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Pair of Elegant Table Lamps
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pair of elegant table lamps.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

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H 30.32 in. W 12.6 in. D 9.85 in.
Simple Elegant Table Lamp from 1930s
Located in Vienna, Austria
A simple elegant table lamp from the 1930s. Made up of a painted orange base and a chrome extension, the lamp supports a new shade in grey and white. The charm of this lamp is the co...
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Vintage 1930s Austrian Bauhaus Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

  • Simple Elegant Table Lamp from 1930s
  • Simple Elegant Table Lamp from 1930s
  • Simple Elegant Table Lamp from 1930s
  • Simple Elegant Table Lamp from 1930s
H 19.69 in. Dm 11.03 in.
Elegant Table Lamp with Opaline Glass, 1950s 'Signed'
By F.A.I.P. 1
Located in New York, NY
Elegant table lamp, gilded with opaline glass, by F.A.I.P., American, 1950s (signed on base). Measures: Shade diameter 18 inches Shade height 12 inches.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold

Elegant Table Lamp in White Glass with Brass Base, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Elegant table lamp in diaphanous white glass on a brass base, Italian, 1960s. Measures: Shade diameter 18 inches Shade height 12 inches.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Chrome Tall Elegant Table Lamp with Art Deco Pink Globe
Located in Lincoln, GB
Art Deco Chrome tall elegant table lamp with Art Deco pink globe A very beautiful Art Deco Lamp with a stepped designed base and tall slim shaft. A stunning very rare stepped p...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Elegant Table Lamp Attributed to Maison Charles
By Maison Charles et Fils
Located in Montreal, QC
Patinated bronze and brass neo-classical style table lamp featuring a Medicis vase with palm three leaves restin on a plinth, attributed to Maison Charles.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze, Brass

Very elegant table lamp from the 1960s made of heavy bronze with a female figure
Located in München, DE
Very elegant table lamp from the 1960s made of bronze. Beautiful very noble organic design with a female figure on the front and water droplets on the back. Lamp base is made entirel...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Elegant Table Lamp by Lumica, Italy 1970s, Ipso Facto
By BD Lumica
Located in New York, NY
accommodates 3 bulbs Will use European bulbs lacquered steel brass
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Steel, Brass

Pair of Elegant Table Lamps by Maison Le Dauphin, France, 1970s
By Maison Le Dauphin
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Beautiful pair of table lamps by Maison Le Dauphin, France, circa 1970s. Brass base and ceramic body in caramel color. Good condition with small stains on the base (picture). Dim...
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Vintage 1970s French Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Elegant Ceramic and Walnut Lamp by Martz
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A Classic and elegant table lamp by Martz studios.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Elegant Oxidized Copper Table Lamp
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
This elegant table lamp is made of oxidized copper to create the special green color. The lamp is in very good vintage condition. It has a new lampshade. All our lamps are cleaned ...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Copper

  • Elegant Oxidized Copper Table Lamp
  • Elegant Oxidized Copper Table Lamp
  • Elegant Oxidized Copper Table Lamp
  • Elegant Oxidized Copper Table Lamp
H 22.84 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Elegant Rembrandt Brushed Brass Table Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Slender and classic brass baluster style table lamp by Rembrandt Lamp Company. Three parts consisting of round stepped and reeded base, beautifully cast center oval and reeded candle...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Elegant Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Hollywood Regency Laurel Brass Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Kingston, NY
This elegant pair of Mid-Century Modernist Hollywood Regency Laurel table lamps features a sleek brushed brass body and tulip shaped milk glass shade. The mid-section has a raised ac...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Elegant White Modernist Trumpet Base Table Lamp Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
By Laurel Lamp Company, Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in Buffalo, NY
Elegant white modernist trumpet base table lamp attributed to Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Lacquered metal trumpet shape base with amazing oversized finial. Retains original white...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Elegant Boulanger Palm Table Lamp
By S.A. Boulanger
Located in London, GB
Elegant and beautifully proportioned midcentury Boulanger table lamp, in the manner of Maison Charles, in silver and gold metal. Re-wired & PAT-certified with optional silk shade.
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Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Elegant Boulanger Palm Table Lamp
  • Elegant Boulanger Palm Table Lamp
  • Elegant Boulanger Palm Table Lamp
  • Elegant Boulanger Palm Table Lamp
H 22.84 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.85 in.
Elegant Pair of Large Crystal Lamps by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of large crystal lamps by Marbro lighting company. The crystal lamp bodies sit on golden/brass bases and have been newly rewired.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Elegant Murano Mushroom Table Lamp
By Formia Murano
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Fabulous vintage Italian swirl Murano glass mushroom lamp, beautiful and sculptural whether illuminated or not.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

