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Mid-Century Modern Metal End Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A vintage modern metal and wood top end table with a removable top for storage. A unique piece perfect any home/office setting. Please confirm pickup location (NY/NJ).
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

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H 22.25 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Mid Century Modern Paul Evans Style Patchwork Brutalist Metal Cube End Table
By Paul Evans
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Paul Evans style patchwork table. This cubed end table is unsigned, but the plywood appears to be vintage. I am not sure if this was an unsigned prototype or something that was done ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Metal Table Lamp Flower
Located in Barntrup, DE
Unique and impressive hand-made Mid-Century Modern metal table lamp in the shape of a large flower with bud and leaves; signed "Mario" on the base. The light shining through the pet...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Gilt Metal and Wood Console Table with Glass Top
Located in Miami, FL
Console design 1970 in wood, glass and gold aluminium structure. Mid-century brass, wood, gilt aluminum and glass console. The top of this console is made of glass. It is in goo...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Metal Table Lamp, France, 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage metal table lamp, which shows a renewed blue textile fabric lamp shade and a round metal black lacquered base. The table lamp lights with one E 27 bulb ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid Century Modern 3 Legged Metal Table Lamp 1960s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous table lamp, on three elgs and with its original shade and finial, circa the 1960s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 16" Diamete...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Black Metal Side Table, Magazine Rack with Glass Top
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Black metal side table with glass top, Mid-Century Modern. This is a fun and functional table and magazine rack. The solid metal table has the glass top with second tier that holds ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brass Console Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive midcentury console table features a pane of half-inch thick beveled glass, and a brass-plated base with elegantly tapered supports. This table would make a great addi...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Brass, Metal

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H 26.25 in. W 56 in. D 17.75 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Red Metal Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern red metal table lamp, 1960s Red table lamp in painted metal, articulated structure and round base with switch. Good condition, paint skipped in some pl...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mahogany Brass Metal Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
The table lamp shows a mahogany stem with a black lacquered metal base and brass feet. Furthermore the table lamp features two bulbs E 27 and an on/off switch. Renewed spotted lamp...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of End Tables Vintage Industrial X-Base Wood and Metal Mid-Century Modern
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Industrial X-base wood and metal end tables. Beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern style side or end tables. In great condition with new wood tops. Measures: 35" x 20" x 19 1/4".
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Red Metal Desk or Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
Red and nickel-plated desk lamp with an oversized on/off red button incorporated in the base in the style of the Bauhaus Kaiser lamps from 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Red Metal Desk or Table Lamp
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  • Mid-Century Modern Red Metal Desk or Table Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Red Metal Desk or Table Lamp
H 13.39 in. W 14.18 in. D 15.75 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Light Blue Sheet Metal Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Light blue sheet metal table lamp, 1970s. Table lamp composed of a sheet metal painted externally in light blue and internally in white. 1970s Very good...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Blue Metal Table Lamp with Clamp, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Blue metal table lamp with clamp, 1970s Metal table lamp with clamp, in blue painted metal and white lampshade inside. Switch on the lampshade. 1970s. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Green Metal Clamp-On Table Lamp, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern green metal clamp-on table lamp, 1980s Green metal clamp-on table lamp painted in green and white with black plastic details. Adjustable structure. 198...
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Vintage 1980s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Metal Table Lamp
Located in Paris, FR
Elegant and simple Italian Mid-Century table lamp with nice color of lemon shade.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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H 16.93 in. W 7.88 in. D 15.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp with Metal Leaves and Flowers
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern metal table lamp with curved leaves at the circular base and three flower buds with petals. Two light bulb sockets on the top. The piece is in great vintage condit...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Sleek Black Metal and Lucite Table Lamp
Located in West Hartford, CT
Mid-Century Modern black metal and Lucite table lamp. Wired for US and in perfect working order.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Faux Bamboo Gilt Metal Console with Smoked Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Italian faux bamboo gilt metal console table or vanity with smoked glass. Measures: Total height: 25.6in Height to the glass top: 24.80in Height to the middle...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Metal Tripod Table Lamp, Austria, 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
At the edge perforated lampshade, shrink lacquer, brass and a white lacquered lamp base. E27 Edison bulb.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Orange Sheet Metal Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Orange sheet metal table lamp, 1970s Table lamp composed of a sheet metal painted externally in orange and internally in white. 1970s Good conditions. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Illuminated Occasional Console Side Table Stand Perforated Metal
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Amazing Mid-Century Modern asymmetric console or table used for a telephone, for plants or as a display. The light reflects from the rotatable perforated shade of the fluorescent tu...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Metal

