Fortune Teller Art Deco Lamp

November 21, 2010

When I saw this rare lamp, I had to nab it. By rare, I don’t necessarily mean extremely valuable – just a rare find. I have not seen any other instances of this lamp anywhere. The architectural elements in the lamp seems to be a nod to Mughal architecture of which the Taj Mahal is […]

Frankart Lamp CP801

March 26, 2010

My latest find is this circa 1920s Frankart Lamp, model number CP801.  I’m happy that the original paint is largely there and hasn’t been painted over.  It is unclear to me at the moment whether the shade is original or a replacement, but it does appear to be a period shade. Antique Art Deco Nude […]

Midwest Lighting Dragonflies “Wedding Light”

February 16, 2010

Thanks to Mike’s identification in the comments area of this previous post, I now know what these lights are and who made them – Midwest Lighting from Kansas City, Kansas. I’m going to offer this one for sale to anyone interested. Just contact me at for more information. Antique Art Deco Nude Lady Figure […]

Pierre Le Faguays Diana Huntress Bronze

December 17, 2008

I recently acquired this Pierre Le Faguays Bronze statue which is usually referred to as a depiction of Diana, the Huntress.  It is signed “Le Faguays” in one location and another has the foundry mark: “Susse Frs Edtrs Paris”. It is made of bronze with a marble base.  The best feature of this particular bronze […]

Mayan Statue Deco Lamp

December 3, 2008

I’ve not run across one of these Deco Itzamatul Mayan figural lamps before. Itzamatul is an area of ruins in Izamal, Mexico, which was an important Pre-Columbian Mayan civilization. There is a depiction of a king or some sort of leadership figure in a seated, cross-legged position. The base below him reads, “Itzamatul”. The lamp […]