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Mid Century Lamp by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Table lamp attributed to Laurel with a solid wood teardrop form body on metal base with faux wood cathedral cut out base. Clean, working condition, shows very minor cosmetic wear, no...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Chromed Metal and Wood Table Lamp by Fase
By Fase
Located in Madrid, ES
This table lamp was produced in Madrid by Fase in the 1960s. It is a large rotatable and swiveling desk lamp with chromed metal structure, tinted walnut foot detail, white lacquered ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

  • Chromed Metal and Wood Table Lamp by Fase
  • Chromed Metal and Wood Table Lamp by Fase
  • Chromed Metal and Wood Table Lamp by Fase
  • Chromed Metal and Wood Table Lamp by Fase
H 17.72 in. W 25.99 in. D 10.24 in.
1950s Italian Metal and Wood Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italy, wood, black and yellow painted metal and brass table lamp, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Lamp by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Classic Mid-Century Modern lamp by "Laurel Lamp Mfg. Co." Metal base with bulbous wood body and elongated brass neck, creates an elegant exaggerated MCM form. Lamp shows minor cosm...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

French Table Lamp Midcentury in Wood and Metal from 1950
Located in Milano, IT
Eccentric French table lamp from 1950. The lamp has a painted tubular metal hat. Its structure is made of wooden planks, four of them are perpendicular and serve as a support, while ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Lightolier 1960s Black Metal and Wood Desk or Table Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black metal desk or table lamp by Lightolier from the 1960s with wood and brass details.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Chrome Metal and Wood Table Lamps. Italy, circa 1970
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of chrome metal and wood table lamps. Italy, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Richard Barr Brutalist Abstract Metal Table Lamp
By Richard Barr, Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Richard Barr for Laurel Lamp Company Brutalist table lamp with abstract sculptural body mounted on wooden base, with Laurel Lamp Co. label. In great vintage condition with age-approp...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Table Lamps

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Metal

Modernist Laurel Chrome Bouillotte Style Table Lamp Metal Mesh Umbrella Shade
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Miami, FL
A 1960s modern take on the bouilotte lamp, this chrome four light table lamp is from the Laurel Lamp Co. In excellent condition and with a black painted square wood base upon which t...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Danish Modern Wood and Metal Table Lamp by Woolums Mfg
By W. H. Woolums Mfg.
Located in Cookeville, TN
Up for your consideration is a nice vintage Woolums Danish modern wood and metal table lamp. The lamp has a brass finish cap finial, harp and centre pole. Other features of the light...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Richard Barr for Laurel Sculptural Abstract Metal and Rosewood Table Lamp, 1963
By Richard Barr, Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fantastic 1963 mid-century modern abstract cast metal and rosewood table lamp by American designer Richard Barr for Laurel Lamp Company. Artfully executed sculpture-like body of s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Metal, Nickel

Mid Century Table Lamp by Gerald Thurston
By Gerald Thurston
Located in New York, NY
Tall elegant elongated table lamp having a metal base, bulbous wood body, and brass neck section. Diameter of base 7 inch x diameter of body 4.5 inch x 32 inch height to top of socke...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Tall Brass, Glass, Wood Infinity Table Lamp in Black and Gold
Located in Miami, FL
A tall vintage infinity table lamp with smoked glass and black base. The back is featured in Brass as well as the top. In perfect 3-way function and uses a max. 60 watts light bulb...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

ASEA, Small Desk Light / Table Lamp, Brass, Wood, Metal, Sweden, 1950
By ASEA
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A highly modernist adjustable table lamp, produced and designed by ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. Features an organic stained wood grip, brass, and grey lacquered metal. Other designers of ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Chinese Pewter and Brass Vase Table Lamp
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid Century Modern Chinese pewter and brass vase table lamp. Features a square pewter bodied vase with a round neck and brass ring highlights. Decorated on each side with bamboo moti...
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass, Pewter

