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Catellani & Smith Italian Mid Century Lighting 90's
By Catellani & Smith, Enzo Catellani
Located in bari, IT
Wall lamp whose shape resembles a moon, effective and suggestive piece of furniture. Diffuser disc made of aluminum covered in free leaf, 90s production designer Enzo Catellani for C...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Gold Leaf

Mid-Century Modern Tall Camer Glass Waterfall Four Foot Tall Chandelier
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent, cascading Camer glass waterfall chandelier. Iconic mid-century lighting. Each heavy Camer glass prism hangs down from its own individual hook on the steel frame. Wired...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Handmade 20th Mid Century Brown Stoneware Ceramic Table Lamp Signed 1970
By La Borne Potters
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
French handmade table lamp Signed under the base with a star, circa 1970 Elegant stoneware ceramic table lamp. 20th mid century lighting Original light brown stoneware ceramic gl...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Tall Rembrandt Brass and Glazed Pottery Table Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing Danish-influenced table lamp, nearly four feet tall, from the custom Mid-Century lighting firm, Rembrandt Lamp Company. Striped and stippled hand-thrown pottery body and bras...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Brass and Lucite Floor Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful floor lamp combines brass and lucite to create a stylish mid-century lighting solution perfect for any room. A truly unique and stunning piece, this lamp is functionin...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

  • Vintage Brass and Lucite Floor Lamp
  • Vintage Brass and Lucite Floor Lamp
  • Vintage Brass and Lucite Floor Lamp
  • Vintage Brass and Lucite Floor Lamp
H 57 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Italian Brass & Glass Mid-Century Wall or Ceiling Lamps, Set of 3
By Stilnovo
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This set of 3 round ceiling lights can be used as sconces as well. The lamps are made from a painted metal body, a moulded glass shell and an adjustable brass belt. The lamps provide...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Stilnovo Rare Floor Lamp in Textured Glass, Brass and Marble, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Stilnovo very rare floor lamp with convex textured glass shades on each side of brass and lacquered metal circular frame with brass finial, suspended on brass and black enameled stem...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Brass, Metal

Pair of Maison Baguès Parrot and Urn Wall Sconces
By Maison Baguès
Located in London, GB
An iconic design from Maison Baguès with parrots and urns - these beautiful wall lights were made in Paris in the 1960s. Luxury mid-century lighting. Rewired. Since the 18...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Metal

  • Pair of Maison Baguès Parrot and Urn Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Maison Baguès Parrot and Urn Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Maison Baguès Parrot and Urn Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Maison Baguès Parrot and Urn Wall Sconces
H 15.75 in. W 11.42 in. D 4.34 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Chrome & Lucite Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
This Mid-Century Modern chrome and Lucite segment chandelier was realized in Italy by the celebrated lighting atelier Gaetano Sciolari. An abundance of polished chrome cylinders, wit...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Pair of Maison Baguès Parrot and Torch Wall Sconces
By Maison Baguès
Located in London, GB
An iconic design from Maison Baguès with parrots and torches - these beautiful wall lights were made in Paris in the 1950s. Luxury mid century lighting. Rewired. Since the 1860s...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Metal

Stilnovo Original Ceiling or Wall Light Model 1036, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Stilnovo original architectural ceiling or wall light model 1036 composed of seven lights with brass shades on black enameled metal arms of different lengths radiating from central c...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

John Van Zwienen for Heifetz Manufacturing Co. USA , circa 1951
By Yasha Heifetz
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
In 1951 Marcel Breuer helped to organise for the Museum of Modern Art a Lighting Competition to encourage the design and production of American mid-century lighting. The panel of jud...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Aretha Pendant Light in Black and Brass
By Delightfull
Located in New York, NY
Drawing inspiration from one of the most acclaimed jazz singers of all time, DelightFULL’s designers created Aretha modern chandelier. It is a contemporary reinterpretation of mid-ce...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights Opaline Glass and Steel, Italy, 1970s
By Alessandro Sciolari
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights Opaline Glass and Steel, Italy, 1970s Modern Italian wall lights with steel and opaline glass, Italy, the 1970s. The pleasant light it spreads is very...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

Vaughan Chandelier in Gold and Brass
By Delightfull
Located in New York, NY
The welcoming and shiny presence of Sarah Vaughan is present in every single detail you'll find in Vaughan Mid-Century Modern fixture. Aesthetically pleasing, the mid-century lightin...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Brass

