Tension Pole Lamps

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also known as pole lamps, tension lamps, or floor to ceiling lamps, are a quintessential lighting feature for lovers of retro 1960's and 1970's interior design. Tension pole lamps add a visually striking architectural feature to any room, while they also provide highly versatile task or accent lighting. Vintage tension pole lamps come in many different styles, from the wild and colorful to the sleek and tasteful.

Scroll down to see a few from our collection, and find some amazing vintage tension pole lamps for sale!

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This Mid-Century Modern tension pole lamp is a bit more sophisticated than most. Unlike the typically loud & funky 1960's retro look most vintage tension lamps display, this one has a very sleek and industrial Modernist style. It has a universally stylish chrome and black color scheme with simple u-shaped metal brackets that hold the three spotlight lamps. A convenient 3-way switch turns on one lamp, then two, and then all three, giving you just the right amount of light for your decorating needs. This tension pole lamp has a nice understated style, and it really fits in with just about any modern contemporary style...no starburst wall clocks or naugahide lounge chairs are required to make this look like it was meant for your living room! This spring-loaded tension pole lamp adjusts from 91 to 101 inches in length, and the shades measure 7.25 inches in diameter. Scroll down for more tension pole lamps from our collection!

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Rare Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern 3 Light Tension Pole/Swag Lamp Shades
Rare Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern 3 Light Tension Pole/Swag Lamp Shades
$85.99
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vtg 50s TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP mid century modern light danish retro eames era
vtg 50s TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP mid century modern light danish retro eames era
$179.99
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Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern tension Floor Ceiling Pole Lamp corner 8 ft
Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern tension Floor Ceiling Pole Lamp corner 8 ft
$102.50 (6 Bids)
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vtg 60s TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP mid century modern tall light orange retro eames
vtg 60s TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP mid century modern tall light orange retro eames
$169.99
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VINTAGE MID CENTURY DANISH MODERN ATOMIC CONE SHAPED TENSION POLE LAMP 101
VINTAGE MID CENTURY DANISH MODERN ATOMIC CONE SHAPED TENSION POLE LAMP 101"
$179.95
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Vtg Danish Mid Century Modern Atomic Spun Spagetti Shade Tension Pole Floor Lamp
Vtg Danish Mid Century Modern Atomic Spun Spagetti Shade Tension Pole Floor Lamp
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VINTAGE RETRO MID-CENTURY MODERN DANISH ERA STIFFEL 3 SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP
VINTAGE RETRO MID-CENTURY MODERN DANISH ERA STIFFEL 3 SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP
$450.00
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VTG Mid Century Danish Mod Eames Era 3 Way Milk Glass Tension Pole Lamp Light
VTG Mid Century Danish Mod Eames Era 3 Way Milk Glass Tension Pole Lamp Light
$125.00
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Vintage Mid Century Atomic Age Stiffel 3 Way Tension Pole Spot Lamp Brass
Vintage Mid Century Atomic Age Stiffel 3 Way Tension Pole Spot Lamp Brass
$419.98
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Mid Century Eames Era 3 Cone Shades Tension Pole Lamp Gold Metal
Mid Century Eames Era 3 Cone Shades Tension Pole Lamp Gold Metal
$81.00 (2 Bids)
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Mid Century Danish Modern Compression Tension Wood Accented Pole Lamp LAST ONE!
Mid Century Danish Modern Compression Tension Wood Accented Pole Lamp LAST ONE!
