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Art Deco French Mazda Lamp with Opalescent Shade
By Mazda
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Art Deco Mazda lamp with original opalescent glass shade and switch. This lamp is in amazing condition, an excellent example of polished mahogany base with rounded top edge and slim,...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Wood

Vintage Three Slip Shade Semi-Flush Mount, 1930s
By John C. Virden Co.
Located in Prescott, AZ
2 available priced each. This antique lighting fixture is from the late 1920s to mid-1930s and was made by Virden of Milwaukee. Commonly referred to as the "Boat" fixture, as the ori...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Flush Mount

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Aluminum

Art Deco Flush Mount Ceiling Light Large Frosted Glass Globe Shade, circa 1930
Located in FR
Art Deco flush mount large ceiling light frosted glass globe circa 1930 All original Frosted glass In good original condition with no losses to glass with minor marks of use comm...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Flush Mount

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Glass

Great Art Deco Pendant Light with White Glass Shade, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique functionalistic Art Deco pendant lamp with a white opaline glass shade and brass suspension. Cabling renewed, working order. With international E27 base lamp holder. Me...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

Antique Art Nouveau Pendant Light with Satinized Glass Shade
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique Art Nouveau pendant lamp with a honey yellow satinized glass shade and brass suspension. cabling renewed, working order. With international E27 base lamp holder. Measur...
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Early 20th Century German Art Deco More Lighting

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Brass

Glorious Three Shade Art Deco Chandelier, Late 1920s
By Lincoln Lighting Company
Located in Prescott, AZ
Art Deco doesn't get much more decadent than this American masterpiece, From the Lincoln Manufacturing Co. The tremendous intricate detailing is alive with deco inspired shapes and ...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Art Deco Slip Shade Wall Sconces, circa 1928
Located in Prescott, AZ
Superb Art Deco styling in both the sconce backs and the shades with a nod towards the French influence in the detailing on the sconce backs. From the late 1920s when Art Deco was sw...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron

Art Deco Desk Lamp with Large Double Saucer Shade by Art Specialty Co.
By Art Specialty Co
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Art Deco swivel desk lamp with large 13" double saucer shade by Art Specialty Co. Measures 25" wide x 13" deep x 14" tall x 10" diameter base.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Period French Art Deco Sabino Paris Glass Geometric Ceiling Globe Lamp Shade
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare period French Art Deco frosted globe from lampshade by Sabino for the French Market. With a grey to purple frosted patina and a geometric or prism design. The fitter nec...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Flush Mount

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Art Glass

French Art Deco Lamp in Wrought Iron with Floral Pattern and Colored Glass Shade
By Art de France
Located in Verviers, BE
1938, France A wonderful of French Art Deco lamp. The stand are handmade in wrought iron with black finish patina and hammered with floral pattern. The metalwork is of excellent qua...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Wrought Iron

Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
Located in Esperance, NY
Art Deco slip shade chandelier.  
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Vintage 1940s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

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H 14.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
Located in Esperance, NY
Art Deco slip shade chandelier.
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Vintage 1940s Unknown Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

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H 14.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Art Deco Aluminum Lamp and Shade
Located in Norwood, NJ
Art Deco embossed aluminum table lamp and shade. Highly stylized.
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Table Lamps

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Aluminum

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H 19.5 in. Dm 18.5 in.
Art Deco Glass Dome Shade Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Large Art Deco milk glass dome shade chandelier with original solid brass fittings, circa 1930. Includes circular brass ceiling plate and chain.
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20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Art Deco Beardslee Slip Shade Sconce
Located in Minneapolis, MN
These stunningly crafted Beardslee sconces feature a handsome geometric Art Deco design and give off a warm glow when illuminated. Produced from Chicago’s Premium lighting supplier...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

  • Art Deco Beardslee Slip Shade Sconce
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H 8.5 in. W 5 in. D 5.5 in.
Art Deco Design Chandelier with Round Shade
Located in Brno, CZ
High-quality Art Deco luminaire which, thanks to its unique workmanship and design, perfectly decorates any interior. If you give room to your imagination, you may be struck by a san...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

  • Art Deco Design Chandelier with Round Shade
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H 25.6 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Art Deco Chrome Bell Shade Desk Lamp
By Donald Deskey
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and rare Art Deco table lamp, circa 1940s rewired the shade moves side to side and up and down, the chrome its in very clean condition with natural wear due to age, no rust.
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20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

  • Art Deco Chrome Bell Shade Desk Lamp
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H 24 in. W 9 in. D 11 in.
Art Deco Modernist Double Shade Table Lamp
Located in Devon, England
Originating from France is this very stylish 1930s Art Deco Modernist table lamp. Looks as equally attractive switched on or off. Features a chrome circular stepped base with central...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

  • Art Deco Modernist Double Shade Table Lamp
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H 11.82 in. W 14.18 in. D 5.91 in.
Small Art Deco Accent Lamp, Mica Shade
Located in Crockett, CA
Very nice small accent Art Deco lamp. The 9' tall 3" to 11 1/2" diameter tapered mica shade has a jagged edge decorated with an applied stencil pattern. The 6" diameter base is faux ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal

Riddle Art Deco 5 Candle Slip Shade Chandelier
By Edward N. Riddle Company 1
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This “Riddle” 5 candle slip shade chandelier features a classic art deco design and finely crafted geometric detailing. A pleasing mix of sharp angles and curves run throughout this ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Riddle Art Deco 2 Candle Slip Shade Chandelier
By Edward N. Riddle Company 1
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This “Riddle” 2 candle slip shade chandelier features a classic art deco design and finely crafted geometric detailing. A pleasing mix of sharp angles and curves run throughout this ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Art Deco Torchiere with Tiffany Style Glass Shade
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
French late Art Deco torchiere with Tiffany style glass. Iron base. Gives a very warm yellow light! We offer door to door shipping! Please ask for your quote.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Iron

Sviveling Shade Art Deco Desk Lamp, Re-Edition
By Woka Lamps, Desny
Located in Vienna, AT
Very elegant timeless desk lamp. Very heavy base, sviveling shade Brass nickel-plated - stem in black laquered beechwood, other finishes as well. All components according to the ...
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2010s Austrian Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass

Art Deco Table Lamp with Flexible Shade, 1930’s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of chrome New cabling 1xE27 or E26 socket With aged patina Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

Art Deco Lady Lamp Silvered Bronze Alabaster Shade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An Art Deco lamp with two girls holding an Alabaster shade. Mounted on an absolute black marble base . Good size and looks great lit up . Needs to be white glove packed for safe ship...
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Early 2000s North American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Bronze

Art Deco Chrome Hanging Chandelier with Round Shade
Located in Brno, CZ
Art Deco chandelier, whose elegant design and simple shapes will enchant you at first sight. The chandelier consists of a round glass shade and is perfectly complemented by a holder ...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Art Deco Markel Slip Shade Ceiling Light Fixture
By Markel Electric Products
Located in Esperance, NY
Art Deco Markel slip shade ceiling light fixture. Light holds 7 bulbs. Light has 5 slip shades and larger bowl shade for bottom. Absolutely gorgeous light!
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Glass Art Deco Table Lamp with Black Shade
Located in London, GB
Art Deco Dutch smoked glass hand blown table lamp base with platinum cascading rings surrounding the globe. The shade is handmade in sheer black silk with white lining.
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Art Deco Copper + Nickel Plated Chandelier 5 Arm Shaded
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century Art Deco chandelier with copper & nickel plating. Each of the five arms feature gold detailed glass custard shades sitting on polished nickel plated cup holders. T...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper, Nickel

Beardslee Williamson Polychrome Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier
By Beardslee Chandelier Co.
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Produced by Williamson & Co, Chicago’s Premium lighting supplier in the 1930s, this chandelier is a truly rare find in antique Art Deco glass and ‘slipper shades.’ Often this des...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Art Deco Ceiling Lamp with Original Glass Shade
Located in Wien, AT
Art Deco ceiling lamp with original glass shade polished and stove enameled.
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Deco Flush Mount

