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Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. 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.

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, 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 Sarapaneva.

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 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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Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall, Pair of Brass and Blue Glass Candlestick
Located in Bochum, NRW
A pair of candle holders designed by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall, Sweden, 1950s. A double light candleholder flower shaped, with blue transparent art glass, mounted on a brass/br...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Gunnar Ander Candlestick Produced by Ystad Metall in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Candlestick designed by Gunnar Ander. Produced by Ystad Metall in Sweden.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Gold-Plated Candleholders by Hugo Asmussen, Denmark, Set of 3
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of three gold-plated candleholders designed by Hugo Asmussen, produced by Asmussen in Denmark during the 1970s. Drop shaped candlesticks with 24-carat gold plating. Engraved u...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Gold Plate, Brass

Scandinavian Modern Adjustable Candleholder, Model Variation by Pierre Forsell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian Modern adjustable candleholder. Model "Variabel", in solid brass by Pierre Forsell, Skultuna, Sweden. No 1607. Forssell (1925-2004) was a trained silversmith. During th...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Ivar Ålenius Björk Candlesticks Model Lily by Ystad Metall in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Set of 4 candlesticks model Lily / Liljan designed by Ivar Ålenius Björk. Produced by Ystad Metall in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Handwrought Iron Candlestick by Bertil Vallien
Located in Providence, RI
Bertil Vallien handwrought iron candlestick, circa 1960s, for Boda Smide Sweden. Stands 28 3/4" tall, and is 9" wide. Can be placed on the floor, a cabinet or table. Fully signed. Wo...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Wrought Iron

1960s Per Lutken Scandinavian Midcentury Glass Candlesticks for Holmegaard
Located in Modena, IT
Pair of Danish Mid-Century Modern glass candleholder designed by Per Lutken and production by Holmegaard, circa 1960s.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Glass

Set of 3 Gunnar Ander Brass and Glass Flowers Candleholder Ystad Metall, Sweden
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful set of 3 Gunnar Ander candleholder for Ystad Metall, Sweden Delicate blue glass flowers and patinated gold-plated brass stems.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Lars Holmström Candlestick in Brass by Lars Holmström in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Brass candlestick designed by Lars Holmström. Produced by Lars Holmström in Arvika, Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

CC 2021 Calendar Candle Silver
Located in New York, NY
The build up to Christmas is as exciting as the day itself, so celebrate the whole month of December with this stylish 2021 advent candle. Decorated with a sprinkling of silver stars...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

Rare Gunnar Ander Candleholder for Ystad Metall in Brass
Located in Stockholm, SE
A rare Gunnar Ander candleholder in brass for three candles. Manufactured by Ystad Metall.   
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Candlesticks
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian candlesticks in brass and rosewood.
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Rosewood

Pair of Erik Hoglund for Boda Glass Candlesticks
Located in Stockton, NJ
A rare pair of double tier glass and black painted metal candlesticks by Erik Hoglund for Boda. Consisting of two tiers of blue and clear glass.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Metal

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 Candlesticks

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Metal

Wall Candleholders by Pierre Forssell, Skultuna, Sweden, 1950s
Located in London, GB
Priced per individual piece. Pendel/Reflex wall candleholders by Pierre Forssell, manufactured by Skultuna, Sweden, 1950s. Good original vintage condition, patinated brass. Stamped...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Gunnar Ander Candlesticks Produced by Ystad Metall in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Pair of candlesticks designed by Gunnar Ander. Produced by Ystad Metall in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Iron

Lars Holmström Candlestick in Brass by Lars Holmström in Arvika, Sweden
Located in Langserud, SE
Brass candlestick designed by Lars Holmström. Produced by Lars Holmström in Arvika, Sweden. Signs of ware and use.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Candlesticks Model L-95
Located in Malmo, SE
A pair of candlesticks model L-95 / Rasmus designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in Markaryd, Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Hugo Asmussen Tear Drop Candlesticks in 24 Carat Gold Plating, Denmark, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Large set of organically teardrop shaped 24-carat gold-plated candleholders was designed by Hugo Asmussen. This particular set were manufactured by Asmussen in Denmark in the 1970s. ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Gold Plate, Brass

Candlesticks in Brass Designed by Pierre Forsell Produced by Skultuna in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Candlesticks in brass designed by Pierre Forsell. Produced by Skultuna in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Candlesticks Attributed to Gunnar Ander Produced by Ystad Metall in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare candlesticks attributed to Gunnar Ander. Produced by Ystad Metall in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Swedish Candle Holder with Coloured Glassdome by Östlings, Gnosjö, 1960s
By Gnosjö Konstsmide Rydahls Lamps
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely brass candleholder with aubergine coloured glass shade by Östlings for Gnosjö, Sweden 1960s. Base of colored glass. Gives a nice shine when the candle is lit. Removable shade....
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Copper

