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Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This lamp was scaled to work perfectly as a desk lamp, bedside lamps, or on an end tables. The soft light which is diffused by the acrylic shade is accented by the reflection from t...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

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H 18 in. W 16 in. D 9 in.
Large Pair of Gold Glass Lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970
By Flygsfors
Located in Bronx, NY
Outstanding large pair of gold glass cased table lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Large square Mid-Century Modern Crystal Chandelier 15 flames - Re Edition
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Originally from the Vienna flagship store of the hat-manufacture "Oberwalder" at Kärntner Strasse. 15-flames. The height is just the chandelier. All components according to the UL r...
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

1 of 2 Large Murano Smoked Glass Table lamp by Kalmar, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning Murano glass table lamp by Kalmar, 1970s Smoked swirl Murano glass, clear twisted crystal glass panels with a light goldish amber-colored stripe in it. It needs 3 x E27 sta...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Large Gordon and Jane Martz Walnut and Ceramic Table Lamp with Finial
By Marshall Studios, Gordon Martz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This large Martz for Marshall Studios table lamp features a pale grey body with banded sgraffito decoration, exposing the unglazed surface beneath. This example showcases the rich wa...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

New Old Stock, Large Opaline Murano Glass Table Desk Light Cenedese Vetri, 1960s
By Gino Cenedese, Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s This fantastic vintage table light was designed ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large Midcentury Brass Flush Mount or Wall Lamp by Hillebrand Leuchten, 1960s
By Hillebrand
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A midcentury flush mount made in Germany in the 1960s by Hillebrand Leuchten. It is fascinating with its rare brass shade which is screw into the metal body. The light requires th...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Large Quantity of RAAK Sconces or Wall Lamp in White NOS Original Boxed
By RAAK
Located in Berlin, DE
We can offer a large quantity of RAAK sconces in mint condition. All labeled! To be on the safe side, the lamp should be checked locally by a specialist concerning local requirements...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Large Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp by SIS, 19760s, Germany
By SIS
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern table lamp by SIS, 1960s, Germany. Executed in polished aluminium sheet and nickel-plated steel tube. The lamp needs 2 x E27 Edison screw fit bulbs, is wi...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Aluminum

