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SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

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

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair and Berlin daybed, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak.

Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while the revolutionary architect and furniture innovator produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, a stylistic maverick and maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Verner Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

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

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Style: Scandinavian Modern
Xl 9,9kg Modernist Sculptural Brutalist Metal Floor Candleholder, Germany, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist floor candleholder Origin: Germany Material: Solid metal Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage candleholder, was produced in the 1970s in Ge...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Copper

Six Brass Star Candleholders Designed by Pierre Forssell for Skultuna, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Six candleholders, brass stars, designed by Pierre Forssell for Skultuna, Sweden, 1960s. Bottom with maker's mark and signature.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

1960s Danish Pair of Cast Bronze Candleholders by Jens H. Quistgaard for Dansk
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A pair of petite cast bronze candleholders with weighted and chamfered bottoms. Each stamped "DANSK DESIGNS DENMARK JHQ".
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Bronze

Gunnar Ander Early Candlestick Produced by Ystad Metall in Sweden
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare and early candlestick designed by Gunnar Ander. Produced by Ystad Metall in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Brass Candleholders by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of brass candleholders for smaller candles on wooden sockets. Designed by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall. Stamped ”Ystad Metall Made In Sweden” in sockets.   
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

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

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Brass

Jens Quistgaard Cast Iron Candleholder for Dansk
Located in New York, NY
Two-piece cast iron candleholder or vessel designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk, circa 1960s. A sculptural and scarce form from Quistgaard's celebrated collaboration with Dansk.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Iron

Danish Modern Lundtofte Rosewood and Stainless Steel Candle Holder
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern candle holder manufactured by DFK Lundtofte, Denmark, c. 1960's. Features a solid rosewood pedestal base and a polished stainless steel stem that fits two taper ca...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Stainless Steel

Group of Five Danish Brass Candle Holders
Located in London, GB
Five solid brass Mid-Century Modern candle holders, 2 pairs and a single for regular candles. The tall one is by Hyslop. The middle one is labelled SKS Design Measures: Heights: 18-...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Brass Candleholder No. 69 by Pierre Forssell for Skultuna
Located in Stockholm, SE
This model no. 69 candleholder was designed by Pierre Forssell for Skultuna Sweden in the 1950s. It is made from solid brass.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Set of 10 lily candle holders designed by Ivar Ålenius Björk for Ystad Metal
Located in Valby, 84
Rare set of 10 lily candle holders in patinaed brass designed by Ivar Ålenius Björk for Ystad Metal. The candle holders are in good original condition with a beautiful patina. Set ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Swedish Candlesticks in Solid Brass by BCA Eskilstuna
Located in Stockholm, SE
Organic shaped brass candlesticks designed by Karl-Erik Ytterberg for BCA Eskilstuna. Manufactured in Sweden during the 1960s. Made from solid polished brass. 6 pieces available.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Piet Hein "Ursa Major" Seven Arm Candelabrum in Solid Brass
Located in Copenhagen, DK
PIET HEIN - SCANDINAVIAN MODERN An exceptionally beautiful candelabrum by the Danish modernist and designer, poet, mathematician and architect Piet Hein. The candelabrum has seven...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Vintage Orrefors Sweden Crystal Votive Candle Holder
Located in New York, NY
1980's Scandinavian modern crystal votive candle holder. Hand crafted in Sweden and signed on bottom, Orrefors.  
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Crystal

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

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Brass

Modernist Sculptural Brutalist Tripod Brass Candleholder, Germany, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Sculptural candleholder Origin: Germany Material: Solid brass Decade: 1970s This original vintage candleholder, was produced in the 1970s...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Round Teak and Metal Candleholder by Digsmed, Danish Design, 1964
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A nice candleholder by Danish manufacturer Digsmed, famous for their teak herb wheel. Digsmed was a manufacturer of many functional teak object in the Danish midcentury. This candleh...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal

Vintage Ikea Candle Holder by Ehlen Johansson, 1980's
Located in Delft, NL
Dimensions: 7 cm W , 4 cm H , 5cm D Conditon: Good Origin: Sweden Manufacturer: Ikea Material: Ceramic.
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1980s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Ceramic

Midcentury Brutalist Bronze 1,8kg Candleholder by Michael Harjes, Germany, 1960s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder Origin: Germany Design producer: Michael Harjes Material: bronze Decade: 1960s Description: This original vintage candleholder, was pro...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Bronze

Pair of Gunnar Ander Candelabras for Ystad Metall, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of Gunnar Ander seven-armed candelabras in metal with bronze tops. Manufactured by Ystad Metall in the 1970s.     
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal, Bronze

Scandinavian Modern Dansk International Pair of Lead Crystal Glass Candle Holder
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Dansk Designs round Lead Crystal glass candle holders. Marked underneath Dansk International Designs LTD IHQ Japan labeled on the bottom.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Crystal

Swedish Iron and Glass Candleholder by Erik Höglund for Boda 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely black forged iron candle holder by Erik Höglund for Boda 1960s - Sweden. The candleholder has four candle holder cups and four round glass plate decorations hanging undernea...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Iron

Large Signed Clear Art Glass Vase Candleholder Oiva Toikka Nuutjarvi Notsjo 1964
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Early large sculptural "Lighthouse", candleholder or vase in clear handblown art glass designed in 1964 by Oiva Toikka and executed by Nuutajarvi Notsjo, Finland, and only produced u...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Art Glass

Scandinavian Modern a Set of 2 Cups 24k Gold Plated, 1960's
Located in Brussels, BE
Set of 2 24k plated cups in their original packaging. Produced by Skultuna, Sweden. Marked by manufacturer. Swedish silversmith and product designer Pierre Forssell was employed as ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Gold Plate, Brass

Ten Wall-Mounted Candle Holders by Pierre Forsell, Sweden 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pierre Forsell & Skultuna - Scandinavian Modern Design A beautiful and decorative set of 10 wall-mounted candleholders, Pendal no 71, by Pierre Forsell. Made by Skultuna, Swede...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Pierre Forsell Swedish Brass Candleholder "Profil" No. 69 Skultuna, Sweden 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pierre Forsell Swedish brass candleholder "Profil" No. 69 Skultuna, Sweden, 1960s Pierre Forsell (1925 - 2004) grew up in central Stockholm. He was trained as a silversmith and go...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Organic Modern Danish Ikebana Minimalist Candle Holder Vase, 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Large round decorative chalk white matte glazed handmade Danish organic modern ikebana vase by ceramic artist Aage Würtz. Hand-crafted Japanese inspired item that functions for both ...
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Piet Hein "Ursa Major" Seven Arm Candelabrum in Solid Brass, Denmark 1953
Located in Copenhagen, DK
PIET HEIN - SCANDINAVIAN MODERN First edition of the beautiful candelabrum by the Danish modernist and designer, poet, mathematician and architect Piet Hein. The candelabrum h...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Modernist Sculptural Brutalist Brass Candleholder, Germany, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Sculptural candle holder Origin: Germany Material: Solid brass Decade: 1970s This original vintage candleholder, was produced in the 1970...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

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

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Brass

MCM Glass Hurricane Lamp in Box by Dansk
Located in San Diego, CA
MCM glass hurricane lamp in original box by Dansk, circa 1970s. The lamp is in excellent condition with chips or cracks and measures 6"D x 10"H. The lamp is a light smokey gray in co...
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20th Century Japanese Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Glass

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

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Bronze

Modernist Vintage Sculptural Brutalist Bronze Metal Candleholder, France, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder Origin: France Material: solid bronze Decade: 1970s This original vintage candleholder, was produced in the 1970s in France. It is made of...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Bronze

Pair of Gunnar Ander Candelabras for Ystad Metall, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of Gunnar Ander candelabras in metal with bronze tops. Manufactured by Ystad Metall. 1970s.     
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal, Bronze

Four Pcs of Hans-Agne Jakobsson Brass Candle Holders, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Four small candleholders in solid brass designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, model L125. Comes with original boxes. Very good vintage condition.     
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

set of 2 Midcentury Brutalist Bronze Candleholder, Michael Harjes, Germany 1960s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder, set of 2 Origin: Germany Design producer: Michael Harjes Material: bronze Decade: 1960s Description: This original vintage candleholder set, was...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Bronze

Stainless Steel brutalist pair of cube candleholders by Olav Joa for Polaris 197
Located in Stockholm, SE
Beautiful and highly decorative brutalist pair of Stainless Steel candle holders for cube candles from the "Steel Art" series designed by Olav Joa for Polaris in Sandnes- Norway in t...
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Brutalist Pair of Candleholders by Olav Joa for Polaris, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Beautiful and highly decorative brutalist pair of Stainless Steel candle holders from the "Steel Art" series designed by Olav Joa for Polaris in Sandnes- Norway in the 1970s. The can...
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Stainless Steel

