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Åke Hultgren, Table Lamp, Nordiska Kompaniet, 1950s
By Åke Hultgren, NK (Nordiska Kompaniet)
Located in Uppsala, SE
Midcentury brass and leather table lamp designed by Åke Hultgren for Swedish premium manufacturer Nordiska Kompaniet, or NK as it's more commonly called. This model has always been a...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

French Leather and Brass Mid-Century Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
A classy leather and brass table lamp, with indented star motifs. France, c1960s. A lovely pairing of materials. Some scuffs and wear to the leather but generally good co...
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Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

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Wood

Stylish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp in Brass and Leather
Located in Søborg, DK
Stylish Mid-Century Modern table lamp in brass and leather. Cast iron base with a brass covering. Leather pleated stem. Great quality typical of the period. Rewired with a brown ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

2 Mid-Century Modern Brass and Leather Marine Desk / Table Lamps, England, 1930
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English elegant late Art Deco / modernist table lamps in solid brass with leather wrapped stems from a British luxury ship, circa 1930. Priced and sold individually.
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Rare Carl Aubock Mid-Century Table Lamp, Desk Lamp, Brass, Leather, Austria
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
We are proud to offer this very rare and beautiful table or desk lamp from the 1950s. Designed and executed by Carl Aubock, Austria. This lamp is made of brass and has a leather-cove...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Leather Green Kalmar Table Lamp, 1950s, Vienna
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage table lamp or desk lamp from brass, leather and nickel plated metal Mod. 1191 Arnold which was designed and manufactured by Kalmar in Vienna 1950s. This r...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

French Leather and Brass Table Lamp by Tanneur
Located in London, GB
Rectangular table lamp in stitched mid brown hide leather and brushed brass by Tanneur, France 1970's.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • French Leather and Brass Table Lamp by Tanneur
  • French Leather and Brass Table Lamp by Tanneur
  • French Leather and Brass Table Lamp by Tanneur
  • French Leather and Brass Table Lamp by Tanneur
H 16.15 in. W 5.91 in. D 9.45 in.
Einar Backstrom Brass and Leather Table Lamp, Sweden, 1930s
By Einar Backstrom
Located in Maastricht, NL
A table lamp made of brass with a leather wrapped stem, designed and made by Einar Bäckström in his own workshop in Malmö, Sweden. The lamp has two lightbulbs and is in an excellent ...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury French Green Leather and Brass Table Lamp
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Madrid, ES
Midcentury table lamp, Adnet style, in green leather and gold brass, new wiring, light gray silk lampshade.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Brass and Leather Table Lamp by Lumen, Italy 1950s
By Lumen
Located in Naples, IT
Table lamp, red metal, brass and leather, Lumen Italia, 1950s. This colourful desk lamp is of balanced, organic design and elegant appearance. On the round brass base there is a ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

J. T. Kalmar Brass and Leather Table Lamp Arnold, Austria 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Munich, DE
Austrian mid century brass desk / table lamp lamp. Designed and manufactured by J. T. Kalmar Vienna in the 1950s as model no. 1191, name is Arnold. It features a brass base and ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Midcentury Table Lamp in Leather and Brass by Boréns
By Boréns Borås
Located in Karlstad, SE
Swedish Mid-Century Modern table lamp in perforated brass by Swedish manufacturer Boréns, 1960s. This extremely rare model features a large cylinder shaped shade, supported by a bra...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Leather and Brass Table Lamp Attributed to Adnet, circa 1950
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Leather and brass table lamp attributed to Adnet, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Sculptural Table Lamp with Birds in Brass and Leather, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
This beautiful sculptural bird lamp is made of brass with leather wings, circa 1970. Measures: Height 82 cm. Width 35 cm. Depth 28 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Oscar Torlasco Style Brass and Leather Table Lamp, Italy 1950s
By Oscar Torlasco
Located in Naples, IT
Beautiful table lamp in green painted metal, central support in natural leather and brass details, original push button on the base.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

