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Antique Neoclassical Silver Plate Converted Candlestick Buffet Table Lamp Light
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Neoclassical style silver plate candlestick shaped buffet / table lamp with white and
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

2 Maitland Smith Shell Mosaic Stacked Ball Candlestick Buffet Table Lamps 36"
By Maitland Smith
Located in Dayton, OH
Pair of two Maitland Smith buffet / table lamps featuring round bronze bases and urn shaped finials
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Late 20th Century British Colonial Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of 1930's Buffet/Table Lamps
Located in Fairfax, VA
Pair of simple but elegant nickel on bronze, wood art deco table or buffet lamp with glass shades
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Pair of 1930's Buffet/Table Lamps
Pair of 1930's Buffet/Table Lamps
H 13 in W 8.25 in D 2.4 in
Maitland Smith Tessellated Faux Tortoise Chrome Candlestick Buffet Table Lamp
By Maitland Smith
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Maitland Smith 1996 modern candlestick table lamp featuring four chrome legs bound with
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1990s British Colonial Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Frederick Cooper French Basketweave Urn Pineapple Buffet Table Lamp Marbled Base
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Dayton, OH
Late 20th century Frederick Cooper Buffet or table lamp. Features an ornate base in the manner of
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Late 20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

2 Ralph Lauren Modern Glass Hurricane Bronze Library Buffet Table Lamps
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Dayton, OH
Pair of Ralph Lauren Lighting Modern Table Lamps. The minimalist design features a glass cylinder
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Late 20th Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

2 Vintage Bohemian Cut Crystal 3 Arm Candelabra Girandole Buffet Table Lamps
Located in Dayton, OH
Pair of midcentury cut glass candelabra style table / buffet lamps featuring stacked faceted
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal

2 Art Deco Figural Bronze Nude Sculpture Buffet Table Lamps Marble Base 44"
Located in Dayton, OH
An impressive pair of table lamps featuring heavy bronze Art Deco female nude figures lifting vases
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Hollywood Regency Vintage Ceramic Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Lomita, CA
and a pair of buffet table lamps. Please see the collection!
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Michel Buffet Model #B207 White Table Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Glendale, CA
Michel buffet model #B207 white table lamp. This authorized edition is still made by Michel Buffet
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Michel Buffet - White Desk Lamp B201 - IN STOCK!
By Michel Buffet
Located in Stratford, CT
Michel Buffet's intention was to make the light the focus, moulded into form by the lamp itself. As such
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Michel Buffet - White Curved Desk Lamp B201 - IN STOCK!
By Michel Buffet
Located in Stratford, CT
Michel Buffet's intention was to make the light the focus, moulded into form by the lamp itself. As such
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Michel Buffet - White Sconce B205
By Michel Buffet
Located in Stratford, CT
This lamp consists of 2 staggered layers of metal sheets. The light from the light bulb in between
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Michel Buffet - Pair of White Sconces B205 - IN STOCK!
By Michel Buffet
Located in Stratford, CT
This lamp consists of 2 staggered layers of metal sheets. The light from the light bulb in between
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Faux Green Malachite and Gold Brass Buffet Lamps Table Lamps
By Maison Jansen, Willy Daro, Maison Charles
Located in Wommelgem, VAN
Two faux Malachite & gold gilded table lamps Made of brass and coated metal Design: In the manner
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Malachite, Gold Plate, Brass

Theodore Alexander Hand Painted Black & Gold Tole Style Trophy Table Buffet Lamp
By Theodore Alexander
Located in Dayton, OH
A beautiful Theodore Alexander Tole style table lamp. It features a trumpet or trophy urn form with
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Paint, Hardwood

Vintage French Empire Neoclassical Tole Urn Lamp Yellow Toile Table Buffet Light
Located in Dayton, OH
"Vintage 20th century black and mustard yellow tole table lamp in the shape of a French Empire
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20th Century French Provincial Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Cast Brass Dolphin Motif Buffet Lamps
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A Pair of cast brass and marble dolphin motif buffet laps with frosted white glass shades. The
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20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Vintage Chapman Brass Urn Figural Footed Stag Elk Table Buffet Lamp Hoof Feet
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in Dayton, OH
Chapman Industries brass urn shaped lamp with Stag / Elk tripod hoof footed base. Circa 1986
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Vintage 1980s Table Lamps

