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Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

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.

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Style:Mid-Century Modern
Danish Mid-Century Modern Brass Articulating Candleholder Nagel Style
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Midcentury Danish modern brass articulating candle holders. Five articulated arms, each arm measures 4.5 inches in length, entire candleholder measures 22.5 inches when fully extend...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Midcentury Tony Paul Candle Holder
Located in San Diego, CA
Tony Paul atomic candle holder. Amazing design that holds three candles. USA, 1950s.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Iron

Rupert Deese Bronze Tripod Candle Holder
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare bronze work by Rupert Deese. Solid bronze with a wonderful patina. He did this same candle holder form in ceramic. We are not aware of any other bronze examples in existence. St...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

Rare Carl Auböck #3600 Polished Brass Candleholder
Located in Glendale, CA
Rare Carl Auböck #3600 polished brass candleholder. Designed in the 1940s, this incredibly clean and refined Viennese candleholder is executed in polished brass by Werkstätte Carl Au...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Tommi Parzinger Pair of Candelabra in Polished Brass, 1950s, 'Signed'
Located in New York, NY
Pair of candelabra, each holding 1 candle, in polished brass with engraved concentric circles, by Tommi Parzinger for Dorlyn Silversmiths, American, 1950’s (signed on bottom “Dorlyn ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Rosenthal Netter Candlesticks, Ceramic, Mondrian, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Signed
Located in New York, NY
Rosenthal Netter candlesticks, ceramic Mondrian, signed. Small column form candlesticks with Mondrian pattern in Pop Art colors: yellow, orange and green, blue. Signed with paper lab...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

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

Barovier Toso Murano Crystal Clear Gold Italian Art Glass Candlestick Sculpture
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful large Murano crystal clear, bubbles and gold flecks Italian art glass duck sculpture / candlestick. Created by designer Ercole Barovier, for the Barovier e Toso company. Th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Crystal, Gold Leaf

Robert R Jarvie Style Brass Candlesticks By Virginia Metalcrafters
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning set of 3 art & crafts Delta candlesticks after Robert Jarvie made by Virginia Metalcrafters in 1998. in original condition, with minor wear and patina to the brass, there is...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Stoneware Candleholders by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy 1960s, Set of 2
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A pair of Italian stoneware candlesticks with yellow and black glaze. This pattern from Aldo Londi is called Wax decor. Manufactured by Bitossi in Italy in the late 1960s. They are t...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Stoneware

Mastodon Candlestick in Oiled Walnut and Brass by Noah Norton for Wooda
Located in Omro, WI
The Mastodon by Noah Norton for Wooda powerfully lifts and holds two tapers. Inspired by the natural world and crafted in beautiful walnut, ash, and oak, Mastodon is designed to brig...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Tommi Parzinger Pair of Elegant Candelabra in Polished Brass 1950s 'Signed'
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant candelabra, each holding 1 candle, in polished brass with engraved radiating lines, by Tommi Parzinger for Dorlyn Silversmiths, American, 1950's (signed “Dorlyn-Silve...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

French Candle Holders Ceramic Point a la Ligne Paris, France, 1960s
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: So cute pair of French ceramic candle holders, point a la Ligne, Paris, France 1960s Dimensions: 3" height x 2 1/2" in diameter Original Preowned Vintage Conditi...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Ceramic Candleholder, 1970s
Located in Lasne, BE
Pair of ceramic candleholders, 1970s.  
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Pair of "Pretzel" Candlesticks by Dorothy Thorpe in Black Lucite and Chrome
Located in New York, NY
Pair of rare Dorothy Thorpe black Lucite "pretzel" candlesticks with chrome candleholders, circa 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Chrome

Pair of Black Metal and Brass 1960s Candlestick with Double Holders
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This pair of candleholder is made from solid brass and painted metal. The structure is screwed to the base thanks to brass bolts. Perfect vintage condition.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass, Metal

Carl Auböck Rare Brass Candlestick
Located in Sharon, CT
A rare 'pricket' candlestick by the great Austrian Workshop.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

Two Porcelain Candlesticks
Located in Chorzów, PL
A set of candlesticks. Very good condition. Dimensions: height 17 cm, width 8.5 cm, depth 6 cm.
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1960s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Porcelain

Pair Of Vintage Chromed Mortar Grenade Candlesticks Desk Accessories
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Two authentic vintage chromed mortar grenade candlesticks as a desk accessories.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Chrome

Two Acrylic Op Art Abstract Candle Holders / Sculptures
Located in London, GB
Op art perspex vase/sculpture. 1970s, Italy Largest 18 cm x10 cm x 5 cm Smaller 18 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Acrylic, Lucite

Pair of Wrought Iron Candelabra, in the Style of the Artisans of Marolles
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of wrought iron candelabra, in the style of the Artisans of Marolles, circa 1950-1960 Designed for candles Same model but 1 is 39 cm high and the other 40 cm.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Wrought Iron

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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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Brass Candleholder, Att Duval Brasseur, 1970s
Located in Hastings, GB
Brass candleholder, Att Duval Brasseur 1970s Fabulous handcrafted brass stand with delicate natural agate leaves the leaves are all individual in soft tones of green with stunning...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

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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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Green Candlesticks Made of Aluminum by Emalox Norway
By Quist Präsente
Located in Doornspijk, NL
This pair of candlesticks is made of aluminium with a layer of green enamel. They are made by Emalox Norway and were sold by Quist Präsente which is also marked on the bottom.
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Aluminum

Set of 3 Italian Silver Candle Holders, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful set of 3 candle holders made in silver from Italy 50s.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Silver

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sterling Geometric Four Sided Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
This refined pair of Mid-Century Modern candlesticks were realized in the United States, circa 1960. They feature four sided bases with rounded corners that taper upwards to a bobech...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Sterling Silver

Parchment Sculptural Candleholder
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Candlestick with six brass arms (Each Arm Rotate) cover with goatskin and brass details. Parchment is in varying shades of very light and dark gray. (High gloss polyester resin fill...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Boda Erik Höglund, 5 Candelholders 1960s Sweden
Located in Langserud, SE
This collection containing five pieces of art glass/candle holders was manufactured at Boda and designed by Erik Höglund in Sweden during 1960-1970s. The glass works perfect the bla...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Metal

Art Deco Candlesticks in Fluted Bronze by Tinos, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A pair of vertically fluted candleholders in solid bronze. Designed and manufactured by Tinos in Denmark during the 1930s. They are to be fitted with regular sized candles. Measureme...
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1930s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver and Cobalt Blue Enamel Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern, sterling silver and deep cobalt blue enamel candlesticks, each having a pedestal base, Denmark, Ca. 1950's-60's, Meka - maker. Each candlestick measures 2...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Pine Midcentury Swedish Ball Feet Candlestick
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A midcentury solid layered pine candlestick. Optional white extender. Raised on ball feet, Sweden, circa 1970s. Good muted pine color, not shiny. Dimensions: 30 height...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Pine

Contemporary Candle Holder Arch and Ball, Extra Large Black Steel, SET of 10
Located in London, GB
Louis Jobst' arch and ball extra large candle holder. The candle holder is machined from solid steel and patinated black. The candle holder shows off a contemporary form of an arch w...
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2010s British Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Metal, Steel

Carl Auböck II Vintage Pair of Brass Candlesticks Model '3600', Austria 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Carl Auböck II Vintage Pair of Brass Candlesticks Model '3600', Austria 1950s. Impressive pair of solid brass sculpted candle holders. Signed: Auböck. Priced and sold as a pair.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Pair of Carl Auböck Patinated Brass Candle Holders
Located in Utrecht, NL
Pair of patinated candle holders designed by Carl Aubock in 1948. This signature piece from the Auböck collection is hand made manufactured in Vienna Austria workshop ever since 1948...
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1940s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Vintage Cast Metal Brass and Glass Candlestick
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage midcentury cast metal brass and glass candlestick. The brass stand featuring leaves design.
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1960s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Josef Frank, Organic Candelabra, Brass, for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic modernist candelabra that holds 6 candles. Designed by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn. Produced in 1950s. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Kaare Klint,...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Tommi Parzinger Brass Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of midcentury classically styled candlesticks with a square base stylized column and engraved drip plate. Designed by Tommi Parzinger, signature stamp on bottom. Polished.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Contemporary Candle holder Arch and Ball, Extra Large in Heavy Black Steel
Located in London, GB
Louis Jobst' arch and ball extra large candle holder. The candle holder is machined from solid steel and patinated black. The candle holder shows off a contemporary form of an arch w...
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2010s British Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Metal, Steel

