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

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Brass

Unusual Chandelier by Seguso
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual Italian chandelier by Seguso, circa 1950s. Cased white and clear glass with bubbles.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Unusual French Empire Chandelier
Located in Troy, MI
French Empire style chandelier has a double vessel form frame of gilt metal, circa 1920s. The lower level features strands of crystal beading draped in a globe form circled by a ring...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

  • Unusual French Empire Chandelier
  • Unusual French Empire Chandelier
  • Unusual French Empire Chandelier
  • Unusual French Empire Chandelier
H 29.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Unusual Brass Sputnik Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Unusual brass Sputnik chandelier with its long central stem and curved arms giving the illusion of a planet in movement.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Unusual Brass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Unusual Brass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Unusual Brass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Unusual Brass Sputnik Chandelier
H 47.25 in. Dm 27.56 in.
Unusual Copper Chandelier, 1950s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual copper chandelier, distinctly modern, in the style of Hans-Agne Jacobsson.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

  • Unusual Copper Chandelier, 1950s
  • Unusual Copper Chandelier, 1950s
  • Unusual Copper Chandelier, 1950s
  • Unusual Copper Chandelier, 1950s
H 14 in. W 12.5 in. D 9.5 in.
Antique Chandelier. Very Unusual Bronze Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful and fine bronze chandelier, chased with putti and classical scenes. Note the ornate chains and underside. Incredible work! A true masterpiece.
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Beautiful and Unusual Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Beautiful and unusual sputnik chandelier, metal painted gold and black, in excellent condition.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Rare and Unusual Venetian Glass Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Marvelous and rare Venetian glass six lights chandelier. Having beautiful blown glass frame with lovely blue and green accents, gracefully curved arms and body and an inner glass fin...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Unusual Multi Tiered Venini Crystal Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Round Venini ( Marked ) crystal prism chandelier. Elegant and modern, great quality, and condition. Total Drop with chain 30"
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Unusual Venini Glass and Chrome Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
This chandelier has both triangular glass and chrome hanging elements making it highly reflective and bright. Some glass shades have internal cracks, common for this type of chandeli...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Unusual Italian Chandelier in Silver and Glass
Located in London, GB
An Italian chandelier of unusual florid design, in silver plate with curved glass 'petals'.  
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Unusual 1950's Italian Triangular Flexi Arm Chandelier
Located in Hingham, MA
I've never seen anything quite like this intriguing chandelier. The main body is a conical structure formed from 5 brass arms, at the end of which is a section of brass goose-neck f...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Unusual Twelve-Light Spanish Cut-Glass Chandelier
Located in Steyning, West sussex
The baluster shaped shaft surmounted by a flat diamond cut spheres, and ormolu-mounted canopy the gilt gesso receiver plate incised 44 this supporting eight notched cut candle arms t...
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Antique 1780s Spanish Georgian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ormolu

Unusual Mid-Century Alabaster Cascade Form Beaded Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Mid-Century alabaster cascade form beaded chandelier Stock number: L361.
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

Unusual Maison Baguès French Six-light Chandelier c. 1900
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rare form chandelier, of painted and polished bronze, attributed to Maison Baguès; having a knopped central standard, supporting an outer ring decorated with a brass wave-meander, ho...
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Early 20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Unusual Oval Shaped French Empire Style Basket Chandelier
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Unusual oval shaped French Empire style basket chandelier This piece is an unusual oval shape, it has a decorative aged brass frame hung with chains of cut large crystal beads gat...
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Early 20th Century French Provincial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Rare and Unusual French Japonisme Champlevé Enamel Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
About A rare and unusual French Japonisme gilt-bronze Champlevé enamel six-light chandelier attributed to E Lelièvre Artist: Attributed to Eugene Lelièvre (1856-1945) Date: 19...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Enamel

Fine & Unusual Gilt Bronze & Alabaster Chandelier, Bowl as is
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine & unusual gilt bronze & alabaster chandelier. 6 lights ( 3 inside & 3 outside). Bowl as is. Dimensions: height 42" diameter 22" AH542.
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Antique 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Alabaster, Bronze

