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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

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H 49 in. W 7.5 in. D 7.5 in.
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

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

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

Large Crystal and Chrome Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Vintage Murano Gallery, Nessen Lighting
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

Midcentury Italian Modern Brass and Pink Swirl Art Glass Table Lamp after Murano
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage art glass lamp from Italy circa 1950s attributed to Murano. It features a two part swirled art glass design with brass details. Tested and working.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Neoclassical 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

Vintage 1960s-1970s Laurel Desk or Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage 1960s-1970s laurel desk or table lamp Label attached.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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 Modern Cubist Tall Table Lamp
Located in Tulsa, OK
This is a vintage 1990s two-toned lamp. It is made of aluminum with a brass and chrome/silver finish sitting upon a black wood octagonal base. Measurements are: 29" height to bulb...
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1990s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Pair of Murano glass Table Lamps, circa 1980s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Murano glass and lucite Table Lamps, circa 1980s. New rewired. The lamps are sold without the shades.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite, Glass

Pair of Murano Handkerchief Table Lamps, Italy, circa 1970
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of Murano handkerchief table lamps, Italy, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Vintage Dotted Wooden Danish Modern Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Danish Mid-Century Modern teak wood table lamp with lighter wooden dots, possibly pine. Slim neck and soft shaped base. Black fitting and cord. Beautiful vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood, Teak

1950's Large Vintage American Lamp similar to the Majestic Lamp
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Denver, CO
Amazing stylized soaring table lamp from the 1950s, this Kitch/Art Deco jewel is similar to lamps from Majestic Lamp Company. The condition is amazing, but does show wear consistent ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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" diameter at the body x 9" diameter at the base 19" high to the top of the cerami...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Vintage Rembrandt Wood and Brass Lamps, Pair
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in East Hampton, NY
Conical candlestick design table lamp tapering to a brass disc. In wonderful vintage condition. Frosted glass diffuser and labeled. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Murano Glass Table Lamps Coral and Gold Leaf Color, 1980s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Pair of gorgeous Venetian table lamps in blown Murano glass, coral color with 24-karat sunken gold. These lamps have been entirely handcrafted in Murano, the Venetian island, in the...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold, Brass

Giant Colorful Pair of Table Lamps in Blown Murano Glass, Italy Contemporary
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Giant Colorful Pair of Table Lamps in Blown Murano Glass, Italy Contemporary Gorgeous, Modern, Italian Venetian, colorful pair of table lamps, blown Murano glass, red blue, 21st cen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian 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

Post-modern Red White Plastic Vintage Table Lamp 1980s
Located in Vienna, AT
A post-modern red vintage plastic table lamp, which shows at the upper part a white dome on each side. The table lamp is signed on the side with the initials HG, probably the initial...
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Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic

Modern Lucite Chromed Metal Vintage Snake Table Lamp, 1980s
Located in Vienna, AT
This table lamp was designed and made in the 1980s. So the table lamp shows a curved Lucite arm and a chromed details at the base and at the shade. Furthermore the desk lamp feature...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Italian Table Lamp in Blown Murano Glass Red with 24-Karat Gold finitures
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Elegant Italian table lamp in Murano glass red with 24-karat gold bubbles all submerged in transparent glass, in a very particular triangular shape, with an elegant brass frame. All ...
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1990s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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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

Pair of Ravagnan Gabiani Murano Table Lamps, Italy, 1960s
By Vintage Murano Gallery, Gabbiani
Located in Rijssen, NL
Beautiful pair of lamps. Clear glass inside white underlay with fine gold dust inlay. With light gold colored lamp shades. Design: Marina Ravagnan Gabbiani. Measures: Height glass ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Good Quality Pair of Vintage Celadon Crackle-Glaze Lamps by Wildwood Lamp Co.
By Wildwood Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
Each well-made lamp with flared neck above a bulbous tapering body all raised on a giltwood base.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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

Scandinavian Modern Cone Teak Vintage Table Lamp, circa 1960
Located in Vienna, AT
Cone shaped solid teak table lamp designed and produced in Denmark, circa 1960. Wonderful rich teak grain, perfectly restored and hand polished. The shade is made of natural linen, ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

Vintage 1960s Sculptural Brass and Wood Laurel Lamps, Pair
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s brass and wood accented table lamps by Laural Lamp Co. These lamps are wired for the US and in working condition. The lamps are double sided and have a square floral ba...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Aubergine Murano Glass Lamps
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in New York, NY
Pair of hand blown Murano Aubergine glass lamps which feature gold/copper metallic web effect. Lsmps rest on satin brass bases. Rewired for use in the USA. 100W max bulbs.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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H 25 in. Dm 4.5 in.
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 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

Modern Vintage Lucite Plexiglass Table Lamp or Sconce, 1980s, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
A modern vintage Lucite plexiglass table lamp or sconce, which was designed in Italy, 1980s. The table lamp or sconce features a round shaped plexiglass shade with chromed metal det...
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Vintage 1980s Italian 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
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

Pair of Antelope Lamps by Rembrandt with Original Vintage Shades
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in East Hampton, NY
A wonderful pair of antelope lamps by Rembrandt with original restored shades that will make a fun statement to any modern decor.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Bronze

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

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 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

Scandinavian Modern Vintage Teak and Brass Table Lamp circa 1960
Located in Vienna, AT
A Scandinavian modern supersize cone table or floor lamp with a beautiful teak veneer, which is decorated with a brass ring in the middle. The original shade is made of nylon with a ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Teak

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

Gold Murano Lamp with Giltwood Base
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A gold Murano glass lamp with giltwood base and silk shade. Suited for the vanity, side table, bedside or guest room. A wonderful statement of Murano. The gold color works in any set...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Wood

Vintage Brass Table Lamp
Located in Chorzów, PL
A lamp from the 1950s. Year: circa 1950 Origin: Poland Material: brass, glass.
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Vintage 1950s Polish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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H 25.6 in. Dm 18.12 in.
Vintage Brass Table Lamp
Located in Chorzów, PL
A lamp from the 1950s. Year: circa 1950 Origin: Poland Material: brass, glass.
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Vintage 1950s Polish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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H 20.08 in. W 11.42 in. D 9.45 in.
Vintage Table Lamp, 1975
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of brass - Original, fully functional condition.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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H 12.21 in. W 8.27 in. D 5.52 in.
Vintage Orange Table Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel construction chromed and red painted from the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s European Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

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H 19.69 in. W 5.91 in. D 8.67 in.
Vintage Capiz Shell Lamp
By James Mont, Chapman Manufacturing Company, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Houston, TX
Shapely Mid-Century Modern iridescent capiz shell lamp on wooden base. This great vintage Hollywood Regency lamp dates to the 1970s and newly wired for U.S. market.  
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Shell

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H 25 in. W 11.5 in. D 6.25 in.
Contemporary Metal Chrome Italian Vintage Modern Minimalist Style Table Lamp
Located in Brescia, IT
Contemporary metal chrome made in Italy, vintage and Minimalist style table lamp This geometric and linear shape table lamp in a Minimalist style, is a contemporary Italian produc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Minimalist Table Lamps

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Metal

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

Large Vintage Asian lamp - Bronze Drum with Dragon & Symbols
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in St. Louis, MO
Large vintage Asian / Oriental table lamp of a bronze drum with symbols, signs of gilt , with two headed dragon at top. Came out of an interior of a mid-century modern home, possibly...
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

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 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

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

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 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

Murano Olive Green, Vertical Striped Glass Lamps
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in New York, NY
Pair of bottle form Murano glass lamps in olive green with applied vertical stripes, sitting on satin brass bases. Rewired for use in the USA, 100W max bulbs.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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

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

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Vintage Modern Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal vintage modern table lamp for your home. Each vintage modern table lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. Find 634 options for an antique or vintage vintage modern table lamp now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the vintage modern table lamp you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A vintage modern table lamp, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made vintage modern table lamp has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Vintage Murano Gallery, Gordon & Jane Martz and Marshall Studios are consistently popular.

How Much are Vintage Modern Table Lamp?

Prices for a vintage modern table lamp start at $75 and top out at $18,291 with the average selling for $1,386.

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.