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Wire Small Table Lamp in White by Verner Panton
By Verpan, Verner Panton
Located in Horsens, DK
A cylindrical wire framework that widens into a hemisphere at the top. Hemispherical white plastic shade. Material: Frame is made of steel (chrome-plated) Shade is made of whit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Soholm Stentoj Danish Modern Brown/Tan Ceramic Lamps
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New York, NY
Unusual pair of Danish modern ceramic lamps with an abstract sectioned melon form and terrific brown and tan glaze. Retrofitted with satin brass hardware and new wiring for use in th...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

PH 2/1 Table Lamp, Anniversary Model, by Poul Henningsen and Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Lejre, DK
PH 2/1 table lamp, anniversary model, designed by Poul Henningsen and manufactured by Louis Poulsen, 2010s. The lamp is with shades of matte opaline glass and black lacquered frame.
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Nils Kähler Stoneware Table Light #6
By Nils Kähler
Located in London, GB
A vintage table light designed by Nils Kähler for his own family workshop HAK Kähler, Denmark, 1960s. Unusual in shape, the stoneware body of the lamp is completely glazed in the tu...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Midcentury Danish Table Lamp in Rosewood, 1950s
Located in Lejre, DK
Decorative table lamp in rosewood designed and made in Denmark. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Rosewood

Midcentury Danish Table Lamp in Brass & Teak, 1950s
Located in Lejre, DK
Decorative table lamp in brass designed and made in Denmark. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury Table Lamp by Just Andersen Made in Denmark, 1940s
Located in Lejre, DK
Table lamp in disco metal by Ib Just Andersen, made in Denmark, 1930s. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1930s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Teak, Brass and Opaline Table Lamps, Set of 2
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
These vintage midcentury table lamps were made in Sweden in the late 1950s. They have got a tripod brass and teak base and opaline glass lamp shades. Both lamps have been rewired wit...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opal, Brass

Danish Modern Organic Form Teak Lamps by ESA Denmark
By ESA
Located in New York, NY
Pair of handcrafted organic form teak lamps with original woven lampshades. Bakelite sockets and light switches. Overall height 34.5 " lamp body measures 20.5" to top of socket. Sign...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Danish Turned Teak Table Lamps
By ESA
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A finely turned, substantial and elegant pair of table lamps turned from a single piece of warmly toned and vividly grained teak.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

  • Danish Turned Teak Table Lamps
  • Danish Turned Teak Table Lamps
  • Danish Turned Teak Table Lamps
  • Danish Turned Teak Table Lamps
H 21.25 in. Dm 5 in.
Tall Danish Modern Turned Teak Lamp by ESA
By ESA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1960s sculptural turned teak Danish lamp by ESA. Features a counterweighted base to better support the tall form. Retains the brass insert on the underside bearing the 'ESA, Made in ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Turned Teak Table Lamp by ESA, Denmark
By ESA
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Scandinavian Modern table lamp in a sculptural and elegant columnar form by ESA Denmark. Impeccably hand-turned from a single teak block of richly grained and warmly toned texture....
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Danish Modern Table Lamps
By Skandia Furniture 1
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This pair of Danish ceramic arts lamps are handmade and stylized with a geometric pattern highlighted in white with a taupe ceramic background, mounted and fitted with walnut. Lamps ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Tall Pair of ESA Danish Modern Turned Solid Dark Teak Table Lamps, circa 1960
By ESA
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Large pair of Scandinavian Modern ESA attributed, deep brown tapered Dark Brown Teak Table Lamps. Featuring finely turned, smooth, bullet forms. 21 H to top of socket. Shades shown f...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Contemporary Table Lamp in Aluminum by Bahraini Danish
By Bahraini Danish
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Brought in from all-over the globe and processed in Bahrain, aluminum can be considered a local material. Many businesses are aligned with the availability of aluminium, and the mate...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Pair of ESA Denmark Turned Solid Teak Table Lamps, 1950s
By ESA
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of Danish Modern ESA Denmark solid Turned Teak Bedside Lamps, Desk Lamps. Featuring rounded bowling pin bottle form. 18" H to top of socket. Natural. Smooth. Small footprint. M...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Danish Solid Teak and Leather Table Lamp from ESA, 1960s
By ESA
Located in The Hague, NL
Cylindrical table lamp by ESA, Denmark, circa 1960. Solid teak feed complemented by a black-leather wrapped base. Two lamp sockets and the original vintage shade.  
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Dotted Wooden Danish Modern Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Danish Mid-Century Modern teak wood table lamp with lighter wooden dots, possibly pine. Slim neck and soft shaped base. Black fitting and cord. Beautiful vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood, Teak

Unique Three-Shade Danish Modern Table Lamp
Located in Hudson, NY
Unusual form. Original shades and finials. Pull chain switch with individual illumination for each socket.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Vintage Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Teak Table Lamp with Original Shade
By ESA
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
This Classic sculptural teak table lamp by ESA is a statement piece for any room or decor. This Danish lamp features a counterweighted base to better support the tall form. The lamp ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Danish Teak Lamp with Black Leather by ESA
By ESA
Located in Denver, CO
A simple and extraordinarily handsome mid-century turned teak table lamp by ESA of Denmark with a black leather inset cuff at the base in excellent vintage condition. Please note:...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Leather, Teak

Scandinavian Modern Teak and Brass Table Lamp with Original Paper Shade
By ESA
Located in Vienna, AT
A charming small Scandinavian Modern brass table or desk lamp in a sculptural shape. it´s base is hand-turned from a single teak block of richly grained and warmly toned texture and ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Turned Teak Lamps from Denmark
By ESA
Located in Providence, RI
Pair of solid teak lamps by Esa Møbelvaerk, Denmark, circa 1958. Lamps have been completely re-wired for safety, and new top of the line brass hardware added, as well as brand new bu...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Turned Teak Lamps from Denmark
  • Pair of Turned Teak Lamps from Denmark
  • Pair of Turned Teak Lamps from Denmark
  • Pair of Turned Teak Lamps from Denmark
H 34 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Tapering Teak Table Lamp
By ESA
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A sculptural and elegant table lamp, turned from a solid piece of teak.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Tapering Teak Table Lamp
  • Tapering Teak Table Lamp
  • Tapering Teak Table Lamp
  • Tapering Teak Table Lamp
H 28.5 in. Dm 3.75 in.
Danish Modern Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Scandinavian modern ceramic table lamp in a tapered form with glaze resembling sedimentary rock and leaf pattern. Made in Denmark, circa 1960s. Base height 11.5".
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Danish Modern Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Danish Modern Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Danish Modern Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Danish Modern Ceramic Table Lamp
H 22.5 in. Dm 5.25 in.
Danish Modern Metal Table Lamp
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This classic table lamp has a forest green finish which exhibits a desirable patina. An individualist of a piece this lamp could add interest to any library or great room setting.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Danish Modern 'Beaded' Table Lamp
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This decidedly large table lamp is a Mid-Century Modern original from Scandinavia. Dark brown espresso glazed porcelain has a beaded shape which lends a soft but decidedly vertical e...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Vintage Danish Table Lamp in Copper with an Opaline Glass Shade from the 1950s
By Mostly Danish Furniture
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage Danish table lamp in copper and with a glass opaline shade. Lovely patina to the surface of the copper. Rewired and ready to use.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Copper

Danish Modern Rosewood Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Danish modern rosewood table lamp, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Rosewood

