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craftycritters
Riesel, TX

January 23, 2008
10:43 PM

Post #4444332

I have a large brass banquet lamp I inherited from my parents. It has large brass animated flowers on the front. I can't seem to find anything like it. Do you know who I might ask about it?
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2008
1:01 PM

Post #4446507

Get us a picture crafty.
craftycritters
Riesel, TX

January 24, 2008
3:22 PM

Post #4447008

Here is a picture of it.

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 24, 2008
3:26 PM

Post #4447030

Beautiful. First I have ever seen. Hope someone can help.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2008
4:02 PM

Post #4447173

I have not seen one like it either. The shade looks like a GONE WITH THE WIND. GWTW was never electric. Also the height of the chimney was that high with some of the GWTW.

I am not an expert so hopefully someone else will come and help.
craftycritters
Riesel, TX

January 24, 2008
10:57 PM

Post #4448987

Actually the lamp was originally an oil lamp. When my dad bought it, it had been made into electric.
craftycritters
Riesel, TX

January 24, 2008
10:59 PM

Post #4448994

While I am thinking about it, can anyone tell me about this oak secretary we bought a couple years ago for $600.00? It is in excellent shape and has the curved glass and original handles.

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 24, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #4449067

Someone collects brass bells. Two largest are for a school marm. Any teachers in your family tree?
doccat5
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2008
11:25 PM

Post #4449087

craftycritters, that is a golden oak secretary you have there. I happen to have 2 of them. Each one has different scrolling and doodles on them. (that's what I call them anyway) They were made in the 1800s mainly for legal offices. Is that not cool? They could write on the drop down leaf and glass side was used as a book shelf. :)
craftycritters
Riesel, TX

January 25, 2008
1:11 AM

Post #4449596

The brass bells we got at an auction. I like to collect bells
craftycritters
Riesel, TX

January 25, 2008
1:11 AM

Post #4449608

On the secretary, do you think I paid too much for it at $400.00?
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 25, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #4449656

I think that was more than reasonable but perhaps someone more experienced in furniture will make a comment.
doccat5
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2008
3:07 AM

Post #4450398

No, I certainly don't. In this area they go for about $1200-$1500 depending on the size and condition.
craftycritters
Riesel, TX

February 1, 2008
8:55 PM

Post #4483241

i HAVE A JENNINGS 1925 ROCK A BYE NICKEL SLOT MACHINE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. DOES ANYONE KNOW MUCH ABOUT THESE?

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 2, 2008
6:37 PM

Post #4486728

I also see the secretaries go for $1000.00 or more.
You can send me the milk bottles. Do they have any imprints on them?
Raggedyann
Lawrenceville, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2008
5:51 PM

Post #4512220

That is one pretty secretary! I love the stoneware jug on top too. My mom collected bells and I have a few here. I inherited her collection and don't think I have room for them. Bells, anyone?? LOL

Susan
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2008
6:02 PM

Post #4512266

I also have a bell collection. If you decide to part with any of them let me know by Dmail please. We might be able to work something out.
jazzzy704
Fenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2008
1:43 AM

Post #4575242

Your "secretary " Looks to have a repaired piece on the decorated drop down door? Is that so? Also the beveled glass looks as if it needs new mercury? All these things can effect price but I have been a collector of oak furniture for 30+ years and you got a good deal at $400.00. But it's value today depends on repairs and decoration in this piece. Is the interior in very good shape? Any box or boxes left inside? Usually the interiors are pretty nice as they did not see sunlight much and retain their old finish and look almost new!
It is pretty. I'm sure you love it either way.
The lamp I am not sure but if memory serves me it is a BANQUET lamp and not a "Gone with the wind"
The difference is that one has a brass or bronze base and the other which was in the family parlor has a glass base and glass top or bonnet.
I am however NOT a lamp restorer but I have bought a few of these and I happen to live in a Victorian house for the last 20+ years . I have been trying to fill it with many of the objects you are describing!! So I have some knowledge of them but I am by NO means an EXPERT! Far from it... Just an old Gal who loves old things!!!
rosa18
Bartlett, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4692643

Just saw this post.. I collect oil lamps. What does the wick turn wheel say?
Jill
craftycritters
Riesel, TX

March 25, 2008
4:20 AM

Post #4706327

It says "MADE IN US OF AMERICA"
rosa18
Bartlett, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 25, 2008
1:56 PM

Post #4707228

Usually there is a patent date somewhere on the lamp with a manufacturer. It might be on the burner. If it say's Eagle.. the lamp is from the early to
mid 1900's most likely. Yes it is a banquet lamp. Are you keeping it? I could tell you how to clean the burner, so you can light it.
I'll look it up in the books i have and see what I can find.
Jill
craftycritters
Riesel, TX

March 25, 2008
10:37 PM

Post #4709072

Do you know if the lamp is worth anything? My dad bought it for my mom 40 years ago at an auction for $75.00
rosa18
Bartlett, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 25, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #4709208

Oh yes, You might be able to start it on ebay for 150.00, but you would need more info on it to list it. Is the bottom solid brass etc.
I'll get back to you tomorrow, after I do some research.
Jill
craftycritters
Riesel, TX

March 25, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #4709275

Yes the base is solid brass. Actually, the whole thing is brass.
jazzzy704
Fenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

March 27, 2008
4:36 AM

Post #4715043

Rosa I am needing some advice on a lamp I own an old Alladin oil lamp. I will get a picture of it to show here. I hope you can help me with information on it!!

Craftycritters, I love the looks of your lamp. it is really pretty. How tall is it?/
What watt of bulb can you keep in it or is it a 3 way??
Julie
craftycritters
Riesel, TX

March 27, 2008
11:59 AM

Post #4715970

It stands 36 inches tall and I just have a regul ar bulb in it.
jazzzy704
Fenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

March 27, 2008
4:41 PM

Post #4717252

Oh it is so pretty. I have an old Victorian house and I can really appreciate your lamp!
If you ever want to sell it let me know.
Here's my house. it is called Italianate.
It is always being worked on!! LOL!
Julie

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 27, 2008
5:02 PM

Post #4717339

Beautiful house!
What year was it built ? If you know.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 27, 2008
5:28 PM

Post #4717436

Should be featured in a magazine. Beautiful.

Christi
jazzzy704
Fenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

March 27, 2008
7:20 PM

Post #4717874

Thanks ALL,
But as you can see it is always in need of scraping and painting! So much to do so little time!! LOL!!
Julie
rosa18
Bartlett, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2008
2:30 PM

Post #4755919

I checked on Ebay and some of the beautiful lamps like yours start out at 200.00 and go as high as 450.00.
The fact that it has been electrified will bring the price down a bit. It is hard to tell from the picture if it ever was a real oil burning lamp...or if it was a reproduction made with electricity in the 1st place, which would date it to the early or mid 20th C. If it had been a burning oil lamp, there should be a patent somewhere. I think you should take it to an antique dealer for proper identification. I think the lamp is beautiful and if you are going to sell it, you should get a good price for it. Never let a dealer talk you into selling it to them, unless you want to sell it in a hurry.
Jill
jazzzy704
Fenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 4, 2008
5:55 PM

Post #4756977

Hey i do have a few pieces of furniture for sale. Does anyone have any suggestions for places to go to sell? Have any of you had more or less success with newspapers, certain web sites or antique shows??? All my stuff is Oak from the late 1800's and early 1900's. I have quite a few wonderful pieces i would like to sell. i need to start to down size and need to start with the furniture!!
Julie
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2008
6:24 PM

Post #4757095

First get a good price. Then plan your stratgy. If it is really exquisit, I would take it to an local auctioneer that has very good rating. (aucioneers get a percentage) Go to www.aucionzip.com and type in your zip code and it will show a list in your area.

If you don't want it to go all at once there is several ways you can do it. Name your price,

Yard Sale!!

Papers - you never know.
If you do a website or an antique show, don't forget you have to haul it.
Antique shop - the type that has dealers. You pay for the booth every month.

Did I forget anyting??
jazzzy704
Fenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 4, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #4757517

I LIKE the idea of an AUCTION!! It slipped my mind!! Thank You!
I can always depend on someone here having the answer.
Julie
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 27, 2008
4:55 AM

Post #4870065

Absolutely love that house! If I were younger, I'd find one just like it and attempt to re-do it...but now, I'd be doing it for someone else to enjoy!

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