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Nessen Studio Torchiere Lamp
By Nessen Studio
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This simple elegant white powder-coated torchiere lamp by Nessen Studio is newly rewired. circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

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H 64.75 in. Dm 11.5 in.
Walnut Lamp by Nessen Studios
By Nessen Studio
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Walnut lamp by Nessen Studios.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

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H 42.5 in. Dm 20 in.
Nessen Studio Swing Arm Floor Lamp
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
Early swing arm floor lamp by Nessen Studio. Oxidized chrome lamp with swing-arm feature and original bakelite turn switch. Recently polished out, with new sockets, wiring and linen ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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H 55 in. W 18 in. D 30 in.
Nessen Studio Brushed Brass Wall Lamp
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
A single wall lamp with brushed brass finish by Nessen Studios, USA, circa 1960. Includes a custom linen shade on off-white. Shade measurements: 10 inches tall x 7 inches wide ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Nessen Studio Floor Lamps Polished Nickel
By Nessen Studio
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of nickel finish floor lamps by Nessen Studios.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Nessen Studio Chrome Leather Table Lamp, a Pair
By Nessen Studio
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant 1970s modern pair of table lamps designed by Nessen Studio. Handstitched black leather square base with tall chrome square post. Modern white fabric shades included. Measurem...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

1950s Brass Floor Lamp by Nessen Studio
By Nessen Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful 1950s brass floor lamp with round base and two bulb receptacles. The lamp is finished appropriately with a vintage goatskin shade that will lavish any room in warm, rich li...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Brushed Brass Wall Lamp by Nessen Studio
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
Wall lamp with brushed brass finish and custom linen shade by Nessen Studios. USA, circa 1960.<br /> <br /> Shade measurements:<br /> 10 inches tall<br /> 7 inches wide at top<br /> ...
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Vintage 1960s American Wall Lights and Sconces

Nessen Studio Midcentury Reading-Lamps or Floor Lamps
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern reading lamps or floor lamps, made in brass by Nessen Studio. The pair has articulated heads and adjustable height and is in great vintage condition with a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Nessen Studio Swing Art Desk Lamp
By Walter Von Nessen, Nessen Studio
Located in Camden, ME
Versatile desk or table lamp was made by Nessen Studios, NY, circa 1940 and is in near perfect original condition. Original glass and shade.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

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H 17.5 in. W 8 in. D 14.25 in.
Walnut & Brass Cylindrical Table Lamp By Nessen Studio
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
Tall cylindrical table lamp by Nessen Studio. USA, circa 1970.<br /> <br /> Walnut stem with brass base and hardware. Signed with paper label to underside.<br /> <br /> Dimensio...
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair Von Nessen early art deco machine age Nessen Studio fluted table lamps
By Nessen Studio
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair signed 1930 Nessen Studio, N.Y. table lamps USA, c. 1930 chrome-plated brass, glass, Bakelite/Catalin 15.25 dia x 22 tall inches Signed with impressed manufacturer's mar...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

Pair of Nessen Studios Leather and Chrome Table Lamps
By Nessen Studio
Located in Stockton, NJ
Pair of Nessen Studios table lamps with stitched leather base and chrome body. Shade for display purposes only.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Modernist Reading Lamp by Nessen Studios
By Walter Von Nessen, Nessen Studio
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A classic, modernist, reading lamp by Nessen. Patinated brass, pivoting, rotating shade.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Multi Adjustable Nessen Studio Tilt Swivel Brass Desk Lamp
By Nessen Studio
Located in Ferndale, MI
Nessen Studio, Bronx, New York Base: 6.25" deep x 10.25" wide, 29" tall
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Minimalist Chrome Table Lamps by Nessen Studio
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
Pair of minimalist chrome table lamps by Nessen Studio, founded by Walter Von Nessen. USA, circa 1960. Newly rewired with French black silk twist wire. Features on/off switch on st...
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Vintage 1960s American Minimalist Table Lamps

