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Pair of French White Opaline Table Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of French 1940s white opaline glass table lamps with brass bases and fittings. Rewired with new 3 way sockets and cords.
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Solid Bronze Table Lamps by RIchard Peduzzi, France, 2005
By RIchard Peduzzi
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully handcrafted in Paris, France, these solid bronze table lamps were designed by RIchard Peduzzi - a set decorator who has worked extensively with director Patrice Chereau i...
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Early 2000s French Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Bronze Neoclassical Style Table Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of bronze neoclassical style table lamps. Each taking two 60 watt bulbs. The bronze base and Corinthian column support a four arm candleholder. Each having custom shades that ca...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Table Lamps

  • Pair of Bronze Neoclassical Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Bronze Neoclassical Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Bronze Neoclassical Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Bronze Neoclassical Style Table Lamps
H 40.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Red Fractal Resin Pair of Table Lamps,Marie-Claude de Fouquières,Pierre Giraudon
By Marie-Claude de Fouquieres, Pierre Giraudon
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This cylindrical pair of lamps is very poetic with all its small captivated fragments. Its color ranges from red to vivid orange with black inclusions. It always seems to be in movem...
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Awesome Pair of Lamps Attributed to Robert Phandeve
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Fantastic pair of bronze and glass lamps din the manner of Robert Phandeve.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

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Bronze

Awesome Pair of Solid Bronze Lamps Attributed to Robert Phandeve
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Very unique pair of bronze and glass lamps.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

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Bronze

Huge pair of Art Deco Lamps Signed By Louis Rigal
By Louis Rigal
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Pair of fantastic "Urne" lamps showing Adam & Eve. This artist was a sculptor who was working with Jacques Emile Ruhlmann Very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Huge pair of  Art Deco Lamps Signed By Louis Rigal
  • Huge pair of  Art Deco Lamps Signed By Louis Rigal
  • Huge pair of  Art Deco Lamps Signed By Louis Rigal
  • Huge pair of  Art Deco Lamps Signed By Louis Rigal
H 24.02 in. W 14.18 in. D 9.45 in.
Pair of Art Deco French Candle Lamps
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Art Deco pair of French lamps in chrome, each with pair of glass “Candles” in white and pale green milk glass. These are an amazing design, each with Manufacture Marks to the base, “...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Glass

  • Pair of Art Deco French Candle Lamps
  • Pair of Art Deco French Candle Lamps
  • Pair of Art Deco French Candle Lamps
  • Pair of Art Deco French Candle Lamps
H 13.19 in. W 11.23 in. D 2.37 in.
Pair of Art Deco French Lamps by Ros
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Art Deco pair of lamps, French Art Glass on forged iron with intensely hand-forged base and cap components with a grape vine leaf motif. The pair of art glass shades are Pate de verr...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps

Pair of Art Deco Nickel Lamps
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Art Deco pair of French nickel vase lamps with white spheres of light, France. circa 1930. French “Fruit, Flowers, Leaves” influence, to the deep surface design, with undercut throat...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps

  • Pair of Art Deco Nickel Lamps
  • Pair of Art Deco Nickel Lamps
  • Pair of Art Deco Nickel Lamps
  • Pair of Art Deco Nickel Lamps
H 13 in. W 8.27 in. D 5.91 in.
Pair of Art Deco Mazda Unilux Lamps
By Mazda
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Midcentury pair of French Mazda lamps with all original fittings including pull cord switch to upper support for opaline glass shade. The cord and white Bakelite tab is pristine and ...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Wood

Fantastic Pair of Georges Pelletier Ceramic Sun Lamp
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Megeve, FR
Georges Pelletier ceramic lamp. Two pieces. In excellent condition.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Georges Pelletier Fantastic Pair of Ceramic Black Sun Lamps
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Megeve, FR
Georges Pelletier fantastic ceramic sun lamp, two pieces In excellent condition.   
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Fantastic Roger Capron and Jean Derval Pair of Ceramic Table Lamps, circa 1970
By Roger Capron
Located in Megeve, FR
Fantastic Roger Capron and Jean Derval pair of ceramic table lamps, circa 1970, in excellent condition. Measures: H 46cm without lampshade. (Price without lampshades: 8000 euros).
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Pair of Jacques Adnet Parchment Leather Table Lamps, France, circa 1930s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Deco Lovely pair of parchment leather table lamps. Jacques Adnet. Made in France, circa 1930s. Have been rewired. And the leather has been re-polished.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Baguès Style French Brass Flower and Leaf Table Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of smaller scale French brass table or buffet lamps. Decorated with glass rosettes and leaves, and finely crafted foliate embellishments. Base is bass and mirrored glass. Each...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of French Empire Gilt Bronze Two-Arm Bouillotte Lamps or Table Lamps, 1815
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant Empire gilded bronze finely chiseled Bouillotte lamps with dark green painted tole adjustable shade. Two E 14 light bulbs. We can deliver wired for US standard.  
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of French Girandoles
Located in Winter Park, FL
A pair of Louis XV style four-light French girandoles made of brass with three tiers of crystal prisms of various shapes and sizes, including amber and amethyst grape clusters, ribbe...
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20th Century French Louis XV Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of French Girandoles
  • Pair of French Girandoles
  • Pair of French Girandoles
  • Pair of French Girandoles
H 21.5 in. Dm 12.25 in.
Pair of Porcelain Lamps by French Manufacture, Early 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Pair of porcelain lamps is an original couple of decorative porcelain lamps realized by French manufacture during the 20th century. This pair of table oil lamps in porcelain is p...
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20th Century French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Pink Quartz Lamps
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Pair of table lamps in pink quartz, basement and structure in brass. Height with lampshade 85 cm.  
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2010s French Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Pink Quartz Lamps
  • Pair of Pink Quartz Lamps
  • Pair of Pink Quartz Lamps
  • Pair of Pink Quartz Lamps
H 33.47 in. W 5.12 in. D 6.7 in.
Art Deco Pair of Bronze Table Lamps with Art Glass Shades
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely pair of Art Deco bronze table lamps decorated with floral motifs, art glass shades in Tulip form, circa 1930. Each lamp with one E14 bulb socket. Measure: Height 17 in (43...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
By Pia Chevalier
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of Astree lamps by Pia Chevalier Raw solid brass and porcelain. Dimensions: Tall 24 cm, ø 11cm Small 13 cm, ø 11cm Tala bulb diameter 13 cm Cable length 1m50 Pia Cheval...
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2010s French Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
H 9.45 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
By Pia Chevalier
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of Astree lamps by Pia Chevalier Raw solid brass and porcelain. Dimensions: Tall: 24 cm ø11cm Small: 13 cm ø11cm Tala bulb: diameter 13 cm Cable length: 1m50 Pia Cheval...
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2010s French Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
  • Pair of Astree Lamps by Pia Chevalier
H 9.45 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
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

Pair of French Table Lamps
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pair of French table lamps. Chromed metal lamps with 220 w electrical installation at its base have glass balls that also illuminate.
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Vintage 1960s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Pair of French Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Table Lamps
H 12.21 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.85 in.
Pair of French Table Lamps in Shagreen, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Astonishing pair of French table lamps in shagreen, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Shagreen

  • Pair of French Table Lamps in Shagreen, 1950s
  • Pair of French Table Lamps in Shagreen, 1950s
  • Pair of French Table Lamps in Shagreen, 1950s
  • Pair of French Table Lamps in Shagreen, 1950s
H 21.66 in. W 6.3 in. D 3.15 in.
19th Century Pair of French Table Lamps Brass
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
19th century pair of brass candlesticks converted to lamps. Shown with custom-made lampshades in grey linen. New electricity. The candlesticks are still original with supplied electr...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Directoire Table Lamps

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Brass

  • 19th Century Pair of French Table Lamps Brass
  • 19th Century Pair of French Table Lamps Brass
  • 19th Century Pair of French Table Lamps Brass
  • 19th Century Pair of French Table Lamps Brass
H 20.08 in. W 10.24 in. D 3.94 in.
Pair of Antique French Zinc Neo Classic Pineapple Table Lamps
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Antique pair of French table lamps crafted in zinc with a pineapple motif and a classical urn form on a double plinth base.
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Table Lamps

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Zinc

Pair of French Mid Century Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish "totem form" pair of French table lamps date to the 1950s-1960s. Note: Shade dimensions are 12.50" top width x 15" bottom width x 11" depth. Note: Requires two Ed...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Earthenware, Fabric, Wood

  • Pair of French Mid Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Mid Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Mid Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Mid Century Table Lamps
H 30.25 in. W 15 in. D 11 in.
Pair of French 1940s Brass Lamps with Hexagonal Bases
Located in Buchanan, NY
Pair of French table lamps, circa 1945, with hexagonal bases and elongated painted stem. The lamps are very good quality and have recently been rewired. Very good vintage condition. ...
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Vintage 1940s Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Cut Glass Table Lamps, France, 1950s
By France"
Located in Paris, FR
Refined pair of cut-glass table lamps, France, 1950s. Gilt brass structure and rings. Cream white silk shade with "plis Dior." Four cut-glass as diamonds parts, including the base....
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Large Art Deco Table Lamps by Art de France
By Art de France
Located in Schagen, NL
Stunning table lamps by Art de France. They were manufactured in France and feature blue, white and even some red colors. They remain in very good condition. Pieces will be carefully...
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Pair of French Majolica Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1940's French majolica porcelain in green glaze with foliage motif. Measurements: Height of body: 22" Height to shade rest: 33" Diameter at widest: 8".
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of French Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French circa 1940's gilt and white porcelain table lamps. Measurements: Height of body 19" Diameter 8".
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Moderne French Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1950s French Moderne carved wood sculptural lamps with gilt bases. Measurements: Height 15" Width 11.75" Depth 5.5".
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

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Wood

Pair of French Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of late 1940s French blue porcelain lamps with gilt details. Measurements: Height of body: 21.5" Widest point : 5.75".
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of French Celadon Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French circa 1940's celadon table lamps with hand-painted gilt decoration and bronze fittings. Measurements: Height of body: 18" Widest point: 7.5"
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of French Midcentury Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French circa 1960s yellow and gold glazed porcelain table lamps. Measurements: Height of body 16" Diameter 9"
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Vintage 1960s French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of French Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1920s French porcelain table lamps with bronze bases and hand-painted decorations. Measurements: Height of body: 18" Diameter: 7".
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Vintage 1920s French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of French Celadon Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French circa 1930s celadon table lamps with cast bronze bases. Measurements: Height of body: 14.5" Height to shade rest: 22".
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Vintage 1930s French Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of French Twist Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of table lamps comprising a twisted stack of rectangular blocks in polished chrome-plated steel. French, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s French Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

  • Pair of French Twist Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Twist Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Twist Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Twist Table Lamps
H 18.5 in. W 10 in. D 4.5 in.
Pair of French Celadon Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1940s celadon lamps with gilt and painted foliage and flower in relief. Measurements: Height of body: 15? Widest point: 4.5?.
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

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Celadon, Porcelain

Pair of French Bronze Table Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of French bronze table lamps each having candle stick form converted into a double bulb lamp with nice details of flowers and leaf with vine design.
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Table Lamps

Pair of 1950's French Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Pair of 1950s renaissance style table lamps is made from oakwood and is newly refinished in a grey and oyster combination with a beautiful distressed finish. The lamps feature c...
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Vintage 1950s French Renaissance Table Lamps

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Nylon, Fabric, Plastic, Wood, Oak

  • Pair of 1950's French Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950's French Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950's French Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950's French Table Lamps
H 34 in. W 5 in. D 7 in.
Pair of French Empire Tole Table Lamps
Located in Doylestown, PA
A charming pair of French Empire period oil lamps in tole redecorated in black and yellow painted finish with transfer decoration of classical scenes.
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Table Lamps

