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Midcentury Pair of Lamps in Teak Made in Italy
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A pair of great looking midcentury lamps in teak and cord which are in good working condition. Suitable as bedside lamps for instance.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Cord, Teak

Pair of Chrome Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice metal drop shape modern table lamps.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Majestic Lamp Co. Table Lamps
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare, early pair of lamps from the Majestic Lamp Co. Brass-plated copper swirl over ebonized oak. Each has two original striped shades.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Huge Pair Of Orange Drip Glaze Lamps Mid-century Modern Danish
By Sunset Lamps
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent huge pair of orange drip glaze lamps with light up bottoms. These amazing lamps retain their original huge drum shades with textured wool trim. The lamps make a huge st...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid Century Tall Rembrandt Table Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of slender lamps in brass and enameled metal. Simple and elegant in their minimalist design. Opaque glass shades diffuse light and support larger shade. In excellent vintage con...
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Laurel Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Mushroom Floor Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous simple and elegant pair of mushroom floor lamps. Manufactured by the Laurel lamp co. In Newark NJ these lamps are iconic in their design. Frosted lamp shade in perfect condi...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Steel

Pair of Mid Century Brass Table Lamps by Laurel Lamp Company, 1960's
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Iconic "The Chessmen" table lamps featured on the Dick Van Dyke show. Manufactured by Laurel Lamp Co, 1960s. Professionally re-wired with three way switch. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Monumental Pair of Sculptural Walnut Star of David lamps Mid-century Modern
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Excellent pair of sculptural walnut star of david super tall lamps. Well crafted with delicately carved solid walnut arms forming a lovely star. You will love the scale and quality...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tubular Chrome Table Lamps, Laurel Lamp Attributed
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Really nice pair of Mid-Century Modern tubular chrome table lamps in the style of Laurel Lamp Co. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Rembrandt Nickel Silver Lamps Mid-Century Modern Pair of Vintage
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in North Miami, FL
This pair of monumental restored Mid-Century Modern Rembrandt lamps have a great vibe of Hollywood Regency style. The abacus leaves that flare in elegant sculptural form add to the d...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

Pair Of Mid-Century Modern Dimensional Architectural Lucite Table Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Tall, cubist, geometric, architectural and pure examples of midcentury table lamps made in the USA. Three rectangular open cubes within each other. Height is to top of socket, 27.5.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Nickel, Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Marble Column Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company, E. F. Chapman
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous tall pair of cylindrical modernist marble table lamps, possibly Italian. The unusual marble on each column lamp is unique yet this is a pair. This versatile pair of Hollywoo...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble

Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Sculptural Chrome Table Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Kingston, NY
This pair of Mid-Century modernist table lamps features a sculptural design in chrome with embossed crocodile black leather detailing by Laurel Lamp Company. Made in America, cir...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair Of Rosewood And Brass Tall Laurel Lamps Mid-century Danish
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome pair of tall rosewood veneer and brass Laurel lamps. The graining on the bases is quite lovely and the brass has a nice vintage patina.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Rare Pair of Mid-Century Stainless Steel and Brass Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Chic pair of stainless steel cylinder lamps with applied abstract brass decoration, measures Shaft 4" diameter x 21" high. Shades for display only, not included.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Pair of Mid Century Sculptural Giraffe Table Lamps by Rembrandt Lamp Co. 1950s
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Awesome pair of sculptural brass giraffe table lamps by Rembrandt Lamp Company, 1950s. Beautiful aged patina, rewired, shades on included.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of American Mid Century White Satin Cearmic & Walnut table Lamps
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful pair of American mid-century walnut and satin porcelain finish base table lamps, circa 1950's the shades are 15" in diameter and 10" tall, the lamps are rewired and have ne...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Modern Sculptural 1950s Ceramic Table Lamps & Shades
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of Sculptural organic styled ceramic lamps with original shades in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Wire bases with matching wire atop the lamp shades. Ra...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron

Monumental Pair of Brutalist Torch Cut Steel Laurel Lamps Mid-Century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
1960s table lamp in Brutalist style. Comprised of welded torch cut steel cubic strips with a black base. The size alone is impressive let alone the skillfully welded construction in ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Iron

Handsome Pair of Solid Walnut Columnar Laurel Lamps Mid-century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
These handsome lamps measure 35.5"t including harp and finial-they measure 27't to the top of the socket x 6"w.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Lovely Pair of Brushed Brass Laurel Lamps Mid-century Danish Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely pair of mid-century modern brushed brass laurel lamps with walnut details.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Pair Of Lucite And Chrome Laurel Lamps Mid-century Regency Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of lucite and chrome Laurel lamps.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pair of Marble Lucite Table Lamps, Bauer Lamp Co.
By Bauer Lamp Company
Located in National City, CA
For Your Pleasure: an elegant Pair of Vintage Modern Marble and Lucite Table Lamps by Bauer lamp Co. circa 1985 Made in the USA Dimensions are: 18" H x 10" W x 5" D Ref# LIGGM11520 O...
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Vintage 1980s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble

Pair of Large American Mid-Century Modern Blonde Wood and Chrome Console Lamps
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Port Hope, ON
This impressive pair of large American Mid-Century Modern blonde wood and chrome console lamps feature a stunning geometric design and a quality of workmanship that bears all the hal...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of American Mid-Century Modern Obelisk Table Lamps by Rembrandt Lighting
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
A pair of 1950s American Mid-Century Modern obelisk table lamps by Rembrandt Lighting, part of their ‘Masterpieces’ range. The lamps are in the form of an obelisk topped with a brass...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Lamps
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pair of mid-century lamps gold leaf technique The gold has some wear Possibly originating from Fracia circa 1940 New burlap screens electrified 220w.
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wrought Iron

  • Pair of Mid-Century Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Lamps
H 18.51 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Pair Of Walnut And Brass Laurel Lamps With Original Shades Mid-century Danish
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of walnut and brass laurel lamps with their original shades. This pair look amazing with the original linen shades with wooden applied diamonds.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of American Mid Century Chrome and Green "Ribbon" Table Lamps by Laurel
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Port Hope, ON
This rare pair of Mid Century chrome table lamps, from The Laurel Lamp Company of Newark, New Jersey, each feature a brass wavy "ribbon," enamelled in a hunter green colour, that app...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Pair of Rembrandt Antelope Gazelle Lamps with Glass Shades Mid-Century Modern
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning pair of Mid-Century Rembrandt lamps in excellent condition. Unique brass and enamel sculptural gazelle lamps with milk glass torchiere. Dimensions: 7" diameter x 24" to top ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century African Inspired Modernist Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company, Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual pair of sculptural mid-century or Hollywood Regency African inspired table lamps with elongated faces. These high quality modernist lamps have been newly wired and are possib...
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Vintage 1950s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal

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

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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

Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A pair of table lamps, one in brass and the other in nickel, with articulated base and shade for complete 360 degree movement. Can be sold separately, circa 1950s. Continental. ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Nickel

  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps
H 16.54 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Pair of Mid Century Fornasetti Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of table lamps model designed by Pierro Fornasetti featuring the image of famed opera singer Lina Cavalieri screen printed around the base. Fornasetti label on base. These lamps...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic

Pair of Laurel Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Manchester, MA
This beautiful pair of modernist Laurel Lamps is cast in solid brass, and inlaid with wood veneer accents on four sides. Made in the Canada by the Laurel Company. Which went sadly ou...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
H 24.5 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Pair of Laurel Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of monumental laurel table lamps with cork and brushed aluminum.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamps
H 43 in. Dm 10.88 in.
Pair of Brutalist Laurel Lamps Chrome by Richard Barr, Mid-Century Modern
By Laurel Lamp Company, Richard Barr
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Elegant iconic pair of Brutalist lamps by Richard Barr, circa 1965, on black lacquered bases
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of walnut base table lamps with medium base bulbs. Great sculpted design and soft light. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).    
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Floor Lamps
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chic Midcentury pair of floor lamps with an Industrial edge. These aluminum lamps have machined rectangular finials and fluted trunks that are supported by bases of walnut blocks ove...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

  • Pair of Mid Century Floor Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Floor Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Floor Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Floor Lamps
H 62 in. W 16 in. D 8 in.
Pair of Large Mid Century Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Italian circa 1950's porcelain table lamps with turquoise and white tones. Measurements: Height: 25" Height to shade rest: 35" Diameter: 10".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Mid Century Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1960's Danish turquoise and gold  textured porcelain table lamps with lacquered wood bases. Measurements: Height of body: 20" Height to shade rest: 30" Diameter a...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of French Mid Century Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish "totem form" pair of French table lamps date to the 1950s-1960s. Note: Shade dimensions are 12.50" top width x 15" bottom width x 11" depth. Note: Requires two Ed...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Earthenware, Fabric, Wood

  • Pair of French Mid Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Mid Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Mid Century Table Lamps
  • Pair of French Mid Century Table Lamps
H 30.25 in. W 15 in. D 11 in.
Pair of Mid Century Tulip Stemlite Lamps by Design Line in Nickel & White Glass
By Design Line, Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gorgeous matching pair of tulip form table lamps after Laurel Lamp Company These feature nickel plated cast aluminum bases with mouth blown frosted white glass shades. The price in...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Nickel, Aluminum

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps by Design Line in Orange & White Glass
By Laurel Lamp Company, Design Line
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome matching pair of table lamps in a conical mushroom form after Laurel Lamp Company. The lamp features a cast aluminum base with an orange powder coat and a mouth blown fros...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Pair of Mid Century Mushroom Table Lamps by Design Line in Black & White Glass
By Design Line, Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gorgeous matching pair of tulip form table lamps after Laurel Lamp company. These feature black powder coated cast aluminum bases with mouth blown frosted white glass shades. The p...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Mid Century Tulip Stemlite Lamps by Design Line in Brass & White Glass
By Design Line, Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gorgeous matching pair of Stemlite tulip form table lamps. These feature brass plated cast aluminum bases with mouth blown frosted white glass shades. The price includes the pair a...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Mid-Century brass and ceramic table lamps.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Aluminum Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mid-century aluminum lamps. Pair sleek, quiet modern lamps in aluminum newly rewired with black silk cords and switches. American, late 1960s lampshades are optional and not ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Pair of Modeline Lamps
By Modeline Lamp Co.
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Modeline lamps depicting doves of peace. Birds are on enamel on wood. Base measures 7" wide, 6" deep and 1.75" high. Wood portion excluding the base is 27.5" high. Total heig...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Enamel

  • Pair of Modeline Lamps
  • Pair of Modeline Lamps
  • Pair of Modeline Lamps
  • Pair of Modeline Lamps
H 33.5 in. W 7 in. D 6 in.
Pair of Laurel Lamp Co Lamps
By Laurel Lamp Company
Located in Norwalk, CT
Amazing pair of polished chrome lamps manufactured by Laurel Lamp Co. Swooping chrome body, on square black box stands with new black paper shades with silver interiors.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

  • Pair of Laurel Lamp Co Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamp Co Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamp Co Lamps
  • Pair of Laurel Lamp Co Lamps
H 36 in. Dm 16.5 in.
Pair of Mid Century Elephant Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1980's Italian woven rattan table lamps with bronze fittings. Measurements: Height of body: 27" Height to shade rest" 41" Length: 26" Depth: 10.5".
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Pair of Mid Century Elephant Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Elephant Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Elephant Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Elephant Table Lamps
H 27 in. W 26 in. D 10.5 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamp
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel painted with fitted with an E14 socket, made by Kamenicky Senov in the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamp
  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamp
  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamp
  • Pair of Mid-Century Table Lamp
H 9.45 in. Dm 5.91 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps by Design Line in Black & White Glass
By Laurel Lamp Company, Design Line
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome matching pair of table lamps in a conical mushroom form after Laurel Lamp Company. The lamp features a cast aluminum base with an black satin powder coat and a mouth blown...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Pair of Mid Century Tulip Mushroom Lamps by Design Line in Yellow & White Glass
By Laurel Lamp Company, Design Line
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gorgeous matching pair of tulip form table lamps after the Laurel Lamp company. These feature yellow powder coated cast aluminum bases with mouth blown frosted white glass shades. ...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1950's ceramic table lamps. Measurements: Height of body: 17" Height to shade rest: 28" (adjustable) Diameter: 8.5".
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern lamps features matching shades and Stand high at 64 inches. These lamps will make a great addition to any home or office space. Please confir...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Lamp Bases
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid-twentieth century cream glazed ceramic lamps, with faux tree bark surfaces and set upon painted tole bases. Shades not included.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps by Design Line in Green & White Glass
By Laurel Lamp Company, Design Line
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome matching pair of table lamps in a conical mushroom form after Laurel Lamp Company. The lamp features a cast aluminum base with a green powder coat and a mouth blown froste...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps by Design Line in Yellow & White Glass
By Laurel Lamp Company, Design Line
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome matching pair of table lamps in a conical mushroom form after Laurel Lamp Company. The lamp features a cast aluminum base with a yellow powder coat and a mouth blown frost...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Pair of Mid Century Shell Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1960’s Italian polished bronze shell table lamps. Measurements: Height of body 22" Diameter: 7" Base 4.25" square.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Pair of Mid Century Shell Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Shell Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Shell Lamps
  • Pair of Mid Century Shell Lamps
H 22 in. W 7 in. D 7 in.
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Midcentury Pair Of Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of midcentury pair of lamps available for sale. Each of these unique midcentury pair of lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. There are all kinds of midcentury pair of lamps available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Midcentury pair of lamps are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Laurel Lamp Company, Bergboms and Kamenicky Senov each produced beautiful midcentury pair of lamps that are worth considering.

How Much are Midcentury Pair Of Lamps?

Prices for midcentury pair of lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, midcentury pair of lamps begin at $250 and can go as high as $22,604, while the average can fetch as much as $2,149.

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.