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Brass

Art Deco Table Lamp with Opaline Glass Shade
Located in Wien, AT
Art Deco table lamp with opaline glass shade Polished and stove enamelled.
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass

Art Deco / Art Nouveau Ceiling With Pink Pleated Shade
Located in Brno, CZ
This beautiful ceiling light will Stand out in every room. It boasts a pleated shade of opal glass painted pink and its history dates back to the turn of the Art Deco and Art Nouveau...
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Vintage 1910s Czech Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Bohlmarks Scandinavian Modern Art Deco Double Shade Sconces
By Bohlmarks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian Modern, Art Deco double glass shade on opaque the other clear with acid etched horizontal stripes. Newly rewired one standard socket each for the USA. Measures...
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Early 20th Century Scandinavian Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Nickel

Art Deco Ceiling Lamp, Scailmont Belgium Glass Shade, 1930s
By Scailmont
Located in Verviers, BE
Art Deco ceiling lamp Photography fails to capture the simple elegant illumination provided by this lamp. As service: We can adjust the lamp height for you in advance if needed...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Art Deco Ceiling Lamp, Scailmont Belgium Glass Shade, 1930s
By Scailmont
Located in Verviers, BE
Art Deco ceiling lamp Photography fails to capture the simple elegant illumination provided by this lamp. Fitting messing pendant ceiling light with screw fixing to hold a styl...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Art Deco French White Marble Lamp with Feathered Shade
Located in New York, NY
A 1920s Art Deco French rustic lamp, the nicely turned white marble decorated with bronze chasing with leaf motif, with a later suede feather-edged shade. The base has a diameter of...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Marble

Art Deco Three-Light Slip Shade Chandelier, circa 1928
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Petite Art Deco 3-light chandelier with original finish on the fixture. Orange amber with clear on the bottoms. A few tiny cracks in the thick glass but nothing threatening to expand.
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

French Art Deco Table Lamp with Geometric Glass Shade
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning French Art Deco table lamp in clear frosted molded glass with polished details. Two dancing women in nickel. With having a beautiful glass shade with geometric motif. The ce...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Table Lamps

Art Deco Table Lamp With Fabric Shade Around 1920s
Located in Wien, AT
Art Deco table lamp wit fabric shade around 1920s Brass polished and stove enamelled The shade is new ( replaced ).
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass

French Art Deco Table Lamp with Etched Glass Shade
Located in Fairfax, VA
A fabulous design art deco table lamp with etched glass shade.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Marble, Spelter

Art Deco Swing-Arm Desk Lamp with Saucer Shade
Located in Pasadena, TX
Here is an attractive light for your desk, nightstand or table. The lamp has great Art Deco styling and is a nice manageable size. The dome, supported by a gracefully curved arm, ...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Art Deco Forged Iron Lamp with Müller Freres Shade
By Muller Frères
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Classic French Art Deco table lamp by Mueller Freres, circa 1925, in hand forged iron with molded glass shade. 5. 7.5" diameter x 18" high. MULLER FRÈRES French glass manufactu...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Iron

Art Deco Light Pendant Frame Glass Shade, circa 1930
Located in FR
Art Deco glass flame original shade on a chrome mount In good original condition with no losses to glass. Lamp shade measures: 7.08 inches or 18cms high This will be re-wired and tes...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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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 Table Lamp, 1930s, with Original Straw Shade
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare 1930s table lamp with original straw shade. A weighted and chromed base holds a turned Tulip-shaped wooden stem and a large straw shade with different colored elements. Nice ori...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

Art Deco Skyscraper Milk Glass and Holophane Canopy Shade
By Donald Deskey, (after) Raymond Loewy
Located in Garnerville, NY
Art Deco milk glass light fixture flushmount shade. Wonderful skyscraper style scalloped glass shade. Clear glass homophone removable shade on the bottom (the wing nut loosens the me...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Flush Mount

