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Ceiling Light Signed Rambusch NYC, USA, circa 1910
By Rambusch Co.
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Early 20th century ceiling fixture with a metal frame, a hand blown opaque glass shade, and a red enameled metal conical shaped top, original Rambusch label.  
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Parzinger Style Lotus Pendant Light by Feldman Lighting Company, circa 1950s
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stunning brass lotus pendant light fixture in the style of Parzinger by the Feldman Lighting Company, circa 1960. These highly glamorous Hollywood Regency style fixtures are in the o...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Solid Brass Sconces by Feldman Lighting, circa 1970
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful pair of solid brass sconces made in the USA by Feldman Lighting. The pieces are in very good condition, there were used at a church and just removed after being there si...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Feldman White Capiz Shell and Brass Table Lamp, circa 1960
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Hello 1960s Hollywood Regency Glam! Most recently, a Feldman floor lamp of the same capiz floral pattern was featured in Quentin Tarantino's film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" set ...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Luxury Textured Glass Sconces Wall Lights by Schröder & Co., circa 1960
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Executed in brass and textured glass, each lamp needs 1 x E14 / E12 Edison screw fit bulb. Max. 40 Watt. The lights are complete, wired, in working condition and run both on 110 / 23...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Feldman Lotus Flower Lamp in the Style of Parzinger, circa 1960
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Large, sculptural brass lotus flower lamp by Feldman Lighting Company often described as in the style of Tommi Parzinger. When originally sold, Feldman lotus lamps were customized to...
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Vintage 1960s Hong Kong Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Feldman Triple Lotus Light Fixture Chandelier, circa 1960
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Professionally polished and lacquered to retain the current brass shine, this beautiful and gentle lotus chandelier was designed and manufactured by the Feldman Lighting Company in t...
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Vintage 1960s Hong Kong Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Grey Enamel Factory Lights by Benjamin, circa 1950s
By Benjamin Lighting Co
Located in Gloucester, GB
Large grey enamel factory lights by Benjamin, circa 1950s - Price is per light (14 available) - Vitreous grey enamel - White enamel inner reflectors - Comes with 100cm of gold twist...
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Vintage 1950s English Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Art Specialty Co. Black & White "Flying Saucer" Desk Lamp, Circa 1960
By Art Specialty Co
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Art Specialty Co two tier black and white enamel desk lamp. Featuring a double tiered circular Shade, cantilevered arm, White enamel interior, on heavy round base. Standard socket. W...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Enamel

Regency Six-Light Gilt-Bronze Chandelier by Hancock & Co., circa 1830
By Hancock & Co.
Located in London, GB
A Regency six-light gilt-bronze chandelier by Hancock & Co. English, circa 1830. A Regency six-light gilt-bronze chandelier by Hancock & Co with a lotus leaf ceiling corona su...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Régence Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Twelve Arm Baroque Silverplate Chandelier by Pettingell-Andrews Co. Circa 1910
By Pettingell-Andrews Co.
Located in New York, NY
AHL2374 A twelve-arm, two-tier chandelier in silver plate over cast bronze and copper having incredibly crisp and clear chased foliate and linenfold details. By the Boston maker Pet...
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Early 20th Century American Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver Plate, Brass

Extra Large Brass Chandelier by Kaiser & Co., Made in Germany, circa 1940s
By Kaiser and Co
Located in Almelo, NL
Extra large brass chandelier by Kaiser & Co., made in Germany, circa 1940s. In the fashion of Art Deco transitioning into modern and Bauhaus. Patinated brass frame supports ten fluor...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Four Extra Large Brass Chandeliers by Kaiser & Co, Made in Germany circa 1940s
By Kaiser and Co
Located in Almelo, NL
Four extra large brass chandeliers by Kaiser & Co, made in Germany, circa 1940s. In the fashion of Art Deco transitioning into modern and Bauhaus. Patinated brass frame supports ten ...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Three-Arm Brass Sconces Signed by the Edward F. Caldwell Co., circa 1910
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
AIS2946 A pair of triple-light sconces with large, oval leaf-and-dart bordered backplates and stout reeded arms supporting gadrooned waxpans and candle cups. All in their original ag...
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Vintage 1910s American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Stewart Ross James for Hansen Gilt Bronze Floor Lamp, circa 1960s
By Stewart Ross James, Hansen Lighting Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Stewart Ross James for Hansen gilt bronze floor lamp, circa 1960s Offered for sale is a sculptural gilt bronze floor lamp by Stewart Ross James for Hansen, circa 1960s. The gilt b...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Beautiful Vintage Circa 1950's Tiffany & Co Style Lamp
Located in GB
We are so excited to present to you this Lovely Vintage Tiffany & Co Style Lamp. Please note that the lamp doesn't come with the bulb. We have lightly restored this by giving ...
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20th Century American Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Wrought Iron and Bronze Lantern, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Stamford, CT
Very fine quality Baroque style wrought iron and bronze hanging lantern. With distinctive bronze decorative plaques and original chain and hardware. The iron has a rich chocolate pat...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Lanterns

