Skip to main content

Pair Gold Lamps

Price
Item Location
Sort By
Hollywood Regency Pair of Tall Murano Lamps with Gold Leaf Bases
By Mabro Murano
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful pair of Italian Murano glass lamps, circa 1950s with original wood gold leaf bases, in great condition freshly rewired with a cloth cord, in great condition. The lamps ar...
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of American Modern Rubbed Bronze Table Lamps, Laurel Lamp Company
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Hollywood, FL
Pair of modern table lamps, Laurel Lamp Company, rubbed bronze finish, restored and rewired.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Monumental Pair of Gold Leaf Gourd Shaped Hollywood Regency Modern Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Monumental and magnificent pair of gold leaf gourd shaped lamps with their original golden shades. There are no words to describe how absolutely fabulous these lamps truly are. They ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Antelope Lamps by Rembrandt with Original Vintage Shades
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in East Hampton, NY
A wonderful pair of antelope lamps by Rembrandt with original restored shades that will make a fun statement to any modern decor.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Pair of Mid Century Table Lamps by Designline in Brass / Gold & White Glass
By Laurel Lamp Company, Design Line
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gorgeous matching pair of Stemlite tulip form table lamps. These feature brass plated cast aluminum bases with mouth blown frosted white glass shades. The price includes the pair a...
Category

2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Marbro Coral and White Porcelain Neoclassical Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Neoclassical styling and beautiful coloring distinguish these Marbro table lamps. Gilt metal base and banding on a lovely coral and white ceramic urn form body. Original custom shade...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Chunky Large Pair Brutalist Gold Cubist Table Lamps by Richard Barr for Laurel
By Richard Barr, Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous pair of Brutalist table lamps designed by Laurel Lamp Company, 1970s. These are what I like to call the Holy Grail of Laurel Lamps. These amazing lamps command attention in ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Midcentury Bronze Urn Lamps by Marbro, circa 1950
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of midcentury bronze urn lamps by Marbro, circa 1950 Measures: 5.5" square teak base x 9" wide x 9" deep at the body 21" high to the socket x 30" high to the finial Th...
Category

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

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Hollywood Regency Gold and Silver Gilt Harlequin Lamps
By Bitossi, Raymor, The Marbro Lamp Company, Frederick Cooper, Nardini Studios
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of Hollywood Regency Gold and Silver Gilt Harlequin Lamps. Striking pair of Hollywood Regency gold and silver gilt harlequin lamps. This great pair of mid-century lamps, possibl...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

Pair of Seguso Murano Glass Lamps for Marbro Lamps
By Archimede Seguso, Vintage Murano Gallery, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pair Marbro table lamps were created by Seguso (Murano Glass) for the Marbro Lamp Company and they date to the 1960s. Note: The pair has been rewired and new sockets...
Category

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

Materials

Metal, Gold Leaf

Pair Gold Leaf Cactus Lamps
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of gold leafed plaster cactus lamps with glass shades by Fuggiti Studios.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass, Plaster

  • Pair Gold Leaf Cactus Lamps
  • Pair Gold Leaf Cactus Lamps
  • Pair Gold Leaf Cactus Lamps
  • Pair Gold Leaf Cactus Lamps
H 26.5 in. Dm 11 in.
Pair of Neoclassical Style Marbro Bronze Mounted Onyx Column Table Lamps C. 1960
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This rare pair of bronze mounted neoclassical style Onyx lamps by the legendary Marbro Lamo Company are stunningly elegant with a slight modern air to the design. The bronze mounts a...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

Pair of Gold Murano Tassel Lamps
Located in Pasadena, CA
Pair of Gold Murano Tassel lamp from the 20th century.
Category

20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Pair of Violin Gold Leaf Lamps
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Intricately hand carved and 22-karat gold leafed violin, bow and scroll musical motif lamps. Rewired for USA.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Pair of Violin Gold Leaf Lamps
  • Pair of Violin Gold Leaf Lamps
  • Pair of Violin Gold Leaf Lamps
  • Pair of Violin Gold Leaf Lamps
H 27 in. W 9 in. D 9 in.
Modern Gold-Tone Table Lamps, Pair
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Modern gold-tone ceramic pottery baluster vase table lamps with white cloth lampshades and fitted with two Leviton light bulb sockets, in the Asian Modern and Hollywood Regen...
Category

