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1960s Italian Tole Table Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1960s Italian tole table lamp.
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • 1960s Italian Tole Table Lamp
  • 1960s Italian Tole Table Lamp
  • 1960s Italian Tole Table Lamp
  • 1960s Italian Tole Table Lamp
H 16 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
French Red Tole Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1920's French painted tole table lamp with gilt details. Measurements: Height of body: 18.5" Height to shade rest: 26.5" Diameter: 5.5" (widest point).
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Vintage 1920s French Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • French Red Tole Table Lamp
  • French Red Tole Table Lamp
  • French Red Tole Table Lamp
  • French Red Tole Table Lamp
H 18.5 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Urn-Shape Tole Table Lamp
Located in Houston, TX
Urn-shape tole table lamp, newly wired for use within the USA using UL listed parts. Hand-painted with gilt trim decoration. Includes complimentary linen drum shade (listed measureme...
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Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Tin, Gold Leaf, Brass

  • Urn-Shape Tole Table Lamp
  • Urn-Shape Tole Table Lamp
  • Urn-Shape Tole Table Lamp
  • Urn-Shape Tole Table Lamp
H 24.75 in. Dm 14 in.
Antique Italian Painted Tole Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1900's repoussé and painted tole table lamp with two lights behind the large painted plaque.  Measurements: Height: 21" Width: 11.5" Diameter of base: 3.75".
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Antique Italian Painted Tole Table Lamp
  • Antique Italian Painted Tole Table Lamp
  • Antique Italian Painted Tole Table Lamp
  • Antique Italian Painted Tole Table Lamp
H 21 in. W 11.5 in. D 3.75 in.
Large Antique Black and Cream Tole Table Lamp
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Large antique black and cream tole table lamp Lion heads handles. Beautiful patina. No shade. Size: 33" H x 10.5" W x 9.5" D.
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Antique 19th Century English Country Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

French 1850s Napoléon III Green Painted Tôle Table Lamp with Garland Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Napoléon III period green painted tôle table lamp from the mid-19th century, with two lights, bobèches and garlands. Created in France at the beginning of emperor Napoléon I...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

Palm Tree Tole Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1940's painted tole French table lamps in the form of palm trees with original finish. Measurements: Height of body: 29" Diameter: 12".  
Category

Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

  • Palm Tree Tole Table Lamps
  • Palm Tree Tole Table Lamps
  • Palm Tree Tole Table Lamps
  • Palm Tree Tole Table Lamps
H 29 in. Dm 12 in.
Chinoiserie Style Tole Table Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Neoclassic Italian form with superb and whimsical figures and design.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

  • Chinoiserie Style Tole Table Lamp
  • Chinoiserie Style Tole Table Lamp
  • Chinoiserie Style Tole Table Lamp
  • Chinoiserie Style Tole Table Lamp
H 23 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
French Directoire Green Tole Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Directoire style green tole and gilt decorated column table lamps with decorated shade 20th century.
Category

20th Century Directoire Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Brass Tole Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two brass lamps with painted tole lampshades.
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Brass Tole Table Lamps
  • Pair of Brass Tole Table Lamps
  • Pair of Brass Tole Table Lamps
  • Pair of Brass Tole Table Lamps
H 36 in. Dm 16.5 in.
Italian Gold Gilt Tole Table Lamps, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of tall mid-20th century Italian gold gilt tole leaf and porcelain glazed flower table lamps, Italy, circa 1960s. Bases are gold gilt covered terracotta with an octa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Tôle

Antique Neo Classical Style Tole Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
Antique French Empire Neo-Classical style Tole metal table lamp in excellent original condition with floral decoration. This lamp has a very bold form. The shade which was on this...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of French Empire Tole Table Lamps
Located in Doylestown, PA
A charming pair of French Empire period oil lamps in tole redecorated in black and yellow painted finish with transfer decoration of classical scenes.
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Table Lamps

Materials

Tin

Pair of Antique French Tole Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French circa 1920s gilt and painted tole lamps with foliage motif on a neoclassic column body. Measurements: Height of body: 19.5" Height to shade rest: 28.5" Base: 5.2...
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Vintage 1920s French Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Antique French Tole Table Lamps
  • Pair of Antique French Tole Table Lamps
  • Pair of Antique French Tole Table Lamps
  • Pair of Antique French Tole Table Lamps
H 19 in. W 5.25 in. D 5.25 in.
Pair of Red Chinoiserie Tole Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1940s red tole French table lamps with painted chinoiserie decoration. Measurements: Height of body 17" Height to shade rest 29" Base 5" square.   
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of American Victorian Green Tole Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Victorian green tole outdoor 4-tier finial posts mounted as table lamps (PRICED AS Pair).
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

