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Atomic Brass Table Lamp, Switzerland, 1960s
Located in Aachen, DE
Atomic brass table lamp with nine-glass globes. The globes are hand blown and fitted with a screwing device. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready t...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Pair of Atomic Table Lamps
By Arturo Pani
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Pair of midcentury Mexican modern atomic table lamps, attributed to Arturo Pani, forms in bronze, painted black. Good vintage condition, with age appropriate wear and patina.
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Iron

  • Pair of Atomic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Atomic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Atomic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Atomic Table Lamps
H 25.6 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Atomic Table Lamps by Aladdin
By Aladdin Co.
Located in Fulton, CA
A pair of ceramic and steel atomic Space Age table lamps by Aladdin. Mottled yellow and black ceramic body supported by a painted black steel hair-pin style base. New shades. Reachin...
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Vintage 1950s American Space Age Table Lamps

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Steel, Iron

  • Atomic Table Lamps by Aladdin
  • Atomic Table Lamps by Aladdin
  • Atomic Table Lamps by Aladdin
  • Atomic Table Lamps by Aladdin
H 18.88 in. W 10 in. D 6 in.
Black Brass Sputnik Atomic Table Lamp
Located in Houston, TX
A 1950s chic black brass Sputnik atomic lamp, newly wired. Can be sold without shade with a $75 deduction.
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Mid-20th Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1960s modern Atomic style table lamps features a chrome base with decorative white bulbs. The set comes with a center three bulb lamp, and two single bulb lamps. The rods extend...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Vintage Sputnik, Atomic-Style Table Lamp
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Newly lacquered in a brilliant white hi-gloss, enameled finish, with a tapered neck base. Newly plated and polished brass details. Brass base, atomic symbol center, end caps, neck st...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Robert Sonneman Atomic Table Lamp, 1950s, USA
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Miami, FL
Fun chrome atomic multi bulb table lamp from 1950s USA by Robert Sonneman.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Atomic Rembrandt Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of atomic Rembrandt Masterpiece lamps. Each lamp has 3 painted wood discs. Each lamp measures 27.5" high (with glass globes). Base is 7" diameter. Globes are original and 6" dia...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

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

Materials

Metal, Brass

1950s Atomic Age Rare Table Lamp All Original Condition
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful brass and black painted metal, American Mid-Century Modern table lamp with its original glass lampshade and original lampshade. In working condition with patinated brass ac...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Frederick Cooper Chrome Atomic Table Lamps with Original Shades
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Stamford, CT
Stunning pair of ultra modern Frederick Cooper "Atomic" table lamps. The polished steel Space Age bodies with discs on the top and bottom giving these lamps an atomic energy all thei...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

Atomic Modern Genie Lamp Tapered Mahogany Tower Flying Saucer Base 1950s, Mexico
By Modeline Lamp Co., Laurel Lamp Company
Located in National City, CA
Mid-Century Modern atomic table lamp designed with a tapered tower in mahogany wood on a round saucer base, Mexico, circa 1950s Measures: 24 tall (base of socket) x 12 diameter inch...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Mahogany

1950's Atomic Age Rare Table Desk Lamp Iron Base on Glass Shade and Copper Balls
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
An incredible rare table/desk lamp with glass shade and iron base with copper balls accents, freshly rewired with a cloth cord, this lamp is unique represents an era on Atomic changes.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Copper, Iron

Sophisticated Atomic Table Lamps Black Mahogany Fine Brass Rods Style Raak 1950s
By RAAK, Gerald Thurston
Located in National City, CA
Delightful midcentury sputnik atomic table lamps. Sculptural Mahogany wood with black lacquer finish stunning brass rods. Cone shade fits into the bulb. Unmarked. Design style af...
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sputnik Atomic Glass & Brass Table Lamp by Mutual Sunset Co.
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a mod and elegant, Sputnik table lamp, made of brass and glass, from Mutual Sunset Lamp Co. Includes original shade and finial. In excellent condition. The ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Atomic Double Cone & Ball Table Lamp
Located in Hingham, MA
Large scale mid-century modern table lamp made from two spun aluminum cones and a large brass center orb. Base is 6" diameter. 24" high to top of cone. 28" high to socket.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Atomic 1950s Table Lamp by ASEA, Sweden
By ASEA
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Early 1950s table lamp with fully adjustable partially perforated Aluminium shade. The concentric atomic styled base is made from black coated brass. The stem with its adjustable joi...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Aluminum

