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Lightolier Lucite and Glass Rod Fixture, 1970s
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Flush mount ceiling fixture or wall sconce in Lucite with glass rods all around by Lightolier, American, 1970s. The light diffuses through the glass rods beautifully.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass, Lucite

Chrome Glass Rod and Lucite Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Two-tier glass rod chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier. Lucite center disk and Eight chrome sockets and fittings. Measurement length includes chain.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Lightolier Chrome and Lucite Twelve-Arm Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
A twelve-arm chandelier in polished chrome with Lucite accents by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier, USA, circa 1970. Dimensions: 25 inches L 22 inches W 29 inches H.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1960s Lightolier 3 Globe Pendant Lamp in Chrome & Lucite Directional Light
By Lightolier
Located in National City, CA
Hanging Lamp 1960s MCM 3 Globe Chandelier Pendant Lamp constructed with three adjustable chrome-plated lights, allowing for light direction. Mounted on Smoke Lucite shade. 27 tall x ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Mid Century Brass and Lucite Rocket Floor Lamp
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in Countryside, IL
Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Mid Century brass and Lucite rocket floor lamp Base is 15 x 15 and the lamp is 51 inches high overall Brass base has some spotting so we are selling t...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Crystal Rod Sconces by Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Pair of crystal rod sconces by Lightolier. USA, circa 1960. Chrome and Lucite frame supporting fine crystal rods. Rewired. Features a rectangular chrome backplate with Lucite suppo...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Chrome

  • Pair of Crystal Rod Sconces by Lightolier
  • Pair of Crystal Rod Sconces by Lightolier
  • Pair of Crystal Rod Sconces by Lightolier
  • Pair of Crystal Rod Sconces by Lightolier
H 16 in. W 4.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Set of 8 Lucite and Brass Sconces from Catskill NY Resort Kutsher's
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Stylish commercial sconces originally from midcentury Catskill NY resort Kutshers. Art Deco Revival style, half round form, with tiered brass top and bottom, and Lucite rod diffuser ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pop Art Hanging Pendant Light Moravian Lucky Star Lucite & Aluminum, Italy 1960s
By Lightolier
Located in National City, CA
1960s European moravian geometric lucky star hanging pendant pop art lamp in lucite & aluminum Italy Unmarked. Attributed to Lightolier. Dimensions: 18 height x 18 diameter inches ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Six Architectural Scale Lucite and Steel Box Sconces
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Incredible set of 6 large sconces having cream colored tops and bottoms, with a series of triangular prisms which hang in the body of the sconce as diffusers. Each sconce has a chrom...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Constructivist Brass and Lucite Pendant by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
A fine brass and Lucite pendant lamp with six lights staggered at two levels. By Gaetano Sciolari. Italian, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Sciolari Lucite and Glass Rod Chandelier for Lightolier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Gaetano Sciolari three tier glass rods chandelier for Lightolier
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Sciolari Fifteen-Light Chrome & Lucite Chandelier ' Artica ' 1970s , Italia
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Made of prime quality material with a superb craftmanship and a solid sturdy construction . 15 lights, 18 Lucite tips, 19 chromed stem provide a highly number of reflective surface...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Chrome and Lucite Three Light Pole Lamp Att. to Thurston
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Three light pole lamp having triangular shades, of translucent white lucite and brushed steel mounted on a bright chrome pole. Each shade measures 7 D x 5.5 W x 4.25 H inches - and i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari Cubic Italian Modern Chrome Lucite 13 Light Chandelier
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Cubic chandelier designed by Gaetano Sciolari and made in Italy for high quality lighting manufacturer, Lightolier. This chandelier consists of thirteen ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Glass Rod Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Two tier glass rod and Lucite chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier. Eight chrome sockets and fittings. Rewired.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Lightolier Midcentury Brass Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Chicago, IL
Midcentury brass chandelier or semi flush mount fixture by Lightolier. Features 8 arms and removable hanging brass and Lucite pendants. Cord is 22" long and fixture is 16" high. Come...
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Vintage 1960s North American Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Lucite and Glass Rod Sconces by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
These glamorous sconces by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier feature chrome bases with lucite panels supporting glass rods. Exquisite! We have an extensive selection of vintage Lucite...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass, Lucite

1960s Lucite Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Austin, TX
1960s Lucite chandelier. Reduced from $3600 to $3000.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • 1960s Lucite Chandelier
  • 1960s Lucite Chandelier
  • 1960s Lucite Chandelier
  • 1960s Lucite Chandelier
H 36 in. W 24 in. D 20 in.
Monumental Curved Lucite 1970's Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Mount Penn, PA
Great Fluid Lucite Curved Prism shaped Chandelier on a Goldtone Brass Frame fitted with 12 Candalabra Bulb Fixtures .Measurements of the Lucite Chandelier Body alone is 33" high and ...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Gaetano Sciolari Lucite and Glass Rod Chandelier for Lightolier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two-tiered Lucite chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier with chrome sockets and hanging glass rods. Many pieces are stored in our warehouse, so please contact us to find ou...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Italian 1970s Chrome and Lucite Sconces by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
This elegant geometric pair of Mid-Century Modern wall lights have four chrome rods ending in Lucite and are connected by rectangular bars. Gaetano Sciolari (1927-1994), the Ital...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Baltimore, MD
Gaetano Sciolari Bravura Cartesian chandelier consisting of chrome and lucite tipped rods with nine lights and brushed steel horizontal rods orbiting a larger centered chrome column....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier
  • Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier
  • Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier
  • Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier
H 22 in. Dm 24 in.
Lightolier Glitzy Lucite and Glass Rod Table Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A glamorous Lucite and brass table lamp ingeniously designed with dozens of glass rods around the rectangular periphery. Shade optional. The shade in photos is 16 W x 12 D x 10 H.
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Lucite

Lightolier Import Tiered Glass Rod Lucite Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $1,500...Sporting hundreds of blown glass rods, this three-tiered chandelier is inspired and totally gorgeous. With a central body of eight brass socket fittings and a s...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lightolier Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in San Diego, CA
Lightolier Lamp
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Vintage 1970s Italian Flush Mount

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Aluminum

  • Lightolier Lamp
  • Lightolier Lamp
  • Lightolier Lamp
  • Lightolier Lamp
H 40 in. Dm 35 in.
A Mid Century Ten-Light Chandelier by Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
A vintage silverplate and Lucite 10-light Lightolier Chandelier Vintage condition with some wear and tarnish to the silver plate
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Rare Minimalist Cylinder Lightolier Chrome Sconces, Modernist
By Lightolier
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nice pair of wall sconces manufactured by Lightolier. Sleek minimal modern design, truly elegant. Polished chrome, 5 inch cylinders, aluminum mounts, ribbed plastic or Lucite curved ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Glass Rod and Lucite Chandelier in the Style of Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Circa 1970s vintage glass rod chandelier in the Mid-Century Modern style with three rows of rods. Each measuring 8.00 inches, 12.00 inches, and 16.00 Inches while the chandelier itse...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Set of Lucite and Steel Pendant Light Fixtures
By Lightolier
Located in Houston, TX
Fantastic set of three pendant fixtures recently removed from an early 1960's restaurant. Great scale and presence. Hexagonal tubes of "cracked ice" finish Lucite surrounded by and ...
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Vintage 1960s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Chandelier Cubic by Sciolari, Lightolier, Italy, 1970s
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Buffalo, NY
Chandelier or ceiling pendant light by the designer Gaetano Sciolari. The most iconic model of Sciolari in a seventeen lights version. Stunning Burnish Bronze cube and Lucite diffuso...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Lightolier chrome and lucite chandelier.
Located in New York, NY
1970's Lucite and Chrome chandelier by lightolier.
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Vintage 1970s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Articulating Desk Lamp
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, desk lamp by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier features an articulating, 12 inch diameter, spun aluminum with Lucite diffuser saucer shade on an arched stem with bra...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Box Form Lucite Rod Ceiling Fixture by Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
A hip bronze enameled ceiling fixture in a cube box form with a geometric design of a grid with circles, two open circles with down lights, and randomly placed back lit Lucite rods p...
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Vintage 1970s American Flush Mount

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Steel

Pair Lucite and Brass Eyeball Lamps by Lightolier
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of vintage lucite and brass eyeball lamps by Lightolier.
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20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Lucite and Glass Tiered Chandelier by Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
A tiered "wedding cake" form chandelier by Lightolier. The piece has four rings of glass rods of graduated length suspended from a clear lucite disc.
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20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass, Lucite

Colorful Lightolier Round Metal & Ribbed Lucite Pendant Light
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare Lightolier multi colored Lucite ribbed pendant fixture. Arced Lucite "ribs" in white, smoked, red, blue green and yellow. Lucite attaches to the black lacquered metal frame with...
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Vintage 1960s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Scalloped Lucite and Glass Rod Chandelier by Gaetano Scolari
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous two-tier Lucite chandelier by Gaetano Scolari for Lightolier with brass sockets and hanging scalloped glass rods. The chandelier has been rewired and takes six 40w candelabr...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sculptural Brass Chrome and Lucite Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, Signed 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural brass, chrome and Lucite chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, signed 1970s. Composed of demilune strips of chrome woven and stacked around brass bars with Lucite tips. Conditio...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Lucite Cubic Light Fixture Chandelier Sciolari, 1970s
By Lightolier, Sciolari Lighting
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an incredible, cuboc chandelier, made of chrome and Lucite, by Sciolari for Lightolier, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 26" ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Kovacs Table Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A chrome based table lamp with Lucite barrel shade held by chrome pins and topped with a metal diffuser. Manufactured by George Kovacs Lamp Company.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

  • Kovacs Table Lamp
  • Kovacs Table Lamp
  • Kovacs Table Lamp
  • Kovacs Table Lamp
H 7.88 in. Dm 6.3 in.
Stunning Modernist Brass, Painted Metal and Lucite Lamp by Mutual Sunset Lamp Co
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co., Lightolier
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning modernist brass, painted metal and Lucite lamp by Mutual Sunset Lamp co, desk or table lamp, Classic Mid-Century Modern design, original Lucite bar on off switch. Three-way ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Floor Lamp designed by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Floor lamp designed by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Brass construction with thick Lucite table. Original shade recovered with oyster linen. A perforated metal defuser, defuses the...
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Vintage 1950s American Floor Lamps

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Brass

Original 1950's Multi Shade Color Accent Pendants by Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful and playful pendant fixture with cylindrical shades and colored lucite accents. The overall height may be adjusted per customer request. shade measures 9.5"h x 5"d
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Original 1950's Multi Color Accent Wall Sconces by Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful and playful pair of wall sconces manufactured by Lightolier. Each light cylinder has colored lucite accents for added character and ambience.
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Vintage 1950s American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Chrome and Brass Italian Chandelier by Sciolari
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Hudson, NY
a dynamic vintage 1960's Italian hanging chandelier by Sciolari. designed with a steel center and multiple curved chrome panels supported by brass rods with lucite tips top and botto...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Brass

Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier Lucite Rod Chandelier, Italy
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage mid-20th century modern Lucite rod chandelier designed by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier. Refinished gilt metal and oval three-tier level of rods. Hard wired for the US and ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lucite

Colorful Lightolier Round Metal and Ribbed Lucite Pendant Light
By Lightolier
Located in Wilton, CT
Rare Lightolier multi colored lucite ribbed pendant fixture. Arced Lucite "ribs" in white, smoked, red, blue green and yellow. Lucite attaches to the black lacquered metal frame with...
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Vintage 1960s American Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Steel

Italian Brass Sconce with Sculptural Lucite Shades by Lightolier, c. 1970's
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern wall light comprised of a brass frame with shades made of sculptural lucite rods. The four series of curved lucite rings create beautiful prism lighting, w...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Glass Rod Chandelier by Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-Century Modern glass and chrome round chandelier by Lightolier, with 138 glass rods of graduating length in three tiers and eight lights and chrome fittings.
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Four-Light Brushed Aluminum and Cast Lucite Cubist Light Fixture
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Great Modernist chandelier features four "can" shades mounted on single vertical rod to original canopy. Each shade has a thick cast lucite block diffuser at the base to evenly dist...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Glass Rod and Lucite Chandelier Sciolari Atrributed
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Beautiful tiered glass rod chandelier attributed to Gaetano Sciolari. This light fixture has over 200 glass rods that hang on a circular piece of clear Lucite and it takes seven cand...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Large Cascade Rod Chandelier by Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in Dallas, TX
Chrome mount, 45 Lucite rods with miniature lights and large center bulb illuminate this beautiful chandelier by Lightolier.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

  • Large Cascade Rod Chandelier by Lightolier
  • Large Cascade Rod Chandelier by Lightolier
  • Large Cascade Rod Chandelier by Lightolier
  • Large Cascade Rod Chandelier by Lightolier
H 29.5 in. W 30.13 in. D 16.13 in.
Dramatic Lightolier Style Vintage Lucite Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Lightolier style vintage 1970's lucite chandelier
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Lightolier Crystal Rod Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Multi-tiered chandelier with a lucite armature and crystal rods. It has a sparkly, pretty effect.
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Vintage 1970s Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Modern Chrome Chandelier with Lucite Bobeches
By Lightolier
Located in Fulton, CA
Polished chrome chandelier attributed to Lightolier. Distinctive ice blue bobeches add a unique element to this striking and graceful lighting fixture. Currently used as a swag chand...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Lucite Table lamps with Custom Lamp Shades
By Lightolier
Located in Austin, TX
Lucite table lamps on cast brass lamp bases with custom, triangular lamp shades featuring pleating at top and bottom. Lovely vanity lamps or buffet lamps.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Lightolier Glass Rod and Lucite Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful, large scale Lightolier chandelier with a lucite armature and several tiers of glass rods.
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Vintage 1970s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Lucite, Glass

Lucite Rod Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in South Pasadena, CA
Lucite rod chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier.
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Vintage 1960s Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Brass and Lucite Vintage Chandelier by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Gaetano Sciolari Italian brass chandelier with lucite tipped rods and original chain and canopy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Lightolier Glass Rod Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Large chandelier attr. to Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier. Glass rods piercing lucite oval forming three concentric ovals.<br /> Brass fixture with twelve bulbs.
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Vintage 1970s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Lightolier Glass Rod Chandelier
  • Lightolier Glass Rod Chandelier
  • Lightolier Glass Rod Chandelier
  • Lightolier Glass Rod Chandelier
H 21 in. W 28 in. D 15 in.
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Lightolier Lucite For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the lightolier lucite you’re looking for. A lightolier lucite — often made from lucite, metal and plastic — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer lightolier lucite, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A lightolier lucite, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Hollywood Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari and Gerald Thurston each produced at least one beautiful lightolier lucite that is worth considering.

How Much is a Lightolier Lucite?

Prices for a lightolier lucite start at $475 and top out at $9,500 with the average selling for $1,588.

Materials: Plastic Furniture

Arguably the world’s most ubiquitous man-made material, plastic has impacted nearly every industry. In contemporary spaces, new and vintage plastic furniture is quite popular and its use pairs well with a range of design styles.

From the Italian lighting artisans at Fontana Arte to venturesome Scandinavian modernists such as Verner Panton, who created groundbreaking interiors as much as he did seating — see his revolutionary Panton chair — to contemporary multidisciplinary artists like Faye Toogood, furniture designers have been pushing the boundaries of plastic forever.

When The Graduate's Mr. McGuire proclaimed, “There’s a great future in plastics,” it was more than a laugh line. The iconic quote is an allusion both to society’s reliance on and its love affair with plastic. Before the material became an integral part of our lives — used in everything from clothing to storage to beauty and beyond — people relied on earthly elements for manufacturing, a process as time-consuming as it was costly.

Soon after American inventor John Wesley Hyatt created celluloid, which could mimic luxury products like tortoiseshell and ivory, production hit fever pitch, and the floodgates opened for others to explore plastic’s full potential. The material altered the history of design — mid-century modern legends Charles and Ray Eames, Joe Colombo and Eero Saarinen regularly experimented with plastics in the development of tables and chairs, and today plastic furnishings and decorative objects are seen as often indoors as they are outside.

Find vintage plastic lounge chairs, outdoor furniture, lighting and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.