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Value of Monkey Lamp?

A lamp that has a monkey under the shade.I recently acquired this monkey lamp and would like to know its value or any background information as to the manufacturer or age of the lamp.

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July 15, 20210 found this helpful

Is there an identifying marking on the bottom? That would help a lot.
This ebay page shows that they do have values of over $100, and some much more. www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_sacat=112581&_nkw=vintage...

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July 15, 20210 found this helpful

I see these periodically for sale. They are MAITLAND-SMITH STYLE METAL MONKEY IN HAMMOCK LAMP. Unless it is marked with the Maitland name, then it is in the style of their work.

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You could always call the company to see if they will say if it is actually theirs. Their number is (828) 495-8235. I personally have never dealt with them in my resale ventures so I can't vouch if they will or will not answer.

One sold on Live Auction (a website I belong to) for $50 in 2019. That is the last one I saw sold. The value today would be in that same range (for an unverified piece). A genuine (marked) piece sold a while back for $100....not your exact piece, but one similar.

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July 15, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you. Made in China sticker, so not an original. Nonetheless, it is a heavy, well-made piece. Someone else said she bought one years ago for $170, so not sure..

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July 15, 20210 found this helpful

I happened to stop at my local Humane Society Thrift store about two weeks ago and they had a similar lamp for sale. It was marked $75. Not really a good store to base 'value' but it does show they can be found. I did not look for a mark but I believe it was a Maitland-Smith since the workmanship was superb.

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History:
Maintland-Smith was founded in 1979 by Paul Maitland-Smith, a London antique dealer and designer. The company was founded in Hong Kong to reproduce eighteenth century furniture and decorative accessories.
furniturebrands.typepad.com/.../get-to-know-the-brand-maitland-smith...
www.homefurnishingshalloffame.com/paul-maitlandsmith

One of these lamps sold in 2019 for $50.
www.liveauctioneers.com/.../76096828_maitland-smith-style-metal...

eBay has a lamp listed for sale for $165. You can place a watch on this listing to see if it sells for the asking price.
www.ebay.com/.../174815914645?hash=item28b3d72a95...

It looks like your lamp has a damaged shade but many lamps are sold without the shade as lamps with shades are very difficult to ship.

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July 16, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you. I do believe it is a replica. Both the shade and the lamp are in perfect condition.

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July 16, 20210 found this helpful

Nice enough to enjoy!

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