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  • Elegant Murano Mushroom Table Lamp
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  • Elegant Murano Mushroom Table Lamp
H 15.5 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Elegant Art Deco Table Lamp
Located in Antwerp, BE
Elegant Art Deco table lamp.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

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H 18.12 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Restored Pair of Elegant Rembrandt Rocket Lamps in Walnut and Brass
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exquisite pair of lamps from a difficult to find series by Rembrandt, circa 1960. A tall, elegant modern design executed in walnut and brass. Fabulous Jewelry! Excellent restored ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Elegant 1950’s American Lotus Flower Lamp by the Marbro Company
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Hastings, GB
An exquisite brass table lamp by the renowned Marbro Company, made in the 1950’s, the piece displays influences of Art Nouveau and Brutalist styles, the detailed lotus flower with bu...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Elegant Neoclassical Tuscan Style Table Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome pair of tall table lamps in Tuscan style. Ornate silhouette with shallow trays. Accommodate all modern style bulbs. In good working order.
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21st Century and Contemporary Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Elegant Pair of 1940's Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful pair of 1940's table lamps, the gold cords have been replace.
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Vintage 1940s American Table Lamps

Materials

Gesso

  • Elegant Pair of 1940's Table Lamps
  • Elegant Pair of 1940's Table Lamps
  • Elegant Pair of 1940's Table Lamps
  • Elegant Pair of 1940's Table Lamps
H 30 in. W 10.50 in. D 8 in.
Truly Elegant Antique Black Table Lamp
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Lovely elegant antique table lamp having a black porcelain vase on brass stand, custom pleated grey silk shade, and ornate pretty finial. Vase is 8 inches diameter.
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Antique 19th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

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  • Truly Elegant Antique Black Table Lamp
H 36 in. W 19.5 in. D 19.5 in.
Elegant Brass Table Lamp, Italy, 1960s
Located in Naples, IT
Elegant brass table lamp with polished finish, Italian production of the 1960s. Fabric lampshade with brass edges.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Elegant Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant ceramic table lamps. An incised design alternates with gold glazed bands that spiral up the lamps. The ceramic portion of the lamps are 19" with an overall height o...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

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H 32 in. W 5.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Elegant Glass Table Lamp by Seguso
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A beautiful glass table lamp by Seguso, Italy. Color changes from amber on bottom to gray on top. Height to top of shade is 28", glass only 14.5"H.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Elegant Mid Century Venetian Glass Table Lamp
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Very Chic Italian Venetian glass lamp with giltwood base. The center column with variegated sizes of orbs in a gold fleck infused hand blown Venetian glass. The base is a scalloped g...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Elegant Hand-Painted Porcelain Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional hand-painted porcelain table lamp with flowers, medallions and geometric decoration with brass base and custom fittings, China, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain, Paint

Elegantly Proportioned Stacked 1970s Lucite Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
An elegantly proportioned stacked 1970s lucite table lamp.
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Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

Elegant Pair of Celadon Crackle Table Lamps
Located in Montreal, QC
Elegant pair of Celadon crackle table lamps with Asian finial and resting on a brass base.
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Vintage 1970s Chinese Table Lamps

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".  
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

