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XL Limburg Mushroom Table Lamp
By Limburg
Located in Berlin, BE
White XL mushroom table lamp by Limburg, Germany.
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Vintage 1970s German Table Lamps

Materials

Fabric

XL Limburg Mushroom Table Lamp
XL Limburg Mushroom Table Lamp
H 13.39 in Dm 13.78 in
Vintage Mushroom Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Vintage blown murano glass 'mushroom' table lamp by Peil & Putzler The lamp emits a beautiful
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Frosted opal glass mushroom table lamp
Located in Athens, Attiki
Sleek and chic frosted opal glass mushroom table lamp with Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Opaline Glass

Brushed Nickel Mushroom Table Lamp By Laurel Co.
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Brushed Nickel Mushroom Table Lamp By Laurel Co. A 1960s classic with hand blown frosted glass
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Murano Glass 1970s Mushroom Table Lamp
By De Majo
Located in Palermo, PA
Beautiful vintage Murano mushroom table lamp in white glass with grey and black swirl. Handmade in
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Murano Glass 1970s Mushroom Table Lamp
Murano Glass 1970s Mushroom Table Lamp
H 23.63 in W 14.97 in D 14.97 in
Peil & Putzler Mushroom Table Lamp 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Den Haag, NL
Very nice Mushroom table lamp. Made by Peill & Putzler Germany in the 1970s. Beautiful light
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Peil & Putzer Mushroom table lamp , 1970’s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Delft, NL
Peil & Putzer Mushroom table lamp , 1970’s Dimensions: 42cm H, 32cm Diameter Material: Glass Color
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Peil & Putzer Mushroom table lamp , 1970’s
Peil & Putzer Mushroom table lamp , 1970’s
H 16.54 in W 12.6 in D 12.6 in
Vintage Murano Glass Mushroom Table Lamp
Located in Dallas, TX
A handblown milky Murano glass mushroom table lamp from the 1960's. Crafted with the utmost
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

1930's Crystal "Mushroom" Table Lamp
Located in Altrincham, GB
Large 1930's Crystal "Mushroom" Table Lamp - the cross cut hood supported on a gilt metal tripod
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Vintage 1930s English Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal

Blue Swirl Glass Mushroom Table Lamp
By Pukeberg Sweden
Located in Amityville, NY
Blue glass mushroom table lamp or desk lamp. Swirling in a tie-dye like pattern, shades of blue mix
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Bauhaus Big Mushroom Table Lamp, 1930s, Restored
Located in Praha, CZ
Big version of mushroom table lamp made of copper. Adjustable height of the bulb. Restored
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Vintage 1930s Czech Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Copper

Mushroom Table Lamps in Murano glass Venini Style Design 1970s
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mushroom table lamps in Murano glass Venini design 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Edwardian Cut Crystal Mushroom Table Lamp, circa 1908
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A wonderful Edwardian period cut crystal mushroom table lamp with original shade and Ediwsan lamp
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Table Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Peill & Putzler Mushroom Table Lamps, Germany, 1960s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in PEGO, ES
Iconic mushroom table lamps from the German manufacturer Peill & Putzler, Produced in the 1960s
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Mid-20th Century German Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Angelo Mangiarotti Style Chrome and Black Mushroom Table Lamp
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Angelo Mangiarotti Style Polished Aluminum and Black Enameled Metal Mushroom Table Lamp
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Glimmering Glass Mushroom Table Lamp in Murano Glass
Located in Mortsel, BE
Introducing the Glimmering Glass Mushroom Table Lamp, a stunning piece that combines the beauty of
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Rare 1970s Vintage Murano Yellow Swirl Mushroom Table Lamp
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Vintage medium Murano mushroom table lamp in a beautiful cream yellow shade. Mouth-blown in one
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Rare 1970s Vintage Murano Yellow Swirl Mushroom Table Lamp
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Vintage medium Murano mushroom table lamp in a beautiful cream yellow shade. Mouth-blown in one
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Vintage 1970s Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Pink and White Modernist Art Deco Glass Mushroom Table Lamp
By Kralik Glassworks
Located in Amityville, NY
Pink and White Modernist Art Deco Glass Mushroom Table Lamp. Small functionalist, streamline Art
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Pair Harvey Guzzini Elpis Mushroom Table lamps 1970s Italy
By iGuzzini, Harvey Guzzini
Located in Den Haag, NL
Beautiful set of iconic mushroom table lamps by Harvey Guzzini . model " Elpis " 1960s/70s Italy
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Barovier e Toso Mushroom Table Lamp 1940 Murano Glass Brass, Italy
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Milano, IT
Barovier e Toso mushrooms table lamp 1940 Murano glass brass, Italy.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Other Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Mid Century Modern Laurel Mushroom Table Lamp in Frosted White Glass
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Mid century modern Laurel Mushroom table lamp. Blown opaque white glass forms a unique sculptural
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Gino Vistosi Murano Glass Mushroom Table Lamp
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Norwood, NJ
Excellent Mid-Century Modern "Mushroom" table lamp designed by Gino Vistosi and constructed from a
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Glass Mushroom Table Lamp by Peil & Putzler 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in BAARLO, LI
Large 1970s 'mushroom' table lamp by Peil & Putzler. The table lamp is made from a single mouth
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal

Murano Glass Mushroom Table Lamp by F. Fabbian, Italy, 1980s
By F. Fabbian
Located in Rome, IT
Beautiful Mushroom table Lamp in murano glass by F. Fabbian. Made in Italy in the 1980s. It
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Karl Springer Rare "Mushroom Table Lamp" in Polished Brass 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Rare "Mushroom Table Lamp" in polished brass with 3 bulbs by Karl Springer, American 1970's. The
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Italian Murano Creme Yellow Swirl Baby Mushroom Table Lamp
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Beautiful vintage Murano baby mushroom table lamp. Mouth blown in creamy yellow glass with swirl
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Large White Glass Swirl Murano Mushroom Table Lamp, Italy 1970s
Located in Zagreb, HR
Beautiful large Italian Murano glass mushroom table lamp in very good original condition. The
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Vintage Herda Space Age Mushroom Table Lamp, 1970s
By Herda
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
A very flexible mushroom table lamp by Herda. The acryllic mushroom shade produces a warm light
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20th Century Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mushroom Table Lamps in the style of Laurel Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Mushroom table lamps in the style of lamps produced by the Laurel Lamp Company, Newark, NJ
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass, Walnut

Mid Century Dijkstra Space Age Mushroom Table Lamp, 1970s
By Dijkstra
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
An oft sought-after mushroom table lamp by Dijkstra. The mocca-colored mushroom shade produces a
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20th Century Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Laurel Mushroom Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Classic Laurel Mushroom Lamp. This iconic table lamp never goes out of style and will look great in
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Murano Pink Swirl Baby Mushroom Table Lamp, mouth blown in Italy
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Vintage Murano baby mushroom table lamp. Mouth blown in pink glass with swirl pattern. Handmade in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Large Murano Glas and Brass Mushroom Table Lamp by Venini, ca. 1960s
By Venini
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A very rare mid -century Murano glass mushroom table lamp by Venini, Italy, circa 1960s. Socket
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Wonderful Glass Mushroom Table Lamps by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful mushroom table lamp by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Made of a single piece. Great
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Wonderful Glass Mushroom Table Lamp by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful mushroom table lamp by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Made of a single piece. Great
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Wonderful Glass Mushroom Table Lamps by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful mushroom table lamp by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Made of a single piece. Great
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Vintage Murano creme yellow mushroom table lamp with swirl in glass
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Vintage medium Murano mushroom table lamp in a beautiful, delicate cream yellow shade. Mouth blown
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Wonderful Glass Mushroom Table Lamp by Limburg, Germany, 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful mushroom table lamp by Limburg, Germany, 1970s. Made of a single piece. Great glass body
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Wonderful Glass Mushroom Table Lamp by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful mushroom table lamp by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Made of a 2 piece. Great glass
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

