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Vellum Lamp Shade

Lamp Floor Standing Vintage Chestnut Brown Suede Original Vellum Shade 5ft3.5"H
Located in BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
A FINE, MID-CENTURY MODERN, FRENCH, BROWN SUEDE & BRASS, FLOOR STANDING LAMP WITH ORIGINAL
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Important Table Lamp with Original Shade by Dupré-Lafon for Hermès
By Paul Dupré-Lafon
Located in NYC, NY
leather on a quilted leather base retaining original hardware and original parchment hide (vellum?) shade
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Vintage 1930s French Table Lamps

Early 20th Century Pink Lustre Lamp
Located in Canton, MA
rewired. American, early 20th century. Shade sold separately: 759 Vellum 9 x 14 x 10 $63 Dimensions
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Hand-Coiled and Gilded Sand-Blasted Pillow Floor Lamp
By Andrea Koeppel
Located in New York, NY
vellum shades. Total height w shade: 69.5 in. Height to top of hardware: 60 in. diameter of shade: 19 3
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21st Century and Contemporary American Floor Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Walnut and Birch Hourglass Table Lamp by Mel Smilow
By Mel Smilow
Located in New York, NY
lamp made of solid walnut with our signature hand crafted birch stick shade illuminates and casts a
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Birch, Walnut

Walnut and Birch Standing Floor Lamp by Mel Smilow
By Mel Smilow
Located in New York, NY
signature handcrafted shade made with birch dowels, this lamp is sleek and classically midcentury. Made in
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Birch, Maple, Walnut

French 1940s Maison Ramsay Art Deco Floor Lamp In Gilt Forged Iron
By Maison Ramsay
Located in London, GB
original vellum shade in superb condition. French, c. 1940.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Iron

Art Deco Patinated Leather Table Lamp in the Manner of William Billy Haines
By William Billy Haines
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Highly unusual and early leather table lamp dating from the late American Art Deco period. A
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20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass

Walnut and Birch Standing Floor Lamp by Mel Smilow - wired for the UK
By Mel Smilow
Located in New York, NY
of maple wood, and our signature handcrafted shade made with birch dowels, this lamp is sleek and
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Birch, Walnut, Maple

David Horan Paper floor light in polished finish for Béton Brut, UK, 2022
By David Horan
Located in London, GB
‘vegan vellum’. The collection is grounded in forms as precise as they are architectonic. Evoking Deco
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21st Century and Contemporary British Floor Lamps

Materials

Paper

David Horan Paper floor light in semi-matte finish for Béton Brut, UK, 2022
By David Horan
Located in London, GB
‘vegan vellum’. The collection is grounded in forms as precise as they are architectonic. Evoking Deco
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21st Century and Contemporary British Floor Lamps

Materials

Paper

David Horan Paper table light in semi-matte finish for Béton Brut, UK, 2022
By David Horan
Located in London, GB
vellum’. The collection is grounded in forms as precise as they are architectonic. Evoking Deco and
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21st Century and Contemporary British Table Lamps

Materials

Paper

David Horan Paper table light in polished finish for Béton Brut, UK, 2022
By David Horan
Located in London, GB
vellum’. The collection is grounded in forms as precise as they are architectonic. Evoking Deco and
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21st Century and Contemporary British Table Lamps

Materials

Paper

18th Century Architectural Element Lamp Conversion
Located in Denton, TX
18th century antique architectural element converted to a lamp with vellum shade Angels in the
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Antique 18th Century French Rococo Architectural Elements

Materials

Goatskin, Wood

George Nelson for Herman Miller Lamp and Planter Table
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Garnerville, NY
. Structurally sound and sturdy. Original finish. A circular "burn" mark on the vellum whit stitched shade
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Small Hanging Pendant with Birch Dowels by Mel Smilow
By Mel Smilow
Located in New York, NY
lighting defines: Enduring Modern Classics.. - Made with brass fixtures and a vellum shade with birch
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Brass

Large Hanging Pendant with Birch Dowels by Mel Smilow
By Mel Smilow
Located in New York, NY
. - Made with brass fixtures and a vellum shade with birch dowels. - UL and CE listed - Made in USA by
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

Materials

Brass

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French Modern Neoclassical Plaster Chandelier, Jean Michel Frank and Giacometti
By Jean-Michel Frank
Located in New York, NY
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By Paolo Buffa
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Paolo Buffa Large Highboard in Chestnut
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Neoclassical Wrought Iron & Bronze Bench, France 1950's
By Alberto Giacometti
Located in New York, NY
Elegant bench in patinated wrought iron and bronze. The sabots are reminiscent of Giacometti's work for Jean-Michel Frank. 3 benches are available; the price is for one.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Benches