American Mid-Century Gilt Metal and Glass Geometric Console Table
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Mid-Century gilt metal console table with geometric and circle patterned base and inset rectangular glass top. (PRICED AS PAIR).  
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century Modern table lamps made from painted black steel with gold accents on wood bases. Newly re-wired and restored. Height to the socket 27" inches, shades sold separately.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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H 40 in. Dm 5.25 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sled Leg End Tables
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning pair of vintage modern end tables with floating style glass tops with bevelled edges. Heavy metal bases and thick glass tops with a light tint of green adds to the midcent...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Sergio Mazza Mid-Century Modern Italian Metal Nickel Plated Table Mirror, 1970s
By Sergio Mazza, Artemide
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Table mirror in brushed nickel-plated metal with swivel mirror.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Mirrors

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Metal, Nickel

  • Sergio Mazza Mid-Century Modern Italian Metal Nickel Plated Table Mirror, 1970s
  • Sergio Mazza Mid-Century Modern Italian Metal Nickel Plated Table Mirror, 1970s
  • Sergio Mazza Mid-Century Modern Italian Metal Nickel Plated Table Mirror, 1970s
  • Sergio Mazza Mid-Century Modern Italian Metal Nickel Plated Table Mirror, 1970s
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Mid-Century Modern Heavy Brutalist Tall Sculptural Metal Table Lamp
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning Brutalist sculptural table lamp circa 1970's. It's a lamp! It's a sculpture? It's both! Now, more than ever, home is where the heart is.
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Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Carlo Hauner 1960s Mid-Century Jacaranda & Metal Side Tables
By Carlo Hauner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Brazilian jacaranda and black metal side tables from the 1960s by Carlo Hauner.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern Red Metal Table Lamp with Clamp, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern red metal table lamp with clamp, 1960s Red painted metal table lamp, lampshade with switch and folding structure with clamp. Good conditions. Measur...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Remarkable Mid-Century Modern Metal Bedside Lamp
Located in München, DE
Exceptional Mid-Century Modern metal bedside lamp. Rare design, reminds of a bird. The shade is steplessly movable up and down. Very high quality and solid made entirely of metal...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Remarkable Mid-Century Modern Metal Bedside Lamp
  • Remarkable Mid-Century Modern Metal Bedside Lamp
  • Remarkable Mid-Century Modern Metal Bedside Lamp
  • Remarkable Mid-Century Modern Metal Bedside Lamp
H 7.88 in. W 7.49 in. D 2.96 in.
Mid-Century Modern Metal and Plastic Table Lamp with Irregular Structure, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Mid-Century Modern metal and plastic table lamp with irregular structure, 1980s Metal table lamp with round metal base, irregular metal structure and Directional white plastic lamps...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Gilt Metal Table Lamp with Original Lampshade, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian gilt metal table lamp with original lampshade. The lamp has been wired with European standards.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

American Mid-Century Gilt Metal and Glass Geometric Console Table
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American mid-century gilt metal console table with geometric and circle patterned base and inset rectangular glass top. (priced as pair).      
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Metal Table Lamp Ewå, Sweden, 1950s
By Ewå Värnamo
Located in Langserud, SE
This elegant table was made in the 1950s by the Swedish Company Ewå. Brass base and leather rod with an all-new cotton shade made in Sweden. Good working condition with some s...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pace Collection Mid-Century Modern Demi-Lune Sideboard in Metal & Glass
By Pace Collection
Located in New York, NY
Pace Collection Mid-century Modern sideboard in demi-lune shape with a metal chromed structure and a glass surface, lit from underneath. The piece dates from the mid-1970's and is in...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp Brass Metal Lacquered Italian Design White Black
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-Century Modern table lamp brass metal lacquered Italian design white black.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Italian Metal Table Lamp with Two Joints
Located in München, DE
Exceptional large Mid-Century Modern Italian table lamp. Very nice design with two brass joints for different positions. Shade in beige painted metal. Feet made of heavy iron, rod...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Mixed Metals Bauhaus Styled Tall Table Lamp
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant tall mixed metal table lamp. Brass & aluminum in the style of the Bauhaus. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. New silk wiring to a double cluster.
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Vintage 1950s German Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass, Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Single Murano and Metal Italian Table Lamp
Located in Madrid, ES
Single Italian lamp composed of metal structure with hand blow Murano glass pieces. Original lampshade upholstered in cotton with paisley motifs, Italy, 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Demilune Gun Metal and Glass Side Tables
Located in Troy, MI
Pair of two-tier demilune side tables with gun metal tubular frames, brass accents and glass shelves, circa 1970s. Sold and priced as a pair.  
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Demi-lune Tables

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Brass, Metal

Extraordinary Large German Mid-Century Modern Brass and Metal Table Lamp
Located in München, DE
Extraordinary large German Mid-Century Modern brass and metal table lamp. Very elegant design with two brass rods. Shade is made of metal in beige brown shrink varnish. Heavy iron ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass, Iron

Italian Mid-Century Modern Metal Table Lamp in White and Red Details, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern metal table lamp in white and red details, 1970s L-shaped table lamp in white painted metal, details in red metal. Good conditions Measures 51 x 18 ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Mid Century Modern Patinated Metal Table Lamps by Jay Spectre
By Jay Spectre, Paul Hansen
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Very elegant pair of Monochromatic table lamps with a silver stripped ribbon and speckled black pattern. Height is 22 to top of the socket.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Blackened and Chrome Metal Circular Shade Table or Desk Lamp
By Louis Kalff
Located in Lisse, NL
Stylish and rare midcentury modern desk lamp in the manner of Louis Kalff. Both figuratively and literally, this 1950s or 60s fixture is perfect for bringing light to your Mid-Centu...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Black Vintage Metal Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1950s, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
The vintage table lamp by Stilnovo was made of nickel-plated metal. Furthermore the metal base and the lamp shade are black lacquered. The lamp shade is round shaped and reminds on ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Pair of Onix Stone Tops and Chrome Metal Structures
Located in Firenze, IT
Pair of Italian consoles Designed by the Banci Firenze firm executed in the 70s with a simple and linear structure of lacquered metal with a quadrangular segment, a beautiful luxurio...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Onyx

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Corner Console Tables
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern corner console tables. Foldable with a wooden top protected by an angled glass top, the feet are in metal and concrete.
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Vintage 1980s French Modern Console Tables

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Concrete, Metal

Handsome Pair of American of Martinsville, Mid-Century Modern End Tables
By American of Martinsville
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome pair of American of Martinsville walnut step end tables. Manufactured by American of Martinsville - in Martinsville, VA. Extremely well constructed and sturdy. Upper sectio...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Metal

1970s Mid-Century Modern Glass & Brass Cylinder Console Table
By Pace Collection
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Handsome 1970s glass & brass cylinder console table. Attributed to Pace. 3/4" thick glass with rounded edges and brass cylinder beam. Very good condition, 1 small chip at left "leg...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Table Lamp with Black Metal Side Fins
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Space Age MCM walnut table lamp with black metal side fins, circa 1960s. The lamp is in excellent working condition and takes standard light bulbs up to 60 watts. Unique ad rare piec...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Mid Century Modern Dice Form Table Lamp
Located in Rochester, NY
Mid 20th century modern table lamp with original factory enamel painted metal dice form base. Measures 24" high to top of finial / dice base is just about 5 1/4" high x 5 1/2" wide. ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Art Nouveau Style, Cast Metal Base Table Lamp
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very unusual cast metal base table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

American Mid-Century Modern Atomic Age Brass and Metal Lamp
Located in San Diego, CA
A classic mid-century we resprayed the base and left the original lampshade in original condition. modern atomic age table lamp, circa 1950's freshly rewired and replace the socket n...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Abstract Solid Welded Brutalist Metal Table Lamps, Mid-Century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Stamford, CT
A very fine pair of Brutalist lamps possibly by the Laurel Lamp Company. Each of these lamps made from welded metal in the fashion of Brutalist design. This is an original sculpture ...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Brutalist Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Hexagonal Marble-Top Pedestal Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern pedestal table features a hexagonal shape with a green marble top. A flat bar brass colored metal frame with an "X" base supports the heavy top. This fa...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Pedestals

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Marble, Metal

Mid modern century Articulated Table Italian Light
By Stilnovo
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Table lamp 3 rotules and an attachable to the table through a screw pinching system Original color of the shade and copper Inscribed brevetato.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Copper

Mid-Century Modern Italian Tripod Table Lamp
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage atomic tripod table lamp, circa 1950s. This unique piece features a cylinder perforated metal shade supported by a red tripod base. Perfect to use at a desk or as a reading l...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Metal Zen Table Lamp by S.Y.C. Cevese for Metalarte, 1984
Located in MIlano, IT
Mid-Century Modern metal Zen table lamp by S.Y.C. Cevese for Metalarte, 1984 Zen table lamp with irregular shape in chromed metal, produced by Metalarte and designed by S.Y.C. Ceves...
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Vintage 1980s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Classic Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
Located in München, DE
Classic very nice Mid-Century Modern table lamp. Very nice typical minimalistic midcentury design with a fantastic patina. Red lacquered aluminum shade with heavy metal base. The ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Metal and Glass Sputnik Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
This great Mid-Century Modern vintage Sputnik table lamp was made of nickel-plated brass with 21 multicolored glass eyes (blue, green, light green and orange) and perforated stars. ...
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

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Metal

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Mid Century Modern Metal Entry Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century modern metal entry table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A mid century modern metal entry table — often made from metal, brass and glass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a mid century modern metal entry table, we have 4952 options in-stock, while there are 178 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century modern metal entry table — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mid century modern metal entry table, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one mid century modern metal entry table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Josef Hurka, Stilnovo and Laurel Lamp Company produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Metal Entry Table?

Prices for a mid century modern metal entry table start at $6 and top out at $58,739 with the average selling for $1,507.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.