Gunnar Ander Brass Candleholder by Ystad Metall Sweden
Located in Krefeld, DE
Gunnar Ander candle stick by Ystad Metal. The candleholder is marked on the bottom. The price is for one candleholder.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Candlestick in Brass by Josef Frank
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian candlestick in brass by Josef Frank. Item frolm the 60's.
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1930s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Set of 3 Brass Wall Candlesticks "Sunburst" Holmström, Arvika, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Langserud, SE
These wall candlesticks were hand -sculpted in Arvika, Sweden. The candlesticks are made in brass by famous Holmström Arvika. These ones are signed on the back. The name Sunburst was...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Josef Frank Candlestick Produced by Svenskt Tenn in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Candlestick (the knot of friendship) in brass designed by Josef Frank. Produced by Svenskt Tenn in Sweden.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Vintage Danish Ceramics by Helge Bjufstrøm for Michael Andersen, 1960s
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Vintage Danish ceramics by Helge Bjufstrøm for Michael Andersen, 1960s Set of two candleholders and a small bowl made on the Danish island of Bornholm by Michael Andersen & Søn. Mid...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

Pair of P. Sarpaneva Brass Candleholders, circa 1970, Finland
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of P. Sarpaneva candleholders, circa 1970, Finland. Openwork brass. Stamped. Dimensions: 17 cm H, 9cm W, 9 cm D. All purchases are covered by our Buyer Protection Guarantee. ...
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1970s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

19 Iittala Candle Holders for Tealights in Art Glass. Marimekko. 20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
19 Iittala candle holders for tealights in art glass. Marimekko. 20th century. Measures: 6.5 x 6 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Art Glass

Candlestick Holders by Jens H. Quistgaard for Dansk Designs, 1960s
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Set of two metal candleholders, designed by Jens Quistgaard and produced by Dansk designs in the 1960s. Comes with the matching candles. Dimensions: 3.5 height x 10.5 diameter cm....
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Metal

Wall Candleholders by Pierre Forssell, Skultuna, Sweden, 1950s
Located in London, GB
Pierre Forsell designed brass pendel wall appliques. Rarer version with bobeche. Made by Skultuna, Sweden, circa 1965. In beautiful original patinated condition. Stamped with makers ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Pair of Just Andersen Pewter Candlesticks
Located in Providence, RI
Pair of pewter candlesticks, circa 1955, by Danish Metal-smith Just Andersen. Candlesticks stand 6 1/2" tall x 14 1/4" wide x 3" deep. Fully signed.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Pewter

Set of 4 Brass Candleholders by Pierre Forsell for Skultuna, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Langserud, SE
Wonderful sculptured brass candleholders made out of brass. These ones were manufactured in Sweden at Skultuna and designed by Pierre Forssell. Good vintage condition with some we...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Lars Holmström Candlestick Produced in His Own Workshop in Arvika, Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare candlestick designed by Lars Holmström. Produced in his own workshop in Arvika, Sweden.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Jens Harald Quistgaard, Four "Hygge" Light Holders for Teacandles, 1960's
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Jens Harald Quistgaard. Four "Hygge" light holders for teacandles in dark green art glass. Retro, 1960's. Stamped: IHQ. Manufactured by Dansk Designs. In very good condition. Mea...
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1960s American Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Art Glass

Midcentury Brass and Glass Candleholder Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Langserud, SE
This candleholder was made in Sweden, 1960s and designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. It’s in brass and the top is made of Redglass. It’s in good condition, the brass with some wear. M...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Small Brass Serpentine Candleholder Candlesticks by Illums Bolighus Denmark
Located in Krefeld, DE
Small Serpentine form candlesticks in solid brass by Illums Bolighus Copenhagen Denmark. Price for one candleholder.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Pair of Candelabras in Pewter and Brass by C.G. Hallberg, Sweden, 1933
Located in Hägersten, SE
Pair of candelabras by C.G. Hallberg. Produced in Stockholm, Sweden 1933. Made from pewter and brass. Good vintage condition with age related signs of wear and patina. Signed with ha...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass, Pewter

