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Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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S. Björklund and L. Gustafsson Swedish "Delux" Desk Lamp in Chromed Steel
Located in Waalwijk, NL
S. Björklund and L. Gustafsson for Falkenbergs Belysning Sweden, "Delux" Desk lamp with clamp, chromed steel, aluminum, Sweden, 1970s This modern Swedish table desk lamp features...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Mid-Century Sculpted Walnut & Brass Tripod Table Lamp by Modeline
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions 33in H x 14in W x 14in D Lamp Shade: 11in H x 17in W.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Tube Table Lamp by Roger Rougier for Maison Rougier, Canada, 1979
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare Tube table lamp designed by Roger Rougier for Maison Rougier. Rougier Tube lamps were first made in the 1970s as props for Paramount Studios. They have appeared in Star Trek (TV...
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1970s Canadian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Angelo Brotto Pair of Brass Clam Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of brass lamps by Angelo Brotto for the ends of a credenza or nightstands.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Murano Glas and Brass Mushroom Table Lamp by Barovier & Toso, ca. 1960s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A very rare and stunning mid -century Murano glass mushroom table lamp by Barovier& Toso, Italy, circa 1960s. Socket: one x e27 for standard screw bulbs.  
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Pair of Travertin and Steel Maison Barbier Table Lamps
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of table lamps by Maison Barbier, classic round shape design with rectangular feet.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Travertine, Steel

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Medium Metal Satin Gold Table Lamp by Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Table Lamp by Marcel Breuer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Table Lamp by Marcel Breuer. Designed and manufactured in Paris, circa 1920's. Brass. Original EU cord. We recommend one E27 60w maximum bulb. Bulb not included. Retains original sta...
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1920s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

La Murrina 'Fazzoletto' Table Lamp in Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
La Murrina, Table lamp, glass, brass, Italy, 1960s Large and impressive table lamp, produced by La Murrina in Murano, in the 1960s. The shade of this model, also known as 'Fazzolett...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

French Midcentury Reflecting Black and Brass Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant Maison Arlus style table light was designed and manufactured in France in the 1950s. It features a black adjustable reflecting lampshade, a brass lamp arm and black b...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Periscopio Table Lamps by Danilo & Corrado Aroldi for Stilnovo, 1967
Located in Rotterdam, NL
A pair of Periscopio table lamps with clamp by Danilo and Corrado Aroldi for Stilnovo, 1967. As described in Stillovo Catalogue No. 30: "Swivelling lamp, with vertical and horizon...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Iron

Small Italian Table Lamp in Brass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Table lamp, brass, aluminum, metal, Italy, 1960s. This table desk lamp is stunningly executed in brass and metal. It features a simple but elegant shades consisting of brass and a...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Italian Table Lamp with Cream Shade
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Table lamp, chrome, Italy, 1960s Simplistic table lamp from Italy. Special about this lamp is the shade which has a very pointy shape and has a cream color. The shade is placed on...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Midcentury Mexican Modernist Table Lamp
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this fantastic mid century mexican table lamp in mahogany wood and brass details, recently restored, circa 1960.
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Mahogany

Amazing Unique Jeweled Cast Bronze and Marble Signed Table Lamp, circa 1970s
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
An amazing, rare jeweled cast bronze and marble table lamp, circa 1970s. Signed by Designer. Place of origin: prob. Italy. Socket: 1 x e27 for standard screw bulbs. Excellent con...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Bronze

