Philip Chasen Antiques features authentic Louis Comfort Tiffany Favrile glass, antique Tiffany Studios lamps and desk sets, Daum Nancy glass, Emile Galle glass, Louis Icart etchings and paintings, Handel lamps, Pairpoint lamps, Art Deco French glass by Le Verre Francais and Schneider, Rookwood, Grueby, Van Briggle, and Marblehead pottery, Loetz glass, Steuben glass, Quezal glass, Durand glass, Martin Brothers pottery, R. Lalique glass, and F.S. Church paintings.

For 36 years I’ve traveled the world buying and selling many exceptional objects of art. My expertise and integrity are well recognized in the antiques world. I have been dealing with many of the same clients for over 20 years. I hope to do the same with you.

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  1. I have a Handel lamp I would like to sell. I have pictures of the lamp and stamped base. I have no idea of it’s worth. Do you appraise? and can you give information about selling? I havve no idea what steps to take. Thank you.

  2. Id like to send you a pic of probably the biggest Icart painting ever done, of Icart and his wife Fanny and their dog… 8x6ft

    It came straight from the Icart estate in the 1970’s… My father purchased it

  3. Hello,
    Back in about 1980 my Mother trash picked the ugliest picture I have ever seen in my life! It is a woman with a peacock and a cauldron of some kind. I have held onto this print for many, many years. It is in pretty bad shape, no longer in a frame and yet I still hold onto it. Maybe for sentimental value since my Mother passed away or maybe because deep down inside I like art. LOL…anyway. It says in the top right corner…copy right 1925 and it is signed by the artist in the left bottom corner. My question is…how would I be able to tell if this was something of value. I am by no means an artsy type of gal…I’m a mother…animal nurse…lover of flea markets…not a knower of the art worls.
    Any help you would be willing to give would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you for your time.
    Treena in Pennsylvania.

  4. First you have to find out the name of the artist. Then you can research prices. However, condition is important, so since you mention the print is in bad shape, it probably has little value.

  5. We have a Handel lamp. It’s gorgeous. I’ve been looking around on line at different Handel lamp models and haven’t found anything quite like it. Do you do appraisals? Where are you located? This lamp was appraised at $3,500 in 1981. Please advise. Thank you.

  6. I have several antiques that Id like to get good advice on. Not sure where to start.

  7. I have a Handel 6700 lamp that I would like to sell. I know the bell shape is rare. I saw where Handel lamps do extremely well at auction. How does someone like me auction off one lamp? Or, do you think I should just sell it to a dealer? Kind thanks!

  8. I would like to send you photos of Vargas prints. There are 2 sets of six signed Vargas large prints for sale.
    I obtained then in London in the late eighties.
    Can you please give me you coordinates?

    Supposedly they are the goddess series. Marilyn Monroes headshot wth pointed nails is one. The only unsigned is who is belief is called dianna

    If you’d like to chat, call me at. 840-938/4425

  9. We are looking for a collector who is interested in buying a Galle lamp.

    Could you recommend any collector websites, fairs, clubs, etc?

    Art Nouveau lamp circa 1900 by Emile Galle.
    Dimensions: 35cm high
    Material: Intaglio-carved glass & gilt bronze
    Condition: Excellent and in good working order
    The lamp is currently in London.

    There is also a Galle vase with gilt bronze base and intaglio glass.

  10. I purchased a small vase in Nice – at the flea market they hold one a week. I was concerned that it may be a reproduction of Galle because the signature looked sloppy to me. I bought it because it was not expensive another warning – and I liked it. I would appreciate your opinion. I would like to send you a few photo’s. I am interested in selling it if is authentic.

  11. Could you tell me the range of value for an origin louis icart oil painting “at the park”?

  12. Hello, I have a signed Icart etching of of a woman looking out the attic window of her bedroom with bird cage. The predominant color is blue. It measures 14 1/2 x 16 inches. I am looking to sell it and would like to know it’s value and your commission if you are interested in selling it.. Please let me know your contact to send pictures.

    Thank you,


  13. I have an Icart etching of Bubbles which has been done on a solid, not paper based, surface that seems to be somewhat like a thin sheet of bisque ceramic. It is not glossy and when touched by my finger nail seems to have a fine texture. When tapped by nail it has a sound resonance similar to ceramic or ivory. Are you familiar with this medium?