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  • Pair of Elegant Tall Stiffel Table Lamps
  • Pair of Elegant Tall Stiffel Table Lamps
  • Pair of Elegant Tall Stiffel Table Lamps
H 40.5 in. W 15 in. D 15 in.
Elegant Modernist Diabolo Table Lamp 1980s Spain
Located in Munich, DE
Rare and elegant Modernist diabolo table lamp with an adjustable, rotating metal reflector. Designed and manufactured in 1980s, Spain. Executed in nickel-plated and gray metallic en...
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Vintage 1980s Spanish Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Table Lamp of the 1970s Very Elegant
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Table lamp of the 1970s very elegant, made of brass, with top in glass with decorations of canes.
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Two Elegant White Porcelain Table Lamps, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two elegant white porcelain Italian Mid-Century Modern table lamps on a brass base. Measures: Diameter 16 cm. Height 36 cm. The lampshades are not included in the price.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Asian Style Elegant Antique Black Table Lamp
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful stately Asian Style table lamp having a black porcelain vase on brown metal base and custom grey shade. Vase 7.75 diameter.
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Chinese Export Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

  • Asian Style Elegant Antique Black Table Lamp
  • Asian Style Elegant Antique Black Table Lamp
  • Asian Style Elegant Antique Black Table Lamp
  • Asian Style Elegant Antique Black Table Lamp
H 38 in. W 19.75 in. D 19.75 in.
Elegant Red Travertine Table Lamp, France, 1970s
By Philippe Barbier
Located in New York, NY
in the style of Philippe Barbier. European socket and wiring. This item will ship from France. Price does not include shipping and possible customs related charges.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Travertine

Pair of Elegant Alabaster and Bronze Table Lamps
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in New York, NY
Pair of alabaster and bronze table lamps in very fine, original, working condition. Height to top of socket 23", shades not included.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

Lightolier Elegant Modern Brass Tripod Base Table Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in Chicago, IL
Simple and elegant brass tripod based table lamp by Lightolier. White porcelain dual sockets with white metal disc housing. Sold with drum shade and pierced top diffuser. From the pe...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Enamel, Metal

Elegant 1930s Art Deco Torchiere Table Top Lamp
Located in Kingston, NY
This elegant 1930s Art Deco torchiere tabletop lamp has a beautiful ivory trumpet form with brass detailing. The desk lamp is in excellent condition and has been newly rewired. Ma...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Elegant Turned Wood Lamp
Located in Riverdale, NY
Elegant turned wood Modernist lamp which highlights the grain of the walnut. Original shade has one edge stain. 1950s, USA. 28" high total with finial, Wood body 15.5" x 4.5". Ex...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wood

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H 28 in. Dm 4.5 in.
Elegant Brass Desk Lamp
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Brass Desk Lamp, attributed to Tommi Parzinger, American, circa 1950's.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Elegant Brass Desk Lamp
  • Elegant Brass Desk Lamp
  • Elegant Brass Desk Lamp
  • Elegant Brass Desk Lamp
H 26.25 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Elegant Pair of Mirrored Sommerso Glass Table Lamps, 2022
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Murano hand-blown mirrored sommerso glass table lamps with chrome hardware. Italy 2022. Lamp shades sold separately.
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Elegant French Shell Table Lamps in Brass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of table lamps, brass, stone, fabric, France, 1970s This eccentric pair of side table lamps features a nautilus shell that showcases a beautiful round shape with intricate line...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stone, Brass

Elegant Mid-Century Modern Brass Table Lamp with Shade
By Stiffel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant brass table lamp with recent shade, includes harp, finial, and accommodates modern bulbs. Tested and working with original wiring. In good condition with minimal wear.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Elegant Pair of Faceted Smoke Glass Table Lamps 2022
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Murano smoke glass faceted table lamps. Italy 2022. Shades are sold separately. Customization of glass color and hardware finish are available. Lead-time 3-4 weeks.
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair Very Elegant Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Fully functional. With E27 socket. Works with 220V and 110V. Very nice patina due to age.    
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Vintage 1960s European Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

1950s Elegant Regency French Chartreuse Refined Crystal Table Lamps
By Lightolier
Located in National City, CA
Table Lamps 1950s Elegant Regency French chartreuse green Crystal Table Lamps - a pair. Made in the USA circa the 1950s.Unmarked. Style of Lightolier. Lampshade not included. Dimensi...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Crystal

Pair of Elegant Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Very elegant and beautiful. The lampshade has a diameter of 41cm, the ball base 14cm. Fully functional. E27 sockets. Works with 220V and 110V.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Midcentury Design Elegant White Travertine Table Lamp French Handmade
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
French handmade production, circa 1970. Elegant travertine table lamp. Original good condition. Electric system is ok. Lightly used gilding Measures: Height 36cm, larg...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Travertine

Norbert Pierlot Elegant Big Ceramic Table Lamp, circa 1970
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Elegant ceramic lamp by Norbert Pierlot, circa 1970. Beautiful white ceramic glaze . Signed under the base "PIERLOT". Norbert Pierlot was the ceramic teacher of Georges Jouv...
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Elegant Art Deco, Machine Age Chromed Table Lamp, Skyscraper
By Kem Weber
Located in Buffalo, NY
Elegant Art Deco, Machine Age nickeled table lamp... skyscraper design. Exceptional quality, stunning....
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome, Nickel

Pair of Elegant Glazed Ceramic Geometric Patterned Table Lamps
Located in Bronx, NY
A pair of elegant glazed ceramic geometric patterned table lamps.
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Late 20th Century North American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Elegant Topan Chrome Table Lamp by Florian Schulz, Germany
By Florian Schulz
Located in Berlin, BE
This lamp is available in different surfaces -Brass polished lacquered -Brass nickel-plated -Brass mat brushed, lacquered (+10%) -Brass nickel-plated, mat brushed (+10%) -Bras...
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2010s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Elegant Danish Ceramic Table Lamp Signed, Denmark, circa 1970
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Denmark Elegant and signed ceramic table lamp, circa 1970. Beautiful decoration on the face with elegant blue effect. Ceramic dimension: 25 x 15 x 15cm. Original elect...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Elegant Maitland-Smith Lacquered Art Deco Style Table Lamps
By Maitland Smith
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $1500....Stunning pair of lacquered faux marble finished table lamps from Maitland-Smith in an Art Deco style or perhaps post-modern. The square edge plinth forms lacque...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Big Elegant Giovanni Ottaviani 1960s Table Lamp Sculptural Bronze
By Giovanni Ottaviani
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Elegant Giovanni Ottaviani 1960s table lamp, Italian design, Sculpture made of bronze of considerable importance and beauty. Bronze sculpture, measure: height cm.45, diameter cm.25.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Elegant Solid Polish Brass Lamp
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A tall and solid cast brass lamp, attributed to chapman. The shapely center colon on round footed plinth base with rope trim detail. The shade is for photographic purposes and not in...
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Elegant Solid Polish Brass Lamp
  • Elegant Solid Polish Brass Lamp
  • Elegant Solid Polish Brass Lamp
  • Elegant Solid Polish Brass Lamp
H 36 in. W 9 in. D 9 in.
Elegant Stylized Flower Alabaster Lamp
Located in Buchanan, NY
Interesting hand-carved alabaster lamp in an abstract floral shape. The lamp has been wired for a single candelabra bulb and makes for perfect ambient lighting. Spanish, 1970s. Very ...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Table Lamps

Materials

Alabaster

Elegant Brass and Black Lamps
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant brass and black lamps, in the manner of Tommi Parzinger, American, circa 1950s. They have been rewired and are ready to use. The price noted below includes the shades.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Elegant Rock Crystal Quartz Lamp
Located in Riverdale, NY
Rock crystal quartz lamp on brass base set within a filigree gallery with period wiring. Classic elegant and timeless design. Place for 2 bulbs. Lacking shade. Original wheel switch...
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Vintage 1960s North American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Rock Crystal

  • Elegant Rock Crystal Quartz Lamp
  • Elegant Rock Crystal Quartz Lamp
  • Elegant Rock Crystal Quartz Lamp
  • Elegant Rock Crystal Quartz Lamp
H 17 in. W 7 in. D 6 in.
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Elegant Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the elegant table lamp you’re looking for. Each elegant table lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. Find 762 options for an antique or vintage elegant table lamp now, or shop our selection of 14 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the elegant table lamp you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each elegant table lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one elegant table lamp that is appealing in its simplicity, but Stiffel, The Marbro Lamp Company and Archimede Seguso produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Elegant Table Lamp?

An elegant table lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,116, while the lowest priced sells for $228 and the highest can go for as much as $25,000.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or creative element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp for your living room, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a classic antique Tiffany table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.