Jie Gantofta, Table Lamp, Grey / Bue Glazed Stoneware, Rattan, Sweden, c. 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp designed and produced by Jie Gantofta, Sweden, c. 1960s. Stamped Stated dimensions exclude lamsphade. Height includes socket. Illustrated model vintage ratt...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Mid-Century Modern Hammered Brass Leaves Table Lamp, by T. Barbi, Italy, 1960s
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern hammered brass leaves table or desk lamp, by Tommaso Barbi, Italy, 1960s. Delicate quality brass work, with full details. A modern touch classic lamp. 1 light, r...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Italian Carrara Marble Vintage Table Lamp
Located in Germantown, MD
Italian Carrara marble table lamp. Measures 5"in width x 5" in Diameter x 29.5" in height to top of the finial. 19" high to the top of the socket.Made in Italy and in good vintage co...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Søholm Stentøj, Table Lamp, Incised Blue Stoneware, Bornholm, Denmark, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp produced by Søholm Keramik, located on the island of Bornholm in Denmark. Features a highly artistic glazed and incised decor. Sold without lampshade. Stated dimensi...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Carlo Nason Lotus Lamp LT305
Located in Dallas, TX
The beautiful lotus lamp by Carlo Nason. Made in Italy with gorgeous murano glass. Lamp has 4 layers, with 3 removable layers that are inserted in the center. A gas type bulb illumin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Scandinavian Modern Brass and Teak Table Lamp from ASEA, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A small Scandinavian table light in patinated solid brass and teak. It has a solid brass shade with geometric perforations. It was manufactured by ASEA in Sweden during the 1950s in ...
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1950s Scandinavian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Pair of Lamps Lacquered Metal and Brass by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Mid century pair of bedside or table lamps, black lacquered metal and brass by the manufacture Stilnovo. In the mood of Arteluce, Arredoluce, Angelo Brotto, Esperia, Angelo Lelii, Gi...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Pair of Ceramic Caramel Colored Lamps with White Appliquéd Stripes
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large ceramic lamps that have a wave design in applied white stripes in a wave pattern.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1950s Mid Century Val St Lambert Twisted Purple Crystal Lamp Base Inc Shade
Located in London, GB
1950s Val St Lambert, purple and clear glass, twisted crystal lamp base with a vintage brass light fitting. Hand blown in heavy lead crystal glass in Belgium. The brand new deep pink...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Wire, Metal, Brass

Vintage Italian Metal with Brass Palm Tree Lamp attributed to Sergio Terzani
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Beautiful palm tree lamp attributed to Sergio Terzani 1970s Florence, Italy. Made of metal with a brass finish that shows a beautiful original distressed patina. With a lamp bulb ma...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Italian Midcentury Marble Table Lamps Resting on Circular Bases
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Italian marble table lamps from the mid 20th century, with circular bases. Created in Italy during the midcentury period, each of this pair of table lamps features a cream ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

Pair Mid-Century Modern Orange Murano Glass & Brass Lamps Seguso Styl Italy 1970
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of tall Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano glass table lamps, attributed to Seguso, 1970s. The vintage pair of lamps is made of orange Murano glass shades, the top one, nesting ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Tall Yasha Heifetz Mahogany Figural Table Lamp, Circa 1950
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Yasha Heifetz hand-carved mahogany female form table lamp. Handcrafted slim, smooth mahogany figure mounted on free-form black enameled wooden base. Small footprint. 30H to top of so...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1960's to 1970's Large Stilnovo Oval Marble Table or Desk Lamp, Label Present.
Located in London, GB
A quite Large 1960's to 1970's Stilnovo oval marble table or desk lamp, label present. A really nice lamp.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble

Pair of Mid-Century Blue and White Double Gourd Glass Table Lamps
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Pair of mid-century table lamps composed with hand blown glass in a classic double gourd form with blue and white sand bottle design. Presented on gold lacquered metal bases.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Teak and Rattan Table Lamp by Temde, circa 1970
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A wonderful teak table lamp made in the 1960s by Temde in Switzerland. It is fascinating with its rare lamp shade. The light requires one E27 (US E26) light bulb. Good vintage con...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Rattan, Teak

Hans-Agne Jakobsson "BN-25" Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Table lamp model BN-25 designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, Sweden. Professionally powdercoated in a cream, off white.  
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1950s Adjustable French Desk Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage 1950s French desk lamp. Metal base, wood stem in a black finish and brass adjustable arm. Newly rewired and fitted with a new custom silk shade.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Large Gordon & Martz Table Lamp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gordon and Martz large table lamp. It is in great working condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Gerald Thurston for Lightolier Walnut and Brass Table Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sculpted walnut and brass table / desk lamp designed by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Includes the original plastic shade and perforated, acrylic diffuser. Very good, vintage con...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Design Italian ''Z'' Shaped Desk Lamp Attributed to Stilnovo 1950 Table
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
1 of 2 gorgeous Italian vintage design Desk / table lamp attributed to Stilnovo. Minimalist design with the well known mid-century ''Z''design shape. Made out of brass & black me...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Contemporary Pair of Lamps Gold Leaf Cubic Murano Glass and Brass, Italy
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Huge pair of contemporary table or bedside lamps cubic pressed gold leaf powder Murano glass block and brass elements. Few exclusive production. In the style of Mazzega, Veronese, Po...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf, Brass

