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Brass Regency Style Footed Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass regency style candle stick table lamp with an aged finish. Heavy and evocative of the designs by Stiffel, the stepped plinth base is uniquely footed. Sold sans shade.
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20th Century American Table Lamps

  • Brass Regency Style Footed Table Lamp
  • Brass Regency Style Footed Table Lamp
  • Brass Regency Style Footed Table Lamp
  • Brass Regency Style Footed Table Lamp
H 25 in. W 5.25 in. D 5.25 in.
Barovier Murano Italian Gold Footed Table Lamp
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful handblown Murano footed glass table lamp with gold inclusions, and new brass fittings and wiring. Rewired with French style rayon covered cord and full range dimmer socket....
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Strange foot table lamp, only one made off !
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Very rare table lamp. Probably only one made of by an Artist. Very decorative. H: 23 cm, W: 23 cm.
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Vintage 1960s European Table Lamps

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Metal

Footed Gold Murano Table Lamp
Located in Dallas, TX
Footed Murano table lamp with gold flecks throughout.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Tall Mutual Sunset Walnut & Brass Tri-Form Table Lamp on Footed Oval Base, 1950s
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Mutual sunset lamp company walnut and brass footed reading table lamp. Featuring a walnut triangular column on oval walnut and brass accented base elevated with four brass balls. 22 ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Milky White Ceramic Footed Table Lamps by Design Technic
By Design Technics
Located in New York, NY
A pair of ceramic table lamps each in an urn form with a flared neck, a round body and flared foot finished in a milky white matte glaze. By Design Technics. American, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Original Metal Table Lamp with Travertine Foot
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Original and big table lamp made of a travertine foot, four arms of light with curved decorative shades.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Travertine, Aluminum, Brass

  • Original Metal Table Lamp with Travertine Foot
  • Original Metal Table Lamp with Travertine Foot
  • Original Metal Table Lamp with Travertine Foot
  • Original Metal Table Lamp with Travertine Foot
H 27.96 in. W 19.3 in. D 19.3 in.
Art Nouveau Table Lamps with Bronze Majorelle Foot
By Sofar
Located in Montreuil sous Bois, FR
Handmade Art Nouveau Table lamps with nickel finish and colored glasses.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Art Nouveau Table Lamps with Bronze Majorelle Foot
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamps with Bronze Majorelle Foot
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamps with Bronze Majorelle Foot
  • Art Nouveau Table Lamps with Bronze Majorelle Foot
H 30.71 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
1950s Stilnovo Diabolo Table Lamp with Marble Foot
By Stilnovo
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
1950s Stilnovo Diabolo table lamp with marble foot. Good and working condition, wear consistent with age and use.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Metal, Brass

Blue Enamel Desk Table Lamp Cast Iron Foot
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Blue enamel desk light. 2 meter black cotton flex. EU plug. Weight: 1.6 kg / 3.5 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Table Lamps

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Enamel, Iron

  • Blue Enamel Desk Table Lamp Cast Iron Foot
  • Blue Enamel Desk Table Lamp Cast Iron Foot
  • Blue Enamel Desk Table Lamp Cast Iron Foot
  • Blue Enamel Desk Table Lamp Cast Iron Foot
H 9.85 in. W 8.67 in. D 11.82 in.
1960s Stilnovo Style Diabolo Table Lamp with Marble Foot
By Stilnovo
Located in Rovereta, SM
1960s Stilnovo Style Diabolo table lamp with marble foot. Good and working condition, wear consistent with age and use.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Three-Footed Italian Candlestick Table Lamp with Shade
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The three-footed Italian touchier style candlestick table lamp is made of polished iron. The paper shade is black on the outside and gold inside. Lamp shade top - Diameter: 5.75" ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Medieval Table Lamps

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Iron

Midcentury Danish Pop Art Tulip Foot Aluminium Table Lamp, 1960
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Danish Pop Art aluminium table lamp, 1960. Good vintage condition.  
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Zebra Taxidermy Foot, Now as a Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Zebra Taxidermy foot, now as a lamp. A unique find, in well cared for vintage condition, new wiring. Raised on a 7.5-inch diameter wood base. 17.5-inches to the top of the socket, 11...
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20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Art Nouveau Lamp with Majorelle Foot
By Louis Majorelle, Hector Guimard
Located in Montreuil sous Bois, FR
Bronze lamp with nickel patinated finish and purple glass.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • Art Nouveau Lamp with Majorelle Foot
  • Art Nouveau Lamp with Majorelle Foot
  • Art Nouveau Lamp with Majorelle Foot
  • Art Nouveau Lamp with Majorelle Foot
H 30.71 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
Barovier & Toso Blue Footed Murano Lamp
By Barovier&Toso
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Barovier & Toso blue footed Murano lamp Shade not included. Height is 36" from base to top of harp.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Monumental Table Lamp Foot Snowball Ice Glass Globe, 1960s Doria Leuchten
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful large monumental table lamp foot or side table lamp. Made of glass and aluminum by Doria Leuchten, Germany. Glass is in Ice or Snowball design. This light requires one Euro...
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Vintage 1960s German Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Monumental Fossil Shell Table Lamp Foot Bisque Porcelain, 1960s Kaiser Porcelain
By AK Kaiser
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful large monumental table lamp foot or side table lamp. Made of Bisque porcelain by Kaiser Porzellan, Germany. Its in sea shell and Reef style. This light requires one Europea...
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Vintage 1960s German Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal

Hollywood Regency Style Palm Tree Table Lamp with Glass Foot, Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Hamburg, DE
I would attribute this particular Hollywood Regency style table lamp to Maison Jansen. It stands on a gilded base in the shape of a palm tree and must be from the 1970s. The new lamp...
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal, Gold Plate

Antique Three-Footed Italian Lamp with Shade
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The Renaissance Italian lamp is composed of an antique three-footed barley-twist candlestick electrically wired for US use with three chain switch lights. The green-with-giltwood can...
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Early 20th Century Italian Renaissance Table Lamps

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Wood

  • Antique Three-Footed Italian Lamp with Shade
  • Antique Three-Footed Italian Lamp with Shade
  • Antique Three-Footed Italian Lamp with Shade
  • Antique Three-Footed Italian Lamp with Shade
H 28.25 in. W 9.38 in. D 9.38 in.
1997 Chapman Neoclassical French Empire Brass Torch Shaped Table Lamp Paw Foot
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage 1997 Chapman Brass table lamp in the shape of a neoclassical torch with black accents on a square base with paw feet. A stunning lamp drawing inspiration from Empire and Rege...
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1990s Empire Table Lamps

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Brass

Louis Kalff 'Crow's Foot' Brass and Enameled Metal Desk or Table Lamp
By Phillips, Louis Christiaan Kalff
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Louis Kalff 'Crow's Foot' brass and enameled metal desk or table lamp, circa 1955. Very desirable color combination with white/ivory enameled metal shade and brass neck with black ba...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass, Iron

Antique Three-Footed Italian Lamp with Shade
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The Renaissance Italian lamp is composed of an antique three-footed barley-twist candlestick electrically wired for US use with three chain switch lights. The green-with-giltwood can...
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Early 20th Century Italian Renaissance Table Lamps

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Wood

  • Antique Three-Footed Italian Lamp with Shade
  • Antique Three-Footed Italian Lamp with Shade
  • Antique Three-Footed Italian Lamp with Shade
  • Antique Three-Footed Italian Lamp with Shade
H 28.25 in. W 9.38 in. D 9.38 in.
Maison Ramsay French Neoclassical Table Lamp Gilded Iron on Four Foot Base
By Maison Ramsay
Located in Chicago, IL
Maison Ramsay French neoclassical motif circa 1940 single gilded iron table lamp. Measures: Overall size: 12" W x 12" D x 28" H, as shown. Base only: 7.25" W x 7.5" W x 19.5" to th...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Iron

Neoclassical Table Lamp with Marble Foot and Egyptian Warrior under the Shade
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Very rare table lamp with a brass Egyptian warrior walking on a marble base. The shade, which is gold colored on the inside, provides for a warm light. A true personilty.
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20th Century Dutch Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Travertine, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Clear Footed Murano Art Glass Table Lamp with Aventurine
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century Modern art glass table lamp is done with clear art glass with controlled bubbles and lots of gold flecks or aventurine with a tapered and ribbed body and a bulbous f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Table Lamp with Pineapple Foot from Maison Charles / Jansen, circa 1960-1970
By Maison Charles-Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
Table lamps - pineapple base edition Maison Charles, circa 1960- 970 Vintage - Jansen Dimensions: H 50 x W 30 cm Material: Wood / brass / metal and fabric shade In good conditio...
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Large Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp with Lateral Shadeand Dark Marble Foot
Located in München, DE
Stunning large Mid-Century Modern table lamp with the shade at the side. Made in Germany. Very nice rare design with many details. Very good original condition. Only two very sma...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal

Adjustable Retro Table Lamp in Original Black with Switch on the Foot, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Adjustable retro table lamp in original black with switch on the foot, 1960s. Measures: Screen diameter 13 cm. Foot diameter 12 cm. Height 40 cm. In good condition with patina.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Industrial Footed Lamps with Mirrored Shades
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of iron base lamps with painted metal shades, lined with mirror. Newly wired with dimmer beautiful design subtle light effect.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Table Lamps

Materials

Iron

Pair of Lamps with Wood Foot and Brown Lampshade
Located in Paris, France
Pair of lamps composed of large dark wood foot and a dark brown lampshade with gilded interior.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

1970s Table Lamp on Japanese Lacquer Foot in the Style of Jean Claude Mahey
By Jean Claude Mahey
Located in Baambrugge, NL
1970s table lamp on Japanese lacquer foot in the style of Jean Claude Mahey. The lampshade has beautiful fringing. The fabric is in a good condition, although some slight discolorat...
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Vintage 1970s French Japonisme Table Lamps

Materials

Fabric, Lacquer

Desk Lamp with White Lacquered Shade and Foot, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Desk lamp with white lacquered shade and foot. The lamp is of Danish design from the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Victorian Oil lamp with Brass Foot and Pink Glass Shade
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful antique oil lamp from the Victorian era. This lamp combines the best of various crafts. The glass and copper work attest to high quality craftsmanship in this design, these...
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Modernist Claw Foot Desk Lamp by Louis Kalff for Phillips
By Phillips, Louis Kalff
Located in San Diego, CA
Modernist claw foot desk lamp by Louis Kalff for Phillips, circa 1950s. The lamp is in very nice original condition with original cord and red / orange paint. The conical shade is ma...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Elegant Desk Lamps with Marble Foot and Coppered Brass Body
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Nice table lamps with steady white marble foot, and all coppered brass body, ideal for desks with it's adjustable sconce.
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

Moorcroft Art Pottery 'Fuchsia' Footed Lamp with Lightolier Glass Reflector Bowl
By Lightolier, Moorcroft Pottery
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This striking English art pottery lamp was made by the renowned Moorcroft Pottery company of Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Initially with James Macintyre & Co., innovative ...
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Vintage 1940s English Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Antique Bathtub Lions Claw Foot Changed into a Lamp, 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Antique bathtub lions claw foot changed into a lamp, 19th century.  
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Wonderful Brushed Nickel Gilt Bronze Caldwell Neoclassical Regency Paw Foot Lamp
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Brushed Silver and Gilt Bronze Swag Neoclassical / Regency Paw Foot Lamp In The Manner Of E.F. Caldwell With Wreath Finial, Rewired And Ready To Enjoy.
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Vintage 1950s American Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Bronze, Nickel

1930s Italian desk lamp with bronze foot and green enameled shade
Located in Maastricht, NL
An Italian desk lamp standing on a heavy, sculpted bronze foot and an excellent condition dark green enameled metal shade. Rewired and ready for immediate use.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Industrial Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze, Metal

1980s French Unique Bronze Hand and Foot Design Signed Pair of Lamps
Located in Aspen, CO
1980s French pair of unique lamps with bronze hand and foot design at the base with ivory lampshades. Lamps are signed.
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Vintage 1980s European Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Ostrich Foot Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Ostrich foot table lamp in bronze, American, early-20th century. This lamp was originally a gas lamp that was later converted to electric.
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20th Century American Table Lamps

  • Bronze Ostrich Foot Table Lamp
  • Bronze Ostrich Foot Table Lamp
  • Bronze Ostrich Foot Table Lamp
  • Bronze Ostrich Foot Table Lamp
H 39.5 in. W 11 in. D 12 in.
Brass Foot Table Lamp by Mauri Almari for Idman
By Almari Mauri, Idman
Located in Maastricht, NL
Elegant and sexy small table lamp by Mauri Almari for Idman, Finland. Heavy brass foot in a wonderful smooth drop shape and cream white shade.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Barovier Cordonato d'Oro Murano Gold Footed Table Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful Barovier & Toso hand blown footed glass table lamp with gold inclusions in the coranado d'oro technique. New brass fittings and wiring.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Barovier Murano Pink Opalescent and Gold Glass Footed Table Lamp
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Murano Italian handblown pink or salmon opalescent ribbed glass table lamp with gold inclusions resting on footed base by Barovier & Toso. The opalescent color is combination of opaq...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Rare Pair of Stiffel Brass Claw Foot Table Lamps with Original Shades
By Stiffel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare of brass Stiffel table lamps. Our Stiffel table lamps are a great pair for any-room, office or den. Original shades are stripped orange (one side has a bit of water damage, most...
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20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Aesthetic Movement Bronzed Footed Table Lamp, Fruit or Foliate Motif, circa 1870
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique Aesthetic Movement embossed and gilded table lamp features fruit and leaf motif and sits atop scrolled tri-foot base, newly re-wired, circa 1870. Measures: 33" H x 11...
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Antique Late 19th Century Aesthetic Movement Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Big Elephant Foot Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
A large antique elephant foot mounted as a lamp in the mid 20th century. Measurements do not include the harp. This could be made into a footstool as well.
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Early 20th Century Table Lamps

  • Big Elephant Foot Lamp
  • Big Elephant Foot Lamp
  • Big Elephant Foot Lamp
  • Big Elephant Foot Lamp
H 26 in. W 14 in. D 20 in.
Cloisonné Footed Jar Lamp
Located in NYC, NY
An intricately decorated navy blue and turquoise table lamp with birds and flowers illustrations done in cloisonné on a circular stepped pedestal base on a carved and turned teak woo...
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Antique 19th Century American Anglo-Japanese Table Lamps

  • Cloisonné Footed Jar Lamp
  • Cloisonné Footed Jar Lamp
  • Cloisonné Footed Jar Lamp
  • Cloisonné Footed Jar Lamp
H 29 in. Dm 8.5 in.
Temde Italian Table Lamp with Sculptural Foot, 1970
By Temde Leuchten
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Fantastic sculptural table lamp by Temde. Foot shaped in the manner of Alexandre Noll. Black ebonized wood, new shade.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

  • Temde Italian Table Lamp with Sculptural Foot, 1970
  • Temde Italian Table Lamp with Sculptural Foot, 1970
  • Temde Italian Table Lamp with Sculptural Foot, 1970
  • Temde Italian Table Lamp with Sculptural Foot, 1970
H 24.81 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Angelo Brotto Table Lamp with Bronze Foot by Esperia
By Angelo Brotto
Located in Maastricht, NL
Bronze and wood structure, 1970s Italy designed by Angelo Brotto. E27 fitting. signed.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Life-Sized Plaster Foot Lamp
Located in North Miami, FL
Life-sized plaster foot serves as the base for this whimsical 1979 table lamp by Body Parts. (The big toe serves as the on/off switch!)
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Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster

  • Life-Sized Plaster Foot Lamp
  • Life-Sized Plaster Foot Lamp
  • Life-Sized Plaster Foot Lamp
  • Life-Sized Plaster Foot Lamp
H 10.5 in. W 9 in. D 4 in.
Pair Brass Chinese Footed Urn Table Lamp With Dragon Handles
Located in Chicago, IL
Cast brass footed urn form Chinese table lamp with traditional ceremonial dragon handles. Detailed with Asian flora and fauna and surmounted on a black lacquered reverse quatrefoil t...
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Vintage 1940s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Fornasetti Gilt Pottery Foot Lamp
By Fornasetti
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage gilt pottery lamp gladiator foot base and black paper shade. Shade is 14'' diameter.
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Late 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Pair of Footed Pewter Candlestick Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rococo style pewter lamps with two bulbs each. Pull down on and off as well as switch at base. Newly rewired with black silk twist. Shades sold separately.
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Vintage 1940s American Rococo Revival Table Lamps

Pair of Glass and Brass Table Lamps on a Teak Foot, Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Nice pair of Swedish table lamps with decorative poles of layers in glass and brass sections all the way from bottom to top. Measures: Total height about: 42 cm. Lamp foot 13 cm D. L...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Angelo Brotto Table Lamp With Bronze Foot And Chrome Shade By Esperia
By Angelo Brotto
Located in Maastricht, NL
Bronze and wood structure, rare original chrome shade, 1970s. Designed by Angelo Brotto and signed.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze, Chrome

Pair of Falkenbergs Table Lamps with Brass Foot and White Plexi Shades
By Falkenbergs Belysning
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of elegant table lamps by Falkenbergs, made of a brass foot and top part, and a white plexi shade. Two-light per lamp, each has their own cord switch.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Swedish Art Deco, Claw Foot Globe Form Table Lamp in Polished Bronze
Located in New York, NY
Swedish art deco table lamp with a bronze globe shaped body resting on a platform supported by 3 detailed solid bronze claw feet. The globe is detailed with 3 incised horizontal line...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Pair Exquisite Barovier & Toso Gold Footed Murano Lamps
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of large and exquisite Barovier & Toso footed glass lamps with gold inclusions. Rewired with unfinished brass fittings and on/off double clusters. Each lamp uses 2 - 60 watt max...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Table Lamps

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Footed Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of footed table lamps available for sale. Each of these unique footed table lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. We have 30 antique and vintage footed table lamps in-stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of footed table lamps available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Footed table lamps are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Art Nouveau and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made footed table lamps over the years, but those made by Phillips, AK Kaiser and Barovier&Toso are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Footed Table Lamps?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,621, while they’re typically $200 on the low end and $7,194 highest priced.

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.