I've been buying extraordinary objects for 40 years. Five novels have emerged from my obsession with 20th century's rare designs. Some of my collection is for sale.
Early, early electric brass student lamp. Vintage leaded shade with new replaced fringe. 32”h x 12”w x 6” diameter. old but perfect wiring. Works great.
SOLD. Fine Native American woven basket. Thompson River. Papoose carrier. 21.5"l x 9.5"w x 5"d. perfect condition. Stain in bottom, blame the little guy. Free shipping in US
Solar nickel plated articulating table lamp. The Solar lamp was a carbide bicycle lamp. This totally original table lamp version using an electric socket is the only one ever seen. Uses a bayonet light bulb still available. Works fine. 19” tall, 6’ BASE DIAMETER.
Van der Graff classroom high voltage generator. Aluminum and plexiglass. Fully operational but needs a rubber band belt. 40”h x 14” diameter.
All original wall-mounted task lamp with mirrored tin reflector shade. A wonderful piece of turn of the century machinist illumination. great adjusting mechanisms. perfect old finish. 14”l x 20” high 9’ diameter shade.Possible mirror replacements
Single wall sconce with leaded shades. Wonderful original Japanned hit or miss finish. Solid brass. 14”h x 11”w x 8”deep. Period leaded shades have a few heat cracks. Beautiful addition to an arts and crafts home. Works great.
IP Frink Co. signed short banker’s lamp. Bronze. Signed. no mirrors. 10” h x 18” w x5.5” deep. original bronze turn switch. works fine.
Leaded table lamp. Great turn of the century leaded table lamp with perfect leaded shade. No cracks or damage. slight cosmetic imperfections on base. 20”h x 16” diameter. works great.
Burton lamp Co. double swing arm task lamp. original nickel over iron. With mercury glass signed shade. Rewired. Extends to 50”. main arm measures 30” Signed
Solid brass two arm hanging lamp with prairie school leaded shades. 38” drop. 12”w x 6’Deep.Shades perfect. no cracks. Nifty brass pull chain extender. Rewired. Works fine.
Pair of rare Aurora NYC candle lamps. Both signed with paper label. fantastic hand wrought mica shades. need a little solder. 16” h x 5.5” base. old iron finish.
Bronze articulated ship’s wall fixture from a freighted in the South China Sea in the 1920’s. Amazing ratchet adjustable knuckles and original open top porcelain metal shade. 46” extended. 11” diameter shade
Rare, rare, rare, Faries Lamp Co. clamp on “Mini”. Only seen in vintage ads. I believe that none of this model has come up for sale in many years. A wonderful plunger mechanism opens the base to clamp on a table or shelf edge. Original brass signed Faries parabola with neat clamp design. 9” h x 11” long x 6.5” shade. rewired. $950.00. Go find one.
Mad scientist wet dream: Early articulating laboratory beaker stand with original light source attached. 28” high x 8” wide x 6” deep. Takes still-available bayonet bulb. Works great. Makes a super display stand for some small collectable.
87” x 87” Presentation quilt. hand signed in corner. From Albany, NY. Said to be an original safe house quilt. Nearly perfect condition. minor stains. Free shipping in US