How can you tell if a lamp is a mid century? Vintage Mid-Century Modern lamps are characterized by simple lines and a fun space-age feel. In general, these lamps are geometric, with globes, hourglasses, and rings being the dominant shapes.
How do you know if a lamp is valuable? Lamps are often more valuable when left in an original condition with most or all the original parts. Lightly scratch the underside of the lamp surface to determine the type of material it is made from. Some lamps may appear to be made of metal, but they might also be painted to look and feel just like metal.
How do I identify my lamp manufacturer? Lamp Maker’s Mark
Antique Lamp Supply recommends picking up the lamp and looking for a manufacturer’s symbol, name or date stamp embedded into the base. Also look on the lighting fixture itself; sometimes, the manufacturer includes a sticker that includes the name, or date of manufacture.
How do you identify an Art Deco lamp? Authentic art deco lamps have small, inconspicuous markings, commonly found at their bases or lower sides. These markings were either sand-blasted or acid-etched. Fakes, on the other hand, have very visible, larger markings.