SCHNEIDER- Pair of Two light crystal candlesticks, circa 1960



What I like

I like this pair of candlesticks because they are imbued with intense poetry: the Schneider house, famous in the Art Deco period for its geometric creations, was able to fully take advantage of the clear crystal wave in the 1960s: crystal is considered for itself, without artifice: the light plays through this heavy material, passes through it and illuminates it from the inside!

I love their shape of a flower blooming, you want to hold them in your hand, follow these soft curves! I like their weight: the dream has become matter!

I love the fact that these candle holders will give a festive look to all the tables you set with them: the light of the candles will play on the glasses, the cutlery… and on the candle holders themselves!

Their shape is complex without being complicated: the line flows with a single pencil stroke: the great fantasy of the golden metal is not vulgar: it corresponds to a necessity: collecting the wax from the candles!

For me, these candle holders are synonymous with elegance, discreet and refined.

Technical description


Pair of candlesticks with two lights in crystal worked with pliers on a round ribbed base joined by two short arms carrying binet and bobèche in gilded metal, and two taller branches, one higher, curving towards the center to draw a handle or a flower.

Signed Schneider France under the base.

Around 1960.

Tiny scratches on a cup and under the base.

Dimensions and weight

Height: 20 cm – Width: 17 cm – Depth: 16,5 cm

Weight: 1,5 kg each

Mix & Match

te This pair of candlesticks will give a magical air to all the tables where you place them: the glow of the candles will be reflected on the golden metal of the bobèches and binets, will be trapped then diffracted in multiple sparkles! These sparks will touch your glasses, your cutlery, to create an atmosphere of dreams and magic!

But we can also, between lit occasions, use their remarkable design, the quality of their crystal, which draws a free, simple shape, with four elements all different: their shape reminds me of a rare flower of the orchid type, but being abstract, is a support for all interpretations!

On a console, or a coffee table, either that of Jules de Covemaeker which will add its own dreamy element with its abstract bronze decoration, or that of Acerbis whose sculptural lines will be invaded by their poetry, these astonishing candlesticks will work wonders.

Of course, we can compare them with the various Daum crystal vases designed by Michel Daum: after all, it was undoubtedly he who was the first to understand the beauty of this clear crystal, with its shapes worked with pliers, which plays with the light. But why not place them on either side of the “Guerrier” sculpture by Maurice Legendre in crystal paste, still from Daum? Crystal paste, like clear crystal, plays with the effects of light!

I think that our candlesticks will be happy to sit next to the G10 armchairs by Pierre Guariche, which are noticeably contemporary, or to be placed on the “Oeil” sideboard by Joseph André Motte: here again, the opposition will arise between the straight lines of the furniture and the roundness of the candlesticks! I’m not even talking about the dialogue with Sonja Wasseur’s Grasshopper armchairs, with their sharp edges.

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It was near Nancy that the two brothers Ernest and Charles Schneider grew up. Charles is the younger of the two.

It is hand in hand that the siblings will evolve and train in the mastery of glassmaking, passing in particular between the walls of the Daum Frères factory where they will learn numerous glass working techniques which, years later, will become their trademarks.

In 1913, the Schneider brothers’ trajectory took a major turn. They founded Verreries Schneider in Épinay-sur-Seine. From then on, success was achieved and the company had nearly 500 employees in 1925.

A record!

The creations of the Schneider brothers are sold all over the world, their reputation is built at lightning speed, soon only them are talked about in specialized circles… Little by little, Charles Schneider takes the reins of the company and developed a very personal artistic genre, at the crossroads between the use of bright colors, stylized patterns linked to nature, etc.

Beyond this journey, two brands were born, aimed at two types of consumers, two brands that are still famous throughout the world today, as we will see in the following lines.

Le Verre Français, or Charder, is the general public line, which is very successful in the USA.

The Schneider line is the prestige line, which presents more than 32 different colors.

The fruit of a historic project still popular today, this crystal project will have to brave storms, first during the Great Depression of 1929 then the bankruptcy of the company in 1938. But against all odds, Charles Schneider supported by his two children will restart the machine, still in Épinay-sur-Seine.

An adventure that will continue after the death of the great Charles Schneider in 1953, and beyond…

From this time on, the Schneider house developed the work of clear crystal, worked in simple and organic shapes.

A beautiful and authentic pair of candlesticks at a fair price

Our pair of candlesticks has been carefully selected for its aesthetic qualities, its originality and its fair price. Our choice favors above all the acuity of the design and the quality of the manufacturing, of which the Schneider signature is a guarantee, a guarantee of an enhancement of your new acquisition in your interior and of an ability to dialogue with your furniture, to match and mix to create a unique decoration.

Buying vintage art objects is surely a reasonable investment, such is the appetite for the 1960s.

Finally, buying vintage candlesticks preserves the resources of planet earth.

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Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 17 × 16,5 × 20 cm

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Dominique de Paillerets is passionate about objects and art. He likes to combine Design furniture from the 70s and the 18th century, in the spirit Combining refinement and the spirit of the seventies

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