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Pair of White Vintage Table Lamps with Cork Accents
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning matched pair of vintage white cylindrical table lamps with cork bands and original white woven fabric shades. Each lamp has a three way switch. In vintage condition wea...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Pair of Italian Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp, Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
1970s Italian vintage Murano table lamp made by fantastic Transparent white satin glass, shaped like a ball; painted metal frame in white. Period: 1970s Dimensions: 7.10 inches (18...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Blown Glass

Pair of Gilt Metal Italian Side Table Lamps by Maison Charles, 1970s
By Vintage Italian Lamp
Located in Delft, NL
A pair of gilt metal Italian side table lamps, 1970s In total 56 cm high The shade is 25 cm diagonal The foot is 9 cm square.  
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20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Italian Midcentury Brass Desk Lamps
By Vintage Italian Lamp
Located in London, GB
A delightful pair of Italian Mid-Century brass desk lights with a swivelling and adjustable shade on a gently curving arm and base.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Brass Desk Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Brass Desk Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Brass Desk Lamps
  • Pair of Italian Midcentury Brass Desk Lamps
H 9.85 in. W 2.76 in. D 7.09 in.
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

A Pair of Vintage Art Deco Table Lamps Original 1925
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
A very rare pair of Art Deco table lamps in the manner of the Woka reproduction "Hetti" - can be purchased separately. Brass, nickel-plated All components according to the UL regula...
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Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Deco Table Lamps

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Nickel

Vintage Pair of Murano Glass Brown Swirl Ball Round Table Lamps
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage pair of Murano glass round ball brown swirl table lamps. No chips or breaks.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Pair of Vintage Italian Murano Stacked Turquoise Textured Sphere Table Lamps
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in New York, NY
Pair of vintage stacked turquoise textured sphere table lamps, Italy, circa 1960. Opaque glass features gold fleck accents and with gold and brass detail. Originally purchased fro...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Chrome Ball Table Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a pair of chrome slender neck ball lamps by Laurel lamps.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

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Chrome

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

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

Materials

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 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 Midcentury Swirl Glass and Brass Table Lamps
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Murano glass table lamps in a pale green, white and clear swirl pattern with a brass base. Italy, circa 1950. Shades not included. Each lamp takes a standard bulb, 100 w...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, 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

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

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

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

Materials

Brass

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

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

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

Pair of Vintage Table Lamps
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Pair of elegant midcentury table lamps made of brass, with faux parchment shades and base of trees leaves motifs. Included pair of funky lamp finial and three way lighting. Great pai...
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20th Century American Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Vintage Table Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage Table Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage Table Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage Table Lamps
H 31 in. Dm 17 in.
Pair of Seguso Murano Glass Lamps for Marbro Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company, Vintage Murano Gallery, Archimede Seguso
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pair Marbro table lamps were created by Seguso (Murano Glass) for the Marbro Lamp Company and they date to the 1960s. The pair has been rewired and new sockets. Note...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Vintage Big Scale Brass and Ebonized Wood Rectangular Solid Brass Lamps, Pair
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of Mid-Century Modern big scale brass and ebonized wood rectangular solid brass table lamps. The Pair comes with Harps, matching finials and is heavy. In perfect working con...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pink Murano Lamps with Painted Parchment Shades, Pair
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of hand blown soft pink colored Murano lamps on gold leaf bases. The lamps are crowned with hand painted parchment shades. The lamps are newly rewired and are ready to install.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf

Pair of Vintage Brass Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of vintage table lamps handcrafted out of brass these pair of lamps have been fully restored and are wired for U.S standards and features new black and gold color interior sha...
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Vintage 1960s American Organic Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Italian Blown Glass Rooster Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company, Frederick Cooper
Located in Houston, TX
Stylish pair of Hollywood Regency Italian blown frosted glass table lamps hand decorated with silver and gilt roosters on brass base, these vintage Italian lamps has been newly wired...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Blown Glass, Glass

Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamps a Pair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Nice pair of Murano art glass table lamps with faux painted wooden bases. In very good condition good working order ready to be used. 26 inches to top of socket.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Pair of Vintage Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice Mid-Century Modern art pottery table lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Pair of Vintage Lucite Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1960s French Lucite lamps, black and clear Lucite bodies. Measurements: 18" height of body 26.5" height to rest of shade.
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Vintage 1960s French Table Lamps