  • Danish Modern Rosewood Table Lamp, 1960s
  • Danish Modern Rosewood Table Lamp, 1960s
  • Danish Modern Rosewood Table Lamp, 1960s
  • Danish Modern Rosewood Table Lamp, 1960s
H 28.7 in. W 3.9 in. D 3.9 in.
Large Mid-Century Danish Modern, Sculpted Teak and Brass Table Lamp by Modeline
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very Unique and Large Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Teak and Brass Table Lamp with Original Woven Shade by Modeline.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Huge Pair Of Orange Drip Glaze Lamps Mid-century Modern Danish
By Sunset Lamps
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent huge pair of orange drip glaze lamps with light up bottoms. These amazing lamps retain their original huge drum shades with textured wool trim. The lamps make a huge st...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Danish Modern Style Table Lamp
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in New York, NY
Stacked ceramic crackle glaze elements separated by walnut spacer collars, on octagonal walnut base, slight scratch to base. Shade not included in lot.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Danish Modern Large Stoneware Table Lamp
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This large Soholm/Stento table lamp features a sarcomere shaped columnar pattern.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Magnificent Pair of Orange Oversized Squatty Danish Lava Drip Glaze Lamps Modern
By Sunset Lamps
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Over the top gorgeous pair of orange huge squatty lava drip glaze lamps. These are gigantic colorful pieces of art that are also a fabulous lamps! I love these lamps so much i had to...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Unique Bodil Marie Nielsen Danish Modern Table Lamp with Leaves Print, 1960s
By Bodil Marie Nielsen
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Handmade and hand decorated Danish Mid-Century Modern ceramic table lamp by Bodil Marie Nielsen. Imprints of leaves and stems in brown nuances. Bottom stamped: Bodil Marie Nielsen,...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Organic Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Danish Modern Table Lamp in Turquoise Glass and Brass from ABO, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Small simplistically constructed table lamp from Danish ABO - Metal Art Studio. It has a mushroom shaped shade of hand blown turquoise glass. As is it is installed with an effect bul...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Rare Danish Modern Oversized Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Twisted five-arm brass table lamp with frosted glass shades and set on a teak and marble base. Unique three hole attachment system of glass to frame. The lamp has three light setting...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Danish Mid Century Modern Table Lamp
By George Nelson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Cylinder shape Danish modern table lamp.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Danish Modern Sculptural Solid Teak Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Danish solid teak table lamp with vivid grain. Long, tapering neck with bulbous-form base. Very good, vintage condition with light wear (namely one split in the teak, as shown). Me...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Danish Modern Solid Teak Column Table Lamp
Located in San Diego, CA
A gorgeous Danish modern solid teak column table lamp, circa 1960s. The teak base of the lamp is 3.5"D x 12"H and the total height of the lamp with finial is 24". The lamp is in very...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Danish Modern Black Metal & Teak Table Lamp
Located in San Diego, CA
A gorgeous Danish modern black metal & teak table lamp, circa 1980s. The teak base of the lamp is 6" D x 12" H and the total height of the lamp with finial is 24". The lamp is in ver...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Danish Modern Teak and Cork Table Lamp
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a teak and cork table lamps with sculptural shape. Rewired. No markings from the maker. Shade not included, for props only. Measures: 29 1/2" tall (to ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Teak, Cork

Midcentury Danish Modern Rosewood Hexagonal Table Lamp
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage midcentury Danish modern rosewood hexagonal table lamp, circa 1950s. Unique and sculptural with rich rosewood grain, this table lamp was made in Denmark, circa 1950s. Hexa...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Danish Modern Teak and Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
Offering a Danish modern striped pottery table lamp with original linen shade and a neck made out of teak. It is in perfect working condition. Uses a max. 60 wattage light bulb. Di...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery, Linen, Teak

  • Danish Modern Teak and Pottery Table Lamp
  • Danish Modern Teak and Pottery Table Lamp
  • Danish Modern Teak and Pottery Table Lamp
  • Danish Modern Teak and Pottery Table Lamp
H 37.75 in. W 21.25 in. D 21.25 in.
Midcentury Danish Modern Round Teak Table Lamp
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a teardrop-shaped teak table lamp. It is in good, working condition, showing some minor surface wear. It is not signed. A great piece to add to any room in your home. ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Lovely Pair of Brushed Brass Laurel Lamps Mid-century Danish Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely pair of mid-century modern brushed brass laurel lamps with walnut details.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Danish Modern Table Lamp from Just Andersen in Diskometal, Model D31, 1920s
Located in Odense, DK
Table lamp in patinated disko metal. Made by Danish designer Just Andersen in 1920s. Model D31, Signed underneath. Just Andersen (1884-1943) is a fine representative of modern Da...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal

Danish Modern Walnut Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Danish modern walnut lamp. Measures: 31H (top of finial). Base: 5.5 in diameter. Shade not included.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

  • Danish Modern Walnut Lamp
  • Danish Modern Walnut Lamp
  • Danish Modern Walnut Lamp
  • Danish Modern Walnut Lamp
H 31 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Danish Midcentury Modern Lamp
Located in London, GB
Stunning Danish Mid-Century table lamp. Svend Aage Holm Sorensen. Rewired.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

  • Danish Midcentury Modern Lamp
  • Danish Midcentury Modern Lamp
  • Danish Midcentury Modern Lamp
  • Danish Midcentury Modern Lamp
H 20.48 in. Dm 14.18 in.
Danish Modern Ceramic Table Lamp by Søholm, 1960s
By Søholm Stentøj, Einar Johansen
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Danish Modern tall ceramic table lamp by Einar Johansen for Søholm 1960s. This stunning table lamp is made of stoneware with a ceramic glaze in dark blue. It comes with a white hand...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Danish Modern Ceramic Table Lamp by Søholm, 1960s
By Søholm Stentøj, Einar Johansen
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Danish Modern tall ceramic table lamp by Einar Johansen for Søholm 1960s. This stunning table lamp is made of stoneware with a ceramic glaze in dark blue. It comes with a white hand...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Pr. Danish Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamps
By Soholm Pottery
Located in New York, NY
Sophisticated architectural ceramic table lamps ocean blue with textural surface. Both are in good original, clean and working condition, one has a recolored glaze flaw, please see i...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Large Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Table Lamp
Located in Søborg, DK
Large Mid-Century Modern teak Danish table lamp. Solid teak legs and stem. Original Bakelite bulb holder with on/off switch. Adjustable brass shade holder. A very elegant pie...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Danish Modern Art Pottery Table Lamp by Ravnild
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian Modern, art pottery table lamp depicting indigenous female figures, marked Ravnild, Denmark. The height of the lamp to the socket is 19 inches.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Danish Modern Stoneware Table Lamp with Deco Motif
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This vintage Danish modern porcelain lamp features a beautiful blue and golden brown glaze in a deco motif. Linen shade is new as is the North American style socket and plug. Prof...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Danish Modern Cork and Teak Table Lamp, 1960s
By Walter Von Nessen
Located in Miami, FL
This table lamp has a core made out of dark cork tapered with a teak neck and is mounted on a metal base. It is in working condition and has a dimmer function. Harp is included but...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Danish Modern Solid Teak Table Lamp, circa 1960
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Slim Scandinavian Modern vividly grained slim solid teak bedside lamp. Featuring a bowling pin form utilizing a single piece of teak. Small footprint. 20H to top of socket. Teak 17H....
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Danish Modern Cone Shape Shade Table Lamp
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice Mid-Century Modern pottery, metal and walnut base table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Danish Table Lamps
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of walnut with brass accent table lamps. Lamps operate by pulling the center piece of wood down which is connected to the socket via a chain which turns the lamp on and...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Danish Modern Stoneware Table Lamp by Conny Walther, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Monumental stoneware table lights with earthy iron-like polychrome glazes. Designed by Danish ceramist Conny Walther during the early 1970s. Its probably from the ceramist own collec...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

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Danish Modern Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic Danish modern table lamp available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, ceramic and brass, every Danish modern table lamp was constructed with great care. There are 2024 variations of the antique or vintage Danish modern table lamp you’re looking for, while we also have 135 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the Danish modern table lamp you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each Danish modern table lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made Danish modern table lamp over the years, but those crafted by Louis Poulsen, Søholm Stentøj and Poul Henningsen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Danish Modern Table Lamp?

A Danish modern table lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,414, while the lowest priced sells for $75 and the highest can go for as much as $74,650.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or creative element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp for your living room, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.