Joe Balboni, Framingham, Massachusetts Balboni has owned this rather distinctive lamp for about five years. He had just bought an old home and was cleaning out the attic when he came upon this discarded treasure. “I later sold the house but kept the lamp,” he says, as the distinctive shades and undulating shape appealed to him. Balboni knew it was “mid-century modern” - a hot design period these days – so he thought it might be worth upwards of $1000.