Antique Tiffany

Allen Tiffany, Austin TX

Exceptional Tiffany Studios and Tiffany Favrile glass items, exceptional service, and always 15% off my most popular item!

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About Antique Tiffany

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Tiffany is my Last Name. I am distantly related to Louis Comfort Tiffany. I have long prized his art.

My commitment to you is to: 1) Offer accurate and complete descriptions. Many of these 100-year old pieces are not perfect, and I will detail that for you. 2) Carefully wrap and ship your order quickly. I will reuse shipping material to keep my and your costs low, but in all cases, your purchase will be well protected. 3) I offer a 100% refund if you are unhappy with your purchase. You pay the shipping and insurance both ways, but I'll refund 100% of the sales price if you return it to me as I shipped it to you within 2 weeks. I do NOT charge a restocking fee.

***I ALWAYS OFFER 15% OFF THE MOST POPULAR ITEM IN MY SHOP (BASED ON NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE IT A "FAVORITE" OR HAVE IT IN THEIR SHOPPING CART) AT 15% OFF, I'M OFFERING THIS ONE PRODUCT ON SALE VIA THE "MAKE OFFER" FUNCTION. GIVEN MY ALREADY VERY LOW PRICES, I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY OFFER OF MORE THAN 15% OFF. THIS DISCOUNT WILL REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL THIS ITEM IS SOLD OR UNTIL ANOTHER ITEM IN MY STORE BECOMES MORE POPULAR. GET THIS ONE BEFORE IT IS GONE!***

My mother was an antique dealer, and we had a modest store in a small town in Western Kansas for a number of years. As an adolescent and teen, I spent many weekends with my mother at estate sales, auctions, and the occasional antique show.

My mother’s tastes were eclectic, but I always treasured the occasional piece from Tiffany Studios, or Tiffany Favrile glass, or the rare piece we’d see from Tiffany Furnaces. We could not afford much of it, and many pieces got away from us in auctions. But I always enjoyed seeing them, especially the Etched Metal and Glass pieces (of which “Pine Needle” and “Grapevine” are subcategories) from Tiffany Studios.

“Pine Needle” and “Grapevine” patterns are created by placing Tiffany Slag Glass in bronze frames. These pieces can come in a variety of colors and combinations. Most often the bronze will be dark with a “patina” finish, or a shiny gold. And the glass will be white with caramel coloring, or dark green with streaks of white.

Most often the products will be stamped, "Tiffany Studios New York". Beside or below the Tiffany Studios New York stamp will be a three- or four-digit number. This number indicates the actual product. For instance, Pine Needle 824 is a handkerchief box, 8" x 8" x 2.75".

I am disciplined about sticking to Tiffany Studios desk sets, especially the Pine Needle and Grapevine pieces. I know these sets well. I occasionally accumulate other pieces. For instance, in an estate sale, a Tiffany Studios item might be bundled with another object, Tiffany or otherwise.

Overwhelmingly, though, the pieces I buy and sell are Tiffany Desk Sets and a smattering of Tiffany’s Favrile glass.

I have a strong preference for the Pine Needle and Grapevine products as an investment precisely because they have the very fragile slag glass. Sadly, over the decades more and more of it is broken, so there are fewer pieces remaining that are as they left the factory. In contrast, the solid bronze pieces – also valuable and beautiful – are far more difficult to damage. I believe that over time, as more of the slag glass in the Pine Needle and Grapevine pieces is broken, the remaining unbroken pieces will appreciate more in value as an investment.

Please write me with any questions.

Thank you, Allen