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Brass Floor Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian mid century brass lamp, pivoting shade and pivoting base. Floor lamp has some tarnish bras as shown on the photos.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

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H 74 in. W 7.75 in. D 19 in.
Mid Century Italian Brass Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950's Italian hammered brass table lamp. Measurements: Height of body: 17.5" Height to shade rest: 30.5" Diameter: 7".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Italian Table Lamps by FAAI Arredo Cremona Manufacture
By Vintage Italian Lamp
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of vintage Italian table lamps made by FAAI Arredo Cremona in the 1960s. The lamps are made with a nickel-plated brass structure and their lampshade and base is in painted alumi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid Century Walnut & Brass by Laurel Floor Lamp with Tulip Shade
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-Century Modern floor lamp with tulip frosted Italian glass shade, circa the 1960s. This piece features a unique walnut stem and a sculptural brass finished base. Equipped with a ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Brass Italian Trienalle Floor Lamp
Located in London, GB
A large Triennale floor lamp in brass with three painted shades in red, black and cream. Each shade having a pivotal knuckle and light switch.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Brass Italian Trienalle Floor Lamp
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H 77.17 in. W 39.38 in. D 49.22 in.
Mid Century Italian Style Brass Globe Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
Inspired by mid century Italian design, this table lamp features a striking globe shade in clear glass. Sitting on a round brass base, the arm cantilevers off of the stand and is ...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Cylindrical table lamps made of solid brass of excellent workmanship.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern White Porcelain and Brass Lamps
By Frederick Cooper, E. F. Chapman, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Houston, TX
Glamorous pair of Italian porcelain lamps with applied brass disks. This pair of Hollywood Regency table lamps in the style of marbro have been newly wired for the US market.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Oscar Torlasco Mid-Century Modern Brass Italian Floor Lamp
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in Madrid, ES
Floor lamp designed by Oscar Torlasco (1934-2004). Structure made of brass composed of three arms and adjustable colored cups. Oscar Torlasco was an Italian lighting designer who ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

1960s Mid-Century Modern Brass Italian Table Lamp
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A Mid-Century Modern italian table lamp made in the Sixties, good conditions overall, original patina, it works both 110-240 volts and needs a regular e27 bulb.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Brass Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
Mahogany floor lamp with brass foot and details. Opaque beige shade and golden inside.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Brass Table Lamp, Italy, Mid Century, 1950's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Table lamp constructed in full brass. Gorgeous patina. Shows beautiful warm light at night. Fully re-wired for US application.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Brass Floor Lamp, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Floor lamp, Italy, 1950s. This lamp has an opaline glass shade, lacquered frame and brass elements.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Italian Triform Brass Column Floor Lamp Italy, C.1950
Located in London, GB
A mid century Italian Triform brass reeded column floor lamp Italy, C.1950.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Floor Lamp in Glass and Brass, Italy
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
An elegant mid-century floor lamp produced in Italy in the 1950's in glass and metal crowned with an off white lamp shade with gold trimming. The shade is tan colored inside giving a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Glass

