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I have an antique lighting fixture made by Riddle Co of Des

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I have an antique lighting fixture made by Riddle Co of Des Moines. I need to get an estimate of its value but I'm not finding anything remotely close to it anywhere online
JA: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: The number on it is 1723, made by Riddle Co. of Des Moines, it's got 5 bulbs , beaded pull chain. It's heavy but I'm unsure of the material. If needed I can send picture
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: My mother bought it for I believe $75.00 about 45 years ago. The person she bought it from said it was from their great grandparents home back in early 1900's
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  LadyTanya65 replied 1 month ago.

Hi my name is***** am a certified appraiser and would be happy to help you. Please yes attach some photos of the light for review please

Expert:  LadyTanya65 replied 1 month ago.

to attach here in our post click on add files, file upload or paperclip button and follow the prompts. You may also email phoyos to ***@******.*** and please put "for ladytanya65" so they know whom to forward them on to Thank you I look forward to helping you

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
here is the picture
Expert:  LadyTanya65 replied 1 month ago.

Thank you so much for the photo. Does it work? I would think not by the looks of it so it may need to be rewired all takes into consideration of valuing is all so I wanted to ask. Thank you

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
sorry, I would rather continue online. Hopefully you will have answers. Iplan on keeping the fixture, was just wanting to know the estimated value & year it was made & whatever else you can tell me about it
Expert:  LadyTanya65 replied 1 month ago.

Yes, I liek to keep things in written form the company does those pop ups for premium services I do not.Written form gives you something to print out and keep I am sorry as I do not send the notices for phone calls etc. Thank you for letting me know, I am more then happy to keep it written here

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
When my mother bought it it worked, since then it has not been used, it's been packed away
Expert:  LadyTanya65 replied 1 month ago.

Thank you I am researching this now and will post back when completed.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hope you find answers, I'm getting nowhere checking elsewhere
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'm sorry ma'am. At 5pm pst I will be closing out this webpage & requesting a refund. This is taking more time than I expected & had I known, I would have just gone downtown to the antique dealer & asked them.