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Earlier today I sent you a question,but forgot the photo. Sorry. I hope to get it right this tine.
I wanted to know the age of this Ashtray/Light? And perhaps it's value. Everything works and is complete. It cleans up really well,but it has been in storage for a # of years as I tend to collect more things than I have room for. I trust I'm not the only one who does that.
Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

ANSWER: At first glance this looks like a 1930 American Art Deco smoking table, I need to see a photo of the underside of the base and I will try to tell you more.

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QUESTION: I hope this is what you need.

It is really very hard to tell, If I could hold it in my hand I probably be able to tell you exactly the date of manufacture, but this photo makes it difficult to be sure. It does look like this was made between 1930 an 1950. If you look over every inch very closely you make find a makers mark.

I have seen a simular piece in an antique dealer in Rhode Island, he was asking around 350 dollars.

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