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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

Materials

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.
Amber Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 amber Quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height, 10.50 inches (27 cm...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Multicolor Quadriedri Table Lamp, Mariangela Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 Quadriedri Murano crystal multicolored prism for each lamp. Nickel metal frame. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimension...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Clear Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: late 20th century. Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height; 10.50 inches (27 cm) diame...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

"Classic" Lamp by Victoria Morris for Lawson-Fenning
By Victoria Morris
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Classic" lamp by Victoria Morris for Lawson-Fenning.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style, Transparent and Smoked Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 transparent and smoked Quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height, 10...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

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

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Glass

Tommaso Barbi Midcentury Poplar Briar and Chrome Italian Table Lamp, 1970s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Roma, IT
Italian table lamp by Tommaso Barbi with original label. Produced in Italy in the 1970s. This splendid lamp is made of poplar briar and mounts two bulbs with E 27 attachment. T...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

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

Good Vintage Condition and Fully Working, Slight Signs of Aging in the Structure
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 transparent and clear blue prism quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Set of Mid-Century Modern Flygsfors Table Lamps in White by Paul Kedelv
By Flygsfors, Paul Kedelv
Located in Stockholm, SE
A set of two elegant Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sommerso style table lamps in hour glass form. Two-tone glass in white and clear glass in Murano Sommerso style. Pieces of art glass! ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Jane and Gordon Martz Wood Lamp
By Gordon & Jane Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in San Diego, CA
Table lamp by Jane and Gordon Martz for their company, Marshall Studios. Stacked solid oak. Original shade and wood finial included. Retains Marshall Studios label and Warner Brother...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Oak

  • Jane and Gordon Martz Wood Lamp
  • Jane and Gordon Martz Wood Lamp
  • Jane and Gordon Martz Wood Lamp
  • Jane and Gordon Martz Wood Lamp
H 27 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Black Office Italian Table Lamp, 1980s
By Stile Neolt
Located in Savona, IT
Table lamp produced circa 1980s by Neolt. Black plastic base. Articulated arm in black corrugated sheath. Black plastic diffuser. Perfect condition, stock fund, never used. Di...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic

  • Black Office Italian Table Lamp, 1980s
  • Black Office Italian Table Lamp, 1980s
  • Black Office Italian Table Lamp, 1980s
  • Black Office Italian Table Lamp, 1980s
H 32.29 in. W 5.91 in. D 8.67 in.
White Moon Glass Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Prague, CZ
Unique table lamp made in Czechoslovakia. Condition: 10/10 It will fit on your table! H 36 cm x W 35 cm x D 35 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Gunnar Nylund Chamotte Stoneware Table Lamp for Rörstrand
By Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian modern rare ceramic lamp by Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand, Sweden. The lamp was made in the 1940s of chamotte clay and finished with a cream colored luster glaze. Original...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Red Glass Table Lamp by Stepan Tabera, 1960s
By Stepan Tabera, OPP Jihlava
Located in Prague, CZ
Unique table lamp made in Czechoslovakia by Stepan Tabera. Condition: 10/10 Manufacturer: OPP Jihlava It will fit on your nightstand! Measures: H 33 cm x W 24 cm x D 24 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Gunnar Nylund Chamotte Stoneware Table Lamp for Rörstrand
By Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian Modern rare vintage ceramic table lamp by Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand, Sweden. The lamp was made in the 1940s of chamotte clay and finished with a mustard colored luster...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Industrial Office Lamp by Jan Suchan for Elektrosvit, 1967
By Jan Suchan, Elektrosvit
Located in Prague, CZ
Produced by Elektrosvit in Czechoslovakia, designed by Jan Suchan. Measures: H 51 cm x W 66 cm x D 16 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bakelite

Orrefors Set of Green, Large Table Lamps RD-1323 by Carl Fagerlund
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian modern pair of Orrefors RD 1323 dark green cased crystal glass table lamps. Heavy glass bases with undulating shape. Model RD1323 was designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orre...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Midcentury Metal and Plastic Italian Pendant Lamp, 1960s
Located in Savona, IT
Italian-made chandelier produced in the 1960s. Ceiling rose in black painted metal. Steel support cable and aluminum details. Diffuser in dark blue painted metal and white plastic...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Exquisite Mid Century Swedish Modern Crystal Table Lamps
By Orrefors
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $1,600....Thick swirling clear crystal in a baluster form highlights this pair of Orrefors blown table lamps with stepped socle form silver nickel bases. Beautifully top...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Ice Glass Lamp by Orrefors
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gorgeous hand blown crystal glass lamp with highly stylized hourglass form. The lamp features faceted ice glass design and has polished nickel hardware and fittings. Newly rewired an...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal, Nickel

