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Pair of Bamboo Midcentury Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bamboo midcentury table lamps with an open design on a round oak base.      
Category

Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Bamboo, Oak

Pair of Bamboo Midcentury Table Lamps
H 16 in W 5.5 in D 5.5 in
Midcentury Table Lamps, Pair
Located in Countryside, IL
Midcentury Table Lamps - Pair Each table lamp measures: 7.5 wide x 7.5 deep x 27 inches high
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Table Lamps, Pair
Midcentury Table Lamps, Pair
H 27 in W 7.5 in D 7.5 in
Ferlaro Ceramic Italian Midcentury Table Lamp
Located in bari, IT
Ferlaro ceramic Italian midcentury table lamp from the 1960s The lamp is sold without the
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Midcentury Table Lamp with Wooden Base
By Krasna JIzba
Located in Vienna, Austria
This beautiful midcentury table lamp from Czechoslovakia was designed for the company Krasna jizba
Category

Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic, Wood

Midcentury Table Lamp with Wooden Base
Midcentury Table Lamp with Wooden Base
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H 21.66 in Dm 8.67 in
Midcentury Table Lamp by Josef Hurka
By Josef Hurka, Napako
Located in Vienna, Austria
This midcentury table lamp designed by Josef Hurka in Czechoslovakia for the company Napako in 1958
Category

Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Table Lamp by Josef Hurka
Midcentury Table Lamp by Josef Hurka
H 11.42 in W 10.63 in D 8.27 in
Pair Brutalist Mid Century Lamps Signed
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair Brutalist Mid Century Lamps Signed Captivating pair of handmade brutalist lamps. Crafted from
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Elegant Gilt Plaster Mid Century Lamps
By James Mont
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of elegant gilt plaster mid century lamps, American, circa 1960s. They retain their warm
Category

Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Ceramic Midcentury Table Lamp by Bostlund
By Lotte and Gunnar Bostlund
Located in Kensington, MD
Ceramic midcentury Table Lamp by Bostlund Additional information: Material: Ceramic Featured
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Robert Abbey Mid-Century Lamp Brass and Black Marble
By Robert Abbey
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Robert Abbey Mid-Century Lamp Brass and Black Marble. Hollywood Regency Tarnished Brass Lamp. Can
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

American Midcentury Table Lamp
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
American midcentury table lamp with 4 tubular Lucite arms supported on a chrome stand and
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

American Midcentury Table Lamp
American Midcentury Table Lamp
H 40 in W 6 in D 6 in
Pair of Glazed Ceramic Baluster Form Mid Century Lamps
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Pair of Glazed Ceramic Baluster Form Mid Century Lamps, vibrantly colored in shades of yellow and
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair Tommi Parzinger Style Solid Brass Mid Century Lamps
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
Pair Parzinger Style Solid Brass Mid Century Lamps. Tall brass lamps with 2 newly rewired socket
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Brutalist Mid-Century Lamp in the Style of Jere
By Curtis Jeré
Located in Redding, CT
Brutalist Mid-Century lamp in the style of Curtis Jere. Torch cut shapes of stars and branches or
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Midcentury Table Lamps by Ernst Igl for Hillebrand, 1950s
By Hillebrand
Located in Praha, CZ
Pair of midcentury table lamps by Ernst Igl for Hillebrand, 1950s. Very nice style of lighting.
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Czech Midcentury Table Lamps, Original Condition, 1960s, Designed by Josef Hůrka
By Josef Hurka, Napako
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Czech mid century lamps. Original very well preserved condition. New electrification. Period
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Early 20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Czech MidCentury Table Lamp, Original Condition, 1960s, Designed by Josef Hůrka
By Napako, Josef Hurka
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Czech mid century lamp. Original very well preserved condition. New electrification. Period
Category

Early 20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Table Lamp with Shade in Andrew Marten Linen
Located in Vienna, Austria
A playful midcentury table lamp in oak and metal. Produced in the early 1950s in Czechoslovakia, it
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Oak

Italian Black and White Metal and Brass Midcentury Table Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This midcentury table lamp was produced in Italy in the style of Stilnovo. It is made from
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Aluminum

Set of Two Midcentury Table Lamps Napako, Designed by Josef Hurka, 1970s
By Josef Hurka, Napako
Located in Praha, CZ
Set of two midcentury table lamps napako, designed by Josef Hurka, 1970s. - marked by paper label.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Midcentury Table lamp designed by the Danish glass company Holmegaard, 1950s.
By Holmegaard
Located in תל אביב - יפו, IL
Beautiful large Midcentury table lamp designed by the Danish glass master company Holmegaard, 1950s
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Midcentury Table Lamp in Travertine by Fratelli Mannelli, Italy 1970s
By Fratelli Mannelli
Located in Rome, IT
Beautiful midcentury table Lamp in travertine, chrome and octagonal lampshade in silk by the
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Travertine, Metal, Chrome

