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Scandinavian Modern

Scandinavian Modern Furniture Collection

Denmark, Finland, Sweden (ca. 1930 - present)

The designers of Scandinavian Modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on a centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of 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.

     Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to a Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic “Grasshopper” chair, 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 Sarapaneva.

     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 he 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, maker of the bold “Chieftain”chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

     As you scroll through the pages below, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian Modern designs and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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"Blaarp" Large MMF Carpet, AB Marta Måås-Fjetter...
Marta Måås Fjetterström, Barbro Nilsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs
Wool
Blaarp Rolakan, large example. AB Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom designed in 1962. Some minor wear. 589 x 215 cm
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Finnish Brass Mobile Candelholder by Timo Sarpanev...
Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
The center stem issuing seven arms each hung with rod and circle holding a candle. Each stamped on base Aarikka, Finland.
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Frits Henningsen Leather Armchair
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Frits Henningsen Leather Armchair
Frits Henningsen
Vintage 1930s Danish Armchairs
Rosewood and newly upholstered leather chair by Frits Henningsen (1889-1965).
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Danish Reclining Wing Chair by H. W. Klein
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Danish Reclining Wing Chair by H. W. Klein
H.W. Klein
Vintage 1950s Danish Lounge Chairs
Reclining wing chair designed in 1950's by H. W. Klein, Denmark. Teak base with tilt mechanism and new wool fabric upholstery.
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Josef Frank Bookcase, circa 1950
Pierre Passebon Galerie Du Passage
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Josef Frank Bookcase, circa 1950
Vintage 1950s Swedish Bookcases
Brass, Glass, Walnut
A Josef Frank bookcase with glass cabinet. Design by Josef Frank in 1943. Manufactured by Svenskt Tenn (Sweden)
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Pair of Pendants by Hans Agne Jakobsson
Hans Agne Jakobsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
A pair of pendants designed by Hans Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, circa 1960s. Perforated polished brass. New wiring required.
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Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair and Ottoman for Fritz Hans...
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Leather, Plastic
Arne Jacobsen chair and ottoman. Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958. Leather, cast aluminum, plastic. Diameter: 34 W x 32 D x 42 H inches. Pair available.
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Paavo Tynell Floor Lamp, Model 9602
Paavo Tynell
Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Metal, Rattan
Paavo Tynell. Floor lamp. Taito Oy. Finland, circa 1940s. Solid brass, metal, rattan and original silk shade. 24 diameter x 60 H inches. Model nr: 9602, designed and manufactured, ci...
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Josef Frank Pair of Stools
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Josef Frank Pair of Stools
Josef Frank
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Cane, Mahogany
Josef Frank, pair of mahogany and cane stools, model 967. Early edition from late 1940s by Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden.
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Table Lamp by Carl Harry Stalhane for Rostrand
Carl Harry Stalhane
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Stoneware table lamp by Carl Harry Stalhane for Rostrand, Sweden, circa 1960s. Signed. Base H- 13.75". Overall H-25". Diam. 5.5" Newly rewired.
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Pair of "Jonas Love" Chairs by Carl Malmsten
Carl Malmsten
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
A pair of "Jonas Love" chairs designed by Carl Malmsten, Denmark, circa mid-20th century. Marked CM. Probably original upholstery in horsehair fabric.
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Swedish carpet
Nilufar Gallery
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Swedish carpet
Anna - Greta Sjöqvist
Vintage 1950s Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs
Wool
Swedish carpet 1950's Designed by Anna-Greta Sjokvist kilim technique
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Poul Kjærholm Lounge Chair, PK 24
Objet d'art Alexandre Ferucci
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Poul Kjærholm Lounge Chair, PK 24
Poul Kjaerholm
Late 20th Century Danish Lounge Chairs
Designed by Poul Kjærholm (Danish 1929-1980). A stainless steel, cane, and leather lounge chair. Model PK 24, for E. Kold Christensen, Copenhagen, Denmark, designed 1965. The organica...
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Poul Kjærholm PK 61 Coffee Table for E. Kold Chris...
Poul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Chrome, Slate
Poul Kjærholm. PK 61 table. E. Kold Christensen. Denmark, 1956. Slate, chrome-plated steel. Measures: 33.5 W x 33.5 D x 12.75 H inches. Early Poul Kjærholm PK 61 coffee table for E. ...
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Set of 10 "Lovo" chairs by Axel Einar Hjorth
Axel Einar Hjorth
Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Pine
A set of 10 "Lovo"chairs by Axel Einar Hjorht for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden , Circa 1930th. Solid, oiled pine with black iron rivets. The chairs was recently restored, ready for use. T...
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Hans  Wegner Valet Chair for Johannes Hansen
Adam Edelsberg
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Hans Wegner Valet Chair for Johannes Hansen
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs
An excellent example of Wegner's valet chair in oak and teak. Signed.
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Per Lutken - Drop Shaped Vases
Per Lutken Holmegaard
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Glass
A trio of drop shaped vases by Per Lutken for Holmegaard.
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Greta Magnusson-Grossman "Grasshopper" Floor Lamp,...
Greta Grossman, Bergboms
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Aluminum, Brass, Steel
Early "Grasshopper" floor lamp, model 831 in red. Manufactured by Bergboms Malmö, Sweden. Interior impressed "G-33 BERGBOM MAX 25W" Painted aluminum, painted tubular metal, brass. Ca ...
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Pair of "Corona" Chairs by Poul M. Volther for Eri...
Poul Volther
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Steel
Pair of "Corona" chairs by Poul M. Volther for Erik Jørgensen. Model: EJ 5. Design 1962-1964. Steel and beige Alcantar fabric. Very nice condition.
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Swedish Rug by Sofia Widen, Signed
Doris Leslie Blau LLC
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Swedish Rug by Sofia Widen, Signed
Sofia Widen
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs
Wool
A Swedish flat-weave rug designed by Sofia Widen with a play on overlapping diamond motifs that create a modern geometric design with a casual Folk Art flair. Linear half diamonds creat...
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Bergboms Floor Lamp, Sweden, 1960s
Harris Dean Gallery LLC
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Bergboms Floor Lamp, Sweden, 1960s
Bergboms
Vintage 1960s Swedish Floor Lamps
Brass, Metal
Rare style floor lamp, Sweden, 1960s, enameled metal, brass; manufacturer label.
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Copper Kastor Pendant by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & M...
Fog & Mørup, Jo Hammerborg
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Copper
A copper Jo Hammerborg model Kastor pendant by Fog & Mørup, Denmark. Also available in brass (not listed).
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Hans Wegner AP-27 Lounge Chair
DeAngelis
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Hans Wegner AP-27 Lounge Chair
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak, Teak
Han J Wegner design high back lounge chair for A.P Stolen. Perfectly refinished and newly upholstered in Danish light gray wool.
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Vintage Hans J. Wegner Ox Chair with Stool, AP Sto...
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Lounge Chairs
Canvas, Steel, Leather
First edition Hans J. Wegner ox chair with stool. Frame of matte chromium-plated tubular steel, upholstered with canvas and natural leather pipings. Designed by Hans J. Wegner, 1960 ...
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Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wool Flat Weave Rug by ...
Judith Johansson
Mid-20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs
Wool
Swedish mid-century modern wool flat weave rug with a field of shapes in light blues, soft greens and hints of pink and purple on a heather-ed blue background. Designed by Judith Johans...
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Arne Jacobsen Teak and Stainless Steel Ice Bucket ...
Arne Jacobsen, Stelton
Vintage 1960s Danish Tableware
Teak, Steel
Ice bucket, designed by Arne Jacobsen. Manufactured by Stelton. Teak and stainless steel. In great original condition with minor wear consistent on wear and use.
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Finn Juhl Easy Armchair, Model 136
Patrick Parrish
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Finn Juhl Easy Armchair, Model 136
Finn Juhl
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Carved teak and fabric armchair Model 136 by Scandinavian Finn Juhl. Retains its original mauve wool fabric, but does need new foam and possibly strapping. The chair is in otherwise exc...
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Paavo Tynell Custom Order Lamp Model No. 9029 / 3
Paavo Tynell
Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Glass, Metal
Paavo Tynell. Ceiling lamp, model nr. 9029 / 3. Oy Taito Ab. Late 1940s-early 1950s, Helsinki, Finland. Solid brass, metal, metal mesh, glass. Measures: Height circa 70.0 cm x width c...
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Hans J. Wegner Settee GE 260
Mostly Danish
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Hans J. Wegner Settee GE 260
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Oak, Upholstery
Hans Wegner two-seater sofa, oak frame, moulded armrests with brass details. Original woolen fabric upholstery. Produced by Getama, model GE-260/2.
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Frits Henningsen Armchair
Artful Dodger Inc
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Frits Henningsen Armchair
Frits Henningsen
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
Frits Henningsen black leather armchair.
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Tapio Wirkkala TW-4 Silver Dish, Set of 4
Tapio Wirkkala, Kultakeskus Oy
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Tapio Wirkkala silver dish TW-4 (four available). Kultakeskus Oy. Finland, 1954. Sterling silver. circa 3.5" W x 5" D x 2" H (length circa 12 cm). 62 grams each. Hämeenlinna Finla...
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Cabinet by Børge Mogensen
Sam Kaufman Gallery
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Cabinet by Børge Mogensen
Børge Mogensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets
Oak
Designed by Børge Mogensen and built-in Denmark of Siamese teak by Fredericia Stolefabrik. Behind the locking doors are adjustable shelves.
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Pendant by Hans Agne Jakobsson
Hans Agne Jakobsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
A pendant by Hans Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd, Sweden. Existing European wiring we do not guaranty functionality. Rewiring available upon request.
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Mid-Century Scandinavian Rug by Märta Måås-Fjetter...
Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs
Wool
An outstanding mid 20th century Scandinavian rug by famed designer Märta Måås-Fjetterström. All over geometric design in subtle shades of blue with red accents.
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20th C. Tulip Glass By Nils Landberg Orrefors
Nils Landberg
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass
A rare blue Tulip glass by Nils Land berg 1957 sign Orrefors Expo 312-57. H 43.5 cm
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Finn Juhl Two-Seat Sofa NV53
Sigmar
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Finn Juhl Two-Seat Sofa NV53
Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Vintage 1950s Danish Modern Sofas
Teak, Upholstery
Finn Juhl at his best with master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder. Teak frame and newly upholstered. Sculptural arms and base and a comfortable seat.
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Jens Quistgaard Odin Flatware for Dansk
Løvig Design, Jens Quistgaard
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Tableware
Stainless Steel
JensQuistgaard Odin flatware Dansk Germany, 1958 stainless steel Labeled "Dansk Design Germany"
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Arne Vodder desk model 51A by P. Olsen Sibast Møbl...
Arne Vodder
Vintage 1950s Danish Desks and Writing Tables
Teak, Brass, Oak
Rare drop-leaf desk model 51A in teak with oak base designed by Arne Vodder. Produced by P. Olsen Sibast Møbler in Denmark.
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Hans Wegner Wing Chair & Ox Chair Ottoman
Chris Houston dba Modern Artifacts
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Hans Wegner Wing Chair & Ox Chair Ottoman
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Modern Lounge Chairs
Current production example of Hans Wegner 1960 design for Lounge chair and ottoman. This version produced by Carl Hansen & Son as Hans Wegner CH445 lounge chair with Ox Chair ottoman b...
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Jens Quistgaard Iron Candle Holder
Jens Harald Quistgaard
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Candle Holders
Iron
Nice Candleholder by Jens Quistgaard, Denmark
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Pair of Arne Jacobsen Swan Chairs
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Pair of Arne Jacobsen Swan Chairs
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Leather, Plastic
Arne Jacobsen. Swan chairs (pair). Fritz Hansen. Denmark, 1957. Leather, cast aluminum, plastic. Measures: 30 W x 26 D x 31 H inches. Pair of leather swan chairs with early flute bas...
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Extendable Dining Table by Axel Einar Hjorth, 1930s
VN Vintage & Modern
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Extendable Dining Table by Axel Einar Hjorth, 1930...
Axel Einar Hjorth
Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Extendable dining table designed by Axel Einar Hjorth for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1930th. Model "Birka." Round table top in burl birch veneer with three extensions leafs in plain bi...
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Floor Lamp by Hans Agne Jakobsson
VN Vintage & Modern
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Floor Lamp by Hans Agne Jakobsson
Hans Agne Jakobsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Floor lamp designed by Hans Agne Jakobsson, Markaryd, Sweden, circa 1960-1970s. Brass shade with fringes. Height (140 cm), 55"; diameter (37 cm). 14.5". Existing wiring we do not guaran...
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Ole Wanscher mahogany armchairs
Mostly Danish
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Ole Wanscher mahogany armchairs
Ole Wanscher
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
A pair of elegant mahogany armchairs by Ole Wanscher with original yellow flat cushion upholstery.
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Ib Kofod-Larsen Elizabeth Lounge Chair and Ottoman...
Ib Kofod-Larsen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Rosewood
Acclaimed design by Ib Kofod-Larsen, the sculptural rosewood frame is sublime. Excellent original finish with minor age appropriate wear, original vinyl upholstery in very good conditio...
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Table lamp by Arne Jacobsen
A. Petersen  Collection & Craft
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Table lamp by Arne Jacobsen
Arne Jacobsen
Vintage 1950s Danish Table Lamps
"Klokkelampe" table lamp in patinated bronze with tinted bell-shaped glass screen. Used for restaurant tables at SAS Royal Hotel. Pictured in the book "Room 606". The lamp is available ...
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Paavo Tynell Table Lamp Model 5051
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Paavo Tynell Table Lamp Model 5051
Paavo Tynell
Vintage 1940s Finnish Table Lamps
Brass
Paavo Tynell. Table lamp, model nr: 5051. Taito Oy. Finland, circa 1949. Brass, perforated brass, tubular brass. Measures: 14.25 D x 15.75 H inches. Underside impressed Taito.
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Per Lütken - Yellow Carnaby Vases
Per Lutken Holmegaard
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Glass
A grouping of curvy, yellow, carnaby vases of opal glass by Per Lütken. Produced by Holmegaard.
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Børge Mogensen Spoke Back Sofa, Fritz Hansen, Dän...
Børge Mogensen
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Fabric, Foam, Wood
Børge Mogensen Sofa, Modell 1789, Designed in 1945. Made by Fritz Hansen. Beechwood lacquered, loose cushions, blue. We offer a safe and fast worldwide shipping to your Front Door. We ...
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Coat rack by Adam Hoff & Poul Østergaard
A. Petersen  Collection & Craft
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Coat rack by Adam Hoff & Poul Østergaard
Adam Hoff & Poul Østergaard, Virum Møbelsnedkeri
Vintage 1960s Danish Dressers
Coat rack in oak with foldable hanger. Blue varnished back plate. Manufactured by Virum Møbelsnedkeri v/Rasmussen og Brygger. Depth is 29 cm when opened. We ship this item worldwide, p...
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Carl Fagerlund tables lamps produced by Orrefors i...
Carl Fagerlund
Vintage 1950s Swedish Table Lamps
Brass, Glass
Rare pair of Carl Fagerlund tables lamps in brass and glass. Produced by Orrefors in Sweden. Please note that these lamps are being sold without lamp shades.
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Nesting Tables by Kjaerholm
FK Gallery
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Nesting Tables by Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
Chrome
Great looking set of nesting tables by Maa. Poul kjærholm - Made by EKC - Kold Christensen Denmark. Marked Denmark.
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cutting board by Kay Bojesen
WYETH
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cutting board by Kay Bojesen
Kay Bojesen
Vintage 1950s Danish Serving Pieces
Teak
A petite teak cutting board with handle cutouts. Branded with designers stamp.
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"The Egg" Chair by Arne Jacobsen
A. Petersen  Collection & Craft
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"The Egg" Chair by Arne Jacobsen
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Lounge Chairs
The Egg in original black Saki-leather, made in 1964, manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The Egg was drawn for the decoration of Royal Hotel in 1958. The chair later became synonymous with D...
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Pierre Forsell carafe in brass produced by Skultun...
Pierre Forssell
Vintage 1950s Swedish Pitchers
Brass
Rare Pierre Forsell carafe in brass produced by Skultuna in Sweden.
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Hans Agne Jakobsson Brass Pendants
Hans Agne Jakobsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
Four Perforated Brass Pendants Designed by Hans Agne Jakobsson
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"Paradiset" Sofa by Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist, 1957...
Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Beech, Wool
Kerstin H. Holmquist created a unique collection of upholstered pieces for NK, Nordiska Kompaniet in 1956-1957. She was employed at NK Triva, a furniture workshop and architect studio w...
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Paavo Tynell Floor Lamps Model K10-10
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Paavo Tynell Floor Lamps Model K10-10
Paavo Tynell, Taito-idman
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Cane, Metal
Paavo Tynell. Floor lamps, pair. Idman. Finland, 1940s. Brass, metal, painted perforated aluminum, cane. Measures: 10 diameter x 64.5 H inches. Impressed with manufacturer’s mark Idm...
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Cutlery in Stainless Steel by Arne Jacobsen
A. Petersen  Collection & Craft
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Cutlery in Stainless Steel by Arne Jacobsen
Anton Michelsen, Arne Jacobsen
Vintage 1950s Danish More Dining and Entertaining
AJ cutlery in stainless steel, consisting of 100 parts. Manufactured by A. Michelsen. Six dinner knives, four lunch knives, six butter knives, ten dinner forks, nine spoons, eight lunc...
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Ib Kofod-Larsen Elizabeth Chair, Christensen & Lar...
Vintage 1950s Danish Lounge Chairs
Teak, Leather
Ib Kofod-Larsen 'Elizabeth' chair with exposed teak frame, upholstered with original black dyed natural leather. Designed by Ib Kofoed Larsen 1956, executed and marked by cabinetmaker...
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