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Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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 he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

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
Hans Agne Jakobsson Wall Lights in Brass and Opaline Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans-Agne Jakobsson, wall light, brass and opaline glass, Sweden, 1960s. Charming wall light executed in brass with an opaline glass shade designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. This sc...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

LUrod Indoor Outdoor Sconce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The stunning LUrod indoor outdoor sconce by Lumfardo Luminaires is a pure brass cylindrical wall sconce in a perforated unlacquered brass fixture. An all brass fixture, with illumina...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1 of 24 Louis Poulsen Saturn Wall Lamps by Joachim Lepper
By Louis Poulsen, Joachim Lepper
Located in Berlin, BE
Louis Poulsen wall light Model Saturn. Design by Joachim Lepper. Bulbs are not included. 2x socket G24d-1 Plug Base. Good condition with only light signs of use. 24 pieces available.
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1980s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

ASEA, Shell Shaped Wall Light, 1950s
By ASEA
Located in Uppsala, SE
Mid-century shell shaped wall scone / wall lamp made by Swedish manufacturer ASEA in the 1950s. Bottom part made of brass, mounted with a glass shade in form of a shell. Overall good...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

'Pan 50' Wall Lamp by Bent Karlby for Lyfa
Located in Paris, FR
Wall lamp Pan / 50 by Lyfa Wall lamp Pan / 50 signed by Bent Karlby for Lyfa Polished aluminum L.50 mm H.600 mm Bulbs: 2 x E14 max 40W (110-230V) Pan Wall 50 has two int...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH Hat Wall or Ceiling Light for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH Hat wall or ceiling light for Louis Poulsen. Designed by Henningsen in 1961 as a refined glare free lighting solution for bedrooms and other living applications. E...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

Swedish Designer, Adjustable Wall Lights, Brass, Rattan, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of wall lights, designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1970s. Features brass, assorted vintage rattan lampshades. Stated dimensions with lampshade attached.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Colored Glass Wall Sconce by Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen
Located in Tilburg, NL
Sconce in vibrant colors by famous lighting designer Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen (1913-2004) for his company Holm Sørensen & Co. Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen is known for a wide range of...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

LUte Sconce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The stunning LUte sconce by Lumfardo Luminaires is an up and down fixed cylindrical wall sconce in unlacquered patinated brass or unlacquered gold finish. An all brass fixture, with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Gold, Brass

'Pan 95' Wall Lamp by Bent Karlby for Lyfa
Located in Paris, FR
Wall lamp pan / 95 by LYFA Wall lamp pan / 95 signed by Bent Karlby for LYFA Polished aluminum Measures: L.95 mm, H.360 mm. Plastic wire (white) 250cm Bulbs: E27 max 40W (...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

Vilhelm Lauritzen 'Radiohus' Sconce for Louis Poulsen in White
Located in Glendale, CA
Vilhelm Lauritzen 'Radiohus' sconces for Louis Poulsen. Originally designed in the 1930s by Vilhelm Lauritzen in partnership with Louis Poulsen for the construction of the Radiohuset...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Th. Valentiner, Wall Light, Brass, White Fabric, Poul Dinesesen, Denmark, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A functionalist wall light / task light, designed by Th. Valentiner and produced Poul Dinesesen in Denmark, 1950s. Dimensions variable.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Set of Four Hans Bergström Wall Lamps Model 397, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced by Ateljé Lyktan, Sweden, 1950s. Excellent condition. New wiring.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Atlantic Wall Lamps by Vitrika in Gold, 1970s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
A set of two gold glass and brass Atlantic wall lamps that are produced by Danish lighting manufacturer Vitrika in the 1970s. Both lamps consists of two parts: a solid handmade glass...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Tratten' Dark Brown Patinated Outdoor Sconces
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Tratten' dark brown patinated outdoor sconces. Executed in richly patinated metal. An incredibly refined design that is quintessentially Scandinavian. De...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Midcentury Wall Lights by Jo Hammerborg, Made in Denmark
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of wall lights designed by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup. Great original condition.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Scandinavian Wall Lights in Metal, Copper and Smoked Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wall lamps, metal, copper, glass, Scandinavia, 1960s These wall lamps are designed in a special way. The designer angled the lamp that rests in a metal frame. A base in copper hol...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Copper

