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Bamboo Table Lamp Paper Shade, France, 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
Vintage bamboo Riviera style table lamp with original paper shade in very good vintage condition.  
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Vintage 1950s French Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Suck Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
Located in Geneve, CH
Suck floor lamp with paper shade by LK Edition Dimensions: 17 x 15 x H 175 cm Materials: Black patinated bronze with paper shade. All our lamps can be wired according to each co...
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2010s French Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • Suck Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
  • Suck Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
  • Suck Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
  • Suck Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
H 68.9 in. W 5.91 in. D 6.7 in.
Eto Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
Located in Geneve, CH
Eto floor lamp with paper shade by LK Edition Dimensions: 17 x 15 x H 45 cm Materials: Black patinated bronze, paper shade. All our lamps can be wired according to each country....
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2010s French Modern Floor Lamps

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Bronze

  • Eto Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
  • Eto Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
  • Eto Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
  • Eto Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
H 17.72 in. W 5.91 in. D 6.7 in.
Valentin Table Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
Located in Geneve, CH
Valentin table lamp with paper shade by LK Edition Dimensions: L 23 x 19 x 530 cm Materials: Oak brushed and lacquer, paper shade. Also sold without paper shade. All our lamps can...
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2010s French Modern Table Lamps

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Oak, Lacquer, Paper

French Vintage Brass Pillar Table Lamp with Paper Shade
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French vintage brass pillar table lamp with paper shade. Converted and US wired.  
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Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

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Brass

Contemporary Japanese Chochin Floor Lamp Zen Washi Japanese Paper Shade
By Ryosuke Harashima
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Name: Under the Hazy Moon Contemporary style Japanese Washi Japanese traditional paper shade floor lamp. Washi shade is famous as Isamu Noguchi Akari lightings. Base is made of brass...
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2010s Japanese Edo Floor Lamps

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Brass

American, Sizable Table Lamp, Paper Shade, Acrylic, Brass, Metal, America, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp in the shape of a Japanese fan, bearing resemblance to Ingo Maurers famous "Uchiwa" wall light. Features a paper shade on an acrylic base.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Scandinavian Modern Teak and Brass Table Lamp with Original Paper Shade
By ESA
Located in Vienna, AT
A charming small Scandinavian Modern brass table or desk lamp in a sculptural shape. it´s base is hand-turned from a single teak block of richly grained and warmly toned texture and ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Jean Boris Lacroix Brass Desk Lamp with White Paper Shade, 1950s
By Jean Boris Lacroix
Located in Bainbridge, NY
French Modern Boris Lacroix attributed adjustable brass reading table lamp. Finely handcrafted brass wishbone form with brass knobs to adjust the newly replaced white paper shade on ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Chic 'Bloc' Parchment Lamp with Parchment Paper Shade by Design Frères
By Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic 'Bloc' parchment lamps with parchment paper shade by Design Frères. The overall dimensions are 10 in. diameter x 15 in. tall, including the shade. The shade dimensions are...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Hide, Wood, Parchment Paper

Chic 'Bloc' Parchment Lamp with Parchment Paper Shade by Design Frères
By Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic 'Bloc' parchment lamps with parchment paper shade by Design Frères. The overall dimensions are 10 in. diameter x 15 in. tall, including the shade. The shade dimensions are...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Hide, Wood, Parchment Paper

Contemporary Tower Floor Lamp with Geometric Oak Base and Japanese Paper Shade
By Louis Jobst
Located in London, GB
The Tower Floor Lamp has an asymmetric base made up from harmonised geometric forms. This is contrasted with a lightweight cylindrical shade that emits a perfect dimmable glow with g...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Floor Lamps

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Brass

Contemporary Tower Floor Lamp with Geometric Oak Base and Japanese Paper Shade
By Louis Jobst
Located in London, GB
The Tower Floor Lamp has an asymmetric base made up from harmonised geometric forms. This is contrasted with a lightweight cylindrical shade that emits a perfect dimmable glow with g...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Félix Tissot Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp with Parchment Paper Shade
By Felix Tissot
Located in Mexico City, MX
Mexican Mid-Century Modern table lamp by French designer Félix Tissot. The ceramic structure is placed on a brass plinth. The shade is made of parchment paper.
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Brass & Opaline Glass 3 Lights 1959 Table Lamp by Stilnovo with Red Paper Shade
By Stilnovo
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This elegant abat jour was designed and produced by Stilnovo in the late 1950s. It is made from a white opaline glass shade with an elegant brass structure. A switch on the base mana...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

