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Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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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Extra Large Rare Solid Teak Freeform Tray by Digsmed
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful rare 1950's solid teak freeform tray, with raised edge and hanging hole stamped at the bottom by Digsmed made in Denmark.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Danish Modern Rare Solid Teak Nutmeg Grinder
Located in San Diego, CA
Great design and very rare nutmeg grinder, solid teak with metal mechanism unmarked, circa 1960's.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Metal

Large Rare Solid Teak Freeform Tray by Digsmed
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful rare 1950's solid teak freeform tray, with raised edge and hanging hole stamped at the bottom by Digsmed made in Denmark.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Danish Modern Teak Serving Tray with Glass Bowls by Wiggers, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Danish modern solid teak serving tray with two glass bowls by Wiggers, Denmark 1960s. Excellent vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Glass, Teak

Large Teak Gondola Tray by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk, Early Production
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful large teak gondola tray by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk, circa 1950s (early production). Original condition with raised edges and elegant lines; the tray measures is 23.5"W x ...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Georg Jensen 1379 Sterling Silver Child's Plate by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe
Located in New York, NY
My favourite – filled with love my favourite is destined to become your child’s favourite spoon this is a collection infused with love. Designer Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe thought bac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Serving Plate or Cheese Board Similar to Bojesen
Located in London, GB
A pair of Danish Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian design serving platters or cheese boards in the style of Kay Bojesen. A sleekly designed handle with a hole for a strap to hang, glid...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Kay Bojesen 3 Piece Teak Condiment Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Kay Bojesen 3 piece teak condiment set. Known for his articulated Jointed Monkey, Bojesen alson produced some outstanding Danish designs for dining as well! Turned from teak this set...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Glass, Teak

Solid Teak Cheese Tray with Knife Designed by Vivianna Torun for Dansk
Located in San Diego, CA
Simple and beautiful design versatile and practical Dansk cheese and crackers tray, in solid teak with knife, circa 1980's. the knife sitss inside the tray.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Three Solid Teak Trays by Skjøde Skjern, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Complete set of three solid teak serving trays by Skjøde Skjern, Denmark 1960s. Designed with a slight size disparity (small, medium, and large) to allow the trays to nest together w...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Set with Salt, Peppar and Sugar Shakers, Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg, Colorado La
Located in Stockholm, SE
A beautiful set of salt, peppar and sugar shakers designed by Stig Lindberg at Gustavsbergs in Stockholm. The set is of model Colorado (La) designed in the 1950-1960´s. The lowest on...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Style of Dansk Designs Denmark Rosewood & Stainless Steel Salad Servers, 1960s
Located in National City, CA
We are pleased to offer you: Midcentury set of salad servers in the style of Dansk designs Denmark. Made in stainless steel and rosewood. Measures 2.63"W × 0.75"D × 11"H Stamped...
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1960s Hong Kong Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Danish Modern Solid Teak & Aluminum Rods Trivet Hot Plate
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful solid teak rare trivet tray in solid teak with parallel aluminum rods that hold the bars in place, circa 1960's.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Aluminum

Danish Modern Stainless Steel & Teak Handles Serving Tray
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful rare polished stainless steel with solid teak handles made in Sweden, circa 1950's nice cone-shaped feet stamped AS stainless Sweden.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Danish Modern Blue Dansk Fondue Pot Designed by Quistgaard Early Production
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful, unique, very nice and clean, 1950s fondue pot, in red enameled finish with white interior, cast iron base and solid teak handle. Excellent condition. A small flea bite aro...
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20th Century French Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Enamel, Iron

Butcherblock Cheese Tray with Knife Portable Designed by Quistgaard for Dansk
Located in San Diego, CA
Simple design versatile and practical portable Dansk cheese and crackers butcherblock tray, in solid teak with knife, circa 1980's. the knife hides inside the tray.
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20th Century Thai Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Molded Plywood Trays by Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two "Fincraft" molded plywood trays (one large, and one medium-sized), designed in the 1950s by Tapio Wirkkala for Soinne et Kni, Helsinki. Soinne was the same company which produced...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Plywood

Danish Modern Solid Teak Folding Bed / Breakfast Tray
Located in San Diego, CA
Versatile Danish modern folding teak bed / breakfast tray, circa 1970s. The tray can be used for breakfast in bed with the two foldable legs or as a regular serving tray with the leg...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Large Scandinavian Mid-Century Teak Tray, 1950s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Large mid-century Scandinavian teak tray with handles and raised sides. Good vintage condition with light ware consistent with age and use including a few scratches. Most likely made...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Danish Modern Kobenstyle Enamel and Cane Pitcher by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and unique Danish modern "Kobenstyle" enamel and cane pitcher by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk, circa 1950s. The pitcher is in very good vintage condition with a smooth teal / ...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Enamel, Iron

