As part of the Free Instant Appraisals Offering (currently discontinued) almost 200 objects were appraised by the renowned auction house, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Readers provided a description and photos of the objects they submitted. 


What can you tell me about this lamp? I bought it from a dealer who mentioned that it could be a Handel.  She based her view on the acorn pulls.  The lamp is 23 1/2 inches tall.  The shade is 17 inches in diameter. There are no inscriptions. The lamp is in perfect condition except for one missing acorn.


Acorn pulls were used on Handel lamps, but not exclusively.  The ‘chipped ice’ texture on exterior of the shade is also a technique used by Handel, but again, not exclusively.  Many of the early 20th century lamps we have today are made up with elements of several lamps so it can often be tricky to correctly identify them.  From the information I have I would catalogue this lamp as an American early 20th century lamp in the manner of Handel with an estimate of $1000/2000.