ASEA, Table Lamp, Brass, Brown Leather, Sweden, 1950s
By ASEA
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, in brass and original brown leather. Designed and produced by ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. Dimensions listed are without lampshade. Sold without lampshades. Dimensions with...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Leather and Brass Table Lamp Attributed to Jacques Adnet, circa 1950
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Leather and brass table lamp attributed to Jacques Adnet, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Burnished Leather and Brass Oval Table Lamp, circa 1970
By Lightolier
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Burnished leather and brass oval table lamp, circa 1970. Beautiful burnished leather and patinated brass table lamp with new custom made oval shade. Beautiful, timeless oval design w...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

20th Century White Italian Leather Table Lamp, Brass Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian small desk lamp or table lamp made of lacquered metal and brass with a white adjustable oval lamp shade, featuring a one light socket. Produced b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Brown Leather Brass Lamp LP01 Luigi Caccia Dominioni
By Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage iconic armchair or bedside lamp LP01 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni 1970s Italy with cognac brown well patinated leather band, which includes the golden metal r...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Stitched White Leather and Gilt Brass Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Stitched white leather and gilt brass lamp, with 4" column 13" to the top of the column, 24" high to the top of the socket, on 8.75" diameter squared brass base. New wiring.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Stitched White Leather and Gilt Brass Lamp
  • Stitched White Leather and Gilt Brass Lamp
  • Stitched White Leather and Gilt Brass Lamp
  • Stitched White Leather and Gilt Brass Lamp
H 24 in. W 8.75 in. D 8.75 in.
Falkenberg Belysning, Functionalist Table Lamp, Brass, Stitched Leather, 1950s
By Falkenbergs Belysning
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A functionalist table lamp / desk light. Produced by Falkenbergs Belysning. Unique example with engraved text in Danish on the base "Hilsen fra skipsavdelningen", translating to: "Gr...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Table Lamp with Brown Leather Base by Deknudt Lighting, Belgium 1970
By Deknudt
Located in Herentals, BE
Mid century neo classic table lamp by Deknudt Belgium 1970s. Gold plated base and brown leather center piece. The lamp has the original lampshade. The total height is 46 cm, the h...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Kalmar 'Hase TL' Table Lamp of Brass & Leather
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Utrecht, NL
Table lamp model 'Hase TL' by Austrian Kalmar Lighting. The freestanding lamp 'Hase' from 1954 is another exemplar of the Wiener Werkbund. Using simple metal tubing and the basic ben...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Kalmar Table Lamps, Brass Leather, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A pair of table lamps by J.T. Kalmar, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1960. They are made of a brass covered base, a covered stand with dark brown leather, brass fittings. The la...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury Brass & Black Leather Table Lamp Attributed to Stiffel, a Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Plainview, NY
A Mid-Century Modern pair of elegant table lamps attributed to Stiffel. Each lamp is made of heavy solid brass with the column wrapped in black embossed leather matching its original...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Ateljé Lyktan Table Lamp, Leather Base, Sweden, Mid-1900s
By Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Stockholm, SE
Table lamp with leather base and adjustable height by Ateljé Lyktan, Sweden, mid-1900s.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Brass & Leather Table Lamps by Metalarte, Spain, 1960's
By Metalarte Spain
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of leather and brass table lamps by MetalArte of Spain with original leather and a wonderful rich patina, the shades, made of perspex, are pristine. Rewired for the US.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Hand-Stitched Leather Desk Lamp Attributed to Hermes
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French Mid-Century hand-stitched black leather table lamp in the modern neoclassical tradition attributed to Hermes with a hand-stitched black leather shade and a fluted soli...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Brass with Leather Shade Table Lamp by Ateljé Lyktan
By Ateljé Lyktan
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1970s brass with leather shade table lamp designed by Anna Pendant for Ateljé Lyktan.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Lisa Johansson-Pape, Table Lamps, Leather Brass, Acrylic, Ornö Finland, 1960s
By Orno Oy, Lisa Johansson-Pape
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of table lamps designed by Lisa Johansson-Pape in 1950. Produced by Oy Stockmann-Ornö AB, Kerava, Finland. Upon request fabric screens of model illustrated in the last imag...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Adjustable Two-Armed Table Lamp, Brass, Leather, Fabric, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s. Brass with finely braided and dyed leather. Sold without lampshades. Other designers of the period include Hans Bergström, Jean...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Kalmar Table Lamp 'Arnold' Mod. 1191, Brass Braided Leather, Austria, 1960
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A gorgeous and rare table lamp model 'Arnold' no. 1191 by J.T. Kalmar, Vienna, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1960 (late 1950s or 1960s). The light is documented in the Kalmar ca...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Leather and Brass Miners Lamp Attributed to Hermes, France 1960s
By Hermès
Located in Milan, IT
Attributed to Hermes, leather and brass miners lamp. France 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Bamboo and Brass Table Lamp with Silk Shade, Austria 1950's
By Ingo Maurer, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Den Haag, NL
Bamboo and brass table lamp with silk shade, Austria 1950's.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Wood & Black Leather Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Danish-influenced wood and black leather wrapped table lamp by ESA. USA, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1940’s Leather Wound Brass Table Lamp by Harald Notini for Nordiska Kompaniet
By Harald Notini, NK (Nordiska Kompaniet)
Located in Stockholm, SE
1940’s Leather Wound Brass Table Lamp By Harald Notini For NK (Nordiska Kompaniet). Cast iron base with spun brass cover, leather wound stem and spun brass lamp shade with cast brass...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron, Brass

French Stitched Leather and Brass Desk Lamp by Tanneur
By Le Tanneur
Located in Hudson, NY
Unique desk lamp in unusual form. Produced by the French Company Le Tanneur. In pristine condition.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Leather and Brass Lamp in the Style of Jacques Adnet, circa 1950
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Leather and brass lamp in the style of Jacques Adnet, circa 1950
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Nice Leather and Brass Angelo Brotto Pair of Lamps by Esperia
By Esperia, Angelo Brotto
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of lamps designed by Angelo Brotto and made by Esperia editions. Each lamp is made of a leather white square and a shining brass stem, finished by a tall shade.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Table Lamp in Brass with Leather Covered Stem by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Maastricht, NL
Pair of Kalmar lamps, with leather around the stem and a heavy metal base and a new red linen shade. We have a large number of these table lamps available, the simple, yet rich an...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Austrian Midcentury Brass Leather and White Acrylic Desk Lamp by J.T. Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Excellent Austrian 1960s brass, leather and acrylic desk lamp with adjustable shade designed an manufactured by J.T. Kalmar Vienna.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1950s White Metal Shade and Brass Table Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
By Paavo Tynell, Tapio Wirkkala, Idman
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Table lamp, white metal shade and brass stem, Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1958. Subtle table lamp in white lacquered metal shade and brass stem with details in leather by Tapio Wirkk...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Josef Frank Table Lamp 'Tisch-Überall' Mod. 1092 by Kalmar, Brass Leather, 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar, Josef Frank
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A gorgeous and rare table lamp model 'Tisch-Überall' no. 1092 designed by Josef Frank in 1934 or earlier for Haus & Garten. The offered piece was manufactured by J.T. Kalmar, Vienna,...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Rosewood and Leather Table Lamps, Attributed to Bergboms, 1960s
By Bergboms
Located in Uppsala, SE
Pair of table lamps from the 1960s in rosewood and light brown leather attributed to Swedish manufacturer Bergboms. New white shades. Very good condition with minimal ware.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Italian Black Leather Table Lamp, Jacques Adnet style
Located in Delft, NL
Italian black leather table lamp, Jacques Adnet style, with its original shade. (black leather on top) The shade has some small traces, but nevertheless ready for daily use. The l...
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Mid-20th Century European Table Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury Leather Table Lamp Style Hermes Adnet, France
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Midcentury leather table lamp style Hermes Adnet, France. Original unrestored condition.       
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Hand-Stitched Brown Leather Table Lamp, France, 1960s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Den Haag, NL
Hand-stitched brown leather table lamp with silk hood, France, 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Red Brown Leather Table Lamp Attributed Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in London, GB
Red brown leather table lamp with a cylinder shade and round base with detailed contrasting stitching standing on a brass stem. Variations on this model available.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1950s Desk Table Lamp Leather Style Adnet, Signed Tanneur
By Le Tanneur
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
1950s desk table lamp leather style Adnet, signed Tanneur. A classic Le Tanneur table lamp. Made with black leather with brass details. Stamped underneath the base "Le Tanneur„. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Handstitched Cognac Brown Patina Leather Table Lamp, France, 1960s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Den Haag, NL
Handstitched cognac brown patina leather table lamp with silk hood, France 1960s. In very good vintage condition with warm patina to the leather, the hood is original but needs to b...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Rupert Nikoll, Freeform Table Lamp, Brass, Rattan, Austria, 1950
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, designed and produced by Rupert Nikoll, Austria, 1950s. Features an assorted vintage rattan lampshade. Stated dimensions include lampshade. Other designers of the...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Jacques Adnet Brown Hand-Stitched Leather-Clad Table Lamp
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant table lamp designed by French designer Jacques Adnet (1901-1984). This classical bittersweet chocolate brown color lamp features a hand-stitched shade with ivory paper lining...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Bohlmarks Brass Desk Lamp Natural Leather for Nordiska Kompaniet, circa 1940
By Nordiska Kompaniet, Bohlmarks
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Vintage Swedish table and desk lamp designed for Bohlmarks in circa 1940 for Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm. The table lamp is made of brass, the stem winded with patinated natural...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Scandinavian Modern 1960´s Large Adjustable Table or Floor Lamp Redbrown Leather
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Mid century Scandinavian light design. Tall and large height adjustable table or desk lamp from the 1960´s - even large enough for floor use It is made of red-brown leather with ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1970s Geometric Bronze Leather Tie & Wood Table Lamps Luis Barragan Modernism
By Luis Barragan, Pierre Cardin
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Pair of mod midcentury table lamps. Geometric modernist design. Leather Lace Tie Detail. Wood-base with saddle leather on bronze body. A bronze plaque-sheet...
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Table Lamp by Jacques Adnet, Stitched Leather, France, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Paris, FR
Table lamp by Jacques Adnet with red stitched leather entirely covering a wood structure. Square base with a small drawer (brass handle). Shade is original and made fiberglass on met...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Jacques Adnet Table Lamp in Stitched Black Leather, France, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A handsome table lamp by Jacques Adnet in stitched black leather with linen shade. With original toggle cord switch, France, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