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Brass

A Pair of Chapman Tall Buffet Cast Brass Table Lamps with Original Black Shades
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of classic tall Chapman lamps with bulbous cast brass bases with tall central columns with
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20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Rembrandt Vintage Restored Nickel Silver Lamps Mid-Century Modern Pair of
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in North Miami, FL
great for a console, buffet, nightstands, end tables, and entry way. They are from the 1950s yet have a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Nickel, Brass

Vintage Frederick Cooper Brass Barley Twist Altar Candlestick Buffet Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Frederick Cooper brass barley twist altar candlestick shaped table / buffet lamp with red
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Late 20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Bronze Candelabra Style Buffet Lamps by Oscar Bach
By Oscar Bruno Bach
Located in Toledo, OH
A fantastic pair of buffet lamps by Oscar Bach. Candelabra with two electrified candle sockets on
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20th Century American Gothic Table Lamps

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Bronze

Jonathan Adler Versailles Collection Buffet Lamps in Cobalt and Brass - A Pair
By Jonathan Adler
Located in Morristown, NJ
Inspired by scrolling Neoclassical candlesticks, the Versailles Buffet Lamp by Jonathan Adler is a
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2010s Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Metal

Palm Regency Chinoiserie Brass Faux Bamboo Candlestick Buffet Lamps, a Pair
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Fantastic example of less is better. Faux bamboo brass candlestick lamps. Quality craftsmanship
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Marbro Murano Opaline White Blue Midcentury Monumental Lamp, 1940s-1950s
By Murano 5, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Marbro Murano Seguso opaline white blue midcentury monumental lamp, 1950s-1960s This is a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Opaline Glass

Biny Table Lamp by Jacques Biny
By Jacques Biny
Located in Geneve, CH
Biny table lamp by Jacques Biny Dimensions: D 18.5 x W 32.5 x H 32.5 cm Materials: aluminum
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2010s French Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Biny Table Lamp by Jacques Biny
Biny Table Lamp by Jacques Biny
H 12.8 in W 12.8 in D 7.29 in
Beautiful Heavy Crystal Table Lamp, 1970s, France
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful heavy crystal table lamp, 1970s, France Twisted crystal base and heavy, approx. 7 pounds
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal

Polished Chrome Ribbon Table Lamp, France 1980's
Located in New York, NY
Polished Chrome ribbon table lamp, France, late 20th century. Cool table or desk lamp, made out of
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Vintage 1980s French Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

French 1820s Porcelain Oil Lamp Transformed into a Table Lamp Wired for the US
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French table lamp made from an original early 19th century porcelain oil lamp. Created in France
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Antique Early 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Jacques Biny 'Biny Table n°231' Table Lamp 1958 for DCW éditions Paris
By Jacques Biny
Located in Tilburg, NL
Jacques Biny 'Biny Table n°231' Table Lamp 1958 for DCW éditions Paris. New, current production
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Gilt Wood Painted Table Lamps
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Italian Gilt Wood Painted Table Lamps, A Pair Fantastic vintage pair of cream and
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Paint, Wood

Midcentury Turquoise Table Lamp Mounted on Lucite Base, US Wired
Located in Atlanta, GA
A turquoise Asian table lamp from the mid 20th century, with lucite base. Created during the
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Mid-20th Century Asian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Lucite

Stiffel Porcelain and Brass Mid Century Hollywood Regency Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Lomita, CA
table Stiffels, and do not miss the highly collectible Stiffel shown with the subject lamp in this
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Italian Murano Mazzega Intaglio Etched Glass Table Lamps Pair of Vintage
By AVMazzega
Located in North Miami, FL
These wonderful pair of Italian Murano intaglio etched Mazzega unusual table lamps are for high
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Adnet Attributed Art Deco Nickel Desk Table Lamp, France, 1930s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Adnet attributed deco nickel desk lamp, France, 1930s Beautiful and rare nickel deco lamp from
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Pair of French Midcentury Steel and Brass Truncated Obelisk Table Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French steel and brass table lamps from the mid 20th century, with lucite bases. Created
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Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Vintage Bronze Chinese Hu Vessel Inspired Table Lamp with Mythical Creatures
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage cast bronze Chinese Hu vessel style table lamp from the Mid-20th Century, with
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Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Bronze

19th Century French Directoire Hand Painted Green and White Tole Table Lamp
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a table or a buffet with this elegant antique tole lamp; crafted in France, circa 1840
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Directoire Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

English 1900s Carved Wooden Fragment Table Lamp Depicting a Fruit Arrangement
Located in Atlanta, GA
placed atop a side table, buffet or commode. Wired for the US, the lamp showcases a 6.5"W base.
Category

Early 20th Century English Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite, Wood

Rare Pierre D´Avesn French Art Deco Acid Etched Table Lamp
By Pierre D'Avesn
Located in Oakland, CA
French Art Deco table lamp created by Pierre D’Avesn, circa 1930. Unique combination of French iron
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Iron

Pair of Vintage French Carved Marble and Gilt Bronze Cassolettes Table Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a buffet, console or bedside tables with this elegant pair of antique cassolettes
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Narrow, Rectangular French Modernist Table Lamp, Hammered Iron and Art Glass
By Genet & Michon
Located in New York City, NY
A French Art Deco or Minimalist unusually shaped, narrow table lamp featuring a heavily molded
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Iron, Nickel

Tall Gold Art Nouveau Vintage Lilly Pad Table Lamp with Gold Shade
By Stiffel
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A tall Hollywood Regency or Art Nouveau table lamp with gold shade. This is a gorgeous tall lamp
Category

20th Century American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair Baccarat-Style Mid-20th Century Molded Glass Table Lamps for Restoration
By Baccarat
Located in Chicago, IL
. Beautiful, sparkling addition to any traditional room -- handsome table lamps for a buffet in a dining room
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

French 1940s Carved Stone Table Lamp Depicting a Fruit Bowl on Pedestal
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French carved stone table lamp from the Mid-20th Century, depicting a fruit bowl on a tall
Category

Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Stone, Brass

Pair of Venetian Murano Glass Pineapple Style Table Lamps with Gilt Scrolls
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian Venetian Murano glass pineapple style table lamps from the 20th century, with
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20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Gabriella Crespi Style Large Bamboo Pair of Table Lamps with Red Lacquer Bases
By The Lacquer Company
Located in New York, NY
Large bamboo pair of table lamps with red lacquer bases created in collaboration with The Lacquer
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Gabriella Crespi Style Large Bamboo Pair of Table Lamps with Blue Lacquer Bases
By The Lacquer Company
Located in New York, NY
Large bamboo pair of table lamps with red lacquer bases created in collaboration with The Lacquer
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Gabriella Crespi Style Large Bamboo Pair of Table Lamps with White Lacquer Bases
By The Lacquer Company
Located in New York, NY
Large bamboo pair of table lamps with red lacquer bases created in collaboration with The Lacquer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Bronze Han Style Table Lamp Wired for the Us on Wooden Base
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Han style bronze table lamp from the mid-20th century, with circular body, wired for the
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Mid-20th Century Thai Han Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Danish Black Wood & Rose Quartz Tall Table or Desk Lamp Mid Century Modern
Located in North Miami, FL
makes a great desk, console, buffet or table lamp. it has been restored and rewired around 12 years ago.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Quartz

Pair of 19th Century French Porcelain & Brass Table Oil Lamps with Floral Motif
Located in Dallas, TX
", converted into table lamps, sit on round brass bases, and feature the original flame regulator mechanism
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Asian Mid-Century Bronze Table Lamps with Openwork Decor and LuciteBases
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Asian bronze table lamps from the mid-20th century, with openwork décor, single lights
Category

Mid-20th Century Asian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze, Brass

Vintage Bronze Table Lamp of a Maiden Holding a Large Glass Sphere on Base
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage bronze table lamp on stepped marble base from the mid 20th century, depicting a maiden
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Pair of 1880s English Stoneware with Coat of Arms Made into Wired Table Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of English stoneware from the late 19th century, with coat of arms made into table lamps
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

English 19th Century Red Spirit Barrel with Gilt Motifs Made into a Table Lamp
Located in Atlanta, GA
made into a table lamp. This English spirit barrel lamp features a red body, exquisitely adorned with
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Antique Late 19th Century English Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Candlestick Lamps
Located in New York, NY
console, buffet or entrance table.
Category

20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Candlestick Lamps
Pair of Candlestick Lamps
H 32 in Dm 4.5 in
Laurel Telescoping Brass Floor Lamp
By Laurel
Located in San Francisco, CA
An adjustable brass floor lamp by Laurel in the 1960s, that could also work as a tall buffet or
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

19th Century Italian Gilt Wooden Candlestick Converted Lamps
Located in Lomita, CA
as buffet lamps or on a console table in their current authentic state.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

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Buffet Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of buffet table lamps available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct buffet table lamps — often made from metal, brass and steel — can elevate any home. There are 21 antique and vintage buffet table lamps for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 16 modern editions to choose from as well. Buffet table lamps have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Buffet table lamps bearing Mid-Century Modern or Hollywood Regency hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Large buffet table lamps can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller buffet table lamps available at 1stDibs — each spanning 6.5 inches in width — may make for a better choice. Many buffet table lamps are appealing in their simplicity, but Michel Buffet, Chapman Manufacturing Company and Maitland Smith produced popular buffet table lamps that are worth a look.

How Much are Buffet Table Lamps?

Prices for buffet table lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, buffet table lamps begin at $235 and can go as high as $3,200, while the average can fetch as much as $1,582.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Well-crafted antique and vintage table lamps do 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. Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. 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 affiliated with Art Deco, which originated 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 vintage Art Deco table lamps provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

After launching in 1934, Anglepoise lamps soon became a favorite among modernist architects and designers, who interpreted the fixture as “a machine for lighting,” just as Le Corbusier had reimagined the house as “a machine for living in.” The popular task light owed to a collaboration between a vehicle-suspension engineer by the name of George Carwardine and a West Midlands springs manufacturer, Herbert Terry & Sons

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, a Murano glass 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.

Questions About Buffet Table Lamps
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Buffet lamps, also known as console lamps or candlestick lamps, are light fixtures that range in height from 32 to 36 inches. The lamps feature a small shade and a narrow base silhouette, which resembles a slim column or candlestick. Shop for antique and vintage buffet lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    The difference between a table lamp and a buffet lamp is the size. Although the two types of lamps come in similar heights, buffet lamps are usually narrower, so they take up less space on a buffet server filled with food. On 1stDibs, find an assortment of lamps from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    A buffet lamp can be used on a buffet, bedroom dressers, hall console tables, sofa tables, etc. They are identified by their long narrow necks and tiny shades. Find a variety of buffet lamps on 1stDibs to meet your requirements.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    Buffet tables and sideboards are both types of cabinet furniture. Though often used as a synonym for “sideboard,” a buffet technically possesses a tiered or shelved superstructure for displaying decorative kitchenware. The term derives from buffet à deux corps, a piece which is seen mostly in French Provincial furniture. A sideboard is a side-table with cabinet doors that is used for serving, most often in a dining room. In form, a credenza has much in common with a sideboard (it's not uncommon to find a sideboard in a foyer, however). Find a wide range of mid-century modern buffets and sideboards on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    No, a buffet usually shouldn't be longer than a dining table. Most experts recommend that you choose a buffet that is the same length or slightly shorter than your dining table. Keeping the two pieces in proportion with each other creates balance within a space.

