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Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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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Pair of Maison Charles Orgue Lamps
Located in Fingest, Oxfordshire
A fine pair of Maison Charles stainless steel Orgue lamps designed by Jacques Charles, signed to the base, original wiring with dimmer switches France circa 2000s Provenance...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stainless Steel

Exceptional Amethyst Murano 'Mushroom' Lamp by, Barbini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Exceptional Amethyst Murano Mushroom Lamp by, Barbini With a stylized square domed 'Mushroom' shade internally decorated, raised on a 6" square, base fiteed with three chrome socket...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Murano White Glass Table Lamp, Italy 1970s
Located in New York, NY
A dynamic design in the manner of Vistosi and Mazzega. I haven't been able to identify the exact maker but the quality of the hardware would indicate one of better lighting designers...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Sonja Katzin, Table Lamp, Brass, Wood, for ASEA, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp / desk light. Designed by Swedish sculptor Sonja Katzin, (1919-2014). Produced by ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. Stamped. Stated dimensions exclude lampshades. Height includes ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid-Century Table Lamp Murano Glass & Gilt Brass by Tommaso Barbi, Bottega Gadda
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid Century modern Table Lamp in murano glass and gilt brass by Tommaso Barbi for Bottega Gadda, Milano Beautiful and elegant, without defects
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Stilux Table Light, circa 1950
Located in London, GB
Original Stilux table light. Italy, circa 1950. Has sometimes wrongly been attributed to Arredoluce. Painted aluminium, glass, brass and marble.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Marble, Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Patroclo Table Lamps Designed by Gae Aulenti for Artemide, Italy, 1975
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Couple of "Patroclo" table lamps designed by Gae Aulenti for Artemide, Italy, 1975 The body of the two lamps is made in smoke blown glass, the diffuser is partially covered by an ir...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper Table Lamp
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper, table lamp, Murano glass, metal, Italy, 1980s This beautiful lamp by Mangiarotti is executed in blown murano glass. The globe has a white half and a ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Sculptural form 'Rimorchiatore' Table Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Candle,Italy, 1967
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Wonderful and rare sculptural form 'Rimorchiatore' table lamp designed by Gae Aulenti for the Avant-garde lighting company 'Candle' ,Italy in 1967. This rare design forms part of the...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Aluminum

Paavo Tynell Desk Light in Brass and White Metal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paavo Tynell for Idman, desk light, white enameled metal and brass, Finland, 1950s. Beautiful designed '9227' table lamp by Finnish designer Paavo Tynell for Idman. This model fea...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Italian Murano Swirl Glass Table Lamps in Pink, 1970, Set of Two
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous pair of table lamps made of pink swirl glass in Murano during the 1970s. The glass is in perfect condition and much better in person as on the pictures. With golden metal ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Paavo Tynell, Floor Lamp, Lacquered Metal, Raffia, Brass, Taito Finland, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed and produced by Paavo Tynell for his own firm, Taito. Stamped with makers mark. Lacquered metal base, tubular metal rod, with black lacquer. Original raffia lam...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Table Lamps Featuring Chinese Monkeys Designed by Billy Haines
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A unique and rare pair of painted metal lamps, both base and shades. These lamps are from the estate of Tony Duquette and still retain their Christies lot stickers. As seen in image ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Karl Springer Style Lucite Beehive Lamps, C. 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Karl Springer style lucite beehive lamps, C. 1970s Each one with four thick and clear disks joined with bright polished chrome fittings, with a double light socket. All ne...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Sölken Table Lamp, Germany, 1970s
Located in Haderslev, DK
Stem like a bow leads up to the milky white acrylic ball shaped shade. This Sölken table lamp is stunning in both elegance and beauty. Made in Germany in 1970s and bare close...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Greta Von Nessen Anywhere Lamp by Nessen Studio Inc, 1952
Located in Dallas, TX
Iconic 'Anywhere' table lamp designed by Greta von Nessen for Nessen Studio 1952. All original.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Aluminum, Steel

Mid-Century Stilnovo Adjustable Brass Table Lamp, 50s, Italy
Located in Palermo, IT
Very rare adjustable table lamp in golden brass, with beige metal lampshade, by Stilnovo, 50s, Italy. Wear consistent with age and use.
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1650s Italian Antique Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Tall White Glass Table Lamp model "Candy" by Kylle Svanlund for Holmegaard
Located in Berlin, DE
Tall White Glass Table Lamp model "Candy" by Kylle Svanlund for Holmegaard Tall desk lamp model "Candy" designed by Kylle Svanlund and produced by Holmegaard in the 1970s. The lamp i...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Bitossi for Bergboms Table Lamps, a Pair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bitossi for Bergboms table lamps, a pair, Sweden, 1960s.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Irma Yourstone, Table Lamp, Porcelain, Rattan, Artists Studio, Sweden 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp by ceramic artist and designer Irma Yourstone. Designed and produced in artists' own studio named Lerlaxen, Halmstad, Sweden, c. 1970s. Stated dimensions exclude lamp...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Fabric

