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Frederick Cooper

In the early 20th century, a Chicago artist named Frederick Cooper found himself captivated by home lighting and electric lamps, which were only common in approximately half of American households during the mid-1920s. Cooper, whose primary media were sculpture and painting, began to design stately, modern table lamps that mirrored the grandeur of the burgeoning architecture in the Windy City.

Cooper accrued some notoriety as a forward-looking lamp designer who combined materials like brass, ceramics, glass and wood to create exquisitely crafted lamps, particularly at a time when the striking chrome finishes and sharp geometric angles of Art Deco lighting had become immensely popular.

The Frederick Cooper Lamp Company was eventually sold to Benjamin Markle and Russian immigrant Leo Gershanov. Under their stewardship after the Second World War, the manufacturer flourished in Chicago and the local lighting artisans at Stiffel gained a formidable competitor. The timing was particularly ripe — the demand for table lamps to furnish new houses exploded, and the company built on Cooper’s artistic reputation and his signature styles.

Lighting designers at Frederick Cooper innovated in the years that followed, integrating alluring materials like glazed ceramics, painted porcelain, marble and jade. Apart from the classic Art Deco designs that defined the studio’s work in its early days, the company’s craftsmen experimented with Asian-inspired designs and produced floor lamps, wall lights, modernist chandeliers and other fixtures in varying furniture styles such as Neoclassical, Hollywood Regency and Empire.

Now owned by Wildwood, the Frederick Cooper Lamp Company has collaborated with many high-profile designers such as Larry Laslo, Mario Buatta and others on a range of lighting projects.

Find an extraordinary collection of Frederick Cooper floor lamps, table lamps and other fixtures on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$1,223
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Materials
Lovely Pair Mid-century Modern of Frederick Cooper Sheaf of Wheat Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A lovely pair of signed Frederick Cooper metal and wood sheaf-of-wheat table lamps. This pair retain their original barrel shades with lovely gold trim on the top and bottom in fanta...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Frederick Cooper

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Metal

Pair of Japanese Asian Imari Porcelain Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Japanese Imari porcelain crackle finish vases mounted on original custom brass and wood bases. The colors are a rich burnt orange and soft blue with gold outlining, the desig...
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1960s Japanese Vintage Frederick Cooper

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Brass

Frederick Cooper Brass Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in New York City, NY
1980s Mid-Century Modern brass table lamps with wood base by Frederick Cooper. Shades for photography only.
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

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Brass

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H 29 in. W 7 in. D 7 in.
Pair of Frederick Cooper Carved and Limed Barley Twist Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Early Fredrick Cooper table lamps, a wonderful example of Classic American form, with carved wood open spiral columns. The carved two-piece body is perched on a solid wood base with ...
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1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Frederick Cooper Asian-Style Wood Table Lamps, Pair
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1970s pair of Frederick Cooper Asian-style table lamps. The lamps have an urn style design with Asian scences on both sides. Wired for the US and in working condition. Socket...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Frederick Cooper

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Wood

Elegant Pair of 1970s Vintage Frederick Cooper Brass Jar Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Kingston, NY
This elegant pair of 1970s vintage Frederick Cooper brass jar lamps 1970s are made from solid brass and are in excellent original condition. One lamp still bears the original gold Fr...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

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Brass

Frederick Cooper Wood and Metal Modern Frog Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Middleburg, VA
Frederick Cooper table lamp Wood base with patinated metal frogs. Measures: 19.5" H, 15" D (with lamp shade).  
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Frederick Cooper

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Metal

Handsome Frederick Cooper Mahogany Barley Twist Floor Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Mahogany & brass floor lamp having handsome barley twist on adjustable column. Faded Frederick Cooper label. Shade not included.
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1970s North American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass

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Frederick Cooper Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Frederick Cooper Furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Frederick Cooper Furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 79 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Frederick Cooper's original furniture was created in the mid-century modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by George Kovacs, Russel Wright and Walter Von Nessen. Frederick Cooper Furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$295 and tops out at US$9,950, while pieces like these can sell for US$2,000 on average.