Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Parlor Lamp

In Lamps > Table Lamps > Show & Tell.
Table Lamps490 of 781Green ceramic lampblack/gold flourescent lamp, brass based, heavy, stamped
1
Love it
0
Like it

packrat-placepackrat-place loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

dsavage
(2 items)

A friend donated this and other items to me. We hope to have a sale that would benefit a youth center in town. I've looked up parlor lamps on EBAY and found them listed for 100's even thousands of dollars. No one around here seems to know much about it. Can anyone help me? I've tried to find a name on it but cant. I would hate to let something go that might have been a big money maker for us. Thank you.

Comments

  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 2 years ago
    Do an auction for the items you deem fitting, I'm sure people who want these items would stay or return for that .
  2. JohannB JohannB, 2 years ago
    dsavage, your lamp appears to be by Bradley & Hubbard or B&H. If you go to http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/768361 or to http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/535433 you will see similar ones that have sold for $45 and $60. Many times the value of lamps is mostly the shade as these were glass and more fragile. With yours the shade is nice, but not highly collectible and worth $50-$75. It would be worth more if it was paired with a kerosene base with matching paint.
    Your base appears to be in very good condition. Electrification tends to diminish the value if anything is drilled. Yours is called a "Center Draft Burner" so likely it is not drilled and could be easily restored to kerosene burning. The finish looks original and in good condition. Do not polish the paint off to expose the brass; true collectors want the original finish. I would value your lamp at $150.00-$250.00. I hope this helps you. Nice lamp!
  3. dsavage, 2 years ago
    Great info Johann, thanks! I had it priced at 150.00 firm during the sale so I wasn't far off! However, it did not sell. So I'm going to attempt to take the online route. Thank you!
  4. dsavage, 2 years ago
    And yes it is B&H, I found that after a closer inspection.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.