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Tall Marbro Brass Lamp, 1960s
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Melbourne, AU
A Marbro lamp, showing it can stand up to the test of time. This one makes a statement! We prefer our vintage with a patina. This lamp gives us that well-worn, vintage feeling that...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Tall Marbro Brass Lamp, 1960s
  • Tall Marbro Brass Lamp, 1960s
  • Tall Marbro Brass Lamp, 1960s
  • Tall Marbro Brass Lamp, 1960s
H 27.56 in. Dm 7.21 in.
Pair of Chic Hollywood Regency Marbro Brass Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of heavy Marbro brass lamps. Original tags. Marbro was founded by Morris Markoff and his brother, hence the name Marbro for 'Mar'koff 'Bro'thers. They started the company sho...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Marbro Ribbed Brass Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage mid century table lamp by Marbro. Ribbed and made of polished brass. Dimensions: Diameter 7.5” x Base Diameter 5.75” x Height 29.25” Shade: 15” diameter
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Marbro Ribbed Brass Lamp
  • Marbro Ribbed Brass Lamp
  • Marbro Ribbed Brass Lamp
  • Marbro Ribbed Brass Lamp
H 29.25 in. Dm 15 in.
Pair Marbro Ceramic & Brass Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair Marbro Column lamps. Ceramic columns with a green swirl marble look. Very high quality lamps as you would expect in a Marbro lamp.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair Marbro  Ceramic & Brass Lamps
  • Pair Marbro  Ceramic & Brass Lamps
  • Pair Marbro  Ceramic & Brass Lamps
  • Pair Marbro  Ceramic & Brass Lamps
H 33.5 in. Dm 6.25 in.
Striking Massive Brass Patinated Marbro Tall Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Massive tall Marbro lamp in a brass patinated and textured painted lamp circa 1950s double socket freshly rewired, with bakelite pull off/on-chain and balls, brass fittings, lampshad...
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20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Monumental Indian Etched Brass Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning and well-crafted three-light lamp by Marbro. Featuring a standard two light fixture surmounted by a glass shaded mogul size light bulb fixture. Finely embossed brass urn for...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Monumental Marbro Brass “Diving Bell” Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
An impressively sized and uncommon Marbro brass table lamp on lacquered wood base. Substantial, heavy, and gleaming brass body features a number of interesting Machine Age design de...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Marbro Crystal and Brass Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Cathedral City, CA
An elegant pair of crystal and brass lamps by Marbro. They have the paper labels on the stems. Sold without shades. Brass sections are decorated with laurel garlands. Height to the t...
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Vintage 1960s American Classical Roman Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Marbro Crystal and Brass Lamps
  • Pair of Marbro Crystal and Brass Lamps
  • Pair of Marbro Crystal and Brass Lamps
  • Pair of Marbro Crystal and Brass Lamps
H 40 in. W 6.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Huge Chinese Brass Archaic Lamp, by Marbro Lamp Co.
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Huge Chinese brass archaic lamp, by Marbro Lamp Co. As shown with 15" H x 21" D, display shade 40" H x 21" 30" high to the top of the socket, 24" high to the top of the vase, diame...
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20th Century Chinese Export Table Lamps

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Brass

Verdigris Patinated Brass Lotus Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Verdigris patinated brass lotus lamp by Marbro Measure: 28 inches to the top of lotus.
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Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Table Lamps

Marbro Monumental Solid Brass “Diving Bell” Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
A monumental and uncommon Marbro Lamp Company brass table lamp on black wood base. Substantial gleaming solid brass body features interesting Machine Age-type design details that ev...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Beautiful Pair of Marbro Style Monumental Brass Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
A gorgeous pair of large scale solid brass lamps. While unmarked, they are reminiscent of Marbro lamp production of the 1950's and 1960's. Fabulous Jewelry ! Excellent Restored Con...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Majestic Pair of Pewter and Brass Marbro Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Absolutely Stunning pair of large scale Marbro lamps. Components imported from India and assembled in the lighting workroom in Los Angeles, California circa 1960. Solid brass wit...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury Asian Motif Antiqued Brass Table Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Denver, CO
A stately midcentury lamp with stamped Asian motifs in antiqued brass by Marbro. Double chain pulls operate bulb sockets independently.
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Vintage 1960s American Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Brass

