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Pair Of Orange Ellipse-Shaped Resin Table Lamps On Thick Lucite Base
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Pair of heavy orange ellipse-shaped resin table lamps on thick Lucite base.              
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Resin, Lucite

Pair of Vintage Industrial Milk Glass O.C. White Wall Task Lamps, Lights Edison
By O.C. White
Located in Oakville, CT
Pair of vintage Industrial milk glass O.C. White wall task lamps, lights with Edison Bulbs. Articulating lamps with cast iron knob adjustment fittings. Milk glass shades measure 9 1/...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Metal, Steel

Pair of Murano Glass Tall Lamps in the Style of Barovier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful pair of Murano glass table lamps in dark amber colour.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Pair of Midcentury Table Lamps, Rockets, Pokrok Zilina, 1970s
By Pokrok Žílina
Located in Praha, CZ
- Beautiful style of lighting - Marked by label.
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Vintage 1970s Slovakian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic, Wood

Large Pair of Gold Glass Lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970
By Flygsfors
Located in Bronx, NY
Outstanding large pair of gold glass cased table lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Pair of Midcentury Rupert Nikoll Brass Nightstand Table Lamps, 1950s, Austria
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Elegant pair of Rupert Nikoll solid brass bed-side or nightstand lamps. The lamps are in excellent condition. Fully working rewired and tested condition. One Edison E27 socket per la...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Swedish Glass Lamps by Orrefors with Nickel Fittings
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish glass lamps by Orrefors with nickel tops and fittings, stamped "Orrefors" on the nickel top plate. With new bespoke slate colored silk shades with gold linings. Rew...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Nickel

Pair of Swedish Table Lamps in Rosewood and Glass by Stilarmatur Tranås
By AB Stilarmatur Tranås
Located in Karlstad, SE
This rare set of two midcentury table lamps was manufactured in the 1960s by Stilarmatur Tranås in Sweden. The lamps consist of a clear glass foot, underneath a stem in beautiful ros...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Staff Bubble Glass Flush Mounts Lamps Ceiling Lights, 1960
By Glashütte Limburg, Staff Leuchten, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair staff bubble glass flush mounts lamps ceiling lights. Priced per pair. One large bulb with 60 W is illuminating each fixture. They have been newly rewired according to US and ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass, Plastic

Pair of White Wall Lamps by Klaus Hempel for Kaiser Leuchten, 1970s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A pair of Space Age wall lamps by Kaiser made in Germany in the 1970s. It was designed by Klaus Hempel. The body of the lamp is made of full metal and has a beautiful white color. ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Pair of White‚ Drop 1’ Wall Lamps by Marc Sadler for Arteluce, Italy, 1993
By Arteluce
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A pair of wall lamps by Marc Sadler for Arteluce made in Italy in 1993. The shade of the lamp is made of silicon and has a beautiful white color. The base is made of hard plastic.  
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Plastic, Silicone

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of midcentury bottle form table lamps, circa 1960s-1970s. These ivory glazed ceramic lamps are designed with a sleek silhouetted profile. Shades not included. Overall dimens...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Amazing Pair of Bronze Table Lamps, Mid-Century Modern
Located in De Klinge, BE
This is a very rare and stunning pair of heavy bronze table lamps! They weight each 12 kilograms. looks good in interiors with Willy Rizzo, Maison Jansen etc They have an arti...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Bronze

Fantastic Pair of Georges Pelletier Ceramic Sun Lamp
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Megeve, FR
Georges Pelletier ceramic lamp. Two pieces. In excellent condition.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Georges Pelletier Fantastic Pair of Ceramic Black Sun Lamps
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Megeve, FR
Georges Pelletier fantastic ceramic sun lamp, two pieces In excellent condition.   
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Danish Modern 1960s Solid Teak and Metal Table Lamp
Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba
This unique pair of Danish modern solid teak table lamps date from the 1960s. Both lamps feature three striking strips of painted metal applique in black and orange. Each lamp featur...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, Pair of '262' Wall Lamps
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Monaco, Monaco
Pair of aluminum wall lamps produced by Arteluce and designed by Gino Sarfatti.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

