Brimfield Antique Fair opens first time since pandemic began

By Katrina Kincade

BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds of antique dealers are back for a scaled-down version of the Brimfield Antique Fair this year. Over 300 antique dealers on 22 acres of land, to be exact.

“I want to see people recycle things and carry them on so our children will have an idea of what went on in the past,” 50 year antique dealer, Paul Young told 22News.

It’s a smaller Brimfield Antique Fair at just Brimfield Auction Acres for the May show, but other than the mandatory masks and eating in designated seated areas, it looked like a normal year.

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Jay Leno, Carla Hall, Nancy Kerrigan get educated on ‘Antiques Roadshow’ celebrity edition

By Mark Kennedy

Chef, cookbook author and TV host Carla Hall has always wondered about an antique wooden highchair her family has long cherished.

What is its history? How much is it worth?

She finally got answers when PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” visited her Washington, D.C., home. It turns out that the highchair is not hand carved and dates to between 1880-1920. It’s worth only about $100.

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Portage cleaning up former downtown antiques shop

By Jonathan Richie

fter several years the city of Portage has ownership of the building in disrepair downtown at 114 W. Cook St.

The former antiques shop and furniture strip shop had minor repairs done over the last month and the city hopes to get a developer to turn it into a mixed use facility, potentially with retail shopping or a restaurant on the first floor and apartments on the second floor.

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Most Antiques Week In New Hampshire Shows Will Go Ahead As Live Events In August

By W.A. Demers

NEW HAMPSHIRE — With the general reopening that is occurring across the United States in response to Covid-19 vaccination progress, there is also some good news for show managers, dealers and collectors who were concerned that state regulations would adversely affect plans for the August 8-14 Antiques Week in New Hampshire. With one exception, the shows will go on as live, in-person events, although fully adhering to state and local guidelines regarding crowd-size limits, mask-wearing and other safety measures.

In March, queried as to whether the Antiques in Manchester show, more familiarly known as the “Collector’s Fair,” would occur, show manager Karen DiSaia said that one way or another her show would go forward. Contacted for an update, she replied, “Antiques in Manchester: The Collectors Fair” has committed to reopening at its usual home at Saint Anselm College. I’ve never had a faster response from dealers than when I sent that email asking them to confirm their participation,” she told Antiques and The Arts Weekly. “Most all of them have confirmed.” DiSaia noted the fair, set for August 11-12, will look similar to years past as the show’s aisles were already appropriately spaced. She said the event will follow all safety regulations required.

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Off-duty police discover stolen Roman statue in Belgian antiques shop

By Hada Messia

Italian police recovered a stolen Roman statue after off-duty officers noticed it in a Belgian antique shop almost a decade after it was looted from an archeological site, according to authorities.

The headless marble statue of a “Togatus,” from the 1st century BC, was stolen by unknown robbers about 10 years ago from Roman archeological site Villa Marini Dettina Park, according to Italy’s Heritage Tutelage Carabinieri Unit.

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Chocolate Gifted by Queen Victoria in 1900 Found in Attic

By ANTIQUE TRADER STAFF

Chocolate commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1900 was recently discovered tucked inside of a war helmet in an attic at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk, England.

The 121-year-old chocolate bar, still in its original wrapper and tin, was in the helmet belonging to the 8th Baronet, Sir Henry Edward Paston-Bedingfeld, who fought in the Second Boer War (1899-1902). It was found last week by National Trust conservators, who had been cataloging the belongings of his daughter, Frances Greathead, who died last year at age 100. 

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Walla Walla’s Tag Lady Estate to sell Hotel Moro historic antiques

By the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Tag Lady Estate in Walla Walla will sell antiques, furniture, kitchenwares and collections April 23-25 at a historic hotel in Moro, Oregon.

Hotel Moro (est. 1921) is located at 101 Main St., and the property now includes more than 30 rooms filled with various items.

Tag Lady Estate has been hired to liquidate the contents as the new property owners, Travis and Mandy West, planning to turn it into a boutique hotel and coffee shop.

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Cottone Auctions sold Tiffany lamps at their Fine Art & Antiques auction, March 27, 2021

Cottone Auctions sold Tiffany lamps at their Fine Art & Antiques auction, March 27, 2021

I will do my best to publish every Monday.


Cottone Auctions, Geneseo, NY, held a Fine Art & Antiques auction on March 27, 2021. Included in the sale was a nice collection of Tiffany Studios lamps and objects. Following is a review of a few of the lamps.

Tiffany Studios 20″ diameter Pond Lily table lamp, Cottone’s lot #77

Lot #77, a beautiful 20″ diameter Tiffany Studios Pond Lily table lamp sold for $138,000, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $60,000 – $80,000. It was rare and gorgeous, so I wasn’t surprised by the result. It was the top lot of the Tiffany lamps.

Tiffany Studios 16″ diameter Daffodil table lamp, Cottone’s lot #78
Tiffany Studios 14″ diameter Tulip table lamp, Cottone’s lot #79

Strangely, in my opinion, the next lot, #78, sold for more than the following lot, #79. I thought the results should have been reversed. But alas, the bidders did not listen to me. (What is wrong with them??) Lot #78, a 16″ diameter Daffodil, sold for $61,200, including buyer’s premium, while lot #79, a beautiful 14″ diameter Tulip sold for $42,000, both including buyer’s premium. They each started with identical estimates of $30,000 – $50,000. I wanted to buy lot #79, but the price was too high for me to make a profit.

For the complete results of the sale, click here. You will have to sign in (free) to see the prices.


Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 29 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000

A review of some recent sales

A review of some recent sales

I will do my best to publish every Monday.


Business has been surprisingly good during the pandemic, as I’ve been saying for the last year or so. Following is a review of some recent sales.

I traded a beautiful Handel Jungle Bird lamp from my personal collection for a rare Tiffany Studios Turtleback candlestick/lamp.

Handel Jungle Bird table lamp

Then I sold the candlestick. It was a good trade because everyone involved was pleased.

Rare Tiffany Studios Turtleback candlestick

I’ve been selling a lot of pâte-de-verre items by Argy-Rousseau and Walter, including a very rare Argy-Rousseau veilleuse (night light) called Fleurs et Bourgeons (Flowers and Buds), pictured below.

Argy-Rousseau pâte-de-verre night light Fleurs et Bourgeons (Flowers and Buds)

I’d love to hear from you if you’ve got some good Tiffany Studios items, especially lamps, that you’re looking to sell or trade. I’m also on the hunt for good pâte-de-verre by Argy-Rousseau and A. Walter and French cameo glass by Daum Nancy and Gallé. Please email me with your offers. I don’t want your item on consignment. I’ll write you a check and buy it outright.


Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 22 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000