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Folk Art Floor Lamps

FOLK ART STYLE

Folk art is a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Antique, new and vintage folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, duck decoys, portraiture and paintings, carnival art and quilts.

Quilts are a quintessential part of American folk art but their roots are international, with quilting dating back to Ancient Egypt. The practice spread to Europe and was especially prominent in the Middle Ages, with one of the oldest surviving examples being the Tristan quilt made in Sicily in the 14th century. They were made as bedcovers and clothing, including as a layer for knights to wear beneath their armor. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

Elsewhere, the vast range of work associated with Mexican folk art includes masks made by Mexican craftspeople for traditional celebrations and ceremonial dances. Mexican masks are part of the country’s folk-art traditions that go back thousands of years and play a role in festivals and theater.

Works in the folk art tradition are valuable because of the skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of antique, new and vintage folk art on 1stDibs.

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Style: Folk Art
Tatupeba Floor Lamp GOLDEN BROWN in Natural Palm Fiber - EU plug typ C
Located in São Paulo, BR
Prized as the best work of its category in the Novos Talentos Brasileiros (New Brazilian Talents) Award in 2020, now comes in a new version as a floor lamp. the Tatubepa lamp is a p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Sheet Metal

Folk Art floor lamp , natural parts from pinewood
Located in Vantaa, FI
This Folk art lamp is unique floor lamp every part is made from old pinewood parts, branch and burl parts, shade has been large burl. All parts are possible to dismantle, parts are n...
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20th Century Finnish Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Wood

Tatupeba Floor Lamp BLACK in Natural Palm Fiber - EU plug typ C
Located in São Paulo, BR
Prized as the best work of its category in the Novos Talentos Brasileiros (New Brazilian Talents) Award in 2020, now comes in a new version as a floor lamp. the Tatubepa lamp is a p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Sheet Metal

Unusual Folk Art, Bespoke Billiard Themed Floor Lamp, 8-Ball, Modernist
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual Folk Art, Bespoke Billiard Themed floor lamp.. 8-ball. Modernist, que sticks, Hand crafted, Shade measuring 16" in diameter.
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1940s American Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Brass

Hammered Brass Folk Art Modernist Floor Lamp
Located in San Mateo, CA
Amateur craftsman made modernist floor lamp. The lamp is a little arts and crafts, art deco and machine age combined. A great imaginative form, the lamp is made of found brass pieces...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Brass

Architecual Element Lamp w/ Floral Ticking Shade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Zinc Architecual Element lamp w/ Floral Ticking shade Lamp with Shade H 64 Lamp Base 9 x 11 x 45 H Shade top: 14.5 Dia shade bottom: 22 Dia.
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20th Century American Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Zinc

Vintage Cholla Cactus Skeleton Floor Lamp
Located in Forney, TX
A unique and interesting cholla cactus skeleton turned floor lamp, freestanding, hand-crafted, this charming piece of American Southwest folk art is sure...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Organic Material

Spanish Folk Art Floor Standing Standard Lamp
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Spanish Folk Art floor standing standard lamp A traditionally turned, carved and painted piece from Spain. This wooden lamp stands on a square ba...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Softwood

Impressive Ceramic Floor or Table Lamp in Mystic and Majestic Mayan Style
Located in Doornspijk, NL
This eye catching floor or table lamp in Mayan style truly is an impressive piece. Its foot is a large ceramic statue of a queen and her child, or a king ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Ceramic, Suede, Velvet

1930s Austin 10 Grille with Lucas King of the Road Head Lights
By Herbert Austin
Located in Søborg, DK
1930s Austin 10 Grille with Lucas King of the road head lights. Mounted onto a cast iron base and converted with LED lights. Original paint and with an overall great patina to the pa...
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1930s English Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Chrome, Iron

Large French Folk Art Wrought Iron Floor Lamp
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
One-of-a-kind, large floor lamp, entirely handmade out of iron, which has been wrought into hundreds of spirals then assembled together to form the structure of the lamp.
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20th Century French Folk Art Floor Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

Art Deco Era Folk Art Floor Lamp
Located in Fulton, CA
An Art Deco era floor lamp comprised of scrap pieces of various woods. A one-of-a kind Folk Art creation. Stands 69.63 inches tall. Original finish and condition. Vintage lamp shade ...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Floor Lamps

Materials

Scrap Wood

Dachshund English 1960s Floor Lamp
Located in London, GB
Lovely folk art sausage dog floor lamp, great detail to the features. Rewired with bronze rope twisted silk flex. Delightful vintage light. Made in England in the 1960s.
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1960s British Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Wood

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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Flos Bespoke ‘Contract Project’ floor lamp.
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Located in Athens, Attiki
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1980s Italian Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Brass Palms Floor Lamp
Located in Paris, FR
Floor Lamp Brass Palms all made in solid brass in polished finish. On polished brass base. Also available in chrome finish, on request.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Brass

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Brass Palms Floor Lamp
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Maison Bagues “Palm Tree” Bronze Floor Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
Maison Bagues Bronze Floor Lamp, Palm tree form. US rewired 1 socket, 100 watt max bulb.
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1960s French Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Paavo Tynell Model 9602 Floor Lamp with Wicker Shade
Located in Glendale, CA
Paavo Tynell Model 9602 floor lamp with wicker shade. Originally designed by Paavo Tynell in 1935, this authorized GUBI re-edition is executed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Brass

Natural Maple Floor Lamp, Altmar II
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Altmar II floor lamp pairs a warm, curving disc of figured maple, with a spare, vertical form to hold its large shade. Brass hardware, black fabric-covered cord, trimless, and na...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Brass

FLOOR STANDING CARVED SHABBY CHIC PAiNTED LAMP WITH VINTAGE FLORAL SHADE
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this nice vintage French floor standing lamp painted in the shabby chic style with the original shade Ple...
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20th Century French Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Wood

Brass and Leather 'Hase BL' Floor Lamp by Kalmar - 'US' PLUG
Located in Utrecht, NL
Floor lamp 'Hase BL' originally designed in 1952 by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, executed in polished brass and partly wrapped in a tactile leather to serve as a grip...
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2010s Austrian Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Brass

Italian "Palm Tree" Floor Lamp in Brass
Located in London, GB
Precious "Palm Tree" Floor Lamps in brass in the style of Tommaso Barbi. The lamp boasts a glamorous polished brass finish with elegant curves and a divine, crinkled texture.
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1970s Italian Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Brass

Italian "Palm Tree" Floor Lamp in Brass
Italian "Palm Tree" Floor Lamp in Brass
H 88.19 in W 26.78 in D 11.42 in
Art Deco Floor Lamp
Located in Rebais, FR
Art Deco floor lamp with nickel finish bronze and lacquered wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Bronze

Art Deco Floor Lamp
Art Deco Floor Lamp
H 70.87 in Dm 21.66 in
Art Deco Floor Lamp
Located in Rebais, FR
Art Deco floor lamp with nickel finish and glass.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Brass

Art Deco Floor Lamp
Art Deco Floor Lamp
H 70.08 in Dm 18.51 in
Modernist Bobbin Floor Lamp
Located in Wembley, GB
A modernist bobbin-turned beech floor lamp in the manner of Charles Dudouyt. French, c. 1940s. Stock ref. #2279 Professionally re-wired to UK standards. New tapered calico shade in...
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1940s French Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Beech

Modernist Bobbin Floor Lamp
Modernist Bobbin Floor Lamp
H 70.08 in Dm 19.69 in
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Art Deco Era Folk Art Floor Lamp
Located in Fulton, CA
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Scrap Wood

Giant 8-Foot Tall Tree Trunk Mushroom Floor Lamp with Burl Knot Wood Shade
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Well Alice, you chased that white rabbit and it brought you here, to this colossal floor lamp where logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead. Nearly beyond description, but these three words come close. Magical, mystical, whimsical. This truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece is going to be excruciatingly hard to let go. Everyone at FMV is already getting depressed and sentimental just thinking about it being sold and taken away. The prehistoric looking lampshade is actually a 3-foot wide, solid burl knot. This naturally formed, bell shaped wood formation...
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1970s American Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Metal

Dachshund English 1960s Floor Lamp
Located in London, GB
Lovely folk art sausage dog floor lamp, great detail to the features. Rewired with bronze rope twisted silk flex. Delightful vintage light. Made in England in the 1960s.
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1960s British Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Wood

Dachshund English 1960s Floor Lamp
Dachshund English 1960s Floor Lamp
H 60.63 in W 10.63 in D 10.63 in
Tall Unusual French Conservatory Painted Toleware Floor Lamp
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A tall unusual French conservatory painted toleware floor lamp. The theme of this lamp is a bamboo tree, and it will give a pleasant light and l...
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Early 20th Century French Folk Art Floor Lamps

Large 19th Century Blue And White Delft Floor Lamp
Located in Copenhagen, K
Large 19th Century Blue And White Delft Floor Lamp Delft floor lamp on wooden base. Probably converted from a candelabra into floor lamp.
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19th Century Dutch Antique Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Wood, Delft

Large 19th Century Blue And White Delft Floor Lamp
Large 19th Century Blue And White Delft Floor Lamp
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Safari Motif Lamp Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Unusual hand-carved base with the figure of a dog.
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Mid-20th Century South African Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Wood

Safari Motif Lamp Table
Safari Motif Lamp Table
H 59 in W 10 in D 12 in
Colorful French Broken Plate "Pique Assiette" Mosaic Floor Lamp, circa 1940
Located in Houston, TX
Curious and colorful one of a kind, handmade lamp made from pieces of vintage and antique china and figurines. Round centre post on a square base. Has figural and animal statues atta...
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1940s French Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Ceramic, Pottery

Unique 1940's Folk Art Shell Floor Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very unique 1940's Folk Art shell floor lamp. Many different colors of grout, Blue, Green, Mustard, Cream and light Blue. Different styles of shells and sizes applied in rows all o...
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1940s American Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Shell

Early 20th Century Copper and Brass Floor Lamp with Metal Shade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique proportions and plated in copper, this lamp has a plaster filled base for support. Newly rewired.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Brass, Copper

Elegant carved wood floor lamp with frosted glass shade
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An elegant carved wood floor lamp with a frosted glass shade. It is well done with a nice stained finish.
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1960s Vintage Folk Art Floor Lamps

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Wood

Folk Art floor lamps for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique folk art floor lamps for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage floor lamps created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include lighting, folk art and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, wood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Folk Art floor lamps made in a specific country, there are Europe, North America, and United States pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original floor lamps, popular names associated with this style include and Valter Costa Lima. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for floor lamps differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $750 and tops out at $29,950 while the average work can sell for $3,500.

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