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Italian Tall Clear Hand Blown Ribbed Murano Glass and Aluminum Neck Table Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
Italian tall clear hand blown feminine-shaped ribbed Murano glass table lamp. The top has an aluminum ribbed neck. In perfect working condition and uses a max. 60 watts light bulb....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Purple Murano Italian Controlled Bubbles Ribbed Glass Table Lamp
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A single Murano hand blown purple glass table lamp. The glass is ribbed with controlled bubbles and mounted on new custom giltwood base. Newly wired for US with new solid brass fitti...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Murano Italian Gold and Clear Controlled Bubbles Ribbed Glass Table Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A single Murano hand blown clear and gold inclusions glass table lamp. The ribbed glass is thick and heavy with controlled bubbles, and is mounted on new custom giltwood base. Newly ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Marbro Ribbed Brass Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage mid century table lamp by Marbro. Ribbed and made of polished brass. Dimensions: Diameter 7.5” x Base Diameter 5.75” x Height 29.25” Shade: 15” diameter
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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H 29.25 in. Dm 15 in.
Pair of 1950s Atomic Age Conical-form Green Glazed Ribbed Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
Great midcentury design, each ribbed conical-shaped ceramic lamp resting on a concave forest-green lacquered wooden plinth; Measures: 17" (top of lamp) 29" (top of shade) diameter 5.5".
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

1960s Italian Ribbed Glass Table Lamp
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in New York, NY
Cream ribbed-glass table lamp with antiqued brass hardware. Italy, circa 1960. Rewired for U.S. use; uses one standard U.S.bulb, 75 watts max. Includes white paper drum shade. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Hollywood Regency Ribbed Brass Floor Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
A Hollywood Regency, solid brass floor lamp, ribbed for a bamboo look. With hand rubbed bronze finish varied with brass toned reeded detail; and subtle, ball feet under a square base...
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

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Brass

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H 52 in. W 9.25 in. D 9.25 in.
Murano Italian Orange Ribbed Glass Table Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Murano ribbed orange colored glass table lamp with controlled bubbles. The ribbed glass gives the lamp alternating shades of orange. Newly wired for US on custom acrylic base with br...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Beige Ribbed Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of beige ribbed ceramic table lamps with Lucite base. USA, circa 1960. Shades available separately. Restored and rewired with chrome hardware and French silk twist cord for...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Tall Gold Murano Glass Ribbed Baluster Lamp
By Murano 5
Located in San Francisco, CA
A tall, ribbed, baluster shaped, Venetian glass lamp, in striped yellow and milky, pale blue-green, with a gilded base, 1930s, Italy. Newly rewired. Measures: 38.75" height x 12" dia...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Table Lamps

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Glass

Pair of Ribbed Stone Ware Pottery Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A nice vintage pair of ribbed stoneware pottery lamps with nice shades. Appear to be vintage 1960s perhaps. In working order. Shades included. Dimensions given are for the total heig...
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20th Century American Table Lamps

Pair of Turquoise Blue Ribbed Ceramic Lamps, 1970s
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A pair of ribbed ceramic table lamps on nickel bases in turquoise with gold detail, 1970s Rewired by Talisman, custom made linen shades included in price.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Pair of Turquoise Blue Ribbed Ceramic Lamps, 1970s
  • Pair of Turquoise Blue Ribbed Ceramic Lamps, 1970s
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H 35.44 in. W 10.63 in. D 5.91 in.
Pair of 1960s French Glass Ribbed Column Lamps
Located in London, GB
Pair of glass column lamps from the 1960s, the central ribbed column consisting of a moulded grouping of glass rods topped with a brass cap. Beneath this, a sloping square glass base...
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Vintage 1960s French Table Lamps

