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Modernist 1970s Sputnik Chromed Table Light by Honsel Lights Attributed, Germany
By Honsel
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Sputnik table light Producer: Honsel Lights, Germany attrib. Origin: Germany Age: 1970s This 1970s table light was made by Honsel Light...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

New Old Stock, Opaline Murano Glass "Honey" Table Light by Cenedese Vetri, 1960s
By Gino Cenedese, Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s Description: This fantastic vintage table ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

New Old Stock, Opaline Murano Glass "Green" Table Light by Cenedese Vetri, 1960s
By Gino Cenedese, Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s   This fantastic vintage table light was de...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

New Old Stock, Opaline Murano Glass "lime" Table Light by Cenedese Vetri, 1960s
By Gino Cenedese, Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s   This fantastic vintage table light was designed and produced by ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Midcentury Opaline Glass Wall Lamp by Limburg, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern wall lamp by Glashütte Limburg made in Germany in the 1970s. It has a beautiful triangle shape and is made of aluminium and opaline glass. The back is ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

Midcentury Limburg Ceiling or Wall Lamp in Ball Shape, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning midcentury ceiling or wall lamp in Ball shape, by Glashütte Limburg, Germany, 1970s. Made of smocked glass and brass. Sockets: It needs 1 x E27 standard bulb and function...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Rare Midcentury Pendant Lamp or Chandelier by Peill & Putzler, 1970s, Germany
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional, elegant and large Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or chandelier by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Executed in glass and brass. The lamp needs 4 x E27 Edison screw fit...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1 of 4 Midcentury Limburg Ceiling or Wall Lamp in Ball Shape, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning midcentury ceiling or wall lamp in Ball shape, by Glashütte Limburg, Germany, 1970s. Made of smoked glass and Chrome. Sockets: It needs 1 x E27 standard bulb and function ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Pair of Staff Bubble Glass Flush Mounts Lamps Ceiling Lights, 1960
By Glashütte Limburg, J.T. Kalmar, Staff Leuchten
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair staff bubble glass flush mounts lamps ceiling lights. Priced per pair. One large bulb with 60 W is illuminating each fixture. They have been newly rewired according to US and ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass, Plastic

Modernist Glass and Brass Mushroom Table Light by Doria Lights, 1970s, Germany
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light Producer: Doria lights, Germany Origin: Germany Age: 1970s This 1970s table light was made by Doria lights in Germany. The ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Unique German Vintage Crystal Glass and Brass Floor Lamp, 1950s
By Palme & Walter
Located in Berlin, DE
Amazing vintage gilded brass and large faceted crystals floor lamp. Germany, 1950s. Lamp sockets: Two x E27 (US E26).  
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Mid-20th Century German Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Kaiser Midcentury White 7-Arm Space Age Floor Lamp, 1960s, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A midcentury floor lamp by Kaiser made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its Space Age design and seven opaque balls. The white circular body of the light is made of fu...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Kaiser Midcentury Brass and White 4-Arm Space Age Floor Lamp, 1960s, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A midcentury floor lamp by Kaiser made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its Space Age design and four opaque balls. The bottom of the light is made of full metal. The ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Red and White 4-Arm Space Age Floor Lamp Attributed to Kaiser, 1960s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A midcentury floor lamp attributed to Kaiser made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its Space Age design and four cone shaped opaque balls. The bottom of the light is m...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Set of Two Midcentury Columbus Duo Earth Globes or Side Table Lamps, 1960s
By Columbus Verlag Paul Oestergard
Located in Munich, DE
Set of two Mid-Century Modern duo earth globes or side table lamps. Manufactured by Columbus Verlag, Berlin and Stuttgart, 1960s, Germany. The globes are illuminated, and can be used...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Exceptional Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp by Peill & Putzler, 1970s, Germany
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and elegant Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Executed in glass and black enameled metal. The lamp needs 1 x E27 Edison screw fit bulb, is wit...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Doria Leuchten 1960s Pink Murano Glass Globe Pendant Lights / Lamps
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Exceptional and large pair (sold individually) vintage rose pink tinted midcentury Murano glass ceiling pendant light fixtures by Doria Leuchten, Germany. Made in the later half of t...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

German Modernist Glass Sconce Wall Lamp by Limburg, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful glass, brass and iron wall lamp by Limburg,  Germany, 1960s. Lamp sockets: One E14 (or with adapter 1x E12).
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Mid-20th Century German Minimalist Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Iron

Opaline Glass Round Ceiling Lamp by Glashütte Limburg, 1960s, Germany
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Ceiling lamp by Glashütte Limburg made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its opaline glass, which is typical for the German brand. The shape of the lamp is similar to a...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass Modernist Wall Lamp by Glashütte Limburg, 1960s, Germany
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Wall lamp by Glashütte Limburg made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its Murano glass, which is typical for the German brand. The round top of the light is made of alu...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Aluminum

