Pair of carved bamboo and figurine lamps by James Mont

Photo: Prime Gallery LLC via 1stdibs

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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.
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