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Figural Carved Alabaster Table Lamp on a Column by Prof. G. Bessi
By G Bessi
Located in Antwerp, BE
Giuseppe Bessi (1857-1922, Italy) carved alabaster sculpture table lamp - floor lamp on a column. Signed on the back “Prof. G. Bessi”, has a single socket in the interior and is in g...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

Vintage French Brass Table Lamp with Bird Figure by Maison Charles
By Maison Charles
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage French table lamp with brass bird and floral decor on wooden base colored with glossy black, by Maison Charles. Lamp is with the new made satin finish black color textile sh...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Porcelain Figural Lamp
Located in San Antonio, TX
Porcelain lamp with a female figure mounted on a wooden base. Lamp measures 17" H to base of harp 27" H to top of finial Shade measures: 8" deep x 12" long x 11" high.
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20th Century Table Lamps

  • Porcelain Figural Lamp
  • Porcelain Figural Lamp
  • Porcelain Figural Lamp
  • Porcelain Figural Lamp
H 27 in. W 13.25 in. D 8.5 in.
Mahogany Figural Midcentury Lamp by Laurel Lamp Co.
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Dramatically shaped mahogany table lamp on a brass and black base by the famed Laurel Lamp Co.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Mahogany Figural Midcentury Lamps by Laurel Lamp Co.
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of midcentury mahogany lamps by Laurel Lamp as featured in Don Draper's (Mad men) office. Arresting sculptural form that satisfies both art and lighting needs, late 1950s. The...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Heifetz Abstract Figural Lamp
By Heifetz
Located in New York, NY
Abstract figural lamp of cut and hammered copper with a brass stem and ebonized trapezoidal wood base. Made by Heifetz, circa 1952. Incised signature to base. Retains original wiri...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Copper, Metal

  • Heifetz Abstract Figural Lamp
  • Heifetz Abstract Figural Lamp
  • Heifetz Abstract Figural Lamp
  • Heifetz Abstract Figural Lamp
H 19 in. W 10.25 in. D 7.5 in.
Glass Nude Figural Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Three figures, two women and one man holding hands, surround this glass lamp.
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Vintage 1970s Table Lamps

  • Glass Nude Figural Lamp
  • Glass Nude Figural Lamp
  • Glass Nude Figural Lamp
  • Glass Nude Figural Lamp
H 17.75 in. Dm 4.5 in.
Pair of Mahogany Figural Midcentury Lamps by Laurel Lamp Co.
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of midcentury mahogany lamps by Laurel Lamp as featured in Don Draper's (Mad men) office. Arresting sculptural form that satisfies both art and lighting needs, late 1950s. Th...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Pair of Mahogany Figural Midcentury Lamps by Laurel Lamp Co.
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of midcentury mahogany lamps by Laurel Lamp as featured in Don Draper's (Mad men) office. Arresting sculptural form that satisfies both art and lighting needs, late 1950s. The...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Vintage Chinese Figure Lamp
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The vintage lamp has as a base a carved wood Chinese draped figure standing on a two-tier metal embossed base. The lamp is electrified for a single US bulb.
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Chinese Figure Lamp
  • Vintage Chinese Figure Lamp
  • Vintage Chinese Figure Lamp
  • Vintage Chinese Figure Lamp
H 22.5 in. W 5.25 in. D 5.75 in.
Art Deco Figural Lamp
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Marble plinth with bronze figures.
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Vintage 1970s French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Bronze

  • Art Deco Figural Lamp
  • Art Deco Figural Lamp
  • Art Deco Figural Lamp
  • Art Deco Figural Lamp
H 26.75 in. W 19 in. D 9.5 in.
Art Deco Alabaster Figural Lamp
Located in Cheshire, GB
Art Deco alabaster figural lamp modelled as an Egyptian Revival dancing girl having arms raised below the bowl-shaped shade. The lamp has been rewired. Dimensions Height 40 inches ...
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Early 20th Century British Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

  • Art Deco Alabaster Figural Lamp
  • Art Deco Alabaster Figural Lamp
  • Art Deco Alabaster Figural Lamp
  • Art Deco Alabaster Figural Lamp
H 40 in. W 11.5 in. D 11.5 in.
Pair of Hawaiian Figural Lamps
Located in Highland, IN
This fantastic pair of deco-inspired figural lamps feature a Hawaiian man and woman, are in good original condition, and have terrific style. The pair both wear leis and sarongs whil...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster, Wood

