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Judith, We have a chandelier with four matching lamps that

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Judith,
We have a chandelier with four matching lamps that are mounted on the wall in our dinning room. It appears the wiring for the lights was done after the fact. How would I go about locating the value.
John
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 2 years ago.

Hi John,

Can you shoot me some pictures, please?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Judith, I hope these pictures will help.
Thanks
John
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 2 years ago.

Hi again, John!

The first thing I notice is that the chandelier an the sconces are not a match. The second thing is that the chandelier did not start its life as an electrical one. It was most likely originally a gas lighting fixture.

The sconces, which are polychrome bronze, were made circa 1930. If they are in excellent working and cosmetic condition, their current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $200 each. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $80 each, depending on location and actual condition.

The chandelier, which is a five arm bronze piece, was made in the late 19th century, possibly in France. If it is in excellent cosmetic and working condition, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $600. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $240, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 2 years ago.

Hi!

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