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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

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

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

Round Lychee Wood Ribbed Side Table, Indonesia, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Indonesian round lychee wood side table. Decorative stacked rib design.
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Side Tables

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Wood

Sculptural Side Table Solid Mango Wood, Carved Ribbed Detailing
By Asian Style
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A wonderfully sculptural round side table with a hand-carved, ribbed design on its exterior. Its neutral pigment and subtle wood texture makes it perfect for any space. A uniquely sc...
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Early 2000s Indonesian Organic Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Fruitwood

Sculptural Side Table Crafted from Solid Teak Wood with Ribbed Texture
By Asian Style
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
This side table was crafted from a single block of teak wood. A wonderfully sculptural round side table. Its neutral pigment and subtle wood texture makes it perfect for any space. I...
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Early 2000s Indonesian Organic Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Sculptural Side Table, Solid Mango Wood, Carved Ribbed Detailing & Burnt Finish
By Asian Style
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A wonderfully sculptural round side table with a hand-carved, ribbed design on its exterior. Its rich black pigment was achieved through burning the wood three times. Its top side do...
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Early 2000s Indonesian Organic Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Fruitwood

Sculptural Side Table Solid Mango Wood, Carved Ribbed Detailing & Burnt Finish
By Asian Style
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A wonderfully sculptural round side table with a hand-carved, ribbed design on its top side. Its rich black pigment was achieved through burning the wood three times. Its neutral pig...
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Early 2000s Indonesian Organic Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Fruitwood

Sculptural Side Table, Solid Mango Wood, Carved Ribbed Detailing & Burnt Finish
By Asian Style
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A wonderfully sculptural round side table with a hand-carved, ribbed design on its exterior. Its rich black pigment was achieved through burning the wood three times. Its neutral pig...
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Early 2000s Indonesian Organic Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Fruitwood

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

American Victorian Ribbed Milk Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian ribbed milk glass (oil) table lamp comprised of a shaped glass base with threaded brass hardware and a clear glass hurricane shade beneath a larger ribbed milk gla...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Table Lamps

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Glass

Carrocel Custom Collection Ribbed Facade Chest
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
This transitional style chest is wonderfully fresh and intrinsically modern. Made to order right here in Canada, crafted of solid wood and finished in eggshell white with long Lucite...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Hollywood Regency End Tables

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Glass, Lucite, Wood

  • Carrocel Custom Collection Ribbed Facade Chest
  • Carrocel Custom Collection Ribbed Facade Chest
  • Carrocel Custom Collection Ribbed Facade Chest
  • Carrocel Custom Collection Ribbed Facade Chest
H 32.25 in. W 38 in. D 22.5 in.
Carrocel Custom Collection Ribbed Facade Chest
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
This transitional style chest is wonderfully fresh and intrinsically modern. Made to order right here in Canada, crafted of solid wood and finished in eggshell white with long Lucite...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern End Tables

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Glass, Lucite, Wood

  • Carrocel Custom Collection Ribbed Facade Chest
  • Carrocel Custom Collection Ribbed Facade Chest
  • Carrocel Custom Collection Ribbed Facade Chest
  • Carrocel Custom Collection Ribbed Facade Chest
H 32.25 in. W 38 in. D 22.5 in.
Heavy Polished Solid Stainless Steel Glass Round Dining Game Table Ribbed Design
By Pace Collection, Knoll
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Large 54" Diameter heavy polished solid stainless steel glass round dining game table ribbed Design. Stunning studio crafted Mid-Century Modern dining conference table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal, Steel, Chrome, Stainless Steel

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

Materials

Brass

Murano Italian Pink Mauve Ribbed Glass Table Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Murano ribbed pinkish/mauve colored glass table lamp. Newly wired for US on custom acrylic base with new brass including 3 way socket and rayon covered cord. Measures: 21" to top ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

A Fine French Art Deco Expandable Dining Table with Ribbed Brass Conical Legs
Located in Long Island City, NY
A large French Art Deco oak table with 4 ribbed brass conical legs and a parqueted top. Possibility of two end extension leaves. Color of the legs is closer to top than it appears o...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Venetian Style Antiqued Mirror and Ribbed Mirror Low Table
Located in Buchanan, MI
Hollywood Regency Venetian style antiqued mirror and ribbed mirror low table. Attributed to Richard Himmel. Measures: H 18 1/2 x W 48 x D 28 inches.
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Mirror

Folk Art Red Painted Round Fluted Ribbed Tray Top Pedestal End Table Base MCM
Located in Dayton, OH
A very unique Primitive red painted Folk Art bowl or tray top table or base. Features a round bowl shaped top compartment supported by turned ribbed columns arranged in a fluted circ...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Tray Tables

