Skip to main content

French Modern Table Lamp Pair

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
Red Fractal Resin Pair of Table Lamps,Marie-Claude de Fouquières,Pierre Giraudon
By Marie-Claude de Fouquieres, Pierre Giraudon
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This cylindrical pair of lamps is very poetic with all its small captivated fragments. Its color ranges from red to vivid orange with black inclusions. It always seems to be in movem...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Pink Quartz Lamps
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Pair of table lamps in pink quartz, basement and structure in brass. Height with lampshade 85 cm.  
Category

2010s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Pink Quartz Lamps
  • Pair of Pink Quartz Lamps
  • Pair of Pink Quartz Lamps
  • Pair of Pink Quartz Lamps
H 33.47 in. W 5.12 in. D 6.7 in.
Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
By Pia Chevalier
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of Astree lamps by Pia Chevalier Raw solid brass and porcelain. Dimensions: Tall 24 cm, ø 11cm Small 13 cm, ø 11cm Tala bulb diameter 13 cm Cable length 1m50 Pia Cheval...
Category

2010s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
H 9.45 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
By Pia Chevalier
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of Astree lamps by Pia Chevalier Raw solid brass and porcelain. Dimensions: Tall: 24 cm ø11cm Small: 13 cm ø11cm Tala bulb: diameter 13 cm Cable length: 1m50 Pia Cheval...
Category

2010s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
H 9.45 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern French Table Lamps
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant clear glass column table lamps marked made in France. Solid and with a pair of candlabra sockets make these perfect for a bedside lamp. 29.75 to the top of the sha...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern French Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern French Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern French Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern French Table Lamps
H 20.75 in. W 5.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Monumental Pair of French Mid-Century Modern 1950s Table Lamps
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Mid-Century Modern lighting for the customer who thought they had seen everything. Wired for USA and in perfect working order. True period pieces. Now, more than ever, home i...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Brass Table Lamps, France, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Very elegant 1950s pair of French two-arm table lamp with two lighting in brass and bakelite with black cotton shades. The pair is in excellent condition rewired and fit to the US s...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Brass Table Lamps, France, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Very elegant 1950s pair of French two-arm table lamp with two lighting in brass and bakelite with black cotton shades. The pair is in excellent condition rewired and fit to the US s...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Table Side Lamps, 1950s
By Jacques Biny
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern table side lamps. Made in perforated Black sheet metal and gilt metal on a black opaline glass base. One in white lacquer and the other in black la...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Sheet Metal, Gilt Metal

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Table Lamps Crystal Daum France
By Daum
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Mid-Century Modern pair of French pair of crystal table lamps by Daum France. The bottom is amorphic hands-free formed lead crystal table lamps by Michel Daum. Both signed at the si...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Pair of French Modern Neoclassical Hand-Hammered Iron Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Stunning, elegant pair of French Mid-century Style Hand-hammered iron table lamps. The bases and stems are delicately hammered and the piece is topped by a large wrought iron finial ...
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Table Side Lamps, 1950s
By Jacques Biny
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern table side lamps. Made in perforated black sheet metal and gilt metal on a black opaline glass base. One in white lacquer and the other in black la...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Sheet Metal, Gilt Metal

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Table Side Lamps, 1950s
By Jacques Biny
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern table side lamps. Made in perforated Black sheet metal and Gilt Metal on a Black Opaline Glass base. One in white lacquer and the other in black la...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Gilt Metal, Sheet Metal

Maison Arlus Pair of Table Lamps, French Mid-Century Modern, 1950
By Arlus
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of French table or night lamps by Maison Arlus, in brass and perforated sheet metal in a great Ivory color and rhodoid lampshades. France, circa 1950. Brand new checked and ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Urn / Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical urn/table lamps made from a pair of old fired clay urns.
Category

Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Maison Arlus Pair of Table Lamps, French Mid-Century Modern, 1950
By Arlus
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of French table or night lamps by Maison Arlus, in brass and perforated sheet metal in a great Ivory color and rhodoid lampshades. France, circa 1950. Brand new checked and ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Lighted Stone Urns / Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of lighted French Mid-Century stone urn / table lamps that can function as floor lamps to focus light upwards.
Category

Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stone

Maison Arlus Pair of Table Lamps, French Mid Century Modern 1950
By Arlus
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of French table or night lamps by Maison Arlus, in brass and perforated sheet metal in a great Ivory color and rhodoid lampshades. France, circa 1950. Brand new checked and wi...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Modern Pair of Rock Crystal Table Lamps
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hugh pair of French rock crystal table lamps with handmade lampshades. Each lamp is made of solid rock crystal pieces. All six rock items are facetted and carved by hand and the stan...
Category

2010s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Rock Crystal

Mid-Century Modern French Pair of Table Lamps Blue Pottery St.Lambert
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Mid-Century Modern pair of table lamps made from hand-made pottery vases. The vases are made by St Lambert France by hand in a bright midnight blue color. The vases are stamped and s...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

Pair of French Modern Neoclassical Bronze Table Lamps & Shades by Maison Charles
By Maison Charles et Fils
Located in New York, NY
Elegant and stunning pair of French midcentury patinated bronze 'Lotus' form table lamps by Maison Charles embracing the modern neoclassical, the romantic and the modern. The pair...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Maison Barbier French Mid-Century Modern Two Spheres Table Lamps, 1970, Pair
By Maison Barbier
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of polished steel French Mid-Century Modern two spheres table lamps by Maison Barbier from the early 1970s. US Rewiring and each lamp takes one light bulb max. 75 watts or LED ...
Category

20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Pair French Mid Century Modern Brass & Enamel Table Lamps, Hand Painted Shades
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps with the table lamp bases in maroon hand enameled metal and brass details. The pieces are complimented by hand-painted red shade...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Pair of French Modern Craftsman Table Lamps in the Style Alexandre Noll
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of Mid-Century French modern craftsman table lamps in the Brutalist/primitivist tradition made from the burled roots of trees. Shades are for demonstration purposes only.
Category

Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Parchment Paper

Pair French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Gilt Bronze /Solid Brass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, Timeless Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical table lamps circa 1930 in a candlestick form with sober, lines. These tasteful pieces are gilt bronze / solid brass...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Brass Table Lamps, Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of French solid brass table lamps in the modern neoclassical tradition with fluted brass stems and raised brass square base resting on delicate brass finials. The pieces...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Brass / Bronze Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of large French Mid-Century solid brass table lamps in the form of balusters set upon enamled wood bases. The lamps have a refined, sober profile. The brass baluster ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Pair French Mid-Century Modern Plaster & Gesso Table Lamps, Style of Giacometti
By Alberto and Diego Giacometti, Jean-Michel Frank
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of French Mid-Century Modern plaster table lamps in the spirit of Alberto and Diego Giacometti. The pieces utilize rectangular geometric or architectural forms in contra...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Gesso, Plaster

Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2020, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Pair of Contemporary Plaster Brutalist Table Lamps Lamp shade made from the leaves of a banana tree. Convex front with a flat back. Circa 2020, France. Very good vintage condition.
Category

2010s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2020, France
  • Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2020, France
  • Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2020, France
  • Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2020, France
H 26 in. W 18 in. D 10 in.
Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2000, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Pair of plaster ring table lamps. Made with plaster. Ratan lampshades Circa 2000, France. Very good condition.
Category

Early 2000s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster

Pair of Elegant French Shell Table Lamps
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of lamps, brass, wood, fabric, France, 1970s Adorning pair of side table lamps with shell element. These stunning lamps have a very special feature to them, a shell shape tha...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Elegant French Shell Table Lamps
  • Pair of Elegant French Shell Table Lamps
  • Pair of Elegant French Shell Table Lamps
  • Pair of Elegant French Shell Table Lamps
H 17.13 in. W 9.85 in. D 6.5 in.
Pair of Arlus Table Lamps, France, 1960s
By Arlus
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of tripod bronze table lamps by Arlus finished in a combination of gold and gunmetal patinas. Presented here with their original glass diffusers.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of French Modern Iron Three Light Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of French Modern Iron Three Light Lamps, now electrified. Each candlestick measures 20" center height, 17" high flanking height, 17" wide x 4" deep. Newly wired, takes candelab...
Category

20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Iron

Pair of French Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair Of French Ceramic Table Lamps, hand made, each decor is slightly different, elegant lampshades provided Lamp base :55cmx18cm
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Pair of French Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Ceramic Table Lamps
H 31.5 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Pair of French 1970s Metal Table Lamps
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of fine French midcentury patina-ed metal table lamps with their original shades.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of French 1970s Metal Table Lamps
  • Pair of French 1970s Metal Table Lamps
  • Pair of French 1970s Metal Table Lamps
  • Pair of French 1970s Metal Table Lamps
H 37.38 in. W 19 in. D 12 in.
Pair of Maison Charles Mid-Century Modern Brass Horsed French Table Lamps, 1970s
By Maison Charles
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This pair of French lamps were produced in the 1970s by Maison Charles. The lamps, two horses in polished brass resting on a travertine base and brass feet.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Travertine, Brass

Pair of French Modern Neoclassical X-Form Table Lamps in Style of Jacques Quinet
Located in New York, NY
An elegant and sober pair of French mid-century style modern neoclassical X-form table lamps in bronzed wrought iron in the Jacques Quinet. Shades are for demonstration purposes o...
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

2 Pairs of Small French Mid-Century Modern Carved Wood Table Lamps, 1940
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French, Louis XIII style lamps from the 1940 Period hand-carved in a Chevron Pattern and shown with a red silk shade. Ideal for a nightstand or a console. Shades are for de...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Louis XIII Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Pair Mid-Century Modern Aluminum Table Lamps with New Custom Laced Shades French
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair Mid-Century Modern aluminum table lamps, French, ca. 1960's, with new hand-sewn custom-made, laced shades, 33 inches high.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of French Modern Neoclassic Iron "Z" Table Lamps in Style of Jacques Quinet
Located in New York, NY
An elegant pair of French midcentury style table lamps in the form of the letter Z. These refined bronzed wrought iron pieces reflect modern and neoclassical tastes. The lamp base al...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps Attributed to Maison Charles
By Maison Charles et Fils
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical solid brass table lamps attributed to Charles et Fils, Paris. The pieces are in a Classic sprig of wheat style, shades are orig...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Modern French Acid Washed Bronze Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of modern French acid washed bronze lamps, each one standing 21" high to top of the socket, 16" high to top of the vase, raised on 5" diameter ebonized wood base.    
Category

Late 20th Century European Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Red Mid Century Modern Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fabulous pair of 1940s table lamps with handcrafted ceramic bases in a beautiful rogue color and new Ryan fabric shades in an ivory color. These chinoiserie lamps have also been ne...
Category

Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of French 1960s Pottery Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of 1960s white and black hand-painted French art pottery table lamps. Newly wired.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of French Large 1970s Table Lamps
Located in Porto, PT
Black formica and chrome pair of large table lamps.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

  • Pair of French Large 1970s Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Large 1970s Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Large 1970s Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Large 1970s Table Lamps
H 29.14 in. W 14.18 in. D 14.18 in.
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Industrial Table Lamps in Style Jean Prouvé
By Jean Prouvé
Located in New York, NY
An original and stunning pair of French Mid-Century Modern table lamps in the style of Jean Prouvé. The pieces have a distinctive Industrial Design style consistent with Prouvé and a...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair French Mid-Century Modern Bronzed Iron Table Lamps, Style of Jacques Quinet
By Jacques Quinet
Located in New York, NY
Jacques Quinet inherited the tradition of Humanistic Modernism from Andre Arbus and Gilbert Poillerat. Quinet began his work in the early forties and continued until the early 1970s....
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern 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...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Pair of French Early Modern Adjustable Aluminum Table/Desk Lamps by Pirette 1930
By Pirette
Located in New York, NY
Two French early modern desk or table lamps in aluminum with movable and adjustable diffusers by Pirette. The pieces show the influence of Modern, Industrial and French Art Deco ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

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...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite, Opaline Glass

Amazing Pair of French Sea Life Table Lamps, France
Located in Voorburg, NL
Unique and beautiful pair of sea life midcentury table lamps from the 1970s. The set is made in France and unique and has a sophisticated appearance. The beautiful black shades give ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Upholstery, Lucite

Pair of Mid-Century Modern French Opaline Glass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern French opaline glass lamps.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Opaline Glass

Pair of French Table Lamps in Shagreen, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Astonishing pair of French table lamps in shagreen, 1950s.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Shagreen

  • Pair of French Table Lamps in Shagreen, 1950s
  • Pair of French Table Lamps in Shagreen, 1950s
  • Pair of French Table Lamps in Shagreen, 1950s
  • Pair of French Table Lamps in Shagreen, 1950s
H 21.66 in. W 6.3 in. D 3.15 in.
Pair of Ceramic Table Lamps, France, circa 1980
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of ceramic table lamps, France, circa 1980.
Category

Vintage 1980s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Table Lamps, Stone, circa 1950, France
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Pair of table lamps, Stone decorated with rings, Woolen lampshades, circa 1950, France. Measures: Diameter 39 cm, height 95 cm.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stone

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Stone Table Lamps in the Form of Urns
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French midcentury stone urn lamps for table or floor in a modern neoclassical voluted form gently tapering to form a round pedestal base. The urns have been outfitted with...
Category

Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

French Mid-Century Green Ceramic Table Lamps, Pair
By Georges Jouve
Located in East Hampton, NY
In the style of Georges Jouve, these fantastic emerald green glazed ceramic lamps with double sockets and shades, newly rewired for US standards. Super chic!
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Midcentury French Modern Enameled Brass Geometric Lamp Pair, Maison Barbier
By Maison Barbier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury French modern enameled brass geometric lamp pair, Maison Barbier, 1970s. Rare sculptural mod-century pair. Lamp bodies comprised of two main parts, one elliptical and the...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Decorative Duck Table Lamps, France, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Pair of decorative duck table lamps, France, 1960s Painted wood, metal base and original fabric shades. Good condition with a nice patina.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Decorative Duck Table Lamps, France, 1960s
  • Pair of Decorative Duck Table Lamps, France, 1960s
  • Pair of Decorative Duck Table Lamps, France, 1960s
  • Pair of Decorative Duck Table Lamps, France, 1960s
H 29.14 in. W 19.69 in. D 11.82 in.
Pair French Mid-Century Modern Style Faux Coral Table Lamps, Jean Michel Frank
Located in New York, NY
Elegant and stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern style faux coral table lamps, in the spirit of Jean-Michel Frank, resting on zinc bases. The coral is well formed and presented. Lamp...
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

  • 1
  • ...

French Modern Table Lamp Pair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal French modern table lamp pair for your home. A French modern table lamp pair — often made from metal, brass and ceramic — can elevate any home. Find 696 options for an antique or vintage French modern table lamp pair now, or shop our selection of 34 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French modern table lamp pair, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each French modern table lamp pair bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made French modern table lamp pair over the years, but those crafted by Maison Charles et Fils, Maison Barbier and Glustin Creation are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a French Modern Table Lamp Pair?

A French modern table lamp pair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,533, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $68,000.

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.