Large Brass Serpentine Candleholder Candlestick by Illums Bolighus, Denmark
Located in Krefeld, DE
Large serpentine form candlesticks in solid brass by Illums Bolighus Copenhagen Denmark. Price for one candleholder.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Candle Sticks by Josef Frank for Firma Svenkt Tenn, 1950s-1960s
Located in Hägersten, SE
Rare candle sticks designed by Josef Frank and produced in Sweden by Firma Svenskt Tenn during the 1950s-1960s. Made from solid patinated brass. Rare version or prototype of the icon...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Rare Pierre Forssell for Skultuna Solid Brass Candlesticks, 1960s, Sweden
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning, modernist brass / bronze candlesticks designed by Pierre Forssell for Skultuna, Sweden. Stamped with makers mark.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Set of Two Danish Modern Green Candle Sticks or Vases by Lovemose, 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Beautiful set of two Danish Mid-Century Modern stoneware items to be used as candle holders or vases. Designed by Johannes Hansen for Løvemose Keramik and manufactured on the small D...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Six Pcs, Hans-Agne Jakobsson Brass Candleholders, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Six small candleholders in solid brass designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, model “Strix” L92.   
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Collect Candle Holder by Space Copenhagen for &Tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
Inspired by the striking simplicity of Doric columns found in Ancient Greece, this gleaming brushed brass candleholder is a sculptural addition to the home. It is the biggest of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Scandinavian Brass Midcentury Candle Holders, 1950s
Located in Modena, IT
Set of two solid brass Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern design candle holders, Denmark 1950 c.a. Please note that the items are original of the period and this shows normal signs of ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Lovely Bronze Candleholder Pair by GAB Sweden 1930s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A bronze candle light pair produced by GAB (Goldsmedjarnas Aktiebolag) in Sweden in the 1930s. Rustic and rectangular shaped vintage candlestick holders with a nicely sculpted design...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

Georg Jensen Pair of Candle Holders, Tea light, Votive, Scandinavian Design
Located in Bochum, NRW
Georg Jensen pair of candleholders for tea light candles. Model "Olympia", designed by Jörgen Möller for Georg Jensen, Denmark 1980s. Made of stainless steel and glass, suitable f...
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1980s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Stainless Steel

Candle Holders SC41, in Bronzed Brass by Space Copenhagen for &tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
This bronzed brass candle holder is the biggest of the candle holders, within the Collect series, a curated line of beautifully crafted soft furnishings and home objects. Designed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Group of Handmade Danish Modern Walnut Candlesticks by Rude Osolnik, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Grouping of five masterfully turned wood candlesticks by Rude Osolnik, 1970s. Graduated heights of these pieces range from 4.5" H to 10" H. This collection would make an excellent ce...
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1970s American Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Walnut

Pair of Swedish Modern Pewter Candlesticks, Edwin Ollers, 1952
Located in Stockholm, SE
A fine good size pair of Swedish Modern pewter candlesticks designed by Edwin Ollers (1888-1959) Signed Edwin Ollers with mark and dated 1952. They give a heavy impression and look ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Pewter

Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall, Candlestick in Brass and Mouth-Blown Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall. Candlestick in brass and mouth-blown art glass shaped like flowers. 1950s. Measures: 20.5 x 13.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006), Denmark. Two Candlesticks in Hand-Painted Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006), Denmark. Two candlesticks in hand-painted glazed ceramics. Dated 1970. Measures: 20.5 x 10.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Ceramic

"the Nordic" Candleholder in High Polished Brass, Quadruple
Located in Pasadena, CA
Inspired by the creators' Scandinavian heritage, "The Nordic" candleholder is the ultimate minimalistic chameleon perfectly blending into any environment. The high polished solid bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

"the Nordic" Candleholder in High Polished Brass, Singular
Located in Pasadena, CA
Inspired by the creators' Scandinavian heritage, "The Nordic" candleholder is the ultimate minimalistic chameleon perfectly blending into any environment. The high polished solid bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

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 Candlesticks

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Brass

Pierre Forsell for Skultuna, a Pair of Sculptural Candlesticks
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Pierre Forsell (1925-2004) for Skultuna. A pair of sculptural candlesticks in brass. Model 20. Swedish design, 1960s. Measures: 10 x 6 cm. Signed under the bottom. In excellent ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Pair of 1960's Scandinavian Brass Candle Holders
Located in London, GB
Pair of magnificent 1960's candle holders with perforated diffuser for regular candles. High quality engineering in brass, possible designed for a church altar. They are in style of ...
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1960s European Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Danish Pair of Brass Brutalist Wall Candleholders by Holm-Sørensen, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A lovely candle light holder pair of Brutalist wall lights designed in the 1960s by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen for company Holm Sørensen & Co. Denmark. Wall candle holders with an aci...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Brass