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Gilt Metal Bronze Lamp by Mathias for Fondica, France, 2000s
By Fondica, Mathias Fondica
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Model of table or bedside lamp by the artist Mathias for the foundry Fondica in Gisors, France. Gilt bronze metal. No more production today. Height top of sculpture 40 cms. Famous a...
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Early 2000s French Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Bronze, Metal

Gold Metal Table Lamp
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Golden metal table lamp with beautiful lampshade gold-tinted mirror effect inside.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Gold Metal Table Lamp
  • Gold Metal Table Lamp
  • Gold Metal Table Lamp
  • Gold Metal Table Lamp
H 27.96 in. Dm 14.97 in.
Mid Century Egyptian Motif Gold Metal Table Lamp
Located in La Grange, IL
Mid century Egyptian motif gold metal table lamp This lamp measures: 5 wide x 5 deep x 41.5 inches high We take our photos in a controlled lighting studio to show as much detai...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of American Mission Heintz Art Metal Table Lamps
By Heintz Art Metal Shop
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Mission bronze green patina boudoir table lamps with floral silver deposit on base and filigree mica shade (Heintz Art Metal).
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Early 20th Century American Mission Table Lamps

Materials

Silver, Bronze

Early 20th Century Onyx and Gold Metal Table Lamp
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The elegant petite early 20th century neoclassical table lamp is composed of a smooth onyx base trimmed with gold metal features at top and bottom. Push switch, electrified for US us...
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Vintage 1910s American Neoclassical Revival Table Lamps

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Onyx, Metal

  • Early 20th Century Onyx and Gold Metal Table Lamp
  • Early 20th Century Onyx and Gold Metal Table Lamp
  • Early 20th Century Onyx and Gold Metal Table Lamp
  • Early 20th Century Onyx and Gold Metal Table Lamp
H 15.25 in. W 3.25 in. D 5.25 in.
Mattheo Thun 'Laguna 16' Glass and Gold Metal Table Lamp for Artemide
By Matteo Thun, Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, Artemide
Located in Glendale, CA
Mattheo Thun 'Laguna' glass and gold metal table lamp for Artemide. This lyrical design casts a warm and softly diffused light in its surrounding environment. Executed in hand blown ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Contemporary Gold Metal Geometric Design Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary polished brass table lamp with a beige fabric drum shade inside a geometric design brass frame on a tiered black metal base with brass supports.  
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20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Contemporary Gold Metal Geometric Design Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary polished brass table lamp with a beige fabric drum shade inside a geometric design brass frame on a tiered black metal base with brass supports.
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20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Classic Art Deco Dome Desk Lamp, Smith Metal Arts, 1930s
By Kem Weber, Smith Metal Arts
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Art Deco dome desk lamp, Smith Metal Arts, 1930s. Amazing original finish. Beautiful warm light, retains original bronze stylized finial. Tested and working.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

1950s Tall Glass and Gold Leaf Table Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning pair of large 1950s glass and gold leaf table lamps attributed to The Mrbro lamp Company. Height to light socket 36".
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Cocoon and Gold Metal Large Table Lamp, 1970s, Italy
By Flos
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Cocoon and gold metal large table lamp, 1970s, Italy Minimal and natural design with cocoon material Very high quality. Fully functional. Original cable and plug. This lamp...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Cocoon and Gold Metal Large Table Lamp, 1970s, Italy
  • Cocoon and Gold Metal Large Table Lamp, 1970s, Italy
  • Cocoon and Gold Metal Large Table Lamp, 1970s, Italy
  • Cocoon and Gold Metal Large Table Lamp, 1970s, Italy
H 35.04 in. W 16.15 in. D 16.15 in.
Contemporary Geometric Mixed Metal Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary brass, bronze, polished nickel, and black metal table lamp with faceted square detail & a burnished brass drum shade.      
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20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze, Nickel, Metal

Art Deco Table Lamp Gold Metal and Crystal Details
Located in Hamburg, DE
Art Deco table light, metal gold plated with crystal ornaments, The base of the table light in hexagon shape has 12 cm diameter, Between the foot and the lamp is a clear crystal ba...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Crystal, Metal

