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Pair of Midcentury Rupert Nikoll Brass Nightstand Table Lamps, 1950s, Austria
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Elegant pair of Rupert Nikoll solid brass bed-side or nightstand lamps. The lamps are in excellent condition. Fully working rewired and tested condition. One Edison E27 socket per la...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Swedish Table Lamps in Rosewood and Glass by Stilarmatur Tranås
By AB Stilarmatur Tranås
Located in Karlstad, SE
This rare set of two midcentury table lamps was manufactured in the 1960s by Stilarmatur Tranås in Sweden. The lamps consist of a clear glass foot, underneath a stem in beautiful ros...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of midcentury bottle form table lamps, circa 1960s-1970s. These ivory glazed ceramic lamps are designed with a sleek silhouetted profile. Shades not included. Overall dimens...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Brass 3 Lights Italian Wall Lamps, 1950s
Located in Savona, IT
Pair of Italian manufactured wall lamps produced in the 1950s. Brass structure. Good general conditions, some signs due to normal use over time. Dimensions: Length 27 cm, depth ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Venini Table Lamps in Brass and Murano Glass
By La Murrina
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age pair of table lamps by in hand blown clear, white and black 'Tessuto' technique Murano glass attributed to Venini, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Contemporary Pair of Lamps Cubic Murano Glass and Brass
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Huge pair of contemporary table lamps cubic pressed Murano glass block. Few exclusive production from a small Italian design workshop. In the style of Mazzega, Poliarte, Venini, Vist...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Kalmar Table Lamps, Brass and Textured Glass, 1960
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Austria, AT
Two nice table lamps by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1960 (late 1950s or early 1960s). They are made of a brass base with a textured glass lamp shade whic...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Limburg Pair of 1970s Vintage "Iron" Rings Glass & Brass Pendant Lights or Lamps
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte pair of "iron" rings bell pendant lamps / lights with polished brass hardware. Minimal, geometric and simply shaped small hanging ceiling light fixture made in Germ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Black Lacquered Brass Art Deco Table Lamps from France, 1940s
Located in Vienna, AT
Very unusual pair of Art Deco table lamps from France. The table lights have a parallelogram-shaped wooden base, which is blackened and polished with Shellack. The front part of each...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Orrefors Venus, Crystal Sconces by Lyfa / Orrefors, 1960s, Pair of Wall Lamps
By Lyfa, Orrefors
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Orrefors Venus (pair), crystal sconces by LYFA / Orrefors, in the late 1950s-early 1960s, absolutely gorgeous pair of crystal wall lights in very good vintage condition. Each of t...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Crystal Sconces, Wall Lamps, Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors, Rare Wall Lights
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Frederiksberg, DK
Crystal sconces, pair of wall lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, in the late 1950s-early 1960s, absolutely gorgeous and rare pair of crystal wall lights. A pair of magnificent ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Mid Century Brass Table Lamps by Laurel Lamp Company, 1960's
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Iconic "The Chessmen" table lamps featured on the Dick Van Dyke show. Manufactured by Laurel Lamp Co, 1960s. Professionally re-wired with three way switch. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Rare Pair of Mid-Century Stainless Steel and Brass Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Chic pair of stainless steel cylinder lamps with applied abstract brass decoration, measures Shaft 4" diameter x 21" high. Shades for display only, not included.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Pair Of Rosewood And Brass Tall Laurel Lamps Mid-century Danish
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome pair of tall rosewood veneer and brass Laurel lamps. The graining on the bases is quite lovely and the brass has a nice vintage patina.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Laurel Sculptural Silver, Brass and Lucite Lamps Mid-Century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in North Miami, FL
These very sculptural pair of Mid-Century Modern Laurel lamps are unusual, they have brushed stainless and polished brass with a lucite cylinder on the outside encasing the metal wor...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