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Perko Yacht Chrome Plated Bow Running Lights, circa 1950
By Perko Co.
Located in Nantucket, MA
Pair of Perko chrome-plated bow running lights for a yacht, circa 1950. Very scarce chromed port and starboard lights with red and green Fresnel lens (respectively). The lamps have b...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lanterns

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Chrome

John Van Zwienen for Heifetz Manufacturing Co. USA , circa 1951
By Yasha Heifetz
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
In 1951 Marcel Breuer helped to organise for the Museum of Modern Art a Lighting Competition to encourage the design and production of American mid-century lighting. The panel of jud...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Venetian Chandelier, Pauly, circa 1930
By Pauly & Co.
Located in Brussels, BE
Big Venetian chandelier by Pauly, circa 1930. All piece, electrified.
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Vintage 1930s Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Caldwell Flush Mount, Circa 1920
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
AHL3967, a finely chased leaf-and-dart detailed bronze flush mount having a clear wheel-cut-glass shade with a diamond cross-hatched border. Signed by the New York maker E. F. Caldw...
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Vintage 1920s American Georgian Flush Mount

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Bronze

Midcentury Table Lamp "Paddle Steamer" - Tiffany Style, Austria, circa 1950
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Absolute unusual midcentury table lamp in the style of Tiffany from Austria, circa 1950. This gorgeous "paddle steamer" styled table lamp was handmade of tin and beautiful colored gl...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Tin

E. F. Caldwell Bronze Table Lamp, Circa 1920
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
ATL1935. An antique tripod base lamp with paw feet and a baluster stem in its original age-darkened bronze finish. Attributed to the New York maker E. F. Caldwell. Dimensions: O...
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Early 20th Century American Baroque Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • E.  F. Caldwell Bronze Table Lamp, Circa 1920
  • E.  F. Caldwell Bronze Table Lamp, Circa 1920
  • E.  F. Caldwell Bronze Table Lamp, Circa 1920
  • E.  F. Caldwell Bronze Table Lamp, Circa 1920
H 31 in. W 10.25 in. D 9.25 in.
Antique Arts & Crafts Miller Lamp Co. School Slag Glass Table Lamp, Circa 1920
By Miller Lamp Company
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts table lamp by Miller Lamp Co. offers floral filigree cast shade housing slag glass panels over cast triple socket base, maker mark on base as photographed,...
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20th Century American Arts and Crafts Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Large E. F. Caldwell Flush Mounts, Signed, Circa 1920
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A pair of signed Caldwell flushmounted fixtures, circa 1920. The shaped cameo-style glass dome with classical motifs. With shaped gilt bronze frame and with acorn shaped finials on t...
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Vintage 1920s American Beaux Arts Flush Mount

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Bronze

Gilded Bronze Pendnat, circa 1890
By Pettingell-Andrews Co.
Located in New York, NY
AHL4067 An antique gilded bronze oval pendant with detailed leaf decoration, glazed with its original curved frosted glass. Attributed to the Boston, Massachusetts maker Pettingell A...
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Antique 19th Century American Edwardian Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Gilded Bronze Pendnat, circa 1890
  • Gilded Bronze Pendnat, circa 1890
  • Gilded Bronze Pendnat, circa 1890
  • Gilded Bronze Pendnat, circa 1890
H 52 in. W 15 in. D 15 in.
Set of Perfume Lamps/Air Purifier/Stampt Gerold & Co. Tettau Bavaria circa 1930s
Located in Verviers, BE
Rare and gorgeous Pagode pair of perfume lamps Gerold & Co. Tettau Bavaria In excellent condition and in full working order having recently been re-wired Germany, 1930s, excellent ...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Caldwell Style Bronze Tripod Pompeii Floor Lamp, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Kensington, MD
Rare tripod floor lamp in the Pompeiian style attributed to the Caldwell & Company foundry. Patinated bronze verdigris finish. Electrified with two sockets.
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Antique Early 1900s American Classical Roman Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Bronze Five-Light Figural Candelabra, E.F. Caldwell and Co., circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bronze five-light figural candelabra, E.F. Caldwell and Co., circa 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s American Table Lamps

