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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 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 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

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 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 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 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

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Pair of Ceramic Table Lamps by Palshus
By Palshus, Per Linnemann-Schmidt
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

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

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

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 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 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 Italian Modern Blue Glazed Ceramic Pottery Table Lamps
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable pair of quality vintage blue glazed ceramic sculptural table lamps. The pair features glazed ceramic uppers resting on brass and painted wood bases with three-way sockets.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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 Black Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamps Model 940 by Soholm
By Soholm Pottery, Einar Johansen
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Black Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamps Model 940 by Soholm Pair of black ceramic table lamps model 940 designed by Einar Johansen and produced by Danish company Soholm...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Stoneware

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

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

Pair of Red Mid Century Modern Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fabulous pair of 1940s table lamps with handcrafted ceramic bases in a beautiful rogue color and new Ryan fabric shades in an ivory color. These chinoiserie lamps have also been ne...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi Bitossi Pair of Striped Ceramic Table Lamps, Italy
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a stunningly vibrant pair of striped, ceramic table lamps, with wood finials, by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, made in Italy, circa 1960s. In excellent vintage co...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Monumental Ceramic Drip Glaze Table Lamps and Shades
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Quintessential Mid-Century Modern monumental ceramic "Fat" drip glaze lava lamps with original fabric shades. This coveted pair of lamps feature a bright white and beige grou...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Swedish Ceramic Table Lamps by Nordiska Kompaniet
By NK (Nordiska Kompaniet)
Located in Bochum, NRW
An exceptional, highly decorative pair of table lamps, produced in the 1960s under the famous Swedish brand NK (Nordiska Kompaniet). Glazed porcelain, hand painted with bamboo decor,...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain

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 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

Pair of Mid Century Hand Glazed Expressionistic Organic Modern Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated pair of Mid-Century Modern lamps were realized in the United States circa 1960. They feature cylindrical bodies that taper at each end sitting on circular bronze e...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Paint

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 Pair of Root Beer Float Drip Glaze Ceramic Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fabulous pair of root beer float drip glazed ceramic table lamps, circa 1960s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 7" diameter x 27.5" height.   
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Pair of Table Lamps Rörstrand Olle Alberius Sweden
By Olle Alberius, Rörstrand
Located in Langserud, SE
A pair of large, glazed stoneware table lamps by Olle Alberius for Rörstrand, Sweden, 1970s. Signed on the base. The blue glaze is wonderful and gives a great shine when lit. One of...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

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

Mid-Century Modern Pair of American Ceramic Drip Glaze and Brass Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-Century Modern pair of American ceramic drip glaze and brass table lamps. This pair of ceramic lamps features an avocado green ground with turquoise, brown and shades of green. O...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Gerald Thurston White Ceramic and Brass Lamps Mid-Century Modern
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in North Miami, FL
These fantastic pair of modernist Mid-Century Modern ceramic table or console lamps with brass details by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier have a sculptural shape. The 3 tiers of shape...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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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 Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Black Glazed Ceramic Lamps w/ Chrome Bases
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern ceramic lamps were realized in the United States, circa 1960. They feature an organic protuberant form- full of sinuous curves- finished in ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of White Mid-Century Modern Gerald Thurston Table Lamps
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A pair of Mid-Century Modern Gerald Thurston table lamps for Lightolier Brass ball and sculptural ribbed white ceramic on brass bases. Original brass finials. 3 sockets per lamp wit...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Monumental Pair of French Mid-Century Modern 1950s Table Lamps
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic Mid-Century Modern lighting for the customer who thought they had seen everything. Wired for USA and in perfect working order. True period pieces. Now, more than ever, home i...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Gorgeous Pair of Cobalt Blue Ceramic Drip Glaze Lamps Mid-century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous pair of large scale cobalt blue drip glaze lamp with their original floral lamps shades.There is a slight dimpled texture to the glaze which is a rich cobalt blue. The bras...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tall Sculptural Italian Table Lamps
Located in West Hartford, CT
Made of brass and ceramic and colored with a gorgeous creamy off-white and black design, these lamps exude the iconic midcentury look that is so coveted. They have custom made shades...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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 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 Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two ceramic table lamps. Measures: Height 41 cm. Diameter 24 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

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H 16.15 in. Dm 9.45 in.
Pair of Blue Danish Mid-Century Modern table lamps by Soholm
By Søholm Stentøj
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Blue Danish Mid-Century Modern table lamps by Soholm Pair of ceramic table lamps with beautiful glazing in different blue tones produced by Danish company Soholm Stentoj. Th...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Glazed Ceramic Torso Silhouette Lamps by Arpad Rosti Mid-Century Modern
By Arpad Rosti
Located in North Miami, FL
This unusual pair of Mid-Century Modern sensual grey pebble glazed ceramic torso lamps are very sculptural. They were studio made by Arpad and Ilonka Rosti in their NYC studio in the...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Lacquer, Wood

Pair of Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair of ceramic table lamps.
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Early 20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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H 18.51 in. Dm 6.7 in.
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

Unusual Pair of Heifetz Ceramic Cubism Male Female Lamps Mid-century Modern
By Heifetz
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A Pair of 1950's Sculptural Ceramic Table Lamps signed Heifetz. Wonderful Art Deco stylized Male and Female Head Lamps. These unusual lamps measure 27" t to the top of the origina...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bullet Shape Glazed Pottery Table Lamps
By Design Techniques
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Yellow green and black large bullet shape glazed pottery ceramic table lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps, 1970’s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of glass,ceramic,metal Adjustable shade 2x40W,E14 or E15 socket New cabling With aged patina Re-polished Fully functional Original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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H 10.24 in. W 4.34 in. D 8.67 in.
Pair of Black Glaze Pottery Mid-Century Modern Round Table Lamps
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice Mid-Century Modern pierced pattern black glaze ceramic table lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Pottery

Pair of Large Rembrandt Table Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large Rembrandt table lamps with an orange abstract pattern and round brass base. Measures: 39.5 height, base is 7 in diameter.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Raymor Pair of Ceramic Lamps with Incised Birds
By Raymor
Located in Philadelphia, PA
These lamps are large and are deeply incised with a bird pattern around the base. The bases are fully marked Raymor.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Hand Made Danish Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamps by Soholm Stentoj
By Søholm Stentøj
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of hand made Danish mid-century ceramic table lamps by Soholm Stentoj Handmade and hand decorated Danish modern stoneware table lamps manufactured by Søholm Stentøj on the Da...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Vibrant Pair of Modern Tangerine Ceramic Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exceptional pair of ceramic vessels as custom lamps. Beautiful form with excellent texture and vivid color. Fabulous weight and craftsmanship. Stunning jewelry! Excellent restored...
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Vintage 1980s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Nickel

Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Black Panther Table Lamps with Grey Lava Glaze
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of Mid-Century Modern ceramic black panther lamps are unsigned, but were predominately made in the United States by various pottery companies in the 1960's. The lamp bases ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Fiberglass

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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20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

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Midcentury Modern Pair Of Ceramic Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of midcentury modern pair of ceramic table lamps available for sale. Each of these unique midcentury modern pair of ceramic table lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, metal and brass. Midcentury modern pair of ceramic table lamps have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Midcentury modern pair of ceramic table lamps bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many midcentury modern pair of ceramic table lamps are appealing in their simplicity, but Aldo Londi, Bitossi and F.A.I.P. produced popular midcentury modern pair of ceramic table lamps that are worth a look.

How Much are Midcentury Modern Pair Of Ceramic Table Lamps?

Midcentury modern pair of ceramic table lamps can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,863, while the lowest priced sells for $300 and the highest can go for as much as $11,000.

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.