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What is the best size for a bedside table lamp?

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What is the best size for a bedside table lamp?
The best size for a bedside table lamp is between 24 and 27 inches tall. Finding the best table lamp for your nightstand depends on variables such as the shape of your bedside table, the size of your nightstand's tabletop and personal preferences when it comes to styling your nightstand.

Albert Hadley–trained designer Harry Heissmann says this about creating a bedside haven for his clients: “A reading lamp is essential and needs to be on a dedicated outlet. I like to keep clients’ nightstands edited, with a carafe for water and an alarm clock, and sometimes a landline phone for emergencies.”

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1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024
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Model "Area" Table Lamp by Mario Bellini for Artemide, 1970s, Italy
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Model "Area" Table Lamp by Mario Bellini for Artemide, 1970s, Italy Lampshade is in good condition and very clean. This lamp works with E27 light bulb Wired and suitable to use wit...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic, Parchment Paper, Ceramic

Mario Botta for Artemide Bicolor ‘Shogun’ Table Lamp
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Botta for Artemide, 'Shogun' table lamp, metal, Italy, 1986 Mario Botta referred to lamps as “people”. He said “Shogun is a person. He has a head, body and feet, plus he has ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Huge Delftware Table Lamp, c 1705, Custom Dupion Silk Lampshade, New Wiring
By De Drie Astonne
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Standing impressively tall, this standout Delftware table lamp circa 1705 is not merely a source of light but a piece of art that narrates the rich history of Delft pottery. This sta...
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Antique Early 1700s Dutch Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair 1950s Delft Green Table Lamps by Velsen, New Pleated Peach Thai Silk Shades
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Introducing 'Verde & Pesca'—an exquisite pair of table lamps that meld mid-century charm with contemporary elegance. Crafted from rare vintage Delft Green vases by Velsen Keramiek Sa...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Brass

Chinese Ginger Jars Lamps in Blanc De Chine Reticulated Porcelain, A-Pair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Just in this pair of Chinese Blanc de Chine porcelain table Lamps, with pierced reticulated decor. and a Ginger Jar form. They stand on Black Lacquer Wood bases. Recently rewired 3...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

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Porcelain

French table light with stitched leather stem
Located in London, GB
Chic table light with re made silk shade. Stitched leather stem on a tripod base. Takes 2 x ES bulbs
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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