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Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

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.

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1950's Monumental Chandelier
Located in Chicago, IL
1950's Monumental chandelier, five up and down light sources with brass banding and stem, enameled shades.
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1950s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Italian Midcentury 8-Arm Gilt Chandelier with Wheat and Leaves, 1960s
Located in Clivio, Varese
A large Hollywood Regency eight-arm light fixture from Italy manufactured in mid-century in between the 1960s-1970s. Fits with the interior style from Coco Chanel. The chandelier ha...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Max Ingrand Model 2097 Chandelier for Fontana Arte, Italy, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Fontana Arte chandelier model 2097 designed by Max Ingrand. It features a light blue concave beveled glass disc with a conical frosted glass shade in the center. The frame is solid b...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Bruno Gatta for Stilnovo Chandliers in Aluminum and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bruno Gatta for Stilnovo, chandeliers, aluminum, glass, Italy, 1960s Admirable Italian chandeliers by Italian manufacturer Stilnovo and designed by Bruno Gatta. The graceful chand...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Large Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp by Vereinigte Werkstätten München, 1960s
Located in Munich, DE
Rare, gorgeous Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or hanging light. Manufactured by Vereinigte Werkstätten München, Germany, 1960s. Executed in polished aluminium sheet and lucite d...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Chandelier in Brass and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chandelier, brass, glass, Europe, 1960s. Elegant chandelier with brass fixture and structured glass decoration. With six light-points, the chandelier creates a nice warm light. Th...
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Delicate Adjustable Chandelier with Six Colorful Patinated Shades
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chandelier, metal, brass, Italy, 1950s Beautiful Italian chandelier with colorful cone shaped shades. A round brass fixture adjusts the lamp to the ceiling. Six wires connect the ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Large 1960s Peill & Putzler 3-Globe Chandelier
Located in Glendale, CA
Large 1960s Peill & Putzler 3-globe chandelier. A substantial piece in the manner of Stilnovo. Executed in brushed aluminum, chrome, black painted metal and three large opaline glass...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Poliedri Pink and Green Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Midcentury large Poliedri chandelier with rare combination of pink and green colored murano glass. Available also the pair.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Sistema Solare, Luxury Ivory Onyx and Brass 8 Rotating Orbitale Arms Chandelier
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sistema Solare is the variation of the Sistema chandelier where the shade is made of a thin cut Ivory Onyx slab. Actually the whole project started for this incredible material. Ivor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Onyx, Brass

Flush Mount in Chrome, Attributed
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Flush mount in chrome and glass by Leola, attributed. 13 candelabra sockets.  
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large 'Sputnik' Chandeliers in Brass and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
'Sputnik' chandeliers, brass, glass, Austria, 1960s Round like a ball this 'Sputnik' chandelier consists out of a center sphere from which many rods with glass spheres at their en...
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass Round Green Color Mid-Century Chandelier, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Riot of leaves, from an elegant double color, green and transparent. Its elongated shape is wonderful. Beautiful the possibility that it can go down so much on a table, in an entranc...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Pendants in Opaline Glass and Black Lacquered Chrome
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendants, in black lacquered chrome and opaline glass, Europe, 1970s Very elegant ceiling lamp with large matte white opaline shade. These bulb shaped spheres have a very sophisti...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Metal, Chrome

Sciolari Chandelier in Antiqued Nickel with Crystals 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Elegant round chandelier in antiqued nickel with glass crystals at bottom by Sciolari, Italian 1950's. This was rarely done in antiqued nickel. A beautiful chandelier.  
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Serge Mouille Modern White Three Fixed Arms Spider Ceiling Sconce Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling sconce lamp model 'three fixed arms spider ceiling lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1955. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Crystal Glass Chandelier Re-Edit by Woka Lamps, Vienna
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful pendant in the 1960- style, with very large hand-cut stones with 60mm diameter, the lamp-corpus itself is 40cm in height All components according to the UL regulations, wi...
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Articulated Sconce Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Solid Brass Black and White
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This beautiful sconce has three moving joints. The middle one can be with key, for changing position every once in a while, or screw for fixed position. The one on the backplate can ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Metal

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

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Stainless Steel

Attributed to Stilnovo Chandelier, circa 1960
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Attributed to Stilnovo chandelier. Italy, 1960s Eight glass bells.    
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Three Murano Glass Pink and White Petal Sumptuous Chandeliers, Italy, 1980s
Located in Rome, IT
Made by 75 pink and white lattimo glasses. Available six pieces. Chrome frame with 13 E 14 light bulbs. Height with chain cm 170 without chain cm 105. Diameter cm 80. We can re...
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1980s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Opal Saturnus Lamp
Located in Antwerp, BE
Original small Saturnus lamp 1950s Light green, white and translucent crystal glass parts. One for the opal lampshade and one for the ring. The glass used for the ring is green strip...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Opaline Glass

