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Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

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

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 American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Swedish Designer, Candlesticks, Brass, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of 3 candlesticks. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1960s.  
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Pair of Tiffany Modern Classical Sterling Silver Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of midcentury Classical sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1949. Tapering column on round and gently raised foot. Fully marked including maker’s...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Sterling Silver

Set of Three French Crystal Candlestick by Daum
By Daum
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1970’s set of three French crystal candle holders by Daum. This are hand blown with a triangular shaped bases. They are all signed Daum France (see detail photos). Measurements:...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Crystal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks by Brooklyn Maker
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern sterling silver candlesticks. Each: Tapering column with urn socket on base with low-relief with flowers between beaded borders; foot round and raised. Mar...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Sterling Silver

Handcrafted and Dark Cast Bronze Hun Candleholder
Located in Paris, FR
Hun candleholder forged from cast dark bronze by Fakasaka.
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2010s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

Midcentury Sculptural Candlesticks or Candle Holder Vogelflug by Hammonia, 1970s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful set of 47 pcs. Candleholders in shiny metal made by Hammonia Motard, Germany, in the 1970s. The Vogelflug candleholder, what means in German language bird flight, in fact ...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Stainless Steel

Modernist Brass Candlesticks Style of Pierre Forsell for Skultana
Located in North Miami, FL
This great pair of vintage Swedish polished brass modernist midcentury brass candlesticks are in the style and attribution of Pierre Forsell for Skultana. Their period is late 1950s-...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Set of Ceramic Vase & Candle Stick Ditmar Urbach, Czechoslovakia 1960’s
Located in Praha, CZ
Set of mid century Ditmar Urbach vase and candlestick, made in former Czechoslovakia in the 1960's. In very good condition. The vase is approximately 21.5 cm (8.5 inch) high, 10 cm...
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Murano Sommerso Purple Blue Candlesticks with Brass Banding Pair of Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This fabulous pair of stunning Italian murano glass candlesticks are a gorgeous combination of purple and blue hues in sommerso form. These are Mid-Century Modern and have a now poli...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Mid Century Pair of Candle Holders Lacquered Metal and Brass. Italy, 1950s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Unusual mid century pair of candle holders or candlesticks in black metal , lacquered red and blue metal and brass. In the mood of Stilnovo, Angelo Lelii for Esperia, Arteluce, Arred...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Metal, Brass

Rupert Deese Bronze Tripod Candle Holder
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare bronze work by Rupert Deese. Solid bronze with a wonderful patina. He did this same candle holder form in ceramic. We are not aware of any other bronze examples in existence. St...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

1970s Mid-Century Spanish Candlesticks, Pair
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of silver-plated candlesticks from Spain, circa 1970s. With a 70’s flair, these vintage candlesticks dance with elegant curving arms. Playful curves are grounded by a cone sha...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Silver Plate

Contemporary Candle Holder Arch and Ball, Extra Large Black Steel, SET of 10
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 Candlesticks

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Metal, Steel

Contemporary Arch and Ball, Blackened Steel Candleholder, SET of 10
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 Candlesticks

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Steel

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 Candlesticks

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Metal, Steel

Danish Stylish Mid-Century Five Sconce Metal Wood Candlestick
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A simple but stunning Danish mid-century metal and wood five sconce candle stick dating from around 1960. The candlestick stands mounted on a carved raised oval shaped base with thre...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Metal

Murano Green Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Venetian Gentleman Candleholder Set
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful pair of large vintage Murano hand blown white, gold flecks and teal green Italian art glass figural candlestick sculptures of Venetian gentleman. They are a true matched pa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Gold Leaf

Murano Opalescent White Pink Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Candle Holders Set
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful pair of vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso pink, white opalescent and gold flecks Italian art glass candlesticks. Documented to the Fratelli Toso company. The candleholders...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Gold Leaf

Candle Holder, Thick Art Glass, Italy, 1970
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This candle Holder; is a "photophore", it has been made in Italy around 1970, in art glass.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Art Glass

Pair of Hand Produced Midcentury Padouk Candleholders 1960s
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
A pair of exceptional quality candle holders from the 1960s. Made from solid Padouk, with metal candle holder inserts and baize to the underside of each holder. Very well produced. I...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Padouk

20th Century Finnish Set of Six Ljusstakar, Glass Candlesticks by Timo Sarpaneva
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Finnish set of candlesticks made of molded glass. Produced by Festivo - Iittala, designed by Timo Sarpaneva in good condition. The vintage candleholders ...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Glass

Dantorp Design, Candle Sticks, Brass, Denmark, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of modernist candlesticks. Designed and produced by Dantorp, Denmark, 1960s. In brass.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Dantorp Design, Candle Sticks, Brass, Denmark, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of modernist candlesticks. Designed and produced by Dantorp, Denmark, 1960s. In brass.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Alessi Alessandro Mendini 1999 Italian Pair of Red and Blue Chrome Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
A rare pair of Anna candleholders designed by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi, signed and dated 1999. The crafted metal upper parts are in chrome and the scalloped bases are covered on...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Chrome

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 Candlesticks

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Candlesticks Model #20 by Space Copenhagen for GUBI
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of candlesticks Model #20 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 Candlesticks

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Candlesticks Model #12 by Space Copenhagen for Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of candlesticks model #12 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 Candlesticks

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Brass, Steel

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 Candlesticks

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Brass

Dantorp Design, Candle Sticks, Brass, Denmark, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of modernist candlesticks. Designed and produced by Dantorp, Denmark, 1960s. In brass.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Metallslojden Gusum 1983 Signed Candlestick Holders Set of 3 Solid Brass Sweden
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Set of three solid bronze candle holders signed on base Metallslojden Gusum 1984, Made in Sweden. Ranging in heights from 1.25", 2" and 2.5".
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