$200.00
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Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern  Tension Pole Lamp Light with 2 Light w Shades
Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern Tension Pole Lamp Light with 2 Light w Shades
$39.99 (1 Bid)
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 MID CENTURY MODERN EAMES ERA DANISH TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP W/ RED DRUM SHADES
MID CENTURY MODERN EAMES ERA DANISH TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP W/ RED DRUM SHADES
$175.00
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VINTAGE RETRO MID-CENTURY MODERN DANISH ERA STIFFEL 3 SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP
VINTAGE RETRO MID-CENTURY MODERN DANISH ERA STIFFEL 3 SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP
$950.00
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Vintage Eames Era Mid Century Modern Spring Tension Pole Lamp
Vintage Eames Era Mid Century Modern Spring Tension Pole Lamp
$165.00
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Vintage Mid Century Modern Gold Spun Fiberglass Tension Pole Floor Lamp
Vintage Mid Century Modern Gold Spun Fiberglass Tension Pole Floor Lamp
$485.00
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VTG RARE  Retro Mid-Century Floor Pole Tension Lamp Tole Metal Wood SHABBY 106
VTG RARE Retro Mid-Century Floor Pole Tension Lamp Tole Metal Wood SHABBY 106"
$100.00
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VINTAGE RETRO MIDCENTURY MODERN DANISH ERA 3 GOLD SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP NICE
VINTAGE RETRO MIDCENTURY MODERN DANISH ERA 3 GOLD SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP NICE
$350.00
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Vtg 60s TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP mid century modern Parts Or Repair
Vtg 60s TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP mid century modern Parts Or Repair
$70.00
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Atomic Age Tension Pole-Lamp Mid Century Light Floor Danish Modern FREE SHIP USA
Atomic Age Tension Pole-Lamp Mid Century Light Floor Danish Modern FREE SHIP USA
$199.00
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VINTAGE RETRO MIDCENTURY MODERN DANISH ERA STIFFEL 3 SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP
VINTAGE RETRO MIDCENTURY MODERN DANISH ERA STIFFEL 3 SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP
$950.00
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Vintage Mid Century Tension Pole Lamp
Vintage Mid Century Tension Pole Lamp
$99.99
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Vintage Eames Era Mid Century Modern Spring Tension Pole Lamp
Vintage Eames Era Mid Century Modern Spring Tension Pole Lamp
$133.31
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VINTAGE  MIDCENTURY  3 GOLD SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP
VINTAGE MIDCENTURY 3 GOLD SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP
$155.00
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VINTAGE MIDCENTURY MODERN RETRO  DANISH TEAK AND BRASS 3 COLOR TENSION POLE LAMP
VINTAGE MIDCENTURY MODERN RETRO DANISH TEAK AND BRASS 3 COLOR TENSION POLE LAMP
$375.00
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VINTAGE TENSION POLE LIGHT LAMP METAL DIFFUSER SHADES
VINTAGE TENSION POLE LIGHT LAMP METAL DIFFUSER SHADES
$69.99
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3 vintage GLASS LAMP SHADE DANISH MODERN MID CENTURY TENSION POLE REPLACEMENT
3 vintage GLASS LAMP SHADE DANISH MODERN MID CENTURY TENSION POLE REPLACEMENT
$145.00
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VINTAGE MID CENTURY RETRO THREE COLOR TENSION POLE LAMP
VINTAGE MID CENTURY RETRO THREE COLOR TENSION POLE LAMP
$375.00
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Vintage Mid Century 2 Light Floor Tension Pole Lamp EAGLES BIRD
Vintage Mid Century 2 Light Floor Tension Pole Lamp EAGLES BIRD
$119.99
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Teak Wood Tension Pole Lamp Bentwood Mid Century Modern Danish
Teak Wood Tension Pole Lamp Bentwood Mid Century Modern Danish
$299.00
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Vtg Hurricane Shade Brass Tension Pole Floor to Ceiling Lamp Light
Vtg Hurricane Shade Brass Tension Pole Floor to Ceiling Lamp Light
$95.00
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Vintage Mid Century Hobnail Milk Glass Tension Pole Lamp
Vintage Mid Century Hobnail Milk Glass Tension Pole Lamp
$129.99
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MID CENTURY MODERN POLE FLOOR LAMPS  MATCHING PAIR DECO EAMES ERA TENSION
MID CENTURY MODERN POLE FLOOR LAMPS MATCHING PAIR DECO EAMES ERA TENSION
$500.00
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Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern Tension Pole Lamp Hollywood Regency Gold White
Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern Tension Pole Lamp Hollywood Regency Gold White
$299.00
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Mid Century Modern Hollywood Regency Tension Pole Lamp Unique Shades, Black Gold
