Thursday, March 15, 2012


While browsing through craigslist the other day,  I found this...

{lucite and brass floor lamp}

The listing was for "4.5Ft NEW gold colored lamp".  The seller's image was not great so I emailed him...

Me:  Is the floor lamp brass and acrylic?
Seller:  Yes, it is!
Me:  {getting excited}  Is it in good working condition?  I'd like to purchase it if it is.
Seller:  This lamp has never been used.  I took it out of the box to take a picture
Me:  When is a good time to pick it up?
Seller:  Tomorrow, I'll bring it to work so it's nearer for you.
Me:  Great, thanks!

 I googled "brass and lucite floor lamp" and look what I found...

lobel modern

Floor Lamp in Lucite and Brass Attributed to Dorothy Thorpe
Floor lamp in molded Lucite with brass base and hardware attributed to Dorothy Thorpe, American 1960's

contact dealer


Height: 57 1/2
Diameter: 10 in.

Number of items: 1
Creator: Dorothy Thorpe
Reference: floorlamp79

lobel modern - brass finial

I like mine better- lucite finial

So, pick up day:
Me:  Is it vintage but never been used then?
Seller:  It came from my Aunt. I took it out of the box myself.
The only thing I noticed is this small stain, I'm not sure what it is

Me: ok
Seller:  I'm not selling it to get rich but I just want to be fair.  I'll take $5 off.
Me:  (feeling guilty now) Ok, thanks!

I'm not sure how much lobel modern sold theirs but I bet my bottom dollar it wasn't
$20!  SCORE!


Bethany said...

AHHH I love this lamp! Thats an INSANE find!

Will you give me '1st dibs' when you tire of it? :)


Erin said...

OMG you stinker. I am so jealous. That is an AWESOME find!!! haha

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

You have such a great idea! What an awesome find! Lucky lucky you. :)

Chateau À Gogo said...

I need that lamp to go with my coffee table. Great find - Brandy

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You have a gift!!!!

Mrs. Chic said...

WOW!!! I'm in love with the lamps, what a good deal/find! High Five! :)

LindsB said...

umm only $20?!? that is the score of the year!


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