Photo: Prime Gallery LLC via 1stdibs
We're not suggesting you sit in the dark, but if you've got a light on the bedside table or sitting in the corner that you never turn on, why not free up some space? In addition to ever-popular midcentury modern silhouettes, Asian-inspired pieces created by designer James Mont have a high resale value. Mont is known for his pagoda shades and his use of china figurines and carved lamp bases like those in the image at left
. Capo says that Mont pieces go for upward of $2,000 at auction, but adds that pieces in a similar Asian-inspired style are worth a good deal of money as well—usually between $300 and $400 each.