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Chinoiserie Porcelain Gilt Floral Ginger Jar Hand-Painted Table Lamp, Monumental
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous and monumental gilt hand painted floral Porcelain chinoiserie ginger jar wired as lamp. Lovely scale and proportions. Genius use of color.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Moderne Glass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1940's Italian molded leopard pattern glass lamps with gilt details and mounted on lucite bases. Measurements: Height of body: 17" Diameter: 10"
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Vintage 1940s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite, Art Glass

  • Pair of Moderne Glass Lamps
  • Pair of Moderne Glass Lamps
  • Pair of Moderne Glass Lamps
  • Pair of Moderne Glass Lamps
H 17 in. Dm 10 in.
Vintage Large Round Stoneware Glazed Hand Painted Table Lamp
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage large round stoneware glazed hand painted table lamp. Brass harp. (No shade) Size: 11" D x 24" H (14"H to top of the socket).
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Vintage 1980s American Country Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp with Hand Embroidered Linen Shade
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Vintage hand painted porcelain and metal table lamp with beautiful hand embroidered linen lamp shade, Portugal, 1930s. The lamp has been rewired: One E27 light bulb socket. Total h...
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Mid-20th Century Portuguese Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Chapman Hand-Painted Porcelain Lamps
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
Pair of ginger jar shaped, hand painted floral porcelain lamps on heavy brass bases with adjustable double pull chain sockets. Rewired for use in the USA. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Chapman Hand-Painted Porcelain Lamps
  • Chapman Hand-Painted Porcelain Lamps
  • Chapman Hand-Painted Porcelain Lamps
  • Chapman Hand-Painted Porcelain Lamps
H 32 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
19th Century Italian Hand Painted Ceramic and Bronze Table Lamp
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful table lamp in blue ceramic and finely chiselled bronze. The ceramic is hand painted with a floral taste. Perfect working condition ready to be inserted in your home.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Whimsical Hand Thrown Vase Lamp Base Teddy Bear
Located in South Burlington, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, mid-century modern ceramic creation of a tall classic footed bottle vase or possible lamp base by master ...
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Mid-20th Century German Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Pair of Rose Medallion Lamps, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality pair of Chinese 19th century canton or rose medallion lidded vases converted to oil lamps. Each having French, 19th century gilded ormolu mounts and bases.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

Materials

Ormolu

Pair of Asian Inspired Polychrome Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Striking pair of porcelain chinoiserie vase form polychrome table lamps, circa 1950s-1960s. These Hollywood Regency style lamps are mounted on carved ebonized wooden bases and wired ...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Porcelain Hand Painted Table Lamp with Gilt Painted Fish
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Midcentury porcelain hand painted table lamp with gilt painted fish. Dimensions: 25.5” height to socket x 9” diameter, height with harp 33.5”. Custom made shade for the lamp.
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Mid-20th Century European Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

20th Century French Hand Painted Table Lamp on a Wood Base
Located in Savannah, GA
20th Century French Hand Painted Table Lamp on a Wood Base
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20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

French Hand Painted Table Lamp
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Vibrant hand painted 19th century Faience and bronze urn now electrified. A maze yellow background with hand painted iris and leaf pattern. The basic shade is for photographic purpos...
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Antique 19th Century French Aesthetic Movement Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • French Hand Painted Table Lamp
  • French Hand Painted Table Lamp
  • French Hand Painted Table Lamp
  • French Hand Painted Table Lamp
H 29 in. W 8 in. D 8 in.
Mid-Century Modern Crackle Glaze and Hand Painted Table Lamp, circa 1950s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century Modern crackle glaze and hand painted table lamp, circa 1950s Classic midcentury lamp No shade Wired and ready to illuminate The lamp has a harp with no finia...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Boch Freres Chinoiserie Porcelain Gilt Floral Ginger Jar Hand Painted Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Boch Freres Chinoiserie Porcelain Gilt Floral Ginger Jar Hand Painted Table Lamp. Gorgeous and monumental gilt hand painted floral porcelain chinoiserie ginger jar wired as lamp. Lo...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Chinoiserie Cobalt Hand-Painted Table Lamp
Located in Houston, TX
This beautifully colored lamp has striking Asian design and a pleasing shape. It has been newly wired for the US. There is some reflection on the lamps from photography. Those “circ...
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair 19th Century Chinoiserie Hand-Painted Table Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th Century Chinoiserie Table Lamps are exquisite examples of hand-painted artistry on porcelain that are beautiful from any angle! Originally oil lanterns, they've been conver...
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Antique 1880s French Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Silk

