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Most Antiques Week In New Hampshire Shows Will Go Ahead As Live Events In August

By W.A. Demers

NEW HAMPSHIRE — With the general reopening that is occurring across the United States in response to Covid-19 vaccination progress, there is also some good news for show managers, dealers and collectors who were concerned that state regulations would adversely affect plans for the August 8-14 Antiques Week in New Hampshire. With one exception, the shows will go on as live, in-person events, although fully adhering to state and local guidelines regarding crowd-size limits, mask-wearing and other safety measures.

In March, queried as to whether the Antiques in Manchester show, more familiarly known as the “Collector’s Fair,” would occur, show manager Karen DiSaia said that one way or another her show would go forward. Contacted for an update, she replied, “Antiques in Manchester: The Collectors Fair” has committed to reopening at its usual home at Saint Anselm College. I’ve never had a faster response from dealers than when I sent that email asking them to confirm their participation,” she told Antiques and The Arts Weekly. “Most all of them have confirmed.” DiSaia noted the fair, set for August 11-12, will look similar to years past as the show’s aisles were already appropriately spaced. She said the event will follow all safety regulations required.

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Himley Hall antiques and collector’s fair returns on Sunday

By Bev Holder

HIMLEY Hall has confirmed its ever-popular antiques and collector’s fair is to return this Sunday (April 18).

More than 50 traders are booked for the outdoor event, which will adhere to the latest Covid guidelines..

Visitors will be able to pick up antiques and collectables in the grounds of the 18th century hall during the event which will be open to the public from 9am to 4pm.

The Himley Hall coffee shop hatch will also be open, serving light refreshments and hot drinks to take away.

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Chocolate Gifted by Queen Victoria in 1900 Found in Attic

By ANTIQUE TRADER STAFF

Chocolate commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1900 was recently discovered tucked inside of a war helmet in an attic at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk, England.

The 121-year-old chocolate bar, still in its original wrapper and tin, was in the helmet belonging to the 8th Baronet, Sir Henry Edward Paston-Bedingfeld, who fought in the Second Boer War (1899-1902). It was found last week by National Trust conservators, who had been cataloging the belongings of his daughter, Frances Greathead, who died last year at age 100. 

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<p class=”p1″>In this month’s header photo taken last week in Cambodia I am sunburnt. I am sweaty and just after this photo was taken I found a mosquito stuck still alive in the sweaty goo of sunblock at my hairline. In spite of all that I still I took to my standard diva pose even though my butt seriously hurt from hiking.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p class=”p1″><a href=”https://www.kbis.com/”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-26758 size-full” src=”https://antiquesdiva.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/KBIS.jpg” alt=”KBIS” width=”400″ height=”400″ srcset=”https://antiquesdiva.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/KBIS.jpg 400w, https://antiquesdiva.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/KBIS-150×150.jpg 150w, https://antiquesdiva.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/KBIS-300×300.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px”></a></p>
<p class=”p1″>This January before going to Cambodia I was in Las Vegas speaking at the <a href=”https://www.kbis.com/”>Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.</a> (The flight from Vegas to Siem Reap was h-e-double-hockey-sticks… 10,135 miles and 4 layovers but I digress…) In one of my presentations at KBIS I gave a presentation in the <a href=”https://design-milk.com/the-design-milk-and-modenus-dmm-talks-lounge-will-return-to-kbis-2020/”>DMM Design Milk / Modenus Talks Lounge</a> called <em>Strike A Pose</em> where I taught attendees how to take a good photo. Everyone has to have a profile photo for their social media – so you might as well look good!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p class=”p1″>The thing I noticed about this photo is I look tired, but I look happy. More than that, I look content. And I’ve determined content is a better feeling than happy. I had just come out of hiking in the jungle to the top of Kulen Mountain and I had overestimated my ability to go those last 3 kilometers.&nbsp; But here’s the thing: Hiking in a jungle to the top of the most sacred mountain in Asia is like jumping out of an airplane and deciding at the halfway point you want to go back. That description of me on the mountain is how I feel about who and where I am today.&nbsp;</p>
<h4>A Few of My Cambodia Photos – click to enlarge</h4>

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Treasures can still be found at yard sales

Treasures can still be found at yard sales

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Everyone dreams of going to a yard sale and finding a treasure, but what are the odds? Pretty slim, if you ask me; about as good as winning the lottery. But people do win the lottery and so do some yard sale buyers.

6¼” Ming Dynasty bowl

A simple-looking, 6¼” diameter, Chinese bowl was bought at a yard sale near New Haven, CT for $35 (without bargaining). The buyer suspected it was something good, so they sent a photo to the Chinese expert at Sotheby’s New York. And what a good move that was! It was indeed important.

The bowl was consigned to auction at Sotheby’s. They described it as An exceptional and rare blue and white ‘floral’ bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, dating to the 15th century. On March 17, 2021, with an estimate of $300,000 – $500,000, it sold for $721,800, including buyer’s premium.

I’ve never won the lottery, but it has to be the same feeling. Congrats are in order. Well done! Had I been at that yard sale, I never would have even picked up the bowl. Knowledge is power. Even the knowledge to know you have to ask someone else. I do feel bad for the sellers who sold it at the yard sale. I hope the buyer would consider going back to offer a reward.

Click here if you want to see the lot described in Sotheby’s catalog. Click here if you want to read CNN’s writeup.


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.


Published at Mon, 05 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000

Cottone Auctions sold Tiffany lamps at their Fine Art & Antiques auction, March 27, 2021

Cottone Auctions sold Tiffany lamps at their Fine Art & Antiques auction, March 27, 2021

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Cottone Auctions, Geneseo, NY, held a Fine Art & Antiques auction on March 27, 2021. Included in the sale was a nice collection of Tiffany Studios lamps and objects. Following is a review of a few of the lamps.

Tiffany Studios 20″ diameter Pond Lily table lamp, Cottone’s lot #77

Lot #77, a beautiful 20″ diameter Tiffany Studios Pond Lily table lamp sold for $138,000, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $60,000 – $80,000. It was rare and gorgeous, so I wasn’t surprised by the result. It was the top lot of the Tiffany lamps.

Tiffany Studios 16″ diameter Daffodil table lamp, Cottone’s lot #78
Tiffany Studios 14″ diameter Tulip table lamp, Cottone’s lot #79

Strangely, in my opinion, the next lot, #78, sold for more than the following lot, #79. I thought the results should have been reversed. But alas, the bidders did not listen to me. (What is wrong with them??) Lot #78, a 16″ diameter Daffodil, sold for $61,200, including buyer’s premium, while lot #79, a beautiful 14″ diameter Tulip sold for $42,000, both including buyer’s premium. They each started with identical estimates of $30,000 – $50,000. I wanted to buy lot #79, but the price was too high for me to make a profit.

For the complete results of the sale, click here. You will have to sign in (free) to see the prices.


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.

Published at Mon, 29 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000