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Figural Carved Alabaster Table Lamp on a Column by Prof. G. Bessi
By G Bessi
Located in Antwerp, BE
Giuseppe Bessi (1857-1922, Italy) carved alabaster sculpture table lamp - floor lamp on a column. Signed on the back “Prof. G. Bessi”, has a single socket in the interior and is in g...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

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Alabaster

Large Silvered & Gilt Bronze Gothic Revival Sanctuary Lamp with Angels in Prayer
Located in Lisse, NL
Gorgeous mid/late 1800 religious art for the collectors and enthousiasts. In antiques it very often is the case that how older the piece is, the better the quality and the details. ...
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Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Pair of Rose Medallion Lamps, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality pair of Chinese 19th century canton or rose medallion lidded vases converted to oil lamps. Each having French, 19th century gilded ormolu mounts and bases.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

Materials

Ormolu

Antique 19th Century Empire Bronze Column Form Tall Lamp
Located in Stamford, CT
An Antique 19th century Empire bronze column-form tall lamp. This fine bronze standing lamp has a finely detailed neoclassical base with claw feet on a step up pedestal base terminat...
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Antique Late 19th Century Empire Floor Lamps

19th Century French Silver Plated Brass Candlestick Mounted into Table Lamp
Located in Dallas, TX
Created in France circa 1880, the elegant antique silver plated over brass candlestick stands on paw feet over a triangle base decorated with angel face medallions and shell decor, i...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Table Lamps

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Silver Plate, Brass

Pair of Italian Table Lamps 19th Century Pair of Portapalme Altar Vases
Located in Milan, IT
A pair of early 19th century Italian silver-leaf wooden small table lamps, consisting of two antique portapalme vases, on square base, turned Cembran pinewood with shaped handles. M...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Silver Leaf

19th Century Italian Hand Painted Ceramic and Bronze Table Lamp
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful table lamp in blue ceramic and finely chiselled bronze. The ceramic is hand painted with a floral taste. Perfect working condition ready to be inserted in your home.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

19th Century French Staked Military Oil Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
19th Century French (Staked) Miltary Oil Lamps Great in the garden with candles or mounted to a wall as a decorative object
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Antique 19th Century French Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Bronze Statue of a Thai Teppanom Kneeling Angel Buddha Table Lamp
By Asian Style
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Bronze statue of a Thai Teppanom kneeling Angel Buddha made into a table lamp. Intricate bronze Thai Teppanom Kneeling Angel Buddha sculpture dark green with gold leaf detailing. ...
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Antique 19th Century Thai Tibetan Metalwork

Materials

Bronze

Fine Antique Pair of Tall Andon Floor Lamps, 1880 Immediately Usable
Located in Shelburne, VT
Rare find. Beautiful, historical treasures. Set two (2) This fine pair (2) of 140 year old Japanese Andon lamp wooden light fixtures would look wonderful in any interior. And they ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture

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Wood

Japan Fine Antique Red Lacquer Andon Hand Lamp 1880, Immediately Usable
Located in Shelburne, VT
Rare find. Historical treasure. This fine 140 year old Japanese Andon lamp wooden light fixture, would look wonderful in your interior and it is immediately usable. Beautiful o...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Fine Antique Japan Red Lacquer Andon Floor Lamp 1880 Immediately Usable
Located in Shelburne, VT
Rare find. Beautiful, historical treasure. This fine 140 year old Japanese Andon lamp wooden light fixture, would look wonderful in your interior. And it is immediately usable. In...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Late 19th Century Grand Tour Italian Bronze Sculpture of Nude Venus Candlestick
Located in Lisse, NL
Elegant and highly stylish candlestick or table lamp. This handcrafted and heavy quality, bronze candle stick or table lamp from the 1890-1910 era is in very good condition. This ro...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Grand Tour Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of French Empire Gilt Bronze Two-Arm Bouillotte Lamps or Table Lamps, 1815
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant Empire gilded bronze finely chiseled Bouillotte lamps with dark green painted tole adjustable shade. Two E 14 light bulbs. We can deliver wired for US standard.  
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Swedish Cast Iron Urn Norrahammar No 5
Located in Karlstad, SE
Very rare garden urn marked Norrahammar No 5 in cast iron, 19th century. Condition: Good original condition with heavy patina.
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Empire Floor Lamps

