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French Gilt Wood Rams Head Paw Feet Table Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
French Directoire 19th century carved 23k water gilt finish and partial painted wood table lamp. Expertly crafted including rams head, paw feet and and swags motif. Includes antiqued...
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Antique 1880s French Table Lamps

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Brass

  • French Gilt Wood Rams Head Paw Feet Table Lamp
  • French Gilt Wood Rams Head Paw Feet Table Lamp
  • French Gilt Wood Rams Head Paw Feet Table Lamp
  • French Gilt Wood Rams Head Paw Feet Table Lamp
H 30.5 in. W 8.50 in. D 6.5 in.
Pair Rembrandt Wood, Black Lacquer & Gilt Regency Table Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Rembrandt Lamps black lacquered wood and parcel gilt regency table lamps. The brass footed carved wood plinth bases are patinated, as is the top of the baluster form body. Fi...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Giltwood, Lacquer, Milk Glass, Wood

Pair of Wood Gilt Table Lamps, Mid-20th Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
Midcentury nicely pair of carved wooden urn lamps. Diameter 18 cm. Height including the fitting 50 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Wood

Marbro Parcel-Gilt Ceramic Vase Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large parcel-gilt ceramic vase table lamp made by Marbro. Features a large ceramic vase with a pierced body decorated with a floral motif on each side. Accented with gilt on the neck...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Gilted Wood Candlestick Table Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NH
A finely carved candlestick table lamp.
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Antique 19th Century Table Lamps

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Giltwood

Pair of Marbro Gilt Baluster Form Table Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
In impeccable condition, these lamps by Marbro have a black lacquered base, Asian ornamentation, and a gilt body. Complete with original black finials and renowned Marbro attention t...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Pair of Marbro Gilt Baluster Form Table Lamps
  • Pair of Marbro Gilt Baluster Form Table Lamps
  • Pair of Marbro Gilt Baluster Form Table Lamps
  • Pair of Marbro Gilt Baluster Form Table Lamps
H 48.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Large Marbro Graduated Gilt Orb Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Chic stacked ball table lamp with copper patinated crackle finish. The orbs are exceptional metal castings with finely detailed recessed relief texture. Base and finial are gilt in c...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Copper, Metal

Neoclassical Crackle Glaze & Parcel Gilt Greek Key Table Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Excellent aged crackle glaze ceramic bodied table lamp, with parcel gilt Greek key detailing and a center pull style adornment. Mounted on a black lacquered block of wood lending the...
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

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Wood

Italian Renaissance Style Pair of Tall Marbro Gilt Table Lamps, circa 1950
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Encinitas, CA
Monumental pair of Italian Renaissance Style gilt table lamps by world-renowned Marbro Lamp Company of Los Angeles USA, circa 1950. Black lacquered and gold gilted. Each lamp measur...
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Mid-20th Century American Renaissance Table Lamps

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Wood

Carved Wood Gilt Table Lamp in Black Paint and Gold Leaf, Mid-20th Century
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Mid-Century nicely carved wooden urn lamp is in black paint and gold leaf, wired with a three way socket. 22 inches to the shade rest, the urn stands 14 inches tall.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Empire Table Lamps

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Wood

Mid Century Chinoiserie Gilt-Wood Lacquered Table Lamps
Located in La Plata, MD
A nice mid-century pair of square Chinoiserie table lamps decorated with hand painted bamboo and lacquer over gilt wood. Black shades with brass finials. Lamp body is 6.25" x 6.2...
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Vintage 1960s American Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Bamboo

Italian Gilt Carved Wood Lamp
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
2-296 Italian carved wood and gesso gilt table lamp Has double sockets 60 watt Edison bulb max wattage each. Original wiring in working condition Shade not included 27" to top of...
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Vintage 1980s Table Lamps

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Gesso, Hardwood

  • Italian Gilt Carved Wood Lamp
  • Italian Gilt Carved Wood Lamp
  • Italian Gilt Carved Wood Lamp
  • Italian Gilt Carved Wood Lamp
H 27 in. Dm 9.75 in.
Pair of Modern Mirrored and Gilt Wood Table Lamps
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Large scale stand out pair of modern table lamps with mirrored glass bodies in the form of hurricane globes and gilt wood caps and bases with pad feet.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Paul Follot Pair of Small Gilt Sculpted Wood Table Lamps
By Paul Follot
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Classic French Art Deco pair of small table lamps in gilt sculpted wood, by Paul Follot, circa 1922. Measures: 9.5” high.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Wood

18th Century Silver Gilt Wood Urn Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hand carved and silver gilt wood urns converted to lamps. Newly re-wired. Shades not included. European, late 18th to early 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century European Table Lamps

