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Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using 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 influencer 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. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere 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
Large Tree Shaped Candle Holder in Hand Forged Steel 1970s
Located in Tilburg, NL
Large Tree Shaped Candle Holder in Hand Forged Steel 1970s This well sized hand forged candle holder is wonderfully shaped like a tree, it origins from Europe, 1970s. It is original...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Wrought Iron

Italian Mid-Century Side Table by Cesare Lacca
Located in Atlanta, GA
A tripod accent table designed by Cesare Lacca for Angelo De Baggis, originating from the late 1950s and a stunning example of Italian Mid-Century design. A round top with a concave ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Wood

Kittinger Coronet Finish Mahogany Candle Stand Side Table
Located in Germantown, MD
Kittinger furniture mahogany candle stand or side table with Koronet Finish and tripod spider legs. Measures 15.75" in diameter and stands 25.75" tall. Base is 17"W x 17"D.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Mahogany

Late 20th Century Mahogany Pdestal Tripod Marble Top Candle Stand
Located in Germantown, MD
A mahogany pedestal Tripod stand with round marble top. Measure 12" in diameter and stands 23.5" tall.
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Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Marble

Mid-Century Baker Furniture Carved and stained Walnut Tiered Candle Stand
Located in Germantown, MD
A cute Mid-Century Baker Furniture Carved and stained Walnut Candle Stand. Very sturdy. Measures 10.5" in diameter and stands 21.5" tall.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Walnut

1950s Refinished Mahogany 2-Tier Round Candle Stand with Brass Capped Legs, Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
A midcentury Refinished Mahogany tiered round candle stands or Lamp Tables, side tables with tripod brass capped legs. Very sturdy. Great vintage condition. Measure 17.5" in diamete...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Brass

Baker Furniture Mahogany and Tooled Leather Stinciled Top Custom Candle Stand
Located in Germantown, MD
Baker furniture mahogany and tooled leather and stinciled top pedestal candle stand or side table with tripod snake feet. Measures 16" in diameter and stands 20.5" tall.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Pukeberg Walther Art Glass Candle Holders, 1970's
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Pukeberg Walther art glass candle holders in a transparent "iceberg" modernist motif made of solid glass in Sweden, 1970's. Large Pukeberg Walther candle holder measures ...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Glass

1970s George White Handcrafted for the Barley Collection Cherry Candle Stand
Located in Germantown, MD
1970s George white handcrafted for the Barley collection Cherry tripod snake feet candle stand or side table in the Queen Anne style. Excellent condition....
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Cherry

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Coffee Tables, Set of 2
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern teak coffee tables. Set of 2. Dimensions. 29 W; 29 D; 20 H.
Category

1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Mahogany Stinciled Leather Top Candle Stand Side Table
Located in Germantown, MD
An elegant mid-century Mahogany stinciled tooled leather top candle stand or side table. Petite size 13.5" in width, 16.5" in depth and stands 21" tall.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

A rattan and metal newspapers stands
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
an unusual papers stand in rattan
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Rattan

1940s Vintage Triangular Two-Tier Mahogany and Cane Side Table Candle Stand
Located in Germantown, MD
1940s Vintage triangular heart shape two-tier mahogany side table or candle stand with cane shelf. Measures 18W x18D X 28H..
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone over Wood 4 Doors Credenza Sideboard Cabinet 80
Located in Miami, FL
Monumental Credenza, Sideboard, Storage Cabinet by Maitland Smith Mid-Century Modern Design heavy solid crafted and made in the Philippines. Made out of tessellated stone over wood...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Stone, Brass

Erik Hoglund Iron Candelholder Sweden, circa 1970
Located in PARIS, FR
A wrought iron candelholder five lights by Erik Hoglund Sweden, circa 1970 Very large glass pendants.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Wrought Iron

Collection of Vintage Carl Aubock Pieces
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A collection of rare Carl Aubock vintage pieces. Total of twelve comprising of bowls, bookends, pitcher, most are signed.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Brass

3 Tier Grass Cloth Hexagon Burnt Bamboo Antique Pedestal Candle Lamp Table Stand
Located in Rockaway, NJ
3 Tier grass cloth hexagon burnt bamboo antique pedestal candle lamp table stand.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Grasscloth, Bamboo

Italian Silver Candle Holder, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian silver candle holder made in 1950s.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Silver

Pair of Scandinavian Candleholders in Brass, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Oslo, NO
Wonderful, modern and subtile candleholders in brass. Designed and made in Denmark from circa 1960s second half.
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Brass

Vintage Rare Tommaso Barbi Black Ceramic Candle Holder Signed, 1960s, Italy
Located in Vis, NL
Vintage Tommaso Barbi black ceramic candleholder. 1970s Made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. no repairs or chips. An amazing and seldom piece.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Ceramic

Tommi Parzinger Candelabra for Dorlyn
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed Tommi Parzinger for Dorlyn Silversmiths solid brass candelabra, accommodates 5 candles.
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Brass

1960s Heritage Walnut Faux Bamboo and Brass Finish Top Lamp Table Candle Stand
Located in Germantown, MD
Rare 1960s Heritage Furniture Walnut Faux bamboo and Brass Finish Top Lamp Table Candle Stand. Measures 16.5" in diameter and stands 18" tall. Use it as lamp table, candle stand, si...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Brass

Hard-to-come-by Wrought Iron + Rattan Floor Candelabra by Arthur Umanoff
Located in Kensington, MD
Hard-to-Come-By Wrought Iron + Rattan Floor Candelabra by Arthur Umanoff Additional information: Material: Iron Featured at Kensington: This single Wrough Iron floor candelabru...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Candle Stands

Materials

Iron

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Pair of Solid Bronze Candelholders France circa 1070
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Maitland Smith Tessellated Stone Brass Wood & Marble Stand Pedestal Tapered Legs
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Mid-century Modern candle stands for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Mid-Century Modern candle stands for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage candle stands created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include tables, decorative objects, building and garden elements and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Mid-Century Modern candle stands made in a specific country, there are North America, United States, and Europe pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original candle stands, popular names associated with this style include Baker Furniture Company, Arthur Umanoff, Heritage Furniture, and Kittinger. 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 candle stands differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $149 and tops out at $25,000 while the average work can sell for $1,275.

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