|Title:||"Brady Lite" floor light|
|Item URL:||Click Here To View|
|Description:||An Arts & Crafts floor lamp, single pendant fixture is pierced and has mica inserts, tube stem, foliate molded base, marked "Brady Lite Portable Detroit Patented".|
|Condition:||It works and is in good condition with some normal wear.|
|Origin:||It came from my mothers friend when she died in? 1963 my mother died this year and we inherited it|
|Appraised By:||Jeffrey Motsinger|
|Appraiser Comments:||Brady Lite floor lamps date to the 1920s and are known for their Arts & Crafts styling. Quite collectible these days, especially when found in fine condition as this one appears to be.
If you offered this lamp at a better auction house it would likely bring somewhere north of $600 and if you had to replace it with another from a dealer, that would set you back at least $1,000. This is assuming all the mica inserts are whole and without damage. The mica bits are inside the shade.
Safety is always first so inspect the wires and sockets--don't hesitate to re-wire if need be, old-looking bits are available on the market including fabric-wrapped cord. Check the cord for hot spots by putting in a large wattage bulb and running the lamp for a while--run your hand along the cord to see if it heats up excessively. Put in a lower wattage bulb for everyday use.
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