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Frederick Cooper Furniture

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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Creator: Frederick Cooper
Dealer: Assemblage Ltd.
Pair of 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...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of 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,...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass

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...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass, Steel, Nickel

Frederick Cooper Silver and Gold Leaf Stacked Ball 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...
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1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass, Silver Leaf

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 Furniture

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Pair of Frederick Cooper White Porcelain Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of vintage Frederick Cooper white porcelain table lamps with raised relief design depicting flora and fauna. Antique bronze base. Sold sans shades.
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1960s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Pair of Frederick Cooper Royal Blue Glass Parcel Gilt Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Frederick Cooper vase form glass table lamps with royal blue reverse inserts. Gilt detailing with brushed brass base, cap and stem. Brass socket and harp, signed and rewired.
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1960s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Glass

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...
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1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Gold Leaf, Metal

Frederick Cooper Hand Thrown & Relief Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Frederick Cooper ceramic hand thrown & glazed bottle shaped ceramic bodied table lamp. Gilt metal spacer and black lacquered metal base. Ceramic body has a white base glaze with reli...
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1960s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

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Pair of Vintage Brass Frederick Cooper Table Lamps, Monkeys in a Palm Tree
By Frederick Cooper
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of collectible vintage Frederick Cooper brass lamps of palm trees with hanging monkeys are enchanting and in great condition. ...
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1990s American British Colonial Frederick Cooper Furniture

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Ceramic Horse Table Lamp by Frederick Cooper
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1970’s Ceramic horse table lamp by Frederick Cooper Lamps. In beautiful vintage condition. The 3 way socket was replaced. It takes one 150 max...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

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Pair of Hand Painted Porcelain Urn Lamps by Frederick Cooper
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1980’s hand painted porcelain urn table lamps by Frederick Cooper Chicago. Constructed with hand painted porcelain urns, brass hardware, blac...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

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Brass

Pair of 1950s American Frederick Cooper Gold Leaf & Brass Table Lamps Inc Shades
By Frederick Cooper
Located in London, GB
Pair of 1950s American Frederick Cooper tall gold leaf and cream painted table lamps which are often mistaken and are in the style of James Mont. The lamps are constructed from heavy...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Frederick Cooper Furniture

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Coastal Frederick Cooper Beehive Ceramic Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Palm Beach coastal Frederick Cooper 1970s ceramic and brass Bee Hive Sea Shell Lamp. Coloration: Ivory Measurements 26" Tall from base to top of where finial goes (not included)...
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1970s Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass

Frederick Cooper Chinoiserie Table Lamps Vintage Circa 1950’s
By Frederick Cooper
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of two vintage 1950’s Frederick Cooper Chinoiserie table lamps. Vintage Frederick Cooper Asian tea tin canister turned int...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Metal

Signed Frederick Cooper Asian Chinoiserie Figures and Flowers Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Lighting Acquisitions Of A Large Signed Frederick Cooper Asian Chinoiserie Figures and Flowe...
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1970s Chinoiserie Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

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Ceramic

Frederick Cooper Blue White Chinese Porcelain Mantel Vase Urn Ginger Jar Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Frederick Cooper blue and white porcelain table lamp featuring a floral chinoiserie designed vase / urn / jar Dimensions: 31" x 8" x 8", shade 17"d x 13"
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Colorful Geometric Ceramic and Wood Table Lamp by Frederick Cooper
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful tall vintage colorful ceramic table lamp by Frederick Cooper. This beauty sits upon a wooden chinoiserie style base in a deep b...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass

Frederick Cooper Tea Canister Tole Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Vintage tea canister tole lamp finished overall in black with a decorative gilt number 84 and foliate designs in gold, green, and oxblood color. B...
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20th Century Victorian Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Metal

Vintage Frederick Cooper Porcelain Table Lamp
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage Frederick cooper hand-painted porcelain vase table lamp. Hand-painted floral porcelain table lamp. Black wood base. Brass st...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Exquisite Pair! Frederick Cooper Chinoiserie Ormolu Table Lamps! Brass Porcelain
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Peoria, AZ
Decorator Delight! PAIR! Frederick Cooper Chinoiserie Table Lamps Brass, Ormolu & Porcelain Wow! What an exquisite and elegant pair of Frederick Cooper lamps...
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass, Ormolu

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...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass, Nickel

Pair of Frederick Cooper Gilt and White Milk Glass Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of vase form milk glass table lamps with gilt banding and brass bases. Unexpected Lucite vase cap fitted to the top of the lamp bodies. Brass stem, harp and socket.
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1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass

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...
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1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass, Metal

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...
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1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass, Nickel, Metal

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,...
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1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Pair of Frederick Cooper Swan and Ostrich Egg Form Table Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Chicago, IL
Excellent pair of bronze Empire revival table lamps by Fredrick Cooper of Chicago. Stepped plinth is carved wood trefoil. Three swans support a ceramic ostrich egg with a saffron cra...
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1970s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

Materials

Bronze

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...
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1950s American Vintage Frederick Cooper Furniture

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 Furniture

Materials

Silver, Brass

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 Furniture

Materials

Brass

Frederick Cooper furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Frederick Cooper furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Frederick Cooper furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Frederick Cooper were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by George Kovacs, Design Technics, and Tony Paul. Prices for Frederick Cooper furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $175 and can go as high as $11,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,650.
Questions About Frederick Cooper Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Frederick Cooper created lamps by mixing mediums such as brass, fabric, glass and wood. The lamp designs reflect the chrome finish and sharp, geometric angles of Art Deco lighting. Shop a selection of Frederick Cooper lamps from some of the world’s top collectors on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Frederick Cooper was an artist from Chicago known for his sculptures and watercolor paintings. Fascinated by the recent invention of lamps, Cooper designed his own artful lighting fixtures with glass, wood, fabric and brass. Shop a selection of Frederick Cooper lamps from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Frederick Cooper lamps were first made in 1923. He produced light fixtures out of brass, fabric, glass, wood and other materials at his studio in Chicago, Illinois. Today, the company he founded manufactures lamps in High Point, North Carolina. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Frederick Cooper lamps.

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