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Alley Table Lamp in Black with Silk Lamp Shade
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Boca do Lobo’s Alley lamp will make any room glow with a very warm organic light. This elegant table lamp features a stylish wooden monolithic base. The base is lacquered in either h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

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H 19.69 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Clear Raw Crystal Glass Table Lamp with Silk Lamp Shade
By Porta Romana
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a very glamourous table lamp, for its dimensions and for the crystal glass details made as raw pieces, that are very surprising and charming. The raw crystal glass is put in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Silk, Glass

Lucite and Brass Italian 1960s Table Lamp with Silk Lamp Shade
Located in London, GB
Mid Century Hollywood Regency style table lamp has a Lucite cylinder stem supported with a brass tume and base with a cream acrylic detail. Clever design, the brass supporting tube h...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Temde Table Lamp with a Tulip Base and a Pink Silk Lamp Shade
By Temde Leuchten
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Manufacturer: Temde Leuchten. Temde-Leuchten or Temde AG was a German-Swiss manufacturer of lighting fixtures with headquarters in Detmold ( North Rhine-Westphalia ) and a subsidiary...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Forged Steel in Bright Gold Finish Table Lamp with Oval Silk Lamp Shade
By Porta Romana
Located in Brescia, IT
This steel forged table lamp has a raw shape with its metal parts in bright gold finish or burnished one. In the photo is visible the bright one. The contrast is stronger with the p...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Hollywood Regency Style Vintage Brass Table Lamp Blue Silk Lamp Shade Italy 1970
Located in Vienna, AT
Hollywood Regency style vintage table lamp from golden plated metal and clear glass Italy 1970s. The beautiful table lamp shows golden plated base with clear glass rods and brass co...
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Extra Large Table Lamp Polychrome Delft 1930 Flowers Hand Painted, Silk Shade
By Royal Delft
Located in Rijssen, NL
This exceptional large vintage polychrome delft ceramic lidded lamp (vase converted as lamp) is elegant both in its shape and in its hand painted and colorful pattern. Made in circa ...
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

XXL Table Lamp Polychrome Delft 1930 Flowers Hand Painted, Silk Shade, 1930
By Royal Delft
Located in Rijssen, NL
This exceptional large vintage Polychrome Delft ceramic lidded lamp (vase converted as lamp) is elegant both in its shape and in its hand painted and colorful pattern. Made in circa ...
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Lamp with Silk Shade
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Lamp with silk shade Shade is silk and the base is polished stainless steel Measures: Height 19.69 in. (50 cm) Width 9.85 in. (25 cm) Depth 7.88 in. (20 cm) Highly decorative,...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

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H 19.69 in. W 9.85 in. D 7.88 in.
Josef Hoffmann and Wiener Werkstaette, Silk Shade Brass Table Lamp, Re-Edition
By Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps, Wiener Werkstätte
Located in Vienna, AT
A very charming table-lamp by Hoffmann, with a silk shade. Custom-made adjustments of color and finish are possible. Originally manufactured at the Wiener Werkstaette Atelier, now ...
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Tommi Parzinger Studded Lamp with Silk Shade
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tommi Parzinger studded lamp with silk shade, this singular lamp is perfectly suited for any individual space, and a compliment to the vanity or dressing area, especially due to the ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Lamped Iznik Vase with Embroidered Silk Shade
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A turn-of-the-century Turkish, Iznik Baluster vase with brass lamp inserts and whimsical silk and embroidered shade on an ebonized base.
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20th Century Turkish Islamic Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Antique Floor Lamp with Silk Shade
Located in London, GB
A beautiful antique carved wood floor lamp, with an absolutely stunning silk shade. This was made in England, it dates from the 1910-1920’s period. The quality of the lamp stand i...
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Floor Lamps

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Wood

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H 63 in. W 23 in. D 23 in.
Brass Table Lamp with Silk Shade
Located in Asheville, NC
Unusual brass candlestick lamp on stepped pyramid square base with classical x motifs embossed on satin finished brass. Elaborate pagoda shaped silk shade with contrast trim and rouc...
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Vintage 1940s American Table Lamps

