My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, if you don’t see a new post on Thursday, it’s because I was too busy, so please look for a new one the following Monday.
Traditionally, May and June are very quiet months in the antiques business, at least for show exhibitors — there are no shows of any consequence. People get spring fever, so they’re more concerned with making their summer travel plans or planting their gardens than they are with antiques. It’s the perfect time for a little R&R and to replenish our inventory. We look high and low to find good items — we travel, we buy from private homes, we make careful purchases at auction and usually wind up with some great new items for our summer shows. This year is no exception. Here are a few examples.
Gallé blownout vases are rarer and more desirable than conventional cameo glass. They’re usually difficult to find, especially with good color. I’ve been lucky, so now I can offer for sale several superior examples, including fuchsia, grapes, and water lilies.
The market in top quality Daum Nancy vases, especially with acid-etching and enameling, has been hot for many years. It doesn’t come better than rain or farm scenics. I’ve got a gorgeous rain tumbler and a killer farm scenic vase.
The market in better Schneider and Le Verre Français glass is picking up, after having been very slow for a few years. And rightfully so, because it’s wonderful glass. I’ve got some of the top examples, including two killer Schneider vases with padded and wheel-carved decoration.
You won’t recognize our booth, we’ve got so many new items, so please take the time to visit us at our two Los Angeles area shows. This may be the last time we exhibit at these shows. It’s very expensive to travel cross-country, so if we can’t sell enough to make it worth our time and expense, we won’t be back. If you want to continue to see antique shows in the greater Los Angeles area, you’ve got to support them. That means visit your favorite dealers and BUY something. Compliments, though much appreciated, do not pay the bills. We’ve stopped exhibiting in several cities where the locals didn’t support the shows, and Los Angeles could be next. Please visit the Redondo Beach and Pasadena shows and support your favorite dealers.
The dates of the Redondo Beach, CA antique show are July 27-29. In the meantime, we’re still very much in business. Don’t hesitate to call or write, and let us know what you’d like to buy, sell, or trade.
Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. I regularly add Tiffany vases, lamps and desk accessories, as well as French cameo glass by Galle and Daum Nancy and Louis Icart etchings. Just recently, I added about 10 new items. I’ve listed those and more will be coming this week. Here’s the link. chasenantiques.com