Tiffany Double Student Lamp

Value (2012) | $12,000 Auction$15,000 Auction

I brought an 1890s Tiffany double student lamp.

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.

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."

I would say that the lamp is still worth about between $12,000 and $15,000.


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.


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.

Appraisal Details

Lillian Nassau LLC
New York, NY
Update (2012)
$12,000 Auction$15,000 Auction
Appraised value (1998)
$12,000 Auction$15,000 Auction
Richmond, VA (August 28, 1998)

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