Mid Century Modern Hollywood Regency Tension Pole Lamp Unique Shades, Black Gold
$105.00
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Mid Century vtg Danish Style Tension Floor to Ceiling pole Lamp light 1950 - 60s
Mid Century vtg Danish Style Tension Floor to Ceiling pole Lamp light 1950 - 60s
$650.00
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Vintage 60s Mid Century Danish Modern 3 light Tension Pole Hanging Lamp Retro
Vintage 60s Mid Century Danish Modern 3 light Tension Pole Hanging Lamp Retro
$108.50 (15 Bids)
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Vintage Tension Pole Floor Lamp 3 Way Lights
Vintage Tension Pole Floor Lamp 3 Way Lights
$174.95
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Vintage Mid Century Tension Pole Light/Lamp with 3 Fiber Shades
Vintage Mid Century Tension Pole Light/Lamp with 3 Fiber Shades
$159.95
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Vintage Mid Century Modern Teak/Fiberglass Tension Pole Floor Lamp Atomic Tiki
Vintage Mid Century Modern Teak/Fiberglass Tension Pole Floor Lamp Atomic Tiki
$132.99
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Vtg Mid Century/ Hollywood Regency TENSION POLE FLOOR Hanging LAMP Tole Gold/Wht
Vtg Mid Century/ Hollywood Regency TENSION POLE FLOOR Hanging LAMP Tole Gold/Wht
$229.00
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1950s mid century modern tension pole floor lamp retro Eames danish era knoll
1950s mid century modern tension pole floor lamp retro Eames danish era knoll
$99.99
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VINTAGE RETRO MIDCENTURY MODERN DANISH ERA 2 SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP NICE
VINTAGE RETRO MIDCENTURY MODERN DANISH ERA 2 SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP NICE
$350.00
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Danish modern tension pole floor lamp mid century Eames era retro
Danish modern tension pole floor lamp mid century Eames era retro
$199.99
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13132 Vintage Mid Century STIFFEL Tension Pole Lamp ~ Original ~ 3 Lights w teak
13132 Vintage Mid Century STIFFEL Tension Pole Lamp ~ Original ~ 3 Lights w teak
$799.99
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2  Mid Century Coated Glass Tension  Pole Lamp Shades Pink and White
2 Mid Century Coated Glass Tension Pole Lamp Shades Pink and White
$35.00
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ATOMIC MID CENTURY TRI-COLOR TENSION POLE LAMP! Triennale Eames Vtg Modern 1950s
ATOMIC MID CENTURY TRI-COLOR TENSION POLE LAMP! Triennale Eames Vtg Modern 1950s
$948.05
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Vintage Mid-Century Tension Pole Lamp/Light with 2 Glass Flower Hanging Globes
Vintage Mid-Century Tension Pole Lamp/Light with 2 Glass Flower Hanging Globes
$170.00
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Vintage Mid Century 1950's Tension Pole Lamp w/Hanging Glass Swag Lights Retro
Vintage Mid Century 1950's Tension Pole Lamp w/Hanging Glass Swag Lights Retro
$51.99 (3 Bids)
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VTG MID CENTURY MODERN  RETRO STIFFEL TENSION POLE LAMP 3 WAY
VTG MID CENTURY MODERN RETRO STIFFEL TENSION POLE LAMP 3 WAY
$600.00
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 Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern  Tension Pole Lamp Light with burlap Shades
Vintage Mid Century Danish Modern Tension Pole Lamp Light with burlap Shades
$199.99
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Vintage Mid Century Tension Pole Floor Lamp, Thurston Style, 3-Lights
Vintage Mid Century Tension Pole Floor Lamp, Thurston Style, 3-Lights
$164.99
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Vintage Mod Gold TENSION POLE LAMP Retro Smoke Black Shades Works
Vintage Mod Gold TENSION POLE LAMP Retro Smoke Black Shades Works
$135.00
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Vintage tension pole lamp
Vintage tension pole lamp
$23.00
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VTG Tension Pole Lamp Floor to Ceiling Light Glass Swirl Design Floor Lamp
VTG Tension Pole Lamp Floor to Ceiling Light Glass Swirl Design Floor Lamp
$69.95
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Vintage Mid Century Modern Metal & Wood Tension Pole Lamp With 5 Amber Shades
Vintage Mid Century Modern Metal & Wood Tension Pole Lamp With 5 Amber Shades
$999.99
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Vintage Swag Lamp Retro Eames Era Tension Pole Brasstone Filigree Globes
Vintage Swag Lamp Retro Eames Era Tension Pole Brasstone Filigree Globes
$325.00
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TENSION POLE LAMP ANTIQUE WHITE GOLD FRENCH CHERUB MUSICIANS 6 LIGHT ASIS pickup
TENSION POLE LAMP ANTIQUE WHITE GOLD FRENCH CHERUB MUSICIANS 6 LIGHT ASIS pickup
$350.00
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mid century modern tension pole floor lamp three 3 cone atomic fiberglass moss?
mid century modern tension pole floor lamp three 3 cone atomic fiberglass moss?
