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Mid-Century Kosta Sweden Table Lamp
By Kosta Boda
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Stunning Kosta Sweden table lamp with nice seventies lamp shade. Lamp including shade 37cm high.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Crystal

Vintage french corn table lamp, 1970s
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
and new black and golden lamp shade. Lamp is tested and ready to use with a single E27 lighbubl
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1970s French Hollywood Regency Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage french corn table lamp, 1970s
Vintage french corn table lamp, 1970s
H 22.45 in W 15.75 in D 15.75 in
Vintage French Corn Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
and white veined marble base and a new lamp shade. Lamp is tested and ready to use with a single
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1970s French Hollywood Regency Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

Vintage French Corn Table Lamp, 1970s
Vintage French Corn Table Lamp, 1970s
H 23.23 in W 13.78 in D 13.78 in
Pair of Hollywood Regency Polished Nickel Table Lamps, Large Urns
Located in Stamford, CT
. 54 Inches High to top lamp shade. Lamp Shades not included. 31 H x 27 W x 12 D hSXX
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Laurel Lamp Co Mid Century Modern Brass Double Shade Glass Table Floor Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
features a unique double lamp shade; a outer rattan shade with brown rims, and an inner off white fabric
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

1950s Authentic Mid-Century Modern Double Shade Table Lamp by Majestic Lamp Comp
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Monrovia, CA
1950 Majestic double shade table lamp. Authentic Mid-Century Modern majestic table lamp by Majestic
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Bauer Lamp Co. Brass & Lucite Adjustable Floor Lamp with Brass Shade, 1970's
By Bauer Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Modern Bauer Lamp Co. attributed telescoping Brass and Lucite Floor Lamp. Featuring circular Brass
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1970s American Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

A set of pink crystal table lamps by is Val Saint Lambert
By Val Saint Lambert
Located in Houston, TX
excluding a lamp shade. Lamp shade is not included. The colored core in Classic Val Saint Lambert tint, has
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1950s Belgian Hollywood Regency Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Crystal

Lucite Ceramic Mid-Century Lamp by Moss with Original Shade
By Moss Lamp Co. 1
Located in New York, NY
). The lamp is in very good estate condition, still having its original furry fabric shade ( shade shows
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Fabric, Lucite

Monumental Marbro Lamp Co. "Fleur de Lis" Brass Table Lamp & Glass Shade, 1960s
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Six Foot Marbro Lighting Company Brass Table Lamp with White Milk Glass Shade
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Rare Moss Triple Shade Acrylic / Lucite Floor Lamp, classic mid century modern
By Moss Lamp Co. 1
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare Moss Triple Shade Acrylic / Lucite Floor Lamp, classic mid century modern, Almost oriental in
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Acrylic, Fiberglass, Lucite

Laurel Tapered Walnut Round Table Floor Lamp Shade Mid-Century Modern American
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Miami, FL
Walnut floor lamp with round side table tapered Stem inserted in the black unique shaped steel base
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass, Steel

Large Laurel Table Lamp in Rosewood and Solid Brass, New Custom Shade
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Kansas City, MO
Beautiful, striking Laurel table lamp in Brazilian rosewood and solid brass, not brass plate. The
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Exquisite Danish Modern 3 Shade Glass and Walnut Lamp 1950s Mid Century Lighting
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Peoria, AZ
Gorgeous! DANISH MODERN 3 SHADE GLASS and WALNUT TABLE LAMP In the Manner of Modeline Lamp Co
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Modern to Postmodern Helix Spiral Stacked Lucite Bauer Co Table Lamp w Shade
By Bauer Lamp Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous Modern to Postmodern Helix spiral stacked Lucite table lamp by Bauer Co. Inc. with a new
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Late 20th Century American Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Bauer Mottled Glass and Lucite Table Lamp a New Custom Shade, Wired and Working
By Bauer Lamp Company
Located in Miami, FL
Bauer Mottled Glass and Lucite Table Lamp a New Custom Shade, Wired and Working Offered for sale
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Wire, Metal

Art Deco Machine Age Majestic Nickel Plated Desk Table Lamp by Woka Lamps
By Woka Lamps
Located in San Diego, CA
Majestic desk table lamp by Woka Vienna, circa 1980s solid metal nickel plated finish shows a lot
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20th Century Austrian Art Deco Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Vintage 1940's Hollywood Regency Marbro Lamp With Original Shade
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New Orleans, LA
An outstanding and elaborate Hollywood Regency 1940's Marbro Lamp having it's original shade with
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1940s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Whale lamp 1991, Bauer Lamp Co
By Bauer Lamp Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid Century Marine Figural Whale Lamp, Bauer Lamp Co, 1991 A captivating blend of artistry and
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Whale lamp 1991, Bauer Lamp Co
Whale lamp 1991, Bauer Lamp Co
H 21.5 in W 23 in D 6 in
Vintage Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp with Original Shade by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage hand painted ceramic table Lamp with original shade by Marbro, circa 1970 Measures: 11
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Enzo Ciampalini “Alfea” Floor Lamp In Cast Copper With Murano Glass Shade
By Enzo Ciampalini, Lamp International
Located in Chicago, IL
Sinuous floor lamp in cast copper with Murano scavo glass bowl shaped shade designed by Enzo
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1970s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Copper

