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Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century Modern table lamps made from painted black steel with gold accents on wood bases. Newly re-wired and restored. Height to the socket 27" inches, shades sold separately.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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H 40 in. Dm 5.25 in.
1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps Rembrandt Hollywood Regency, Pair
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
A spectacular pair of large table lamps designed and manufactured by the Rembrandt Lamp Company of Chicago. Standing a huge 95cm tall, these impressive lamps are classic American Mid...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid Century Modern Sculptural 1950s Ceramic Table Lamps & Shades
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of Sculptural organic styled ceramic lamps with original shades in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Wire bases with matching wire atop the lamp shades. Ra...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamp, Belgium, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern ceramic table lamp - Belgium, 1950s European.
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamp, France, 1950s
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful brass Minimalist structure table lamp with large opaline diffuser, France, 1950s The lamp is in excellent condition with two large diffusers in mat white opaline. The wir...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid Century Sculptural Giraffe Table Lamps by Rembrandt Lamp Co. 1950s
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Awesome pair of sculptural brass giraffe table lamps by Rembrandt Lamp Company, 1950s. Beautiful aged patina, rewired, shades on included.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Mid-Century Modern table lamp. Striking French design from the 1950s. Black lacquered metal base on tripod legs. Original yellow colored glass. Rewired with a socket for...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamp, France, 1950s
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful brass Minimalist structure table lamp with large opaline diffuser, France, 1950s The lamp is in excellent condition with two large diffusers in mat white opaline. The wir...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Table Lamp-1950s
Located in Brussels , BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian table lamp-1950s.
Mid 20th Century Plate Brass Table Lamps by Laurel Lamp Co., C.1950s
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid 20th century plate brass table lamps by Laurel Lamp Co. C.1950s Classic Mid-Century Modern geometric table lamps 7" wide x 6" deep x 28" high to the socket x 35" high to th...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Majestic Lamp Co. Table Lamps
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare, early pair of lamps from the Majestic Lamp Co. Brass-plated copper swirl over ebonized oak. Each has two original striped shades.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Mid-Century Modern Teak Wood Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Wallkill, NY
Look at the grain on this Mid-Century Modern table lamp. Measuring: 28.5 in from finial to base. 20.5 in high. 5.5 in diameter. Be sure to check our storefront for many more decorati...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Atomic Table Lamp, 1950s
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool midcentury Sputnik atomic table lamp in brass and metal, rewired, shade not included.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Red Ceramic Table Lamp, Belgium, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern red ceramic table lamp - Belgium, 1950s European.
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamp, by Tilgmans, Sweden, 1950s
By Tilgmans Keramik
Located in Bochum, NRW
Exceptional earthenware table lamp made by Tilgmans Keramik, Sweden, early 1950s. Foot lamp decorated with an African couple, a boy and a girl, face to face, realized in sgraffito te...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Exceptional Large & Elegant Mid Century Modern Table Lamp Germany 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare, large and highly decorative Mid-Century Modern table lamp. Designed and manufactured in Germany, 1950s. This sculptural table lamp is executed in pastel colors ena...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Table Lamps by Modernera Lamp Co.
By Modernera Lamp Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions 35 in H x 7 in W Lamp shade: 10 in H x 17 in W.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp by Kaiser Leuchten, 1950s, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
The lamp comes with E27 Edison screw fit bulb holder. They are with original wiring, in working condition and run both on 110/230 volt. Good original vintage condition with little...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Glass Ball Murano Table Lamp Mid-Century Modern 1950’s
Located in London, GB
Cranberry red bullicante ribbed globe lamp made in Murano, Italy, 1950s. No chips or cracks. Rewired with vintage gold colored braided rayon cord. This lamp can be very easily conver...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Table Lamp Kalmar, 1950s, Austria
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage brass table lamp, which was designed and manufactured by Kalmar, 1950s, Austria. While the base and the significant splayfoot was made out of brass tube an...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Blue Ceramic Ewer Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Miami, FL
1950s ceramic table lamp pale teal aqua color with a satin finish and a pale gray base. In the shape of a long necked pitcher or ewer with a handle. Rewired with new UL 3 way socket ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Grey Murano Table Lamp, Italy, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Table lamp made of Murano faceted glass in translucent grey and brass stem made by hand. White lamp shade.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp with Tambourine Shades by Majestic LampCo.
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous 1950s lamp in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. 3 way switch, one bulb then the other then both, then off. Shades are very clean no issues. Little bit of paint ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Modern French Green Table Lamp, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful French design mid 50’s lamp lacquered celadon green ( surf green ). The multidirectional reflector is mounted on a flexible brass arm fixed on a cast iron base for the mos...
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Mid Century Modern French Green Table Lamp, 1950
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H 19.69 in. W 13.78 in. D 9.06 in.
French Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Table Lamp by Kobis & Lorence, 1950s
By M. Kobis & R. Lorence 1
Located in Lisboa, 11
This Mid-Century Modern Sputnik table lamp was designed and manufactured by Kobis & Lorence in Italy during the 1950s. The lamp is in lacquered metal with a tripod base in brass. The...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Table Side Lamps, 1950s
By Jacques Biny
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern table side lamps. Made in perforated Black sheet metal and Gilt Metal on a Black Opaline Glass base. One in white lacquer and the other in black la...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gilt Metal, Sheet Metal