Hollywood Regency Style Pewter and Tole Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency- style bouillotte desk lamp with pewter colored dolphin base and black tole shade.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Pewter, Tôle

English Victorian Style Chinoiserie Red Tole Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian style (20th century) square shaped red tole and Chinoiserie decorated tea canister mounted as a lamp.
Category

20th Century Unknown Victorian Table Lamps

Pair of Antique Victorian Style Brass & Tole Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A beautiful pair of solid brass and tole metal table lamps in the antique Victorian style. These were made in England, they date from around the 1970’s. The quality is superb, the...
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Mid-20th Century English Victorian Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Tall Gold Faux Leaf Tole Table Lamp with Cream Shade
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A tall petite table lamp that would be fabulous on a small reading table. The body is created from golden brass and is decorated with leaves that outstretch to look like petals. The ...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Revival Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Vintage Tropical Palm Tree Frond Metal Tole Table Lamp Completely Restored
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage metal palm leaf tree frond table lamp. This lamp is amazing! Has some nice weight to it! Completely restored to perfection! All new wiring, all new nickel hardware, 3 ...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel, Metal

Pair of White Rose and Gold Gilt Italian Tole Table Lamps Lanterns
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely pair of vintage white rose with gold gilt table lamps lanterns. These will be newly wired prior to shipping. Both lamps have the metal made in Italy tag on them. The roses may...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

19th Century French Directoire Hand Painted Green and White Tole Table Lamp
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a table or a buffet with this elegant antique tole lamp; crafted in France, circa 1840, the lamp sits on a square base, and features hand painted decor with soldiers and dec...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Directoire Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

19th Century French Directoire Hand Painted Green and Black Tole Table Lamp
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a table with this elegant antique tole lamp, crafted in France circa 1840, the light fixture with new wiring sits on a square base, and features hand painted decor with sold...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Directoire Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

Italian Palm Shaped Tole Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1960s Italian palm shaped painted tole table lamps. Measurements: 22" height of body 9" width 5" depth.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

  • Italian Palm Shaped Tole Lamps
  • Italian Palm Shaped Tole Lamps
  • Italian Palm Shaped Tole Lamps
  • Italian Palm Shaped Tole Lamps
H 22 in. W 9 in. D 5 in.
Large Tole Candle Stick Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large repousse tole table lamps with original patina. Double light cluster. Measures: 30" height of body alone.
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Chinese Blue Tole Palm Tree Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Chinese hand-made light blue tole table lamps depicting a woman holding an umbrella sitting in the shade of a palm tree.
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Chinese Blue Tole Palm Tree Table Lamps
  • Pair of Chinese Blue Tole Palm Tree Table Lamps
  • Pair of Chinese Blue Tole Palm Tree Table Lamps
  • Pair of Chinese Blue Tole Palm Tree Table Lamps
H 23.75 in. W 8.5 in. D 7.75 in.
Pair of Chinese Red Tole Equestrian Themed Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Chinese red and gold tole table lamps with canister-shaped bodies and brass hardware featuring an equestrian scene typical of 19th century European paintings.
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21st Century and Contemporary Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Chinese Blue Tole Palm Tree and Man Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Chinese light blue tole table lamps depicting a man holding a fan sitting in the shade of a palm tree. (PRICED AS PAIR).  
Category

20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Vintage Hand Painted Tole Genre Scene Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Chinese vintage tole table lamps with a hand painted outdoor scene of a figure sitting under a parasol in a garden against an off-white background with gold painted numbers.
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Mid-20th Century Rococo Revival Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Italian Marble and Tole Column Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company, Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely pair of vintage Italian neoclassical style marble and tole table lamps possibly by Marbro. This great pair of Hollywood Regency column lamps are executed with bases of large b...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Tôle

  • Pair of Italian Marble and Tole Column Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Marble and Tole Column Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Marble and Tole Column Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Marble and Tole Column Lamps
H 25.25 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Pair of Tole Chinoiserie Table Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Chinoiserie style tole table lamps with column shaped body on a plinth base. The lamp is further painted with motifs of anthemions on the column and a flaming torch framed by...
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20th Century Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Tole Chinoiserie Table Lamps
  • Pair of Tole Chinoiserie Table Lamps
  • Pair of Tole Chinoiserie Table Lamps
  • Pair of Tole Chinoiserie Table Lamps
H 32 in. W 5.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Chinoiserie Style Tole Lamp by Bob Christian
By Bob Christian
Located in Stamford, CT
Hand painted chinoiserie style tole table lamp by Bob Christian with figural details, circa 1990s. Please note of wear consistent with age. Shade not included.
Category

