Cobra Lamp, ca. 1950
Appraised Value: $1,500 (2013)
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Appraisal Video: (0:30)
Decorative Arts, Furniture, Metalwork & Sculpture
Director, Estate Services
Rago Arts & Auction Center
GUEST: I brought a lamp I found at a house sale last year. I like stuff from the '50s, so...
APPRAISER: It's called a cobra lamp. There's a label on the inside, "Ralph Smith." That's the label of the person who produced it, not designed it. It was actually designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman. She's Swedish, and in the late 1940s, she started this futuristic, bullet-shaped lamp series that was incredibly popular. One sold at auction in February 2012 for $1,500.
APPRAISER: Nice, great.
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