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Pair of Hollywood Regency Black Marble Table Lamps
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co., Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Stunning pair of polished black marble table lamps with decorative cast metal fitments. Both lamps are in very good, original and working condition, the metal elements show cosmetic ...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal

Pair of Midcentury Italian Black Ceramic and Porcelain Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This is a perfect pair of Italian ceramic and porcelain table lamps. Finished in a high gloss and topped with a Classic Laurel Lamp Company style shade, these beauties are real show ...
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20th Century Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Pair of Rembrandt Lamp Co. 1950s Brass & Black Fleur-de-LIs Black Handled Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of Brass & Black fleur-de-lis, Black handled Table Lamps by Rembrandt Lamp Company, 1950's. Featuring a Black enameled metal smooth sculpted fleur-de-lis design and lower grip,...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Laurel Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of lacquered mustard yellow lamps by Laurel.
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
H 17 in. Dm 6.5 in.
Pair of Laurel Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Manchester, MA
This beautiful pair of modernist Laurel Lamps is cast in solid brass, and inlaid with wood veneer accents on four sides. Made in the US.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Laurel Table Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Table Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Table Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Table Lamps
H 24.5 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Engraved Stone Pair of Black Lamps, China, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Chinese black polished stone with engraved symbols of the earth and the universe Multi tiered design Newly rewired New Belgian linen shades Overall height 26" Fixture he...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Table Lamps

Pair of Nickel-Plated Lamps by Westwood Industries
By Westwood Lamps
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Absolutely stunning polished nickel deco revival lamps by Westwood Industries. Stunning classic shape and updated nickel hardware.
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Vintage 1970s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Pair of Midcentury Brutalist Table Lamps for Laurel Lamp Co.
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
This sculptural and dynamic pair of Mid-Century Modern lamps were designed by Harold Weiss and Richard Barr for the illustrious Laurel Lamp Company in the United States, circa 1970. ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Enamel, Chrome

Pair of Tall Midcentury Brass Table Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Tall solid brass lamps with Asian motif and black painted wood bases and tops. Height to the bottom of the sockets is 27". Bases are 7" diameter.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Pair of Large Rembrandt Table Lamps, 1960s
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
A unique pair of large table lamps designed and manufactured by the Rembrandt Lamp Company of Chicago. Standing a huge 93cm tall, these impressive lamps are classic American Mid-Cent...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Westwood Studios Black and Red Geometric Imprint Ceramic Lamps, 1950s
By Westwood Lamps, Tony Paul
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of American midcentury Westwood Industries ceramic table lamps in the style of Tony Paul. Featuring a square black matte glazed smooth textured relief ceramic form with red circ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Midcentury Brutalist Table Lamps for Laurel Lamp Co.
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
This sculptural and dynamic pair of Mid-Century Modern lamps were designed by Harold Weiss and Richard Barr for the illustrious Laurel Lamp Company in the United States, circa 1970. ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Enamel, Chrome

Pair of Laurel Lamp Co. Nickel Plate "Swag" Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Pair of Laurel Lamp Company Table Lamps in Nickel-Plate and Black lacquer. Featuring slender curved, Nickel plated metal forms on rectangular Black lacquered 6" bases. 31...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Nickel, Metal

Pair of Brass Ball Table Lamps circa 1960s
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Peabody, MA
Pair of stacked brass "ball" table lamps, circa 1960s. Note: Shades are not included and are shown for perspective only. Lamps measure: 33" high to top of finials, 21.5" high to top ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tubular Chrome Table Lamps, Laurel Lamp Attributed
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Really nice pair of Mid-Century Modern tubular chrome table lamps in the style of Laurel Lamp Co. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Black Glass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1920s French black glass table lamps with bronze bases. Measurements: Height of body 19" Height to shade rest 36" Diameter at widest 7.25".
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