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Handmade White Plaster Torchiere, KACPER DOLATOWSKI
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Located in New York, NY
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Luigi Rossi, Sofa, Brown Sheepskin, Wood, Italy, 1960s
Located in High Point, NC
A brown sheepskin and wooden sofa designed and produced by Luigi Rossi, Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Sheepskin, Wood

Directoire Style Open Armchair Hand-Carved
By Stephen Cavallo
Located in New York, NY
Directoire style open armchair hand-carved Italian beechwood cane seating Cane seating broken H. 34" x W. 21/75, some water stains on feet. Only one left, unfinished raw wood.
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Antique 17th Century Italian Chippendale Chairs

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Beech

De Sede Sectional Sofa Model ‘DS-15’ in Patinated Leather
By De Sede
Located in Waalwijk, NL
De Sede, sectional sofa model 'DS-15', patinated leather, Switzerland, 1970s. This high quality sectional sofa designed by De Sede in the 1970s and contains four regular elements an...
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Mid Century Danish Modern Tension Pole Lamp Brushed Brass Maple Stiffel Era 50s
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ICONIC! 1958 MID CENTURY MODERN TENSION POLE LAMP! TWO "STARLIGHT" SHADES PLUS ONE SAUCER TOP 3-WAY LIGHT! BRUSHED BRASS MAPLE WOOD HANDLES! FITS 8 FT. CEILING Mid Century Pol...
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Large 1940s French Solid Oak Library Table
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This monumental piece is broad and muscular. Defined by simple stately geometry. It will serve well as a large console, entry table, library table or shallow dining table. It is po...
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Large 1940s French Solid Oak Library Table
Large 1940s French Solid Oak Library Table
H 29.75 in W 137.75 in D 29.5 in
2 French Plaster Shell Chandeliers / Pendants by Jean Charles Moreux, 1930
By Jean-Charles Moreux
Located in New York, NY
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Vintage 1930s French Baroque Revival Chandeliers and Pendants

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Starlight 3 Shade Mid Century Modern Floor Pole Lamp! 1950s Brass After Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Peoria, AZ
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Emile Jacques Ruhlmann Mid-Century Modern King Sized Bed Frame, Rosewood, France
By Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
Located in Stamford, CT
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Beds and Bed Frames

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Mid-Century Modern French Circular Vellum Shade Lamp, circa 1975
Located in Houston, TX
Cardin. The tall cylindrical shade features a metal frame enclosing a thin sheet of vellum (sheepskin
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Japanese Porcelain and Bronze Table Lamp with Ornate Vellum Leather Shade
Located in Antwerp, BE
An elegant Japanese porcelain vase topped with the original vellum (calf skin) stencil cut lamp
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Early 20th Century Japanese Table Lamps

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Mid-Century Driftwood Table Lamp with Original Shade
Located in Hudson, NY
Mid-Century driftwood table lamp. Great form with polychromed finish. Original vellum shade with
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Driftwood

Ceramic Shagreen Table Lamp
By Gary Dipasquale
Located in New York, NY
Shagreen textured ceramic table lamp with brass fittings. The shade is velum paper 13 D x 12 H
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2010s Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Vellum

Early Italian Tripod Floor Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Southampton, NY
double socket details please refer to detail pictures. With original vellum shade and brass finial
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Cuatro Blackened Steel Floor Lamp
By trans-LUXE
Located in New York, NY
Cuatro blackened steel floor lamp. 57" H x 14" D base, 7" W arm. Vellum shade included by trans
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2010s American Minimalist Floor Lamps

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Rare Striking Art Deco Gilbert Rohde Lamp
By Gilbert Rohde
Located in Mount Penn, PA
vellum shade trimmed with chrome trim and great modernist finial. This is a fantastic period lamp
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Located in New York, NY
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Art Deco Floor Lamps

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21st Century and Contemporary British Table Lamps

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David Horan Paper Floor Light for Béton Brut, UK 2022
By David Horan
Located in London, GB
‘vegan vellum’. The collection is grounded in forms as precise as they are architectonic. Evoking Deco
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21st Century and Contemporary British Floor Lamps

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1920s Corinthian Column Painted Lamp, Vellum Shade
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
1920s Corinthian column painted lamp, Vellum Shade This an attractive painted lamp, the lamp has
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Vintage 1920s Classical Roman Table Lamps

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1920s French Carved Gilt Lamp, Vellum Shade
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
1920s French carved gilt lamp, vellum shade This an attractive gold painted lamp, the lamp has a
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Early 20th Century French Provincial Table Lamps