Midcentury Table Lamp, Beech Galvanized Metal, Fully Functional, Czechia, 1960s
Located in Horomerice, CZ
midcentury Table Lamp. Period: 1960-1969 Source: Czechia Material: Beech, Galvanized Metal
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Italian Midcentury Table Lamp Buddha Brass Gold Walnut Root 1960s Rectangular
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian midcentury table lamp Buddha brass gold walnut root 1960s rectangular, parchment paper dome
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Italian mid century lamp Medusa by Leucos 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid century lamp Medusa by Leucos 1960s table lamp with abstract decoration in white and
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Table Lamp, Milk Glass and Brass, Fully Functional, Czechia, 1960s
Located in Horomerice, CZ
midcentury Table Lamp. Period: 1960-1969 Source: Czechia Material: Milk Glass, Brass
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Table Lamp, Beech, Brass, Made by Pokrok Zilina, Slovakia, 1960s
By Pokrok Žílina
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Midcentury Table Lamp Made by Pokrok Zilina Period: 1960-1969 Maker: Pokrok Zilina Source
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Vintage 1960s Slovak Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Antique Bronze Candle Holders with Mid-Century Lamp Conversion
Located in Søborg, DK
A pair of antique bronze candle holders with a mid-century lamp conversion. More than likely
Category

Vintage 1920s English Edwardian Table Lamps

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Bronze

Midcentury Table Lamp, Designed by Stepan Tabery, Opp Jihlava, Czechia, 1960s
By Stepan Tabery, OPP Jihlava
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Midcentury table lamp. Designed By Stepan Tabery. Period: 1960-1969 Maker: OPP Jihlava
Category

Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Italian Table Lamp, Vintage Mid Century Lamp in Glass Brass and Black Steel
Located in Rome, IT
Italian Table Lamp - vintage mid century lamp in glass , brass and black lacquered steel The
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

"Venetian Carnival, " Highly Sculptural Mid-Century Lamps by Eugenio Pattarino
By Eugenio Pattarino
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Finished in luscious glazes the color of red wine and bright gold, this rare pair of Mid-Century
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Midcentury Table Lamp by Jan Šucháň for Elektrosvit, 1960s
By Jan Suchan, Elektrosvit
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This midcentury table lamp called “commissioner” was made in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1960s
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Table Lamp Oscar Torlasco Fontana Arte Pietro Chiesa Style, 1950s
By Pietro Chiesa
Located in taranto, IT
wonderful and rare midcentury table lamp, probably design by pietro chiesa for fontana arte or
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Lamp by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Table lamp attributed to Laurel with a solid wood teardrop form body on metal base with faux wood
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Table Lamp
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Paul Evans
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this stunning brass table lamp. Made of solid brass having a brutalist
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Table Lamp
Midcentury Table Lamp
H 19 in Dm 4 in
Danish Mid-Century Lamp
Located in Stamford, CT
A Danish Mid-Century table lamp composed of metal base, white ceramic body and slender teak neck.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Teak

Danish Mid-Century Lamp
Danish Mid-Century Lamp
H 33 in W 8 in D 8 in
Sculptural Mid-Century Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Wonderful lamp with brass rods forming an abstracted urn shape, accented with painted wooden balls
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Midcentury Table Lamps, Chrome-Plated Steel, Milk Glass, Germany, 1950s
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Pair of midcentury table lamps. Period: 1950-1959 Source: Germany Material: Chrome-Plated
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Steel, Chrome

Louis Kalff Midcentury Table Lamp with Beige Shrink Paint and Brass Neck
By Louis Kalff
Located in München, DE
Beautiful very rare large midcentury table lamp by the Dutch designer Louis Kalff, made of metal
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Midcentury Table Lamp, Ateliers de Marolles, Jean Touret, ca.1950, Possible Pair
By Atelier Design
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
French Midcentury table lamp by Ateliers de Marolles. Created by Jean TOURET, artistic director
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

German Midcentury Table Lamp
By Midgard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A midcentury German table lamp made from walnut veneer and etched glass. This small table lamp was
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