Mid-20th Century Etched Brass Lamp with Custom French Paper Shade
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-20th century etched brass lamp with custom French paper shade Lamp dimensions: 30.5" height x 10" diameter and the base has a 6.5" diameter.  
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Le Klint Oak Table Lamp with White Pleated Paper Shade, Denmark 1960's
By Le Klint
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Le Klint Denmark, 1960's Le Klint oak table lamp with pleated paper shade. Measures: H 57 x Ø 36 cm.  
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Vintage 1960s Danish Table Lamps

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Oak

Early 20th Century Faux Bois "Fountain" Table Lamp with Custom Paper Shade
Located in Chicago, IL
Early 20th century faux bois "Fountain" table lamp with custom French paper shade.   
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Stone

Metal Floor Lamp with Big Shade
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial vintage floor lamp with an intentional distressed metal façade and subtle decorative detailing at center and near bottom base. Lamp is stable and sturdy a...
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20th Century American Floor Lamps

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Metal

  • Metal Floor Lamp with Big Shade
  • Metal Floor Lamp with Big Shade
  • Metal Floor Lamp with Big Shade
  • Metal Floor Lamp with Big Shade
H 44 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
Chic Glazed Ceramic Lamp with Parchment Shade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic glazed ceramic lamp with parchment shade. Very simple and elegant. Attractive European style shade mount with no apparent harp or final. The dimensions are the overall dim...
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Vintage 1960s European Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Parchment Paper

Hollywood Regency Brass Lamp with Parchment Shade
Located in Troy, MI
Table lamp by unknown maker was found in Italy, circa 1970s. Brass base, shaft has faux bamboo details and enameled white metal palm fronds. Parchment shade, toggle switch cord. Wiri...
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Mid-20th Century European Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Chic Glazed Ceramic Lamp with Parchment Shade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic glazed ceramic lamp with parchment shade. Very simple and elegant. Attractive European style shade mount with no apparent harp / final. The dimensions are the overall dime...
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Vintage 1960s European Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Parchment Paper

Art Deco Bakelite / Catalin and Hand Decorated Shade Lamp
Located in Westport, CT
Art Deco Bakelite Catalin lamp, together with an original hand decorated Art Deco organic design shade, in all original working condition in a private collection for 40 years. Shade ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Bakelite, Paint, Paper, Parchment Paper

Italian Baroque Style Brass Floor lamp with Parchment Shade
Located in Atlanta, GA
The shade trimmed in a fabric gimp, the floor lamp having a pierced bobeche and raised brass turnings at top, middle, and bottom where it meets a tripartite base with under scrolled ...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Baroque Floor Lamps

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Brass

Monumental Midcentury Sculptural Plaster Cubes Lamp with Original Shade
Located in Hudson, NY
Really unique lamp made of plaster and dated 1967. This lamp has it's original shade which is textured on the outside and has a band of brass trim on upper and lower edge. Very uniq...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Bronze table lamp with Shade by Jacques Jarrige ©1998
By Jacques Jarrige
Located in New York, NY
A spirited pebble inspired table lamp sculpted and cast in bronze. Shown with a Fortuny Shade. Shade not included. Jarrige's work has been recently featured in IDEAT, November 2011,...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Table Lamps

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Green Ceramic Lamp with Original Parchment Shade
Located in Miami, FL
Geometric shaped ceramic lamp with brass hardware and original parchment lampshade from the 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Parchment Paper, Ceramic

Monumental Neoclassical Iron Floor Lamp Acanthus Leaf Design & Parchment Shade
By Marge Carson
Located in Topeka, KS
Beautiful monumental sized neoclassical style iron floor lamp with a gilt acanthus leaf design and an enormous parchment shade with gold leaf design. This piece is not marked but we ...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Revival Floor Lamps

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Iron

1960s French Brass Metal Nautilus Shell Table Lamp with Shade
By Maison Charles
Located in Wichita, KS
French brass metal nautilus shell table lamp Maison Charles Black shade with gold interior is included.
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Chic Gourd Shaped Table Lamp with Custom White Parchment Shade
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic gourd shaped table lamp with custom white parchment shade. The shade itself is 8 in. diameter at top x 10 in. diameter at bottom x 7 in. tall.
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Mid-20th Century French Organic Modern Table Lamps

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Parchment Paper, Ceramic

White Ceramic Lotte & Gunnar Bostlund Lamp with Custom Parchment Shade
By Lotte and Gunnar Bostlund
Located in Brooklyn, NY
White ceramic Lotte & Gunnar Bostlund lamp with custom parchment shade, circa 1950 Bronze hardware Newly wired, silk twist cord Measures: Total height 25 in, vessel height 12.5,...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Parchment Paper

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Brushed Nickel Tripod Floor Lamp with Parchment Shade
By Hansen Lighting Co., T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen Lighting Co. Brushed Nickel Tripod Reading Floor Lamp, Early 1950's. Featuring Brushed Nickel and Nickel Plate tripod legs, cylindrical clasp and newly ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal, Nickel

Floor Lamp Classic Contemporary Handsculpted Blackened Steel and Parchment Shade
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Lamp No. 1" J.M. Szymanski d. 2020 Size: 18" W, 73" H, 13" square base A simple hand carved steel floor lamp with a parchment shade. A solid carved steel pull drops from the shade....
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Grooved 'Sillons' Pottery Lamp with Parchment Shade by Design Frères
By Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Grooved 'Sillons' pottery lamp with parchment shade by Design Frères. Attractive Euro style shade with no finial. Wired with twist cord and 3-way switch for 2-light intensities (med...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Organic Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery, Pottery, Parchment Paper

Chic Gourd Shaped Table Lamp with Custom White Parchment Shade
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic gourd shaped table lamp with custom white parchment shade. The shade itself is 8 in. diameter at top x 10 in. diameter at bottom x 7 in. tall.
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Mid-20th Century French Organic Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Parchment Paper

Mid-Century Modern Gregory Van Pelt Corragated Cardboard Lamp with Shade
By Gregory Van Pelt
Located in Port Jervis, NY
All original cardboard lamp with shade. Wood base. UL listed, 27 in. height is to the top of the shade. Lamp base diameter is 5.25 in.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Paper

Classic Modern Hand Sculpted Blackened Steel Dual Parchement Shade Floor Lamp
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Lamp No. 2" J.M. Szymanski d. 2020 Size: 18" W 75" H, 11" square base A unique floor lamp with dual lampshades brings depth to any room it's in. Custom sizes available Our produc...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Kurt Versen Adjustable Bronze Floor Lamp with Whipstitch Parchment Shade, 1930s
By Kurt Versen
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Kurt Versen Adjustable Bronze and Black Enamel Reading Floor Lamp, early 1930's. Featuring an adjustable stem (56H-70H) with tilt shade in new White Parchment with Black Leather whip...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Bronze, Metal

Table Lamp Classic Small Modern Hand-Sculpted Blackened Steel & Parchment Shade
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Lamp No. 4" J.M. Szymanski d. 2020 Size: 8" W 15" H, 7" square base Our table lamp scaled to a miniature size for adding a touch of brightness to any room. Also available as a floo...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Classic Contemporay Hand-Sculpted Blackened Steel Table Lamp and Parchment Shade
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Lamp No. 3" J.M. Szymanski d. 2020 Size: 14" W, 21.5" H, 11" square base A simple hand carved steel table lamp with a parchment shade. A solid carved steel pull drops from the shad...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

19th Century Carved Cherub Face Lamp with Custom Parchment Shade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom hand carved wood cherub face lamp newly wired with drip wax candle. The lamp is crowned with a rectangular shaped hand painted parchment shade. Worn painted finish with beauti...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Table Lamps

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Wood, Parchment Paper

1950s Monumental Neoclassical Style Gold Figural Putti Lamp and Gilt Shade
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century neoclassical style monumental ceramic gold gilt and gilt brass table lamp with gilt shade. This dramatic Cherub Putti lamp has been executed with incredible attention to...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Maison Charles Neoclassical Lotus Bronze Table Lamp Black & Gold Shade
By Maison Charles
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Maison Charles French neoclassical lotus table lamp in solid polished and lacquered bronze. US rewired with golden Fabric Cord and has in between a transparent Hand S...
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Vintage 1960s French Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Bronze

Silvered Bronze Graceful Resting Deer Table Lamp Wood Base Silver & Black Shade
Located in Miami, FL
Graceful resting hand-carved silvered brass deer lamp mounted on a black lacquered wooden base. Detailed on back and Head with extraordinary carvings. In perfect working condition ...
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Vintage 1950s American Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Lucite Lamp in the style of Dorothy Draper with Black Shade, c. 1960's
By Dorothy Draper
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid century Dorothy Draper style lucite lamp with a new black rectangular shade and matching lucite finial. This hand crafted lucite lamp is electrified in a unique way. On the back ...
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Hervé Van Der Straeten, Athéna, Alabaster Table Lamp, Purple Shade, France, 2012
By Herve Van Der Straeten
Located in New York, NY
Alabaster table lamp with patinated gilt bronze accents and a paper lampshade, by Hervé van der Straeten Monogrammed: HV.  
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21st Century and Contemporary French Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze, Bronze

Danish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp with Copper Mesh Shade By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Lamp has been polished and rewired since photos were taken. Very interesting and unique floor lamp with copper mesh shade. Paper shade sits between walnut triple spire. Walnut handle...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Copper, Brass