    Find vintage and antique dining tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    The main difference between a table lamp and an accent lamp is its size. Generally, table lamps are larger pieces that people use for task lighting or to increase ambiance lighting in a room. Accent lamps tend to be smaller and provide supplemental light in spaces. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of lamps from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Table lamps are often used as a reading light or for task lighting. They can also simply serve as part of a room’s decor, perhaps adding light to an area that doesn’t get any illumination from overhead lights. Shop a collection of table lamps from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    How big a table lamp should be depends on your lighting needs and the size of the surface that you're placing the light fixture on. Most table lamps are 30 to 36 inches tall. On shorter tables, a taller lamp may be necessary to put illumination at eye level. Find a variety of table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Your table lamps do not have to match but it definitely is important that they still go together. This can be done by making sure they are of similar style or have something in common such as color, shape, lamp shade, or metal type.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024
    How a table lamp works begins with its cord, which gets plugged into an electrical outlet that provides a source of energy. Halogen and incandescent bulbs contain filaments. The filament in a bulb is a conductor of electricity. It’s attached to contacts made of metal that are connected to a power supply. This allows for electricity to flow through it. When the electrical current cycles through the filament, this component gets quite hot and emits light. Find a large collection of vintage table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To fix an old table lamp, take it to an appliance or lighting repair shop that has experience working with the type of fixture that you have. Many problems can cause an old table lamp to stop working. A professional can determine the cause and use the correct tools to address it. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage table lamps.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few ways to identify if your table lamp is vintage, but it does vary from brand to brand. If you can spot a maker’s mark or manufacturer’s label on your piece, it could tell you where and when it was crafted. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary table lamps from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    To determine what size lamp should be on a sofa table, measure the table from the bottom of the legs to the tabletop. Then, choose a lamp that is equal to or up to 1.5 times taller than the table. Shop a range of table lamps from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    There is no single best company for table lamps. 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, and over the years, many manufacturers and designers have offered a range of visually appealing table lamps. Examples include Artemide, Gordon & Jane Martz, FLOS, Søholm Stentøj, Louis Poulsen and many others. Shop a large collection of table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024


    A lamp for a console table should be between 25 and 32 inches tall. The table lamp’s shade shouldn’t exceed half the width of the console table.

    You’ll find that when it comes to arranging wall art, a decorator might suggest that the space on the wall above a console table is a great place for a large painting or a wall sculpture. In that case, you may wish to use a taller lamp for the table. If your table is smaller in scale or if you have a small mirror hanging on the wall above the console, you may wish to opt for a shorter lamp.

    Find vintage table lamps for sale on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, ceramic table lamps can be painted. In fact, many lamps come with hand-painted finishes. If you choose to paint a lamp yourself, you may need two or more coats of paint to get the results you desire. You'll find a collection of ceramic table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The best brand of table lamp is really a matter of personal preference. Choose a lamp that complements the style of your room and suits your lighting needs. On 1stDibs, find a range of table lamps from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024
    The best size for a bedside table lamp is between 24 and 27 inches tall. Finding the best table lamp for your nightstand depends on variables such as the shape of your bedside table, the size of your nightstand's tabletop and personal preferences when it comes to styling your nightstand.

    Albert Hadley–trained designer Harry Heissmann says this about creating a bedside haven for his clients: “A reading lamp is essential and needs to be on a dedicated outlet. I like to keep clients’ nightstands edited, with a carafe for water and an alarm clock, and sometimes a landline phone for emergencies.”

    Find a range of antique and vintage table lamps and other lighting on 1stDibs.

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The former magazine editor blends elements of the Far East and America’s eastern shores, bringing wit and delight to his handmade, upcycled designs.

Paavo Tynell’s Snowflake Chandelier Warms Up Any Room

This circa 1950 piece by the legendary Finnish lighting designer spent the past several decades in a family's home in Michigan.

NASA Parachutes Inspired Lighting Designer Bec Brittain’s New Collection

In "Paraciphers," now on view at Emma Scully Gallery in New York, Brittain introduces works that were more than a decade in the making.

This Handsome Leather Pendant Light Is Crafted Using Saddle-Making Techniques

The Doma by L’Aviva Home nods to Colombia’s equestrian heritage.