Mushroom Lamp in Brass by Laurel Lamp Company
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stunning shiny brass finished original mushroom table lamp by Laurel Lamp Company. This elegant
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Laurel Lamp Company Brass Tri-Pod Floor Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Laurel lamp Companybrass tri-pod three-way floor lamp. Dramatic extra tall Floor lamp with 3 way
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Bauer Lamp Company Travertine and Lucite Table Lamp
By Bauer Lamp Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
and socket hardware are new replacements. Note: The hard-back lamp shade is not new, and it has a
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Late 20th Century Philippine Post-Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Travertine, Chrome

White Frosted Glass Table Lamp by Laurel Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A rare sculptural shape white frosted glass table lamp, designed in the 1960s by Laurel Lamp
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Glass

Sculptural Brutalist Lamp by the Laurel Lamp Mfg. Company
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Waxahachie, TX
** Stunning brutalist lamp. Conversation piece in any room. Original tweed shade. Reminiscent of the period
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1960s Brutalist Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Bronze, Copper

Laurel Desk Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Laurel Lamp, c.1960's, USA. This lamp features an adjustable and bendable gooseneck with blush
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Metal, Pewter

Laurel Desk Lamp
Laurel Desk Lamp
H 20 in W 7 in D 12 in
Postmodern Brass Floor Lamp by Rainbow Lamp Company, c1980s
By Rainbow Lamp Company 1
Located in Chino Hills, CA
lamp by the esteemed Rainbow Lamp Company, circa 1980s. Standing at an impressive 61 inches tall, this
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp by Laurel Lamp Co.
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Mid-Century Modern aluminum floor lamp with frosted glass shade by Laurel Lamp Co.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Mid Century Lamp Table by Laurel Lamp Mfg. Co.
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Cool architectural floor lamp with center table surface. The lamp is in very fine, original, clean
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Teak, Walnut

Pair of Brutalist Lamps by Laurel Lamp Mfg. Co
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
". Lamps have been professionally rewired. Lamp shade not included. Bijan of California is in fact Bijan J
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Metal, Copper

1950s Erik Warna 'GK14' Red Perforated Shade Table Lamps
By Erik Wärnå, Gnosjö Konstsmide Rydahls Lamps
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Erik Warna 'GK14' Red Perforated Shade Table Lamps. Executed in perforated red painted metal
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Substantial Laurel Lamp Co. Travertine and Mirror Table Lamp, 1960s
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
5D) Mirrored Panels. 24H to top of socket. 19H to top of base. Barrel lamp shade shown for display
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Travertine, Nickel

Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
style brass ring with switch knob in the middle having milk glass shade. Stunning table lamp providing
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
H 23 in W 8 in D 8 in
Mid Century Floor Lamp
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional Mid Century floor lamp having two exaggerated arms, each with a shaded light at the top
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Floor Lamp
Mid Century Floor Lamp
H 65 in W 29 in D 12.5 in
Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Mid century lamp by Rembrandt Light Company Uniquely sculptural lamp in composite and brass
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Bakelite, Acrylic

Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
H 22.5 in W 32 in D 8.5 in
Brutalist Lamp by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Chrome and wood veneer brutalist lamp by Laurel Lamp Company. Unique brutalist design. Stands 26.5
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Brutalist Lamp by Laurel
Brutalist Lamp by Laurel
H 28.75 in Dm 6.25 in
Swiss Lamps Gold Plated Brass Vintage Modernist 1970s Adjustable Floor Lamp
By Swiss Lamps International
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Rare Mid-Century Modern vintage European, Swiss made dimmable 'Haloprofil' floor lamp designed by
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1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Metal, Gold Plate, Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Table Lamp in Oak and Brass by MAE, Sweden
By MAE Lamp
Located in Karlstad, SE
Large Scandinavian midcentury table lamp in oak and brass by Möllers Armatur Elektriska, Sweden
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Windermere Lotus Arts Chinoiserie Orange Ceramic Mantel Vase Urn lamp 30"
By Windermere Lamps 1
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Windermere Lotus Arts Chinoiserie burnt orange ceramic mantel urn / vase table lamp
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Hardwood

Floor Lamp by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Classic Mod floor lamp by Laurel, satin metal finish shows some cosmetic wear as shown, normal and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Steel

Floor Lamp by Laurel
Floor Lamp by Laurel
H 56.75 in W 10 in D 10 in
Original Art Deco Bauhaus Swiveling Aluminium Floor Lamp of the Period
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
A very elegant swiveling (Measure: 140-250cm) floor-lamp made in aluminium and chrome-plated iron
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

