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Silhouette Table Lamp, by Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen from Warm Nordic
By Svend Aage Holm Sørensen
Located in Viby J, DK
excellent indirect light, a characteristic of other iconic lamps of the era. The Silhouette table lamp adds
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Contemporary European Bronze Silhouette Table Lamp by Margit Wittig
By Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
New collection: This contemporary Margit Wittig bronze table lamp sits on a round base . The
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

European, Silhouette Table Lamp by Margit Wittig, Bronze Resin
By Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
New collection: This contemporary Margit Wittig table lamp sits on a round base . The material
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Epoxy Resin

Sculptural, European, Silhouette Table Lamp, Emerald Green by Margit Wittig
By Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
NEW COLLECTION: This contemporary Margit Wittig table lamp sits on a round base . The material
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Epoxy Resin

European, Contemporary, Sculptural Silhouette Table Lamp, White by Margit Wittig
By Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
New collection: This contemporary Margit Wittig table lamp sits on a round base . The material
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Epoxy Resin

European, Sculptural Silhouette Table Lamp, Emerald Green by Margit Wittig
By Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
NEW COLLECTION: This contemporary Margit Wittig table lamp sits on a round base . The material
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Epoxy Resin

Sculptural, Organic, Textured Silhouette Table Lamp by Margit Wittig in White
By Margit Wittig
Located in London, GB
New collection: This contemporary Margit Wittig table lamp sits on a round base . The material
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Epoxy Resin

Silhouette In Alabaster and Brass Table Lamp
By Matlight Milano
Located in Milan, IT
The Silhouette table lamp consists of two alabaster cones hoes vertices meet through a decorative
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

Silhouette In Alabaster and Brass Table Lamp
Silhouette In Alabaster and Brass Table Lamp
H 24.81 in W 5.91 in D 5.91 in
Pair of Midcentury Wire Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1950s French wire "silhouette" table lamps. Measurements: Height of body: 18.5
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Elegant Italian Alabaster Table Lamp "Silhouette"
By Matlight Milano
Located in Milano, IT
The lamp's design suggests a sense of movement and dynamism, as if the alabaster cones are in
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Silhouette Black Noir Table Lamp by Warm Nordic
Located in Geneve, CH
Silhouette Black Noir Table Lamp by Warm Nordic Dimensions: D40 x W36 x H59 cm Material
Category

2010s Danish Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Silhouette Black Noir Table Lamp by Warm Nordic
Silhouette Black Noir Table Lamp by Warm Nordic
H 23.23 in W 14.18 in D 15.75 in
Silhouette Warm White Table Lamp by Warm Nordic
Located in Geneve, CH
Silhouette warm white table lamp by Warm Nordic Dimensions: D 40 x W 36 x H 59 cm Material
Category

2010s Danish Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Silhouette Warm White Table Lamp by Warm Nordic
Silhouette Warm White Table Lamp by Warm Nordic
H 23.23 in W 14.18 in D 15.75 in
Art Nouveau Figural Woman Silhouette Table Night Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Art Nouveau figural woman table lamp. This beautiful petite lamp is a classic piece of Art Nouveau
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Elegant Italian Alabaster Table Lamp "Silhouette", Satin Brass
By Matlight Milano
Located in Milano, IT
The lamp's design suggests a sense of movement and dynamism, as if the alabaster cones are in
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Table Lamps by The Majestic Lamp Co.
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Weesp, NL
Introducing a timeless duo of sophistication and charm: the Mid-Century Table/Bedside Lamps by
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

Table Lamps by The Majestic Lamp Co.
Table Lamps by The Majestic Lamp Co.
H 20.48 in W 9.06 in D 6.7 in
Bronzed Gills Silhouette, Bronzed Steel, Ebonized Oak & Raffia Table Lamp
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Silhouette lamp collection is inspired by Brutalist forms. The dark Ebonized Oak is combined
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2010s South African Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Bronzed Loops Silhouette, Bronzed Steel, Ebonized Oak & Raffia Table Lamp
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Silhouette lamp collection is inspired by Brutalist forms. The dark ebonized oak is combined
Category