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Iron

Hand Carved Nutwood Swiss Black Forest Bear Table Stand with Hinging Head
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare, top-quality carved and excellent condition Black Forest table. If you are a collector of rare, top quality carved and highly decorative Black Forest bear antiques then this fi...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Table Lamps

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Glass, Nutwood

19th Century Middle Eastern Dallah Arabic Copper Coffee Pot Table Lamp
Located in North Hollywood, CA
19th century Middle Eastern traditional Arabian tinned copper Dallah coffee pot made into a table lamp. Coffee pot hand-hammered tinned copper with riveted brass finish. Total heig...
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Antique Late 19th Century Omani Islamic Metalwork

Materials

Brass, Copper

19th Century Samson Lamp
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a lovely Samson lamp, hand-painted over-all with pastel flowers and foliage, situated on a tiered gilt wood base, 19th century.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Other Table Lamps

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Porcelain

  • 19th Century Samson Lamp
  • 19th Century Samson Lamp
  • 19th Century Samson Lamp
  • 19th Century Samson Lamp
H 15.5 in. Dm 4.75 in.
19th Century Standard Lamp
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good faux marble and parcel gilt Standard Lamp, the crisply carved detail with original gilding, now somewhat patinated. Shades are not included in the price of our lamps. We do h...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Floor Lamps

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Marble

  • 19th Century Standard Lamp
  • 19th Century Standard Lamp
  • 19th Century Standard Lamp
  • 19th Century Standard Lamp
H 68.5 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
19th Century Giltwood Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A mid-19th century Italian carved giltwood candle stick electrified to work as a table lamp. Measurements: Height of body: 28" Height to shade rest: 36".
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

19th Century Gothic Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century original patina gothic picket sticks adapted to lamps.
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Antique 19th Century English Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century Gothic Lamps
  • 19th Century Gothic Lamps
  • 19th Century Gothic Lamps
  • 19th Century Gothic Lamps
H 37 in. W 11 in. D 11 in.
19th Century Bohemian Lamp
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good 19th century Bohemian lamp with gilt bronze mounts. Shades are not included in the price of our lamps. We do have a competitively priced range of shades for all of our lamps....
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Antique 19th Century Czech Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • 19th Century Bohemian Lamp
  • 19th Century Bohemian Lamp
  • 19th Century Bohemian Lamp
  • 19th Century Bohemian Lamp
H 16 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
19th Century Bronze Lamp
Located in Brighton, Sussex
An enchanting 19th century bronze statue of a child hold flowers above its head and raised on a Rouge marble plinth.
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Lamp
  • 19th Century Bronze Lamp
  • 19th Century Bronze Lamp
  • 19th Century Bronze Lamp
H 34 in. W 26 in. D 9 in.
19th Century Lamp Post
Located in London, GB
Lovely wreath decoration. Set in a block of stone. All electrical work/installation must be undertaken by a qualified electrician.
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20th Century European Floor Lamps

Materials

Stone

  • 19th Century Lamp Post
  • 19th Century Lamp Post
  • 19th Century Lamp Post
  • 19th Century Lamp Post
H 76.5 in. Dm 8.86 in.
19th Century Italian Giltwood Lamp
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning tall 19th century Italian giltwood candlestick or pricket that was converted into a table lamp. This gorgeous Italian gilt lamp has been newly wired to U.S. specifications w...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Table Lamps

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Giltwood

19th Century Italian Candlestick Lamp
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Late 19th century Italian candlestick standard lamp with parcel-gilt decoration.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Floor Lamps

  • 19th Century Italian Candlestick Lamp
  • 19th Century Italian Candlestick Lamp
  • 19th Century Italian Candlestick Lamp
  • 19th Century Italian Candlestick Lamp
H 54 in. W 11 in. D 11 in.
19th Century Decalomania Vase Lamp
Located in London, GB
A mid-nineteenth century Decalcomania glass vase, of baluster form, the body decorated throughout with dragons, chinamen, flowers, birds, insects, and other chinoiseries on an ivory ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Table Lamps

