The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is open until Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is now open to the public and will end on Sunday, September 5, 2010, at 6 PM. Tuesday and Wednesday was orchestrated chaos with dealers busy hauling in their treasures and setting up the show. In the end, it all got done. Packout on Sunday night is usually a nightmare as everyone is ready to leave at approximately the same time. The logistics of the building make that impossible, so Sunday night is usually a frustrating experience. Most dealers are ready to leave between 8 and 9 PM and many don’t get out until midnight or later.

Late afternoon Thursday at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, September 2, 2010

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The show looks beautiful. There are more than a few high-powered dealers who exhibit at very few shows, including M.S. Rau, from New Orleans. When do you go to an antiques show and have the opportunity to buy an original Claude Monet or Norman Rockwell? You can at M.S. Rau.

Original Norman Rockwell oil painting available in the booth of M.S. Rau Antiques

I’ve brought an incredible selection of lamps, glass, ceramics and artwork. Make the time to visit me and see the summer’s best antique show.

Rare Galle water lily blownout vase

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Business on the first day was lively, with sales in many different areas from French cameo glass to 19th century porcelain plaques to paintings. If business continues at this pace for the entire show, it will be good evidence that the market is back — a welcome event.

On Monday or Tuesday, I’ll report about the results of the show.

I recently added over 10 Galle vases to my website, 7 Tiffany lamps, 1 Grueby vase, 1 Newcomb vase, Daum Nancy glass and a fabulous Burgun & Schverer internally decorated vase. This coming week, I’ll be adding many new items. Please take a look. Click on this link chasenantiques.com.

Please send me your comments or questions about art glass, lamps, Louis Icart, shows, auctions, etc. If it’s interesting, I’ll answer you in a future blog.

1 thought on “The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is open until Sunday, September 5, 2010

  1. We ususally stop by to see Philip and Lia at the Baltimore show and buying from him is a pleasure as well as getting an enjoyable education on french cameo glass. Due to some family matters we couldn’t attend the last couple of years but based on past experience at the Baltimore shows, buying from his website is almost as nice, you just can’t pick up a piece and admire it up close and personal. Yet when you see a piece on his site that “speaks to you” buying it is not a difficult decision, especially if it’s financially feasable. I’ve always wondered how many pieces he turns down from sellers and estates, as his pieces are always a cut above in execution and quality. I’ve seen similar pieces from other reputable dealers, but Phil’s seems to be the best of the best.

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