A few weeks ago I found this amazing chandelier at my local thrift store for just 20€ ($22.) It was in great condition but one of the glass pendants was missing (probably broken.) I figure if it was one of the inner ones it would not show too much, no big deal. It was a great find but I was torn since I really wasn’t looking for a chandelier. After a bit of thought I knew I couldn’t pass it up. I didn’t have enough cash on me so I had to run to the ATM and hope it was still there when I returned. Fortunately it was. I paid for my score and just as I was loading it into the car one of the thrift store employees ran out with the holding the missing pendants, it was fate!
The chandelier measures 15.7″ (40cm) in diameter 3 tiers of tubular textured glass pendants (50 in all) each with little flecks of amber in the glass.
The chandelier had a tag showing it was manufactured by Doria so once I got home I did some research and found this one which is very similar for $3,200, WHAT? Now admittedly 1stdibs has super high prices but obviously some one is paying them or they wouldn’t be in business. Still, I could not believe my 20€ light was selling for $3,200.
So worst case I would only profit $950 off this little beauty, that is if I were willing to sell it. But I think this one is a keeper and a pretty great bargain for only 20€ ($22.)
I guess that trip to the ATM was worth it.