20th Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

  • Modern Gold-Tone Table Lamps, Pair
  • Modern Gold-Tone Table Lamps, Pair
  • Modern Gold-Tone Table Lamps, Pair
  • Modern Gold-Tone Table Lamps, Pair
H 34 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Vintage Regency Gold Leaf Lamps, a Pair
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fantastic pair of vintage Regency lamps. Beautiful leaf design with bright gilt finish. Rests on stunning hand painted plinths. Fully restored with all new wiring and hardware. Acq...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Vintage Regency Gold Leaf Lamps, a Pair
  • Vintage Regency Gold Leaf Lamps, a Pair
  • Vintage Regency Gold Leaf Lamps, a Pair
  • Vintage Regency Gold Leaf Lamps, a Pair
H 25.75 in. W 7.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Pair of Gold Crackle Glazed Ceramic Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in New York, NY
Pair of ceramic lamps with a beautiful Gold crackle glazed finish by Frederick Cooper Lamp Co. The Lamps have been newly rewired with adjustable polished brass double clusters that t...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Black and Gold Lamp Shades, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A great pair of black paper lampshades [lamp shades] with gold interior and brass hardware. Dimensions: 19" diameter (at widest) x 12.25" height.
Category

Late 20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

1960s Cream & Gold Stiffel Lamps, Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage pair of Stiffel cream and gold metal table lamps. The lamps have a gold leaf design. Wired for the US and in working condition. The lamps use a standard 100W bulb. Socket, 25...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Opaline Glass / Gilt Gold Pair Table Lamp
Located in Tarry Town, NY
Opaline glass with gold bands trimmed design detail hollywood regency stylish pair of table lamps. Each lamp is in great working condition. Rewired for US use. Minor wear consistent ...
Category

Early 20th Century European Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Gold

Pair of Gold Leaf Obelisk Table Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
The breathtaking gold tone and geometric shapes of this set of two obelisk table lamps will add sophistication and opulence to any room. Height is adjustable.
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of Gold Decorated Glass Table Lamps
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
Cylindrical frosted white glass with gold foliate decoration, on brass bases. These lamps show some cosmetic wear and oxidation to the finish, notably on the bases and tops, as shown...
Category

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

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Gold Decorated Glass Table Lamps
  • Pair of Gold Decorated Glass Table Lamps
  • Pair of Gold Decorated Glass Table Lamps
  • Pair of Gold Decorated Glass Table Lamps
H 32 in. W 7.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Pair of Gold Tone Fluted Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Midcentury pair of brass tone, composite lamps with fluted body on brass bases. The lamps also feature new linen cream drum shades with new brass finials. Shades not included.
Category

Mid-20th Century Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Composition, Brass

  • Pair of Gold Tone Fluted Lamps
  • Pair of Gold Tone Fluted Lamps
  • Pair of Gold Tone Fluted Lamps
  • Pair of Gold Tone Fluted Lamps
H 35.25 in. W 18.00 in. D 7.00 in.
Pair of Gold Leaf Bryan Cox Lamps
By Bryan Cox
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of gold leaf Bryan Cox lamps.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of Murano "Incamiciato" Gold Glass Lamps
Located in Austin, TX
Elegant pair of "incamiciato" Murano glass table lamps. Master glassblowers layered clear glass with "polvera d'oro" (23-karat gold leaf flecks) over a pristine white opaline glass t...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of Mirrored Murano Glass Gold Lamps
Located in Austin, TX
Murano glass modernist lamps of handblown smoked glass and 23-Karat gold leafing layered together. The polyhedral elements give the lamps a soft dynamic, modernist feel. This pair ha...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of Gold Leaf Covered Plaster Table Lamps
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of beautiful tall table lamps made of plaster covered with gold leaf.
Category

2010s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of White Gold Bryan Cox Lamps
By Bryan Cox
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of white gold Bryan Cox lamps.
Category

20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Large Modern Gold-Tone Table Lamps, Pair
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large Modern gold-tone ceramic pottery baluster vase table lamps with white cloth lampshades, in the Asian Modern and Hollywood Regency Revival styles. 37" H x 22" diameter.
Category

20th Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Pair Antique French Gold Bronze Lamps, Circa 1890
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair Antique French gold bronze lamps, Circa 1890.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Gold Gilded Faux Bois Lamps
By Alberto and Diego Giacometti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of gold gilded faux bois lamps with original finials, in the manner of Giacometti, Mid-Century Modern.
Category

