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Dining Table on Lucite Base with Brass Border in the Manner of Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rare dining table, attributed to Karl Springer, having a square top of glass with canted corners, raised on two, shaped Lucite panels, slotted and assembled to form its base, all edg...
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

High Quality Lucite Brass and Glass Dining Table
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Four solid Lucite rod legs (4" D) with solid brass X-stretchers support a thick (.75") beveled glass top (original top). Base dimensions without top 60" L x 25" W x 28" H. Great qua...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

Large Ron Seff Goat Skin Rare Lucite Base Expandable Dining Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Westport, CT
Ron Seff Goat Skin Lucite base versatile extra-large expandable dining/conference table, when closed 72" with two leave 20"each when fully opened 112" in exceptional condition bevel...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Goatskin, Lucite, Wood

Karl Springer Oval Lucite Table Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Classic lamp by Karl Springer.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Karl Springer Oval Lucite Table Lamp
  • Karl Springer Oval Lucite Table Lamp
  • Karl Springer Oval Lucite Table Lamp
  • Karl Springer Oval Lucite Table Lamp
H 29.00 in. W 4.00 in. D 7.00 in.
Karl Springer Greek Column Lucite Table Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in Lake Success, NY
Karl Springer Greek column solid Lucite table lamp, American, 1980s.
Category

Vintage 1980s Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Chunky Lucite Table Base Attributed to Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lucite table base attributed to Karl Springer; its sculptural form consisting of two legs joined by cross stretcher of three-inch thick, solid acrylic, with rounded sides. The piece ...
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Console Tables

Materials

Acrylic

  • Chunky Lucite Table Base Attributed to Karl Springer
  • Chunky Lucite Table Base Attributed to Karl Springer
  • Chunky Lucite Table Base Attributed to Karl Springer
  • Chunky Lucite Table Base Attributed to Karl Springer
H 28.38 in. W 44.63 in. D 18.19 in.
Stacked Lucite Table Lamp by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Boston, MA
Designed by Karl Springer in the 1970s, this striking table lamp alternates stacked discs and wedges of Lucite along a chrome rod from which extend two light sockets.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Karl Springer Style Lucite Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
Superb and impressive large Karl Springer style Lucite table lamp Heavy and massive Without finial and harp: 27" H.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

  • Karl Springer Style Lucite Lamp
  • Karl Springer Style Lucite Lamp
  • Karl Springer Style Lucite Lamp
  • Karl Springer Style Lucite Lamp
H 39 in. W 8 in. D 8 in.
Mid-Century Karl Springer Style Lucite and Chrome Console Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage table in the style of Karl Springer features thick Lucite posts connected with chrome X-style frame which adds stability and style to the piece. Thick beveled g...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Chrome

Lucite and Chrome Table Lamp by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1980s glamorous clear Lucite and polish chrome table lamp by renowned American designer Karl Springer. Newly rewired and new oatmeal linen shade. The acrylic shows some crazing from ...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Lucite and Chrome Table Lamp by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Clear Lucite and polish chrome table lamp, design by Karl Springer in the 1970s. The lamp has been newly professionally polished and rewired. Measurements with shade: 24.5” high...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Karl Springer Style Modernistic Lucite Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
This table lamp in the manner of Karl Springer, is highly modern in design, composed of three rounded Lucite forms, joined at the center by circular top and base, includes double clu...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Lucite Table Lamp in the Manner of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Incredible Lucite table lamp with concealed wiring. Nickel hardware, 13.75 in. diameter disc sitting on a beautiful thick base. No scratches or chips. Shade not included.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Nickel and Lucite Lamp By Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Hudson, NY
Thick lucite stem with incised center channel on each side sites in chromed base with chrome accents. Highest quality construction.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

  • Nickel and Lucite Lamp By Karl Springer
  • Nickel and Lucite Lamp By Karl Springer
  • Nickel and Lucite Lamp By Karl Springer
  • Nickel and Lucite Lamp By Karl Springer
H 28.5 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Karl Springer Solid Lucite "Greek Column Table Lamp" 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Large "Greek column table lamp" in solid Lucite by Karl Springer, American, 1980s. (Height adjustable up to 38 inches) Shade W+D: 14 inches.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Monumental Karl Springer Lucite and Brass Cylinder Table Lamps
By Karl Springer
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
Gorgeous pair of clear Lucite cylinder table lamps with polished brass banding. Designed by Karl Springer in the 1980s. These lamps stand 33" high from base to top of finial with a...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Karl Springer Style Round Stacked Lucite Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Karl Springer style round stacked Lucite lamp with double light socket. Measures: 31.5 height (top of finial) x 10 in diameter (at its widest). Base 8 in diameter. Shade not included.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Karl Springer Lucite Table Lamp with Brass Shade
By Karl Springer
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A rare Karl Springer table lamp. Lucite with polished brass shade. Included original receipt, from 1980.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Table Lamps

Pair of Liquid Lucite Column Table Lamps by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Hudson, NY
Two large Lucite column table lamps composed of three stacked rectangular blocks with nickel fittings and original parchment shades, circa 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Large Karl Springer Style Table Lamp, Stacked Lucite Chrome, 1970
By Karl Springer
Located in Graz, AT
A large table light in the style of Karl Springer, manufactured in Mid-Century in 1970s. Oval shaped Lucite elements are stacked on a chromed hardware. The light takes two medium scr...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Stunning Lucite Table Lamp in the Manner of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Highland, IN
This spectacular table lamp has an oval base of three inch thick Lucite, the finest quality brass hardware, a perfectly matched shade of silky string and matching Lucite finial. The ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

1970s Solid Lucite Table Lamp in the Style of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern solid Lucite lamp comprised of stacked clear and frosted acrylic blocks with stylized oval forms. The Lucite elements have beveled border details and the lamp feat...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite, Lucite

MCM Stacked Lucite Lamp in Karl Springer Style
By Karl Springer
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Very stylish stacked Lucite table lamp from the mid-20th century. High style in the manner of Karl Springer with a stacked square body of variegated size. The shade is for Photograph...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Lucite Lamp in the style of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Stamford, CT
A beautiful Lucite table lamp in the style of Karl Springer.
Category

Vintage 1970s Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

  • Lucite Lamp in the style of Karl Springer
  • Lucite Lamp in the style of Karl Springer
  • Lucite Lamp in the style of Karl Springer
  • Lucite Lamp in the style of Karl Springer
H 20.5 in. W 9 in. D 2.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Style Lucite & Lacquer Sideboard Credenza 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a luxe looking, light-up, Lucite and lacquer credenza, with two drawers and two shelves, in the Karl Springer style, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Lucite, Lacquer

Chrome and Lucite Urn Lamps after Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Chrome and Lucite urn lamps with Lucite feet. Height to socket, 15". Overall height, 22.5", can be adjusted with larger harp. Original faux lizard paper lampshades included as templ...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Karl Springer Brass Lucite Ionic Column Table Lamp Postmodern Neoclassical Brass
By Karl Springer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous sculptural Lucite and brass neoclassical revival postmodern table lamp, circa 1980, attributed to Karl Springer. Lampshade in first image not included.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Stacked Lucite Table Lamp in Karl Springer Style
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern table lamp in stacked Lucite elements, designed in the style of Karl Springer. The piece is in great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Karl Springer Brass Lucite Ionic Column Table Lamp Postmodern Neoclassical Brass
By Karl Springer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous sculptural Lucite and brass neoclassical revival postmodern table lamp, circa 1980, attributed to Karl Springer.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Magnificent Pair Karl Springer Marbleized Blue Lacquer Lucite Table Lamps, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent and rare pair of Karl Springer marbleized blue lacquer and Lucite bubble table lamps, USA, 1970s. Retains Springer's original marbleized blue lacquered finish over three ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Lucite Table Lamps in the style of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Karl Springer style column table lamps of clear Lucite with alternating frosted band and clear glass cube blocks.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass, Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Stacked Disc Lucite Table Lamp, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Impressive midcentury Lucite stacked disk table lamp by Karl Springer, 1970s Shade not included.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Modernist Three Sided Lucite Table Lamp in the Style of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in San Diego, CA
Super unique and rare modernist three sided Lucite table lamp in the style of Karl Springer, circa 1970s. The base of the lamp measures 9" W x 9" D x 18.5" H; the lamp measures 36"H ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Pair of Lucite Stacked Table Lamps Karl Springer Style Hollywood Regency Shades
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The most amazing pair of Lucite table lamps with original Lucite finials and lampshades. This is in excellent condition. Style of Karl Springer, Charles Hollis Jones. Shade measur...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