Pair of Midcentury Brass 3 Lights Italian Wall Lamps, 1950s
Located in Savona, IT
Pair of Italian manufactured wall lamps produced in the 1950s. Brass structure. Good general conditions, some signs due to normal use over time. Dimensions: Length 27 cm, depth ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Fantastic Roger Capron and Jean Derval Pair of Ceramic Table Lamps, circa 1970
By Roger Capron
Located in Megeve, FR
Fantastic Roger Capron and Jean Derval pair of ceramic table lamps, circa 1970, in excellent condition. Measures: H 46cm without lampshade. (Price without lampshades: 8000 euros).
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Pair of Fase Mid-Century Modern Adjustable Desk Lamps, Spain
By Fase
Located in Nantucket, MA
Pair of Fase (from Madrid), Mid-Century Modern chrome and enameled black metal desk lamps from a ship's stateroom. The shade is adjustable to tilt to any preferred angle. Just the sh...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Targetti Sankey Table Lamps, circa 1970
By Targetti Sankey
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age pair of table lamps in handblown clear and white Murano glass and chromed metal, manufactured by Targetti Sankey and still retaining the original labels, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Signed ´La Murrina´ Table Lamps, circa 1970
By La Murrina
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age pair of table lamps by in hand blown cream and black Murano glass, both bearing the 'La Murrina' seal and an original tag, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Targetti Sankey Flush Mounts or Table Lamps
By Targetti Sankey
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age pair of lamps in hand blown clear ¨Pulegoso¨ technique Murano glass chromed and lacquered (white) metal, manufactured by Targetti Sankey and still retaining the original la...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Venini Table Lamps "Tesutto" Murano Glass, circa 1970
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space age pair of table lamps by in hand blown clear and white 'Tessuto' technique Murano glass attributed to Venini, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Venini Table Lamps in Brass and Murano Glass
By La Murrina
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age pair of table lamps by in hand blown clear, white and black 'Tessuto' technique Murano glass attributed to Venini, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Pair of Scandinavian Midcentury Table Lamps by Bergboms
By Bergboms
Located in Karlstad, SE
Set of two rare table lamps by Bergboms, Sweden, 1960s. The lamps are made of rosewood and brushed metal. The design is simple and elegant with the slim waist and the beautiful contr...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Contemporary Pair of Lamps Cubic Murano Glass and Brass
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Huge pair of contemporary table lamps cubic pressed Murano glass block. Few exclusive production from a small Italian design workshop. In the style of Mazzega, Poliarte, Venini, Vist...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Kalmar Table Lamps, Brass and Textured Glass, 1960
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Austria, AT
Two nice table lamps by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1960 (late 1950s or early 1960s). They are made of a brass base with a textured glass lamp shade whic...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Art Deco Pair of Bronze Table Lamps with Art Glass Shades
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely pair of Art Deco bronze table lamps decorated with floral motifs, art glass shades in Tulip form, circa 1930. Each lamp with one E14 bulb socket. Measure: Height 17 in (43...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Bronze

Alberto Donà Pair of Cone Star-Shaped Table Lamps, Murano Mercury Glass
By Alberto Donà
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Fashionable pair of tall table lamp from Alberto Donà in Murano. Gray acciaio color layered inside with mirror mercury glass technique. Geometry of shape plays well with light reflec...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Mercury Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Metal and Glass Kaiser Midcentury Wall Lamps, 1960s, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A pair of midcentury wall lamps by Kaiser made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its Space Age design and unique glass shades. The body of the light is made of full met...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Red Kaiser Midcentury Space Age Wall Lamps, 1960s, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A pair of midcentury wall lamps by Kaiser made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its Space Age design and white opaque balls. The red body of the light is made of full ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Midcentury Teak and Opaque Glass Wall Lamps Stilnovo Attributed, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A pair of Italian wall lamps made in the 1960s attributed to Stilnovo. It is fascinating with its rare glass shape. The body of the lamp is beautiful teak wood. The light require...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Opaline Glass, Teak

Pair of Glass and Chromed Steel Pendant Lamps by Kamenický Šenov, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Glass and chromed cube pendant lamps, 1970s, Czechoslovakia. It was produced by Kamenický Šenov. It is made of glass and metal. It´s composed of thick textured patterned square cut f...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Limburg Pair of 1970s Vintage "Iron" Rings Glass & Brass Pendant Lights or Lamps
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte pair of "iron" rings bell pendant lamps / lights with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped small hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Black Lacquered Brass Art Deco Table Lamps from France, 1940s
Located in Vienna, AT
Very unusual pair of Art Deco table lamps from France. The table lights have a parallelogram-shaped wooden base, which is blackened and polished with Shellack. The front part of each...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Orrefors Venus, Crystal Sconces by Lyfa / Orrefors, 1960s, Pair of Wall Lamps
By Lyfa, Orrefors
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Orrefors Venus (pair), crystal sconces by LYFA / Orrefors, in the late 1950s-early 1960s, absolutely gorgeous pair of crystal wall lights in very good vintage condition. Each of t...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Crystal Sconces, Wall Lamps, Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors, Rare Wall Lights
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Crystal sconces, pair of wall lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, in the late 1950s-early 1960s, absolutely gorgeous and rare pair of crystal wall lights. A pair of magnificent ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Lamps
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pair of mid-century lamps gold leaf technique The gold has some wear Possibly originating from Fracia circa 1940 New burlap screens electrified 220w.
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wrought Iron

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Pair of Midcentury Lamps Attributed to Gerald Thurston
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Pair of midcentury lamps attributed to Gerald Thurston.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Fabulous Pair of Mid-Century Lamps with a Cerulean Blue Glazed Finish
By Frederick Cooper
Located in New York, NY
Fabulous pair of midcentury lamps by Frederick Cooper. The lamps have a stunning cerulean blue crackle glazed finish and they sit on wooden bases. They have been newly rewired wit...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Aged Brass Lamps by Westwood Lighting
By Westwood Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century lamps with a spiral form featuring a warm aged brass finish. Lamps have been rewired for use in the USA with gold silk cords and brass sockets. Shades not included.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Stacked Cork with Chrome Table Lamps
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant pair of mid century lamps with graduated cork that are stacked between chrome joints. In excellent vintage condition. Pair is 36 in height to the top of the shade,...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps with Orange Crackle Glaze, C1958
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Very elegant and subtle striking pair of mid century lamps. Orange crackle glaze is simply beautiful in the sculpted bottle form. Brass fittings for accent. Shades are 16.75 x 11 H n...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Laurel Lamps in Cream Metal with Brass Detailing
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful modern pair of midcentury lamps by Laurel Lamp Company, the handsome pair of cream colored metal with brass details and a three prong support that support a dome of metal...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Lucite Mid-20th Century Table Lamps with Round Shape and Gold Tones
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of American Lucite table lamps from the mid-20th century. This pair of midcentury lamps have a round-shaped body, comprised of Lucite posts mounted in a circle between a circu...
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20th Century American Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Hand Blown Green Glass Swirl Table Lamps, circa 1960
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern hand blown green glass swirl table lamps, circa 1960 Outstanding pair of midcentury lamps. One lamp is slightly larger than the other. 7.25" diame...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Houston, TX
Great pair of Mid-Century Modern glass lamps with a geometric design in neutral tones of brown, white and tan. Our Hollywood Regency or modernist lamps have been newly wired and are ...
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Antique 1660s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Glass

Pair of Chrome Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice metal drop shape modern table lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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

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. In excellent vintage con...
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Huge Pair Of Orange Drip Glaze Lamps Mid-century Modern Danish
By Sunset Lamps
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent huge pair of orange drip glaze lamps with light up bottoms. These amazing lamps retain their original huge drum shades with textured wool trim. The lamps make a huge st...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Laurel Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Mushroom Floor Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous simple and elegant pair of mushroom floor lamps. Manufactured by the Laurel lamp co. In Newark NJ these lamps are iconic in their design. Frosted lamp shade in perfect condi...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Rembrandt Nickel Silver Lamps Mid-Century Modern Pair of Vintage
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in North Miami, FL
This pair of monumental restored Mid-Century Modern Rembrandt lamps have a great vibe of Hollywood Regency style. The abacus leaves that flare in elegant sculptural form add to the d...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tubular Chrome Table Lamps, Laurel Lamp Attributed
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Really nice pair of Mid-Century Modern tubular chrome table lamps in the style of Laurel Lamp Co. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair Of Mid-Century Modern Dimensional Architectural Lucite Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Tall, cubist, geometric, architectural and pure examples of midcentury table lamps made in the USA. Three rectangular open cubes within each other. Height is to top of socket, 27.5.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Nickel, Steel

Rare Pair of Mid-Century Stainless Steel and Brass Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Chic pair of stainless steel cylinder lamps with applied abstract brass decoration, measures Shaft 4" diameter x 21" high. Shades for display only, not included.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Stainless Steel

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

Materials

Brass

Monumental Pair of Sculptural Walnut Star of David lamps Mid-century Modern
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Excellent pair of sculptural walnut star of david super tall lamps. Well crafted with delicately carved solid walnut arms forming a lovely star. You will love the scale and quality...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Marble Column Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company, E. F. Chapman
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous tall pair of cylindrical modernist marble table lamps, possibly Italian. The unusual marble on each column lamp is unique yet this is a pair. This versatile pair of Hollywoo...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble

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A Pair Of Mid Century Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of a pair of mid century lamps available for sale. Each of these unique a pair of mid century lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. We have 13461 antique and vintage a pair of mid century lamps in-stock, while there are 252 modern editions to choose from as well. A pair of mid century lamps have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A pair of mid century lamps made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many a pair of mid century lamps are appealing in their simplicity, but Laurel Lamp Company, Stiffel and The Marbro Lamp Company produced popular a pair of mid century lamps that are worth a look.

How Much are A Pair Of Mid Century Lamps?

A pair of mid century lamps can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,688, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $375,000.

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.