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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

Materials

Brass

Vintage Rembrandt Wood and Brass Lamps, Pair
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in East Hampton, NY
Conical candlestick design table lamp tapering to a brass disc. In wonderful vintage condition. Frosted glass diffuser and labeled. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage White Murano Glass Table Lamps
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Boston, MA
This slender pair of Italian table lamps features handblown white Murano glass drops on carved wooden bases tinted gold. Sold without shades.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass, Wood

Vintage Carved Wood Cobra Table Lamp
Located in East Hampton, NY
Extremely well crafted, showing a whimsical face and oversized body as base. Wood veneer shade shown NOT included.
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Materials

Mahogany

Overscale Vintage Carved Wood Balustrade Table Lamps
Located in Miami, FL
Overscale vintage carved wood Balustrade table lamps Offered for sale is a pair of overscaled turned carved wood lamps on a giltwood base. The lamps are created in a balustrade fo...
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Late 20th Century North American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Ebonized Wood Wallpaper Roll Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Vintage lamp made from a wood wallpaper roll, originally used to hand print wall paper. USA, circa 1940. Features a textured wood surface. Lamp has been fully restored and rewired,...
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Vintage 1940s American Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Vintage Wood Marquetry Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Dramatic modern form lamp with a combination of marquetry with parquetry. Measurements are 11" diameter base, 30" high to the top of the finial. Height to the bottom of the socket is...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Wood

  • Vintage Wood Marquetry Lamp
  • Vintage Wood Marquetry Lamp
  • Vintage Wood Marquetry Lamp
  • Vintage Wood Marquetry Lamp
H 30 in. Dm 11 in.
Vintage Teak Wood Scandinavian Style Table Lamp
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1970s teak wood Scandinavian style cylindical table lamp. Wired for the US and in working condition. Socket, 19”H. Harp, 4.5” diameter x 9” height. No marks.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Teak

Large Vintage Drift Wood Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950's large Japanese driftwood lamp with natural patina and ebonized base. Measurements: Height of body: 29" Height to shade rest: 40" Width: 23" Depth: 12" Width of...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

  • Large Vintage Drift Wood Lamp
  • Large Vintage Drift Wood Lamp
  • Large Vintage Drift Wood Lamp
  • Large Vintage Drift Wood Lamp
H 29 in. W 23 in. D 12 in.
1950's Large Vintage American Lamp similar to the Majestic Lamp
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Denver, CO
Amazing stylized soaring table lamp from the 1950s, this Kitch/Art Deco jewel is similar to lamps from Majestic Lamp Company. The condition is amazing, but does show wear consistent ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Vintage Wood Paul McCobb Midcentury Table Lamps
By Paul McCobb
Located in New York, NY
Pair of wooden Paul McCobb table lamps. Providing visual interest, these unique lamps would be the perfect accompaniment to flank a sofa or for nightstands. Each lamp base measures 2...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Vintage Mabro Murano Pink White Opaline Glass Lamp
By Mabro Murano
Located in Houston, TX
A vintage Murano pale pink white opaline glass lamp with silver giltwood base and white paper shade. Dimensions: Silver giltwood bases 7" W x 7" D Murano glass body is 11" in di...
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20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Silver Leaf

Vintage Wood and Glass Round Table Lamp, from Czechoslovakia, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- In good original condition - Electric is original - Fully functional - Czechoslovakia - Wood is re-polished.
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Glass, Wood

Pair of Rattan Table Wood Lamps Mid-Century Modern, Vintage
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern wood and rattan table lamps. Tested, working order. Original cords and sockets.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Vintage pair of Wood Carved Elephant Table Lamps Newly Lacquered & Wired
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely pair of vintage wood carved elephant table lamps. These have been newly lacquered in a gloss white. Newly wired with all new chrome 3 way sockets and hardware. Measures 33" H...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

1970s Vintage Table Lamp
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
A 1970s vintage table lamp with black wood base and plastic big light globe. In really good conditons with only few signs of time.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic, Wood