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Glass

Italian Aluminum Ribbed White Glass Floor Lamp, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century Italian floor lamp with an hourglass form composed of two white glass sections united by an aluminum center post.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Turquoise Ceramic Ribbed Ginger Jar Form Table Lamp
Located in Chicago, IL
Turquoise ceramic table lamp with brushed brass base. Ginger jar form with ribbed detailing, brass stem and socket. Sold sans shade.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury Murano Seguso Green Ribbed Art Glass Lamps, a Pair
By Murano 5
Located in Esperance, NY
Seguso lamp crafted in Murano glass in hues of green. The piece features a ribbed Amphora body in green. The lamp stands on a circular base.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Mid-Century French Glass and Wood Ribbed Floor Lamp
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A stylish late 20th century floor lamp. France, c1980s. Large glass shade, over a stylish wooden shaped stem. Since re-wired and PAT tested. Dimensions: 185 H x 29 D ...
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Mid-20th Century French Floor Lamps

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Glass, Wood

Bullicante Glass Ribbed Ball Lamp by Vetreria Archimede Seguso
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Hingham, MA
Gold leaf flecked bullicante ribbed globe lamp by Archimede Seguso, Murano, Venezia, Italy, 1950s. No chips or cracks. Rewired with gold braided rayon cord. New brass bayon...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Murano Ribbed Gourd-Form White Opaline Glass Table Lamp
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Chicago, IL
Ribbed and opaline Murano glass table lamp with black lacquered metal base. Elongated gourd form body with vertical ribbing. Brass stem and double socket cluster. Sold sans shade.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Elegant Art Deco Ribbed Glass Table Lamp by George Leleu
By Georges Leleu
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant Art Deco ribbed glass table lamp by Georges Leleu. Stamped: G. Leleu Attractive European style shade mount with no apparent harp / final.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Glass, Glass

Contemporary QD22 Floor Lamp with Brass and Ribbed Glass
By Quincoces - Drago
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The QD22 floor lamp is made with brass and ribbed glass. The height of the lamp is customizable according to the height of the room.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Lamps in Ribbed Glass and Gilt Brass, 1950s
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of baluster shaped lamps in orange ribbed glass. Circular base in molded and gilt brass. Work realized in the 1950s. New and functional electrical system.  
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Vintage 1950s European Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Three-Arm Brass and Ribbed Glass Floor Lamp, circa 1960
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo, Angelo Lelii
Located in Vienna, AT
Excellent midcentury tripod floor lamp in brass with large ribbed satin glass diffusers, circa 1960. The tripod base is made of blackened steel while the main structure is composed o...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Barovier Attributed Hollywood Regency Murano Gold Flecked Ribbed Table Lamps
By Barovier
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Hollywood Regency Italian Murano glass lamps with gold flecks, attributed to Barovier, with a ribbed floral form, having two lights each. Measures: 30.5" height x 10.5" diame...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Tycho Floor Lamp in Brass with Ribbed Crystal Glass Details
By Luxxu
Located in New York, NY
Giving the Tycho a different twist, but maintaining the same elegant and timeless vibe, this floor lamp is the perfect complement for any project. The ribbed crystals create unique l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Elegant Art Deco Ribbed Glass Table Lamp by George Leleu
By Georges Leleu
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant Art Deco ribbed glass table lamp by Georges Leleu. Stamped: G. Leleu Attractive European style shade mount with no apparent harp / final.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Glass, Glass

19th Century White Ribbed Case Glass Double Student Lamp
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
An electrified, late 19th century double student gas lamp with ribbed white case glass shades raised on brass fuel reservoirs, the arms affixed to an adjustable central stem, all rai...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Table Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury Murano Italian Baby Blue Art Glass Ribbed Table Lamp Oversized
By Murano 5
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-Century Murano Italian baby blue art glass ribbed table lamp oversized.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Pair of Ribbed Column Form Smoky Rock Crystal Lamps by Phoenix
Located in New York, NY
A pair of fine carved ribbed column form smoky rock crystal lamps with fine cast gilt brass bases Created by Phoenix Gallery Each lamp install two standard sockets to the top of r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Table Lamps

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Rock Crystal

Stunning Alfredo Barbini Yellow Ribbed Murano Glass Table Lamp Gold Flecks
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning Alfredo Barbini opaline yellow ribbed Murano glass table lamp with gold flecks, circa 1950. We love the simplistic chunky walnut base! This lamp measures: 39" tall x 6" diam...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Walnut

