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Sciolari chandelier gilt brass Neoclassical, 8 lights, 1960`s ca, Italian
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Sciolari chandelier gilt brass Neoclassical, 8 lights, 1960`s ca, Italian

Code: 11204

Price: SOLD

Height: 165cm (65.0")     Width: 63cm (24.8")
Depth: 63cm (24.8")
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Sciolari chandelier with a gold plated gilt brass frame in the Neoclassical style,1960`s ca, Italian.

This chandelier has been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina. It is newly rewired & earthed with 2 metres of gold silk cable & 8 new E14 lamp holders. It is fully working, PAT tested by an electrician and ready to install. Eight new black silk gold lined lampshades & lightbulbs are included in this price. This chandelier can work with a dimmer. It is possible to use this light in other countries although it may be necessary to purchase different light bulbs suitable to local electricity.

This elegant vintage chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari is a reinterpretation of the traditional Neoclassical chandelier.   In this case the traditional canopy shaped chandelier is given a Modern twist with the use of geometric forms. Key design features such as the swag & scroll form are kept simple for a Modern clean look. It has Italian craftsmanship and attention to detail, emphasized with the use of polished & satin gilt finishes. The metal frame is quality cast and has a good weight. This design would suit a range of interiors such as Antique, Traditional, Hollywood Regency, Post Modern, or Contemporary.

This light has the original maker`s label `SCIOLARI ROMA` still attached inside the original vintage brass ceiling cup, as photographed. 

The entire chandelier extends and hangs from a small gilt brass cylinder near the top of the frame. This cylinder combines satin & polished finishes and has a flat topside with a polished brass bulbous finial that has a ring to attach the brass chain. An elongated and very attractive decorative finial in polished brass at the bottom balances the design & gives weight to the piece. The very nature of this `suspended` design gives this large chandelier a light & ethereal quality.

From this centre piece spreads out 8 scrolling arms in polished finish. These rise slightly upwards, each holding a bobeche in a satin finish with a polished beaded trim. On the bobeche there is the lamp holder with a removable cover in a satin reeded finish and two horizontal bands. Under the bobeche there is a long decorative finial with a twisted rope design also in a satin finish. Between the arms runs two `string of beads`. The contrast between the satin & polished finishes creates different reflections and depth.

Each lamp holder carries 1 standard small screw light bulbs (E14) up to 40 Watts. At present fitted & photographed with Candle Clear shaped light bulbs of 28 Watts. These are included in the price. It is possible to use other E14 bulbs.

Each light is finished with a new clip-on black silk lampshade, these have a black fabric trim and metallic gold lining. These are included in the price.

The chandelier could be installed without the shades for a more traditional look (as photographed).

From the ring at the top of the frame there is a brass chain leading to the brass ceiling cup. The chain attaches to a short brass rod. This rod has a ring with a screw to slide along and adjust the ceiling cup at different heights along the rod. Inside the cup the rod has another ring with a removable S hook to hang the chandelier to the ceiling. The chain can be easily shortened or lengthened if needed. The chain fitted at present is 1 metre long.

This chandelier is in very good vintage condition. The metal frames are sound with no damages. The gilt finishes are in very good condition with a light patina & tiny marks in line with age & wear. The 8 lampshades are new and in very good condition.

Additional dimensions:

The total dimensions with the chain are: Height: 165 cm, Width: 63 cm, Depth: 63 cm

The dimensions of the frame without the chain is: Height: 49 cm, Width: 63 cm, Depth: 63 cm

The ceiling cup is: Diameter: 12.7 cm

The lampshade alone has the following dimensions: Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter at the bottom: 14 cm, Diameter at the top: 7 cm

Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care with packing. For safe transport the shades will be wrapped separately in bubble wrap, foam and an outer layer of card. These will be stacked together. The frame will be wrapped similarly. Together these pieces would easily fit into a box with loose fill packing suitable for posting with a courier. We ship with reliable couriers (signed for, tracked & insured).

We have in stock available 4 matching (same design) twin arms Sciolari Neoclassical vintage sconces, one pair featured on this site as item #  11158.


While Sciolari Lighting has been around since 1892, it was their most famous offspring, Gaetano Sciolari, who went on to design for Italian manufacturer Stilnovo in the 1950`s. Read more on our Roomscape Blog about  Gaetano Sciolari Lighting.

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