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MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other 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
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 More Candle Holders

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Crystal Votive Candleholder Goran Wärff for Orrefors, Sweden
Located in Bochum, NRW
Pair of crystal votive candleholder Goran Wärff for Orrefors, Sweden. A pair of stylish tea light holders cube shape, suggestively named "Ice Cube". In their original box. In excell...
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1980s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Crystal

1950s Pierre Forsell Model #1607 Brass Candleholder for Skultuna
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Pierre Forsell Model #1607 brass candleholder for Skultuna. Executed in solid brass, this exquisitely refined and versatile sculptural candleholder is rightly celebrated as...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Translucent Channeled Glass Candlestick
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern candleholder was realized in Sweden, circa 1960. It features a cylindrical body with two sculptural volumetric circular details approaching its base; ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Glass

Pair of Gunnar Cyren Aglow 12 Candle Holders for Dansk, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Very elegant pair of Gunnar Cyren for Dansk candle holders made of blackened cast iron. These are very rare pieces, and even more so are the larger 12-candle models. They come with t...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Iron

Handcrafted and Polished Cast Bronze Heather Candleholder
Located in Paris, FR
Heather forged from cast polished bronze by Fakasaka.
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2010s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Bronze

Set of Three Silver Plated Candleholders by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool zig-zag pattern silver plated tapered candleholders designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk. Each holder holds 12 tapers. Two are stamped France and the other is stamped Japan.
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal

Polished Brass Three-Piece Candelabra Set by Tommi Parzinger
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1950s polished brass candelabra set by Tommi Parzinger for Dorlyn Silversmith. Both candelabra and candle holders are marked Dorlyn Silversmiths. This elegant set is newly polished a...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Fontana Arte and Pietro Chiesa Iconic Italian Glass and Chrome Candleholder
Located in Chicago, IL
Fontana Arte designed by Pietro Chiesa iconic green glass Italian 5 part glass candleholder with chrome candleholders and chrome details on sides. Composed of chrome rods keeping the...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Glass

Gunnar Ander, Candleholder, Ystad Metall, Brass, Glass, Cane, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic candleholder / candle light, designed by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall, Sweden, 1960s. In brass, cane. Stamped. Other designers of the period include Piet Hein, Paavo T...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Pierced Turquoise Column Vessel/Candleholder
Located in Oakland, CA
Wheel thrown, hand pierced ceramic tabletop sculpture/ vessel. This piece provides the perfect pop of color to any room. It can stand alone as an art piece, or with a candle it can i...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Ceramic, Clay

Set of Six Timo Sarpaneva Festivo Candlesticks for Iittala
Located in Vienna, AT
Festivo candlesticks by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala. One of the glasses glued see last two pictures. Glass with bubbles.
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1970s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Art Glass

Submerged Murano Glass Small Vase or Candle Holder, Italy 1960s
Located in Naples, IT
Small single-flower vase or candle holder in submerged Murano glass Vetreria Muranese Italia, 1960.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Murano Glass

Pair of Candlesticks Model #17 by Space Copenhagen for Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of candlesticks Model #17 by Space Copenhagen for Gubi. With its simple yet elegant silhouette, the candlestick by Space Copenhagen unifies the industrial materials of burnished...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass, Steel

Organic Modern Sculptural Black Iron Oval Ring Candle Holder for 6 Candles 1960s
Located in National City, CA
Candle Holder Organic modern sculpted iron black oval ring candle holder 1960s Black oval shape for 6 small candles with 3/16 opening Measures: 4.88 W x 3.88 D x 1.5 H inches Unmarke...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Iron

Candleholder Centerpiece, Italy, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Circular tray in polished steel featuring 12 movable “antique design” candleholders of varying heights, each twist-screwed into one of the 12 positions. We believe this was a prototy...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Steel

Walter Bosse candle holder around 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Walter Bosse candle holder around 1950s Original condition
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of Pewter Midcentury Danish Modern Mastad Norway Candleholder
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Midcentury handcrafted pair of Pewter candle holders by Mastad Norway Model 101, Midcentury 1950s candlesticks are unique and are in excellent vintage condition. Pewter Candle hol...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Pewter

