Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Sep 28, 2016 Views: 15
I hate to ask you to resend this information, but the curatorial department at the Museum would be the best starting point and I don't have a way to forward this question to them and keep the images linked.
Can you send your digital photographs, along with any descriptive information you may have on the piece, to email@example.com? If they have suggestions as to the time period or maker, then please get back in touch with me and I will see what materials we have on that company or style of lamp.
As to appraisal...you might want to check your local library and see if they have a subscription to Maloney's Antiques and Collectibles Resource Directory. They have information on appraisers by type of item. Once you have an identification, you may also find that there is a collector's group which is sometimes a good place to find appraisers. We have Maloney's here, but I don't know if you are local?
Please email me with any questions you have about this!