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Stiffel Furniture

When Ted Stiffel (1899–1971) founded Stiffel in 1932 in Chicago, he wanted to make functional, thoughtfully designed table lamps and other fixtures that were available at an accessible price. Born in Memphis, Stiffel first pursued a career in music before serving in World War I. After his discharge, he worked with the Western Electric Company in Chicago and then the Nellie J. Kaplan Company, a lighting firm also in the Windy City.

After he started his own lamp business, Stiffel began supplying area department stores and by the 1940s had opened a large factory that was producing lamps for nationwide sale, eventually competing with the likes of the Frederick Cooper Lamp Company, also based in Chicago. In 1948, designer Edwin J. Cole joined the company and created some of the firm’s most striking table lamps. Today, Cole’s vintage mid-century modern lighting fixtures for Stiffel, frequently with distinctively tall and shapely ceramic bodies and finished with decorative brass chinoiserie details, are highly prized by collectors.

One of Stiffel’s innovations was his patented switch, which simplified turning lights on and off: All someone had to do was grasp a lamp’s pole and gently pull down. He also designed a pole lamp with a vertical tube that held a series of fixtures on the outside. The upright pole lamp was so innovative that Sears, Roebuck and Company copied it. Stiffel sued, and the case ended up in the Supreme Court in 1964. The ruling against Stiffel was influential in whether states can give a patent to objects that do not have the invention required of federal patents.

After declaring bankruptcy in 2000, the brand was revived in 2013 in Linden, New Jersey, where newly produced high-quality lamps carry the Stiffel name.

Find a collection of vintage Stiffel lighting on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Stiffel
Midcentury Large Jade Green Porcelain, Brass Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Impressive large scale Jade green porcelain lantern lamps featuring aged brass hardware. Lamps have been rewired for use in USA using edison type bulbs, 75W max bulbs. Lamps sit upon...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Aged Brass Lotus Lamps
By Stiffel, Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury stylized lotus lamps in a custom aged bronze/brass finish. Lamps have been rewired for use in USA, uses edison type bulbs up to 100 watts. Lamps have on/off switch at base...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Emerald Green Porcelain Midcentury Lamps
By Stiffel, Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury pair of Emerald Green porcelain lamps mounted on refreshened brushed brass bases. Rewired for USA with new sockets and wire.
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Hollywood Regency Style Brass & Ebony with Lion Head Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Plainview, NY
A midcentury Hollywood Regency style tall table lamp made by Stiffel Co. This classic lamp features a globe white milk shade. The two toned column is made of brass and ebony metal an...
Category

20th Century Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Vintage Stiffel Hollywood Regency Brass & Crystal Pineapple Table Lamp MCM
By Stiffel
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage midcentury Stiffel brass and cut glass pineapple, Hollywood Regency style table lamp. Includes off white linen shade with metallic bronze trim. Measures: 6” x 6” x 29.5” /...
Category

Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Vintage Stiffel Hollywood Regency Brass & Porcelain Candlestick Table Lamp MCM
By Stiffel
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage midcentury Stiffel brass and white porcelain candlestick shaped, Hollywood Regency style table lamp. Includes a simple pleated shade. Measures: 5” x 23” / Shade - 14” x 10...
Category

Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Midcentury American Ceramic White Lava Glaze Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury American ceramic table lamp in globular form, the tapered hourglass neck topped by a brass saucer cap and functioning brass light switch socket, the body fired in a matte white lava glaze with a molten pebble-like texture, resting on a ringed cylindrical foot...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

Overscale Stiffel Hollywood Regency Faux Bamboo Lamps, Pair with Original Shades
By Stiffel
Located in Miami, FL
Overscale stiffel Hollywood Regency faux bamboo lamps Offered for sale is a pair of overscale faux bamboo brass lamps by Stiffel. The candlestick ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair Hollywood Regency Obelisk Table Lamps by Stiffel Att. to Parzinger
By Stiffel, Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful pair of obelisk form table lamps made by Stiffel, design attributed to Tommi Parzinger. The lamps are both in very good, original, clean and working condition, showing only...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

20th Century Stiffel Solid Polished Brass Table Lamps, Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Germantown, MD
A pair of 20th century Stiffel solid polished brass table lamps in great condition. Measures 6>25" in diameter at the base and 27.75" tall to the top of the finials. 20.25" tall to ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of Ceramic Lamps with a Blue Crackle Glaze
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large ceramic lamps with a beautiful crackle glazed finish by Stiffel lamp company. The lamps sit on Polished brass bases and they have been Newly rewired with adjustable po...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Hollywood Regency Ostrich Egg Lamps, a Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Esperance, NY
For sale is this pair of vintage Stiffel table lamps. The lamps are both working.
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Metal

Floorlamp Ted Stiffel 1950s Tension Lamp Metal Brass
By Stiffel
Located in Wendeburg, DE
Wonderful plain midcentury lamp from manufacturer TED stiffel USA. This special lamp with three lamp shades is to clamp between two blankets. Many positions of the lamp in a room its...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

Stiffel Brass Lamps with Jansen Lamp Shades, a Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Lake Worth Beach, FL
Original pair of Stiffel brass table lamps with Jansen shades with gold fringe. These gorgeous original Stiffel lamps are a warm worn...
Category

1960s Other Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Brass and Porcelain Table Lamps by Stiffel, a Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A pair of Art Deco table lamps made by Stiffel. Beveled brass caps decorated with a palm leaf motif and a beaded trim sit atop ovoid shaped porcelain vases in sage green. The brass b...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Art Deco Revival Brass Desk or Table Fan Lamp Uplight, circa 1970s
By Stiffel
Located in San Diego, CA
Wonderful Stiffel Art Deco Revival brass table or desk lamp, circa 1970s. The lamp is in the shape of a fan and creates a wonderful uplight. Works as it should. In very nice conditio...
Category

1970s American Art Deco Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Art Nouveau Style Large Brass Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Germantown, MD
Late 20th Century Stiffel Art Nouveau Style large brass table lamp Measures 7 inches in diameter and stands 34" tall.
Category

Late 20th Century American Art Nouveau Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

1960s Stiffel Floor Lamp with Shade
By Stiffel
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s Stiffel floor lamp with gold matching shade. The lamp is made of painted metal and the table is a solid wood. The socket is 45” H. Th...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Metal

Pair of Stiffel White Ginger Jar Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Regency style brass and white ceramic Stiffel lamps with thin gold band. Cast flame detail. In good working condition. Please note of wear consistent with age. Rewired. Shade...
Category

1960s American Regency Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Stiffel Mid-Century Pair of Brass Sedum Leaf Floriform Table Lamps 1950s
By Stiffel
Located in Camden, ME
A pair of Stiffel classic fForiform "Sedum Plant" table lamps from the 1950s. Sculptural foliated form on a raised pyramid of black lacquered wood. Very cool, very formal in good c...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

1970s Stiffel 4-Light Torchiere Brass Floor Lamp with Milk Glass Shade
By Stiffel
Located in Germantown, MD
A 1970s Stiffel Torchiere brass floor lamp with milk glass shade. Features 3 peripheral lights and Center light. Great quality. Measures 10" in diame...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Turned Brass Table Lamp by Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A turned brass table lamp made by Stiffel. A turned central column, above an octagonal angled vase, is mirrored with a round turned base. Topping the harp ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Vintage Stiffel Brass Floor Lamp with Glass Table
By Stiffel
Located in Doylestown, PA
Fabulous vintage brass floor lamp with glass table by Stiffel, circa 1970's. The lamp features two bulbs with pull chains and...
Category

1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of Stiffel Large Brass and Crystal Bouillotte Table Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
In excellent original condition, these sizable three-arm lamps are made of brass, with hanging crystals. With original cream and gold tortoiseshell shades, and stately finials. Can d...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Vintage Stiffel Brass Hollywood Regency Style Grecian Column Pilaster Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Stiffel table lamp. Made from brass with fluted column at the center.
Category

Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Brass Trophy Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A Stiffel model #5561 table lamp in brass. Cast in a trophy style with curled acanthus leaves above a fluted urn. The small on-off rotary knob is on the base which is cast to give th...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Hollywood Regency Lenox Porcelain and Brass Stiffel Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Pair of gorgeous Hollywood Regency Stiffel lamps with a Lenox porcelain vase form body and featuring a classic brass leafed pineapple spacer and pedest...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Stiffel Table Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of Stiffel brass pole table lamps. Newly recovered shades with the original frames. Two pull chain cords allow for one or two bulbs to be turned on. E...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

1960s Cream & Gold Stiffel Lamps, Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage pair of Stiffel cream and gold metal table lamps. The lamps have a gold leaf design. Wired for the US and in working condition. The lamp...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Metal

Vintage Stiffel Solid Brass Hollywood Regency Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Germantown, MD
Vintage Stiffel solid crackle brass MCM Hollywood Regency lamp in the form of a trophy. Comes with original harp and heavy solid brass finial. Good vin...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Federal Style American Eagle Lamp of Black Stone and Brass, by Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A traditional American Eagle lamp by Stiffel. This lamp has a round black stone base decorated with art deco carvings. At the top just below the so...
Category

Mid-20th Century American American Classical Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Stone, Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Stiffel Table Lamps with Tortoise Shades
By Stiffel
Located in Southampton, NJ
A pair of Transitional Mid- Century Modern table lamps by Stiffel. Features include Gunmetal Gray steel bases with upwardly tapered, reeded brass stems and milk glass torchiere shade...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass, Steel

Pair of Stiffel Heavy Brass and Porcelain Table Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Germantown, MD
An exquisite pair of Victorian style solid brass and porcelain table lamps by Stiffel. Very good vintage condition. Comes with Stiffel original shades in good vintage condition. Meas...
Category

Late 20th Century American Late Victorian Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

1960s Stiffel Brass & Black Metal Table Lamps, Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s pair of Stiffel brass and black metal table lamps. The lamps have the original finials and can use a 3-way 150W bulb. Wired for th...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pr. Faux Bamboo Brass Table Lamps by Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Stanley and impressive pair of faux bamboo, Hollywood regency, Campaign style table lamps by the noted American manufacturer, Stiffel. The lamps are in very good, original, clean and...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Campaign Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Tommi Parzinger Style Console Table Lamp by Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in Fort mill, SC
A high-style modern console lamp with four tall candelabra sockets surrounding a single central halophane shade light set on a thin squared black marb...
Category

1950s American Regency Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Marble, Metal

Pair of Stiffel Brass Table Lamps & Shades Mid-Century Modern American 1990
By Stiffel
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Modern polished Brass Stiffel Table Lamps Model Number 6163. They come with Harp, Finial and Shades. US rewiring, UL Listed and work with a regular or LED Light Bulb. Make...
Category

1990s American Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of 1960s Blue Ceramic and Brass Stiffel Lamps in Asian Modern Style
By Stiffel
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Pair of 1960s lamps with ceramic gourd forms and brass fittings. Deep cobalt blue crackle glaze. Note white reflections of lights in photos are not loses to the finish but instead the reflection of studio lights...
Category

1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pr. Stiffel Ostrich Egg Table Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Pr elegant and impressive Ostrich Egg table lamps by noted American maker, Stiffel. The lamps are both in excellent, clean, working condition, i...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Metal

Stiffel Solid Brass Trophy Table Lamp, circa 1960s
By Stiffel
Located in Germantown, MD
Stiffel Solid brass trophy table lamp, Circa 1960s Measures 7" in diameter and 25.5" Tall to the top of the socket and 37" to the top of the current...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Blue Crackle Glaze TOTEM Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large blue crackle glazed ceramic totem/pagoda lamps with satin brass hardware. Rewired for use in USA. 75W max each socket.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

1960s Stiffel Table Lamps, Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage Stiffel pair of brass table lamps with a leaf accent. The pair are wired for the US and in working condition. Uses standard three-way bulb. Socket...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Custom Finished, Stylized Bamboo Satin Brass Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of satin brass stylized bamboo column lamps with dual sockets and coral pull chains. Rewired for use in the USA with gold twist cords.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Coral, Brass