1990s Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Vintage Chinese Blue and White Tiered Tole Tulipiere Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of vintage blue and white tole table lamps created from a tiered tulipiere with designs depicting florals, cherubs, and a dimensional bust of a woman on all four sides, mounted ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Export Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair French Black Tole Spartan Helmet Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair French black tole Spartan helmet table lamps. Pair of black painted tole table lamps in the form of Spartan / Roman helmets with curved opaque glass and white interiors. Newly e...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

Pair of Faux Wood Column Lamps, circa 1990s
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of tole table lamps in a painted faux wood finish, circa 1990s.
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1990s Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

  • Pair of Faux Wood Column Lamps, circa 1990s
  • Pair of Faux Wood Column Lamps, circa 1990s
  • Pair of Faux Wood Column Lamps, circa 1990s
  • Pair of Faux Wood Column Lamps, circa 1990s
H 23.00 in. W 6.00 in. D 6.00 in.
Vintage Pair of Italian Tole Flowers Urn Table Lamps Newly Wired
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely pair of vintage Italian tole table lamps. Beautiful leaves, flowers and urn. These have wonderful patina which may include chippy paint and rust. These have been newly wired w...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Tole Appointed Pineapple Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A whimsical pair of handmade vintage tole decorated carved wood pineapples vibrantly painted and dramatic in form. An old Palm Beach find.
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Early 20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

Italian Tole Columnar Lamp
Located in Buchanan, MI
Italian tole columnar lamp. Great color.
Category

20th Century Italian Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

  • Italian Tole Columnar Lamp
  • Italian Tole Columnar Lamp
  • Italian Tole Columnar Lamp
  • Italian Tole Columnar Lamp
H 29.25 in. Dm 6 in.
French Tole Jardiniere Lamp
Located in New York, NY
French tole jardiniere lamp. Empire gilt painted brown tole jardiniere with paw feet on raised green faux marble platform, now converted to a lamp. France, early 19th century. Dim...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

  • French Tole Jardiniere Lamp
  • French Tole Jardiniere Lamp
  • French Tole Jardiniere Lamp
  • French Tole Jardiniere Lamp
H 21 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Midcentury, Tole Palm Tree Table Lamp
Located in Hastings, GB
Midcentury, tole palm tree table lamp, circa 1950s. Fantastic faux bamboo main stem with branches of palm leaves all around. There is a small faux candle and single lamp holder at t...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Midcentury, Tole Palm Tree Table Lamp
  • Midcentury, Tole Palm Tree Table Lamp
  • Midcentury, Tole Palm Tree Table Lamp
  • Midcentury, Tole Palm Tree Table Lamp
H 24.41 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Pair of French Directoire Style Tole Floral Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Directoire style 20th century green and gold tole floral decorated column table lamps.
Category

Early 20th Century Directoire Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

Italian Gold Gilt Tole and Black Marble Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Mid-20th century Italian gold gilt tole and black marble table or desk lamp, Italy, circa 1960s. Gilt tole is a combination of flowers and leaves and the 1" think black m...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Metal, Tôle

Napoleonic Revival Orange Tole Desk Lamp
Located in London, GB
A French Napoleon III hand painted tole desk lamp in orange and gold leaf, with adjustable brass shades. In the Napoleonic revival style, depicting bees.
Category

Antique 1860s French Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

Pair of Tôle Peinte Botanical Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Each of octagonal form with black line-edged rim, decorated with botanical specimens, on an ivory craquelure ground. Provenance: From the Collection of Mario Buatta, New York, NY.
Category

20th Century American Chinese Export Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Brass & Tole Empire Style Bouillotte Table Lamp
Located in Hudson, NY
A very handsome vintage 1970s double light brass Bouillotte table lamp, with adjustable tole double shade, and chain detail. Very good condition and unusual with the square shades.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Empire Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

French Red Tole Painted Student Lamp
Located in Natchez, MS
French Tole two-arm student lamp with classical scenes and red tole shades. Adjustable central pole with flared base.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

  • French Red Tole Painted Student Lamp
  • French Red Tole Painted Student Lamp
  • French Red Tole Painted Student Lamp
  • French Red Tole Painted Student Lamp
H 21 in. W 15 in. D 5 in.
Antique French Napoleonic Tole Bouillotte Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique French Bouillotte lamp with dark hunter green matte tole shade with bumble bees and banding in gold.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

Antique Tole Samovar Mounted As A Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An amazing tole samovar mounted as a lamp. Wonderful patina with remnants of paint and gold leaf visible. The piece is a wonderful mixture of disparate decorative features; four dolp...
Category

Antique 19th Century Bohemian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Tôle

Large English Tole Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single large circa 1920's English tole lamp with original patina. Measurements: Height of body: 28" Height to shade rest: 38" Diameter at widest: 13".
Category

Vintage 1920s English Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Large English Tole Lamp
  • Large English Tole Lamp
  • Large English Tole Lamp
  • Large English Tole Lamp
H 28 in. Dm 13 in.
French Red Tole Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950's French red tole and bronze lamp. Measurements: Height of body: 19" Height to shade rest: 30" Diameter: 5.75" (square).
Category

Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • French Red Tole Lamps
  • French Red Tole Lamps
  • French Red Tole Lamps
  • French Red Tole Lamps
H 19 in. W 5.75 in. D 5.75 in.
Pair of Vintage Italian Tole Flower Table Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of diminutive Florentine toleware table lamps (ca. 1950, Italy). Composed of white enameled metal with colorful floral adornments. Original condition: natural paint loss and pat...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Vintage Italian Tole Flower Table Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage Italian Tole Flower Table Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage Italian Tole Flower Table Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage Italian Tole Flower Table Lamps
H 12.75 in. W 6.25 in. D 7.5 in.
Yellow Painted Tole Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1940s French painted tole lamp with two interior lights and candleholders. Measurements: Total height 28.5" Shade: top diameter 14", bottom diameter 16", side height 4.75".
Category

Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Yellow Painted Tole Lamp
  • Yellow Painted Tole Lamp
  • Yellow Painted Tole Lamp
  • Yellow Painted Tole Lamp
H 28 in. Dm 16 in.
French Tole Lantern Lamp
Located in New York, NY
French tole lantern lamp. Antique brown patinated tole footed lantern candle stand with original early seeded curving glass panels with pierced ventilation cap surmounted with cherub...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • French Tole Lantern Lamp
  • French Tole Lantern Lamp
  • French Tole Lantern Lamp
  • French Tole Lantern Lamp
H 13 in. Dm 7 in.
Pair of Empire Tole and Bronze Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French circa 1930s Empire-style tole and bronze lamps. Measurements: Height of body 25" Height to shade rest 37". Diameter: 7"
Category

Vintage 1930s French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Hand Painted Tole & Brass French Bouillotte Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Very sweet French Bouillotte lamp with hand painted shade.
Category

Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Tôle

Pair of Chinoiserie Tole Tea Canister Lamps
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of chinoiserie tole tea canister lamps.
Category

20th Century Asian Table Lamps

Materials

Tôle

Pair of Victorian Tole Tea Canister Table Lamps
Located in Essex, MA
Green painted tea canisters from Parnall & Sons, Bristol, featuring scenes of Asian men and women performing daily routines.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Table Lamps

Materials

Other

Pair of Black Tole Asian Style Table Lamps
Located in Toledo, OH
A pair of Asian style table lamps. They feature a black lacquer metal body with Asian scenes in gold tones, a mahogany hexagon base, a three-way switch and a heavy brass finial. The ...
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20th Century Chinese Export Table Lamps

  • Pair of Black Tole Asian Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black Tole Asian Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black Tole Asian Style Table Lamps
  • Pair of Black Tole Asian Style Table Lamps
H 38.5 in. W 6.75 in. D 6.5 in.
Chinoiserie Tole Faux Tortoiseshell Tankard Form Lamp
Located in Nashville, TN
Probably tole hot water heater (note base configuration) in very rare scarlet faux tortoiseshell chinoiserie paint with gilt decorations, now mounted as a lamp. Charmingly distressed...
Category

Antique 19th Century British British Colonial Table Lamps

Materials

Iron, Tôle

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Tole Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of tole table lamps is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct tole table lamps — often made from metal, tôle and bronze — can elevate any home. There are 736 antique and vintage tole table lamps for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 10 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of tole table lamps available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Tole table lamps are generally popular furniture pieces, but Empire, Neoclassical and Louis XVI styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Gherardo Degli Albizzi, Chapman Manufacturing Company and Frederick Cooper each produced beautiful tole table lamps that are worth considering.

How Much are Tole Table Lamps?

Tole table lamps can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,850, while the lowest priced sells for $295 and the highest can go for as much as $22,901.

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.