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Chrome

Adjustable Brass Floor Lamp by Nessen Studios
By Walter Von Nessen, Nessen Studio
Located in Providence, RI
Adjustable brass floor lamp by Nessen Studios of New York, circa 1939. Adjusts from floor lamp height (65"), to reading lamp height (55"). Lamp has been completely re-wired for safet...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Double Cone Desk Lamp by Greta Von Nessen for Nessen Studios
By Greta Von Nessen, Nessen Studio
Located in Buffalo, NY
Iconic desk lamp with pivot and swivel cone shades designed by Greta Von Nessen for Nessen Studios. Lamp is constructed with brushed nickel with lacquered shades. Amazing original co...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Rare Leather Wrapped and Chrome Table Made by Nessen Studios
By Nessen Studio
Located in Buffalo, NY
Sleek ,,simple pillar table for Nessen Studio,, Beautifully wrapped leather,,Chrome standard and base,, Retains original linen lamp shade.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Nessen Studios Swing Arm All Chrome Reading Floor Lamp, 1960s
By Nessen Studio
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Original Nessen Studios adjustable swing arm chrome floor lamp, circa 1960s. Featuring Chrome adjustable height stem, vented cylindrical chrome shade with round chrome base. Lamp hea...
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Vintage 1960s American International Style Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Nessen Studios Chrome Desk Lamp with Swing Arm, 1960s
By Nessen Studio
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern Walter Von Nessen for Nessen studio desk lamp. Features swing arm design and adjustable shade. The lamp has a sleek cylinder shade with circular base in polished c...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Nessen Studios Swing Arm All Chrome Reading Floor Lamp, 1960's
By Nessen Studio
Located in Bainbridge, NY
1960s International style Nessen Studios Adjustable swing arm Chrome Floor Lamp. Featuring Chrome adjustable height stem, vented cylindrical Chrome shade with round Chrome base. Lamp...
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Vintage 1960s American International Style Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Tall Walter Von Nessen, Nessen Studios Walnut & Inlaid Brass "Tower" Table Lamp
By Nessen Studio, Walter Von Nessen
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Slender Walter Von Nessen designed Nessen Studios Walnut & Brass Table Lamp, 1960s. Featuring an architectural solid hardwood column with vertical brass inlay. Small footprint. Adjus...
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Vintage 1960s American Minimalist Table Lamps

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Brass

Nessen Studios Brushed Steel Swing Arm & Cylinder Shade Desk Lamp, 1960's
By Nessen Studio
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Nessen Studios Brushed Steel Swing Arm Desk Lamp with extending and adjustable Cylinder Shade. This Classic Nessen design rarely seen in all Brushed Steel features a perforated swing...
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Vintage 1960s American Machine Age Table Lamps

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Steel

Vintage Walter Von Nessen Studio Bronze Swing-Arm Floor Lamp, 1950
By Nessen Studio
Located in Pasadena, TX
Swing Arm Floor Lamp - Nessen U.S.A. circa 1950s. Walter Von Nessen Studios. Swing arm floor lamp in bronze, Impressed Nessen Studios NY, paper tag on the bottom. Original glass d...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Nessen Studios Adjustable Chrome Desk Lamp with White Aluminum Shade, 1960's
By Nessen Studio
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Classic Nessen Studios (Model #NS966) Chrome and White Enamel Table Lamp. Featuring a perforated White enameled, slightly adjusting Aluminum shade, fully rotating arm on round Chrome...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Pair of Tall Nessen Studios Chrome and Portoro Marble "Skyscraper" Table Lamps
By Nessen Studio
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair Nessen Studios Chrome and Marble Adjustable Pinnacle Desk Table Lamps, 1950's. Featuring double diametric cylindrical Chrome stems on round Dark Charcoal Portoro Marble bases. O...
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Vintage 1950s American International Style Table Lamps

