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15 Light Sciolari Chandelier in Chrome & Lucite
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Hingham, MA
SATURDAY SALE Boston Design Center Modernist chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari in asymmetric geometric brutalist design with vertical tubular chrome stems with cylindrical lucite botto...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sciolari Sixteen Arm Chandelier with Lucite Bobeche
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Silver plate chandelier with teal Lucite bobeche, having Sixteen arms, eight over eight; each candle has a silver plate collar. Comes with a silver plated ceiling plate. Condition: ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver Plate

Sciolari Brass and Lucite Chandelier, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Miami, FL
Iconic chandelier by Sciolari. Polished brass and Lucite. Takes 9 chandelier bulbs. 50" long wint chain and ceiling plate.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Chrome and Lucite Sciolari Chandeliers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sciolari chandeliers in chrome with Lucite accents. Each chandelier holds 15 lights.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sciolari Italian Brass, Lucite Pendant Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury 4 panel pendant, composed of alternating brass and Lucite dowels. Contains 12 sockets, using candelabra type bulb base. Comes with brass chain and canopy. 43" with chain, ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gaetano Sciolari Chrome and Lucite Chandelier, Italy, 1960
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Madrid, ES
Ceiling lamp designed by Gaetano Sciolari in the 1960s, made of tubular chromed steel and Lucite with nine light points.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sciolari Style Chandelier in Chrome and Smoked Lucite
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
A small four armed chandelier in the style of Gaetano Sciolari. Produced in chrome with smoked Lucite embellishment. 110524.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Chrome and Lucite Italian Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in London, GB
A large modernist chandelier in geometric design in chrome with Lucite accents. Original chain and ceiling canopy, this is one of the larger models with 30 light fittings and 90cm x ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Italian Sciolari Chrome and Lucite Twelve Bulb Midcentury Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Unusual Italian chrome and Lucite chandelier designed by Gaetano Sciolari, the body comprised of interlocking chrome half-round pieces with chrome and gilt uprights. Twelve bulbs in ...
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Late 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Gorgeous Gaetano Sciolari 1970s Chrome and Lucite Chandelier Midcentury
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous 1970s Italian chandelier composed of polished chrome and Lucite-designed by Gaetano Sciolari.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sciolari Nickel and Lucite Modern Chandelier, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Miami, FL
A chrome and Lucite chandelier by Sciolari. Length of chandelier is 38", 50" with the pole in the pictures. Takes 8 regular chandelier bulbs.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Gaetano Sciolari Brutalist Chrome and Lucite Geometric Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Italian Gaetano Sciolari Brutalist chandelier made up of rectangular pieces of stainless steel alternating between mirror finished sides and brushed f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Italian Mid-Century Modern Chrome & Lucite Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
This Mid-Century Modern chrome and Lucite segment chandelier was realized in Italy by the celebrated lighting atelier Gaetano Sciolari. An abundance of polished chrome cylinders, wit...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Constructivist Brass and Lucite Pendant by Gaetano Sciolari
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
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

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Brass

Pair of Lucite and Chrome Wall Sconces by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Lucite and chrome sconces by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy, 1970s.   
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Vintage 1970s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Steel Italian Table Lamp, 1970
By Gaetano Sciolari, Sciolari Lighting
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Amazing Gaetano Sciolari table lamp, fake tortoise Lucite and metal are in good conditions, it works 110-240 Volts and need regular e27 bulb. Dimensions without lampshade height cm 5...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Gaetano Sciolari Chrome Panel and Lucite Cube Geometric Chandelier, Italy 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
A rare and impressive chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. The chrome panels create a wonderful effect reflecting the light at every angle. There is some discoloration to the Lucite cubes...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari Chrome Panel and Lucite Cube Geometric Sconces, Italy 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
A rare and impressive pair of sconces by Gaetano Sciolari. The chrome panels create a wonderful effect reflecting the light at every angle. There is some discoloration to the Lucite ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Chrome

Lucite and Glass Rod Lamp Attributed to Gaetano Sciolari, circa 1970
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A glass rod and Lucite lamp that lights 3 ways, just the top socket, the base has 2 lights and you can light the base only at both the top and base. Attributed to Gaetano Sciolari. 2...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Lucite

