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Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Candleholder Tealight
By Holmegaard
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian candleholder tealight in blowen glass for Holmegaard Glasværk.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Glass

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Blown Glass

Pair of Scandinavian Candleholders in Brass, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful, modern and subtile candleholders in brass. Designed and made in Denmark from circa 1960s second half.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

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Brass

Midcentury Scandinavian Candleholders, Set of 4 Cylinder with Plate
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Metal candlesticks candleholders Scandinavian midcentury Danish modern Solid set of 4 cylinder with 1 plate . Centerpiece Can be turned upside down to be used as dry vases f...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Metal

Midcentury Scandinavian Gilt Bronze Candleholder, circa 1970
By Jens Harald Quistgaard
Located in Brussels, BE
Nice midcentury Scandinavian candleholder, circa 1970. Gilt bronze. Dimensions: 22 cm W, 7 cm H, 13 cm D. All purchases are covered by our Buyer Protection Guarantee. This item can b...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

'2' Scandinavian Midcentury Candleholders
Located in Norwalk, CT
A wonderful pair of Scandinavian ice glass midcentury candleholders. Use as candle sticks or decorative pieces.
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Glass

Scandinavian Midcentury Brass Candleholders, Denmark 1950s
Located in Modena, IT
Set of two Scandinavian midcentury modern design brass candleholders, Denmark circa 1950s. Please note that the items are original of the period and this shows normal signs of age a...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Scandinavian Single Midcentury Candleholder in Brass, Heavy
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This is a typical Scandinavian style, for this candleholder. It is in solid brass, and we can feel the heavy weight, when holding it. The color is the one typical for the vintage br...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Glass Candleholder
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian glass candleholder by Kosta Boda.
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Vintage 1960s European Vases

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Glass

Brass Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Candleholder Candlesticks, 1950s
Located in Modena, IT
Scandinavian sphere candleholder candlestick in solid brass, Denmark, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Vintage Scandinavian Freeform Candleholders in Copper and Bronze
Located in Esbjerg, DK
An unmatched set of freeform, towel candleholders. The Brutalist in patinated copper is for bloc- or tea light candles. And the small one in bronze is for regular sized candles. Anon...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Bronze, Copper

Scandinavian Modern Adjustable Candleholder, Model Variation by Pierre Forsell
By Pierre Forsell, Skultuna
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian Modern adjustable candleholder. Model "Variabel", in solid brass by Pierre Forsell, Skultuna, Sweden. No 1607. Forssell (1925-2004) was a trained silversmith. During th...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Scandinavian Folk Art Rabbit and Birds Candleholder/Centerpiece
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1170 Scandinavian Folk Art hand crafted candleholder/ centerpiece on a rough sawn hardwood base Artist unknown
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Vintage 1960s Sculptures and Carvings

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Metal

Scandinavian Silverplated String Candleholders, Carl Christiansen, Denmark 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A set of two silver plated candleholders / candelabras for 3 regular candles lights. Designed and manufactured by Carl F. Christiansen in Denmark during the 1960s in a style reminisc...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Metal, Silver Plate

Scandinavian Midcentury Teak and String Brass Candleholder, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Sleek Scandinavian String candelabra made from teak and brass. Its shape mimics a sputnik/satellite. It was made in Denmark during the 1950s or early 60s in a style reminiscent of Ha...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Brass

Scandinavian Wall Hung Candleholder in Brass and Wrought Iron, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A wall hung candlestick with a circular panel that with its meticulously hammered surface mimics the moon and its surface. Handmade by Scandinavian metalworker during the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass, Iron

Scandinavian Late 17th Century Baroque Angel Candleholder
Located in Copenhagen, K
Late 17th Century Baroque Angel Candlestick, Scandinavian Amazing carved wood and polychrome candleholder.
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Antique Late 17th Century Scandinavian Baroque Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Signed Scandinavian Modern Handcrafted Turned Wood and Brass Candleholders, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of signed Scandinavian Modern handcrafted turned wood and brass candleholders. Branded signature by Artist underneath.
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Pair of Scandinavian Modern Candleholders in Pewter by Edwin Ollers, Sweden
By Edvin Ollers
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of Scandinavian Modern candleholders in pewter by Edwin Ollers, Sweden in 1950s. Simple and sophisticated. Stamped "Gjutet tenn", cast pewter, Z8 (1950) + Y8 (1949), Ollers. Ca...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Pewter

Scandinavian Modern Dansk Designs Silverplate Spiral Candleholders by B. Vallien
By Bertil Vallien, Dansk
Located in Miami, FL
Created by Swedish Designer Bertil Vallien for Dansk Designs in the 1970s a pair of Heavy Silverplate Space Age Modern Spiral Swirl candleholders. Made in Japan holders for 12 long t...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Silver Plate