Pair of Table Lamps, Stone, circa 1950, France
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Pair of table lamps, Stone decorated with rings, Woolen lampshades, circa 1950, France. Measures: Diameter 39 cm, height 95 cm.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stone

Mid Century Italian Carved Alabaster Orb Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid century Italian carved alabaster orb lamp, beautifully carved in two pieces with a 5" high top and 5" base. The lamp takes one standard bulb. A beautiful sculptural mood light, e...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Alabaster

Pair of Large American Mid-Century Modern Blonde Wood and Chrome Console Lamps
Located in Port Hope, ON
This impressive pair of large American Mid-Century Modern blonde wood and chrome console lamps feature a stunning geometric design and a quality of workmanship that bears all the hal...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Klase Höganäs, Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Rattan, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp by Klase Höganäs. In stoneware with simple incised decor. Signed. Dimensions stated exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. Vintage rattan lampshade of illustrate...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Rattan

Pair of Lotte and Gunnar Bostlund White Porcelain Columnar Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Lotte and Gunnar Bostlund White Porcelain Columnar Lamps, included with the original russet lacquered lamp shades, Each one a substantial beautiful monochrome glazed column w...
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20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Lacquer

Bruno Karlsson, Small Table Lamp, Stoneware, Linen, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Stated dimensi...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bruno Karlsson, Small Vase, Stoneware, Studio Ego, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small handmade stoneware vase, executed by Bruno Karlsson in abstract form and highly artistic brown glaze. In his Studio, called "Ego Stengods Atelje". Signed at bottom. Other...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Jane & Gordon Martz, Table Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Jane & Gordon Martz, Table Lamp, A fine and large example complete with original harp, original teak finial and mountings, monochrome white with earth tone band. Signed 'Martz' in sc...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Georg Hermansson, Small Table Lamp, Artists Studio, Gränna, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small table lamp in glazed stoneware. Produced by Georg Hermansson (1915-1988) for his own studio "Keramik-Olle" in Gränna, Sweden, 1960s. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. H...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Murano, Table Lamp, Fluted Blown Glass, Metal, Italy, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp. Designed and produced in Murano glass, Italy, 1940s. Features colored blue glass and metal socket. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. U...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Large Danish Modern Green Monochrome Pottery Reticulated Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of large Danish modern Green Monochrome Pottery Reticulated lamps Each one with the original harp, teak wood finials and mounts. The beautiful monochrome green glaze vase with ...
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20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Mid Century Walnut Stainless Table Lamp
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A mid century rich walnut table lamp with solid walnut base and stainless metal details to each side a nice mix of wood and metal with cream linen shade perfect complement to your in...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Walnut

Søholm Keramik, Small Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Bornholm, Denmark, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small table lamp produced by Søholm Keramik, located on the island of Bornholm in Denmark. Features a highly artistic green / blue glaze. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. He...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Special Desklamp by Aluminor, France, 1960s
Located in Haderslev, DK
Now here is something for you who are looking for rare cool collectables or just want something no one else has. Aluminor desk lamp french design with both treads from atomic and...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Lacquer

Huge Pair of Volcanic Lava Ceramic Lamp, 1960's
Located in East Hampton, NY
Pair large pottery table lamps. Wide bases with blue lava glaze. Very artful design and we love the look and texture the thick glaze. Shades are not included.      
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Italian Murano Swirl Glass Table Lamp in Pink, 1970
Located in Clivio, Varese
Gorgeous big table lamp made of pink swirl glass in Murano during the 1970s. The glass is in perfect condition and much better in person as on the pictures. With golden metal - bra...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Tilgmans, Sizable Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sizable glazed stoneware table lamp. By Tilgmans Keramik, 1950s. Features a complex glaze combined with incised decor in a style iconic to the producer. Stated dimensions exclud...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Tilgmans, Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Fabric, Sweden, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sizable glazed stoneware table lamp. By Tilgmans Keramik, 1950s. Features a complex glaze combined with incised decor in a style iconic to the producer. Stated dimensions exclud...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Turquoise Danish Mid-Century Modern table lamp by Nils Kähler
Located in Berlin, DE
Turquoise Danish Mid-Century Modern table lamp by Nils Kähler This circular table lamp was designed by Nils Kähler in the 1960s in Denmark and produced by the company HA Kähler. It ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Large Turquoise Danish Mid-Century Modern Stoneware table lamp by Nils Kähler
Located in Berlin, DE
Large Turquoise Danish Mid-Century Modern Stoneware table lamp by Nils Kähler This stoneware table lamp was designed by Nils Kähler and made in the 1960s by Herman A Kähler Ceramic ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Pair of Royal 9 Tenera Table Lamps by Inge-Lise Koefoed for Fog & Mørup, 1967
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of decorative table lamps from aluminia/Royal Copenhagen and Fog & Mørup. The lamps were produced in collaboration with the Danish lamp manufacturer Fog & Mørup. Model no. E 716...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Table Lights 60s Italian Design by Frigerio Brass Structure Cream Shades
Located in London, GB
A beautiful pair of table lights, chiseled brass structure with abstract pattern, cream colour matt silk shades. 1960s Italian design by artist Luciano Frigerio. Very decorative, mod...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of Akari Model 1A Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Akari model 1A light sculptures by Isamu Noguchi. The shades are made from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribs with Noguchi Akari manufacturer's stamp. Akari light sculpture...
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1950s Japanese Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Franco Albini & Franca Helg Gold Sirrah Chrome Glass AM/AS Table Lamp Italy 60s
Located in Catania, IT
Table lamp belonging to "AM/AS" series designed by Franco Albini And Franca Helg for Sirrah in Italy, 1969. Lamp with a round base from which departs a circular section tube both in...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

George Kovacs Style Minimalist 1970s Chrome Cylinder Table Lamps with Shades
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Stunning pair of "Lipstick" chrome tube lamps with original white fabric shades. Attributed to George Kovacs, Robert Sonneman and Laurel. Dimensions below include shades.  
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Travertine Lamps Manner of Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in New York, NY
Pair of travertine lamps manner of Robsjohn-Gibbings. Measures: 29H(top of finial). Lamp itself 16H x 3.75D x 3.75W. Under bulb socket is: 19H. Shades not included.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Travertine

Amber and Green Glass Table Lamps by Val St Lambert
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1950s Belgian glass table lamps by Val St Lambert. The twisting glass made in the "Sommerso" technique is amber and green. Hardware with two regular sockets is brass. As show...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Gio Ponti 'Bilia' Table Lamp in Glossy Copper for Fontana Arte
Located in Glendale, CA
Gio Ponti 'Bilia' table lamp in glossy copper for Fontana Arte. Executed in a metal frame with a blown white glass diffuser, transparent cord with dimmer and plug. One of the first a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

William Billy Haines Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
William Haines (1900-1973) glazed stoneware lamp with original recovered shade. Walnut base. 1956. Designed by William Haines for Mr. and Mrs. George Clifford Santa Barbara, California.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Linen, Wood

California Modern Table Lamp by Tye
Located in South Charleston, WV
Measure: 34" tall and 9" wide. A very large and heavy table lamp. This one of a kind artisan studio lamp was produced in 1957 by TYE of California. Signed to lower section. Pastels a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Plaster

Josef Frank Table Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of brass coated pewter lamps by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn. Model #2332. Conical wicker shade of later vintage.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass, Pewter

Mid-Century Glass Table Lamp by Kamenicky Senov, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
Good original condition. 1x60W, E25-E27 US wiring adapter.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern "Pipistrello" Table Lamp Designed by Gae Aulenti, Italy, 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
Large "Pipistrello" table lamp designed by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli Luce. The table lamp has a stainless steel telescopic system that makes it possible to adjust the height, and th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Steel

Pair of Gerald Thurston Table Lamps
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of elegant ceramic lamps by Gerald Thurston, Lightolier, ca' 1960's. Ceramic ribbed, architectural bases and brass details.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Italian Terracotta Table Lamp
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A mid century table lamp in Terracotta using the same methods as constructing baked roofing tiles, handcrafted in Italy mounted on a satin black wood base. Topped with a cream colore...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Terracotta

Scandinavian Modern Black Articulating Desk Lamp by Ledu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A vintage ledu adjustable desk lamp with black base, stem, and shade and chrome accents. A similar style to the Luxo L-1 lamp but with a weighted metal base. A classic design that st...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Hexagonal Bamboo Table Lamp, Italy, 1970s
Located in Naples, IT
Mid-century hexagonal shaped rattan and brass table lamp.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Table Lamps by Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of table lamps by Ateljé Lyktan. Designed and manufactured in Sweden, circa 1960's. Rare version leather base, brass diffuser, Original European cord. U.S. adaptor provided. We ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass