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Modern Candlesticks

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Ceramic Elephant Candle Holders , hand made in South Africa
Located in North Miami, FL
Crafted with precision by Love Art Ceramics in South Africa, this exquisite Elephant Candle Holder stands tall at 12 inches, with a length of 10 inches and a width of 8 inches. Hand-...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Ceramic Giraffe Candlesticks Hand made in South Africa
Located in North Miami, FL
The Giraffe Candle Holders by Love Art Ceramic embody the essence of African wildlife and craftsmanship. Hand-sculpted by Sbusiso Ndaba and adorned with intricate hand-painted detail...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Love Art Ceramic Bushbaby Candlesticks Hand made in South Africa
Located in North Miami, FL
The ceramic Bushbaby candlestick by Love Art Ceramic, hand-sculpted by Sfiso Mvelase and painted by Sabelo Nene, is a vibrant celebration of South African flora and fauna. The piece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Guido Niest Atelier Italy Hand-made Silverplate Candle Holder
Located in Miami, FL
Guido Niest Atelier Italy Hand-made Silverplate Candle Holder Offered for sale is a silverplate ribbon double candle holder by Guido Niest Atelier of Italy. The handmade candle ho...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Candlesticks

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Silver Plate

Luna Handmade Blown Glass Candleholder Designed by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Luna is a handmade transparent candle stick in mouth blown glass designed by Aldo Cibic, it is available in three different sizes. This piece is a timeless object whose curvy Silhoue...
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2010s Italian Modern Candlesticks

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Blown Glass

Ghidini 1961 "There" Push Pin White Candle
Located in Brooklyn, NY
There (push pin) spare candle.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Candle Fig Amber Scented, Grey Ceramic Candleholder Natural Fragrance, In Stock
Located in Porto, PT
Achi Grey Candle Fragrance, Luxury Modern Ceramic Decor Container Box with Lid Achi candle releases a hypnotic perfume adding extra value to a space thanks to its eye-catching container design. The natural composition of scents promises to excite sensorial experiences through your home. ACH advisors recommend you continue the experience by using the container as a vase plant. Plus, the lid is to be used as an incense burner. About ACH Collection ACH Collection, a signature brand by Hommés Studio, presents magnificent handmade objects, from tabletop decor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Fiamma Low Blown Glass Candlestick Designed by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Fiamma is an elegant candle holder in blown glass consisting of two elements: a tapered and slim base on which a cylindrical lampshade lays. Fiamma, designed by Aldo Cibic, is availa...
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2010s Italian Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Blown Glass

Fiamma High Blown Glass Candlestick Designed by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Fiamma is an elegant candle holder in blown glass consisting of two elements: a tapered and slim base on which a cylindrical lampshade lays. Fiamma, designed by Aldo Cibic, is availa...
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2010s Italian Modern Candlesticks

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Blown Glass

Set of Three Gunmetal and Brass Candle Holders by Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Set of three glamorous large gunmetal and brass with lucite covers candle holders designed by renowned designer Karl Springer. In beautiful vintage condition with minor wear consist...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Candlesticks

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Tiffany Modern Classical Sterling Silver Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Modern Classical sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca. 1922. Urn socket on tapering shaft on raised foot. Stepped rims and reeded bands. Fully ...
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Early 20th Century American Modern Candlesticks

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Sterling Silver

Set of 4 Italian Modern Elongated Two-Tone Blown Glass Candlestick Holders, 1970
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing an artfully crafted set of four Italian Modern blown glass candlestick holders. Like snowflakes no two are alike and each is ever so slightly different in size and shape....
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Candlesticks

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Blown Glass

Pair of Modern Archimede Seguso Murano Glass Crystal Candlesticks
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Pair of modern archimede Seguso murano glass crystal candlesticks. Each with a simple fluted neoclassical form. Each signed Archimede segura, murano. Additional information: Mat...
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20th Century Modern Candlesticks

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Murano Glass

European Contemporary Red Sculptural Candlesticks by Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
Margit Wittig has used her sculptural skills to create beautifully-crafted, well-proportioned contemporary candlesticks, which are compositio...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Brass

Set of 3 Exquise Baccarat items, Sky Blue Crystal, France
Located in Rijssen, NL
Glorifying the effects of refracted light for 170 years, the iconic Baccarat pieces are well-know over the world. A crystal masterpiece set of exceptional proportions, the set cryst...
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1990s French Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Crystal

Set of Contemporary Turquoise European Sculptural Candlesticks by Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
Margit Wittig has used her sculptural skills to create beautifully-crafted, well-proportioned candlesticks, which are compositions of her unique signature pearl-shaped designs. Each candlestick begins as hand-sculpted spheres which are used to create moulds in three sizes. Margit refers to these finished spheres as pearls. These highly original, eye-catching candlesticks come in three different sizes depending on the number of pearls: three, five and seven. The candlesticks are cast in resin and Jesmonite mixed with pigment at the start of the process, to ensure colour consistency. Some of the candlesticks are subtly finished with hand painted gold patina to reflect the shimmer of the candle. Each one is made with a solid brass drip catcher and can be cast in a variety of colors. Working from her studio in London, as well as candlesticks, Margit creates artistic lighting...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Brass

Fig Amber Scented Candle, White Ceramic Candleholder Natural Fragrance, In Stock
Located in Porto, PT
Candle Bois Oud Scented, White Ceramic Candleholder Natural Fragrance, In Stock Thanks to its eye-catching container design, Achi candle releases a hypnotic perfume adding extra value to a space. The natural composition of scents promises to excite sensorial experiences through your home. ACH advisors recommend you continue the experience by using the container as a vase plant. About ACH Collection ACH Collection, a signature brand by Hommés Studio, presents magnificent handmade objects, from tabletop decor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Green Palm Trees Candlesticks Hand Painted Made in Italy Set of 2
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Light up your table with our palm trees candlestick Size small 15cm Size medium 25cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

New Modern Candleholder in Green Marble, creator Karen Chekerdjian
Located in Milan, IT
The value of change in a simple act. Karen Chekerdjian’s new creation puts design front and centre: from one foundation, multiple possibilities. Light casts a magical, eternal glow o...
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2010s Italian Modern Candlesticks

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Marble

Contemporary Hand Repoussé Tang Candlestand in Black Copper by Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tang candlestand Black copper Hand repoussé Contemporary Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering...
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2010s Modern Candlesticks

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Copper

A fine pair of modular Sterling Silver Garrido candlesticks "Arco Iris"
Located in Aachen, DE
A fine pair of modular Sterling Silver candlesticks "Arco Iris" made in 2006 by Juan & Paloma Garrido for Damian Garrido Orfebre in a limited edition of 8. This is the 7th copy from ...
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Early 2000s Spanish Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Pair of Tiffany Modern Classical Sterling Silver Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Modern Classical sterling silver candlesticks, ca 1925. Each: Faceted column applied with bead-and-reel borders at top and bottom; raised hexagonal foot and detachab...
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Early 20th Century American Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Sterling Silver

Gunmetal Candle Holders Karl Springer LTD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic and elegant design. Nickel over brass with gunmetal finish and felt pads on the bottom. The small one has some minor scratches atop the dish where the candle sits. Other than...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Candlesticks

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Metal, Brass, Nickel

Set of Eva Zeisel Candlesticks, USA 2007
Located in New York, NY
Rare set of Bronze candlesticks by Eva Zeisel in 2007 at 101 years of age, this is the complete set of sizes at 6”, 8” and 11”, From the “Originals” line, signed to base and no longe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

Modern Glass Sphere Candlesticks Holders, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A substantial pair of transparent glass candlestick holders with a round sphere design, in the Modern style, circa mid-late-20th century. Very good condition as shown in images. Dime...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Candlesticks

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Glass

Danish Handcrafted Sterling Silver Candlesticks Large
Located in Hellerup, DK
A pair of new handcrafted sterling silver candlesticks, designed and produced by Greg Pepin Silver and contemporary Copenhagen silversmith Manuel Sjodahl Andersen. Unlike a filled ca...
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2010s Danish Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Sterling Silver

Lee Broom - Fulcrum Candlestick Black Marble - Large
Located in New York, NY
A play on the concept of pivots and supports, Fulcrum is a sculptural and monolithic candlestick whose cylindrical stem appears to balance on a central sphere. Includes large clear...
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2010s British Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Carrara Marble

Daisy Candleholders with Matte Silver Finish by Elan Atelier IN STOCK
Located in New York, NY
Available now and ready to ship! Includes a pair of two (1 small and 1 large) Textural cast bronze candleholders, with matte silver finish. Serpentine, alert, and lending itself in...
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2010s European Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Bronze