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Bronze

Baroque Bronze Edward F. Caldwell Desk Lamp for a Library, Circa 1950s
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A bronze Baroque desk lamp in its original age-darkened finish signed by the New York maker E. F. Caldwell circa 1950. It’s quite similar, though not an exact match to those in the g...
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Mid-20th Century North American Baroque Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Pittsburgh Reflector Co. Industrial Mercury Glass Sconce, Circa 1920
By Pittsburgh Reflective Glass
Located in New York, NY
AIS2940 A long-limbed wall-mounted industrial reading lamp with a squared white lacquered mercury glass shade. On polished nickel fittings custom-made in the Remains Lighting work...
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Nickel

E. F. Caldwell Painted Urn Pendant, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
AHL3902. A large Georgian style hand-painted pierced copper urn-form antique pendant. Attributed to the New York maker E. F. Caldwell. Dimensions: Current height: 133-3/4". M...
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Antique Early 1900s American Georgian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

E. F. Caldwell Bronze Baroque Chandelier, Circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
AHL3982 A large, three-tier, thirty-arm chandelier by the New York Maker E. F. Caldwell that once hung at Harvard University's Dental School Dining Hall. The large baluster-form bod...
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Antique Early 1900s American Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Large Antique Chicago Glass Co. Cast Glass Hanging Light Fixture, circa 1915
Located in San Francisco, CA
A large beautiful quality heavy cast glass opaque white bowl in the Beau Arts style with antique bronze hardware. This bowl almost looks as if it's alabaster or marble. Made by the ...
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Early 20th Century American Beaux Arts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

E.F. Caldwell American Two-Light Pair of Antique Candelabra Lamps, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An exceptional and pristine pair of gilt bronze two-light lamps executed by the firm of Edward F. Caldwell Co. of New York during the first years of the 20th century, they exhibit a ...
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Early 20th Century American Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Belgian Black Marble, Bronze

Student Lamp with an Opalescent Shade and Attributed to Caldwell, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Savannah, GA
Adjustable student lamp with period opalescent shade attributed to Caldwell, circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century American Table Lamps

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Iron

Beardslee of Chicago 5 Slip Shade Fixture, circa 1934, 2 Available
By Beardslee Chandelier Co.
Located in Prescott, US
2 Matching available from one of the great American design firms during the' 20s & '30s. "Beardslee" of Chicago was known to produce quality lighting fixtures of outstanding design, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Silver Plate Sconces, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
AIS3019 A pair of double-light lyre-back sconces in a worn silver plate finish. Square-section arms spring from openwork back plates detailed with foliate patterns crowned with a lio...
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Antique Early 1900s American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Silver Plate

  • Silver Plate Sconces, circa 1900
  • Silver Plate Sconces, circa 1900
  • Silver Plate Sconces, circa 1900
  • Silver Plate Sconces, circa 1900
H 21.5 in. W 12 in. D 7 in.
Pair Huge Stalactite Pendants circa 1928 Vintage
By Consolidated Glass
Located in Prescott, US
Large and dramatic vintage bank or department store Art Deco globes, shown on new nickel fitters. The milk glass itself is 19 inches long, making them some the longest glass shades w...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Paint

Pair Virden Flush Mount Chrome Mid-Century NOS, circa 1950s
By John C. Virden Co.
Located in Prescott, US
NOS or "new old stock" means these are circa 1950s and have never been used or installed. Manufactured by the John C. Virden Co. of They came to us in their original packaging so we ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Silver Plated Neoclassic Style Caldwell Pendant Chandelier, circa 1920s
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning silver plated neoclassic style pendant chandelier by E.F.Caldwell, circa 1920s Edward F. Caldwell & Co., of New York City, was one of the premier designers and manufactur...
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Vintage 1920s American Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver Plate, Bronze

Pair of Modeline Sculpted Spire Cone Shade Walnut Table Lamp, circa 1950s
By Adrian Pearsall, Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Pair of walnut wood tall table lamps by Modeline, circa late 1950s. Three sculpted walnut spines taper upward and form the crowns that adorn these spectacular lamps. The walnut arms ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Classical Regency Style Pair of Caldwell Sconces, circa 1920s
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Charleston, SC
Grand pair of Caldwell scones with elegant crystal sunburst and fine bronze neoclassical frame. This pair of sconces has two candle arms and are in the Robert Adam style.
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Early 20th Century American Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Bronze

Vintage Bronze Caldwell Edwardian Detailed Rose Basket Sconces, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
AIS3040 A pair of vintage sconces with intricately detailed blooming rose socket cups springing from woven baskets. Having gadrooned backplates with a bow finials and foliate tassel...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Cast brass two arm sconces with foliate details by E. F. Caldwell Co. Circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
AIS2576 A pair of two arm sconces with very finely chased foliate details. Having slender backplates topped with a bouquet of flowers. In their original age-darkened brass finish by ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