American Mid Century Pair of Walnut and Brass Table Lamps by Modeline
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in San Diego, CA
An unusual pair of table lamps by Modeline of California. Lamps are in excellent vintage condition, we have cleaned and oiled them the Lampshades are not included. Lamps feature a fl...
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Uplighter Table Lamps, a Pair
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A pair of Mid-Century Modern uplighter table lamps by Rembrandt Lamps from their Masterpieces collection. Elegant round tapering columns in walnut are punctuated with round brass dis...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Lovely Pair of Brushed Brass Laurel Lamps Mid-century Danish Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely pair of mid-century modern brushed brass laurel lamps with walnut details.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Pair Of Walnut And Brass Laurel Lamps With Original Shades Mid-century Danish
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of walnut and brass laurel lamps with their original shades. This pair look amazing with the original linen shades with wooden applied diamonds.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Elegant Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Hollywood Regency Laurel Brass Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Kingston, NY
This elegant pair of Mid-Century Modernist Hollywood Regency Laurel table lamps features a sleek brushed brass body and tulip shaped milk glass shade. The mid-section has a raised ac...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Chrome and Lucite Torso Brass Laurel Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outstanding pair of brutalist chrome and lucite torso Laurel Lamps. The original black painted bases were replaced with these thick period lucite bases and look even better than the...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Pair Murano Blue Art Glass Brass Bronze Obelisk Marbro Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern transitional pair of Murano style blue glass and brass / bronze obelisk form lamps by The Marbro Lamp Company.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of Mid Century Tall Rembrandt Table Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of slender lamps in brass and enameled metal. Simple and elegant in their minimalist design. Opaque glass shades diffuse light and support larger shade. In excellent vintage con...
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Blue Art Glass Brass Bronze Pair Obelisk Marbro Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern transitional pair of Murano style blue glass and brass / bronze obelisk form lamps by The Marbro Lamp Company.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Mid Century Pair Danish Brass Bouillotte Lamps
Located in Madrid, ES
A pair of boullitte lamps, in gold brass and metal lampshade, can be used both to place them on a table and to hang them on the wall as a wall lamp.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Brass & Glass Table Lamps, a Pair
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A pair of mid century brass and glass table lamps. Central brass columns are reeded with blown glass vases at the center. The glass vases are milk glass with clear yellow bubbles blo...
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Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

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Brass

Rembrandt Nickel Silver Lamps Mid-Century Modern Pair of Vintage
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in North Miami, FL
This pair of monumental restored Mid-Century Modern Rembrandt lamps have a great vibe of Hollywood Regency style. The abacus leaves that flare in elegant sculptural form add to the d...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Pair of Mid Century Sculptural Giraffe Table Lamps by Rembrandt Lamp Co. 1950s
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Awesome pair of sculptural brass giraffe table lamps by Rembrandt Lamp Company, 1950s. Beautiful aged patina, rewired, shades on included.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps Rembrandt Hollywood Regency, Pair
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
A spectacular pair of large table lamps designed and manufactured by the Rembrandt Lamp Company of Chicago. Standing a huge 95cm tall, these impressive lamps are classic American Mid...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Aged Brass Lamps by Westwood Lighting
By Westwood Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century lamps with a spiral form featuring a warm aged brass finish. Lamps have been rewired for use in the USA with gold silk cords and brass sockets. Shades not included.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Brass Swedish Floor Lamps '2'
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A pair of elegant mid 20th century floor lamps. 3/4 Height initially which can be raised in height with the addition of a shade. Sweden, c1960s. Possibly for Asea. Si...
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Mid-20th Century French Floor Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Mid-Century Brass Swedish Floor Lamps '2'
  • Pair of Mid-Century Brass Swedish Floor Lamps '2'
  • Pair of Mid-Century Brass Swedish Floor Lamps '2'
  • Pair of Mid-Century Brass Swedish Floor Lamps '2'
H 46.46 in. W 8.08 in. D 8.08 in.
Handsome Pair of Solid Walnut Columnar Laurel Lamps Mid-century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
These handsome lamps measure 35.5"t including harp and finial-they measure 27't to the top of the socket x 6"w.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Swedish Brass Mid-Century Table Lamps
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A pair of adjustable mid-century table lamps. Brass and painted metal shades. Sweden, c1960s. Good condition, some wear commensurate with age. The shades and base could b...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Pair of Swedish Brass Mid-Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of Swedish Brass Mid-Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of Swedish Brass Mid-Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of Swedish Brass Mid-Century Table Lamps
H 9.85 in. W 5.12 in. D 11.82 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern brass table lamps with brass square rod construction, two medium base sockets, and square base. Measures: Base: 9” x 9” Height to shade rest: 30”.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern White Porcelain and Brass Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company, E. F. Chapman, Frederick Cooper
Located in Houston, TX
Glamorous pair of Italian porcelain lamps with applied brass disks. This pair of Hollywood Regency table lamps in the style of marbro have been newly wired for the US market.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1980s pair of Mid-Century Modern style brass table lamps in the shape of stylized pineapple designs. Shades not included. Please note of wear consistent with age. Made in the U...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps
H 30.00 in. W 6.00 in. D 6.00 in.
Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamps, Pair, 1960s
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful pair of midcentury table lamps made in Germany in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its beautiful color. The table lamps are made of polished brass. Measurements: B...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Geometric Brass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern geometric brass and glass lamps.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of American Mid-Century Modern Brass Lamps
Located in Buchanan, NY
Elegant pair of tall American midcentury brass lamps in an English brass finish from the 1950s-1960s. Price includes polishing to customer's preferences. The lamps have been recently...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Ball Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Painted white lamps with brass ball to the base. Measures: 30.75 H (to top of finial) x 19.5 H (under bulb socket). Base: 6.5 in diameter. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Pair of American Mid-Century Modern Obelisk Table Lamps by Rembrandt Lighting
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
A pair of 1950s American Mid-Century Modern obelisk table lamps by Rembrandt Lighting, part of their ‘Masterpieces’ range. The lamps are in the form of an obelisk topped with a brass...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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

