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White Mid-Century Modern Ellipse Shaped Brass and Enamel Table Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Ellipse shaped enamel and brass table lamp. Lamp is newly re-wired.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Tomado Chrome Table Lamp
By Tomado
Located in New York, NY
Pill-shaped chrome table lamp, manufactured by Tomado. This sculptural lamp throws off interesting shadow play. Wired to US standards.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

  • Tomado Chrome Table Lamp
  • Tomado Chrome Table Lamp
  • Tomado Chrome Table Lamp
  • Tomado Chrome Table Lamp
H 7 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Studio Pottery lamp with brass harp and finial. Shade included. Offered by Neal Beckstedt
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
H 11.75 in. Dm 5 in.
Art Deco Floor Lamp, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
The item made of brass, opaline shades. Made in Czechoslovakia. Measures: Diameter of shades is 18 cm. Original condition.
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Vintage 1940s Czech Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Art Deco Floor Lamp, Czechoslovakia
  • Art Deco Floor Lamp, Czechoslovakia
  • Art Deco Floor Lamp, Czechoslovakia
  • Art Deco Floor Lamp, Czechoslovakia
H 60.24 in. W 22.45 in. D 15.75 in.
Amber Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 amber Quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height, 10.50 inches (27 cm...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Multicolor Quadriedri Table Lamp, Mariangela Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 Quadriedri Murano crystal multicolored prism for each lamp. Nickel metal frame. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimension...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Clear Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: late 20th century. Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height; 10.50 inches (27 cm) diame...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

"Classic" Lamp by Victoria Morris for Lawson-Fenning
By Victoria Morris
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Classic" lamp by Victoria Morris for Lawson-Fenning.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style, Transparent and Smoked Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 transparent and smoked Quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height, 10...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Gio Ponti Style Italian Green Glass and Brass Table Lamp
By Gio Ponti
Located in Miami, FL
A very elegant Italian table lamp of blown Murano glass in a very rare color of slightly iridescent English green with a touch of blown clear glass containing gold inclusions and bra...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Chinoiserie Porcelain Gilt Floral Ginger Jar Hand-Painted Table Lamp, Monumental
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous and monumental gilt hand painted floral Porcelain chinoiserie ginger jar wired as lamp. Lovely scale and proportions. Genius use of color.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Tommaso Barbi Midcentury Poplar Briar and Chrome Italian Table Lamp, 1970s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Roma, IT
Italian table lamp by Tommaso Barbi with original label. Produced in Italy in the 1970s. This splendid lamp is made of poplar briar and mounts two bulbs with E 27 attachment. T...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair Of Orange Ellipse-Shaped Resin Table Lamps On Thick Lucite Base
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Pair of heavy orange ellipse-shaped resin table lamps on thick Lucite base.              
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Resin, Lucite

Good Vintage Condition and Fully Working, Slight Signs of Aging in the Structure
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 transparent and clear blue prism quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendants Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Blue large factory light blue enamel. White interior cast iron top. Weight: 2.8 kg / 6.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel

Pair of Vintage Industrial Milk Glass O.C. White Wall Task Lamps, Lights Edison
By O.C. White
Located in Oakville, CT
Pair of vintage Industrial milk glass O.C. White wall task lamps, lights with Edison Bulbs. Articulating lamps with cast iron knob adjustment fittings. Milk glass shades measure 9 1/...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Iron, Metal, Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern floor lamps, wood block base and chrome Stand, come with white linen square drum shades.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
H 61 in. W 21 in. D 12 in.
1950s Nardini Oriental Motif Mid Century Modern Table Lamp
By Nardini Studios
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $675....Fine Japanese Lantern themed lamp. White glazed reticulated ceramic base is of a stylized Japanese lantern with tiled roof, six sided imperial trellis lattice wa...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Exquisite Mid Century Swedish Modern Crystal Table Lamps
By Orrefors
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $1,600....Thick swirling clear crystal in a baluster form highlights this pair of Orrefors blown table lamps with stepped socle form silver nickel bases. Beautifully top...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Ice Glass Lamp by Orrefors
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gorgeous hand blown crystal glass lamp with highly stylized hourglass form. The lamp features faceted ice glass design and has polished nickel hardware and fittings. Newly rewired an...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal, Nickel

Carlo Nason Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp Blown Glass for Mazzega, 1970s
By Carlo Nason, AVMazzega
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This floor lamp was created by Carlo Nason, in blown Murano glass and steel. Created for the famous Mazzega Muranese Company, 1970s. " If you like it please make your offer and we w...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Pair Italian Venetian Swirl Murano Glass Deco Lamps
By Lorin Marsh
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian / Murano Venetian swirl form smoke grey color art glass lamps in the Art Deco style with new polished nickel fittings and wiring.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Mid-20th Century Extra Tall Iron Table Lamp with Custom Shade
By Ted Harris
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-20th century extra tall iron table lamp with custom shade Looks great on a low side table Dimensions: 46.75 in. to the top of the finial 38.5 in H to socket; 43.5 in. to t...
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Brass Table Lamp with Reindeer Deer Card Holder
Located in West Hartford, CT
Glamorous midcentury Lucite and brass table lamp with sculpture of reindeer that holds business cards and the like, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Celadon Ceramic Orb and Brass Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of exquisite Parzinger influenced midcentury lamps with a muted celadon green ceramic body with satin brass fittings. Lamps have been rewired with new sockets and silk cords.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Sergio Mazza Floor Lamp
By Sergio Mazza, Artemide
Located in New York, NY
Rare floor lamp by Sergio Mazza. A great example from the earliest years of Artemide. Brass, enameled metal, glass and marble. One standard Edison socket. This lamp was only in produ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Metal

  • Sergio Mazza Floor Lamp
  • Sergio Mazza Floor Lamp
  • Sergio Mazza Floor Lamp
  • Sergio Mazza Floor Lamp
H 69 in. Dm 12 in.
Passy Primo Table Lamp
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This small-scale lamp enhances shelves, small side tables or it fits about anywhere. The soft light which is diffused by the acrylic shade is accented by the reflection from the bras...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

  • Passy Primo Table Lamp
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp
H 9 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Vintage Bronze Oil Lamp with Elephant Motif, Rural Nepal, Mid-Late 20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Vintage bronze oil lamp with elephant motif from rural Nepal, mid-late 20th century. Bronze oil and kerosene lamps were widely used throughout the mountain and hill areas of Nepal, b...
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Vintage 1960s Nepalese Folk Art Candle Lamps

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Bronze

Midcentury Table Lamps Cosmonaut, 1970s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s - maker: Elektrosvit - very good original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Italian Brass Sputnik Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
An incredible accent lamp that has a unique presence. It can sit in a variety of positions allowing the light source to point in almost any direction.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Modernist Bone White Porcelain Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of modernist porcelain lamps featuring a milky white glaze, and nickel hardware. Rewired for use in the USA. 100W bulb max.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

  • Modernist Bone White Porcelain Lamps
  • Modernist Bone White Porcelain Lamps
  • Modernist Bone White Porcelain Lamps
  • Modernist Bone White Porcelain Lamps
H 24.5 in. W 13 in. D 5 in.
Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
By Jean Boris Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Petite table lamp by Boris Lacroix, brass frame with perforated, enameled hood with perforations, fully adjustable, can be used as a wall lamp.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
H 10.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 4.25 in.
Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
By Jacques Biny
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful brass table lamp by Jacques Biny with wonderful patina, adjustable at the hood and the white bakelite ball joint.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
H 12.5 in. W 11 in. D 5.75 in.
Kamenický Šenov Design Table Lamp, 1980s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1980s - Maker: Kamenický Šenov - Good original condition - Marked by paper label.
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Vintage 1980s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Jacques Adnet Leather and Brass Floor Lamp
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant Jacques Adnet floor lamp with sleek polished brass tripod base and dark caramel leather wrapped stem. Newly rewired.
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Mid-20th Century French Floor Lamps

Materials

Leather

Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
Located in Devon, England
A very stylish example of another Art Deco Classic is this 1930s Art Deco catalin bakelite lamp. A stunning caramel colored ribbed catalin bakelite stem sits atop an all chrome circu...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Table Lamps

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Chrome

  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
H 16.54 in. W 6.3 in. D 6.3 in.
Italian Floor Lamp with Red Metal Shade
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian floor light in the style of Stilnovo with articulating red shade, brass stem and counter weight ball foot. Newly produced in Italy and newly rewired.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Beautiful 1960 Murano Glass Table Lamp
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Original table lamp in Murano glass attributed to Barovier.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

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

  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
H 18 in. W 16 in. D 9 in.
Small TOTEM Floor Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
In his post black shapes period, Serge Mouille experimented with color and columns. With the TOTEM, he stacked cylindrical shades around a central lighting element. By alternating th...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Kamenický Šenov Design Table Lamp, 1980s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1980s - Maker: Kamenický Šenov - Perfect condition - Marked by paper label.
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Whimsical Hand Thrown Vase Lamp Base Teddy Bear
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, mid-century modern ceramic creation of a tall classic footed bottle vase or possible lamp base by master ...
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Mid-20th Century German Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Desk Lamp by Achille Castiglioni & Flos, Italy
By Flos, Achille Castiglioni
Located in Paris, FR
Desk lamp designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1980 and edited by Flos (Italy). The name comes from a game in Lombard language which consists in diverting the sunbeams with a mirror. S...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Neoclassical Floor Lamp with Heads Decor, circa 1940
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Neoclassical floor lamp with heads decor, gold patinated metal, circa 1940.
Category

Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
By Deknudt
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Design metal and brass lamp with harmonious and precious lines. Prestigious and elegant
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
H 24.02 in. W 9.06 in. D 4.34 in.
Jasmin Table Lamp by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stylish table lamp is a nice blend of the basic midcentury elements, brass, acrylic and black enamel. This midcentury inspired lamp provides a beautiful light. The details of t...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Jasmin Table Lamp by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stylish table lamp is a nice blend of the basic midcentury elements, brass, acrylic and black enamel. This midcentury inspired lamp provides a beautiful light. The details of t...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Gino Sarfatti Model #1063 Floor Lamp in Black and White
By Astep, Flos, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti model #1063 floor lamp in black and white for Flos / Astep. Designed in 1954, this is an authorized 2013 Astep/Flos re-edition by Alessandro Sarfatti, grandson of Gino ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Hollywood Regency Marble-Table Lamp by Georges Mathias
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Beige marbled table lamp by Belgian artist Georges Mathias with etched brass plaque. Signed Georges Mathias.
Category

Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

Large Pair of Gold Glass Lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970
By Flygsfors
Located in New York, NY
Outstanding large pair of gold glass cased table lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970.  
Category

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

Materials

Glass

Vintage French Brass Table Lamp with Bird Figure by Maison Charles
By Maison Charles
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage French table lamp with brass bird and floral elements on wooden base colored with glossy black colour, by Maison Charles. Lamp is with the new made satin finish black color ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Rare First Edition Ernesto Gismondi Sintesi Terra White Lacquered Floor Lamp
By Ernesto Gismondi, Artemide
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A rare first edition Ernesto Gismondi Sintesi terra white lacquered floor lamp, first edition with Cornalux bulb. The lamp was designed in 1975 by Ernesto Gismondi for Artemide, ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Plexiglass

Floor Lamp With Oriental Statues Attributed to Billy Haines
By William Billy Haines
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful large floor lamp which is in the style of Billy Haines The ebonized base supports two large oriental figures which has been Newly rewired and has a new custom paper shade.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Wood

Petite Midcentury Rupert Nikoll Brass Nightstand Table Lamp, 1950s, Austria
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant petite Rupert Nikoll solid brass nightstand or table lamp. Fully working rewired and tested condition with lovely patina. One Edison E27 socket. The lamp works on 220V and 11...
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Hillebrand UFO Midcentury Table Desk Lamp, 1960s, Germany
By Heinz Pfaender, Hillebrand
Located in Vienna, AT
Iconic midcentury desk lamp designed by Heinz G. Pfaender in the late 1960s for "Leuchtfabrik Hillebrand". Heavy table lamp with chrome handle and a dark chocolate shade provides a s...
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Swedish Midcentury Table Lamps in Brass by Stilarmatur Tranås
By AB Stilarmatur Tranås
Located in Karlstad, SE
Two stunning midcentury table lamps by Stilarmatur Tranås, Sweden. With a heavy bottom plate and two large brass spheres, these lamps give an exclusive impression. The lamps seem t...
Category

20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

1950s White Aluminum Table Lamp by Ilmari Tapiovaara
By Paavo Tynell, Hienoterä, Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
White lacquered aluminum table lamp by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Finland, 1955. Ilmari Tapiovaara floor lamp in white lacquered aluminum with brass details. The white circular metal piec...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Aluminum

First edition Ernesto Gismondi Sintesi floor lamp Italy, taller version, 1975
By Ernesto Gismondi, Artemide
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A rare first edition Ernesto Gismondi Sintesi Terra white lacquered floor lamp, first edition with Cornalux bulb. This piece being the taller version. The lamp was designed in 197...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Plexiglass

Passy Table Lamp, Small Model by Bourgeois Boheme
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...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Wooden Tripod Black Enamel Industrial Spot Light Floor Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial spot on wooden tripod. Adjustable height and angle, black enamel spot white interior. Rare original rounded glass. Max tripod height 140 cm. 7.5 kg. Total height as on pi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Floor Lamps

Materials

Enamel

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Mid Century Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century lamp you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, brass and glass, every mid century lamp was constructed with great care. There are 45964 variations of the antique or vintage mid century lamp you’re looking for, while we also have 1648 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century lamp — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A mid century lamp made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Industrial — is very popular. Stilnovo, Laurel Lamp Company and J.T. Kalmar each produced at least one beautiful mid century lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Lamp?

Prices for a mid century lamp start at $1 and top out at $375,000 with the average selling for $1,890.

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.