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French Alabaster Single Lamp
Located in Dallas, TX
French alabaster single lamp with flower, gilt gold, circa 1950.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

  • French Alabaster Single Lamp
  • French Alabaster Single Lamp
  • French Alabaster Single Lamp
  • French Alabaster Single Lamp
H 36 in. W 6.5 in. D 9.5 in.
Single Lamp, France, 2016
Located in New York, NY
Brass column lamp decorated with rows of clear glass bubbles. We also have a pair available.   
Category

2010s French Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal, Brass

  • Single Lamp, France, 2016
  • Single Lamp, France, 2016
  • Single Lamp, France, 2016
  • Single Lamp, France, 2016
H 35 in. Dm 7 in.
French Mid 19th Century Louis XVI St. Single Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very high quality French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. single lamp in ormolu, marble and faux porphyry. The lamp is raised by a square mottled edged faux porphyry base with ormolu...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

Small Minimalist Chandelier Single-Lamp in Lacquered Stilux, 1960
By Stilux
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Small Minimalist chandelier Single-lamp in lacquered metal and plexiglass 1960, Stilux Design.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Single Lamp by Roberto Rida, Italy, 2017
By Roberto Giulio Rida
Located in New York, NY
“Giroscopio Ponti-Zuccheri” lamp, the body consists of brass frames in various patinas spinning around a central glass panel with brown-yellow glass decorations at the bottom.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

1910s Converted Wrought Iron oil lantern to Single Lamp
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#4-445 A handmade 1910s wrought iron oil -converted lamp. Shade not included.
Category

Early 20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Ornate Decorative Detail Zinc Single Lamp with Shade, Italy, 1940s
Located in New York, NY
1940s Italian metal column lamp with decorative zinc detailing. Original faded paint gives the lamp a natural patina. Newly rewired, socket to hold a single bulb. New black Belgia...
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Zinc

Single Clear and Gold Mirrored Murano Glass Lamp, Italy
Located in New York, NY
This Italian Murano clear and gold mirrored glass lamp is absolutely stunning! Comprised of hand blown clear glass layered over shimmering gold mercury glass to create a mirrored eff...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Single Rembrandt Brass Lion Motif Table Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Single solid brass lion head and paw motif table lamp. Has 3-way push button on/off switch, made by the well known lighting manufacturer "Rembrandt Lamp Company". Includes harp and f...
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Vintage 1980s North American Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Single Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural concrete table lamp with an illuminated body through a central carving.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Brutalist Table Lamps

Materials

Concrete

  • Single Table Lamp
  • Single Table Lamp
  • Single Table Lamp
  • Single Table Lamp
H 30 in. W 18 in. D 11.5 in.
Single Porcelain Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1940's French porcelain table lamp with wooden base. Measurements: Height of body: 16.5" Height to shade rest: 26" Diameter at widest: 5".
Category

Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

  • Single Porcelain Lamp
  • Single Porcelain Lamp
  • Single Porcelain Lamp
  • Single Porcelain Lamp
H 16 in. Dm 6 in.
Single Table Lamp
Located in Hudson, NY
Wood column, with carved dancers on a marble base. Column is from 18th century piece of furniture.
Category

Antique 19th Century Table Lamps

  • Single Table Lamp
  • Single Table Lamp
  • Single Table Lamp
  • Single Table Lamp
H 34 in. W 4.75 in. D 4.75 in.
Single Metal Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single Italian circa 1960s two-tone metal rectangular lamp. Measurements: Height 18" Width 6" Depth 4".
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

  • Single Metal Lamp
  • Single Metal Lamp
  • Single Metal Lamp
  • Single Metal Lamp
H 18 in. W 6 in. D 4 in.
Single Large Foam Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This piece is made of poured expanding foam with a deep concentration of colors and textures. It includes 25 sockets with soft, 7.5w bulbs. If there is a referred palette, my tea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Table Lamps