2010s South African Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Bronzed Balls Silhouette, Bronzed Steel, Ebonized Oak & Raffia Table Lamp
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Silhouette lamp collection is inspired by Brutalist forms. The dark Ebonized Oak is combined
Category

2010s South African Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Pair of Elegant Italian Alabaster Table Lamp "Silhouette", Satin Brass
By Matlight Milano
Located in Milano, IT
The lamp's design suggests a sense of movement and dynamism, as if the alabaster cones are in
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Vintage Hand Forged Tall Golf Club Table Lamp with Silhouette Golf Club Shade
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Hand Forged Tall Golf Club Table Lamp with Silhouette Golf Club Shade This lamp was forged
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Vintage Domed Brushed Steel, Chrome Table Lamp in the Style of Laurel Lamp Co
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Lomita, CA
. The lamp silhouette is striking with the wide dome and spherical stand. The double chains control dual
Category

Mid-20th Century American Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Modern by Cyril Rumpler Handmade Table Light Aluminium Silhouette Copper
By Cyril Rumpler
Located in Les Acacias, GE
Modern by Cyril Rumpler Handmade Table Light Aluminium Silhouette Copper. This light is inspired by
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2010s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble

Pair of Laurel Lamp Company Mid Century Chrome and Lucite Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Houston, TX
This pair of Laurel Lamp Company Mid Century Chrome and Lucite Lamps represents the epitome of
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Glazed Ceramic Torso Silhouette Lamps by Arpad Rosti Mid-Century Modern Pair Of
By Arpad Rosti
Located in North Miami, FL
This unusual pair of Mid-Century Modern sensual grey pebble glazed ceramic torso lamps are very
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Lacquer, Wood

Ambra Table Lamp
By Il Paralume Marina
Located in Milan, IT
This stunning table lamp is the amber-hued version of the grey table lamp and can either be
Category

2010s Italian Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal

Ambra Table Lamp
Ambra Table Lamp
H 25.99 in Dm 13.78 in
Her Table Lamp
By Badari Lighting
Located in Milan, IT
A superb display of Badari's creativity and craftsmanship, this exquisite table lamp celebrates the
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Her Table Lamp
Her Table Lamp
H 33.08 in W 17.72 in D 17.72 in
Taupe Table Lamp
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Crafted of satin brass comprising a central stem and a round base, this exceptional table lamp
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Taupe Table Lamp
H 25.99 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Cavalli Table Lamp
By Il Paralume Marina
Located in Milan, IT
This stunning table lamp will complement a classic decor, thanks to its elegant silhouette, high
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2010s Italian Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal

Cavalli Table Lamp
Cavalli Table Lamp
H 31.5 in Dm 17.72 in
Blade Table Lamp
By Marioni
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the Blade collection, this table lamp will be a magnificent addition to a contemporary desk
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Other

Blade Table Lamp
Blade Table Lamp
H 15.75 in W 20.48 in D 3.94 in
Molto Table Lamp
By Blueprint Lighting
Located in Westport, CT
The Molto table lamp or desk lamp is a fresh, new take on Italian modernism, featuring a spun-metal
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Molto Table Lamp
Molto Table Lamp
H 28 in W 8 in D 21 in
Lantern Table Lamp
By CPRN HOMOOD
Located in Milan, IT
Fusing fashion with function, this table lamp will bring modern style to any room, while diffusing
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Lantern Table Lamp
Lantern Table Lamp
H 23.63 in W 7.09 in D 8.67 in
L4 Table Lamp
By Monica Gasperini
Located in Milan, IT
This sophisticated table lamp was entirely made by hand by expert artisans. Its simple silhouette
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

L4 Table Lamp
L4 Table Lamp
H 19.69 in W 31.5 in D 9.85 in
Stilnovo Table Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Weesp, NL
Periscopio Table Lamp, designed by the visionary duo Danilo and Corrado Aroldi for Stilnovo, Italy in 1967. A
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Stilnovo Table Lamp
Stilnovo Table Lamp
H 23.23 in W 13 in D 6.3 in
Flavia Table Lamp
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
superb table lamp will bring a sense of symmetry and glamour to a foyer, personal study, or dining room
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal, Brass, Metal