MCM Laurel Lamp Company "Brady Bunch" Brass Textured Sculptural Lamps, Pair
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Basel, BS
: Dimensions: 7.5"W × 7.5"D × 37"L Styles: Hollywood Regency, Mid-Century Modern Lamp Shade: Not Included
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Huge Pair Of Orange Drip Glaze Lamps Mid-century Modern Danish
By Sunset Lamps
Located in Pemberton, NJ
gorgeous in person. The lamps measure a whopping 47"t to the top of the shade and are 29"t to the top of
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Laurel Lamp Co. Mid-Century Modern Orange Metal Tripod Base Floor Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
shade. It takes a 3-way standard base bulb and is marked Laurel Lamp Co. on the shade. The shade is
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Rembrandt Table Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-century table lamp by Rembrandt Lamp Company. Shade included. Élégant intemporel design.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Rare Rembrandt Lamp! Iconic Mid Century Modern "Twilight Zone" Lamp MCM 1950s
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Peoria, AZ
blemishes time takes on metal, glass, wood and enamel. The fabric lamp shade with its gold foil textured
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Enamel, Metal

Laurel Lamp Co. Ancient Asian Style Bronze Verdigris Table Lamp, circa 1960
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Original Brass finial. 13H to top of socket. 10H to top of Bronze. 4D base. White lamp shade shown for
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Bauer Lamp Company Mottled Frosted Pink "Clearlite" Glass Table Lamp, 1970's
By Bauer Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Tall Bauer Lighting Company "Clearlite" Pink detailed Frosted Glass Table Lamp. Featuring a vase
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Mid Century Cork Table Lamp
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Cincinnati, OH
. The lamp has the original natural linen blended shade and would work with any interior or retro look
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Wood, Cork

Laurel Stainless Finish Mushroom Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Laurel Mushroom Table Lamp in the Stainless finish. New socket and turn switch. Original shade with
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Metal

Sculptural Table Lamp by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pasadena, CA
The elegant brass table lamp has a white lacquered wood graphic design with a frosted glass shade
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Sculptural Table Lamp by Laurel
Sculptural Table Lamp by Laurel
H 34.88 in Dm 13.88 in
Laurel Cylindrical Chrome Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
By Laurel Lamp, this table lamp is a chromed cylinder with a chromed stem. Sold sans shade.
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1970s American Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Sculpted Spiral Wood Lamps by Light House Light and Shade Co.
By Lighthouse Light and Shade Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant pair of spiral sculpted ebony wood lamps with brass accents. These vintage lamps were made
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Large Scale Walnut & Brass Lamp Attributed to Laurel Lamp Mfg
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Topeka, KS
does retain its original shade, circa 1960s-1970s. This stunning lamp should be yours! Its handsome
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Lamp by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Table lamp attributed to Laurel with a solid wood teardrop form body on metal base with faux wood
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Metal

Memphis Style Lamp by Bauer Lamp Co. in the Style of Sottsass Midcentury
By Bauer Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Classic 1990 Memphis style lamp by Bauer. Cerused white oak with quality brass fittings and a
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chrome Floor Lamp Frosted Glass Mushroom Globe Laurel Lamp Co
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Lovely Mid-Century Modern chrome floor lamp with frosted glass mushroom globe by Laurel Lamp
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Marbro Lamps Venetian Giltwood Candlestick Style Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Jensen Beach, FL
Large scale lamp by Marbro with likely original black silk shade. Shade is quite substantial and
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Mid-20th Century Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Wood

Original Stainless Laurel Mushroom Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Original Laurel Mushroom Satin Chrome finish Table lamp. Base retains its original label and shade
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps

Materials

Metal

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Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of vintage lamp shade lamps available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique vintage lamp shade lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, ceramic and brass. Vintage lamp shade lamps have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Vintage lamp shade lamps are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Industrial styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made vintage lamp shade lamps over the years, but those made by Søholm Stentøj, Einar Johansen and Akari are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Vintage Lamp Shade Lamps?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,295, while they’re typically $65 on the low end and $9,324 highest priced.

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. 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 Vintage Lamp Shade 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 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 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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    To identify a vintage porcelain lamp, check the base for markings. You may find a date stamp or the manufacturer's name. Check the porcelain for signs of wear like minor scratches and blemishes. If a lamp is in flawless condition, it's possible that it was simply stored well, but it's more likely that the piece is a newer reproduction. A certified appraiser can be of assistance if online research isn't enough to make an identification. Shop a selection of vintage porcelain lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are many different ways to tell if a table lamp is vintage. Your best option is to look for a manufacturer label that will give you information on the designer, the date, serial number and other information that you can then Google. It’s also a good idea to look at the condition of the lamp to see what shape it’s in and if it has all of its original pieces. Shop a large collection of vintage table lamps from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few ways to identify if your table lamp is vintage, but it does vary from brand to brand. If you can spot a maker’s mark or manufacturer’s label on your piece, it could tell you where and when it was crafted. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary table lamps from top sellers around the world.

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