Materials

Foam

  • Single Large Foam Lamp
  • Single Large Foam Lamp
  • Single Large Foam Lamp
  • Single Large Foam Lamp
H 20 in. Dm 16 in.
Single Murano Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1930's Italian hand-blown red Murano glass table lamp with one interior candelabra light. Measurements: Height: 18" Diameter at widest: 15".
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

  • Single Murano Table Lamp
  • Single Murano Table Lamp
  • Single Murano Table Lamp
  • Single Murano Table Lamp
H 18 in. W 15 in. D 7 in.
Single Opaline Glass Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1920's French opaline glass table lamp with gilt Fleur de Lis details. Measurements: Height of body: 18" Height to shade rest: 29" Diameter (at widest): 6".
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Vintage 1920s French Table Lamps

Materials

Opaline Glass

  • Single Opaline Glass Lamp
  • Single Opaline Glass Lamp
  • Single Opaline Glass Lamp
  • Single Opaline Glass Lamp
H 18 in. Dm 6 in.
Single Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960's dark celadon porcelain table lamp with painted and gilt bamboo decoration. Measurements: Height of body: 19" Height to shade rest: 29" Diameter: 10".
Category

Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

  • Single Porcelain Table Lamp
  • Single Porcelain Table Lamp
  • Single Porcelain Table Lamp
  • Single Porcelain Table Lamp
H 19 in. Dm 10 in.
Single Bronze Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1900 American arts and crafts bronze table lamp with original patina. Measurements: Height of body: 17" Diameter: 6".
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • Single Bronze Table Lamp
  • Single Bronze Table Lamp
  • Single Bronze Table Lamp
  • Single Bronze Table Lamp
H 17 in. Dm 6 in.
Single Large Alabaster Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1920's French carved alabaster lamp with detailed gilt bronze fittings. Measurements: Height of body 28.5" Height to shade red 40" Diameter: 9"
Category

Vintage 1920s French Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

  • Single Large Alabaster Lamp
  • Single Large Alabaster Lamp
  • Single Large Alabaster Lamp
  • Single Large Alabaster Lamp
H 28.5 in. Dm 9 in.
Single Modernist Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A Modernist marble table lamp. White and ivory colored marble with patinated brass details.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • Single Modernist Table Lamp
  • Single Modernist Table Lamp
  • Single Modernist Table Lamp
  • Single Modernist Table Lamp
H 34 in. Dm 18 in.
Single Alabaster Urn Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1920's single Italian carved alabaster urn lamp with bronze detailing and interior light. Measurements: Height of body: 20" Diameter at widest: 8".
Category

Vintage 1920s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

  • Single Alabaster Urn Lamp
  • Single Alabaster Urn Lamp
  • Single Alabaster Urn Lamp
  • Single Alabaster Urn Lamp
H 20 in. Dm 8 in.
Single Alabaster Urn Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single Italian circa 1930s carved alabaster table lamp in the form of an urn with interior light. Measurements: Height 18.5" Diameter at widest 11.5".
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Vintage 1930s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

  • Single Alabaster Urn Lamp
  • Single Alabaster Urn Lamp
  • Single Alabaster Urn Lamp
  • Single Alabaster Urn Lamp
H 18.5 in. Dm 11.5 in.
Single Mercury Glass Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1930 French single mercury glass table lamp. Measurements: Height of body: 18" Diameter at widest: 10".
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Vintage 1930s French Table Lamps

Materials

Mercury Glass

  • Single Mercury Glass Lamp
  • Single Mercury Glass Lamp
  • Single Mercury Glass Lamp
  • Single Mercury Glass Lamp
H 18 in. Dm 10 in.
Single Brass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A large circa 1940s French brass table lamp with original patina.  Measurements: Height of body: 23" Height to rest of shade: 33" Widest point: 11".
Category

Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Single Brass Table Lamp
  • Single Brass Table Lamp
  • Single Brass Table Lamp
  • Single Brass Table Lamp
H 23 in. Dm 11 in.
Single Danish Midcentury Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single circa 1960's Italian slate blue matte-glazed ceramic and teak table lamp. Measurements: Height of body: 24" Height to shade rest: 32.5" Diameter: 9"
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Single Pewter Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single circa 1930s Italian pewter metal table lamp with geometric motif and original patina and peacock finial. Measurements: Height of body 13" height to shade rest 22" Diam...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Pewter

  • Single Pewter Table Lamp
  • Single Pewter Table Lamp
  • Single Pewter Table Lamp
  • Single Pewter Table Lamp
H 13 in. Dm 10 in.
Single Alabaster Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Single circa 1920s Italian alabaster table lamp with interior and exterior lights. Measurements: Height of body 23" Height to shade rest 31.5" Diameter 9.5".
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

  • Single Alabaster Table Lamp
  • Single Alabaster Table Lamp
  • Single Alabaster Table Lamp
  • Single Alabaster Table Lamp
H 23 in. Dm 9.5 in.
Midcentury Single Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single circa 1960s Italian blue glazed porcelain table lamp. Measurements: Height of body 22" Height to shade rest 31" Diameter 7".
Category

Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Single Mercury Glass Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single French 1920s mercury glass table lamp with silver metal bases. Measurements: Height 18".
Category

Vintage 1920s French Table Lamps

Materials

Mercury Glass

  • Single Mercury Glass Lamp
  • Single Mercury Glass Lamp
  • Single Mercury Glass Lamp
  • Single Mercury Glass Lamp
H 18 in. Dm 8 in.
Single Celadon Porcelain Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single late 19th century French celadon porcelain lamp with "pate sur pate" floral decoration on body. Measurements: Height of body: 14" Height to shade rest: 22.5"
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Single Murano Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
An Italian, circa 1940s twisted blue to red Murano glass table lamp. Measurements: 10" height of body.
Category

Vintage 1940s Table Lamps

  • Single Murano Table Lamp
  • Single Murano Table Lamp
  • Single Murano Table Lamp
  • Single Murano Table Lamp
H 10 in. Dm 6 in.
Single Blue Porcelain Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A French cobalt blue porcelain lamp with gilt base, circa 1950s Measurements: Height of body: 16" Diameter: 9".
Category

Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Single Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single circa 1900 French porcelain vase mounted as a lamp. Measurements: Height of body 20" Diameter 8".
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Table Lamps

Single Murano Glass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A single Italian circa 1930s Murano glass lamp. Measurements: Height of body: 16".
Category

Vintage 1930s Table Lamps

  • Single Murano Glass Lamps
  • Single Murano Glass Lamps
  • Single Murano Glass Lamps
  • Single Murano Glass Lamps
H 16 in. Dm 6.5 in.
Single Moroccan Floor Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Moroccan hammered and pierced brass floor lamp with interior lights, circa 1920s. Measurements: Height 72.5" Diameter 18".
Category

Early 20th Century Moroccan Floor Lamps

  • Single Moroccan Floor Lamp
  • Single Moroccan Floor Lamp
  • Single Moroccan Floor Lamp
  • Single Moroccan Floor Lamp
H 77 in. Dm 18 in.
Single Pineapple Shaped Lamp
Located in Hudson, NY
Single pineapple shaped lamp Ceramic with brass base.
Category

20th Century American Table Lamps

  • Single Pineapple Shaped Lamp
  • Single Pineapple Shaped Lamp
  • Single Pineapple Shaped Lamp
  • Single Pineapple Shaped Lamp
H 34.5 in. Dm 10.5 in.
Large Single Celadon Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A large single French chinoiserie porcelain table lamp with gilt details and Chinese Dragon medallion decoration. 25" height of body.
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

  • Large Single Celadon Lamp
  • Large Single Celadon Lamp
  • Large Single Celadon Lamp
  • Large Single Celadon Lamp
H 25 in. Dm 9 in.
Single Chrome Desk Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960s Italian chrome desk lamp with marble base. Measurements: 6.5" diameter of light 24.5" height 18.5" length.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Chrome

  • Single Chrome Desk Lamp
  • Single Chrome Desk Lamp
  • Single Chrome Desk Lamp
  • Single Chrome Desk Lamp
H 24.5 in. Dm 6.5 in.
Single Murano Glass Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Single 1960's twisted dark blue Murano lamp. Measurements: Height of body: : 9" height of body, Height to shade rest: 19"
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

  • Single Murano Glass Lamp
  • Single Murano Glass Lamp
  • Single Murano Glass Lamp
  • Single Murano Glass Lamp
H 19 in. Dm 6 in.
Single Midcentury Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single circa 1950s smoke-colored Murano table lamp with Lucite base. Measurements: Height of body: 15.25" Height to shade rest: 23". Diameter: 6"
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

  • Single Midcentury Table Lamp
  • Single Midcentury Table Lamp
  • Single Midcentury Table Lamp
  • Single Midcentury Table Lamp
H 15.25 in. Dm 6 in.
Single Moderne Glass Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single, circa 1960 Italian moderne table lamp with glass insets. Each cube with an interior light. Measurements: 36.25" height, 16" width.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

  • Single Moderne Glass Lamp
  • Single Moderne Glass Lamp
  • Single Moderne Glass Lamp
  • Single Moderne Glass Lamp
H 36.25 in. Dm 16 in.
Single Modernist Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A Modernist rectangular table lamp Marble with walnut details. H:35 Shade W:15 shade D:13 inches.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble

Single Modernist Table Lamp
H 35 in. Dm 15 in.
A Single Chrome Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
ATL1844 A polished chrome table lamp of overlapping curled lobes. Overall: 35-3/4" h. x 7-1/4" diameter Height to socket: 28-1/4" Base: 3/4" h. x 7-1/4" diameter Body: 21" h. ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome, Nickel

  • A Single Chrome Table Lamp
  • A Single Chrome Table Lamp
  • A Single Chrome Table Lamp
  • A Single Chrome Table Lamp
H 35.75 in. Dm 7.25 in.
Single Pink Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1940's French pale pink crackled glass table lamp with silver tone base and hardware. Measurements: Height of body: 17.5" Height to shade rest:  27.5" Diameter: 7.5".
Category

Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

  • Single Pink Glass Table Lamp
  • Single Pink Glass Table Lamp
  • Single Pink Glass Table Lamp
  • Single Pink Glass Table Lamp
H 17.5 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Artemide Reeds Single Floor Lamp
By Artemide, Klaus Begasse
Located in Hicksville, NY
Seven flexible, transparent PMMA rods create tubes of LED light flowing upwards from a black painted aluminum base. Indoor and outdoor versions available. Modular base geometry allow...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Artemide Reeds Single Floor Lamp
  • Artemide Reeds Single Floor Lamp
  • Artemide Reeds Single Floor Lamp
  • Artemide Reeds Single Floor Lamp
H 59.02 in. W 8.63 in. D 8.82 in.
Single Red Blown Glass Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960's Italian red glass table lamp with brass base. Measurements: Height of body 15" Height to shade rest 24" Diameter at widest 10".
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

  • Single Red Blown Glass Lamp
  • Single Red Blown Glass Lamp
  • Single Red Blown Glass Lamp
  • Single Red Blown Glass Lamp
H 15 in. Dm 10 in.
Single Venetian Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1940's single Venetian glass table lamp in red with gold waist. Measurements: Height of body 18" Height to shade rest 30" Diameter of base 10".
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Single Italian Alabaster Urn Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single circa 1920's Italian carved alabaster urn lamp. Measurements: Height 16.5" Diameter 11.5".
Category

