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Tomado Chrome Table Lamp
By Tomado
Located in New York, NY
Pill-shaped chrome table lamp, manufactured by Tomado. This sculptural lamp throws off interesting shadow play. Wired to US standards.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

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H 7 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Tommaso Barbi Midcentury Poplar Briar and Chrome Italian Table Lamp, 1970s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Roma, IT
Italian table lamp by Tommaso Barbi with original label. Produced in Italy in the 1970s. This splendid lamp is made of poplar briar and mounts two bulbs with E 27 attachment. T...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern floor lamps, wood block base and chrome Stand, come with white linen square drum shades.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

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H 61 in. W 21 in. D 12 in.
Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
By Deknudt
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Design metal and brass lamp with harmonious and precious lines. Prestigious and elegant
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
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  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
H 24.02 in. W 9.06 in. D 4.34 in.
Floor Light Panthella by Verner Panton for Poulsen in Full Chrome
By Verner Panton
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Extremely rare chromed version of the Panthella floor light by Danish designer Verner Panton manufactured by Louis Poulsen. Originally marked 'Poulsen' on the base. The shape is oft...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
Located in Devon, England
A very stylish example of another Art Deco Classic is this 1930s Art Deco catalin bakelite lamp. A stunning caramel colored ribbed catalin bakelite stem sits atop an all chrome circu...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
H 16.54 in. W 6.3 in. D 6.3 in.
Modernist 1970s Sputnik Chromed Table Light by Honsel Lights Attributed, Germany
By Honsel
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Sputnik table light Producer: Honsel Lights, Germany attrib. Origin: Germany Age: 1970s This 1970s table light was made by Honsel Light...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1 of 4 Midcentury Limburg Ceiling or Wall Lamp in Ball Shape, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning midcentury ceiling or wall lamp in Ball shape, by Glashütte Limburg, Germany, 1970s. Made of smoked glass and Chrome. Sockets: It needs 1 x E27 standard bulb and function ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Up to Four Kalmar Frosted Ice Glass Panel Sconces Modernist Wall Lamps, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
Up to four identical wall lamps, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1960s. Chrome-plated bases, each lamp has three square frosted ice glass panels (7 x 7 in) on it. In excellent ...
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Chrome

"Ludo" Wall-Mount Reading Lamp in Brass & Aqua Blue Enamel, Blueprint Lighting
By Arteluce, Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Enamel color may be specified with no additional lead time in most cases. Our extensive list of 50 standard enamel colors are shown in the final images--there is no additional lead t...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel

Italian Modern Brass and Enamel Ludo Sconce, Reading Lamp by Blueprint Lighting
By Stilnovo, Arredoluce, Arteluce
Located in New York, NY
Enamel color may be specified with no additional lead time in most cases. Our standard enamel colors are shown in the final images--there is no additional lead time or cost for these...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel

Laurel Lamp Co. Mid-Century Modern Mushroom Metal and Rosewood Floor Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Classic and iconic mushroom floor lamp made by high quality lighting manufacturer, Laurel Lamp Company of Newark, NJ. This heavy and well-made lamp has a brushed aluminum base, the o...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Curtis Jere Chrome Geometric Skyscraper Lamp
By Curtis Jere
Located in Chicago, IL
Polished chrome Geometric lamp with chrome shade by C. Jere, circa 1972.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

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

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Chrome

Curtis Jere Stacked Chrome Geometric Skyscraper Lamp
By Curtis Jere
Located in Chicago, IL
Polished chrome geometric lamp by C. Jere, circa 1972.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Vintage, Midcentury Design Double Light / Spotlight Chrome Floor Lamp
Located in Lisse, NL
Stylish and practical floor lamp. This quality made floor lamp of chrome and metal could be your perfect lighting solution. This timeless, midcentury design can be used for all kind...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Restored Czech Midcentury Chrome Floor Lamp, 1950s, Original Patina, Electrified
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Style: Midcentury. Period: 1950-1959. Measures: Height 180 cm.             
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Italian Hand Blown Murano Glass and Chrome Table Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
We are presenting an Italian hand blown Murano glass table lamp with chrome base and chrome neck. It is wired for the U.S. and uses 2 max. 60 watts light bulbs. The bottom lights up...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Goetz Chrome and Brass Adjustable Halogen Floor Lamp with Dimmer, Germany, 1970
By Goetz
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
Unique floor lamp designed by Goetz, circa 1970. Signed. Features a polished chrome adjustable shade with heavy base from chrome and brass rods. The on/off switch is a 0-100% d...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

