Old Lamp Values An Online Guide to Antique Lamps
The lamp manufacturer J.A. Whaley & Co. made beautiful leaded mosaic glass lamps to compete with Duffner and Kimberly around the turn of the century. There isn’t a lot of information about the J.A. Whaley & Co. lamps available, but we do know that J. A. Whaley & Co. opened its first lamp store in New York in 1901.
J.A. Whaley & Co. did not aggressively advertise its lamps to the general public. Instead, J.A. Whaley & Co. focused on building partnerships with lighting distributors like Mckenney & Waterbury. Because of the lack of advertisements and catalogs, J.A. Whaley & Co.’s lamp line has not yet been fully discovered.
J.A. Whaley & Co. also did not make it a point to faithfully sign or design its lampshades or bases as unique products. In fact, of the four styles of bases that J.A. Whaley & Co. favored, at least two appear to mimic Duffner and Kimberly bases. Fortunately, some base styles and lampshades were signed, and from those we can determine other J.A. Whaley & Co. pieces.
An original J.A. Whaley & Co. lamp in good condition can be worth anywhere from several hundred dollars to several thousand. A signed lamp by J.A. Whaley & Co. could be worth more.
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Here are some frequently asked questions about J.A. Whaley & Co. lamps: