Skip to main content

Swedish Table Glass Lamp

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
Orrefors Set of Green, Large Table Lamps RD-1323 by Carl Fagerlund
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian modern pair of Orrefors RD 1323 dark green cased crystal glass table lamps. Heavy glass bases with undulating shape. Model RD1323 was designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orre...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Set of Mid-Century Modern Flygsfors Table Lamps in White by Paul Kedelv
By Flygsfors, Paul Kedelv
Located in Stockholm, SE
A set of two elegant Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sommerso style table lamps in hour glass form. Two-tone glass in white and clear glass in Murano Sommerso style. Pieces of art glass! ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Large Marbro Swedish Root Beer Brown Glass Table Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Large hand blown Marbro lamp with root beer colored blown glass body mounted silver giltwood base. Has double cluster antiqued chrome fittings and carved silver giltwood finial. Depe...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Table Lamps

Materials

Giltwood, Glass

Pair of Swedish Table Lamps in Rosewood and Glass by Stilarmatur Tranås
By AB Stilarmatur Tranås
Located in Karlstad, SE
This rare set of two midcentury table lamps was manufactured in the 1960s by Stilarmatur Tranås in Sweden. The lamps consist of a clear glass foot, underneath a stem in beautiful ros...
Category

20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Style Table Lamp Ikea Sweden 1980s
By Ikea
Located in Langserud, SE
Wonderful table lamp made in Sweden and produced for Ikea in the 1980 and 1990s. This lamp gives an impression of being in the Art Deco period. These lamps are sold as one lamp. Go...
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Exquisite Mid Century Swedish Modern Crystal Table Lamps
By Orrefors
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $1,600....Thick swirling clear crystal in a baluster form highlights this pair of Orrefors blown table lamps with stepped socle form silver nickel bases. Beautifully top...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair of Swedish Glass Lamps by Orrefors with Nickel Fittings
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in London, GB
A pair of Swedish glass lamps by Orrefors with nickel tops and fittings, stamped "Orrefors" on the nickel top plate. With new bespoke slate colored silk shades with gold linings. Rew...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Large Pair of Gold Glass Lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970
By Flygsfors
Located in Bronx, NY
Outstanding large pair of gold glass cased table lamps by Flygsfors, Sweden, 1970.  
Category

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

Materials

Glass

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Ice Glass Lamp by Orrefors
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gorgeous hand blown crystal glass lamp with highly stylized hourglass form. The lamp features faceted ice glass design and has polished nickel hardware and fittings. Newly rewired an...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal, Nickel

Pair of Table Lamps by Hans Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1970s
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Höganäs Keramik
Located in Hägersten, SE
Rare pair of table lamps designed by Hans Agne Jakobsson. Produced by his own company in Markaryd. Made from brass, glass and stoneware. The ceramic part was made on commission by Hö...
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Carl Fagerlund Glass Table Lamps by Orrefors, Sweden, 1960s
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced by Orrefors, Sweden, 1960s. Dusty pink velvet shades. New wiring.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass, Velvet

Swedish, Kosta Art Glass Table Lamp, 1959
By Kosta Glasbruk 1
Located in Drottningholm, SE
Swedish 1959, Kosta art glass table lamp. A beautiful Kosta art glass table lamp in a green underlay glass. The lamp has a beautiful intense green core that shows through the frosted...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Swedish 1959, Kosta Art Glass Table Lamp
By Kosta Glasbruk 1
Located in Drottningholm, SE
Swedish 1959, Kosta art glass table lamp. A beautiful Kosta art glass table lamp in a green underlay glass. The lamp has a beautiful intense green core that shows through the frosted...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

1910 Swedish Art Nouveau/Jugend Bronzepatinated Spelter and Glass Table Lamp
By Herman Bergman
Located in Drottningholm, SE
An extremely rare and beautiful square bronzepatinated spelter and glass table lamp. The lamp is in a pristine condition and its in a perfect working condition. The cords are new and...
Category

Vintage 1910s Swedish Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Spelter