Stiffel Satin Brass Hollywood Regency Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mid century satin brass large scale statement lamps by Stiffel. Lamps have been rewired for use in the USA with double cluster sockets. 75W max each bulb.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Gerald Thurston for Stiffel Mid Century Teak Table Lamp
By Gerald Thurston, Stiffel
Located in Countryside, IL
Gerald Thurston for Stiffel Mid Century Teak Table Lamp This piece measures: 6 wide x 6 deep x 28 inches high and weighs 4.7 pounds G...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Metal

1970s Fabulous Double Cone Floor Lamp Patinated Brass Arched Star Base Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in National City, CA
Floor lamp Fabulous piece modern vintage tall floor lamp by Stiffel, very rare model with four-star arched base and adjustable double shade cone. Measures: 53.5 tall x 21 width x ...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Monumental Pair of Turquoise and Brass Table Lamps by Edwin Cole for Stiffel
By Edwin Cole, Stiffel
Located in San Francisco, CA
A monumental pair of Turquoise and Brass table lamps by Edwin Cole for Stiffel. Starts with a black wooden square pedestal with a brass ring above, sitting on the ring is the large ...
Category

1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Brass Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Stiffel brass bamboo style table lamp. Stiffel brass table lamp having a shape simulating Bamboo. Very good condition. Having a three way switch. Quality...
Category

1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Stiffel Brass Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Forney, TX
A beautiful tall mid-20th century Stiffel table lamp in brass with matte black enamel accents and foliate leaf detailing. Having an urn-form turned brass central standard, rising on ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Hollywood Regency Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Germantown, MD
Stiffel Hollywood Regency table lamp. CIRCA 1960S. Very good condition. Minor wear. Heavy brass. Gold and antique white / champaign. Measures 7" in ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of Elegant Tall Stiffel Table Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Elegant tall pair of white porcelain and brass table lamps by Stiffel. Shade diameter 15".  
Category

1950s American Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

1960s Stiffel Metal Urn Style Table Lamps, Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s pair of Stiffel metal lamps in an urn style design. The lamps have a gold leaf accent and long neck for a larger shade. They are wired for the US and in working condito...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Metal

French Empire Style Table Lamps by Stiffel, a Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A pair of French Empire style table lamps made by Stiffel. Brass columns are turned with large ceramic fonts in white trimmed in gold. Bases are decorated with dentils on a square ba...
Category

Late 20th Century North American Empire Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Celadon Ceramic Orb and Brass Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of exquisite Parzinger influenced midcentury lamps with a muted celadon green ceramic body with satin brass fittings. Lamps have been rewired with new sockets and silk cords.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Jade Green Porcelain Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Midcentury jade green glazed porcelain lamps with satin brass hardware. Lamps have been rewired for use in the USA, double cluster sockets can...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Ostrich Egg Porcelain and Brass Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
A Stiffel ostrich egg porcelain and brass table lamp, USA, circa 1960. Signed ith Stifeel foil sticker on socket. Features an ostrich egg-shaped...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of Stiffel Solid Brass Table Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 1970s tall heavy brass lamps by Stiffel. Newly rewired with new brass sockets. Overall unpolished patina. Each lamps takes one standard bulb ...
Category

1970s North American Modern Vintage Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Large Stiffel "Windows" Lamps, USA, 1960's
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Imposing pair of stacked walnut and brass lamps by Stiffel. Shades not included.
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stiffel furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Stiffel 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 Stiffel furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Stiffel 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 Robert Sonneman, The Marbro Lamp Company, and Gerald Thurston. Prices for Stiffel furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at £128 and can go as high as £6,210, while a piece like these, on average, fetch £1,474.
Questions About Stiffel Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    No, Stiffel lamps are not extremely valuable. These lamps typically sell for anywhere between $100 and $500. These lamps are high quality, however, and will last a lifetime.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Stiffel lamps are still in production. With a variety of lamp styles available, the Stiffel Lamp Company has a rich history rooted in unique, art-driven design made with high-quality materials. On 1stDibs, find a unique collection of authentic Stiffel lamps.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, Stiffel lamps are not made in China. The Stiffel Lamp Company was founded in 1932 in Chicago and throughout its many years in business, they proudly still produce all their products in America. Browse a selection of Stiffel lamps on 1stDibs.

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