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Unusual Glass Lamp by Daum
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual, glass block lamp by Daum, France, 1970's.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

  • Unusual Glass Lamp by Daum
  • Unusual Glass Lamp by Daum
  • Unusual Glass Lamp by Daum
  • Unusual Glass Lamp by Daum
H 11 in. W 7.5 in. D 2.25 in.
Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, Circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This table lamp is made of ceramic and yellow glass incrustations. This is a French Work, circa 1970.   
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Glass

  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, Circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, Circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, Circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, Circa 1970
H 16.54 in. W 10.24 in. D 10.04 in.
Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This unusual lamp is made of ceramic and yellow glass. This is a French work, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Art Glass

  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
H 16.54 in. W 9.85 in. D 10.24 in.
Unusual Beaded Glass Vases with Lamp Application
Located in Long Island City, NY
Variable sized glass beads adorn these champagne colored vases with lamp application. While the vases are the same size, the pattern of the glass bead application varies. The vases...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Table Lamps

Unusual Mid-Century Modern "C" Shape Table Lamp with Glass Globes Shades
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern white lacquer table lamp with frosted glass globes shades.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Pair of Unusual Textured Glass Cylinder Lamps with Custom Shades
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of unusual textured glass cylinder lamps with custom shades, circa 1980. Rewired with custom black silk shades. The transparent top piece of the columns lets the light through t...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Unusual Textured Glass Cylinder Lamps with Custom Shades
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of unusual textured glass cylinder lamps with custom shades, circa 1980. Rewired with custom black silk shades. The transparent top piece of the columns lets the light through t...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Unusual German Modernist 'Moon' Hybrid Table or Wall Lamp
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Designed and manufactured anonymously during the 1950s by a German Craftsman this dual-purpose table light or sconce constructed of an opaline glass shade and lacquered oak frame com...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Opaline Glass, Oak

Unusual Six Globe Chrome Disc Mid Century Modern Table Lamp Symmetrical
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Unusual Mid-Century Modern six globe table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Unusual Pair of Vintage Amber Murano and Brass Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exquisite pair of vintage amber Murano and brass lamps, circa 1960s. Wonderful scale and form. Fabulous jewelry! Excellent restored condition. Rewired using clear cord, new three-...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Unusual Glass Ball Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Chromed Steel Circular Tray Supporting Illuminated Glass Spheres of Varying Sizes. Rare Form, Extremely Well Made.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

  • Unusual Glass Ball Table Lamp
  • Unusual Glass Ball Table Lamp
  • Unusual Glass Ball Table Lamp
  • Unusual Glass Ball Table Lamp
H 12 in. W 15.5 in. D 13.75 in.
Unusual table lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual table lamp. Rewired, shade included.
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Vintage 1930s French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Unusual table lamp
  • Unusual table lamp
  • Unusual table lamp
  • Unusual table lamp
H 28 in. Dm 8 in.
Unusual Pair of Murano Glass Table Lamps
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Pair of sputnik table lamps in brass and long black Murano glass drops, square brass and glass, 8 lights
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Unusual Folded Glass Lamp
Located in North Miami, FL
Molded glass lamp which appears to be folded and molten. Rich hues of green mixed with brown and cream, this lamp has a wonderful fluidity to it. Base and top are wood in high gloss ...
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20th Century American Table Lamps

  • Unusual Folded Glass Lamp
  • Unusual Folded Glass Lamp
  • Unusual Folded Glass Lamp
  • Unusual Folded Glass Lamp
H 33.5 in. Dm 8 X 8 in.
Unusual Midcentury Table Lamp
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
This small table lamp, made of two thick glass sections — the one on top housing a standard light bulb — with its card motif was probably intended for use on a game table.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

  • Unusual Midcentury Table Lamp
  • Unusual Midcentury Table Lamp
  • Unusual Midcentury Table Lamp
  • Unusual Midcentury Table Lamp
H 12 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Unusual Hand-Painted Frosted Glass Crescent Shape Table Lamp
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual, Mid-Century Modern, table lamp in the manner of Tommi Parzinger features a crescent shaped base with brass and mahogany stems that house four funnel shaped, frosted white gl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

An Unusual Italian Table Lamp
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual Italian table lamp, attributed to Arteluce.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • An Unusual  Italian Table Lamp
  • An Unusual  Italian Table Lamp
  • An Unusual  Italian Table Lamp
  • An Unusual  Italian Table Lamp
H 9 in. W 12 in. D 7 in.
Unusual 1960s Murano Glass "Egg" Lamp
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An unusual variation of the classic Murano Lamp, this example comprises a floating, "a canne", half oval-shaped dome supported by a heavy brass base. Exceptional quality with ceramic...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Unusual Frosted Glass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of unusual frosted glass lamps with polished nickel details. Three pairs available. Sold by the pair.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Unusual Inky Black Murano Table Lamp
Located in Houston, TX
Fabulous vintage Murano lamp body newly mounted with thick Lucite base and polished nickel fittings. Glass is truly black, deep and dramatic. No shade included. Original foil label...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Glass, Lucite

