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

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Brass, Enamel

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

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Ceramic

  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
H 11.75 in. Dm 5 in.
Chinoiserie Porcelain Gilt Floral Ginger Jar Hand-Painted Table Lamp, Monumental
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous and monumental gilt hand painted floral Porcelain chinoiserie ginger jar wired as lamp. Lovely scale and proportions. Genius use of color.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Table Lamps

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Porcelain

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

Materials

Glass

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

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Resin, Lucite

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

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Enamel

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

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Iron, Metal, Steel

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

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

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Bronze

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

Materials

Leather

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

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Chrome

  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
  • Art Deco 1930s Catalin Bakelite Lamp
H 16.54 in. W 6.3 in. D 6.3 in.
Stiffel Celadon Ceramic Orb and Brass Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of exquisite Parzinger influenced midcentury lamps with a muted celadon green ceramic body with satin brass fittings. Lamps have been rewired with new sockets and silk cords.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

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

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Metal, Brass

  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
H 24.02 in. W 9.06 in. D 4.34 in.
Wooden Tripod Black Enamel Industrial Spot Light Floor Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial spot on wooden tripod. Adjustable height and angle, black enamel spot white interior. Rare original rounded glass. Max tripod height 140 cm. 7.5 kg. Total height as on pi...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Floor Lamps

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Enamel

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

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Ceramic, Pottery

Large Pair of Gold Glass Lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970
By Flygsfors
Located in Bronx, NY
Outstanding large pair of gold glass cased table lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Swedish Midcentury Table Lamps in Brass by Stilarmatur Tranås
By AB Stilarmatur Tranås
Located in Karlstad, SE
Two stunning midcentury table lamps by Stilarmatur Tranås, Sweden. With a heavy bottom plate and two large brass spheres, these lamps give an exclusive impression. The lamps seem t...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Petite Midcentury Rupert Nikoll Brass Nightstand Table Lamp, 1950s, Austria
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Elegant petite Rupert Nikoll solid brass nightstand or table lamp. Fully working rewired and tested condition with lovely patina. One Edison E27 socket. The lamp works on 220V and 11...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Grey Metal Film Theater Spot Wooden Tripod Light Floor Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Film Theater spot on wooden tripod. Adjustable height and angle, Grey Metal spot light. Total height as on picture: 190 cm. Weight: 14.00 kg / 30.9 lb Priced per individual i...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

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

Materials

Brass

Vintage French Brass Table Lamp with Palm Figures by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage French table lamp with brass palm floral decor by Maison Jansen. It includes 3 pieces of E27 bulbs.   
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Blue Pirouette Table Lamp with Wooden Shaft, France, 1940s
By Pirouette
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
Chromed table lamp with orange bakelite Original Art Deco, France, 1930s Original chrome with patina (just cleaned, not polished) Dimensions: Width 15 cm Height 36 - 48 cm De...
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Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Midcentury Rupert Nikoll Brass Nightstand Table Lamps, 1950s, Austria
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Elegant pair of Rupert Nikoll solid brass bed-side or nightstand lamps. The lamps are in excellent condition. Fully working rewired and tested condition. One Edison E27 socket per la...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1980s Memphis Era Oil Jar Table Lamps Miami Vice
Located in Miami, FL
Whether they ring Miami Vice or Memphis to you, this pair of oil jar shaped glazed porcelain table lamps are exciting. The color mix of plum and teal divine! Great bulbous shape with...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Two Bakalowits Table Lamps with Huge Faceted Diamond Crystals, Austria, 1970s
By Bakalowits & Söhne, Prof. Friedl Bakalowits
Located in Vienna, AT
Two beautiful table or side lamp bases, executed in the 1970s by Bakalowits & Söhne, Austria. The lamps have square nickel-plated bases, are very solid and have huge faceted crystals...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Midcentury Brown and Brass Lacquered Metal Conical Tripod Table Lamp Italy 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury brown and brass lacquered metal conical tripod table lamp, Italy, 1950s Wonderful table lamp with a tripod base and a conic shade, that will wonderfully push the light ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Wooden Tripod Grey Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Spot Light Floor Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
vintage industrial spotlight on black wooden tripod. Adjustable height and angle. Grey aluminum spot with clear glass. Diameter 30 cm. Depth 47 cm. maximum tripod height without l...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Floor Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Murano Glass Tall Lamps in the Style of Barovier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful pair of Murano glass table lamps in dark amber colour.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Swedish Table Lamps in Rosewood and Glass by Stilarmatur Tranås
By AB Stilarmatur Tranås
Located in Karlstad, SE
This rare set of two midcentury table lamps was manufactured in the 1960s by Stilarmatur Tranås in Sweden. The lamps consist of a clear glass foot, underneath a stem in beautiful ros...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp with Hand Embroidered Linen Shade
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Vintage hand painted porcelain and metal table lamp with beautiful hand embroidered linen lamp shade, Portugal, 1930s. The lamp has been rewired: One E27 light bulb socket. Total h...
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Mid-20th Century Portuguese Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Bronze Oil Lamp Elephant Motif, West Nepal, Mid-20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Vintage bronze oil lamp elephant motif. West Nepal, mid-20th century. This charming elephant lamp comes from the mountains of west Nepal. It was handcrafted in bronze by village cra...
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Mid-20th Century Nepalese Folk Art Metalwork

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Bronze

Beautifully Hand Carved Midcentury Nesting Birds Alabaster Table or Desk Lamp
Located in Lisse, NL
Excellent condition sculptural alabaster table lamp from the 1950s. This highly decorative and practical size table lamp is the type of applied arts that really lifts your spirit. T...
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Mid-20th Century French Romantic Candle Lamps

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Alabaster

Modernist 1970s Sputnik Chromed Table Light by Honsel Lights Attributed, Germany
By Honsel
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Sputnik table light Producer: Honsel Lights, Germany attrib. Origin: Germany Age: 1970s This 1970s table light was made by Honsel Light...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

New Old Stock, Large Opaline Murano Glass Table Desk Light Cenedese Vetri, 1960s
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s This fantastic vintage table light was designed ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

New Old Stock, Opaline Murano Glass "Green" Table Light by Cenedese Vetri, 1960s
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s   This fantastic vintage table light was de...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

New Old Stock, Opaline Murano Glass "Honey" Table Light by Cenedese Vetri, 1960s
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s Description: This fantastic vintage table ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

New Old Stock, Opaline Murano Glass "lime" Table Light by Cenedese Vetri, 1960s
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s   This fantastic vintage table light was designed and produced by ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

New Old Stock, Opaline Murano Glass Table Light by Cenedese Vetri, Italy 1960
By Gino Cenedese, Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s This fantastic vintage table light was designe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

New Old Stock, Opaline Murano Glass "Rose" Table Desk Light Cenedese Vetri 1960s
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s Description: This fantastic vintage table ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Chinese Clay Vase Table Lamp
Located in NYC, NY
An original Chinese clay container made into a table lamp. The vase has a basket weave motif throughout and has two big black crabs and a small black conch as ornaments. There is an ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Ceramics

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Clay

Scandinavian Midcentury Wall Lamps in Brass by Bergboms, Sweden
By Eje Ahlgren, Bergboms
Located in Karlstad, SE
Set of four wall lamps in brass, model V-75 designed by Eje Ahlgren for Bergboms. The rod is held by a wooden block and the height can be adjusted. Condition: Very good vintage ...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Whimsical Vase Lamp Teddy Bear Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in South Burlington, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, mid-century modern ceramic creation of a tall classic footed bottle vase or possible lamp base by master ...
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

  • Whimsical  Vase Lamp Teddy Bear Eva Fritz-Lindner
  • Whimsical  Vase Lamp Teddy Bear Eva Fritz-Lindner
  • Whimsical  Vase Lamp Teddy Bear Eva Fritz-Lindner
  • Whimsical  Vase Lamp Teddy Bear Eva Fritz-Lindner
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Black Enamel German Vintage Industrial Bakelite Top Pendant lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Biesdorf extra large straight. The German Industrial Classic! Used in warehouses and factories in Germany. Black enamel top with Bakelite top. Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.4 lb Priced p...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel

Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cage Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp silver grey green cast aluminum clear glass Weight: 9.00 kg / 19.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cage Hanging Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp silver gray cast aluminum clear glass Weight: 8.50 kg / 18.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standar...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cage Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
industrial hanging lamp silver grey green cast aluminum clear glass Weight: 10.50 kg / 23.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standa...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Gray Metal Vintage Industrial Cast Clear Glass Cage Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Silver grey cast aluminum. Clear glass. Weight: 7.1 kg / 15.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standa...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