Murano Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Clear bulbous glass body on cast brass Chinese style base. Elegant style, very good, working, original condition. Height to top of glass elements 14".
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Murano Lamp by Marbro
  • Murano Lamp by Marbro
  • Murano Lamp by Marbro
  • Murano Lamp by Marbro
H 32 in. W 9 in. D 9 in.
Marbro Crystal Vase Table Lamp with Brass Trim
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Large Regency style crystal vase table lamp from fine American lamp maker, Marbro. Base is a gilt metal plinth with a brass ring with foliate detail. The Marbro signature double sock...
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Asian Brass Elephant Head Urn Table Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic Asian brass urn or vase featuring elephant head handles converted into a table lamp by Marbro Lamp Co. The urn is mounted on a brass base with a lotus blossom form and topp...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Marbro Chrysanthemum Porcelain Lamp, 1960s
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Hamburg, PA
An Asian-style Marbro porcelain lamp with chrysanthemum design. The table lamp has a decorative brass base and has been rewired with new sockets. Labeled "Marbro Original" on the sha...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Marbro Turned Glass Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Fulton, CA
A Marbro turned green glass table lamp retaining its original lamp shade with Greek key design. Excellent original condition. Base measures 7' diameter. Marbro Lamp Company The c...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Marbro Turned Glass Table Lamp
  • Marbro Turned Glass Table Lamp
  • Marbro Turned Glass Table Lamp
  • Marbro Turned Glass Table Lamp
H 44.25 in. Dm 19 in.
Pair of Marbro Brass Peacock and Chick Lamps, circa 1960
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a great pair of Marbro solid brass peacock and chick table lamps that date to the early 1960s. The casting of the bronze peacock elements is of high quality and both lamps ar...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Murano Glass Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rochester, NY
A spectacular and exotic large-scale Marbro lamp of brilliant rich teal blue and gilt decorated Italian Murano glass with beautifully shaped handles and dramatic crown design at top....
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Pyramid Brass Floor Lamp by Marbro Lamp Company, 1970's
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Hollywood Regency pyramid tapered brass floor lamp by Marbro Lamp Company. 1970’s, great patina. Working order but rewiring recommend, shade not included.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

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Brass

Stunning Marbro Brass Peacock Form Table Lamp Mid-Century Modern
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous vintage brass Marbro table lamp depicting 2 peacocks sitting on a tree stump. We love the larger mother peacock watching over her baby who is lovingly looking up at her-so a...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Monumental Marbro Lamp Co. "Fleur de Lis" Brass Table Lamp Glass Shade, 1960s
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Six Foot Marbro Lighting Company Brass Table Lamp with White glass shade. Statuesque sculptural fleur de lis form with Antique Brass finish. Stands approximately 6 feet t...
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Vintage 1960s North American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of White Murano Glass and Brass Table Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A glamorous pair of Italian white Murano glass and brass table lamps designed by Marbro Lamp Company in the 1960s. The lamps are constructed of Murano glass that’s hand painted with ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold, Brass

Marbro Caged White Murano Glass Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Modernist Mid-Century white Murano glass lamp with 22-karat gold dust inclusions. Lamp body is "caged" in a brass structure and rests on a Lucite disc base. Wired with clear cord.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Monumental Brass Lamps in the Style of Marbro, circa 1970s
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Antonio, TX
Massive pair of vintage brass lamps in the style of Marbro with mythical dragon figural handles. These striking lamps have substantial weight and are mounted on wooden bases with ecr...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Marbro Venetian Style Giltwood Column Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Attractive Venetian style carved giltwood column table lamp by Marbro. Features a beautifully carved column mounted to a faux marble neoclassical style stand. Topped with a dual head...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Brass

Marbro Parcel-Gilt Ceramic Vase Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large parcel-gilt ceramic vase table lamp made by Marbro. Features a large ceramic vase with a pierced body decorated with a floral motif on each side. Accented with gilt on the neck...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

1970s Ceramic Table Lamps by Marbro, Pair
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
These lamps were produced by the Marbro Lamp Company. Their design includes a ceramic jar body with a painterly blue-gray glaze and stylized brass decorations adorning each side of t...
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20th Century American Table Lamps

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Brass

Alabaster Rose Gold Table Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning Alabaster table lamp by Marbro Lamp Company featuring a brass base tinted in rose gold with climbing acanthus and matching top. This special order lamp weighs over twenty po...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Alabaster, Brass

Oversize Carved Wood Pineapple Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rochester, NY
An exceptionally beautiful carved wood pineapple bromeliad table or floor lamp by Marbro with perfectly aged all original surface to wood. Retains the Marbro Original silver foil lab...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

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Brass

Marbro Crackle Glaze Gourd Form Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Leandro, CA
A fantastic White Crackle Glaze Italian Gourd Form lamp by Marbro, mounted on a brass base.
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Vintage 1970s Table Lamps

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Brass

Italian Ceramic Faience Table Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large Italian ceramic lidded urn table lamp by Marbro Lamp Co. featuring a faience hand-painted body with Indigo blue flowers and foliage. Supported by a turned ceramic plinth and eq...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Blue Art Glass Brass Bronze Pair Obelisk Marbro Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern transitional pair of Murano style blue glass and brass / bronze obelisk form lamps by The Marbro Lamp Company.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Tall Massive Midcentury Crackle Ceramic Lamp by Marbro Lamp Company
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful tall ceramic lamp by Marbro Lighting Company, circa 1950s freshly rewired and polished brass fittings resprayed the base in black and put new cloth cord, the lamp comes w...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair Murano Blue Art Glass Brass Bronze Obelisk Marbro Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern transitional pair of Murano style blue glass and brass / bronze obelisk form lamps by The Marbro Lamp Company.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Hollywood Regency Marbro Lamp Company Tall Crystal Glass Lamps, a Pair
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Monumental pair of Hollywood Regency crystal table lamps with brass bases by The Marbro Lamp Company. Each lamp is in spectacular condition with minimal oxidization to the brass. The...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Large Pair of NeoClassical Column lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Leandro, CA
Huge pair of gilt wood Column lamps with solid polished brass double cluster attributed to Marbro.
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Golden Amber Murano Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of golden amber MuranolLamps by Marbro Because they are mouth blow there's a slight color and size variation if put next to each other. Newly rewired.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Elegant Pair of Large Crystal Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of large crystal lamps by Marbro lighting company. The crystal lamp bodies sit on golden/brass bases and have been newly rewired.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Marbro Asian Floral Porcelain Table Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Asian floral green and lavender motif porcelain table lamps by Marbro. The lamps rest on custom patinated green wood bases. Original solid brass double cluster sockets and fi...
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Vintage 1970s Asian Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Monumental Carrara Marble NeoClassical Column Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Leandro, CA
Huge and finely carved solid Carrara Marble Doric Column lamp, resting on a giltwood base by Marbro Lighting. Lamp measures 48" tall overall to the top of the shade rest. Shade is ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Neoclassical Revival Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Marbro Lamp Co. Painted Orange Ceramic Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a large vintage Mid-Century Modern table lamp by Marbro. This unique lamp features a painted ceramic or porcelain body that sits on a wooden base. Also includes a unique f...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Monumental Midcentury Hand Carved Marble Table Lamp by Marbro Lamp Company
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible monumental midcentury hand carved marble table lamp by Marbro Lamp Company, circa 1960s. This lamp is massive and very impressive standing 40" height and 8.5" in diameter....
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

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

Murano Glass Lamp by The Marbro Lamp Company, Los Angeles, CA.
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Murano glass lamp by the Marbro Lamp Company of Los Angeles, CA. Clear glass with gold flecks throughout. Lamp has been professionally rewired. Lamp measures 50" high from base to th...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Chinese Porcelain Celadon Glazed Vase Table Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Splendid Chinese porcelain celadon glazed vase mounted as a table lamp by Marbro Lamp Company. Features a 17 inch high celadon or greenware vase supported by a hardwood carved footed...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Marbro Giltwood and Gesso Neoclassical Table Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of substantial table lamps by Marbro. Wonderfully distressed from natural use, the gilt and painted wood gourd-form bodies have a patina that only age can bring. Sold sans shades.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Spanish Style Wrough Iron Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Midcentury Spanish colonial style pair of candlestick table lamps handcrafted from bronzed wrought iron by Marbro. The decorative base is constructed from scrolled iron surmounted by...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Iron, Wrought Iron

Pair of Blanc De Chine Table Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning pair of 1960s Blanc de Chine ceramic table lamps with brass hardware by Marbro Lamp Company. Shades for photography only.
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Exquisite Pair of Seguso Glass Column Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Leandro, CA
Large pair of Clear Murano Glass Column form table lamps by Seguso, edited by Marbro. Hand blown and formed elements include the ribbed central column mounted by hand engraved brass...
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

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Brass

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

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Pair of Murano Glass Table Lamps Made by Marbro Lamp Company
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Italian Murano glass table lamps with newly re-plated polished brass bases. Newly rewired with new polished brass hardware. New oatmeal linen shades. Made by The Marbro...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Cut Crystal Marbro Style Ionic Column Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a stunning pair of Marbro style cut crystal Ionic column-form lamps that dates to circa 1960. The cut crystal columns are adorned with polished nickel accents brass ionic scr...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Crystal, Brass, Nickel

Pair of Opalescent Turqoise Blue Caged Venetian Marbro Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of gigantic turqoise blue caged Venetian lamps by Marbro lamp Co. These absolutely beautiful lamps are mouth blown and are very impressive. Each lamp has two lightbulbs and meas...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Marbro James Mont-Style Chinese Archaistic Tall Brass Table Lamp, 1950s
By The Marbro Lamp Company, James Mont
Located in San Francisco, CA
A towering 1950s Chinese archaistic-style brass table lamp by the Marbro Lamp Company, done in the manner of James Mont. Striking interpretation of a three-footed archaic ritual bro...
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Vintage 1950s American Archaistic Table Lamps

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Brass

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

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Jade, Brass

Marbro Ceramic Chinese Urn Style Crackle Finish Table Lamp With Dragons
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Fashioned as a stylized Han dynasty bronze urn, this magnificent ceramic lamp by Marbro is imposing in its uniqueness. Large table lamp with a green and brown glaze.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Oversized Hollywood Regency Carved and Gilded Table Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of painted and gilded hardwood table lamps by renowned lighting manufacturer, Marbro, of Los Angeles, CA (circa early 1960s). Large, urn-shape examples with leaf decorative moti...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

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Marbro Brass Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal marbro brass lamp for your home. Frequently made of metal, brass and glass, every marbro brass lamp was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the marbro brass lamp you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Each marbro brass lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one marbro brass lamp that is appealing in its simplicity, but The Marbro Lamp Company, Seguso Vetri d'Arte and Archimede Seguso produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Marbro Brass Lamp?

Prices for a marbro brass lamp start at $350 and top out at $15,500 with the average selling for $2,200.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

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