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Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
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I had a cut glass (crystal?) floor lamp that was destroyed

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I had a cut glass (crystal?) floor lamp that was destroyed in a flood. It was about 6' tall. I have a picture that I can send to you. I don't appear to be able to attach photos here. I need to determine the value/replacement cost for the lamp. I'm finding small cut glass table lamps for $1250 on up to new floor lamps for as much as $10,000. I need an appraisal for insurance reimbursement.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Do you have an idea of the age of the lamp that was damaged? As well, is the image attached here of your own lamp pre-damage or an image of a similar one - I am presuming an image of a comparable, yes?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi,I don't know the age of the lamp. I would say some where between vintage and antique. I've owned it for about 20 yrs. The picture is a 100% exact match for the lamp that I had that was damaged. I found it on pinterest. It was on ebay 1 yr. ago - that's where the person that posted it on pinterest found it. Unfortunately, I can't find on ebay what the lamp sold for, or if it even sold.
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
If the comparable sold on ebay, I would be able to find the sale record match on - and it is not there, so it likely did not sell.
Based on the sale price of best APB, or American Brilliant Period, table lamps which top average is $4000, the suggested insurance or replacement value for your tall APB standing lamp is $10,000.
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