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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

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Pair of Mutual Sunset Lamp Co. Splayed White Enameled Table Lamps, 1950s
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co., Stewart Ross James
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of white enameled cast aluminum mutual sunset lamp company table lamps. In the manner of Stewart Ross James. Featuring a white double splayed form. White finials. Heavy. Archite...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum, Nickel

Pair of Mutual Sunset White Enamel and Chrome Table Lamps
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of tubular form table lamps in white enameled steel with chromed steel cuff rings, stem, socket and harp. From the mutual sunset lamp company; a now defunct lamp company that fe...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Enamel, Steel, Chrome

Parzinger Style Mutual Sunset White Enamel & Brass "Spindle" Table Lamp, 1950s
By Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Hollywood Regency Mutual Sunset Lamp Co. warm white enamel and brass table lamp, in the style of Tommi Parzinger. Featuring an open oval framework with five Brass rods encased in whi...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Saarinen Style White Enamel Table Lamps with Metal Shade
Located in Buchanan, MI
One Pair Saarinen Style White Emamel Table Lamps With Metal Shade Frosted Glass Light Defuser. Priced Per Lamp
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20th Century Unknown Table Lamps

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Enamel, Metal

Italian White Enameled Metal and Plexiglass Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian white enameled metal and plexiglass table lamp, 1970s. Table lamp with white enameled metal base and milky white plexiglass lampshade; very good conditions.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Midcentury White Enameled Metal Lamp Pair
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of lamps from unknown midcentury Italian maker. Curved metal sheet has been enameled white, with perforations at the rear allowing for an interesting dispersal of illumination. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Midcentury White Enameled Metal Lamp Pair
  • Midcentury White Enameled Metal Lamp Pair
  • Midcentury White Enameled Metal Lamp Pair
  • Midcentury White Enameled Metal Lamp Pair
H 12 in. W 10.25 in. D 7 in.
White Enameled Metal Adjustable Table Lamp by Robert Sonneman, 1970s
By Robert Sonneman
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
It features an enameled metal and chrome structure. It may show slight traces of use, but it is in very good original condition and ready to become a piece in a home. Measures:...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

1960s Table Lamp by Kostka, White and Blue Enameled Ceramic, France
By Robert Kostka
Located in Girona, ES
Rare table lamp, white and shades of blue enameled ceramic. Maker: Kostka (label), France, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Tall Pair Tony Paul for Westwood Walnut & White "Catkin" Table Lamps, 1950s
By Westwood Lamps, Tony Paul
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair Tony Paul for Westwood Industries Walnut & White "Modern Americana" Table Lamps. Featuring four sculpted, cut out Walnut panels, rounded White enameled steel center column, roun...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Iron

Tall Pair of Rembrandt Lamp Co. White Candlestick Lamps with Glass Shades, 1950s
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Slender pair of Rembrandt lamp company off white enamel and brass lamps with white milk glass shades. Featuring slim white candlesticks. Round base. Patinated brass details. Small fo...
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

1950s Italian White Enamel and Brass Desk Lamp
Located in Chicago, IL
1950s Italian white enamel and brass desk lamp. Perforated conical lamp shade / head with black enameled stylized handle. Adjustable / pivoting directional shade. Brass arched arm an...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Georges Pelletier TOTEM Table Lamp, White Enamelled Ceramic, France, 2020
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
White TOTEM in enameled ceramic, table lamp bringing to your space an amazing light experience when the night falls, and a stunning sculptural presence during the day. Approx dimensi...
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2010s French Other Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Georges Pelletier TOTEM Table Lamp, White Enamelled Ceramic, France, 2020
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
White TOTEM in enameled ceramic, table lamp bringing to your space an amazing light experience when the night falls, and a stunning sculptural presence during the day. Approx dimensi...
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2010s French Other Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Lightolier White Globe Table Lamp
By Lightolier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Table lamp by Lightolier. Featuring six frosted glass globes by French glass works Vianne glass and a tulip stem base.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Georges Pelletier Sun Table Lamp in White Enameled Ceramic, France, 2020
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Sun table lamp in white enameled ceramic, table lamp bringing to your space an amazing light experience when the night falls, and a stunning sculptural presence during the day. Appro...
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2010s French Other Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Georges Pelletier Sputnik Table Lamp in White Enameled Ceramic, France, 2020
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Sputnik table lamp in white enameled ceramic, table lamp bringing to your space an amazing light experience when the night falls, and a stunning sculptural presence during the day. A...
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2010s French Other Table Lamps

