Need advice on buying an old lamp from Colonial Premiere Lamp Com

javaandjazzFebruary 14, 2011

We went to a local antiques center yesterday and wandered arounding poking in corners and found an old lamp made by Colonial Premier Lamp company. I found out they were out of Chicago and made high end lamps. This lamp was made of brass and was hand hammered and had an arts and crafts look to it. It had two bulbs rasied up about 5 inches with old candles covers hiding the sockets underneath. The candles covers wer ein poor condition and the lamp needed rewiring and the shade was just plain awful(not original). The finial on top was very cool, looked like a dragon almost and at first we didn't think it was original but the patina was the same as the lamp. The rod that holds the shade could also be adjusted to raise or lower the shade, I thought that was quite unusual. It was tall too, I would guess at least 30". The asking price was $79.00 and it was marked down from something, the seller ripped off the corner where the original asking price was. My question is, do you think it's worth buying at that price and I know I can get new candle covers and rewire the lamp but how can I decide on the shade? Thanks, Richie

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindac

Can't tell a thing without pictures.
New candle covers are available at any lamp shop.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 11:59AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Haviland France Limoge Covered Veg. Bowl
I have a lovely Haviland veggie bowl here but I can't...
Llweyn
Wanted: Blue Bonnet Margarine Vintage Dolls
I've been collecting the Blue Bonnet Margarine promotional...
beckame
China Cup
Hi, I'm doing some research for my sister on a china...
niawomad
help identifying antique table
I found this table at an estate sale for 45 dollars....
moya0311
Assistance regarding Lofisa Porcelain
Can anyone shed some light on this piece? I bought...
imaztribabe
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™