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Italy Dining Chairs & Table, Old America, country , White color painted
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian early 20th Century Old America country dining chairs and rectangular table, white painted in good conditions. We can sell the chairs and the table separately Measures cm: ta...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Country Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

White Mid-Century Modern Ellipse Shaped Brass and Enamel Table Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Ellipse shaped enamel and brass table lamp. Lamp is newly re-wired.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Enamel

Tomado Chrome Table Lamp
By Tomado
Located in New York, NY
Pill-shaped chrome table lamp, manufactured by Tomado. This sculptural lamp throws off interesting shadow play. Wired to US standards.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

  • Tomado Chrome Table Lamp
  • Tomado Chrome Table Lamp
  • Tomado Chrome Table Lamp
  • Tomado Chrome Table Lamp
H 7 in. Dm 5.5 in.
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

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

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

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

Chinoiserie Porcelain Gilt Floral Ginger Jar Hand-Painted Table Lamp, Monumental
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous and monumental gilt hand painted floral Porcelain chinoiserie ginger jar wired as lamp. Lovely scale and proportions. Genius use of color.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Tommaso Barbi Midcentury Poplar Briar and Chrome Italian Table Lamp, 1970s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Roma, IT
Italian table lamp by Tommaso Barbi with original label. Produced in Italy in the 1970s. This splendid lamp is made of poplar briar and mounts two bulbs with E 27 attachment. T...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair Of Orange Ellipse-Shaped Resin Table Lamps On Thick Lucite Base
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Pair of heavy orange ellipse-shaped resin table lamps on thick Lucite base.              
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Resin, Lucite

"Classic" Lamp by Victoria Morris for Lawson-Fenning
By Victoria Morris
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Classic" lamp by Victoria Morris for Lawson-Fenning.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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

Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Studio Pottery lamp with brass harp and finial. Shade included. Offered by Neal Beckstedt
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
H 11.75 in. Dm 5 in.
French Midcentury Brass and Reverse Painted Glass Console / Sofa Table, Baguès
By Maison Baguès
Located in New York, NY
Sober, French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical console attributed to Maison Baguès in solid brass with a smoked glass top partially reverse painted to form a wide rectangular band in ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Brass

Dada Industrial Design Mid-Century Modern Italian Steel Dining Table, 1970s
By Dada Industrial Design
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Extremely rare dining table designed by the iconic Italian company Dada industrial design, manufacturer of high-design furniture. The structure is in steel, shiny parts and opaque pa...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Crystal, Brass, Steel

Dining Table in the Style of Allessandro Albrizzi
By Alessandro Albrizzi
Located in Brussels, BE
Dining table or desk in the style of Allessandro Albrizzi. In brass and top glass, circa 1970 in perfect condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

  • Dining Table in the Style of Allessandro Albrizzi
  • Dining Table in the Style of Allessandro Albrizzi
  • Dining Table in the Style of Allessandro Albrizzi
  • Dining Table in the Style of Allessandro Albrizzi
H 29.53 in. W 78.75 in. D 39.38 in.
Rectangular Rosewood Extendable Dining Table in Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Rosewood rectangular table comes from Denmark in the 1960s. In excellent condition, after the wood renovation process. It has one additional inserts that allow it to unfold up to 220...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

Pace Collection "Pac Man" Dining Table by Leon Rosen
By Pace Collection, Leon Rosen
Located in Chicago, IL
"Pac Man" dining table designed by Leon Rosen for Pace collection marble core with stainless steel shell. Glass top could be added to allow additional seating.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Michael Taylor for Baker 1960s Maple & Burl Dining Table
By Michael Taylor
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Stunning dining table by Michael Taylor for Baker dining table, circa early 1960s. This example has lacquered maple cabriolet legs and detailing with beautifully grained inset burl. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Maple, Burl

1940s Brown Cork and Mahogany Dining Table by Paul Frankl
By Johnson Furniture Co., Paul Frankl
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Elegant dining table with cork top by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Company, America, circa 1940, professionally reworked by our workshop. The base is made of mahogany, a very da...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Dining Table in the Style of Nerone Patuzzi, Italy, 1960s
By Nerone and Patuzzi
Located in Greding, DE
Dining room table with a brass frame base with an rectangular steel element in its centre. Both sides of it are decorated with an abstract metal ornament, showing different surface t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass, Steel

10 Ft Hans Wegner Drop-Leaf Dining Table Model AT-314
By Andreas Tuck, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Large drop leaf dining table designed by Hans Wegner and manufactured Andreas Tuck. Denmark, 1950s. Teak top and legs with brass stretchers. Table measures 10 feet when fully extende...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Square Extendable Art Deco Dining Table with Two-Burl Walnut Pedestals
Located in Miami, FL
Square extendable Art Deco dining table with two-burl walnut pedestals and two hidden leafs to make it a large table The table has two leafs 23.60 in (each leaf). Total width e...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Dining Room Tables

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Burl

Paul McCobb for Calvin Dining Table with Brass X Cross Support, Customizable
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
Philippine Mahogany dining table with brass X stretcher between tapered legs, designed by Paul McCobb, part of his Irwin collection for Calvin. Includes two 15" extension leaves, len...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Italian Dining Rosewood Table with Black Steel Legs and Glass Top, 1950s
Located in Wolfurt, AT
This dining table was designed in the 1950s in Italy. It is made of rosewood with black steel legs and an auburn glass top. Feel free to contact us for more detailed pictures.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Steel

Paul McCobb for Calvin Dining Table with Brass X Cross Support Pick your Finish
By Paul McCobb, Calvin Furniture
Located in St. Louis, MO
Philippine Mahogany dining table with brass X stretcher between tapered legs, designed by Paul McCobb, part of his Irwin collection for Calvin. Includes two 12" extension leaves, len...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Midcentury Bamboo and Rattan Italian Foldable Table and Four Chairs, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful midcentury set, made of bamboo and rattan foldable table and four chairs. It is an Italian production of 1960s and the state of conservation is just excellent. The item ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Bamboo, Rattan, Glass

Oak Wooden and Brass Round Dining Table
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Superb dining table, oak wooden structure, brass feet brushed finishes. High quality, new item, never used.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Tables

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Brass

Edmond Spence Six Piece Mahogany Dinning Set for Industria Mueblera, S.A. 1950s
By Industria Mueblera Mexico, Edmond J. Spence
Located in Camden, ME
The Edmund Spence dining set for the Mexican manufacturer "Industria Mueblera, S.A.” circa 1958 consists of the following six pieces: An extraordinary extendable mahogany dining t...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Rush, Hardwood, Mahogany, Cocobolo

Mid Century Modern, Italian Large Desk, cons or entrance table by Roberto Poggi
Located in London, GB
Large desk, console or entrance table in walnut and mahogany. The legs are walnut and the top mahogany with a walnut banding. Designed by Roberto Poggi. This model did not go into ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Console Tables

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Wood

Exquisite Mid Century Swedish Modern Crystal Table Lamps
By Orrefors
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $1,600....Thick swirling clear crystal in a baluster form highlights this pair of Orrefors blown table lamps with stepped socle form silver nickel bases. Beautifully top...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Mid-century Light Box Display Pedestal
Located in Pasadena, CA
Illuminated, lightbox style display pedestal in teak. Perfect to showcase a sculpture or other work of art.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Pedestals

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Plexiglass, Teak

  •  Mid-century Light Box Display Pedestal
  •  Mid-century Light Box Display Pedestal
  •  Mid-century Light Box Display Pedestal
  •  Mid-century Light Box Display Pedestal
H 29 in. W 21.50 in. D 21.50 in.
Mid-20th Century Iron Console with Glass Top
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century lacquered iron console with glass top.
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Vintage 1950s French Console Tables

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Iron

1950s Nardini Oriental Motif Mid Century Modern Table Lamp
By Nardini Studios
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $675....Fine Japanese Lantern themed lamp. White glazed reticulated ceramic base is of a stylized Japanese lantern with tiled roof, six sided imperial trellis lattice wa...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-20th Century Extra Tall Iron Table Lamp with Custom Shade
By Ted Harris
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-20th century extra tall iron table lamp with custom shade Looks great on a low side table Dimensions: 46.75 in. to the top of the finial 38.5 in H to socket; 43.5 in. to t...
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

Mid-Century Modern Lucite and Brass Table Lamp with Reindeer Deer Card Holder
Located in West Hartford, CT
Glamorous midcentury Lucite and brass table lamp with sculpture of reindeer that holds business cards and the like, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Louis XV Style Giltwood Console Table, 19th Century with Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
Monumental Louis XV console table, heavily carved and a lovely pierced apron, Rising on cabriole kegs with stretcher, ending in scroll feet. Beautiful Gilt patina, gilt gesso over ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Console Tables

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Marble

French Classic Serving Table
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
French Classic serving table. 2 trays with mirror.
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Mid-20th Century French Serving Tables

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Brass

  • French Classic Serving Table
  • French Classic Serving Table
  • French Classic Serving Table
  • French Classic Serving Table
H 35.44 in. W 19.69 in. D 15.75 in.
Swedish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Ice Glass Lamp by Orrefors
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gorgeous hand blown crystal glass lamp with highly stylized hourglass form. The lamp features faceted ice glass design and has polished nickel hardware and fittings. Newly rewired an...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Crystal, Nickel

