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Mid Century Table Lamp
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Montréal, QC
Mid Century table lamp. 40 watts max E-26 candelabra incandescent bulbs recommended or higher if
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Mid Century Table Lamp
Mid Century Table Lamp
H 17 in W 13 in D 13 in
Italian Mid-Century Table Lamp in Wood
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, AR
Italian Mid-Century Table Lamp in Wood
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Table Lamp in Wood
Italian Mid-Century Table Lamp in Wood
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H 14.57 in Dm 5.91 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1960, Denmark
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet, Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Uno Kristiansson
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
A Mid-century table lamp. In solid Teak, Denmark, 1960. Elegant teak lamps, pleated lampshade. It
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Rope, Teak

Italian Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Lisboa, PT
This Mid-century table lamp was designed and produced in Italy, during the 1950s. It has a light
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1950s
Italian Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1950s
H 15.75 in W 13 in D 4.73 in
Sputnik Mid Century Table Lamp, 1970, Italy
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
A Mid-century table lamp, Italy, 1970. Elegant 70s lamp. It is in good general condition and
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Spectacular space age mid-century table lamp
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Spectacular mushroom shaped mid century table lamp The pictures do not do this lamp justice as the
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Vintage 1960s British Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Enamel

Mid-Century Table Lamp Style Stilnovo Arlus, Italy 1950s
By Arlus, Stilnovo
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Mid-century table lamp in the style of the manufacturer Stilnovo or Arlus. Italy original 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid Century Table Lamp By Kaiser Circa 1960s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Gloucester, GB
Mid Century Table Lamp By Kaiser Circa 1960s - Original mint green paint - On/Off switch on the
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Mid Century Table Lamp By Kaiser Circa 1960s
Mid Century Table Lamp By Kaiser Circa 1960s
H 18.51 in W 9.85 in D 18.51 in
Pair of Jean Boris Lacroix Mid-Century Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Jean Boris Lacroix mid-century table lamps. Composed of rectangular shades in acrylic in
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large French Mid-century Table Lamp, 1960s
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Large French mid-century table lamp, 1960s. Large ceramic and resin table lamp. We offer the
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Resin

Tony Paul for Westwood Industries Mid Century Table Lamp
By Westwood Industries, Tony Paul
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional elongated mid century table lamp designed by Tony Paul for Westwood Industries. This
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Art Deco style Italian Mid Century Table Lamps
Located in Montréal, QC
Art Deco style Mid Century table lamps made in Italy in the 1950’s. Etched glass on brass body. 20
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Table Lamp from Drevo Humpolec, Czechoslovakia, 1960´s
By Dřevo Humpolec
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This mid century table lamp was made by the Czechoslovak company Drevo Humpolec in the 1960s. The
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Fiberglass, Wood

Pair of Beige Mid-Century Table Lamps by Quartite Creative Corp.
By Quartite Creative Corp.
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of fine quality wooden mid-century table lamps with resin shades. These table lamps boasts
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Resin, Wood

Mid-Century Table Lamp Italian Design Cristal Concave Cobalt Blue Brass Part
By Fontana Arte
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-century table lamp Italian Design Cristal concave cobalt blue brass part.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Swedish Brass Mid-Century Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A pair of adjustable mid-century table lamps. Brass and painted metal shades. Sweden
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Swedish Brass Mid-Century Table Lamps
Pair of Swedish Brass Mid-Century Table Lamps
H 9.85 in W 5.12 in D 11.82 in
Mid century table lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, Mazzega
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Mid century table lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega with white and orange opaline glass and chrome
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Mid-Century Table Lamp, circa 1970, France
Located in Girona, Spain
DESCRIPTION: Mid-Century table lamp made with stainless steel, very decorative piece. CONDITION
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Table Lamp by Ivan Jakes for Osvetlovaci, Czechoslovakia, 1970's
By Osvětlovací sklo n.p., Valašské Meuiříčí, Ivan Jakes
Located in Praha, CZ
Mid-century table lamp designed by Ivan Jakes and produced by Osvetlovaci n.p. Valasske Mezirici in
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Milk Glass

Mid-Century Table Lamp by Deknudt Lighting, Belgium, 1970s
By Deknudt
Located in Herentals, BE
Mid-century table lamp by Deknudt lighting, Belgium 1970 Large table lamp in brass with leaf motif
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Angelo Brotto Esperia Bronze 1970 Italian Mid Century Table Lamps
By Angelo Brotto, Esperia
Located in New York, NY
An original pair of Italian 1970s Mid Century table lamps composed of decorative bronze and walnut
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