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Giltwood, Blown Glass

19th Century Marble Column Lamp
Located in New York, NY
19th century marble column lamp.
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Antique 19th Century Table Lamps

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Marble

  • 19th Century Marble Column Lamp
  • 19th Century Marble Column Lamp
  • 19th Century Marble Column Lamp
  • 19th Century Marble Column Lamp
H 32 in. W 8.5 in. D 8.5 in.
19th Century Copper Oil Lamp
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century copper oil lamp Brand new wiring.
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Antique 19th Century Table Lamps

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Copper

  • 19th Century Copper Oil Lamp
  • 19th Century Copper Oil Lamp
  • 19th Century Copper Oil Lamp
  • 19th Century Copper Oil Lamp
H 31 in. Dm 10.5 in.
19th Century Regency Table Lamp
By Thomas Hope
Located in London, GB
A very chic antique Grand Tour vase after a design by Thomas Hope, mounted as table lamp, in porcelain with matte turquoise ground and glazed classical ornaments. English, 19th cent...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Regency Table Lamps

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Porcelain

  • 19th Century Regency Table Lamp
  • 19th Century Regency Table Lamp
  • 19th Century Regency Table Lamp
  • 19th Century Regency Table Lamp
H 18.9 in. Dm 7.88 in.
Lamped 19th Century Qing Vase
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A lamped 19th century Qing dynasty famille rose peach vase with hardwood stand and cover.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Table Lamps

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Ceramic

19th Century Imari Vase Lamp
Located in London, GB
A late 19th century Imari porcelain trumpet vase, decorated throughout with red, blue, green, and gold glazes upon a white ground in the traditional manner. Now mounted as a table la...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Chinese Export Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Porcelain

  • 19th Century Imari Vase Lamp
  • 19th Century Imari Vase Lamp
  • 19th Century Imari Vase Lamp
  • 19th Century Imari Vase Lamp
H 18.25 in. Dm 8.25 in.
Late 19th Century Chinese Lamp
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Late 19th century Chinese lamp with finely executed gold decoration. Shades are not included in the price of our lamps. We do have a competitively priced range of shades for all of ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Late 19th Century Chinese Lamp
  • Late 19th Century Chinese Lamp
  • Late 19th Century Chinese Lamp
  • Late 19th Century Chinese Lamp
H 21.5 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
19th Century Bronze Table Lamp
Located in Opole, PL
We present you this item, circa the 19th century, with a bronze base in the form of a statue. There is a socket for a single E27 light bulb. The power source is 230 V. Dimension...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Table Lamp
  • 19th Century Bronze Table Lamp
  • 19th Century Bronze Table Lamp
  • 19th Century Bronze Table Lamp
H 20.87 in. W 10.63 in. D 10.63 in.
Late 19th Century Brass Lamp
Located in London, GB
A late 19th century brass lamp with ribbed moulded base.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Table Lamps

Late 19th Century Brass Lamp
H 14.57 in. Dm 6.5 in.
French 19th Century 'Putto' Lamp
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
French bronze and gilt bronze putto in the form of a lamp, original surfaces. Shades are not included in the price of our lamps. We do have a competitively priced range of shades fo...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Table Lamps

  • French 19th Century 'Putto' Lamp
  • French 19th Century 'Putto' Lamp
  • French 19th Century 'Putto' Lamp
  • French 19th Century 'Putto' Lamp
H 13 in. W 0.01 in. D 0.01 in.
19th Century Candelabra Table Lamp
By Francine Villier-levy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century gold leaf elements mounted on a base. This one of a kind large scale table lamp brings a bit of history into your home. Elegant, stylize and classical element. This orna...
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Antique 19th Century Belgian Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf

  • 19th Century Candelabra Table Lamp
  • 19th Century Candelabra Table Lamp
  • 19th Century Candelabra Table Lamp
  • 19th Century Candelabra Table Lamp
H 56 in. W 32 in. D 8 in.
Classical 19th Century Bronze Lamp
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century bronze lamp in the Greco-Roman style, having classical figures in the gardens and swan neck handles.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Greco Roman Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Classical 19th Century Bronze Lamp
  • Classical 19th Century Bronze Lamp
  • Classical 19th Century Bronze Lamp
  • Classical 19th Century Bronze Lamp
H 16.93 in. W 9.06 in. D 6.3 in.
19th Century Italian Venetian Lamps
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful gold gilt lamps made with 19th century altar elements from an Italian cathedral.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Giltwood

  • 19th Century Italian Venetian Lamps
  • 19th Century Italian Venetian Lamps
  • 19th Century Italian Venetian Lamps
  • 19th Century Italian Venetian Lamps
H 32.5 in. W 12 in. D 14 in.
19th Century French Bouillotte Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 19th century brass candle bouillotte lamp with remnants of silver plate, now converted to electric.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Brass

19th century Italian Ginori Lamp
Located in Stamford, CT
19th century Italian ceramic urn lamp in renaissance style singned Ginori.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

19th Century Tea Tin Lamp
Located in London, GB
A middle of the 19th century Victorian tea tin. The tea tin has a green background that has gilt chinoiserie decoration. The tea tin has been converted into a table lamp an...
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Antique 19th Century European Table Lamps

Materials

Tin

  • 19th Century Tea Tin Lamp
  • 19th Century Tea Tin Lamp
  • 19th Century Tea Tin Lamp
  • 19th Century Tea Tin Lamp
H 29.53 in. Dm 8.67 in.
19th Century Heiberg Opaline Lamp
Located in Copenhagen, K
Very nice Heiberg opaline lamp.
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Antique 19th Century Danish Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • 19th Century Heiberg Opaline Lamp
  • 19th Century Heiberg Opaline Lamp
  • 19th Century Heiberg Opaline Lamp
  • 19th Century Heiberg Opaline Lamp
H 32.68 in. Dm 5.52 in.
19th Century English Pagoda Lamp
Located in Southampton, NY
19th century English pagoda mahogany lamp.
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Table Lamps

  • 19th Century English Pagoda Lamp
  • 19th Century English Pagoda Lamp
  • 19th Century English Pagoda Lamp
  • 19th Century English Pagoda Lamp
H 42 in. W 15 in. D 15 in.
Mid-19th Century Bouillotte Lamp
Located in London, by appointment only
A gilt bronze mid-19th century three branch Bouillotte lamp of traditional form retaining it's original green tole shade, France, circa 1840. Dimensions: Height 25 in (61 cm). £4500.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis Philippe Table Lamps

  • Mid-19th Century Bouillotte Lamp
  • Mid-19th Century Bouillotte Lamp
  • Mid-19th Century Bouillotte Lamp
  • Mid-19th Century Bouillotte Lamp
H 24.02 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Table Lamp 19th Century, Japanese
Located in New York, NY
A Japanese table lamp, originaly a vase made during the early 19th century. White porcelain with black dragons in relief. Measures: Diameter 7.5 in refers to the diameter of the vase...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Other Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Bronze Bouillotte Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
An exceptionally good quality gilt bronze table lamp with applied brass detail on tole metal shade. Recently- re-wired. French, late 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass, Bronze

  • 19th Century Bronze Bouillotte Lamp
  • 19th Century Bronze Bouillotte Lamp
  • 19th Century Bronze Bouillotte Lamp
  • 19th Century Bronze Bouillotte Lamp
H 22.5 in. W 8.25 in. D 5.25 in.
19th Century French Sultan Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century French lamps with painted sultans.
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Antique 19th Century European Empire Revival Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • 19th Century French Sultan Lamps
  • 19th Century French Sultan Lamps
  • 19th Century French Sultan Lamps
  • 19th Century French Sultan Lamps
H 17 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Islamic Influenced 19th Century Lamps
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality pair of 19th century marble and gilded ormolu urns, converted to lamps.
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Antique 19th Century English Islamic Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

