A cylindrical table lamp with brass and wood detaling.

Apr 12, 2021. 11:10 UTC
A cylindrical table lamp with brass and wood detaling.
United States of America

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For sale

This lamp has a datk brown "engineered" mother of pearl design on the surface of the lamp. There is also a matching finial. It is 25 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 5 inches depth.



This came from the estate of a person with a huge collection of older lampslamps.

Answered within about 23 hours
Apr 13, 09:58 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$500 - $800 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$650 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
The covering on this is tortoiseshell, which is now a protected materials and restricted for sale in many states.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An Art Deco tortoiseshell veneer, brass and wood table lamp
Probably European, circa 1920s-30s
Of oval section with a shaped brass neck, clad in bricked tiles of tortoiseshell, on a stepped black painted wooden base; with a matching finial
25 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 5 inches deep
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: acquired from the estate of a lamp collector
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Rhonda guess Apr 13, 12:13 UTC

Hello Delia;
I feel guilty. When I bought it, I just assumed it was some sort of simulated, tile or tortoise-like item. How unenlightened we can be, but I gues since it was 100 years ago, it is not quite as bad as if it were contemporary. Just a blink for some poor tortoise.
Thank you.

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