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White Moon Glass Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Prague, CZ
Unique table lamp made in Czechoslovakia. Condition: 10/10 It will fit on your table! H 36 cm x W 35 cm x D 35 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Set of Mid-Century Modern Flygsfors Table Lamps in White by Paul Kedelv
By Flygsfors, Paul Kedelv
Located in Stockholm, SE
A set of two elegant Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sommerso style table lamps in hour glass form. Two-tone glass in white and clear glass in Murano Sommerso style. Pieces of art glass! ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Rare White Glass Table Lamp by Ivan Jakes, Osvetlovaci Sklo, Czechoslovakia 1970
By Osvětlovací sklo n.p., Valašské Meuiříčí, Ivan Jakes
Located in Zohor, SK
Beautiful and unique table lamp made of matte, pure white triplex opal glass. Designed by Ivan Jakes for Osvetlovaci Sklo company in Czechoslovakia in 1970s. This unique model is not...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Rare White Glass Table Lamp by Ivan Jakes, Osvetlovaci Sklo, Czechoslovakia 1970
By Osvětlovací sklo n.p., Valašské Meuiříčí, Ivan Jakes
Located in Zohor, SK
Beautiful and unique table lamp made of matte, pure white triplex opal glass. Designed by Ivan Jakes for Osvetlovaci Sklo company in Czechoslovakia in 1970s. This unique model is not...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass

Crème White Library Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1949
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Very nice table lamp for desk or library with two shades and carved wooden shaft made by Stilnovo in 1949.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Crème White Library Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1949
  • Crème White Library Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1949
  • Crème White Library Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1949
  • Crème White Library Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1949
H 13.78 in. W 13.78 in. D 5.52 in.
White Frosted Glass Table Lamp by Laurel Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A rare sculptural shape white frosted glass table lamp, designed in the 1960s by Laurel Lamp Company. The lamp has been newly rewired with a full range dimmer control on the wire. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern White Tulip Base Table Lamp with White Round Globe by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very cool tulip base table lamp with matte white round globe by Laurel Lamp Company, 1960s. Great look for your credenza or library setting. All original, rewiring recommended.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini White Glass Table Lamp, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Iconic Italian Venini table lamp in white glass with art glass stripes.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern White Murano Art Glass Table Lamp
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century Modern art glass table lamp is done with white art glass with controlled bubbles and gold flecks or aventurine with a tapered and ribbed body and accented with an of...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century White Table Lamp, 1970's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Germany - made of glass - re-polished - fully functional - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

  • Mid-Century White Table Lamp, 1970's
  • Mid-Century White Table Lamp, 1970's
  • Mid-Century White Table Lamp, 1970's
  • Mid-Century White Table Lamp, 1970's
H 9.45 in. W 4.73 in. D 4.73 in.
Set of 2 White Glass Table Lamps by Pukeberg Sweden, 1960s
By Pukeberg Sweden
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
This is a set of table lamps made of white glass with an interesting orange stripe that gives the lamp its unique look. The designer of the lamps is unknown to us, but we know tha...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini White Glass table Lamp, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Iconic Italian Venini table lamp in white glass with art glass stripes.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Pair of White Frosted Glass Mushroom Table Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Great pair of Mid-Century Modern / Hollywood Regency Italian frosted glass table lamps by Laurel. Each lamp has a light in the shade as well as the base. Very elegant and attractive ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern White Murano Art Glass Table Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Italian Mid-Century Modern white Murano art glass table lamp on a round thick Lucite base. Lamp has been newly rewired and has a Lucite finial.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite, Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian White Murano Glass Mushroom Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Mushroom Italian lamp in Murano glass, 1960s. Good condition considering the age the white glass is still very beautiful and the light the come out is nice and gentle not invasive a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

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

Pair of Mid-Century White Glass Lamps with Abstract Gilt Decoration
By Gerald Thurston, Frederick Cooper, The Marbro Lamp Company, Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in Houston, TX
Chic pair of Mid-Century Modern white glass lamps with an abstract gilt decoration. These stunning Hollywood Regency style newly wired lamps are in the style of Gerald Thurston and d...
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Wood

Midcentury Murano White Glass Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-Century Modern Murano handblown white glass lamp on marble base with brass accents by Marbro. Lampshade not included in price.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Marbro Caged White Murano Glass Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Modernist Mid-Century white Murano glass lamp with 22-karat gold dust inclusions. Lamp body is "caged" in a brass structure and rests on a Lucite disc base. Wired with clear cord.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century White Glazed Abstract Table Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 20th Century Pair of mid century white glazed abstract style table lamps ( 1960's ).
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20th Century Table Lamps

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Glass

  • Mid Century White Glazed Abstract Table Lamps
  • Mid Century White Glazed Abstract Table Lamps
  • Mid Century White Glazed Abstract Table Lamps
  • Mid Century White Glazed Abstract Table Lamps
H 29.75 in. W 11 in. D 5.50 in.
1960s Scandinavian White Cloud Table Lamps Pair Swedish Art Glass Ski Chalet
By Pukeberg Sweden
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Cased white polished glass globe table lamps by Pukeberg of Sweden. The ellipsoid spherical shade sits on top of a glass cylinder for a minimalist profile. Wired for US and in workin...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Mid Century Table Lamp Milk Glass Aluminum White Lighting Italian Design 1960s
Located in Palermo, IT
Particular table lamp with 1 light E27 in enamelled aluminum that supports a half-sphere diffuser in milky glass. A satin aluminum accessory is screwed above the diffuser. Made in It...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Toso Murano Mid-Century Modern White Two Murano Glass Table Lamps, 1978
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
You have in front of you in the image you can see, two lamps made by Toso Murano in 1978. These lamps are very simple and characterized by the superimposition of this kind of glass...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Mid-Century White Murano Glass Lamps
By Balboa, Barovier&Toso, Venini, Barovier, Vetri
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning pair of mid-century Italian white murano opaline glass lamps by Balboa. This great pair of Hollywood Regency stacked murano glass lamps have new Lucite bases. Featured blown...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Blown Glass, Lucite

Murano Italian Mid-Century Venetian Style White and Gold Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Venetian-style white glass table lamp with gold dust streaks throughout on a circular brass base with brass fixtures.     
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern White Opal Glass Table Lamp by Mazzega, Italy, '60
By Mazzega
Located in Sacile, PN
Mid-Century Modern white glass table lamp by Mazzega, Italy '60 Flattened white opal hand blown crystal Murano glass base and white opal bulb style glass globe on top. Chromed me...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Frosted White Glass Lamp with Lighted Base by Laurel Lamp Co
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Frosted white glass lamp with lighted base by Laurel Lamp Co, circa 1960s. The piece has an interior illuminated base that can be turned on and off that sits on a chrome base. This i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

White Glass Bubble Lamp in the Style of Laurel Lamp Co
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in TORONTO, CA
Stunning frosted glass bubble lamp in the style of Laurel Lamp Co.
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Channeled White Murano Glass Malmaison Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of Mid-Century Modern sculptural table lamps were realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass pro...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Enamel

Mid-Century Murano Pink Glass Lamp
Located in London, GB
A mid century pink Murano glass lamp, of spherical form with narrowing cylindrical neck and crackled effect surface. Currently wired for the UK. Please note: Lampshade not incl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Black White Two Murano Glass Table Lamps, 1995
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1995 by Alberto Donà, the lamp in the photo is composed of three parts. It begins with a hemispherical base that lengthens the body of the lamp. It is followed by a small...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Fratelli Toso Mid-Century Modern Black White Two Murano Glass Table Lamps, 1975
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Murano, Venezia
The lamp you can see in the picture is very simple but impressive. It is precisely the striking complementarity between black and white, divided by gold leaf 24-karat, that makes it...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Fratelli Toso Mid-Century Modern Black White Two Murano Glass Table Lamps, 1975
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Murano, Venezia
The lamp you can see in the picture is very simple but impressive. It is precisely the striking complementarity between black and white, divided by amber, that makes it so elegant. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Art Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern White Veronese Two Murano Glass Table Lamps 1985
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Exclusive pair of Murano glass table lamps white colour with details in 24 carat gold leaf. By touching the lamps, you can hear the various grooves made especially by the "Rigadin" ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf

Toso Murano Mid-Century Modern Black White Two Murano Glass Table Lamps, 1974
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
The lamps in the photo, made by Toso Murano in 1974, are formed by the superimposition of various elements. They start from an imposing black base, diameter 22, and then soar to th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf

Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Egg Table Lamp in White
By Murano 5
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large 1970s Itri Vetri Murano translucent white art glass egg lamp. It features a hand blown spiral swirled art glass shade. Tested and fully working.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Alfredo Barbini MId-Century Modern Spherical white Murano Glass Table Lamp 1970s
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
- Spherical table lamp in white glass on a chrome bas, marked with "Barbini Murano". - Alfredo Barbini is one of Murano's leading figures of the twentieth century and was awarded t...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

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Chrome

Zonca Mid-Century Chrome Metal and White Glass Swivel Table Lamp, Italy, 1970s
By Zonca
Located in Palermo, IT
Very elegant table lamp with swivel arm in chromed metal, white glass lampshade and metal base. Italian production by Zonca, Voghera, 1970s. Adhesive brand on the bottom. Wear consis...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Large Peill Putzler Koch & Lowy White Glass Table Lamp, 1970s
By Koch & Lowy, Peill & Putzler
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful, large, white glass table lamp, with original brass finial, by Peill & Putzler for Koch & Lowy, circa the 1970s. In excellent condition. The dim...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century White-Turquois Murano Glass Table Lamps Signed ITRE
By ITRE
Located in Salzburg, AT
Tube shaped white-turquois Murano glass table lamps with abstract turquoise-blue decoration (backside without decoration) on a black lacquered metal socle of 6 x 25 cm. Signed with ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid Century White Italian Murano Glass Lamp with Inclusions
Located in Buchanan, NY
Very simple and elegant Italian Murano glass lamp. The handblown tear-shaped glass has inclusions throughout. The lamp is fitted on a richly patinated base and has a brass neck fitti...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Blue and White Glass Lamp, circa 1970s
Located in South Salem, NY
Blue and white Mid-Century Modern style glass lamp. Shade not included, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Italian Midcentury White Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Italian midcentury-style white glass and gold dusted table lamp with a large fluted ball base over a shaped fluted section and resting on a modern round wood base.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold

Pair of Large Italian Radical Design /Mid-century White Murano Glass Table Lamps
By Carlo Nason
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern mold blown white Murano milk glass table lamps by Carlo Nason. The lamps are space age in concept and design and function both practically an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Grey White Two of Murano Glass Table Lamps, 1992
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Composed by three grey glass spheres, this lamp is, considerating only glass, 54 cm (inches 21,25) As you can see, the table lamp has three rings between all the spheres, that acce...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Art Glass

Toso Murano Mid-Century Modern Grey White Two of Venetian Glass Table Lamps 1984
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
This lamp was designed in 1984 by Toso Murano. It is composed of two blown spheres, which enclose a central "mace". The grifio opaque color of this lamp makes it more modern, despite...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Art Glass

Vetri Murano, a Rare Italian Mid-Century White Opaque Glass Mushroom Lamp
By Murano 5
Located in London, GB
Vetri Murano. A rare Italian midcentury white opaque glass mushroom lamp. Marked 'vetro eseguito da maestri di murano - Made in Italy' & 'Vetri Murano'.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Mushroom Table Lamp by Leucos Murano Glass White and Black
By Roberto Pamio & Renato Toso
Located in Vigonza, Padua
An icon of Italian design in the 1970s : the mushroom big table lamp , by Roberto Pamio & Renato Toso for Leucos, made in Venice Murano lattimo glass white and black. Measures in ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Art Deco Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Pair of Murano Glass Pink and White Lamps Vintage Mid-Century Modern
Located in Rochester, NY
Pair of pink Murano glass and marble lamps. Very elegant form, circa 1960s. Height to top of marble is 18.5". Made in Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

Modernist Table Lamp with White Glass Shade
Located in London, GB
A modernist Italian Table lamp with white frosted shade and brass legs, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Italian Midcentury Style White Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Italian 1940s style white glass and gold dusted table lamp with a large fluted ball base over a shaped fluted section and resting on a modern round wood base.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Pair of White Glass Table Lamps
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of white glass table lamps.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of White Glass Table Lamps
  • Pair of White Glass Table Lamps
  • Pair of White Glass Table Lamps
  • Pair of White Glass Table Lamps
H 21.66 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of milk glass, ceramic 1x E14 or E15 socket Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Milk Glass

  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps, 1960's
  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps, 1960's
  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps, 1960's
  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps, 1960's
H 8.67 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Murano Glass Table Lamp 1960's White Black
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Beautiful and unique vintage murano glass lamp. Besides the exceptional shape, this lamp has a beautiful milky white bottom which continues in black and then transparent glass. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

  • Murano Glass Table Lamp 1960's White Black
  • Murano Glass Table Lamp 1960's White Black
  • Murano Glass Table Lamp 1960's White Black
  • Murano Glass Table Lamp 1960's White Black
H 10.24 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Laurel Lamp with White Mushroom Globe
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Ferndale, MI
White base Laurel lamp with white mushroom globe. Retains original Laurel label on interior.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large Mid-Century French Art Glass Vase as a Lamp
Located in London, GB
A mid-century French art glass vase as a lamp, with a fiery red glaze reminiscent of flowing lava that is broken into scale-like forms by areas of creamy orange. Currently wired f...
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Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Pair of Chrome Laurel Lamps with White Glass Globe Shades and Radiating Lights
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
A pair of vintage 1950s table lamps, by Laurel Lamp Co., each with a large, centralized white glass globe shade on a single chrome stem, surrounded by smaller arms of varying lengths...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

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.
1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pair of White & Golden Cream Globe Glass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Do you miss the 1970s Design Style? So these are for you! A minimalist pair of late 20th Century Italian blown ivory buttercream glass lamps, of simple oval shape with a geometric sw...
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1990s Italian Organic Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Style Pair of Brass and Murano Glass Italian Table Lamps
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of sculptural Italian table lamps with cylindrical structure made of polished brass and Blue Murano glass spheres. Lampshades made of white bouclé fabric. It will be our care, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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White Glass Mid Century Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal white glass mid century table lamp for your home. A white glass mid century table lamp — often made from glass, metal and murano glass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a white glass mid century table lamp, we have 575 options in-stock, while there are 21 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the white glass 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. A white glass mid century table lamp made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made white glass mid century table lamp over the years, but those crafted by Murano, Laurel Lamp Company and Fontana Arte are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a White Glass Mid Century Table Lamp?

A white glass mid century table lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,889, while the lowest priced sells for $158 and the highest can go for as much as $18,500.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.