  • Brass Table Lamp with Silk Shade
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H 38 in. W 19.5 in. D 19.5 in.
Standing Lamp with Silk Shade from 1960's, Spain
Located in Barcelona, ES
Standing lamp from 1960's, Spain. Brass and black enamelled metal with new fabric shade in wild silk.
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Brass Floor Lamp with Silk Shade, France, 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s three footed French floor lamp. Brass stem with patina. Newly rewired and fitted with a custom silk shade. Measures: 62" height, base is 13" in wide. Shade is 12" height and 20...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Aldo Tura Table Lamp Brown Goatskin Silk Shade
By Aldo Tura
Located in Munich, DE
Very elegant table lamp by Aldo Tura Milano from 1960, In brown goatskin and brass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Aldo Tura Table Lamp Brown Goatskin Silk Shade
  • Aldo Tura Table Lamp Brown Goatskin Silk Shade
  • Aldo Tura Table Lamp Brown Goatskin Silk Shade
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H 27.96 in. W 21.26 in. D 11.82 in.
Sculptural Cypress Root Table Lamp with Custom Silk Shade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural cypress root table lamp with custom silk shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Organic Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Silk, Cypress

Sculptural Crystal Table Lamp with Silk Shade, France, 1960s
By Daum
Located in Den Haag, NL
Sculptural crystal table lamp with silk shade, France, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal

Sculptural Cypress Root Table Lamp with Custom Silk Shade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural cypress root table lamp with custom silk shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Organic Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Silk, Cypress

Pink Midcentury Barovier Lamp with Green Silk Shade
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Fabulous pink Murano lamp by Barovier, late 1950s or early 1960s, gold curlee glass feet. Very stylish and chic. Want to see more beautiful things? Scroll down below and click "View ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Oversized Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Table Lamp & Embroidered Silk Shade c 1930
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique and large Japanese Satsuma table lamp offers embroidered silk shade over porcelain Satsuma urn having genre scenes and gilt dragon serpent in relief, raised on footed base...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Silk

Circa 1920's Dolphin Silver Plated Floor Lamp with Silk Shade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Silver Plated bronze 2 light floor lamp with fluted column mounted on a tiered base. Two dolphin supporting wax candle sleeves that house edison socket light fixtures are capped with...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze, Silver

Brera Carrara Table Lamp with Ivory Silk Shade
By Laiton Milano
Located in Milan, IT
Combining brass and marble in a Classic silhouette, this table lamp's luxurious aesthetic is matched by its timeless elegance. Raised on a square satin brass base, the Arabescato Car...
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • Brera Carrara Table Lamp with Ivory Silk Shade
  • Brera Carrara Table Lamp with Ivory Silk Shade
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H 29.93 in. W 19.69 in. D 9.85 in.
Vintage Petite Alabaster Table Lamp with Silk Shade
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Petite Alabaster table lamp with silk shade Size: 19.25" H to top of shade x 4.75" sq. base Shade: 10.5" D x 8.5" H.
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Vintage 1950s French Victorian Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

Gigi Table Lamp by Francis Sultana, Bronze and Silk Shade
By Francis Sultana
Located in LONDON, GB
Variations of bronze finish available upon request. Silk colors may be requested for shade.
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Fine French Neoclassical Bronze Three Candelabra Bouillotte Lamp Silk Shade
Located in Roslyn, NY
A very fine quality French neoclassical bronze three candelabra bouillotte lamp with silk shade Interior is outfitted with two candelabra sockets, completely rewired.
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20th Century French Regency Table Lamps

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Bronze

Antique Napoleon III Opaline Glass Lamp with Custom Silk Shade
Located in Toronto, ON
A unique French Napoleon III opaline glass lamp with gilt and flower details on an ornate bronze base, newly rewired with a magnificent shade of lace, pleated silk and metallic bulli...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Table Lamps

