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Pair of Unusual Fat Drip Glazed Oil Jar Form Table Lamps
By Sunset Lamps
Located in Miami, FL
Reduced for SATURDAY SALE from $1500.....Large in form and uniqueness, this pair of oil jar form table lamps have a wonderful very textured glaze and a myriad array of soft swirled c...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

Unusual Pair of Majestic Brass, Metal and Parchment Table Lamps
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual pair of majestic brass, metal and parchment table lamps. Lacquered metal kidney base with simple brass snake form standard, retain original cylinder parchment lamp shades.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Unusual Lamps with Great Shades
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A nice pair of vintage lamps with unusual shades. One lamp has an older on off switch another looks newer and replaced. Silver leafed plaster. Some losses to the finish and the shade...
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20th Century American Table Lamps

  • Pair of Unusual Lamps with Great Shades
  • Pair of Unusual Lamps with Great Shades
  • Pair of Unusual Lamps with Great Shades
  • Pair of Unusual Lamps with Great Shades
H 37.75 in. W 10 in. D 6 in.
Unusual Italian Table Lamp
Located in Munich, DE
By unknown designer - maybe a prototype. A few elements seam to be handmade - like the holes in the shade...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Unusual Italian Table Lamp
  • Unusual Italian Table Lamp
  • Unusual Italian Table Lamp
  • Unusual Italian Table Lamp
H 20.48 in. W 7.09 in. D 9.85 in.
Unusual Martz Ceramic Lamp
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual ceramic lamp by Martz (Marshall Studios) with speckled finish-typical of the 1950s. Large scale and impressive with original walnut base and shade. Ceramic base alone is 1...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Unusual Martz Ceramic Lamp
  • Unusual Martz Ceramic Lamp
  • Unusual Martz Ceramic Lamp
  • Unusual Martz Ceramic Lamp
H 36.5 in. Dm 7 in.
Unusual Jumo Table Lamp
By Maison Jumo
Located in Vienna, AT
Often wrongly attributed to Eileen Gray was made in the 1940s. This Jumo lamp is very robust with a goose neck, the lampshade and the base of this small Jumo lamp has a design that r...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome, Steel

  • Unusual Jumo Table Lamp
  • Unusual Jumo Table Lamp
  • Unusual Jumo Table Lamp
  • Unusual Jumo Table Lamp
H 13 in. W 4.73 in. D 7.88 in.
Unusual Chrome Standing Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An elegant standing lamp with chrome body and an unusual silk shade that fits in the interior shell. It takes four long bulbs, as in aquariums. The shade has points in it that receiv...
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Vintage 1970s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

  • Unusual Chrome Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Chrome Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Chrome Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Chrome Standing Lamp
H 42 in. W 13.5 in. D 6 in.
Most Unusual Italian Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A most unusual Italian lamp made out parts aluminium and parts metal which has been enameled. It bears a "made in Italy" metal tag. It also has a Leviton dimmer switch which appears ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

  • Most Unusual Italian Lamp
  • Most Unusual Italian Lamp
  • Most Unusual Italian Lamp
  • Most Unusual Italian Lamp
H 20.5 in. W 11.5 in. D 9 in.
Unusual 1950s Ceramic Lamp
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual 1950s ceramic lamp with stylized decoration.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

  • Unusual 1950s Ceramic Lamp
  • Unusual 1950s Ceramic Lamp
  • Unusual 1950s Ceramic Lamp
  • Unusual 1950s Ceramic Lamp
H 12 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Unusual Iron Lily Standing Lamp
Located in Southampton, NY
Unusual iron standing lamp with green leaves and cream lilies. Great wear and patina. Measures: 55.5” high x 19.5” wide x 19.5” deep base 10” wide lily projection at widest point.
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20th Century Unknown Floor Lamps