Graphic Modernist Blue, Lilac, White Glazed Vases, Candle Holders, 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Set of two Danish modernist ceramic globe vases or candle holders. Shiny blue glaze over matte lilac and white glaze in asymmetrical stripes accentuating the round shape. Manufacture...
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Ceramic

Set of Three Sculptural Teak Mid-Century Modern Candlestick Holders
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage Scandinavian modern sculptural set of three teak candleholders circa 1960's. This set comes in three different sizes and displays well with any modern home decor. Fits 7/8" t...
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1960s European Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Teak

XL Modernist Sculptural Brutalist Copper floor Candleholder, Germany, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist floor candleholder Origin: Germany Material: Solid metal candleholder Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage candleholder, was produced in th...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal

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

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Metal

Pewter Candle Holder Pair by Edvin Ollers, Sweden 1947
Located in Stockholm, SE
A great vintage pair of pewter candle holders by Edvin Ollers for Schreuder & Olsson - Sweden 1947. Lovely Swedish Modern candle holder set with decorative sculpted body shape. Very ...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Pewter

Jens Harald Quistgaard, Four "Hygge" Light Holders for Teacandles
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Jens Harald Quistgaard. Four "Hygge" light holders for teacandles in dark green art glass. Retro, 1960's. Stamped: IHQ. In excellent condition. Measures: 7.5 x 6.5 cm.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Art Glass

Bjørn Wiinblad, Very Tall "Hurricane" Candleholder in Brass, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjørn Wiinblad, (1918-2006). Very tall "Hurricane" candleholder in brass with blue-tinted glass, 1970s. Measures: 82 x 11 cm. In very good condition. Signed.    
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Sculptural Silver Plated Coiled Candle Holder by Bertil Vallien for Dansk Design
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Dansk Designs France Silver-Plated Spiral Tapered Candlesticks, Candle Holder. Sculptural silver plated coiled candleholder by Bertil Vallien for Dansk, circa 1970s. The piece has...
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Late 20th Century French Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Silver Plate

Rare Pair of Just Andersen Three Armed Candelabras, Pewter, Denmark 1930s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Just Andersen - Scandinavian Modern A pair of pewter candelabras with three arms, Dessin 1169, manufactured in Denmark 1930s. Each candelabra stamped Just 1169 Denmark. Excellen...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Pewter

Seven Scandinavian Modern Hurricanes by Hans Agne Jakobsson, Markaryd
Located in Stockholm, SE
Seven Scandinavian Modern hurricanes by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB, Markaryd, Sweden, 1960s. Made of glass and brass, from 12 to 17 cm, height. Decal manufacturer's label to interior of ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

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

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Bronze

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

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Bronze

2,8 Kg Hagenauer Style Brutalist Copper + Brass Candleholder, Austria 1950
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder Origin: Austria Material: Copper and brass Decade: 1950s This original vintage candleholder, was designed and produc...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Copper

Scandinavian Modern Pair of Heavy Clear Crystal Candle Holders Orrefors Sweden
Located in Langserud, SE
Large and heavy sculptures made in crystal glass with brass details. The glass has carved rounded holes. Made in the late 1970s and early 1980s these candle holders were produced at ...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Crystal

Jens Harald Quistgaard, Eight "Hygge" Light Holders for Tea Candles
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Jens Harald Quistgaard. Eight "Hygge" light holders for tea candles in dark green art glass. Retro, 1960's. Stamped: IHQ. In excellent condition. Measures: 7.5 x 6.5 cm.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Art Glass

Pair of Candalabras JL Hultman for Svenskt Tenn, Pewter, Sweden 1930s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
JL Hultman & Svenskt Tenn - Scandinavian Modern A beautiful pair of pewter candelabras with four candle arms each, designed by JL Hultman for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 1930s. Stamp...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Pewter

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

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Iron

A pair of Rare Candle Sticks - Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden - Pewter & Brass 1931
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of really early and rare candlesticks from Firma Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm, Sweden. Svenskt Tenn is today on of the most popular interior brands in the world. Estrid Ericsson ...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass, Pewter

Swedish Diamond Shaped Pair of Art Glass Candle Holders by Asta Strömberg 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely pair of clear crystal cut diamond shaped art glass candle holders from the Diamond series by glass designer Asta Strömberg for Strömsbergshyttan, Sweden 1960s. Perfect cut as...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Art Glass

Erik Höglund for Kosta Boda, Candleholder in Cast Iron with Mouth Blown Glasses
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Erik Höglund for Kosta Boda, candleholder in cast iron with mouth blown glasses. Sweden, mid-20 century. In good condition. Measures: 44 x 23 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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