1950s Belgium Atomic lamp
Located in London, Lambeth
Beautiful small table lamp in an Atomic style in brass with a small chain switch all original, circa 1950s Belgium.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Table Lamps

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Brass

  • 1950s Belgium Atomic lamp
  • 1950s Belgium Atomic lamp
  • 1950s Belgium Atomic lamp
  • 1950s Belgium Atomic lamp
H 17.72 in. W 9.06 in. D 9.06 in.
Mid-Century Modern Atomic Age Sputnik Table Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern table lamp in the style of Sputnik. This tall and shiny table lamp has a chrome ball base with newly powder coated teal/blue metal blue stems with small white bulb...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Atomic Tripod Table Lamp with Perforated Shade, 1950
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
Stunning midcentury tripod table or desk lamp in brass and lacquered aluminium. The central black perforated cone houses the light source made soft indirect light. Very nice conditio...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Atomic Age Pebble Stone and Teak Table Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Mid-Century Modern pebble stone and teak table accent lamp. Measures: 29" height x 12" wide x 12" deep x 12" diameter.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Materials

Stone

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Steel Rod Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Attractive Mid-Century Modern atomic age table lamp. Industrial elegant bent metal rod frame. In good original condition. Works great.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Rare 1950's Atomic Lamp, Germany
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This asymmetrical wire frame lamp with hairpin legs is wound with pink and black nylon cord. When used with a clear bulb the light creates patterns on the table and on the walls. Nyl...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Rare 1950's Atomic Lamp, Germany
  • Rare 1950's Atomic Lamp, Germany
  • Rare 1950's Atomic Lamp, Germany
  • Rare 1950's Atomic Lamp, Germany
H 18 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
Rare 1950's Atomic Lamp, Germany
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This wire frame lamp with hairpin legs is wound with red and yellow nylon cord. When used with a clear bulb the light creates patterns on the table and on the walls. Nylon cord is 10...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Rare 1950's Atomic Lamp, Germany
  • Rare 1950's Atomic Lamp, Germany
  • Rare 1950's Atomic Lamp, Germany
  • Rare 1950's Atomic Lamp, Germany
H 17 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Mid-Century Modern Atomic Orange Metal Conical Table Lamp
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern table lamp with a unique enameled orange metal base. This piece is in good condition with normal age wear (small chips, scratches, age wear). ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair 1970s Mid-Century Modernist Atomic Sputnik Table Lamps
Located in Kingston, NY
This superb pair of 1970s Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik table lamps feature an atomic form design on a chrome frame that holds (Ten) standard base globe bulbs each. Made in German...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

1950s Space Atomic Age Table Lamp Brass and Wood
Located in Miami, FL
With a stylized mushroom cloud in brass, this 1950s table lamp features a black wood base with brass wire atomic form. Completely restored and rewired and with new UL three level soc...
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Mid-20th Century American Space Age Table Lamps

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Brass

German Brass Atomic Tripod Table Lamp 1960's with Perforated Shade
Located in Krefeld, DE
Midcentury tripod table in brass and black lacquered shade. The central black perforated cone houses the light source made soft indirect light. Very nice condition with beautiful pat...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Age Tall American Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in San Diego, CA
A Klassik Mid-Century Modern Atomic design ceramic tall lamp with brass fittings in perfect working condition with patinated brass fittings, lampshade it's not Included nice brown to...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Atomic Mid-Century Table Lamp by James Harvey Crate T-3-C c. 2000
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Atomic Mid-Century by James Harvey Crate T-3-C adjustable table lamp reissue of the 1951 MOMA winner of low cost lighting design. Signed and numbered no. 20, circa 2000. Aluminium, c...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Industrial Atomic-Age Centrifuge Mushroom Table Lamp
Located in Lafayette, IN
This fantastic little lamp began life as a vintage laboratory centrifuge and has been ingeniously re-purposed in our workshop as this beautiful Industrial table lamp. The centrifuge ...
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Vintage 1960s American Industrial Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Large Pair of Original American Atomic circa 1940s Polished Chrome Table Lamps
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this very retro pair of large original circa 1940s American Atomic five branch chrome table lamps These lamps give off a huge amount of light as the bul...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