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern White B201 Desk Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern white B201 desk lamp designed in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s tec...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Bent Karlby, Pendant Light, Brass, Lacquered Metal, Glass, Lyfa, Denmark, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist pendant light. Design attributed to Bent Karlby, presumably manufactured by Lyfa. I brass, milk glass, yellow and white lacquered metal. Variable drop. Dimensions stated ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Marble and Brass Accent Table Lamps
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1970s pair of marble and swirl brass table lamps in a cylinder shape with tiered brass rings. The marble is newly cleaned while the brass accent pieces have been shined and lac...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Large Bamboo Pair of Table Lamps with Brass Bases
Located in New York, NY
Large bamboo pair of table lamps with brass bases Beautiful and chic table lamps. Lovely brass bases and bamboo tops held by brass top. These are made to order in Italy. They can...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Søholm Stentøj, Table Lamp, Glazed Incised Stoneware, Bornholm, Denmark, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp produced by Søholm Keramik, located on the island of Bornholm in Denmark. Features a highly artistic glazed and incised decor. Sold without lampshade. Stated dimensi...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Vintage Murano Table Lamp
Located in Austin, TX
Lamp from Murano, Italy. This lamp presents a white lacquered base holding a brass stem supporting a white opalescent glass shade. It has been newly wired to fit US standards.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Table Lamp Model 2466 Designed by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1950’s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Brass and linen shade. Measures: H 66 cm/ 26" D 44 cm/ 17 1/2" An understated and timeless design, the model 2466 by Josef Frank is found in both a table lamp and floor lamp s...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

1960s Brown & Green Drip Glaze Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s brown and green drip glaze ceramic table lamp. The lamp brass metal base. Wired for the US and in working condition. Socket, 28”H. Harp, 6”Dia x 10”H. No marks.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Custom Brass and Black Metal Mid Century Style Desk Lamp by Adesso Imports
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom mid century style desk lamp with brass shade and black metal base by Adesso Imports.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Plaster Lamps
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
Pair of plaster lamps, baluster shape. With custom made shades in vegetal fiber. France, contemporary creation Measures: Total height 81 cm - 31.9 inches Plaster base height (i...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Natural Fiber, Plaster

Mazzega " Ronda " Table Lamp, Italy, 1972
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Mazzega " Ronda " table lamp Italy - 1972 White glass / Stainless steel Measures: H 45 x D 30 cms.   
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Italian Chrome and Glass Lamps, Fabio Lenci for Guzzini, 1960's
Located in Austin, TX
Italian Mid-Century Modern table lamps by Fabio Lenci for Guzzini, c. 1960, white opalescent art glass shades in an adjustable chromed metal stand. Eye-ball shaped pair, predecessors...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Panthella Table Lamp Design by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
This beautiful Panthella table lamp has an interesting rounded design. It was made for the manufacturer Louis Poulsen by the Danish Verner Panton. The foot of this lamp is made of ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Plastic, Acrylic

Louis Weisdorf 'Multi-Lite' Table Lamp in Brass
Located in Glendale, CA
Louis Weisdorf 'Multi-Lite' table lamp in brass. Designed in 1972 by Weisdorf, this is a newly produced authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduce his work w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Swedish, Small Minimalist Table Lamp, Turned Solid Pine, Rattan, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pine table lamp, designed and produced in Sweden, c. 1970s. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. Upon request illustrated vintage rattan lampshade can b...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pine

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern table lamps. Three lights each Chrome, glass, wood.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Marcello Fantoni Ceramic Table Lamp With Men And Horses 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Artisan ceramic table lamp, decorated with men and horses, with custom bronze base and hardware, by Marcello Fantoni. Italy 1950's (Signed “Marcello Fantoni Italy” on bottom). A play...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

1960s Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Desk Lamp
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A Mid-Century Modern blue-gray metal and brass table lamp in good conditions, it works 110-240 volts and needs two regular e14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Louis Weisdorf 'Multi-Lite' Table Lamp in Black and Brass
Located in Glendale, CA
Louis Weisdorf 'Multi-Lite' table lamp in black and brass. Designed in 1972 by Weisdorf, this is a newly produced authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduce ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Tripod Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model 'Tripod Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1954. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufa...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Spiral Table Lamp, Henri Mathieu, France 1970, Steel, Space Age Mid-Century Vtg
Located in L'Isle sur la Sorgue, FR
Spiral table lamp, model "Gordes" by Henri Mathieu, France, 1970s. For an interior design and space age. Excellent condition.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel