Vintage Lamps for Sale at Chairish
Looking for an illuminating way to purchase vintage lamps? Try shopping for vintage and used lamps at Chairish.
From colorful Murano glass lamps to edgy Mid-Century Modern brass selections, our variety of used lamps for sale runs the gamut.
And with new inventory arriving daily, you never know what recently unearthed vintage piece you’ll stumble across!
The result? Thousands of antique and vintage lamps available on our website that are guaranteed to suit your style preference.
Our selection of vintage table lamps is sourced from top-tier vintage dealers located all over the country and Europe. There are also individual sellers with designer vintage lamps for sale. Each item is vetted by our top-tier design experts to ensure a high-quality piece.
When you shop our collection of used laps, you can browse vintage pieces from storied antique shops in New Orleans as well as modernist emporiums in Palm Springs, without ever leaving home!
Have a particular lamp in mind? Use our style filters to quickly locate items like Hollywood Regency lamps, Mid-Century Modern lamps, Neoclassical lamps and more. You can also filter colors, price, size and category.
Let’s take a look at several of the most popular vintage lamp styles, which include:
Vintage jar lamps
Vintage gourd lamps
Vintage task lamps
Vintage dome lamps
Browse Beautiful Vintage Jar Lamps
Ideal for those who are looking for a table lamp that takes charge of a room, the jar lamp features a good-as-it-gets silhouette that is modeled after a vase or an urn. In some cases, a literal vase or urn is used as the base, lending many of these traditional and contemporary table lamps a unique vintage appeal. Ginger jars, in particular, are commonly wired into jar table lamps.
These quintessential lamps are often deployed in pairs, enlisted to bring balance to either side of a bed, sofa, console or credenza.
Most jar lamps fall into two camps: those with roughhewn terracotta-like finishes and those with glazed or glossy ceramic finishes.
The former are perfect mates for rustic interiors and are ideal for enhancing other tactile elements in a room, such as cane, tweed or linen. Glazed table lamps are classic choices to perk up raw and lacquered wood furniture and to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary elements in a space.
Shop Gorgeous Vintage Gourd Lamps
As its name suggests, the gourd table lamp is named after nature’s most humble yet shapeliest fruit: the gourd. Anchored by a rotund base that tapers as it travels toward the harp, a gourd vintage lamp features a silhouette that’s a bit elongated, lending a sense of elegance to its look.
In scenarios where a jar table lamp or an orb table lamp might feel too squat, a gourd table lamp can draw the eye upward.
It’s common to find gourd table lamps that adhere to a Mid-Century Modern design aesthetic, but the majority of these ceramic table lamps are Contemporary in style.
Look for gorgeous gourd-style lamps in a whole range of candy-coated colors, as well as abstract prints like painterly swirls.
The gourd table lamp’s buxom base makes a wide shade (e.g. a drum shade) the perfect counterbalance. An empire shade (tapered slightly at the top with a flared bottom) makes for a choice topper as well.
Discover Versatile Vintage Task Lamps
It used to be that task table lamps were considered the dark side of the lighting world.
Originally, the bulk of task lamps on the market were industrial in nature, erected from metal. Bereft of any resounding design integrity, task lamps became ridden with the most tactical of reputations.
In the mid-20th century, however, designers began to reinvent task table lamps, thereby extending the shelf life of this unassuming shelf light. Drafting inspiration from the booming tech and space sectors, designers began teeing up gracefully linear lamps that challenged the notion that task lighting must be strictly utilitarian.
The emergence of task lamps that no longer required being stashed away in a closet when off-duty opened up a new realm for this workhorse lamp, paving the way for nimble yet elegant lamps that direct that high-wattage beam exactly where you need it.
Explore Divine Dome Lamps
A lamp defined solely by its shade, the dome lamp category includes any lamp that’s shielded by a metal or glass semi-globe shade.
Also known as mushroom lamps, these modernist table lamps feel a bit prankish, but are also strikingly chic. This makes them befit for interiors that require an unexpected statement piece that’s fairly foolproof.
Dome lamps are generally rendered in one of two materials:
Metal dome lamps tend to be larger in size, making them ideal for filling out large nightstands or side tables.
All-glass dome lamps are generally more compact — if not downright petite. They are often equipped with interior lights that set both the shade and base aglow with a flood of light.
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