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Midcentury Gio Ponti Style Italian Green Glass and Brass Table Lamp
By Gio Ponti
Located in Miami, FL
A very elegant Italian table lamp of blown Murano glass in a very rare color of slightly iridescent English green with a touch of blown clear glass containing gold inclusions and bra...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Amber Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 amber Quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height, 10.50 inches (27 cm...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Multicolor Quadriedri Table Lamp, Mariangela Model
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 Quadriedri Murano crystal multicolored prism for each lamp. Nickel metal frame. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimension...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Clear Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: late 20th century. Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height; 10.50 inches (27 cm) diame...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Quadriedri Table Lamp, Venini Style, Transparent and Smoked Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 transparent and smoked Quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) height, 10...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Good Vintage Condition and Fully Working, Slight Signs of Aging in the Structure
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 transparent and clear blue prism quadriedri for each lamp. Elegant object of furniture. Period: Late 20th century Dimensions: 15 inches (38 cm) ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Pair Italian Venetian Swirl Murano Glass Deco Lamps
By Lorin Marsh
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian / Murano Venetian swirl form smoke grey color art glass lamps in the Art Deco style with new polished nickel fittings and wiring.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Italian Brass Sputnik Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
An incredible accent lamp that has a unique presence. It can sit in a variety of positions allowing the light source to point in almost any direction.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Beautiful 1960 Murano Glass Table Lamp
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Original table lamp in Murano glass attributed to Barovier.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Italian Tall Clear Hand Blown Ribbed Murano Glass and Aluminum Neck Table Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
Italian tall clear hand blown feminine-shaped ribbed Murano glass table lamp. The top has an aluminum ribbed neck. In perfect working condition and uses a max. 60 watts light bulb....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

New Old Stock, Opaline Murano Glass Table Light by Cenedese Vetri, Italy 1960
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s This fantastic vintage table light was designe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Murano Glass Tall Lamps in the Style of Barovier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful pair of Murano glass table lamps in dark amber colour.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

New Old Stock, Large Opaline Murano Glass Table Desk Light Cenedese Vetri, 1960s
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s This fantastic vintage table light was designed ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

New Old Stock, Opaline Murano Glass "Rose" Table Desk Light Cenedese Vetri 1960s
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s Description: This fantastic vintage table ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Midcentury Murano Glass Fish Lamp
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Midcentury Lamp Large Murano Glass Fish with internal decoration. Wonderful handmade art glass with a three dimensional inner layer in lines of white “dust” below the outer surface g...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

  • Midcentury Murano Glass Fish Lamp
  • Midcentury Murano Glass Fish Lamp
  • Midcentury Murano Glass Fish Lamp
  • Midcentury Murano Glass Fish Lamp
H 21.66 in. Dm 4.34 in.
Crème White Library Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1949
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Very nice table lamp for desk or library with two shades and carved wooden shaft made by Stilnovo in 1949.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Crème White Library Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1949
  • Crème White Library Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1949
  • Crème White Library Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1949
  • Crème White Library Table Lamp by Stilnovo, 1949
H 13.78 in. W 13.78 in. D 5.52 in.
Midcentury Italian Plexi Glass Table Lamp
Located in Vilnius, LT
Italian table lamp is made of plated metal and transparent plexi glass. The lamp base is very heavy and stabile. This table lamp is perfect for office table lighting.      
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Midcentury Italian Plexi Glass Table Lamp
  • Midcentury Italian Plexi Glass Table Lamp
  • Midcentury Italian Plexi Glass Table Lamp
  • Midcentury Italian Plexi Glass Table Lamp
H 13.78 in. W 29.53 in. D 8.67 in.
Mid-Century Modern Pair of Venini Table Lamps "Tesutto" Murano Glass, circa 1970
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space age pair of table lamps by in hand blown clear and white 'Tessuto' technique Murano glass attributed to Venini, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Venini Table Lamps in Brass and Murano Glass
By La Murrina
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age pair of table lamps by in hand blown clear, white and black 'Tessuto' technique Murano glass attributed to Venini, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Italian Hand Blown Murano Glass and Chrome Table Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
We are presenting an Italian hand blown Murano glass table lamp with chrome base and chrome neck. It is wired for the U.S. and uses 2 max. 60 watts light bulbs. The bottom lights up...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Targetti Sankey Table Lamps, circa 1970
By Targetti Sankey
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age pair of table lamps in handblown clear and white Murano glass and chromed metal, manufactured by Targetti Sankey and still retaining the original labels, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Signed ´La Murrina´ Table Lamps, circa 1970
By La Murrina
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age pair of table lamps by in hand blown cream and black Murano glass, both bearing the 'La Murrina' seal and an original tag, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Targetti Sankey Flush Mounts or Table Lamps
By Targetti Sankey
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space Age pair of lamps in hand blown clear ¨Pulegoso¨ technique Murano glass chromed and lacquered (white) metal, manufactured by Targetti Sankey and still retaining the original la...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Cone Star-Shaped Table Lamps, Murano Amber Glass with Mercury Glass, Gold, Pair
By Alberto Donà
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Glamourous pair of tall table lamp from Alberto Donà in Murano. Glass is amber layered inside with mirror mercury glass technique. Result is a shiny gold color. Geometry of shape pla...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Mercury Glass, Murano Glass

Alberto Donà Pair of Cone Star-Shaped Table Lamps, Murano Mercury Glass
By Alberto Donà
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Fashionable pair of tall table lamp from Alberto Donà in Murano. Gray acciaio color layered inside with mirror mercury glass technique. Geometry of shape plays well with light reflec...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Mercury Glass, Murano Glass

Contemporary Pair of Lamps Cubic Murano Glass and Brass
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Huge pair of contemporary table lamps cubic pressed Murano glass block. Few exclusive production from a small Italian design workshop. In the style of Mazzega, Poliarte, Venini, Vist...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Contemporary Lamps Cubic Murano Glass and Brass
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Huge pair of contemporary table lamps cubic pressed Murano glass block and brass elements. Few exclusive production from a small Italian design workshop. In the style of Mazzega, Pol...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Contemporary Pair of Lamps Cubic Murano Glass and Brass
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Huge pair of contemporary table lamps cubic pressed Murano glass block. Few exclusive production from a small Italian design workshop. In the style of Mazzega, Poliarte, Venini, Vist...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Alberto Donà, Deco Table Lamps, Rigadin Gold Leaf Spheres, Black Accents, Pair
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Pair of tall table lamps from Alberto Donà in Murano. Glass spheres are in rigadin, with gold leaf applied before blowing. Spacers and base are in pure black, which is a specialty o...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf

Exceptional Murano Glass Table Lamp by Lino Tagliapietra for Effetre 1980s Italy
By Lino Tagliapietra, Effetre International Company
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare, large Mid-Century Modern Murano glass table lamp. Designed by Lino Tagliapietra for Effetre International Company, Italy, 1980s. This table lamp is executed in thi...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Table Lamp by Alfredo Barbini, Italy, 1970
By Alfredo Barbini, Murano 5
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A beautiful glass table lamp, designed and signed by Alfredo Barbini, made in Italy. This wonderful piece is made of the highest quality textured glass in a nice geometric shape. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Murano Midcentury Swirled Pink Glass Italian Table Lamp, 1970s
By Murano 5
Located in BUDAPEST, HU
Lamp is from 1970s in original unused excellent condition. Original functioning wiring, cable and thumb switch on cable.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Vintage Fontana Arte Style Murano Glass Table or Nightstand Lamp, Italy, 1950s
By Fontana Arte
Located in BUDAPEST, HU
Fontana Arte style nightstand or table lamp in original condition. Rewiring checked and in working condition.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Fontana Arte Style Murano Glass Shade Table or Nightstand Lamp, Italy, 1950s
By Fontana Arte
Located in BUDAPEST, HU
Fontana Arte style nightstand or table lamp in original condition. Rewiring checked and in working condition.    
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Camer Glass Italian Table Lamp
By Camer Glass
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1960s Italian table lamp made by Camer Glass. Shade for photography only. Height to light socket 25''.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Camer Glass Italian Table Lamp
  • Camer Glass Italian Table Lamp
  • Camer Glass Italian Table Lamp
  • Camer Glass Italian Table Lamp
H 33 in. W 8.75 in. D 6 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern glass table lamp in elongated shape atop a circular wooden base. The piece is in great vintage condition with some minor age-related wear to the bottom of ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass, Wood

1960s Italian Murano Glass Table Lamp
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in London, GB
A beautiful vintage table lamp, made in Murano, Italy. This dates from the 1960s-1970s, it has a beautiful design and color, it is extremely well made. The blown glass has a green / ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

  • 1960s Italian Murano Glass Table Lamp
  • 1960s Italian Murano Glass Table Lamp
  • 1960s Italian Murano Glass Table Lamp
  • 1960s Italian Murano Glass Table Lamp
H 17 in. W 10 in. D 7 in.
Murano Glass Table Lamp, Italy 1960s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in New York, NY
Elegant twisted Murano glass rod table lamp with brass accents. Shade is for photographic purposes.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Italian Mid Century Pearlescent Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single circa 1950's Italian hand-blown pearlescent glass table lamp. Measurements: Height of body: 23.75" Height to shade rest: 32" Diameter at widest: 7".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass and Marble Lamps
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful pair of Italian Hollywood Regency glass and marble table lamps. The glass on this pair of vintage lamps may be murano glass. These Italian glass and marble lamps are most l...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Marble