  • Unusual Inky Black Murano Table Lamp
  • Unusual Inky Black Murano Table Lamp
  • Unusual Inky Black Murano Table Lamp
  • Unusual Inky Black Murano Table Lamp
H 18 in. Dm 7 in. L 18 in.
Unusual Vintage Pair of Blue Murano Glass Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Italian Design, very unusual pair of Venetian Murano glass lamps in a very rare blue color, by Aureliano Toso, on black Murano glass base
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Unusual Pair of Brass and Murano Glass Lamps
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Nice pair of lamps made of layered brass discs ended by a Murano glass collar. The lamps are toped by a sculpted brass part that sit on the top of the lamp shades. Small traces on th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This unusual lamp is made of ceramic and yellow glass. This is a French work, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Art Glass

  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
  • Unusual Ceramic and Yellow Glass Lamp, circa 1970
H 16.54 in. W 9.85 in. D 10.24 in.
Unusual and gracious 40’s Venetian table lamp
Located in New York, NY
A gracious, epergne style, white blown glass lamp from the Venetian tradition of Murano. Controlled bubbles inside the white glass. Gold glass flowers and leaves applied in two par...
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Vintage 1940s Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass

Black and Gold Unusual Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Pasadena, CA
This unusual ceramic table lamp has an arresting, strong design that is emphasized by the size of this piece. The ceramic base features spherical body with gold-rimmed cutouts and fo...
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Vintage 1960s North American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Glass, Linen, Paint

Unusual Leather and Glass Lamp by Nova Tecno, Italy
Located in New York, NY
Highly imaginative light fixture, with very unusual use of leather. A bright yellow globe shade, is nestled into a crumpled, hardened leather base. Very reminiscent of the work of Cl...
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20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Glass, Leather

Pair of Unusual Blenko Olive Green Glass Lamps
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of interesting glass lamps by Blenko. Original wood bases and a label on one lamp, vintage, circa 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

  • Pair of Unusual Blenko Olive Green Glass Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Blenko Olive Green Glass Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Blenko Olive Green Glass Lamps
  • Pair of Unusual Blenko Olive Green Glass Lamps
H 18.25 in. Dm 10 in. L 18.25 in.
Unusual Art Nouveau Lamp
Located in Petaluma, CA
This highly unusual and whimsical art nouveau lamp is a real little treasure. We had to rub our eyes when we first saw it....we could not believe that the glass was all there and in...
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • Unusual Art Nouveau Lamp
  • Unusual Art Nouveau Lamp
  • Unusual Art Nouveau Lamp
  • Unusual Art Nouveau Lamp
H 26.75 in. W 12 in. D 7 in.
Unusual Table Lamp by Bruno Gatta for Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Pasadena, CA
This lamp features six brass rods and opaline glass lampshades on a black wood base. "Italian lighting manufacturer Stilnovo was founded by designer Bruno Gatta in 1946. In the pos...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Unusual Pair of Ormolu-Mounted Cut-Glass Lamps by F. & C. Osler
By F. & C. Osler
Located in Steyning, West sussex
A pair of ormolu-mounted and cut-glass lamps the bases with four paw feet mounting a slice cut foot this supporting five ormolu arms terminating with scalloped edge posy vases, the s...
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Antique 1890s British Table Lamps

Materials

Ormolu

Unusual Modernist Lamp with ashtray
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Modernist Lamp with ashtray<br /> in the manner of "Boris Lacroix".<br /> Solid mahogany, nickeled metal & frosted Glass.<br /> Marked: "Made in France". Circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s French Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Unusual Pair of Blue Balboa Lamps
Located in Buchanan, NY
Unique long-necked teardrop Balboa Lamps in a soft turquoise blue.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Unusual Pair of Large Murano Lamps
Located in Norwalk, CT
Wonderful, unusual form of large three sided tear shape. Subtle striping on large Murano glass lamps. Super quality lamp fittings in brass.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

  • Unusual Pair of Large Murano Lamps
  • Unusual Pair of Large Murano Lamps
  • Unusual Pair of Large Murano Lamps
  • Unusual Pair of Large Murano Lamps
H 27 in. W 9.5 in. D 9.5 in.
Unusual Art Deco Heart-Shaped Lamp
By A. F. Klingsberg
Located in Petaluma, CA
This very rare art deco lamp is really quite special. The heart shaped upper portion, which lights up, really gives off a warm glow. We have it pictured in a catalog from 1947. T...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Unusual Art Deco Heart-Shaped Lamp
  • Unusual Art Deco Heart-Shaped Lamp
  • Unusual Art Deco Heart-Shaped Lamp
  • Unusual Art Deco Heart-Shaped Lamp
H 12 in. W 7 in. D 5.5 in.
1970s Italian Pair of Unusual Blue GLass Lamps By Aureliano Toso
By Aureliano Toso
Located in New York, NY
Venetian pair of lamps by Aureliano Toso, in a high quality Murano glass: two layers of glass, a white one completely overlaid in a very unusual blue colored opaline so perfect it ha...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Unusual Pink and White Stripe Murano Lamp
Located in Aspen, CO
Unusual pink Murano lamp with vertical white stripes
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite, Silk, Glass