1970s Karl Springer Style Lucite & Chrome Sculptural "Palm" Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1970s Karl Springer style Lucite and chrome four point "Palm" lamp fitted with chrome nickel fittings. Includes chrome harp and cylinder shaped Lucite finial. Each palm is cut from 1...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Karl Springer Style Mid-Century Modern Stacked Lucite and Chrome Table Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Beautiful and heavy high quality Lucite lamp in the style of Karl Springer. This lamp has thick circular discs of stacked clear Lucite, a double light socket, and all new wiring. The...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Modern Lucite Brass Column Table Desk Lamp after Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern Solid Lucite or Acrylic and Brass Vintage Single Table Lamp in the manner of Karl Springer. This rare modernist item features a brass capped and based solid lucite...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Karl Springer Style Triangular Stacked Lucite Lamps, Mid-Century Modern
By Karl Springer
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful Large scale Karl Springer style triangular stacked lucite lamp.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of 1960's American Lucite Lamps Attributed to Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to American designer Karl Springer, this pair of 1960's table lamps is composed of lucite cast in the form of stylized octagonal columns with brass posts and double light ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of 1960's American Lucite Lamps Attributed to Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to American designer Karl Springer, this pair of 1960's table lamps is composed of lucite cast in the form of rounded columns with chrome posts and double light clusters.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Lucite X-Base Base Gueridon Center Dining Table
By Karl Springer
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice butterfly of X-base round guerdon center or game table with thick glass top.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Lucite

American Modern Pair of Lucite and Polished Chrome Lamps, Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Miami, FL
The chrome shade with rounded edges over a chunky Lucite base provenance ex collection Howard Rothberg, Karl Springer receipts available.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Modern Hollywood Regency Lucite & Brass Plate Lamps 2 Pair Style Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous vintage modern and rather Hollywood Regency brass plate and Lucite lamps 2 pair in the style of Karl Springer. In beautiful vintage condition. The pair with the black shades...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

1970s Stacked Lucite Block Lamp in the Style of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Lucite lamp with column-form. Lamp comprised of stacked and beveled Lucite blocks, and polished chrome stem and fittings. Fitted with two lights and two p...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Large-Scale Karl Springer Style Circular Lucite Lamp Hollywood Regency Modern
By Karl Springer
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Large-scale heavy Lucite lamp in the style of Karl Springer. The lamp is truly magnificent in person and must weigh at least 40lbs. There are no vertical lines in the lamp-it was pic...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Karl Springer Bar Cart
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An architecturally influenced rolling cart utilizing mirror-polished steel and thick Lucite.   
Category

Vintage 1970s American Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Lucite

  • Karl Springer Bar Cart
  • Karl Springer Bar Cart
  • Karl Springer Bar Cart
  • Karl Springer Bar Cart
H 29.25 in. W 30.75 in. D 16.00 in.
Exceptional Pair of Karl Springer Fluted Gold Venetian Vases Lamps Lucite Bases
By Karl Springer
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful pair of large and exceptional pair of fluted vases lamps on Lucite bases, done in a light Venetian gold leaf by Karl Springer, American, 1980s picture of original tag Ana...
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Monumental Pair of Stacked Lucite Lamps in the Style of Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Pasadena, CA
Impressive pair of stacked Lucite lamps, in the style of Karl Springer, 1980s. Lamps have been completely re-wired and include new custom linen shades. Excellent vintage condition. T...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Table Lamps

Materials

Fabric, Lucite

20th Century German Desk Lamp, Clear Frosted Lucite Table Lamp by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern German clear frosted acrylic Lucite table lamp in good condition. Designed by Karl Springer, featuring a one light socket. The wires have been renewed. W...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass, Acrylic

