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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Houston, TX
Great pair of Mid-Century Modern glass lamps with a geometric design in neutral tones of brown, white and tan. Our Hollywood Regency/Modernist lamps have been newly wired and are rea...
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Antique 1660s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lamps
Located in South Salem, NY
Pair of 1960s Italian Lucite column side or table lamps with modern reflective shades. Made of Lucite and chrome these have been rewired for the US.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

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Lucite

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H 21.5 in. W 8 in. D 8 in.
Pair of Chrome Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice metal drop shape modern table lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Majestic Lamp Co. Table Lamps
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare, early pair of lamps from the Majestic Lamp Co. Brass-plated copper swirl over ebonized oak. Each has two original striped shades.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lamps with Mirror Bases
Located in West Hartford, CT
True midcentury period lamps with square mirrored bases made of glass, metal, and chrome. Wired for USA and in working order.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lamps, Chrome and Black Bases
Located in Middleburg, VA
Bring the 1960s back (or just a touch) with this pair of Mid-Century Modern lamps from France. The chrome is still in shiny shape with good black bases and the lamps have been rewire...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Huge Pair Of Orange Drip Glaze Lamps Mid-century Modern Danish
By Sunset Lamps
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent huge pair of orange drip glaze lamps with light up bottoms. These amazing lamps retain their original huge drum shades with textured wool trim. The lamps make a huge st...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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 aembrandt 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 Modern Dimensional Architectural Lucite Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Tall, cubist, geometric, architectural and pure examples of midcentury table lamps made in the USA. Three rectangular open cubes within each other. Height is to top of socket, 27.5.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Nickel, Steel

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 Mid-Century Modern Marble Column Lamps
By E. F. Chapman, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous tall pair of cylindrical modernist marble table lamp, possibly Italian. The marble on each column lamp is unique yet this is a pair. This pair of Hollywood Regency lamps hav...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Laurel Mushroom Table Lamps in White
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stunning pair of sculptural mushroom lamps produced by Laurel in the 1970s. These feature cast aluminum bases with frosted mushroom shades. These have been fully rewired and ready ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

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

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 Eccentric American Mid-Century Modern Lamps Attributed to Majestic
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Port Hope, ON
The design of these extremely eccentric Mid-Century Modern console or boudoir lamps is attributed to the Majestic Lamp Company. Both the black enamel and chrome plated brass bases ha...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome, Enamel

Pair Of Lucite And Chrome Laurel Lamps Mid-century Regency Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of lucite and chrome Laurel lamps.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Steel

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 Sleek Nickel Mid Century Modern Torchieres Floor Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Two sleek sophisticated floor lamps with classic mid century design, elongated and shaped like a horn. By Laurel Lamp Company and newly refurbished in a stunning nickel finish. Top i...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Nickel

Laurel Sculptural Mixed Metal and Lucite Lamps Mid-Century Modern Pair of
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 Modern Laurel Mushroom Table Lamps in Chrome / Silver
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stunning pair of sculptural mushroom lamps produced by Laurel in the 1970s. These feature cast aluminum bases with white frosted mushroom shades. These have been fully rewired and ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lamps Attributed Lino Tagliapietra and Venini
By Lino Tagliapietra, Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Pair of Space Age one-light table lamps attributed to the master glass blower Lino Tagliapietra for Venini, circa 1970. Hand blown in a white "Feathered" striped pattern in Murano g...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

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

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 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 Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass and Marble Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful pair of Italian Hollywood Regency glass and marble table lamps. The glass on this pair of vintage lamps may be Murano glass. These Italian glass and marble lamps are most l...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Rembrandt Pair of Solid Brass Table Lamps Cold Painted, 1957
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent pair of solid brass table lamps, cold painted, with wood finials and glass inserts, from Rembrandt, circa 1957. From the Doral Country Club. I...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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 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

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.
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern floor lamps, wood block base and chrome Stand, come with white linen square drum shades.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

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H 61 in. W 21 in. D 12 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Mid-Century Modernist table lamps. Sculptural forms crafted in mahogany.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Mahogany

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Mid-Century Modern table lamps.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Indian Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of lamps with filigree chased nickel and brass drops and brackets on a lacquered wood base. Hand-wrought, either Indian or Moroccan, with a Hollywood Regency vibe. Recently cr...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Brutalist Laurel Lamps Chrome by Richard Barr, Mid-Century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company, Richard Barr
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Elegant iconic pair of Brutalist lamps by Richard Barr, circa 1965, on black lacquered bases
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Lucite Mid-Century Modern Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of Lucite lamps each with three Lucite tapered prisms with angled tops on a Lucite base. The assemblage reflects and refracts light. Central chrome rod supports a socket and h...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite

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H 29.5 in. W 7 in. D 7 in.
Great Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lamps Gilded Brass Hansen for Metalarte, 1960
By Metalarte, George W. Hansen
Located in Escalona, Toledo.
Pair of large lamps designed by Hansen for the Spanish company Metalarte. Brass foot, white lacquered metal structure and three E27 lamp holders. The rotary switch located in the str...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel, Brass

Pair of Seguso for Marbro Murano Glass Lamps Mid-Century Modern
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in North Miami, FL
These stunning pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern Seguso for Marbro Co. ribbed luscious turquoise or Caribbean sky blue Murano glass lamps have white lacquered bases. The luminosity ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Nickel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Tall Lamps
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An oversized pair of Classic modern tall lamps in original condition. Brass nicely aged and recently re wired. 46 .5" tall by 9.5 square base.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

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H 46.5 in. W 9.5 in. D 9.5 in.
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 Cast Aluminum Modern Lamps by Laurel Lamp Co
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern lamps by Laurel Lamp Company, made of cast aluminum with an anodized finish . In very good condition. Each measure 34” high by 6” wide and 6”, 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

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

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lucite Table Lamps
By Van Teal, Les Prismatiques, Karl Springer
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning pair of Art Deco style stacked Lucite or acrylic lamps in the style of Les Prismatiques or Karl Springer. These Hollywood Regency geometric form lamps have been newly wired ...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite

Pair of Brass Asian Modern Lamps, 1960s
By Portable Lamp Co.
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A pair of Asian modern, brass amphora urn shaped lamps on ebonized bases by the Portable Lamp Co., 1960s. The brass is tarnished in areas and the base has one chipped foot. Cur...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lucite Table Lamps
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of fabulous Lucite lamps with curved panels. In excellent vintage condition. Wiring is sound.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Carved Fruitwood Lamps
By Heifetz
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern carved fruitwood lamps in the form of a stylized dancing male and female on round bases (attributed to Heifetz).  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Fruitwood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern RAAK Floor Lamps
By Frank Ligtelijn, RAAK
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Great pair of standing fully adjustable floor lamps by Frank Ligtelijn for RAAK. Glass globes can be lifted off of and out of the cradle, adjust to any angle. Chrome tube rod which s...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel, Chrome

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H 43.5 in. W 13.5 in. D 13.5 in.
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 Mid-Century Modern White Beehive Lamps
Located in Miami, FL
A vintage pair of large Mid-Century Modern off-white ceramic and teak table lamps, dating from the 1950s. Each lamp features a glazed cream body with ridges, a teak neck and a creamy...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A pair of sculptural Mid-Century Modern table lamps by Laurel. Nickeled metal, brass mounts and base with faux wood detail.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Seguso for Marbro Pair of Amber Glass Lamps Original Shades
By The Marbro Lamp Company, Livio Seguso
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent pair of amber colored, glass table lamps, with their original shades and finials, by Marbro Lamp Co. In excellent condition. The dimensions of...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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 Italian Mid-Century Modern White Porcelain and Brass Lamps
By Frederick Cooper, E. F. Chapman, The Marbro Lamp Company
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 Glass Table Lamps
Located in Woodbury, CT
Pale pink glass with deeper pink cuts. Ribbed bulbous body. Raised on brass 4 legged base. Glass with base measure 16 inches, not including lamp fittings base measures 5.5 x 5.5.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Table Lamps
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice and unusual bent plywood smoked Lucite shades table lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Marble Pedestal Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant pair of vintage modern solid marble lamps feature a square base and an etched fluted pedestal design leading up to the light fixture. The unique detailed white marble offers ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

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H 30.5 in. W 7.25 in. D 7.25 in.
Wild Pair of Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of vintage modern lamps stand out from the rest. An unusual porous, trapezoid-shaped, stone base supports this slightly tall table lamp. A lovely metal tree branch...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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H 34.25 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
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 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

Heifetz Mid-Century Modern Pair of Table Lamps
By Heifetz
Located in Montreal, QC
It doesn't get more Mid-Century Modern than this. From the ebonized shaped base to the slender pointed finial this pair exude an unmistakable 50/60s quality. The stylised and sinuous...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wool

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
These Italian Mid-Century Modern table lamps were constructed using reverse applied gold-leaf and transfer printed lithographic design encased in glass on black lacquered square meta...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf, Metal

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Pair Of Mid Century Modern Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

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Prices for pair of mid century modern lamps start at $268 and top out at $79,976 with the average selling for $2,938.

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.