One Arm Silver Plate Shield Form Sconces by E. F. Caldwell, Circa 1920
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
AIS3053 A pair of petite antique silverplate wall sconces with shield-form backplates. Attributed to the New York maker E. F. Caldwell, circa 1920. Dimensions: Overall: 9-1/2" H. x...
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Vintage 1920s American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Silver Plate, Brass

Feldman Chinoiserie Adjustable Brass Lotus Bouquet Sculpture, circa 1970
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Chinoiserie inspired Feldman brass lotus sculpture with flowers in assorted stages of bloom. All - but the center stalk - are adjustable; you may redo the bouquet and arrange it in a...
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Vintage 1970s Hong Kong Chinoiserie Figurative Sculptures

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Brass

Wall-Light Object Model 'Screen' by Cocchia and Fini, New Lamp, circa 1970
By Gianfranco Fini and Fabrizio Cocchia, New Lamp
Located in Berlin, DE
Wall-light object model 'Screen', by Fabrizio Cocchia and Gianfranco Fini, New Lamp Roma, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Lucite and Chrome Table Lamp by Ritts Co., circa 1970
Located in Mexico City, Cuauhtemoc
A truly lovely, timeless lamp in impeccable condition and all original by Ritts Astrolite Company. With satin shade. The shades measure 15.7" x 15.7" x 12.6" high.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of circa 1920s Sterling Bronze & Co. Gilt Bronze Sconces
By Sterling Bronze Co.
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of circa 1920s Sterling Bronze & Co. gilt bronze sconces. Neoclassical design.
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Vintage 1920s Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

Antique Palmer & Co. Gilded Brass Lamp, circa 1835
By Palmer
Located in Sheffield, MA
Gilt brass lamp, the square base with molded acanthus leaf wrapping around the column. There is an extending steel reservoir inside the column that was originally used for oil. Gilde...
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Antique 1830s English William IV Table Lamps

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Brass

George IV Brass Column Lamp by Palmer & Co., circa 1825
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
This is another of our specially curated and highly collectable Palmer & Co table lamps, dating from the early 19th century George IV period and now converted to electricity, re-wire...
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Antique 1820s English George IV Table Lamps

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Brass

George IV Brass Table Lamp by Palmer & Co., circa 1825
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
This is a very attractive and collectable, early 19th century George IV brass table lamp labelled and stamped 'Palmer & Co'. Now converted to electricity, re-wired and PAT tested, ci...
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Antique 1820s English George IV Table Lamps

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Brass

Caldwell Bronze Figural Lamp, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Stamford, CT
A circa 1900 Caldwell bronze figural lamp with rouge royalle marble base.
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Antique Early 1900s American Table Lamps

Hollywood Regency Table Lamps, Colonial Premier Co. of Chicago, USA, circa 1940
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Mexico City, Cuauhtemoc
The curvaceous profile of these lovely table lamps no doubt reminds of the taste and creative style of the legendary Dorothy Draper. Each satin shade rests upon a diffuser of glass a...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Italian Manufacture, New Lamp Style, Two Table Lamps, circa 1970
By New Lamp
Located in Torino, Piemonte
Two brown varnished metal cubical lamps. Five of the sides are open with circular portholes closed by hinged chromed metal circular windows. The portholes can be opened and the light...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Large Unusual Caldwell, circa 1930s Chandelier
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Stamford, CT
A large unusual Caldwell, circa 1930s chandelier prominently hung in the Ted Field Estate Home (Marshall Field family and media tycoon/film producer) in Aspen, CO. In the style of Ba...
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Vintage 1930s Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Table Lamp, Silvered Metals, USA, circa 1940
By Colonial Premier Lamp Co.
Located in Mexico City, Cuauhtemoc
Intricate curlicues were a decorative element emblematic of the Hollywood Regency movement of the 1940s. Here, the elegant simplicity of the column of this lovely lamp is only interr...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Gilt Bronze Caldwell Chandelier, circa 1920s
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Stamford, CT
A wonderful six-light, circa 1920s gilt bronze Caldwell chandelier. Neoclassical style. Will be newly wired upon purchase.
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Chandeliers and Pendants

Rare Edward F. Caldwell, Greco Roman Style Bronze Floor Lamp, circa 1900
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A great quality and rare patinated bronze floor lamp. Designed by: Edward F. Caldwell and Co. New York, circa 1900. Beautiful details, cast bronze and hand chased. Depicting Pan sitt...
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Antique Early 1900s American Greco Roman Floor Lamps

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Bronze

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Circa Lighting Co For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the circa lighting co you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A circa lighting co — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer circa lighting co, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A circa lighting co made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Arts and Crafts — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one circa lighting co that is appealing in its simplicity, but Edward F. Caldwell & Co., Feldman Lighting Co. and Sterling Bronze Co. produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Circa Lighting Co?

Prices for a circa lighting co can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $295 and can go as high as $125,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,200.

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.