1950s Mid-Century Modern Atomic Saucer Desk Lamp
Located in Esperance, NY
1950s Mid-Century Modern atomic saucer desk lamp.
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Atomic Table Light in Brass and Steel
By Delightfull
Located in New York, NY
A modern interpretation of the atomic age, atomic midcentury desk lamp was inspired by the molecular composition of the atom. With a body handmade in brass and steel, this large tabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Brass

Pair of 1950s Atomic Brass or Metal Lamps
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1950s atomic brass lamps.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

California Atomic Lime Green Geometric Wood Table Lamp on Iron Tripod Base 1960s
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in National City, CA
MCM California experimentation lighting in geometric wood form. Fabulous lime green color on a tripod iron base painted in black. USA made circa the 1960s. Atomic design. No label....
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron

Pair of 1950s Mid-Century Modern Atomic Age Brass and Enamel Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A lovely pair of midcentury tripod table lamp with brass vase shape body mounted on three legs and a circular black enamel base. Vintage drum shades with gold braid top and bottom trim.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Iron

Contemporary Lamps Atomic Gold Leaf by Antonio Cagianelli, Italy
By Antonio Cagianelli
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Tall table lamps by the artist designer Antonio Cagianelli. Production edition Stanislas Reboul Gallery, limited edition 10 exemplary. Artisanal handmade Atomic work, gold leaf fini...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron, Wrought Iron, Gold Leaf, Metal

Lynard of California Cork Crackled Glass Walnut Atomic Era Modern Egg Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rare "Egg" table lamp by Lynard of California and Septor. This Mid-Century Modern table lamp features a sculpted cork base, solid walnut accents, black sculpted acrylic "fingers" and...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Acrylic, Art Glass, Walnut

Opaline Glass and Metal Atomic Age Pair of Table Lamps by Kaiser Leuchten, 1970s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Opaline glass and metal pair of atomic age table lamps by Kaiser Leuchten, 1970s, Germany Rare oval opaline glass and copper colored metal tulip base Very high quality. Fully ...
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Blue Ceramic and Pickled Oak Desk Table Lamp Atomic Boho MCM
Located in Dayton, OH
Retro or Mid-Century Modern pickled oak and robin’s egg blue ceramic table lamp. Measures: 8.5” x 22” / Shade - 16” x 10” / Height to top of finial – 29.5” (Diameter x Height).
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Oak

Iconic 1950's Atomic Age Ceramic Baluster-Form Lamp with Abstract Decoration
Located in San Francisco, CA
Of stylized baluster form with long tapering neck above a compressed body tapering at the base; all raised on an openwork brass base with square plinth; height 18" (top of ceramic) 2...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of 1950s Atomic Age Conical-form Green Glazed Ribbed Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
Great midcentury design, each ribbed conical-shaped ceramic lamp resting on a concave forest-green lacquered wooden plinth; Measures: 17" (top of lamp) 29" (top of shade) diameter 5.5".
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

J.T. Kalmar Atomic Tower Floor Lamp RS6-TL Space Age 1972
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Atomium tower table or floor light mod. RS6-TL 1972 designed by J.T. Kalmar, Austria in 1972. The frame is made of polished aluminum, the original globes are made of blown glass. L...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome, Nickel, Aluminum

Atomic Brass Table Lamp, Switzerland, 1960s
Located in Aachen, DE
Atomic brass table lamp with nine-glass globes. The globes are hand blown and fitted with a screwing device. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Opaline Glass

Kalmar Mid-Century Modern Atomic Style 'Sirius' Table Lamp or Pendant
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Kalmar Mid-Century Modern Atomic style 'Sirius' chrome table lamp, model 21 BL, made during the 1970's in Austria. The piece had a hook added to one of the base spheres and can also ...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Sculptural Atomic Table Lamp
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A sculptural walnut table lamp with matching wood final, brass sprites extending from the collar and unusual white colored metal light switch which rotates in the middle by twisting ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Sculptural Atomic Table Lamp
  • Sculptural Atomic Table Lamp
  • Sculptural Atomic Table Lamp
  • Sculptural Atomic Table Lamp
H 36.75 in. Dm 8 in.
Pair of Atomic Table Lamps
Located in Norwalk, CT
Pair of atomic form table lamps in chrome and lacquered metal.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