Rougier White Acrylic Lucite Tulip Flower Leaf Mid Century Table Lamps - a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rougier White Acrylic Lucite Tulip Flower Leaf Mid Century Table Lamps - a Pair. Circa 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Acrylic, Lucite

Italian Mid-Century Table Lamp with Metal Lampshade and Wooden Base, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Table lamp with metal lampshade and wooden base, 1970s Table lamp with square
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid Century Table Lamps by Rembrandt c. 1950's 2 available
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Offering two Mid Century table lamps, each having a stylized cactus like form in the center with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Fine Pair Of Hand Crafted Walnut Mid Century Table Lamps
Located in Bridgeport, CT
of the wood work seen in the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. Pair of Walnut Mid Century table lamps
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Mid Century Table Lamp by Louis Kalff for Gebrüder Cosack
By Louis Kalff
Located in Woodford Green, GB
Mid Century Table Lamp by Louis Kalff for Gebrüder Cosack. Table Lamp Attributed to Louis Kalff
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Original Mid-Century Table Lamp, Colored Glass, Fully Functional, Germany, 1960s
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Mid-Century Table Lamp. Period: 1960-1969 Source: Czechia Material: Colored glass, fabric
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Fabric

Mid-Century Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This interesting Mid-Century lamp is full of unique style. It features an elegant curved wooden
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood, Glass

Mid-Century Table Lamp
Mid-Century Table Lamp
H 40 in W 11 in D 11 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage table lamp with blown glass shades. Switch controls one, two or all three sockets. (Please
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Table Lamp
Mid-Century Table Lamp
H 31 in Dm 10 in
Pr. Mid Century Table Lamps by The Mutual Sunset Lamp Co. 1950's 6 pc available
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in New York, NY
Voguish, chic, architectural Mid Century table lamps by The Mutual Sunset Lamp Manufacturing
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Table Lamps Polished Brass Mounted Asian Gilt-Wood Carvings
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mid-century table lamps in polished solid brass with mounted Asian gilt-wood carvings. Each
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Richard Barr for Laurel Brutalist Mid Century Table Lamps, A Pair
By Richard Barr, Laurel
Located in Countryside, IL
Richard Barr for Laurel Brutalist Mid Century Table Lamps - A Pair Each lamp measures: 5.5 wide
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of mid century table lamps by Josef Hurka for Napako, 1960´s
By Josef Hurka, Napako
Located in Prague 8, CZ
These mid century table lamps designed by Josef Hurka for Napako will complement mid century or
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Italian Mid-Modern Table Lamp Bulbo by Barbieri Marianelli for Tronconi, 1980s
By Tronconi, Raul Barbieri and Giorgio Marianelli
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-modern Table lamp Bulbo by Barbieri and Marianelli for Tronconi, 1980s Table lamp
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Danish Mid-Century Table Lamp by Bent Karlby for Lyfa of Denmark
By Bent Karlby
Located in Søborg, DK
A classic Danish mid-century table lamp in brass and teak by Bent Karlby for Lyfa. Mounted with a
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Iron

Italian Mid-Century Table Lamp in Beige Fabric and Brushed Aluminum, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Table lamp in beige fabric and brushed aluminum, 1960s Table lamp with round
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Bradley Manufacturing Oak and Leather Mid Century Table Lamps, a Pair
By Bradley Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Bradley manufacturing oak and leather mid century table lamps - a pair Each lamp measures: 7.5
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Leather, Oak

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Small table lamp made of metal and plastic. Original condition with some sign of use. 1x40W, E12
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1960s
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1960s
H 7.88 in Dm 3.94 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Hungary Made of wood, glass. Re-polished. Good original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood, Glass

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970s
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970s
H 8.67 in W 5.52 in D 5.52 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1978
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Germany - made of metal, brass - re-polished - fully functional - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1978
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1978
H 18.12 in W 7.88 in D 7.88 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Hungary - made of brass, glass, wood - re-polished - fully functional - good, original condition
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Vintage 1970s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970s
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970s
H 18.9 in W 10.24 in D 10.24 in
Italian Mid-Century Table Lamp 1853 Fontana by Max Ingrand Fontana Arte, 1990s
By Max Ingrand, Fontana Arte
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Table lamp 1853 Fontana by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte, 1990s Table lamp mod
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Rare Cosack Mid-Century Table Lamp with Red Fine Wrinkle Finish and Brass Neck
By Cosack Leuchten
Located in München, DE
Beautiful, rare, large, mid-century table lamp from the German manufacturer Cosack. Metal base and
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Italian mid-century table lamp in opaline Murano glass and brass, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Table lamp in opaline Murano glass and brass, 1970s Table lamp with bell-shaped
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Table Lamp Black Clay
Located in ROUEN, FR
Mid-Century black clay table lamp, circa 1970. This clay lamp is a unique piece, dating back to
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Enamel