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Glass

French Art Deco Silverplated Orb Lamp with Mica Shade
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
French Art Deco silverplated orb lamp with Mica Shade The shade is exquisite, comprised of undulating continuous oblique triangular mica panels. The lamp base, a silverplated orb r...
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20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Silver Plate, Other

French Art Deco Milk Glass Sculptural Shade, Monumental, Geometric, Art Moderne
By Cvv Vianne
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous vintage milk glass Art Deco sculptural glass shade, made in France by Cvv Vianne Co. with label, circa 1940. Diameter for fixture in the back is 10", overall fixture much la...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Flush Mount

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Milk Glass

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 Brass Table Lamp with Mica Shade
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co., Kem Weber
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

Adjustable Art Deco Floor Lamp with Glass Shade, Around 1920s
Located in Wien, AT
Adjustable art deco floor lamp with glass shade around 1920s Brass polished and stove enamelled The height is adjustable from 148 cm up to 168 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Opal, Brass

Art Deco Style Durand Fashion Art Glass Table Lamp with Custom Shade
By Durand
Located in Stamford, CT
Art Deco style Durand fashion art glass table lamp with custom shade. ESX.
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Vintage 1950s Art Deco Table Lamps

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Glass

Art Deco Bakelite / Catalin and Hand Decorated Shade Lamp
Located in Westport, CT
Art Deco Bakelite Catalin lamp, together with an original hand decorated Art Deco organic design shade, in all original working condition in a private collection for 40 years. Shade ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Bakelite, Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper

Art Deco, Original, Floor Lamp, Iron and New Glass Shade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An early hand forged Iron floor lamp base. Natural finish. Shade is replacement and not old. Looks like E Brandt, but no signature. Measures: Height 62", 14 ½” diameter with the shad...
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Vintage 1920s European Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Iron

Chrome and Cowhide Art Deco Style Floor Lamp Chrome Shade
Located in Stamford, CT
An interesting Art Deco style torchiere floor lamp, the chrome shade over three light sockets, standing on a cowhide decorated stand and chrome base.
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Vintage 1970s French Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Set of Three 1920s Art Deco Glass Shade Pendant Light
Located in Fairfax, VA
Set of thee French 1920's Art Deco painted clear frost glass shades have been modified with new brass canopy as pendant lights. Measures: Glass is 4" wide 5.5" height , canopy is 5"...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Set of Three 1920s Art Deco Glass Shade Pendant Light
Located in Fairfax, VA
Set of thee French 1920's Art Deco glass shades have been modified with new brushed nickel canopy as pendant lights. Glass is 4" wide 5" height , canopy is 5" wide total height 36".  
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Set of Three 1920s Art Deco Glass Shade Pendant Light
Located in Fairfax, VA
Set of thee French 1920's Art Deco glass shades have been modified with new brushed nickel canopy as pendant lights. Measures: Glass is 4" wide 5.5" height , canopy is 5" wide total...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Art Deco Iron Table Lamp with Muller Style Glass Shade
By Muller Frères
Located in Oakland, CA
A Classic Art Deco Lamp with the unique molded Muller glass shade and refined “for forge” ironwork base. This style of glass thickly made and richly carved that was made popular in t...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Iron

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Art Deco Shade For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic art deco shade available at 1stDibs. An art deco shade — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for an art deco shade, we have 448 options in-stock, while there are 28 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect art deco shade — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An art deco shade, designed in the Art Deco, Art Nouveau or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made art deco shade over the years, but those crafted by René Lalique, Officina Luce and Degué are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Art Deco Shade?

Prices for an art deco shade can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $150 and can go as high as $60,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,550.

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 — which typically refers to pieces produced during the 1920s and 1930s — is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.” Widely known designers associated with the Art Deco style include Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Maurice Dufrêne and Jules Leleu.

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. “Art Deco” is often used broadly, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also called “Streamline Moderne” or “Machine Age” design.

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 such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers in their seating, case pieces and bedroom furniture. 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.

On 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furnishings by designer, including works by Paul Follot and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.