  • 1970s Vintage Table Lamp
  • 1970s Vintage Table Lamp
  • 1970s Vintage Table Lamp
  • 1970s Vintage Table Lamp
H 13.78 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Vintage Colorful Geometric Ceramic and Wood Table Lamp by Frederick Cooper
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful tall vintage colorful ceramic table lamp by Frederick Cooper. This beauty sits upon a wooden chinoiserie style base in a deep brown, with brass accent rim. The body is pa...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Cast Brass Conch Shell Table Lamp on Turned Wood Base
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome vintage cast brass conch shell table lamp on a turned wood base. It is adorned with a relatively new black velvet and taffeta lamp shade. It is in wonderful vintage condition...
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20th Century Organic Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Burl Petrified Balsa Wood Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
burl wood balsa table lamp. Gorgeous texture and colors which run from light brown to dark almost black brown. Wired with a brown cord which is retrofitted into the bottom of the bas...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Pair of Vintage Wood and Iron Italian Urn Large Table Lamps
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Pair of vintage wood and iron Italian urn large table lamps. Bleached wood hand carved table lamps with nine intertwined candelabra style arms (could hold candles too) for decorative...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Iron

Vintage Baluster Table Lamp
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The vintage table lamp is in the shape of a tuned wood baluster painted in shades of blue, green and brown. Electrically wired for US use with a cord switch. The shade is light brown...
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20th Century Dutch Table Lamps

Materials

Linen, Wood

  • Vintage Baluster Table Lamp
  • Vintage Baluster Table Lamp
  • Vintage Baluster Table Lamp
  • Vintage Baluster Table Lamp
H 21.75 in. Dm 4.75 in.
Gold Murano Lamp with Giltwood Base
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A gold Murano glass lamp with giltwood base and silk shade. Suited for the vanity, side table, bedside or guest room. A wonderful statement of Murano. The gold color works in any set...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass, Wood

Vintage Petrified Wood Lamp and Linen Shade
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This somewhat cylindrical petrified wood lamp is topped by a charcoal gray linen shade with a white plastic liner and European mounting. Single socket electrified for US use. Petri...
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20th Century Unknown Organic Modern Table Lamps

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Linen, Plastic, Petrified Wood

  • Vintage Petrified Wood Lamp and Linen Shade
  • Vintage Petrified Wood Lamp and Linen Shade
  • Vintage Petrified Wood Lamp and Linen Shade
  • Vintage Petrified Wood Lamp and Linen Shade
H 11.50 in. W 9.50 in. D 6.50 in.
Vintage Antique English Carved Wood Open Barley Twist Desk Table Lamp Light
Located in Shreveport, LA
~Direct from England~ A lovely antique/vintage English barley twist desk or table lamp!~ ~Perfect Old World Charm for any room~ ~English oak with a dark oak finish~ ~Great height...
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20th Century British Edwardian Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Bauhaus Vintage Patinated Metal Wood Table Lamp TL 322 Christian Dell, 1933
By Koranda Austria, Christian Dell
Located in Vienna, AT
Bauhaus vintage patinated metal wood table lamp TL 322 Christian Dell, 1933.
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Vintage 1930s Austrian Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Vintage Ram Horn Table Lamp
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage ram horn table lamp created from a polished ram's horn mounted upon a hand carved wooden base. Newly-wired for use within the USA with complementary shade (measurements inclu...
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20th Century French Table Lamps

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Horn, Wood, Linen

  • Vintage Ram Horn Table Lamp
  • Vintage Ram Horn Table Lamp
  • Vintage Ram Horn Table Lamp
  • Vintage Ram Horn Table Lamp
H 20 in. Dm 12 in.
Vintage Black Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An elegant pair of early 1920's Japanese table lamps newly restored and in working condition. This set of lamps features new matte black color shades and beautiful black porcelain ba...
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Vintage 1920s Japanese Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

1970 French Vintage Birch Wood and Acrylic Table Lamp for Barcelona Hilton Hotel
By Lucid
Located in New York, NY
A set of 4 is available - Very attractive French Mid-Century Modern design vintage lamps, custom made in an organic Scandinavian style by the brand Lucid for the Hilton Hotel in Barc...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Steel

