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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of midcentury bottle form table lamps, circa 1960s-1970s. These ivory glazed ceramic lamps are designed with a sleek silhouetted profile. Shades not included. Overall dimens...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Fantastic Pair of Georges Pelletier Ceramic Sun Lamp
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Megeve, FR
Georges Pelletier ceramic lamp. Two pieces. In excellent condition.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Georges Pelletier Fantastic Pair of Ceramic Black Sun Lamps
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Megeve, FR
Georges Pelletier fantastic ceramic sun lamp, two pieces In excellent condition.   
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Fantastic Roger Capron and Jean Derval Pair of Ceramic Table Lamps, circa 1970
By Roger Capron
Located in Megeve, FR
Fantastic Roger Capron and Jean Derval pair of ceramic table lamps, circa 1970, in excellent condition. Measures: H 46cm without lampshade. (Price without lampshades: 8000 euros).
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamps, a Pair
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A pair of mid century ceramic table lamps. Urn shaped lamps are cream with pastel colored bands around the top, middle and bottom. Comes with brass harps topped with knob finials. Wi...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamps, a Pair
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A pair of mid century ceramic table lamps in avocado green. Squared lamps have deep beveled sides and rounded tops. Bases are made of teak. Simple empire shades are pleated. Each lam...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Teak

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  • Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamps, a Pair
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  • Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamps, a Pair
H 31.75 in. W 7 in. D 7 in.
Pair of Ceramic Rembrandt Table Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Wonderful pair of Rembrandt table lamps in amazing original condition. These 1950s ceramic lamps have a great tropical feel to them with the look of bamboo and raised leaves. I have ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A vintage pair of 1960's table lamps that are hand-crafted out of caramel & brown color ceramic and are in working condition. These fabulous lamps have been professionally restored, ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century White Ceramic Table Lamps, a Pair
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A pair of white ceramic table lamps. Fronts are decorated with a printed water lily motif in pink and green, framed with lilies in yellow. Wired and working. Each lamp measures 19.5"...
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Late 20th Century Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful pair of neoclassical style table lamps with a yellow & white ceramic base and are in good condition. This pair of vintage table lamps feature new white color shades, are ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Organic Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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  • Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamps
H 39 in. W 18 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Mid Century Banded Ceramic Table Lamps
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in New York, NY
Pair of stylish midcentury ceramic table lamps having a textured surface with graduated color bands. Both are in very good, original and working condition showing only light cosmetic...
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mottled Ceramic Table Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Pair of teal, mottled glaze ceramic table lamps by Marbro.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary pair of mid-century porcelain table lamps feature an oriental design beautiful glazed finish the vase rests on a round wooden base painted in black color. The harp h...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Italian Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1960's Italian two-tone ceramic table lamps. Measurements: Height of body: 16.75" Diameter: 6".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Italian Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1950's Italian table lamps with wooden bases and stem. Measurements: Height of body: 25.5" Height to shade rest: Diameter: 9".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid Century Green Drip Glaze Ceramic Table Lamps, a Pair
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A pair of mid century drip glaze ceramic table lamps. Round vases with slender necks are decorated in vivid green, brown and teal tones. Round bases are lightly beveled. Each lamp me...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century White Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of 1960s table lamps have been professionally restored, hand-crafted out of ceramics, and features new shades. The ceramic vases have a crackled design with a beautiful glazed...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Yellow Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original pair of midcentury yellow striped desk lamps. Striped with white and green. Comes with new linen white shades. Standard U.S. plug in.
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Linen

