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Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pair of Marble Lucite Table Lamps, Bauer Lamp Co.
By Bauer Lamp Company
Located in National City, CA
For Your Pleasure: an elegant Pair of Vintage Modern Marble and Lucite Table Lamps by Bauer lamp Co. circa 1985 Made in the USA Dimensions are: 18" H x 10" W x 5" D Ref# LIGGM11520 O...
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble

Rembrandt Nickel Silver Lamps Mid-Century Modern Pair of Vintage
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in North Miami, FL
This pair of monumental restored Mid-Century Modern aembrandt lamps have a great vibe of Hollywood Regency style. The abacus leaves that flare in elegant sculptural form add to the d...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Large Crystal and Chrome Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Nessen Lighting, Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of crystal and chrome Mid-Century Modern table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pair of Serpentine Table Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern vintage pair of serpentine table lamps. Measures: Wood base is 7" x 7".   
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Large Driftwood Freeform Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern large driftwood freeform table lamp, circa mid-20th century. Measurements: 38" H x 26" W x 9" D.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Metal Table Lamp, France, 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage metal table lamp, which shows a renewed blue textile fabric lamp shade and a round metal black lacquered base. The table lamp lights with one E 27 bulb ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chrome Geometric Shaped Table Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern chrome geometric shaped table lamp. Lamp is newly re-wired. This lamp is all chrome, the blue mirror-image you see in the mages should be disregarded.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chrome Geometric Shaped Table Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern chrome geometric shaped table lamp. Lamp is newly re-wired. This lamp is all chrome, the blue mirror-image you see in the mages should be disregarded.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Table Lamp Kalmar, 1950s, Austria
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
A Mid-Century Modern vintage brass table lamp, which was designed and manufactured by Kalmar, 1950s, Austria. While the base and the significant splayfoot was made out of brass tube ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mahogany Brass Metal Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
The table lamp shows a mahogany stem with a black lacquered metal base and brass feet. Furthermore the table lamp features two bulbs E 27 and an on/off switch. Renewed spotted lamp...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Tall White Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Boston, MA
This tall table lamp from Italy features a gently twisted teardrop form of hand blown white Murano glass sitting on a classical square marble base. The measurement below is to the...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

  • Tall White Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp
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  • Tall White Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp
  • Tall White Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp
H 49 in. W 7.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Mid Century Modern Brass Kalmar Vintage Table Lamp Vienna 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage brass table lamp, which is very charming and cute, by J.T. Kalmar, Vienna 1950s. The table lamp is ready to use it in your home. One socket E 14. All m...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Rattan Table Wood Lamps Mid-Century Modern, Vintage
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern wood and rattan table lamps. Tested, working order. Original cords and sockets.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Rattan, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chromed Table Lamp, France, circa 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
An elegant and cute table lamp, which shows a base with four chromed metal globes and a white milk glass shade. The table lamp has one socket E 14. The vintage condition is very good...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Vintage Pair of Mid Century Modern Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fabulous pair of 1940s Table Lamps with handcrafted ceramic bases in a beautiful rogue color and new Ryan fabric shades in an ivory color. These chinoiserie lamps have also been ne...
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Vintage 1940s French Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Table Lamp with an ArtbyMay Lamp Shade
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern mahogany table lamp with a limited edition lamp shade from ArtbyMay in the manner of Josef Frank. A beautiful floral print on a white cotton backg...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Mahogany

Vintage Mid-Century Chromed Table Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel painted fitted with one E27 bulb from the 1960-1970s. Good condition, new electric. Delivery time 1-2 weeks.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

  • Vintage Mid-Century Chromed Table Lamp
  • Vintage Mid-Century Chromed Table Lamp
  • Vintage Mid-Century Chromed Table Lamp
  • Vintage Mid-Century Chromed Table Lamp
H 19.3 in. W 5.91 in. D 3.94 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Crème Table Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel painted fitted with one E27 bulb from the 1960-1970s. Good condition with some patina. New electric.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

  • Vintage Mid-Century Crème Table Lamp
  • Vintage Mid-Century Crème Table Lamp
  • Vintage Mid-Century Crème Table Lamp
  • Vintage Mid-Century Crème Table Lamp
H 19.3 in. W 3.94 in. D 5.91 in.
Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glass Green Gold Table Lamp, 1950s, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
A Mid-Century Modern vintage glass table lamp, which was designed and manufactured in Murano, Venice, Italy, 1950s. The beautiful twisted green table base was made of hand blown gla...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Floor Lamp attributed to Stiffel
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Mid-Century Modern brass table floor lamp. In the manner of Paul McCobb, Gerald Thurston, Arredoluce and Fontana Arte. I believe the lamp is manufactured by Stiffel. Glass ta...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Brass Palm Tree Lamp
Located in Plainview, NY
An elegant and stylish Mid-Century Modern table lamp in a brass palm tree style with glass design around the pipe and fine gold and brown color custom shade. This table lamp will lig...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

1960s Cabin Modern Laurel Walnut Glass Mushroom Table Lamp Vintage Midcentury
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Washington, DC
One of the rarest variation of the laurel 'mushroom lamp' series. In great working order, and good cosmetic condition, showing some wear to veneer and some very faint stains. Measure...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rattan Wood Uplight Table Lamp, 1960s-1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a stunning, vintage uplight table lamp, wrapped in rattan, circa 1960s 1970s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 7" diameter x 14.25" height...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Black Vintage Table Lamp by Harry Gitlin, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage table lamp, which has a black lacquered wire base and a globe lamp. The table lamp was designed by Harry Gitlin 1950s and produced by Stamford Lighting, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Wire

Mid-Century Modern White Vintage Ceramic Table Lamp circa 1960 Spain
Located in Vienna, AT
The table lamp from the mid century era was made of a white ceramic base with an E 27 socket. Also the table lamp features an on / off switch. The vintage condition is very good. ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Burl Petrified Balsa Wood Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
burl wood balsa table lamp. Gorgeous texture and colors which run from light brown to dark almost black brown. Wired with a brown cord which is retrofitted into the bottom of the bas...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

Vintage Italian Tubular Chrome Lucite Table Desk Lamp Mid-Century Modern
Located in Miami, FL
1970s vintage Italian tubular chrome Lucite table desk Lamp Mid-Century Modern. Cylindrical chrome lamp cantilevered on acrylic base with brushed aluminum. Takes a single fluorescent...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Set of Two Vintage French Table Lamps, 1970s
Located in Lisboa, Lisboa
Pair of table lamps, made in France from the 1970s. Made with wood and fabric. Elegant blue and white fabric pattern with wood support. The lamp is colocated in the center of the wo...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Fabric, Hardwood

Drip Glaze Blue and Green Table Lamp Mid-Century Modern Vintage
By Hollywood Glam
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage blue and green drip glaze table lamp with polished brass base, Mid-Century Modern. Tested, working order.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Vintage White Murano Glass Table Lamps
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Boston, MA
This slender pair of Italian table lamps features handblown white Murano glass drops on carved wooden bases tinted gold. Sold without shades.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Wood

Marian Zawadsky for Tilgman Keramik Vintage Sweden Table Lamp Mid-Century Modern
By Marian Zawadsky
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Mid century modern table lamp signed Marian 1959, stamped made in Sweden underneath. Marian Zawadsky for Tilgman Keramik. Comes with harp and finial. Finial is metal and has ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Vintage Crystal and Brass Mid-Century Modern Parsons School Table Lamp
Located in West Hartford, CT
Acquired several years ago by our client through NYC's Parsons School of Design. Elegant vintage brass and crystal.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Brass Table Lamp by Rupert Nikoll 1950s
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
A wonderful mid century modern vintage table lamp by Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, Austria, 1950s, which tells great Austrian design spirit from the 1950s. Also the renewed lamp shade is co...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Pink Brass Arredoluce Vintage Table Lamp 1950s Italy
By Arredoluce
Located in Vienna, AT
This charming and cute lamp is made of brass, pink and white enameled metal. Also the table lamp shows a removable diffuser. On and off switch, one bulb E 14. Very good original co...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Martz Marshall Studios Mid-Century Modern Tan Ceramic Table Lamp
By Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in Lafayette, IN
This wonderful table lamp was designed by Gordon & Jane Martz and manufactured at their Marshall Studios facility in Veedersburg, IN. Lamp features a ceramic body with tan or brown s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Mid Century Modern Yellow Louis Kalff Vintage Table Lamps Philips 1950s
By Louis Kalff
Located in Vienna, AT
A pair of Louis Kalff Table lamps in the color yellow with cast iron foot, curved brass stem and conical aluminium shades in original condition. On/Off switch each with a socket E 14...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Iron

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Industrial Portable Floating Desk Table Lamp
By Dazor
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage midcentury Industrial style table lamp by Dazor Mfg Corp. Perfect for a drafting table or desk. This lamp features a weighted base, adjustable head and an articu...
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Table Lamps

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Metal, Enamel

Mid-Century Modern Black Vintage Metal Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1950s, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
The vintage table lamp by Stilnovo was made of nickel-plated metal. Furthermore the metal base and the lamp shade are black lacquered. The lamp shade is round shaped and reminds on ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Vintage Brass and Black Table Lamp, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
We present a charming brass and black table lamp by Stilnovo Italy 1950s. The table lamp was made of black lacquered aluminum and a flexible stem with brass details. With the brass ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Brass Teak Glass S Table Lamp Arteluce Era
By Stilnovo
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Unique vintage Mid-Century Modern teak and brass S-form table lamp with three glass shades attributed to Stilnovo. The piece features a frame comprised of parallel strips of solid te...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Glass Brass Vintage Table Lamp Bakalowits Cari Zalloni 1960s
By Bakalowits & Söhne
Located in Vienna, AT
A Mid Century Modern glass brass vintage table lamp, which was designed by Cari Zalloni 1960s and manufactured by the lighting company Bakalowits Vienna. This gilded brass table lamp...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Chromed Vintage Table Lamps with Lavender Shade 1960s France
Located in Vienna, AT
A pair of Mid-Century Modern chromed vintage table lamps with renewed lavender colored chintz fabric shades. The elegant and sophisticated combination of chromed color and lavender ...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Heavy Stacked Lucite Karl Springer Style Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern heavy stacked Lucite Karl Springer style table lamp. Item features a chrome shaft, heavy stacked Lucite body, Lucite finial, very nice vintage item, clean ...
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Curtis Jere Chrome and Marble Table Lamp Vintage Mid-Century Modern Restored
By Curtis Jere
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage C. Jere (Curtis Jere) chrome and marble table lamp. This has been newly wired and has all new chrome hardware. There is some patina to the original chrome lamp. Measures: He...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chromed Table Lamp by Omi Elux 1960 Germany
Located in Vienna, AT
The pivoting and adjustable table lamp shows a black lacquered stem and chromed steel. Also the table lamp features one socket E 27 and an on/off switch. The vintage condition is ve...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Red Brass Vintage Table Lamp Louis Kalff 1950 Netherlands
By Louis Kalff
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful mid century modern red table lamp, which was designed by Louis Kalff, 1950s, and executed by Philips, Netherlands. The lamp shows a cast iron foot and a curved brass stem...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Canvas Kalmar Table Lamp Häschen, Vienna, 1960
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid-century modern table lamp by J.T.Kalmar, Vienna, 1960s. The model named Häschen, because the side view looks like a small rabbit. This table lamp was designed and executed by ...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cork Crackled Glass Ice Cube Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern cork crackled glass ice cube table lamp, circa mid-20th century. Measurements: 13" H x 8" W x 8" D.  
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20th Century Table Lamps

Vintage Mid-Century Modern White Ceramic Table Lamp by Martz Marshall Studios
By Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in Lafayette, IN
This wonderful model 203-28-D14H table lamp was designed by Gordon & Jane Martz and manufactured at their Marshall Studios facility in Veedersburg, IN. Lamp features an incised ceram...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Metal and Glass Sputnik Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
This great Mid-Century Modern vintage Sputnik table lamp was made of nickel-plated brass with 21 multicolored glass eyes (blue, green, light green and orange) and perforated stars. ...
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Pink Vintage Ceramic Table Lamp by Carli Bauer 1950s, Austria
By Carli Bauer
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented vintage ceramic table lamp is shaped like a sitting Geisha with a book in one hand. In the other hand the beautiful Japanese woman holds the lamp with the original lam...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Vintage Mid Century Modern Italian Iridescent Blue Art Glass Tall Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian Iridescent Blue Art Glass Tall Table Lamp. Circa Mid 20th Century. Measurements: 49" H x 12" Diameter.
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Mid-20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Industrial Atomic-Age Centrifuge Mushroom Table Lamp
Located in Lafayette, IN
This fantastic little lamp began life as a vintage laboratory centrifuge and has been ingeniously re-purposed in our workshop as this beautiful Industrial table lamp. The centrifuge ...
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Vintage 1960s American Industrial Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Mid Century Modern Blue Glass Vintage Table Lamp by Flavio Poli, 1950s, Italy
By Flavio Poli
Located in Vienna, AT
The glass base was colored in a elegant composition of blue and amber and was designed by Flavio Poli and executed by Seguso, Italy 1950s. Also the lamp base shows a elegant shape. A...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Vintage Mid-Century Column Table Lamp by Laurel
By Laurel
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and striking midcentury column table lamp by Laurel. This piece exudes modernism by its unique column like form. Chrome metal plates envelop the sides as ebonized wood is d...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Tripod Table Lamp by Louis Kalff for Philips, 1950s
By Louis Kalff, Philips
Located in Neervelp, BE
This midcentury table lamp model 'bijou' by Louis Kalff was introduced in the 1950s but it still looks modern today. The lampshade and base are made from blue/green metal, light ...
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass, Enamel

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Chromed Glass Table Lamp by Ingo Maurer 1968, Germany
By Ingo Maurer
Located in Vienna, AT
This spiral or loop table lamp was designed by Ingo Maurer 1968 Germany for Design M. Germany. The table lamp features a tabular chromed metal spring as a base and an opaline glass s...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Mid-Century Modern Blue Gold Vintage Glass Table Lamp by Barovier & Toso, Italy
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Vienna, AT
This delicate high-quality Mid-Century Modern blue and gold vintage glass table lamp by Barovier & Toso, Italy shows a turned hand blown light blue glass corpus and a renewed golden ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Red Plastic Table Lamp Heby, Isao Hosoe, Italy, 1968
By Isao Hosoe
Located in Vienna, AT
A flexible and pivoting red vintage table lamp in metal and plastic with an on/off switch. The table lamp named Heby was designed by Isao Hosoe and executed by Valenti Milano, Italy...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid Century Modern Vintage Chromed Table Lamp with Green Shade France circa 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
A charming mid century modern vintage table lamp with a chromed base and a renewed lamp shade covered with lemon green textile fabric. Furthermore the table lamp shows an on/off swit...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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Vintage Mid Century Modern Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic vintage mid century modern table lamp available at 1stDibs. A vintage mid century modern table lamp — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a vintage mid century modern table lamp, we have 528 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer vintage mid century modern table lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A vintage mid century modern table lamp is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made vintage mid century modern table lamp over the years, but those crafted by Vintage Murano Gallery, Gordon & Jane Martz and Marshall Studios are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Vintage Mid Century Modern Table Lamp?

Prices for a vintage mid century modern table lamp can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $75 and can go as high as $15,703, while the average can fetch as much as $1,269.

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 table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or artistic 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, 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 vibrant but classic Tiffany lamp or even a bold avant-garde lamp custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the perfect one on 1stDibs.