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1960s White Lacquered Metal Table Lamp N°523 by Gino Sarfatti 'B'
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce, Franco Albini
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
The Gino Sarfatti "Modello 523" was designed in 1960s for Arteluce. The most iconic piece of Gino Sarfatti collection is probably Mod 1063, a Classic floor lamp. Manufactured by Arte...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Tommi Parzinger Style Brass and White Lacquered Metal Table Lamp Midcentury
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in North Miami, FL
This three-arm, three bulb wonderful Classic vintage table lamp is totally Mid-Century Modern with a Tommi Parzinger style, circa early 1950s. It is monumental. This is presented wit...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Lacquer Wood and Metal Table Lamp
Located in Meyrin, CH
Pair of lacquer wood and metal table lamp, dimensions with out shade H 40 by 29 by 18 cm.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

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Metal

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H 28.35 in. W 13.78 in. D 19.69 in.
Neoclassical Style White Lacquered Sheet Metal Table Lamp with Gilt Decors
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This decorative neoclassical style table lamp is made of white lacquered sheet metal with gilt decors. This is a French work, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Sheet Metal, Sheet Metal

1990s White Metal Mushroom Table Lamp
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Nice white lacquered metal table lamp with 1 bulb. Turnable methacrylic hood.
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Design Radonov France, Table Lamp in White Plastic and Grey Lacquered Metal
By Radonov Design
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Design Radonov France, table lamp in white plastic and grey lacquered metal.
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Vintage 1980s French Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp Brass Metal Lacquered Italian Design White Black
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-Century Modern table lamp brass metal lacquered Italian design white black.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

1950s White Metal Shade and Brass Table Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
By Paavo Tynell, Idman, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Table lamp, white metal shade and brass stem, Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1958. Subtle table lamp in white lacquered metal shade and brass stem with details in leather by Tapio Wirkk...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Elegant White Modernist Trumpet Base Table Lamp Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier, Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Buffalo, NY
Elegant white modernist trumpet base table lamp attributed to Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Lacquered metal trumpet shape base with amazing oversized finial. Retains original white...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Desk Lamp with White Lacquered Shade and Foot, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Desk lamp with white lacquered shade and foot. The lamp is of Danish design from the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

White Metal and Teak Table Lamp B54, Hans Agne Jakobsson, 1950s, Sweden
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson, AB Markaryd
Located in Stockholm, SE
Wonderful table or desk lamp model B54 designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd, Sweden, circa 1955. Whitepainted metal shade, long arm of teak and brassfoot. A lovely white lady...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Chrome and White Metal Table Lamp by Enrico Tronconi for Tronconi
By Tronconi
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
Cool two-bulb table/desk lamp by Tronconi, in very good working condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Black and White Austrian Midcentury Metal Table Lamp Hook by J. T. Kalmar
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare and charming Austrian Mid-Century Modern table light, model no. 1246, designed and manufactured by J.T. Kalmar Vienna. It features a adjustable shade in every position, all in ...
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Antique 1860s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron, Chrome

Postmodern Table Lights in Black and White Metal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of table lamps, lacquered metal, Italy, 1970s A pair of Postmodern table lamps in black and white lacquered metal. The lights consist of a bowl that holds the spheres, which ca...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Postmodern Table Lights in Black and White Metal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of table lamp, lacquered metal, Italy, 1970s A pair of Post Modern table lamps in black and white lacquered metal. The lights consist of a bowl that holds the spheres, which ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Midcentury Adjustable White Metal and Brass Desk Lamp, Italy 1950s
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Small adjustable table lamp made from brass and white painted metal in the style of Gino Sarfatti. It remains in an excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Hans Bergström for Lyktan White Metal Adjustable Desk Lamp, Sweden, 1950s
By Ateljé Lyktan, Hans Bergström
Located in Maastricht, NL
A desk lamp by Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan. The lamp is made of cream lacquered metal with an adjustable stem and hood. The hood has pin point perforations and a light switch on...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of White Ceramic Hexagonal Bamboo Relief Table Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of hexagonal shaped white ceramic bodied table lamps, with a patterned bamboo relief. Black lacquered and stepped hexagonal wood base and black lacquered metal and brass stems w...
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Stilnovo Adjustable White Table Lamp in Brass, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury Stilnovo adjustable white table lamp in brass, Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Gae Aulenti and Piero Castiglioni White Minibox Table Lamp Stilnovo, 1980
By Gae Aulenti, Stilnovo
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Table lamp model Minibox designed by Gae Aulenti & Piero Castiglioni for Stilnovo (Italy, 1980) Lamp with a structure in lacquered metal and manufacturer’s label on the base. In wh...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Star Table Lamp
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
A game of balance and light. Star makes a statement in any space, whether it's one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness. Made to Order. For sales with delivery address ...
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2010s Portuguese Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal

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H 28.35 in. Dm 13 in.
Rare White and Brass Table Lamp, Denmark, 1950s-1960s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A table lamp standing on an open oval brass foot. The stem is made of white lacquered metal and the shade is made of white plastic. An interesting detail is the light switch under th...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Magnolia Table Lamp
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
When geometry meets beauty. Magnolia's soft top sits upon a structured, gridded bottom. Pure lines and a delicate contrast of materials. Made to Order. For sales with delivery addr...
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2010s Portuguese Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass, Copper

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H 24.81 in. Dm 12.6 in.
Elio Martinelli White Radar Table Lamp for Martinelli Luce, Italy
By Elio Martinelli, Martinelli Luce
Located in RHEEZERVEEN, Overijssel
Remarkable desk lamp that refers to a gigantic radar dish. The white lacquered metal shade is adjustable and can easily be placed in any desired position between the horizontal and v...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Chrome and White Table Lamp Model Gulp by Ingo Maurer for Design M, 1970s
By Ingo Maurer, Design M
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Table lamp model Gulp designed by Ingo Maurer and produced by his own company Design M. The lamp was designed in 1969 and it is made of chrome and white lacquered metal. The condi...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

W.H. Gispen White Mushroom Table Lamp Gispen, The Netherlands, 1950
By Willem H. Gispen, Gispen
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Very nice mushroom shaped white table or desk lamp model 5015 designed by W.H. Gispen and manufactured by Gispen Culemborg, The Netherlands 1950. This lamp has a white lacquered roun...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Steel

Max Ingrand Midcentury White Opaline Glass Table Lamp for Fontana Arte, 1954
By Fontana Arte, Max Ingrand
Located in Roma, IT
Large "1853" model midcentury white opaline glass table lamp. This masterpiece was the first model designed by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte in Italy during 1954. This large pice h...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1950 Arredoluce Angelo Lelii Att. Black & White Brass Table Lamp Counterweight
By Angelo Lelii, Arredoluce
Located in Morbio Inferiore, CH
Beautiful and rare small table lamp attributed to Arredoluce, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

White Italian Midcentury Brass and Marble Table Lamp Designed by Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Gino Sarfatti, 1912-1985. Brass and white lacquered metal table lamp on white marble base. Vertical brass arm is adjustable in up-down position. Design by Gino Sarfatti, Italy, ci...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Brass

Midcentury Table Lamp by Joe Colombo Model #291 Spider in White for Oluce, 1970
By Oluce, Joe Colombo
Located in Berlin, DE
This beautiful midcentury table Lamp by Joe Colombo model #291 spider in white for Oluce in 1965. This model was made circa 1970. This design by Joe Colombo is one of the most Minim...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Belle de Nuit, Electric Lamp in Ceramic and Metal, M, YMER&MALTA, France
By YMER&MALTA, Océane Delain
Located in PARIS, FR
A sculpture by day and a light sculpture by night, “Belle de Nuit” combines the delicacy of the thin metal bars and the bisque volumes with the practical and modern LED lighting tech...
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2010s French Other Table Lamps

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Metal

Napako Mid-Century Red and White Table Lamp, Josef Hurka, 1950s
By Josef Hurka
Located in Praha, CZ
Napako produced this Mid-Century red and white table lamp in 1958. It is made out of steel and was designed by Josef Hurka. Very good original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Electra Glass White Table Lamp by Giuliana Gramigna for Artemide, circa 1970
By Giuliana Gramigna, Artemide
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Extraordinary Electra table or floor lamp designed by Giuliana Gramigna for Italian lighting and furniture manufacturer Artemide in 1968. The lamp may as well be used as a ceiling li...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Midcentury Stilnovo Adjustable Black/White Table Lamps in Brass, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of midcentury Stilnovo adjustable black/white table lamps in brass, Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pierre Disderot Model #1013 Table Lamp in White & Gunmetal for Disderot, France
By Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot Model #1013 table lamp in white and gunmetal for Disderot France. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined table lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disder...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Midcentury German Grey, Chrome and White Table Lamp by Gebrüder Cosack, 1950s
By Gebrüder Cosack
Located in Berlin, DE
This beautiful midcentury table lamp was produced by Gebrüder Cosack in the 1950s in German. It has got a grey lacquered metal lamp shade a chromed arm and white lacquered metal bas...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Belle de Nuit, Electric Lamp in Ceramic and Metal, L, YMER&MALTA, France
By Océane Delain, YMER&MALTA
Located in PARIS, FR
A sculpture by day and a light sculpture by night, “Belle de Nuit” combines the delicacy of the thin metal bars and the bisque volumes with the practical and modern LED lighting tech...
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2010s French Other Table Lamps

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Metal

Pierre Disderot Model #1013 Table Lamp in White and Chrome for Disderot, France
By Disderot
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Disderot model #1013 table lamp in white and chrome for Disderot France. Originally designed in 1955, this clean and refined table lamp is an authorized re-edition by Disderot...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

20th Century Italian White Mable Table Lamp in the Style of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian table or desk lamp made of handcrafted metal and brass, in the style of Stilnovo, in good condition. The three conical mount, perforated black la...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Metal, Metal, Brass

Red White Space Age Pop Art Vintage Table Lamp by Siemens Germany 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Table Lamp SIFORM designed and produced by Siemens in the 1960´s in Germany. Flourescent Lamp 32 Watt The lamp stand was made of white plastic and the shade to the half of white plas...
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Table Lamps

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Metal

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

Koch & Lowy Style Adjustable Desk Lamp in Cream White
By Koch & Lowy
Located in Ferndale, MI
Koch & Lowy style cream white desk lamp with a perforated, posable, cone-shaped metal shade.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

20th Century Italian White Brass Desk Lamp by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian table lamp or desk lamp made of brass and white lacquered metal, enhanced with two uniquely designed lampshades, featuring a one light socket. Pr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Metal, Brass, Brass

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern White B201 Desk Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern White B201 desk lamp designed in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s tec...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern White B201 Desk Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern white B201 desk lamp designed in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s tec...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Jean Royère Style "1955" Table Lamp in Red
By Jean Royère
Located in Glendale, CA
Jean Royère Style "1955" table lamp in red. Handcrafted in Los Angeles in the workshop of noted French designer and antiques dealer Denis de le Mesiere, who pays homage to the work o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern White B201 Desk Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern white B201 desk lamp designed in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s tec...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern White B201 Desk Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern white B201 desk lamp designed in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s tec...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern White B207 Desk Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern white B207 desk lamp designed in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s tec...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern White B201 Desk Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern White B201 desk lamp designed in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s tec...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern White B207 Desk Lamp re-edition
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern white B207 desk lamp designed in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s tec...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Roberto Pamio for Leucos 1970s Italian Pair of Black and White Glass Lamps
By Leucos Design Lab, Roberto Pamio
Located in New York, NY
1970s Italian moon-shaped glass lamps designed by Roberto Pamio for Leucos. The rounding of the overlaid white glass bodies finish with transparency that enhances the texture and sha...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Set of Pala Black and Cream Table Lamps by Corrado and Luigi Aroldi for Luci
By Danilo & Corrado Aroldi, Luci Italia
Located in Rotterdam, NL
A set of two different table lamps from the Pala series by Corrado and Luigi Aroldi, that they designed for Luci in the 1970s. The black Pala clamp table lamp has a shade made of ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Selection of Modern Lorin Marsh Lamps
By Lorin Marsh
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of modern lamps from high end NYC retailer Lorin Marsh, circa 2000s. From left to right in the first photo, they are: 1) Striped glass lamp, originally priced at $2245. It...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Emiel Veranneman White Console Table and Mario Botta ‘Shogun’ Table Lamp
By Emiel Veranneman, Mario Botta
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Emiel Veranneman white lacquered console table, 1960s Emiel Veranneman, console table, white lacquered oak, Belgium, 1960s Belgian designer Emiel Veranneman created this console in...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Metal

Glashütte Limburg German Table or Floor Lamp, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Table or floor lamp, manufactured by Glashütte Limburg, Germany, 1970s. This lamp is built of a spherical light resting on a white lacquered metal structure.   
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Midcentury Wall or Table lamp Pokrok Zilina, 1970s
By Pokrok Žílina, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Praha, CZ
- Very practical - Space age design - Marked by label - Adjustable - Nice style of lighting.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Adjustable White Lacquered Metal Desk Lamp
Located in Pasadena, CA
Fully adjustable desk lamp is made from white lacquered metal with black plastic components. Top of shade is perforated which lets a bit of light come through.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Italian Midcentury White Lacquered Metal and Chrome Table Lamp
By Goffredo Reggiani
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming Italian 1960s table or desk lamp in the style of Goffredo Reggiani. It is in beautiful original condition and features two E 14 light sockets.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Italian Designer, Table Lamp, Brass, White Lacquered Metal, Plastic Cord, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A highly modernist table lamp / desk light. Produced by an unknown designer, Italy, 1960s. Other designers of the period designing in a similar visual language include Serge Mouil...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

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White Lacquered Metal Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic white lacquered metal table lamp available at 1stDibs. Each white lacquered metal table lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and chrome. Find 38 options for an antique or vintage white lacquered metal table lamp now, or shop our selection of 13 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect white lacquered metal table lamp — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each white lacquered metal table lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one white lacquered metal table lamp that is appealing in its simplicity, but Michel Buffet, Stilnovo and Artemide produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a White Lacquered Metal Table Lamp?

Prices for a white lacquered metal table lamp can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $316 and can go as high as $6,926, while the average can fetch as much as $1,561.

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.