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Marble, Chrome, Metal

Early 1960s Modernist Brass Floor Lamp by Walter Von Nessen for Nessen Studio
By Nessen Studio, Walter Von Nessen
Located in Southampton, NJ
Nice original Minimalist floor lamp in brass by Walter Von Nessen for Nessen Studio. The shade, finial and top metal plate are original and only have very minor rubbing at the top ri...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Nessen Studios Brass & Walnut Reading Floor Lamp with White Glass Shade, 1950's
By Nessen Studio
Located in Bainbridge, NY
American Mid Century Modern Nessen Studios Brass and Walnut Floor Lamp with White Milk Glass Liner Shade. Featuring a Brass column, floating square Walnut base and White Glass Shade....
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Tall Nessen Studios All Brass "Skyscraper" Table Lamp with Glass Shade, 1940s
By Nessen Studio
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Monumental early International Style Brass Table Lamp with White Milk Glass Shade by Nessen Studios, in the manner of Walter Von Nessen. Small footprint. Featuring a rectangular desi...
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Vintage 1940s American International Style Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Nessen Studios Black Leather Wrapped Chrome Table Lamp + White Glass Shade
By Nessen Studio
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Nessen Studios Black Leather encased Chrome Skyscraper Table Lamp with White Milk Glass Shade, Circa 1950. Cylindrical form. Turn switch. Classic. Architectural. Handsome...
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Vintage 1940s American International Style Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Nessen Studios 907 Brass Floor Lamps, 1940s
By Walter Von Nessen, Nessen Studio
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of Nessen Studios Satin Brushed All Brass Floor Lamps with white glass liner shades, attributed to Walter Von Nessen. Featuring tall brass cylindrical stem on round patinated b...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

1950s Rare Polished Brushed Brass Lamp by Nessen Studios
By Nessen Studio, Walter Von Nessen
Located in San Diego, CA
Elegant table lamp designed in 1950s by Walter Von Nessen for Nessen Studios, the lamp has been polished, rewired and has a brand new linen lamp shade, it has a double socket head an...
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20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass

Monolithic Marble Table Lamp by Nessen Studios with Original Shade, circa 1960s
By Nessen Studio
Located in Peabody, MA
Large-scale rectangular marble table lamp by Nessen Studios, with original milk glass diffuser and original string shade. Overall height with shade: 37". Shade diameter: 16" (hei...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

Walnut & Brushed Brass Buffet Accent Lamp by Walter von Nessen for Nessen Studio
By Nessen Studio, Walter Von Nessen
Located in Wilton, CT
Timelessness and simplicity are parallels which when achieved, result in a design that is eternally attractive. Walter von Nessen was one of the great lighting designers of the midce...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair Nessen Studios Floor Lamps Brushed Nickel Standard Stem with Linen Shades
By Walter Von Nessen, Nessen Studio
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of floor lamps is a classic design from Nessen Studios, NY. They have a brushed nickel finish, round bases, standard stems, push button switches, and linen shades. They hav...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Nickel

Walter Von Nessen Studios Adjustable Floor Lamp
By Walter Von Nessen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Walter Von Nessen late 1930s adjustable floor lamp. Lamp can be raised from 49" - 60" in height. Shade also pivots to direct light down or up! Perfect as a reading Lamp and to illumi...
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Vintage 1930s American Machine Age Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Chrome

Large Elizabeth Kauffer Nessen Studios Marble Table Lamp & Milk Glass Shade
By Nessen Studio, Elizabeth Kauffer
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Elizabeth Kauffer attributed Nessen Studios solid white carrara marble, brushed steel and white milk glass table lamp, 1950's. Featuring a heavy, solid, white and gray ve...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Steel

George Nelson Pair of Lucite /Polished Aluminum Nimbus Pendants Nessen Studio
By George Nelson, Nessen Studio
Located in Miami, FL
Space Age modern pair of model NS808 nimbus or beehive pendants for Nessen Studio. Designed by Farid Iskander for George Nelson and Associates in 1969 and looking more like UFOs, the...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Pair of Marble Table Lamps by Nessen Studio
By Walter Von Nessen
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful pair of black and white veined marble block table lamps by Nessen Studio. These lamps are very heavy.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Metal

Nessen Studio Marble Table Lamps in Black Marble
By Walter Von Nessen
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful pair of black and white veined marble block table lamps by Nessen Studio. These lamps are very heavy. We have fitted for normal shades. With shades lamps measure 31.25"H x ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal

Pair of Nessen Studios 907 Brass Floor Lamps with Milk Glass Liner Shades, 1940s
By Walter Von Nessen, Nessen Studio
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of 1940s Nessen Studios Satin Brushed All Brass Floor Lamps with White Milk Glass Shades. Attributed to Walter Von Nessen. Featuring tall Brass cylindrical stem on round patinat...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Nessen Floor Lamps
By Nessen Studio
Located in Dallas, TX
Iconic design by Nessen Studio featuring the conical shaped up-light mounted on the metal stem and round base.
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Mid-20th Century American Floor Lamps

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Metal

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H 65 in. Dm 12 in.
Nessen Table Lamps
By Nessen Studio
Located in Minneapolis, MN
These heavyweight brass table lamps by Nessen create a warm glow in any room. New linen shades. Sold separately or as a pair.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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H 29 in. Dm 4 in.
Nessen Desk or Table Lamp
By Nessen Studio
Located in Highland, IN
A little lamp is perfect for the desk or table, this wonderful design by Nessen is both playful and sophisticated. A white base and head is connected by a brass stem or neck which of...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Brass

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H 19.5 in. W 5 in. D 9 in.
Cylindrical Marble Lamp after Nessen
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
Cylindrical marble table lamp, design after Nessen. White marble with grey striations, clean, original working condition, shade not included.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

Nessen Teak and Steel Table Lamp
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
Classic modernist icon table lamp by Nessen Studios. This lamp has a solid teak vertical standard with brushed steel base. Working, clean, and original condition, shade not included....
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Vintage 1960s American International Style Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

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H 42 in. W 8 in. D 8 in.
Op Pop Von Nessen Floor Lamp
By Nessen Studio
Located in Ferndale, MI
Von Nessen Studio
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

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H 50.5 in. Dm 15.5 in.
Midcentury Marble Lamp by Nessen
By Nessen Studio
Located in Water Mill, NY
Midcentury marble lamp by Nessen signed.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

Swing Arm Lamps by Nessen
By Nessen Studio
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A good pair of chromed steel swing arm table lamps having weighted bases and opaline glass shades.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

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H 18.5 in. W 8 in. D 12 in.
Mushroom Floor Lamp by Nessen Lighting
By Nessen Studio
Located in San Leandro, CA
70's Mushroom floor or reading lamp by Nessen Lighting of NY. The base and neck are solid brass and the shade is heavy Polycarbonate. Base-10.5"d
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Vintage 1960s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Nessen Chrome Table Lamp (Pair Available)
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
Chrome table lamps by Nessen. USA, circa 1970. Priced at $1,800 for a pair.
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Vintage 1970s American Minimalist Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Nessen Block Table Lamp in Black Marble, 1940s
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
Large block table lamp in figured black marble with brass hardware by Nessen Studio, American, 1940s. Measure: Shade W 14 inches D 14 inches H 15 inches.
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

Nessen lighting co.Swing Arm Desk Lamp
By Nessen Studio
Located in Westport, CT
Polished chrome and black swing arm desk lamp by Nessen Company Bronx partial original label in very good original condition. Many adjustable way to be used, rare example. This lamp ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Brass table lamp by Walter Von Nessen
By Nessen Studio
Located in Highland, IN
This fantastic early Nessen table lamp has a rich patina to the brass base that only comes with age. The original milk-glass diffuser supports the shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome, Stainless Steel

Nessen Midcentury Pair of Chrome Standing Lamps
By Nessen Studio
Located in Water Mill, NY
72" rare pair of tall chrome standing Nessen lamps shades pivot from one side to the other.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Precision Engineered Telescoping Floor Lamp by Nessen
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
A telescoping floor lamp with tripod base and brushed steel finish by Nessen, American, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Flex Arm Floor Lamp by Walter Von Nessen
By Nessen Studio
Located in New York, NY
Classic flex arm floor lamp by Walter Von Nessen in clean, original, working condition. Iconic design, exceptional quality construction. Slight dents to base. Each segment of the s...
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Mid-20th Century American Machine Age Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

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H 57.5 in. W 12 in. D 11 in.
Pair of Chrome Modern Table Lamps by Nessen
By Nessen Studio
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Square chrome posts sleek looking Mid-Century Modern pair of table lamps by Nessen. Stitched leather bases.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Nessen Brass Cylinder & Black Lacquer Base Table Lamp
By Nessen Studio
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass cylinder table lamp with black lacquered steel base by Walter Von Nessen for Nessen Lighting. Brass stem and factory issued articulated white porcelain sockets and white lacque...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Nessen Studio For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic nessen studio available at 1stDibs. A nessen studio — often made from metal, chrome and brass — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer nessen studio, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A nessen studio made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one nessen studio that is appealing in its simplicity, but Walter Von Nessen, Greta Von Nessen and George Nelson produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Nessen Studio?

Prices for a nessen studio can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $450 and can go as high as $8,600, while the average can fetch as much as $1,475.

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