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Pair of Scandinavian Wall Sconces
Located in Roncadelle, BS
Pair of vintage Scandinavian wall sconces. The lights are directional. BC063.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Scandinavian Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Scandinavian Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Scandinavian Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Scandinavian Wall Sconces
H 7.49 in. W 10.63 in. D 7.49 in.
Scandinavian Modernist Crystal Wall Sconce
Located in Roncadelle, BS
Scandinavian lamp from the 1960s. Peculiar mid-century design piece with double light. Consists of
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal

  • Scandinavian Modernist Crystal Wall Sconce
  • Scandinavian Modernist Crystal Wall Sconce
  • Scandinavian Modernist Crystal Wall Sconce
  • Scandinavian Modernist Crystal Wall Sconce
H 4.73 in. W 11.42 in. D 3.15 in.
Sculptural Scandinavian Wall Sconce, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
. It resembles a bursting sun or flower. Anonymous Scandinavian design/maker circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Scandinavian Brass & Copper Wall Sconce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Scandinavian brass & copper wall sconce Handcrafted rustic brass sconce with copper accents
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Mid-20th Century Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Modern Glossner Etched Glass Sconces
By Glossner AB
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian Modern bowed shaped etched glass sconces with leaf motif. The surface has a
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Glass

Vintage Adjustable Scandinavian Wall Sconce, 1980s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
scandinavian maker circa 1980. Measurements: H: 32, D: 24, Dept: 30-40 cm.
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Vintage 1980s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Scandinavian Bathroom Globe Wall Sconce, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
amber glass shade. Anonymous Scandinavian maker circa 1970s. Electrical circuit: E27 up to 40 watts
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Glass, Acrylic

Scandinavian Modern Yellow Wall-Mounted Candle Sconces
Located in Brooklyn, NY
and better containing the light they emit. Each sconce accommodates a single candle (the candles
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Candle Sconces

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Scandinavian Modern Articulated Wall Sconce in Brass
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fully adjustable wall lamp composed of a brass 'body' installed with a black fluted textile and paper shade. It was designed and manufactured in Scandinavia during the 1960s in a sty...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

  • Scandinavian Modern Articulated Wall Sconce in Brass
  • Scandinavian Modern Articulated Wall Sconce in Brass
  • Scandinavian Modern Articulated Wall Sconce in Brass
  • Scandinavian Modern Articulated Wall Sconce in Brass
H 11.82 in. W 10.24 in. D 27.56 in.
Scandinavian Handblown Glass Wall Sconces, Denmark 1960s
By Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy, Holmegaard
Located in Haderslev, DK
Extremely rare glass wall sconce made in Scandinavia early 1960s or late 1950s. The glass is of
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Vintage Scandinavian Ambient Sconces by Vitrika, 1960s
By Vitrika
Located in Esbjerg, DK
These fixed wall lights was manufactured by Vitrika and designed in Denmark during the later part of 1960s. This model is made from brass-alloyed aluminium set with thick textured gl...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum

White Scandinavian Minimalist Kite Wall Sconces
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Large kite shaped wall lights in folded powder coated steel. They work as light diffusers only distributing the light up- or downwards. They can be mounted as either up- or down ligh...
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Vintage 1980s Scandinavian Minimalist Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

  • White Scandinavian Minimalist Kite Wall Sconces
  • White Scandinavian Minimalist Kite Wall Sconces
  • White Scandinavian Minimalist Kite Wall Sconces
  • White Scandinavian Minimalist Kite Wall Sconces
H 11.03 in. W 9.06 in. D 3.35 in.
Pair of Scandiavian Modern Pinewood Wall Lights, Sweden, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
A pair of pinewood wall sconces fabricated in Sweden, 1970s. All solid pinewood, base and shade.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Pine