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Ceramic

King Sun Enamelled Aluminum Italian 1960s White Table Lamp by Gae Aulenti
By Gae Aulenti
Located in Barcelona, ES
Gae Aulenti  Table lamp model “King Sun” Manufactured by Kartell Italy, 1967. Enameled aluminum, acrylic. Measurements: 74 cm x 79 cm x 71 H cm. 29 in x 19.25 in x 28 H in.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Aluminum

Elegant Tall White Enamel and Brass Hourglass Lamp by Stewart Ross James
By Hansen, Stewart Ross James
Located in Buffalo, NY
Elegant, sexy extra tall white enamel and brass Hourglass lamp by Stewart Ross James for Hansen, amazing quality and design, Can be used as table or floor lamp measuring 50 inches hi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

Near Mint Pair of 1970s Italian White Enamel and Brass Bulrush Table Lamps.
Located in Port Hope, ON
This beautiful pair of 70's Italian five branch table lamps have a Bulrush like appearance. They feature a high gloss bright white enamel finish overall with brass banding to the sh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Other Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Large Streamline White Enameled Metal Desk Lamp with Saucer Shade, 1940s
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Generous Machine Age all white reading desk lamp with white saucer shade and brass details. Featuring a White enameled metal Streamline arm, 15D White enameled Shade, Brass knob and ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Streamlined Moderne Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Black Enamel Double Gooseneck Lily Ivory Desk Table Lamp with Fiberglass Shades
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Ivory fiberglass cone double gooseneck adjustable flex arm desk table lamp with lily motif and black and brass trim. Measures: 7" diameter x 27" tall.
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Metal, Steel

Pair of Russel Wright Style Late Art Deco White and Black Enamel Table Lamps
By Russel Wright
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair Russel Wright style White Enameled Metal & Black Lacquered Wood Bedside Lamps, Desk Lamps. Featuring Industrial Modernist Black and White enameled metal columns, Black wooden ha...
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Vintage 1940s American Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Chrome and Lemon Cream and Black Enamel Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
This refined table lamp was realized in France, circa 1950. It features a subtly domed base finished in lustrous black enamel from which a curved chrome support ascends culminating i...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Enamel, Chrome

Frankart-Style White Enameled Nude Figure Sculptural Brass Floor Standing Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Striking Frankart-style table lamp featuring a nude female figure on top of a gold ball holding a white ball that contains a light. Measures 8" wide x 8" deep x 28" tall.
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Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

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Brass, Steel

70s Modern White and Rose Pink Metal Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Modern white and rose pink metal table lamps, circa early 1970s. A chic and rare pair of 1970s Modern white enameled metal table lamps; pair have a strong Midcentury Modern...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Metal

Mazzega Murano Style White Glass & Chrome "Lightbulb" Table Lamp, 1970's
Located in Bainbridge, NY
European Pop Art Chrome and Glass Table Lamp. Featuring a large translucent Mazzega Murano style hand blown mushroom-shaped 14D White glass light bulb Shade on a banded Chrome and r...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Joe Colombo Model #2202 "Coupé" Table Lamp in White for Oluce
By Oluce, Joe Colombo
Located in Glendale, CA
Joe Colombo Model #2202 "Coupé" Table Lamp in White for Oluce. Executed in black metal and chrome, this is one of the most refined Minimalist Italian designs of the midcentury and an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Metal, Chrome

Joe Colombo Model #291 'Spider' Table Lamp in White for Oluce
By Oluce, Joe Colombo
Located in Glendale, CA
Joe Colombo Model #291 'Spider' Table Lamp in white for Oluce. Executed in black metal and chrome, this is one of the most refined Minimalist Italian designs of the midcentury and an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome, Aluminum

Craft Revival Black Lacquered Wood and White Alabaster "Moon" Table Lamp
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Late 20th Century hand crafted Black Enameled Wood and White Alabaster Table Lamp. Featuring a Black lacquered wood, root like base with translucent, 8 D Alabaster Globe. Warm glow. ...
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Vintage 1980s American American Craftsman Table Lamps

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Alabaster

Monumental George Kovacs Five Socket White Leather Wrapped "Tower" Table Lamp
By George Kovacs
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Substantial White Leather & White enamel George Kovacs 5 Socket Skyscraper Table Lamp, 1960's. Featuring a White leather wrapped central cylinder with white enameled metal detail. WI...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern White Murano Glass Table Lamps w/ 24kt Gold Flecks
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of sculptural Mid-Century Modern table lamps were realized in Italy, circa 1960. They feature sinuously curved bodies sitting on black enamel bases with brass fitti...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Enamel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Channeled White Murano Glass Malmaison Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of Mid-Century Modern sculptural table lamps were realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass pro...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Enamel