  • Islamic Influenced 19th Century Lamps
  • Islamic Influenced 19th Century Lamps
  • Islamic Influenced 19th Century Lamps
  • Islamic Influenced 19th Century Lamps
H 21.66 in. W 8.67 in. D 5.52 in.
19th Century Neo-Grec Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Bronzed metal lamp in the neo-classical manner. Wonderful example of the 19th Century Neo-Grec style.
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Neoclassical Revival Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

19th Century Alter Candle Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Lamps made of repurposed church alter candlesticks, circa late 19th century.      
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Antique 19th Century Baroque Table Lamps

Materials

Gesso, Wood

  • 19th Century Alter Candle Lamps
  • 19th Century Alter Candle Lamps
  • 19th Century Alter Candle Lamps
  • 19th Century Alter Candle Lamps
H 28 in. W 7 in. D 4 in.
French 19th Century Standard Floor Lamp
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French 19th Century Standard Floor Lamp
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Antique 19th Century Floor Lamps

Materials

Wire

  • French 19th Century Standard Floor Lamp
  • French 19th Century Standard Floor Lamp
  • French 19th Century Standard Floor Lamp
  • French 19th Century Standard Floor Lamp
H 61.50 in. W 9 in. D 9 in.
Late 19th Century Book Lamp, English Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
An unusual late 19th century lamp made from Latin book bindings. Please note: lampshade not included. Currently wired for the UK.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Table Lamps

Materials

Paper

19th Century Corinthian Column Standard Lamp
Located in Dublin 8, IE
19th century brass adjustable standard lamp of Corinthian column-form raised on a stepped square base and four lion paw feet - converted to electricity. Height adjustable, 4ft at ...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Victorian Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

19th Century Indian Kashmir Floor Lamp
Located in Dallas, TX
Highly decorative and hand painted 19th century Indian Kashmir candlestick adapted as a floor lamp.
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Antique 19th Century Indian Floor Lamps

Materials

Paint

  • 19th Century Indian Kashmir Floor Lamp
  • 19th Century Indian Kashmir Floor Lamp
  • 19th Century Indian Kashmir Floor Lamp
  • 19th Century Indian Kashmir Floor Lamp
H 67 in. W 15.5 in. D 15.5 in.
Victorian 'Peg' Oil Lamp, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
A 19th century Victorian 'Peg' oil lamp with matching shade. The ribbed satin glass oil font and matching shade are a lemon colour merging to white, similar to Burmese glass. T...
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Antique 19th Century European Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Italian Giltwood Floor Lamp, 19th Century
Located in FR
Giltwood floor lamp 19th century Italian Unusual and rare lantern Venetian 'Street' light Easy recover to fabric of your choice originally dusky pink velour now charmingly worn wit...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Floor Lamps

Materials

Giltwood

19th Century Napoleon III Museale Floor Lamp Petroleum Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Extremely rare lamp, later electrified with a lamp. No umbrella available. (F-50).
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Antique 19th Century French Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Late 19th Century Giltwood Stand Lamp
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A well carved late 19th century giltwood stand lamp. The whole of the centre section of up right lappets with a complex lower section, involving fabulous beasts. Shades are not incl...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Floor Lamps

  • Late 19th Century Giltwood Stand Lamp
  • Late 19th Century Giltwood Stand Lamp
  • Late 19th Century Giltwood Stand Lamp
  • Late 19th Century Giltwood Stand Lamp
H 64 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
French 19th Century Lead Crystal Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Of significant scale and having an all-over cut diamond pattern.
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal

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19 Century Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of 19 century lamps is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique 19 century lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, bronze and ceramic. 19 century lamps have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. 19 century lamps made by Louis XVI designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many 19 century lamps are appealing in their simplicity, but Gubi, Greta Magnusson-Grossman and Ferdinand Barbedienne produced popular 19 century lamps that are worth a look.

How Much are 19 Century Lamps?

19 century lamps can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,146, while the lowest priced sells for $128 and the highest can go for as much as $493,921.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or artistic element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a vibrant but classic Tiffany lamp or even a bold avant-garde lamp custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the perfect one on 1stDibs.