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 More Candle Holders

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Metal, Steel

Pair of Modular Candle Holders in Brass, Margareta Slingam, Sweden 1960s
Located in London, GB
Decorate your Christmas table with this pair of flexible candelabras, each for 9 candles ( 10 mm diameter), by Margareta Slingam for Ljusstake, Sweden 1960's. They are playful and ma...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Polished Brass Lily Candleholders by Konst of Sweden
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and graphic pair of candleholders were realized by the esteemed Swedish maker, Konst, circa 1960. The feature curved tapered forms- suggesting two lily petals, rising up...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

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 More Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Handblown Banded Candlesticks by Val St. Lambert
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of candlesticks were realized by the esteemed maker Val St. Lambert, in Belgium, circa 1960. They feature gently domed bases and tops, and banded detailing in hand ...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Blown Glass

20th Century Swedish Ystad-Metall Candlestick - Golden Holder by Gunnar Ander
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A round, vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish Ljusstake, candlestick made of hand crafted white-metal, designed by Gunnar Ander and produced by Ystad-Metall in good condition. The gold...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal

1970s Swedish Pukeberg Glass Candle Holder or Candelabra by Uno Westerberg
Located in London, GB
An unusual, interesting and functional circular hand blown art glass candle holder manufactured by Pukeberg Sweden during the 1970s. The candle holder is smooth to the touch on the t...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Blown Glass

Pair Van Keppel Green VKG Iron Candelabras Candleholders with Varying Heights
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of iron candelabras or candleholders by Van Keppel Green (VKG) are two different variations from the same line of decorative accessories designed by Hendrick Van Keppel and...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Wrought Iron

Cast Zink Candleholder Designed by Gunnar Cyren For Dansk, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Rare Dansk blackened cast zink candleholder designed by Gunnar Cyren, Denmark. Holds eight candles approximately .50 inches in diameter.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Zinc

Sphere Incense Holder by Brendan Tadler, Silver
Located in Melville, NY
Sculpted from solid blocks of unfilled beige travertine, sphere censer by Brendan Tadler. Minimalist in form, the sphere censer acts as a quiet object to stimulate creativity and foc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Travertine

Sphere Incense Holder by Brendan Tadler, Beige
Located in Melville, NY
Sculpted from solid blocks of Unfilled Beige Travertine, Sphere Censer by Brendan Tadler. Minimalist in form, the Sphere Censer acts as a quiet object to stimulate creativity and foc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Travertine

Carl Auböck Model #3469 Polished Brass Candleholder
Located in Glendale, CA
Carl Auböck Model #3469 polished brass candleholder. Designed in the 1950s, this versatile and Minimalist Viennese candleholder is executed in polished and patinated brass by Werkstä...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Modernist Blackened Brass Candleholder
Located in Garnerville, NY
Wonderful modernist solid blackened brass three light candleholder. Circa 1960. Possibly Austrian in origin. Good overall condition with some light tarnish to the un-blackened portio...
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass, Bronze

Tiffany & Co. Pair of Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern English Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. pair of two rare English-made sterling silver candlesticks (h 7.5 in; w 4.5 in) from 1959. They are in a Mid-Century Modern style with a beautiful geometric design. Tot...
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1950s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Gold & Lucite Twisted Pretzel Candlestick Holder / Candelabra by Dorothy Thorpe
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A Lucite and gold-plated brass double candlestick holder/candelabra by American designer Dorothy Thorpe, circa 1970s. Made from a single piece of bent and twisted acrylic to form the...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Gold, Brass

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 More Candle Holders

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Porcelain

Brass Candle Holder, Vienna, Around 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Brass candle holder, Vienna, around 1950s Original condition.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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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 More Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of Bronze Candle Holders, France, 1940
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of candle holders made of solid bronze.
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Bronze

Candle holder by richard rohac ( signed )
Located in Wien, AT
Candle holder by richard rohac ( signed ) Original condition
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Chodzież Porcelain Candleholder
Located in Chorzów, PL
A porcelain candleholder from the Chodziez Company, created after 1964. Measures: H. 9.5 cm W. 17 cm H. 7 cm.
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1960s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Porcelain

Sphere Incense Holder by Brendan Tadler, Black
Located in Melville, NY
Sculpted from solid blocks of unfilled beige travertine, sphere censer by Brendan Tadler. Minimalist in form, the Sphere Censer acts as a quiet object to stimulate creativity and foc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Travertine

