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Stiffel Lighting

When Ted Stiffel (1899–1971) founded Stiffel in 1932 in Chicago, he wanted to make functional, thoughtfully designed table lamps, floor 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 lamps and other lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Stiffel
Stiffel Midcentury White Porcelain and Brass Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Buchanan, NY
This single vintage brass and porcelain Stiffel table lamp features a charming pineapple brass detail atop a white porcelain base. In very good vintage condition, it adds a touch of ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of Stiffel Obelisk Lamps after Tommi Parzinger
By Tommi Parzinger, Stiffel
Located in Hanover, MA
Impressively tall and architecturally inspired pair of vintage 1960's table lamps in the style of Tommi Parzinger in pecan wood and bronze-tone brass. Four spheres atop a plinth base...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Bronze, Brass

Brass Table Lamp by Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage brass table lamp by Stiffel. Simple tulip form and turned base with candle stick fixture. Elegant example of mid century design.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of 1960's Large Ceramic Lamps With a Jade Crackle Glaze Finish by Stiffel.
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful large pair of ceramic lamps by Stiffel lamp company. The lamp bodies have a beautiful Jade green glaze finish and are Mounted on black finished bases with Antiqued bronzed ...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of Stiffel vintage brass three ball lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a wonderful pair of vintage brass three ball stacked lamps in great vintage condition These hard to find lamps are made by the stiffel lamp company
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1950s Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Mid-Century Brass Sedum Leaf Floriform Table Lamp 1950s
By Stiffel
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Classic Stiffel Foriform "Sedum Plant" table lamp from the 1950s. Sculptural foliated form on a raised pyramid of black lacquered wood. Very cool, very formal in good condition.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Brass and Ceramic Hollywood Regency Torchiere By Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in San Carlos, CA
🌟 Stunning Hollywood Regency Style Torchiere by Stiffel 🌟 Elevate your home decor with this exquisite Hollywood Regency style Torchiere, crafted by the renowned Stiffel brand. Thi...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Mid-Century Modern Brass Baluster Style Table Lamp, a Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Plainview, NY
Illuminate your space with a touch of timeless elegance through this exquisite pair of Stiffel Mid-Century Modern table lamps, meticulously ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Ostrich Egg Table Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Belle Mead, NJ
Chic pair of mid-century Stiffel lamps with iconic ostrich egg body. Handsome, dark bronze patina to brass ornamental elements and base.
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Vintage Stiffel Hollywood Regency Gold Pineapple Modern Floor Lamp & Shade 52"
By Stiffel
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Stiffel Hollywood Regency style floor lamp featuring fluted column and pineapple deseign with gold crackle finish. Dimesions: 58" x 10" x 10, shade 18.5"d
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Composition

Vintage Brass Bouillotte Candlestick Style Table Lamp by Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original Vintage Condition Materials: Patinated Brass, Original Shade
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of Midcentury Green Glazed Pagoda Style Stiffel Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Stamford, CT
Lucious green glaze on the these vintage pagoda style Stiffel Lamps. Top of the line Lamp Company.
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1960s Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Pair of Stiffel Brass Bouillotte Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic pair of Stiffel table lamps are very much in the manner of French bouillotte lamps of the late 18th century. Note: Requires three Edison based light bulbs.
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Late 20th Century American Louis XV Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Stiffel Brass Floor Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Stiffel Brass Floor Lamp 3 lights plus 1 mogul Light Lights turn on separate with our without mogul. Milk glass shade in good condition, no chips. ...
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20th Century North American Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Vintage Stiffel Brass & Glass Oil Reservoir Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Vintage oil-lamp style table lamp with fluted brass column base. Substantial bulbous oil reservoir with key turn. Switch on both base and socket. Classic design. Curbside to NYC/Phi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of Stiffel Brass Columnar Table Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Lomita, CA
This is an extraordinary pair of Stiffel lamps in size, design and presence. The pair are vintage Stiffel brass columnar lamps from the mid to late 20th Century. They are a decoratin...
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Mid-20th Century American American Classical Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair Mid Century Modern Stiffel Brass Finial Shape Table Lamps Marble Bases MINT
By Stiffel, Tommi Parzinger
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Mid Century Modern Stiffel Brass Finial Shape Table Lamps Square Marble Bases MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

