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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Vintage  Mid Century Danish Wicker Tension Pole Lamp
Vintage Mid Century Danish Wicker Tension Pole Lamp
$129.99
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Vintage Mid-Century/Danish Modern Tension Pole Lamp/Light 3 Color MCM
Vintage Mid-Century/Danish Modern Tension Pole Lamp/Light 3 Color MCM
$124.99
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TENSION POLE LAMP BRASS & WHITE NO GLOBES
TENSION POLE LAMP BRASS & WHITE NO GLOBES
$65.00
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Vintage Mid-Century/Danish Modern Tension Pole Lamp/Light 3 Color
Vintage Mid-Century/Danish Modern Tension Pole Lamp/Light 3 Color
$34.27 (7 Bids)
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Vtg Mid-Century Modern Floor Pole Lamp 2-Light Cone Tension Gold Tear Drop Teak
Vtg Mid-Century Modern Floor Pole Lamp 2-Light Cone Tension Gold Tear Drop Teak
$135.00
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Vintage Mid Century Modern Tension Pole Lamp Light
Vintage Mid Century Modern Tension Pole Lamp Light
$180.00
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Vintage Mid Century Modern Tension Pole Floor Ceiling Lamp Glass Shades 3x Light
Vintage Mid Century Modern Tension Pole Floor Ceiling Lamp Glass Shades 3x Light
$695.00
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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
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ATOMIC MIDCENTURY DANISH MODERN TENSION POLE LAMP LIGHT
ATOMIC MIDCENTURY DANISH MODERN TENSION POLE LAMP LIGHT
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Vintage 1970s Pole Light, Tension Lamp, Amber Quilt Glass Floor To Ceiling
Vintage 1970s Pole Light, Tension Lamp, Amber Quilt Glass Floor To Ceiling
$125.00
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vtg mid century modern atomic ceramic pottery tension pole lamp eames era
vtg mid century modern atomic ceramic pottery tension pole lamp eames era
$189.00
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VTG TENSION POLE LAMP RETRACTABLE HANGING WHITE HOBNAIL
VTG TENSION POLE LAMP RETRACTABLE HANGING WHITE HOBNAIL "FENTON" GLASS SHADE
$69.99
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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
$179.99
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vtg 60s TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP mid century modern round Globe light retro eames
vtg 60s TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP mid century modern round Globe light retro eames
$153.99
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Vintage Mid-Century Pole Lamp Tension Lamp 2 Lights Retro Floor Light w Shades
Vintage Mid-Century Pole Lamp Tension Lamp 2 Lights Retro Floor Light w Shades
$99.99
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Mid Century TENSION POLE LAMP 3 way floor brass GWTW light vtg hollywood regency
Mid Century TENSION POLE LAMP 3 way floor brass GWTW light vtg hollywood regency
$150.00
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vintage tension pole lamp
vintage tension pole lamp
$229.00
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Vintage mid century tension pole floor lamp
Vintage mid century tension pole floor lamp
$250.00
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Vintage 50s Mid Century Modern Tall 3 Light Tension Pole Lamp White
Vintage 50s Mid Century Modern Tall 3 Light Tension Pole Lamp White
$329.95
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Vintage French Providential Cherub Cupid Tension Pole Lamp
Vintage French Providential Cherub Cupid Tension Pole Lamp
$375.00
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Vintage Milk Glass Swirl Hurricane Shade Brass Tension Pole Floor Lamp Light
Vintage Milk Glass Swirl Hurricane Shade Brass Tension Pole Floor Lamp Light
$118.99
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Vtg Tension Pole Light Lamp Maple Wood 3 Lamp Shade Excellent Working Condition
Vtg Tension Pole Light Lamp Maple Wood 3 Lamp Shade Excellent Working Condition
$24.99
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vtg TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP PARTS midcentury modern light danish retro eames era
vtg TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP PARTS midcentury modern light danish retro eames era
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Mid Century Modern Tension Pole Light w/ 3 Lamps, Chimneys, Shades Amber Glass
Mid Century Modern Tension Pole Light w/ 3 Lamps, Chimneys, Shades Amber Glass
$172.00
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Mid Century Vintage Tension Floor to Ceiling Pole Lamp Light 1950 - 60s Retro
Mid Century Vintage Tension Floor to Ceiling Pole Lamp Light 1950 - 60s Retro
$39.00
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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"
$150.00
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MID CENTURY MODERN POLE TENSION BUTTERFLY LAMP SCALLOPED GLASS FLORAL GLOBES
MID CENTURY MODERN POLE TENSION BUTTERFLY LAMP SCALLOPED GLASS FLORAL GLOBES
$149.99
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Mid Century Tension Pole Lamp
Mid Century Tension Pole Lamp " Nautical Lantern " Style Fiberglass Shades 60's
$95.00
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Replacement globes threaded RETRO MIDCENTURY screw TENSION POLE LAMP VTG
Replacement globes threaded RETRO MIDCENTURY screw TENSION POLE LAMP VTG
$74.50
