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Early and Large Poul Henningsen Pendant 5/5 Pat, Appl, in Copper, Denmark, 1928
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
POUL HENNINGSEN & LOUIS POULSEN, SCANDINAVIAN MODERN Large PH Pendant 5/5 in copper and brass, designed by Poul Henningsen and manufactured by Louis Poulsen. Early model. Stam...
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Vintage 1920s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Poul Henningsen Table Lamp, 1927, Pat. Appl
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Early and rare Poul Henningsen 4/3 table lamp. Designed 1927 and made at Louis Poulsen, Denmark, 1927-1928. Brass and original red and bronze copper shades. Marked 'Pat. Appl.'.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Poul Henningsen Table Lamp, 1927, Pat. Appl
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Early and rare Poul Henningsen 4/3 table lamp. Designed 1927 and made at Louis Poulsen, Denmark, 1927-1928. Brass and original red and bronze copper shades. Marked 'Pat. Appl.' For...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Large Poul Henningsen 5/5 Copper Pendant, Stamped "Pat. Appl."
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Early Poul Henningsen 5/5 pendant with copper shades and nickel-plated fitment. Designed by Poul Henningsen and manufactured by Louis Poulsen, Denmark ca. 1928, stamped Pat. App...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Early Poul Henningsen 4/3 Table Lamp, Stamped "Pat. Appl."
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Henningsen 4/3 table lamp with top shade of green painted copper, middle and lower shade of white opal glass. Stand, switch- and sockethouse of browned brass Designed 19...
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Vintage 1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Copper

Poul Henningsen PH4/3 Table Lamp, Stampled "Pat. Appl"
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in San Francisco, CA
PH4/3, table lamp with brass stand, contact box as well as top disc and screw, cast shade holder, original 4/3 white-lacquered copper shade set. Stamped pat. appl. (highly valued to ...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Copper

Poul Henningsen PH 4/3 Table Lamp, Pat Appl. 1927
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Henningsen 4/3 table lamp with shades of original white opal glass. Stand, switch and sockethouse of browned brass. Designed 1927 and manufactured by Louis Poulsen 1927-1928...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Poul Henningsen 4/3 Table Lamp, Pat. Appl
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rare Poul Henningsen 4/3 table lamp of patinated brass with thick switch house. Black/red switch. Top shade of original green/gold copper, middle and lower shade of original one l...
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Vintage 1920s Table Lamps

Poul Henningsen 'PH', Early Table Light, 4/3 Amber Shades, Pat. Appl, 1929
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in New York, NY
Poul Henningsen (1894 Ordrup, Denmark 1967) Table light, special commission 4/3 amber shades Frame with three cast iron legs marked "Pat. Appl" Manufactured by Louis Poulsen, Copenha...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

Poul Henningsen, 4/4 Rare Brass Pendant White Frosted Shades, Pat Appl, ca. 1926
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in New York, NY
Poul Henningsen (1894 Ordrup Denmark - 1967) Extremely Rare 4/4 Pendant White frosted shades Brass socket holder; metal frame, stamped: PAT APPL. Manufactured by Louis Poulsen, Denm...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass

Poul Pat Appl For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the poul pat appl you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each poul pat appl for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and copper. There are many kinds of the poul pat appl you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A poul pat appl is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Scandinavian Modern and Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one poul pat appl that is appealing in its simplicity, but Poul Henningsen and Louis Poulsen produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Poul Pat Appl?

A poul pat appl can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $19,000, while the lowest priced sells for $13,500 and the highest can go for as much as $34,391.

poul-henningsen Biography and Important Works

The name Poul Henningsen is synonymous with the best and most innovative modern Scandinavian lighting. The Danish designer created a signature vocabulary of fixtures with tiered and layered shades in sculptural arrangements that are at once naturalistic and geometric. 

Henningsen grew up in a town on the outskirts of Copenhagen and studied architecture at the Technical University of Denmark. He would become a noted art critic, journalist and screenwriter, but his first love was lighting design. Henningsen’s childhood home was illuminated by oil lamps. When his family switched to electrified lighting, he was alarmed and repelled by the harsh glare cast by an incandescent bulb, and in his late teens he began conducting quasi-scientific experiments to measure which materials and methods best diffused or reflected light to give it a warm brightness. His work came to the attention of the lighting-fixtures firm Louis Poulsen, which sponsored the development of a prototype lamp. The design won a gold medal at the 1925 Paris Expositions Internationales des Arts Decóratifs et Industriels Modernes — from which the term Art Deco derives. The lamp, whose three-part shade is said to be inspired by the arrangement of a dinner plate atop a soup bowl atop a teacup, became the basis for Henningsen’s most successful design, the PH 4/3 desk lamp.

All told, Henningsen would design some 100 lighting fixtures in his career. Some of his most notable creations are hanging lamps, which include the “Septima” (1929), a pendant composed of seven graduated frosted-glass layers; the “Spiral” (1942), made of a single ribbon of enameled aluminum; and the “Artichoke” (1958), whose 70 glass or metal fins in a staggered and graduated arrangement on a central steel frame resemble those of its namesake. The last is likely Henningsen’s masterwork and an icon of mid-20th-century design. Like all Henningsen lighting designs, it is striking, sculptural and — thanks to his insistence on the primacy of the quality of the light cast — superbly functional.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

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

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

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

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

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

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