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Beautiful Very Rare Large Italian Mid Century Tripod Table Lamp or Floor Lamp
Located in München, DE
Beautiful very rare large Italian mid century tripod table lamp or floor lamp. Frame and handle at
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Tripod Table Lamp from Josef Hurka
By Napako, Josef Hurka
Located in Vienna, Austria
This table lamp was designed by Josef Hurka in Czechoslovakia for the company Napako in 1954. It
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Midcentury Tripod Table Lamp from Josef Hurka
  • Midcentury Tripod Table Lamp from Josef Hurka
  • Midcentury Tripod Table Lamp from Josef Hurka
  • Midcentury Tripod Table Lamp from Josef Hurka
H 14.57 in. W 8.27 in. D 8.27 in.
Pair of Mid Century Tripod Table Lamps Napako, Josef Hurka, 1960s
By Napako, Josef Hurka
Located in Praha, CZ
- marked by label - very nice style of lighting.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Scandinavian Midcentury Tripod Table Lamp in Teak and Glass, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Shaped as a Satellite or Lunar Landing vehicle this unusual table light made from solid teak, brass
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Rare Midcentury Tripod Table Lamp Attributed to J. T. Kalmar, Austria, 1950
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
Very rare and stylish Austrian origin tripod table lamp with brass feet, teak and brass bands
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of 1950s Mid-Century Modern Atomic Age Brass and Enamel Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A lovely pair of midcentury tripod table lamp with brass vase shape body mounted on three legs and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Iron

Mid-Century Sculpted Walnut & Brass Tripod Table Lamp by Modeline
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions 33in H x 14in W x 14in D Lamp Shade: 11in H x 17in W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Tripod Table Lamp
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage atomic tripod table lamp, circa 1950s. This unique piece features a cylinder perforated
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Tripod Table Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Beautiful table lamp from the 1960s, bought by us in Denmark and we suspect that this is also the
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Tripod Base Table Lamp by Laurel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Unusual tripod base vintage table lamp by Laurel.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern tripod Table Lamp, France, 1960
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
A mid-century table lamp. In wood, France, 1960. It is in good general condition and works
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Scandinavian Mid-Century Tripod Brass Table Lamp, Sweden, 1950
By ASEA
Located in Hillringsberg, SE
Elegant Swedish table lamp made in 1950 attributed to ASEA. A solid three legged brass base with
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Rare American Mid-Century Brass & Black Tripod Lamp with Flower Vase by Majestic
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Port Hope, ON
This stunningly designed brass and matte black tripod lamp is by The Majestic Lamp Company. It
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Style Black and Gold Tripod Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century style black and gold-toned linear tripod table lamps with brass hardware and
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold, Bronze

Pair of Mid Century Ceramic Tripod Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Mid Century Ceramic Tripod Lamps, American, circa 1950's. They have been rewired and are
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Hagenauer Mid-Century Modern Brass Tripod Table Lamp, 1960s, Austria
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Beautiful Hagenauer Werkstätten brass table lamp manufactured in 1960s, Austria. The lamp is made
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Tripod table lamp
Located in München, DE
Very elegant table lamp from the 1960s. Great design and high-quality workmanship. The loving
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Tripod table lamp
  • Tripod table lamp
  • Tripod table lamp
  • Tripod table lamp
H 18.9 in. Dm 13 in.
Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Tripod Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Tripod Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1954. Manufactured by Editions Serge
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Tripod Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Tripod Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Tripod Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern White Tripod Lamp
H 13.78 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.62 in.
Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
By Serge Mouille, Editions Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Tripod Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1954. Manufactured by Editions Serge
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
H 13.78 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.62 in.
Italian Mid-Century Tripod Desk Lamp, 1950s
Located in Lisboa, 11
a tripod base and an aluminum lamp shade. The lamp shade is articulated so you can position it in
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