Materials

Iron

  • Unusual Iron Lily Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Iron Lily Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Iron Lily Standing Lamp
  • Unusual Iron Lily Standing Lamp
H 55.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 19.5 in.
Unusual Art Deco Bronze Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Art Deco bronze lamp.
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20th Century Swedish Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • Unusual Art Deco Bronze Lamp
  • Unusual Art Deco Bronze Lamp
  • Unusual Art Deco Bronze Lamp
  • Unusual Art Deco Bronze Lamp
H 1 in. W 1 in. D 1 in.
Unusual Ceramic Lamp by Raymor
By Raymor
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A Classic Italian ceramic lamp made for Raymor, circa 1960s. Interesting bottle shape with alternating yellow and orange stripes.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Unusual Ceramic Lamp by Martz
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual hexagonal ceramic lamp by Gordon Martz for Marshall studios, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Unusual Ceramic Lamp by Martz
  • Unusual Ceramic Lamp by Martz
  • Unusual Ceramic Lamp by Martz
  • Unusual Ceramic Lamp by Martz
H 10.63 in. Dm 2.76 in.
Unusual Ceramic Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Neervelp, BE
Remarkable sculptural ceramic table lamp. The table lamp has a slim and unusual design and due to the colors it’s a very decorative piece. Probably made in France, it still has...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Unusual Ceramic Table Lamp, 1960s
  • Unusual Ceramic Table Lamp, 1960s
  • Unusual Ceramic Table Lamp, 1960s
  • Unusual Ceramic Table Lamp, 1960s
H 14.97 in. Dm 5.12 in.
Unusual Ceramic Lamp by Martz
By Gordon Martz
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Unusual example of a table lamp by Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Pair of Unusual Bitossi Lamps
By Bitossi
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An pair of unusual, ceramic lamps by Bitossi, Italy, circa 1960s. Whimsical decoration, typical of the period with bold yellow, orange and brown rectangles.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Pair of Unusual Bitossi Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Bitossi Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Bitossi Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Bitossi Lamps
H 36.25 in. Dm 5 in.
Unusual Antique Bronze Lamp Finial
Located in Rochester, NY
Tall antique bronze lamp finial, circa 1910.
Category

Early 20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Unusual Pieri Tullio Table Lamp
By Pieri Tullio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual Pieri Tullio Lamp, signed. Unusual usage of Wood, ceramic and leather medium all in thi single piece of work. 6" wide at the base
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Ceramic, Leather

Pair of Unusual Pyramid Lamps
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of unusual, stacked walnut pyramid lamps. Well made and heavy, measuring approx. 12.5x12.5x16" (to top of base).
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Walnut

  • Pair of Unusual Pyramid Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Pyramid Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Pyramid Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Pyramid Lamps
H 16 in. W 12.5 in. D 12.5 in.
Unusual Pair of Ceramic Lamps
By Vallauris
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
A pair of ceramic lamps partly enameled white. Signed "SP" from Salvatore Parisi. Re-wired and new shades. France, circa 2010. Size of ceramic vase: Height 30 cm Width 30 cm ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Unusual Pair of Ceramic Lamps
  • Unusual Pair of Ceramic Lamps
  • Unusual Pair of Ceramic Lamps
  • Unusual Pair of Ceramic Lamps
H 24.41 in. W 14.97 in. D 7.29 in.
Unusual Glass Lamp by Daum
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual, glass block lamp by Daum, France, 1970's.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

  • Unusual Glass Lamp by Daum
  • Unusual Glass Lamp by Daum
  • Unusual Glass Lamp by Daum
  • Unusual Glass Lamp by Daum
H 11 in. W 7.5 in. D 2.25 in.
Pair of Unusual Genoese Giltwood Lamps
Located in London, GB
A pair of unusual Genoese lamps, polychrome painted and carved and water gilded with old mirror tiles. Some minor losses.
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Antique 1880s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Giltwood

Unusual Martz Lamp with Original Shade
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual striped lamp by Martz, with original linen shade. Measures: Total height to top of finial is 32", ceramic base alone is 16" H.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Such an unusual example of Tapio Wirkkala's coveted lighting. This model has an adjustable light source which is controlled by a sliding bar on the lamp head. Highly adjustabl...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
H 56 in. W 36 in. D 6 in.
Unusual Pair of Brass Shell Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Unusual pair of brass shell lamps.
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Unusual Pair of Brass Shell Lamps
  • Unusual Pair of Brass Shell Lamps
  • Unusual Pair of Brass Shell Lamps
  • Unusual Pair of Brass Shell Lamps
H 14 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Unusual Brutalist Table Lamp, circa 1960s
By Laurel
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual Brutalist table lamp with a bronze finish in a walnut case, circa 1960s. Large scale with base only measuring approx. 21.5" H, 8" W, 6" D.
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Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Unusual Industrial French Adjustable Floor Lamps
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A run of adjustable floor lights, on chrome bases. French, circa 1950s. The height can be adjusted (see photos) but the 'neck' also adjusts in a variety of ways. Sold indivi...
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Vintage 1950s French Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Unusual Resin Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of unusual resin table lamps with integrated brass fragments and colored "gems".
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Vintage 1980s Italian Brutalist Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Unusual Resin Table Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Resin Table Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Resin Table Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Resin Table Lamps
H 35.5 in. W 9.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Unusual Stilnovo Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Milan, IT
Unusual Stilnovo floor lamp, Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Unusual Stilnovo Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960s
  • Unusual Stilnovo Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960s
  • Unusual Stilnovo Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960s
  • Unusual Stilnovo Floor Lamp, Italy, 1960s
H 64.18 in. W 11.82 in. D 10.24 in.
A Pair of Unusual Italian Floor Lamps
By Arredoluce
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of unusual Italian floor lamps in patinated brass. Adjustable height, pivoting shades. Height extends to to approx. 77". The shades are approx. 18.5"L, base is 8"D.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Unusual Adjustable Floor Lamp w/ Swing Arm
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage chrome floor lamp with telescoping center pole and adjustable swing arm help position the light exactly where you need it. Lovely lucite dome shade helps diffuse any harsh li...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Unusual Italian Floor Lamp ca' 1970's
By Ernesto Gismondi
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An interesting Italian floorlamp, ca' 1970's, with adjustable height shade, coned shaped base.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