1950s Nardini Oriental Motif Mid Century Modern Table Lamp
By Nardini Studios
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $675....Fine Japanese Lantern themed lamp. White glazed reticulated ceramic base is of a stylized Japanese lantern with tiled roof, six sided imperial trellis lattice wa...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Pair Italian Venetian Swirl Murano Glass Deco Lamps
By Lorin Marsh
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian / Murano Venetian swirl form smoke grey color art glass lamps in the Art Deco style with new polished nickel fittings and wiring.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Brass Table Lamp with Reindeer Deer Card Holder
Located in West Hartford, CT
Glamorous midcentury Lucite and brass table lamp with sculpture of reindeer that holds business cards and the like, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Set of Two 1970s Italian Modern Brass, Lucite Desk Lamps
By Arredoluce
Located in Antwerp, BE
A set of two Lucite desk lamps with brass elements by Arredeluce, Italy, 1970s. A beautiful set of desk lamps with reaching halogen light to read your paper or book through the reach...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Sergio Mazza Floor Lamp
By Artemide, Sergio Mazza
Located in New York, NY
Rare floor lamp by Sergio Mazza. A great example from the earliest years of Artemide. Brass, enameled metal, glass and marble. One standard Edison socket. This lamp was only in produ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Metal

  • Sergio Mazza Floor Lamp
  • Sergio Mazza Floor Lamp
  • Sergio Mazza Floor Lamp
  • Sergio Mazza Floor Lamp
H 69 in. Dm 12 in.
Midcentury Table Lamps Cosmonaut, 1970s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s - maker: Elektrosvit - very good original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Plastic

Italian Brass Sputnik Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
An incredible accent lamp that has a unique presence. It can sit in a variety of positions allowing the light source to point in almost any direction.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
By Jean Boris Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Petite table lamp by Boris Lacroix, brass frame with perforated, enameled hood with perforations, fully adjustable, can be used as a wall lamp.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
H 10.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 4.25 in.
Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
By Jacques Biny
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful brass table lamp by Jacques Biny with wonderful patina, adjustable at the hood and the white bakelite ball joint.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
H 12.5 in. W 11 in. D 5.75 in.
Italian Floor Lamp with Red Metal Shade
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian floor light in the style of Stilnovo with articulating red shade, brass stem and counter weight ball foot. Newly produced in Italy and newly rewired.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Kamenický Šenov Design Table Lamp, 1980s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1980s - Maker: Kamenický Šenov - Good original condition - Marked by paper label.
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Vintage 1980s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Small TOTEM Floor Lamp by Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in Brooklyn, NY
In his post black shapes period, Serge Mouille experimented with color and columns. With the TOTEM, he stacked cylindrical shades around a central lighting element. By alternating th...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Postmodern Halogen Desk Table Lamp 1980s
By George Kovacs, Ettore Sottsass, Robert Sonneman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Postmodern desk or bankers lamp in the style of Robert Sonneman for George Kovacs from the 1980s. Born from the idea of Ettore Sottsass and his Memphis Group in the early eig...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Postmodern Halogen Desk Table Lamp 1980s
  • Postmodern Halogen Desk Table Lamp 1980s
  • Postmodern Halogen Desk Table Lamp 1980s
  • Postmodern Halogen Desk Table Lamp 1980s
H 15.25 in. W 17.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Beautiful 1960 Murano Glass Table Lamp
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Original table lamp in Murano glass attributed to Barovier.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This lamp was scaled to work perfectly as a desk lamp, bedside lamps, or on an end tables. The soft light which is diffused by the acrylic shade is accented by the reflection from t...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
H 18 in. W 16 in. D 9 in.
Neoclassical Floor Lamp with Heads Decor, circa 1940
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Neoclassical floor lamp with heads decor, gold patinated metal, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Midcentury Kamenický Šenov Design Table Lamp, 1980s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1980s - Maker: Kamenický Šenov - Perfect condition - Marked by paper label.
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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

Jasmin Table Lamp by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stylish table lamp is a nice blend of the basic midcentury elements, brass, acrylic and black enamel. This midcentury inspired lamp provides a beautiful light. The details of t...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Jasmin Table Lamp by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stylish table lamp is a nice blend of the basic midcentury elements, brass, acrylic and black enamel. This midcentury inspired lamp provides a beautiful light. The details of t...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Gino Sarfatti Model #1063 Floor Lamp in Black and White
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti, Flos
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti model #1063 floor lamp in black and white for Flos / Astep. Designed in 1954, this is an authorized 2013 Astep/Flos re-edition by Alessandro Sarfatti, grandson of Gino ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Floor Lamp With Oriental Statues Attributed to Billy Haines
By William Billy Haines
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful large floor lamp which is in the style of Billy Haines The ebonized base supports two large oriental figures which has been Newly rewired and has a new custom paper shade.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Wood

Hollywood Regency Marble-Table Lamp by Georges Mathias
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Beige marbled table lamp by Belgian artist Georges Mathias with etched brass plaque. Signed Georges Mathias.
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

  • Hollywood Regency Marble-Table Lamp by Georges Mathias
  • Hollywood Regency Marble-Table Lamp by Georges Mathias
  • Hollywood Regency Marble-Table Lamp by Georges Mathias
  • Hollywood Regency Marble-Table Lamp by Georges Mathias
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Large square Mid-Century Modern Crystal Chandelier 15 flames - Re Edition
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Originally from the Vienna flagship store of the hat-manufacture "Oberwalder" at Kärntner Strasse. 15-flames. The height is just the chandelier. All components according to the UL r...
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

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

Hillebrand UFO Midcentury Table Desk Lamp, 1960s, Germany
By Heinz Pfaender, Hillebrand
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Iconic midcentury desk lamp designed by Heinz G. Pfaender in the late 1960s for "Leuchtfabrik Hillebrand". Heavy table lamp with chrome handle and a dark chocolate shade provides a s...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

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

Materials

Brass

Passy Table Lamp, Small Model by Bourgeois Boheme
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury inspired table lamp. The brass shade creates a nice indirect lighting source with a soft down light and a small up-light. The structure has an enamel finish. The light use...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

1950s White Aluminum Table Lamp by Ilmari Tapiovaara
By Paavo Tynell, Hienoterä, Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
White lacquered aluminum table lamp by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Finland, 1955. Ilmari Tapiovaara floor lamp in white lacquered aluminum with brass details. The white circular metal piec...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Aluminum

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

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

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

Pair of Midcentury Table Lamps, Rockets, Pokrok Zilina, 1970s
By Pokrok Žílina
Located in Praha, CZ
- Beautiful style of lighting - Marked by label.
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Vintage 1970s Slovakian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic, Wood

Italian Midcentury Black and Brass Sputnik Table Lamp, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This midcentury table lamp was manufactured in Italy in the 1950s. It has got an adjustable black lacquered lampshade and a brass goose neck lamp arm. The lamp has been rewired a...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

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

Materials

Brass

1950s Aluminum and Steel Floor Lamp by German Designer Otl Aicher
By Max Bill, Otl Aicher
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Floor lamp, aluminum and steel, Otl Aicher, Germany, 1958. Decent floor lamp made of steel and aluminum by Otl Aicher. A wonderful example of Minimalist design. Only this solid si...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

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Midcentury Modern Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of midcentury modern lamps available for sale. The range of distinct midcentury modern lamps — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. We have 4220 antique and vintage midcentury modern lamps in-stock, while there are 14 modern editions to choose from as well. Midcentury modern lamps have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of midcentury modern lamps to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern midcentury modern lamps are of considerable interest. Midcentury modern lamps have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Josef Hurka, Stilnovo and Kamenicky Senov are consistently popular.

How Much are Midcentury Modern Lamps?

Midcentury modern lamps can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,472, while the lowest priced sells for $75 and the highest can go for as much as $71,819.

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 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.