Table Lamp by Carlo Nason in White Glass Mid Century ,Italy 1960s
By Carlo Nason
Located in Palermo, IT
Round shaped table lamp at 1 light of the 1960s. Base in enamelled aluminum and diffuser in milky white glass, belonging to the designer Carlo Nason.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Enamel

Pair of AH KAG Switzerland White Drip Dot Ceramic Table Lamps, 1960s
By AK KAG
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Tall Pair of A-H KAG Switzerland Off-White textured Ceramic Lamps. Featuring a slim bottle form with uniform flowing dot pattern in White glazed ceramic on round Warm White enamel...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

Ron Rezek Post Modern Red, Black and White Table Desk Pair of Lamps
By Ron Rezek
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of sculptural lamps by Ron Rezek, done in the post modern language, cylindrical base, long neck and round diffuser in perforated metal.
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Vintage 1980s American Table Lamps

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Metal

Georges Pelletier "R2D2" Table Lamp in White Enameled Ceramic
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
"R2D2" table or floor lamp in white enameled ceramic, table lamp bringing to your space an amazing light experience when the night falls, and a stunning sculptural presence during th...
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2010s European Other Floor Lamps

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Ceramic

Tony Paul Style Pierced Black Cone, Brass & White Triple Candlestick Table Lamp
By Tony Paul
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Tall perforated Black Table Lamp with Three White Candlesticks & Brass details, in the manner of Tony Paul. 1950's. Featuring a black enameled perforated cone framework, 3 white wra...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pierre Guariche G24 Table Lamp in Red and White for Sammode Studio
By Sammode, Pierre Guariche
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Guariche G24 table lamp in red and white for Sammode Studio. Originally designed by Pierre Guariche in 1953, this iconic lamp is newly produced in an authorized re-edition by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pierre Guariche G24 Table Lamp in Sand and White for Sammode Studio
By Sammode, Pierre Guariche
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Guariche G24 table lamp in sand and white for Sammode Studio. Originally designed by Pierre Guariche in 1953, this iconic lamp is newly produced in an authorized re-edition by...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pierre Guariche G24 Table Lamp in Green and White for Sammode Studio
By Sammode, Pierre Guariche
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Guariche G24 table lamp in green and white for Sammode Studio. Originally designed by Pierre Guariche in 1953, this iconic lamp is newly produced in an authorized re-edition b...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pierre Guariche G24 Table Lamp in Black and White for Sammode Studio
By Sammode, Pierre Guariche
Located in Glendale, CA
Pierre Guariche G24 table lamp in black and white for Sammode Studio. Originally designed by Pierre Guariche in 1953, this iconic lamp is newly produced in an authorized re-edition b...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Gerald Thurston White Candlestick Lamp Black & White Stripe Metal Shade
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Gerald Thurston for Lightolier White Table Lamp with Striped Shade and Brass details, 1950's. Featuring a White stem, Three Brass arms, Triple White enameled candlestick sockets, Bl...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Capron Ceramic Table Lamp, circa 1958, France
By Roger Capron
Located in Brussels, BE
Nice Roger Capron table lamp, circa 1958, France. Yellow enamelled earthenware with black flowers decor. Signed underneath: Capron Vallauris S47. Rewired. One E27 bulb of 60 W. D...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Earthenware

Rare Modernism Art Deco Table Lamp Silver Crackle Glass White Chrome France 1930
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Rare Modernism Art Deco table lamp in thick silver mirrored glass with crackle effect finish which can be dated France, circa 1930s. It has a silver enameled metal fixture and a blac...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Small Pair of Verplex Co. Black Tripod Table Lamps with White Linen Shades, 1950
By Tony Paul
Located in Bainbridge, NY
American Atomic Black Wire Tripod Lamps with White Shades by The Verplex Company, C. 1950. Featuring tripod Black wire legs, round Black wooden ball feet and slim new cylindrical Whi...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Elegant 1930s Art Deco Torchiere Table Top Lamp
Located in Kingston, NY
This elegant 1930s Art Deco torchiere tabletop lamp has a beautiful ivory trumpet form with brass detailing. The desk lamp is in excellent condition and has been newly rewired. Ma...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Romolo Lanciani 'Tender' Table Lamp for Tronconi
By Romolo Lanciani, Tronconi
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Romolo Lanciani 'Tender' table lamp for Tronconi. A rare large-scale example executed in opaline glass and red enameled metal, circa 1980s Italy. A surprisingly refined and min...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Metal