Laurel Sleek Midcentury Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
A sleek table lamp by Laurel, USA, circa 1960. Includes tall drum paper shade. Dimensions with shade:17" H × 12 W.
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Laurel Lamp and Side Table
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern combination lamp and side table made by the Laurel Lamp Company. A tripod brass frame supporting a perferated black metal light diffuser and two round black lam...
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Vintage 1950s American Floor Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps with Shades
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern pair of table lamps with their original vintage shades. The pair has some minor chips to the patina of the wooden bases an some black in-coloring. In good...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Clarify, Vintage Metal and Wood Desk Lamp, Study Light
By kontra
Located in Istanbul, TR
Vintage lighting by Kontra. Wooden headed metal table lamp provides illumination with a Mid-Century Modern feeling to it. Desk Lamp, Study Light
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2010s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Clarify, Vintage Metal and Wood Desk Lamp, Study Light
By kontra
Located in Istanbul, TR
Vintage lighting by Kontra. Wooden headed metal table lamp provides illumination with a Mid-Century Modern feeling to it. Wood desk lamp, study light 70's.
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2010s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Golden Greek Key Pattern Ceramic Table Lamp Wood Walnut Base
Located in Miami, FL
American Mid-Century Modern golden greek key pattern ceramic table lamp wood walnut base. Wired for the U.S. and uses a 3-way light bulb.   
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Asian Style Table Lamp, Metal with Brass, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
1950s Asian style table lamp of metal with brass. This large table lamp is made of tin alloy with brass overlay decorations or etchings of trees and birds. He's mounted on a wooden...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Asian Style Table Lamp, Metal with Brass, 1950s
  • Asian Style Table Lamp, Metal with Brass, 1950s
  • Asian Style Table Lamp, Metal with Brass, 1950s
  • Asian Style Table Lamp, Metal with Brass, 1950s
H 35.24 in. W 17.52 in. D 17.52 in.
Italian Pink Metalic Swirled Murano Glass Table Lamp on Gold Wood Base
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Italian pink metallic swirled Murano glass table lamp on gold wood base with double pull chain holds two bulbs. Measures: 7" diameter x 35" tall.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Bauhaus Vintage off White Metal Wood Table Lamp TL 322 Christian Dell, 1933
By Christian Dell
Located in Vienna, AT
This ivory colored table lamp was designed by Christian Dell 1933 and produced by Koranda, Germany, circa 1950. Furthermore the table lamp was made of metal and wooden parts. Also th...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Brutalist Brass Table Lamp by Laurel, 1960s
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in East Hampton, NY
Midcentury Brutalist table lamp in brass finish on walnut base by Laurel Lighting, American, 1960s. Lamp measures 29" to top of socket. Base is 7" x 8".
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Milo Baughman Style Burl Wood and Brass Table Lamp
By Milo Baughman
Located in Atlanta, GA
This rich and elegant 1960s modernist table lamp is a lovely work of art reminiscent of Milo Baughman's design. The quality of the sheets of wood veneer fit together to create a cons...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Black Painted Metal and Brass Table Lamp by Nordiska Kompaniet
By NK (Nordiska Kompaniet)
Located in Madrid, ES
Small table lamp from the 1930s with adjustable black metal screen, brass base and rod and black painted wood detail. Manufactured and stamped by Nordiska Kompaniet. European plug.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Red Mid-Century Fase Falux Table Lamp from Spain
By Fase
Located in Haderslev, DK
Spainish made elegant table or desk lamp by Fase of Madrid in 1960s. The model is called Falux and has the rare orange lacquer combined with creme / off white lacquer, walnut bas...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Red Mid-Century Fase Falux Table Lamp from Spain
  • Red Mid-Century Fase Falux Table Lamp from Spain
  • Red Mid-Century Fase Falux Table Lamp from Spain
  • Red Mid-Century Fase Falux Table Lamp from Spain
H 19.69 in. W 11.03 in. D 21.66 in.
Large Mid-Century Modern Turquoise Lava Glaze Ceramic Table Lamp after Fantoni
By Gambone Fantoni
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome very large Mid-Century Modern ceramic table lamp with a gorgeous turquoise lava glaze and its original shade done in the style of the famed Fantoni. This great lamp is in wo...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Organic Beige Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp and Linen Shade, USA
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous American Mid-Century Modern glazed beige ceramic table lamp. Braided handles and it comes with round linen lamp shade, harp and wood finial. Wired for the U.S. and uses a ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Carole Stupell Mid-Century Modern Quartz Crystal Cluster Table Lamp
By Carole Stupell
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern quartz crystal cluster table lamp designed by Carole Stupell. The piece has a large cluster of quartz crystals atop a kidney-shaped wooden base. Made in circa 1950...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Quartz, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Space Age Flying Saucer Styled Desk or Table Lamp
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century Modern desk or table lamp is completely unsigned, but believed to have been made in the United States in circa 1965. The lamp is done in the space age, flying saucer...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Gerald Thurston Brass and Wood Lamps
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of brass and wood lamps, designed by Gerald Thurston, American, circa 1950s. The wood bases have been refinished in an ultra-deep brown lacquer and the brass fittings have been ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid Century Sculptural Chrome Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of vintage table lamps with ebonized cube form wood bases and an abstract chromed metal body. They have age appropriate wear; some scratches.
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20th Century American Table Lamps

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Metal

1950s Yasha Heifetz Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp
By Yasha Heifetz
Located in New York, NY
1950s Mid-Century Modern metal deer shaped desk lamp with a wooden rectangular shaped base. This can be viewed at our Los Angeles location. Please inquire for the exact address.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • 1950s Yasha Heifetz Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp
  • 1950s Yasha Heifetz Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp
  • 1950s Yasha Heifetz Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp
  • 1950s Yasha Heifetz Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp
H 37 in. W 12.625 in. D 5.625 in.
Greco Roman Style Table Lamp by Westwood Industries
By Westwood Lamps, Westwood Industries
Located in New York, NY
Greco Roman Revival table lamp having a cast metal urn form body with classical figures, and a chariot etc as decoration motif. The faux bronze urn is mounted on a weathered wood pli...
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Mid-20th Century American Greco Roman Table Lamps

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Metal

Tony Paul for Westwood Industries Mid-Century Lamp
By Tony Paul
Located in New York, NY
Conical metal and wood table lamp, designed by Tony Paul for Westwood Industries. Nice clean, original, and working condition. Measures: Height to top of socket 22".
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Altar Vase Mid-18th Century Converted into Table Lamp, European, 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
This exquisite mid-18th century altar vase has been converted into a beautiful table lamp in the 1950s. It has a US American plug, functions as is with one E14 / 110 volt Light bulb,...
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Vintage 1950s German Table Lamps

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Metal

1970 French Vintage Birch Wood and Acrylic Table Lamp for Barcelona Hilton Hotel
By Lucid
Located in New York, NY
A set of 4 is available - Very attractive French Mid-Century Modern design vintage lamps, custom made in an organic Scandinavian style by the brand Lucid for the Hilton Hotel in Barc...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Steel

Brutalist Mid-Century Lamp in the Style of Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Redding, CT
Brutalist Mid-Century lamp in the style of Curtis Jere. Torch cut shapes of stars and branches or starfish and sea urchin-line tentacles. Supported by a round black metal base. Come ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1950's Large Vintage American Lamp similar to the Majestic Lamp
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Denver, CO
Amazing stylized soaring table lamp from the 1950s, this Kitch/Art Deco jewel is similar to lamps from Majestic Lamp Company. The condition is amazing, but does show wear consistent ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamp with Cream Fuchsia Green Drip Lava Glaze
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome large Mid-Century Modern ceramic table lamp with a cream, fuchsia, and green lava drip glaze on a wood base. It wears its original hard lined linen look tall drum shade. Bot...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Lilly Pad Silvered Sculptural Table Lamp Style of Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
A wonderful likely custom-made lamp attributed to Curtis Jere featuring silver patinated stems and leaves rising from a square painted base and ending I stylized flowers. It includes...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Beautiful Midcentury Table Lamp with Perforated Copper Shade and Teak Wood Base
Located in München, DE
Rare very nice midcentury table or night lamp with perforated metal shade made of copper. Neck is made of brass. Base is with teak verneer. Very nice design of the 1950s with gre...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass, Copper

Mid Century Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Articulating Desk Lamp
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very chic midcentury articulating desk lamp by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Professionally restored and rewired.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Square Brass Table Lamp in Fabric Dome and Gilt Metal, Italian Design, 1970
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Square brass table lamp in fabric dome and gilt metal, Italian Design, 1970. One bulb lamp E27 max 80 watt.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Sergio Mazza Italian Glass Wood Table Lamp for Artemide Model Alfa, 1960s
By Artemide, Sergio Mazza
Located in Modena, IT
Italian table lamp model Alfa designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, structure and knob in matt nickel-plated brass, molded glass diffuser, rare model with wood base, 1960s Literatur...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Sergio Mazza Italian Glass Wood Table Lamp for Artemide Model Alfa, 1960s
By Artemide, Sergio Mazza
Located in Modena, IT
Italian table lamp model Alfa designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, structure and knob in matt nickel-plated brass, molded glass diffuser, rare model with wood base, 1960s Literatu...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Spectacular Pair of Petrified Wood Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of lamps made of spectacular matched and polished slabs of petrified wood mounted in metal frames on wooden bases. The lamps have been. Newly rewired with nickel-plated double c...
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp with Drawer Storage Stand, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Mid-Century Modern floor lamp with drawer storage/cabinet stand and lace patterned lampshade, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Fase, Madrid Presidente Lamp, circa 1960
Located in Napa, CA
Vintage Fase, Madrid "Presidente" lamp, circa 1960s, Mid-Century.
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

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Metal

Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Antwerp, BE
Huge ceramic table lamp. Height: 102 cm. Diameter shade 50 cm. Height shade 44 cm. Depth base 36 cm. Width of the front of the base 21 cm. Width of the back of the base 43 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Ceramic Table Lamp
H 40.16 in. Dm 19.69 in.
Hand Carved Wood Monk Table Lamp by Aldo Tura for Macabo, Italy, 1950s
By Aldo Tura, Macabo
Located in Rome, IT
Not many Aldo Tura pieces can be compared to this unique lamp, hand carved from a single piece of wood. Aldo Tura lamps were done in small editions and the detail and level of sophis...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Arlus "Flame" Table Lamp
By Arlus
Located in New York, NY
An Arlus flame lamp by Arlus, carved maple with brass accessories and enameled diffuser, this model is usually seen with a cast glass shade, ours came to us with period diffusers als...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Arlus "Flame" Table Lamp
  • Arlus "Flame" Table Lamp
  • Arlus "Flame" Table Lamp
  • Arlus "Flame" Table Lamp
H 24 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
19th Century Pair of French Vase Shaped Metallic Table Lamps
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century pair of French vase shaped metallic table lamps with wooden bases.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Table Lamps

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Metal

1950s Glass and Brass Tripod Table Lamp Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s glass and brass tripod table lamp attributed to Stilnovo. Executed in thick opaline glass with brass structure, painted tripod legs and wooden ball feet. A sculptural and refin...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

1970 Lacquered Table Lamp
Located in Madrid, ES
Huge brown lacquered table lamp, J.C. Mahey style, with a gilt metal frame base.
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gilt Metal

  • 1970 Lacquered Table Lamp
  • 1970 Lacquered Table Lamp
  • 1970 Lacquered Table Lamp
  • 1970 Lacquered Table Lamp
H 31.89 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Table Lamp and Sculpture by Emilio Lancia, Signed
By Emilio Lancia
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Table lamp and sculpture with sea birds by Emilio Lancia, in metal, gold patinated, depicting sea birds signed, circa 1960-1970 Wooden base Measures: W: without lampshade 30cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Table Lamp and Sculpture by Emilio Lancia, Signed
  • Table Lamp and Sculpture by Emilio Lancia, Signed
  • Table Lamp and Sculpture by Emilio Lancia, Signed
  • Table Lamp and Sculpture by Emilio Lancia, Signed
H 40.56 in. W 23.23 in. D 9.85 in.
Hand Carved Wood Mill Table Lamp Ashtray by Aldo Tura Macabo, Italy, 1960s
By Aldo Tura, Macabo
Located in Rome, IT
Table lamp with ashtray by Aldo Tura for Macabo (signed on the bottom) in the shape of a mill in hand carved wood. Milan, Italy, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Reticulated Chinoiserie Urn Weather Gilt Table Lamps with Wood Bases
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Pair of reticulated chinoiserie urn weather gilt table lamps with wood bases Dimensions: 8" diameter x 32" height.
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Mid-20th Century Asian Table Lamps

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Metal

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Mid Century Metal And Wood Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century metal and wood table lamp available at 1stDibs. Each mid century metal and wood table lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and brass. Find 125 options for an antique or vintage mid century metal and wood table lamp now, or shop our selection of 4 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century metal and wood table lamp — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mid century metal and wood table lamp, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one mid century metal and wood table lamp that is appealing in its simplicity, but Laurel Lamp Company, Aldo Tura and Gerald Thurston produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Mid Century Metal And Wood Table Lamp?

The average selling price for a mid century metal and wood table lamp at 1stDibs is $1,526, while they’re typically $277 on the low end and $12,317 for the highest priced.

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 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.