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Pyramid Ceramic Table Lamp with Tan or Terracotta Shade
By In Common With
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The elegant and clean lines of the Pyramid shade are handcrafted by the hands of skilled artisans using a slip-cast process. Available in a variety of finishes, this table lamp is pe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Dome Ceramic Table Lamp with Tan or Terracotta Shade
By In Common With
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Both decorative and functional, the Dome Table Lamp has a modern, yet organic character adding a sculptural element and soft, relaxed light to any room. Each shade is crafted by hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Alien Table Lamp in Black-Painted Steel and Hand-Pinched Tan or Terracotta Shade
By In Common With
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Crafted by hand, the Alien Table Lamp by New York studio In Common With is both decorative and functional adding a sculptural element to any room. The black painted steel base provid...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Ann Floor Lamp in Stainless Steel with Silk Shade
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Ann is a contemporary floor lamp composed by a minimal modern structure with a perfectly matching square lampshade. The lampshade is sized to balance the architectural form and is av...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Floor Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Ann Floor Lamp in Stainless Steel with Silk Shade
H 55.12 in. W 17.72 in. D 24.81 in.
French Vintage Directoire Steel Floor Lamp with Feather Shade
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Fantastic floor lamp having a sleek Directoire steel base on 3 elegant legs and a handmade one of a kind shade dreamily adorned with authentic brown and cream feathers.
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Vintage 1910s French Directoire Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Lamp with Silk Shade
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Lamp with silk shade Shade is silk and the base is polished stainless steel Measures: Height 19.69 in. (50 cm) Width 9.85 in. (25 cm) Depth 7.88 in. (20 cm) Highly decorative,...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

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H 19.69 in. W 9.85 in. D 7.88 in.
Maria Pergay Table Lamp with Stainless Steel Shade, 1968 , France
By Maria Pergay
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Thick stainless steel head . Heavy milled casted iron base. Measure 28 inches tall. Shade are 9.5 long by 4.5 inches diameter.  Weight 10 pounds. Rotating, locking mechanism...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Stainless Steel, Chrome

Contemporary U Lamp with Rolled Steel, Brass Sphere and Linen Shade
By Louis Jobst
Located in London, GB
Louis Jobst' U lamp is inspired by architectural features such as archways and pediments. ‘U’ lamps are composed of simple geometric forms, an arch, a sphere and a cone. Playing with...
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2010s British Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Modern Steel Table Lamp with Cone Shaped Glass Shade, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Modern steel table lamp with glass cone-shaped half frosted, half clear shade. Available- 10 (pairs)
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1990s American Table Lamps

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Steel

Wood and Brushed Steel Egg Lamp with Wooden Shade, circa 1970
By Philippe Barbier
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This very nice and rare egg table lamp is made of wood and brushed steel with a thin wooden shade. This is a beautiful French work, in the style of Philippe Barbier, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

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Steel

Desk Lamp, Industrial Steel and Iron Base with Antique Metal Shade
By Get Back, Inc.
Located in Oakville, CT
Adjustable industrial task light. Steel and cast iron base with iron knuckle fittings and flat adjustment screws. Authentic antique metal distressed shade with new brass fitting and ...
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2010s American Industrial Table Lamps

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Metal, Enamel, Steel, Iron

Feel Table Lamp with Silk Shade
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Feel is a table lamp, but actually, it can also be a modern bedside table lamp. It can be elegantly used in your living room as sophisticatedly in your bedroom. Handcrafted by Boca d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

  • Feel Table Lamp with Silk Shade
  • Feel Table Lamp with Silk Shade
  • Feel Table Lamp with Silk Shade
  • Feel Table Lamp with Silk Shade
H 19.69 in. W 9.85 in. D 7.88 in.
Steel Lamp Covered in "Wood Grain" Embossed Black Lamp Leather with Cotton Shade
By Giles Caffier
Located in Miami, FL
Steel lamp covered in " wood grain " embossed black lamp leather with cotton shade by Giles Caffier. Made in Paris. Measures: 16" x 16" x 14" H ( 25.5" H with shade ) Shade diame...
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2010s French Modern Table Lamps

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Leather

1930s Arts & Crafts Era Table Lamp with Painted Steel Mesh Shade
By Tiffany Studios
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Tiffany Studios style cast botanical design table lamp with its original steel mesh shade. Faux bronze finish. Double bulb socket, circa 1930s, not signed nor marked.   
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal

Forged Steel in Bright Gold Finish Table Lamp with Oval Silk Lamp Shade
By Porta Romana
Located in Brescia, IT
This steel forged table lamp has a raw shape with its metal parts in bright gold finish or burnished one. In the photo is visible the bright one. The contrast is stronger with the p...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Bishop Tall Floor Lamp with Brushed Brass, Blackened-Steel Shade and Black Oak
By John Sorensen-Jolink
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the iconic Bishop’s hook cast-iron street lamps that illuminate New York City’s Williamsburg Bridge, this elegant tall floor lamp is comprised of a blackened-steel hand-s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Bishop Task Floor Lamp with Brushed Brass, Blackened-Steel Shade, and Black Oak
By John Sorensen-Jolink
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the iconic Bishop’s hook cast-iron street lamps that illuminate New York City’s Williamsburg Bridge, this elegant floor lamp is comprised of a blackened-steel hand-spun s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Steel

DE Table Lamp with Aluminum Shade and Solid Steel or Brass Tube Weight
By Atelier de Troupe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Dean Edmonds designed table lamp for Atelier de Troupe is made of a steel stem and either a solid steel or pure brass tube weight with an aluminum shade. Finish options for the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Alley Table Lamp in Black with Silk Lamp Shade
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Boca do Lobo’s Alley lamp will make any room glow with a very warm organic light. This elegant table lamp features a stylish wooden monolithic base. The base is lacquered in either h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

  • Alley Table Lamp in Black with Silk Lamp Shade
  • Alley Table Lamp in Black with Silk Lamp Shade
  • Alley Table Lamp in Black with Silk Lamp Shade
  • Alley Table Lamp in Black with Silk Lamp Shade
H 19.69 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Walter Von Nessen Brushed Steel Swing Arm Floor Lamp with White Milk Glass Shade
By Walter Von Nessen
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Walter Von Nessen designed Brushed Steel Swing Arm Reading Lamp with White Milk Glass Liner Shade 1950's. Arm extends to 17D. Classic. Versatile. Small footprint. Rewired with Black ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Miles Floor Lamp in Brass with Black Shade
By Delightfull
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer: Miles Davis, Delightfull has created a mid-century floor lamp that will bring back the sophistication and elegance ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Steel, Aluminum

Large Heavy Space Age 1960s Tubular Steel Floor Lamp with Spherical Glass Shade
Located in München, DE
Rare beautiful large heavy chrome-plated tubular steel floor lamp with large glass ball shade. Great Space Age design from the 1960s. Very high quality. Manufacturer unknown. The...
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

African Kudu Horn Lamp with Porcupine Quill Shade
Located in Asheville, NC
Unique African porcupine quill lampshade sits atop a chrome lamp stand spiraled by a black stained kudu horn. Light up your life with this sharp primitive yet contemporary conversati...
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20th Century South African Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

1980s English Pair of Metal Table Lamps with White Lamp Shade
Located in Malaga, ES
1980s English pair of metal table lamps with white lamp shade.
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Late 20th Century English Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

The Gramercy Park Hotel Floor Lamp with Metal Shade
By Tim Byrne
Located in Oakville, CT
The original floor lamp featured in the rooms of The Gramercy Park Hotel. Cast-iron trumpet base, steel pole, goose-neck arm, brass socket and vintage metal glass shade. Milk glass s...
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2010s Industrial Floor Lamps

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Iron, Metal, Brass, Steel

Tall Midcentury Walnut Base Lamp with Tightly Pleated Shade
Located in Troy, MI
Tall table lamp has a base of walnut layered over brushed steel with walnut supports and a tightly pleated rectangular shade, circa 1970s. Unknown maker. Found in Italy. New wiring f...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Gramercy Park Hotel Floor Lamp with Milk Glass Shade
By Tim Byrne
Located in Oakville, CT
The original floor lamp featured in the rooms of The Gramercy Park Hotel. Cast-iron trumpet base, steel pole, goose-neck arm, brass socket and vintage milk glass shade. Metal shade a...
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2010s American Industrial Floor Lamps

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Iron, Metal, Brass, Steel

1950s Brass Desk Lamp with Black Enameled Conical Shade
By Kurt Versen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A brass and steel desk lamp with a conical spun aluminum black enameled shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel, Aluminum

Large Italian Brass Shade Floor Lamp Torchere with Dimmer
By Tommi Parzinger, Stiffel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Italian brass torchere floor lamp on tripod base with dimmer.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Bronze, Steel