French Heavy Brown Cast Iron Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage industrial hanging lamp Brown painted cast iron clear glass Weight: 20.00 kg / 44.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Up to Four Kalmar Frosted Ice Glass Panel Sconces Modernist Wall Lamps, 1960s
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
Up to four identical wall lamps, manufactured by Kalmar Austria in the 1960s. Chrome-plated bases, each lamp has three square frosted ice glass panels (7 x 7 in) on it. In excellent ...
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Large Stoneware Table Lamp by Soholm, 1960s, Beautiful Striped Lamp Stand
By Søholm Stentøj
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Large stoneware table lamp by Søholm, Denmark in the 1960s, beautiful striped beige lamp stand with large vintage shade included, in excellent vintage condition. This intriguing a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

Anders Pehrson Green "Tuben" Desk Lamp
By Ateljé Lyktan, Anders Pherson
Located in Borås, SE
This piece is an Anders Pehrson tube lamp for Atelje Lykthan. This lamp is from the 1960s and is in working condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

  • Anders Pehrson Green "Tuben" Desk Lamp
  • Anders Pehrson Green "Tuben" Desk Lamp
  • Anders Pehrson Green "Tuben" Desk Lamp
  • Anders Pehrson Green "Tuben" Desk Lamp
H 16.15 in. W 34.65 in. D 9.85 in.
Cosmos, Table Lamp by Preben Jacobsen for Fog & Mørup, 1984, Space Age Desk Lamp
By Preben Jacobsen, Fog & Mørup
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Cosmos table lamp - designed by Preben Jacobsen in 1984 and produced by Fog & Mørup. Very stylish Danish modern white table lamp in RARE excellent vintage condition. A white round...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Midcentury Maclamp by Terence Conran Desk Lamp in Yellow
By Sir Terence Conran
Located in Lewes, East Sussex
Vintage Maclamp desk or table lamp in yellow with wooden arms. Designed by Terence Conran for Habitat in the 1950s, this lamp is an icon of the 1950s-1960s period. In good vint...
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Mid-20th Century English Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Vintage Midcentury Maclamp by Terence Conran Desk Lamp in Copper
By Sir Terence Conran
Located in Lewes, East Sussex
Vintage all-original Maclamp desk or table lamp in very rare copper with wooden arms. Designed by Terence Conran for Habitat in the 1950s, this lamp is an icon of the 1950s-1960s...
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Mid-20th Century English Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Vintage Midcentury Maclamp by Terence Conran Desk Lamp in White
By Sir Terence Conran
Located in Lewes, East Sussex
Vintage Maclamp desk/table lamp in white with much sought-after wooden arms. Designed by Terence Conran for Habitat in the 1950s, this lamp is an icon of the 1950-1960s period. ...
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Mid-20th Century English Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Ceramic Table Lamp by Gerd Hiort Petersen, Soholm, 1960, Midcentury Table Light
By Søholm Stentøj, Gerd Hiort Petersen
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Ceramic table lamp, no. 3025 by Gerd Hiort Petersen for Søholm, Denmark in circa 1960, sand and dark brown glazed ceramic lamp stand with vintage fabric shade included, all in excell...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Lento, White Table Lamp, Jo Hammerborg, Fog & Mørup, 1967, Stylish Desk Light
By Fog & Mørup, Jo Hammerborg
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Lento table lamp is designed by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup in 1967 - this version is from the White Line, produced in 1969 - rare white desk light in very good, near excellent, vi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Studio, Midcentury Aluminium Floor Lamp by Jo Hammerborg, Fog & Mørup, 1963
By Fog & Mørup, Jo Hammerborg
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Stylish Danish midcentury floor lamp - the Studio is designed by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup in 1963 in very good vintage condition. The Studio floor lamp is made of a circular ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

Rare White Glass Table Lamp by Ivan Jakes, Osvetlovaci Sklo, Czechoslovakia 1970
By Osvětlovací sklo n.p., Valašské Meuiříčí, Ivan Jakes
Located in Zohor, SK
Beautiful and unique table lamp made of matte, pure white triplex opal glass. Designed by Ivan Jakes for Osvetlovaci Sklo company in Czechoslovakia in 1970s. This unique model is not...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Red Table Lamp by Einar Johansen, Soholm, 1960s, Danish Modern Table Light
By Søholm Stentøj, Einar Johansen
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Red table lamp, No 1080-2 by Einar Johansen for Soholm Stentøj in the 1960s - gorgeous rich red glazed pottery lamp stand with cream white fabric shade included, all in excellent vin...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

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Mid20th Century Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid20th century lamp available at 1stDibs. Each mid20th century lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid20th century lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A mid20th century lamp, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Industrial or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid20th century lamp over the years, but those crafted by Laurel Lamp Company, Stiffel and Gerald Thurston are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid20th Century Lamp?

Prices for a mid20th century lamp can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $275,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,752.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.