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Marshall Studios Furniture

Established in Indiana, Marshall Studios produced an eclectic array of home furnishings, textiles and even technology. In the early years, the company’s main emphasis, however, remained on lighting fixtures — primarily handcrafted, eye-catching table lamps.

Jessie Talbott Marshall set up Marshall Studios in Indianapolis, in 1922, producing hand-painted parchment lampshades. Her son Nicholas joined the company a few years later, and began production of hand-turned wooden lamp bases. After Marshall's passing in 1932, Nicholas took over company operations. At the start of the Second World War, the company moved to Veedersburg, Indiana. Though the Marshall Studios continued to produce lamps and shades, the company also created a film densitometer, selling several units under a military contract.

In 1951, Nicholas's daughter Jane Marshall Martz and her husband Gordon Martz moved to Veedersburg and joined the company. Gordon and Jane, both graduates of New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, reshaped the face of Marshall Studios. Their vintage mid-century modern designs for table lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers and pendants became immediately popular with new homeowners of the era. Under the couple’s leadership, the company enjoyed its greatest success. The Marshall Studios M101 lamp was featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s “Good Design” exhibit in 1953, which also featured the work of other mid-century luminaries such as Jens Risom, Paul McCobb, George Nelson and more. 

For approximately the next 40 years, Marshall Studios created hundreds of unique lamp bases, lamp shades and many other decorative objects. In 1989, Jane and Gordon sold their stake in the company and retired to Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

Find vintage Marshall Studio lighting, tables and decorative objects on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Marshall Studios
Dealer: Almond & Co.
Table Lamp by Jane & Gordon Martz
By Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in San Francisco, CA
Stoneware table lamp in matte white by Jane & Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios. Etched “Martz” on the back. New wiring and plug. Shade not included.
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1950s American Modern Vintage Marshall Studios Furniture

Materials

Stoneware

Matte Olive Stoneware Table Lamp by Gordon & Jane Martz
By Gordon & Jane Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in San Francisco, CA
A beautiful tall stoneware table lamp by Jane & Gordon Martz for Marshal Studios. The lamp has a teak turned wood light fitting and base which are af...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Marshall Studios Furniture

Materials

Stoneware, Teak

Matte White Stoneware Table Lamp by Gordon & Jane Martz
By Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in San Francisco, CA
A matte white stoneware lamp by Gordon & Jane Martz for Marshall Studios. Signed. Rewired. Shade not included.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Marshall Studios Furniture

Materials

Stoneware, Teak

Matte White & Tan Stoneware Table Lamp by Gordon & Jane Martz
By Gordon & Jane Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in San Francisco, CA
A matte & tan stoneware lamp with a teak turned wood neck by Gordon & Jane Martz for Marshall Studios. Etched Martz. Rewired. Shade not included.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Marshall Studios Furniture

Materials

Stoneware, Teak

Martz Table Lamp with Hand-Crafted Shade
By Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in San Francisco, CA
A matte dark brown table lamp by Jane and Gordon Martz for Marshall Studios. Stoneware base with teak neck and finial. Etched “Martz” on the back. Rewired. Complete with a beautiful hand-crafted shade, in the original style and made from a luxurious Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca quinoa colored fabric from the Sonoma Coast...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Marshall Studios Furniture

Materials

Stoneware

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Marshall Studios furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Marshall Studios furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Marshall Studios furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Marshall Studios 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 Laurel Lamp Company, Robert Sonneman, and Gerald Thurston. Prices for Marshall Studios furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $169 and can go as high as $16,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,500.

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