Lighting Appraisals

Lighting appraisals
Lamps, Shades, Chandelier, Lighting Fixtures
Customers include individuals, insurance companies, lawyers, estates, moving companies, auction companies, freight shipping and package delivery companies, cleaning and maintenance companies, painting contractors, resorts and rental companies, maid services and many others from special situations. I also appraise lamps, chandeliers and lighting fixtures due to 3rd party responsibility for breakage or damages. I specialize in electric lamps, chandeliers and lighting fixtures and high end fuel lamps from the 1800's.

Start by emailing ONLY 1 CLEAR PHOTO showing the entire lamp, chandelier, shade or lighting fixture. If your lamp meets my appraisal criteria and if I am able to appraise it then I will email a questionnaire and request additional photos.

3 types of appraisals offered:

1) Value Only  (Fee $50) requires 1-2 days. The dollar value is the only information provided with this appraisal - nothing more.

2) Value and History (Fee $80) requires about 1-2 weeks. Results include the current market value of your lamp along with care, maintenance and insurance recommendations. To the extent of available information, it also includes background information, history about the lamp, the lamp maker if available and the period in which the lamp was produced. Value and historical data resources include numerous real time current selling venues for similar lamps at various private and public auctions, known histories of antique lamps and lamp companies, known artists and art history, my personal library of antique lighting, lamps and other publications, photos, antique advertisements, professional contacts and lighting literature and my personal experience since 1979.

3) Full Professional (Fee $250) requires about 5 weeks. Results include a listing of specific comparable lamps that document the appraised value comparable to a home real estate appraisal. It uses actual real world transactions which requires a current comparison study over a period of about 5 weeks. The full professional lamp appraisal results includes the current market value of your lamp along with care, maintenance and insurance recommendations. To the extent of available information, It includes background information, history about the lamp, the lamp maker if available and the period in which the lamp was produced. Value and historical data resources include numerous real time current selling venues for similar lamps at various private and public auctions, known histories of antique lamps and lamp companies, known artists and art history, my personal library of antique lighting, lamps and other publications, photos, antique advertisements, professional contacts and lighting literature and my personal experience since 1979.

Lamp Appraisal Questionnaire must be completed.