  • Pair of Hawaiian Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Hawaiian Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Hawaiian Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Hawaiian Figural Lamps
H 28 in. W 7.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Art Deco Male Figural Lamp
Located in Atlanta, GA
Art Deco Male figural lamp, with two draped male figures at each end chained to a post, raised on a green ebonized and gilt serpentine base. The centre column fitted with two standar...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Art Deco Male Figural Lamp
  • Art Deco Male Figural Lamp
  • Art Deco Male Figural Lamp
  • Art Deco Male Figural Lamp
H 21 in. W 20 in. D 7 in.
Midcentury Figural Jester Harlequin Plaster Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Large Mid-Century Modern sculptural jester plaster table lamp featuring a reflective metallic gold painted finish and harlequin pattern. Original lampshade included. Measures: 42...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster

Two, Atlantid-Style Figural Lamps
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Pair of handsome, hand-cast, lead table lamps in the Hollywood Regency style. Each capped in handmade shades with embroidered edging.
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Lead

  • Two, Atlantid-Style Figural Lamps
  • Two, Atlantid-Style Figural Lamps
  • Two, Atlantid-Style Figural Lamps
  • Two, Atlantid-Style Figural Lamps
H 25 in. W 7 in. D 6 in.
Pair of Plaster Figural Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
Lamps professionally restored and rewired with custom shades. Whimsical and fun.
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster

  • Pair of Plaster Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Plaster Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Plaster Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Plaster Figural Lamps
H 27 in. W 7.75 in. D 5.5 in.
Pair of Midcentury Classical Figural Lamps
Located in London, GB
A pair of Italian Classical figural lamps depicting woman in Roman dress, each with cut glass pendant drops and with pale blue silk shades.
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Vintage 1950s European Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Spelter

  • Pair of Midcentury Classical Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Midcentury Classical Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Midcentury Classical Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Midcentury Classical Figural Lamps
H 25.6 in. W 14.57 in. D 10.24 in.
Rembrandt School Maritime Figural Ebonized and Gilt Wrought Iron Floor Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique floor lamp in the manner of Rembrandt offers wrought iron and brass construction with Maritime elements including tall mast ships and sea serpents with double candle light...
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Early 20th Century American Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Wrought Iron, Wrought Iron, Wrought Iron

Italian Carved Alabaster Nude Figural Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Finely carved early 20th century Italian lamp in alabaster, featuring a beautiful Greco-Roman nude female figure standing beneath an elaborate lamp shade, decorated with carved and i...
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Early 20th Century Italian Greek Revival Table Lamps

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Alabaster

Porcelain Chinoiserie Figural Lamp, circa 1800s
Located in Norwalk, CT
A very rare large museum quality antique porcelain China man two-piece figure from the 1800s. Later mounted on a museum Stand and turned into a lamp. The porcelain figure has not bee...
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Antique Early 1800s Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Italian Carved Alabaster Nude Figural Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Finely carved early 20th-century Italian lamp in alabaster, featuring a beautiful Greco-Roman nude female figure standing beneath an elaborate lamp shade, decorated with carved and i...
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Early 20th Century Italian Greek Revival Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

Polychromed Carved Wood Monkey Figural Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Single lamp, of carved wood, carved as a monkey in pirate dress, on square base. Stock ID: D5281
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Vintage 1980s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Pair of Neoclassical Style Figural Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Featuring bronze Classical maiden under clusters of grapes on a black stone and gilt-metal stepped plinth base.
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20th Century Neoclassical Table Lamps

  • Pair of Neoclassical Style Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Neoclassical Style Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Neoclassical Style Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Neoclassical Style Figural Lamps
H 28.5 in. W 4.75 in. D 4.75 in.
Pair of Chinese Polished Bronze Figural Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Chinese polished bronze figural lamps. Unique and very well designed. Measures: 38.5 H (top of finial) under socket: 27 H. Base is 7 in diameter. Shades not included.      
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

1920s Hand Carved Soapstone Asian Figural Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1920s hand carved soapstone Asian figural lamp.
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Vintage 1920s Table Lamps

Materials

Soapstone

James Mont Style Asian Figure Lamps, 1950s
By James Mont
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of Asian figural lamps with original gold painted shades in the style of James Mont, USA, circa 1950s. Ceramic and brass.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Chinoiserie Asian Style Figural Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Chartreuse and bottle green male and female figural lamps with large fanciful finials and new rectangular silk shades. Shades are 16" W, 10" D, 10" H.
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Vintage 1930s American Table Lamps

Pair of Gustavsberg Style Greek Figural Lamps
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of Gustavsberg style Greek figural lamps Dimensions are to the top of the socket.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

Pair of Gilt Bronze Neoclassical Figural Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of gilt bronze neoclassical figural lamps with standing figures all around Stock number: LL31.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Table Lamps