20th Century North American Floor Lamps

Materials

Gold, Iron

Pair of Gold Murano Ball Form Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
Stylish pair of gold Murano glass ball form lamps. Featuring beautiful glistening glass. A lovely accessory!
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Exquisite Pair Venetian Glass / Gold Flecks Table Lamps
Located in Tarry Town, NY
Exquisite pair Venetian glass with gold flecks design details table / task lamps. Each lamp is in great working condition. Maker's mark undersigned. Rewired for US use. Handmade, no ...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Gold

Pair of Sculptural 'Savoy' Gold Leaf Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
’Savoy’ table lamps inspired by the forties glamour of the Savoy Hotel, London. Handmade in cast plaster. Large smooth sculpted curves designed to look good from all angles. So...
Category

2010s British Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of Ceramic and Gold Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Ceramic and Gold Table lamps.
Category

Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

  • Pair of Ceramic and Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of Ceramic and Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of Ceramic and Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of Ceramic and Gold Table Lamps
H 29 in. W 7 in. D 5 in.
Pair of Black and Gold Table Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1980s table lamps with high gloss black ceramic bases and gold brass accents. No shades included.
Category

Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Black and Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black and Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black and Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black and Gold Table Lamps
H 10 in. W 10 in. D 30 in.
Pair of Gold Crackled Glazed Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of ceramic table lamps with a beautiful gold crackled glaze finish. The lamp bodies sit upon bronze finished tapered bases and they have been newly rewired with bronze finished...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

1970s Cream & Gold Round Table Lamps, Pair
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage early 1980s round cream and gold accented pair of table lamps. The lamps come with the origonal shades. The lamps are wired for the US and in working condition. They use stan...
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Lamps
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful pair of Italian table lamps in gilt bronze with the typical urn shape of oil lamps converted to electric with the etched glass globe and top chimney. The design is inspired...
Category

20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • Pair of Lamps
  • Pair of Lamps
  • Pair of Lamps
  • Pair of Lamps
H 20.08 in. W 7.88 in. D 7.88 in.
Table Lamps, Butterfly Lamps, White Plaster and Gold Leaf Base, New, Tall Pair
By Area ID
Located in New York, NY
Decorative pair of butterfly lamps. Made of metal, covered with white plaster and the bases are covered with gold leaf. The butterflies reach 27 inches. Total height with lamp shade...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Gold Leaf

Exquisite Pair Venetian Glass / Gold Flecks Table Lamps
Located in Tarry Town, NY
Exquisite pair Venetian glass with gold flecks design details table / task lamps. Each lamp is in great working condition. Rewired for US use. Maker's mark undersigned. No special li...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Gold

Pair of Opaline and Gold Fluted Murano Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of opaline and gold fluted Murano glass lamps with brass details.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

19th Century Green / Gold Moser Glass Pair Lamp
Located in Tarry Town, NY
19th century green with gold scene design details Moser glass pair table lamp with brass base. Each lamp is in good working condition. Minor wear consistent with age / use. Each lamp...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century European Table Lamps

Materials

Gold, Brass

Pair of Black and Gold Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
New custom shades are available and can be shipped with the table lamp bases. This stylish and chic pair of table lamps have that Hollywood Regency vibe, with their black and gold...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

1960s Green & Gold Urn Style Lamps, Pair
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s pair of green and gold urn style table lamps with swag metal accents. The lamps are wired for the US and in working condition. They use a standard 100W bulb. The lamps ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of York Gold Leaf Lamps by Bryan Cox
By Bryan Cox
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of york gold leaf lamps by Bryan Cox.
Category

Vintage 1980s Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Pair of York Gold Leaf Lamps by Bryan Cox
  • Pair of York Gold Leaf Lamps by Bryan Cox
  • Pair of York Gold Leaf Lamps by Bryan Cox
  • Pair of York Gold Leaf Lamps by Bryan Cox
H 26.50 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
Pair of Sculptural 'Savoy' Gold Gilt Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
’Savoy’ table lamps inspired by the forties glamour of the Savoy Hotel, London. Handmade in cast plaster. Large smooth sculpted curves designed to look good from all angles. Sold i...
Category

2010s British Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Italian Gold Gilt Tole Table Lamps, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of tall mid-20th century Italian gold gilt tole leaf and porcelain glazed flower table lamps, Italy, circa 1960s. Bases are gold gilt covered terracotta with an octa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Tôle