Italian Mid Century Modern Brass and Marble Table Lamp
By Fontana Arte
Located in Weesp, NL
Brass and marble mid century modern Italian table lamp Elegant and sophisticated Carrara marble and brass table lamp produced in Italy in the 1950s. The lamp has no damage but as can...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Large Italian Table Lamp in Opal Glass and Wood and Brass
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Milano, IT
Large Italian table lamp from the 1950s. The lamp has an oval shaped opal glass light cover with a single central light. The lamp has a painted wood structure with brass inserts. The...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Stylish Mid-Century Modern Brass Italian Floor Lamp, circa 1950
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A three-light brass floor lamp made in Italy in the 1950s, brass has been perfectly cleaned, you can see photo in original conditions. It works both 110-240 volts and need three e14 ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Globe Floor Lamp in Wood and Brass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This unusual floor lamp evokes a futuristic aesthetic. Round globe shade in frosted milk glass and framed in a curved wooden arm in rosewood. The ribbed brass stem leads to a round w...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass Italian Squared Table Lamp, circa 1970
By Romeo Rega
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A gold painted brass table lamp with original squared pink lampshade made by Romeo Rega, a lamp side measures 8.27 inches. It's in perfect conditions, it works 110-240 volts and need...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1960s Arredoluce Style Mid-Century Modern Brass Italian Desk Lamp
By Arredoluce
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A black painted metal and brass table lamp made in Italy in the sixties, it works 110-240 volts and needs regular e14 bulb.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Reggiani Brass and Perspex Table Lamp Mid-Century, 1960s, Italy
By Goffredo Reggiani
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Cozy brass table lamp with a Perspex outer ring sitting on the edge of shade giving it a warm intimate feel. Three candelabra size socket.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Table Lamp by Tommaso Barbi, C 1950, Tall Mid-Century Italian Brass Lamp
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in New York, NY
A very decorative brass, mid-century table lamp by Tommaso Barbi, circa 1950. The lamp is in the shape of a large lotus leaf. The lamp gives out a beautiful light to set the mood in ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Tommaso Barbi Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Floor Lamp "Ginkgo", 1970s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Rovereta, SM
Ginkgo trhee -leaf brass floor lamp, design Tommaso Barbi for Bottega Gadda, 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This pair of cylindrical table lamps are made of solid brass and excellent workmanship.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Cupido Brass Table Lamp, Italy Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Cupido Table Lamp is an original design lamp realized in Italy in the half of 20th Century. A beautiful brass lamp perfect to decor your home. Mint conditions.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Ministerial Mid-Century Modern Italian Adjustable Brass Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Elegant ministerial lamp made of brass and black lacquered aluminum, 1950s. The round base with beveled edge has a diameter of Ø17 cm, a mushroom-shaped hat of Ø30 cm, in black lacqu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Plexiglass and Brass Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern plexiglass and brass table lamp, 1960s Table lamp with brass base and central stem in plexiglass, cylindrical lampshade in black fabric and two Directiona...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Pair Mid-Century Italian Brass and Glass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair mid-century Italian brass and glass table lights. Pair vintage table lights in brass and smoked brown glass on tripod base with brown silk cords. Diminutive candelabra lights f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Stilnovo Mid-Century Italian Brass Structure Floor Lamps Vistosi Murano Glass
By Vistosi, Stilnovo
Located in Firenze, IT
Mid-century Italian floor lamp by Stilnovo with structure in black lacquered brass and natural brass with round marble base. The structure with a stylized shape supports a beautiful...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Gilded Brass Lantern Table Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brass lantern style table lamp. This petite brass lamp is big on style; scrolling side arms, rope detail on front and back plate and sitting atop a square marble b...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Standing Lamp, Probably Italian
Located in Southampton, NY
Yellow and red rounded shade, 1950s standing lamp in good working condition. European plug. Brass stem, marble base. Probably Italian. Foot switch also with the option to switch on/o...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

1960s Mid-Century Modern Travertine Marble and Brass Italian Table Lamp
By Fratelli Mannelli
Located in Aci Castello, IT
It's a two lights table lamp made in Italy in the Sixties, it works 110-240 volts and need two regular e27 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Travertine, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Brass and Metal Floor Lamp by Stilnovo, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century brass and metal floor lamp by Stilnovo, 1950s brass floor lamp, white enameled lower part and circular base in black metal and brass. Cylindrical lampshade in b...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Silver Plated Brass Floor Lamp, 1950s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This beautiful silver plated brass floor lamp was produced in Italy in the Neoclassical style. " If you like it please make your offer and we will evaluate it, it couldn't be better...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-century Stilnovo Floor Lamp Italian Design Red White Brass Plexiglass
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-century Stilnovo Floor Lamp Italian Design Red White Brass Plexiglass
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Single Cast Brass Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Solid brass lamp with new wiring. Restored.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

