Antiques Metafiltershow: Can you help me identify any of these wild, weird, artsy household features?
My siblings and I inherited my dad's (very dated) house after his passing, and are beginning to try and assemble some plan of what to do with everything. All of the attached features came with the house, which my parents bought in 1985, and was built by the only previous owner in 1978. I think they were international contractors, or possibly diplomats - something that afforded them to travel and collect eclectic stuff.
We identified this gothic looking chandelier
- turns out it's an interesting Brutalist artistic light piece
, and maybe even worth a little bit.
These are some others we're trying to place (pictures here
- Silver & black doorbell chime cover
- 3 hanging (brass?) Moroccan-ish lamps
- Attached filigree (brass?) Moroccan-ish ceiling lamp
- Hand-blown glass mini chandelier
And from my parents' own odd collection, a set of stone encased coffee and two end tables. At least from the early 80s, probably 70s. The top appears to be varying sizes of stone encased in some kind of material - definitely not glass, feels plastic-ish. The base is mostly wood, with some metal features (the petal-looking parts on legs of side tables)
Can you help identify any of these pieces? Dates, makers or manufacturers? Or provide any terms and descriptors that might help us narrow or research?