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Lighting Antique and Vintage

Antique and Vintage lighting, lamps, Chandeliers, sconces, shades, floor, wall, ceiling, table, resources, articles, repair etc.

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Comment by Antiques in Bethania on October 23, 2011 at 8:09pm
oh - one more thing to ad - because there is a big furniture Mart her in High Point NC - the prices I quoted are retail - so cost of the piece in most cases - 35 to 70% or even higher depending on what the retailer's margin is.
Comment by Antiques in Bethania on October 23, 2011 at 8:03pm

I think brass is not necessarily more valuable in more modern lamps but this particularly company made specialty lamps sold in better lighting stores. The brass used is most often imported and of poor quality or diffused quality with applications to make it appear more antique. The company is actually Tin. Chi. and these lamps are imported. Here, the lamps retailed between $50. and 125.00. At the time I thought they were still priced to high. Even they have  a unique appeal, my guess is the parrot went for more then it's original retail. I think depending on the one you are looking at and if it fits your personal decorating needs - and is within your budget - go for it. This is just the type of piece that many moons down the road could capture attention. 


I also would be cautious of on-line auction bidding, particularly Live Auctioneers. I have seen a lot of repros which the seller claims is real. Because Tin Chi marks and dates their pieces they are original to the company. But then again, any item even recently marketed can be reproduced. 


Comment by Beth Liles on October 23, 2011 at 7:41pm

On a further note,  I can't find information about the TinChi Brassware Company anywhere on the net.

Thanks in advance for any input.

Comment by Beth Liles on October 23, 2011 at 7:34pm

Is anyone familiar with the lamp brand TinChi?

The one pictured below sold on Live Auctioneers for $225

I have an opportunity to purchase one (for a great deal less), different animal, but released the same year as this one (1996)  

I would assume since they are created in brass they are valuable, but how can I tell if the one I'm looking at is a fake?


Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on August 30, 2011 at 10:55pm
Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on March 7, 2011 at 9:54am

Vicki, it would be a fun auction if I had a few extra $10,000 amounts to spend if not would be just a museum to go see, as we see this stuff float by all the time, just can not afford it any more


Comment by vicki hufstetler on March 6, 2011 at 8:59pm
Wow,that looks like a fun auction -  they seem to be selling very high lately though. I used to be able to get the common one's for a $100 -$300. Now seems you can't touch them for under $500 - you finding the same thing?
Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on March 6, 2011 at 2:20pm

Just seen this auction listing in Northport Alabama, www.halhunt.com March 12th quite the selection of lamps, looks like lots more great stuff at the sale.


Comment by Vintage Caroline on February 7, 2011 at 10:29am
I love lamps, if they didn't take up so much space I would definitely have (another) collection!  I actually have several lamps I need to get listed in my shop but they are a PITA to photograph so I am procrastinating lol...
Comment by vicki hufstetler on February 7, 2011 at 10:23am
That's a very good idea - Never thought to bring along the camera - probably prove to be a good resourse later on - :)

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