I think that I'm developing a bit of an unhealthy obsession with Sputnik lamps. If I could find enough of them, I think I'd end up with one in every room.
Here are a few snaps of the one I procured from a local estate sale last weekend. Structurally, it's in pretty decent shape. There aren't any bends, loose joints, or missing pieces. Cosmetically, it's a different story. The whole chandelier needs a thorough cleaning and new bulbs. It originally had an almost-full set of star bulbs, but an overzealous estate sale shopper managed to break quite a few of them against a piano when she tried to carry it out AFTER I'd taken the tag off and paid.