20th Century Gold Swedish Svenskt Tenn Leather, Brass Desk Light by Josef Frank
By Svenskt Tenn, Josef Frank
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A gold, vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish sculptural desk light made of hand crafted polished brass, designed by Josef Frank and produced by Svenskt Tenn in good condition. The stem...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

IDO-TB3 Brass Glass Lamp, Flow 2 Collection
By Jonathan Amar
Located in Paris, FR
A table lamp composed of a brass base, a fully leather sheathed stem, and a white glass globe diffuser that provides a warm and distinctive style of light that’s suitable for all spa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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Mid Century Brass And Leather Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century brass and leather table lamp available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of brass, metal and animal skin, every mid century brass and leather table lamp was constructed with great care. Find 189 options for an antique or vintage mid century brass and leather table lamp now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century brass and leather table lamp — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A mid century brass and leather table lamp made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Jacques Adnet, J.T. Kalmar and Einar Backstrom each produced at least one beautiful mid century brass and leather table lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Brass And Leather Table Lamp?

A mid century brass and leather table lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,039, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $42,926.

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.

Materials: Brass Furniture

Whether burnished or lacquered, brass furniture can elevate a room.

From traditional spaces that use brass as an accent to contemporary rooms that embrace bold brass decor, there are many ways to incorporate the golden-hued metal.

“I find mixed metals to be a very updated approach, as opposed to the old days, when it was all shiny brass of dulled-out silver tones,” says interior designer Drew McGukin. “I especially love working with brass and blackened steel for added warmth and tonality. To me, aged brass is complementary across many design styles and can tend contemporary or traditional when pushed either way.”

He proves his point in a San Francisco entryway, where a Lindsey Adelman light fixture hangs above a limited-edition table and stools by Kelly Wearstler, all providing bronze accents. The walls were hand-painted by artist Caroline Lizarraga and the ombré stair runner is by DMc.

West Coast designer Catherine Kwong chose a sleek brass and lacquered-parchment credenza by Scala Luxury to fit this San Francisco apartment. “The design of this sideboard is reminiscent of work by French modernist Jean Prouvé. The brass font imbues the space with warmth and the round ‘portholes’ provide an arresting geometric element.”

Find brass tables, case pieces and other furnishings now on 1stDibs.

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 creative 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 for your living room, 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 classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.