Pair of Blue Chinoiserie Hand Painted Table Lamps in the Style of Billy Haines
By William Billy Haines
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Pair of Chinoiserie lamps with decoration in deep turquoise blue and gold. A chic pair of lamps that evoke the style of Billy Haines. They reminded us of Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage,...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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

Materials

Brass

Noomi Backhausen, Large Hand Painted Stoneware Lamp, Søholm, Bornholm, 1970s
By Soholm Pottery, Noomi Backhausen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large studio-made, and hand painted table lamp. Designed and made by Noomi Backhausen. Produced for Søholm Keramik, Bornholm, Denmark, 1960s. Painted in an abstract green / white /...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

20th Century Pair of Italian Venetian Glass 22-Karat Gold and Bronze Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-20th century pair of Italian Venetian blown art glass, 22-karat gold and brass hand painted table lamps. These finely crafted and unique lamps are executed in celery green and wh...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Gold, Brass, Bronze

Marbro Hand-Painted Parcel-Gilt White Porcelain Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand-painted 50" tall gold leaf cherry blossoms on white ceramic chinoiserie table lamp by Marbro. Cast brass Ming style base, brushed brass stem and Dual socket illumination with br...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Vintage Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp with Original Shade by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage hand painted ceramic table Lamp with original shade by Marbro, circa 1970 Measures: 11" diameter at the body x 9" diameter at the base 19" high to the top of the cerami...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Italian hand painted and glazed porcelain lamp with oversized blue flowers on a burnt orange background, circa 1960s. Measurements: Height of body: 18.75" Diameter : 11"
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp
  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp
  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp
  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp
H 18.75 in. Dm 11 in.
Pair of Tropical Painted Table Lamps
By Wildwood Lamp Company
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Pair of mid century table lamps crafted in wood and decorated on four sides with tropical scenes and monkeys.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Hardwood

  • Pair of Tropical Painted Table Lamps
  • Pair of Tropical Painted Table Lamps
  • Pair of Tropical Painted Table Lamps
  • Pair of Tropical Painted Table Lamps
H 25 in. W 6.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Rare Hand-Painted Italian Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare hand-painted wooden table lamp designed in Italy, circa 1932. Signed E. Pavani. Original cord. Takes one E27 100w maximum bulb. Contact us directly for custom shade fabrication.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Paint

Pair of Vontury for Rembrandt Lamp Co. Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company, Vontury, Inc.
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair Vontury for Rembrandt Lamp Company painted ceramic & brass table lamps with glass shades, 1950's. Featuring Off-White glazed ceramic gourd form with hand-painted thein, speckled...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Dresden Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
By Dresden Porcelain
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Dresden hand painted porcelain table lamp. It is long and urn shaped. It has a white background with gilt fluted details that form scrolls at the top. The lamp is embellish...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

  • Dresden Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
  • Dresden Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
  • Dresden Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
  • Dresden Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
H 33.50 in. W 12 in. D 8.50 in.
Hand Painted Italian Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian hand painted wood table lamps with original patina, circa 1920s. Measurements: Height of body: 21.5".
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Vintage 1920s Italian Table Lamps

