The Arlington Park Antiques Show started setting up today. It’s held twice yearly in the fall and spring. Although it’s not a large show, there are enough quality dealers to make it worthwhile visiting.
Unfortunately, there aren’t as many show dealers as there used to be. Many have become eBay dealers, retired, or died. The industry has suffered as not enough young people have entered the business. Young people don’t seem to be very interested in antiques. It’s a shame, but I imagine they will “discover” antiques as they age, their incomes increase and fashions change once again. But I digress.
Besides my usual offerings of Tiffany, Handel and Pairpoint lamps and glass, French glass by Daum Nancy, Gallé, Muller, Argy-Rousseau, Le Verre Francais and Lalique, and Icart etchings and paintings, I will be bringing some items you don’t ordinarily expect to see in my booth. I purchased some very fine and unusual items in a private home. Included is a really fabulous cloisonné vase with a dragon; a great, large Satsuma bowl with underwater sculpture; two Vienna bronze items with birds; a fine English tea caddy and several other high quality, interesting objects. This is the first time I will exhibit them.
Please make the time to visit the show. Introduce yourself and let me know if you are interested in buying, selling or trading.
If you like my blog, please let your friends know by sending them a link. Then check out my new Daum, Gallé and R. Lalique acquisitions. I’ve listed them all on my website. Here’s the link chasenantiques.com.