Pair of Metal and Glass Kaiser Midcentury Wall Lamps, 1960s, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A pair of midcentury wall lamps by Kaiser made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its Space Age design and unique glass shades. The body of the light is made of full met...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Set of 3 Metal and Glass Kaiser Midcentury Wall Lamps, 1960s, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A set of midcentury wall lamps by Kaiser made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its Space Age design and unique glass shades. The body of the light is made of full meta...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Set of Three Rare Modernist Glass Globes Sconces Wall Lamps, Germany 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of three large and beautiful crystal glass, brass and iron wall lamps in the style of Hans Agne Jakobsson. Germany, 1960s. Lamp sockets: One E27 (US E26)
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Mid-20th Century German Minimalist Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Iron

XXL Mid-Century Modern Chandelier or Cascading Pendant Lamp by Peill & Putzler
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and large Mid-Century Modern chandelier or cascading pendant lamp: Three amber colored glass shades with gold stripes. Manufactured by Peill & Putzler, Düren, Germany, 1970s....
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Red Kaiser Midcentury Space Age Wall Lamps, 1960s, Germany
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A pair of midcentury wall lamps by Kaiser made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its Space Age design and white opaque balls. The red body of the light is made of full ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

White Porcelain Vintage Industrial Opaline Glass Wall Lamp Scone
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial ceiling lamp. White porcelain, white opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Measures: Diameter foot 10 cm Suitable for 110 volt USA new wiring is CE certified (220 volt)...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Porcelain, Glass, Opaline Glass

Limburg Midcentury Clear Glass and Brass Bell Pendant Light / Lamp, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte "iron" frame bell pendant lamp with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped small hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germany, circa 1965. T...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Limburg Glashütte Black Iron Rings Clear Glass & Brass Pendant Light or Lamp
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte "iron" rings bell pendant lamps with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped large hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germany, circa 1965. ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Amber Bubble Glass Pendant Light / Lamp by Helena Tynell for Limburg
By Glashütte Limburg, Helena Tynell
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Late 1960s bubble glass ceiling pendent light designed by Helena Tynell for Glashütte Limburg. The light features a beautiful lampshade made from amber or champagne colored / coloure...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Limburg Pair of 1970s Vintage "Iron" Rings Glass & Brass Pendant Lights or Lamps
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte pair of "iron" rings bell pendant lamps / lights with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped small hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Wall Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount or ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany circa 1960. The lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with model number...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Extra Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount / ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany, circa 1960. The extra large lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Wall Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount / ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany circa 1960. The lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with model number ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Atomic Brass Table Lamp, Switzerland, 1960s
Located in Aachen, DE
Atomic brass table lamp with nine-glass globes. The globes are hand blown and fitted with a screwing device. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready t...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Mid-Century Modern Large Smoked Glass Globe Floor Lamp by Doria, Germany, 1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Mid-Century Modern floor lamp. Design by Doria Leuchten. Striking German design from the 1970s. Chrome base with large hand-blown glass globe shade. Four chrome sockets ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Modern Glass and Brass Doria Floor Lamp, 1970s, Germany
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Rijssen, NL
This large hand blown pendant light fixture was made by the German manufacturer Doria in the 1970s. Each beautiful hand blown glass sphere is mounted on brass colored base. Measur...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Blown Glass Pair of Table Lamps by Doria, Germany, circa 1970
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Pair of 1970s table lamps, Manufactured by Doria Leuchten in Germany in blown glass. Priced as a pair.
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Vintage 1970s Table Lamps

Space Age Vintage Glass Floor Lamp by Doria 1970s Germany
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Vienna, AT
Space age vintage glass floor lamp by Doria 1970s, Germany great for using as a floor lamp and also as a table lamp. Also the lamp features a paper label underneath - no 1240 10. The...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Glass

Bronze and Doria Leuchten Tubular Glass Floor Lamp, Germany, circa 1960
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Bronze and Doria Leuchten tubular glass floor lamp. Germany, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp Made of Smoked Glass by Doria Leuchten
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Doornspijk, NL
The base of this table lamp by German light specialist Doria Leuchten is made of smoked glass. It contains three bulbs, providing for dramatic lighting. There is another bulb underne...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Floor Lamp Sputnik, Germany, 1970s
By Kaiser Leuchten, Cosack Leuchten, Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- Very rare type - Representative - Nice style of lighting - Very good original condition.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Table Lamp with Cobalt Blue Glass Shade designed by Doria 1970s, Germany
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-Century Modern 1970s table lamp designed by Doria, Germany. Bulb shade in blue glass with tubular chrome base with a metal lacquering shade inside and lit with one bulb that beau...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid Century Design Orange Table Lamp, Germany / 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Germany, 1970s - perfect original condition - intact glass jt.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