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VINTAGE MIDCENTURY MODERN RETRO ERA ATOMIC STARBURST TENSION POLE LAMP LIGHT MOD
VINTAGE MIDCENTURY MODERN RETRO ERA ATOMIC STARBURST TENSION POLE LAMP LIGHT MOD
$299.99
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Honeycomb Mesh Shade Mid-Century Tension Pole Lamp
Honeycomb Mesh Shade Mid-Century Tension Pole Lamp "Guy That Want This EMAIL Me"
$359.95
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vtg 60s TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP danish modern tall light mid century retro eames
vtg 60s TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP danish modern tall light mid century retro eames
$186.29
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Original Two Globe Brass Tension Pole Lamp, 1950s/1960s
Original Two Globe Brass Tension Pole Lamp, 1950s/1960s
$75.00
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Vintage Retro Atomic Apricot Brass Swivel Punched Cone Tension Pole Lamp Light
Vintage Retro Atomic Apricot Brass Swivel Punched Cone Tension Pole Lamp Light
$217.29
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VINTAGE Tension Pole Lamp w 2 Part Glass Prisms+Multi Colored Globes REAL 1970s
VINTAGE Tension Pole Lamp w 2 Part Glass Prisms+Multi Colored Globes REAL 1970s
$157.00
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Mid Century Modern Tension Pole Floor Lamp Lampcraft Industries Retro Vintage
Mid Century Modern Tension Pole Floor Lamp Lampcraft Industries Retro Vintage
$265.00
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VINTAGE MID CENTURY BRASS & WOOD TENSION POLE LAMP PERFORATED CONE SHADES ATOMIC
VINTAGE MID CENTURY BRASS & WOOD TENSION POLE LAMP PERFORATED CONE SHADES ATOMIC
$299.99
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VINTAGE MID CENTURY CRYSTAL PRISMS TENSION POLE LAMP
VINTAGE MID CENTURY CRYSTAL PRISMS TENSION POLE LAMP
$41.00 (9 Bids)
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Vintage Mid Century Modern Tension Pole Floor Lamp Cone Shades on rollers
Vintage Mid Century Modern Tension Pole Floor Lamp Cone Shades on rollers
$150.00
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Mid Century Modern Electric Metal and Wood Tension Pole Lamp Possibly Teak
Mid Century Modern Electric Metal and Wood Tension Pole Lamp Possibly Teak
$300.00
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Mid Century Modern Double Arm Pendant Tension Pole Lamp w/ 2 Green Glass Globes
Mid Century Modern Double Arm Pendant Tension Pole Lamp w/ 2 Green Glass Globes
$98.25
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Vintage 1960's Rare Style Stiffel Tension Pole Lamp with 2 Lamps
Vintage 1960's Rare Style Stiffel Tension Pole Lamp with 2 Lamps
$750.00
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Vintage Mid-Century Retro 2 Light Tension Pole Lamp-- Black with Gold-3 Way
Vintage Mid-Century Retro 2 Light Tension Pole Lamp-- Black with Gold-3 Way
$69.00
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Vintage MID-CENTURY MODERN Tension Pole Lamp, 3 Globes, hanging, RARE!
Vintage MID-CENTURY MODERN Tension Pole Lamp, 3 Globes, hanging, RARE!
$285.00
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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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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
$295.55
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Mid Century Modern Floor Lamp Tension Pole Vintage Stiffel
Mid Century Modern Floor Lamp Tension Pole Vintage Stiffel
$389.00
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Vintage Danish Modern Pole Tension 3  Lamp metal shades working condition
Vintage Danish Modern Pole Tension 3 Lamp metal shades working condition
$119.99
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PAIR Danish Modern MID CENTURY tension POLE lamp SHADES w/ FIBERGLASS difusers
PAIR Danish Modern MID CENTURY tension POLE lamp SHADES w/ FIBERGLASS difusers
$45.00
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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
$650.00
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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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FINE VTG MID CENTURY RETRO ERA BRASS STIFFEL THURSTON STYLE TENSION POLE LAMP
FINE VTG MID CENTURY RETRO ERA BRASS STIFFEL THURSTON STYLE TENSION POLE LAMP
$349.00
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RARE & EXCEPTIONAL Stiffel 50's 60's Mid Century Eames era tension pole lamp
RARE & EXCEPTIONAL Stiffel 50's 60's Mid Century Eames era tension pole lamp
$845.00
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TENSION FLOOR TO CEILING 3 SHADE LAMP POLE AMBER HOBB NAIL SHADES 1950's -70's c
TENSION FLOOR TO CEILING 3 SHADE LAMP POLE AMBER HOBB NAIL SHADES 1950's -70's c
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STIFFEL MODERN ATOMIC BRASS BLACK TENSION POLE FLOOR SPOT LAMP '50 RAYMOND LOEWY
STIFFEL MODERN ATOMIC BRASS BLACK TENSION POLE FLOOR SPOT LAMP '50 RAYMOND LOEWY
$780.00
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Vintage Tension Pole Lamp
Vintage Tension Pole Lamp
$300.00
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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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MID CENTURY MODERN TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP GLASS SHADES BRASS 1950s CLEAN WORKS
MID CENTURY MODERN TENSION POLE FLOOR LAMP GLASS SHADES BRASS 1950s CLEAN WORKS
$425.00
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VINTAGE EAMES MID-CENTURY MODERN TENSION POLE LAMP LIGHT GLASS SHADES !!