Vilhelm Lauritzen 'Radiohus' Sconce for Louis Poulsen in Black
Located in Glendale, CA
Vilhelm Lauritzen 'Radiohus' Sconce for Louis Poulsen in Black. Originally designed in the 1930s by Vilhelm Lauritzen in partnership with Louis Poulsen for the construction of the R...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Set of Four "Coquille" ASEA Wall Lights, 1950s
By ASEA
Located in Stockholm, SE
Brass and glass. Produced by ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. Excellent condition. New wiring available on request, with or without cord.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Lamp Model 2582 by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Wonderful and adjustable brass wall light model 2582 with flower patterned lamp shade of fabric 'Notturno' designed by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn – Sweden, 1950s. Adjustable lenght...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Scandinavian Modern Wall Sconce in Brass, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fixed wall light in brass. Decorative engine turned bolts to the side. It hangs and lights up as depicted in photo number 4. It was made in Scandinavia during the 1960s. Probably by ...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Adjustable Aluminium and Brass Wall Light by Nordisk solar, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Cylindrical wall lamp composed of brown powder coated aluminium with joint and switch in patinated brass. Anonymous danish designer for Nordisk Solar during the 1960s. The style is r...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of "Sonet" Wall Lamps by Hans Per Jeppesen, by Fog & Mørup, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Hägersten, SE
Pair of wall lamps model "Sonet" designed by Hans Per Jeppesen. Produced by Fog & Mørup in Denmark during the 1960s. Made from lacquered steel and brass. Adjustable in angle. Light s...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

Large Quantity Wall Lamps in Brass Attributed to Lisa Johansson-Pape
Located in Malmo, SE
Wall lamps in brass attributed to Lisa Johansson-Pape. Produced in Finland.
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Brass Wall Lamps, Model G-075, Bergboms, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Wall lamps/bedside lamps in brass, model V-755 manufactured by Bergboms designed by Eje Ahlgren, Sweden, 1960s. Very good condition. Please note: Three lamps available. Listed pric...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Wall Lights by Fog & Mørup
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of wall lights by Fog & Mørup, Denmark, circa 1960s. Opal glass shades in tulips shape on brass hardware. Measures: H 10", W 14.5", D-8".      
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Wall Lamp with Opaline Glass by Vilhelm Lauritzen
Located in Vienna, AT
Wall lamp designed in 1955 by Vilhelm Lauritzen for by Louis Poulsen in 1950s. Brass construction with hand blow opaline glass shades. Perfect original condition.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Lamp in the Manner of Vilhelm Lauritzen and Produced in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare wall lamp in the manner of Vilhelm Lauritzen. Produced in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson V239 Wall Lights, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Original 1960s, model V239 designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, produced in Markaryd, Sweden. New wiring.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Sconces by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass frame with amber-colored glasses. Made in Sweden in 1960s.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Brutalist Wall Light from Boréns, Sweden, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cool wall lamp from Boréns, made from brass in a brutalist design. The perforated shade creates a burning ember effect when lit.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Tratten' Verdigris Patinated Outdoor Sconce
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Tratten' patinated outdoor sconce. Executed in richly patinated verdigris. An incredibly refined design that is quintessentially Scandinavian. For indoor or outd...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Tratten' Verdigris Patinated Outdoor Sconces
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Tratten' verdigris patinated outdoor sconces. Executed in richly patinated metal. An incredibly refined design that is quintessentially Scandinavian. For...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Danish Designer, Three Armed Wall Light, Brass, Milk Glass, Denmark, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A three armed wall light. Designed and produced in Denmark, c. 1930s-1940s. Features brass and milk glass. Fixture presents with dramatic and beautiful patina. Three arm brass ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Wall Sconces in Pinewood Lamellas by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Beautiful pair of adjustable wall sconces in pinewood lamellas by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, 1970s Sweden. The thin pinewood sheets allows for a warm and pleasant light effect.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Pine

Louis Poulsen Wall Lamps in Black Bakelite & White Opaline Glass, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Cool pair of minimalistic "cubus" wall sconces in opaline glass and black bakelite made at Louis Poulsen & Co., Copenhagen in the 1960s. The design is typical for the Scandinavian Mo...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Opaline Glass, Bakelite

Swedish Designer, Adjustable Wall Light, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A brass and gray lacquered metal adjustable wall light / sconce with fabric shade designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1940s-1950s.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Lars Holmström, Wall Lights, Brass, Studio Arvika Sweden 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A brass wall light / sconce designed and produced by Lars Holmström, Studio, Arvika, Sweden, 1930s.  
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Large Swedish Wall Light White 1960s Vintage
Located in Lyon, FR
Large wall light from Sweden edited in 1960s. Structure in lacquered steel with brass parts.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

Porcelain and Opaline Glass Wall Lights by S. Bernadotte for IFÖ, Sweden 1960s
Located in Haderslev, DK
Soft mint gray glazed porcelain combined with cone shaped milky white opaline glass is just a beautiful scandinavian midcentury design by Sigvard Bernadotte for IFÖ, Sweden 1960s. ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Ceramic, Porcelain, Opaline Glass

Pair of Brass wall Lamps "B-075" by Bergboms and Eje Ahlgren
Located in Hägersten, SE
Pair of wall lamps model "V-075" produced by Bergboms in Sweden. Attributed to Eje Ahlgren. Produced ca 1960s. Made from solid brass with original patina. Good vintage condition with...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Small Arne Jacobsen 'Eklipta' Wall or Ceiling Light for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
AJ Eklipta was designed by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen in 1959 for Rødovre Town Hall. They were used indoors on stairways and outdoors as wall lamps. The fixture emits soft comfo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Set of Three Gold Coloured Maritim Glass Wall Lamps by Vitrika, 1970s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Set of three gold coloured handmade Maritim Lampet wall lamps, produced by Danish lighting manufacturer Vitrika in the 1970s. Each lamp consists of two parts: a solid and so rathe...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Arvid Johansson, Swedish Mid-20th Century Hammered Brass Sconce
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Each concave reflector in the form of a stylized palmette, composed of a flat brass rim and hammered brass interior, issuing a curlicue arm supporting a single candleholder and drip ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Wall Lamp Model V-306/4
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare wall lamp model V-306/4 designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Gamfratesi White 'Yuh' Wall Light for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
GamFratesi white 'Yuh' wall light for Louis Poulsen. Designed by Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, the Yuh reflects Louis Poulsen’s philosophy of designing to shape light. Inspired by th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Vilhelm Lauritzen VL-1 Brass and Glass Wall Lamp for Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Vilhelm Lauritzen VL-1 brass and glass wall lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in a single hand blown glossy white opal glass and unfinished satin polished brass armature and backplate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Organic Wall Light or Flush Mount, Fabric, Brass, Sweden 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sizable wall light or flush mount. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1930s. Metal frame is covered in original fabric with floral motifs. Brass details.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Tratten' Wall Lights in Patinated Copper
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans-Agne Jakobsson for AB Markaryd, wall lights ‘Tratten’, copper, Sweden, 1950s Set of cone-shaped wall lights designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for AB Markaryd, in beautifully pati...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Copper

Vintage Scandinavian Brass Sconce from Svend Mejlstrøm, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fixed wall light designed and manufactured by Svend Mejlstrøm in Denmark during the 1960s or early 70s. Its made from polished brass and retains its pastel colored textile shade that...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Adjustable Wall Light, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, c. 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A functionalist wall light / task light, designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s-1950s. Features brass. Assorted vintage rattan lampshade. Telescopic arm. Takes one lightbulb on E2...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Wall Lamps in Brass and Opaline Glass
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare and early wall lamps designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in Markaryd, Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' Polished Copper Outdoor Sconce
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' patinated copper outdoor sconce. A smaller scale version of the Classic Swedish outdoor wall lamp executed in richly patinated copper. An incredibl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Copper

LU Louis Sconce PB
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome LU Louis sconce. An all brass wall sconce in patinated brass with patterned perforations by Lumfardo Luminaires. Made contemporary in the US. Multiples available for order. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Lisa Johansson-Pape Wall Lights, 1960
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful pair of wall lights by Lisa Johansson-Pape for Orno, Finland, 1960, in brass and painted metal, horizontal articulate, down light shade with ornamental texture, on/off push...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Clever Pair of Adjustable Bedside Sconces by Neuhaus Leuchten, Germany
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Clever pair of adjustable bedside sconces by Neuhaus Leuchten, Germany.
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1970s German Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

Pair of 1950s Swedish Wall Lights
Located in Stockholm, SE
Wall light or bed light, produced in Sweden, 1950s. Grey painted metal and brass. The screen is 19 cm long and 9 cm in diameter.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Sconce Wall Lamp by Hans-Agne Jakobsson Model V-222
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass frame with amber-colored glasses. Made in Sweden in 1960s. Additional one on request possible.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

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