well... I think your summing up is a little errrr harsh
but I agree - I've always thought they look 'gift shop' every home will have one type thing to be honest
Anyway, having read the thread on the first link I gave, the piece at the top seems to be slightly different to the others in that it is apparently marked Ystad Metall made in Sweden. And it looks a little different to me to the one below it ( which is v similar to the one that started your link).
Further down that link, someone says that Ystad Metall did Hoglunds candelabra and Boda the glass bits. mmmm, a bit more interesting searching to be had me thinks.