German Midcentury Table Lamp
German Midcentury Table Lamp
H 6 in W 4 in D 4 in
Rare Blue Danish Midcentury Table Lamp by Esben Klint for Holmegaard
By Esben Klint, Holmegaard
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare blue Danish midcentury table lamp by Esben Klint for Holmegaard This lamp was designed by
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of, wood, glass New cabling With aged patina 1xE27 or E26 bulb US adapter included Good original condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass, Wood

Midcentury Table Lamp, 1960s
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1960s
H 13.39 in Dm 11.03 in
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of fabric, wood, brass New cabling With aged patina 1xE27 or E26 bulb US adapter included Good original condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Table Lamp, 1960s
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1960s
H 24.81 in Dm 16.54 in
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of Bakelite - Re-polished - Fully functional - 1x E26 or E27 socket - Good, original condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bakelite

Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
H 35.83 in W 6.3 in D 7.88 in
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of lacquered metal 1x E27 or E26 socket Re-polished Fully functional Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
H 14.57 in W 8.67 in D 13.78 in
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of lacquered metal, chrome New cabling 1x E27 or E26 socket Re-polished Fully functional Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
H 22.05 in W 5.91 in D 7.88 in
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s, Czechoslovakia - Good original condition - Adjustable.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
H 19.3 in W 7.88 in D 13 in
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of lacquered metal, brass Re-polished Fully functional Original condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
Midcentury Table Lamp, 1970s
H 13.39 in W 12.21 in D 12.21 in
Midcentury Table Lamp Drupol
By Drupol
Located in Praha, CZ
- Very nice style of lighting - Marked - Adjustable.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Table Lamp Drupol
Midcentury Table Lamp Drupol
H 10.24 in W 8.67 in D 6.3 in
Massive Murano Mid Century Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vivid colors with a swirl design. Beautiful quality, form, and unusual dramatic scale. ( Lamp is
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Mid Century Lamps, a Pair
Located in Tampa, FL
Pair of lamps mid century early 1970s maybe even mid 60s. They are made of plaster of paris, faux
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Vintage 1970s Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster

Mid Century Lamps, a Pair
Mid Century Lamps, a Pair
H 26 in W 14.5 in D 14.5 in
A rare blue Danish midcentury table lamp by Esben Klint for Karstrup Holmegaard
By Esben Klint, Holmegaard
Located in Balen, BE
A rare blue Danish midcentury table lamp by Esben Klint for Karstrup Holmegaard Fyns Glasværk
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pink Marble Midcentury Table Lamp
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Pleased to offer this pink marble table lamp. This smaller size lamp is in nice vintage shape. The
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble

Pink Marble Midcentury Table Lamp
Pink Marble Midcentury Table Lamp
H 21 in W 3.5 in D 3.5 in
Scandinavian Midcentury Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Oslo, NO
Decorative and modernist table lamp in steel with a black powder coating. Designed and made in
Category

Vintage 1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Scandinavian Midcentury Table Lamp, 1950s
Scandinavian Midcentury Table Lamp, 1950s
H 13.78 in W 10.63 in D 4.73 in
Midcentury Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
Located in Oslo, NO
Refreshing table lamp in painted steel, chrome and plastic. Most likely designed and made Germany
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
Midcentury Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
H 16.15 in W 11.03 in D 7.88 in
Pr. Mid Century Lamps by FAIP
Located in New York, NY
Chic pair of fantasy themed plaster lamps by Fine Arts in Plaster (FAIP). The lamp depict a
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster

Pr. Mid Century Lamps by FAIP
Pr. Mid Century Lamps by FAIP
H 29 in W 7.25 in D 5.25 in
Midcentury Table Lamp/ Drukov, 1970s
By Drukov
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of brass, glass - Re-polished - Fully functional - Good, original condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Table Lamp, Brno, 1970s
By Zukov
Located in Praha, CZ
Adjustable Shade Made in Czechoslovakia Made of Metal, Brass With aged patina New Cabling US adapter included Good Original Condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Midcentury Table Lamp/Lidokov, 1960s
By Lidokov
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of glass, Lacquered metal, chrome With aged patina Re-polished 1x60W,E27 or E26 bulb US adapter included Good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Midcentury Table Lamp/Lidokov, 1960s
Midcentury Table Lamp/Lidokov, 1960s
H 13 in W 10.24 in D 6.7 in
Midcentury Table Lamp/Napako, 1960s
By Napako
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of metal - Re-polished - Fully functional - 1x E26 or E27 socket - Good, original condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Table Lamp/Napako, 1960s
Midcentury Table Lamp/Napako, 1960s
H 18.9 in W 6.3 in D 10.63 in
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Midcentury Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of midcentury table lamps available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique midcentury table lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and ceramic. We have 3010 antique and vintage midcentury table lamps in-stock, while there are 9 modern editions to choose from as well. Midcentury table lamps have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Midcentury table lamps bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made midcentury table lamps over the years, but those made by Josef Hurka, Kamenicky Senov and Laurel Lamp Company are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Midcentury Table Lamps?