Dazor Swing Arm Brass Desk Lamp with White Reflector Shade, 1940s
By Dazor
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Large Art Deco Dazor attributed White Swing Arm Table Lamp with Brass details. Featuring a metal reflector perforated saucer shade, adjustable stem, swing arm, brass details and brig...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Table Lamps for Louis Poulsen, Denmark 1970s
By Poul Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
Unlike the Classic PH 3/4 table lamps this pair of lamps are supported by three vertical support rods rather than one. The shades are enameled aluminum and the support rods are brass...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of 20th Century Antique White Clobbered Lamps
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
Pair of celadon and clobbered lidded lamps. Modern. RR. Shades are not included in the price of our lamps. We do have a competitively priced range of shades for all of our lamps. P...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Table Lamps

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Enamel

Nessen Studios Adjustable Chrome Desk Lamp with White Aluminum Shade, 1960's
By Nessen Studio
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Classic Nessen Studios (Model #NS966) Chrome and White Enamel Table Lamp. Featuring a perforated White enameled, slightly adjusting Aluminum shade, fully rotating arm on round Chrome...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome, Metal

Gerald Thurston for Lightolier White "Boomerang" Desk Lamp, 1950s
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Mid-Century Modern Gerald Thurston Articulating Boomerang Desk Lamps. Featuring a Teak handle, patinated Brass stem, adjustable and perforated White enameled metal hood Shade and hea...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

Joe Colombo Model #3319 'Spider' Floor Lamp in White for Oluce
By Oluce, Joe Colombo
Located in Glendale, CA
Joe Colombo model #3319 'Spider' floor lamp in white for Oluce. Executed in black metal and chrome, this is one of the most refined Minimalist Italian designs of the midcentury and a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Chrome, Aluminum

Modernist Kaiser Table Desk Lamp Christian Dell Bauhaus Germany 1930 Black Ivory
By Kaiser Leuchten, Christian Dell
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Exceptional and very rare early Kaiser neon tube table lamp which can be dated Germany around 1930-1940. This light has a good-weight black enameled metal base which is 23.5 cm / 9.2...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass, Nickel

Georges Pelletier "R2D2" Table Lamp in White and Tan Enameled Ceramic
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
"R2D2" table or floor lamp in white and tan enameled ceramic, table lamp bringing to your space an amazing light experience when the night falls, and a stunning sculptural presence d...
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2010s European Other Floor Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Champleve Lamp with Elephant Handles
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Large-scale 1930s metal table lamp with elephant head handles. Enameled in colorful pattern of rich blue, aqua, umber and ochre. Brass double socket and brown silk wrapped cord.
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Early 20th Century Asian Anglo-Indian Table Lamps

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Metal, Enamel

  • Champleve Lamp with Elephant Handles
  • Champleve Lamp with Elephant Handles
  • Champleve Lamp with Elephant Handles
  • Champleve Lamp with Elephant Handles
H 31 in. W 11 in. D 11 in.
Antique Champlevé Handled Urn Mounted as Lamp
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Antique champlevé two handled Asian urn mounted as a lamp.
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Antique Late 19th Century Table Lamps

Materials

Enamel

Pair of Sculptural Black and Brass Swirl Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Sculptural Black and Brass Swirl Lamps, American, circa 1950s. Rewired and ready to use.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Large Green Family Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Mount Lamp, circa 1880
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Large vase shaped porcelain lamp. Green family porcelain on a red background, decorated with interlaces, flowers and butterflies. Plants in reserve in two white background cartouches...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

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White Enamel Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic white enamel table lamp available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, brass and ceramic, every white enamel table lamp was constructed with great care. There are 92 variations of the antique or vintage white enamel table lamp you’re looking for, while we also have 14 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer white enamel table lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A white enamel table lamp is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one white enamel table lamp that is appealing in its simplicity, but Georges Pelletier, Pierre Guariche and Mutual Sunset Lamp Co. produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a White Enamel Table Lamp?

The average selling price for a white enamel table lamp at 1stDibs is $2,200, while they’re typically $350 on the low end and $15,699 for the highest priced.

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 vibrant but classic Tiffany lamp or even a bold avant-garde lamp custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the perfect one on 1stDibs.