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1950s Heifetz Dancing Figure Hammered Copper Vintage Midcentury Table Lamp
By Heifetz
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Lamp with the original shade and finial. Measures: Lampshade is 24 x 15.5 x 11 in. Lamp body 13 x 7 x 32 in.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Copper

Brass Vintage Mid Century Table Lamps by Kalmar Josef Frank Fabric 1950s Austria
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass vintage mid century modern pair of table lamps by Kalmar, which shows beautiful lush Josef Frank design fabric by Svenskt Tenn. This playful pair of table lamps was made of bra...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Flower Table Lamp, 1970´s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Vintage mid century table lamp from the 1970´s. The lamp is fully functional. Very well preserved condition. Cut glass, plastic structure. Three E-14 Bulb. UP to 250 V. Measures: ...
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Late 20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Cut Glass, Plastic

Midcentury Vintage French Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This vintage midcentury table lamp was manufactured in France in the 1950s. It is made of grey lacquered metal and has got an adjustable brass lamp arm and an adjustable lampshade. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Aluminum

  • Midcentury Vintage French Table Lamp, 1950s
  • Midcentury Vintage French Table Lamp, 1950s
  • Midcentury Vintage French Table Lamp, 1950s
  • Midcentury Vintage French Table Lamp, 1950s
H 15.75 in. W 4.34 in. D 14.97 in.
Mid-Century Modern Brass Plated Table Lamps Pair of Vintage
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in North Miami, FL
This pair of sculptural Mid-Century Modern table lamps. end or night table lamps or console lamps are period from the 50's. They have been completely restored in the way of new brass...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Vintage Round Brass Table Lamp Spider Legs Mid-Century Modern, 1970
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern round brass urn shape table lamp with spider legs. In perfect 3 way working condition and uses a max. 150 watts light bulb. Note: no shade, harp, finial.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Round Brass and Ebonized Wood Table Lamp Mid-Century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern round brass and ebonized wood brass table lamp. In perfect working condition and each uses a max. 150 watts light bulb. Note: No Shade, Harp, Finial.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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

Mid-Century Modern Murano Blown Glass Table Lamps with Giltwood Bases, Pair
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Kennesaw, GA
These are amazing! This is a pair of hand blown glass lamps with giltwood bases attributed to Murano. The bases are 6” square. The height to the finial is 44 inches. They are in very...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Giltwood

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 Rembrandt 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

Tall White Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Dorchester, 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
  • Tall White Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp
  • 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.
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

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
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  • 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.
Pair of Vintage White Murano Glass Table Lamps
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Dorchester, 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

Vintage Stacked Lucite Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage stacked Lucite Mid-Century Modern table lamps - a pair. Item features stacked lucite forms, lucite finials, very nice vintage pair, clean modernist lines, great style and for...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite

Vintage Mid Century Glass Globe Table Lamp
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Vintage Mid Century Glass Globe Table Lamp A lovely piece, this is a large table lamp, it has a chrome base and an Opaque Glass Globe Shade This piece is very unusual and reall...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Vintage Stilnovo Green Table Lamp, Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Stilnovo green table lamp is an original design lamp realized in Italy in the half of 20th century by Stilnovo manufacturer. A vintage table lamp with a green lamp shade and a met...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Vintage Stilnovo Green Table Lamp, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Stilnovo Green Table Lamp, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Stilnovo Green Table Lamp, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Stilnovo Green Table Lamp, Mid-20th Century
H 17.33 in. W 14.18 in. D 15.75 in.
Vintage Orientalist Camel Table Lamp, Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Camel table lamp is an original design lamp realized in orientalist style the early/mid 20th century. Table lamp in gilded and patinated bronze with a sculpture of a camel surmoun...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lucite Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary vintage mid-century modern lucite table lamp in great condition and newly restored by our team of expert craftsmen. The lamp is beautifully crafted out of lucite acc...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Murano Vintage Table Lamps, Italy, Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Murano table lamp is an original design lamp realized in the half of 20th Century by Italian designer. A vintage lamp with a white Murano glass body and elegant brass edges. Mi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Brass Table Lamp, Italy, Mid Century, 1950's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Table lamp constructed in full brass. Gorgeous patina. Shows beautiful warm light at night. Fully re-wired for US application.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mushroom Table Lamp - 1950's
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Mid-Century Modern mushroom shaped desk lamp labelled 'Florence italy' Beautiful design in a very light grey/blue colour. Tested and ready to use with a regular E27 light bulb ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Table Lamp by Arredoluce, Italy, Mid 20th Century
By Arredoluce
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage table lamp is an original table lamp realized by Arredoluce in the mid-20th century. A very beautiful sphere lamp in opal glass and brass. Arredoluce was established in...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lamp
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern lamp Dimensions. 10 W ; 31 H ; 8 D.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

  • Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lamp
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  • Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lamp
H 31 in. W 10 in. D 8 in.
Vintage Mid Century Modern Lamp
Located in Seattle, WA
Dimensions. 12 W ; 36 H
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

  • Vintage Mid Century Modern Lamp
  • Vintage Mid Century Modern Lamp
  • Vintage Mid Century Modern Lamp
  • Vintage Mid Century Modern Lamp
H 36 in. W 12 in. D 3 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Brass Lucite Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage mid-century modern brass lucite table lamp is crafted out of a brass & lucite combination and has been restored by our expert craftsmen. The eye-catching geometric brass...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Black Ceramic Rooster Table Lamp
Located in Topeka, KS
Mid-Century rooster lamp, circa 1950s. A black ceramic rooster makes up the base of this happy little table lamp. He is in great vintage condition and sports a new jaunty shade. W...
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Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Black Brass Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of vintage mid century Mastercraft table lamps crafted out of brass and glass combination and in great condition. These lamps feature a thick dark black glass base that has an...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Pair Large Murano Marble Swirl Glass Table Lamps Lucite Brass Restored
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Amazing pair of large vintage Murano glass lamps. Beautiful marble swirl glass design. These have been restored to perfection. Newly wired, 3 way brass sockets, brass vase caps, luci...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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 Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful mid-century table lamp featuring a cylinder ceramic base with a floral design with a beautiful glaze finish. The lamp comes with a new black shade with a gilt finish, is ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Gerald Thurston Lightolier Table Lamp Walnut Brass
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is this vintage Gerald Thurston for Lightolier brass & walnut table lamp with the original shade. Dimensions: 18 diameter x 30.5 height.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Japanese Vintage Mid Century Porcelain Moriage Decorated Lamp
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
8-212 Mid Century porcelain lamp with moriage circles raindrop pattern an footed metal base.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Vintage Murano Amethyst Glass Tall Lamp
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Rare Murano amethyst glass tall "flask" lamp featuring brass accents and a fluted glass cover on interior brass rod within the "flask", mounted on a walnut and brass base. Made in It...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Brass Plated Corkscrew Table Lamps New Shades a Pair
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome Mid-Century Modern brass plated corkscrew style table lamps with new off-white shades. Beautiful vintage condition with gorgeous patina that only time creates with age and we...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Sputnik, Atomic-Style Table Lamp
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Newly lacquered in a brilliant white hi-gloss, enameled finish, with a tapered neck base. Newly plated and polished brass details. Brass base, atomic symbol center, end caps, neck st...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

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 Black Walnut and Brass Table Lamp
Located in Doylestown, PA
Elegant vintage black walnut and brass tall table lamp with a sculptural base. A gorgeous piece in great vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-20th Century Vintage Dijkstra Mushroom Table Lamp
By Dijkstra
Located in Hoogeveen, NL
Picture of a lamp, Dijkstra Haarlem, 1960s/1970s. Still in very nice condition. Provides nice warm light with its plexiglass shade. Furthermore, metal, adjustable in height and works...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Space Age 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

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lucite Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extraordinary pair of vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern lucite table lamps are in good condition and features a sleek four columns pedestal raised by the square base. The lamps a...
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Vintage 1970s American 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 Italian Murano Tall Glass Table Lamp W Brass Base
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is this stunning vintage Italian Murano glass table lamp w brass base. Dimensions: 15" diameter x 44.5"h.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An exceptional pair of modern table lamps crafted out of glass and features new black and gilt interior shades. The bases have an oxidized finish, sits on a round wood base painted i...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Chinese Wooden Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Vintage mid-century Chinese style wood lamp with fretwork design carving.
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20th Century Unknown Chinese Export Table Lamps

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Wood

  • Vintage Mid-Century Chinese Wooden Lamp
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  • Vintage Mid-Century Chinese Wooden Lamp
  • Vintage Mid-Century Chinese Wooden Lamp
H 18.5 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp by Carlo Nason, Mid-20th Century
By Carlo Nason
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage Murano glass table lamp is an original design lamp realized in the half of 1960s by Carlo Nason. A beautiful vintage lamp entirely in Murano glass. Very Good condition....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

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

Vintage MCM Table Lamp with Frosted White Glass Mushroom Shade by Laurel Lamp Co
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Amazing vintage Mid-Century Modern table lamp with frosted white glass mushroom shade by Laurel Lamp Company. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brass Table Lamp Kalmar, 1950s, Austria
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
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 an...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

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

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

Vintage Domed Brushed Steel, Chrome Table Lamp in the Style of Laurel Lamp Co
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Lomita, CA
This lamp is special, and it is has a sleek futuristic look and brushed steel or chrome exterior. The lamp silhouette is striking with the wide dome and spherical stand. The double c...
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Mid-20th Century American Space Age Table Lamps

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Steel

Single Mid-century Vintage Mid-century Italian Alabaster Lamp with Brass Collars
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Single Hollywood Regency lamp of alabaster, having an ovoid body, with hexagonal neck and plinth, rounded brass collars adorn the joints of the neck and base, and have great patina. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Alabaster, Brass

Pair of Vintage Plaster Hollywood Regency Mid Century Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of vintage plaster Hollywood Regency mid century lamps. Style Of Serge Roche and Dorothy Draper.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Plaster

Vintage Italian Gilt Table Lamp Mid 20th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a splendid vintage Italian gilded Baroque lamp, mid 20th century in date. This opulent table lamp features candle head with a stem decorated with classical ornate foliage ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Baroque Table Lamps

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Other

Mid-Century Modern White Vintage Ceramic Table Lamp circa 1960
Located in Vienna, AT
Space Age 20th century table lamp from ceramic in white color 1960s. Wonderful ceramic table lamp with a glossy surface, which set apart from other Space Age table lamps through its ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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 Seguso Glass Lamp for Marbro Lamp Company
By Seguso, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage mid 20th century Seguso glass lamp for Marbro Lamp Company Hollywood regency in style.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Brass Glass Table Lamp Bedside Lamp 1950s Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage table lamp or bedside lamp from brass and glass 1950s Austria. While the brass base shows signs of age and use like abrasions and patina, the lamp shade i...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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Vintage Mid Century Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the vintage mid century table lamp you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A vintage mid century table lamp — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. There are 1456 variations of the antique or vintage vintage mid century table lamp you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the vintage mid century table lamp you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each vintage mid century table lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Industrial or Hollywood Regency hallmarks is very popular. A well-made vintage mid century table lamp has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Søholm Stentøj, Louis Kalff and Vintage Murano Gallery are consistently popular.

How Much is a Vintage Mid Century Table Lamp?

Prices for a vintage mid century table lamp start at $6 and top out at $15,544 with the average selling for $1,108.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or creative element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp for your living room, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.