Solid Xlarge Teak Gondola Tray Designed by Quistgaard for Dansk Early Production
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful solid extra large teak gondola tray designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk; early production. Original condition with raised edges and elegant lines. The large tray is 26.75...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Scandinavian Modernist Danish Designer Teak Bar Cart, 1970s, Denmark
Located in Vienna, AT
Danish craftsmanship solid teak bar cart with beautiful details made in the 1970s, Denmark. The two-tiered serving table is made of screwless solid teak with brass castors and is in ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Scandinavian Modern Teak Sculptural Tray
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This vintage original Danish modern teak tray has a softly cupped surface and undulating edge detail that is easy on the eyes. This piece has been finished in non-toxic oil suitable ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Sk Sowe Konst Scandinavian Sleek Teak Nutcracker Utensil Made in Sweden, 1960
Located in National City, CA
SK Sowe Konst Sweden teak nutcracker utensil tool, 1960s Made in Sweden midcentury Scandinavian Modern Measures: 11" L x 5 1/2" open x 1 1/4" D Teak wood and stainless steel Orig...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Danish Teak Charcuterie Serving Tray Board
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern serving tray platter manufactured by Wiggers, Denmark. Unlike most Danish trays, this was constructed of one solid piece of teak with clever cutout handles underne...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Bowl in Teak Designed, by Jens Harald Quistgaard from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Bowl in teak designed by Jens Harald Quistgaard from the 1960s. The bowl is in great vintage condition.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Krenit Bowl by Herbert Krenchel of Black Metal and White Enamel from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Krenit bowl by Herbert Krenchel of black metal and white enamel from the 1960s. The bowl is of Danish design and great vintage condition.    
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Metal, Enamel

Krenit Bowl by Herbert Krenchel in Black Metal and Red Enamel from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Krenit bowl by Herbert Krenchel in black metal and red enamel from the 1960s. The bowl is in great vintage condition.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Metal, Enamel

Arne Bang for Royal Copenhagen, Ribbed "Model 198" Ceramic Stoneware Bowl, 1940s
Located in Milan, IT
Arne Bang for Royal Copenhagen, Ribbed "Model 198" ceramic stoneware bowl, 1940s. Please note : the "free shipping option" and/or "subsidised shipping option" if stated in the shi...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Vintage Teak Dansk Serving Tray Platter by Jens H. Quistgaard
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern charcuterie board designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk, Denmark. This piece is crafted of solid planked teak with a hardwood end grain section perfect for cutting...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Coaster Plates Attributed to Jens Quistgaard Produced in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Set of 10 coaster plates attributed to Jens Quistgaard. Produced in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Teak Dansk Salt and Pepper Mill by Jens H. Quistgaard
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage Danish salt and pepper mill in teak designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk. This sculptural piece includes a grinding mechanism and dispenses salt from the top. Price is for e...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Jens H. Quistgaard for Dansk Pair of Rosewood Salad Serving Spoons, 1950s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A scarce pair of Danish Modern serving spoons in solid rosewood designed by Jens Quistgaard (JHQ) for Dansk. Each signed 'Danmark'.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Rosewood

Vintage Danish Teak Serving or Cutting Board by Digsmed, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Large wall hung meat serving or cutting board in solid stacked teak. Designed by Flemming Digsmed and manufactured by his Company Digsmed during the mid to late 1960s. This cutting b...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Sigvard Nilsson Tray Produced by Söwe Konst in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Teak tray designed by Sigvard Nilsson. Produced by Söwe Konst in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Handmade Shallow Bowl Set, Natural Color with a Delicate Glaze, Dishwasher Safe
Located in Copenhagen, DK
This set of five bowls is made of stoneware, well known for its high strength and durability. The shapes of the shallow bowls have a timeless and Scandinavian aesthetic, combined wit...
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2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Sylvia Stave Serving Tray Produced by C.G. Hallberg in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare serving tray designed by Sylvia Stave. Produced by C.G. Hallberg in Sweden.  
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Pewter

Tapio Wirkkala Tray Produced by Soinne et Kni in Finland
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare tray designed by Tapio Wirkkala. Produced by Soinne et Kni in Finland.
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Birch, Laminate