Flavia Table Lamp
H 23.63 in W 13.78 in D 13.78 in
Black Table Lamp
By CPRN HOMOOD
Located in Milan, IT
Sleek and refined, this table lamp merges contemporary and traditional styles in a striking
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Black Table Lamp
Black Table Lamp
H 19.69 in W 12.6 in D 8.67 in
Soffio Table Lamp
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
Combining a linear form with exquisite details, this refined table lamp provides an ethereal accent
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal, Metal, Brass

Soffio Table Lamp
H 37.41 in W 11.82 in D 11.82 in
Pensee Table Lamp
Located in Renton, WA
compact design, the new Pensee Table Lamp offers the best luminaire experience to date. Available both as
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2010s Taiwanese Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Pensee Table Lamp
Pensee Table Lamp
H 12 in W 6 in D 7 in
Chic Table Lamp
By VeniceM
Located in Milan, IT
make an elegant and timeless Silhouette in the shape of a luminous cylinder with a dark bronze
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Chic Table Lamp
Chic Table Lamp
H 17.72 in W 10.24 in D 10.24 in
Lalu+ Table Lamp
Located in Renton, WA
. Fuse a bit of retro with a splash of modern, render it utilitarian, and you’ve got Lalu+ table lamp
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2010s Taiwanese Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Lalu+ Table Lamp
Lalu+ Table Lamp
H 20 in W 8 in D 13 in
Trophy Table Lamp
Located in Fremont Center, NY
, tempered by a more relaxed Silhouette — formal but approachable. 1 E26 socket, max 60W 8.5W LED bulb
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2010s American Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Trophy Table Lamp
Trophy Table Lamp
H 17.5 in Dm 9 in
Essentia Vanessa Table Lamp
By Matlight Milano
Located in Milan, IT
As elegant as a contemporary sculpture, this elegant table lamp focuses on the combination of pure
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Essentia Vanessa Table Lamp
Essentia Vanessa Table Lamp
H 27.56 in W 5.52 in D 5.52 in
Classic Gold Table Lamp
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Sitting on a double-layered, footed metal base, this table lamp strikes with its elegant silhouette
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Classic Gold Table Lamp
H 12.21 in W 6.7 in D 6.7 in
Art Deco Table Lamp
By Il Paralume Marina
Located in Milan, IT
from the 1930s and 1940s, this metal table lamp's frame has a striking gold finish, handmade by
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Art Deco Table Lamp
Art Deco Table Lamp
H 25.2 in W 16.15 in D 16.15 in
Atari Small Table Lamp
By Rabitti 1969 by Giobagnara
Located in Milan, IT
silhouette. The size and scale of this remarkable lamp are perfect for a nightstand or side table, yet this
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Leather, Textile

Atari Small Table Lamp
Atari Small Table Lamp
H 16.93 in Dm 10.63 in
L4 Red Table Lamp
By Monica Gasperini
Located in Milan, IT
Combining a Minimalist silhouette with noble materials, this chic and modern table lamp will enrich
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

L4 Red Table Lamp
L4 Red Table Lamp
H 19.69 in W 31.5 in D 9.85 in
Contemporary Red Table Lamp
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Resting on a square metal base sustained by four small feet, this exceptional table lamp has a
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Red Table Lamp
H 19.69 in W 7.88 in D 7.88 in
L4 Green Table Lamp
By Monica Gasperini
Located in Milan, IT
Elegant and unique, this table lamp was conceived as an art-piece to be displayed in any interior
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

L4 Green Table Lamp
L4 Green Table Lamp
H 19.69 in W 31.5 in D 9.85 in
Chain Silver Table Lamp
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Standing on a double-layered, footed square base, this table lamp boasts an elegant and light
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Silver Leaf, Metal