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Hardwood, Paint

Restored Stick Rattan Two-Tier Coffee Table with Ribbed Glass Top
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Original 1950s pole rattan rectangle coffee table with decorative stick rattan arches topped with a ripped frosted glass top. The table feature a Two-Tier design with a Mahogany bott...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan

Chinese Vintage Art Deco Ribbed Game Table with Pull-Out Drawers and Canted Legs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Chinese Art Deco game table from the mid-20th century, with pull-out drawers, ribbed accents, quadripod base and petite shelf. Born in China during the first half of the 20...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Game Tables

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Wood

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

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

  • Marbro Ribbed Brass Lamp
  • Marbro Ribbed Brass Lamp
  • Marbro Ribbed Brass Lamp
  • Marbro Ribbed Brass Lamp
H 29.25 in. Dm 15 in.
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

Ribbed Gooseneck Desk Lamp, 1970s
Located in Chicago, IL
A vintage gooseneck desk lamp featuring a round mustard yellow metal base and shade. This lamp has an adjustable black ribbed plastic neck which allows the light to be directed in a ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic, Acrylic, Paint

  • Ribbed Gooseneck Desk Lamp, 1970s
  • Ribbed Gooseneck Desk Lamp, 1970s
  • Ribbed Gooseneck Desk Lamp, 1970s
  • Ribbed Gooseneck Desk Lamp, 1970s
H 13.25 in. W 19.5 in. D 7.25 in.
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

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

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

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Murano Glass, Wood

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

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

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 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 Mid-Century Modern Murano Ribbed Glass Table Lamps C1970
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of Mid-Century Modern sculptural Art glass Murano table lamps attributed to the Seguso family. Thick ribbed glass sitting on brass plinths. Newly rewired with double cl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid 20th Century, Ribbed Metal Trunk with Glass Top
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Ribbed metal trunk with handles - wonderful old original finish. Red painted interior with remnants of paper labels. English, mid-20th century. Now with glass top for a coffee table....
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Mid-20th Century English Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

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 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 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 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
  • Pair of Turquoise Blue Ribbed Ceramic Lamps, 1970s
  • Pair of Turquoise Blue Ribbed Ceramic Lamps, 1970s
H 35.44 in. W 10.63 in. D 5.91 in.
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

Opaque Green Glass Lindberg Lamp w/ Ribbed Elliptical Shade
Located in San Francisco, CA
A unique, finely crafted lamp with an opaque, variegated green glass body with reeded details and metal accents with multicolored patina. The matte, milk glass shade is an elliptical...
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1990s Table Lamps

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Metal

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

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

Materials

Brass

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

Antique Bradley & Hubbard Brass Double Student Lamp & Ribbed Shades, c1890
By Bradley & Hubbard
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique double student lamp by Bradley and Hubbard offers brass frame with urn form fonts, one having stylized flame finial, on shaft with adjustable arms terminating on lights wi...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Table Lamps

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Brass

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

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

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

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

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

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Brass

Two Italian Ribbed Glass Side Lamps, Carlo Nason Mazzega Style, Italy, 1950s
By Carlo Nason, Mazzega
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

Architectural 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 metal types. The lampshade is mounted on two slightly curved...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Iron

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

Materials

Brass

Postmodern Distressed Plaster Ribbed Table Lamp by Elite, 1993
By Elite Design Inc.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Urn-shaped distressed plaster table lamp with horizontal ribbing. Chrome neck. Signed to back of lamp with Elite '93. Body only measures 13.5". Shade not included.
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1990s Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Ribbed Venini Table Lamp
By Venini
Located in San Francisco, CA
Lovely.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Pair of Large Sinuous-Ribbed Ceramic Table Lamps
By Marioni
Located in Calenzano, IT
Pair of large ceramic table lamps and shades. The sinuous-ribbed body made of ceramic is decorated with a pastel cyclamen glaze in crackled effect. The lamp is complemented by a cyl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Large Citron Ribbed Seguso Lamp
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Seguso Citron Ribbed Lamo. Gilt Base. Rewired. Double Cluster. Slik cord Lamp Shade is $375.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass, Wood

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Ribbed Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the ribbed table you’re looking for. A ribbed table — often made from glass, metal and murano glass — can elevate any home. There are 152 variations of the antique or vintage ribbed table you’re looking for, while we also have 9 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a ribbed table — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right ribbed table, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. Murano, Alfredo Barbini and Murano Glass Sommerso each produced at least one beautiful ribbed table that is worth considering.

How Much is a Ribbed Table?

Prices for a ribbed table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $10 and can go as high as $9,650, while the average can fetch as much as $2,400.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or creative element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp for your living room, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.