Pair of Mid-20th Century Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Antwerp, BE
These crème and white Hollywood regency ceramic lamps are remarkable for their beautiful shape and design whit a band of leaves encircle the ceramic lamp. The base is made of wood. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1950's ceramic table lamps. Measurements: Height of body: 17" Height to shade rest: 28" (adjustable) Diameter: 8.5".
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Modern White Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern white ceramic table lamps in a rough texture. Wired for the US and each lamp takes a regular or LED bulb. Shade not included. Height to top of socket: ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of American Mid-Century Floral Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Mid-Century beige ceramic 6 sided textured table lamps with a shaped tapered form and orange floral decoration on a round beige base (PRICED AS Pair).
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Fantoni Pair of Ceramic Table Lamps Abstract Mid Century
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of ceramic lamps by Fantoni. The organic asymmetrical bodies are hand decorated in rich glossy glazes with an underlying geometric intaglio drawing of figures. Note how the ve...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Lamp Bases
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid-twentieth century cream glazed ceramic lamps, with faux tree bark surfaces and set upon painted tole bases. Shades not included.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid Century Curvaceous Ceramic Large Bright Yellow Table Lamps, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
These wonderful lamps are a striking yellow and the most wonderful shape.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-century pair Italian ceramic lamp bases.
Located in Sydney, NSW
A highly original pair of Italian ceramic lamp bases depicting an Ancient Egyptian couple, a Pharaoh and his consort, both kneeling on brown detailed bases and holding large oil vase...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Mid-century pair Italian ceramic lamp bases.
  • Mid-century pair Italian ceramic lamp bases.
  • Mid-century pair Italian ceramic lamp bases.
  • Mid-century pair Italian ceramic lamp bases.
H 19.69 in. W 6.89 in. D 6.3 in.
Pair of Italian Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1950's Italian blue table lamps with wood stems. Measurements: Height of body: 22.5" Diameter (at widest): 8".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Wood

Pair of Turquoise Ceramic Mid Century Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of great ceramic Mid Century lamps. The bodies of the lamps are white, pale turquoise, and gold and make up a fun abstract motif. The tops of the lamps taper nicely into the bo...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Decorative Ceramic Mid-Century Modern Geometric Table Lamps
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern style lamps. The lamps are absolutely beautifully designed and offer a "clean" appearance and intrique as their design is very unusual....
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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 ready to use. The price noted below includes the shades.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Pair of Large White Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Versatile Mid Century pair of 1960s White Glazed Ceramic table lamps. Height (measurement for base only) 25.5 inches. X Width 7 inches. Excellent condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Lava Glazed Abstract Ceramic Table Lamps, Pair
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sizable pair of Mid-Century Modern lava glazed drip pottery table lamps. Matte brown tone ceramic glazed bases feature a white dimensional lava/volcanic textured drip glaze. Measu...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lava, Brass

Huge Pair Of Orange Drip Glaze Lamps Mid-century Modern Danish
By Sunset Lamps
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent huge pair of orange drip glaze lamps with light up bottoms. These amazing lamps retain their original huge drum shades with textured wool trim. The lamps make a huge st...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid Century Modern Ceramic Painted Lamps
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Pair of Mid Century Modern ceramic painted lamps. Wood bottom, shade included.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

  • Pair of Mid Century Modern Ceramic Painted Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Modern Ceramic Painted Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Modern Ceramic Painted Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Modern Ceramic Painted Lamps
H 34.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Marianna von Allesch Pair of Complimentary Ceramic Mid Century Table Lamps
By Marianna von Allesch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Classic organic forms mark the signature creations of Von Allesch. These two lamps compliment each other with their bath toned color scheme.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Italian Mid Century Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of white circa 1950's Italian ceramic lamps with mottled surface and silver-plated bases. Measurements: Height of body: 19" Height to shade rest: 28" (adjustable) Diameter: 8...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Round Gray Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage pair of sculptural ceramic table lamps, circa 1960s. Features a unique round base in a light gray glossy finish. Perfect to add to any contemporary decor or modern space. Inc...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamps Lights, 1960s
Located in West Hartford, CT
Lovely pair of white ceramic table lamps with lavender flowers made in Sweden, circa 1960s. Wired for USA and working perfectly.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid Century Modern Glazed Ceramic Lamps
Located in Buchanan, NY
Unusual pair of American 1950s modern glazed ceramic lamps with ebonized bases. Very good vintage condition. Not sold with shades. Ref #: LT1206-02 Dimensions: 28”H x 8”Diameter
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

Pair of Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Elephant Bust Table Lamps
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Two dramatic white ceramic table lamps in the shape of an elephant bust, sitting on a cool piece of Lucite. No shade included. 24 in H to top of socket 60 watts.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Swiss Oversized Ceramic Table Lamps by Mattli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Exceptional and uncommon pair of large ceramic table lamps by the Swiss ceramicist, Mattli (circa 1960). Composed of terracotta bases with a high-gloss indigo glaze. Features dual so...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Urn Shaped Ceramic Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Pair of faceted, urn-shaped ceramic table lamps by Marbro.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Light Pink Ceramic Table Lamps 20th Mid Century Design
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
French pair of ceramic table lamps Realised circa 1970 20th mid century design Large pair of table lamps with light pink ceramic glaze colors Electrical system is new ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1960s Mid-Century Modern Cork and Ceramic Lamps, a Pair
Located in DELRAY BEACH, FL
Stellar pair of Mid-Century Modern table lamps in cork and teak. In pristine condition. Gorgeous browns, yellows, and oranges swirling in the ceramic.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Cork

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Pair of Ceramic Table Lamps by Palshus
By Per Linnemann-Schmidt, Palshus
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian pair of ceramic table lamps by Palshus.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Modern White Textured Ceramic Table Lamps, circa 1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern white textured ceramic table lamps, circa 1950 White textured ceramics. Vintage lamps wired and ready to illuminate. Each lamp measures 7" diameter x...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Haeger Mid-Century Matte White Ceramic Table Lamps with Shades
By Haeger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century bulbous-form matte white ceramic table lamps by Haeger (ca. 1960s, USA). Composed of squat ceramic bases with elongated tubular brass stems. These ceramic table lamps wer...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Large Stylish Mid-Century Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large stylish Mid-Century ceramic table lamps. They have been newly rewired and outfitted with brass bases and double cluster hardware.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Chinoiserie Yellow Ceramic Table Lamps Asian Shades
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fabulous pair of chinoiserie style, yellow ceramic table lamps, with Asian shades, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions of the shad...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Morris Greenspan Asian Ceramic Table Lamps, 1970s
By Morris Greenspan
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fabulous pair of Hollywood Regency Asian ceramic table lamps, with original shades and finials, by Morris Greenspan, circa 1970s. In excellent vintage con...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Handcrafted Manises Ceramic Pink Green Pair of Table Lamps
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of handcrafed table lamps, made in Manises ceramic in 1940 in Spain.
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Vintage 1940s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Monumental Pair of Blue Ceramic Table Lamps Panton Shades
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a massive pair of blue ceramic table lamps, with their original and groovy shades and finials, circa the 1960s. The lamps are in excellent vintage condition...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Brown Drip Glaze Ceramic Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a stunning pair of brown, drip glazed ceramic table lamps, circa 1960s. In excellent condition, but missing finials. The dimensions of the lamps are 9" W x ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pieter Groeneveldt Rare Craquelé Ceramic Pair of Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Pieter Groeneveldt
Located in Weesp, NL
Mid-Century Modern craquelé ceramic table lamps by Pieter Groeneveldt. Truly beautiful handmade works of Art created in the 1960s by the Dutch Artist Pieter Groeneveldt (1889-1982). ...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid Century Modern Orange Yellow Ombre Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Exceptional pair of ceramic glazed table lamps. Awesome height measures at 30 inches. Yellow to orange ombré. Professionally rewired. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Style Green Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps
By Porta Romana
Located in Brescia, IT
This an original pineapple shape in light green glazed ceramic, it is a contemporary and elegant table lamp that reproduces the Italian midcentury style. The glazed ceramic, has a be...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Silk, Ceramic

Pair of Mid Century Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1960's Italian ceramic table lamps. Measurements: Height of body: 16" Height to shade rest: 25" Diameter at widest: 5".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Blue Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A stunning pair of ceramic urn lamps in a beautiful shade of blue on a brass base with cream colored drum shade.
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20th Century American Table Lamps

Pair of Orange Lava Glazed Ceramic Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of orange lava glazed ceramic lamps in the style of Marbro. Shades are not included. Offered at Gallery Girasole in North Hollywood
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century White Ceramic Table Lamps with Drip Design
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mid-century white ceramic table lamps with drip design (priced as pair).       
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

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Midcentury Ceramic Table Lamps Pair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the midcentury ceramic table lamps pair you’re looking for. Each midcentury ceramic table lamps pair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, metal and brass. There are 1946 variations of the antique or vintage midcentury ceramic table lamps pair you’re looking for, while we also have 48 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the midcentury ceramic table lamps pair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right midcentury ceramic table lamps pair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made midcentury ceramic table lamps pair over the years, but those crafted by Bitossi, Gordon & Jane Martz and Marshall Studios are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Midcentury Ceramic Table Lamps Pair?

Prices for a midcentury ceramic table lamps pair start at $245 and top out at $32,000 with the average selling for $2,494.

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.