Post Modern Scandinavian Pair of Mid-Century Sterling Silver Candleholders
Located in Brescia, IT
This pair of elegant sterling silver candleholders, have been hand made in Sweden in 1960. Their linear shape give a sense of modern and these pieces are an example of the internati...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Silver

Scandinavian Art Deco Ceramic Candleholder by Ilse Claesson for Rörstrand
By Ilse Claesson, Rörstrand
Located in New York, NY
This refined Art Deco glazed ceramic candle was designed by Ilse Claesson for Rörstrand in Sweden, circa 1930. It features a stylized hour glass form with a striated onyx glazed base...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Danish Candleholder
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Danish taper candleholder in the shape of a star.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

  • Danish Candleholder
  • Danish Candleholder
  • Danish Candleholder
  • Danish Candleholder
H 1.5 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Vintage Michael Andersen Ceramic Candleholder
By Michael Andersen & Son
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage Michael Andersen ceramic candleholder possibly in the form of a Madonna Achingly beautiful and such a wonderful piece of faience Michael Andersen started producing cerami...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Faience

  • Vintage Michael Andersen Ceramic Candleholder
  • Vintage Michael Andersen Ceramic Candleholder
  • Vintage Michael Andersen Ceramic Candleholder
  • Vintage Michael Andersen Ceramic Candleholder
H 14.97 in. W 8.27 in. D 3.15 in.
Cobra 4 Pillar Candleholder Stainless Steel
Located in New York, NY
Truly capturing a sense of fluidity and movement, this sculptural stainless steel candle holder makes a striking centrepiece to a table, especially when the candlelight is reflected ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern More Candle Ho...

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Candleholder
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage sculptural candelabra marked Boda Shop, Sweden, circa 1970s. This unique piece has a black metal finish and holds up to three taper candles.  
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Candleholder
  • Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Candleholder
  • Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Candleholder
  • Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Candleholder
H 12.5 in. W 4.25 in. D 9 in.
Bronze Candleholder by Evan Jensen
By Evan Jensen
Located in Long Island City, NY
Evan Jensen, bronze candlestick in Art Deco style. Sweden. Designed circa 1930. Stamped on the bottom: Evan Jensen Kobenhavn Bronze 320. Measures: Height 16.5 cm, diameter 12.5 cm.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candle Holders

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Bronze

Pair of Candleholders by Carl Christiansen
By Carl Frederik Christiansen
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Pair of chromed metal three-arm candleholders by Carl Christiansen.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Metal

  • Pair of Candleholders by Carl Christiansen
  • Pair of Candleholders by Carl Christiansen
  • Pair of Candleholders by Carl Christiansen
  • Pair of Candleholders by Carl Christiansen
H 12.21 in. W 7.88 in. D 7.88 in.
Swedish Teak Candleholders 1950s Set of 5
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very nice set of 5 candlesticks, modernist design from Sweden. Measures: Heights 30 -29 - 29 - 22 - 19 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Teak

Danish Modern Atomic Age Iron Candleholder
By Dansk
Located in San Diego, CA
Multicandle holder circa 1950's, solid cast iron, take .5" diameter tapered candles very cool looking.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Iron

Set of 4 Candleholders by Sigurd Persson
By Sigurd Persson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Set of four rhomb-shaped brass Candleholders designed by Sigurd Persson (1914-2003) Sweden. Solid brass cylindrical base with polished rhomb plate. Each example marked: SIG.P
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candle Holders

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Brass

Pierre Forssell Adjustable Candleholder for Skultuna
By Skultuna, Pierre Forsell
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Pierre Forssell adjustable candlestick for Skultuna.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Pair of Candleholders by Carl F. Christiansen
By Carl Frederik Christiansen
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exceedingly rare pair of silver plated three-arm candleholders by Carl F. Christiansen, master of Goldsmith between 1943-1963. -Good vintage condition -1960s -Midcentury, Sca...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Silver

  • Pair of Candleholders by Carl F. Christiansen
  • Pair of Candleholders by Carl F. Christiansen
  • Pair of Candleholders by Carl F. Christiansen
  • Pair of Candleholders by Carl F. Christiansen
H 7.49 in. W 6.7 in. D 3.55 in.
Brass Candleholder Model L-67 by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful Brass candleholder with 3 green lanterns by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by the designer own company in Markaryd, Sweden, in the 1950's and in a very good vintage conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lanterns

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Brass

Brass Candleholder Model L-67 by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful brass candleholder with 3 pale smokey glas lanterns by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by the designer own company in Markaryd, Sweden, in the 1950's and in a very good vinta...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lanterns

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Brass

Modernist Spiral Candleholder in Copper, Denmark, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Small unique candelabra fashioned from bend solid copper tubes. Made by hand in a small workshop in Hejl, Denmark during the 1970s. It is to be installed with regular sized candles.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Copper

Modern Georg Jensen Large Stainless Candleholder Copenhagen
By Georg Jensen
Located in PAU, FR
A modern, simple, Minimalist polished stainless steel candleholder by Georg Jensen for two candles. The candle holder has some minor scratches to the surface consistent to use.
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Stainless Steel

Gunnar Ander Ystad Metall Schweden Brass Candleholder
By Ystad-Metall, Gunnar Ander
Located in Krefeld, DE
Gunnar Ander candle stick by Ystad Metal. Nice candleholder with purple transparent glass. The candle holder is marked on the bottom. The price is for one candleholder.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

"the Nordic" Candleholder in High Polished Brass, Singular
By Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
Inspired by the creators' Scandinavian heritage, "The Nordic" candleholder is the ultimate minimalistic chameleon perfectly blending into any environment. The high polished solid bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Wall Candleholders by Pierre Forssell, Skultuna, Sweden, 1950s
By Skultuna, Pierre Forssell
Located in London, GB
Priced per individual piece. Pendel/Reflex wall candleholders by Pierre Forssell, manufactured by Skultuna, Sweden, 1950s. Good original vintage condition, patinated brass. Stamped...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candle Sconces

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Brass

"the Nordic" Candleholder in High Polished Brass, Quadruple
By Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
Inspired by the creators' Scandinavian heritage, "The Nordic" candleholder is the ultimate minimalistic chameleon perfectly blending into any environment. The high polished solid bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

1960s Midcentury Georg Jensen Style Sterling Candelabras Candleholders
By Georg Jensen
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Pair. After a Georg Jensen design, but different maker, hallmarks pictured.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Modernist Sculptural Brutalist Tripod Brass Candleholder, Germany, 1970s
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Sculptural candleholder Origin: Germany Material: Solid brass Decade: 1970s This original vintage candleholder, was produced in the 1970s...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Brass

Wall Candleholders by Pierre Forssell, Skultuna, Sweden, 1950s
By Pierre Forssell, Skultuna
Located in London, GB
Pierre Forsell designed brass pendel wall appliques. Rarer version with bobeche. Made by Skultuna, Sweden, circa 1965. In beautiful original patinated condition. Stamped with makers ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candle Sconces

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Brass

Candleholder by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall, Sweden
By Ystad-Metall, Gunnar Ander
Located in Bochum, NRW
Brass and blackened metal candelabra for thin candles. Designed by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall Sweden. Stamped “Ystad Metall Made In Sweden”. Very good used condition, normal wear....
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Metal, Brass

Olle Brozén for Kosta Boda, Three "Floating Flowers" Candleholders
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Olle Brozén (b. 1963) for Kosta Boda. Three "Floating Flowers" candleholders in mouth-blown art glass. Late 20th century. Largest candleholder measures: 16 x 7 cm. In excellent c...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Candleholder by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall, Sweden
By Ystad-Metall, Gunnar Ander
Located in Bochum, NRW
Brass and blackened metal candelabra for thin candles. Designed by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall Sweden. Stamped “Ystad Metall Made In Sweden”. Very good used condition, normal wear....
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Metal, Brass

Large Seven-Arm Candleholder by Erik Hoglund, Sweden
By Kosta Boda, Erik Hoglund
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
Large candleholder by Erik Hoglund, Sweden. Wrought iron and glass. Clear and amber mouth blown glass by Boda Nova Glassworks and the iron work was done at Axel Stromberg Ironworks.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Wrought Iron

  • Large Seven-Arm Candleholder by Erik Hoglund, Sweden
  • Large Seven-Arm Candleholder by Erik Hoglund, Sweden
  • Large Seven-Arm Candleholder by Erik Hoglund, Sweden
  • Large Seven-Arm Candleholder by Erik Hoglund, Sweden
H 42.13 in. W 29.53 in. D 13.78 in.
Rare Aluminia Christmas Heart Vase / Candleholder in Red Faience
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare Aluminia Christmas heart vase / candleholder in red faience. Measures: 7.7 x 7 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Faience

Swedish Rustic Bronze Candleholder Pair by Sune Bäckström 1930s
By Sune Bäckström
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rustic set of two bronze candle holders with great patina by Sune Bäckström, Malmö -Sweden 1930s. Nicely sculpted body and a decorative plate. The candle holders are nice both with a...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Bronze

Modernist Vintage Sculptural Brutalist Bronze Metal Candleholder, France, 1970s
By Michael Harjes
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder Origin: France Material: solid bronze Decade: 1970s This original vintage candleholder, was produced in the 1970s in F...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

Danish Modern Solid Teak and Brass Rings Multiposition Candleholder
Located in San Diego, CA
Whimsical versatile multiposition candleholder, solid teak six candle capacity 1/2" diameter candles well done piece.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Centerpieces