  • Vaughan Chandelier in Gold and Brass
  • Vaughan Chandelier in Gold and Brass
  • Vaughan Chandelier in Gold and Brass
  • Vaughan Chandelier in Gold and Brass
H 11.82 in. W 13.78 in. D 54.73 in.
Rare 1960s Cascading Stilnovo Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Rare original 1960s Stilnovo chandelier with seven teardrop lights consisting of frosted opaline glass balls held by brushed aluminum and brass fittings, suspended at different level...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Design Wall Lights Designed by Kaiser Leuchten in the 1960s
By Kinkeldey, Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Almelo, NL
Set of eight Mid-Century Modern design wall lights designed by Kaiser Leuchten in the 1960s. Kaiser Leuchten Germany designed this set of eight modernist wall lights in the 1960s....
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Sconces in Murano Glass by Mazzega Made in Italy 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Modern Sconces in Murano Glass by Mazzega Made in Italy 1970s Mazzega designed this set of two modernist wall lights in Italy in the 1970s. They are made from thick cle...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

1 of 8 Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights Designed by Kaiser Leuchten in the 1960s
By Kinkeldey, Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Modern design wall lights designed by Kaiser Leuchten in the 1960s. Kaiser Leuchten Germany designed this modernist wall lights in the 1960s. Exquisite and delicate wa...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Pair Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights Designed by Kaiser Leuchten in the 1960s
By Kinkeldey, Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Almelo, NL
Pair Mid-Century Modern design wall lights designed by Kaiser Leuchten in the 1960s. Kaiser Leuchten Germany designed this set of two modernist wall lights in the 1960s. Exquisite...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Atomic Ceiling Light in Black with Brass Detail
By Delightfull
Located in New York, NY
Atomic ceiling lamp is inspired by the molecular composition of the atom, thus representing a new found interpretation of the mid-century modern era. With a set of spotlights all arr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers ...

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Steel, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Adjustable lamp in the Style of Nessen Lighting
By Nessen Lighting
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish mid-century modern floor lamp offers up or down lighting with its adjustable design. Note: The piece has been professionally rewired. Note: Uses three Edison based...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces by Kalmar Lighting
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pair of 1960s Murano glass and brass wall sconces are from the Kalmar lighting company of Austria. Note: Each sconce requires one E14 European based candelabra light...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern 7-Light Chrome Fixture by Forecast Lighting
By Forecast Lighting
Located in Atlanta, GA
Great quality midcentury light fixture by Forecast Lighting having a tubular pendant with hidden downward facing light and six lights around the perimeter framed by metal orbs. The f...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Floral Shape Flush Mount or Wall Light Germany 1960s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Almelo, NL
Floral shape flush mount or wall light Germany 1960s. Floral shape flush mount ceiling light or wall light made of heavy textured clear iced glass made in Germany, 1960s. This mid...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass

Mid-Century UFO Reflector Chandelier by Moe Lighting 1953
By Moe Lighting
Located in Las Vegas, NV
1950's Mid-century UFO saucer diffuser chandelier by Moe Lighting. Original matte black and putty color enamel with brass plated arms and drop pipe. Exceptional original condition ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Sciolari Lucite & Brass Chandelier
By Sciolari Lighting
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Stunning, multi-arm brass chandelier with Lucite details, making this a focal point to any dining room whether traditional or modern. In very good condition, with little or no imp...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Feldman Lighting Co. Mid-Century Lotus Pendant Chandelier
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century, Hollywood Regency, brass, pendant chandelier by Feldman Lighting Co., is a cluster of three lotus flowers that measure 10.5 inches diameter x 8.5 inches height, hanging ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Kalmar Blatt Glass 2 Tier Modern Chandelier
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your serious consideration is this Austrian multi tier oval rippled disc form three light, two level Kalmar Blatt retro vintage mid century modern modernism mod chandelier in ver...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid Century Modern Laurel Lighting Co. Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern table lamp by Laurel Lighting Company, the rectangular gilt brass base mounted by a wood rectangle with rounded edges and a gold-tone metal circle accent, with a b...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Linen, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Sputnik Chandelier
By Sonneman Lighting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fantastic, Mid-Century Modern, chrome, sputnik chandelier attributed to Sonneman feautres multiple stems that form a 15 inch sphere on a chrome pole and canopy. The chandelier is sho...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Nessen White Metal Torchiere Floor Lamp
By Nessen Lighting
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Le Shoppe Too presents this white metal nelson torchiere floor lamp in perfect working order in good vintage condition. Dimensions: 11.5" diameter x 64" height.   
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Nessen Tubular Ceramic White Table Lamp
By Nessen Lighting
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Le Shoppe Too presents this minimalist white tubular ceramic table lamp. Signed Nessen. In very good condition. Dimensions: 18.75" diameter x 40" height.   
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Space Age / Mid-Century Modern Sonneman Lamp
By Sonneman Lighting
Located in Raleigh, NC
12-Bulb Pop Art chrome lamp by Robert Sonneman. This piece features four rows of three bulbs with dimmer switch and chrome base. Bulbs and shipping included.
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Kalmar Style Pendant In Folded Acrylic
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Kalmar style chandelier pendant with a metal frame with a shade made of folded acrylic elements. The piece is in good vintage condition with age appropriate wear a...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Casella Chrome Adjustable Floor Reading Lamp
By Casella Lighting
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern Casella of San Francisco, chrome fully adjustable floor reading lamp on rectangular base. Shade is adjustable, along with up and down positions and 360° side motio...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Set of Three Lightolier Eyeball Track Lighting Fixtures Mid-Century Modern
By Lightolier
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic set of three signed Lightolier chrome eyeball track lighting fixtures. The track is not included-contemporary track work with these vintage light heads. We do have in total...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Lighting / Floor Lamps by Giuseppe Ostuni for Oluce
By Giuseppe Ostuni
Located in San Antonio, TX
Beautiful Italian adjustable floor lamps designed by Giuseppe Ostuni for Oluce, also known for being the oldest active lighting company in Italy. These lamps can be purchased individ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Marble, Aluminum, Brass

Adjustable Mid-Century Modern Reading Floor Lamp
By Arredoluce, Sonneman Lighting
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern adjustable reading floor lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Black Mid-Century Modern Free Form Ceramic Table Lamp French Lighting
By Georges Jouve
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
French midcentury ceramic table lamp. Realised circa 1960 Elegant black ceramic glaze color. Original perfect condition Measures: Ceramic height 21cm large 14cm depth 10c...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Foam Glass Pendant Light by Kalmar of Austria
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in London, GB
*** Holiday Week Sale *** Midcentury foam glass pendant light by Kalmar of Austria, model Dürnstein. Designed late 1960s or early 1970s. Two pieces available. Price per piece. Each...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel, Metal

Mid Century Three Light Pendant Chandelier by Moe Lighting c. 1950 - 1960's
By Moe Light, Moe Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Elegant three light pendant chandelier by the noted maker, Moe Lighting. This chic fixture features three oblong glass shades, each in white satin finish glass, having a dimensional ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Smoked Glass Side Table Floor Lamp
By Sonneman Lighting
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern floor lamp side table with original faux leather shade.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Model “2433” Brass Desk Lamp by Valinte Oy, Finland, 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Finnish mid-century lighting design is world-famous for numerous reasons. The country’s designers managed to make strictly functional design look beautiful in addition to practicalit...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Sciolari, Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier, Italy 70s
By Sciolari Lighting
Located in Catania, CT
Great vintage condition with original patina on the brass. Normal trace of age and use. No cracks or chips on the glass. Full working with EU standard. Full working with EU standard,...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Wonderful Industrial Style German Orb Lamp, Mid-Century Modern
By Sonneman Lighting
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful industrial style chrome and smoked glass German orb lamp. Adjustable hand blown globe sits on a chromed steel ring. Large rubber bumpers keep the orb in desired position....
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Steel

Brutalist Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount Chandelier by Kalmar
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Midcentury flush mount with Brutalist ice glass design. Features long textured cubist glass shades with square chrome frame and center stem. Fitted with four lights. Two fixtures are...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Chrome

Mid Century Modern Kalmar Sunburst Brass Vintage Flush Mount, 1950s, Vienna
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented flush mount was made of curved polished brass and features 12-arms with 12 sockets E 14. Also the shape is elegant and looks like sunbursts. The lighting was designed...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Italian Mid-20th Century Modern Chandelier by Sciolari
By Sciolari Lighting
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful vintage chandelier from the Italian brand Sciolari. The lamp has a special design with clean lines and many angles. The lamp is made of stainless steel and brass. The ceili...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Sciolari Wall Lighting Globe Murano Lighting 2 Bulbs, Italy, 1970
By Sciolari Lighting
Located in DÉNIA, ES
Exceptional Sciolari lighting wall lighting with large leaves ice frost glass. The Design and the quality of the glass make this piece the best of the Italian Design. This unique Sci...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Sciolari Wall Lighting Globe Murano Lighting 7 Bulbs, Italy, 1970
By Sciolari Lighting
Located in DÉNIA, ES
Exceptional Sciolari lighting wall lighting with 7 large glass ice frost glass. The Design and the quality of the glass make this piece the best of the Italian Design. This unique Sc...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Pair of Signed Chapman Lighting Large Brass Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning pair of large vintage brass urn form lamps with carved handles. Comes with shades.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of American Mid-Century Modern Obelisk Table Lamps by Rembrandt Lighting
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
A pair of 1950s American Mid-Century Modern obelisk table lamps by Rembrandt Lighting, part of their ‘Masterpieces’ range. The lamps are in the form of an obelisk topped with a brass...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chandelier, Chrome and Murano Glass, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A rare Mid-Century chandelier / pendant light by Kalmar, manufactured in the 1970s. A chrome frame holds four frosted glasses in the form of leaves. It takes four medium screw base b...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Patinated Bronze Floor Lamp by Casella Lighting
By Casella Lighting
Located in San Diego, CA
Very unique brass floor lamp by the renowned San Francisco lighting company, Casella Lighting. The lamp has a bronze patinated finish that can be polished if desired. The height is a...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Lucite & Silver Overlay Chandelier by Sciolai
By Sciolari Lighting
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern Lucite and silver overlay 9 socket chandelier by Sciolari. Dimensions: 22" wide x 22" deep x 24" high.
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20th Century Unknown Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Lucite

Kalmar Mid-Century Modern Green Triedri Murano Chandelier Sputnik, 1982
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1982 by Kalmar, this chandelier has 41 green glass elements called “Triedri”. Perfect for a modern space, the chandelier reach the diameter of 90 cm and is lighted by 9...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Kalmar Mid-Century Modern Crystal Triedri Murano Chandelier Sputnik, 1982
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1982 by Kalmar, this chandelier has 41 crystal glass elements called “Torciglioni”. Perfect for a modern space, the chandelier reach the diameter of 90 cm and is lighte...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Leather Green Kalmar Table Lamp, 1950s, Vienna
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage table lamp or desk lamp from brass, leather and nickel plated metal Mod. 1191 Arnold which was designed and manufactured by Kalmar in Vienna 1950s. This r...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Wall Lamp “Moonlight”, Danish Minimalistic Lighting
Located in Vilnius, LT
Moonlight B (wall lamp) Category: Lighting Type: wall lamp Material: steel, aluminium Overall dimensions: H: 730 mm / W: 350 mm Light source: LED stripe, 1700 Lum, driver incl...
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2010s Ukrainian Minimalist Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Steel

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Midcentury Modern Lighting For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of midcentury modern lighting on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, brass and glass, every piece of midcentury modern lighting was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for an item from our selection of midcentury modern lighting, we have 7707 options in-stock, while there are 62 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each choice in our collection of midcentury modern lighting bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made object in our assortment of midcentury modern lighting over the years, but those crafted by Kamenicky Senov, Stilnovo and Josef Hurka are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Midcentury Modern Lighting?

Prices for a piece of midcentury modern lighting start at $1 and top out at $71,819 with the average selling for $1,594.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Glashütte Limburg möbel are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glasswaren and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Glashütte Limburg Mobel, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 661 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original möbels by Glashütte Limburg were created in the modern der Mitte des jahrhunderts style in Europe during the 20. jahrhundert. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider Mobel by and. The prices for Glashütte Limburg Mobel can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at 265 $ and tops out at 34.200 $, while pieces like these can sell for 1.084 $ on average..

On the Origins of Europe

Georg Jensen furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Georg Jensen furniture there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. 952 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 446 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Georg Jensen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Georg Jensen furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $19 and tops out at $269,950, while pieces like these can sell for $737 on average.

Furniture of the 20th Century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

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.

Questions About Midcentury Modern Lighting
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Organic shapes, clean lines and elegant simplicity describe mid-century modern American furniture well. The style, which emerged primarily in the post-World War II era, is characterized by furniture that was crafted by creators who believed that good design was key to good living.Today, mid-century modern is by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.