Maison Baguès Brass Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp France 1950 Black Shade, Pair
By Maison Baguès
Located in Miami, FL
Pair solid brass French floor lamp by Maison Baguès, circa 1965 come with black & gold paper shades. In US Rewired condition and each takes one regular or LED light bulb. The pair ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Maison Charles French Art Deco Lotus Bronze Table Lamp Black & Gold Shade, Pair
By Maison Charles
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Maison Charles French Art Deco lotus table lamp in bronze with black and gold paper shade. US rewired and in working condition and each Lamp takes two light bulbs max...
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Vintage 1960s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Kurt Versen Brushed Aluminum & Brass Flip Top Floor Lamp with White Shade, 1930s
By Kurt Versen
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Modernist Kurt Versen Brushed Aluminum and Brass Flip Top Reading Floor Lamp. Featuring Brushed Aluminum column, cap and base, Brass arm and disc detail with new White Parchment Shad...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Max Kment Style Ebonized Floor Lamp with Tilt Parchment "Rice Hat" Shade, 1950's
By Yasha Heifetz, Max Kment
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Tapered Ebonized Limed Oak and Brass Adjustable Reading Floor Lamp with Camouflage Parchment Shade in the manner of Max Kment. Featuring a tapered Black Cerused Oak column, patinate...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Early 20th Century Bronze Four-Arm Bouillotte Lamp with Decoupage Tole Shade
Located in Atlanta, GA
Early 20th century bronze four-arm Bouillotte lamp with decoupage tole shade New wiring.
Category

Early 20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze, Tôle

Mid-Century Modern WMF Ikora Table Blue Glass Lamp with Pig Skin Shade
By WMF Ikora
Located in Zurich, CH
Mid-Century Modern WMF Ikora table blue glass lamp with pig skin shade.
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

French Art Deco Polished Brass Column Table Lamp with Letters and Stamps Shade
Located in Barcelona, ES
Stylish Art Deco two lights polished brass table lamp. France, 1930s. The column body of this lamp holds its original antique funny paper shade with stamps and letters. The brass h...
Category

20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Brass

Lena Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
Located in Geneve, CH
Lena floor lamp with paper shade by LK Edition. Limited edition. Dimensions: 92.5 x 35 x H 183 cm Materials: Glossy varnished walnut, black metal. Paper shade. Also sold witho...
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2010s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

  • Lena Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
  • Lena Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
  • Lena Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
  • Lena Floor Lamp with Paper Shade by LK Edition
H 72.05 in. W 13.78 in. D 36.42 in.
1960s Lacquered Blue Lamp Shade
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A vibrant, blue lacquered drum shade.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Paper

  • 1960s Lacquered Blue Lamp Shade
  • 1960s Lacquered Blue Lamp Shade
  • 1960s Lacquered Blue Lamp Shade
  • 1960s Lacquered Blue Lamp Shade
H 18.25 in. Dm 17 in.
Esther Floor Lamp with Shade by LK Edition
Located in Geneve, CH
Esther floor lamp with shade by LK Edition. Limited Edition. Dimensions: 31 x 23 x H 125 cm Materials: Brushed oak, lacquer, metal. Also sold without paper shade. It is wit...
Category

2010s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

  • Esther Floor Lamp with Shade by LK Edition
  • Esther Floor Lamp with Shade by LK Edition
  • Esther Floor Lamp with Shade by LK Edition
  • Esther Floor Lamp with Shade by LK Edition
H 74.81 in. W 9.06 in. D 12.21 in.
Rare Le Klint Wall Lamp Vintage Model of Oak with Original Le Klint Lamp Shade
By Kaare Klint, Le Klint
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Rare vintage Le Klint wall lamp from the 1950s. It's made of patinated oak with the original Le Klint lamp shade of paper designed by Kaare Klint in 1944 It is possible to regulate...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Wood, Paper

Kahler Lamp with Paper Shade
By Herman H.C. Kahler
Located in Minneapolis, MN
An exquisite one-of-a-kind piece out of Kahler’s Mid-Century ceramicist studio. Professional, skilled furniture restoration is an integral part of what we do every day. Our goal i...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Gilt Gourd Lamp with Black Paper Shade
Located in Houston, TX
A vintage composite gilt gourd lamp with 20" black paper shade. Gourd has a 15" diameter.
Category

20th Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Composition

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Paper Lamp Shade For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic paper lamp shade available at 1stDibs. A paper lamp shade — often made from paper, metal and parchment paper — can elevate any home. There are 100 variations of the antique or vintage paper lamp shade you’re looking for, while we also have 12 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer paper lamp shade, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A paper lamp shade made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made paper lamp shade over the years, but those crafted by Design Frères, J.M. Szymanski and Maison Charles are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Paper Lamp Shade?

A paper lamp shade can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,759, while the lowest priced sells for $200 and the highest can go for as much as $14,200.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

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

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

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

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

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

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