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Mid-Century Sconce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cheerful Mid-Century scone.
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Mid-20th Century American Wall Lights and Sconces

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Art Glass

  • Mid-Century Sconce
  • Mid-Century Sconce
  • Mid-Century Sconce
  • Mid-Century Sconce
H 12 in. W 5 in. D 3 in.
Mid century Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Mid century brass, lacquered metal and glass chandelier with two round reflectors. Small but striking design mid century chandelier with two glass uplighter lamp shades. Overa...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

  • Mid century Chandelier, 1950s
  • Mid century Chandelier, 1950s
  • Mid century Chandelier, 1950s
  • Mid century Chandelier, 1950s
H 22.84 in. W 19.69 in. D 7.88 in.
Mid-Century Italian Fixture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic Mid-Century Italian fixture; new canopy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Mid-Century Italian Fixture
  • Mid-Century Italian Fixture
  • Mid-Century Italian Fixture
  • Mid-Century Italian Fixture
H 27 in. Dm 14 in.
Mid-Century Spanish Chandelier
Located in Seattle, WA
Mid-Century Spanish chandelier. Clean lines, compact size.
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid-Century Scandinavian Pendant
Located in Long Island City, NY
Mid-Century Scandinavian Pendant. Painted metal shades. Shades H-11". Existing wiring, rewiring available upon request.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Mid Century Pagoda Lamp
Located in Pasadena, TX
Mid century pagoda lamp Five story ceramic pagoda Hand painted with silk blend shade Measures: Width 16" x height 46" Wired and working.
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Mid-20th Century Asian Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Mid Century Pagoda Lamp
  • Mid Century Pagoda Lamp
  • Mid Century Pagoda Lamp
  • Mid Century Pagoda Lamp
H 46 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Mid Century Modernist Pendant
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modernist Pendant from the early 1950's.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
H 17.72 in. W 20.48 in. D 21.66 in.
Mid-Century Pendant Light
Located in Pasadena, CA
Mid-Century green glass hanging pendant light.
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Vintage 1950s American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Wire

  • Mid-Century Pendant Light
  • Mid-Century Pendant Light
  • Mid-Century Pendant Light
  • Mid-Century Pendant Light
H 12 in. Dm 6 in.
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern ceramic lamp. Reeded ceramic and walnut Mid-Century Modern table lamp. In very good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Mid-Century Plaster Lamp
Located in Water Mill, NY
Mid-Century plaster lamp with flowers and scrolls on round base.
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Mid-20th Century North American Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster

  • Mid-Century Plaster Lamp
  • Mid-Century Plaster Lamp
  • Mid-Century Plaster Lamp
  • Mid-Century Plaster Lamp
H 29 in. W 7 in. D 4 in.
Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Mid century lamp by Rembrandt Light Company Uniquely sculptural lamp in composite and brass. Original drum shade. Wired and working. Measures: 32? Width x 8.5? Depth x 22.5? ...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Acrylic, Bakelite

  • Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
  • Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
  • Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
  • Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
H 22.5 in. W 32 in. D 8.5 in.
Mid Century Modernist Pendant
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modernist pendant from the late 1950's
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Vintage 1950s Czech Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
  • Mid Century Modernist Pendant
H 17.72 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice yellow enamel Mid-Century Modern table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Mid Century Ribbed Pendant
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1-4000 ribbed Mid-Century Modern chrome pendant. 4 internal lights
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Vintage 1970s Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Mid Century  Ribbed Pendant
  • Mid Century  Ribbed Pendant
  • Mid Century  Ribbed Pendant
  • Mid Century  Ribbed Pendant
H 14 in. Dm 14 in.
Danish Mid-Century Lamp
Located in Stamford, CT
A Danish Mid-Century table lamp composed of metal base, white ceramic body and slender teak neck.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Teak

  • Danish Mid-Century Lamp
  • Danish Mid-Century Lamp
  • Danish Mid-Century Lamp
  • Danish Mid-Century Lamp
H 33 in. W 8 in. D 8 in.
Mid Century Pottery Lamp
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: Unknown Period/Model: Mid Century Modern Specs: Pottery condition: This Mid Century pottery lamp is in very good vintage condition. It does h...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

  • Mid Century Pottery Lamp
  • Mid Century Pottery Lamp
  • Mid Century Pottery Lamp
  • Mid Century Pottery Lamp
H 30.75 in. W 11.5 in.
Mid-Century French Metal Screen
By Jean Royère
Located in TOURCOING, FR
Mid-century French metal screen. 3 Lights on the ends (bayonet bulbs). Removable plant support.  
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Metal

