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Set of Two 1970s Italian Modern Brass, Lucite Desk Lamps
By Arredoluce
Located in Antwerp, BE
A set of two Lucite desk lamps with brass elements by Arredeluce, Italy, 1970s. A beautiful set of desk lamps with reaching halogen light to read your paper or book through the reach...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

French Lucite Lamp
Located in Stamford, CT
French Lucite lamp in a biomorphic, abstract shape circa 1960s. The piece also features a metal base.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite

  • French Lucite Lamp
  • French Lucite Lamp
  • French Lucite Lamp
  • French Lucite Lamp
H 26.00 in. W 16.00 in. D 16.00 in.
Nice Asymmetric French Lucite Lamp
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Nice lamp made of a chrome rectangular structure and different panels of carved and polished lucite. Finished by a large dark grey shade.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

  • Nice Asymmetric French Lucite Lamp
  • Nice Asymmetric French Lucite Lamp
  • Nice Asymmetric French Lucite Lamp
  • Nice Asymmetric French Lucite Lamp
H 15.75 in. W 9.85 in. D 5.91 in.
French Midcentury Lucite Table Lamp
Located in Hastings, GB
French midcentury Lucite table lamp circa 1960s-1970s Lucite lamp base with gilt details Measures: 68cm height (inc shade) lamp base 47cm height, shade 36 W x 26 H, base 18cm x 1...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite

  • French Midcentury Lucite Table Lamp
  • French Midcentury Lucite Table Lamp
  • French Midcentury Lucite Table Lamp
  • French Midcentury Lucite Table Lamp
H 26.78 in. W 14.18 in. D 14.18 in.
French 1980's Lucite Table Lamp
Located in Buchanan, NY
Lucite table lamp in the form of a classical column, circa 1980s. Recently wired with silver silk cord.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

  • French 1980's Lucite Table Lamp
  • French 1980's Lucite Table Lamp
  • French 1980's Lucite Table Lamp
  • French 1980's Lucite Table Lamp
H 26 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
French Sculptural Lucite Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Solid block of acrylic with conical cut-outs Shade not included.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

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Acrylic

  • French Sculptural Lucite Table Lamp
  • French Sculptural Lucite Table Lamp
  • French Sculptural Lucite Table Lamp
  • French Sculptural Lucite Table Lamp
H 17 in. W 4.75 in. D 4.75 in.
French 1970's Lucite Table Lamp
Located in Hingham, MA
A large modernist lamp. Thick clear lucite base and column support a square smoked Lucite shade with applied brushed aluminum banding. Uses 4 small bulbs.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

  • French 1970's Lucite Table Lamp
  • French 1970's Lucite Table Lamp
  • French 1970's Lucite Table Lamp
  • French 1970's Lucite Table Lamp
H 31 in. W 15 in. D 15 in.
Large Caning and Lucite Table Lamp, France, 1970s
Located in L'Escala, ES
Exceptional large caning and Lucite table lamp manufactured in France in 1970s. In perfect vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

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Cane, Lucite

Lucite Floor Lamp, 1970s
Located in Den Haag, NL
Quality Lucite floor lamp from the 1970s. The power cord falls into a channel machined out of the Lucite for a clean Silhouette.
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

Materials

Lucite

  • Lucite Floor Lamp, 1970s
  • Lucite Floor Lamp, 1970s
  • Lucite Floor Lamp, 1970s
  • Lucite Floor Lamp, 1970s
H 60.63 in. Dm 16.93 in.
Vintage French Lucite and Coral Lamp After Pierre Giraudon
Located in New York, NY
Vintage French Lucite and coral lamp. After Pierre Giraudon, likely 1960s Size: 4.5" x 5.5" x 22" H.
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Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

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Coral

French Art Deco Gilt Brass and Lucite Floor Lamp
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco (circa 1930) floor lamp with gilded brass base and uplight and a shaft of 4 tubular lucite rods.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp in Lucite
Located in New York, NY
An elegant French Mid-Century chrome and clear Perspex/Lucite floor lamp. Shade is for demonstration only.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

  • French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp in Lucite
  • French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp in Lucite
  • French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp in Lucite
  • French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp in Lucite
H 68.25 in. W 10.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Gilt Brass and Lucite Table Lamp, French, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This nice design table lamp is made of brass and Lucite. This is a French work, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Gilt Brass and Lucite Table Lamp, French, circa 1970
  • Gilt Brass and Lucite Table Lamp, French, circa 1970
  • Gilt Brass and Lucite Table Lamp, French, circa 1970
  • Gilt Brass and Lucite Table Lamp, French, circa 1970
H 23.82 in. W 16.54 in. D 10.83 in.
Set of French 1970s Lucite Table Lamps
Located in Echt, NL
Set of 1970s French table lamps in good condition. Massive octagonal lucite base. Brass details. One light socket. Please note: The two lamps do not have the exact same ...
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20th Century French Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