Mid-Century Table Lamp Black Clay
Mid-Century Table Lamp Black Clay
H 13 in W 3.15 in D 3.15 in
Ernest Igl mid century table lamp
By Hillebrand, Ernest Igl
Located in Budapest, HU
Rare Ernest Igl table or wall Lamp for Hillebrand. The Czech Ernest Igl was born in 1920 in Prague
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Ernest Igl mid century table lamp
Ernest Igl mid century table lamp
H 7.09 in W 4.73 in D 7.09 in
Danish Ceramic Mid-Century Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
A two tone ceramic table lamp. Stamped to the base. Denmark, c1970s. Marked Z, LA23/2. Good
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid Century Table Lamp by Reggiani
By Gioffredo Reggiani, Reggiani
Located in Budapest, HU
Rare Reggiani Italian table lamp. Made around 1970. Its columnar structure consists of a group of
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Italian Adjustable Mid-Century Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
An adjustable table lamp. Likely Italian, c. 1960s. Would look great with an edison bulb
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970s, Restored
Located in Praha, CZ
Metal base - new white paint. Plastic shade. Rewired: 1x40W, E25-E27 bulb US plug adapter included
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Germany - made of metal, brass - re-polished - fully functional - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970's
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970's
H 18.12 in W 7.88 in D 7.88 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970s Germany
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Germany Made of metal,chrome Re-polished. Good original condition. 1x60W,E27 or E26 bulb Fully Functional US adapter included.  
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970s Germany
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970s Germany
H 15.75 in W 5.91 in D 7.09 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- lacquered metal - minor signs of use - E26-E27bulb - US plug adapter free of charge.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Mid-Century Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
Mid-Century Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
H 17.72 in W 6.7 in D 15.75 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- lacquered metal - minor signs of use - E26-E27bulb - US plug adapter free of charge.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
Mid-Century Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
H 23.63 in W 4.73 in D 15.75 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Poland - polished - Fully functional - good, original condition.  
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Vintage 1960s Polish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Table Lamp 1960's
Mid-Century Table Lamp 1960's
H 20.48 in W 14.18 in D 14.18 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp Made of Teak, with Aluminum Shade, Made in Denmark
Located in München, DE
Extraordinary mid-century table lamp made of teak and with aluminum shade. Great Scandinavian
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970´s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Germany Made of Metal, Glass New Cabling 1xE27 or E26 With Aged Patina Good Original Condition US Adapter Included.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970´s
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970´s
H 19.69 in W 7.88 in D 7.88 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of Milk Glass,Brass Fitted with new wiring With aged patina US adapter included 1x E27 or E26 bulb Good original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970's
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1970's
H 11.82 in Dm 5.52 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Germany - Made of brass, plastic, glass - Re-polished - Fully functional - Good, original condition.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Plastic

Mid-Century Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
Mid-Century Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
H 14.18 in W 3.94 in D 3.94 in
Mid-Century Table Lamp, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
In original condition. Fully functional.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron

Mid-Century Table Lamp, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
Mid-Century Table Lamp, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
H 9.06 in W 11.03 in D 5.52 in
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Midcentury Modern Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of midcentury modern table lamps for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct midcentury modern table lamps — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. We have 2443 antique and vintage midcentury modern table lamps in-stock, while there are 7 modern editions to choose from as well. Midcentury modern table 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. Midcentury modern table lamps bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many midcentury modern table lamps are appealing in their simplicity, but Josef Hurka, Kamenicky Senov and Laurel Lamp Company produced popular midcentury modern table lamps that are worth a look.

How Much are Midcentury Modern Table Lamps?

Prices for midcentury modern table lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, midcentury modern table lamps begin at $125 and can go as high as $16,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,347.

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 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using 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 influencer 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. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere 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

Well-crafted antique and vintage table lamps do 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. Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. 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 affiliated with Art Deco, which originated 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 vintage Art Deco table lamps provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

After launching in 1934, Anglepoise lamps soon became a favorite among modernist architects and designers, who interpreted the fixture as “a machine for lighting,” just as Le Corbusier had reimagined the house as “a machine for living in.” The popular task light owed to a collaboration between a vehicle-suspension engineer by the name of George Carwardine and a West Midlands springs manufacturer, Herbert Terry & Sons

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, a Murano glass 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.