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1960s Wood TOTEM Pole Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1960s wood TOTEM pole lamp.
Category

Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

1960s Wood TOTEM Pole Lamp
1960s Wood TOTEM Pole Lamp
H 43 in W 15.5 in D 11.5 in
Restored Eight Rattan Pole Table Lamp W/ Wood Base
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Restored midcentury round rattan table lamp featuring seven decorative rattan poles centered around
Category

Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Pair Barber Lacquer and Brass Pole Lamps
Located in Fraser, MI
Pair mid-century decorative modern barber pole lamps. Original antique brass wash base and fittings
Category

Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Restored 4-Strand Rattan Bent Pole Table Lamp on Mahogany Base
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Restored Four Strand dark stained rattan bent pole table lamp with mahogany bases. Measures 8.5
Category

Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Wrapped Rattan Pole Lamp W/ Black Demi Base
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vertically stacked rattan pole lamp with black lacquer demi mahogany base and top cap piece. Wire
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Restored Wrapped Rattan Pole Lamp with Mahogany Base
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Wrapped rattan pole lamp with a round mahogany base cap. The center was been hand wrapped with
Category

Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Laurel Lamp Co Mid Century Modern Brass Double Shade Glass Table Floor Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A Laurel Lamp Co brass table floor lamp. This is a wonderful mid century floor lamp. This piece
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Rare Pair! Swedish Modern Articulating Decorator Floor Pole Lamps! Silver Danish
Located in Peoria, AZ
SWEDISH FLOOR LAMP PAIR! Articulating 2 Shade Contemporary Floor Lamps Sleek! Dimensions: 61
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Stiffel Table Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of Stiffel brass pole table lamps. Newly recovered shades with the original frames. Two pull
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Stiffel Table Lamps
Stiffel Table Lamps
H 21 in Dm 14 in
Italian Table Lamp
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Italian Table Lamp with Adjustable Shade Connected to Brass Poles and Glass Base. Fontana Arte
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Italian Table Lamp
Italian Table Lamp
H 14 in Dm 9 in
Table Lamp Peter Nelson
By Architectural Lighting Ltd.
Located in London, GB
An engineered clamp lamp in aluminum with an adjustable spot light in a cylindrical form that tilts
Category

Vintage 1970s British Minimalist Table Lamps

Table Lamp Peter Nelson
Table Lamp Peter Nelson
H 24.81 in Dm 1.19 in
Lio Black Large Table Lamp
Located in Paris, FR
Table lamp lio black large with black marble base, metal pole in black finish. With frosted glass
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Metal

Lio Black Large Table Lamp
Lio Black Large Table Lamp
H 26.38 in Dm 19.69 in
Lio White Medium Table Lamp
Located in Paris, FR
Table Lamp Lio White Medium with white marble base, metal pole in black finish. With frosted glass
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Metal

Lio White Medium Table Lamp
Lio White Medium Table Lamp
H 26.38 in Dm 15.75 in
Lio Black Medium Table Lamp
Located in Paris, FR
Table Lamp Lio Black Medium with black marble base, metal pole in black finish. With frosted glass
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Metal

Lio Black Medium Table Lamp
Lio Black Medium Table Lamp
H 26.38 in Dm 15.75 in
Opinion Ciatti LAlampada Large Table Lamp
By Opinion Ciatti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The table lamp LAlampada belongs to the "essentials" collection of the Tuscan company, together
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Opinion Ciatti LAlampada Small Table Lamp
By Opinion Ciatti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The table lamp LAlampada belongs to the "essentials" collection of the Tuscan company, together
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Danish Modern solid Teak Table Lamps
Located in Denton, TX
Very tall slender teak pole that protrudes from the ample base with ripple design. Unusual design
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Teak

Designer Chrom Table Lamp Italy 1970s
By Christian Dell
Located in Berlin, DE
versatility; the head of the lamp can effortlessly swivel and rotate around its central pole, providing
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Designer Chrom Table Lamp Italy 1970s
Designer Chrom Table Lamp Italy 1970s
H 29.14 in W 11.82 in D 15.75 in
Pair of Richard Barr Brutalist Table Lamps Laurel Lamp Company
By Richard Barr
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of sculptural lamps by Richard Barr for Laurel lamp Co. Torch cut and Welded Brutalist design
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

1930s Polaroid Table Lamp, Model 114, USA
By Walter Dorwin Teague
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Art Deco, machine age Polaroid table lamp made of thick bakelite and casted aluminium. Desk
Category

Vintage 1930s American Machine Age Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

1930s Polaroid Table Lamp, Model 114, USA
1930s Polaroid Table Lamp, Model 114, USA
H 10 in W 11.88 in D 12.5 in
Scandinavian Pair Modern Vintage Brass Table Lamps
Located in Madrid, ES
Apair ofbrass table lamps from Elit AB Sweden 1970,Solid tirled designed brass pole with a round
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vitrum Table Lamp by Caio Superchi
Located in Geneve, CH
Vitrum table lamp by Caio Superchi Dimensions: D12 x W12 x H23 cm Materials: brass, leather
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vitrum Table Lamp by Caio Superchi
Vitrum Table Lamp by Caio Superchi
H 9.06 in W 4.73 in D 4.73 in
1950s All Brass Sputnik Table Lamp by Majestic Lamp Corp , USA
By Columbia Manufacturing Company, Lightolier, Oscar Torlasco, Stilnovo
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Bold 1950s Sputnik brass table lamp with 9 arm from Majestic Lamp Corp. USA Well made. Solid
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Adjustable Chrome Eyeball Table Lamp
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
. Lowest height (pole measurement): 20.5" Highest height (shade adjusted upward): 22" Length: 10.5" Base
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

1970s Tramo Large Swivel Table Lamp, Spain
By Tramo, Miguel Milà
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Strurdy well made table lamp by Miguel Milá for Tramo. Prime quality material and thick solid
Category

Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #1
By Meccani Design
Located in Milan, IT
Inspired by the bold and stately silhouette of totem poles, this striking table lamp consists of an
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #1
Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #1
H 24.61 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Restored Rattan & Mahogany Pole Floor Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rattan pole lamp featuring 6 decorative rattan poles centered around a rattan post all fixed to a
Category

Vintage 1950s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #2
By Meccani Design
Located in Milan, IT
Inspired by the imposing, fierce silhouette of totem poles, this one-off table lamp is comprised of
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #2
Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #2
H 29.73 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #4
By Meccani Design
Located in Milan, IT
Available in multiple table and floor variants all inspired by totem poles, this handcrafted table
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #4
Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #4
H 15.95 in W 8.08 in D 8.08 in
Industrial Magni-Ray Magnifying Jeweler's Table Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Magni-ray, midcentury, industrial, magnifying, jeweler's table lamps feature cast metal bases and
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #5
By Meccani Design
Located in Milan, IT
Pure volumes combined in a bold and captivating aesthetic define this precious table lamp, one-off
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #5
Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #5
H 17.92 in W 8.08 in D 8.08 in
Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #3
By Meccani Design
Located in Milan, IT
This enthralling table lamp borrowed its stately look from totem poles, sharing with them the
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #3
Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #3
H 20.08 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #9
By Meccani Design
Located in Milan, IT
This precious and stately table lamp is the result of the dedicated, manual work of artist Mascia
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #9
Totem Table Lamp by Mascia Meccani #9
H 22.45 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Robert Dudley Best BL1 Adjustable Table Lamp
By Robert Dudley Best
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Robert Dudley Best for BestLite adjustable table lamp. Shade Sides up and down the chrome pole from
Category

Early 2000s English Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome

1960s Huge Raymor Ceramic Table Lamp, USA
By Raymor
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Huge crackled glazed ceramic table lamp in dulled silver, gold and cooper tone . Brass pole
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage flexible brass table lamp, Italy 1960s
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
Vintage brass desk lamp in industrial style. Flexible structure. Chromed flexible pole and base
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Industrial Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Rare Space Age Lightolier Desk Table Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in San Diego, CA
Adjustable desk table desk lamp made in Japan with rotating shade and goes up and down, in perfect
Category

20th Century Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Scandinavian Granite Stoneware Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Decorative stone table lamp with a lovely mix of granite stone patterns on the sides. A colormix of
Category

Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Granite, Brass

Paul Mayen for Habitat Travertine Lollipop Table Lamp
By Paul Mayen, Habitat International
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury, modernist, lollipop table lamp by Paul Mayen for Habitat features a thick polypropylene
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Composition, Travertine, Brass

Oak and White Metal Table Lamp, Sweden 1950s
By ASEA
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely oak and metal table lamp mod 41065-1 probably ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. Oak pole, brass foot base
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Flowing Female Figure Ceramic Table Lamp by Haruil
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Beautiful green ceramic free flowing female figural table lamp with brass pole signed Haruil
Category

Vintage 1930s American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

1970s Huge Banci Firenze Acrylic Table Lamp, Italy
By Banci Firenze
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Bold table lamp from the 70s from Banci Firenze that have a nice presence. This one of their
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Rattan Table Lamp with Domed Shade Midcentury Modern
Located in Oxford, GB
This lamp base is a unique, timeless piece of art crafted with care. This piece is handcrafted with
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Feather Table Light, Table Lamp, Special collection handmade in Europe by Vantot
By Vantot
Located in Breda, Noord-Brabant
each piece with top-quality materials. The table light shows the free-form quality within this design
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Copper

Restored Googie Asymmetric Pole Floor Lamp w/ Side Table & Fiberglass Shade
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rattan pole lamp featuring 6 decorative rattan poles centered around a rattan post all fixed to a
Category

Vintage 1950s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Pair "Valentiner" Brass Table Lamps by Th. Valentiner 1950s
By Th. Valentiner, Povl Dinesen
Located in Handewitt, DE
Pair of adjustable table lamps, designed esigned by Th. Valentiner 1950s. Made in brass by Poul
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage table Lamps, Set of Two, Gammalux, Italy, 1970s
By Gammalux
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
A pari of flexible table lamps manufactured in Italy in the 1970s by Gammalux. Iron structure with
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Iron

Vitrum - Contemporary Handmade Table Lamp by Caio Superchi
By Superchi Studio
Located in Lisbon, Lisboa
in the poles that supplied power to cities in the 20th century. The idea of creating the lamp was
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Swedish Midcentury Table Lamp by Hans Bergström Model 743
By Ateljé Lyktan, Hans Bergström
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare table lamp model by Hans Bergström Model 743 by Ateljé Lyktan, Åhus. The lamp consists of a
Category

20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Murano Glass Table Lamp with Marble Base, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milan, IT
Italian, 1960s table lamp featuring milky glass shade with crystal rim, marble base and chrome pole.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Minimalist Table Lamps

Materials

Marble

Mid-Century Modernist Torii Arch Mixed-Media Table Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Mid-Century Modernist arch mixed-media table lamp modeled after a Japanese Torii. The lamp is
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Mid Century Floor Pole Lamp with Table Surface Possibly Gordon Martz
By Gordon Martz
Located in New York, NY
center pole on the disk table surface. Nice original, working condition, showing only cosmetic wear to
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Walnut

CHESHIRE - Table Lamp - Black Metal Base by Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
floor versions or upwards in the hanging model. Table lamp with direct light not dimmable. Painted
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Normann Copenhagen Cap White Table Lamp Designed by KaschKasch
By Normann Copenhagen, Kaschkasch
Located in New York, NY
with switch. Cap Table Lamp Cap is a functional table lamp with an adjustable shade. The design is
Category

2010s Danish Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Ara Table Lamps by Philippe Starck for Flos, 1988
By Philippe Starck
Located in Weesp, NL
Stylish pair of Ara table lamps designed by Philippe Starck and produced by Flos, Italy, 1988. The
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Tacchini E63 Chrome Table Lamp Designed by Umberto Riva
By Tacchini, Umberto Riva
Located in New York, NY
, part designer, part artist, part light-tamer, and a whole lot of all these things. A table lamp
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Danish Mid Century Teak Table Lamp c 1950/60’s
Located in New York, NY
Classic Danish Mid Century Modern table lamp constructed of solid teak, circa 1950/1960’s. The lamp
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Teak

Pair XL Pineapple Ceramic Table Lamps, Italy 1960s Mid Century
Located in Cork, IE
This magnificent set of two large table lamps was hand crafted from terracotta has a glazed ceramic
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Terracotta

Maison Jansen Attibuted Hollywood Regency Style French Table Lamp
By Maison Jansen
Located in Prato, Tuscany
table lamp; the elegant, hexagonal-section base is made of black lacquered wood and grows in height, at
Category

Late 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Blom - Medium Table Lamp - Blue - Fontana Arte By Andreas Engesvik
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Table lamp with diffused light adjustable by moving the petals. Frame made of painted aluminium
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

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Pole Lamp Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the pole lamp table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each pole lamp table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, natural fiber and rattan. Find 29 options for an antique or vintage pole lamp table now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a pole lamp table — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right pole lamp table, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Folk Art styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made pole lamp table over the years, but those crafted by Established & Sons, Paul Cocksedge and Stiffel are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Pole Lamp Table?

The average selling price for a pole lamp table at 1stDibs is $1,200, while they’re typically $350 on the low end and $18,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right table-lamps for You

Well-crafted antique and vintage table lamps do 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. Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. 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 affiliated with Art Deco, which originated 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 vintage Art Deco table lamps provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

After launching in 1934, Anglepoise lamps soon became a favorite among modernist architects and designers, who interpreted the fixture as “a machine for lighting,” just as Le Corbusier had reimagined the house as “a machine for living in.” The popular task light owed to a collaboration between a vehicle-suspension engineer by the name of George Carwardine and a West Midlands springs manufacturer, Herbert Terry & Sons

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, a Murano glass 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.