A Pair of Unusual Polished Brass Lamps
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of stylized, polished brass lamps.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Unusual Polished Aluminum Tubular Floor Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual polished aluminum, tubular lamp, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s American Minimalist Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Unusual Lucite and Chrome 1970s Column Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual Lucite and chrome 1970s column lamp. Ingenious 3 way lighting system: all on, half on, all off.
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Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Unusual Brass Obelisk Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of unusual, sculptural brass obelisk tables lamps on glass bases.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Unusual Brass Obelisk Table Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Brass Obelisk Table Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Brass Obelisk Table Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Brass Obelisk Table Lamps
H 37.5 in. W 8 in. D 4.5 in.
Unusual Ceramic Biomorphic Lamp With Original Shade
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual white ceramic lamp-biomorphic design with rounded cut outs and original shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Unusual Tiffany Style Lamp with Base Illumination
Located in Long Island City, NY
This beautiful lamp is in great condition with no nicks or chips. It has an interior bulb with which to illuminate the base, dual, individually controlled sockets. It stands on a cas...
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Vintage 1930s English Table Lamps

Pair of Unusual George Kovacs Floor Lamps
By George Kovacs
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of interesting lamps by George Kovacs. Measuring 53.25"H, with biomorphic Noguchi style chrome bases.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Floor Lamps

Large and Unusual Brutalist Copper Floor Lamp
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
A fun and lovely floor lamp representing a large flower crafted out of copper and brass. The flower head is made out of a large red copper disc and a number of brass and copper petal...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Brutalist Floor Lamps

  • Large and Unusual Brutalist Copper Floor Lamp
  • Large and Unusual Brutalist Copper Floor Lamp
  • Large and Unusual Brutalist Copper Floor Lamp
  • Large and Unusual Brutalist Copper Floor Lamp
H 61.82 in. W 23.63 in. D 16.54 in.
Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This unusual lamp is made of ceramic and yellow glass. This is a French work, circa 1970.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Art Glass

  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
H 16.54 in. W 9.85 in. D 10.24 in.
Unusual 1970's Bronze Standing Lamp by Relco.
By Relco Italia
Located in Montreal, QC
1970's Brass and cast Bronze Italian floor lamp by Relco, featuring unusual "modern rococo" details.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze, Brass

Unusual Polished Brass Lamp by Tower Craftsman
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual polished brass table lamp by Tower Craftsman, Red Bank, N.J. circa 1960s. In the style of Tommi Parzinger-well made, with original finial.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Pair of unusual French Library Table lamps.
Located in Long Island City, NY
Pair of unusual English Library Table lamp.Solid copper and Bronze.
Category

Antique 19th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Copper

  • Pair of unusual French Library Table lamps.
  • Pair of unusual French Library Table lamps.
  • Pair of unusual French Library Table lamps.
  • Pair of unusual French Library Table lamps.
H 13.5 in. W 9.25 in. D 9.25 in.
Unusual Beaded Glass Vases with Lamp Application
Located in Long Island City, NY
Variable sized glass beads adorn these champagne colored vases with lamp application. While the vases are the same size, the pattern of the glass bead application varies. The vases...
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Table Lamps