Unusual Gold and White Vintage Murano Lamp
Located in Aspen, CO
Unusual gold and white vintage Murano lamp. Custom silk shade made in Paris.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Lucite, Glass, Silk

SPECTACULAR UNUSUAL ORIENTAL LAMP BY JAMES MONT
Located in New York, NY
Unusual lamp with carved oriental scene into the reverse of the glass mounted on a cerused wood base with brass appointments and new paper shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Rare and Unusual Machine Age Boudoir Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Alternately attributed to Walter Von Nessen and Kem Weber, this amazing boudior lamp was manufactured by the miller Lamp Company. A series of stacked shades topped with its original ...
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20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Vintage pair of unusual Murano glass lamps worked with 24kt gold
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Venetian pair of mouth blown Murano glass lamps, high quality of work in a very unusual color, deep purple overlaid in clear glass extensively worked wiht 24kt gold, the flut...
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Late 20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Unusual Gu-form Vase in Red Mercury Glass
Located in NYC, NY
Gu form glass vase later converted to a table lamp. In a deep red mercury glaze of unusual iridescence, with subtle decoration. Vase resting on wooden base raised on scroll supports....
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Early 20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Glass, Wood

1960s Gold and Green unusual Venetian pair of lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of unusual Italian Design lamps in mouth blown Venetian Murano glass, creation attributed to Stefano Toso, with high quality details, the gold body with green stripe encasing...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Gold, Bronze

Unusual Modernist Wicker and Iron Lamp Table, Attributed to Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Buffalo, NY
California modernist unusual wicker and iron lamp table, Classic Mid-Century Modern design, attributed to Adrian Pearsall, retains original (fixed) wicker lamp shade as well as origi...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Iron

Midcentury Unusual Large Table Lamp "Chamotte" Gunnar Nylund Rörstrand, Sweden
By Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand
Located in Langserud, SE
This is a rear large size table lamp (Vase) of a group called "Chamotte". The name indicates the large fragments of chamotte pieces that was put into the vase to give it that spectac...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Unusual Italian, 1960s Murano Glass Table Lamps
Located in Buchanan, NY
Tall pale blue pair of unusual Murano glass lamps on round Lucite base and nickel-plated hardware.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Unusual Pair of Murano Glass and Resin Table Lamps
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Interesting pair of lamps made of blue square Murano glass tiles trapped in a resin body. Resin feet and brass hardware.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass, Resin

Pair of Unusual Cased Glass Lamps
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of unusual, white -cased glass lamps. Italian circa 1960s. Large-scale and impressive-glass alone measures approx. 15" D, 12"h. Total height approx. 39". Shades not included.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Unusual Metal and Glass Rocks Square Lamps
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of lamps made of metal foot and body, incrusted with polished green glass rocks. New electrification.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Unusual Metal and Glass Rocks Square Lamps
  • Unusual Metal and Glass Rocks Square Lamps
  • Unusual Metal and Glass Rocks Square Lamps
  • Unusual Metal and Glass Rocks Square Lamps
H 24.41 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.85 in.
Unusual, Stylized Art Deco Penguin's and Glass Ice Glacier Table Lamp
By Frankart
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual, stylized Art Deco penguin's and glass ice glacier table lamp, truly charming and very unusual, featuring two stylized penguins a-top a cubist shape ice glacier. Mounted to g...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Metal

Very Unusual Circular Shape Table Lamp Four Frosrted Glass Shades Globes
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern walnut and brass four glass globe shades table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Pair of Unusual Textured "Coke" Green Glass Vases with Lamp Application
Located in Long Island City, NY
Pair of unusual textured "coke" green glass vases with lamp application. The vases Stand at 15 1/2" high. The shade mounting post is at 26 1/2" high with an optional 3" extension. Th...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Table Lamps

Unusual Desk Lamp Known as the "Question Mark Lamp"
Located in Petaluma, CA
This very practical and yet whimsical lamp is a highly desirable accessory to your desk. Please note that the shade angle can easily be adjusted. There is also a set screw to adjus...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large and Unusual Handblown and Painted Glass Vases.
Located in Long Island City, NY
Pair of large and unusual handblown and painted glass vases with lamp application. As they are hand done, they are each unique in their painted finish. The Dual socket, individually ...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Table Lamps

Rare, Unusual, Edwardian, Sterling Silver Aladdin's Lamp, Form Table Lighter
By George Nathan & Ridley Hayes
Located in New York, NY
Rare and unusual, Edwardian, sterling silver, Aladdin's oil lamp - form table lighter, Chester, England, 1904, George Nathan and Ridley Hayes - makers. Lovely design; rectangular bas...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Unusual Glass Table Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of unusual glass table lamps for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, metal and brass, all unusual glass table lamps available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of unusual glass table lamps available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Unusual glass table lamps bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made unusual glass table lamps over the years, but those made by A. F. Klingsberg, Aureliano Toso and F. & C. Osler are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Unusual Glass Table Lamps?

Prices for unusual glass table lamps start at $465 and top out at $9,213 with the average selling for $1,848.

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 artistic 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, 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.