Pair of Lucite and Brass Lamps by Laurel Lamp Company
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Lucite and brass lamps by Laurel. There is a minor imperfection on top of one of the bases. Lamps have recently been newly wired. Dimensions: 9" W x 5" D x 26&qu...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Monumental Pair of Sculptural Walnut Star of David lamps Mid-century Modern
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Excellent pair of sculptural walnut star of david super tall lamps. Well crafted with delicately carved solid walnut arms forming a lovely star. You will love the scale and quality...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Rembrandt Antelope Gazelle Lamps with Glass Shades Mid-Century Modern
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning pair of Mid-Century Rembrandt lamps in excellent condition. Unique brass and enamel sculptural gazelle lamps with milk glass torchiere. Dimensions: 7" diameter x 24" to top ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Black and Brass Floor Lamps
Located in London, GB
A pair of black enamelled iron and brass accents floor lamps France, Circa 1950. With the shades: 178 cm high by 46 cm Floor lamps only: 159 cm high by 43 cm diameter.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Iron

Pair of Mid-20th Century Brass Floor Lamps
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Pair of brass floor lamps. Very elegant and well-executed. Identical, but there is a small difference (approx. 3 cm ) between the two lamps regarding the point from which the height...
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Mid-20th Century European Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Mid-20th Century Brass Floor Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-20th Century Brass Floor Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-20th Century Brass Floor Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-20th Century Brass Floor Lamps
H 43.31 in. W 8.27 in. D 8.27 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Brass & Aluminum Hourglass Table Lamps
Located in Norwalk, CT
(2) exceptional mid-century mixed metal table lamps. Apparently unsigned.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Brass Disc Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of sculptural Mid-Century Modern brass disc lamps.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid Century Italian Brass Desk/ Table Lamps
Located in Westport, CT
Handsome pair of Italian vintage unlacquered brass lamps with rotating arm and shade attributed to Arredoluce Origin: Italy Period: circa 1940-1950 Dimensions: 11? diameter, 18? h...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Brass Mid-Century Modern Halogen Floor Lamps
By Estiluz
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of nice quality Mid-Century Modern floor lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Pair Mid-Century Italian Brass and Glass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair mid-century Italian brass and glass table lights. Pair vintage table lights in brass and smoked brown glass on tripod base with brown silk cords. Diminutive candelabra lights f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of American Mid Century Chrome and Green "Ribbon" Table Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Port Hope, ON
This rare pair of Mid Century chrome table lamps, from The Laurel Lamp Company of Newark, New Jersey, each feature a brass wavy "ribbon," enamelled in a hunter green colour, that app...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tapered Brass Table Lamps
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Tall, statuesque, tapered and turned brass lamps. 25 inch to the top of the socket. White Cararra Marble plinth block is 1.5 inch thick and 7 inch square. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Chrome Table Lamp, a Pair
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Plainview, NY
An elegant pair of Mid-Century Modern brass and chrome table lamps in the style of Tommi Parzinger. Made in faux bamboo style with alternating nicely polished brass and chrome bands,...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Sculptural Brass Lamps by Laurel Lamp Company
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Las Vegas, NV
These are a super sleek and slender pair of Mid-Century Modern sculptural brass lamps by Laurel Lamp Company. They have a thin brass stem with a beautiful brass lily style detail and...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Bohemian Moroccan Brass Pair of Floor Lamps
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a beautiful pair of Bohemian, brass floor lamps. In very good condition. The dimensions are 12" diameter x 47.5" height.      
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Rembrandt Lovebird Table Lamps in Brass and Iron, Pair
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This pair of Mid-Century Modern table lamps by the Rembrandt Company features a sinuous lovebird rendered in iron attached to the brass stem. The lamps retain their original glass sh...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Iron

Pair of Mid-20th Century Steel and Brass Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of mid-20th century steel and brass lamps New wiring.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Brass Floor Lamps, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
A rare find, this pair of floor lamps project their warm light gently through a space, standing at a stately 182 cms tall. Light from halogen bulbs is filtered through the celestial ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

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Pair Mid Century Lamps Brass For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of pair mid century lamps brass for your home. An item from our selection of pair mid century lamps brass — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. Find 3716 options for an antique or vintage choice in our collection of pair mid century lamps brass now, or shop our selection of 80 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without an object in our assortment of pair mid century lamps brass — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each option in this array of pair mid century lamps brass bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Laurel Lamp Company, Stiffel and Gerald Thurston each produced at least one beautiful piece of pair mid century lamps brass that is worth considering.

How Much is a Pair Mid Century Lamps Brass?

Prices for a piece of pair mid century lamps brass start at $1 and top out at $83,763 with the average selling for $2,799.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.