  • Pair of Atomic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Atomic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Atomic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Atomic Table Lamps
H 22.5 in. W 10 in. D 11 in.
Atomic Table Lamps Attributed to Sonneman
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a fabulous pair of table lamps. They are amazing when lit. Chrome is very shiny and lamps show very well.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Danish Modern Petite Pair of Atomic Table Lamps
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice pair of small table lamps in solid wood, in working condition circa 1950s solid wood details, no lamp shades. 11" tall from the bottom to the top of the socket.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Unusual Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp by Majestic Lamp, Original Atomic Shades
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual Mid-Century Modern table lamp by Majestic Lamp Co. Classic modernist design, truly a piece of art, sculpture. Black lacquer and brass,3-way light switch, retains 2 original 1...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

American Midcentury Atomic Age Alabaster and Walnut Desk Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and rare 1950s Classic American midcentury, desk table lamp in alabaster base with walnut neck and brass fittings. Nice original lampshade in great condition. The shade alo...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Alabaster, Brass

Midcentury Atomic Sputnik Table Lamp
Located in Le Grand-Saconnex, CH
Large midcentury Sputnik table or desk lamp. Manufactured in Switzerland by the family company Bietenholz. This elegant lamp has nine glass spheres, fixed on a metallic golden stru...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Midcentury Atomic Sputnik Table Lamp
  • Midcentury Atomic Sputnik Table Lamp
  • Midcentury Atomic Sputnik Table Lamp
  • Midcentury Atomic Sputnik Table Lamp
H 26.58 in. Dm 23.63 in.
1960s Atomic Multi-Bulb Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Polished chrome and wood, multi-bulb table lamp.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

  • 1960s Atomic Multi-Bulb Table Lamp
  • 1960s Atomic Multi-Bulb Table Lamp
  • 1960s Atomic Multi-Bulb Table Lamp
  • 1960s Atomic Multi-Bulb Table Lamp
H 33.75 in. W 23 in. D 14.5 in.
Pair of Atomic Design Table Lamps
Located in East Hampton, NY
Retro cool! This item is currently in our MIAMI facility. Please call or email us directly for details.
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Vintage 1960s French Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

1950s Unique Atomic Age Tall Table Lamp
By James Mont
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful table lamp with butterflies pattern printed in a plastic shade, with brass rings and sitting in three little brass feet all in its original patinated finish, it can be poli...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

1950s Atomic Tripod Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A small midcentury lamp with swiveling saucer light deflector. Tripod base is solid brass. The lamp stands 14" high and aluminum shade deflector is 11" in diameter. The black painted...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

  • 1950s Atomic Tripod Lamp
  • 1950s Atomic Tripod Lamp
  • 1950s Atomic Tripod Lamp
  • 1950s Atomic Tripod Lamp
H 14 in. Dm 11 in. L 14 in.
Chrome Atomic 3-Way Lamp
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
This space-age table lamp has three asymmetrical bulb stems and a soft shaded light at the top. The three way switch allows for the choice between all the lights, one, or the other. ...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Space Age Table Lamps

  • Chrome Atomic 3-Way Lamp
  • Chrome Atomic 3-Way Lamp
  • Chrome Atomic 3-Way Lamp
  • Chrome Atomic 3-Way Lamp
H 37.5 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Atomic Era Greta Grossman Style Cobra Table Lamp
By Greta Magnusson-Grossman
Located in Garnerville, NY
Very close in style to the cobra lamp for Ralph O. Smith, but with slight variations; vented shade, coiled pen holders and the light switch is under the shade and not on the base. Br...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Atomic Era Sputnik Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern atomic era Sputnik table lamp in chromed metal with four arms having dome ends with globe bulbs, encircled by large rings. The piece is in great vintage condition ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

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Atomic Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the atomic table lamp you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each atomic table lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and wood. There are 99 variations of the antique or vintage atomic table lamp you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer atomic table lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An atomic table lamp made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Majestic Lamp Company, Gerald Thurston and Heifetz Rotaflex each produced at least one beautiful atomic table lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Atomic Table Lamp?

Prices for an atomic table lamp can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $235 and can go as high as $10,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,250.

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.