Sciolari chandelier large 12 lights in gold gilt & smoked etched glass,1970`s ca, Italian.
Thoroughly cleaned respecting the vintage patina; newly rewired, in full working order and ready to install. Light bulbs included.
This large sculptural vintage Gaetano Sciolari chandelier is impressive & rare with its pistillo curved arms & textured clear tinted glass shades.
From a central column there are two tiers; an upper tier of 8 arms and a lower tier of 4 arms. The arms of the tiers emerge from a bulbous form on the central column,
The top tier protrudes out more than the lower tier. The arms of the top tier are long cylinders leading to a lamp holder each with a brass cover while the lower tier has arms which are only the lamp holders & brass covers.
The brass covers lead to an intricate optical sculpture which holds the glass shade. The sculpture form is made up of three vertical rods each finishing in a Pistillo shape with a brass ball. The middle rod is longer than the 2 side rods to create an interesting staggered appearance.
The middle rod curves behind the lamp and attaches at the brass lamp holder cover.
The two side rods bend in a circular manner to make a frame for the glass shade. The shade is screwed to these side rods. These 2 screws are decorative gilt balls & washers. The side rods are suspended from behind to the brass lamp holder cover.
The quality circular glass shades are tinted brown. There is an etched oblong shape in the centre on the inside surface which diffuses the light.
At the bottom of the chandelier the main column of the frame terminates into a dome & finial.
This chandelier takes 12 small screw standard light bulbs E14 up to 40 Watts each. Photographed & presently fitted with clear Pygmy light bulbs of 15 Watts which are available from most lighting shops and included in this price. Any other E14 light bulb could be used for a different effect.
This piece can be used with a dimmer switch.
The gold plated gilt pendant rod is divided in two portions at the middle. It can easily be shortened by unscrewing these 2 parts. The rod also unscrews from the top of the frame, perfect for packing or to replace with a longer rod or chain if needed.
At the top of the rod there is the original gold plated ceiling cup which has a concave shape. This can be adjusted and held in place with a ring & screw. Inside this ceiling cup there is an S hook to hang the chandelier from the ceiling.
This chandelier is in very good condition. The glass shades are in very good condition with the exception of a chip on one at the point of attachment as photographed. This however is covered by the screw & frame and therefore not noticeable. The gold plated gilt frame, pendant rod and ceiling cup have patina & some rubbing in line with age.
Packing is offered free of charge. For safe transport the pendant rod could be separated. Each shade would be wrapped in card & bubble wrap. The frame would be wrapped in bubble wrap and reinforced with card. These items would be supported inside a box with filler.
The total length with the full rod is: 106 cm.
The Height of the frame alone (without the rod) is: 57 cm.
The full length of the rod alone unscrewed is 60cm. It divides at the centre in two 30 cm portions.
Diameter of the glass shade is: 10 cm
Gaetano Sciolari Biography - 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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