Pair of Pre-Columbian Style Figural Lamps
By William Billy Haines
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Pre-Columbian Style Figural Lamps, in the manner of William "Billy" Haines, who would integrate interesting artifacts into his custom lamps. These lamps are circa 1960's. We ...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Pre-Columbian Table Lamps

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Metal, Iron

Art Deco Figural Lamp by Fanny Rozet
By Fanny Rozet
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Fanny Rozet (French, 1881-?) Art Deco figural lamp representing a draped nude bronze figure with two pate-de-verre shades most probably by Walter Almaric. Born in 1881 in Paris, Fann...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • Art Deco Figural Lamp by Fanny Rozet
  • Art Deco Figural Lamp by Fanny Rozet
  • Art Deco Figural Lamp by Fanny Rozet
  • Art Deco Figural Lamp by Fanny Rozet
H 23 in. W 24 in. D 7 in.
Pair of Italian Rococo Giltwood Figural Lamps
Located in Essex, MA
Each with a standing cherub holding a cornucopia. Red faux painted base.
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Antique 1750s Italian Rococo Table Lamps

Materials

Giltwood

  • Pair of Italian Rococo Giltwood Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Rococo Giltwood Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Rococo Giltwood Figural Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Rococo Giltwood Figural Lamps
H 31.75 in. W 9.25 in. D 4.75 in.
Art Deco Pair of Nude Figural Lamps
Located in Norwalk, CT
A fine pair of hand-carved Italian lamps with original alabaster shades depicting semi nude young girls. One figure having a dog tugging at her dress.
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Table Lamps

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Alabaster, Marble

  • Art Deco Pair of Nude Figural Lamps
  • Art Deco Pair of Nude Figural Lamps
  • Art Deco Pair of Nude Figural Lamps
  • Art Deco Pair of Nude Figural Lamps
H 17 in. W 4 in. D 6 in.
Pair of Monumental 1950s Asian Figure Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of large scale plaster lamps with antiqued silver finish in the form of a Asian figure / Kwan Yin. Great sculptural quality to the piece. 38'' to top of socket, 34.5'' to top...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster

Cubist Sculptural 1940s Heifetz Ceramic Figure Lamp
By Heifetz
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century Heifetz figure form lamp in shades of gray glazed ceramic mounted on a wooden base. Signed on the back. 2752
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20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Pair of Chinese Figural Lamps on Lucite
Located in San Antonio, TX
19th century pair of lead Chinese figures with original red paint accents. The figures are mounted on new Lucite bases.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

Materials

Lead

  • Pair of Chinese Figural Lamps on Lucite
  • Pair of Chinese Figural Lamps on Lucite
  • Pair of Chinese Figural Lamps on Lucite
  • Pair of Chinese Figural Lamps on Lucite
H 24 in. W 9.5 in. D 7 in.
Pair of Asian Figural Lamps After James Mont
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1950s gilt metal Asian seated figural lamps on black ebonized platform bases, in the style of James Mont.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of 1950s Blue Ceramic Asian Figural Lamps
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1950s blue ceramic Asian figural lamps on wood base.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

French Bronze and Marble Art Deco Figural Lamp
Located in Norwood, NJ
French Art Deco signed bronze and marble figural lamp. Artist-signed S. Noirot. Patinated bronze female figures on beautiful heavily veined marble base on either side of an etched an...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Midcentury Carved Oak Chinese Monk Wood Figure Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage carved oak modernist Chinese monk wood figure lamp modeled much after the style of Jascha Heifetz. Measures 24" high x 8.5" wide x 5" deep.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Oak

Late 19th Century Cast Metal Figural Lamp
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Cast metal figural lamp on the original marble base. The patination now oxidized but entirely original.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Table Lamps

  • Late 19th Century Cast Metal Figural Lamp
  • Late 19th Century Cast Metal Figural Lamp
  • Late 19th Century Cast Metal Figural Lamp
  • Late 19th Century Cast Metal Figural Lamp
H 19.5 in. W 11 in. D 11 in.
19th C Signed Italian Terra Cotta Figural Lamps
By A. David
Located in Dallas, TX
19th c Italian Terra cotta figural lamps signed .
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Antique 19th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Terracotta

Pair of Midcentury Pop Art Chrome Figural Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of midcentury Pop Art chrome figural lamps, each one a tubular profile portrait museum mounted on a 7" square black pedestal. The sculpture on pedestal stands 39" high, 45" high...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Neoclassical Russian Empire Style Figural Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Russian empire style patinated and gilt bronze figural lamps with paw feet Stock Number: L413
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Antique 19th Century Russian Empire Table Lamps

Figural Table Lamp
Located in East Hampton, NY
Figural metal table lamp. Newly French wired.
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Early 20th Century Table Lamps

  • Figural Table Lamp
  • Figural Table Lamp
  • Figural Table Lamp
  • Figural Table Lamp
H 17 in. Dm 8 in.
Large Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Figural Lamp
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An unusual French gilt bronze candelabra, now wired as a lamp, combining Louis XVI and late Empire styles. An elegantly draped young lady sits beside her open jewellery box with thre...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Dramatic Pair of Hollywood Regency Chinese Figural Lamps
By James Mont
Located in New York, NY
Comprising a pair of male and female court figures glazed in a cinnabar color; on ebonized wood bases. With custom linen shades by Blanche P. Field. Height of figures alone is 29".
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Pair of Finely Cast Renaissance Revival Figural Lamps
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of finely cast bronze figures attired in Renaissance attire, bearing faux candles mounted on ebonized bases. Measurements: Lamp measures 35.5 high to top of finial. Base measur...
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20th Century Renaissance Revival Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Chinese Figure Table Lamp
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
2-332 Cast plaster Chinese resting figure lamp Base 6 x 6" Height to top of socket 22" Shade not included Original wiring in working condition.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster, Hardwood

  • Chinese Figure Table Lamp
  • Chinese Figure Table Lamp
  • Chinese Figure Table Lamp
  • Chinese Figure Table Lamp
H 22 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Marcello Fantoni Italian Design Glazed Ceramic Figural Lamp
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in Pasadena, CA
Figural ceramic lamp base made by Marcello Fantoni of Florence, Italy. Lamp features modernist figures that Fantoni used often in his lighting and ceramic designs. Lamp base measures...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of James Mont Style Oriental Figure Lamps
By James Mont
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of hand-carved wood James Mont style figurative lamps. The tall slender male and female figures in draped garments with kidney shaped wood bases. The figures are 19.5" hi...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Unique Antique French Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Figural Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Antique French Louis XVI gilt bronze figural lamp of exquisite craftsmanship embellish on a circular gilt bronze base with fine motif and further adorned with three figures of puttis.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Art Deco Style Figural Lamp on Custom Giltwood Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
Art Deco Style Figural Lamp on Custom Giltwood Base
Category

20th Century Table Lamps

Viennese Leopold Anzengruber Bronze Negress Figure Lamp, Vienna, 1950
By Leopold Anzengruber
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Bronze negress figure lamp, Leopold Anzengruber, Vienna, 1950. Bronze figure, Braided shade, one bulb socket E27 max. 100 watt.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

1880s Signed Bronze Figural Lamp by Jean Jules Cambos
By Jean Jules Cambos
Located in New York, NY
1880s Ssgned bronze figural lamp by Jean Jules Cambos; April 28, 1828 to May 2, 1917. He was a French sculptor born in Castres, France. He was admitted to the National School of Fine...
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of French Ormolu Figural Lamps, 19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Outstanding opposing pair of 19th century French Louis XVI style ormolu lamps with rouge marble bases. With parcel gilt and paint decorated faux parchment shade. Each ormolu lamp...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

French Empire Gilt Bronze and Marble Figural Lamp Base
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This fine quality lamp base features a gilt classical frieze, and a patinated bronze figure of a classical maiden.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Staffordshire Figure as a Lamp
By Staffordshire
Located in San Antonio, TX
Charming Staffordshire figural spill vase mounted to a wooden base and wired as a lamp.  
Category

Antique 19th Century English Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain, Wood

  • Staffordshire Figure as a Lamp
  • Staffordshire Figure as a Lamp
  • Staffordshire Figure as a Lamp
  • Staffordshire Figure as a Lamp
H 18 in. W 8 in. D 6 in.
19th Century Thai Deity Gilt Bronze Figural Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
A large impressive pair of beautifully cast, lacquered and gilded bronze figures. Museum mounted on octagonal wood bases and converted to lamps in the mid-20th century (the bronze sc...
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Antique 19th Century Thai Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

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Figure Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic figure lamp available at 1stDibs. A figure lamp — often made from metal, bronze and wood — can elevate any home. Find 290 options for an antique or vintage figure lamp now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer figure lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each figure lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Neoclassical hallmarks is very popular. Aristide de Ranieri, Heifetz and Yasha Heifetz each produced at least one beautiful figure lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Figure Lamp?

A figure lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,255, while the lowest priced sells for $354 and the highest can go for as much as $368,217.

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 artistic 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, 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 vibrant but classic Tiffany lamp or even a bold avant-garde lamp custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the perfect one on 1stDibs.