  14. I have a engraving by Francois Bartolozzi it is called the massacre of the innocent I purchased it on eBay for a dollar it previously belonged to the governor of Minnesota then he donated it to the ny public library this was in the early 1900 .I was curios if it may have some value.
    Thank you
    Cecelia Valverde

  15. Mr. Chasen,

    I have an old hand colored etching of a British Admiralty Sailing ship. There is no signs the, but It appears to be dated 1771, with an address of Groveners Sq (or something like that). I would like to get it researched and appraised. What procedure do I have to follow for you to appraise this item?

    I’m certain it is an etching as there’s a heavy imprint around the edge of the printed area. There also aren’t those extremely fine line, just regular line thickness plus only a few areas are hand colored, like a kind of watercolor ink/paint was used.

    I’ve researched it off and on over the years without much luck. Besides my etching, I’ve only found one other reference to it from about twenty years ago down in Argentina.

    Thank you.

    Ken. N.

  16. If I wanted to get an appraisal of an L. C. Tiffany Favrile ‘Jack in the Pulpit’ vase, how many pictures would you need? How long does it take to get an appraisal? Thank you.

  17. I would need a photo of the vase and another of the signature. Once I have that and your $125, the process takes a couple of days.

  18. I purchased a 12” x12” tile mosaic panel/ tray in plaster and an oak frame that the previous owner ( from NY City) said it resembled other examples he had encountered of a Tiffany salesman’s display panel. It is very attractive, 4 shades of blue. The workmanship is excellent and age appropriate. One tile was loose and I could see the bottom edges were all beveled. The tiles up close appear to be Tiffany and the back has 4 metal screw inserts where feet perhaps were attached. Perhaps it was a salesman’s panel, a tray from the 1908-14 period when domestic items were sold, or a “whimsy”? On pininterest, I saw another example that was posted by Neustadt.

    I would like to sell it if you think it can be attibuted to Tiffany or if you have seen one before.

    Thanks for your consideration.

  19. Thank you for publishing information on the numbering system on Pastel Favrile pieces. I have recently acquired a Pastel 12” shallow bowel with a wide rim resting on a small base. Along the inside edge of the base is the marking: 1561 [next mark is vertical standing infinity sign] C S Tiffany Fairvrille. In the center is what appears to be round full convex moon surrounded by a ring of points simulating rays. Beyond that are small diamond pattern radiating in a circular everlarging pattern to the outside of the bowel. The color is a very pale greenish blue in the center next to the whitish convex center becoming progessivley deeper blue green toward the outside edge. In the middle area of the lateral aspect of the bowel the background color is a lovely Tiffany blue. The glass is progressively more iridescent as it graduates in depth of color. Conceptually I think the bowel is an abstract depiction of the reflection of a setting moon ona body of water. I have been unable to find Mr. Gordon H Hancock’s book or reach him by phone. Could you please help me understand the piece any further. Dr Melville Donald Hayes III

  20. Hi Philip,
    I would like to write a guest post for you. Can you PM me so that we discuss further?

  21. Hi Phillip,
    My father has been a collector of Loetz glass for over 40 years and has amassed quite a collection (hundreds of pieces). My brother and I are looking for a collector or museum that would be interested in making a lot purchase as we do not have time to sell each piece individually. We have only photographed @200 pieces with many more still packed away. How would you suggest going about this?

  22. Hi I believe I have a Loetz signed vase Aus range number 9 in mint condition 2 tear handles and 2 attached tear drop applied green iridescent, I’m interested in selling this , would you be interested in taking a look? Pictures available on request many thanks zoeyfranklin

  23. Hallo, I am taking care of an elderly couple and they think they have an original etching of Louis Icart.
    If it is on original they would like to sell it.
    It is “the lady with the blue hydrangeas”
    It is framed, but the frame is in bad shape.
    If I send pictures of the piece, would you be able to tell us what you think.
    If it is an original, would you want to sell it for them??!?
    Kind regards

  24. I no longer deal in the works of Louis Icart, but I can appraise it for you. My fee is $125.

  25. Don’t give up! How about instead of every Monday you do one blog post each month.
    Of course when you are critical of people in the business there will be problems, that’s why your writing has to be super-objective when it goes negative.
    I’ve always thought you’ve done a great job and I don’t say such things lightly.
    Come, you’ve had your break. Find a new vision and get back to it.

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