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Antique reverse painted lamp




treasure Hunt 03/29/18


04/04/18



 Dear Donna,

I have a lamp that has been in our family for 60+ years. My family bought a Victorian house in the 1960s that was located in Pembroke. I would like to know more about this lamp that was in the house. I have found no markings.
Ray
 
Dear Ray,
It’s a beautiful reverse painted lamp (meaning painted on the inside to show through the outside) from the mid-late 1800s and into the 1900s. Your lamp having no markings is not that uncommon, although it would be much easier to identify if it did. And many makers bring a much higher value than others.
I think one of the things you do first is recheck the lamp. Check around the inside rims of the piece, alongside the metal base, and underneath the base on the rim and center. Also check the switch — that too can tell who might have made it. To give you the maker is tough without viewing the lamp. It could be a Phoenix or a couple other makers. 
Some of these lamps have a pot metal base (a mixture of metals with a bronze or brass finish over them). Or they can be bronze or brass. To tell, when looking under the base, you would see a grayish metal. That would be the mixture of metals. If you don’t see that then it could be bronze or brass.
I would say that your lamp, in today’s market, with beautiful color and in excellent condition, should appraise in the range of $700. If this was for insurance purposes it maybe even higher. For the market today it could be a little less. 
Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com, or call, 
624-8668. 





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