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Brass

Margareta Hennix, Rare Large Ceramic Candleholder for Gustavsberg, 1970s
By Margareta Hennix, Gustavsberg
Located in Uppsala, SE
Very rare large and heavy ceramic candle holder for 5 candles designed by Margareta Hennix for Gustavsberg. Marked M. Hennix, G (for Gustavsberg), Hand-drejad (which means Hand throw...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Ceramic

Swedish Designer, Large Modernist Candleholder, Patinated Iron, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large candlestick or candleholder, designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s. Features intricate ornamentation. Also features the coat of arms of Swedish city Oskarshamn, suggesting t...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Iron

Midcentury Brutalist Bronze Candleholder by Michael Harjes, Germany, 1960s
By Michael Harjes
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder Origin: Germany Design producer: Michael Harjes Material: bronze Decade: 1960s Description: This original vintage candleholder was prod...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

Bjørn Wiinblad, Huge, Unique Candleholder Wall Plaque, Dated 1995
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006). Huge, unique candleholder wall plaque with six light arms made of blue glazed ceramic tiles. Hand painted with young couple and flowers surrounded by geo...
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Candle Sconces

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Ceramic

Midcentury Brutalist Bronze Candleholder by Michael Harjes, Germany, 1960s
By Michael Harjes
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder Origin: Germany Design producer: Michael Harjes Material: bronze Decade: 1960s Description: This original vintage candleholder, was pro...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

Pair of Dansk Designs Silver Plated Modern Crown Candleholders J. Quistgaard
By Jens Harald Quistgaard, Dansk
Located in Miami, FL
Designed by Jens H. Quistgaard for Dansk Designs in their long creative relationship, these Danish Modern Crown candleholders were created in the 1960s and manufactured in France. Mo...
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Vintage 1960s French Scandinavian Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Silver Plate

Danish Modern Organic Candleholders Hand Painted Decorative Denmark, 1950s
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in San Diego, CA
An incredible pair of rare solid turned wood candlesticks with a brass edge on the top and handpainted decorative flowers, circa 1950's.  
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Wood

Modernist Sculptural Auböck Style Brutalist Copper Candleholder, Austria 1950
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder Origin: Austria Material: Copper Decade: 1950s This original vintage candleholder, was designed and produced in the 1950s in Austria. It ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Copper

Danish Black White Stoneware Vases / Candleholders by Würtz, 1980s
By Aage Würtz, Kasper Würtz
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Black and white simplistic Danish modern stoneware vases / candle holders designed by Würtz. Handthrown and hand glazed Minimalist design with black and clear glaze making two graphi...
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Stoneware

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Scandinavian Candleholder For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the Scandinavian candleholder you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A Scandinavian candleholder — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. There are 430 variations of the antique or vintage Scandinavian candleholder you’re looking for, while we also have 6 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer Scandinavian candleholder, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A Scandinavian candleholder made by Scandinavian Modern designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. Skultuna, Pierre Forssell and Ystad-Metall each produced at least one beautiful Scandinavian candleholder that is worth considering.

How Much is a Scandinavian Candleholder?

Prices for a Scandinavian candleholder start at $60 and top out at $13,500 with the average selling for $447.

A Close Look at Scandinavian Modern Furniture

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of 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.

Characterized by bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries, Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with this style was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair and Berlin daybed, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces 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. 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.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable vintage Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

Finding the Right Candle Holders for You

For centuries, candles have been used in religious ceremonies such as Hanukkah, provided light to work or read by and more. During meals, the soft glimmer of candles adds warmth to a dinner table that no lighting solution could possibly imitate. With the right antique or vintage candleholder, candles can elevate a table setting or just help support your efforts to create a romantic atmosphere in any room.

When you combine the distinctive glow of a candle with a candleholder that matches the color scheme and decor you’ve painstakingly put together, the result can feel like magic. Finding the candleholder that best meets your needs can be daunting because you’re essentially bringing a piece into your home that is as important as the candle itself. Unsurprisingly, venturesome designers over the years have crafted innumerable alternatives to the traditional form of candleholders, and today a broad array of these decorative objects can be found on 1stDibs, whether they’re 19th-century candleholders made of silver or sleek mid-century modern glass candleholders for an understated accent to your dining area.

Try a tabletop orb candleholder from Lynne Meade Ceramics for a distinctive interpretation of this long-loved furnishing. An alluring pair of Georg Jensen stainless-steel candleholders, featuring pronounced organic curves, or Art Nouveau–informed natural-world motifs, on the other hand, can bring a dose of sculptural elegance to your living room.

If you’re more inclined to opt for antique or vintage pieces, find a collection that includes everything from simple wood taper candleholders to elaborate candelabras of gilt bronze or cut glass on 1stDibs now.