Vintage 1920s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

  • Single Italian Alabaster Urn Lamp
  • Single Italian Alabaster Urn Lamp
  • Single Italian Alabaster Urn Lamp
  • Single Italian Alabaster Urn Lamp
H 16.5 in. Dm 11.5 in.
Single Murano Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single circa 1960’s Murano cobalt blue glass table lamp. Measurements: Height of body: 16" Height to shade rest: 25" Diameter of base: 5.5"
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Antique Single French Empire Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1900 French painted tole and gilt bronze table lamp with original finish. Measurements: Height of body: 21.5" Height to shade rest: 30.25" Base: 4.5" (square).
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • Antique Single French Empire Lamp
  • Antique Single French Empire Lamp
  • Antique Single French Empire Lamp
  • Antique Single French Empire Lamp
H 21.5 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Teak Midcentury Single Table Lamp
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
Stylish single teak table lamp. Scandinavian, circa 1970s. Straight cut lines with a curvy top. Since re-wired and PAT tested. Dimensions: 39 height x 9.5 diameter in cm....
Category

Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Teak

  • Teak Midcentury Single Table Lamp
  • Teak Midcentury Single Table Lamp
  • Teak Midcentury Single Table Lamp
  • Teak Midcentury Single Table Lamp
H 15.36 in. Dm 3.75 in.
Single Cobalt Blue Porcelain Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1900's French cobalt blue porcelain table lamp with gold painted detailing and bronze and pewter base. Measurements: Height of body: 13.5" Height to shade res:t 24.5" Diamet...
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Single Italian Marquetry Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single circa 1950's Italian two-tone turned wood marquetry table lamp. Measurements: Height of body: 13.5" Height to shade rest: 23.5" Diameter: 4.5".
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Single Venetian Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1930's single Venetian glass table lamp. Measurements: Height: 15? height of body Height to shade rest: 27?.
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Single Column Alabaster Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1920s Italian carved alabaster table lamp with twisted column design. Measurements: Height of body: 19" Base: 5" square.
Category

Vintage 1920s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

  • Single Column Alabaster Table Lamp
  • Single Column Alabaster Table Lamp
  • Single Column Alabaster Table Lamp
  • Single Column Alabaster Table Lamp
H 19 in. W 5 in. D 5 in.
Single Cobalt Blue Porcelain Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1900s French cobalt blue porcelain table lamp with gold painted detailing and cast pewter base. Measurements: Height of body: 13.5" Height to shade rest: 24.5" Diameter (wid...
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Table Lamps

Materials

Pewter

Single Woven Reed Lamp, 1970s
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A single woven reed, urn shaped lamp on a polished brass mount, 1970s. Excellent condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Reed

  • Single Woven Reed Lamp, 1970s
  • Single Woven Reed Lamp, 1970s
  • Single Woven Reed Lamp, 1970s
  • Single Woven Reed Lamp, 1970s
H 33.47 in. Dm 21.66 in.
Single Murano Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960's twisting murano glass table lamp with champagne interior color. Measurements: Height of body: 11.5" Diameter: 5".
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Single Murano Glass Lamp, 1960s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A single psykter shaped lamp made from Murano white glass which has been ribbed and blown with gold bubble details throughout. The lamp is set on a brass base and has brass details a...
Category

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

Materials

Art Glass

  • Single Murano Glass Lamp, 1960s
  • Single Murano Glass Lamp, 1960s
  • Single Murano Glass Lamp, 1960s
  • Single Murano Glass Lamp, 1960s
H 35.83 in. Dm 18.12 in.
Single Mercury Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single circa 1930s French molded mercury glass table lamp with patinated brass finish. Measurements: Height of body 13" Diameter 9".
Category

Vintage 1930s French Table Lamps

Materials

Mercury Glass

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Single Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

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Prices for single lamps start at $10 and top out at $12,500 with the average selling for $1,786.

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.