1960s Oscar Torlasco Table Lamp for Lumi
By Lumi, Oscar Torlasco
Located in Glendale, CA
1960s Oscar Torlasco table lamp for Lumi. Executed in painted metal, chrome and aluminum. Retains original manufacturers label. Lumi was one of the most innovative lighting design co...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Chrome, Metal

  • 1960s Oscar Torlasco Table Lamp for Lumi
  • 1960s Oscar Torlasco Table Lamp for Lumi
  • 1960s Oscar Torlasco Table Lamp for Lumi
  • 1960s Oscar Torlasco Table Lamp for Lumi
H 19.75 in. W 6.25 in. D 10 in.
"Coupe" 3321 Floor Lamp by Joe Colombo for Oluce
By Oluce, Joe Colombo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Coupe" 3321 floor lamp by Joe Colombo for Oluce. Current production. Lacquered metal base, chromium-plated stem. Special semi-cylindrical reflector, tilts and turns on a black plast...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome, Metal, Aluminum

Vintage Glass and Chromed Steel Pendant Lamp by Kamenický Šenov, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Glass and chromed steel pendant lamp, circa 1970, Czechoslovakia. It was produced by Kamenický Šenov. It is made of a combination of glass and metal. It was completely professionally...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

1960 Italy Mazzega Pendant Lamp Murano Glass & Chrome by Carlo Nason
By Carlo Nason, AVMazzega
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant pendant light with smoked and clear Murano glass elements with amber details on a chromed brass frame. Designed by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, Italy in the 1960s. Design: Carl...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

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

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Metal, Chrome

Extra Large Midcentury Saturno Pendant Lamp by Kazuo Motozawa for Staff Leuchten
By Kazuo Motozawa, Staff Leuchten
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and large Mid-Century Modern 'Saturno' pendant lamp by Kazuo Motozawa for staff, 1960s, Germany. IF design awarded in 1972. Executed in chrome-plated metal. It needs 4 x E27...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

1960 Italy Mazzega Tulip Pendant Lamp Smoked Murano Glass by Carlo Nason
By Carlo Nason, AVMazzega
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant tulip pendant lamp with four Murano glass petals designed in organic form by Carlo Nason. The partly grey, smoke-coloured and clear Murano glasses are cantilevered around a c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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

Tulip Base Walnut and Chrome Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Elegant tulip base walnut and chrome table lamp. Atr. to Laurel.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Polished Chrome Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp
By Robert and Richard Sonneman, George Kovacs
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Metal forged shade polished chrome mid-century modern floor lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Large Crystal and Chrome Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Nessen Lighting, Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of crystal and chrome Mid-Century Modern table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Unique Brass and Chrome Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp with Shade
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a unique lamp designed in the Mid-Century Modern style. It has three sockets for bulbs and one uplight shade. The lamp measures: 28 tall x 8 x 8 wide. The lamp dates to the 1...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Set of 2 Lamp Vintage 1970s, Italy, Metal Chromed, Mid-Century 1960 Design Silve
Located in L'Isle sur la Sorgue, FR
Set of 2 lamp vintage 1970s. Italy. Metal chromed.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Walnut Smoke Gray Lucite and Chrome Mid-Century Modern Monumental Lamps
By Lawrin Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Monumental pair of walnut, smoke gray Lucite, and chrome Mid-Century Modern lamps. These lamps are attributed to Lawrin Lamp Company, but we have not found a name on this pair. The l...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Onyx and Chrome Mid-Century Table Lamp, France 1970s in the Style of Charles
Located in New York, NY
Onyx and chrome table lamp, Mid-Century, France, 1970s. Lovely onyx table lamp with chrome details. In the style of Maison Charles, Ramsay.  
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Onyx, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Floor Lamp Frosted Glass Mushroom Globe Laurel Lamp Co
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Lovely Mid-Century Modern chrome floor lamp with frosted glass mushroom globe by Laurel Lamp Company. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will ha...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Smoked Glass Floor Lamp Table Laurel, 1970s
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous, chrome floor lamp, with a smoked glass table attached, circa 1970s. Includes original shade and finial. In very good vintage condition. The dime...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Chrome Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Marble and polished chrome table lamp with shade. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

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H 33 in. W 21 in. D 11 in.
American Mid Century Lucite & Chrome Tall Lamp by Laurel Lighting
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful simple design tall cube shape lamp by Laurel lighting company, we have polished the base and the top, its in perfect working condition. The lamp is 29" tall to the top of t...
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20th Century American Space Age Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Sculptural Chrome Table Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Kingston, NY
This pair of Mid-Century modernist table lamps features a sculptural design in chrome with embossed crocodile black leather detailing by Laurel Lamp Company. Made in America, cir...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair Of Lucite And Chrome Laurel Lamps Mid-century Regency Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of lucite and chrome Laurel lamps.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Laurel Chrome Spring Table Lamp 1970s Orig Shade & Finial
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fantastic, chrome spring table lamp, with original shade and finial, by Laurel Lamp Co, circa the 1970s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions of...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

