Would you pay around $3/4 million dollars for a table - one that doesn't even have a light on it!
Well someone did just that - for a Peder Moos creation at an auction back in 2015.
Peder who? - you ask. Well, he was a Danish cabinetmaker who died back in the 1990s. It was reckoned that he made only some 30 - 40 pieces in his lifetime. At that sort of money you could afford not to make too many I guess!
A table at that price - wow, the phrase "more money than sense" comes to mind. But I suspect these things are just another way of investing for the rich.
Not being a member of the wealthy classes, I guess I'll need to be content with the practical use of modestly-priced furniture. No, not a Chippendale piece at only around a few thousand dollars (wishful thinking!) but items within the price range of most of us.
One such piece of designer practicality that doesn't cost the earth is a floor lamp with table attached.
I've chosen five pieces for their varied styling and practicality. The selection offers a choice of materials and finishes that will suit most home decors.
These functional fittings can find a use in any home and the prices for these items won't empty your purse. The lights have great ratings from those who have bought them and that's very reassuring when you're thinking about buying.
The black top is 18 inches square and sits 24 inches off the floor. The overall height to the top of the light is 56 inches.
The LED light can swivel through 360 degrees allowing you to place the light where you want it. An energy-saving, low-heat 9.5 watt bulb gives a warm white glow and is rated as 20,000 hours dependent on usage. The 12 inch diameter light shade comes in 3 finishes - clean white, black & white or Havana brown.
Special features include two inbuilt USB ports. You can charge your smartphone while you're in dreamland! There is also a 110V outlet to which you can attach hardware such as laptops. If using Alexa or similar you will need a smart outlet which is not supplied. Hot, sticky night - plug in an humidifier or a fan!
It is made from sturdy materials which is backed by a 3-year guarantee from the manufacturer.
The three legged design, wood with white trim and light fitting measures 18.5 " in diameter.
The lamp moves on a swing arm for best positioning of the light.
An energy efficient warm white LED bulb comes with this table light. The bulb, is rated to last 20,000 hours which, at three hours a day, should last 20 years.
Brightech give this a 3 year product warranty.
It also a drawer on metal side runners with ball bearings for handy storage.
The burlap light shade swings so that you can position the light where you want it to be and has an antique black finish.
The compact size of 12 inches wide by 22.5 inches deep by 24 inches high make this most suitable for small spaces.
Customers say that it is easy to assemble as you have only to attach the legs and slide in the drawer and you're lamp table is ready to use.
It weighs in at just under 20 lbs and the black top measures around 23 inches by 18 inches and sits about 24 inches off the floor. It stands around 56 inches high.
The light swivels through a complete circle and comes with a standard E26 bulb.(9.5 VV A 19 3000K E26) that saves energy, remains cool and gives of a warm light. These bulbs are claimed to last about 20 years based on an average daily usage of around 3 hours. You can use your own bulbs as well. The shades come in three color choices to give a broad decor match.
There are two universal USB ports and a standard US 110V electric receptacle. Use it as a charging point for your mobile, tablet and other devices.
Altogether this is a well established piece of kit that has high user ratings at nearly 5 stars and lots of them - over 1100 at the last count! That many folks can't be wrong - if you're looking for a reliable item this is the one for you - no doubt about that I'd argue.
To prove the point, this item comes with a 3-year warranty - can't be bad!
The square lampshade takes a 60 watt bulb.
This lamp table is perfect for the smaller apartment.
The tabletop measures 24 inches high but the lamp stands 57 inches from the floor.
The table measures 16 inches wide by 26 inches deep.
It has a drawer that runs on full length rails.