XXL Pop Art Table Lamp by Doria, Germany, 1960s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
On offer is an extremely rare, stunning and vintage XL Pop Art floor or table lamp composed of a weighted lacquered metal hemisphere in yellow-orange and a hemisphere in white blown ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Wonderful Industrial Style German Orb Lamp, Mid-Century Modern
By Sonneman Lighting
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful industrial style chrome and smoked glass German orb lamp. Adjustable hand blown globe sits on a chromed steel ring. Large rubber bumpers keep the orb in desired position....
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Steel

Peill & Putzler, Mid-Century Modernist German Table Lamp, 1960s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Verviers, BE
Mid-Century Modernist German 1960s table lamp by Peill & Putzler Mid-Century Modernist German 1960s lamps were designed by Peill & Putzler. They feature a globular glass lampshade...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chromed Glass Table Lamp by Ingo Maurer 1968, Germany
By Ingo Maurer
Located in Vienna, AT
This spiral or loop table lamp was designed by Ingo Maurer 1968 Germany for Design M. Germany. The table lamp features a tabular chromed metal spring as a base and an opaline glass s...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid Century Modern Vintage Green Red Glass Ball Table Lamp by WMF Germany 1940s
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Vienna, AT
The table lamp shows a multicolored glass ball base with two pressure switches. A special feature of the table lamp is, that one bulb lights the glass ball from inside and the secon...
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Vintage 1940s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Doria Leuchten Germany Space Age Table Lamp with Handblown Bubbleglass
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Schagen, NL
Wonderful piece manufactured by Doria Leuchten Germany, circa 1960s-1970s. The lamp consists of a handblown bubbleglass shade and a metal base. It remains in great condition and show...
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Mid-20th Century German Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Bronze and Doria Leuchten tubular Glass Table Lamps, Germany, circa 1960
By Vintage Murano Gallery, Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of Bronze and Doria Leuchten tubular Glass Table Lamps, Germany, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Rare Murano and Chrome Table Lamps Designed by Doria, Germany, 1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning Doria table light with Murano tube glasses on a chrome and metal base. These items are extremely rare. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and r...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Doria Ice Glass Table Lamp, circa 1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A Doria table lamp made in Germany in the 1970s. It is fascinating with its rare glass shape. The design of the lamps is similar to a mushroom. Murano glass shade with chrome alumini...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Midcentury German Design Glass Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s, Germany - Marked by manufactures - Good original condition - Jt.
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Peill & Putzler, Set of 2 Mid-Century Modernist German Table Lamp, 1960s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Verviers, BE
Mid-Century Modernist German 1960s table lamp by Peill & Putzler Mid-Century Modernist German 1960s lamps were designed by Peill & Putzler. They feature a globular glass lampshade...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Huge Handblown Glass Globe Table Lamp by Doria
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Berlin, DE
Very nice and huge handblown glass globe and gilt metal table lamp by German high end manufacturer Doria. Four x Model A / E27 bulbs. To be on the the safe side, the lamp should be c...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Peill & Putzler Glass Seashell Light Made in Germany, 1960’s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in London, GB
A Mid-Century Modern Peill & Putzler glass sea shell desk light or table light made in West Germany, in or around the 1960’s. This highly tactile and very smooth to the touch sea...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Bubble Glass Floor Lamp by Hustadt, Germany 1960s
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant floor light with aspherical base in bubble glass with two-light settings by Hustadt Lighting, Germany, 1960s. Measures: height without shade and bulb: 23.6" (60 cm). Light...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Glass

Glashütte Limburg Brass Glass Floor Lamp, Germany 1960
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Vienna, AT
Glashütte limburg brass glass floor lamp, Germany 1960. Beautiful 59" floor lamp made from slender brass stems with handblown slightly amber-ish glass balls. Symmetrical design appro...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Floor Lamp Design Hans Kögl, Hollywood Regency, Mid-Century 1970s Germany Vtg
By Hans Kögl
Located in L'Isle sur la Sorgue, FR
Floor lamp designed by Hans Kögl Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1970s German Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Frosted Ice Glass and Brass Table Lamp by Doria Leuchten, 1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful table lamp by Doria made in Germany in the 1970s. It has a brass base and the glass shade is made of frosted ice glass. It is in very good vintage condition. The light...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

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German Mid Century Glass Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal German mid century glass lamp for your home. Each German mid century glass lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and brass. If you’re shopping for a German mid century glass lamp, we have 1070 options in-stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer German mid century glass lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each German mid century glass lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Industrial or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one German mid century glass lamp that is appealing in its simplicity, but Glashütte Limburg, Peill & Putzler and Doria Leuchten Germany produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a German Mid Century Glass Lamp?

Prices for a German mid century glass lamp can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $109 and can go as high as $39,447, while the average can fetch as much as $1,250.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.