Scandinavian Modern Ceramic and Brass Wall Sconce, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Oblong wall sconce featuring a burgundy red glaze ceramic backplate and details in patinated brass
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Five Scandinavian Sconces in Brass and Metal, 1960's
Located in Barcelona, ES
Five Scandinavian sconces from 1960's. Brass and lacquered metal.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Scandinavian Crystal & Brass Sconce from Orrefors, 1960s
By Orrefors
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Scandinavian art glass wall light attributed to Carl Fagerlund and manufactured by Orrefors in
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Industrial Scandinavian Work Station Clamp Sconces, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A pair of versatile and multi-adjustable clamp sconces. Manufactured by Køfi design in Denmark
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Vintage 1960s Danish Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Scandinavian Brass Sconce from Svend Mejlstrøm, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fixed wall light designed and manufactured by Svend Mejlstrøm in Denmark during the 1960s or early 70s. Its made from polished brass and retains its pastel colored textile shade that...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Modern Teak Wall Sconces Volkswagen Bus & House
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A curious set of wall lights. One in shape of a house and one in shape of Volkswagen Iconic Kombi bus. They are fashioned from teak veneer and features porcelain sockets and on/off s...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Teak

Hans Bergstrom, Scandinavian Modern Sconce for Ateljé Lyktan, Sweden
By Hans Bergström
Located in New York, NY
Large Hans Bergstrom, Scandinavian Modern 3-arm sconce in brass with lacquered metal backplate in
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Large Wall Light / Sconce , Sweden / Scandinavian Modern
By Lindau & Lindekrantz
Located in Stockholm, SE
Metal shade holder with few smaller dents, probably from when shade has been removed.
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1990s Swedish Post-Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Scandinavian Space Age Bathroom Wall Sconce, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Chromed steel wall light featuring a cast clear spherical glass shade. Suitable for installation in moist environments: bathroom etc. It can be installed in two ways either with shad...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Space Age Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Vintage Scandinavian Flower Wall Sconce in Brass & Glass, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Flower shaped double Sconce designed in a style reminiscent of Stilnovo and manufactured during the
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Scandinavian Modernist Sconces with Dome Shaped Glass Shades
Located in New York, NY
Large pair of Scandinavian modernist patinated steel wall sconces. The pair have been fully
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

Pair of Scandinavian Cut Glass and Crystal Sconces
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of 20th century glass and crystal sconces in the Gustavian Style. Dimensions: 19" wide x 26
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20th Century Scandinavian Gustavian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Brass

"Solana" Wall Sconces
By Blueprint Lighting
Located in Stamford, CT
The "Solana" wall mount sconce or reading light is strongly influenced by Scandinavian, Danish
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights an...

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Enamel, Brass

  • "Solana" Wall Sconces
  • "Solana" Wall Sconces
  • "Solana" Wall Sconces
  • "Solana" Wall Sconces
H 13 in. W 5 in. D 6 in.
LUte Sconce
By Lumfardo Luminaires
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The stunning LUte sconce by Lumfardo Luminaires is an up and down fixed cylindrical wall sconce in
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights a...

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Gold, Brass

  • LUte Sconce
  • LUte Sconce
  • LUte Sconce
  • LUte Sconce
H 7 in. W 4 in. D 5.5 in.
Scandinavian Wall Sconce in Iced Glass from Orrefors, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A post-Fagerlund wall light composed of thick ice-glass. Brilliant choice for hallway or cosy/ambient light. Manufactured and designed in-house at Orrefors in Sweden during the early...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Glass

Large Midcentury Scandinavian Wall Sconces in Perforated Brass
By Westal
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare midcentury wall sconces, produced in Sweden, possibly by Westal. These lamps are made of
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Scandinavian Modern Spherical Wall Sconce in Brass & Smoke Glass
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Lounge wall light with spherical honey colored shade in smoked glass. It was manufactured and designed by Vitrika in Denmark in a style reminiscent of Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Nice vinta...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Bohlmarks Scandinavian Modern Art Deco Double Shade Sconces
By Bohlmarks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian Modern, Art Deco double glass shade on opaque the other clear with acid etched
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Early 20th Century Scandinavian Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Nickel

Simon Henningsen Scandinavian Modern "Tivoli Gardens" Sconces, Denmark, 1962
By Simon Poul Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
A pair torch lamps designed by Simon Henningsen (son of Poul) for the Tivoli Gardens (1962) in Copenhagen, Denmark. These lamps have been adapted into wall-mounted lamps, newly paint...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Scandinavian Brass & Bubble Art Glass Wall Sconce by Vitrika, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Lounge sconce with spherical honey colored glass shade with controlled bubbles. It was manufactured
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Zinc Outdoor Sconces '21st Century'
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome Zinc Outdoor Sconce in a Classic Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian design. Crafted from zinc
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights a...

Materials

Steel, Zinc

  • Zinc Outdoor Sconces '21st Century'
  • Zinc Outdoor Sconces '21st Century'
  • Zinc Outdoor Sconces '21st Century'
  • Zinc Outdoor Sconces '21st Century'
H 12 in. W 12 in. D 14.5 in.
Scandinavian Modern Polished Brass Cylindrical Sconces with Solid Crystal Tops
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian Modern midcentury polished brass sconces with a cylindrical form topped with a
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

1970s Modern Wall Sconce Pendant Light Scandinavian Teakwood & Frosted Glass
By Lisa Johansson-Pape
Located in National City, CA
1970s Modern wall sconce pendant light Scandinavian Teakwood & Frosted Glass Unmarked, in the
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Vintage 1970s European Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Single Scandinavian Teak and White Opaline Sconce, 1960s
By Louis Kalff
Located in New York, NY
In the style of Louis Kalff for Philips brass links on teak structure excellent vintage condition needs to be rewired for use in the US.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Brass & Glass Wall Sconces from Orrefors & Vitrika, 1960s
By Vitrika
Located in Esbjerg, DK
These Sconces pair of wall lights was manufactured and designed by Vitrika in Denmark in the 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

A pair of Wall Lights / Sconces, Miranda AB, Scandinavian Modern
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of decorative bamboo wall lights by Miranda AB Svedala, Sweden 1970s. In good condition, a few smaller tears/splits and scratches in bamboo. But overall in good condition. ...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bamboo

  • A pair of Wall Lights / Sconces, Miranda AB, Scandinavian Modern
  • A pair of Wall Lights / Sconces, Miranda AB, Scandinavian Modern
  • A pair of Wall Lights / Sconces, Miranda AB, Scandinavian Modern
  • A pair of Wall Lights / Sconces, Miranda AB, Scandinavian Modern
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H 13.39 in. W 17.72 in. D 2.76 in.
Scandinavian Copper Metal & Teak Pair of Sconces, 1950s Denmark
By Ib Fabiansen
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Mid-Century Modern scandinavian copper metal & teak pair of sconces, 1950s Denmark Rare and
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Stunning Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Textured Glass Sconce, Orrefors Sweden
By Orrefors
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A stunning sconce comprised of a single piece of heavily textured ice glass in serrated and crested
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Scandinavian Minimalist Bathroom Wall Sconce from Rada Design, 1980s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Simplistically constructed wall light or built on sconce in matte opaline glass on a metal mount
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Vintage 1970s Danish Minimalist Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

Sculptural Scandinavian Modern Glass Metal Sconce Tom Ahlstrom Hans Ehrich 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Sculptural Scandinavian Modern sconce or wall light by Tom Ahlstrom & Hans Ehrich from metal and
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Iron

LUcloud Sconce
By Lumfardo Luminaires
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning LUcloud sconce. An all brass patinated and perforated wall sconce by Lumfardo Luminaires
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights a...

Materials

Brass

  • LUcloud Sconce
  • LUcloud Sconce
  • LUcloud Sconce
  • LUcloud Sconce
H 6 in. W 11 in. D 5.5 in.
Classical Scandinavian Maritime Brass Wall Sconce from Laoni, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fixed Wall light in brass and brass alloy aluminium. Nautical modern styling. It was made by Laoni in Denmark during the 1970s. Measurements: H: 32 cm, Diameter: 20 cm, Dept/reach: 2...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Scandinavian Adjustable Wall Sconce in Brass and Pinstripe Glass, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Early 1950s wall light made in Scandinavia in a style reminiscent of Stilnovo and the french modernist movement. Its composed of patinated brass and mounted with an angle-cut white p...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

LUhans Indoor Outdoor Sconce 'Pat Cop'
By Lumfardo Luminaires
Located in Los Angeles, CA
indoor outdoor sconce is inspired by Scandinavian mid-century design. Wired with a single E26 socket for
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights a...

Materials

Copper

  • LUhans Indoor Outdoor Sconce 'Pat Cop'
  • LUhans Indoor Outdoor Sconce 'Pat Cop'
  • LUhans Indoor Outdoor Sconce 'Pat Cop'
  • LUhans Indoor Outdoor Sconce 'Pat Cop'
H 6 in. W 6 in. D 7.75 in.
1970s Scandinavian Modern Wall Sconce Swag Pendant Teakwood and Frosted Glass
By Lisa Johansson-Pape
Located in National City, CA
1970s Scandinavian Modern Wall Sconce Swag Pendant Teakwood Frosted Glass Unmarked, in the style of
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Vintage 1970s European Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Scandinavian Modern "AWF" Wall Sconces, Patinated Brass & Acrylic, 1950
By Arnold Wiig Fabrikker, Vilhelm Lauritzen, Paavo Tynell
Located in Odense, DK
Rare pair of 1950s wall sconces in patinated brass and acrylic manufactured by Arnold Wiigs
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Brutalist "Sun" Wall Sconce Lamp Sculptural, Modern Ceramic, 1970s
By Axella Stentøj, Sejer Keramik, Kingo Keramik, Søholm Stentøj, Jette Hellerøe
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Decorative sun shaped ceramic wall sconce, most likely from a Danish or Scandinavian ceramic
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Ceramic

a.W. Borgh Designed Swedish Grace Wall Sconces, Jonkoping, Scandinavian 'a'
By A.W. Borgh
Located in New York, NY
A.W Borgh designed pair (one of two available) Swedish Grace, 1920’s wall sconces. these were hand
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Wall Sconce in Brass and White Glass, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A stylish Stilnovo inspired Wall light. Its made from brass with textured black paint (leather texture) and mounted with a pin-set tubular shade in matté white opaline glass. It feat...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Scandinavian Sconces Smoked Glass Attributed to Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Lyon, FR
Pair of Scandinavian sconces from the 50's in the taste of Tapio Wirkkala's work. Nickel-plated
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

Vintage Scandinavian Stainless Steel Wall Sconces by K. S. Design, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A rare pair of polished stainless steel wall lights. Cylindrical - tubular in shape and measuring 40 cm in width/length. Designed and manufactured by K. S. Design in Denmark during t...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pierre Forssell Brass Skultuna Sconces
By Pierre Forssell
Located in New York, NY
Pierre Forssell (1925-2004) Brass Sconces for Skultuna. Skultuna label on the back. Wiring included
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Modern Glass and Brass Wall Sconce by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in New York, NY
A Scandinavian Modern textured clear but textured glass wall sconce with brass hardware by Carl
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

LUcloud Sconce 'LA'
By Lumfardo Luminaires
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning LUcloud Sconce. An all brass lightly aged and perforated wall sconce by Lumfardo
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights a...

Materials

Brass

  • LUcloud Sconce 'LA'
  • LUcloud Sconce 'LA'
  • LUcloud Sconce 'LA'
  • LUcloud Sconce 'LA'
H 6 in. W 11 in. D 5.5 in.
Scandinavian Modern Brass Swing Arm Wall Sconce with Opaline Sphere, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Side to side adjustable wall lamp composed of a solid heavy stock brass 'body' installed with a opaline ball shade. It was designed and manufactured in Scandinavia during the 1950s o...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Danish Modern Vertical Sconce Light
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful Danish modern vertical wall-mounted sconce that features three tapering glass shades
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Teak

  • Danish Modern Vertical Sconce Light
  • Danish Modern Vertical Sconce Light
  • Danish Modern Vertical Sconce Light
  • Danish Modern Vertical Sconce Light
H 36 in. W 5.98 in. D 8 in.
Scandinavian Moon Wall Sconce in Teak and Smoke Glass, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
furniture wood during the early 1960s by an anonymous Scandinavian maker. Please notice that it has a
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Teak

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Scandanavian Sconces Sconces For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of scandanavian sconces sconces is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, brass and glass, all scandanavian sconces sconces available were constructed with great care. There are 1384 antique and vintage scandanavian sconces sconces for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 74 modern editions to choose from as well. Scandanavian sconces sconces have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Scandanavian sconces sconces made by Scandinavian Modern designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many scandanavian sconces sconces are appealing in their simplicity, but Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Louis Poulsen and Orrefors produced popular scandanavian sconces sconces that are worth a look.

How Much are Scandanavian Sconces Sconces?

Prices for scandanavian sconces sconces start at $191 and top out at $27,021 with the average selling for $2,002.

A Close Look at Scandinavian Modern Furniture

Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with vintage Scandinavian modern furniture was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

ORIGINS OF SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN 

CHARACTERISTICS OF SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

  • Bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries
  • Use of natural materials — native woods such as pine, ash and beech
  • Open, airy spaces
  • Promotion of functionality
  • Emphasis on craftsmanship; rooted in cabinetry profession and traditional construction techniques
  • Minimal ornamentation (little to no embellishment)
  • A neutral or light color palette owing to prominence of light woods

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of Scandinavian design appear in the furnishings and decor created by Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Greta Magnusson Grossman and Bruno Mathsson — creators of the classic Grasshopper lighting series and Berlin daybed, respectively — but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the 1920s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced pieces in the Scandinavian style based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair, created in collaboration with his first wife, Aino. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak

Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while the revolutionary architect and furniture innovator produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, a stylistic maverick and maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Verner Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

Today, decades after their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight, and interior designers all over the world use their pieces to bring warmth to any given space.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable vintage Scandinavian modern chairs, sofas, rugs and tables — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. 

Finding the Right sconces-wall-lights for You

From the kitchen to the bedroom and everywhere in between, there is one major part of home decor that you definitely want to master: lighting. It’s no longer merely practical — carefully selected wall lights and sconces can do wonders in establishing mood and highlighting your distinctive personality.

We’re a long way from the candelabra-inspired chandeliers of the medieval era. Lighting designers have been creating and reinventing lighting solutions for eons. Because of the advancements crafted by these venturesome makers, we now have the opportunity to bring unique, customizable lighting solutions into our homes. It’s never been easier to create dramatic bedrooms, cozy kitchen areas and cheerful bars than it is today. Think of an elegant wall sconce as functional as well as a work of art, adding both light and style to your hallways, whimsical kids’ rooms and elsewhere.

When choosing a lighting solution, first determine what your needs are: Will you opt for a moody or a bright feel? The room that will serve as your home office will need adequate lighting — think “the brighter, the better” for this particular setting. For the bedroom, bedside wall lamps with warm-temperature bulbs could be the way to go to induce a sense of calm or intimacy. Try to match the style of the wall light or sconce that you’re installing to the overall design scheme of your room. It’s never “just a light.” You should approach the lighting of a room with a mindset that is one part practical and one part aesthetics-driven.

Let 1stDibs help you set the mood with the right wall lights and sconces for your home. Our collection includes every kind of fixture, from sculptural works by Austrian craftsman J.T. Kalmar to chic industrial-style wall sconces, from adjustable painted aluminum wall lamps designed by Artemide to a wide variety of minimalist mid-century modern masterpieces.

Questions About Scandanavian Sconces Sconces
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    A candle sconce is a wall fixture for candles that is used as a decorative element nowadays. On 1stDibs, shop from a range of antique and vintage candle sconces.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 16, 2019

    A sconce fixture is a wall bracket used to hold a lamp that typically projects light upwards.

  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Plug-in sconce is a light fixture that is attached to a wall but has an external cord that must be plugged directly into a wall outlet. It has a switch at the fixture. It is much easier and less expensive to install than hard-wired sconces, but the trade-off is that the cord hangs down and is visible. On 1stDibs, find a variety of vintage and modern plug-in sconces.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 16, 2019

    Sconces, which project soft light, are typically found hanging in hallways and bathrooms but can serve a function in any room of the house.

    1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    For hanging wall sconces, you should measure between 60”-70” from the floor. If you plan on installing multiple sconces traditionally they are spaced 6’ apart.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A plug-in wall sconce is perfect for upgrading the lighting of the room without investing in hardwired fixtures. It can be easily mounted on a wall without having to call an electrician for rewiring purposes. This sconce will amazingly blend with traditional as well as contemporary décor. Shop a range of antique and vintage plug-in wall sconces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 16, 2019

    Sconces and wall lamps are interchangeable terms.