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Tall Murano Italian Glass Cream & Gold Table Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Made from the finest Murano glass artisan of the time, is a tall scale 1950s Italian hand blown cream and gold inclusions Murano table lamp. Incredible design and detail went into th...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Tony Paul for Westwood Swedish Brass & Solid Walnut Table Lamp, 1950s
By Westwood Lamps, Tony Paul
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Tony Paul for Westwood Industries Cone Table Lamp in Swedish Brass & Solid Walnut. Circa 1960. Featuring a sleek conical form in walnut and reflective brass. 21H to top of socket. S...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1950s Tall Glass and Gold Leaf Table Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning pair of large 1950s glass and gold leaf table lamps attributed to The Mrbro lamp Company. Height to light socket 36".
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Tall Pair of Westwood Studios Neoclassical Revival Brass Table Lamps, 1950s
By Tony Paul, Westwood Lamps
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Pair of Westwood Industries stylized Brass Lamps, attributed to Tony Paul. Featuring a reflective urn body, neoclassical detail with Greek key design on (5D x 2.25H) squ...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Pair Tony Paul for Westwood Walnut & White "Catkin" Table Lamps, 1950s
By Westwood Lamps, Tony Paul
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair Tony Paul for Westwood Industries Walnut & White "Modern Americana" Table Lamps. Featuring four sculpted, cut out Walnut panels, rounded White enameled steel center column, roun...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron

Marbro James Mont-Style Chinese Archaistic Tall Brass Table Lamp, 1950s
By The Marbro Lamp Company, James Mont
Located in San Francisco, CA
A towering 1950s Chinese archaistic-style brass table lamp by the Marbro Lamp Company, done in the manner of James Mont. Striking interpretation of a three-footed archaic ritual bro...
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Vintage 1950s American Archaistic Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Monumental Rembrandt Brass Table Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $950. Spectacular in scale and style, this tall Rembrandt brass baluster and urn form table lamp has its original marbleized foil barrel shade and large finial. Wonderfu...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Charles Schneider 1950s Tall Crystal Table Lamp
By Charles Schneider, Schneider Glass
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superb crystal table or desk lamp by Charles Schneider, France. Mouth-blown clear crystal with an abstract figure (that looks like a huge Christmas tree) in a curved swirl-like form....
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal

Tall Pair of Rembrandt Lamp Co. White Candlestick Lamps with Glass Shades, 1950s
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Slender pair of Rembrandt lamp company off white enamel and brass lamps with white milk glass shades. Featuring slim white candlesticks. Round base. Patinated brass details. Small fo...
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Rembrandt Tall Brass Candelabra Style Table Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
50 inch tall Rembrandt lighting table lamp. Sculptural stepped brass candlesticks on a round Carrara marble and brass base. Ivory lacquered "candles" meet at the solid brass top plat...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Tall "Millepatte" Style Brass Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial French Modern Brass Table Lamp. Featuring a patinated Brass low corseted form, eight radiating spokes, elevated supports and round splayed base detailed with a White enam...
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Tall Mutual Sunset Walnut & Brass Tri-Form Table Lamp on Footed Oval Base, 1950s
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Mutual sunset lamp company walnut and brass footed reading table lamp. Featuring a walnut triangular column on oval walnut and brass accented base elevated with four brass balls. 22 ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid Century Tall Rembrandt Table Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of slender lamps in brass and enameled metal. Simple and elegant in their minimalist design. Opaque glass shades diffuse light and support larger shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Rembrandt Brass and Glazed Pottery Table Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing Danish-influenced table lamp, nearly four feet tall, from the custom Mid-Century lighting firm, Rembrandt Lamp Company. Striped and stippled hand-thrown pottery body and bras...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Italian Renaissance Style Pair of Tall Marbro Gilt Table Lamps, circa 1950
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Encinitas, CA
Monumental pair of Italian Renaissance Style gilt table lamps by world-renowned Marbro Lamp Company of Los Angeles USA, circa 1950. Black lacquered and gold gilted. Each lamp measur...
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Mid-20th Century American Renaissance Table Lamps

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Wood

Exceptional 1950s Tall Gordon Martz Pottery Table Lamp
By Gordon & Jane Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in Miami, FL
With a warm and organic speckled green/brown glaze and a shaped body with sgrafitto incisions and with a belt of walnut, this exceptional table lamp from Jane & Gordon Martz Marshall...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery, Walnut

Tall Bronze Oriental style table lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Leandro, CA
Huge and heavily decorated Moorish style lamp on ebonized wood base by Marbro. Shade is for display only and is not included.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Bronze

Tall Incised Ceramic Handled Pitcher Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Hand incised lively earthen ceramic studio table lamp. Featuring a hand crafted handled pitcher form, layered gray range, vertical texture and bright white detailed Greek key design....
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

1950s Monumental tall Column Italian ceramic table lamp
By Raymor
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice tall ceramic table lamp , circa 1950s , with polished brass fittings and a black laquered wood base , lamp shade its not included , great condition no chips or cracks lamp has b...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Barsony, 1950s Tall White Lady Lamp
By Barsony Ceramics 1
Located in Sydney, NSW
Barsony ceramics is an Australian company founded in the 1950s by Husband and Wife team George and Jean Barsony in a factory in Guildford near Sydney. This very large white lady lam...
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Vintage 1950s Australian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

  • Barsony, 1950s Tall White Lady Lamp
  • Barsony, 1950s Tall White Lady Lamp
  • Barsony, 1950s Tall White Lady Lamp
  • Barsony, 1950s Tall White Lady Lamp
H 37.01 in. Dm 11.03 in.
Pair of 1950s American Midcentury Tall Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful pair of tall ceramic tall lamps freshly rewired, lamp shades not included, great condition cleaned and refurbished these pair looks great, circa 1950s. These lamps are 35" ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Tall Marcello Fantoni Bronzed Brass Brutalist "Skyscraper" Table Lamp, 1950s
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Italian Mid Century Modern Sculptural Marcello Fantoni Torch Cut Bronzed Brass Table Lamp. Featuring hand-crafted triple tower form with welded, torch cut details, perforations and t...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Brutalist Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Pair of Tall Opulent Iridescent Glass Table Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
A pair of very large-scale table lamps with iridescent blue-purple glass bodies and gold-plated fittings. Produced by Marbro, American, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Metal

Hollywood Regency Stiffel Silver Tall Table Lamp Trophy Urn Design, 1950s
By Stiffel
Located in National City, CA
Mid-Century Modern 1950s and Hollywood Regency meet in a sleek tall table lamp in silver influenced by Tommi Parzinger attributed to Stiffel Lamp Co (note shade not included). Stunn...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Tall Yasha Heifetz Clasped Black Iron Wire Tripod Table Lamp, 1950s
By Yasha Heifetz
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Tall geometric Modern black iron table lamp attributed to Yasha Heifetz. Featuring welded enameled Iron clasped below socket. 22 H to top of socket. Iron 19 H. Shade shown for displa...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron

Tall 1950s Modern Pottery Table Lamp Signed Strong with Stylized Leaves
Located in Miami, FL
Tall 1950s ceramic table lamp with milk glass diffuser signed strong. Great modern hand-painted design of stylized leaves and flowers in an abstract background of blues and greens. V...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Tall Aldo Londi for Bitossi Orange & Yellow Ceramic Table Lamp, 1950s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Statuesque Aldo Londi for Bitossi Studios Vibrant Hand crafted Ceramic Table Lamp. Featuring a textured gloss glazed Orange cylindrical column with a bulbous Bright Yellow ball top a...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Tall Studio Machinist Brushed Steel "Rocket" Table Lamp, 1950's
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Tall Studio Machined Aeronautic Brushed Steel Table Lamp. Featuring a Tripod rocket form on Tripod base. Original adjustable harp; shifts up and down 3 inches. Harp shown in upright ...
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Vintage 1950s American Machine Age Table Lamps

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Steel

Pair of Hollywood Regency Tall Brass Urn Form Asian Modern Table Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of high quality midcentury Asian modern tall brass urn form table tables with brass rings on sides and embossed Asian symbols, mounted on square wood bases. Brass has nice warm ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Danish Palshus Tall Table Lamp Khaki Green Haresfur Glaze with Lampshade, 1950s
By Per Linnemann-Schmidt, Palshus
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Midcentury tall table lamp from Danish Palshus with khaki brown haresfur glaze. The lamp was designed by Per Linnemann-Schmidt and produced, circa 1950s. Included is a new lampsh...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Fabric, Ceramic

Tall Pair of Tony Paul for Westwood Industries Brass Table Lamps, 1950s
By Westwood Industries, Tony Paul
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Rare American midcentury Tony Paul for Westwood Industries all brass reading lamps. Featuring an urn form with Bronze patina to top vented detail and minor patination to other areas....
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1950s Tall Blue Murano Glass Lamp on Wood Base
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1950s tall blue Murano glass lamp on wood base.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

Tall Pair of Tony Paul for Westwood Sculpted Walnut & Brass Bottle Table Lamps
By Westwood Lamps, Tony Paul
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial pair of Tony Paul for Westwood Industries Walnut and Brass Genie Bottle Lamps, circa 1955. Featuring turned Walnut cap, cone stem, Brass saucer and base. 24.5H to top of ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Sophisticated Tall Table Lamp by Arturo Pani, Mexico 1950s, Aged Iron and Brass
By Arturo Pani
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Vintage tall table lamp made with patinated forged Iron with aged brass accents, attributed to famed Mexican designer, Arturo Pani Mexico circa 1950s. No labe...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Iron

Tall Midcentury Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A tall single circa 1950s Italian two-tone ceramic table lamp with drip glazed over sand-tone terracotta. Measurements: Height 19.5" Diameter 7".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Tall Pair of Tony Paul for Westwood Industries Vented Brass Table Lamps, 1950s
By Westwood Industries, Tony Paul
Located in Bainbridge, NY
American Mid-Century Modern Westwood Industries all brass table lamps attributed to designer Tony Paul. Featuring a statuesque brass form with bronze patina to top vented detail and...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Lee Rosen for Design Technics Citrus Banded Ceramic Table Lamp, C. 1950s
By Lee Rosen, Design Technics
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Lee Rosen for Design Technics hand-painted ceramic table lamp, 1950's. Featuring a corseted bottle form with hand-painted horizontal banding in soft orange, pale yellow, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Lee Rosen for Design Technics Banded Drip Glaze Ceramic Table Lamp, 1950s
By Lee Rosen, Design Technics
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Lee Rosen for design technics white and taupe banded ceramic table lamp. Featuring a corseted bottle form with handcrafted horizontal banding in white and light brown, gr...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of 1950s Tall Italian Glass Lamps with Prancing Circus Horses
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of tall 1950s Italian glass lamps with prancing circus horses. Brass fittings. Wood base. The horses are hand applied with a raised paint. The first 2 pictures make the lamps se...
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Pair of Tall Steel Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant grey steel industrial table lamps. Very well made.
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

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Steel

  • Pair of Tall Steel Table Lamps
  • Pair of Tall Steel Table Lamps
  • Pair of Tall Steel Table Lamps
  • Pair of Tall Steel Table Lamps
H 31.5 in. Dm 8.75 in.
Tall Brass & Teak Candelabra Table Lamp
Located in Hingham, MA
Tall Brass & Teak Six Candle Table Lamp very much in the style of Tommi Parzinger.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Yasha Heifetz Abstract Copper & Bleached Mahogany Table Lamp, circa 1950
By Yasha Heifetz
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Grand handmade Yasha Heifetz copper and bleached mahogany table lamp. Featuring a handcrafted sculpted mahogany body and abstract copper panel on rounded rectangular mahogany base. S...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Copper

Tall Pair White Glass Table Lamps with Painted Sterling Overlay, 1950's
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Monumental 36"H pair of frosted glass and walnut table lamps with hand applied silver line. Featuring a modern translucent frosted glass form with hand drawn vertical line and cat e...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Silver

Tall Pair of Paul McCobb Style Walnut and Brass Candlestick Lamps, 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Slim Pair of American Mid Century Modern Paul McCobb style Walnut and Brass Table Lamps. Featuring a thin conical walnut lower stem and patinated brass upper, with rectangular (5 x 6...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Federal Two-Arm Brass Table Lamp
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant and tall two-arm brass table lamp that looks like it belongs in the White House. Wired for US and in perfect working condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Federal Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Tall Federal Two-Arm Brass Table Lamp
  • Tall Federal Two-Arm Brass Table Lamp
  • Tall Federal Two-Arm Brass Table Lamp
  • Tall Federal Two-Arm Brass Table Lamp
H 32 in. W 26 in. D 6 in.
Tall Vintage Danish Solid Teak Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Simple handsome Danish form. Rewired to US standards with double cluster Edison sockets in polished nickel. Shade not included with lamp. Dimensions of shade shown: Bottom di...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Tall Murano Lamp
By Ercole Barovier
Located in New York, NY
Controlled bubble Murano Glass body on fluted column base, probably by Barovier. Shade not included in lot.Height in listing includes harp, Height to top of glass is 22".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

