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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

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

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

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

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Brass

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 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

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

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

Pair of Mid Century "The Chessmen" Brass Table Lamps by Laurel Lamp Co, 1960's
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Iconic "chessmen" table lamps featured on the Dick Van Dyke show. Manufactured by Laurel Lamp Co, 1960s. Professionally re-wired with three way switch.
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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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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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 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
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  • 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 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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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 British Mid-Century Modern Brass Baluster Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Classic pair of English modern traditional brass ball lamps. Provenance: Mac Dermott Castle, Ireland. Shades are for demonstration purposes only.
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Green and Brass Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Located in Voorburg, NL
Sophisticated pair of midcentury table lamps from the 1970s. The square brass bases combined with the classical look in green give these lamps their modern and sophisticated form. T...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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

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Brass

Pair of Mid Century Glass and Brass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Pair of Glass and Brass Table Lamps. Sturdy/ Heavy in weight. Solid Brass Bottom Base. Excellent condition. Height of base only - from bottom to harp is 15 inches. Height i...
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20th Century American Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass and Wood Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern brass & wood table lamps. Three sculpted wood surrounds with brass column in center, mid century modern table lamps. In good condition operating with a thr...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Unusual Pair of Majestic Brass, Metal and Parchment Table Lamps
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual pair of majestic brass, metal and parchment table lamps. Lacquered metal kidney base with simple brass snake form standard, retain original cylinder parchment lamp shades.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
This pair of cylindrical table lamps are made of solid brass and excellent workmanship.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Walnut and Brass Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Lightolier
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of cone shape turned walnut and brass Mid-Century Modern table lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A pair of table lamps, one in brass and the other in nickel, with articulated base and shade for complete 360 degree movement. Can be sold separately, circa 1950s. Continental. ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

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H 16.54 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Mid-Century Modern Brass and Purple Table Lamp, 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 bar and the on-off buttom is made of polished brass. The head...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Captivating Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Brass Pineapple Table Lamps
Located in Kingston, NY
This captivating pair of Mid-Century Modernist table lamps features a pineapple design made of solid metal with a brass plated finish. They are in excellent condition. Made in Ameri...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of 1960s Brass and Acrylic Table Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of brass and acrylic table lamps by Laurel Lamp Co. Measure: Base 5" sq.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Brass Table Lamps, France, 1950
Located in Sitges, Barcelona
Very elegant 1950s pair of French two-arm table lamp with two lighting in brass and bakelite with black cotton shades. The pair is in excellent condition rewired and fit to the US s...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid Century Hollywood Regency Ebonized & Brass Table Lamps
Located in Milford, NH
A fine pair of Mid Century Hollywood Regency table lamps with ebonized wood and brass bases, and original oval shades. The lamps are in very good overall condition, in good working o...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Maple and Brass Table Lamps
Located in Savannah, GA
This pair of Classic Mid-Century Modernist table lamps feature a stacked cube form crafted in alternating maple and brass blocks. Rectangular wooden finials. New linen shades that me...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Brass Table Lamps, France, 1950
Located in Sitges, Barcelona
Very elegant 1950s pair of French two-arm table lamp with two lighting in brass and bakelite with black cotton shades. The pair is in excellent condition rewired and fit to the US s...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Pair of Brass Table Lamps with Bamboo Motif
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Vogue pair of brass table lamps that have a stylized rectangular shape and inscribed with bamboo or palm tree designs on the front. Hand polished and lacquered for easy care.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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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 Large Mid-Century Modern Brass and Bamboo Table Lamps
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Large Mid-Century Modern Brass and Bamboo Table Lamps
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of California Mid-Century Modern Pottery and Brass Table Lamps
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Pair of California Mid-Century Modern pottery and brass table lamps 1960's. Sold through Robert Long Lighting, Sausalito, CA Heavy flat-finished tri-part ceramic bodies with solid br...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of American Modern Mahogany and Brass Table Lamps, Laurel Lamp Company
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Hollywood, FL
Pair of modern table lamps, mahogany and brass sculptural form, rewired and restored.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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

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Pair Midcentury Table Lamps Brass For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of pair midcentury table lamps brass you’re looking for. An item from our selection of pair midcentury table lamps brass — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a choice in our collection of pair midcentury table lamps brass, we have 3013 options in-stock, while there are 93 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect object in our assortment of pair midcentury table lamps brass — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An option in this array of pair midcentury table lamps brass is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one piece of pair midcentury table lamps brass that is appealing in its simplicity, but Stiffel, Laurel Lamp Company and Gerald Thurston produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Pair Midcentury Table Lamps Brass?

Prices for a piece of pair midcentury table lamps brass can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $100 and can go as high as $48,467, while the average can fetch as much as $2,762.

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 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.