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

Passy Primo Table Lamp
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This small-scale lamp enhances shelves, small side tables or it fits about anywhere. The soft light which is diffused by the acrylic shade is accented by the reflection from the bras...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

  • Passy Primo Table Lamp
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp
H 9 in. Dm 7.5 in.
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

Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
By Jean Boris Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Petite table lamp by Boris Lacroix, brass frame with perforated, enameled hood with perforations, fully adjustable, can be used as a wall lamp.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
  • Boris Lacroix Table Lamp, 1950
H 10.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 4.25 in.
Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
By Jacques Biny
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful brass table lamp by Jacques Biny with wonderful patina, adjustable at the hood and the white bakelite ball joint.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
  • Jacques Biny Table Lamp, 1950
H 12.5 in. W 11 in. D 5.75 in.
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

Kamenický Šenov Design Table Lamp, 1980s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1980s - Maker: Kamenický Šenov - Good original condition - Marked by paper label.
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Vintage 1980s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This lamp was scaled to work perfectly as a desk lamp, bedside lamps, or on an end tables. The soft light which is diffused by the acrylic shade is accented by the reflection from t...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
  • Passy Primo Table Lamp, Large Model
H 18 in. W 16 in. D 9 in.
Midcentury Kamenický Šenov Design Table Lamp, 1980s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1980s - Maker: Kamenický Šenov - Perfect condition - Marked by paper label.
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Karl Springer Python Console on Brass Base, 1970s
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Striking console table designed and produced by Karl Springer in the mid-1970s. The top is covered in Python and the base is made of solid polished brass. Authentication by Tom Lange...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Brass

Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
By Deknudt
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Design metal and brass lamp with harmonious and precious lines. Prestigious and elegant
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
  • Design Chrome Metal and Brass Table Lamp
H 24.02 in. W 9.06 in. D 4.34 in.
Jasmin Table Lamp by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stylish table lamp is a nice blend of the basic midcentury elements, brass, acrylic and black enamel. This midcentury inspired lamp provides a beautiful light. The details of t...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Jasmin Table Lamp by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stylish table lamp is a nice blend of the basic midcentury elements, brass, acrylic and black enamel. This midcentury inspired lamp provides a beautiful light. The details of t...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Vintage French Brass Table Lamp with Bird Figure by Maison Charles
By Maison Charles
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage French table lamp with brass bird and floral elements on wooden base colored with glossy black colour, by Maison Charles. Lamp is with the new made satin finish black color ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Petite Midcentury Rupert Nikoll Brass Nightstand Table Lamp, 1950s, Austria
By Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant petite Rupert Nikoll solid brass nightstand or table lamp. Fully working rewired and tested condition with lovely patina. One Edison E27 socket. The lamp works on 220V and 11...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Marble-Table Lamp by Georges Mathias
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Beige marbled table lamp by Belgian artist Georges Mathias with etched brass plaque. Signed Georges Mathias.
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Hillebrand UFO Midcentury Table Desk Lamp, 1960s, Germany
By Hillebrand, Heinz Pfaender
Located in Vienna, AT
Iconic midcentury desk lamp designed by Heinz G. Pfaender in the late 1960s for "Leuchtfabrik Hillebrand". Heavy table lamp with chrome handle and a dark chocolate shade provides a s...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Vintage French Brass Table Lamp with Palm Figures by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage French table lamp with brass palm floral decor by Maison Jansen. It includes 3 pieces of E27 bulbs.   
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Passy Table Lamp, Small Model by Bourgeois Boheme
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury inspired table lamp. The brass shade creates a nice indirect lighting source with a soft down light and a small up-light. The structure has an enamel finish. The light use...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

1950s White Aluminum Table Lamp by Ilmari Tapiovaara
By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Hienoterä, Paavo Tynell
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
White lacquered aluminum table lamp by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Finland, 1955. Ilmari Tapiovaara floor lamp in white lacquered aluminum with brass details. The white circular metal piec...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Aluminum

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Dining Tables Mid Century For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the dining tables mid century you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each dining tables mid century for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and brass. If you’re shopping for a dining tables mid century, we have 48411 options in-stock, while there are 1188 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect dining tables mid century — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A dining tables mid century is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. Laurel Lamp Company, Knoll and Gordon & Jane Martz each produced at least one beautiful dining tables mid century that is worth considering.

How Much is a Dining Tables Mid Century?

The average selling price for a dining tables mid century at 1stDibs is $2,400, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $361,848 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.