  • Tall Murano Lamp
  • Tall Murano Lamp
  • Tall Murano Lamp
  • Tall Murano Lamp
H 35.5 in. Dm 7 in.
Pair of Tall Table Lamps by Raymor
By Raymor
Located in South Charleston, WV
Produced circa 1950, these ceramic table lamps feature an animal motif - giraffes - incised into the ceramic. In excellent condition with the walnut freshly lacquered and the wiring ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Tall Midcentury Nickel table lamps
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of Midcentury tall Nickel table lamps, shades not included
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Nickel

Tall Pair of Wood Baluster Form Lamps with Oil Drip Lacquered Finish, 1950s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A monumental pair of solid wood, column form table lamps finished in a rich, 'oil dripped' lacquer. Dappled tones of gold, copper, and brown. Each retains its original milk glass sha...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Wood

Pair of Very Tall Brass Japanese Table Lamps
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Two striking table lamps made out of very tall Japanese brass candlesticks that have been converted to lamps, newly wired with custom black shades lined in gold. Shade is 16" diamete...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Table Lamps

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Brass

1950s Monumental Frosted Silver & Gold Gilt Arabesque Style Art Glass Tall Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-20th century monumental frosted silver and gold gilt frosted Arabesque style table lamp. This sea foam green frosted art glass lamp features hang painted applied silver and gold ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Tall Candelabra Table Lamps from Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
A pair of tall table lamps with four candle style lights in tapered brass holders and an integral three way switch raised on a square walnut base. American, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Metal

Tall Sculptural Fish Lamp
Located in Atlanta, GA
Tall Sculptural Fish Lamp, American, circa 1950s. It has been rewired and is ready to use. Price noted INCLUDES the shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Iron

  • Tall Sculptural Fish Lamp
  • Tall Sculptural Fish Lamp
  • Tall Sculptural Fish Lamp
  • Tall Sculptural Fish Lamp
H 49.75 in. Dm 17 in.
Hollywood Regency Tall Yellow Ceramic Glazed Table Lamps, Pair
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sculptural Pair of Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie tall sunny yellow ceramic glazed table lamps mounted on black plinth bases. Measures: Height to finial 33 inches. Height to socket ...
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Very Tall Table Lamps Produced in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare pair of tall table lamps. Produced in Sweden. Please note: These will be sold without any lamp shades.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Stiffel Tall Clear, Glass and Brass Mechanical Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Chicago, IL
Large Stiffel attributed table lamp at 53" H with a two part brass and glass body with an unexpected brass geared mechanical rotator. It is operable by an L-shaped arm that turns gea...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Pair Black, Brass & Faceted Lucite Stacked Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Large pair of Hollywood Regency Brass, Black Enamel and Lucite Crystal Table Lamps. Frederick Cooper style. Circa 1960. Featuring Black enamel stems, three faceted Lucite crystals pe...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass, Brass

Tall Green Italian Marble Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Tall green Italian marble lamp. Measures: 37.5"H (without globe). Shade not included.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

  • Tall Green Italian Marble Lamp
  • Tall Green Italian Marble Lamp
  • Tall Green Italian Marble Lamp
  • Tall Green Italian Marble Lamp
H 37.5 in. W 1 in. D 1 in.
Tall Waylande Gregory Style Zebra Carousel Motif Table Lamp
By Waylande Gregory
Located in Miami, FL
Waylande Gregory would certainly claim this elegantly humorous and playful style of this exquisite tall blown textured glass, gilt and bronze enameled hourglass shaped table lamp has...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze, Gold, Silver, Brass

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1950s Tall Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the 1950s tall table lamp you’re looking for. Each 1950s tall table lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and wood. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect 1950s tall table lamp — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right 1950s tall table lamp, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Rembrandt Lamp Company, Westwood Lamps and Design Technics each produced at least one beautiful 1950s tall table lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a 1950s Tall Table Lamp?

Prices for a 1950s tall table lamp start at $525 and top out at $7,500 with the average selling for $1,878.

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.