$1,200.00
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Vintage tension pole lamp - pineapple design - 1950s
Vintage tension pole lamp - pineapple design - 1950s
$179.00
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TENSION POLE LAMP Mid Century Modern Eames Vtg handles 3 cone
TENSION POLE LAMP Mid Century Modern Eames Vtg handles 3 cone
$34.99
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Vintage Gerald Thurston Lightolier Tension Pole Lamp & Table Mid Century Modern
Vintage Gerald Thurston Lightolier Tension Pole Lamp & Table Mid Century Modern
$695.00
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TENSION FLOOR TO CEILING 3 LAMP METAL POLE W/ PINK ROSE MILK GLASS SHADES 1950
TENSION FLOOR TO CEILING 3 LAMP METAL POLE W/ PINK ROSE MILK GLASS SHADES 1950
$251.22
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Vintage MCM Hollywood Regency Swag Amber Glass Shade Tension Pole Light Lamp
Vintage MCM Hollywood Regency Swag Amber Glass Shade Tension Pole Light Lamp
$525.00
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VINTAGE MID CENTURY TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP / LIGHT FIXTURE
VINTAGE MID CENTURY TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP / LIGHT FIXTURE
$219.96
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TENSION POLE LAMP  Mid Century Modern Eames Vtg handles 3 B
TENSION POLE LAMP Mid Century Modern Eames Vtg handles 3 B
$34.99
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Mid Century Curly Q Wicker Tension Pole Floor Lamp Mid Century Modern Vintage
Mid Century Curly Q Wicker Tension Pole Floor Lamp Mid Century Modern Vintage
$349.00
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VINTAGE STIFFEL 3 SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP Mid-century Modern
VINTAGE STIFFEL 3 SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP Mid-century Modern
$550.00
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Stunning Vtg Tension Brass Pole Lamp Dutch Hurricane Milk Glass Double Shade EUC
Stunning Vtg Tension Brass Pole Lamp Dutch Hurricane Milk Glass Double Shade EUC
$149.99
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vintage tension pole lamp mid century floor lamp original
vintage tension pole lamp mid century floor lamp original
$99.99
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MID CENTURY MODERN POLE TENSION LAMP REPLACEMENT BLUE WHITE GLOBE RECEPTACLE VTG
MID CENTURY MODERN POLE TENSION LAMP REPLACEMENT BLUE WHITE GLOBE RECEPTACLE VTG
$44.00
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Beautiful Chandelier Ceiling Fan Tension Pole Lamp Shades Rose Pattern
Beautiful Chandelier Ceiling Fan Tension Pole Lamp Shades Rose Pattern
$40.00
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Vintage Tension Pole Floor Lamp Light Hanging Swag  ELEGANT  RARE
Vintage Tension Pole Floor Lamp Light Hanging Swag ELEGANT RARE
$215.00
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Vintage Tension Pole Light Fixtures Floor Lamp Parts Moroccan Hollywood Regency
Vintage Tension Pole Light Fixtures Floor Lamp Parts Moroccan Hollywood Regency
$74.99
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Light Shade Threaded 1950s Floor Tension Pole Lamp Danish Modern White Cone New
Light Shade Threaded 1950s Floor Tension Pole Lamp Danish Modern White Cone New
$24.95
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ONE Milk  Glass Round  Lamp Shade Replacement Tension Pole Mid Century Modern
ONE Milk Glass Round Lamp Shade Replacement Tension Pole Mid Century Modern
$25.00
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Set of Six Beige 6
Set of Six Beige 6" Metal Cone Shades ~ For Desk Lamp Or Tension Pole Torchier
$29.95
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COLLECTIBLE 2 CLEAR GLASS TENSION POLE LAMP SHADES
COLLECTIBLE 2 CLEAR GLASS TENSION POLE LAMP SHADES
$21.11
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Milk Glass Student Lamp Shade 6
Milk Glass Student Lamp Shade 6" Desk Table Tension Pole Wall Sconce Chandelier
$44.95
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tension pole lamp This sleek Mid-Century Modern tension pole lamp has a design that opts more for simple, modernist lines than far out retro flair. It has a subtle metallic gold and mushroom taupe color scheme with three lights, each with their own long fluted on-off switches. A typically versatile pole lamp, it has lights that can be adjusted in any direction, and the spring loaded tension bar at the top allows the lamp to fit in any vertical floor to ceiling space measuring approximately 88 inches to 99 inches. The lamp is in very good condition, showing only light use. There is some chipped gold on one of the metal shades, and a scratched area at the bottom of the gold pole segment (see last two photos below). Finally, the base pole is missing a little screw-in end cap / foot. This doesn't affect its ability to stand sturdily upright. The lamp works perfectly with no glitches. It is clean and still looks great for its age! We have a few more tension pole lamps in storage, and are always looking for more. We will continue to add pictures of tension pole lamps to this page in the future, so check back sometime!

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