Block & Pearl Sculpted Contemporary Yellow Candlestick Set by Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
Margit Wittig has used her sculptural skills to create beautifully-crafted, well-proportioned candlesticks, which are compositions of her unique signature pearl-shaped designs. Eac...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Brass

Les Prismatiques Attributed Impressive Pair of Large Lucite Candle Holders 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large solid cast lucite candle holders by Les Prismatiques, American 1980's. These are beautifully made and very heavy. Dimensions for Each: Diam: 11 inches H: 50 inches...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Candlesticks

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Lucite

Pair of "Adam & Eve" Candlesticks by Marsha Plafkin for Art as Responsa
Located in San Diego, CA
A stunning pair of "Adam & Eve" Candlesticks by Marsha Plafkin for Art as Responsa, circa 2000. These wonderful sticks are made of black and blue anodized aluminum and can "connect"...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Candlesticks

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Crystal, Aluminum

Lee Broom - Fulcrum Candlestick Black Marble - Small
Located in New York, NY
A play on the concept of pivots and supports, Fulcrum is a sculptural and monolithic candlestick whose cylindrical stem appears to balance on a central sphere. Includes large clear...
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2010s British Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Carrara Marble

Solid Brass Aesop Oil Burner by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Solid Brass Aesop Oil Burner by Henry Wilson Dimensions: W 13 x D 11 x H 7 cm Materials: Brass An object of substance and beauty, a unique, refined alternative to traditional burners. Designed for Aesop by Studio Henry Wilson...
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2010s Australian Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Brass

Lee Broom - Fulcrum Candlestick White Marble - Small
Located in New York, NY
A play on the concept of pivots and supports, Fulcrum is a sculptural and monolithic candlestick whose cylindrical stem appears to balance on a central sphere. Includes large clear...
Category

2010s British Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Carrara Marble

Lee Broom - Fulcrum Candlestick White Marble - Large
Located in New York, NY
A play on the concept of pivots and supports, Fulcrum is a sculptural and monolithic candlestick whose cylindrical stem appears to balance on a central sphere. Includes large clear...
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2010s British Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Carrara Marble

Contemporary Decorative Tea Light Stand, English Art Glass, Votive Candle Holder
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a contemporary decorative tea light stand. An English, art glass and straw silk votive holder by Margaret Johnson. Striking colour accentuates this delightful tea light stan...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Glass

Modern Candle Holder Silver Art Deco Style Candlesticks, 1997s
Located in Hampshire, GB
Modern silver pair of Art Deco-style silver candlesticks, pressed, cast, and chased. Circular, curved feet with hinged. Tested with the scratch test, height approx. 24cm, diameter 21...
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1990s Modern Candlesticks

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Silver Leaf, Sheet Metal, Sterling Silver, Silver Plate, Silver, Metal

all' Eden Handmade Crystal Candlestick
Located in Glendale, CA
all' Eden is a stunning hand-cut crystal tea light holder that seamlessly blends intricate craftsmanship with architectural innovation. This modern crystal candlestick pushes...
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2010s Unknown Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Crystal

Petite Marble Round Candle Stick
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hand-carved round marble candlestick sourced by Martyn Lawrence Bullard Modern, yet transitional
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Marble

German Stainless Steel Minimalist Design Candle Holder set of 9
Located in Rümmingen, BW
Elevate your home decor with our exclusive Stainless Steel Candle holder set, crafted in Germany this set of 9 embodies the iconic design styles of the 80s and 90s. Each piece is han...
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Mid-20th Century German Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Iron

Ellipses Handmade Crystal Candle Holder
Located in Glendale, CA
Ellipses is a modern hand-cut crystal candlestick with an exquisite combination of abstract dark gray and clear crystal parts. The black balls around the base make it a stunning and ...
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2010s Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Crystal

all' Eden Handmade Crystal Candle Holder
Located in Glendale, CA
all' Eden is a stunning hand-cut crystal tea light holder that seamlessly blends intricate craftsmanship with architectural innovation. This modern crystal candlestick pushes...
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2010s Unknown Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Crystal

Tiffany & Co. Clear Crystal Candlesticks, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of crystal candlesticks By Tiffany & Co. (signed at the base) Austria, Late 20th Century Measures: 4.25"W x 4.25"D x 10"H. Very good original vintage condition.
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Late 20th Century American Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Crystal