Signed Karl Springer Modernist Hexagonal Table Lamp in Beige Snakeskin
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
This refined table lamp was designed by Karl Springer, circa 1980, and realized in the United States. Springer, who began his career by crafting small desktop accessories, took inspi...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Animal Skin, Lucite

Chunky Pair of Karl Springer Style Lamps
By Karl Springer
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Chunky pair of optical Karl Springer style lamps with polished nickel hardware.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

  • Chunky Pair of Karl Springer Style Lamps
  • Chunky Pair of Karl Springer Style Lamps
  • Chunky Pair of Karl Springer Style Lamps
  • Chunky Pair of Karl Springer Style Lamps
H 29.5 in. W 9.75 in. D 6 in.
Signed Modernist Karl Springer Hexagonal Table Lamp in Buff-Colored Snakeskin
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
This refined table lamp was designed by Karl Springer, circa 1980, and realized in the United States. Springer, who began his career by crafting small desktop accessories, took inspi...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Animal Skin, Lucite

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp with String Shade by Karl Springer
By Karl Springer
Located in Toledo, OH
A fantastic table lamp by Karl Springer. This great lamp features three round plaster compressed spheres separated by two Lucite spacers. It has a two light cluster socket with Sprin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Tall Springer Style Grasscloth, Lucite & Black Enamel Table Lamp, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Statuesque Karl Springer style Octogonal Grasscloth Table Lamp with Lucite Crystals and Black enamel details. Slender octagon form wrapped in neutral natural grasscloth with capped i...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Springer Style Lucite Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A wonderful sculptural and heavy lamp in the style of Karl Springer. The lamp consists of a large 1.5" thick circle resting on a rectangular lucite base
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Amber Lucite Stacked Table Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in Pasadena, CA
Rare lamp made of stacked amber Lucite disks separated by different colors little ones in Lucite too. The dimensions indicated in the listing are including the shade. The lamp itse...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

  • Amber Lucite Stacked Table Lamp
  • Amber Lucite Stacked Table Lamp
  • Amber Lucite Stacked Table Lamp
  • Amber Lucite Stacked Table Lamp
H 25.25 in. Dm 13 in.
Chrome Urn and Lucite Table Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1980s polish chrome urn shape table lamp with clear and black Lucite details. Original black faux lizard embossed lamp shade. Overall dimensions: 21” high 19” diameter with shade.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
By Karl Springer
Located in Washington, DC
Vintage pair of Lucite table lamps, in the style of Karl Springer. Note the important design details of generous inset on the stack and the great 4” tall finials. Chrome mountings. T...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

  • Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
  • Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
  • Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
  • Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
H 33 in. W 7.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Solid Square Lucite Table / Desk Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in San Diego, CA
1960s solid square Lucite lamp with finial Lucite top, the lampshade it’s not included not in good condition. We polished and rewired the lamp it’s a simple elegant design. Shows som...
Category

20th Century American Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

  • Solid Square Lucite Table / Desk Lamp
  • Solid Square Lucite Table / Desk Lamp
  • Solid Square Lucite Table / Desk Lamp
  • Solid Square Lucite Table / Desk Lamp
H 29 in. W 16 in. D 4 in.
Vintage Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
By Karl Springer
Located in East Hampton, NY
Thick beveled stacks of Lucite are amazingly well preserved, clear and clean. Black Lucite shades not included.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

  • Vintage Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
  • Vintage Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
  • Vintage Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
  • Vintage Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
H 32 in. W 15.5 in. D 15.5 in.
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Karl Springer Lucite Dining Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the karl springer lucite dining table you’re looking for. Frequently made of plastic, lucite and metal, every karl springer lucite dining table was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect karl springer lucite dining table —, we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each karl springer lucite dining table bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one karl springer lucite dining table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Karl Springer and Hivo Van Teal produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Karl Springer Lucite Dining Table?

A karl springer lucite dining table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,500, while the lowest priced sells for $475 and the highest can go for as much as $22,000.

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 table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or artistic 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, 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 vibrant but classic Tiffany lamp or even a bold avant-garde lamp custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the perfect one on 1stDibs.