Visit the Neue Galerie in New York City to see Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, readership slows down in the summer, so I will only publish on Mondays until the weather gets cold and readership picks up.


The entrance to the Neue Galerie at Fifth Ave. and 85th St. in NYC

If you’ve seen the movie Woman in Gold, you know the fascinating story behind the Neue Galerie’s acquisition of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. It used to be on exhibition at the Upper Belvedere Museum in Vienna, Austria. So after a visit there in 2013, I added a visit to the Neue Galerie in New York City to my bucket list. It took a while for our visit, but it was worth the wait.

The entrance to the museum

The museum is conveniently located in NYC’s Museum Mile, a stone’s throw from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s fairly small, but with a very high quality collection of German and Austrian art, including works by Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Kubin, and Egon Schiele. The Klimt display includes several wonderful portraits of Vienna’s society women, including two of Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907 and 1912), and paintings of Gertha Loew (1902), Elisabeth Lederer (1914-15), and Ria Munk (1917). Of course, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer is the stunning highlight. This great collection of masterworks is only on display until September 25, 2017, as several of them are on temporary loan.

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer on display in the museum

After your visit in New York City to the Neue Galerie, consider a trip to Vienna, Austria. If you love Klimt, as I do, you’ll want to visit the Upper Belvedere Museum in Vienna. They’ve got the world’s largest collection of Klimt’s work, 24 in all, including the most beautiful painting in the world, The Kiss. For my blog on our 2013 visit, click Wow! If you love Gustav Klimt, you must visit the Belvedere Palace & Museum in Vienna, Austria


Time passes quickly and the eagerly anticipated Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is less than two weeks away, August 24-27, 2017. It’s not too late to make plans. Hotwire.com has a 4-star hotel for $85 a night that’s hard to beat. The Baltimore Show is the best show of the summer and possibly the best of the year. People fly in from all over the world to attend, including Europe and Japan. If you haven’t yet visited, you should. It’s big, with some of the best national and international dealers. You’ll also enjoy Baltimore. Hope to see you there!

Click Philip Chasen Antiques to check my website for the latest items and to look around. I recently added several new items and I’ll be adding more this week. They’re some of the best items I’ve ever had, so I suggest you click on the following link and take a look. Philip Chasen’s new items.

I will update it as often as time permits. We’re still very much in business between shows, so please don’t hesitate to email or call. 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.

I just sold the best Tiffany Favrile lamp

My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, readership slows down in the summer, so I will only publish on Mondays until the weather gets cold and readership picks up.


I just sold one of the best Tiffany Favrile lamps in existence. But don’t feel bad if you missed it, as I never advertised it publicly. I sold it privately to one of my best clients. You never had a chance.

The 10″ diameter Favrile shade was a magnificent intense blue-purple with an internal honeycomb decoration that showed well when lit. Four gorgeous insects were meticulously intaglio-carved into the shade. It’s one of the two or three best Favrile shades I’ve ever seen, bar none.

The base was a very rare telescopic example with inset green iridescent Turtleback tiles and a #10 patina. The lamp was in pristine condition and fully signed on the shade and base.

In my opinion, it was worth $60,000 – $65,000, but I didn’t sell it in that range. I would have asked it if I had exhibited it at a show or listed it on my website. The actual selling price will remain confidential.

Have anything similar you want to sell or trade? Let me now.


Our next show, the eagerly anticipated Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, is almost upon us, August 24-27, 2017. It’s the best show of the summer and possibly the best of the year. People fly in from all over the world to attend, including Europe and Japan. If you haven’t yet visited, you should. It’s big, with some of the best national and international dealers. You’ll also enjoy Baltimore. Hope to see you there!

Click Philip Chasen Antiques to check my website for the latest items and to look around. I recently added several new items and I’ll be adding more this week. They’re some of the best items I’ve ever had, so I suggest you click on the following link and take a look. Philip Chasen’s new items.

I will update it as often as time permits. We’re still very much in business between shows, so please don’t hesitate to email or call. 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.