The results of the Antiques + Modernism Winnetka show, November 8-10, 2019

I will do my best to publish every Monday.

No new post this week as we’re on vacation. Look for a new post next Monday.


Following is a contemporaneous account of the show.

Our booth just before the opening of the preview party on Thursday night

Thursday, 9:30 PM. Thank goodness the preview party is over. They’re so awful. The dealers are wallpaper for a crowd that has no interest in buying anything. The attendees are there for the food, drink and a good time. We almost never sell anything at a preview party and this time was no different. On the flip side, the food was quite tasty and the drinks were good, so it wasn’t as torturous as usual.

We sold this rare, gorgeous Daum Wheat vase on Friday

Friday, 4:30 PM. It’s been an interesting day thus far. Attendance has been fairly light, but some of our good clients showed up. We had quite a few serious inquiries but only a couple of sales to this point. It’s a good start. We’re expecting good clients to show before the show closes today.

Friday, 7:00 PM. Opening day is over and we’re pleased. Our good clients showed up toward the end of the day and bought a few items, including a Tiffany Studios double student Linenfold table lamp.

There was a small flurry of activity on Saturday afternoon

Saturday, 12:30 PM. The day is off to a slow start after opening at 10 AM. There was almost no one through the door for the first hour. One of our good clients showed up, but no sales yet. We’re expecting our best clients later in the day.

We sold this Tiffany miniature vase on Saturday

Saturday, 5:00 PM. The show is closed today and we’re still optimistic. We made a couple of small sales, but our best clients decided to stay overnight and see us tomorrow. Got my fingers crossed it will go well.

Tiffany Studios 24″ diameter Peony Border floor lamp

Sunday, 1:30 PM. Our good clients came back to the show and made major purchases, including a Tiffany Peony Border floor lamp. Needless to say, we’re quite pleased. And we have another couple who has been back to the booth several times interested in Tiffany lamps. Hope something happens there.

Sunday, 4:00 PM. Whew! The show is over and it was a big success. The worst part was the high pressure waiting for clients to make up their minds. Our couple from the early afternoon decided to go home and think about a purchase. That usually, but not always, means no. Our established clients were the white knights, with no new blood this time. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining, just explaining. We had a fabulous show and look forward to next year.


The dates for our next show, The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, have changed dramatically this year (and only this year). The new dates are just after the new year, January 4-8, 2020. That means the dealers will have to travel to Miami on or about New Year’s Day to arrive in time to set up the show. It also means that there will be no Airport show this year because it always precedes the Beach show and nobody is interested in a December show. Luckily everything will return to normal in 2021. In the meantime, we’re still very much in business, so please email or call to buy, sell or trade.

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.

We’re bringing some great items to the Antiques + Modernism Winnetka show this weekend, November 8-10, 2019

I will do my best to publish every Monday.


The Antiques + Modernism Winnetka show, at the Winnetka Community Center, opens this weekend, November 8th at 10 AM and continues until Sunday at 4 PM. We’ve been buying up a storm, so here’s a preview.

We’ll have this amazing 17″ diameter Tiffany Poppy table lamp at the show, with extraordinary glass and a killer base with original patina and gilding

We’re bringing a very strong selection of glass and lamps to the show. The American section includes some important Tiffany Favrile vases, as well as a great selection of Tiffany Studios lamps.

Superb Tiffany Favrile blue Tel el Amarna vase
Rare Tiffany Grapevine thermometer

I’ve had good luck recently buying about 25 great Tiffany Studios desk pieces, mainly Grapevine, Pine Needle and Ninth Century. I’ll have them all at the show. (BTW, Tiffany desk set items make great Christmas presents. If you don’t see what you want, ask me, because I don’t have the time to list all the items I have for sale.)

The French selection of cameo and pâte-de-verre glass is among the best we’ve had in years. We’re bringing everything we bought on our recent European buying trip. We’ll have a vast selection of Daum and Gallé, as well as some pate-de-verre by Walter and Argy-Rousseau. I don’t have the time to photograph and list all the items, so you’ll just have to make it your business to visit us in person at the show. You’ll thank me!

Rare Daum Nancy vase with purple flowers and a bee

The show ends on Sunday, so look for my blog next Monday with the results. Got my fingers crossed it will go well. I’m cautiously optimistic.


The dates for our next show, The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, have changed dramatically this year (and only this year). The new dates are just after the new year, January 4-8, 2020. That means the dealers will have to travel to Miami on or about New Year’s Day to arrive in time to set up the show. It also means that there will be no Airport show this year because it always precedes the Beach show and nobody is interested in a December show. Luckily everything will return to normal in 2021. In the meantime, we’re still very much in business, so please email or call to buy, sell or trade.

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.