20th century functioning electric brass lamp

Jul 23, 2020. 06:00 UTC
20th Century Functioning Electric Brass Lamp
United States of America

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1930s or 1940s functioning circular brass electric lamp with original lampshade, two rings as handles, and a 6 foot cord.  No identifying information, such as name or serial number.  However, the swivel which connects the lampshade reads, "Berger swivel harp.  PAT #2270497".  Lamp is made out of solid brass, some minor corrosion in one spot.  Lamp shade is made of a thick paper-like material with a greenish-blue water on rocks style pattern and gold trim. The lamp has a 36inch circumference at its widest point and stands 31 inches tall.  The lampshade is 16inches in diameter, stands 14 inches tall, and has a 63 inch circumference.  The rings are 3.5 inches in diameter.  The power cord is 6 feet long.  The lamp is in fine working condition.


A gift from my granduncle and grandaunt, Loren and Kathryn (nee Forster) Hanchett, in the 1990s.  I believe they purchased it new in the 1930s or 1940s, possibly in Western Michigan.

Answered within about 4 hours
Jul 23, 09:36 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$150 - $250 USD

Insurance Value

$400 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Stephen,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Mission style brass lamp
early 20th Century
with double ring handles, the pinched neck with over a globular body. Marbled paper shade with brass rims. Electrified
lamp 31 inches tall with 14 inch tall shade.
PROVENANCE: inherited
CONDITION: electrified and in working condition. Client represents this to have some corrosion, which is expectant wear commensurate to age and use and does not negatively impact value.
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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