Italian Designer Mid-Century Modern UFO Table Lamp, 1950s, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Iconic midcentury desk lamp in pistachio wrinkle paint with brass details. Minimalistic design from the 1950s, big round shade with cast iron beak-shaped base. The shade provides a s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Iron

Rembrandt Mid-Century Modern Triton Table Lamps, A Pair
By Rembrandt Lamp Company, Tommi Parzinger
Located in Garnerville, NY
Pair of signed Rembrandt triton motif table lamps. A wonderful pair of table lamps that feature a "triton" style detail with a tapered walnut veneer shaft. Glass diffusers. Circa 195...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps, Brass, USA, 1950s
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Beautiful original 1950s brass table lamps with shades in the style of Tommy Parzinger.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

1950s Yasha Heifetz Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp
By Yasha Heifetz
Located in New York, NY
1950s Mid-Century Modern metal deer shaped desk lamp with a wooden rectangular shaped base. This can be seen at our 1800 South Grand Ave location in Downtown LA.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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H 37 in. W 12.625 in. D 5.625 in.
Elegant Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp or Desk Light Italy 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and rare Mid-Century Modern table lamp or desk light. Designed and manufactured probably in Italy in 1950s. Executed in brass and aluminium, the lamp needs 1 x E27 / E26 Ed...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Aluminum

Pair of American Mid-Century Modern Obelisk Table Lamps by Rembrandt Lighting
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
A pair of 1950s American Mid-Century Modern obelisk table lamps by Rembrandt Lighting, part of their ‘Masterpieces’ range. The lamps are in the form of an obelisk topped with a brass...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Pink Brass Vintage Table Lamp 1950s Italy
By Arredoluce
Located in Vienna, AT
Md century modern pink brass vintage table lamp, which was designed and manufactured Italy 1950s. The charming and cute lamp is made of brass, pink and white enameled metal. Also th...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Mushroom Shaped Alabaster Table Lamp, Italy, 1950s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Beautiful Italian Mid-Century Modern period mushroom-shaped ivory color alabaster lamp. This adorable atmospheric lamp features a beautiful shape of a mushroom with decorative rims o...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Alabaster

Mid-Century Modern Tilgmans Keramik Table Lamp Original Shade, Sweden, 1950s
By Tilgmans Keramik
Located in Bochum, NRW
Exceptional earthenware table lamp made by Tilgmans Keramik, Sweden, early 1950s, design attributed to Marian Zawadzki. Large foot lamp richly decorated with a pair of deer to the fr...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Stilnovo Table Lamp, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Brussels, BE
Stilnovo is major Italian lighting company. Well active in the 1950s, it created among the most beautiful design in lighting that represents the fifties style. The present Table lamp...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Brass Glass Table Lamp Bedside Lamp 1950s Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage table lamp or bedside lamp from brass and glass 1950s Austria. While the brass base shows signs of age and use like abrasions and patina, the lamp shade i...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Marble and Plexiglass Italian Table Lamp
By Stilux
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A folding table lamp made in Italy in the Fifties, all in original conditions, it works 110-240 volts and needs a regular e27 bulb.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Brass Table Lamp by Rupert Nikoll 1950s
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid century modern vintage brass table lamp by Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, Austria, 1950s, which tells great Austrian design spirit from the 1950s. Also the renewed lamp shade is covered ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Monumental Pair of French Mid-Century Modern 1950s Table Lamps
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Mid-Century Modern lighting for the customer who thought they had seen everything. Wired for USA and in perfect working order. True period pieces. Now, more than ever, home i...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Ministerial Mid-Century Modern Italian Adjustable Brass Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Elegant ministerial lamp made of brass and black lacquered aluminum, 1950s. The round base with beveled edge has a diameter of Ø17 cm, a mushroom-shaped hat of Ø30 cm, in black lacqu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid Century Modern Brass Kalmar Vintage Table Lamp Vienna 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage table lamp made from brass by J.T. Kalmar, Vienna 1950s. The table lamp is ready to use it in your home. One socket E 14. All measures are approximate.  
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Stilnovo Table Lamp, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Madrid, ES
An elegant Stilnovo table lamp. Brass, marble and enameled metal-two shades. Excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Brass