Pair of Swedish Glass Table Lamps Designed by Bergboms and Made by Holmegaard
By Bergboms
Located in Drottningholm, SE
Pair of large Swedish glass table lamps designed by Bergboms and made by Holmegaard. There are two pairs available. Two pair of large white beautiful opaline glass table lamps made ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Opaline Glass

Table Lamp by Pukeberg Glass, Sweden, 1960
By Pukeberg Sweden
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Clear glass table lamp by Swedish glass manufacturer Pukeberg with original sticker on the base. Comes with a white lampshade which is silver lined and reflects the light well.
Category

Late 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Swedish Flygfors Sculptural Purple Glass Table Lamps
By Flygfors Glass
Located in London, GB
Elegant tall tapered glass lamp bases designed by Paul Kedelv for Flygors. Rich purple glass core melts into a clear square glass base. Each lamp is a little different from each othe...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Set of 2 White Glass Table Lamps by Pukeberg Sweden, 1960s
By Pukeberg Sweden
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
This is a set of table lamps made of white glass with an interesting orange stripe that gives the lamp its unique look. The designer of the lamps is unknown to us, but we know tha...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Swedish Modern Cased Glass Lamp by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant frosted / cased table lamp was manufactured by Laurel in the 1960s. Despite being primarily an American company, Laurel hired designers from Europe (in this case, the de...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

1960s Scandinavian White Cloud Table Lamps Pair Swedish Art Glass Ski Chalet
By Pukeberg Sweden
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Cased white polished glass globe table lamps by Pukeberg of Sweden. The ellipsoid spherical shade sits on top of a glass cylinder for a minimalist profile. Wired for US and in workin...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Swedish Midcentury Glass Table Lamp
By Orrefors
Located in Vienna, AT
Food and shade made of crystal glass, fitted with one E27 socket. Made in Sweden int the late 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Glass, Teak, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, in teak and glass. Shade not included. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Josef Frank, Lisa Johansson-Pape, and Alvar Aalto.
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass, Wood

Scandinavian Modern Ice Glass Table Lamp by Uno Westerberg Pukeberg Sweden 1970s
By Uno Westerberg, Pukeberg Sweden
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional Mid-Century Modern light by Uno Westerberg for Pukeberg Glass of Sweden with a double slab base of mold blown crystal in an ice glass stylized floral or ice crystal forma...
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Swedish, Table Lamp, Chrome Metal, Glass, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A functionalist / art deco table lamp. Produced in Sweden, 1940s.  
Category

Vintage 1940s Swedish Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Glass, Linen, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp. Base in glass. Finely ornamented glass. Sold without lampshade. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Lisa Johansson-Pape, Hans Bergström.  
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Yellow Glass, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A highly modernist organic table lamp. Of Swedish production. In highly ornamented and colored glass, 1960s. Lampshade in is not included in the purchase. Stated measurements are...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Cut Glass

Swedish 1960s Crystal Glass Table Lamp
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cool Swedish 1960s crystal table lamp where the base is made from translucent blocks. A slender brass pipe concealing the wiring runs through the middle of the base, creating a cool ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

1960s Swedish Glass Capsule Table Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of 1960s Swedish 'Capsule' lamps shine in neon yellow and red blown glass. They are in mint condition with the original Swedish stickers still in tact. They have been rewired.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Swedish, Table Lamp, Red-Stained Glass, Rattan, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1970s. Red-stained glass wrapped in rattan. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. Sold without lampshade.
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Rattan, Glass

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Green Glass, Brass, Sweden, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp in ornamented green glass. Motif illustrating running horses. By a Swedish unknown designer and maker, 1930s. Lampshade is attached for illustration and not included ...
Category

Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Blue Colored Glass, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp. Base in glass. Sold without lampshade. Stated dimensions excluding lampshade. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Lisa Johansson-Pape, Hans Bergst...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Blown Glass, Rattan, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1960s. Features blown glass. Assorted vintage lampshade in rattan.     
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Rattan, Blown Glass

Swedish Designer, Organic Table Lamp, Orange Glass, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A highly modernist organic table lamp. Of Swedish production. In highly ornamented and colored glass, 1950s. Lampshade in first image is not included in the purchase. Stated meas...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Blown Glass, Rosewood, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1960s. Features a blown glass base and a rosewood rod. Sold without lampshade, stated dimensions exclude lampshade, height inclu...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass, Rosewood

Swedish Designer, Organic Table Lamp, Blown Glass, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, in highly artistic blown glass. Produced in Sweden, 1960s. Lampshade not included.  
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Swedish Designer, Organic Table Lamp, Blown Glass, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, in highly artistic blown glass. Produced in Sweden, 1960s. Sold excluding attached silk lampshade. Stated dimensions excluding lampshade.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair of Midcentury Swedish Glass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1960s Swedish molded blue and smoke glass table lamps with Lucite bases and nickel-plated hardware. Measurements: Height of body 14" Height to shade rest 22" Di...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Carl Fagerlund, a Glass Table Lamp, Orrefors, Sweden
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Paris, FR
A glass table lamp, the spreading body with a blue undercoat. Signed “Orrefors RD 1566” and labeled “Orrefors”. Produced by Orrefors, Sweden. 1960s. Dimensions without shade H...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Swedish Designer, Table Lamp, Incised Milk Glass, Brass, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A tall three-armed table lamp. Designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1950s-1960s. Features its original milk glass diffusers with simple incised ornamentation.
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Swedish Designer, Organic Table Lamp, Yellow Glass, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A highly modernist organic table lamp. Of Swedish production. In blown glass, 1950s. Sold without lampshade. Other designers of the period include Paavo Tynell, Josef Frank, Lisa Jo...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Fabric, Blown Glass

Swedish Designer, Small Table Lamp, Orange Blown Glass, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small table lamp. Base in blown glass.  
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic, Blown Glass

Carl Fagerlund Glass Table Lamp Orrefors 1960 Sweden
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées
Carl Fagerlund glass table lamp orrefors 1960 Sweden Scandinavian midcentury design ! Brown/Amber colored glass and brass. Good condition ! European wiring Socket height...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Swedish Glass Table Lamp by Luxus, 1960s
By Luxus of Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Brass colored glass table lamp by Luxus, in the shape of a cartridge case, 1960s. Label marked. New pink velvet shade. New wiring.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Scandinavian Modern Glass Table Lamp Bergboms, 1970s, Sweden
By Bergboms
Located in Langserud, SE
This rare and large Bergboms glass UFO looking table lamp has an Art Deco/1970s look with the touch of Swedish midcentury. The lamp itself is made with opaline glass top and a heavi...
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Orange Glass Table Lamp for Flygsfors, Sweden 1970s
By Flygsfors
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This orange colored glass table lamp with a white inside is made by Flygsfors in Sweden in the 1970s. It gives a beautiful warm light. This lamp is in a very good condition.
Category

Antique 1670s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Pair of Kosta Swedish Modern Glass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Swedish modern glass table lamps by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta. Clear glass with air bubble inclusion details.  
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Midcentury Table Lamps Orrefors Teak and Glass Sweden
By Orrefors
Located in Langserud, SE
Wonderful midcentury lamps in teak and glass. Good working condition with original shades Measured H 33 without shades.   
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass, Teak

Helena Tynell Glass Table Lamp for Luxus, Sweden
By Helena Tynell
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
This table lamp feature mold-blown white glass base designed by Helena Tynell for Luxus, Sweden. Variations in glass thickness give the lamps a lovely organic quality. Sticker marked...
Category

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

Materials

Blown Glass

Swedish White Glass Lamps, Pukeberg
Located in Chicago, IL
White glass cased in clear glass lamps. Made in Sweden, circa 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Clear Blown Glass Midcentury Swedish Table Lamp
Located in Houston, TX
This charming midcentury glass table lamp has a Classic geometric pattern. It has been newly wired in the US. The height is to the top of the socket. The height to the top of the gl...
Category

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

Materials

Blown Glass

Aneta Tinted Glass and Brass Table Lamps, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
The words “Scandinavian design” have become a shorthand for sleek, understated and beautiful minimalism. While it is far from a catch-all term, these table lamps are in many ways cha...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Folke Walving, Organic Table Lamps, Glass, Målerås, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of organic table lamps. Designed by Folke Walving for Målerås, Sweden, 1960s. Signed. Sold without lampshades. Stated measurements excluding lampshades. Other designers ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Swedish Art Glass Blue Table Lamp by Studio Ahus
By Studio Ahus, Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Bochum, NRW
Table lamp designed by Hannelore Dreutler for Studio Ahus and Ateljé Lyktan. The milky blue glass base holds brass socket. Original maker's label, signed and dated "Studio Ahus Swede...
Category

Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Reijmyre Glasbruk, Table Lamp, Metal, Glass, Linen, Sweden, 1950s
By Reijmyre Glasbruk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist table lamp. Of Swedish production, produced by Reijmyre Glasbruk. In blown glass, 1950s. Dimensions stated excludes lampshade. Sold without lampshade. Other designers ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Flygsfors Pair of Sculptural Glass Table Lamps, Sweden, 1950s
By Flygsfors
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of table lamps made of sculptural clear glass with a white glass core, by Swedish company Flygsfors. The lamps are slightly different in height: one is 45 cm (17.7 inch) high ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Vintage Swedish Cut Clear and Frosted Glass Table Lamp
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clear and frosted cut glass table lamp with new natural fabric shade from Sweden. <br /> <br /> Lamp has been recently rewired to US and UL standards. New socket is almost identic...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Table Lamps

Materials

Cut Glass

Pair of Swedish Bengt Edenfalk Glass 1960s Table Lamps
By Bengt Edenfalk, Skruf
Located in New York, NY
A pair of sparkling clear glass lamps with ridged sculptural elements and brass hardware by Bengt Edenfalk for Skruf, Scandinavian, circa 1960s. Signed. Height of base to bottom of t...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Swedish Bengt Edenfalk Glass 1960s Table Lamps
  • Pair of Swedish Bengt Edenfalk Glass 1960s Table Lamps
  • Pair of Swedish Bengt Edenfalk Glass 1960s Table Lamps
  • Pair of Swedish Bengt Edenfalk Glass 1960s Table Lamps
Auction Ends in 7 days
Colored Glass Table Lamp by Erik Höglund, 1960s, Sweden
By Erik Hoglund, Kosta Boda
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely rectangular table lamp of glass and copper by Erik Höglund, Sweden, 1960s. A glass table lamp with four decorated amber brown glass panels (Kosta Boda) of people and animals i...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Copper

Mid Century Swedish Blue Glass Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées
Swedish blue glass table lamp, 1970s Turquoise glass table lamp made in Sweden. Good condtion Measures: Height 39cm, width 12cm Height with shade 53cm Shade not included.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

  • Mid Century Swedish Blue Glass Table Lamp, 1970s
  • Mid Century Swedish Blue Glass Table Lamp, 1970s
  • Mid Century Swedish Blue Glass Table Lamp, 1970s
  • Mid Century Swedish Blue Glass Table Lamp, 1970s
H 15.36 in. W 4.73 in. D 4.73 in.
Pukeberg Abstract Glass Panel Lamps
By Pukeberg Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian modern crystal panel lamps with an abstract relief pattern on front and backs. Lamps have been rewired for use in the USA.
Category

20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal, Nickel

  • Pukeberg Abstract Glass Panel Lamps
  • Pukeberg Abstract Glass Panel Lamps
  • Pukeberg Abstract Glass Panel Lamps
  • Pukeberg Abstract Glass Panel Lamps
H 21.5 in. W 5.75 in. D 4 in.
  • 1
  • ...

Swedish Table Glass Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Swedish table glass lamp for your home. Frequently made of glass, metal and brass, every Swedish table glass lamp was constructed with great care. There are 785 variations of the antique or vintage Swedish table glass lamp you’re looking for, while we also have 15 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a Swedish table glass lamp — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A Swedish table glass lamp, designed in the Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made Swedish table glass lamp has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors and Hans-Agne Jakobsson are consistently popular.

How Much is a Swedish Table Glass Lamp?

A Swedish table glass lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,234, while the lowest priced sells for $250 and the highest can go for as much as $14,500.

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.