  • Pair of Black Glass Lamps
  • Pair of Black Glass Lamps
  • Pair of Black Glass Lamps
  • Pair of Black Glass Lamps
H 19 in. Dm 7.25 in.
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

Monumental Pair of Aluminum I Beam Lamps by Laurel Lamp Company Original Shades
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of Laurel I Beam Lamps with original shades. Design is attributed to Jeff Jones. Polished aluminum i beam base with matte black finished detail. Lamps are 5 inch square and 38 i...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Pair of Black Table Lamps
Located in Antwerp, BE
This is a perfect pair of Italian brass and metal table lamps. Finished in a high gloss are these beauties are real show stoppers. Measures: Height 42 cm. Depth, width 15 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Adam Style Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Pair of Black Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black Table Lamps
H 16.54 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Pair of Mutual Sunset Lamp Co. Double Splayed Black Cast Aluminum Table Lamps
By Stewart Ross James, Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of mutual sunset lamp company black enameled cast aluminum table lamps, 1950s. In the manner of Stewart Ross James. Featuring a double splayed form in black enameled cast alumin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Pair of Large Brass Ginger Jar Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of large ginger jar lamps in antiqued brass finish. 17" diameter by 26" high top of the socket. Total height is 38.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Moderne Black Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large Italian circa 1960s black porcelain table lamps. Measurements: Height of body: 18" Depth: 7" Width: 15".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

  • Pair of Moderne Black Lamps
  • Pair of Moderne Black Lamps
  • Pair of Moderne Black Lamps
  • Pair of Moderne Black Lamps
H 18 in. Dm 15 in.
Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pair of Marble Lucite Table Lamps, Bauer Lamp Co.
By Bauer Lamp Company
Located in National City, CA
For Your Pleasure: an elegant Pair of Vintage Modern Marble and Lucite Table Lamps by Bauer lamp Co. circa 1985 Made in the USA Dimensions are: 18" H x 10" W x 5" D Ref# LIGGM11520 O...
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble

Pair of Midcentury Ceramic Geometric Modernist Table Lamps by Rembrandt
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Pair of geometric Modernist table lamps labeled by the Rembrandt lighting company. Each lamp features a ceramic cone shape fixed to a black lacquer wood block base. Measures: 4" w...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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

Pair of Extra Large Lamps in Antique Brass
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of extra large lamps in antique brass finish.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Marbro Gilt Baluster Form Table Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
In impeccable condition, these lamps by Marbro have a black lacquered base, Asian ornamentation, and a gilt body. Complete with original black finials and renowned Marbro attention t...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Pair of Marbro Gilt Baluster Form Table Lamps
  • Pair of Marbro Gilt Baluster Form Table Lamps
  • Pair of Marbro Gilt Baluster Form Table Lamps
  • Pair of Marbro Gilt Baluster Form Table Lamps
H 48.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Pair of French Black Porcelain Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1920s French black porcelain table lamps with bronze fittings. Measurements: Height of body: 15" Height to shade rest: 24" Diameter: 5"(widest point).
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Black Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1940s French porcelain table lamps with gilt details. Measurements: Height of body 24" Height of shade rest 35".
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Black Glass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1900 French black glass oil lamps converted to electrified table lamps. Measurements: Height of body: 17" Height to shade rest: 26" Diameter of base: 6".
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Antique 1890s French Table Lamps

Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Sculptural Chrome Table Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Kingston, NY
This pair of Mid-Century modernist table lamps features a sculptural design in chrome with embossed crocodile black leather detailing by Laurel Lamp Company. Made in America, cir...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Electrified Black Glass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French, circa 1920s black opaline glass electrified oil lamps with metal bases. Measurements: Height: 13" height of body.
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Vintage 1920s French Table Lamps

Pair of Black Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1950’s French black glass table lamps with gilt details and lucite bases. Measurements: Height of body: 14″ Height to shade rest: 22″ Diameter: 6"
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