Vintage Figural Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage figural porcelain table lamps Offered for sale is a vintage pair of vintage elegant hand painted porcelain lamps. Each lamp depicts an evocative image of an ancient Roman m...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Bauhaus Vintage off White Metal Wood Table Lamp TL 322 Christian Dell, 1933
By Christian Dell
Located in Vienna, AT
This ivory colored table lamp was designed by Christian Dell 1933 and produced by Koranda, Germany, circa 1950. Furthermore the table lamp was made of metal and wooden parts. Also th...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Vintage Moroccan Table Lamps
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Pair of vintage Moroccan table lamps white with red stripes on dark wood stand Measures: 12.5" round x 24" height 1-3407.
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20th Century Unknown Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Art Deco Wood Chromed Metal Green Fabric Vintage Table Lamp, France, 1920s
Located in Vienna, AT
A art deco chromed table lamp or bedside lamp, which has a newly hand-polished maple tree base, while the renewed lampshade is covered with moss green textile fabric. The shade of th...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal

Vintage Rustic Branch Table Lamps 'Pair'
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of handmade, log table lamps created in the mid 20th century. The wood shape and texture is particularly interesting with its gnarls, rich color, and diagonal cracks. A nice f...
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Mid-20th Century Rustic Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Rustic Branch Table Lamps 'Pair'
  • Vintage Rustic Branch Table Lamps 'Pair'
  • Vintage Rustic Branch Table Lamps 'Pair'
  • Vintage Rustic Branch Table Lamps 'Pair'
H 14 in. W 12 in. D 4.25 in.
Vintage Adjustable Allwood Table Lamp, 1950's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of wood, fabric lampshade - design: Oldrich Starý - fully functional - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Vintage Adjustable Allwood Table Lamp, 1950's
  • Vintage Adjustable Allwood Table Lamp, 1950's
  • Vintage Adjustable Allwood Table Lamp, 1950's
  • Vintage Adjustable Allwood Table Lamp, 1950's
H 18.9 in. W 9.45 in. D 9.45 in.
Vintage Table Lamp, Italian, circa 1960s
Located in Wien, AT
Vintage table lamp, Italian, circa 1960s Polyester shade Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Vintage Table Lamp, Italian, circa 1960s
  • Vintage Table Lamp, Italian, circa 1960s
  • Vintage Table Lamp, Italian, circa 1960s
  • Vintage Table Lamp, Italian, circa 1960s
H 19.69 in. W 5.91 in. D 9.85 in.
Vintage Murano Glass "Sommerso" Lamp by Seguso
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Burbank, CA
Elegant vintage murano glass lamp by Seguso for Marbro Lamp Company, circa 1960s. Seguso is famous for his sommerso technique that gives an illusion of immersed colors that lay on to...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf, Brass

Nice Vintage Hand-Painted Large Table Lamp Hand-Carved Wood Lion Hairy Paw Feet
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand-carved table lamp with original paint and lion hairy paw feet A good looking well-made vintage table lamp in lovely condition t...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Vintage Folk Art Gun Lamp of Wrought Iron and Wood
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Folk Art table lamp handmade in the shape of a gun/ rifle using wood and wrought iron and having an antique horseshoe mounted as the front sight. Measures: Height 70 cm. ...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

Handsome Pair of Vintage Cerused Wood Vessels as Custom Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
A beautiful pair of vintage cerused wood vessels as custom-made lamps. Lovely wood form with a subtle limed finish- wonderful texture. Heavy, exceptionally made pieces. Exquisite jew...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Italian Ceramic Lemon Lamp Basket Table Lamp Newly Wired
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely vintage Italian lemon table lamp. The lemons and basket are ceramic, the base is wood. This has been newly wired. All new brass hardware with original finial. No chips or brea...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage 1960's Brass Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of vintage table lamps handcrafted out of brass these pair of lamps have been fully restored and are wired for U.S standards and features new black and gold color interior sha...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Chinoiserie Cast Bronze Table Lamp Italian Midcentury
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage chinoiserie table lamp, Italian, midcentury. This sculptural piece is urn shaped from cast bronze and is mounted on a carved wood base. The structure is covered in ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Vintage Dotted Wooden Danish Modern Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Danish Mid-Century Modern teak wood table lamp with lighter wooden dots, possibly pine. Slim neck and soft shaped base. Black fitting and cord. Beautiful vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Teak

Vintage Gold and Beige Florentine Tall Table Lamp
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage gold and beige florentine tall table lamp. Size: 7" D base x 20" H to top of socket x 35" H to original lamp harp.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Gold Leaf