1970s Huge Lucite Tusk Lamp
By Maison Jansen
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Unusual tusk Lucite lamp on chromed metal base.   
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

  • 1970s Huge Lucite Tusk Lamp
  • 1970s Huge Lucite Tusk Lamp
  • 1970s Huge Lucite Tusk Lamp
  • 1970s Huge Lucite Tusk Lamp
H 43.31 in. W 15.75 in. D 6.7 in.
Awesome Pair of Lucite Lamps
By Maison Rougier
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Great pair of 1970s abstract sculpture lamps.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

  • Awesome Pair of Lucite Lamps
  • Awesome Pair of Lucite Lamps
  • Awesome Pair of Lucite Lamps
  • Awesome Pair of Lucite Lamps
H 27.56 in. W 13 in. D 9.85 in.
Chrome and Lucite Floor Lamp
Located in London, GB
A chrome and Lucite floor lamp on chrome square base and fittings. Rewired and PAT tested with antique white cord flex.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Chrome and Lucite Floor Lamp
H 63.78 in. W 10.63 in. D 10.63 in.
Modernist Lucite Octagonal Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A modernist Lucite octagonal table lamp, of a stylized tempietto form.
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Modernist Lucite Octagonal Table Lamp
  • Modernist Lucite Octagonal Table Lamp
  • Modernist Lucite Octagonal Table Lamp
  • Modernist Lucite Octagonal Table Lamp
H 33.75 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
France Mid-Century Modern Two-Color Lucite Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Voorburg, NL
Unique and Beautiful Lucite midcentury table lamp from the 1970s. The lamp has two colors of Lucite, one transparent and one warm brown part surrounding the transparent part. Made in...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite

Mid-Century Lucite Table Lamp
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-century Lucite table lamp accented with anodized aluminum central rod. Heavy Lucite body circa 1970s, newly wired for use within the USA using UL listed parts. Sold without shade...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Pair of French Neoclassical Chrome Lyre Lamps with Lucite Bases
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of French neoclassical silver plated Lyre lamps with Lucite Bases beautifully made with inset screws Each one newly wired. The lyre alone measures 3.5" W x 12" H Provenance: LA...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Silver Plate

Vintage Lucite Pedestal with Lamp
Located in Austin, TX
French vintage pedestal and table lamp in Lucite (clear acrylic). The table lamp, rewired for the US, rests centered atop this fabulous modernist pedestal to create one stylish floor...
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

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Lucite, Plastic, Acrylic

  • Vintage Lucite Pedestal with Lamp
  • Vintage Lucite Pedestal with Lamp
  • Vintage Lucite Pedestal with Lamp
  • Vintage Lucite Pedestal with Lamp
H 56.75 in. W 11.63 in. D 11.63 in.
Very Chic Lucite Table Lamp
Located in Buchanan, MI
Very Chic Lucite Table Lamp Great Form
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite

Very Chic Lucite Table Lamp
H 30 in. Dm 10 in.
French Art Deco Polychrome Pastel Lucite Table Lamp with Fiberglass Shade
Located in Port Hope, ON
This eccentrically designed French Art Deco table lamp's circular base and tubular shaft is constructed from pastel shades of lemon yellow, pale peach and clear Lucite and stands on ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Fiberglass, Lucite

Vintage French Lucite and Coral Lamp after Pierre Giraudon
Located in New York, NY
Vintage French Lucite and coral lamp. After Pierre Giraudon, likely 1960s Measures: 3.5" x 5.5" x 9.5" H without shade.
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Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

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Coral

Pair of French Midcentury Turned Wood Table Lamps Mounted on Lucite Bases
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French turned wood table lamps from the mid-20th century with Lucite bases. Created in France during the midcentury period, each of this pair of table lamps attracts our at...
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Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

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Lucite, Wood

Brass and Lucite Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Brass and Lucite table lamp with a black fabric shade. The lampshade has a charming golden finish on the inside and emits a warm light. The Lucite on the lamp is in good condi...
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Brass and Lucite Table Lamp, 1970s
  • Brass and Lucite Table Lamp, 1970s
  • Brass and Lucite Table Lamp, 1970s
  • Brass and Lucite Table Lamp, 1970s
H 25.2 in. W 15.75 in. D 8.67 in.
Lucite and Brass Sculptural Table Lamp
Located in Chicago, IL
A sculptural statement table lamp sourced in France. Featuring an abstract geometric Lucite body mounted on brass. Lucite may be turned to desired angle with brass frame and base. O...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Lucite and Brass Sculptural Table Lamp
  • Lucite and Brass Sculptural Table Lamp
  • Lucite and Brass Sculptural Table Lamp
  • Lucite and Brass Sculptural Table Lamp
H 33 in. W 10 in. D 6.5 in.
French Midcentury Metal Three-Tiered Palm Tree Lamp with Custom Lucite Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French vintage metal palm tree table lamp from the mid-20th century, mounted on a custom Lucite base. Created in France during the midcentury period, this table lamp captures our a...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of 1970s Black and Clear Lucite and Brass Table Lamps, France
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage 1970s table lamps. Black and clear Lucite bases and brass accents with cream silk shades. The Lucite table lamps have the original shades with some watermarks, these are easy...
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury French Porcelain Lamps with Modern Lucite Bases and Finials
Located in Milford, NH
A beautiful bulbous pair of early 20th century Chinese cream glazed porcelain vases converted to table lamps in the midcentury with modernist Lucite bases and matching finials, in ve...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Lucite

Lucite Obelisk Table Lamp by Sandro Petti for Maison Jansen, France, 1970s
By Sandro Petti, Maison Jansen
Located in Munich, DE
Monumental Mid-Century Modern Lucite table lamp in shape of an Obelisk. Designed by the Italian architect Sandro Petti for Maison Jansen, France, 1970s. Executed in Lucite and brass...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Red Lucite Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1960s French red Lucite table lamps. Measurements: Height of body 24.5" Diameter 6".
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Vintage 1960s French Table Lamps

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Lucite

French 1950's Lacquered Metal and Lucite Triangular Shape table Lamp by Perzel
By Atelier Jean Perzel
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rare French mid-century light brown lacquered metal table lamp with curved Plexiglas diffusers by Jean Perzel. Signed.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of French 1920s Carved Fragment Lamps with Floral Bouquets and Lucite Bases
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French carved fragment lamps from the early 20th century, with floral bouquets and lucite bases. Created in France during the first quarter of the 20th century, each of thi...
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Wood, Lucite

Pair of French 1920s Baroque Style Bronze Dolphins Mounted as Lamps on Lucite
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Baroque style bronze dolphin table lamps from the early 20th century, with custom Lucite bases. Created in France during the first quarter of the 20th century, each ...
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Early 20th Century French Baroque Table Lamps

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Bronze

Monumental Pair Of French Lucite Art Deco Lamps 29" Tall
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This pair of unusually tall table lamps will make a dramatic statement in a Mid-Century modern decor. The base is clear lucite, the walls are frosted and etched and the flared arc op...
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Lucite Table Lamps & Shades by Maison Charles
By Maison Charles et Fils
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large French Mid-Century Modern / Space Age Lucite table lamps with Lucite shades by Maison Charles Rare, elegant pieces that convey the pure essence of Modern Design prov...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Black Opaline Glass and Lucite Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
An elegant pair of French Mid-Century Modern traditional opaline glass table lamps in an amphora form and resting on clear circular Lucite bases. Height of lamp bases alone is 18...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite, Opaline Glass

1970s Black Lucite and Travertin Marble Lamp
By Philippe Jean
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
1970s Lamp by Philippe Jean on black Lucite and travertin marble Signed on the base Great vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

  • 1970s Black Lucite and Travertin Marble Lamp
  • 1970s Black Lucite and Travertin Marble Lamp
  • 1970s Black Lucite and Travertin Marble Lamp
  • 1970s Black Lucite and Travertin Marble Lamp
H 14.97 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
Custom Table Lamp from a 19th Century French Wine Grinding Post on Lucite Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
A custom table lamp with a 19th century French wine grinding post and Lucite base. This unique table lamp has been custom fashioned from a cut section of a 19th century wooden grindi...
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite, Wood

1970 Pair of Lamps in Lucite Columns Deco
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of lamps in Lucite decor columns,1 bulb, height columns: 47 cm, good condition, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Renaissance Table Lamps

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Lucite

  • 1970 Pair of Lamps in Lucite Columns Deco
  • 1970 Pair of Lamps in Lucite Columns Deco
  • 1970 Pair of Lamps in Lucite Columns Deco
  • 1970 Pair of Lamps in Lucite Columns Deco
H 19.3 in. W 9.06 in. D 5.91 in.
Pair of Brass and Lucite Table Lamps, 1970s
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Nice pair of table lamps in brass and lucite. Original shades. Good to very good condition 3 bulbs each with E27 socket or LED.
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Clear Lucite or Glass Table Lamps
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a nice pair of table lamps in glass or lucite. They just need shades. They each measure 28 tall x 6 x 6 wide.
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1990s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite

Pair of Vintage Lucite Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1960s French Lucite lamps, black and clear Lucite bodies. Measurements: 18" height of body 26.5" height to rest of shade.
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Vintage 1960s French Table Lamps

David Lange for Roche Bobois Lucite Table Lamp
By David Lange
Located in Hastings, GB
A wonderful lucite lamp with brass corner detailing. Dating to the 1970’s, designed for Roche Bobois by David Lange. The shade is a modern replacement. Measures: Height 56cm x widt...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite

  • David Lange for Roche Bobois Lucite Table Lamp
  • David Lange for Roche Bobois Lucite Table Lamp
  • David Lange for Roche Bobois Lucite Table Lamp
  • David Lange for Roche Bobois Lucite Table Lamp
H 22.05 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Pair of Lucite Table Lamps by Romeo Paris
By Romeo Paris
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Fantastic pair of lamps in lucite with inclusion of small blue agates
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Agate

  • Pair of Lucite Table Lamps by Romeo Paris
  • Pair of Lucite Table Lamps by Romeo Paris
  • Pair of Lucite Table Lamps by Romeo Paris
  • Pair of Lucite Table Lamps by Romeo Paris
H 18.51 in. W 16.54 in. D 4.73 in.
Impressive Pierre Cardin, 1970s Lucite, Brass, Chrome Lamp
By Pierre Cardin
Located in New York, NY
The lamp has a large round Lucite panel with chrome and brass details on both sides. This oversized lamp with simple lines makes a grand statement.  
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

1970s Pyrite Rock Inlaid on Lucite Table Lamp
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
1970s lamp with Lucite inlaid pyrite. Good vintage condition.  
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Pyrite

  • 1970s Pyrite Rock Inlaid on Lucite Table Lamp
  • 1970s Pyrite Rock Inlaid on Lucite Table Lamp
  • 1970s Pyrite Rock Inlaid on Lucite Table Lamp
  • 1970s Pyrite Rock Inlaid on Lucite Table Lamp
H 23.63 in. W 13.78 in. D 9.85 in.
Lucite with Leaf Inclusion Table Lamp by Romeo Paris
By Romeo
Located in Fairfax, VA
1970s cylinder shape Lucite table lamp with tree branches with leaves inclusion.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Silk, Lucite

1980s Table Lamp with Inclusion in Lucite by Romeo
By Romeo Paris
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1980s table lamp with inclusions. No shade provided. Dimensions are given without shade.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Awesome Lucite Lamp with Brass Rings Inclusion by Romeo
By Romeo Paris
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Great table lamp with brass inclusion.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brushed Aluminum Lamp and Shade with Lucite Finial, French
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Mid-Century Modern brushed aluminum table lamp and shade with lucite finial, French, circa 1970. Measure: 27-inches high.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Lamp in Lucite with Agates Inclusion by Romeo Paris
By Romeo Paris
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Rare lamp by Romeo Paris Perfect condition.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Agate, Brass

PIERRE CARDIN Signed Lucite Table Lamp Mid Century Modern
By Pierre Cardin
Located in New York, NY
1970s Lucite and Chrome Table lamp. Pierre Cardin Signed on bottom right of Lucite. Excellent Condition.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Lucite and Stitched Leather Lamps by Hermès, Paris
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Awesome pair of Hermès lamps Perfect condition Dimensions given without shade No shade provided.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Leather, Lucite

Pair of Rare Thick and Lucite Block with Raindrop Lamps
Located in East Hampton, NY
Raindrops encased in Lucite created in a rare air bubble control design. Measures: Lucite: 9" Height.
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20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Maison Jansen, Obelisk Lamp in Lucite and Gilt Brass, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Sandro Petti for Maison Jansen, in the style of. Obelisk lamp in Lucite standing on a cubic gilt brass base opened in its centre to let pass the light, finished by a molded square b...
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Maison Jansen Lucite Obelisk Lamp by the Architect Sandro Petti
By Sandro Petti, Maison Jansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an amazing and elegant table lamp, originally designed by the well known Italian architect Sandro Petti and it was retailed in France by Maison Jansen in the 1970s. Made by L...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Maison Jansen Lucite Obelisk Lamp by the Architect Sandro Petti
By Sandro Petti, Maison Jansen
Located in Firenze, IT
Lamp designed by Italian Architect Sandro Petti for Maison Jansen Paris France with brass base with silver details and large plexiglass obelisk, inside the base two neon lights to il...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

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French Lucite Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal French lucite lamp for your home. Frequently made of plastic, lucite and metal, every French lucite lamp was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French lucite lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each French lucite lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Romeo Paris, Gérard Haas and Maison Jansen each produced at least one beautiful French lucite lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a French Lucite Lamp?

Prices for a French lucite lamp start at $250 and top out at $24,000 with the average selling for $2,800.

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 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.