  • Italian Mid-Century Tripod Desk Lamp, 1950s
  • Italian Mid-Century Tripod Desk Lamp, 1950s
  • Italian Mid-Century Tripod Desk Lamp, 1950s
  • Italian Mid-Century Tripod Desk Lamp, 1950s
H 14.57 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.42 in.
Mid-Century Modern Tripod Table Lamp by Alfaplex Milano, Italy, 1960
By Alfaplex Milano
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful and rare 1960s Italian tripod table lamp in Perspex, beautiful wood and brass by Alfaplex
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille, Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Tripod Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1954. Manufactured by Editions Serge
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
H 13.78 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.62 in.
Pair of 1950s Mid Century Gerald Thurston Tripod Table Lamp Space Age Lightolier
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Pair of 1950s Gerald Thurston Tripod table lamp space age Modern Lightolier Measures: 26 1/2" tall
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Serge Mouille Attr Tripod Mid-Century Desk Table Lamp Produced in France, 1950s
By Serge Mouille
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare 1950s tripod mid-century desk table lamp in style of Serge Mouille produced by Steph Simon
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Serge Mouille Tripod Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Serge Mouille tripod table lamp Painted metal. Lit.: Pierre Émile Pralus: Serge Mouille - un
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Serge Mouille Tripod Table Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Tripod Table Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Tripod Table Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Tripod Table Lamp
H 17.7 in. W 11.8 in. D 11.8 in.
Large Italian Mid-Century Modernist Brass Tripod Cone Table Lamp with Three Arms
Located in München, DE
Exceptional very rare large Mid-Century Modernist brass tripod cone table lamp with three arms
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-20th Century Italian Tripod Brass and Milk Shade Lamp
Located in London, GB
Mid-20th Century Italian Tripod brass and milk shade lamp We are proud to offer a Mid-20th
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Laurel Brass Glass Tripod Floor Lamp Table, 1970s
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fabulous, brass floor lamp, with glass table attached, by the Laurel
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Gerald Thurston Brass Tripod Table Lamp
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions: 26in H x 10in W x 10in D Lamp shade: 10in H x 15in W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Gerald Thurston Brass Tripod Table Lamp
  • Gerald Thurston Brass Tripod Table Lamp
  • Gerald Thurston Brass Tripod Table Lamp
  • Gerald Thurston Brass Tripod Table Lamp
H 26 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
Midcentury Brass Telescopic Tripod Table Lamp
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Super brushed brass tripod table lamp. Yellow velvet shade Telescopic so the height can be
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Mid-20th Century English Industrial Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Tripod Table Lamp, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Rare atomic design midcentury table lamp. The lamp features a yellow enameled shade mounted on a
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Enamel, Metal

  • Vintage Tripod Table Lamp, 1950s
  • Vintage Tripod Table Lamp, 1950s
  • Vintage Tripod Table Lamp, 1950s
  • Vintage Tripod Table Lamp, 1950s
H 13.39 in. Dm 10.63 in.
Tripod Table Lamp from 1950's, Spain
Located in Barcelona, ES
Tripod table lamp from 1950's, Spain. Black metal base with brass details, the shade is later in
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Emblamatic Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp Table Lamp
By Editions Serge Mouille
Located in London, GB
The wonderful emblematic look-a-like ant lamp by Serge Mouille.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

  • Emblamatic Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp Table Lamp
  • Emblamatic Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp Table Lamp
  • Emblamatic Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp Table Lamp
  • Emblamatic Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp Table Lamp
H 13.78 in. W 10.24 in. D 11.82 in.
Mid-Century Modern Brass Tripod Lamp in the Style of Robsjohn-Gibbings
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Single brass tripod lamps in the style of Robsjohn-Gibbings raised on 6-inch frosted Lucite bases
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Charming Tripod Table Lamp Attributed Arredoluce, Italy, 1950
By Arredoluce
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Table lamp, attributed Arredoluce, Italy, 1950. Black lacquered metal legs, ivory colored shade
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

French Midcentury Tripod Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French midcentury tripod lamp Impeccably woven jute strands band around the petite frame
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Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Vintage Tripod Lamps
Located in Hudson, NY
This pair of vintage tripod lamps were sourced in Paris and still have their original shades. Their
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron

  • Pair of Vintage Tripod Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage Tripod Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage Tripod Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage Tripod Lamps
H 14 in. W 6 in. D 9 in.
Gijs Bakker 'Tripod' Clear Glass Table Lamp by Karakter
By Gijs Bakker
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Gijs Bakker in 1988. The tripod is a sensual table lamp made of one piece
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Gijs Bakker 'Tripod' Smoke Glass Table Lamp by Karakter
By Gijs Bakker
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Gijs Bakker in 1988. The tripod is a sensual table lamp made of one
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Italian Faux Bamboo Tripod Table Lamp in Brass, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Brass faux bamboo table lamp with cream color shade, Italy, 1950s. Lampshade is included
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Table Lamp with Sissal on a Tripod, 1960
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Vintage Table lamp with sissal on a tripod, 1960 Beautiful table lamp on a metal tripod woven
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Vintage Table Lamp with Sissal on a Tripod, 1960
  • Vintage Table Lamp with Sissal on a Tripod, 1960
  • Vintage Table Lamp with Sissal on a Tripod, 1960
  • Vintage Table Lamp with Sissal on a Tripod, 1960
H 19.69 in. W 10.24 in. D 10.24 in.
Scandinavian Tripod Table Lamp in Teak and Metal, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Tripod table lamp in teak and metal, 1960s, Scandinavia.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Scandinavian Mid-Century Table Lamp in Brass and Teak
Located in Karlstad, SE
Beautiful table lamp manufactured in Sweden, circa 1950. This lamp is made of teak with a tripod
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1950s Stilux Milano White Cone Tripod Table Lamp
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo, Stilux
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s tripod table lamp in white and brass attributed to Stilnovo. This elegantly sculptural table
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Gerald Thurston Sculpted Brass & Walnut Tripod Table Lamp
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions: 26in H x 10in W x 10in D Lamp shade: 10in H x 15in W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Brass Tripod Table Lamp with Raffia Shade, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming table lamp from the 1960s. Brushed brass tripod base with a raffia shade. The raffia has
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair Mid-Century Italian Brass and Glass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair mid-century Italian brass and glass table lights. Pair vintage table lights in brass and
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Mid-Century Modern table lamp. Striking French design from the 1950s. Black lacquered
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1950s Modern Atomic Starburst Table Lamp on Tripod Pedestal
Located in National City, CA
Table Lamp Atomic age ceramic starburst globe table lamp on metal base with bronze feet 1950s
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

Gijs Bakker 'Tripod' Smoke Glass Table Lamp by Karakter
By Gijs Bakker
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Gijs Bakker in 1988. The tripod is a sensual table lamp made of one
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
rotates and swivels SWITCH OPTIONS The Tripod desk lamp has the switch on electrical cord WHAT SETS US
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Aluminum

  • Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp
  • Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp
H 14 in. W 12 in. D 14 in.
Solid Brass Table Lamp on a Tripod Stem, Austria
Located in Maastricht, NL
An elegant and simple solid brass table lamp with a beautiful mild aging. The inner side of the
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Extraordinary Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps, Pair, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful pair of mid-century table lamps made in Italy in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

  • Extraordinary Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps, Pair, 1960s
  • Extraordinary Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps, Pair, 1960s
  • Extraordinary Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps, Pair, 1960s
  • Extraordinary Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps, Pair, 1960s
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H 12.21 in. W 7.09 in. D 8.27 in.
Vintage Glass and Metal Tripod Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This is a nice tripod table lamp made of metal, opaline and green smoked glass. It has a futuristic
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Midcentury Brass and Lacquered Metal Tripod Italian Table Lamp, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury brass and lacquered metal tripod table lamp, Italy, 1950s Wonderful table lamp with a
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Brass and Lacquered Metal Tripod Italian Table Lamp, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury brass and lacquered metal tripod table lamp. This fantastic item was produced in Italy
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Gerald Thurston Brass Tripod Table Lamp with Walnut Accent
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions: 26in H x 10in W x 10in D Lamp shade: 10in H x 15in W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Tripod Table Lamps in Nickel and Terrazzo Stone
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of table lamps, nickel plated metal, terrazzo stone, Europe, 1960s Very atmospheric pair of
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Nickel

1952 Table Lamp with Brass Tripod Base Attributed to Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Echt, NL
Stilnovo table lamp in excellent condition. Elegant brass tripod base. Semi-transparent
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Josef Hurka Tripod Lamp for Napako
By Josef Hurka, Napako
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modernist tripod table lamp in contrasting red and cream, designed by the most well known Czech
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Josef Hurka Tripod Lamp for Napako
  • Josef Hurka Tripod Lamp for Napako
  • Josef Hurka Tripod Lamp for Napako
  • Josef Hurka Tripod Lamp for Napako
H 10 in. W 12 in. D 9 in.
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Mid Century Tripod Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century tripod table lamp available at 1stDibs. Each mid century tripod table lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and wood. Find 236 options for an antique or vintage mid century tripod table lamp now, or shop our selection of 11 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century tripod table lamp — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mid century tripod table lamp, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Industrial and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. Gerald Thurston, Lightolier and Serge Mouille each produced at least one beautiful mid century tripod table lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Tripod Table Lamp?

The average selling price for a mid century tripod table lamp at 1stDibs is $1,641, while they’re typically $6 on the low end and $12,000 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.