Jens Quistgaard Tray Produced by Dansk in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare tray designed by Jens Quistgaard. Produced by Dansk in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak, Wenge

Sculptural Rosewood Salad Servers
Located in Providence, RI
A set of sculptural serving utensils, made from rosewood and Bakelite. Denmark, circa 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Bakelite, Rosewood

13 Scandinavian Modern Glass Pieces by Swedish Avant Garde Designer Erik Höglund
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian Modern 13 glass pieces by the Swedish Enfant Terrible Erik Höglund for Boda. Between 7-14 cm diameter. These pieces can be displayed as sculptures in a window or used as...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Art Glass

Pair of Danish Modern Solid Teak Salad Servers Designed by Quistgaard for Dansk
Located in San Diego, CA
Great design on these set of solid teak salad servers designed by Quistgaard for Dansk, great condition stamped.
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20th Century Thai Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Dansk Danish Modern Sculpted Teak Pepper Shaker Mill #3
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Dansk Danish modern sculptural teak wood Pepper Shaker Mill #3 dimensions: 7 1/2" x 2 5/8" in diameter original preowned vintage item, refer to images.
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1960s Thai Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Dansk Designs Mid-Century Modern Teak Salt Pepper Mill Combo Demark 1960s
Located in Miami, FL
Great rare Mid-Century Modern Teak peppermill / salt Shaker combo by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Designs. These peppermills sometimes are called Chess Pieces for the various shape rese...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Teak

Ornamental #83 by Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Salad Serving Set of Two Pieces
Located in Big Bend, WI
Ornamental #83 by Georg Jensen. Sterling silver hollow handle salad serving set two-piece 9 1/2" in the pattern ornamental #83 by Georg Jensen. It is not monogrammed and is in exc...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Bowl Designed by Saara Hopea, Finland, 1963
By Saara Hopea-Untracht
Located in Stockholm, SE
Glass enamel on copper. Measures: H 4 cm/ 1 ½” D 29 cm/ 11 ½”.
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Copper, Enamel

Danish Modern Solid Teak Salt and Peppermill Designed by Quistgaard for Dansk
Located in San Diego, CA
Early production on this solid teak salt and peppermill designed by Quistgaard for Dansk, beautiful design.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Metal

Solid Teak Danish Modern Dansk Tray Designed by Quistgaard
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful tray designed by Quistgaard for Dansk freshly restored with railing edge.
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20th Century Asian Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Teak

Jens Quistgaard Odin Flatware for Dansk, 59 Pieces
Located in Houston, TX
Jens Quistgaard Odin for Dansk Silverware, 59 pieces. Germany, circa 1958. Stainless steel. Labeled "Dansk Design Germany."
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Stainless Steel

Teak Serving Spoons by Jens H. Quistgaard for Dansk
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A pair of hand carved teak serving spoons with curved elongated handles.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Teak

Stoneware Dish by Marianne Westman for Rörstrand, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Shallow serving plate / dish / centerpiece designed by Marianne Westman for Rörstrand, Sweden, 1960s. Ceramic in an earthy colored, wabi-sabi raw glaze.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Stoneware

Classic Blue Chamotte Ceramic Bowl by Charlotte Hamilton for Rörstrand, 1940s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A large chamotte stoneware bowl (plate) by Swedish designer Charlotte Hamilton (1883-1980) produced by Rörstrand 1946-49. Excellent vintage condition with minor signs of usage.  
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Ceramic

Salt and Pepper Shakers
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An unusual and finely crafted pair of salt and pepper shakers of tapering rectangular form attached to solid teak tapered squared handles.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Teak

Serving Board by Skjode
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A beautifully crafted serving or cutting board in solid teak bearing the carved image of a helmeted viking.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Teak

Scandinavian Modern Teak Serving Board Platter by Jens Quistgaard, Dansk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian Modern teak serving board platter by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Teak

Jens Quistgaard Trays in Rosewood by Dansk in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare pair of large trays designed by Jens Quistgaard. Produced by Dansk in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Rosewood

1960s Danish Flame Stone Casserole Pot by Jens H. Quistgaard for Dansk
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A flame stone ceramic casserole pot with a domed lid, matte exterior and cream glazed interior.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Ceramic

Pair of Serving Platters by Anita Nylund Sweden Colorful Ceramic Male and Female
By JIE Gantofta, Anita Nylund
Located in Kansas City, MO
Colorful hand painted functional and decorative serving dishes in the shape of a fish and a bell with male and female figures. Suitable for hanging on the wall as these did for their...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

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Ceramic, Paint