Grand Torno Large-Scale Chandelier in Cream Enamel & Brass by Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the Grand Torno chandelier, handmade to order by Blueprint Lighting. The Grand Torno is a dramatically scaled fixture with elegant, graceful lines that work well in moder...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

Mid Century Italian Brass Black Large Mobile Chandelier "Magico e Meditativo"
Located in Milano, IT
Original Italian brass mobile chandelier manufactured in a very small handcraft production in Milano, 20th century Large, magic and poetical mobile chandelier with brass and black s...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Wire

Orbitale Brass Chandelier 3 Rotating Balanced Arms, Stilnovo Style, Brass Shades
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sculptural bespoke brass chandelier. Shown with 3 rotating arms. Arms are balanced with a heavy cast brass sphere and are rotating on the stem in an orbital movement. In order t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Organic Pendants in Opaline Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pendants, opaline glass, metal, Europe, 1960s Wonderful organic pendant lamps. The vivid form of the pendant lamp catches the eye. The shade beautifully floats from the top while ...
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Twelve-Arm Brass Sputnik Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful all brass sputnik chandelier from the 1950s attributed to Hans Bergström. Twelve arms in two lengths emanate from a brass centerpiece in firework manner. Each arm ends in a...
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1950s Scandinavian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass Pendant Lamp by Florian Schulz, 1970s, Germany
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Extraordinary brass pendant lamp designed by Florian Schulz and made in Germany in the 1970s. It is fascinating with its Exclusive Design. The height of the lighting is adjustable. ...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Brutalist Pendant in White Opaline Glass, France, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large Brutalist pendant in opaline glass, France, 1960s. The diffuse light it spreads is very atmospheric. Completed with the opaline glass and metal steel, these pendant will contri...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Murano Glass Ceiling Pendants, a Pair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Murano glass ceiling pendants, a pair. Made in Italy, 2021. Handmade glass.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

'Monarch' Pendant Lamp in Oil-Rubbed Bronze and White Enamel, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Enamel color may be specified. Our extensive list of 50+ standard enamel colors are shown in the final images there is no additional lead time or cost for these colors. Metal finish ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Copper, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel, Aluminum, Brass

Italian Flower Murano Glass Chandelier Trasparent and Gold, 1970s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian flower murano glass chandelier trasparent and gold 1970s 6 Light bulbs E14 max 40 watt each.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Set of Two Glass Pendant by Kamenicky Senov, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Very good original condition 1x100W, E25-E27 bulb US wiring compatible.
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Sistema, Brass 6 Rotating Orbitale Arms Chandelier, for Oval dining Table
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Second SISTEMA chandelier with 3 sections and 6 arms. Ideal for an oval dining table. It works well also over an island or a counter, and still great on a rectangular table. With a r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

MOLTO Asymmetrical Pendant Light in Brass & Enameled Mesh by Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
The Molto Asymmetrical pendant is a fresh take on Italian modernism, featuring a spun metal mesh shade and a solid brass counterweight. This fixture is a lovely counterbalanced piece...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel, Brass

Mid-Century Italian Gold and White Conical Fluted Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century Italian gold and white conical fluted murano glass pendant light featuring semi-opaque gold dusted glass with an all-over opaque white horizontal linear design with the s...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Kalmar Chandelier Semi Flush Mounts Pair Lipizza Glass Lamps, Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
1 of 2 Kalmar Lipizza semi flush mount or chandelier with 12 bulbs and 13.7" in diameter, Austria 1960- sold individually Beautiful glass and enameled brass lamp by J.T. Kalmar. M...
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fine Round Nickeled and Glass “Queen’s Necklace” Ceiling Light by Perzel
Located in Long Island City, NY
Atelier Jean Perzel - Fine French mid century round “Queens Necklace” flush mount / ceiling light made with rough laid glass slabs set between two brushed nickel mount rings and a wh...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Nickel-Plated Brass Pendant Lamp by Florian Schulz, 1970s
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern nickel-plated brass pendant lamp or hanging light. Designed and manufactured by Florian Schulz, 1970s, Germany. Executed in solid nic...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Lovely Murano Glass and Brass Ceiling Light Venice, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing pair Italian Brass mounted murano glass Ice color chandelier . Perfect condition. Six E 14 Light bulbs .
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Eight-Arm Chandelier, circa 1960, Brass and Satin Glass
Located in Vienna, AT
Fine mid-century 'spider' chandelier from Germany, 1950-1960s. A unique ribbed centerpiece from which eight brass arms curve out, each with a vase-shaped satin glass diffuser. Origin...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Brass

Midcentury Hans-Agne Jakobsson Pendant Hanging Lamp, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Langserud, SE
Wonderful ceiling lamps produced in Sweden for Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Markaryd, Sweden, 1960, design by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. The lamps have a long rod made in bronzed brass as well as ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

"Bouquet" Chandelier in Enamel and Antiqued Brass by Blueprint Lighting, 2017
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted in NYC by Studio Machina for Blueprint Lighting, our 'Bouquet' Chandelier is a stunning statement piece with design elements of both Italian or French modernism and Holly...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Enamel, Stainless Steel, Chrome

Stilnovo Style Chandelier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo style chandelier with six arms. Made in Italy in 1960s.     
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Orbitale Brass Chandelier 3 Rotating Balanced Arms, Ivory Black Twin Shades
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Orbitale 3 arms frame using the twin shade. Thanks to a customer who had the articulated sconces and wanted this version with black and ivory shades. It's a beautiful combination of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Extreme Extra Large Midcentury Brass Chandelier in Structured Glass from Europe
Located in Almelo, NL
Wonderful and very heavy quality chandelier made in Europe, manufactured, circa 1960s. The chandelier has 28 (E27) sockets and holds numerous structured glass 'tubes' with a brass ce...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass Red Stunning Tronchi Chandelier in the style of Venini c. 2000s
Located in Rome, IT
Fabulous chandelier with rare stunning fire red color precious Murano glasses. Each chandelier with 80 glass blown elements supported by a chrome frame. Light off the glasses are fus...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Delicious Pink and White Murano Petals Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Charming Italian chandelier made by pink and white lattimo. Glass petals. Available also a pair.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Kinkeldey Chandeliers, Gold-Plated Brass Crystal Glass, 1970
Located in Rijssen, NL
A very exclusive and high quality chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany, manufactured in mid-century, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). It is made of a gilded / gilt frame which hol...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

1950's Nickel and Two Tier Faceted Crystal Chandelier by Kinkeldey, Germany
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beutiful and completely original two tier Hand-cut multi-faceted crystal segments chandelier by Kinkeldey Germany. This chandelier consists three E14 / E17 screw bulbs and suits 230...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Nickel

1960s Tall Brass Chandelier Filled with Clear Art Glass by Kinkeldey, Germany
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful and well made brass, high quality, chandelier filled with 36 transparent glass discs. Each glass disc is 12cm / 4,7 inches in height. Also all discs shows two seahorse figu...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Luxury Murano Palmette Chandelier, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of Majestic Palmette Murano glass chandelier made with 94 original crystal glasses attributed to Barovier & Toso. Gold metal frame. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1970 Italian Vintage Oval Leaf Nickel Chandelier Attributed to Goffredo Reggiani
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Italian light fixture by Reggiani, composed of 16 overlapping concave silver chrome oval leaves that hide the light source and depart from a central pole. The constr...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel, Metal

1970 Bright and Green Tones Clear Crystal Glass Petal Flush Mount by La Murrina
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful square flush mount filled with bright with green tones glass shades 'Selle' made by 'La Murrina' Murano Italy in the end of the 1970s. Consist four E14 / E17 screw bulbs an...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Spiral Cascading Chandelier with Glass Shades, Italy, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Italy, 1960s Sculptural cascading chandelier with five deeply cast stepped glass shades encased in colored enameled metal frames, polished brass mounts. Measures: 12 Ø x 50 H Rewired...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pendant Light Chandelier, Opal Glass Copper Black Metal, 1970
Located in Graz, AT
A large pendant chandelier manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). This geometric shaped fixture is made of a polished copper ring with little patina and...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

Two Oscar Torlasco Chandeliers, Glass Gilt Brass, Italy, 1960s
Located in Graz, AT
One of two large and beautiful Italian chandeliers designed by Oscar Torlasco in 1968, Italy, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The chandelier is ma...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Huge Kalmar 'Granada' Chandelier Flush Mount Light Brass Glass 1970, One of Four
Located in Graz, AT
One of four square and extra large 'Granada' (engl. 'Grenada') light fixtures by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The lamps c...
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1970s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass