Tiffany Double Student Lamp
Appraised Value: $12,000 - $15,000 (1998)
$12,000 - $15,000 (2012)
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Appraisal Video: (2:07)
Lillian Nassau, LLC
GUEST: I brought an 1890s Tiffany double student lamp.
GUEST: My wife Robin and I purchased a house about five years ago, and the family was nice enough to leave it for me because I had expressed that I liked it.
GUEST: I said, "Don't y'all want to take that lamp?" And she said, "We grew up with it. "We always thought it was an ugly lamp. Would you like it?" And I said, "Well, sure, I would love it." But I said, "It probably has some value to it."
APPRAISER: I would say that the lamp is still worth about between $12,000 and $15,000.
GUEST: I was thinking maybe $5,000 tops. At the time, I didn't have any intentions of selling the lamp. But then, once you have a child, all your priorities change. I felt like the money would be better spent on her.
GUEST: When the auction came up, then I could follow the auction on the Internet. The person that bought it paid about $15,000 for it, so it ended up being exactly what Arlie said, $12,000 to $15,000 at auction.
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