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Midcentury Sciolari Style Brass Chandelier, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari, Staff Leuchten
Located in Aachen, DE
Wonderful midcentury brass chandelier in the manner of Sciolari made by Staff Leuchten, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s. Sockets: 15 x E14 small bulbs./ max. 40 watt each- G...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1970s Sciolari 12-Arm Polished Chrome Chandelier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
A 12-arm chandelier in polished chrome by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier, USA, circa 1950. Wired for US; in very good condition. Takes 24 candelabra base bulbs, 40 watts max each....
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Stunning Big Sciolari Brass Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
Nine-light brass chandelier in the style of Sciolari. Smoked glass in a very beautiful smokey brown color. Made with brass, best of the 1960s. High quality and in very good cond...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stunning Big Sciolari Style Chrome Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
Six-light brass chandelier in the style of Sciolari. Smoked glass in a very beautiful Smokey brown color with chrome frame, best of the 1960s. High quality and in very good conditi...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Stunning Midcentury Chandelier Designed by Sciolari, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari, Leola
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning nine-light brass chandelier, designed by Sciolari in the 1970s. Great geometrical shape. Very good condition. Sockets: 9 x E14 small bulbs. (max. 40 watts each) Dimens...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gilt Brass and Crystal Chandelier, Sciolari Design by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari, Palwa
Located in Aachen, DE
A wonderful and high quality gilded chandelier or pendant light fixture by Palwa -Design Sciolari, Germany, 1970s. It is made of a 24 carat gold-plated brass frame decorated with in...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Stunning Sciolari Brass Flush Mount, Italy, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
Five-light brass chandelier in the style of Sciolari. Smoked glass in a very beautiful smokey brown color. Made with brass, best of the 1960s. High quality and in very good cond...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Modern and Rare Murano Chandelier with Glass Rods
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Miami, FL
An unusual chandelier. The frame is gold plated, rectangular ceiling plate. The glass rods are of different lengths. Takes eight regular chandelier bulbs. It is a piece of jewelry ha...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Sculptural Vintage Ceiling Wall Light Flush Mount Chandelier, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari, Leola
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful Minimalist Sciolari ceiling or wall flush mount. Italy, 1960s. Polished gold version.   
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Mid-20th Century Italian Minimalist Flush Mount

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Metal

Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful Italian Sciolari chandelier. Measures: Diameter 65 cm. Height 75 cm. Eight E14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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H 29.53 in. Dm 25.6 in.
Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dramatic 1960s 8-light gold plated brass and fine glass tubing chandelier by Sciolari of Italy. This chandelier has (8) E14 candelabra based sockets with E12 adaptors wired for use i...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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H 34 in. Dm 26 in.
Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Sciolaro glass and chroom chandelier. Height: 66 cm. Diameter: 50 cm. Six E14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

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H 25.99 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gaetano Sciolari chandelier. Italy, 1970s. Six candelabra sockets.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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H 38 in. Dm 25 in.
Whimsical Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Whimsical Sciolari Chandelier 10 lights
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Whimsical Sciolari Chandelier
  • Whimsical Sciolari Chandelier
  • Whimsical Sciolari Chandelier
  • Whimsical Sciolari Chandelier
H 36.5 in. Dm 19 in.
Gaetano Sciolari Chandeliers
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Gaetano Sciolari chandeliers in silver plate and crystal. Very elegant sold as a pair, also sell like single.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Silver Plate

Silver Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Huge Gaetano Sciolari chandelier. It is rewired and cleaned. Thirty-five sockets. Max.40 watt per socket. A few of the brass tubes have crack lines due to its age. Chandelier displ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Silver Sciolari Chandelier
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  • Silver Sciolari Chandelier
  • Silver Sciolari Chandelier
H 26 in. Dm 40 in.
Italian Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Smaller scale Sciolari chandelier. (try saying that one fast...)<br /> <br /> Wonderful for a small space.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Italian Sciolari Chandelier
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H 30 in. Dm 18 in.
1970s Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Cathedral City, CA
1970s eight lights brass and metal Italian chandelier by Sciolari.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