Unusual Orientalist Gilt and Enamel Decorated Six-Light Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Origin: French Date: 19th century Dimension: 24 inches tall.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Enamel

Unusual Pewter Chandelier with Glass hurricanes in Country Style
Located in Houston, TX
Four-arm pewter chandelier with glass shades, circa 1940. Newly wired for use within the USA. Four candelabra-size sockets. Includes chain and a canopy. The lights is a bit unusual a...
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Vintage 1940s Belgian American Colonial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Pewter

Extremely Rare English Regency Period Antique Chandelier of Unusual Design
Located in Steyning, West sussex
An extremely rare English Regency period twelve-light cut-glass and ormolu mounted chandelier of the finest quality the shaft centred by a tapered slice and diamond cut stem piece su...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Georgian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ormolu

Unusual 15-Light Cut Glass Antique Chandelier by F&C Osler
By F. & C. Osler
Located in Steyning, West sussex
A fine quality cut glass fifteen-light chandelier by F&C Osler the main baluster shaped shaft surmounted by a drop hung canopy and a draping pan with cascading drapery terminating at...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver Plate

Unusual Ten-Light Gilded Iron Italian Chandelier, Early 20th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Spectacular chandelier, having a cage-form frame of gilded iron, a handblown knopped glass spire sets inside the center, suspending ten S-scroll candle arms, each holding a scalloped...
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Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Iron

Mid-Century Chrome Sputnik 1960s Chandelier with Unusual Angled Stem
Located in New York City, NY
Unique Mid-Century Modern, atomic style chrome Sputnik chandelier. This chandelier has an unusual, artistically bent stem which gives it a very sculptural look. Additionally, besid...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Unusual Gilt Bronzed and Cut Glass Victorian, Twelve-Light Chandelier
By Thomas Abbott
Located in Steyning, West sussex
The top corona with facetted cut jewels this suspending four chain with corrinsponing insets these supporting a richly cut bowl and four foliate three branch candelabra each with sca...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ormolu

Unusual Wrought Iron Chandelier with Bird and Serpents, France, circa 1940s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
An unusual, neo-Gothic style, eight-arm chandelier, representing a bird with wings deployed, with a snake coming out of its body, and eating another snake. The serpent's tail twists ...
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Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Unusual Antique Austrian Floral Viennese Glass and Gilt Multi Light Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
An unusual Antique Austrian Viennese polychromed enameled glass, opaline glass and gilt brass chandelier embellished with flowers and gilt decorated green glass leaves.
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20th Century Austrian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Unusual Viennese Emil Stejnar Brass Crystal Chandelier by Rupert Nikoll Vienna
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar
Located in Vienna, AT
A very beautiful, floral brass chandelier from the 1950s, designed by Emil Stejnar, executed by Rupert Nikoll Vienna. Has 10 arms and a lot of crystals and glass flower elements on i...
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

French 1950's Eight Arm Iron Chandelier with Unusual Milk Glass Globes
Located in Hingham, MA
A fairly large scale modernist iron spider chandelier from France, circa mid-1950's with unusual glass shades and brass drop rod with original canopy. Rewired.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Unusual Spanish 19th Century Eight-Armed Chandelier with Twisted Metal Stem
Located in Buchanan, NY
Spanish gilt wrought iron chandelier with eight arms in distressed gilt finish. Sold in vintage condition.
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Early 20th Century Spanish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

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

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Aluminum

  • Unusual Lightolier Pendant
  • Unusual Lightolier Pendant
  • Unusual Lightolier Pendant
  • Unusual Lightolier Pendant
H 9.5 in. Dm 8 in.
Unusual French 14-Light Painted Tole Chandelier with Scrolled Arms and Leaves
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French painted tole 14-light chandelier with central basket, scrolled arms and leaf motifs from the late 19th century. This French tole light fixture features a vertical silhouette...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Tôle

An Extremely Rare Pair of English Regency Period Chandeliers of Unusual Design
Located in Steyning, West sussex
An extremely rare pair of English Regency period eight-light cut glass and ormolu-mounted chandelierS of the finest quality the shaft centred by a tapered slice and diamond cut stem ...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ormolu