Vintage Pair of Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of vintage porcelain table lamps with brass bases. Each lamp is in excellent working condition. Each lamp measure about 28 inches x 5 inches. Each lamp comes with a round silk e...
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Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

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Porcelain

1970s Pair of Vintage Brass Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A stylish and impressive pair of vintage brass table lamps. These date from the 1970s, they are in good overall condition. They are clean and sturdy, with some areas of tarnishing to...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Vintage Italian Brass Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A stunning pair of vintage decorative brass table lamps in the Art Nouveau style, made in Italy and dating from circa 1970s. The quality is fantastic, the have a beautiful and ornate...
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Late 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Green Glass Chandelier Table Lamps, a Pair
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Pair of chandelier table lamps feature green glass and green cut crystals. Perfect for your Hollywood Regency decor. Very good condition with only very minor imperfections consistent...
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Crystal

Pair of Vintage Industrial Articulated Table Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of whimsical and expressive vintage American industrial steel articulated table lamps retaining their original green paint. Lamps like these were original used as task lamps i...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Table Lamps

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Steel

Vintage Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
By Karl Springer
Located in East Hampton, NY
Thick beveled stacks of Lucite are amazingly well preserved, clear and clean. Black Lucite shades not included.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite

  • Vintage Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
  • Vintage Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
  • Vintage Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
  • Vintage Pair of Stacked Lucite Table Lamps
H 32 in. W 15.5 in. D 15.5 in.
Pair of Vintage Maitland Smith Lamps on Tessellated Stone Bases
By Maitland Smith, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual large pair of Hollywood Regency Maitland Smith table lamps. These stunning lamps are gourd shaped with inlaid green and amber colored resin resting on tessellated stone bases.
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Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Resin

Pair of Vintage 1970s Brass Table Lamps
Located in London, London
A pair of brass table lamps Original shades 1970s Height with shade is 90cm.
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Vintage 1970s Brass Table Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage 1970s Brass Table Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage 1970s Brass Table Lamps
  • Pair of Vintage 1970s Brass Table Lamps
H 24.41 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Pair of Vintage Ceramic Metallic Silver Glaze Ball Lamps by Marbro, circa 1970
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of vintage ceramic metallic silver glaze ball lamps by Marbro circa 1970 Gorgeous lamps with metallic silver spots. The black shades are included in "as is" condition. The...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Vintage Pair of Deer Hoof Table Lamps
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Vintage pair of custom English deer hoof table lamps with silver plated candle cups and hardware, presented on custom double plinths. Newly wired. Possibly Rowland Ward.  
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20th Century English British Colonial Table Lamps

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Animal Skin

Vintage Hammered Brass Pair of Table Lamps
Located in Hudson, NY
Vintage Hammered Brass pair table / task lamps with wood black base. Each lamp is in excellent working condition. Each lamp come with round drum shade. Each lamp measure 35 inches hi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Brass Table Lamps Vintage 1970’s
Located in London, GB
A stylish, large and impressive pair of vintage brass table lamps. These date from the 1970’s, they are in good overall condition. They are clean and sturdy, with some areas of tarn...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage 1960s Marblized Ceramic Table Lamps, Pair
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s pair of marblized ceramic table lamps. The lamps are in excellent condition, wired for the US and in working condition. Socket, 19” H. Harps, 4” W x 10” H. No marks. Sh...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Vintage Italian Brass Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A stunning pair of vintage decorative brass table lamps in the Art Nouveau style, made in Italy and dating from circa 1970s. The quality is fantastic, the have a beautiful and ornate...
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Late 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

1960s Pair of Vintage Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A large and stunning pair of vintage ceramic table lamps, these date from the 1960s-1970s. They are beautifully made, with lovely colors and shapes. The condition is excellent for th...
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Vintage Pair of Porcelain Table / Task Lamps
Located in Hudson, NY
Vintage pair of porcelain table / task lamps with brass base. Excellent working condition. Each lamp measure 32 inches high X 6 inches diameter. Each lamp comes with a round drum lin...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Vintage Italian Gilt Terracotta Pineapple Lamps
By Maison Baguès, Maison Jansen, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning pair of midcentury Italian terracotta pineapple lamps. This pair of vintage Italian pineapple lamps are expertly executed in silver and gold leafed terracotta. This pair of ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Terracotta

Pair of Vintage Table Lamps by L. Galeotti, 1970s
By Lanciotto Galeotti
Located in Neervelp, BE
Pair of vintage table lamp depicting brass peacocks in the trees. The sculptures are mounted on black marble stone bases. The lamps are labeled and designed by Lanciotto Galeot...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Brass

  • Pair of Vintage Table Lamps by L. Galeotti, 1970s
  • Pair of Vintage Table Lamps by L. Galeotti, 1970s
  • Pair of Vintage Table Lamps by L. Galeotti, 1970s
  • Pair of Vintage Table Lamps by L. Galeotti, 1970s
H 27.56 in. W 17.33 in. D 14.97 in.
1950s Pair of Vintage Spotlights or Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
An amazing pair of vintage table lamps / spotlights, these date from circa 1950s-1960s. They were made by Century Lighting Inc. in New York, they have been re-wired and are in good w...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • 1950s Pair of Vintage Spotlights or Table Lamps
  • 1950s Pair of Vintage Spotlights or Table Lamps
  • 1950s Pair of Vintage Spotlights or Table Lamps
  • 1950s Pair of Vintage Spotlights or Table Lamps
H 27.56 in. W 11.03 in. D 11.03 in.
Pair of French Vintage "Ostrich Egg" Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French vintage 1970s "Ostrich Egg" table lamps.
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20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Vintage Pair of Brutalist Bronze Sculptural Table Lamps
Located in Washington, DC
Exceptional vintage pair of bronze table lamps. Lamps are unique and one of a kind. Each lamp is marked with artist mark. Lamps retain the original bronze finial and have a beautiful...
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Vintage 1960s Organic Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Vintage Alabaster Table Lamps, circa 1940s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of vintage alabaster table lamps, circa 1940s The alabaster is in very good vintage condition and would benefit from a light cleaning The harp is included with no finial a...
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

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Alabaster

Pair of Large Vintage Midcentury Brass Table Lamps
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of impressive brass, and polished brass roud globe table lamps, the lamps have been rewired and are in good working order. The lampshades are not include.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Bronze and Doria Leuchten tubular Glass Table Lamps, Germany, circa 1960
By Vintage Murano Gallery, Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of Bronze and Doria Leuchten tubular Glass Table Lamps, Germany, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

Pair of Vintage Brass Double Cherub Table Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of vintage brass double cherub table lamps. Fine decorative table lamps each having a center light formed as a fountain with opposing cherubs facing and looking at the waterfall.
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Mid-20th Century Belle Époque Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage Kosta Boda Crystal Table Lamps
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of 1960s modern crystal table lamps by Kosta Boda of Sweden. Interesting sun burst style etchings. Includes original Kosta sticker. Re-wired for the USA. Height is to top of the...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Cut Glass

Pair of Vintage Etruscan Bronze Statuette Table Lamps
By Gustavo Olivieri
Located in East Hampton, NY
Patina on bronze hand forged Etruscan statues of women. Simple and heavy - custom designed base and shades, silk cable, rewired.
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Late 20th Century Italian Medieval Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Vintage Solid Green Glass Brick Table Lamps, Pair
By Fontana Arte
Located in East Hampton, NY
In the manner of Fontana Arte, these Italian petite solid glass brick lamps are finished with vintage natural paper shades. Newly rewired for US with silk cable. They are fun! Not...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Pair of Vintage French Silver Plate Table Lamps
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A pair of unique silver plated brass lamps. Each is topped with a decorative "arrow" finial and each has two arms holding candle cups.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Vintage Capiz Shell Table Lamps with Shades, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of vintage capiz shell table lamps. Perfect working condition and each uses a max. 60 watts light bulb. The set comes with harp, finial and original shades. Measurement ...
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1990s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal

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Vintage Table Lamp Pair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal vintage table lamp pair for your home. Each vintage table lamp pair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. Find 304 options for an antique or vintage vintage table lamp pair now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer vintage table lamp pair, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each vintage table lamp pair bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made vintage table lamp pair over the years, but those crafted by Vintage Murano Gallery, Chapman Manufacturing Company and Frederick Cooper are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Vintage Table Lamp Pair?

Prices for a vintage table lamp pair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $250 and can go as high as $14,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,800.

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 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.