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H 20 in. Dm 20 in.
Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in North Miami, FL
Sublimely simple and modern 36-light chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, circa 1968. Black spokes radiating from the center support 18 polished aluminum vertical rods with sockets at bot...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Metal

Large Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Brooklyn, NY
matching smaller ceiling light available + 5 sconces
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Large Sciolari Chandelier
  • Large Sciolari Chandelier
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H 27.56 in. Dm 23.63 in.
Sciolari Chandelier in Brass
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Elegant 1960s 8-light gold plated brass and chrome chandelier by Sciolari of Italy. This chandelier has (8) E14 candelabra based sockets.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Chrome

  • Sciolari Chandelier in Brass
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H 29.14 in. Dm 22.45 in.
"Ovali" Italian Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
1960s chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Geatano Sciolari Chandelier, Italy 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Geatano Sciolari chandelier, Italy 1960s. Good condition. Worldwide shipping
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Sciolari Chandelier, Italy, 1960
By Stilnovo, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Bronx, NY
Sciolari chandelier, Italy 1960, brass plated frame with 6 long 12" conical shaped tube glass that is frosted half way up surrounding a candelabra bulb each the center of the frame a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

  • Sciolari Chandelier, Italy, 1960
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H 48 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Chrome Classic Sciolari Chandelier, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Classical chrome candle chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. This beautiful 12 lightpoint chandelier is in good condition, fully working and ready to use. The chandelier can be used...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Brass Classic Sciolari Chandelier, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Stunning mid century Gaetano Sciolari chandelier. This light fixture has a more classical design with twelve candlestick lightpoints and crystal prisms. The chandelier will loo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Italian Chrome Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in London, GB
A large chrome chandelier by Italian designer Sciolari, with 12 arms and 24 light fittings.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Twelve Lights Brass Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Elegant chandelier made of a six brass rods intertwined, each holding two lights. By Sciolari.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large 1970s Italian Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful 1970s Italian chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. The chrome frame supports 32 chains with chrome tubing and crystal balls to create a minimalist chandelier. The fixture has be...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Chrome

Pair of Gaetano Sciolari Chandeliers
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Miami, FL
Superb two Italian chandeliers by Gaetano Sciolari , glass ball and chrome, six and eight bulbs, gorgeous light through the 24 glass balls one is six-light, the other is eight-light ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fine Crystal Sciolari Chandelier, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Rome, IT
The chandelier is disposed up two floor of lights eight and four.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

sciolari chandelier / matching sconces available
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Brooklyn, NY
larger chandelier and sconces available
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Modernist Sciolari Chandelier for Lightolier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian 1960s chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier from the Sciolari's Scultura collection sculptural design in chrome and white lacquer, lit by ten bulbs. Attractive sculpt...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Vintage Brass Sciolari Chandelier, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Vintage flush mount 12 lightpoint chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari for Boulanger. The lamp can also be used as a table lamp Good condition, tested and ready for use with regular ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier from 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Vienna, AT
1960s chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari in silverplate and crystal, with six arms. Excellent overall condition. Diameter: 47 cm (18.50in) Heigh: about 70cm (27.55in)
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Silver Plate, Brass

Sculptural Sciolari Chandelier Italian, Design 1970
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Sculptural Sciolari chandelier Italian, design 1970, made of brass and chrome.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Midcentury Italian Murano Glass Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Sciolari chandelier with brass base frame surrounded by crystal glass pieces. Glass pieces removable for easy transport. Measures: Diameter 50 cm. Height 95 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stunning Big Sciolari Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning huge chandelier designed by Sciolari. Brush brass and chrome Best of the 1960s. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready to use. The fix...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stunning Big Sciolari Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning Huge chandelier designed by Sciolari. Brush brass and chrome Best of the 1960s. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready to use. The fix...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stunning Big Sciolari Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning Huge chandelier designed by Sciolari. Brush brass and chrome Best of the 1960s. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready to use. The fix...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Set of Four Sculptural Sciolari Chandeliers
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chrome with brushed brass insets and glass cylinder shades. Each chandelier has 9 E14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Sciolari Chandelier with Six Lights, 1970
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Rome, IT
Sciolari six lights. 18 crystal glass and three reserve. Shipping cost 150$.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Gorgeous Sciolari Chandelier with Glass Ornaments
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century chrome frame chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. Beautifully decorated with glass globes suspended by thin chains. Six bulbs hang downward. (Please confirm item location -...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Chrome and Brass Geometric Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Geometric Sciolari chrome and brass-plated chandelier. The chandelier is in good vintage condition with original wiring and with nine E14 bulbs. Measures: Diameter 50 cm. Height fi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Sciolari Chandelier with Clear Glass Globes
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in London, GB
Midcentury chrome frame chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari with glass globes suspended by thin chains. Six bulbs hang downward.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier Glass Eight-Arm
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Westport, CT
Gaetano Sciolari brass and glass Mid-Century cylinder chandelier.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sciolari Chandelier of Brass, Chrome and Glass
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sciolari chandelier of brass, chrome and glass. Original label. Located in NY.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Gold Wash over Brass Sciolari Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Nine-light brass and crystal chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari. Great original, working condition, ready to install, wired for US. Each prism 10"- L Fixture 19"- H without connection rod.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Iconic Cubic Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier, Italy, 1970
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Meyrin, CH
Iconic cubic Gaetano Sciolari chandelier, Italy, 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sculpture Sciolari Chandelier Cubic Aluminium Design, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Sculpture Sciolari chandelier cubic aluminium design, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Iconic Cubic Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier, Italy, 1970
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Rome, IT
Famous chandelier belonging to the series inspired by a trip of Gaetano Sciolari in New York, the chandelier is composed of 37 lights that radiate a striking light. Structure is mad...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Sciolari Chandelier in Chrome with Murano Glass
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Italian chandelier by Sciolari, the modernistic chrome frame accented with clear Murano glass globes. Very good condition, consistent with age and use.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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

Large Cubist Chrome Sciolari Chandelier, 1960s, Italy
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Midcentury chrome chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy. Cubist style finished in chrome with multiple lights. Fits 18 bulbs. Retains original "Sciolari" label. Dimensions: 90cm width.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Fine Sculptural Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier, Italy, 1970
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Brussels, BE
Brutalist chromed metal chandelier designed by Gaetano Sciolari. Tubular arms, twelve lights. Italy, 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Sciolari Italian Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian midcentury chandelier by Sciolari. Chandelier have adjustable height second height is 36 inches. Combination of brass and chrome, 12 candelabra light.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Sciolari Italian Chandelier
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  • Sciolari Italian Chandelier
H 56 in. W 19.5 in. D 19.5 in.
Sculpture Sciolari Chandelier Aluminum Design and Glass, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Sculpture Sciolari chandelier aluminum design and glass, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Sciolari Silver Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Silver plated crystal chandelier designed by Geatano Sciolari. The light requires twelve single E14 screw fit lightbulbs (45 Watt max.). Diameter 74 cm. Height Fixture 44 cm. Tot...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

  • Sciolari Silver Chandelier
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  • Sciolari Silver Chandelier
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H 33.86 in. Dm 29.14 in.
Sciolari Trumpet Chandelier
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sciolari Trumpet Chandelier 6 lights
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Sciolari Trumpet Chandelier
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H 43 in. Dm 16 in.
1960 Italy Gaetano Sciolari Chandelier Crystal Lens & Brass
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Stunning cascading chandelier with lens crystals and a brass frame. Designed by Gaetano Sciolari for Palwa, Germany in the 1960s. Design: Gaetano Sciolari. Measures: dm 11.8" in. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

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Sciolari Chandelier 9 For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic sciolari chandelier 9 available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, brass and chrome, every sciolari chandelier 9 was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a sciolari chandelier 9 — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A sciolari chandelier 9 is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made sciolari chandelier 9 over the years, but those crafted by Gaetano Sciolari, Lightolier and S.A. Boulanger are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Sciolari Chandelier 9?

A sciolari chandelier 9 can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,200, while the lowest priced sells for $10 and the highest can go for as much as $73,909.

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.