Unusual Sinusoidal Chandelier in Brass and Black Enamel in the Style of Stilnovo
Located in Stamford, CT
Style of Stilnovo Italy, 1950s Sculptural and unusual Stilnovo style chandelier in brass, the sinusoidal form arms ending in gloss black enamel socket caps. Well shaped and appropri...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Unusual Giltwood Hand Carved Fixture
Located in New York, NY
Unusual giltwood hand carved fixture.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Giltwood

Unusual Industrial Flying Saucer Pendant Lights '3'
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A very scarce run of industrial pendant lights in the form of flying saucers. Originally from a factory in England. There are four glass roundels to the top and one large one...
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Mid-20th Century British Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Unusual Industrial Flying Saucer Pendant Lights '3'
  • Unusual Industrial Flying Saucer Pendant Lights '3'
  • Unusual Industrial Flying Saucer Pendant Lights '3'
  • Unusual Industrial Flying Saucer Pendant Lights '3'
H 18.9 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
German Unusual Two Tone Antique Pendant Lights '2'
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
Antique two tone pendant lights. Unusual shape, a model we haven't had before. Likely German, c1930s. Opaline stripe, etched glass underside, and top, lovely patinated met...
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Mid-20th Century German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • German Unusual Two Tone Antique Pendant Lights '2'
  • German Unusual Two Tone Antique Pendant Lights '2'
  • German Unusual Two Tone Antique Pendant Lights '2'
  • German Unusual Two Tone Antique Pendant Lights '2'
H 17.72 in. W 11.03 in. D 11.03 in.
Unusual Mid Century Capiz Shell Pendant
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#1-2230a shaped capiz shell with leaves and floral design. Take one 100 watt Edison based bulb. Imperfections in shell   
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Vintage 1950s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Shell

Unusual Red Lucite Hexagonal 1970s Lantern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual red Lucite hexagonal 1970s lantern.
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Vintage 1970s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Unusual Midcentury Italian Brass and Tole Six-Arm Fixture
Located in New York, NY
Unusual midcentury Italian brass and tole six-arm fixture.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Tôle

Set of Three Unusual Gold Pendant Lights, Germany, 1960s
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A set of three (3) unusual gold pendant lamps from, Germany, circa 1960s. Rewired for USA. The color is gold/chartreuse/olive. Measuring approximate 10" D, 15" H, 62" total height-ca...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Unusual Midcentury Etched Glass and Wood Pendant Light Fixture
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1970s modernist style pendant light fixture found in Belgium features a black stained wood shaft that supports two amber glass etched and polished glass disks. Takes two candel...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Wood

Three Unusual Iron Pendants with Opaline Glass Globes
By Far-Fetched, LLC.
Located in Houston, TX
Three unusual iron pendants with opaline glass globes: One of a kind antique iron pendants, newly wired for use within the USA. Vienna Secessionist or Arts & Crafts style. Single lig...
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Vintage 1910s French Vienna Secession Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Unusual Art Deco Cut Glass Ceiling Light, circa 1920
Located in London, GB
An unusual, Art Deco frosted cut glass ceiling light. English, circa 1920. Another similar light available to make a pair Professionally wired for electricity.
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Unusual Midcentury Pendant Lamp with Rosewood Rattle, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Curious and unique entrance hall or corridor pendant light composed of bakelite, brass, opaline glass and rosewood. Anonymous Danish maker circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Unusual Cast Brass Hollywood Regency Calla Lily Hanging Fixture
Located in Buffalo, NY
Wonderful Cast Brass hanging light fixture,,Supreme quality,featuring 6 large calla lily up sconces,flowers measure 8" x 5" x 5", Chromed steel finials,,Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Steel

Unusual Artwork on Glass Pendant Lamp by Peill Putzler, 1970s, Germany
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Unusual artwork on glass pendant lamp by Peill Putzler, 1970s, Germany Lampshade is in very good vintage condition. This lamp works with E27 light bulb. Max 100W Wired and su...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Unusual, Art Deco Frosted Cut Glass Ceiling Light, English, circa 1920
Located in London, GB
An unusual, Art Deco frosted cut glass ceiling light. English, circa 1920. Professionally wired for electricity.   
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Early 20th Century English Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Cut Glass