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Tin

Pair of Table Lamps, Sea Horses, France
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Exceptional Pair of Table lamps from France,Saint-Tropez, In the form of Sea Horses, New Hand Made Lamp Shades.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2020, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Pair of Contemporary Plaster Brutalist Table Lamps Lamp shade made from the leaves of a banana tree. Convex front with a flat back. Circa 2020, France. Very good vintage condition.
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2010s French Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2020, France
  • Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2020, France
  • Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2020, France
  • Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2020, France
H 26 in. W 18 in. D 10 in.
Pair of French Empire Style Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1920's French gilt and silver tones Empire table lamps with lion's heads details. Measurements: Height of body: 22" Height to shade rest: 31" Base: 6" (square).    
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Vintage 1920s French Table Lamps

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Silver Plate, Bronze

Pair of French Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair Of French Ceramic Table Lamps, hand made, each decor is slightly different, elegant lampshades provided Lamp base :55cmx18cm
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Pair of French Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Ceramic Table Lamps
H 31.5 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Pair of French Seltzer Bottle Table Lamps
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Pair of antique seltzer bottles now table lamps with classic double gourd form wrapped in wicker with the original mechanism and porcelain bases.
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Early 20th Century French Edwardian Table Lamps

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Wicker

Pair Of French Empire Bronze Table Lamps
Located in Essex, MA
Of tall size with patinated and gilt bronze , each with two lights, corinthian columns with wreath mounted plinth bases. Once candelabras.
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Antique 1820s French Empire Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Pair Of French Empire Bronze Table Lamps
  • Pair Of French Empire Bronze Table Lamps
  • Pair Of French Empire Bronze Table Lamps
  • Pair Of French Empire Bronze Table Lamps
H 40.5 in. W 6.75 in. D 6.75 in.
Pair of French Neoclassic Style Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1940's French painted and gilt table lamps with original patina. Measurements: Height of body: 17.5" Height to shade rest: 27.5" Diameter: 5.5".
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

Pair of Elegant French Shell Table Lamps
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of lamps, brass, wood, fabric, France, 1970s Adorning pair of side table lamps with shell element. These stunning lamps have a very special feature to them, a shell shape tha...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Elegant French Shell Table Lamps
  • Pair of Elegant French Shell Table Lamps
  • Pair of Elegant French Shell Table Lamps
  • Pair of Elegant French Shell Table Lamps
H 17.13 in. W 9.85 in. D 6.5 in.
Pair of Table Lamps, circa 2000, France
Located in Girona, Spain
Pair of plaster ring table lamps. Made with plaster. Ratan lampshades Circa 2000, France. Very good condition.
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Early 2000s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster

Pair of French Blue Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French circa 1940s blue porcelain table lamps with silvered bases. Measurements: Height of body 20.25" Height to shade rest 29.25" Diameter at widest 7".
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

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Silver Plate

Pair of Arlus Table Lamps, France, 1960s
By Arlus
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of tripod bronze table lamps by Arlus finished in a combination of gold and gunmetal patinas. Presented here with their original glass diffusers.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

1990s Pair of French Terracotta Table Lamps
Located in Malaga, ES
1990s pair of French terracotta table lamps.
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Late 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Terracotta

  • 1990s Pair of French Terracotta Table Lamps
  • 1990s Pair of French Terracotta Table Lamps
  • 1990s Pair of French Terracotta Table Lamps
  • 1990s Pair of French Terracotta Table Lamps
H 31.89 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Pair of Antique French Tole Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French circa 1920s gilt and painted tole lamps with foliage motif on a neoclassic column body. Measurements: Height of body: 19.5" Height to shade rest: 28.5" Base: 5.2...
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Vintage 1920s French Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Pair of Antique French Tole Table Lamps
  • Pair of Antique French Tole Table Lamps
  • Pair of Antique French Tole Table Lamps
  • Pair of Antique French Tole Table Lamps
H 19 in. W 5.25 in. D 5.25 in.
Pair of French Wallpaper Roller Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of table lamps comprising of bases made from converted antique wallpaper rollers. They are black-painted wood with bronze-toned metal appliqué decorations and gold-h...
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Pair of French Wallpaper Roller Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Wallpaper Roller Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Wallpaper Roller Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Wallpaper Roller Table Lamps
H 35.75 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Pair of French Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1940s French black glazed porcelain table lamps with faux bamboo metal weaving on body. Measurements: Height of body: 20.5" Widest point: 7".
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

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Pair Of French Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

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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.