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Modeline Style Mid Century Sculptural Walnut Table Lamp
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Modeline Style Mid Century sculptural walnut table lamp This piece measures 8.25 wide x 8.25 deep x 25.75 inches high and weighs 3.3 pounds This Lamp is in Great Vintage Condit...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Brass Table Lamp by Modeline
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vintage sculptural walnut and brass table lamp by Modeline circa 1960s. Beautiful original working condition. *Shade not included.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Table Lamps by Modernera Lamp Co.
By Modernera Lamp Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions 35 in H x 7 in W Lamp shade: 10 in H x 17 in W.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Table Lamp with Black Metal Side Fins
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Space Age MCM walnut table lamp with black metal side fins, circa 1960s. The lamp is in excellent working condition and takes standard light bulbs up to 60 watts. Unique ad rare piec...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Tulip Base Walnut and Chrome Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Elegant tulip base walnut and chrome table lamp. Atr. to Laurel.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

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

Pair of American Mid Century White Satin Cearmic & Walnut table Lamps
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful pair of American mid-century walnut and satin porcelain finish base table lamps, circa 1950's the shades are 15" in diameter and 10" tall, the lamps are rewired and have ne...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Mid Century Brass and Walnut Lamp by Laurel Lamp Co.
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful walnut and brass Mid-Century Modern table lamp by Laurel Lamp Company. This is a classic and simple design that looks great with many styles. great condition. 5 inch sq...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Uplighter Table Lamps, a Pair
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A pair of Mid-Century Modern uplighter table lamps by Rembrandt Lamps from their Masterpieces collection. Elegant round tapering columns in walnut are punctuated with round brass dis...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut & Brass Table Lamps by Modeline of California
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions 28in H x 9in W x 9in D Lamp Shade: 12in H x 17in W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Walnut Stainless Table Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A mid century rich walnut table lamp with solid walnut base and stainless metal details to each side a nice mix of wood and metal with cream linen shade perfect complement to your in...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

  • Mid Century Walnut Stainless Table Lamp
  • Mid Century Walnut Stainless Table Lamp
  • Mid Century Walnut Stainless Table Lamp
  • Mid Century Walnut Stainless Table Lamp
H 36.75 in. W 7.75 in. D 5 in.
Small Scale Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Brass Lamp Style of Laurel Lamp Mfg
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome small-scale Mid-Century Modern lamp in walnut with brass detail in the style of Laurel Lamp Mfg. Co. It is in wonderful condition having been rewired and given a new socket....
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

1960s Walnut Laurel Lamp Co Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s walnut wood table lamp by Laurel Lamp Co. The lamp is gold metal with walnut wood and is in refinished condition. The lamp works and the shade is not included. Socket, ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

  • 1960s Walnut Laurel Lamp Co Table Lamp
  • 1960s Walnut Laurel Lamp Co Table Lamp
  • 1960s Walnut Laurel Lamp Co Table Lamp
  • 1960s Walnut Laurel Lamp Co Table Lamp
H 28 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Large Scale Walnut & Brass Lamp Attributed to Laurel Lamp Mfg
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Mid-Century Modern large scale walnut and brass table lamp which has been attributed to Laurel Lamp Mfg. Co. It is in wonderful overall vintage condition. Its original socke...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Handsome Pair of Solid Walnut Columnar Laurel Lamps Mid-century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
These handsome lamps measure 35.5"t including harp and finial-they measure 27't to the top of the socket x 6"w.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

French Mid-Century Walnut Column Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s light walnut square column table lamp mounted on a round chrome base with conical white shade.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Walnut Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions: 34.50in H x 7in W x 7in D Lamp Shade: 10in H x 17in W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Mid Century Modeline / Keal / Pearsall Styled Table Lamp
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A larger sized mid century table lamp with pleated linen shade and round walnut base having a turn switch to the backside , the top has a round walnut piece with a opaque plastic def...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Linen, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Swirl Walnut Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions: 31.50in H x 13in W x 11in D Lamp Shade: 10in H x 17in W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1970s Mid-Century Modern Walnut Italian Table Lamp
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Stylish table lamp, it has been made in Italy in the Seventies, the original lampshade is in cork and brass. It works 110-240 volts and needs a regular e27 bulb. height of the lamp b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut, Cork

Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Brushed Brass and Walnut Wood Veneer Lamp, Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern brushed brass and walnut wood veneer tall table lamp. By Laurel Lamp Company, Circa 1960s. Measurements: Height base to top of finial: 32.5 inches....
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Monumental Pair of Sculptural Walnut Star of David lamps Mid-century Modern
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Excellent pair of sculptural walnut star of david super tall lamps. Well crafted with delicately carved solid walnut arms forming a lovely star. You will love the scale and quality...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Ceramic and Walnut Table Lamps
Located in Denton, TX
Sculptural pottery base with walnut stem base dimensions 12 L x 12 D x 21 H.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Table Lamp, circa 1960
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century Modern walnut table lamp, circa 1960 Classic midcentury table lamp No shade. The harp and socket are not original to the lamp (as found) Measures: 7" diameter at the b...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Laurel Mushroom Table Lamp with Walnut Base
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Highland, IN
This fun little table lamp by the Laurel Light Co. has a cylindrical base wrapped in rich walnut that supports a mushroom or "kiss" shaped opal glass shade.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Pottery and Walnut Table Lamp
By Gordon Martz
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern pottery ceramic and walnut cone shape table lamp. It features very nice pattern artwork in the pottery part of the base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Laurel Rectangular Walnut & Chrome Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Walnut table lamp with wide chrome base by Laurel. USA, circa 1960. Newly rewired with French black silk twist cord and new socket; shown with white paper drum shade. Dimensio...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-19th Century French Walnut Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French 19th-century urn shaped lamp in walnut wood with a custom linen cream-colored shade. The wood has a deep tawny lustre. The overall design is substantial, yet delicate. France...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Table Lamps

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut & Brass Accent Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern walnut & brass accent table lamp.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Mid Century Black Walnut and Brass Table Lamp
Located in Doylestown, PA
Elegant vintage black walnut and brass tall table lamp with a sculptural base. A gorgeous piece in great vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Walnut and Cork Mid Century Sculptural Table Lamp
Located in Countryside, IL
Walnut and cork mid century sculptural table lamp This lamp measures: 8.5 wide x 8.5 deep x 39.5 inches high and weighs 5.6 pounds Great vintage condition We take our photos...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut, Cork

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Walnut Wood Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions: 32.50 in H x 8.50 in W x 8.50 in D Lamp shade: 10 in H x 17 in W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut And Slate Table Lamp Laurel Lamp Co.
By Jens Risom
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Elegant and simple, walnut block with grey slate panels. Brass trimmings and a period sixties lampshade complete this beautiful lamp. Rewired and polished. Hgt. of lamp is 35in. to t...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Slate

Handcrafted Mid Century Inspired Porcelain and Walnut Table Lamp
By DBO Home
Located in Sharon, CT
Classic mid-century styling, Esther has a hand poured porcelain base with hand turned walnut neck and finial. The shade is made from a nubbly boucle. Nickel hardware, black cloth cor...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Bouclé, Wood, Walnut, Ceramic

Handcrafted Mid Century Inspired Porcelain and Walnut Table Lamp
By DBO Home
Located in Sharon, CT
Meet Bella. Inspired by Mid-Century Modern design, Bella is both curvy and tapered, making her substantial but quite elegant. A hand poured porcelain base is topped with a hand turne...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Porcelain, Bouclé, Wood, Walnut

Rembrandt Mid-Century Modern Triton Table Lamps, A Pair
By Rembrandt Lamp Company, Tommi Parzinger
Located in Garnerville, NY
Pair of signed Rembrandt triton motif table lamps. A wonderful pair of table lamps that feature a "triton" style detail with a tapered walnut veneer shaft. Glass diffusers. Circa 195...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1960s Architectural Brass and Walnut Table Lamp
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in New York City, NY
1960s modern brass and walnut architectural table lamp. Shade for photography only. Height to light socket 31''.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Pair Laurel Lamp Co. Walnut & Black Enamel Biomorphic Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial 3'H pair of Laurel Lamp Company Sculpted Solid Walnut Lamps, 1960's. Featuring a slender organic solid Walnut form, tubular Brass neck on a rounded 4H Black metal base wi...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Biomorphic Walnut and Brass Table Lamp
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome Mid-Century Modern sculptural biomorphic walnut table lamp with brass accents and wearing its original oval shade with scattered leaves. It is in fabulous vintage condition. ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Walnut and Ceramic Pottery Cone Table Lamp
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century walnut and ceramic pottery cone table lamp This piece measures: 7 wide x 7 deep x 25 inches high and weighs 4.2 pounds Great vintage condition with some wear on the...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Modernist Brass and Walnut Table Lamp by Rembrandt
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in San Mateo, CA
Rembrandt tulip form table lamp with brass ribs and a walnut base. This lamp has a three way switch at the socket and a second switch on the base that will turn the lamp on and off.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut with Brass Accent Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut with brass accent table lamps Dimensions 34in H x 7.50in W Lamp shade: 10in H x 17in W.   
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Walnut and Enameled Copper Tile Table Lamp
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century walnut and enameled copper tile table lamp This piece measures: 8 wide x 8 deep x 38.5 inches high and weighs 6.7 pounds Great Vintage Condition We take our phot...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Copper, Enamel