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H 27.96 in. W 7.88 in. D 8.47 in.
Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mahogany Brass Metal Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
The table lamp shows a mahogany stem with a black lacquered metal base and brass feet. Furthermore the table lamp features two bulbs E 27 and an on/off switch. Renewed spotted lamp...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Olive Green Murano Table Lamp, Italy, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Handmade table lamp made of semi translucent olive green Murano faceted glass and brass stem. The lamp comes with natural fabric handcrafted lamp shade in beige, green and black.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Table Lamp/Kámen Praha, 1950s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of metal, glass, marble - Re-polished - Fully functional - Good, original condition
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal

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  • Mid-Century Table Lamp/Kámen Praha, 1950s
H 20.87 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Mid Century Modern Vintage Red Table Lamp Adjustable Shade 1950s Germany
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage table lamp or desk lamp from metal and aluminum in dark red color tone Germany 1950s. While the base round like is connected through a curved aluminum ste...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Table Side Lamps, 1950s
By Jacques Biny
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern table side lamps. Made in perforated Black sheet metal and gilt metal on a black opaline glass base. One in white lacquer and the other in black la...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Sheet Metal, Gilt Metal

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Leather Green Kalmar Table Lamp, 1950s, Vienna
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage table lamp or desk lamp from brass, leather and nickel plated metal Mod. 1191 Arnold which was designed and manufactured by Kalmar in Vienna 1950s. This r...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Table Lamp in Green Lacquered Metal, Milano, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Graceful adjustable table lamp manufactured by Stilnovo in Milano during decade 1950-1960. Thanks tonBrass joints the green reflectir can be adjusted.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Table Side Lamps, 1950s
By Jacques Biny
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern table side lamps. Made in perforated black sheet metal and gilt metal on a black opaline glass base. One in white lacquer and the other in black la...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Sheet Metal, Gilt Metal

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century Modern studio ceramic table lamp, in very good original condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Stunning Marbro Brass Peacock Form Table Lamp Mid-Century Modern
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous vintage brass Marbro table lamp depicting 2 peacocks sitting on a tree stump. We love the larger mother peacock watching over her baby who is lovingly looking up at her-so a...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1950's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of wood, glass - re-polished - fully functional - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Wood

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H 9.45 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
Mid-Century Modern Brass and Metal Tripod Table Lamp, Austria, 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
At the edge perforated lampshade, shrink lacquer, brass and a white lacquered lamp base. E27 Edison bulb.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Eillen Gray Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp, France 1950
By Eileen Gray
Located in Paris, FR
Very stylish French Mid-Century Modern table lamp of the 50’s design by Eileen Gray in aviation style chrome metal and covered In lézard style. The reflector can bend and rotate for...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Rare & Adjustable Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Wall or Table Lamp Italy 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern table / wall lamp by Stilnovo, Itlay, 1950. With adjustable diffusor in original green color. Executed in brass and painted aluminiu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Crystal Glass Table Lamp Lavender Shade Austria 1950s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage table lamp from polished clear crystal glass and soft lavender lamp shade from textile fabric by Bakalowits 1950s Vienna. While the base is build of brass...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Art Deco Style Mid-Century Modern 1950s Green and Gold Table Lamp
Located in DE
Beautiful 1950s table lamp in green and gold. The top can be slightly tilted up and down. The light bulb is a standard E27. Elegant office table lamp.
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Yellow Louis Kalff Vintage Table Lamps Philips 1950s
By Louis Kalff
Located in Vienna, AT
A pair of Louis Kalff Table lamps in the color yellow with cast iron foot, curved brass stem and conical aluminium shades in original condition. On/Off switch each with a socket E 14...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Iron

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1950s Mid Century Modern Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of 1950s mid century modern table lamps for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, brass and ceramic, all 1950s mid century modern table lamps available were constructed with great care. There are 7802 antique and vintage 1950s mid century modern table lamps for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 4 modern editions to choose from as well. 1950s mid century modern table lamps have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of 1950s mid century modern table lamps to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern 1950s mid century modern table lamps are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made 1950s mid century modern table lamps over the years, but those made by Gerald Thurston, Gordon & Jane Martz and Lightolier are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are 1950s Mid Century Modern Table Lamps?

Prices for 1950s mid century modern table lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, 1950s mid century modern table lamps begin at $1 and can go as high as $62,034, while the average can fetch as much as $1,800.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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 creative 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 for your living room, 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 classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.