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Wood

Single Lacquered and Gilt Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950s Italian lacquered wood table lamp with gilt detail. Measurements: Height 14.75" Diameter 5.75".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Wood

Italian Rococo Style Gilt Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Rococo style 20th century gilt carved table lamps with pink and beige quilted damask shaped top half-shades.
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20th Century Rococo Table Lamps

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Wood

  • Italian Rococo Style Gilt Table Lamps
  • Italian Rococo Style Gilt Table Lamps
  • Italian Rococo Style Gilt Table Lamps
  • Italian Rococo Style Gilt Table Lamps
H 32.5 in. W 17.75 in. D 7 in.
Antique Silver Gilt Wood Tripod Lamp
Located in Vista, CA
Antique silver giltwood tripod lamp with custom shade.
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Antique Late 19th Century European Table Lamps

Materials

Giltwood

  • Antique Silver Gilt Wood Tripod Lamp
  • Antique Silver Gilt Wood Tripod Lamp
  • Antique Silver Gilt Wood Tripod Lamp
  • Antique Silver Gilt Wood Tripod Lamp
H 30 in. W 15 in. D 15 in.
Monumental Marbro Lamp Company Hand Carved Giltwood Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial Italian hand carved Giltwood Table Lamp by Marbro Lamp Company, circa 1960. Featuring handcrafted swirled wood body lightly striped in gold. On block base. Small footpri...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Wood

Marbro Venetian Style Giltwood Column Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Attractive Venetian style carved giltwood column table lamp by Marbro. Features a beautifully carved column mounted to a faux marble neoclassical style stand. Topped with a dual head...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair Italian Gothic Gilt Wood Candle Sticks, Converted into Lamps
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of 19th century Italian gilt wood candle sticks, converted into lamps in the early 20th century. The Italian lamps are hand-carved gilt wood and features large Romanesque acanth...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Gothic Revival Table Lamps

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Wood

Elegant Lacquered Wood on a Gilt Background Table Lamp by Paul-Etienne Sain
By Paul-Etienne Saïn
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
An elegant lacquered wood on a gilt background table lamp by Paul-Etienne Sain. Perfect original condition. Signed at the base. Sold with lamp shade and new electrical system. ...
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Table Lamps

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Wood

Silver Gilt and Cast Resin Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Silver gilt and cast resin stylized column lamp, in clean, original, working condition, original shade included. Measures: Shade 17" Dia. x 9.5" H.
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Resin, Wood

  • Silver Gilt and Cast Resin Table Lamp
  • Silver Gilt and Cast Resin Table Lamp
  • Silver Gilt and Cast Resin Table Lamp
  • Silver Gilt and Cast Resin Table Lamp
H 33 in. W 8.25 in. D 8.25 in.
Pair of Mid Century Carved Wood Burnished Gilt Pair of Table Lamps, 1940s
By James Mont
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of stunning table lamps. The base is carved in an almost geometric pattern with an organic flair that resembles the trunk of the date palm tree. They have a burnished gilt fin...
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Vintage 1940s American Table Lamps

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Wood

Large Giltwood Pagoda Style Table Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic hand-gilt lamp featuring a turned wood pagoda or baluster form column with a wood base and applied gilt ruyi clouds. Excellent styling, matching Indian and Chinese decors. ...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal

Italian Gilt Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gilded Carved Wooden Base with Cast Metal Stem and Paper Shade that has a Carved Wooden Crown
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20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Italian Gilt Lamp
  • Italian Gilt Lamp
  • Italian Gilt Lamp
  • Italian Gilt Lamp
H 24 in. W 13 in. D 9 in.
20th Century Gilt Wood Porcelain Pair Lamp
Located in Hudson, NY
Late 20th century pair of gilt porcelain table lamps with gold leaf wooden base. Each lamp is in excellent working condition. Rewired for US use & regilted. From base to finial each ...
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Late 20th Century Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf

  • 20th Century Gilt Wood Porcelain Pair Lamp
  • 20th Century Gilt Wood Porcelain Pair Lamp
  • 20th Century Gilt Wood Porcelain Pair Lamp
  • 20th Century Gilt Wood Porcelain Pair Lamp
H 21.5 in. W 9 in. D 6.5 in.
Pair of Neoclassical Carved Wood Table Lamps
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Antique pair of Italian carved wood table lamps with Classic form; turned, carved, gessoed, and gilded then aged to perfection.
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Gesso, Wood

Gilt & Black Lacquer Regency Table Lamp
Located in Chicago, IL
Gilt and black lacquer wood base Regency table lamp. Plinth base with a cabriole leg and paw foot support, gilt wood spindle and gilt metal bobeche. Ivory lacquer candle with brass s...
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Marbro Giltwood and Gesso Neoclassical Table Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of substantial table lamps by Marbro. Wonderfully distressed from natural use, the gilt and painted wood gourd-form bodies have a patina that only age can bring. Sold sans shades.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Reticulated Chinoiserie Urn Weather Gilt Table Lamps with Wood Bases
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Pair of reticulated chinoiserie urn weather gilt table lamps with wood bases Dimensions: 8" diameter x 32" height.
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Mid-20th Century Asian Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Gilt Wood Italian Lampfoot
Located in Bochum, NRW
A pair of late 19th century Italian gilded candlestick lamps. Decorated in gold leaf these lamp feet have a leafage-shaped base and are raised up on three carved feet. In very good...
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Antique 1890s Table Lamps

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Wood

  • Pair of Gilt Wood Italian Lampfoot
  • Pair of Gilt Wood Italian Lampfoot
  • Pair of Gilt Wood Italian Lampfoot
  • Pair of Gilt Wood Italian Lampfoot
H 23.63 in. Dm 5.52 in.
Pair of Italian Carved Wood Water Gilt Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Italian water gilt carved wood candlesticks converted to lamps with later custom wood bases in a coordinating painted finish. Brass hardware fittings. Newly wired.
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Early 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Billy Haines Style 1950's Silver Gilt Carved Wood Lamp
By William Billy Haines
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Sculptural lamp in the style of Billy Haines. Figure of an Asian man in silver gilt. Beautiful patina and carving. 17" to top of carving, shade not included.
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Wood

1950s Italian Murano Glass Aquamarine and 22-Karat Gold Inclusion Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1950s Italian Marbro style Murano glass aquamarine lamp with metallic gold/copper inclusion and gilt wood base. Features original brass fittings. Includes brass harp and round brass ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Neoclassical Ebony and Giltwood Table Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Leandro, CA
Exquisite pair of ebonized and giltwood table lamps by Marbro. The pair are beautifully carved and finished as expected from Marbro, the maker of the finest and most luxurious lamps ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Neoclassical Revival Table Lamps

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Wood

"Vittorio," Silver Gilt Lamps
By Antonio's Bella Casa 1
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Carved, painted and silver gilt, urn-form lamps made for Antonio's Bella Casa in Italy and wired for U.S. current.
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2010s Italian Table Lamps

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Wood

  • "Vittorio," Silver Gilt Lamps
  • "Vittorio," Silver Gilt Lamps
  • "Vittorio," Silver Gilt Lamps
  • "Vittorio," Silver Gilt Lamps
H 24 in. W 8.5 in. D 5.25 in.
Carved Wood and Gilt Urn Shape Lamp, Italian, Early 19th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Large and impressive carved wood urn with overall gilding and acanthus leaf handles, mounted on later plinth base, now converted to a lamp. Shade in photo not included. Italy, late 1...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Wood

Hansen Lamp, Bronze, Textured Gilt Metal and Painted Wood
By Hansen Lighting Co.
Located in New York, NY
Hansen lamp, bronze, textured gilt metal and painted wood. Tall table lamp with 6 stacked cast bronze oval form elements which are decorated with a smooth and textured surface. Paten...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

Frederick Cooper Ivory & Gilt Twisted Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Frederick Cooper table lamp with carved wood base, open spiral carved oval center and lacquered metal stem. finished in the original ivory lacquer with gilt detailing and the...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf, Metal

Pair of Book Matched Hand Chased Gilt Metal Table Lamps
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Amazing pair of gilt Chinese urns. Hand chased full bodied birds with floral leaves and bamboo. Scalloped wood base.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Chippendale Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-20th Century Wood Florentine Lamp on Custom Gilt Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-20th century wood Florentine lamp on custom gilt base New wiring.
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Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

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Giltwood, Wood

Pair of English Gilt Carved Wood Figural Statues Converted to Lamps, Circa 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of English gilt carved wood figural statues resting on floral poly chromed hexagon bases. Pair has been converted to single light lamps, Late 18th century.
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Antique 1780s English George III Table Lamps

Materials

Gold

Single Italian Gilded Wood Fragment Table Lamp with Lucite Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian gilded wood fragment fashioned into a single table lamp on a custom Lucite base. This Italian fragment is dated early 19th century. This fragment has dynamic colors, inclu...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Lucite, Wood

Neoclassic Gilt Sheaf of Wheat Candelabra Table Lamp Frederick Cooper
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Camden, ME
A neoclassic Italianate gilt sheaf of wheat five candle table lamp by Frederick Cooper from the late 1950s-early 1960s. The gilt metal body is mounted on a turned wooden spool base ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Gold

