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Sevres Porcelain Art Deco Table Lamp
By Sèvres
Located in Fairfax, VA
French art deco lamp in cracker torques blue and gold porcelain, fitted with hardback silk lampshade. Marked Sevres France under the porcelain.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Silk, Wood

Antique French Sèvres Gilt Bronze Porcelain Vase Ormolu Pompador Pink Table Lamp
By Sèvres
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Stunning French Sevres soft paste porcelain and ormolu twin handle electric table lamp of traditional Urn form, and of large size proportions, raised on a square stepped base with or...
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Antique 19th Century French Late Victorian Table Lamps

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Ormolu

French Sèvres Porcelain Watteau Scene Ormolu Cobalt Blue Table Lamp 19th Century
By Sèvres
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Stunning French Sèvres soft paste signed porcelain and ormolu twin handle electric table lamp of traditional bulbous form and of outstanding quality, and good size proportions, raise...
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Antique 19th Century French Late Victorian Table Lamps

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Ormolu

French Sèvres Porcelain Watteau Scene Ormolu Cobalt Blue Table Lamp 19th Century
By Sèvres
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Stunning French Sèvres soft paste porcelain and ormolu twin handle electric table lamp of traditional Urn form, and of good size proportions, raised on a square stepped base with fou...
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Antique 19th Century French Late Victorian Table Lamps

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Ormolu

French Victorian Sevres Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian (19th Century) Sèvres porcelain lamp with figural angel group mounted on a square bronze base with handles. (signed M. Demoreceaux).
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Table Lamps

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Cobalt Blue Sèvres Porcelain And Ormolu Lamp
By Sèvres
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and very high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. cobalt blue Sèvres porcelain and ormolu lamp. The lamp is raised by a square ormolu base with elegant and unique fi...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu and Sèvres Porcelain Lamps
By Sèvres
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exquisite pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. white Carrara marble, ormolu and Sèvres porcelain candelabra lamps. Each six arm lamp is raised by elegant topie shaped feet be...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Marble, Ormolu

T237 19th Century Blue Sevres Style Porcelain Lamp
By Sèvres
Located in Canton, MA
Blue sevres style porcelain lamp with a wooden base. Gilt bronze fittings, porcelain. Pink orchids painted in bands around the middle. Blue painted wooden base. An exceptional 19th c...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Porcelain

French Victorian Sèvres Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian blue Sèvres Porcelain table lamp with figures of man and woman and bronze doré base and lion head handles.
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp with Sèvres Ceramic Parrot
By Sèvres
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Nice Vintage table lamp, with a figurine of a blue parrot, made of porcelain. The lamp foot is made of bronze and leafs are made of copper. The porcelain is marked Sèvres. The lamp s...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze, Copper

Napoléon III Dark Blue Sèvres Porcelain Ormolu-Mounted Table Lamp
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Antwerp, BE
Ormolu-mounted dark blue Sèvres porcelain table lamp, circa 1880. Measures: Height 44 cm Width 20 cm Depth 16 cm. The lampshade is not included in the price.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Late 19th Century French Napoleonic Lamps Style of Sèvres, a Pair
By Sèvres
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of late 19th century Napoleonic vases in the style of Sèvres, possibly originally made to be lamps or vases made into lamps some time ago. The fronts of the vases depict the "...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Floral Decorated French Porcelain Oil Lamps, Likely Sevres, circa 1850
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Pair of French oil lamps, circa 1850 with beautiful floral decorations on a white and blue background. It measures 14 inches to the top of the brass burner. Recently rewired with a t...
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Antique 1850s French Victorian Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Sèvres Porcelain Hand-Painted Female Nude Table Lamps
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Sèvres Porcelain hand-painted table lamps with two part brass and umber velvet base. The hand-painted and glazed bodies of the table lamps are a female nude on a heathered ci...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

French Table Lamp Trellis Floral Porcelain Urn with Rams Head Gilt Bronze Mounts
By Sèvres
Located in Stamford, CT
French table lamp trellis floral porcelain urn with bronze horned rams head gilt and bronze mounts. This spectacular urn now mounted as a lamp made in France possibly Sèvres has a fi...
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Mid-20th Century French Belle Époque Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Fabric

20th Century French Continental Sevres Vase Mounted as a Table Lamp
By Sèvres, FWJ Held
Located in Madrid, ES
A 20th century french Porcelaine de Sèvres, Hauts-de-Seine, painted vase mounted as a table lamp with gilted details and brass base. Gilt foliate and purple bird decoration, The bod...
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Brass

Antique French Sèvres Blue Cobalt Porcelain, Gilt Bronze Candlestick Centerpiece
By Cristalleries De Sevres
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early XIX Century French candlestick , Sèvres blue cobalt porcelain, gilt bronze centerpiece Candle holders immersed in a bouquet of flowers. Bronze structure richly decorated with ...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Classical Roman Table Lamps

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Bronze

Early 20th Century Table Lamp by Sèvres Louis XVI-Style Bronze Gilt Ornaments
By Sèvres
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful antique table lamp by the French maker Sèvres. The lamp base has a special blue color, typical of the work of Sèvres. The lamp is decorated with a fine bronze gilt ornament...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Bronze

Lamp in Sèvres Porcelain
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Lamp in Sèvres Porcelain, 19th century Louis XV style. Measures: H 67 cm, D 41 cm.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Table Lamps

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Porcelain

  • Lamp in Sèvres Porcelain
  • Lamp in Sèvres Porcelain
  • Lamp in Sèvres Porcelain
  • Lamp in Sèvres Porcelain
H 26.38 in. Dm 16.15 in.
19th Century French Hand-Painted Sevres Lamp
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine, single 19th c. French Hand Painted Sevres Urn Converted to Lamp. The Bronze Mounted Lamp has a Painted Scene of Napoleon.The Shade is included and is Hand Made of Parchment P...
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Bronze

French Sevres Style Table Lamp
Located in Cheshire, GB
Sevres style twin handle table lamp, hand painted in cobalt blue with gold detail. Featuring a central 17th century courting couple the opposing side with floral motifs. Raised up on...
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

  • French Sevres Style Table Lamp
  • French Sevres Style Table Lamp
  • French Sevres Style Table Lamp
  • French Sevres Style Table Lamp
H 19.5 in. W 7 in. D 7 in.
Six-Light Porcelain Centerpiece by Sèvres Manufacture, France, 19th Century
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in PARIS, FR
Marked with the painted double “L” of Sèvres Sèvres Porcelain – 18th century / Ormolu mounts – 19th century A very fine Louis XV style centerpiece, made of a Sèvres porcelain “...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Table Lamps

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Bronze

Antique Blue Sevres Style Porcelain Table Lamp, France, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
A fine 19th century French blue Sevres style porcelain table lamp raised on a square ormolu base, hand painted and signed on the ovoid body.  
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Antique Late 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Paul Milet for Sèvres Azure Art Deco Table Lamp with Glass Diffuser Shade
By PM Sèvres 1
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This Art Deco era porcelain torchiere table lamp was designed by Paul Milet (1870-1950) for Sèvres and comes complete with its original glass diffuser shade. The body of the lamp has...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Glass

19th Century French Pair of Celeste Blue Ground "Sevres Style" Vases
By Sèvres
Located in Stamford, CT
19th century French pair of Celeste blue ground "Sevres Style" vases with doré bronze mounts electrified as lamps. A simply stunning pair of table lamps depicting painted cherubs on ...
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Mid-20th Century French Belle Époque Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of French Victorian Pink Sevres Porcelain Oil Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Victorian pink and white Sevres porcelain oil lamps with bronze trim (Missing shades) (PRICED AS Pair).
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of French Gilt and Blue 'Sevres' Porcelain Lamps
Located in London, GB
Constructed in ormolu and ‘Sevres’ porcelain; rising from square ormolu bases with re-entrant radiused angles, the stepped platforms adorned with stiff leaf castings, having pearl ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Pair of Antique French Sevres Style Hand-Painted Porcelain Pink Table Lamps
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of hand-painted porcelain table lamps are unsigned, but presumed to have originated from France and dating to approximately 1880 and done in a Sevres style. The table lamps...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of 19th Century Hand Painted Porcelain de Sevres Lamps, Gilt Bronze Mounts
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of fine quality Louis XVI style French Sevres pink porcelain and gilt bronze-mounted lamps. One side is painted with cherubs in the manner of Watteau, the famous 18th century ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Bronze

French Sèvres Style Bronze-Mounted Cobalt Blue Hand-Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A large French Sèvres style gilt bronze ormolu-mounted cobalt blue hand-painted porcelain urn table lamp, first half of the 20th century. Bronze figurine handles, front side with han...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Table Lamps

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Bronze

French Sèvres Style Bronze-Mounted Cobalt Blue Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A large French Sèvres style gilt bronze ormolu-mounted cobalt blue hand painted porcelain urn table lamp, first half of the 20th century. Bronze figurine handles, front side with han...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Table Lamps

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Bronze

French Sèvres Style Bronze-Mounted Cobalt Blue Hand-Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A large French Sèvres style gilt bronze ormolu-mounted cobalt blue hand-painted porcelain urn table lamp, first half of the 20th century. Bronze figurine handles, front side with han...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Table Lamps

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Bronze

Sevres Style Cobalt Blue Porcelain & Bronze Swan Handle Urn Mounted as a Lamp
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Stamford, CT
Fine French Louis XVI Sèvres style cobalt blue porcelain and bronze swan handle urn mounted as a table lamp with a sumptuous grey short pile velvet shade. This simply stunning table ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

Pair of Sèvres Style and Ormolu French Hand-Painted Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A wonderful pair of French 19th century blue Sèvres style porcelain and ormolu table lamps. Each elegant lamp is raised by a square ormolu base, hand painted in different scenes and ...
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Antique 19th Century Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of 19th Century French Sevres Style Vases or Lamps
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of French Sevres style, ormolu-mounted vases or lamps. Each with Rams head mounts, a cobalt blue ground with gilded decoration around painted panels depicting cla...
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Ormolu

19th Century Sevres Style Porcelain / Onyx Base Table Lamps
Located in Hudson, NY
Sèvres style with gilt metal mounted porcelain urns shape pair table lamps over a canted square onyx base, with exuberantly painted design details and foliate motifs. Each lamp is in...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Table Lamps

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Onyx, Metal

Pair Antique French Ormolu Mounted Sevres Porcelain Lamps, circa 1860-1870
Located in New Orleans, LA
Fabulous Pair Antique French Ormolu Mounted Sevres Porcelain Lamps, Circa 1860-1870.
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Pair of Louis XVI Style Sèvres Porcelain Biscuit Candelabra, circa 1880
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Louis XV style candelabra in Sèvres porcelain biscuit and gilt bronze, figuring two putti musicians. Mounted on a rocaille gilt bronze circular base with two candle branches...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Porcelain

French Sèvres Porcelain Lamp in Celeste Blue with Hand-Painted Reserves
Located in Houston, TX
Bronze doré mounts decorate this Sèvres lamp with scrolling arms on each side. The Sèvres Porcelain is painted with playful angels on one side and a floral motif on the verso. Bron...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Sèvres Porcelain and Ormolu Mounted Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant and high quality pair of French 19th century cobalt blue Sèvres porcelain and ormolu mounted lamps. Each lamp is raised by a fine square ormolu base with concave corners a...
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Large Antique French Sevres Style Ormolu-Mounted Table Lamp
Located in Cheshire, GB
Sevres style table lamp, in cobalt blue with gold detail. The gilt bronze rim above central hand painted panel depicting maiden in typical dress the opposing side with floral motifs....
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Sèvres Porcelain Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Sèvres porcelain lamps. Each lamp is raised by a mottled square base decorated with fine wrap around scrolled gilt foliate design...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Neoclassical Porcelain Lamps
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in NYC, NY
A pair of 19th century neoclassical porcelain vases with bronze doré mounts converted to lamps, decorated with hand-painted classical motifs in the manner of Sevres porcelain. France...
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Antique 1880s French Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of French 19th C Sevre's Cobalt Blue Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine pair of late 19th century French Louis XVI Sevre's style gilt bronze and cobalt porcelain hand painted and signed urns with gilt bronze ram's heads mounts. Custom wired and sh...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Cobalt Blue Sèvres Porcelain and Ormolu Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and large scale pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. cobalt blue Sèvres porcelain and ormolu vases mounted into lamps. Each beautiful lamp is raised by most impressiv...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Late 19th Century Sevres Style Porcelain Lamp Twist Body
Located in London, GB
A fine yellow and blue porcelain Sevres style lamp with a twist body, hand painted with flowers and hand gilded.  
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Antique Late 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Biscuit De Sèvres Porcelain and Ormolu Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely decorative French 19th century Louis XVI st. Biscuit de Sèvres porcelain and ormolu lamp. The lamp is raised by a beautiful square ormolu base with concave c...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Porcelain Lamp, Signed by Sèvres
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most impressive and large scale French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and porcelain lamp, signed by Sèvres. The lamp is raised by striking triangular shaped porcelain base with ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Sèvres Porcelain and Ormolu Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of exquisite French 19th century Louis XVI st.Sèvres porcelain and ormolu lamps. Each lamp is raised on an ormolu base, with canted corners and fine chasing of masks amidst fo...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Sèvres Porcelain Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and cobalt blue Sèvres porcelain lamps. Each lamp is raised by fine feet with lovely richly chased faces centering recesse...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Pair of Louis XVI Style French Sevres Porcelain and Dore Bronze Vases or Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Louis XVI style French Sevres pink porcelain and dore bronze-mounted vases or lamps. One side is painted with pastoral love scenes in the vein of Watteau, the famous 18th cen...
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Antique Florally Decorated Porcelain Lamps
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in London, GB
Pair of antique florally decorated porcelain lamps French, 19th century Measures: With shades: Height 101cm, width 49cm, depth 36cm Without shades: Height 69cm, width 33cm, depth ...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Table Lamps

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Porcelain

  • Pair of Antique Florally Decorated Porcelain Lamps
  • Pair of Antique Florally Decorated Porcelain Lamps
  • Pair of Antique Florally Decorated Porcelain Lamps
  • Pair of Antique Florally Decorated Porcelain Lamps
H 39.77 in. W 19.3 in. D 14.18 in.
Pair of French 20th Century Louis XVI Style Blue Sèvres Style Porcelain Lamps
Located in Southall, GB
A very elegant pair of French 20th century Louis XVI cobalt blue Sèvres style porcelain and ormolu lamps. Each lamp is raised on an ormolu base with beaded borders. The baluster shap...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Antique Cobalt Blue Sevres Porcelain Ormolu Table Lamp, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning large antique French Sevres cobalt blue hand painted porcelain and ormolu-mounted vase circa 1880 in date, later converted into a lamp. The vase shaped porcelai...
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Antique 1880s French Porcelain

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Ormolu

Antique Bleu Royale Sèvres Porcelain Ormolu Table Lamp, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning large antique French Sèvres "Bleu Royale" hand painted porcelain and ormolu-mounted vase circa 1870 in date, later converted into a lamp. The ovoid porcelain bo...
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Antique 1870s French Porcelain

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Ormolu

Bronze-Mounted Cobalt Blue Porcelain Lamp, circa 1900
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in New York, NY
The porcelain is Sevres and the bronze mounts are by E.F. Caldwell.
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Sèvres Porcelain and Ormolu Candelabras
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Sèvres porcelain and ormolu seven arm candelabra lamps. Each lamp is raised by a richly chased ormolu square base with cut co...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Sevres Style Vase Mounted as a Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Sevres style vase mounted as a lamp, the blue ground two-handled vase with a central cartouche depicting Hebe and a suitor. Measures: 30" H.
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Antique 18th Century French Provincial Table Lamps

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Porcelain

  • Sevres Style Vase Mounted as a Lamp
  • Sevres Style Vase Mounted as a Lamp
  • Sevres Style Vase Mounted as a Lamp
  • Sevres Style Vase Mounted as a Lamp
H 30 in. W 5 in. D 4 in.
Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV Style Candelabra Lamps, Signed Sèvres
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XV st. ormolu and porcelain electrified candelabras lamps, signed Sèvres. Each beautiful lamp is raised by a circular Biscuit de Sèvres p...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Table Lamps

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Ormolu

French Sevres Porcelain Lamp
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Applyby Magna, Staffordshire
A very good French porcelain lamp in the Sevres style, painted panels of lovers and flowers, on brass base, in excellent condition.
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

  • French Sevres Porcelain Lamp
  • French Sevres Porcelain Lamp
  • French Sevres Porcelain Lamp
  • French Sevres Porcelain Lamp
H 29 in. W 5.5 in. D 5.5 in.
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French Sevres Porcelain Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the French sevres porcelain table lamp you’re looking for. Frequently made of ceramic, porcelain and metal, every French sevres porcelain table lamp was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French sevres porcelain table lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A French sevres porcelain table lamp, designed in the Louis XVI, Victorian or Louis XV style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made French sevres porcelain table lamp has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Sèvres and Cristalleries De Sevres are consistently popular.

How Much is a French Sevres Porcelain Table Lamp?

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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.

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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.