  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamps
  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamps
  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamps
  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamps
H 21.5 in. W 5.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Hand Painted Italian Table Lamps
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Wonderful old new stock hand painted Italian table lamps. New wiring and socket. Signed and numbered on the Bottom. These lights were imported to the USA to be sold in a store in NYC...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Hand-Painted Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1960s Italian hand painted ceramic table lamps. Measurements: Height of body: 14" Diameter: 11".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Hand-Painted French Porcelain Chinoiserie Table Lamp
By Porcelaine de Paris
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand-painted asian inspired table lamp. Porcelain body made in Paris France, hand-painted by J Poncet, brass base and brass double socket cluster with drop chain switch pulls. Sold s...
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Tall Vintage Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage hand painted ceramic table lamp with linen drum shade Hand painted ginger jar shape depicting birds, flowers and garlands, polished brass fittings. Black wooden base. No la...
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1990s Asian Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Dramatic Pair of Hand Painted Asian Lamps by Marbro, circa 1960
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lamps are shipped as photographed and described, complete with new shades, harps and finials. Completely installation ready. A stellar pair of Asian style lamps ...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Jade, Brass

Chinese Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
Chinese hand painted porcelain vase that electrified as a table lamp in France with bronze mounting. Fitted with silk lampshade. Measurement include the shade.
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Hand Painted Oriental Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Decorative vintage Chinese table lamp made of ceramic, hand painted with colorful geometric and floral motifs all around on black background. One 150/watt maximum light, mounted on e...
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painted Italian Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A large single circa 1960s Italian glazed and hand painted ceramic table lamp. Measurements: Height of body 19" Diameter 12".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painted Exceptional Single Table Lamp
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Funky table lamp made of plaster, raisin and metal, hand painted depicting sport truck with surfboards, parking in the shades of two metal palm tree. Original lampshade included. Th...
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Vintage 1980s American Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Hand Painted Exceptional Single Table Lamp
  • Hand Painted Exceptional Single Table Lamp
  • Hand Painted Exceptional Single Table Lamp
  • Hand Painted Exceptional Single Table Lamp
H 31 in. W 18 in. D 12.5 in.
Mid Century Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp, C.1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid century hand painted Italian table lamp, C.1950 Hand made - Hand painted Gorgeous ceramic table lamp with stylized rams heads on either side The centerpiece of the lamp...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Studio Made French Hand-Painted Porcelain Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Studio made sage green porcelain table lamp with hand-painted blue flowers, on a gilded base, French, 1950s. Measures: Shade diameter: 14 inches.
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain, Wood, Giltwood, Paint

19th Century Hand Painted Stoneware Table Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century hand painted stoneware table lamp Beautiful blue and tan lamp. Handmade stoneware converted to table lamp. Dimensions: 10" diameter at the base x 21" high to the s...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp with Roses
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Beautiful Italian table lamp with hand painted roses - O/2626.
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Late 20th Century Italian Beaux Arts Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Chinese Hand Painted Porcelain Lamp
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A hand painted chines porcelain lamps with an imperial yellow background. The white porcelain with cartouches of aristocratic women in a floral background with intricately detailed a...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

French Ceramic Table Lamp with Hand Painted Decoration, 1930s
Located in Verviers, BE
Ceramic table lamps France Inspired by an old technique of French ceramics, this elegant table lamp is bright and Handmade with hand painted decoration. In excellent conditio...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Hand painted Porcelain Table Lamp, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
A 1970's pair of hand painted porcelain lamps in a shape of urns featuring a multi-colored geometrical motif design and raised on a wooden base. The lamps comes with Boho chic style ...
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20th Century American Bohemian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Hand-Painted Wooden Table Lamps
Located in Southall, GB
A Pair of hand-painted wooden table lamps. Gold-gilt and lacquered paint on a turned wooden carved jar. These would look wonderful styled with a traditional pleated shade.
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20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Hand Painted Steel Figural Pineapple Table Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vibrant and colorful midcentury metal pineapple table lamp. Measures: 8" diameter x 25" tall.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Custom Hand Painted Tole Canister Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of custom hand painted tole canister lamps. Please note that these lamps can be hand painted in any design, pattern. Lamp shades are NOT included.
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21st Century and Contemporary Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair Hand-Painted Brass and Glass Table Lamps
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of hand-painted brass and glass table lamps.
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair Hand-Painted Brass and Glass Table Lamps
  • Pair Hand-Painted Brass and Glass Table Lamps
  • Pair Hand-Painted Brass and Glass Table Lamps
  • Pair Hand-Painted Brass and Glass Table Lamps
H 24 in. W 5.50 in. D 5.50 in.
19th Century Hand Painted Porcelain Urn Table Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century hand painted porcelain urn table lamp 6" diameter x 14" high to the top of the porcelain 20" high to the socket x 27" high to the finial Wired and ready to illu...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Manufattura Porcellane Artistiche, Hand Painted Italian Porcelain Table Lamp
By Manifattura Artistica Porcellane
Located in Schagen, NL
This absolute stunning and hand painted piece, was manufactured in Italy. The beautifully matched shade, comes from an old mansion in Paris and fits in an unusual way. The shade need...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Swedish Table Lamp, Blue Hand-Painted Painted Ceramic, Sweden, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp by unknown Swedish maker. In hand-painted ceramic. Features a Trompe-l'œil style marble / stone motif. Sold without lampshade. Dimensions exclude lampshade, height i...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Hand Painted Urns Mounted as Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful style and an exceptional profusion hand painted fruits and florals appoint these fine Italian lamps. Rich gold and colorful embellishments. Measured 21" to top of sockets.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