1960s Art Deco Stiffel Tulip Torchiere Floor Lamps Chicago
By Stiffel
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Art Deco Stiffel Brass Torchiere Floor Lamps Tulip with Lotus base Made in Chicago Il 64.63 h x 11.5 diameter Preowned unrestored v...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of 1960's Stiffel Brass Art Deco Table Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Weymouth, MA
Pair of art deco brass Stiffel tall table lamps. Lamps have detailed brass bases with four candlestick columns and two sockets. Lampshades are available at additional shipping cost.
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Revival Hollywood Regency Table Boudoir Lamp by Stiffel c 1970's
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional Stiffel table, desk, or boudoir lamp featuring an Art Deco style stepped fan like body, on a rectangular plinth base. The lamp creates a warm indirect glow when lit, perf...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Mid Century Walnut and Brass Lamps - Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Countryside, IL
Stiffel Mid Century Walnut and Brass Lamps - Pair Each lamp measures: 8 wide x 8 deep x 42.5 inches high We take our photos in a controlled lighting studio to show as much detail a...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

1940s Stiffel Brass and Enamel Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Waxahachie, TX
Circa 1940s. Hollywood regency. Stiffel brass and enamel lamp. Works perfectly. Very heavy. Brass finial. Shade not original can be included. Sha...
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1940s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Pair of Hollywood Regency-Style Brass and Glass Stiffel Table Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Statuesque Hollywood Regency-Style table lamps by Stiffel composed of solid brass stems and adornments with white enameled metal accents. Includes glass shades/diffusers only (the br...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Stiffel Mid-Century Modern Glazed Ceramic Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in west palm beach, FL
A stunning vintage MCM table lamp. Made by the iconic Stiffel group. A chic brilliant blue glazed ceramic body with heavy brass details. Acquired from a...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Hollywood Regency-Style Brass and Glass Table Lamp by Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Statuesque Hollywood Regency-Style table lamp by Stiffel composed of a solid brass stem and adornments with pale yellow enameled metal accents. Retains its original glass shade/diffu...
Category

1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass, Enamel

Pair of Stiffel Mid Century Modern Brass Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Sculptural Mid Century Modern Lamps, by Stiffel, American, circa 1950s. They retain their original shades and brass finials. They have been rewired and are ready to use.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Metal, 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...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Stiffel Brass Lamps with Jansen Lamp Shades, a Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original pair of Stiffel brass table lamps with Jansen shades with gold fringe. These gorgeous original Stiffel lamps are a warm worn...
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1960s Other Vintage Stiffel Lighting

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.
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Late 20th Century American Art Nouveau Stiffel Lighting

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...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

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...
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century 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 Lighting

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 Lighting

Materials

Stone, Metal, 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...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pr. Faux Bamboo Brass Table Lamps by Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Stately 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 an...
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Mid-20th Century American Campaign Stiffel Lighting

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...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

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...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

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...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Brass and Porcelain Table Lamps by Stiffel, a Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Bradenton, FL
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...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

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...
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Late 20th Century American Late Victorian Stiffel Lighting

Materials

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...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

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...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Brass Trophy Table Lamp
By Stiffel
Located in Bradenton, FL
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...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Lighting

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...
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1970s American Art Deco Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

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...
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1960s American Regency Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Ceramic

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...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel

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 ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

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...
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1990s American Modern Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

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...
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Mid-20th Century American Regency Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Turned Brass Table Lamp by Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in Bradenton, FL
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 ...
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Late 20th Century American Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

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...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

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...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Monumental Pair of Turquoise and Brass Table Lamps by Edwin Cole for Stiffel
By Stiffel, Edwin Cole
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 ...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Stiffel Lighting

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...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Metal

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 ...
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1970s North American Modern Vintage Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Italian Regency Large Porcelain Urn Brass Finish Tall Table Lamps, Pair
By Stiffel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Stiffel Italian Hollywood Regency large porcelain urn brass finish tall table lamps - a pair. Item features white porcelain urn form bodie...
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Mid-20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Metal

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.
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Stiffel Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stiffel Large Chinoiserie Ceramic and Brass Dragon / Foo Dog Lamps by Edwin Cole
By Stiffel, Edwin Cole
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Large and stately Stiffel lamps by famed designer Edwin Cole, circa 1950s. We can't go anywhere with these lamps without a stranger stopping us to compliment them - the large, notice...
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1950s American Chinoiserie Vintage Stiffel Lighting

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Brass

Stiffel lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

Stiffel lighting 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 lighting, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original lighting 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 lighting by Robert Sonneman, Gerald Thurston, and The Marbro Lamp Company. Prices for Stiffel lighting can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $160 and can go as high as $7,750, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,975.
Questions About Stiffel Lighting
  • 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.
  • 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.

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