Pair of Italian Black Marble Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1920’s Italian gray, black and white baluster shaped marble table lamps with double light cluster. Measurements: Height of Body: 23″ Height to Shade Rest: 33″   
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Early 20th Century Italian 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

Charming Pair of Black Porcelain Lamps
Located in PARIS, FR
Pair of neoclassical gilded bronze mounted black porcelain lamps. Black bodies finely decorated with floral garlands made of white bellflowers and gilded wine branches. Reposing on g...
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Antique 1880s French Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Black Opaline Table Lamps
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Three balls opaline lamp on chromed base. Needs to be rewired.
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Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Pair of Abstract Solid Welded Brutalist Metal Table Lamps, Mid-Century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Stamford, CT
A very fine pair of Brutalist lamps possibly by the Laurel Lamp Company. Each of these lamps made from welded metal in the fashion of Brutalist design. This is an original sculpture ...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Brutalist Table Lamps

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Metal

Monumental Pair of Brutalist Torch Cut Steel Laurel Lamps Mid-Century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
1960s table lamp in Brutalist style. Comprised of welded torch cut steel cubic strips with a black base. The size alone is impressive let alone the skillfully welded construction in ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron

Pair of Rembrandt Brass Open Rib Table Lamps with Crystal Ball Centres
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of vase form open rib table lamps with internal crystal spheres. Black lacquered and stepped round disc bases with switch and black lacquered disc cap. Original milk glass diffu...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Pair of Iconic and Rare Brutalist Lamps for Laurel Lamp Company, 1960s
By Harry Balmer, Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A very rare matching pair of large, iconic Brutalist lamps by Laurel Lamp Company in the 1960s. Usually bought singularly due to the high original price of the lamps. This pair has a...
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Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Tall Opulent Iridescent Glass Table Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
A pair of very large-scale table lamps with iridescent blue-purple glass bodies and gold-plated fittings. Produced by Marbro, American, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Mutual Sunset White Enamel and Chrome Table Lamps
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of tubular form table lamps in white enameled steel with chromed steel cuff rings, stem, socket and harp. From the mutual sunset lamp company; a now defunct lamp company that fe...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Enamel, Steel, Chrome

Pair of Midcentury African Inspired Modernist Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company, Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual pair of sculptural midcentury or Hollywood Regency African inspired table lamps with elongated faces. These high quality modernist lamps have been newly wired and are possibl...
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal

Tall Pair of Laurel Co. Walnut "Tower" Table Lamps with Smoky Lucite Panels
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Pair Laurel Lamp Co. attributed Walnut, Lucite & Brass Table Lamps, 1960s. Featuring an International Style rectilinear form, tubular Brass central column, open center, e...
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Vintage 1960s American International Style Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Neoclassical Ebony and Giltwood Table Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Leandro, CA
Exquisite pair of ebonized and giltwood table lamps by Marbro. The pair are beautifully carved and finished as expected from Marbro, the maker of the finest and most luxurious lamps ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Neoclassical Revival Table Lamps

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Wood, Wood

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.
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Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Table Lamps

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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 Black Opaline and Brass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of black opaline and brass lamps. Has claw feet to the base. Measures: 35.25" H (to top of finial) x 5.5" in diameter (at it's widest). Base: 7" x 7" Shades not included.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Pair of Black Bitossi Lamps, Italy, 1970
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi lamps Italy 1970s ceramic in a black and silver multi layered glaze with an earthy super sophisticated dark look, signed. Rewired for the US. Shades not included.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Italian Marble and Tole Column Lamps
By Chapman Manufacturing Company, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely pair of vintage Italian neoclassical style marble and tole table lamps possibly by Marbro. This great pair of Hollywood Regency column lamps are executed with bases of large b...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble, Tôle