Pair of Italian Carved Wood and Gilt Angel Reliquary Pricket Candelabra as Lamps
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of early 17th century Italian carved wood and gilt angel Pricket stick candelabra. Jubilant Angels Holding Cornucopia which holds single pricket for a candle. Each now mounte...
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Antique Early 17th Century Italian Baroque Table Lamps

Materials

Pine

20th Century Blue Hand Painted Wood Lamp on Custom Gilt Base
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th century blue hand painted wood lamp on custom gilt base New wiring.
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20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

Pair of Asian Gilt Metal Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Asian gilt metal lamps, probably Chinese, circa 1950s. The price noted includes the shades. They have been rewired and are ready to use.
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Vintage 1950s Chinese Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Pair of Asian Gilt Metal Lamps
  • Pair of Asian Gilt Metal Lamps
  • Pair of Asian Gilt Metal Lamps
  • Pair of Asian Gilt Metal Lamps
H 46.5 in. Dm 17 in.
Pair of Painted and Parcel-Gilt Italian Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of painted table lamps, with parcel-gilt accents, its turned, disk-form body surmounted by flared finial, on round foot and graduated plinth. Stock ID: D9441
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Pair of Midcentury White Glass Lamps with Abstract Gilt Decoration
By The Marbro Lamp Company, Frederick Cooper, Gerald Thurston, 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

Italian Gilded and Carved Wood Table Lamp with Nice Aging Throughout
Located in Atlanta, GA
Italian gilded and carved wood table lamps from the early 19th century. These Italian lamps are adorned with leaf carvings. Each lamp is gilded with aging throughout. These table lam...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Wood

Pair of Painted and Parcel Silver Gilt Carved Wood Finial Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of table lamps, painted and parcel-gilt, each urn-form body decorated with classical out-carving, raised on tiered round foot. Stock ID: D6459
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Pair of 19th Century European Antique Gilded Wood Table Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of European, 19th century gilded table lamps standing on faux-marble bases. The front of the table lamps are gilded while the other sides are painted. These gilded wooden l...
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Antique 19th Century European Table Lamps

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Wood

Massive Pair of 20th C. French Smokey Rock Crystal and Gilt Wood Base Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A massive pair of French Natural smokey rock crystal rectangular form lamps with gilt rectangular wood bases. These are truly a gorgeous pair of lamps, with hand-carved and hand-poli...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Rock Crystal

Single Italian 18th Century Wood Fragment Table Lamp with Gilding
Located in Atlanta, GA
A single 18th century Italian fragment table lamp. This Italian gilded wood lamp features a decor of repeated and stacked, cupped leaf and ball motifs. The primary coloring is gold a...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Lucite, Wood, Giltwood

Antique French Gilt Bronze Table Lamp, Signed Moreau, Late 19th Century
By Auguste Moreau
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant French gilt bronze table lamp signed Moreau depicts Erato, the Greek goddess of music, dance and song. She is represented holding a lyre while her left arm is leaning up...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Table Lamps

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Bronze

Italian Gilt and Painted Wood Scroll Fragment Adapted as a Lamp, 18th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Italian gilt and painted wood scroll fragment adapted as a lamp, 18th century.  
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Antique 18th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Pair of 1930s Italian Neoclassical Parcel-Gilt Candleholder Table Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of 1930s Italian neoclassical-style parcel-gilt plaster and wood candleholder table lamps. Stately architectural form of stylized urn body with a trio of candleholders on a s...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of French Midcentury Painted and Gilt Carved Urn Table Lamps on Lucite
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French painted and gilt wooden urn table lamps from the mid 20th century, mounted on lucite bases. Created in France during the midcentury period, each of this pair of tabl...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Lucite

19th Century Italian Gilt Handwrought Iron Large Scale One Light Table Lamps
Located in Firenze, IT
This wonderful 19th Century Italian Renaissance style pair of large scale table lamps express the mastery of Florentine craftsmanship in the ancient art of working handwrought iron. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Baroque Table Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

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Wood Gilt Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the wood gilt table lamp you’re looking for. A wood gilt table lamp — often made from wood, metal and gold — can elevate any home. There are 479 variations of the antique or vintage wood gilt table lamp you’re looking for, while we also have 11 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect wood gilt table lamp — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right wood gilt table lamp, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Neoclassical and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made wood gilt table lamp over the years, but those crafted by The Marbro Lamp Company, Frederick Cooper and Seguso Vetri d'Arte are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Wood Gilt Table Lamp?

A wood gilt table lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,584, while the lowest priced sells for $250 and the highest can go for as much as $80,000.

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.