Lovely Pair of Fluted Murano Glass Lamps with Mottled, Ribbed Finish
Located in London, GB
A lovely pair of fluted Murano glass lamps with mottled, ribbed finish in yellow, gold and white glass. Re wired with new brass fittings, antique gold cord flex and PAT tested.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Alfredo Barbini Tall White and Gold Ribbed Murano Glass Table Lamp
By Murano 5, Alfredo Barbini
Located in Portland, ME
Consisting of a slender ribbed taper, this large lamp by mid-century Murano Master, Alfredo Barbini showcases the refined techniques for which Murano glass is known. The ribbing veil...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold, Brass

20th Century Ribbed Glazed Pottery Lamp on Custom Giltwood Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th century ribbed glazed pottery lamp on custom giltwood base new wiring.
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20th Century Table Lamps

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Pottery, Giltwood

Barovier e Toso Ribbed White Murano Glass Lamp with Gold inclusions, 1950's
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Barovier & Toso White and Gold Venetian Glass Table Lamp with Turquoise neck and painted wooden base. Featuring a ribbed hourglass form, translucent and clear White Murano Glass wit...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of 1960s Ribbed Ovoid-Form Lamps with Green Textured Glaze
Located in San Francisco, CA
Each with long flared neck above a tapering ribbed body over a splayed foot; all in a textured olive green, apple green and ochre glaze; height: 15.25" (top of ceramic) 26.25" (top o...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Ribbed Salt Glaze Ceramic Lamp by Lee Rosen for Design Technics
By Lee Rosen, Design Technics
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ribbed salt glaze ceramic lamp by Lee Rosen for Design Technics. Also in the style of Alberto Giacometti for Jean-Michel Frank. Shade dimensions: 12.5 in. tall x 16 in. diameter at b...
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Vintage 1940s American Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

Cachet Floor Lamp, Cast Ribbed Metal with Linen Shade by Kelly Wearstler
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The cachet floor lamp is a true amalgamation of sculpture and function. This floor lamp features a cast metal base with an aged iron finish, antique brass detailing and a linen shade...
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2010s American Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Industrial Desk Lamp in Casted Iron, Steel and Ribbed Aluminum, France, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A unique desk lamp because of its industrial character, its large size and the interesting combination of various colored, dull and shiny metal types. The lampshade is mounted on two...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Iron

Pair of Modernist Handblown Murano Ribbed 24-Karat Gold Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous pair of table lamps were realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. They feature ribbed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Ribbed Salt Glaze Ceramic Lamp by Lee Rosen for Design Technics
By Lee Rosen, Design Technics
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ribbed Salt Glaze Ceramic Lamp by Lee Rosen for Design Technics. Also in the style of Alberto Giacometti for Jean-Michel Frank. Shade Dimensions: 12.5 in. tall x 16 in. diameter at b...
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Vintage 1940s American Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

Two Italian Ribbed Glass Side Lamps, Carlo Nason Mazzega Style, Italy, 1950s
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Vienna, AT
Two stunning Italian handblown table lamps from the 1960s. In the style of Carlo Nason, Mazzega. Each lamp is made of a single piece of ribbed clear Murano glass and has a chrome-pla...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Pair of Handblown Murano Ribbed & Smoked Glass Table Lamps with Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This refined pair of table lamps were realized in Murano, Italy- the islands off the coast of Venice that have been renowned for centuries for their superlative glass production. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Alfredo Barbini for Murano Ribbed Opaline Table Lamp with Gold inclusions
By Murano 5, Alfredo Barbini
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Alfredo Barbini Opaline Murano Glass Table Lamp with Gold rimmed bubbles, 1950. Small footprint. Featuring a handblown, translucent White tear drop form with controlled oval bubbles...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Chrome

A Good Quality Pair of Murano Aubergine and Gold Aventurine Ribbed Glass Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
A good quality pair of Murano mid-century aubergine and gold aventurine ribbed glass lamps; each thick aubergine glass with gold inclusions over a lobed base
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Pair of Italian Handblown Saffron, Green and Blue Ribbed Glass Table Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
Fantastic pair of, most likely, Italian handblown glass bottle form table lamps. Primary glass color is saffron with alternating blue and green swagged ribs. Retrofitted with double ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Golden Ribbed Table Lamp with Oval Linen Shade, Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous Italian Mid-Century Modern golden ribbed table lamp with an oval linen lamp shade. Wired for the U.S. and uses a max. 75 watts light bulb. Dimensions Shade: Width 23.25 i...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Linen

Tall Alfredo Barbini White Ribbed Murano Glass Table Lamp with Gold Inclusions
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Monumental Alfredo Barbini Murano Opaline Glass Table Lamp with Copper & Gold. 1950's. Small footprint. Featuring hand blown, smooth, ribbed Snow White glass with clear edges, Copper...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Smoked and Ribbed Glass Table Lamp with Chrome Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern table lamp was realized in the United States, circa 1960. It features a ribbed orbital glass body with a stepped indentation on top and bottom all in ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Hand Blown Murano Ribbed & Smoked Glass Table Lamps with Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This refined pair of table lamps were realized in Murano, Italy- the islands off the coast of Venice that have been renowned for centuries for their superlative glass production. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Gold

Pair of Modernist Ribbed and Banded Turquoise Table Lamps with 24kt Gold Flecks
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated pair of modernist table lamps were hand blown in Murano, Italy, the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Gold

Pair of Modernist Ribbed and Banded Turquoise Table Lamps with 24kt Gold Flecks
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated pair of modernist table lamps were hand blown in Murano, Italy, the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Gold

Silver Colored Industrial Ribbed Pendant Lamp by Holophane
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Circa 1938 very heavy made, industrial, ribbed glass Holophane Pendant lamp refinished in a bright chrome-like finish. Available - 4 Dimension: 16" H x 13" W x 13" D
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

White Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Ribbed Glass Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
White hanging lamp clear ribbed glass cast aluminum top Weight 1.90 kg / 4.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incande...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Contemporary QD23 Wall Lamp with Brass and Ribbed Glass
By Quincoces - Drago
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The QD23 wall lamp is made with ribbed glass and brass.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Contemporary QD09 Pendant Lamp with Brass, Wood, and thin Ribbed Glass
By Quincoces - Drago
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The QD09 hanging lamp is made with brass, wood and thin ribbed glass. Measures: The standard length is 300cm and height is 110cm and the diameter of each light is 25cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern German Ribbed Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in High Point, NC
A ceramic table lamp from Germany, circa 1960. Punchy color and intriguing shape; a black and red ceramic column supports a simple lampshade in natural white. The ribbed silhouette i...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of green Murano ribbed lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of green Murano ribbed lamps with custom lacquered shades and Lucite bases.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Lucite

Pair of green Murano ribbed lamps
H 29 in. Dm 17" shade diam in.
Blue opalescent Murano ribbed lamp, c. 1940
Located in Dallas, TX
Blue opalescent Murano ribbed lamp
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Silk

Murano opalescent and pale pink ribbed lamp,
Located in Dallas, TX
Murano opalescent and pale pink ribbed lamp
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Vintage 1940s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Ribbed Lamps in Frosted Glass
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1960s table lamps, each with brass hardware, double cluster sockets, stem and cap on ribbed, cylindrical forms in frosted glass. Very good vintage condition, age appr...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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Ribbed Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the ribbed lamp you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each ribbed lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and brass. Find 44 options for an antique or vintage ribbed lamp now, or shop our selection of 9 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a ribbed lamp — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A ribbed lamp, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one ribbed lamp that is appealing in its simplicity, but Murano, Alfredo Barbini and Quincoces - Drago produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Ribbed Lamp?

The average selling price for a ribbed lamp at 1stDibs is $2,250, while they’re typically $159 on the low end and $15,617 for the highest priced.

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 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.