What’s it Worth? Appraisal for Gone With the Wind Lamp

 

 

Please find attached pictures of a Gone with the Wind Lamp I would like to have appraised. The lamp came from the estate of Mrs. A.M. Green of Amory, MS who passed away at the age of 91 in 1966. This is not a reproduction.

 

I look forward to your response.

 

Thank You

 

William

 

AW says: That’s a great Gone with the Wind lamp, I especially like the embossed lions on globes, those are very Victorian. Unfortunately, this has been electrified as many of these have been and that does take down the value. My appraisal reflects this conversion.

Date range: 1880-1910

 

 

Retail value: $175
(top price)

Wholesale value: $75-$95

What you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $50
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common terminology, nicknames, keywords: Gone with the Wind lamp, Vicotrian oil lamp converted, hand painted, milk glass.

Care and storage tips: If shipping you’d want to double box these. As it is, most of the value lies in those beautiful globes.

 

 

 

 

 

William asks:

 

What’s it Worth? Appraisal of Rataan Queen’s Chair

rataan queen's chair rataan chairLola asks:

Hello, sorry, no bottom picture… It is in great shape… the story is that it came from the Philipenes when a WWII vet met a young girl and married her. She brought this chair, which belonged to her family with her. It has been well taken care of. What do you think? 


AW says: Thanks so much for your appraisal request. Your chair would more accurately be   referred to as a rattan,  or ratan Peacock, or even a Queen or Kings chair. Rattan being the term for the flat reed material that come from palm trees. The story is feasible, and your chair is well designed. BTW, Morticia Addams from the Addams Family, made these famous in America. 


Date range: 1950-1970
 
(top price)

Retail value: $175

Wholesale value: $95
(The midrange price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $50-$65
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common terminology, nicknames, keywords:  Peacock chair, ratan,rattan, Morticia Addams, Queen’s Chair, Kings Chair, Wicker chair,

In most cases, I believe it would be beneficial for your to give the prospective buyer a link to this page, and to bookmark it via your favorite bookmarking service.
Care and storage tips: This and other wicker pieces are stronger than they look, but don’t put them in situations where they can be bent, they will warp over long periods of time.

 

What’s it worth? Appraisal of antique pastel

Cliff asks:

Hello Wally,
 
   I bought this framed painting at a yard sell in Arkansas a few days ago.  The lady I bought it from said that it came out of an old plantation home in Mississippi.  I thought it was old because of the wooden backing.

 I took the backing off, and behind the wood was a news paper page from St. Louis dated July 18th, 1895. I am hoping it is by J.W. Waterhouse. He used the same verse from the poem that is on this picture. The verse is about virgins to not waste their time.

 The painting is 12 inches by 19 inches, the mat is 22 inches by 28 inches.  I have attached severael pics.
Thanks for your help,

Cliff

antique printantique print w J W Waterhouse verse

AW says: This artwork is not by J W Waterhouse. What you have is a pastel, by an artist of some talent, but as it’s unsigned, (so far as we know, it could be signed under the matting) we must go on the merit of the work itself. It’s a work that was done based on the verse by 17th century poet, Robert Herrick.

Often famous poetry would inspire thousands of pieces of art all based on the same or similar themes. The work is circa late 1800s as indicated by the old newspaper you found in the back of the frame.

In short, it’s a very nice antique pastel, just not the masterpiece you wished it was.

Retail value: $225

Wholesale: $150

Quick sale: $75-$95

Keywords: Victorian, pastel, Robert Herrick, 19th century art