1960s Italian Ribbed Glass Table Lamp
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in New York, NY
Cream ribbed-glass table lamp with antiqued brass hardware. Italy, circa 1960. Rewired for U.S. use; uses one standard U.S.bulb, 75 watts max. Includes white paper drum shade. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Mid-Century Modern Italian Crackled Glass Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-century modern style table lamp with stacked Italian crackled glass elements. The lamp is in great vintage condition, with some loss to the color coating inside of the glass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Tall Orange Murano Barovier Italian Glass Table Lamp
By Mabro Murano
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful Italian midcentury, Murano table lamp in orange with bubbles glass lampshade not included, perfect working condition, 29" tall from bottom to top of the socket. And 7" in d...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Italian Table Lamp in Opal Glass and Wood and Brass
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Milano, IT
Large Italian table lamp from the 1950s. The lamp has an oval shaped opal glass light cover with a single central light. The lamp has a painted wood structure with brass inserts. The...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Murano Glass Italian Mid-Century Modern Amber Table Lamp
Located in Weesp, NL
Gorgeous 1960s amber colored glass table lamp made in Murano, Italy. The lamp is in very good condition. We had a new shade made with a shiny gold material which gives it that extra...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Eglomise Glass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian 1940/50s black cylindrical églomisé glass table lamps with classical figures of a man and lady on a round gilt wood base (PRICED AS Pair)
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20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Glass, Giltwood

Mid-Century Italian Murano Art Glass Purple Table Lamp
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-century Italian murano art glass purple table lamp.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Mid Century Table Lamp Milk Glass Aluminum Italian Design 1960s
Located in Palermo, IT
Particular table lamp with 1 light E27 in enamelled aluminum that supports a half-sphere diffuser in milky glass. A satin aluminum accessory is screwed above the diffuser. Made in It...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Italian Mid-Century Murano Smoked Bubble Glass Chalice Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Italian mid century murano chalice shaped smoked blown bubble glass table lamp / torchiere with a convex base and tapered glass shade. (MURANO).  
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini White Glass Table Lamp, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Iconic Italian Venini table lamp in white glass with art glass stripes.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini White Glass table Lamp, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Iconic Italian Venini table lamp in white glass with art glass stripes.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Pair of Tall Mid-Century Modern Italian Glass Table Lamps
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of tall Italian midcentury, hand blown lamps in amber glass. Simple, elegant design. Lamps have vertical panels in a bottle form. Shades are excellent and appear to be original,...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern glass table lamps, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Mid-Century Vistosi Iridescent Glass Globe Table Lamp 70s Italy
By Vistosi
Located in Palermo, IT
Gorgeous Pop Art table lamp with white glass base and upper globe in transparent iridescent glass. Both the top and bottom diffuse a suggestive light. In style of Vistosi, 70s Italy....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern White Murano Art Glass Table Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Italian Mid-Century Modern white Murano art glass table lamp on a round thick Lucite base. Lamp has been newly rewired and has a Lucite finial.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lucite, Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass Mushroom Table Lamp, 1970s
By Maestri Muranesi
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
Large mushroom-shaped table lamp, handcrafted by the Murano Masters, made of Murano glass "Incamiciato", white and transparent multi-layered glass. " If you like it please make your...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pink Swirl Murano Glass Italy Table Lamp
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted Murano glass, midcentury pink swirl table lamp, circa 1970s and made in Italy. It is wired for US and in working order. The lampshade is not original.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Mottled Frosted Glass Lamp, Italy
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern white mottled frosted Murano style glass table lamp. This Vistosi style lamp features four sculptural curved spheres mounted on a chrome base. lampshade not includ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Marbro 1950s Italian Seguso Murano Glass Pineapple Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Marbro 1950s Italian Seguso Murano glass pineapple table lamp.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Italian Murano Tall Table Lamp, Italy Mid Century
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
Stunning midcentury 1950s-1960s tall Italian Murano art glass table lamp. Made in Italy. Gorgeous color of burnt orange or pumpkin colored art glass. Still retains original "made in ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Metal

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Table Lamps Glass Mid Century Italy For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic table lamps glass mid century Italy available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, metal and murano glass, every table lamps glass mid century Italy was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a table lamps glass mid century Italy, we have 3669 options in-stock, while there are 154 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer table lamps glass mid century Italy, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each table lamps glass mid century Italy bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made table lamps glass mid century Italy has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Barovier&Toso, Fontana Arte and Carlo Nason are consistently popular.

How Much is a Table Lamps Glass Mid Century Italy?

The average selling price for a table lamps glass mid century Italy at 1stDibs is $2,625, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $54,890 for the highest priced.

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.