Stunning Gold Gilded Metal, Modernist Regency Table Lamps, Italy
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Mid-Century Modern gilded ribbed metal table lamps, original rope tassel pull chain on/off switch, Wonderful bulbous form, graceful tapered standard, Great style, patina and ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Amorph Helix Table Lamp, Gold Metal Finish, Ivory Silk shade
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
sculptural table lamp is made from MDF with Cold Metal finish. Color: Gold Dimension base: 16" H x 7.5" L x 5.5" W Shade dimension: 10" H x 14" W. About Amorph: Working with geomet...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Art Deco Revival Gold Metal Palm Tree Table Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of stylized palm tree table lamps in gold metal in the manner of Maison Charles. Half sphere bases, large stylized bamboo stem, two layers of "palm leaves," top ball, brass rod ...
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Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

1960s Green & Gold Metal Tall Table Lamps with Shades, Pair
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s pair of green and gold metal tall table lamps with the matching original shades. The lamps are wired for the US and in working condition. These lamps can use a 3-way bu...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Midcentury Table Lamp with Brass and Lacquered Metal Clock Gold
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentrury table lamp with brass and lacquered metal clock gold One light bulb E27 Max 80 watt.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

American Mission Heintz Art Metal Patinated Metal Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mission bronze patinated table lamp with floral whiplash silver deposit base and helmet shaped shade (HEINTZ ART METAL).
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20th Century American Mission Table Lamps

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Bronze

1970s Leucos Gold Metal and Murano Glass Table Lamp
By Leucos Design Lab
Located in Milan, IT
A spectacular table lamp by Leucos, with a massive Murano glass diffuser. Original label.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Aluminum

New "Fuse/T" Table Lamp in Crystal and Gold Metal
Located in Miami, FL
New "Fuse/T" table lamp in crystal and gold metal Table indoor lighting texture. Made of metal and crystal. Finished in different texturized colors. Satin brass Chrome.
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Amorph Helix Table Lamp, White Gold, Metal Finish, Ivory Silk Shade
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
sculptural table lamp made from MDF with Cold Metal finish. Color: White Gold Dimension base: 16" H x 7.5" L x 5.5" W Shade dimension: 10" H x 14" W. About Amorph: Working with geo...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Small Metal Satin Gold Table Lamp by Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Large Metal Satin Gold Table Lamp by Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Medium Metal Satin Gold Table Lamp by Oluce
By Oluce, Vico Magistretti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large 'Pinecone' Table Lamp in Translucent Glass & Gold Metal for Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte, Paola Navone
Located in Glendale, CA
Large 'Pinecone' table lamp in translucent glass & gold metal for Fontana Arte. Designed by Paola Navone, the Pinecone comes in both a suspension and table lamp. The diffuser is manu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Stefano Cevoli Midcentury Gold-Plated Metal Italian Table Lamp 'Meridiana' 1980s
By Stefano Cevoli, Paolo Piva
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury 'Meridiana' gold-plated metal halogen table lamp. This fantastic piece was designed by Paolo Francesco Piva for Stefano Cevoli in Italy during the 1980s. This M...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1980s Table Lamp Silver Gold, Modern Metal Table Lamp in the Style of Rizzo
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Large modernist table lamp made of gold and silver colored metal. Stylish design from the 1980s in the style of Willy Rizzo or Romeo Rega. Reflective metal in a design typical of the...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Medium 'Pinecone' Table Lamp in Opaline Glass & Gold Metal for Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte, Paola Navone
Located in Glendale, CA
Medium 'Pinecone' table lamp in opaline glass & gold metal for Fontana Arte. Designed by Paola Navone, the Pinecone comes in both a suspension and table lamp. The diffuser is manufac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Gold-Plated Metal Italian Table Lamp 'Meridiana' for Stefano Cevoli, 1980s
By Stefano Cevoli, Paolo Piva
Located in Roma, IT
'Meridiana' gold-plated metal halogen table lamp by Stefano Cevoli, Italy 1980s, designed by Paolo Francesco Piva for Stefano Cevoli in the 1980s. This Minimalist, modern, tall an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Beautiful 1970s Gold-Plated Metal Palm Table Lamps by Hans Kögl
By Hans Kögl
Located in München, DE
Pair of beautiful 1970s gold-plated metal palm table lamps by Hans Kögl. Hans Kögl was a famous light and table designer. He worked with natural shapes like palm leaves and other ...
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Vintage 1970s German Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Gold Plate, Metal

American Mission Heintz Art Metal Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mission bronze patinated table lamp with silver deposit floral design base and filigree butterfly motif shade (HEINTZ ART METAL).
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20th Century American Mission Table Lamps