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Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Brass Lamp with Handpainted Maheux Lampshade
Located in New York, NY
. The vellum lamp shade has been hand painted by the celebrated artist of the period Yves Maheux. The
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Single brass umbrella form floor lamp with vellum shade
Located in New York, NY
Single brass umbrella form floor lamp with vellum shade
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1950s Large Brass Table Lamp with Vellum Shade Vereinigte Werkstätten
By Vereinigte Werkstätten München
Located in München, DE
. Umbrella made of vellum. The edges of knitted silk. Brass frame, shade we held straight with brass weights
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Jacque Blin Black Matte Luster Glaze Cache-Pot Ceramic lamp with Vellum Shade
By Jacques Blin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Jacque Blin (atrib.) Black Matte Luster Glaze Cache-Pot ceramic lamp with Vellum Shade.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

French Azure Blue Cracqueleur Glaze Lamp, Parchment Shade, France, c. 1930's
By Jean Besnard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
French Azure Blue Cracqueleur Glaze Lamp with Custom Made Vellum Shade, Silk twist cord/switch
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Large C.A.B. Ceramic Brown/White Lamp, Custom Parchment Shade, France, c. 1935
By Ceramique d'Art de Bordeaux
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large Mottled Ceramic Brown/white Lamp with Custom Vellum Shade, France, c. 1935-40 H: 22 H Vessel
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Large Washed Driftwood Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century gesso washed driftwood table lamp with original fiber infused vellum shade and whip
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Driftwood, Gesso

Large  Washed Driftwood Lamp
Large  Washed Driftwood Lamp
H 38 in W 18 in D 11.75 in
Orante Brass Floor Lamps
Located in Culver City, CA
Beautifully oxidized brass stand with vellum shade.   
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20th Century Italian Floor Lamps

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Brass

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H 69 in W 20 in D 20 in
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Located in New York, NY
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Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century gesso washed driftwood table lamp with original fiber infused vellum shade and whip
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Heavy French Gothic Brass Table Lamp
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
beautiful vellum shade with a 3 coloured fringe, it is in good working order, it is 30” tall, and the shade
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Early 20th Century Gothic Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Gerald Thurston Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early designed table lamp by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Round vellum column shade in frame
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Carved Gilt and Painted Baroque Floor Lamp
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
matching vellum and velvet trimmed Lamp Shade The lamp is in good original condition with very slight
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Wood

Pair of Stitched Leather and Brass Table Lamps
Located in Culver City, CA
Petite table lamps. original Vellum shade with silk embroidery.
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Brass

A Jacques Adnet Table Lamp in Red Leather
Located in Palm Desert, CA
original, untouched condition, the vellum shade with black leather lacing is new, and the lamp has been
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Extraordinary Italian Wrought Iron and Bronze Floor Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
Impressive large-scale wrought iron and bronze floor lamp with custom shade made of beautifully
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Large Round Ceramic Lamp, France, c. 1930-40, Signed: 'G.A.M France'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large round ceramic lamp, France, c. 1930-40, signed: 'G.A.M France' Custom made Vellum shade
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Ceramic

Pair of Baccarat crystal ball art deco table lamps Jacques Adnet
Located in Atlanta, GA
A rare pair of table lamps with cream color vellum shades by French Designer Jacques Adnet
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Pair of Hand Coiled and Gilded Ceramic Pillow Lamps by Andrea Koeppel
By Andrea Koeppel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Hand Coiled and Gilded Ceramic Pillow Lamps by Andrea Koeppel. Custom vellum shades
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Ísafjörður Series #1, #2 or #3 by Katrín Sigurðardóttir
By Katrín Sigurðardóttir
Located in Jersey City, NJ
white vellum outer shade onto which the architectural vistas are projected. The three
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Steel

Wrought Gilt Iron Spanish Floor Lamp with Goatskin Shade, 1930s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hand-hammered gilt iron standing lamp with twisted stem with original vellum shade raised on a
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1970s Italian Brass and Chrome Lamp
Located in Stamford, CT
measures Shade measures 12” diameter x 10” tall. Lamp without harp and shade is 20” tall.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

1970s Italian Brass and Chrome Lamp
1970s Italian Brass and Chrome Lamp
H 24 in W 9.5 in D 9.5 in
Frederick Weinberg Iron Shelving Unit
By Frederic Weinberg
Located in Garnerville, NY
shelves. The unit features a built in lamp with original vellum shade. Re-wired. Some scratches, staining
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Frederick Weinberg Iron Shelving Unit
Frederick Weinberg Iron Shelving Unit
H 54.25 in W 49.25 in D 10.88 in
Mid-century Tall, Circular Vellum Shade Lamp, France circa 1975
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-century Tall Circular Vellum Shade Lamp, France circa 1975. We have two available. $2,444 each
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Totem Lamp
By Dumais Made
Located in Bantam, CT
socket - Vellum shade Bulb 60-watt frosted incandescent bulb included (120 volt, E26 base, A19
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2010s American Table Lamps

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Totem Lamp
Totem Lamp
H 9.5 in W 4.5 in D 4.5 in
Totem Lamp
By Dumais Made
Located in Bantam, CT
socket - Vellum or linen shade BULB 60-watt frosted incandescent bulb included (120 volt, E26 base
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Ceramic, Clay, Pottery, Stoneware

Totem Lamp
Totem Lamp
H 9.5 in W 4.5 in D 4.5 in
Japanese Vase Lamp
Located in Hudson, NY
/> holds a vintage vellum shade of black plumage
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A Table Lamp Covered In Leather
Located in Madrid, Madrid
A table lamp covered in black-leather and its vellum shade.
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Two-Tier Iron Floor Lamp after Noguchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A two-tier iron-framed floor lamp featuring two iron mesh shelves and an inset vellum shade. The
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20th Century Floor Lamps

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Iron

A White Ceramic Giacometti-Attributed Table Lamp, c. 1950
By Alberto Giacometti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
' daughter. Restored with a new paper vellum shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

A Modernist Floorlamp by Pierre Guariche
Located in New York, NY
lamp also features its original two piece modernist vellum shade and all new wiring. By Pierre Guariche
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Vintage 1950s French Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Gerald Thurston Lightolier Cantilever Wall Lamp
By Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Southampton, NY
A wonderful mid-century cantilevered wall lamp with walnut and metal details, and vellum and wood
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Wall-Mounted Steel and Brass Reading Lamp, France, circa 1970
Located in New York, NY
joint connected to adjustable length arm. Rewired for US specifications. Vanilla vellum shade included
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Steel

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Vellum Lamp Shade For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal vellum lamp shade for your home. Frequently made of wood, metal and animal skin, every vellum lamp shade was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a vellum lamp shade, we have 9 options in-stock, while there are 9 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer vellum lamp shade, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each vellum lamp shade bearing mid-century modern, Art Deco or neoclassical hallmarks is very popular. David Horan, Mel Smilow and Andrea Koeppel each produced at least one beautiful vellum lamp shade that is worth considering.

How Much is a Vellum Lamp Shade?

The average selling price for a vellum lamp shade at 1stDibs is $3,008, while they’re typically $675 on the low end and $39,500 for the highest priced.

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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. A wide range of antique and vintage lighting can be found on 1stDibs.

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 — there are Art Deco table lamps created in a universally appreciated style, the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of mid-century 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 for sale on 1stDibs.

Questions About Vellum Lamp Shade
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A softback lampshade is made by gathering or stretching the outer fabric over a metal frame. This fabric is then cut off, stitched, and finished at the top and bottom of the frame. These shades are often created with a process that involves tucks, pleats, gathers, or smoking. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage softback lamps.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The color of your lampshade is totally up to you. The more sheer the lampshade, the brighter the light will be.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mica is a natural mineral that is mined from the earth and then formed into sheets. These sheets can then be handcrafted into lamp shades, which when illuminated, emit a warm earthy glow. Shop a collection of mica lamps from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 24, 2021
    Yes, you can paint a glass lamp shade. You can use glass paints or acrylic paint to give old glass fixtures an inexpensive makeover. You can also use stencils for added visual appeal. Find a variety of lamp shades on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Banker’s lamps are green because it was believed that the color would be mentally soothing to encourage concentration. It was also thought to reduce eye strain. You can shop a selection of banker lamps from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    For a 22-inch lamp, the size of shade that you should consider is around 7 to 7.5 inches in height. Generally, a lampshade should be one-third of the height of a lamp. Its diameter should be twice as wide as the width of the base. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse assortment of table lamps.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    There are three main lamp shade fittings. Spider fittings which are most commonly used for table and floor lamps, uno fittings and clip-on fittings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    White color lamp shades go well with polished brass, whereas off-white or cream-colored lamp shades look better with antique brass. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of vintage and antique lampshades to meet any style or décor scheme.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Using a lampshade as a guide, line up a row of pre-drilled capiz shells until you reach the desired length. String them together by using a fishing line and finish by tying the strands onto the lamp shade. Alternatively, shop a selection of capiz shell items on 1stDibs.

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