Vintage Mid-Century Column Table Lamp by Laurel
By Laurel
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and striking midcentury column table lamp by Laurel. This piece exudes modernism by its unique column like form. Chrome metal plates envelop the sides as ebonized wood is d...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Marine England Brass Copper Table Lamp 1930
Located in Pasadena, TX
Marine England Brass Copper Table Lamp 1930. Brass and copper construction with artisan wood base. Original great patina. Width 15" x depth 6" x height 23.5" Shade Diameter 6" x h...
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Vintage 1930s English Table Lamps

Materials

Copper

Vintage Pair of Studio Modern Carved Wood and Bronze Lamps
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Pair of studio modern spiral carved mahogany lamps with handmade bronze bases, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Vintage Mid-Century Black Ceramic Rooster Table Lamp
Located in Topeka, KS
Mid-Century rooster lamp, circa 1950s. A black ceramic rooster makes up the base of this happy little table lamp. He is in great vintage condition and sports a new jaunty shade. W...
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Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Spanish Silver Plated "Corinthian Column" Table Lamp
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A very elegant table lamp comprised of ebonized wood, with a square base and highly detailed casting of a Corinthian style column capital.
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Neoclassical Table Lamps

Materials

Silver Plate

Pair of Vintage Blue and White Imari Table Lamps
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Pair of vintage blue and white Imari table lamps, floral pattern with gold outline details. Size: 6” D x 27” H to top of harp. Vase: 6” D x 15” H.
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Japonisme Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Stalactite Lamp
Located in Hingham, MA
Visually striking vintage 1960's table lamp with a cylindrical base composed of tapered black pointed spikes which are painted wooden dowels at irregular heights and each with a soli...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

  • Vintage Stalactite Lamp
  • Vintage Stalactite Lamp
  • Vintage Stalactite Lamp
  • Vintage Stalactite Lamp
H 41 in. Dm 9.5 in.
Vintage Brass Palm Tree Leaf Leaves Tropical Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of vintage brass palm tree table lamps with double sockets and brass ball pull chains. Height to socket is 19.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of 1950s Vintage Cypress Knee Lamps with Woven Wood Shades
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage 1950s handcrafted cypress knee lamps with woven wood shades and cypress knee finials, completely restored with new wiring and UL sockets. New on/off switch on the cord. Shade...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Cypress

Vintage 1950s Large Ceramic Table Lamp by David Cressey
By David Cressey
Located in San Antonio, TX
This vintage ceramic lamp by David Cressey is in overall good condition. Light blue with brown speckling. See photos. circa 1950s. USA. Dimensions: 30.5" height x 13" diameter.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage “Top-Light” 25 Bulb Minimalist Aluminum Table Lamp
By Top-Light
Located in San Francisco, CA
A tall, sculptural and uncommon “Top-Light” Minimalist table lamp comprised of 25 individually illuminated graduated metal rods. Each aluminum rod is topped by a pill-sized bulb a...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Aldo Tura Swan Goatskin Wood and Brass Lamp, 1950s, Italy
By Aldo Tura
Located in Vis, NL
Vintage Aldo Tura goatskin, wood and brass lamp. 1950s Made in Italy. This piece is in good vintage condition with porous grains on the brass details. An amazing and seldom...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Large Driftwood Freeform Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern large driftwood freeform table lamp, circa mid-20th century. Measurements: 38" H x 26" W x 9" D.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Vintage Laurel Maurizio Tempestini Brutalist Brass Midcentury Table Lamp
By Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Laurel Maurizio Tempestini Brutalist brass midcentury table lamp. Item features original label, very nice vintage, sleek sculptural form, circa mid-20th century. Measurements...
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Mid-20th Century American American Colonial Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Italian Gold Giltwood Carved Candle Candelabrum Florentine Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian gold giltwood carved candle candelabrum Florentine table lamp. Item features 2 light sockets, solid wood construction, gold distressed finish, nicely carved details, ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Vintage Chinese Abacus Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Chinese Abacus lamps, China, circa 1960s. They have been rewired and are ready to use. The price noted includes the shades.
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

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Vintage Wood Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the vintage wood table lamp you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, metal and brass, every vintage wood table lamp was constructed with great care. Find 299 options for an antique or vintage vintage wood table lamp now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect vintage wood table lamp — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each vintage wood table lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Frederick Cooper, Chapman Manufacturing Company and Christian Dell each produced at least one beautiful vintage wood table lamp that is worth considering.

How Much is a Vintage Wood Table Lamp?

Prices for a vintage wood table lamp start at $45 and top out at $7,500 with the average selling for $1,298.

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.