  • Pair of Italian Marble and Tole Column Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Marble and Tole Column Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Marble and Tole Column Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Marble and Tole Column Lamps
H 25.25 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Pair of Gloss Black Ceramic Lamps
By Royal Haeger
Located in Garnerville, NY
Beautiful pair of Postmodern high gloss black glazed lamps. Fully working condition with old wiring, circa 1970-1980. Felted bottoms. Shades for photography only. Shades not included...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Pair of Gloss Black Ceramic Lamps
  • Pair of Gloss Black Ceramic Lamps
  • Pair of Gloss Black Ceramic Lamps
  • Pair of Gloss Black Ceramic Lamps
H 12 in. W 10.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Wonderful Pair of Laurel Lamps Designed by Richard Barr
By Laurel Lamp Company, Richard Barr
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Great pair of Laurel lamps designed by Richard Barr. These chrome lamps are in nice vintage condition. Will look great in any setting.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of 1950s Black Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A most unusual pair of ceramic lamps, of distinctive metallic black glaze, projecting its two original internally lit glass candle tubes. Signed and numbered to the underside, Fra...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Glass

  • Pair of 1950s Black Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950s Black Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950s Black Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950s Black Ceramic Table Lamps
H 17.33 in. W 10.63 in. D 3.55 in.
Pair of Black Bitossi Lamps, Italy, 1970
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi lamps Italy 1970s ceramic in a black and silver multi layered glaze with an earthy super sophisticated dark look, signed. Rewired for the US. Shades not included.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Murano Black Glass Pair of Table Lamps
Located in Austin, TX
Italian handblown Murano glass table lamps, sleek in polished black glass that fades to clear just below 23-karat gold flecked rings. At once formal and nonchalant, these tuxedo-remi...
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf

  • Murano Black Glass Pair of Table Lamps
  • Murano Black Glass Pair of Table Lamps
  • Murano Black Glass Pair of Table Lamps
  • Murano Black Glass Pair of Table Lamps
H 30.25 in. W 7.75 in. D 5.75 in.
Pair of Black Tole Asian Style Table Lamps
Located in Toledo, OH
A pair of Asian style table lamps. They feature a black lacquer metal body with Asian scenes in gold tones, a mahogany hexagon base, a three-way switch and a heavy brass finial. The ...
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20th Century Chinese Export Table Lamps

  • Pair of Black Tole Asian Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black Tole Asian Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black Tole Asian Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black Tole Asian Style Table Lamps
H 38.5 in. W 6.75 in. D 6.5 in.
Pair of Teardrop Form Laurel Lamps Attributed to Tony Paul
By Laurel Lamp Company, Tony Paul
Located in New York, NY
Pair of chrome teardrop form tables manufactured by the Laurel Lamp Company, design attributed to Tony Paul. Both are on good working condition showing only very light cosmetic wear,...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Black Leather Floor Lamps
Located in London, GB
A pair of large and tall braided black leather and brushed steel floor lamps. Sweden, third quarter of the 20th century. Measures: With the shades: 168 cm high by 46 cm diameter. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Pair of Black Porcelain Lamps with White Flowers
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1940s Italian porcelain table lamps with hand painted floral motif and open-work brass bases. Measurements: Height 23.5" Diameter 9" (widest point).
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Vintage 1940s Italian Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Greek Key Lamps with Black Shades
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of Greek key stoneware lamps with black shades.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Classical Greek Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

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Pair Of Black Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of pair of black lamps for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique pair of black lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. We have 1221 antique and vintage pair of black lamps in-stock, while there are 92 modern editions to choose from as well. Pair of black 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 of black lamps are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made pair of black lamps over the years, but those made by Laurel Lamp Company, Orrefors and Alberto Donà are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Pair Of Black Lamps?

Prices for pair of black lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, pair of black lamps begin at $250 and can go as high as $127,184, while the average can fetch as much as $2,998.

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 table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or artistic 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, 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 vibrant but classic Tiffany lamp or even a bold avant-garde lamp custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the perfect one on 1stDibs.