Questions About Pole Lamp Table
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 16, 2019

    A pole lamp is a lamp that stands on the floor and is comprised of a pole to which light fixtures are attached.

    1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A pole lamp is a type of floor lamp, which often extends to the ceiling, and is made up of a pole with attaching light fixtures coming off from it.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    The difference between a table lamp and a buffet lamp is the size. Although the two types of lamps come in similar heights, buffet lamps are usually narrower, so they take up less space on a buffet server filled with food. On 1stDibs, find an assortment of lamps from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    The main difference between a table lamp and an accent lamp is its size. Generally, table lamps are larger pieces that people use for task lighting or to increase ambiance lighting in a room. Accent lamps tend to be smaller and provide supplemental light in spaces. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of lamps from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Your table lamps do not have to match but it definitely is important that they still go together. This can be done by making sure they are of similar style or have something in common such as color, shape, lamp shade, or metal type.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024
    How a table lamp works begins with its cord, which gets plugged into an electrical outlet that provides a source of energy. Halogen and incandescent bulbs contain filaments. The filament in a bulb is a conductor of electricity. It’s attached to contacts made of metal that are connected to a power supply. This allows for electricity to flow through it. When the electrical current cycles through the filament, this component gets quite hot and emits light. Find a large collection of vintage table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Buffet lamps, also known as console lamps or candlestick lamps, are light fixtures that range in height from 32 to 36 inches. The lamps feature a small shade and a narrow base silhouette, which resembles a slim column or candlestick. Shop for antique and vintage buffet lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Table lamps are often used as a reading light or for task lighting. They can also simply serve as part of a room’s decor, perhaps adding light to an area that doesn’t get any illumination from overhead lights. Shop a collection of table lamps from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    How big a table lamp should be depends on your lighting needs and the size of the surface that you're placing the light fixture on. Most table lamps are 30 to 36 inches tall. On shorter tables, a taller lamp may be necessary to put illumination at eye level. Find a variety of table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, ceramic table lamps can be painted. In fact, many lamps come with hand-painted finishes. If you choose to paint a lamp yourself, you may need two or more coats of paint to get the results you desire. You'll find a collection of ceramic table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The best brand of table lamp is really a matter of personal preference. Choose a lamp that complements the style of your room and suits your lighting needs. On 1stDibs, find a range of table lamps from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To fix an old table lamp, take it to an appliance or lighting repair shop that has experience working with the type of fixture that you have. Many problems can cause an old table lamp to stop working. A professional can determine the cause and use the correct tools to address it. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage table lamps.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few ways to identify if your table lamp is vintage, but it does vary from brand to brand. If you can spot a maker’s mark or manufacturer’s label on your piece, it could tell you where and when it was crafted. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary table lamps from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    To determine what size lamp should be on a sofa table, measure the table from the bottom of the legs to the tabletop. Then, choose a lamp that is equal to or up to 1.5 times taller than the table. Shop a range of table lamps from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    There is no single best company for table lamps. 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, and over the years, many manufacturers and designers have offered a range of visually appealing table lamps. Examples include Artemide, Gordon & Jane Martz, FLOS, Søholm Stentøj, Louis Poulsen and many others. Shop a large collection of table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024


    A lamp for a console table should be between 25 and 32 inches tall. The table lamp’s shade shouldn’t exceed half the width of the console table.

    You’ll find that when it comes to arranging wall art, a decorator might suggest that the space on the wall above a console table is a great place for a large painting or a wall sculpture. In that case, you may wish to use a taller lamp for the table. If your table is smaller in scale or if you have a small mirror hanging on the wall above the console, you may wish to opt for a shorter lamp.

    Find vintage table lamps for sale on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2024
    The best size for a bedside table lamp is between 24 and 27 inches tall. Finding the best table lamp for your nightstand depends on variables such as the shape of your bedside table, the size of your nightstand's tabletop and personal preferences when it comes to styling your nightstand.

    Albert Hadley–trained designer Harry Heissmann says this about creating a bedside haven for his clients: “A reading lamp is essential and needs to be on a dedicated outlet. I like to keep clients’ nightstands edited, with a carafe for water and an alarm clock, and sometimes a landline phone for emergencies.”

    Find a range of antique and vintage table lamps and other lighting on 1stDibs.

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This circa 1950 piece by the legendary Finnish lighting designer spent the past several decades in a family's home in Michigan.

NASA Parachutes Inspired Lighting Designer Bec Brittain’s New Collection

In "Paraciphers," now on view at Emma Scully Gallery in New York, Brittain introduces works that were more than a decade in the making.

This Handsome Leather Pendant Light Is Crafted Using Saddle-Making Techniques

The Doma by L’Aviva Home nods to Colombia’s equestrian heritage.