Tall brass lamp

Jan 23, 2020. 14:16 UTC
Tall brass Lamp
United States of America

Antiques & curio

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This brass lamp is approximately 68 inches high the shade is about 22 inches wide. The base is approximately 17 inches wide on the shade it has several beaded strings around the whole outside of the shade. It looks like the material is brass from top to bottom including the shade.


All I know is my parents got it from an auction about 20 years ago. I believe it is middle Eastern.

Answered within 2 days
Jan 26, 01:10 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$500 - $700 USD

Insurance Value

$1,200 USD
What does this mean?

Good evening, Michael,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. So that I may best assist you, can you confirm if there are any marks on the shade or on the underside of the base that might indicate the maker?


Michael bakutis Jan 26, 01:38 UTC

Hello Delia. I looked over every square inch of this lamp and I do not see any artist name or anything. I Will upload a few more pictures.

Delia Jan 28, 12:58 UTC

Good morning, Michael,
Thank you so much for the additional photographs. I do not think this is a lamp from the Middle East, but rather one done in England or Europe during the end of the 19th Century, when the "Orientalist" aesthetic was very much in vogue. I say this because I have expertise with objects from Turkey, Damascus, Morocco and Egypt and the decorative motifs lack the full expression of the Near and Middle Eastern aesthetics but are an imitation of them. Which is not to say it does not have value...there were several firms - Herter Brothers, Tiffany, Lockwood DeForest, etc, that were producing "Orientalist" designs that bring considerable money on the market, with even unattributed items (such as yours) still being sought after by collectors.

Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is;

An Aethestic Movement Engraved and Champleve Brass Floor lamp, in the Orientalist style
with pierced domed shade
68 inches high, shade 22 inches wide
PROVENANCE: acquired by parents at auction 20 years ago
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary. The following auctions of similar items were used to research the fair-market value of your lamp.
(did not sell) https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/large-middle-eastern-syrian-brass-floor-lamp-wit-013435a815
($550) https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/chinese-champleve-enamel-floor-lamp-20d499584c
($1,200) https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/chinese-champleve-floor-lamp-late-19th-c-29b47ca94a

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