Wednesday, September 30

1918 (circa) Duffner & Kimberly Stained Glass Lamp

Excerpts from an article appearing in January 2007’s issue of The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles,
"In the Shadow of Tiffany," by Paul Crist:

“The Duffner & Kimberly Co. of New York was one of the few firms that dared to compete directly with Tiffany in the upscale market. To draw a distinction from their more famous competitor, however, they designed their premiere lamps in high period styles, which still held sway in upscale American parlors.
Duffner & Kimberly left us with an impressive legacy, the depth and scope of which we are only just beginning to appreciate. Their best lamps reflect a high level of craftsmanship and a sophisticated eye for design that certainly merits comparison with anything Tiffany was capable of producing. On the other hand, some of their simpler lamps exhibit a remarkable creative flair, and it is apparent that they explored the possibilities of the medium to a greater extent than Tiffany ever attempted.”

THIS beautiful example is currently up for auction on eBay and the price sits at $3,500. There is just over one week left to the bidding.

UPDATE: October 7, 2009 Sold for $3,827.00.

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