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I said I would devote an entire blog post to a single lamp that I sold a few weeks ago. So here it is.
I did a complicated deal with a couple of real gentlemen in Canada. Many items came my way and a few items went their way. The best of the lot coming my way was a Tiffany Studios 20″ diameter Acorn chandelier. Yes, that’s not a typo. The lamp had all the original hardware from the day it was made into a chandelier.
It was filthy, but you could see the color was great and the condition was excellent. The sky blue at the top was dramatic and the rust-red at the bottom was gorgeous, as was the transitional glass in the middle. It would have been difficult to sell as a chandelier, so I had my restorer remove the hanging hardware and I put it on a proper, original base with a great patina, original cap, etc. Now it’s a stunning table lamp. I have no doubt that Mr. Tiffany himself would have approved.
I debated and debated whether to keep it for my private collection or sell it. Selling won out, but I definitely have my regrets. It sold to the first client I offered it to. My wife is not happy with my decision. I’ll never get another one like it, but now it’s water under the bridge.
No shows until October 20, 2022, when we’ll exhibit at the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. Two weeks later we’ll exhibit at the Antiques + Modernism Show in Winnetka, IL, starting on November 4, 2022.
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.