Large Midcentury Pottery Gold Tone Chain Lamps with Shade
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Made circa 1960, this large pair of pottery lamps features a black and wood grain finish with a unique decorative gold tone metal chain that hangs around the center of each lamp body...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Glass Floor Lamp with Adjustable Shade by Konsztandinidisz Iraklisz, 1974
Located in Budapest, HU
Sixties standing lamp, with a closeable steel top, painted metallic green, and a glass shade, electronically restored. As shown on the photos, in the originally vintage exhibition ca...
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Vintage 1970s European Space Age Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Torche Reading Light In Darkened Steel With Brass Shade and Cylindrical Base
By Atelier de Troupe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The torch reading light is part of Atelier de Troupe's torch collection. It features a thin 1/4" darkened steel stem attached to a cylindrical base weight with an adjustable steel an...
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2010s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Serret Brushed Stain Nickel Table Lamp with Cypress Wood Shade
Located in Bend, OR
This cypress wood Serret is a small Mid-Century Modern table lamp used as a luxury light for bar or side table, alcove or bedside lighting. This modern lamp is customized with a vari...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel, Steel, Nickel

Swing Lamp Co. Articulating Desk Lamp with Black Enamel Saucer Shade , 1960's
Located in Bainbridge, NY
American Mid Century Modern Adjustable Black "Swing" Saucer Shade Reading Table Lamp, Bedside Lamp. Featuring an adjustable, textured Black enameled Steel saucer swing shade, nickel ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Sky Blue Rebar Steel Floor Light With Leather Shade And Glass Brass Finial
By Troy Smith Studio
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The Constellation Foor Lamp is part of the Rebar series created by artist Troy Smith. Rebar is the steel used in the forming of concrete to give it strength. The Rebar is heated with...
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2010s Canadian Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Danish Modern Brushed Stainless Table Lamp with White Linen Shade
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This mid sized brushed stainless steel table lamp with new white linen shade will add simple modern elegance to any room.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Maison Charles Standing Floor Lamp with Stainless Steele Shade, 1970s, France
By Maison Charles et Fils
Located in New York, NY
Maison Charles standing floor lamp with stainless steel shade, 1970s, France. Rare architectural lamp. Heavy bottom base. The shades are connected by Lucite pieces. Measures: W...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Table Lamp with Pierced Red Shade and Brass Details, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Vienna, AT
Delightful small midcentury tripod table lamp with a red lacquered shade and brass details. The shade is pierced on one half while the other half is solid. This allows for different ...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Paul Kiss Style Hand Forged Torchiere Floor Lamp with Alabaster Shade
By Paul Kiss
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Torchiere floor lamp in the style of “Paul Kiss” hand forged mild steel hammered metal finish with clear coating and alabaster shade. Dimensions: 72 height x 25.5 diameter shade.
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2010s American Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Alabaster, Steel

Mid Century Modern Gerald Thurston Torchiere Lamp with Glass Dish Shade
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and a beautiful torchiere floor lamp by Gerald Thuston for Lightolier. Glass dish rests on a brass plate supported by three rods which are connected to the base. Base has a ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Gilardi & Barzaghi Italian Floor Brass Lamp with Satinated Glass Shade, 1950s
By Gilardi & Barzaghi
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Floor Lamp - Design by Gilardi & Barzaghi, Italy, 1950s. The floor lamp has a large satinated glass shade, which rests in a framework of brass. Feel free to contact us for more deta...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Chrome Cantilever Desk Lamps with Domed Shade, circa 1960s
Located in Chicago, IL
Uncommon pair of chromed steel desk lamps with cantilever dome shade and weighted base, circa 1960s, these are the only pair we have been able to find. They could possibly be Italian...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Chrome, Black & Cast Iron Articulating Floor Lamp with Holophane Shade, C. 1930
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Early 20th century steel, chrome plate, cast iron and black column reading floor lamp with clear holophane glass shade. Featuring an articulating chromed steel arm, adjustable chrome...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Steel, Iron

Monumental Curtis Jere Reflective Chrome Table Lamp with Chrome Shade, C. 1970
By Curtis Jere
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Curtis Jere Architectural Chrome Table Lamp with Square Chrome Shade. Featuring a Chrome Shade, Chrome paneled cylindrical central column and round 10D Chrome base. All C...
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Single Kurt Versen Adjustable "Loop" Desk Lamp with Fiberglass Shade, C. 1953
By Kurt Versen
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Kurt Versen loop design Fiberglass Table Lamps produced by Kurt Versen Lamps Inc. Available individually. One lamp with pale yellow shade. Second lamp with red shade. Each lamp featu...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Two Maison Charles Standing Floor Lamp with Stainless Steele Shade 1970s, France
By Maison Charles et Fils
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very nice floor lamps by Maison Charles with adjustable shade. This typical design by Maison Charles has a very nice brown perspex detail and the stainless steel shade is adjustable ...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

Flos Romeo soft F floor lamp with fabric shade designed by Philippe Starck
By Flos, Philippe Starck
Located in Delft, NL
Romeo soft F dimmable floor lamp with fabric shade designed by Philippe Starck in 1998 for Flos By touching the rod at the top of the base of the lamp, it can be dimmed in 4 stage...
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Late 20th Century Italian Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Stilnovo Style Beige Texture Paint Desk Lamp with Saucer Shade, circa 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Northern European Modern Stilnovo style adjustable Khaki table lamp with saucer shade. Featuring an adjustable warm enameled Steel swing saucer shade (10W) in textured Beige enamel p...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Mid Century Modern Vintage Metal Tripod Floor Lamp with blue Shade France c.1950
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern floor lamp, which was made out of black lacquered metal, while the renewed lamp shade is covered with blue textile fabric. The floor lamp shows one socket E27. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Art Deco Desk Lamp with Large Double Saucer Shade by Art Specialty Co.
By Art Specialty Co
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Art Deco swivel desk lamp with large 13" double saucer shade by Art Specialty Co. Measures 25" wide x 13" deep x 14" tall x 10" diameter base.
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Christian Dell for Kaiser "Idell" Black Table Lamp with Wide Black Shade, 1930s
By Christian Dell, Kaiser Idell
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Christian Dell "Idell" Kaiser adjustable Bedside Lamp, Desk Lamp with Black Metal Shade. Featuring a tilt, arched tubular steel stem and a wide, adjustable black lacquered metal dome...
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Vintage 1930s German Industrial Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Architects Balance Lamp with Shade
Located in Peekskill, NY
Dramatic is an understatement for this early Architects studio lamp. The hand spun shallow profile shade is over 36 inches in diameter and was designed to reflect a pleasing even lig...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

  • Architects Balance Lamp with Shade
  • Architects Balance Lamp with Shade
  • Architects Balance Lamp with Shade
  • Architects Balance Lamp with Shade
H 43 in. W 36 in. D 95 in.
French Hanging Lamp with Perforated Red Shade, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
French midcentury hanging lamp in perforated steel shade in original red pain. Brass hanging hardware with ring motif, France, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Brass

Tolomeo "S" Bracket Lamp with Fiber Shade, Michele De Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina
By Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, Artemide
Located in Hicksville, NY
An extension to the iconic Tolomeo family, Tolomeo with shade features the same arm balancing body system as the Tolomeo table lamp combined with a selection of parchment or fabric s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Workstead Hardwired Wall Lamp in Black with Adjustable Painted Brass Shade
By Workstead
Located in Hudson, NY
The wall lamp is the simplest yet most adjustable of all of the fixtures in the workstead line. It can be utilized as a wall sconce, reading lamp, ceiling washer, or even a task ligh...
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2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Steel, Iron

Tolomeo "J" Bracket Lamp with Parch Shade, Michele De Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina
By Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, Artemide
Located in Hicksville, NY
An extension to the iconic Tolomeo family, Tolomeo with shade features the same arm balancing body system as the Tolomeo table lamp combined with a selection of parchment or fabric s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Tolomeo "J" Bracket Lamp with Fiber Shade, Michele De Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina
By Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, Artemide
Located in Hicksville, NY
An extension to the iconic Tolomeo family, Tolomeo with shade features the same arm balancing body system as the Tolomeo table lamp combined with a selection of parchment or fabric s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Club Health Products Adjustable Nickel Floor Lamp with Copper Lined Shade, 1930s
By Club Health Products
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Club Health Products Nickel Plate Counterbalance Spa Floor Lamp with Copper lined Shade, Circa 1930. Featuring an articulating, adjustable heavy Nickel Plate column, adjustable arm,...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco More Lighting

Materials

Nickel, Copper, Steel

Workstead Plug-In Wall Lamp in Black with Adjustable Painted Brass Shade
By Workstead
Located in Hudson, NY
The wall lamp is the simplest yet most adjustable of all of the fixtures in the Workstead line. It can be utilized as a wall sconce, reading lamp, ceiling washer, or even a task ligh...
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2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Steel, Iron

Vintage Industrial Adjustable OC White Ceiling Task Light Lamp with Cage Shade
Located in Oakville, CT
O.C. white adjustable ceiling task lamp, light, cast iron fittings, porcelain socket, ball and socket joint at ceiling affording adjustment through 60 degrees in all directions, univ...
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20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron, Steel

Lamp With Steel Shade For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the lamp with steel shade you’re looking for. Each lamp with steel shade for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, steel and brass. There are 36 variations of the antique or vintage lamp with steel shade you’re looking for, while we also have 25 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a lamp with steel shade — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A lamp with steel shade is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. Artemide, Boca Do Lobo and Gerald Thurston each produced at least one beautiful lamp with steel shade that is worth considering.

How Much are Lamp With Steel Shade?

The average selling price for a lamp with steel shade at 1stDibs is $1,811, while they’re typically $232 on the low end and $25,000 for the highest priced.

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.