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Pair of American Art Deco Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of American Art Deco lamps. Couple dancing.
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20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Composition, Brass

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H 37 in. W 13 in. D 9.5 in.
American Art Deco Table Lamp
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual Art Deco table lamp-clean modernist lines, circa 1930s-1940s. Matching solid finial.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Steel

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H 16.25 in. Dm 5.25 in.
American Art Deco Brass Table Lamp with Mica Shade
By Kem Weber, Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in Port Hope, ON
The beautiful design of this tall and elegant American Art Deco table lamp has been attributed to Kem Weber for the Mutual Sunshade Lamp Company. It has a six paneled mica shade that...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

American Art Deco Pagoda Floor Lamp with Integral Table and Clock.
By Leroy C. Doane, Miller Lamp Company
Located in Port Hope, ON
This beautiful and rare American Art Deco lamp was manufactured by the Miller Lamp Company and has all its original patinated nickel and copper finish and comes complete with an inte...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Floor Lamps

American Art Deco Table Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic American Art Deco table lamp was acquired from a Coral Gables estate and it dates to the 1930s. The graduating stacking glass spheres give the piece a lite and ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

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H 20.75 in. W 5.25 in. D 5.25 in.
Stunning Pair of American Art Deco Chrome and Nickel Fountain Lamp Bases
By Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass and Glass Company
Located in Port Hope, ON
This absolutely stunning pair of twin socket, chrome and nickel plated lamp bases were created for the Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass and Glass Company. Known as Fountain Lamps they feature ...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome, Nickel

American Art Deco 1930 Art Pottery Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful 1930s ceramic Art Deco urn table lamp in a black graphite color glaze. Newly rewired.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Ceramic

American Art Deco Streamline Desk Lamp, circa 1930s
Located in Devon, England
For your consideration is this very attractive and timeless designed American desk lamp. The whole body of the lamp is metal but the hood and base have been painted to simulate a woo...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

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H 11.82 in. W 15.75 in. D 7.09 in.
American Art Deco Markel Table or Desk Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
American Art Deco Markel Table or Desk Lamp This large American Art Deco table lamp was made by the Markel Company of Buffalo, New York in the 1930s. The lamp, in brilliant nickel, ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Nickel

American Art Deco '1920s' "Aztec Design" Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Art Deco (1920s) "Aztec Design" silvered metal table lamp with a geometric base and a green and gold painted and decorated 8 sided ribbed glass shade on a round base with a ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal

Sleek American Art Deco Nickel-Plated Urn-Form Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
A sleek American art deco nickel-plated double-handled urn now mounted as a lamp; with slender flared neck flanked by graceful handles; above an elongated bulbous body over a splayed...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

Pair of American Art Deco Brushed Nickel-Plated Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
A stylish pair of American Art Deco brushed nickel-plated lamps with dolphin support; each with spheroid body flanked by shell-form handles raised on a lively dolphin support over a ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

Streamline American Art Deco Machine Age Articulating Table Lamp
By Kurt Versen, Gilbert Rohde
Located in Dallas, TX
American high-style design, frequently attributed to Rohde or Versen. Unrestored original condition. Chrome very good, with some normal wear to base and small ding to shade. Cream...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

American Art Deco Chrome-Plated, Mushroom Shaded, Desk Lamp
Located in Port Hope, ON
This American Art Deco chrome-plated desk lamp features a mushroom shaped shade circled with three raised rings and topped with a stepped conical finial. The central column of the la...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Art Deco 'Outsider-Art' Bakelite Lamp with Original Painted Shade.
Located in Port Hope, ON
This bold Art Deco 'Outsider-Art' lamp with its keystone form sits on a stepped base and the whole is constructed from laminated burgundy/brown Bakelite sheets. The base has an alumi...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

Art Deco Chrome and Copper Lamp, American 1920's-1930's
Located in San Francisco, CA
An exceptional Art Deco period chrome and copper table lamp. In excellent original condition. Newly re-wired, American, 1920s-1930s.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Copper, Chrome

American Art Deco Machine Age Chrome Triple Rocket Based Lamp
Located in Port Hope, ON
This great Art Deco Machine Age lamp features a central chrome column surrounded with a black lacquered wooden disc above a red lacquered metal band and all supported on three chrome...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Markel Art Deco/Machine Age Original Finish Table Lamp
By Markel Corporation
Located in Port Hope, ON
A near mint example of this bijou twin shade classic by the Markel Corporation of Buffalo NY. It retains all its original features i.e. its signature Markel straight edged disk finia...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Bakelite

Pair of American Art Deco/Machine Age Tall Console Lamps.
Located in Port Hope, ON
This pair of American Art Deco/Machine Age console lamps feature stepped bases in their original flat black textured enamel finish and from these rise fluted chrome columns. At about...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Art Deco/Folk Art Aluminum, Bakelite and Black Painted Wood Table Lamp
Located in Port Hope, ON
This fabulous and quirky American Art Deco/Folk Art lamp is a beautiful piece of design. It sits on and inverted stepped dish aluminum base with beaded edges. The central shaft of th...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Aluminum

American Art Deco Amber Etched and Faceted Balustrade Form Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
This elegant table lamp was realized in the United States, circa 1935. It features an exquisitely cut balustrade form with stylized Art Deco detailing and has brass fittings in a ric...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Glass

Chrome Art Deco Table Lamps
Located in New London, CT
Great pair of Art Deco / Machine Age inspired table lamps with some weight that are in very clean condition. Harps are supplied but you may want to choose one that best fit s the sha...
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Late 20th Century North American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

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H 28. in. Dm 6.5 in.
American Art Deco, Copper and Steel Lamp Attributed to Donald Deskey
By Donald Deskey
Located in Miami, FL
The original custom copper sculptural shade with fabric lining over a round tapering cylinder in copper with steel concentric rings.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

American Art Deco Revival Chrome Fully Adjustable Rod & Ball Desk Lamp
Located in Port Hope, ON
This very elegant American Art Deco Revival chrome-plated desk lamp can adjust from 15" to 20" in height. The shade can turn through 180 degrees left and right as well as tilt throug...
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Vintage 1970s American Art Deco Table Lamps

American Art Deco Studio Aluminum & Lucite Lamp with Gimped Hexagonal Shade
Located in Port Hope, ON
The body of this beautiful and architecturally designed American Art Deco/ Machine Age accent lamp is constructed from a circular base and cap each constructed from three disks of hi...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Pair of American Art Deco/ Machine Age Twin Shade Console Lamps
By Markel Corporation
Located in Port Hope, ON
This pair of American Art Deco twin shade console lamps are attributed to Markel and they do have the straight sided double disc finial that is characteristic of the lamps of this Bu...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Chrome, Metal

Unrestored American Art Deco Chrome and Painted Novelty Parachute Jumper Lamp
By Premium Products
Located in Port Hope, ON
We have left this delightful American Art Deco "Novelty Parachute Jumper Lamp" in its unrestored state as it just looks so great. The original paint on the female parachutist has usu...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of American Art Deco Chrome and Lacquered Wood Table Lamps
Located in Port Hope, ON
This striking pair of American Art Deco/Machine Age table or console lamps each feature a stepped and domed circular base. The main chrome shaft of each of the lamps is interrupted b...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Art Deco Chrome, Steel, Spelter & Black Accented Figurative Table Lamp
Located in Port Hope, ON
This impressive American Art Deco table lamp rests on a domed cushion base with a stepped short pillar all in polished chrome. This is capped with a black disk from which rises a bla...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Steel, Steel, Chrome

American Art Deco Pair of Wrought Iron Floor Lamps with Integral Jardinieres
Located in Port Hope, ON
While the overall look and dimensions of this great pair of American Art Deco floor lamps look essentially the same, the detail of the foliage that decorates the base is in fact diff...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Glass

American Art Deco Streamline Figural Racing Yacht Table Lamp
Located in Port Hope, ON
This American Art Deco chrome and black enamelled table lamp is in the form of a stylized streamlined racing yacht of the period. It features a red shaded cabin light that is enhance...
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Vintage 1940s American Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Art Deco Chrome Tall Table Lamp with Internal Mercury Glass Reflector
Located in Port Hope, ON
This tall and elegant American Art Deco chrome-plated table lamp features a weighted stepped base with its original brown baize covering. A fluted column rises up from the base and i...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

Iconic American Art Deco Chase the Colonel Nursery Lamp by Lurelle Guild
By Chase Brass and Copper Company, Lurelle Guild
Located in Port Hope, ON
This iconic American Art Deco nursery lamp was named The Colonel, was patented in 1934 and introduced in the Chase catalog that same year. It was created by Lurelle Guild who also de...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of American Globe Art Deco/Machine Age Chrome Plated Table Lamps
By Globe Lighting
Located in Port Hope, ON
Each of the circular shades of these iconic American Art Deco/ Machine Age lamps house a circular florescent tube bulb and their ballast and workings are housed in their richly decor...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Art Deco, Nickel Plate and Red Enamel Vaseline Glass Table Lamp
Located in Port Hope, ON
This American Art Deco geometric table lamp/torchiere is extremely heavy as, like the matching designed bookends that were produced by the same anonymous company, the two spheres are...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Uranium Glass

American Art Deco Nickel-Plated Adjustable Desk Lamp with Bakelite Pen Holder
Located in Port Hope, ON
This delightfully designed American Art Deco nickel-plated, adjustable desk lamp features an offset double disk base with a black bakelite pen holder. Rising up from this is a curved...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Nickel

American Art Deco Polished Aluminum and Clear Lucite Lamp with Hexagonal Shade
Located in Port Hope, ON
This American Art Deco/Machine Age table lamp features a circular disk base composed of two layers of clear Lucite sandwiched between three layers of polished aluminum and stands on ...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Aluminum

Pair of American Art Deco Chrome Boudoir Lamps with Opaline Glass Shades.
Located in Port Hope, ON
This eccentrically designed pair of American Art Deco/Machine Age bookended chrome plated boudoir lamps feature tubular shades in opaline glass. "Growing" from each base are two chro...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Machine Age Art Deco Chrome Desk or Table Lamp
Located in San Mateo, CA
Machine Age desk lamp with a copper colored finish and chrome accents. The lamp has a push button switch on the base. The cord is new.
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Vintage 1930s American Machine Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Art Deco Clear and Black Lucite with Wood Accents Columnar Table Lamp
Located in Port Hope, ON
This elegant lamp has a wooden disk base on which is mounted a column comprised of 27 translucent Lucite disks separated by smaller shiny black Lucite collars. The cube shaped wooden...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Lucite, Wood

Rare American Art Deco Chrome Ocean Liner Bar/Railway Club Car Lamp/Ashtray
Located in Port Hope, ON
This rare American Art Deco twin shaded chrome table lamp was designed to give discreet illumination to cocktail tables in railway club cars or on ocean liner cocktail bars. It has a...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Art Deco or Machine Age Copper and Chrome Plated Metal Table Lamp
Located in Port Hope, ON
This spherical American Art Deco or Machine Age table lamp is constructed from alternating layers of chrome plated metal and copper. It is in excellent original condition but has bee...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome, Copper

American Art Deco or Machine Age Chrome and Enamel Buck Rogers Accent Lamp
By Bert Dickerson
Located in Port Hope, ON
This stunning, small but mighty, American Art Deco or Machine Age accent lamp just screams Buck Rogers in its styling. Both the domed shade and near spherical, rimmed base with its d...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of American Art Deco Chrome, Red and Black Paint Electric Candlestick Lamps
Located in Port Hope, ON
This rare and stylish pair of American Art Deco electric candlestick lamps each feature a polished chrome tube as the body of the candle resting on a socket base that is banded with ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Pair of American Art Deco Chrome and Black Enamel Candle-Form Table Lamps
By Markel Electric Products
Located in Port Hope, ON
This rare pair of American Art Deco chrome and black candle-form lamps are frequently attributed to the Markel Company and, while they display both the quality and design that are ha...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

American 1972 Chapman Iconic, Art Deco Rams Head Bronze Urn Table Lamp, Pair
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in Miami, FL
We offer a pair of American 1972 Chapman Iconic, Art Deco ram's head bronze urn table lamps. The curvaceous part of the lamp is well defined by the ram's head draped, on either end,...
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Vintage 1970s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

American Art Deco Chrome Table Lamp with Integral Photo Frame by Rubal Lighting.
By Rubal Lighting
Located in Port Hope, ON
This scarce American Art Deco chrome table lamp features an integral circular photo frame complete with its original convex glass. It is impressed to the underside of the cast iron b...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

American Art Deco Chrome and Frosted Glass Lyre Shaped Piano Lamp by Markel
By Markel Electric Products
Located in Port Hope, ON
This American Art Deco piano lamp features a ribbed rectangular frosted glass shade with chrome caps at either end. This is affixed to a lyre shaped support that rises from a rectang...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of American Art Deco Style Aluminum and Chrome Metal Floor Lamps, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This handsome pair of floor lamps are very much in the Art Deco style with there hand-cast aluminum dome-shades and streamlined form. Note: They are controlled with a line-switch....
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Chrome

Pair of Art Deco Style Aluminium Floor Lamps
Located in London, GB
A pair of 1950s Art Deco style aluminium and brass standard lamps. Mounted on ebonized bases. Re-wired.
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Mid-20th Century North American Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Rare American Art Deco Chrome, Black and Red Saturn Lamp with Star Pierced Shade
By S.O.H. Rochester
Located in Port Hope, ON
This delightful American Art Deco or Machine Age boudoir lamp is by the S.O.H. Company of Rochester, New York who were a leading US lighting and gift-ware manufacturer between the tw...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Pair of Small American Art Deco/Machine Age Chrome and Wood Table/Boudoir Lamps
Located in Port Hope, ON
This rare and tiny perfect little pair of chrome-plated table/boudoir lamps feature an extreme Buck Rogers type Machine Age design, are beautifully made and only measure 6 inches fro...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

Rare Pair of American Art Deco or Machine Age Chrome and Black Boudoir Lamps
By S.O.H. Rochester
Located in Port Hope, ON
This pair of American Art Deco or Machine Age boudoir lamps are by the S.O.H. Company of Rochester, New York state who were a leading US lighting and gift-ware manufacturer between t...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome, Enamel

Pair of American Art Deco Chrome, Enamel, Two-Tone & Milk Glass Tall Table Lamps
Located in Port Hope, ON
This stylish pair of American Art Deco/ Machine Age candle-form table or boudoir lamps each feature chrome bases with enamel columns. These support a chrome rod that is interrupted f...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Art Deco Lamp, Alabaster, Silvered Bronze Base after Ruhlmann
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alabaster shade on a deco design bronze base. Antique silvered base in the style of Ruhlmann. A large size lamp. Lights up great. Priced at each, two available. Alabaster from Spain.
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1990s North American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Alabaster

Art Deco Lamp Cold Cast Beach Ball Girls, England
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art Deco style lamp cast in England with bronze finish. Glass globe and candelabra bulb. Looks great lit up. Measures: Heavy casting at 17 1/2" height. Base is 6 3/4" x 4 1/2". New o...
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1990s North American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Resin

Art Deco Russel Wright Faux Bamboo Torchère Floor Lamp
By Russel Wright, Raymor
Located in San Diego, CA
1930s brass and faux-bamboo Russel Wright for Raymor torchère floor lamp. Five maple rods faux finished to look like bamboo are wrapped with solid brass wire. The bases and tops are ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Brass

Pair of American Art Deco or Machine Age Chrome and Black Table or Bedside Lamps
Located in Port Hope, ON
This ultra Art Deco/Machine age pair of American table or bedside lamps are a virtual riot of geometric shapes and a triumph of between-the-wars modern design. Their chrome and black...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Art Deco Machine Age Three-Tier Torchere by Gilbert Rohde for Mutual Sunset
By Gilbert Rohde, Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic 1930s Art Deco, modernist triple-tier torchere by Gilbert Rohde for Mutual Sunset Lamp Co, retains original finish, minor dent to standard.
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Vintage 1930s North American Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Art Deco / Modern Floor Lamp, Alabaster, Hand Forged Steel Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Real Art Deco /Modern looking floor lamp made after the design of (Paul Kiss). Custom designed alabaster shade from Spain. Hand forged and wired up ready to go. Painted black finish.
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Early 2000s North American Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Alabaster

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American Art Deco Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the american art deco lamp you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each american art deco lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, chrome and glass. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect american art deco lamp —, we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A american art deco lamp is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made american art deco lamp has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Leroy C. Doane, S. O. H. Rochester and Russel Wright are consistently popular.

How Much are American Art Deco Lamp?

Prices for a american art deco lamp can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $650 and can go as high as $26,500, while the average can fetch as much as $1,645.

A Close Look at Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.”

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments in their pieces, such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

At 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furniture by designer, including works by Georg Jensen and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

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 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.