Ebay Scavenger: Lamps

Ebay Scavenger: Lamps

Molly S.
Mar 14, 2006

Molded-plastic lamp. Probably a French Rougier lamp from the 1970s. If so, this lamp is worth quite a lot of money. The plastic hasn't yellowed, and the shape still looks fresh.

Falkan Italian lamp. Although it could have been manufactured yesterday, this lamp dates to the 1960s. It would add a warm glow to a study. Although the shape is anything but simple, this lamp is surprisingly restful to the eye.

Mercury glass lamp. While the shape is traditional, the mirrored surface makes it modern. Mercury-glass lamps often bring more than $100 on eBay, but this one remains undiscovered with two days left in the auction.

Glass lamp with ecru shade. The designer got the details right: a textured shade that adds interest, a cord that's neither ugly nor obtrusive, and brushed-nickel shade edging. While $149 is not cheap, it's probably less than what you'd pay at Calypso Home in New York, where this lamp is also sold.
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