  • Mid-Century French Metal Screen
  • Mid-Century French Metal Screen
  • Mid-Century French Metal Screen
  • Mid-Century French Metal Screen
H 73.23 in. W 72.45 in. D 20.87 in.
Mid-Century Danish Fixture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Danish fixture; newly wired with six candelabra sockets, each socket can take a 75 watt bulb.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • Mid-Century Danish Fixture
  • Mid-Century Danish Fixture
  • Mid-Century Danish Fixture
  • Mid-Century Danish Fixture
H 25.5 in. W 35 in. D 16 in.
Mid-Century Modern Pendant
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With two large globes and a connecting strip of wood, this vintage pendant is a Mid-Century Modern gem. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant
  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant
  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant
  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant
H 26 in. W 24 in. D 11 in.
Mid-Century Modern Opaline Suspension
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Opaline Suspension
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Italian Waterfall Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous Mid-Century Italian crystal waterfall chandelier. Having beautiful spiraling form and adorned large elongated crystal prisms.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp
Located in Porto, PT
Mid-Century Modern desk lamp, red and white lacquered aluminium. Measures: Diameter 20 cm. H. 35 cm, D. 24 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

  • Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Desk Lamp
H 13.78 in. W 7.88 in. D 9.45 in.
Mid-Century Palm Tree Lamp
Located in Water Mill, NY
Mid-Century palm tree painted tin table lamp.
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Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Adjustable Mid-Century Modern Reading Floor Lamp
By Sonneman Lighting, Arredoluce
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern adjustable reading floor lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Mid century Scandinavian Pendant
By Paavo Tynell
Located in Long Island City, NY
Mid century Scandinavian Pendant. Polished brass shade with opal glass inner shade. Existing European wiring, rewiring available upon request. Dimensions: 20" diameter; 7" height.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Beautiful Mid-Century Stone Lamp
Located in St. Louis, MO
Beautiful organic Mid-Century stone lamp with original shade.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Limestone

  • Beautiful Mid-Century Stone Lamp
  • Beautiful Mid-Century Stone Lamp
  • Beautiful Mid-Century Stone Lamp
  • Beautiful Mid-Century Stone Lamp
H 23.25 in. W 5.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century (1950s) brass chandelier with 6 lights on bottom facing up and 6 lights on top facing down.
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • Italian Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
H 32 in. W 23 in. D 23 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian Chandelier, 1950s
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Mid century Rembrandt torchiere table lamp. Hollywood Regency style brass ring with switch knob in the middle having milk glass shade. Stunning table lamp providing excellent lightin...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
  • Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
  • Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
  • Mid Century Rembrandt Lamp
H 23 in. W 8 in. D 8 in.
Mid-Century Modern Chandelier
Located in North York, ON
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier is composed of eight-light globes and a chrome frame, the vintage style makes it perfect for adding some 1980s flair to any home!
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Suspension
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Suspension
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Brass Sconce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century American brass sconce newly rewired with ten candelabra sockets; each socket can take a bulb up to 75 watts. New brass sleeves.
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Vintage 1960s American Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Brass Sconce
  • Mid-Century Brass Sconce
  • Mid-Century Brass Sconce
  • Mid-Century Brass Sconce
H 13 in. W 52 in. D 9.5 in.
Mid-Century Czech Light Fixture
Located in Chicago, IL
A fun Mid-Century light fixture from the Czech Republic with an opaque glass shade and brass down rod. Many available. Requires re-wiring.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Czech Light Fixture
  • Mid-Century Czech Light Fixture
  • Mid-Century Czech Light Fixture
  • Mid-Century Czech Light Fixture
H 36 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-Century Modern studio ceramic table lamp, in very good original condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern style eight arm brass chandelier. Shades not included. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor patina.
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20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
  • Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
H 19.50 in. W 25.50 in. D 25.50 in.
Mid-Century Lucite Floor Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With an interesting combination of lucite and gold paint, this Mid-Century Modern floor lamp is a great statement piece in any space. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Acrylic, Lucite

  • Mid-Century Lucite Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Lucite Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Lucite Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Lucite Floor Lamp
H 70 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Lucite Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
By Neal Small
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Lucite tusks motive Mid-Century Modern table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

  • Lucite Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
  • Lucite Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
  • Lucite Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
  • Lucite Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
H 28 in. W 16 in. D 8 in.
Mid-Century Cork Table Lamp
Located in Denver, CO
A handsome vintage Mid-Century table lamp in cork and antique copper tone brushed metal.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Cork Table Lamp
  • Mid-Century Cork Table Lamp
  • Mid-Century Cork Table Lamp
  • Mid-Century Cork Table Lamp
H 22 in. Dm 10 in.
Large Italian Mid-Century Sconce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large single Mid-Century sconce from Italy. Beautiful mélange of wood, blown glass and brass. Fully rewire for use in the US.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Large Italian Mid-Century Sconce
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Sconce
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Sconce
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Sconce
H 21 in. W 10 in. D 7.5 in.
Mid Century Chrome Studio Floor Lamp
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Mid-Century Modern studio floor lamp with adjustable height. Having chrome with red and blue accents. Perfect for any decor, adding a bit of flavor. Mid-Century Modern.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Minimal Mid-Century Italian chandelier, realized by some metals holding two glasses in white opal, in the style of the manufacture of Stilnovo, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
  • Minimal Mid-Century Italian Chandelier
H 39.38 in. W 23.63 in. D 7.88 in.
Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp
Located in Budapest, HU
Mid-Century Modern floor lamp with tiltable, adjustable head- good condition and in working order.
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Chrome, Iron

  • Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp
H 165 in. W 23 in. D 65 in.
Monumental Mid-Century Globe Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
Large Mid-Century Globe Lamp of White Glass and Polished Stainless Steel.
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Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

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

  • Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
  • Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
  • Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
  • Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
H 40 in. Dm 5.25 in.
Czech Mid-Century Light Fixture
Located in Chicago, IL
A Czech republic Mid-Century pendant light fixture with an opaque glass shade with a raised design. Four available.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

  • Czech Mid-Century Light Fixture
  • Czech Mid-Century Light Fixture
  • Czech Mid-Century Light Fixture
  • Czech Mid-Century Light Fixture
H 49 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
Mid-Century Chinese Modern Lamp
Located in Dallas, TX
Brass Mid-Century Chinese modern lamp with lead flower bouquet and linen shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Clamp Lamp
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian clamp lamp blue grey, by E.G. Eriksson.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian More Lighting

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern pendant lamp. Pale yellow. New electrical system brought up to EU standard. E27 bulb.
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Lanterns

  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp
  • Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamp
H 9.45 in. Dm 8.67 in.
Mid-Century Lucite Table Lamp
By Karl Springer
Located in Houston, TX
Impressive mid-century Lucite table lamp by Karl Springer 'stacked Lucite' series ca 1970's. Shade does have dents in it as shown.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite

  • Mid-Century Lucite Table Lamp
  • Mid-Century Lucite Table Lamp
  • Mid-Century Lucite Table Lamp
  • Mid-Century Lucite Table Lamp
H 36.5 in. W 24.75 in. D 24.75 in.
French Mid-Century Silver Chandelier
Located in London, GB
A French mid-century silver plated chandelier comprising six arms with a spherical central stem.
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Vintage 1950s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Mid Century Modern Burl Wood & Chrome Hanging Chandelier 5 Arm
Located in Wayne, NJ
Unusual mid-century Danish modern burl wood & chrome hanging chandelier. The height of the chandelier without the chain is 14.75". A few photos were taken without 1 of the 5 light bu...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Scandinavian Mid-Century Floor Lamp
Located in Long Island City, NY
Scandinavian Mid-Century floor lamp with three metal mesh and parchment shades. Existing wiring, rewiring available upon request.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Italian Brass Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Italian fixture; newly rewired with for nine candelabra bulbs, each bulb can be up to 60 watts.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Floral Light Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Italian gold gilt iron elaborate floral light sculpture. Accepts medium base bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron

  • Mid-Century Floral Light Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Floral Light Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Floral Light Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Floral Light Sculpture
H 41 in. W 66 in. D 6 in.
Mid-Century Omni Pendants
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Seven exquisite ellipsoid black and white Mid-Century pendants from Italy in blown glass and brass details. Overall drop can be adjusted upon request. Fixture height: 30”. Diameter: ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

  • Mid-Century Omni Pendants
  • Mid-Century Omni Pendants
  • Mid-Century Omni Pendants
  • Mid-Century Omni Pendants
H 30 in. Dm 14 in.
Mid-Century Chrome Sputnik Chandelier
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning Mid-Century Modern chrome Sputnik chandelier with 36 silver tipped bulbs. Height without chain 27 inches.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

French Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
French Mid-Century (1940s) brass chandelier with 4 scroll arms emanating from a fluted center post have swag trim design.
Category

Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

  • French Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • French Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • French Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
  • French Mid-Century Brass Chandelier
H 26.25 in. W 17.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Mid-Century Design Chandelier, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
Mid-century Design Chandelier, 1960's. Made in Germany Made of glass, brass, marble. 3x E27 or E26 bulb With aged patina Re-polished Fully functional Good Original condition ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • Mid-Century Design Chandelier, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Design Chandelier, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Design Chandelier, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Design Chandelier, 1960's
H 37.41 in. W 20.87 in. D 20.87 in.
English Mid Century Floor Lamp
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1950 English mid century floor lamp. Converted from a Hair Salon Heat Lamp Rewired and Pat Tested. Measures: W 29 x D 29 x H 155 cm.  
Category

Mid-20th Century British Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

  • English Mid Century Floor Lamp
  • English Mid Century Floor Lamp
  • English Mid Century Floor Lamp
  • English Mid Century Floor Lamp
H 61.03 in. W 11.42 in. D 11.42 in.
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Midcentury Lighting For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of midcentury lighting for your home. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, every item from our selection of midcentury lighting was constructed with great care. There are 9152 variations of the antique or vintage choice in our collection of midcentury lighting you’re looking for, while we also have 71 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of midcentury lighting, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Hollywood Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one option in this array of midcentury lighting that is appealing in its simplicity, but Kamenicky Senov, Stilnovo and Josef Hurka produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Lighting?

Prices for a piece of midcentury lighting start at $1 and top out at $88,000 with the average selling for $1,691.

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 Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.