One day while sitting in my shop at the Manhattan Arts & Antiques Center in the late 1980s, I received a call from another dealer asking me if I had any Pairpoint puffy table lamps for sale. He said he had a client interested and asked if I would give them to him on consignment. I had a beautiful Pairpoint Apple Tree puffy, which I gave to him. I didn’t hear from him for a couple of weeks and I was curious as to what had happened. I bumped into him at a preview for an auction in Manhattan and asked him about the disposition of the lamp. He had forgotten to tell me, but replied “Oh, yes, Goldie took it”, as if everyone were on a first name basis with her. I said “Goldie, as in Goldie Hawn?” And he replied, “Yes”.
Some time later, Goldie Hawn and her long-time partner, Kurt Russell, appeared in a magazine that showcased their beautiful home. There behind the sofa was the lamp. So, Goldie, if you’re reading this, I hope you’re still enjoying it. Write to me.
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