VINTAGE EAMES MID-CENTURY MODERN TENSION POLE LAMP LIGHT GLASS SHADES !!
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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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vtg Mid-Century Tension Pole Triple Lamp bullet cone black metal retro light 50s
vtg Mid-Century Tension Pole Triple Lamp bullet cone black metal retro light 50s
$178.99
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Vintage Tension Pole Brass Lamp with Three Fabric  Shade  Turn Key Switch 99
Vintage Tension Pole Brass Lamp with Three Fabric Shade Turn Key Switch 99"
$129.99
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BIG VINTAGE MID-CENTURY DANISH MODERN 3-SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP GLASS RETRO TEAK
BIG VINTAGE MID-CENTURY DANISH MODERN 3-SHADE TENSION POLE LAMP GLASS RETRO TEAK
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VINTAGE MOREAU STYLE BOY AND GIRL FIGURINE TENSION POLE LAMP
VINTAGE MOREAU STYLE BOY AND GIRL FIGURINE TENSION POLE LAMP
$425.00
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VTG Tension Pole Lamp Floor to Ceiling Light  Glass Elegant Design
VTG Tension Pole Lamp Floor to Ceiling Light Glass Elegant Design
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Set of Six Beige 6
Set of Six Beige 6" Metal Cone Shades ~ For Desk Lamp Or Tension Pole Torchier
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Set (3) Two Piece Glass Light Shades for Mid Century Modern Pole Tension Lamp
Set (3) Two Piece Glass Light Shades for Mid Century Modern Pole Tension Lamp
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Vtg MCM  Danish Mod LAMP Light SHADES Space age PAIR Tension Pole/Swag PENDULUM
Vtg MCM Danish Mod LAMP Light SHADES Space age PAIR Tension Pole/Swag PENDULUM
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 MCM tension pole lamp Murano replacement shade light pendant screw type
MCM tension pole lamp Murano replacement shade light pendant screw type
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Lamp Floor Light Antique Modern century Shade Base Tension Pole Tripod Table
Lamp Floor Light Antique Modern century Shade Base Tension Pole Tripod Table
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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
$875.00
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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
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Threaded Tension Pole Lamp Shade Danish Modern White Blue 2
Threaded Tension Pole Lamp Shade Danish Modern White Blue 2" Thread Light Globe
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Vtg glass shade only tension pole lamp replacement white MCM swag
Vtg glass shade only tension pole lamp replacement white MCM swag
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Threaded Tension Pole Lamp Shade Danish Modern White Pink 2
Threaded Tension Pole Lamp Shade Danish Modern White Pink 2" Thread Light Globe
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2 Vintage CLEAR GLASS LONG Threaded SCREW ON MOUNT GLOBES for Tension Pole Light
2 Vintage CLEAR GLASS LONG Threaded SCREW ON MOUNT GLOBES for Tension Pole Light
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vtg MCM glass shade swag tension pole lamp replacement white tulip
vtg MCM glass shade swag tension pole lamp replacement white tulip
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Retro Tension Pole Lamp Glass Shade Mid Century Light 7ft. Amber 2 Lights!
Retro Tension Pole Lamp Glass Shade Mid Century Light 7ft. Amber 2 Lights!
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Vtg Ceramic Tension Pole Lamp Rear Finial Porcelain White Replacement
Vtg Ceramic Tension Pole Lamp Rear Finial Porcelain White Replacement
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MID CENTURY SARFATTI LIGHTOLIER TENSION POLE LAMP! Triennale Eames Vtg Atomic 50
MID CENTURY SARFATTI LIGHTOLIER TENSION POLE LAMP! Triennale Eames Vtg Atomic 50
$810.00
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MAURIZIO TEMPESTINI LIGHTOLIER TENSION POLE LAMP! Mid Century Modern Eames Vtg
MAURIZIO TEMPESTINI LIGHTOLIER TENSION POLE LAMP! Mid Century Modern Eames Vtg
$959.20
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The Best Vintage Mid-Century Space Age Teak Wood Tension Pole Lamp
The Best Vintage Mid-Century Space Age Teak Wood Tension Pole Lamp
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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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