Prices for midcentury table lamps start at $125 and top out at $16,000 with the average selling for $1,390.

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.

Questions About Midcentury Table Lamps
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    The difference between a table lamp and a buffet lamp is the size. Although the two types of lamps come in similar heights, buffet lamps are usually narrower, so they take up less space on a buffet server filled with food. On 1stDibs, find an assortment of lamps from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    The main difference between a table lamp and an accent lamp is its size. Generally, table lamps are larger pieces that people use for task lighting or to increase ambiance lighting in a room. Accent lamps tend to be smaller and provide supplemental light in spaces. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of lamps from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Buffet lamps, also known as console lamps or candlestick lamps, are light fixtures that range in height from 32 to 36 inches. The lamps feature a small shade and a narrow base silhouette, which resembles a slim column or candlestick. Shop for antique and vintage buffet lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Table lamps are often used as a reading light or for task lighting. They can also simply serve as part of a room’s decor, perhaps adding light to an area that doesn’t get any illumination from overhead lights. Shop a collection of table lamps from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    How big a table lamp should be depends on your lighting needs and the size of the surface that you're placing the light fixture on. Most table lamps are 30 to 36 inches tall. On shorter tables, a taller lamp may be necessary to put illumination at eye level. Find a variety of table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Your table lamps do not have to match but it definitely is important that they still go together. This can be done by making sure they are of similar style or have something in common such as color, shape, lamp shade, or metal type.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024
    How a table lamp works begins with its cord, which gets plugged into an electrical outlet that provides a source of energy. Halogen and incandescent bulbs contain filaments. The filament in a bulb is a conductor of electricity. It’s attached to contacts made of metal that are connected to a power supply. This allows for electricity to flow through it. When the electrical current cycles through the filament, this component gets quite hot and emits light. Find a large collection of vintage table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024


    A lamp for a console table should be between 25 and 32 inches tall. The table lamp’s shade shouldn’t exceed half the width of the console table.

    You’ll find that when it comes to arranging wall art, a decorator might suggest that the space on the wall above a console table is a great place for a large painting or a wall sculpture. In that case, you may wish to use a taller lamp for the table. If your table is smaller in scale or if you have a small mirror hanging on the wall above the console, you may wish to opt for a shorter lamp.

    Find vintage table lamps for sale on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To fix an old table lamp, take it to an appliance or lighting repair shop that has experience working with the type of fixture that you have. Many problems can cause an old table lamp to stop working. A professional can determine the cause and use the correct tools to address it. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage table lamps.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few ways to identify if your table lamp is vintage, but it does vary from brand to brand. If you can spot a maker’s mark or manufacturer’s label on your piece, it could tell you where and when it was crafted. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary table lamps from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    To determine what size lamp should be on a sofa table, measure the table from the bottom of the legs to the tabletop. Then, choose a lamp that is equal to or up to 1.5 times taller than the table. Shop a range of table lamps from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    There is no single best company for table lamps. 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, and over the years, many manufacturers and designers have offered a range of visually appealing table lamps. Examples include Artemide, Gordon & Jane Martz, FLOS, Søholm Stentøj, Louis Poulsen and many others. Shop a large collection of table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, ceramic table lamps can be painted. In fact, many lamps come with hand-painted finishes. If you choose to paint a lamp yourself, you may need two or more coats of paint to get the results you desire. You'll find a collection of ceramic table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The best brand of table lamp is really a matter of personal preference. Choose a lamp that complements the style of your room and suits your lighting needs. On 1stDibs, find a range of table lamps from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024
    The best size for a bedside table lamp is between 24 and 27 inches tall. Finding the best table lamp for your nightstand depends on variables such as the shape of your bedside table, the size of your nightstand's tabletop and personal preferences when it comes to styling your nightstand.

    Albert Hadley–trained designer Harry Heissmann says this about creating a bedside haven for his clients: “A reading lamp is essential and needs to be on a dedicated outlet. I like to keep clients’ nightstands edited, with a carafe for water and an alarm clock, and sometimes a landline phone for emergencies.”

    Find a range of antique and vintage table lamps and other lighting on 1stDibs.