Some good results at Toomey & Co.’s Art & Design sale, March 8, 2020 and Freeman’s Design sale, March 31, 2020

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Toomey & Co., Chicago, IL, held an Art & Design sale on March 8, 2020. The diverse sale included furniture, ceramics, glass and lamps. Following are a couple of interesting results.

Grueby 5-handled vase, Toomey lot #109

Lot # 109 was a nice Grueby 9″ vase with 5 handles. Estimated to sell for $4,000 – $6,000, it realized $10,625, including buyer’s premium.

Handel 18″ diameter Venice table lamp, Toomey lot #286

The sale included several Handel table lamps. Lot #286, a Venice scenic, was the best of the group. It sold near its low estimate, realizing $5,000, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $4,000 – $6,000. The Handel lamp market has been in a prolonged slump. This particular lamp would have sold for closer to $15,000 at the peak of the market more than a decade ago.

For the complete results of the sale, click here.

Tiffany 21″ diameter Nasturtium table lamp, Freeman lot #27

Freeman’s, Philadelphia, PA, held a Design sale on March 31, 2020, mostly with Meissen porcelain, furniture and four Tiffany lamps. The top result of the lamps was lot #27, a 21″ diameter Nasturtium on a rare root and Favrile ball base. Its final price of $206,250, including buyer’s premium, approximately quadrupled its low estimate of $50,000. Nice!

For the complete results of the sale, click here.

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.

What’s new at Philip Chasen Antiques?

I will do my best to publish every Monday.


Funny thing about self-isolation. I haven’t spent a lot of time on business. I’m doing lots of home improvement projects that I’ve procrastinated for years. But I do try to spend some time listing new items. Haven’t made nearly the progress I was hoping. So what I’m doing here is posting a few group shots of items that I have for sale. They should be listed individually, and may be soon, but for now this will have to do.

A selection of some of the Tiffany Favrile vases I have for sale

First up are a gorgeous group of Tiffany Favrile vases. I have more than shown, but I managed to unpack these and take a photo. You can’t see much detail, so if you see something you like, email me and I’ll send you detailed photos and prices.

A selection of Tiffany Studios Grapevine desk set items

Lots of folks collect Tiffany desk sets, especially Grapevine and Pine Needle. I’ve been meaning to list each item separately, but hope this group photo will suffice for now. There are some rare items here, so let me know what interests you.

A selection of Tiffany Studios Pine Needle desk accessories

Most of the items in this group photo of Tiffany Studios Pine Needle desk accessories are available. Let me know what interests you.


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.

Some astonishing prices at Sothebys’ Design sale, March 31, 2020

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Sothebys New York held a Design sale on March 31, 2020 with some spectacular results for Tiffany Studios lamps and objects. Many items sold for many times their high estimates. The only way I can figure it out is that a lot of wealthy people were self-isolating and very bored. What’s more fun than sitting at a computer and bidding at an auction? I was floored by some of the prices. The sale totaled $4,027,500 for the 236 lots that were offered.

Tiffany Studios Moorish chandelier, Sothebys lot #58

Lot #58, a Tiffany Moorish chandelier that was estimated to sell for $10,000 – $15,000, sold for an astonishing $300,000, including buyer’s premium. Wowza! Had to be two wealthy bidders with more cents than sense. Kudos to the consignor, who should go out and buy a lottery ticket with that kind of luck.

Tiffany red Favrile table lamp, Sotheby’s lot #36

Lot #36 was a fairly rare Tiffany Favrile glass lamp with a reddish, 9″ diameter shade and matching red enameled base. It dates from the 1920s as do all of the items with enameling that were signed by Tiffany Furnaces. It did exceptionally well, selling for $35,000, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $4,000 – $6,000.

Tiffany 24″ Peony Border floor lamp, Sotheby’s lot #27

The top lot of the Tiffany leaded lamps was #27, an attractive 24″ diameter Peony Border floor lamp. It sold for $137,500, including buyer’s premium — within its estimate of $100,000 – $150,000.

Tiffany 10″ Favrile glass counterbalance floor lamp, Sotheby’s lot #22

Lot #22 was a Tiffany 10″ diameter Favrile glass counterbalance floor lamp. It sold for $27,500, including buyer’s premium — about three times its high estimate of $8,000. I guess the bidders hadn’t visited my website, because I have a Favrile glass floor lamp for sale that is better and considerably lower priced. If someone prefers a counterbalance base, no problem. I have one that I can easily switch. Click here to view it.

For the complete results of the sale click here.


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.