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

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Chrome

Blue Pirouette Table Lamp with Wooden Shaft, France, 1940s
By Pirouette
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
Chromed table lamp with orange bakelite Original Art Deco, France, 1930s Original chrome with patina (just cleaned, not polished) Dimensions: Width 15 cm Height 36 - 48 cm De...
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Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

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Metal

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

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Plastic, Wood

Vintage French Brass Table Lamp with Bird Figure by Maison Charles
By Maison Charles
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage French table lamp with brass bird and floral elements on wooden base colored with glossy black colour, by Maison Charles. Lamp is with the new made satin finish black color ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern gray wood veneer table lamp with brushed steel stand
Located in Bend, OR
This Scandinavian Modern wood veneer side light is a small Mid-Century Modern table lamp used as a luxury light for bar or side table, alcove or bedside lighting. This organic modern...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Monumental Size Mid-Century Modern Italian Sgraffito Table Lamp
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Handsome and impressively sized ceramic table lamp. This lamp is 46 inches to the top of the finial, has subtle coloring with incised vertical lines, and sits on a wooden base. All n...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

Pair of Industrial Miner's Lanterns Marked Dinkelspiel Converted to Table Lamps
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Samuel L. Dinkelspiel brass works in Chicago is known for several well crafted products including many lamps. This pair of brass and copper miner's lanterns have been converted into ...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Table Lamps

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Brass, Copper

Set of Two Midcentury Columbus Duo Earth Globes or Side Table Lamps, 1960s
By Columbus Verlag Paul Oestergard
Located in Munich, DE
Set of two Mid-Century Modern duo earth globes or side table lamps. Manufactured by Columbus Verlag, Berlin and Stuttgart, 1960s, Germany. The globes are illuminated, and can be used...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Curtis Jere Chrome Geometric Skyscraper Lamp
By Curtis Jere
Located in Chicago, IL
Polished chrome Geometric lamp with chrome shade by C. Jere, circa 1972.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Curtis Jere Stacked Chrome Geometric Skyscraper Lamp
By Curtis Jere
Located in Chicago, IL
Polished chrome geometric lamp by C. Jere, circa 1972.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This interesting Mid-Century lamp is full of unique style. It features an elegant curved wooden housing and frosted glass shades. Bringing a warm ambiance to and space this piece is ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood, Glass

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H 40 in. W 11 in. D 11 in.
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1950's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of wood, glass - re-polished - fully functional - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Wood

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H 10.24 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 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

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H 18.9 in. W 10.24 in. D 10.24 in.
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1950's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of wood, glass - re-polished - fully functional - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Wood

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H 9.45 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
Mid-Century Table Lamp, 1960’s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of glass, wood 1xE14 or E15 socket New cabling Fully functional Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Wood

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H 10.24 in. W 3.94 in. D 7.88 in.
Blue Glaze Mid-Century Table Lamp
By Raymor
Located in New York, NY
Blue glaze Mid Century table lamp, mounted on original walnut base. Height dimension in listing includes harp, height to top of ceramic body is 24.75. Also offering the orange compan...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood, Ceramic

Midcentury Wood Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of wood, fabric 1x 60 W, E27 or E26 socket Fully functional Original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Fabric, Wood

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H 26.78 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Mid Century Table Lamp by Gerald Thurston
By Gerald Thurston
Located in New York, NY
Tall elegant elongated table lamp having a metal base, bulbous wood body, and brass neck section. Diameter of base 7 inch x diameter of body 4.5 inch x 32 inch height to top of socke...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Table Lamp/Pokrok Žilina, 1960's
By Pokrok Žílina
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of wood, paper - re-polished - new lampshade of parchment - fully functional - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

  • Mid-Century Table Lamp/Pokrok Žilina, 1960's
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H 11.03 in. W 6.7 in. D 6.7 in.
Midcentury Wood Table Lamp/ Drevo Humpolec, 1960s
By Dřevo Humpolec
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of wood, glass 1x E27 or E26 socket Re-polished Fully functional Good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Wood

English Art Deco Bobbin Oak Mid-Century Table Lamp
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A stylish turned wooden table lamp, England, c1940s. Bobbin style. Good condition, since re-wired and PAT tested. Dimensions: 40 height x 14 diameter in cm. Delive...
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Mid-20th Century British Table Lamps

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Wood, Oak

Mid-Century Wood Table Lamp,1950s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Germany Made of Wood,Glass,Brass 1xE14 or E15 socket New Cabling Re-polished Fully Functional Original condition
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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H 7.88 in. W 3.94 in. D 4.73 in.
Mid-Century Ebonized Wood Table Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Ebonized Wood Table Lamp Offered is a Mid-Century Modern open center square wood table lamp that has been ebonized to a deep brown-black finish. The fittings are alumini...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