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Bronze

Amorph Doris Table Lamp, Gold Finish, White Silk Shade
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Doris table lamp, gold finish. Base dimensions: 11" W x 6" D x 18" H Shade: White silk, shade dimensions: 8" x 18" x 10" H. About Amorph: Working with geometrics and the morphology ...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Amorph Loop Table Lamp, Ebony Stained, Ivory Silk Shade
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
About Amorph: Working with geometrics and the morphology of forms stands at the core of Amorph– an innovative furniture company founded by designer Amir Habibabadi. “I’m trying to cr...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Amorph Loop Table Lamp, Gold Finish, Ivory Silk Shade
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Base dimensions: 9.5" W x 6" D x 16" H Shade ivory silk. Shade dimensions: 18" x 8" x 10" H. About Amorph: Working with geometrics and the morphology of forms stands at the core of ...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Amorph Doris Table Lamp, Bronze Finish, Ivory Silk Shade
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Doris table lamp, bronze finish. Base dimensions: 11" W x 6" D x 18" H Shade: White silk, shade dimensions: 8" x 18" x 10" H. About Amorph: Working with geometrics and the morpholog...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Bergboms B-024 Brass Table Lamp with Beige Silk Shade, Sweden, 1960s
By Bergboms
Located in The Hague, NL
This elegant table lamp was produced by Bergboms in Sweden in the 1960s. The model is numbered B-024. The lamp consists of a polished brass stem and cone shaped base, acrylic top di...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Pretty Table Lamp Mat Finishing Grass Silk Shade silvered glass circle
By Sabrina Landini
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
Pretty lamp is entirely hand-made in Tuscany, Italy. The structure of table and standing versions is composed by a brass tube and its base with a mat finish gold or white. The lampsh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Amorph Helen Table Lamp, Gold Finish, Ivory Silk Shade
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Helen table lamp is a dynamic shape table lamp with gold finish. Dimension of the table lamp is 8" L x 6" W x 19" H. Shade dimension: 14" x 14" x 10" H. About Amorph: Working with g...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Paint

Yellow Ceramic Chevron Chinoiserie Table or Desk Lamp with Silk Shade
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful bright yellow Chevron pattern ceramic table or desk lamp with coordinating yellow silk shade, in the Chinoiserie style, circa mid-20th century. Lamp body is a bright...
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Vintage 1970s Asian Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Silk, Wood, Ceramic

Ann Floor Lamp in Stainless Steel with Silk Shade
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Ann is a contemporary floor lamp composed by a minimal modern structure with a perfectly matching square lampshade. The lampshade is sized to balance the architectural form and is av...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

Ann Floor Lamp in Stainless Steel with Silk Shade
H 55.12 in. W 17.72 in. D 24.81 in.
Contemporary White Quartz Geode & Brass Table Lamp with Custom Silk Shade
Located in Toronto, ON
Simple yet striking, this lamp contains a large sliced quartz geode which are held in place by simple bronze claws, resembling a ring setting. This lamp is finished with hand made si...
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2010s North American Table Lamps

Materials

Quartz, Brass, Metallic Thread

1900s Chinese Hardwood Carved Lamp with Raw Silk Shade
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Hand carved solid wood rare Chinese lamp with conical raw silk shade. One of a kind. Rewired with push button. Working well, circa 1900-1910.     
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Qing Floor Lamps

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Rosewood

Art Deco Table Lamp in Relief Brass with New Silk Shade
By Muller Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French Art Deco table lamp base in floral relief work in brass attributed to Mueller Freres. A new silk shade has been added.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

1970s Willy Rizzo Brass Table Lamp with Raw Silk Black Shade
By Willy Rizzo
Located in London, GB
A 1970s Italian brass and enamel table lamp with a raw silk black shade designed by Willy Rizzo. Condition and wear consistent with age and use. Measures: Shade W 30 cm x D 15 cm...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Wonderful Patinated Gilt Bronze Caldwell Floor Lamp Silk Shade Marble Claw Foot
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful neoclassical patinated gilt bronze Caldwell floor lamp silk shade set with marble and finished with bronze claw feet Rewired and ready to enjoy. Measures: 12" W ...
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Vintage 1920s French Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Floor Lamp Teak and Brass with Black Silk Shade
Located in London, GB
Elegant curvaceous floor lamp in alternate sections of teak and brass 1960's with new silk shade black silk shade. Dimensions frame; diameter 28cm, height 155 cm Dimensions lamp with...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Bronze Floor Lamp with Black Marble Base and Silk Shade, Italy 1970's
Located in Den Haag, NL
Bronze floor lamp with black marble base and silk shade, Italy 1970's.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Hammered Bronze Floor Lamp with Silk Shade in the Manner of Giacometti
By Alberto and Diego Giacometti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderfully made solid bronze floor lamp of Hammered bronze in the manner of Giacometti - hand wrought and a compliment to many spaces, from modern to traditional the lamp has a ve...
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20th Century Organic Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Carved Gilt Wood French Louis XVI Style Floor Lamp with Silk Shade
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
French Louis XV style distressed gilt 3 light floor lamp with a silk shade.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Floor Lamps

Materials

Silk, Wood

Frederick Cooper Brass Swing Arm Floor Lamp & Original Silk Shade
By Frederick Cooper
Located in New York, NY
A vintage brass floor lamp with adjustable swing arm by Frederick Cooper. Includes original beige silk shade and finial, also by Frederick Cooper. Made in USA in the 1970s/1980...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Italian Mid-Century Solid Brass Pineapple Table Lamps Green Silk Shade, 1970s
Located in Salzburg, AT
Italian mid-century solid brass pineapple table lamps with emerald green silk shades from the 70s. Heavy brass table lamps in the shape of a pineapple. The foot batten is a bit over...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Amorph Helix Table Lamp, Gold Metal Finish, Ivory Silk shade
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
sculptural table lamp is made from MDF with Cold Metal finish. Color: Gold Dimension base: 16" H x 7.5" L x 5.5" W Shade dimension: 10" H x 14" W. About Amorph: Working with geomet...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

French Empire Neoclassical Bronze Three Candelabras Bouillotte Lamp Silk Shade
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French Empire / Neoclassical bronze three candelabras bouillotte lamp with silk shade.
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20th Century French Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Union Table Lamp in White Lacquered Wood and Silk Shade
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted by Boca do Lobo, Union is an exclusive lamp created by using the traditional techniques of joinery and then finished with lacquer. The lacquer finish is available in two ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Feel Table Lamp with Silk Shade by Boca do Lobo
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Feel is a table lamp, but actually, it can also be a modern bedside table lamp. It can be elegantly used in your living room as sophisticatedly in your bedroom. Handcrafted by Boca d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Bamboo and Brass Table Lamp with Silk Shade, Austria 1950's
By Ingo Maurer, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Den Haag, NL
Bamboo and brass table lamp with silk shade, Austria 1950's.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Bronze and Crystal Lamp with a Silk Shade, 20th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
20th century bronze and crystal lamp with a silk shade.  
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20th Century North American Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Antique French Bronze Lamp with Porcelain Flowers & Custom Silk Shade
Located in Toronto, ON
This antique French bronze lamp, circa 1900, would make the perfect finishing touch to any desk. The quality of the bronze work is exceptional. The lamp has been newly re-wired with ...
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Edwardian Neoclassical Gilded Brass Floor Lamp with a Pleated Silk Shade
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A neoclassical gilded brass floor lamp with a stepped base on four lion’s paw feet; the central fluted column resting on a rectangular plinth decorated with wreaths, the top of the c...
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Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Heavy Gilt Murano Glass Stem Lamp with Custom Silk Shade
By Barovier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Heavy gilt Murano glass stem lamp with custom silk shade in the style of Barovier. Giltwood base. Restored and rewired with gold twist cord. Custom shade dimensions: upper edge 16...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Wood

Heavy Gilt Murano Glass Stem Lamp with Custom Silk Shade
By Barovier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Heavy gilt Murano glass stem lamp with custom silk shade in the style of Barovier. giltwood base. Restored and rewired with gold twist cord. Custom shade dimensions: upper edge 16...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Aluminum Base Table Lamp with Original Tilt Top Silk Shade
By Walter Von Nessen
Located in Ferndale, MI
Aluminum modernist table lamp. Original silk shade with pierced steel diffuser tilts to most any angle. Lamp base measures 8" diameter, 22" tall, shade 14.5" diameter, 4 "tall.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Heavy Gilt Murano Glass Stem Lamp with Custom Silk Shade
By Barovier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Heavy Gilt Murano Glass Stem Lamp with Custom Silk Shade in the style of Barovier. Gilt wood base. Restored and rewired with gold twist cord. Custom shade dimensions: upper edge 1...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Wood

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Silk Lamp Shade For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the silk lamp shade you’re looking for. Each silk lamp shade for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, silk and metal. Find 143 options for an antique or vintage silk lamp shade now, or shop our selection of 47 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the silk lamp shade you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A silk lamp shade made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. A well-made silk lamp shade has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Amorph Inc., Sabrina Landini and Val Saint Lambert are consistently popular.

How Much is a Silk Lamp Shade?

A silk lamp shade can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,900, while the lowest priced sells for $350 and the highest can go for as much as $9,460.

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.