Pair of Unusual Ceramic Lamps by Gordon Martz
By Gordon Martz
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of unusual ceramic lamps by Gordon Martz for Marshall studios decorated with vertical lines.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Unusual Architectural Lamps with Travertine Bases
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of unusual architectural lamps, circa 1980s. Heavy and well made, travertine bases, on a dimmer providing uplight. These lamps could also be room dividers, etc...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Unusual Tension Pole Lamps by Stiffel
By Lightolier
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A great pair of vintage brass pole lamps. In the style of Lightolier or Stilnovo made by Stiffel ca' 1950's. These have a lot of presence and style and height adjusts to 107".
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Set of Two Unusual Stone Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Germany - Made of marble - New cabling - Re-polished - Original condition - Fully functional.
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble

  • Set of Two Unusual Stone Table Lamps, 1960s
  • Set of Two Unusual Stone Table Lamps, 1960s
  • Set of Two Unusual Stone Table Lamps, 1960s
  • Set of Two Unusual Stone Table Lamps, 1960s
H 11.42 in. W 3.55 in. D 3.55 in.
Pair of Unusual Brass Swing-Arm Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of brass modernist swing-arm table lamps. Measured as shown.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Unusual Brass Swing-Arm Table Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Brass Swing-Arm Table Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Brass Swing-Arm Table Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Brass Swing-Arm Table Lamps
H 33 in. W 10.5 in. D 11.5 in.
Nice Unusual Pair of Lucite and Metal Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A very nice pair of unusual Lucite and likely aluminium rod lamps, with frosted bases and a nice pattern the runs through them. Nice Lucite finials. These likely date to the 1980s. T...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Table Lamps

Large and Unusual Iridescent Vases with Lamp Application
Located in Long Island City, NY
Large and unusual iridescent vases with lamp application. The lamps are set on solid, brushed brass plinths. The shade mounting post extends an additional 3" if desired. The Dual-soc...
Category

Vintage 1960s Spanish Table Lamps

Pair of Unusual Ceramic Lamps by Design Technics
By Design Technics
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of unusual ceramic lamps by Design Technics. Interesting biomorphic shapes with stylized decoration. Original shades, note matching biomorphic shades.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Unusual Pair of Modern Lamps in Silver Leaf
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Striking pair of vintage ceramic lamps in a beautiful silver leaf finish. A very interesting silhouette that makes an impact ! Excellent Vintage Condition. The price noted is for t...
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Unusual Mid Century Brass Torchiere or Floor Lamp
Located in Woodbury, CT
Topped by a thick glass "shade" this torchiere throw light upwards from the socket found just below the glass in the top of the brass housing. Double legs in a rectangular...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

1960s Modernist Red Acrylic Brass Table Lamp Industrial Unusual
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Unusual 1960s modernist table lamp designed and manufactured in England. Brass frame and fitting with red acrylic shade. Cast alloy base.   
Category

Vintage 1960s English Industrial Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Unusual Large Midcentury Triangular Brass Mounted Onyx Table Lamp
By Mastercraft
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This triangular onyx table lamp combines elements of Bauhaus design with traditional details. The top and bottom are mounted with classical solid brass profiles adding an architectur...
Category

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

Materials

Onyx, Brass, Bronze

Unusual Carved Italian Giltwood Table Lamp by Randy Esada
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Unusual carved Italian giltwood table lamp by Randy Esada.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Louis XVI Table Lamps

Materials

Giltwood

Unusual Designer Giltwood Table Lamp, Scandia by Randy Esada
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Unusual designer giltwood table lamp - Scandia by Randy Esada Item #: 9016 - Scandia lamp (base) Finish: 23-karat distressed white and yellow golds Dimensions: 26 H (height to t...
Category

2010s American Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Giltwood

Unusual 1980s Naturalistic Beaten Bronzed Metal Floor Standing Lamp
By Mark Brazier-Jones
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
The good quality beaten bronzed metal floor-standing reading lamp having an undulating textured shaft with applied spiral collars and shepherd’s crook shaped top, on a domed circular...
Category

Vintage 1980s English Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

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Unusual Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of unusual lamps available for sale. Each of these unique unusual lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and wood. We have 94 antique and vintage unusual lamps in-stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of unusual lamps available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of unusual lamps to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco unusual lamps are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made unusual lamps over the years, but those made by Atelier Jean Perzel, Bitossi and Design Technics are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Unusual Lamps?

Unusual lamps can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,800, while the lowest priced sells for $195 and the highest can go for as much as $34,674.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality. The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.