Pair of Murano Glass Barovier and Toso Candlesticks C1960
Located in London, GB
A pair of elegant milky pink/white candlesticks with an almost red contrasting centre Produced in Murano in the 1960s by Barovier & Toso. Original label present. (See images).
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Blown Glass

Stig Sandberg, Candlestick, Solid Teak, Studio, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A candlestick / sculpture by Stig Sandberg. Handmade in his studio. Other designers of the period include Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Kaare Klint, and Alvar Aalto.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Teak

Modernist Japanese Iron Nesting Candle Holders
Located in San Diego, CA
Iron candle holders from Japan. Stamped. 1950s.
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1950s Japanese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Iron

Set of Two Pottery Candleholder by Cari Zalloni for Steuler, Germany, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two ceramic candleholder elements Model: 150-25 Producer: Steuler, Germany Design: Cari Zalloni Decade: 1970s Description: The...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Pair of Midcentury Waterford Crystal and Brass Candlesticks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of midcentury waterford crystal and brass candlesticks.
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Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Crystal, Brass

Candle Holder in Sterling Silver with Ostrich Egg by Anthony Redmile
Located in New York, NY
Candle holder in sterling silver with ostrich egg by Anthony Redmile, London, 1970s (signed "Redmile London").  
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1970s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

Decorative Ceramic Candleholder by Pscheffer
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful midcentury handcrafted candleholder by Scheffer. The prominent azur blue tone is very pleasing to the eye with accentuating white with hints of brown/black in a wonderful ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Large Hand-Wrought Iron Candleholder
Located in Providence, RI
Large hand-wrought iron candleholder, circa 1955. Signed "SSS" in a triangle, near the intersection of the two elements, underneath the crosshatching. * Free shipping at full price ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Candlesticks, Sweden, c. 1960's
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of Swedish Mid-Century Modern candle holders cast in solid brass. The candlesticks have chic narrow stems with minimalist forms. The circular bases are tapered with beveled edge...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Organic Candlesticks, Dark-Stained Wood, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of candlesticks. Produced in turned solid dark-stained wood. Unmarked.     
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Wood

Carl Auböck #3469 Brass Candleholder
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck brass '#3469' candleholder. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese candleholder is executed in polished and patinated brass by Werkstätte Carl Aubö...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Carl Auböck #7234 Brass Candleholder
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck brass #7234 candleholder. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese candleholder is executed in polished and patinated brass by Werkstätte Carl Auböck...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Stuart Devlin, Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver Candlesticks, London, 1974
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1974 by Stuart Devlin, this wonderful pair of Sterling Silver Candlesticks, have hand forged stems, and hand made cylindrical tapered filigree shades. Each ca...
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1970s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Sterling Silver

Pair of French Midcentury Ceramic Candleholders, Green
Located in Arles, FR
Very decorative pair of French midcentury ceramic candleholders. The stunning green and accentuating colors are very pleasing to the eye. Good vintage quality and in perfect co...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Mirrored Sconces, France, circa 1940
Located in Culver City, CA
Mirrored sconces, France, circa 1940 Decorative brass and crystal wall sconces with (4) taper candles in front.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Marius Giuge Candlesticks for Vallauris, France, 1960s
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Classic organic candleholders by Marius Giuge for Vallauris, France, 1960s.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Faceted Cranberry Red Murano Candlesticks / Bud Vases
Located in Soquel, CA
Pair of elegant Mid-Century Modern faceted Murano glass candlesticks, in a warm and festive cranberry color, hand-made by Venetian glassworks Alessando Mandruzzato (Italian, 1934-). ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Dantorp Design, Candle Sticks, Brass, Denmark, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of modernist candlesticks. Designed and produced by Dantorp, Denmark, 1960s. In brass.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Rare Carl Auböck #3600 Brass Candleholder
Located in Glendale, CA
Rare Carl Auböck #3600 brass candleholder. Designed in the 1940s, this incredibly clean and refined Viennese candleholder is executed in polished and darkly patinated brass by Werkst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass