element has small grooves that are playing with light. Light fume color appears tea color wh...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Round 5+1 Tiers Chandelier, Murano, Clear Glass 1990s, Bronze Finish Metal Ring
By Venini, Camer Glass, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This dense and luxury midcentury chandelier carries around 140 glass elements. Each element has small grooves that are giving the appearance when lit to be white. Because it's a diff...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Pair of Pink Polar Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular Murano chandelier. It consists of dozens of pure Murano glass leaves. Four E 27 lights. Measures: Height with chain cm 100 (39 inches) without chain cm 40 (16 inches).
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Stilnovo Style Teak and Opaline Eight Arm Spider Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large vintage Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style brass and teak wood spider chandelier with Eight hanging arms glass shades in the Danish style. Age patina. Measures: Diameter: 30 in/...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

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Nickel

Italian Venetian Pair of Chandeliers, Blown Murano Glass, Triedro Camer G, 1960s
By Camer Glass
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Venetian pair of chandeliers, blown Murano glass, triedro elements, attributed to camer glass, 1960s Amazing pair of Murano chandeliers in excellent original condition, as do...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Kaiser 9-Arm Space Age Chandelier, 1960s, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A midcentury chandelier made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its Space Age design and nine opal glass balls. The body of the light is made of chrome metal, including ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1950s, Italian Modern Brass and Opaline Glass Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp manufactured in Italy during the 1950s. The ceiling light feature very light green opaline glass and brass parts Very small crack under the glass, di...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Murano Glass Flower Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful Italian Murano glass flower chandelier. Total height with chain is 75 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hans Agne Jakobsson Amber Glass Strand Chandelier
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern pendant chandelier made from two rows of amber glass orbs on a brass frame. Glass body measures 11.5" long. Rewired for use in the USA.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Half Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass Butterflies
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very unusual half sputnik chandelier features a multitude of brass rods, some ending with brass balls and others ending with flying butterflies in Murano glass. All the rods ha...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Half Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass Blue Flowers
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very unusual half Sputnik chandelier features a multitude of brass rods, some ending with brass balls and others ending with large blue flowers in Murano glass. All the rods ha...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Kalmar Ice Glass Chandeliers Pendant Lights, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of beautiful ice glass light fixtures by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). Each chandelier is made of 28 massive ice blocks ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Impressive Emil Stejnar Brass and Glass Sputnik Snowball Chandelier
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar
Located in Vienna, AT
Emil Stejnar snowball chandelier form 1960s, brass construction and gold colored socket covers accented with crystal flowers and beads. Eight E14 sockets.  
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful Bakalowits Dome Crystal Glass Chandelier, Austria, circa 1955
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful Bakalowits & Sohne reversed dome chandelier featuring a large textured glass bowl with a circumferential row of crystal cut glass pieces. The light is in excellent conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

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

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Murano Glass

Beige Murano Glass and Brass Sputnik Chandelier in Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Very elegant Sputnik brass chandelier featuring 20 lights, 20 solid brass rods ending with beige Murano glass bowls and brass rodes ending with an arrow. White lacquered steel cones....
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Patinated Brass and Textured Glass Chandelier by Rupert Nikoll, Austria, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Graz, AT
A fantastic disc shaped light fixture by Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1950. The lamp is made of a seamless brass belt with holes of varying sizes. The ho...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

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Brass

1980s Brass Sputnik Chandelier with Two-Tone of Violet Polyhedron Murano Glasses
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Murano polyhedron glasses designed by Carlo Scarpa. Four colors all together: dark violet and violet with a touch of amber and pink. 16 E14 light bulbs. Approximate weight 70 Kg.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gilt Brass and Crystal Glass Chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany, 1970s
By Kinkeldey
Located in Aachen, DE
A stunning five-tier chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany, manufactured in circa 1970-1979. A handmade and high quality piece. The chandelier features a 24-karat gold-plated four-tier st...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

1 of 2 Stunning Chandelier, Brass and Crystal Glass by Kinkeldey, Germany, 1970
Located in Aachen, DE
A stunning four-tier chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany, manufactured in circa 1970-1979. A handmade and high quality piece. The ceiling fixture and the frame are made of brass and has...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

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

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Crystal, Brass

Stunning Kinkeldey Chandelier, 1970
By Kinkeldey
Located in Rijssen, NL
This modernist iceglass chandelier with 30 glasses was designed by the Kinkeldey design team during the 1970s, and manufactured in Germany. A very elegant Kinkeldey chandelier, it is...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Stunning Kinkeldey Chandelier, 1970
  • Stunning Kinkeldey Chandelier, 1970
  • Stunning Kinkeldey Chandelier, 1970
  • Stunning Kinkeldey Chandelier, 1970
H 27.56 in. Dm 16.93 in.
Emil Stejnar Chandelier
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful and delicate sixteen-light brass fixture by Emil Stejnar for Nikoll with copious amounts of Austrian crystals, rewired for US J-boxes, overall height can be adjusted, max. ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

  • Emil Stejnar Chandelier
  • Emil Stejnar Chandelier
  • Emil Stejnar Chandelier
  • Emil Stejnar Chandelier
H 17 in. Dm 17 in.
Emil Stejnar Chandelier, 1950
By Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful and delicate fourteen-light brass fixture by Emil Stejnar for Nikoll with copious amounts of Austrian crystals, wired for US J-boxes, overall height can be adjusted, max. w...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Atomic Brass Chandelier, Switzerland, 1960s
Located in Aachen, DE
Atomic brass chandelier with nine-glass globes. The globes are hand blown and fitted with a screwing device. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired, and ready ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pino Signoretto, Last Judgement Hyeronimus Bosch Chandelier
By Pino Signoretto
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This intriguing art piece comes from Pino Signoretto private collection. Owner said it was his favorite piece. I started looking closely at the piece and recognized a few elements th...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Imposing Rare Barovier Fountain Chandelier, White Puligoso, 1930s, Murano Deco
By Barovier&Toso, Ercole Barovier
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sophisticated chandelier from Ercole Barovier. A rare beautiful chandelier, the bottom bowl is in horizontal ribbed hand opened clear etched glass crowned by a set of 12 large and h...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Milk Glass, Murano Glass

Elegant Chandelier in the Style of Venini ‘1970’
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant chandelier in Murano glass in the style of Venini.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Brass Floral Chandeliers in the Style of Emil Stejnar, Europe, 1960s
By Emil Stejnar
Located in Almelo, NL
Midcentury brass floral chandeliers in the style of Emil Stejnar. ( 12 x on stock ). Made of brass with stylish floral glass disc glass light diffuses. The lamp is covered with ar...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Elongated Suspended Lamp Chandelier in the Style of Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Wood strip with six glass shade mounted on the steel holder and fitted with E27 bulbs. Made in style of Kalmar in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Flower Sputnik Chandelier by Emile Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar
Located in Antwerp, BE
1950s Sputnik chandelier by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, Austria. Made of brass and hand-cut-glass crystals. It has 17 sockets for E14 bulbs ,in excellent condition.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Pendant Light Chrome and Irridescent Glass Panels
Located in FR
Pendant light chrome and irridescent glass panels midcentury Unusual glass and metal ceiling light Irridescent carnival glass shaped panels Measurements given are for the light it...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Brass Chandelier in the Style of Maison Lunel, 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Brass chandelier in the style of Maison Lunel from the 1950s. The light requires E14 light bulbs.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Maria Theresa Crystal Purple Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
The frame is fully dressed all-over with glass. Cut crystal drops of different dimensions and shapes are hanging all-over the octagonal button chains, all around the chandelier. M...
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Vintage 1940s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire

Rare Midcentury Pendant Lamp or Chandelier by Peill & Putzler, 1970s, Germany
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional, elegant and large Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or chandelier by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Executed in glass and brass. The lamp needs 4 x E27 Edison screw fit...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

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Opaline Glass

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

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Opaline Glass

Square Glass Ceiling Light by Veca, 1970s, Italy
By VECA
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful square glass hanging lamp made in Italy in the 1970s. The light is made of thick glass. It has an amazing transparent color and it is very solid. The four glass parts are...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Red Triple Layered Brown/Red Glass Pendant Light, 1960s
By Holmegaard
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This large and very nice pendant lamp is made of red brown colored glass with a white inside. The glass is hung to the fixture by a metal ring with 3 connecting screws. This model is...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Round Crystal Ice Glass Bowl by Doria, 1970s, Germany
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful glass bowl hanging lamp made in Germany in the 1970s. The light is made of Murano glass. It has an amazing transparent color and it is very solid. The top of the lamp is ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

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

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Chrome

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Midcentury Modern Glass Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic midcentury modern glass chandelier available at 1stDibs. A midcentury modern glass chandelier — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. There are 1849 variations of the antique or vintage midcentury modern glass chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 11 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the midcentury modern glass chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A midcentury modern glass chandelier, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Kamenicky Senov, Venini and Mazzega Murano each produced at least one beautiful midcentury modern glass chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Modern Glass Chandelier?

A midcentury modern glass chandelier can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,900, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $59,700.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.