60s 70s Mushroom Table Lamp Table Lamp from Baum Leuchten Germany
Located in Neuenkirchen, NI
60s 70s Mushroom table lamp table lamp from Baum Leuchten Germany Object: table lamp
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Vintage 1970s Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Large Murano Glas and Brass Mushroom Table Lamp by Barovier & Toso, ca. 1960s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A very rare and stunning mid -century Murano glass mushroom table lamp by Barovier& Toso, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Hala Zeist White Satin Glass Mushroom Table Lamp, Netherlands, 1970s-1980s
By Hala Zeist
Located in Zagreb, HR
1970s white satin glass mushroom table lamp designed by the Dutch lighting manufacturer Hala Zeist
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Set of Seven Milk Glass Mushroom Table Lamps by Glashütte Limburg, circa 1970s
By Helena Tynell, Glashütte Limburg
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A big set of eight mid - century milk glass "mushroom" table lamps by Glashütte Limburg, Germany
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Art Studio Pottery Ceramic Mushroom Table Lamp, Netherlands 1960's
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Vintage Brutalist Midcentury Dutch Design Art Studio Pottery Ceramic MUSHROOM Table Lamp. Made in
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Brutalist Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Art Studio Pottery Ceramic Mushroom Table Lamp, Netherlands 1960's
Art Studio Pottery Ceramic Mushroom Table Lamp, Netherlands 1960's
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H 16.93 in W 16.93 in D 16.93 in
Wonderful Large Glass Mushroom Table Lamp by Limburg, Germany, 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful mushroom table lamp by Limburg, Germany, 1970s. Made of a single piece. Great glass body
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Wonderful Glass Mushroom Table Lamps by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful mushroom table lamp by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Made of a single piece. Great
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Vintage Murano medium white mushroom table lamp with swirl in glass, Italy 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Vintage medium Murano mushroom table lamp in white opaline glass. Mouth blown in one piece of glass
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Vintage Space Age Mushroom Table Lamp by Herda, Mid Century Modern
By Herda
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
A cute classic mushroom table lamp by the Dutch brand Herda in white/beige colour. The classy white
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid Century Brown and White Space Age Mushroom Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
Big space age mushroom table lamp with large white shade and metal base. The acrylic glass mushroom
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20th Century Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Karl Springer Rare "Mushroom Table Lamp" in Gunmetal and Brass 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Rare "Mushroom Table Lamp" in gunmetal with polished brass dome shade with 3 bulbs by Karl Springer
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

1 of 2 Wonderful Glass Mushroom Table Lamps by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful mushroom table lamp by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Made of a single piece. Great
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

1970s Chrome and White Acrylic Mushroom Table Lamp Made by Fagerhult Sweden
By Fagerhult
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Mushroom table lamp made by Fagerhult in Belysning Sweden in the 1970's. The acrylic shade is in
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

French Art Nouveau mushroom table lamp in glass of colours of green and red
Located in TEYJAT, FR
A stunning and unusual French mushroom table lamp in glass of colours of green and red with
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20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Original Stainless Laurel Mushroom Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Original Laurel Mushroom Satin Chrome finish Table lamp. Base retains its original label and shade
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Mushroom Table Lamp in Light Blue Metal and Opaline Glass 1960s
Located in Tilburg, NL
Mushroom table lamp in light blue metal and opaline glass. Fiesole, Florence, Italy, 1970s. This
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

1 of the 2 XL Mushroom Table Lamps by Limburg Glashütte, 1970
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Rijssen, NL
Mushroom table lamp with white satin glass and a brass base. Designed and manufactured by Limburg
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Rattan Mushroom Table Lamp
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Vintage Rattan Table Lamp Hand woven with dome lamp shade, and coordinating base Set of two
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Mushroom, Table Lamp, Alpaca, Contemporary
By Atelier Boucquet
Located in Roeselare, BE
This table lamp is made of alpaca (mixture of cupper, zinc, nickel). The base is in brass, foot in
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2010s Belgian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mushroom, Table Lamp, Alpaca, Contemporary
Mushroom, Table Lamp, Alpaca, Contemporary
H 20.08 in W 12.6 in D 12.6 in
Mushroom, Table Lamp, Alpaca, Contemporary
By Atelier Boucquet
Located in Roeselare, BE
This table lamp is made of alpaca (mixture of cupper, zinc, nickel). The base is in brass, foot in
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2010s Belgian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mushroom, Table Lamp, Alpaca, Contemporary
Mushroom, Table Lamp, Alpaca, Contemporary
H 20.08 in W 12.6 in D 12.6 in
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Mushroom Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mushroom table lamps available for sale. The range of distinct mushroom table lamps — often made from glass, metal and murano glass — can elevate any home. We have 452 antique and vintage mushroom table lamps in-stock, while there are 10 modern editions to choose from as well. Mushroom table lamps have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Mushroom table lamps bearing Mid-Century Modern or Art Deco hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Laurel Lamp Company, Peill & Putzler and Bill Curry each produced beautiful mushroom table lamps that are worth considering.

How Much are Mushroom Table Lamps?

Prices for mushroom table lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, mushroom table lamps begin at $262 and can go as high as $27,080, while the average can fetch as much as $1,200.

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 Mushroom Table Lamps
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Mushroom lamps are desk and table lamps that resemble mushrooms. Some have a bowl-shaped shade with a pedestal body or a tapered shade with a matching tapered body. Lighting designers began creating the distinctive fixtures in the 1960s and 70s. You'll find a range of mushroom lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A Murano mushroom lamp is a type of light fixture easily identifiable by its tapered shape that resembles a mushroom. The name Murano indicates that the lamp features a colorful type of art glass that is handmade in Murano, Italy. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Murano art glass.
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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