Brass Regal Candlesticks Pair of Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
These incredibly well made and heavy solid brass vintage tall candlesticks have been professionally polished. They also twist off for cleaning. They are elegant, stately and regal. T...
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1960s Japanese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

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 Candlesticks

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Brass

Rare Carl Auböck #3600 Brass Candleholder
Located in Glendale, CA
Rare Carl Auböck #3600 brass candleholder. Designed in the 1940s, this incredibly clean and refined Viennese candleholder is executed in polished and darkly patinated brass by Werkst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Rare Carl Auböck #3600 Polished Brass Candleholder
Located in Glendale, CA
Rare Carl Auböck #3600 polished brass candleholder. Designed in the 1940s, this incredibly clean and refined Viennese candleholder is executed in polished brass by Werkstätte Carl Au...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Large Floor or Table Candle Holder Made of Wrought Iron in Brutalist Design
Located in München, DE
Extraordinary large floor or table candle holder made of wrought iron in abstract Brutalist design. For three candles. The great, very high-quality design piece is 60 cm high with...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Iron

Barbini Murano Sommerso Purple Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Birds Sculpture
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso cranberry to purple and gold flecks Italian art glass birds centerpiece / candleholder. Documented to designer Alfredo Barbini. The piece ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Gold Leaf

Extra Large Seguso Clear and Gold Murano Glass Candleholder
Located in Troy, MI
Very tall Seguso clear and gold Murano glass candlestick, circa 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Chrome Ball & Steel Based Candlesticks with Cobalt Blue Accents
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of Mid-Century Modern candlesticks were made by the Chase & Co. of the United States in approximately 1969. The candlesticks are done in metal with a combination of a chrom...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Metal

Huge Seguso Vetri d'Arte White Scavo Murano Glass Candlestick Holder Candelabra
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Monumental, large and elegant vintage Italian 21 inch tall 'a Scavo' white colored / coloured glass Candelabra or candlestick holder / stand by Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano, Italy. Ele...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Danish Ceramic Candle Holders by Jens Harald Quistgaard
Located in Bochum, NRW
Danish stoneware candle holder from the Relief series, designed in 1959 by Jens Harald Quistgaard for Kronjyden. Original manufacturer label to the back. Excellent condition. Pieces ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Stoneware

Pair Swedish Designer Modern Wood Painted White Candlesticks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair Swedish designer modern wood painted white candlesticks. Brass nozzles. Marked "Jonsson".  
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Original 1960s Brass Hurricane Candleholder by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Brass candleholder. Designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson A B, Markaryd, Sweden. Original 1960s Hans-Agne Jakobsson candleholder produced in Swede...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Pair Swedish Designer Modern Teak Wood Candlesticks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair Swedish designer modern teak wood candlesticks.   
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Teak

Set of Six 20th Century Wood Candlesticks, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Set of six midcentury Italian modern candlesticks, circa 1960. Made from wood. Very good condition. No damages. The smallest -10cm height, the biggest -26cm height. Beautiful decorat...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Glass

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 Candlesticks

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Porcelain

Pair of Signed Van Teal Scrolled Lucite Four Candelabra Candlestick Holders
Located in Houston, TX
Featured is a pair of Mid-Century Modern signed Van Teal Mid-Century Modern or Hollywood Regency S-scroll acrylic or Lucite candelabra or candlestick holders with two screw attached ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Metal

1950s Brass Articulated Candelabra
Located in London, GB
A brass eleven-light articulated table candelabra Sweden, circa 1950.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Two Porcelain Candlesticks
Located in Chorzów, PL
A set of candlesticks. Very good condition. dimensions: height: 15.5 cm, width: 8.5 cm, depth: 8.5 cm.
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1960s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Porcelain

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 Candlesticks

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Porcelain

Pair of S-Form with 2 Candelabras Each Rebajes Copper Candlestick Holders
Located in Houston, TX
Offered are a Mid-Century Modern signed pair of Francisco Rebajes "S” form copper candlestick holders with two candleholders per candlestick. Francisco Rebajes was a Mexican Mid-Cent...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Copper

Gusums Bruk, Collection of Candlesticks, Brass, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of 11 candle holders. Design and production by Metallslöjden Gusums Bruk, Sweden. In heavy alloy brass.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Swedish Designer, Organic Candlesticks, Dark-Stained Wood, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of candlesticks. Produced in turned solid dark-stained wood. Unmarked.     
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Wood

Pair of English Mid-Century Modern Sterling Hand Hammered Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of candlesticks were realized in England circa 1960. They feature tiered concentric circular bases from which hand hammered cylindrical bodies- with a wonderful org...
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1960s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Sterling Silver

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 Candlesticks

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Sterling Silver

Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver Candlesticks with Beaded Detailing
Located in New York, NY
This refined pair of Mid-Century Modern candlesticks were realized in the United States, circa 1960. They feature circular bases that taper upwards to bobeches of the same form- all ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Sterling Silver

Pair of British Mid-Century Modern Nickel Helix Form Candle Holders
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of Mid-Century Modern candle holders were realized in England circa 1960. They offer circular bases with hand etched geometric designs that ascend into a sculptural...
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1960s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Nickel

Set of 3 Italian Silver Candle Holders, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful set of 3 candle holders made in silver from Italy 50s.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Silver

Gusums Bruk, Large Candelabra, Brass, Sweden, 1977
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large and impressive candelbara. Design and production by Metallslöjden Gusums Bruk, Sweden, stamped and dated 1977. Artists initials "B.K" In heavy alloy brass.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass