Contemporary glass shade Chandelier Appraisal

Leah asks:

What is my chandelier worth? It was purchased in San Francisco and is made of blown glass.



contemporary chandelier

AW says: That is a beautiful contemporary chandelier. While the shades are certainly made of glass, they are not blown glass rather pressed or molded glass. 

Although this does not appear to be signed, we can tell it is a very nice quality lighting fixture for the following reasons among others. 

First there are many fixtures on this piece and generally speaking the more arms as chandelier has, the more valuable it is.

Also if you look at the end of the finished leaves you can see that great attention was paid to detail.

And of course the free-form design is just beautiful. That said know that chandeliers are custom items and can be tricky to resell.

Circa late 20th century

Retail value: $1,500-$1,700

Wholesale: 1,000 


  • Free form
  • Contemporary chandelier
  • Pressed glass shades

Contemporary Colonial Style Brass Chandelier Appraisal

Contemporary Colonial Style Brass Chandelier Appraisal

Mark asks:

What is the appraised value of my brass chandelier?  It is

30″ wide x 28″ high
6 arms
all brass
porcelain accents
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AW says: That’s a very nice quality colonial revival American brass chandelier. It has stylings of European influence, as per the porcelain faux oil pots and white shades.  The quality is evident from the construction and contour of the brass work and the fact that it is all solid brass.
This may be a Hubbell piece, or quite possibly a Stiffel fixture, although I don’t recall this model being in Stiffel’s line.
Circa late 20th century.
Retail price:
Wholesale price $100-$300.
Brass chandelier
brass fixture
colonial style brass chandelier