Learn to identify antique lamps. National authority on late 19th and early 20th Century American Lighting Nadja Maril has a new book, just released by Schiffer Publishers— the Updated Revised and Expanded Third edition of her popular reference book “Antique Lamp Buyer’s Guide”— now available at major booksellers and online. The 144 page softbound book with updated price guide widely used by collectors and professionals, is a must-have for any antique or decorative arts reference library.
Maril, currently editor of Chesapeake Taste magazine, at one time exhibited at 20 trade shows a year around the country and saw clients by appointment. An Annapolis resident since 1985, she has gradually shifted her focus over to writing and editing fulltime, but still occasionally consults on some antique lighting related projects. “ I wrote the book to make sure people are getting a good value when they decide to invest in an antique lamp,,” says Maril, “ there are still some lovely examples of antique American lighting if you look in the right places and do your homework.”
There’s a lot of great information on this blog, to help you learn more about antique lighting and antiques in general. But nothing can replace a good reference library, if you take antiques seriously.