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Swedish Designer, Stool, Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Candlesticks, Brass, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of 3 candlesticks. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1960s.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Stool, Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood, Sheepskin

Swedish Designer, Candelabra, Teak, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A candelabra, designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s. In turned solid teak.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Teak

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  • Swedish Designer, Candelabra, Teak, Sweden, 1950s
  • Swedish Designer, Candelabra, Teak, Sweden, 1950s
H 10.01 in. W 6.11 in. D 5.52 in.
Swedish Designer, Stool, Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Candelabrum, Brass, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A candelabra, Sweden, 1950s. In brass. Other designers of the period include Piet Hein, Paavo Tynell, Josef Frank, and Jean Royère.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Candlesticks, Brass, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of 7 candlesticks. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1960s. For small candles.     
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Wall Mirror, Teak, 1950s, Sweden
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A teak mirror, glass with a finely sculpted teak frame wrapping the glass in a rounded form. Other designers of the period include Hans Wegner, Josef Frank, Finn Juhl, George Naka...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Oak

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Nightstands / Wall Cabinets, Wood, Sweden 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of minimalist nightstands / wall cabinets / bedside cabinets. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s. In laminated veneered plywood.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Han...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Organic Candlesticks, Brass, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of 3 candlesticks. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1960s.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood with carved fluted ornamentation, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the perio...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Adjustable Stool, Teak Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in teak, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Seats position is adjustable and can be tilted. Other designers of th...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Teak

Swedish Designer, Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Large Candelabra, Brass, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large candelabra, Sweden, 1950s. In brass. For small candles. Other designers of the period include Piet Hein, Paavo Tynell, Josef Frank, and Jean Royere.   
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Pendant Light, Brass, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pendant light / ceiling lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Small Candlesticks, Brass, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set a 4 small brass candlesticks. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Kaare Klint, Hans Agne Jacobsen, and Alvar Aalto.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Floor Lamp, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s. In brass. Assorted vintage rattan lampshade.     
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1940s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Wood, Blue Velvet, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat in blue velvet. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Isamu Noguchi, Charlott...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood, Velvet

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Fossil Stone, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A solid stone table lamp with fossil pieces, Pietra Dura technique. Signed "E.J" , "Gotländskt Fossilarbete från kvarnboden lummelund" Stated dimensions exclude lampshade, height...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stone

Swedish Designer, Wall Mirror, Stained Oak, 1950s, Sweden
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of stained oak mirrors, with ornamented details. By an unknown Swedish designer. Produced in the 1950s. Other designers of the period include Hans Wegner, Josef Frank, Fin...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Oak

Swedish Designer, Rustic Minimalist Stool, Solid Pine, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handmade Minimalist stool, designed and produced in Sweden, 1960s. In solid pine, joined by nails.. All original condition. Other designers of the 20th century working in pine in...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Stool, Dark-Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood with carved fluted ornamentation, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the perio...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1940s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner,...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Organic Sauna Stool, Sculpted Pine, 1970s, Sweden
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Oragnic modernist stool by an unknown designer. In pine. Other designers of the period include Pierre Chapo, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand and Axel Einar Hjorth.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Wall Mirror, Stained Oak, 1950s, Sweden
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of stained oak mirrors, with ornamented details. By an unknown Swedish designer. Produced in the 1950s. Other designers of the period include Hans Wegner, Josef Frank, Fin...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Oak

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Studio Stools, Solid Pine, 1950s, Sweden
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of handmade Minimalist stool, designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s. In finely sculpted and joined solid pine. Features beautiful pine plugs and joinery. Other designe...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Wall Mirror, Stained Oak, 1950s, Sweden
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of stained oak mirrors, with ornamented details. By an unknown Swedish designer. Produced in the 1950s. Features highly appealing visable wooden plugs. Other designers of ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Oak

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Sauna Stool, Solid Pine, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handmade Minimalist and rustic sauna stool, designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s. In finely sculpted and joined solid pine. Features superb revealed joinery. All original con...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Stool, Stained Oak, Beige Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained oak, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Oak

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Studio Stools, Solid Pine, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of handmade Minimalist stool, designed and produced in Sweden, 1960s. In finely sculpted and joined solid pine. Signed "E.B." All original condition. Other designers of ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Studio Stool, Solid Birch, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handmade Minimalist stool, designed and produced in Sweden, 1960s. In finely sculpted and joined solid birch. Organic shape to seat. Features revealed joinery. All original cond...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Studio Stool, Solid Pine, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handmade Minimalist stool, designed and produced in Sweden, 1960s. In finely sculpted and joined solid pine. Features superb revealed joinery. All original condition. Other ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Table Lamps, Polished Brass, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of table lamps, designed and produced by Aneta, Sweden, 1970s. Sold without lampshades. Other designers of the period include Hans Agne Jakobsson, Paavo Tynell, Josef Frank, ...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Rattan, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, 1960s. Signature to bottom. Hand-painted decoration. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. Upon request illus...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Rattan

Swedish Designer, Rustic Minimalist Stool, Solid Pine, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handmade Minimalist stool, designed and produced in Sweden, in solid pine, joined by nails. All original condition. Other designers of the 20th century working in pine include C...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Rustic Minimalist Stool, Solid Pine, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handmade Minimalist stool, designed and produced in Sweden, 1960s. In untreated solid pine, joined by nails. All original condition. Other designers of the 20th century working...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Stool, Dark-Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in dark stained wood, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new authentic sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juh...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Teak

Swedish Designer, Stool, Dark-Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in dark stained wood with simple carved ornamentation, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Teak

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Glass, Linen, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp. Base in glass. Finely ornamented glass. Sold without lampshade. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Lisa Johansson-Pape, Hans Bergström.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Swedish Designer, Stool, Stained Oak, Beige Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained oak, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Oak

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Solid Teak, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp. In solid turned teak. By unknown Swedish designer and producer, 1950s-1960s. Vintage lampshade. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Upon request the vintage papersh...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Fabric, Teak

Swedish Designer, Small Organic Candelabra, Brass, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small organic candelabra, Sweden, 1950s. In brass Other designers of the period include Piet Hein, Paavo Tynell, Josef Frank, and Jean Royere.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Pendant Light, Perforated Brass, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pendant light / ceiling lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1950s. Height including full drop and cup 86 cm / 33.85 inches.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Candelabrum, Brass, Stained Wood, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A candelabra, Sweden, 1940s. In brass and stained wood. Other designers of the period include Piet Hein, Paavo Tynell, Josef Frank, and Jean Royère.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Candelabrum, Brass, Painted Metal, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A candelabra, Sweden, 1950s. In brass and painted metal. Other designers of the period include Piet Hein, Paavo Tynell, Josef Frank, and Jean Royère.   
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Sculptural Minimalist Bench, Solid Stained Oak, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sculptural Minimalist bench. In sold stained oak. Features beautifully revealed joinery, and dovetail keys, similar to the butterfly joints used by George Nakashima. Other desig...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Oak

Swedish Designer, Candelabrum, Brass, Painted Metal, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A candelabra, Sweden, 1940s. In brass and painted metal. Other designers of the period include Piet Hein, Paavo Tynell, Josef Frank, and Jean Royère.   
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Floor Lamp, Brass, Bamboo, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp. By unknown Swedish designer, 1950s. Brass rod and base. Assorted vintage lampshade in bamboo and rattan.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Floor Lamp, Brass, Bamboo, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A floor lamp. By unknown Swedish designer, 1950s. Brass rod and base. Assorted vintage lampshade in bamboo and rattan. Other designers of the period include Hans-Agne Jakobsson, P...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Stools, Dark Stained Birch, White Bouclé Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of stools, designed and produced in Sweden, 1960s. In dark stained birch. Seats reupholstered in brand new white bouclé. Other designers of the 20th century working in pine...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Bouclé, Birch

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Fossil Stone, Rattan, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A solid stone table lamp with fossil pieces, Pietra Dura technique. Signed "E.J" and labeled "Gotländskt Fossilarbete från kvarnboden lummelund" Stated dimensions exclude lampsha...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stone

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Stained Wood, Sheepskin, Brass Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stool in stained wood with carved fluted ornamentation, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the perio...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Small Minimalist Studio Stools, Solid Pine, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of handmade Minimalist stool, designed and produced in Sweden, circa 1970s. In finely sculpted and joined solid pine. All original condition. Other designers of the 20th...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Designer, Organic Stool, Oak, Deep Beige Sheepskin, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic stool in stained oak, overstuffed seat reupholstered in brand new sheepskin upholstery. Produced in Sweden, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Oak

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Table Lamp, Solid Teak, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very large organic table lamp. In solid turned teak. By unknown Swedish designer and producer, 1950s-1960s. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade, height includes socket. Sold witho...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Swedish Designer, Small Organic Wall Mirror, Wicker, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small and light wall mirror, in woven wicker, Swedish, 1960s. Other designers of the period include Josef Frank, Fontana Arte, and Line Vautrin.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Wicker, Mirror

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Mid Century Swedish Designer Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of mid century Swedish designer furniture you’re looking for. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and brass. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. An item from our selection of mid century Swedish designer furniture made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Norell Möbel AB, Arne Norell and Anders Lofgren each produced at least one beautiful choice in our collection of mid century Swedish designer furniture that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Swedish Designer Furniture?

Prices for a piece of mid century Swedish designer furniture start at $200 and top out at $11,750 with the average selling for $2,300.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.