1920s Unusual Fluted Holophane Shade Pendant Light with Brass Canopy and Chain
Located in New York, NY
Unusual 1902s clear Holophane pendant globe not fitted out with new brass hardware such as canopy. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton. PA.
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Unusual Fine French Art Deco Chrome and Glass Pendant with Wood Details
Located in Long Island City, NY
Unusual fine French Art Deco chrome and glass adjustable pendant/chandelier with wood details.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Unusual Mid Century Orange Pendant P254 by Jørn Utzon for Nordisk Solar Co
By Bjorn Utzon
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual mid century Danish pendant lamp. All original with orange cord. Designed by Jørn Utzon, produced by Nordisk Solar Compagni, ca' 1963. A quick note about the architect: "Jø...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Unusual, 19th Century Murano Lantern
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Fabulous, hand blown Murano glass,pendant lantern trimmed in bronze mounts. The canopy sits above five serpentine arms wrapped in fluted glass beads that lead to the main body of the...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Unusual Crystal Chandelier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chandelier, having a matte-finished nickel frame, crown with crystal drops surmounting beaded fall to double frame connected by beads and rosettes; stunning cascade of teardrop cryst...
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Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

  • Unusual Crystal Chandelier
  • Unusual Crystal Chandelier
  • Unusual Crystal Chandelier
  • Unusual Crystal Chandelier
H 30 in. Dm 14 in.
Unusual Italian Chandelier
Located in London, GB
An Italian chandelier of unusual design in chrome with hand blown glass rings in clear and red glass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Unusual Italian Chandelier
H 41.34 in. Dm 24.41 in.
Unusual Murano Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful fixture with 19 heavy-walled coral and bronze colored tubes. This fixture has 6 edison sockets and emits great light. *To see our entire inventory, go to www.donzella.com
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Unusual Murano Chandelier
  • Unusual Murano Chandelier
  • Unusual Murano Chandelier
  • Unusual Murano Chandelier
H 20 in. Dm 16 in.
Unusual Mirrored Chandelier
Located in Woodbury, CT
A 4 LIGHT MIRRORED CHANDELIER WTIH GILT EDGINGS AND UPPER AND LOWER FINIALS. THE LOWER SECTION CONTAINING 4 MIRRORED CANDLE CUPS, EACH IN A SEPARATE MIRRORED SECTION, CURVING UP...
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Mirror

  • Unusual Mirrored Chandelier
  • Unusual Mirrored Chandelier
  • Unusual Mirrored Chandelier
  • Unusual Mirrored Chandelier
H 33 in. Dm 18 in.
Unusual Austrian Secessionist Chandelier
Located in Petaluma, CA
We have been selling lighting for over 40 years, and Austrian Secessionist is what we have in our own home. There is something that is so simple and eye catching that grabs us. This ...
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Unusual Folk Art Chandelier
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
One-of-a-kind 9 light chandelier. Flowers, buds and leaves fashioned out of iron. Gold-painted metal.
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Unusual Folk Art Chandelier
  • Unusual Folk Art Chandelier
  • Unusual Folk Art Chandelier
  • Unusual Folk Art Chandelier
H 35.44 in. Dm 31.5 in.
Unusual Sciolari "Lenses" Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual Sciolari "Lenses" Chandelier 6 lights The rod that connects the canopy and the chandelier can be cut down to specified size per request, at no charge Already rewired for U.S.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Unusual grape motif chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Finely chased Dore bronze five-light chandelier composed of green glass beads in the form of grape bunches.
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Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants

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Unusual Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the unusual chandelier you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each unusual chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. Find 205 options for an antique or vintage unusual chandelier now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without an unusual chandelier — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each unusual chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one unusual chandelier that is appealing in its simplicity, but F. & C. Osler, Venini and Gaetano Sciolari produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Unusual Chandelier?

Prices for an unusual chandelier start at $100 and top out at $510,234 with the average selling for $3,389.

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.