Mid-Century Modern Brass & Black Enamel Candle Holders, Candlesticks, Set of 3
Located in Miami, FL
Set of three Nesting Mid-Century Modern black Enamel and Brass candle holders or candlesticks. The set is very old and we intentionally left the brass in its original condition. Th...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Steel, Brass, Enamel

White Pierced Teardrop Shaped Tabletop Sculpture/ Candleholder
Located in Oakland, CA
Inspired by Mid-Century Modern design, this piece is wheel thrown and hand pierced stoneware with a satin glaze. Small holes are created when the clay is still wet and then each hole...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Ceramic, Clay

Large Pair Italian Murano Glass Figural Tulip Vases / Candlesticks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large pair Italian Murano glass figural tulip vases/ candlesticks, each one of substantial size, standing 15.75 -inches high, with a frosted pink flower with 6.75 Inch diameter, (int...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Murano Glass

Set of Seven Italian Ceramic ‘Rimini Blue’ Owl Candle Holders by Bitossi
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A spectacular collection of seven Italian ‘Rimini Blue’ ceramic owl candle holders and vases designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi in the 1960’s. This is a very unusual collection to ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Ceramic

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Brass Candleholders Collection, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Brass candleholder set designed and manufactured by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in Sweden, circa 1960. Hans-Agne Jakobsson (1919-2009) Swedish interior decorator and furniture designer Ha...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Set of 3 Vintage Brass Angels Alter Hand Hammered P Mexico 4
Located in SITTINGBOURNE, Kent
Vintage Mexican modernist brass candle holder, for 3 candles, featuring a figure like a pilgrim's costume Brass Angels Alter Hand Hammered P Mexico 4 in good condition, the items are...
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Late 20th Century Vincentian Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Bronze Candle Holder by Alexander Lamont
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunningly beautiful bronze candle holder sculpture designed and manufactured by Alexander Lamont. The piece is cast in solid bronze, and finished in a black patina but you can st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Bronze

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 More Candle Holders

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Brass

Vintage Distressed Cast Iron Japanese Pagoda Lantern
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage distressed cast iron Japanese pagoda lantern, circa 1950s. The lantern has a great distressed rust patina and a wonderful look. The piece is solid and functional and has a sm...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Iron

Sphere Incense Holder by Brendan Tadler, Red
Located in Melville, NY
Sculpted from solid blocks of unfilled beige travertine, sphere incense censer by Brendan Tadler. Minimalist in form, the Sphere Censer acts as a quiet object to stimulate creativity...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Travertine

Gusums Bruk, Wall Mounted Candelabra, Brass, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wall mounted candelabra. Design and production by Metallslöjden Gusums Bruk, Sweden. In heavy alloy brass.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Chodzież Porcelain Candleholder
Located in Chorzów, PL
A porcelain candleholder from the Chodziez Company, created after 1964. Size: Height 15 cm Width 23 cm.
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1960s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Porcelain

Don Shoemaker for Señal Hand Carved Candelabra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Don Shoemaker for Señal hand carved candelabra. Carved out of mahogany and left as bare wood, this piece holds three standard size candles. The carving marks, opposite in direction f...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Wood, Mahogany

Original 1970s Set of 14 Candleholder by Caesare Stoffi for BMF, Nagel, Germany
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: 14 metal candleholder elements Producer: BMF Nagel, Germany Design: Ceasare Stoffi, 1960s This original vintage set of 14 metal candleholders, was produced in ...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal

Set of Three Marble Candle Holders
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
The set is of three marble candle holders. Heights: 5.5"H, 7"H and 9"H. More sets are available.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Marble

Pair of Gilt Bronze Candlesticks by Boeltz, France, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of Candlesticks or Candle holders in gilt bronze, partial piece of Dioptase stone by the french artist Claude Victor Boeltz. Famous design like Jacques Duval Brasseur, Philippe ...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Stone, Bronze

Danish Modern Brass Candlesticks by Max Bruel for Torben Orskov
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish modern brass candlesticks, designed by Max Bruel for Torben Orskov, Denmark, circa 1960s. They retain their warm original patina. They are priced at $175 each.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Arthur Pettersson Wall Candle Holder Brass Kolbäck Sweden 1960s
Located in Basel, BS
We currently have seven pieces available, one of them without a hole in top brass piece to mount it with a nail. Arthur Pettersson wall mounted crescent moon candle holders in so...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

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