French Porcelain Signed Table Lamp with Hand Painted Decoration, 1930s
Located in Verviers, BE
Porcelain table lamps France Signed Inspired by an old technique of French ceramics, this elegant table lamp is bright and Handmade with hand-painted decoration. In Good cond...
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Revival Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Antique Hand Painted Chinese Porcelain Lamp
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Large antique Chinese Porcelain blue and white temple jar as a lamp. Mounted on an Asian wood stand. 25 inches tall to the top of the socket, would be about 32 inches with an appropr...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Fratelli Fanciullacci Hand Painted Art Pottery Table Lamp
By Fratelli Fanciullacci
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Fratelli Fanciullacci white, yellow, pale gray, silver glazed art pottery table lamp. Featuring a textured, glazed bottle form with lively, fantastical hand painted designs including...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

Antique Arts & Crafts Pittsburgh Reverse Painted Table Lamp circa 1920
By Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass and Glass Company
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts table lamp by Pittsburgh Lamp Co offers dome shade having reverse painted landscape scene with lake over double socket base, c1920 Measures - 22''H x 17...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Vase Pair of Cobridge Poppy and Ice Wildflower Blue Red Green White
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
A pair of Cobridge, poppy & ice pattern, hand painted, table lamps on Perspex bases. Measures: 16” high One of Cobridge Pottery’s most popular patterns, designed by artist Anita Har...
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Early 2000s English Other Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

Hand-Painted Swedish Modern Floral Ceramic Alingsås Table Lamp, 1950s
By Alingsås Keramik
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hand-sculpted and hand decorated multicolored floral glaze Swedish Mid-Century Modern stoneware table lamp by Swedish Alingsås in the 1950s. Large rose, pink and rosewood colored flo...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Large Japanese Etched Hand Painted Blue Black Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Vancouver, CA
Large Japanese porcelain table lamp, hand painted and hand-glazed on a large globular body in black, navy, royal and light blue with deep etching to create a striking modern design. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Hand Painted Persimmon Peonies & Parcel Gilt Table Lamp
Located in Chicago, IL
Double gourd form ceramic hand painted and parcel gilt Asian inspired table lamp with footed black lacquered carved and stepped wood base. Persimmon colored peony flowers and foliage...
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

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Hand Painted Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the hand painted table lamp you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each hand painted table lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, metal and porcelain. Find 1431 options for an antique or vintage hand painted table lamp now, or shop our selection of 60 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a hand painted table lamp — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right hand painted table lamp, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau styles are of considerable interest. The Marbro Lamp Company, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres and Marcello Fantoni each produced at least one beautiful hand painted table lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Hand Painted Table Lamp?

A hand painted table lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,898, while the lowest priced sells for $50 and the highest can go for as much as $55,000.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

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

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp for your living room, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.