Pair of Palm Tree Gold Table Lamps
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of palm tree gold table lamps.
Category

2010s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Palm Tree Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of Palm Tree Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of Palm Tree Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of Palm Tree Gold Table Lamps
H 33.08 in. W 15.75 in. D 9.06 in.
Pair of Black and Gold Asian Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of black and gold Asian lamps, circa 1950s. They have been rewired and are ready to use. The price noted below includes the shades.
Category

Vintage 1950s Chinese Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Murano "Avventurina" Gold-Flecked Glass Lamps
Located in Austin, TX
Italian Murano glass pair of table lamps. Ridged "avventurina" glass continues throughout these beautiful lights, which are rewired for the US. The height to the top of the glass is ...
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of French Gold Gilded Column Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Gilded Columns that have mounted on to square base and French wired into lamps with large silk shades, circa 1780.
Category

Antique 1780s French Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Black and Gold Tea Tin Lamps
Located in Greenwich, CT
Good pair of English Victorian black painted tea tins, circa 1880, now as lamps.
Category

Antique 1880s English Early Victorian Table Lamps

Materials

Tin

Pair of White Ceramic Lamps with Gold Base
Located in New York, NY
A pair of ceramic lamps in a lovely cream-colored glaze with a graceful silhouette. The warm giltwood base gives the lamps a soft. elegance. With their neutral color, these lamps can...
Category

20th Century Chinese Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Gold leafed Pineapple Lamps by Bryan Cox
By Bryan Cox
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of gold leaf composition lamps in a pineapple shaped design. Height is 19 inches from the base to the top of the socket. The diameter of the base is 8 inches. These lamps were...
Category

Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Venetian Boat Lamps, Pair
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Venetian boat lamps from the mid-century: Measures 10" x 4" x 15".
Category

20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • Venetian Boat Lamps, Pair
  • Venetian Boat Lamps, Pair
  • Venetian Boat Lamps, Pair
  • Venetian Boat Lamps, Pair
H 15 in. W 4 in. D 10 in.
Pair of 1970s Swedish Gold Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
Curvaceous and substantial porcelain table lamps gilded in warm gold. Includes new pair of custom made lampshades. Height given includes the shades.  
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

  • Pair of 1970s Swedish Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1970s Swedish Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1970s Swedish Gold Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1970s Swedish Gold Table Lamps
H 26.78 in. W 11.03 in. D 7.09 in.
Pair of Decorative Gold Luster Shell Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Wonderfully large-scale shell-form porcelain lamps glazed in a glamorous gold luster. Note that photo is picking up reflection of surrounding colors. Comes with black paper shades li...
Category

20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Decorative Gold Luster Shell Lamps
  • Pair of Decorative Gold Luster Shell Lamps
  • Pair of Decorative Gold Luster Shell Lamps
  • Pair of Decorative Gold Luster Shell Lamps
H 22.5 in. W 12 in. D 7.25 in.
Teal and Gold Chinoiserie Painted Colored Lamps, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of teal and raised gold chinoiserie decorated urn lamps that have been crowned with hand-painted parchment shades. The lamps are newly wired and are in working condition with tw...
Category

20th Century American Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Parchment Paper, Wood

Artisan Pair of Gold Sommerso Glass Table Lamps 2022
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of Murano sommerso table lamps in clear and gold aventurine glass with glass base & brass hardware. Italy, 2022. Lamp shades sold separately.
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

  • 1
  • ...
Get Updated with New Arrivals
Save "Pair Gold Lamps", and we’ll notify you when there are new listings in this category.

Pair Gold Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of pair gold lamps is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, bronze and glass, all pair gold lamps available were constructed with great care. Find 2297 antique and vintage pair gold lamps at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 136 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Pair gold lamps have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Pair gold lamps made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Neoclassical — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many pair gold lamps are appealing in their simplicity, but Barovier&Toso, Alberto Donà and The Marbro Lamp Company produced popular pair gold lamps that are worth a look.

How Much are Pair Gold Lamps?

Prices for pair gold lamps start at $74 and top out at $375,000 with the average selling for $3,996.

Materials: Metal Furniture

Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. In stock are 67 vintage editions of these items, while there are 135 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Werkstätte Carl Auböck were created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $232 and tops out at $11,934, while pieces like these can sell for $796 on average.

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 creative 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 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 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.

Read More