Passy Table Lamp, Large by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury inspired table lamp. The brass shade creates a nice indirect lighting source with a soft down light and a small up light. The structure has an enamel finish. The light use...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Large Midcentury Daum Nancy Art Crystal Glass Table Lamp, 1950s, France
By Daum
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful midcentury table light made of hand blown organic-formed clear crystal glass by Michel Daum in Nancy, France. The lamp is in fully working tested rewired excellent conditio...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Extra Large Mid-Century Modern Brass Pendant Lamp by Bergboms, 1950s, Sweden
By Bergboms
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and large Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp or hanging light. Manufactured probably by Bergboms, Sweden, 1950s. Executed in brass. It needs 1 x E27 Edison screw fit bulb. It runs...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp-Chandeliers with Hand Blown Glass
Located in Almelo, NL
Large ceiling lamp chandeliers with brass base and large hand blown glass globe. The lights are beautifully decorated thanks to the structured glass. The pleasant light it spreads is...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fog and Mørup Large Semi Pendel Pendant Lamp, Denmark, 1960s
By Torsten Thorup, Fog & Mørup
Located in London, GB
Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup designed semi Pendant. Manufactured by Fog and Mørup, Denmark, 1960s. Rare large version - diameter 70cm. In fair vintage condition with some scuffs...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Stilnovo Ball Pendant Lamp Opal Glass, circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Large Stilnovo ball pendant opal glass, circa 1950, Italy. Beautiful 16" Italian pendant light with a large lacquered trumpet-shaped aluminum head. It's in good to very good conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Large Set Midcentury Brass Ceiling Lamp-Chandeliers with Hand Blown Glass, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Large set ceiling lamp chandeliers with brass base and large handblown glass globe. The lights are beautifully decorated thanks to the structured glass. The pleasant light it spreads...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Amber Bubble Glass Pendant Light / Lamp by Helena Tynell for Limburg
By Glashütte Limburg, Helena Tynell
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Late 1960s bubble glass ceiling pendent light designed by Helena Tynell for Glashütte Limburg. The light features a beautiful lampshade made from amber or champagne colored / coloure...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Extra Large Midcentury Saturno Pendant Lamp by Kazuo Motozawa for Staff Leuchten
By Staff Leuchten, Kazuo Motozawa
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant and large Mid-Century Modern 'Saturno' pendant lamp by Kazuo Motozawa for staff, 1960s, Germany. IF design awarded in 1972. Executed in chrome-plated metal. It needs 4 x E27...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Wall Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount or ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany circa 1960. The lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with model number...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Extra Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount / ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany, circa 1960. The extra large lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Wall Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount / ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany circa 1960. The lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with model number ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Large Scale Walnut & Brass Lamp Attributed to Laurel Lamp Mfg
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Mid-Century Modern large scale walnut and brass table lamp which has been attributed to Laurel Lamp Mfg. Co. It is in wonderful overall vintage condition. Its original socke...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Frosted Glass Lucite Brass Bauer Vase Table Lamp, Mid-Century Modern
By Bauer Lamp Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Large 36" tall vase shape Mid-Century Modern table lamp by Bauer.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Large American Mid-Century Modern Blonde Wood and Chrome Console Lamps
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Port Hope, ON
This impressive pair of large American Mid-Century Modern blonde wood and chrome console lamps feature a stunning geometric design and a quality of workmanship that bears all the hal...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Large Mid-Century Danish Modern, Sculpted Teak and Brass Table Lamp by Modeline
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Very Unique and Large Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Teak and Brass Table Lamp with Original Woven Shade by Modeline.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Large Turquoise Ceramic Table Lamp by Marbro, Italy, 1960s
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Stunning ceramic table lamp by Marbro Lamp Co. The beautiful turquoise glazed ceramic base is Italian and marked on the bottom, professionally rewired with three way socket, original...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Large Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
Located in Manchester, MA
This very unique large-scale brass and walnut table lamp. It has three frosted glass shades rising out of the central shaft like flowers bound by a brass ring in the middle. Betwee...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Large Lamp
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century modern scandinavian lamp in ceramic with original shade in linen. New electrical system brought up to EU standard. E27 bulb.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Large Finial Shape Floor Lamp
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very interesting floor lamp made in the shape of large finial.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

1960s Large Mid-Century Modern Alabaster Table Lamp
Located in Esperance, NY
Very unique large mid-century alabaster table lamp.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Alabaster

Large Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Table Lamp
Located in Søborg, DK
Large Mid-Century Modern teak Danish table lamp. Solid teak legs and stem. Original Bakelite bulb holder with on/off switch. Adjustable brass shade holder. A very elegant pie...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Large Popcorn Teak Table Lamps
Located in Wayne, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large popcorn teak table lamps.
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Other

Large Single Danish Ceramic Lamp, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Green Mid-Century Modern pottery table lamp. Rewired with solid brass socket and cloth wire. It measures 35 in height to the finial and 29 1/2 in to the socket.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Table Lamps

Large Mid-Century Modern French Stone Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Large Mid-Century Modern French Stone Table Lamp, 1960s
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stone

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Large Driftwood Freeform Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern large driftwood freeform table lamp, circa mid-20th century. Measurements: 38" H x 26" W x 9" D.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Large Mid-Century Modern Brass and Bamboo Table Lamp
By Paolo Traversi
Located in amstelveen, NL
Beautiful table lamp with brass details in the style of Vivai del Sud. The lamp is designed and made by Traversi Milano in the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Polished Chrome Rectangular Pipe Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large Mid-Century Modern polished chrome table lamp. Look at this fun lamp; open and shiny, it beckons to be put in any modern decor. Perfect in any room, this lamp will light your d...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Large Crystal and Chrome Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Vintage Murano Gallery, Nessen Lighting
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of crystal and chrome Mid-Century Modern table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Large Mid-Century Modern Square Walnut & Lucite Table Lamp
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Square walnut and smoked Lucite Mid-Century Modern three way table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite, Walnut

Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Glazed Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very large and handsome looking glazed ceramic pottery lamp. Beautiful shades of blue that will cheer up any room.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Porcelain Pottery Base Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice vintage porcelain base tabs (17" Diameter)
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Mid-Century Modern Large Chrome Table or Floor Lamp
By George Kovacs, Robert Sonneman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice mid-century modern large table lamp with three globe shape lights.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Large Paul Mayen Style Chrome Lamp Mid-century Modern
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Tall table lamp with open square chrome steel tube cruciform box frame with a suspended white ribbed acrylic diffuser shade.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

Large Mid-Century Modern Gold Glazed Incised Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A large gold glazed ceramic lamp with stylized leaf patterns. Shade for display only.
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20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Large Brown and Black Mid-Century Modern Bulbous Ceramic Lamp
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Mid-Century Modern large brown and black bulbous ceramic lamp. It is in fabulous vintage condition. It wears its original nubby silk-look drum shade which is not without sig...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood, Ceramic

Very Large Mid-Century Modern Cylindrical Butterfly Motife Table Lamp
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Mid-Century Modern lamp having a cylindrical shaped white etched glass base adorned with gold butterflies and white abstract trees. Brass on top and bottom and a handsome ebonized w...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Mid Century Modern Turquoise Terra-cotta Glazed Table Lamp
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice walnut base blue-turquoise terracotta pottery art table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Pottery, Terracotta, Walnut

Fabulous Large-Scale Textured Brutalist Glazed Lamp, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous large-scale textured Brutalist lamp with wonderful golden glaze. This lamp has tons of chunky textured layers with a great golden orange color and touches of chocolate throu...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Large Signal Column Floor Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Large Signal Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Collection Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor l...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Aluminium Large Signal Column Floor Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Floor lamp model 'Large Signal Column Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1962. Manufactured by Collection Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor l...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

1950s Large Modern Gold Table Lamps Attributed to Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning pair of large 1950s pottery gold table lamps with wood base and antique finish brass hardware, newly rewired and ready to use.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Yellow Porcelain Aztec Style Table Lamp
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Large Mid-Century Modern yellow porcelain Aztec style table lamp Shade for photography purposes only, shade not included Measures: 27” height to socket x 12” diameter 36” with shade.
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Large Mid-Century Modern Brass and Bamboo Table Lamps
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Large Mid-Century Modern Brass and Bamboo Table Lamps
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Brutalist Harry Balmer Mid-Century Modern Ribbon Lamp for Laurel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large Brutalist Harry Balmer Mid-Century Modern Ribbon table lamp for Laurel. Item includes a sculptural metal form, wooden base, very nice vintage item, circa mid-20th century. Meas...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Large Ceramic Table Lamp Original Shade & Finial, 1960s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a phenomenal, ceramic table lamp, with the original shade and finial, circa the 1960s. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the lamp are 10" diameter x...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Large Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large, Mid-Century Modern, art pottery, table lamp by Aldo Londi for Bitossi features a banded "Rimini Blue" ceramic orb base and brass neck with it's original, raw silk shade with g...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Silver Carlo Nason Translucent Glass Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp
By Carlo Nason
Located in Weesp, NL
Mid-Century Modern translucent large silver Murano glass table or floor lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega Murano, Venice, Italy. Measurements: D 54 x H 37 cm. Lamp will only be shipped...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Clear Acrylic Nylon String Large Table Lamp or Floor Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large and impressive work of art from the early 1970s. This lamp features a clear acrylic frame and nylon string. It works on 3 standard bulbs. Tested and ready for use.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Acrylic, Nylon

Robert Maxwell Signed Large Mid-Century Modern Earthgender Ceramic Table Lamp
By Robert Maxwell
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully crafted handmade lamp by iconic American/Californian potter Robert Maxwell. Exceptionally rare size and hard to find design. The lamp is in pristine vintage conditi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Large Mid Century Modern Root Beer Float Drip Glaze Table Lamp
By California Pottery
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Very large midcentury pottery lamp with a drip glaze. Lamp with combination of glaze and size, has a commanding presence. New wiring. 24 in. To top of socket.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

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Large Lamps Mid Century Modern For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the large lamps mid century modern you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each large lamps mid century modern for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. There are 1792 variations of the antique or vintage large lamps mid century modern you’re looking for, while we also have 112 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect large lamps mid century modern — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right large lamps mid century modern, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made large lamps mid century modern has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Gordon & Jane Martz, J.T. Kalmar and Oluce are consistently popular.

How Much is a Large Lamps Mid Century Modern?

Prices for a large lamps mid century modern start at $1 and top out at $37,731 with the average selling for $2,339.

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.