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Frederick Cooper

Frederick Cooper Lamp Company (UNITED STATES)

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.

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Pair of Frederick Cooper Nickel & Ebonized Walnut Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of early Frederick cooper aged nickel (not brass) and ebonized walnut table lamps. Nickel-plated bodies with inverted crenellations clasping ebonized veneer bases. Incised decor...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Steel, Nickel

Pair of Fredrick Cooper White Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps with Grape Clusters
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Ceramic

Pair of Frederick Cooper Royal Blue Glass Parcel Gilt Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1960s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Glass

Pair of Frederick Cooper Swan and Ostrich Egg Form Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1970s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Bronze, Ceramic, Wood

Pair of Frederick Cooper Carved and Limed Barley Twist Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf, Wood

Pair of Frederick Cooper Gilt and White Milk Glass Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Milk Glass

Pair of Frederick Cooper Cerulean Blue Crackle-Glaze Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Ceramic, Wood

Frederick Cooper Silver and Gold Leaf Stacked Ball Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Giltwood, Milk Glass, Silver Leaf

Pair of Frederick Cooper White Porcelain Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1960s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Porcelain

Frederick Cooper Ivory & Gilt Twisted Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Metal

Frederick Cooper Hand Thrown & Relief Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1960s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

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Pair of Frederick Cooper White Porcelain Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1960s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Porcelain

Pair of Frederick Cooper Cerulean Blue Crackle-Glaze Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Ceramic, Wood

Pair of Frederick Cooper Carved and Limed Barley Twist Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf, Wood

Frederick Cooper Ivory & Gilt Twisted Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Metal

Pair of Frederick Cooper Gilt and White Milk Glass Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Milk Glass

Pair of Frederick Cooper Royal Blue Glass Parcel Gilt Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1960s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Glass

Pair of Frederick Cooper Swan and Ostrich Egg Form Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1970s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Bronze, Ceramic, Wood

Saffron Glazed Vase Form Table Lamp By Frederick Cooper
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Ceramic, Wood, Brass

Frederick Cooper Hand Thrown & Relief Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1960s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Frederick Cooper Silver and Gold Leaf Stacked Ball Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Giltwood, Milk Glass, Silver Leaf

Pair of Fredrick Cooper White Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps with Grape Clusters
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Ceramic

Pair of Lightolier Brass and Walnut Table Lamps
By Lightolier
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Milk Glass, Walnut

Previously Available Items
Pair of Frederick Cooper Nickel and Ebonized Walnut Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of early Frederick Cooper aged nickel (not brass) and ebonized walnut table lamps. Nickel-plated bodies with inverted crenellations clasping ebonized veneer bases. Incised decor...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Metal, Brass, Nickel

Pair Frederick Cooper Carved & Limed Barley Twist Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
These early Fredrick Cooper table lamps are a wonderful example of classic American form, with open barley twist columns. The carved two piece body is perched on a solid wood base wi...
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass

Frederick Cooper Silver & Gold Leaf Stacked Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Silver and gold leaf table lamp comprised of carved wood concentric ovals and flanged spacers by Frederick Cooper. In the manner of James Mont. Patinated brass socket cover with orig...
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Silver, Brass

Pair Frederick Cooper Cerulean Blue Crackle Glaze Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Frederick Cooper ceramic vase form table lamps beautifully glazed in a blue crackle finish. Ebonized open footed wood base and brushed brass stem. Brass harp and socket, sold...
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Pair of Frederick Cooper Nickel & Ebonized Walnut Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of early Frederick Cooper aged nickel (not brass) and ebonized walnut table lamps. Nickel plated bodies with inverted crenellations clasping ebonized veneer bases. Incised decor...
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Metal, Brass, Nickel

Pair Fredrick Cooper White Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps with Grape Clusters
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant and early pair of urn form white ceramic table lamps with grape cluster handles from Frederick Cooper Studios. Gilt base with brass stem, socket and harp. Sold sans shades.
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Frederick Cooper Architectural Tall Brass Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Architecturally inspired 40" tall Frederick Cooper table lamp. Finely cast brass body draws from the Empired period in it's design with multi leveled plinths and tapered stem. Origin...
Category

1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper

Materials

Brass, Metal