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

Materials

Metal

Pair Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Chrome and Lucite Torso Brass Laurel Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outstanding pair of brutalist chrome and lucite torso Laurel Lamps. The original black painted bases were replaced with these thick period lucite bases and look even better than the...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Torino Style Mid-Century Modern Chrome Sputnik Corkscrew Table Lamps, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of oversized Torino style Mid-Century Modern Space Age Sputnik table lamps. The lamps feature heavy chrome frames, each with four arms and a unique ebonized bentw...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Laurel I Beam Black & Steel Chrome Table Lamps, 1970s
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a phenomenal pair of I beam shaped, chrome and black metal, table lamps, with original shades and chrome finials, by Laurel Lamp Co, circa the 1970s. In exc...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Lamp
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-Century Modern lamp of chrome over three graduated round frosted bulbs on a platform base. Lampshade not included in price.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

  • Mid-Century Modern Chrome Lamp
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  • Mid-Century Modern Chrome Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Chrome Lamp
H 33.5 in. Dm 11 in.
Pair of Large American Mid-Century Modern Blonde Wood and Chrome Console Lamps
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Port Hope, ON
This impressive pair of large American Mid-Century Modern blonde wood and chrome console lamps feature a stunning geometric design and a quality of workmanship that bears all the hal...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of American Mid Century Chrome and Green "Ribbon" Table Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Port Hope, ON
This rare pair of Mid Century chrome table lamps, from The Laurel Lamp Company of Newark, New Jersey, each feature a brass wavy "ribbon," enamelled in a hunter green colour, that app...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Floor Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A bent rod chrome design from the 1970s with a piveting/swivel head. This Mid-Century Modern lamp looks great behind the sofa or in the corner of the room. A perfect addition to any ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

  • Mid-Century Modern Chrome Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Chrome Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Chrome Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Chrome Floor Lamp
H 68 in. W 13 in. D 27 in.
American Mid-Century Chrome Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century chrome table lamp composed of discs and spheres on a square base.    
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid Century Chrome Articulated Pharmacy Lamp
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid Century chrome pharmacy floor lamp with adjustable height and articulated neck.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Mid Century Chrome Studio Floor Lamp
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern studio floor lamp with adjustable height. Having chrome with red and blue accents. Perfect for any decor, adding a bit of flavor. Mid-Century Modern.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Floor Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous vintage modern floor lamp features three chrome fixtures with unique circular tops and a marble base. Stylish design with different height lamps offers an unusual and b...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Chrome

American Mid-Century Chrome Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century chrome cylindrical shaped table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Brutalist Laurel Lamps Chrome by Richard Barr, Mid-Century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company, Richard Barr
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Elegant iconic pair of Brutalist lamps by Richard Barr, circa 1965, on black lacquered bases
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York City, NY
1960s modern chrome and walnut table lamps by Laurel, newly rewired and ready to use. Shades for photography only. Height to light socket 25".
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

  • Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps by Laurel
  • Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps by Laurel
  • Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps by Laurel
  • Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps by Laurel
H 33 in. W 5.25 in. D 5.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Adjustable Chrome Floor Lamp
By Alsy Manufacturing 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This midcentury floor lamp by Alsy Manufacturing Company features a beautiful chrome finish and adjustable height providing a modern flare to any home or office space. Please conf...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Mid Century Wood and Chrome Floor Lamp
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in New York, NY
Elegant slender walnut pole lamp on chrome disk base. This example is in very good, original and working condition. Base shows slight blemishes to chrome finish, please see images. L...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Kovacs Chrome Floor Lamp
By George Kovacs
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant slim line chrome floor lamp by George Kovacs. Tall with five sockets for plenty of illumination, choice of center socket only for simple lighting or add two or all...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Mid Century Brass & Chrome Torchiere Floor Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A mid-century brass and chrome torchiere style floor lamp. A natural patina exists with a unique floor lamp shape. Recently rewired.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass, Chrome

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Chrome Midcentury Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of chrome midcentury lamps for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, chrome and glass, all chrome midcentury lamps available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of chrome midcentury lamps available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Chrome midcentury lamps made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Chrome midcentury lamps have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Josef Hurka, Harvey Guzzini and Meblo are consistently popular.

How Much are Chrome Midcentury Lamps?

Chrome midcentury lamps can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,163, while the lowest priced sells for $109 and the highest can go for as much as $12,033.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.