Modeline Adrian Pearsall Style Mid Century Walnut Rocket Table Lamp
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Modeline Adrian Pearsall Style Mid Century Walnut Rocket Table Lamp This piece measures: 7.5 wide x 7.5 deep x 32 inches high Excellent Vintage Condition We take our photos ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Walnut Table Lamp, circa 1960
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century Modern brass and walnut table lamp, circa 1960 Bulbous brass base with a walnut neck Very sleek and elegant Measures: 6" diameter at the base x 8" at the body x ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Table Lamps
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice and unusual bent plywood smoked Lucite shades table lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Tony Paul Mid-Century Modern Brass and Walnut Table Lamps
By Tony Paul
Located in New York City, NY
1960s Mid-Century Modern brass and walnut table lamps designed by Tony Paul for Westwood. Height to light socket 24".
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Handcrafted Mid-Century Modern Style Porcelain and Walnut Table Lamp
By Daniel Oates
Located in Sharon, CT
A nod to mid century modern styling, the Marilie Lamp has a small profile perfect for the bedside or desk. Each lamp is handmade to order in our Connecticut studio. It combines the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Porcelain, Bouclé, Walnut

Large Mid-Century Modern Square Walnut & Lucite Table Lamp
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Square walnut and smoked Lucite Mid-Century Modern three way table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite, Walnut

Modeline of California Sculpted Walnut & Brass Table Lamps
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Modeline of California sculpted walnut & brass table lamps.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Danish Walnut Mid Century Modern Cylinder Shape Table Lamp
By George Nelson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Cylinder shape Danish modern table lamp.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair Of Walnut And Brass Laurel Lamps With Original Shades Mid-century Danish
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of walnut and brass laurel lamps with their original shades. This pair look amazing with the original linen shades with wooden applied diamonds.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century American Modern Brass and Walnut Adjustable Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant and highly functional 1950s American Modern adjustable table lamp in walnut and polished brass. The walnut and brass mechanism loosens the arm and allows for arm length and h...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Laurel Lamp Company Mid Century Walnut Table Floor Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Countryside, IL
Laurel Lamp Company Mid Century walnut table floor lamp The lamp measures: 17.25 wide x 13 deep x 57.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored v...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Turned Walnut or Teak Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp, c.1970s
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Turned walnut or teak Mid-Century Modern table lamp, c.1970s.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Pair of Oiled Sculptural Walnut Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of oiled walnut and brass Mid-Century Modern table lamps. Measures: Standing 34" H (including the harp).
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Walnut and Brass Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Lightolier
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of cone shape turned walnut and brass Mid-Century Modern table lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Monumental Pair Laurel Lamp Co. Brushed Aluminum, Walnut Base Column Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of 3' H Laurel Lamp Co. tower table lamps in brushed aluminum and walnut, 1960s. Featuring a slender, reflective brushed aluminum column, with walnut neck and capped with a Waln...
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Mid-20th Century American International Style Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut with Brass Accent Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions 32.50 in H x 10.50 in W x 10.50 in 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

Pair of Carved Onyx and Walnut Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of vase onion shape carved onyx and walnut Mid Century Modern table lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

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Mid Century Walnut Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century walnut table lamp for your home. Each mid century walnut table lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and metal. Find 1034 options for an antique or vintage mid century walnut table lamp now, or shop our selection of 18 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century walnut table lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century walnut table lamp made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — is very popular. Gordon & Jane Martz, Marshall Studios and Laurel Lamp Company each produced at least one beautiful mid century walnut table lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Walnut Table Lamp?

A mid century walnut table lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,800, while the lowest priced sells for $175 and the highest can go for as much as $14,800.

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 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.