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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
$1,916
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Pair Brass Neoclassical Frederick Cooper Buffet Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Toledo, OH
Pair of neoclassical style table/buffet lamps by Frederick Cooper. Heavy brass bases mounted on a wood base. On cord switch. Fringed shades are 14" in diameter. Lamp dimensions: 29" ...
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20th Century Neoclassical Frederick Cooper

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Brass

Acrylic and Polished Brass Floor Lamp by Frederick Cooper
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A large glamorous acrylic and polished brass floor lamp designed by Frederick Cooper in the 1970s. The lamp has been newly rewired and new vanilla linen shade. The bottom base ha...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

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Brass

NeoClassical Moderne Brass Chandelier
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Danville, CA
Brass Chandelier with tall candlesticks.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

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Brass

Frederick Cooper Modernist Sconces, Pair
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of brass wall sconces by Frederick Cooper featuring lucite details and gorgeous blown glass shades in white with brass trim. Tall, shapely and includes brass cord covers (whic...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

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Brass

Moorish Frederick Cooper Style Hammered Copper Bulbus Urn Shape 2 Handled Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous Moorish style hammered copper bulbus urn shaped double handled monumental table lamp and tapered linen-like shade in the style of Frederick Cooper. Beautiful condition, keep...
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Late 20th Century American Moorish Frederick Cooper

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Brass, Copper, Iron

Hollywood Regency Style Ruby Red Celedon Single Large Table Lamp by F. Cooper
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Stamford, CT
Ruby red Celedon single large table lamp by F. Cooper (signed). Vase measures 18 inches high. On claw feet with lace designed apron this table lamp brings the Hollywood Regency style...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Frederick Cooper

Frederick Cooper Brass Swing Arm Floor Lamp & Original Silk Shade
By Frederick Cooper
Located in New York, NY
A vintage brass floor lamp with adjustable swing arm by Frederick Cooper. Includes original beige silk shade and finial, also by Frederick Cooper. Made in USA in the 1970s/1980...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

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Brass

Frederick Cooper Pair of Vintage Bronze Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Miami, FL
Great pair of Mid-Century bronze table lamps. Tall cores with very detailed patterns in solid bronze. Double cluster sockets, each lamp uses 2 max. 60 wattage light bulbs. Marked o...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Frederick Cooper

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Bronze

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Frederick Cooper furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Frederick Cooper furniture is 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 collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. There are currently 76 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Frederick Cooper were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Tony Paul, Walter Von Nessen and Russel Wright. Frederick Cooper furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $295 and tops out at $9,950, while pieces like these can sell for $1,980 on average.

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