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H 29.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 11.5 in.
Mid-Century Sculptural Wood Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural wood table lamp with brass center stem. USA, circa 1950. Includes drum shade. Rewired for U.S.; takes one standard base bulb, 75 watts max. Dimensions: Lamp height to f...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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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 cathedral cut out base. Clean, working condition, shows very minor cosmetic wear, no...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern wood veneer table lamp
Located in Bend, OR
This Scandinavian Modern style wood veneer side light is a small Mid Century Modern table lamp used as a luxury light for bar or side table, alcove or bedside lighting. This organic ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Mid-Century Lamp by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Classic Mid-Century Modern lamp by "Laurel Lamp Mfg. Co." Metal base with bulbous wood body and elongated brass neck, creates an elegant exaggerated MCM form. Lamp shows minor cosm...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern wood veneer table lamp
Located in Bend, OR
This Scandinavian Modern style wood veneer side light is a small Mid Century Modern table lamp used as a luxury light for bar or side table, alcove or bedside lighting. This organic ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Walnut & Brass Accent Table Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern walnut & brass accent table lamps by Laurel Dimensions 32in H x 8in W x 8in D Lamp shade: 10in H x 17in W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Ebonized Wood Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of mid-20th century table lamps comprised of ebonized wood and brass hardware. Over the years the wood grain has shown through the finish, creating striations in the black lac...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Large American Mid-Century Modern Blonde Wood and Chrome Console Lamps
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Port Hope, ON
This impressive pair of large American Mid-Century Modern blonde wood and chrome console lamps feature a stunning geometric design and a quality of workmanship that bears all the hal...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Brushed Brass and Walnut Wood Veneer Lamp, Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern brushed brass and walnut wood veneer tall table lamp. By Laurel Lamp Company, Circa 1960s. Measurements: Height base to top of finial: 32.5 inches....
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Rembrandt Styled Table Lamp with Patterned Fiberene Shade
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century Modern table lamp is unsigned but consistent with the lamps produced by the Rembrandt Lamp Company of the United States in circa 1965. The lamp is composed of solid ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut & Brass Table Lamps by Modeline of California
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions 28in H x 9in W x 9in D Lamp Shade: 12in H x 17in W.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Wood and Brass Base Table Lamp
Located in Plainview, NY
A stylish Mid-Century Modern wood lamp with a brass base. The lamp shade is handmade in a tan and brown color and the overall design of the table lamp is delightful and will add styl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Teak Wood Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Wallkill, NY
Look at the grain on this Mid-Century Modern table lamp. Measuring: 28.5 in from finial to base. 20.5 in high. 5.5 in diameter. Be sure to check our storefront for many more decorati...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Teak wood Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Wallkill, NY
1950s-1960s stunning Mid-Century Modern teak wood table lamp. Measuring: 28.5 in down from finial to base. 19.5 in high 9 in diameter on the base, 1.75 in on the shaft. Be sure to ch...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Mid-Century Wood Table Lamp by Drevo Humpolec, 1970‘s
By Dřevo Humpolec
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of Glass,Wood 1x60W, E27 or E26 socket Re-polished Fully Functional Original condition.   
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Mexican Glass Mercury Wood Table Lamp
By Luis Barragan
Located in National City, CA
For your pleasure: Mid-Century Modern, Mexican, glass mercury oversized oval table lamp on a wood base, circa 1950s, Mexico. Lamp is unmarked. Dimensions: 14 3/4" height x 16" in ...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Mercury Glass, Wood

Sculptural Mid Century Modern Danish Wood & Quartz Midcentury Table or Desk Lamp
Located in North Miami, FL
This ebonized tall wood and quartz stone danish vintage mid century modern tall lamp has a center grouping of beautiful quartz stones; blueish on one side and pinkish on the other si...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Table Lamps

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Quartz

Mid Century Chinoiserie Gilt-Wood Lacquered Table Lamps
Located in La Plata, MD
A nice mid-century pair of square Chinoiserie table lamps decorated with hand painted bamboo and lacquer over gilt wood. Black shades with brass finials. Lamp body is 6.25" x 6.2...
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Vintage 1960s American Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Bamboo

Mid-Century Brass and Wood Table Lamp, Scandinavia, 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Characterized by clean lines, washed woods, soft edges and intuitive functionality, Scandinavian modern design is eternally timeless and timely. Mid-century design emphasizes the mul...
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Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair Of Mid-Century Modern Brass And Wood Table Lamps
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern brass and wood table lamps.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Laurel Lighting Burl-Wood Table Lamps
By Milo Baughman, Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Fulton, CA
A pair of rectangular burl- wood Mid-Century Modern table lamps by Laurel Lamp Company, circa 1970s. Wood appears to be olive burl. Chrome stem and chrome banding around base. In the...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

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H 27.75 in. W 16 in. D 12 in.
Pair of Rattan Table Wood Lamps Mid-Century Modern, Vintage
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern wood and rattan table lamps. Tested, working order. Original cords and sockets.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Rattan, Wood

Pair of Wood Gilt Table Lamps, Mid-20th Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
Midcentury nicely pair of carved wooden urn lamps. Diameter 18 cm. Height including the fitting 50 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Wood

Large Wood and Brass Table Lamps by Laurel, USA, 1969
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Miami, FL
Unique large wood and brass lamps.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-20th Century American Wood Lamp
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-20th century American wood lamp.
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

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Wood

Table Lamp Mid-Century Modern Architectural Wood and Brass, 1950s
Located in Cuauhtemoc, MX
Set of 2 pieces. Lamps created circa 1950, in lacquered wood and bronze applications, the lampshades are original, fiberglass in extra-ordinary conditions. They are 2 monumental pieces.
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Tulip Shaped Sculptural Wood Table Lamps
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Pair of attractive midcentury tulip-shaped sculptural wood table lamps with a gold base. Measures: 4" wide x 4" deep x 27" tall.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Mid-20th Century Brass Pair of Table Lamps / Wood Base
Located in Hudson, NY
North American pair of solid brass table lamps with wood base. Each lamp is in excellent vintage working condition. Minor wear consistent with age / use. Each comes with an oval drum...
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Mid-20th Century North American Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Burl Petrified Balsa Wood Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
burl wood balsa table lamp. Gorgeous texture and colors which run from light brown to dark almost black brown. Wired with a brown cord which is retrofitted into the bottom of the bas...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Pair of Laurel I Beam Table Lamps with Wood and Brass
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
I beam table lamps with wood and brass construction, manufactured by Laurel in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Impressive Mid Century Pineapple Table Lamp
Located in Hastings, GB
Impressive Mid Century Toleware Pineapple Lamp, This is a large statement table lamp of grand proportions. The base and pineapple body are carved in wood, with fabulous metal tolew...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Impressive Mid Century Pineapple Table Lamp
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  • Impressive Mid Century Pineapple Table Lamp
H 43.51 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Midcentury Sculpted Wood Lamps by Modeline, a Pair
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Fulton, CA
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern table lamps by Modeline of California, circa 1960s. Amazing original condition with original shades and original finish. Bases weighted with cast iron d...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Brushed Brass Table Lamp with Wood Veneer Shade
Located in Bend, OR
This Scandinavian Modern wood veneer side light is a small Mid-Century Modern table lamp used as a luxury light for bar or side table, alcove or bedside lighting. This organic modern...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Nickel, Brass, Other

Mid Century Modern Copper & Wood Foliate Figural Table Lamp, Yasha Heifetz 1960s
By Yasha Heifetz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid Century Modern Copper & Wood Foliate Figural Table Lamp, Yasha Heifetz 1960s . When Marcel Breuer designed and furnished a house for an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Copper

Vintage Rembrandt Wood and Brass Lamps, Pair
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in East Hampton, NY
Conical candlestick design table lamp tapering to a brass disc. In wonderful vintage condition. Frosted glass diffuser and labeled. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Biomorphic Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern biomorphic table lamps Dimensions: 32in H x 10in W x 7in D Lamp shade: 13in H x 20.50in W x 10.50in D.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

2 Pairs of Small French Mid-Century Modern Carved Wood Table Lamps, 1940
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French, Louis XIII style lamps from the 1940 Period hand-carved in a Chevron Pattern and shown with a red silk shade. Ideal for a nightstand or a console. Shades are for de...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XIII Table Lamps

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Wood

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Midcentury Wood Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of midcentury wood table lamps available for sale. Each of these unique midcentury wood table lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and brass. We have 2119 antique and vintage midcentury wood table lamps in-stock, while there are 23 modern editions to choose from as well. Midcentury wood 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. There are many kinds of midcentury wood table lamps to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Scandinavian Modern midcentury wood table lamps are of considerable interest. Midcentury wood table lamps have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Laurel Lamp Company, Modeline Lamp Co. and The Marbro Lamp Company are consistently popular.

How Much are Midcentury Wood Table Lamps?

Midcentury wood table lamps can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,601, while the lowest priced sells for $75 and the highest can go for as much as $22,000.

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 artistic 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, 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.