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joneschick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 12:28 PM
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I *think* I may want to sell a crystal chandelier
it's gorgeous but not the right style for my home. Unfortunately, I haven't a clue what it's worth. Someone around here is bound to have some expertise to share, right? I will have a pic soon. thanks. :hi:
kj
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 12:33 PM
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1. You could always go into a lighting store
and compare. If you know the manufacturer, you could go online and see what their line is selling for new. You would need to depreciate it some.
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joneschick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 12:41 PM
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3. thank you
the house was built in 1929 as a model home, but I don't believe it's original. Where would I find a manufacturer's mark on it? It's still hanging in the dining room for now. :hi:
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 12:34 PM
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2. When you post the pic, be sure to give the dimensions
so that people will know how large it is and whether or not it would fit into their homes.

It will also help you get a better appraisal from folks who know about such things.
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joneschick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 12:42 PM
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4. thank you.
I guess that should have been obvious, but duh-hadn't thought of it :hi:
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 12:48 PM
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5. Wow, this is really interesting!
I'm into all kinds of lighting. I think we've swapped out most of the original lighting
in our home.

I can't wait to see a picture.

You may have something really valuable on your hands.

If you see a Shonbek label on it, start doing the happy dance.

Can't wait for more information!
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joneschick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 01:29 PM
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6. the only pic so far
It's about 15" across the top level and about 37" from the ceiling to the bottom crystal. Daughter #2 says she saw "Hubbel" on the light socket. Does that help?

I will have some more detailed ones when *someone* finds the charger for my camera. :hi:
the vertical drop piece has some nice engraving.
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 02:56 PM
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7. You should have this appraised.
Edited on Tue May-13-08 02:57 PM by madaboutharry
It has a very "deco" look to it and may in fact be worth more than you think. If the house was built in 1929, it may be original. I don't have the expertise and wouldn't know. But please call an appraiser to be certain of its origins.
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joneschick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 03:05 PM
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8. thank you
I always thought that it looked older than the house. The house was built as a model, but of course then the market crashed and nothing was built around here until after WWII so I'm actually surrounded by little ranches and cape cods. Terrible things were done to "modernize" the house. :hi:
so, yes, I am looking into an appraisal.
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joneschick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 03:30 PM
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9. so I popped off an email the Brass Light Gallery
including the picture I posted here and got a very quick reply!

This is a 1920's fixture. It all depends how you are going to decorate. Traditional, Art
s & Crafts. But it is period appropriate.

Brass Light Gallery
Customer Service

So maybe I should get it cleaned up and think of somewhere else to hang the one I was going to replace it with.

http://image.restorationhardware.com/is/image/rhis/prod...
maybe I should sell that one! oh noes.
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 03:36 PM
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10. I was also thinking Arts and Crafts. I love
that period of design. I also think the Art Deco look is just beautiful. Don't sell it, unless it is for good money to someone who would deeply appreciate it.
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joneschick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 03:41 PM
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11. thank you
I really appreciate the input today. I've learned so much! :hi:
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