White Marble Flair Candle Stand
Located in West Hollywood, CA
White Marble Flair Candle Stand, Sourced by Martyn Lawrence Bullard Made of hand formed marble with a iron candle spike
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Marble

all' Eden Handmade Crystal Candlestick
Located in Glendale, CA
all' Eden is a stunning hand-cut crystal tea light holder that seamlessly blends intricate craftsmanship with architectural innovation. This modern crystal candlestick pushes...
Category

2010s Unknown Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Crystal

Modern Pillar Candlesticks in Metal & Brass
Located in New York, NY
Modern metal pillar or pricket candlesticks / candleholders, with pewter tone body and brass accents. The set is on round bases. 2 pieces in different siz...
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Late 20th Century Modern Candlesticks

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Metal, Brass

Set of 4 Italian Varying-Sized Blown Glass Two-Tone Candlestick Holders, 1970
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing an artfully crafted set of four Italian Modern blown glass candlestick holders. Like snowflakes no two are alike and each is ever so slightly different in size and shape...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Blown Glass

Tournon Orange Clear Glass Candle Holder
Located in Hudson, NY
Belgian glass maker Henry Dean has been in the business of creating handmade, mouthblown glass vessels for the past thirty years. The Tournon orange clear glass candle holder...
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2010s Belgian Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Blown Glass

Sprue Candlesticks Set of 11 Cast Bronze by Studio Sunt
Located in Üsküdar, İstanbul
Sprue Candlesticks get their name from one of the stages of a casting technique and are produced entirely from bronze Material. The top part of the candlestick is formed of bronze i...
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2010s Turkish Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Bronze

Crystal Balls Colorful Candleholder, Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
A unique piece Crystal candleholder made in Venice Colorful and bright this candleholder will make your table spark.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Crystal

Crystal Colorful Candleholder, Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
A unique piece Crystal candleholder made in Venice Colroful and bright this candleholder will make your table spark.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Crystal

Modernist Black Steel Candle Holder
Located in San Diego, CA
Modernist black steel candle holder, circa 1980s. The piece measures 6.25"D x 6.5"H and holds a 4"D candle. #3361   
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Late 20th Century American Modern Candlesticks

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Steel

Japanese Modern LAAB Stelo Wake Set of 2 Candle Holders Raku Ceramic White Green
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Stelo Wake Candle Holders Turquoise and crackle' effect are the main colors of these candle holders but the black and burnt effect is present on both the outside of the pieces and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Ceramic

Large Cast Bronze Daisy Candlestands in Gold Bronze by Elan Atelier IN STOCK
Located in New York, NY
AVAILABLE NOW AND READY TO SHIP! Gold bronze daisy candlestands are cast using the lost wax method. Each daisy comes as a set of two candlestands joined at the base. Combine severa...
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2010s European Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Modernist Cut Steel Candle Holders
Located in San Diego, CA
A nice pair of Modernist cut steel candle holders, circa 1970s. The Each holder has a triangular pyramid form supported by a tripod base and supprts up to a 3"D candle. Great pati...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Candlesticks

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Iron

Tiffany & Co. Clear Crystal Candlesticks, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of crystal candlesticks By Tiffany & Co., "Louis Comfort Tiffany Collection" (signed to the underside) New York, USA...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Crystal

Pair of Modernist Cut Steel Candle Holders
Located in San Diego, CA
A nice pair of Modernist cut steel candle holders, circa 1970s. The set is in very good vintage condition and measures 5"D x 4"H and holds a 1"D candle. Very attractive set! #3359
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Cut Steel

Pair of Japanese Modern Sterling Chambersticks, Mitsuwa & Co. Ltd
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Japanese Modern Sterling Chambersticks, Mitsuwa & Co. Ltd Japan, Circa 1950s Each one a sleek design of typical chamberstick form, with...
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20th Century Japanese Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Sterling Silver

Modern candlesticks for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Modern candlesticks for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage candlesticks created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, stone and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern candlesticks made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and France pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original candlesticks, popular names associated with this style include Dan Yeffet, Ghidini 1961, Stefano Giovannoni, and AIREDELSUR. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for candlesticks differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $39 and tops out at $32,954 while the average work can sell for $750.

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