Gaetano Sciolari Geometric Chrome Panel and Lucite Cube Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
A rare and impressive chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. The chrome panels create a wonderful effect reflecting the light at every angle. There is some discoloration to the Lucite cubes...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

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

Mid-Century Modern Rectilinear Polished Brass and Lucite Chandelier by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
This refined rectilinear chandelier was realized by Gaetano Sciolari in Italy, circa 1970. It features a cylindrical body with six arms of the same form attached via rectangular slat...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sciolari Brass and Faux Tortoise Lucite Table Lamp Vintage, Italy, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Rome, IT
This unique piece by the Italian designer Sciolari is signed on the bottom of the lamp by the proprietary brand, as the photos show. The lamp hat is hexagonal and is made of brass an...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Sciolari Chrome and Lucite 20-Light Chandelier Mid-Century Modern, Italy, 1970
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Miami, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern Gaetano Sciolari chrome and Lucite twenty-light chandelier from the 1970s. Comes with a 17 inches long chain and canopy. US rewired and in working condit...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Sciolari Chandelier Brass Chrome Lucite Made in Italy Large
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in West Hartford, CT
This truly exceptional and iconic chandelier was realized by the esteemed Italian midcentury lighting atelier, Sciolari, circa 1970. It features a wealth of curvilinear nickel bands ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari Cubic Italian Modern Chrome Lucite 13 Light Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier
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

Sciolari Pendant Fixture
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nine-light chrome Sciolari pendant.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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H 24 in. Dm 17 in.
Chrome Glass Rod and Lucite Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
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

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Chrome

Bravura Cartesian Chandelier by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Dramatic Cartesian composition chandelier with eighteen up lights and eighteen cylindrical Lucite accents by Gaetano Sciolari, Italian, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lucite

Gaetano Sciolari Rare Floor Lamp 'SIGNED'
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in East Hampton, NY
This extremely rare and heavy polished stainless steel floor-lamp features four Lucite diffusers with a total of 8 bulbs (top bulbs covered by shade). Over sized shade included (25 i...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Elegant 1970's Waterfall Light by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful 1970's light by Sciolari, it can be flush or hanging.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Lucite

Gaetano Sciolari Brass and Chrome Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York City, NY
1970s Mid-Century Modern Gaetano Sciolari brass, chrome and Lucite petite chandelier.    
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Rare Constructivist Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
A rare and fantastic multi-dimensional chandelier comprising polished chrome steel panels at varying axis with Lucite cube and brass pin accents. By Gaetano Sciolari, Italian, circa ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Original Cubic Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Original Sciolari chandelier modele cubic in its 16-light version. Made of Shiny and brushed steel and molded Lucite cubes. Original sticker in the canopy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Original Cubic Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
  • Original Cubic Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
  • Original Cubic Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
  • Original Cubic Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
H 45.28 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.56 in.
Gaetano Sciolari Italian Modernist Chrome Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Miami, FL
Gaetano Sciolari Italian Modernist Chrome Chandelier Offered for sale is a 1970s modernist chandelier by the Italian lighting designer Gaetano Sciolari created in an angular geometr...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Vintage Cubist Pendant Light by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Toronto, ON
This iconic and cool 17 light Sciolari pendant with chromed metal mounts and acylic shades. It has its original chrome mounting pole and matching canopy. The poles may be removed in ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Gaetano Sciolari Mid-Century Modern Chandelier, Italy
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent Sciolari 1970s chandelier. Classic lines in Lucite metal and brass. Made in Italy. Features nine lights and a scale that works in several layouts. Why not own the best? ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Original Thirty Seven Lights Cubic Chandelier by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Big chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, circa 1970s. Shiny and brushed steel structure in geometrical shape with molded Lucite cubes. Original sticker in the canopy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

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

Gaetano Sciolari Chrome and Brass Twelve-Light Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Twelve-light two-tone expressionist chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. Chrome finished bent metal arcs in polished and satin finish, combine and tier between brass poles accented by ac...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Modern Rectilinear Chrome Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York City, NY
A dynamic and kinetic Mid-Century Modernist/ Space Age chandelier in chrome and lucite by Gaetano Sciolari. The total height can be shortened to ~31" ht (without the chain links) an...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sciolari Great Sculptural Cubic Table Lamp Silver White Minimal Razionalist 1970
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Sciolari great sculptural cubic table lamp silver white minimal razionalist, 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Lucite & Silver Overlay Chandelier by Sciolai
By Sciolari Lighting
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern Lucite and silver overlay 9 socket chandelier by Sciolari.
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20th Century Unknown Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lucite

Superb Mushroom Table Lamp by Gaetano Sciolari for Valenti, 1968
By Gaetano Sciolari, Valenti
Located in Voorburg, NL
Characteristic mushroom table lamp designed by Geatano Sciolari for Valenti in 1968. The lamp is quite large and is made of a white steel lamp-base with a mat finish and chrome accen...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Gaetano Sciolari Table Lamp "Home" for Ecolight Formerly Valenti, 1968
By Ecolight, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Pau, FR
Chromed steel table lamp base with a mat finish and an internal opaline glass diffuser and a perspex lampshade, designed by Gaetano Sciolari for Ecolight formerly Valenti, 1968. The ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Sciolari Gold Brass Led Crystal Mid-Century Chandelier 12 Lights Stilkronen, 70s
By Stilkronen, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Twelve lights chandelier from Gaetano Sciolari, production made for Stilkronen, Italy, 1970s. Eight lights down and four lights up. Brass gold-plated. Transparent elements in Led Cr...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold Plate, Brass

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

Pair of Mid-Century Brushed Aluminum Down-Light Sconce with Lucite Detailing
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Mid-Century brushed aluminum sconces in the manner of Sciolari. Two Minimalist vertical-brushed aluminum rectangular forms rest side by side and are supported by a black en...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

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

Hollywood Regency Sculptural Lucite and Brass Wall Light by Lightolier
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency wall sconce comprised of a polished brass frame, with shades made of sculpted Lucite rods. The four series of curved Lucite rings create beautifu...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Long Chandelier Metal and Lucite by Sciolari. Italy, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rare long version of chandelier ceiling pendant light in metal chrome and lucite by Gaetano Sciolari. Original Sciolari stamp. Perfect to cover a dining table. Famous design like Reg...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari Mid-Century Modern Cubist Polished Chrome and Lucite Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
This striking Mid-Century Modern cubist chandelier was realized by the fabled atelier of Gaetano Sciolari in Italy, circa 1970. It features intersecting square planes of lustrous pol...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Vintage Pair of Chrome and Lucite Sciolari Chandeliers
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A vintage pair of Sciolari chandeliers in chrome with Lucite accents. Each chandelier holds 15 lights. This is an exact matching pair. Price noted is for the pair.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sciolari Chrome, Brass & Lucite Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Berkeley, CA
Hanging chandelier fixture by Sciolari, Italy. Steel center with curved chrome panels supported by brass rods with lucite caps.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Brass

Sciolari Brass and Lucite Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Berkeley, CA
Gleaming brass and lucite chandelier by Sciolari, Italy.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Lucite Sciolari Light Fixture Chandelier, 1970s, Italy
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a stunning and large chandelier, made of chrome and Lucite, by Gaetano Sciolari, made in Italy, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari 9 Lites Chrome & Lucite Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
9 Lites Sciolari Chandelier fitted with Lucite cluster.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari Lucite and Chrome Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Sciolari Lucite and chrome chandelier. The chandelier is in excellent vintage condition. There is slight oxidation (pictured). The chandelier speaks for itself, it's amazing. C...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1970s Sciolari Chrome and Lucite Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Stamford, CT
Fully restored 1970s chrome and Lucite chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. Fully updated and hand polished. Newly rewired with 36" L chain and new chrome canopy included. This fixture ta...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari Chrome and Lucite Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural modern chandelier designed by Gaetano Sciolari in Italy, circa 1970s. This elegant chandelier features twelve chrome and Lucite vertical cylinders, nine of which hold the ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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Lucite Sciolari For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal lucite sciolari for your home. A lucite sciolari — often made from metal, plastic and lucite — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the lucite sciolari you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A lucite sciolari is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one lucite sciolari that is appealing in its simplicity, but Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier and Stilkronen produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Lucite Sciolari?

A lucite sciolari can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,200, while the lowest priced sells for $395 and the highest can go for as much as $48,000.

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.