1960s Mid-Century Modern Brass and Yellow Plexiglass Italian Table Lamp
By Stilux
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A rare table lamp made in Italy in the Sixties, brass it's in original patina, yellow plexiglass it's in perfect conditions. It works 110-240 Volts and needs two regular e14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1960s Mid Century Italian Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful table lamp made In Italy 1960s. The lamp is in vintage conditions and is rewired us. An elegant and simple item that will complete a midcentury living room or study.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Stilnovo mid century modern glas and brass Italian floor lamp
Located in Weesp, NL
Italian mid century modern brass and glass Stilnovo floor lamp. Elegant and stylish 1940s floor lamp by the renown Italian manufacturer Stilnovo. This beauty is made of a combination...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp
Located in Porto, PT
Darkened wood, brass and inlaid lines Mid-Century Modern Italian floor lamp, new fabric dark blue shade. Measures: H. 181 cm, D. 55 cm (shade).
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Tommaso Barbi Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Leaves Shape Table Lamp
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Madrid, ES
Tommaso Barbi table lamp composed of two leaves and structure made in brass, contains one-point light for each leaf, Italy, 1970s.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Brass Table Lamp with Swivel Arm, circa 1950s
Located in London, GB
Italian vintage brass table lamp with swivel arm (circa 1950s). A timeless desk lamp with delightful vintage detail and rounded shade which swivels upon the weighty base. The brass f...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Handcrafted Beige Ceramic and Brass Table Lamp, Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Italian handmade beige ceramic table lamp with brass fitting. Comes with harp and finial. It is wired for the U.S. has a 3 way function and uses a 3-way light bulb. Height to sock...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Floor Lamp Brass and Lacquered Metal, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Italian modernist adjustable mid century floor lamp or reading light, black lacquered perforated metal, brass arm and travertine base. In the mood of Stilnovo, Arteluce, Arredoluce, ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Travertine, Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Murano Glass and Brass Italian Table Lamp
By L.A. Studio
Located in Madrid, ES
Table lamp designed by L.A. Studio. Structure made of solid brass with Murano colored glass pieces. Manufactured in Italy. Circular blue cotton velvet lampshades with gold inners.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Brass and Lacquered Metal Lamp by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rare Mid-Century Modern desk, table or bedside lamp, particular brass articulated arm, white lacquered metal and marble base by the editor Stilnovo. Famous design like Angelo Lelii f...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Tall Brass Floor Lamp
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning Mid-Century Modern tall floor lamp made of brass. Iconic modern looks and lines.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Style Ceramic and Brass Table Lamp, Italy
By Raymor, Bitossi, Guido Gambone
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern ceramic lava glazed table lamp. This atomic inspired lamp features a dimensional leaf or dart design with metallic gold painted accents. In the style of Bitossi, R...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Max Baguara Floor Lamp
By Max Baguara
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage Italian clear glass and brass floor lamp designed by Max Baguara and manufactured by Lamperti.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Italian Max Baguara Floor Lamp
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H 69.49 in. W 12.8 in. D 12.8 in.
Mid-Century Modern Turned Gilded Brass Table Lamp Italy, C.1950
Located in London, GB
A Mid-Century Modern Turned Gilded Brass table lamp Italy, C.1950. In very good vintage condition commensurate of age. Shade not included (For illustrative purposes only).  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Brass and Red Glass Italian Floor Lamp
By Mazzega
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Stylish brass and glass extensible floor lamp, brass it's in original patina that create a vibrant vintage look, the glass paste has a red marble effect, it works with 110-240 volts ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Original Table Lamp Italian Mid-Century Italian Design
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Original table lamp Italian mid-century Italian design, Stilnovo style.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Luciano Frigerio Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Brass Floor Lamp, 1970s
By Frigerio Di Desio
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This floor lamp was designed by Luciano Frigerio and produced in the 70s, with a very refined design, in solid brass and fiberglass lampshade.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Stilux Plexiglass, Brass and Metal Floor Lamp, 60s, Italy
By Stilux
Located in Palermo, IT
Beautiful and original vintage floor lamp with circular marble base, black lacquered metal and golden brass rod and geometric white plexiglass lampshade. Attributed to Stilux Milano,...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Mushroom Floor Lamp by Fabbiani, Italy 1976
By F. Fabbian
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern brass and mushroom floor lamp by Fabbiani, Italy 1976.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Blue Floor Lamp, in Wood and Brass, Italy, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern blue floor lamp, in wood and brass, Italy, 1950s European.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Design Brass Floor Lamp Adjustable in Height Fabric Dome
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian design Brass floor lamp adjustable in height Fabric dome. The small base dent.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Tommaso Barbi Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Floor Lamp "Ginkgo", 1970s
By Tommaso Barbi, Bottega Gadda
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Ginkgo four-leaf brass floor lamp, design Tommaso Barbi for Bottega Gadda, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

  • Tommaso Barbi Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Floor Lamp "Ginkgo", 1970s
  • Tommaso Barbi Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Floor Lamp "Ginkgo", 1970s
  • Tommaso Barbi Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Floor Lamp "Ginkgo", 1970s
  • Tommaso Barbi Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Floor Lamp "Ginkgo", 1970s
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Mid-Century I. Gardella White Glass and Brass Floor Lamp, Italy, 1950s
By Ignazio Gardella
Located in Palermo, IT
Beautiful floor lamp attributed to Ignazio Gardella, produced in Italy in the 1960s. The lamp, adjustable by means of a joint, is made of burnished brass and a globe in satin white g...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

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Italian Mid Century Brass Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic Italian mid century brass lamp available at 1stDibs. Each Italian mid century brass lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. Find 7421 options for an antique or vintage Italian mid century brass lamp now, or shop our selection of 342 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the Italian mid century brass lamp you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An Italian mid century brass lamp, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made Italian mid century brass lamp has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Stilnovo, Arredoluce and Angelo Lelii are consistently popular.

How Much is an Italian Mid Century Brass Lamp?

An Italian mid century brass lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,800, while the lowest priced sells for $116 and the highest can go for as much as $138,500.

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.