Chain Silver Table Lamp
H 27.56 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Scarlett Beige Table Lamp
By Aiardini
Located in Milan, IT
Exuding romantic sophistication, this table lamp features a slim and delicate silhouette in its
Category

2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

Scarlett Beige Table Lamp
H 33.08 in W 11.82 in D 11.82 in
Audrey Ruby Table Lamp
By Euroluce
Located in Milan, IT
elegant lamp sports a silhouette with a ruby glass body and a dazzling 24-karat gold-plated decorative
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Other, Gold

Audrey Ruby Table Lamp
Audrey Ruby Table Lamp
H 30.32 in Dm 15.75 in
Revised Ovington Table – table lamp honey
By Revised, Sjoerd Vroonland
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Revised Ovington Table The Ovington Table Lamp is a stylish complement to any interior. Ovington
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2010s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Revised Ovington Table – table lamp tobacco
By Revised, Sjoerd Vroonland
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Revised Ovington Table The Ovington Table Lamp is a stylish complement to any interior. Ovington
Category

2010s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Revised Ovington Table – table lamp grey
By Sjoerd Vroonland, Revised
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Revised Ovington Table The Ovington Table Lamp is a stylish complement to any interior. Ovington
Category

2010s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Classic Rust Table Lamp
By Stillux
Located in Milan, IT
Elegantly standing on a footed square base, this sophisticated table lamp exudes a classic flair
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Classic Rust Table Lamp
H 29.14 in W 18.12 in D 12.21 in
Castle Glo Table Lamp
Located in Renton, WA
, demonstrating a minimalist yet bold statement. With a fluid silhouette the table lamp version is available in
Category

2010s Table Lamps

Materials

Concrete

Castle Glo Table Lamp
Castle Glo Table Lamp
H 12.3 in W 7.9 in D 7.9 in
Cement Yellow Table Lamp
By Servomuto
Located in Milan, IT
The Cement lamp is inspired by ceramics and the organic forms created during pottery wheel throwing
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Cement, Copper

Cement Yellow Table Lamp
Cement Yellow Table Lamp
H 22.84 in W 13 in D 9.06 in
Cement Rattan Table Lamp
By Servomuto
Located in Milan, IT
The Cement lamp is inspired by ceramics and the organic forms created during pottery wheel throwing
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Cement, Copper

Cement Rattan Table Lamp
Cement Rattan Table Lamp
H 22.84 in W 13 in D 9.06 in
Cement Strawberry Table Lamp
By Servomuto
Located in Milan, IT
The Cement lamp is inspired by ceramics and the organic forms created during pottery wheel throwing
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Copper

Cement Strawberry Table Lamp
Cement Strawberry Table Lamp
H 22.84 in W 13 in D 9.06 in
Cement Turquoise Table Lamp
By Servomuto
Located in Milan, IT
The Cement lamp is inspired by ceramics and the organic forms created during pottery wheel throwing
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Cement, Copper

Cement Turquoise Table Lamp
Cement Turquoise Table Lamp
H 22.84 in W 13 in D 9.06 in
Cement Gray Table Lamp
By Servomuto
Located in Milan, IT
The Cement lamp is inspired by ceramics and the organic forms created during pottery wheel throwing
Category

2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Cement, Copper

Cement Gray Table Lamp
Cement Gray Table Lamp
H 22.84 in W 13 in D 9.06 in
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Silhouette Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic silhouette table lamp available at 1stDibs. A silhouette table lamp — often made from metal, steel and epoxy resin — can elevate any home. Find 3 options for an antique or vintage silhouette table lamp now, or shop our selection of 12 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the silhouette table lamp you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each silhouette table lamp bearing modern, Art Nouveau or mid-century modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made silhouette table lamp has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Margit Wittig, Egg Designs and Alberto Donà are consistently popular.

How Much is a Silhouette Table Lamp?

A silhouette table lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $930, while the lowest priced sells for $260 and the highest can go for as much as $36,046.

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 Silhouette Table Lamp
  • 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 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 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
    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.”

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