Vintage Richard Meier Swid Powell Candlesticks
A vintage pair of Modernist silver-plate candle holders designed by Richard Meier for Swid Powell in 1983.

Vintage Richard Meier Swid Powell Candlesticks

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A vintage pair of sculptural “King Richard” candlesticks designed in silver-plate by American architect Richard Meier (b. 1934) for Swid Powell in 1983. The modernist candle holders were part of Swid Powell's inaugural collection of high-style ceramics, glass and metalware designed by well-known architects, including Richard Meier, Michael Graves, and Robert Venturi. 

This candlestick design is illustrated in Jewel Stern's Modernism in American Silver: 20th century design, page 310, fig. 16.14. Stern comments that Meier's use of simple openwork squares evokes a motif favored by Josef Hoffmann and the Weiner Werkstatte. 

Both candleholders are in very good condition with some shallow polishing scratches and tarnish, measuring 9 in. H. and marked Swid Powell / RM / Made in Italy / Silver Plated on each base. 

Swid Powell was founded in 1982 by Nan Swid and Addie Powell. The company produced stylish and utilitarian home decor objects designed principally by architects.

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