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Bronze

Vintage Black and Gold Toned Metal Lamp
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The vintage classical urn-shaped lamp has a black body and gold toned legs, rings and a pair of ornate detailed handles with "S" curve detailing. Measures approximate 18.5 inches tal...
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Early 20th Century American Baroque Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Vintage Black and Gold Toned Metal Lamp
  • Vintage Black and Gold Toned Metal Lamp
  • Vintage Black and Gold Toned Metal Lamp
  • Vintage Black and Gold Toned Metal Lamp
H 24.75 in. W 8 in. D 6 in.
American Mission Heintz Art Metal Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mission bronze brown patina table lamp with grape leaf silver deposit design on base and natural mica shade with filigree grape vine overlay (HEINTZ ART METAL).
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20th Century American Mission Table Lamps

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Bronze

Marbro Moroccan Gold Glazed Melon Form Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century gored metal lamps with a gold glaze wash overlay. Rewired for use in the USA, with brass sockets and clear cord.
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20th Century American Moorish Table Lamps

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Metal

Large 'Pinecone' Table Lamp in Opaline Glass & Gold Metal for Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte, Paola Navone
Located in Glendale, CA
Large 'Pinecone' table lamp in opaline glass & gold metal for Fontana Arte. Designed by Paola Navone, the Pinecone comes in both a suspension and table lamp. The diffuser is manufact...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Gold-Plated Metal Table Lamps by Pierre Casenove with Original Shade
By Pierre Casenove
Located in Stamford, CT
A matched pair of gold-plated metal lamps depicting nude women by Pierre Casenove. The lamps have their original shades, that do show some signs of age. One lamp retains more of its ...
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1990s French Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1980s Italian Memphis Style Table Lamp Green Gold Murano Glass & Lacquered Metal
Located in Berlin, DE
This beautiful 1980s Italian Memphis style table lamp is made out of Murano glass and the base is lacquered metal. The Murano glass is light green and shines golden when it is lighte...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Classic Antique Gold Table Lamp
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Boasting a lavish and uneven silhouette, the outstanding design of this table lamp will be a splendid addition to well-balanced, sophisticated decors. The fence-like metal frame surr...
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Classic Antique Gold Table Lamp
H 12.21 in. W 5.12 in. D 5.12 in.
Richard Barr for Laurel Lamp Studio Collection Large Brutalist Table Lamp, 1963
By Laurel Lamp Company, Richard Barr
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very impressive early 1960s Brutalist steel and bronze finish table lamp from Richard Barr’s Studio Collection for Laurel Lamp. Large and sculptural multiplanar body of torch cut ...
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Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Table Lamps

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Cut Steel, Metal, Bronze, Copper

Gold Metal Pair of Table Lamps Model Arco 40 by VD, 1980s Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Gold metal pair of table lamps Model Arco 40 by VD, 1980s Germany Minimal design Very high quality. Fully functional. Original cable and plug. These lamps is suitable for EU ...
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Vintage 1980s German Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Over Size Gold Toned Metal Base Jar Lamps
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Large brass or gold colored metal lamp bases from India. The jar shaped lamp has textured hammered surface with ribbed trimmed details encircling the body. Hollywood Regency Indian s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Anglo-Indian Table Lamps

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Metal

Pintadera Gold Table Lamp
By Kreo Arte
Located in Milan, IT
Topped by a black fabric conical shade matching the trim of the base's graphic design, this table lamp is an original piece that will enliven any interior decor. Handcrafted using go...
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Pintadera Gold Table Lamp
  • Pintadera Gold Table Lamp
  • Pintadera Gold Table Lamp
  • Pintadera Gold Table Lamp
H 24.41 in. W 16.54 in. D 13.78 in.
20th Century Vintage Table Lamp with Cast Metal Base with Distressed Gold Paint
Located in Miami, FL
A decorative vintage table lamp with cast metal base washed in gold paint and with cream-colored linen shade. Measures: Overall 20" wide x 42 1/2" high Base 9" wide Shade measures: 2...
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Late 20th Century American Table Lamps

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Metal

Contemporary 3-diffuser Gold Table Lamp
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
A captivating, unconventional design distinguishes this stunning table lamp that showcases a central elongated handle raising from a brass-finished metal base comprising three circul...
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Contemporary 3-diffuser Gold Table Lamp
H 23.63 in. W 7.88 in. D 7.88 in.
Midcentury Table Lamp, circa 1970 Black Gold Gilt Metal and Lucite Goddess Diety
Located in FR
Large midcentury table lamp, circa 1970s with its original shade Unusual impressive and decorative Gilt metal and high shine black Lucite Very good vintage original condition with on...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Laurel Dark Bronze Totem Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Custom finished totem lamps in a architectural dark bronze matte finish. Rewired for use in USA. 100W max bulbs. Height listed is an overall measurement including harp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

Classic Black and Gold Table Lamp
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Showcasing a lavish and finely-decorated silhouette, this table lamp perfectly complements the most luxurious interiors. Masterfully crafted by expert artisans, the central metal fra...
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Classic Black and Gold Table Lamp
H 31.5 in. W 18.12 in. D 13.39 in.
Textured Gold Color Metal Pair of Lamps, China, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Chinese pair of globe shaped lamps. Textured and mottled gold color made of metal. Belgian black linen shades with gold interior. Base of lamp measures 11" in diamete...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Table Lamps

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Metal

20th Century Patinated Metal and Polished Bronze Table Lamp
Located in Stamford, CT
Large urn-shaped lamp having a round bronze base and CAP featuring a double light cluster.
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Early 20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Bronze

20th Century Gold-Brown Italian Metal Table Light, Desk Lamp by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A gold-brown, vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian table lamp made of hand crafted metal and brass with an oval shade, featuring a one light socket. Designed by Angelo Gaetano Sciolari...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Italian Pink Metalic Swirled Murano Glass Table Lamp on Gold Wood Base
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Italian pink metallic swirled Murano glass table lamp on gold wood base with double pull chain holds two bulbs. Measures: 7" diameter x 35" tall.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Large Hans Kögl Palm Tree Table Lamp, Gilt Metal, Germany, 1970s
By Hans Kögl
Located in Graz, AT
A Hollywood Regency table lamp by Hans Kögl (Koegl or Kogl), Germany, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970. A beautiful light fixture in the form of a palm tree made of metal coat...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf, Metal

Just Andersen, Table Lamp, Patinated "disko" Metal, White Fabric, Denmark, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A 1930s table lamp by Just Andersen, Denmark. Base marked "Just A Denmark" and model number. Produced in Just Andersens own metal alloy named "Disko", the exact contents are unknown...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Art Deco Red and Gold Table Lamp
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Coated in glowing gold leaf and with the cardinal red of the fabric lampshade, this table lamp will suit magnificently the most refined and plush decors. Sitting atop a solid, footed...
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf, Metal

Art Deco Red and Gold Table Lamp
H 23.63 in. W 19.69 in. D 9.85 in.
Art Deco Gray and Gold Table Lamp
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Distinguished by an intriguing metal structure combining curved and straight elements, the captivating design of this table lamp is enriched by a coating in antique gold leaf that ba...
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Gold Leaf

  • Art Deco Gray and Gold Table Lamp
  • Art Deco Gray and Gold Table Lamp
  • Art Deco Gray and Gold Table Lamp
  • Art Deco Gray and Gold Table Lamp
H 23.63 in. W 19.69 in. D 9.85 in.
Italian Neoclassical Gilt Tole Metal, Crystal & Putto Table Lamp
Located in Chicago, IL
Italian gilt tole metal foliage, twisted stem and white majolica putto table lamp. Crystal ornament. Carrera marble with acanthus leaf base. Sold sans shade.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Gold Leaf

Gold Lotus Table Lamp by Mason Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Gold lotus table lamp by Mason Editions Dimensions: 36 × 48 cm Materials: matte gold 24k base + transparent smoke grey blown glass Finishings: matte gold 24k base + transparent smok...
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

CL1830 Gold Ring Table Lamp
By Sigma L2
Located in Milan, IT
The unique table lamp with intricate golden rings will be a statement piece in your home. Made from gilded iron and with a gold interior lampshade, the lamp looks like a sculpture it...
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

CL1830 Gold Ring Table Lamp
H 40.16 in. W 12.6 in. D 12.6 in.
Heritage Pink and Gold Table Lamp
By Badari Lighting
Located in Milan, IT
This refined table lamp exemplifies classic opulence coupling a fancy aesthetic with prized materials. Topped by a pleated shade in antiqued pink silk, its structure's silhouette ris...
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Heritage Pink and Gold Table Lamp
H 22.45 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
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Gold Metal Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of gold metal table lamps for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct gold metal table lamps — often made from metal, bronze and brass — can elevate any home. Find 313 antique and vintage gold metal table lamps at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 79 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Gold metal table lamps have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Gold metal table lamps are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Gold metal table lamps have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Oluce, Maison Charles and Vico Magistretti are consistently popular.

How Much are Gold Metal Table Lamps?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,842, while they’re typically $6 on the low end and $25,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or 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.